Cunning Single Lady

Cunning Single Lady (2014)

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Ae-Ra is focused on her appearance as she believes it will lead her to a better life. She then meets Jung-Woo who studied engineering. They eventually get married, but they also get divorced. After their divorce, Ae-Ra goes through difficult times. Unlike Ae-Ra though, Jung-Woo becomes a successful IT developer and very wealthy. Ae-Ra then enters Jung-Woo's company in order to get back at him.

  • Native title:

    앙큼한 돌싱녀
  • Also Known as:

    Sly and Single Again ; Angkeumhan Dolsingnyeo ;

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May 12, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Firstly,the reason why I watch this drama is solely because of Lee Min Jung alone. I really like her acting *can't deny a great visual she has which also made me as a woman really envious of her :D* and I follow her in most of her drama she was in after Smile,You. That drama is the starting point of my fondness of her. But I'm also thinking twice whether to watch read more this or not because I don't like the main actor,I've tried to watch him in his two previous drama but..ya knoww,his acting does'nt capture me enough to like him. Enough for the intro,let's get to the real point.

THE STORY: I admit when I was watching the first 6 episode I don't quite understand the reason why heroin did what she did to get revenge on his ex-husband.Can't she just let go of the past? That guy brought pain in her past,and the right thing to do is just don't see him again. No pain gain from doing that, so just move on,girl! -.-" I'm even trying to make my own reasoning for her revenge mission to made myself accepting and feel less awkward with the whole situation.'I need to finish this drama so I must understand what the character's feel first..' that's what I've told myself while watching the episodes.Another thing to say,the title of the drama is quite misleading because she's been cunning only in the early episodes,in later episodes we see a new side, a likeable side of her. That's what I though about the story.Just a so-so storyline.

ACTING: It's just good. Lee Min Jung was great as always but the main lead..his acting's sometimes put me off especially when he's acting all cute and that fake laughing thingy. It looked sooo unnatural and I can feel the awkward vibe comes to me when he did that. And this is a rare thing to happen to me in dramaland,I fall in love with the second lead's character instead.Seo Kang Jun.This guy's character is made of full of charm that's what I though. There's once/twice that I wish that Lee Min Jung end up with him instead :B

MUSIC : I think the OST is one of the good thing happened in this drama. I especially like Yoo Seung Woo's song What Do I Do the most.

REWATCH VALUE : I just give a fair value in this section because I'm not a rewatcher person. Unless the drama is really2 bad in my opinion,that for sure get a lower score from me.

OVERALL : This drama is just good. Watch this if you want some laugh,a light story to watch when you're in Final Exam mode *like me :P* and a story to brighten up your mood when you're sad :) TQ for reading.
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Jun 23, 2014
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
That drama has nothing much original, and does a lot of things wrong, but does 2 things SO RIGHT it makes up for everything else.

First, our 2 main leads stay in character throughout the drama. Their character grow, but in a more subtle way which is what I love most about them. Their coming back together is convincing because we get see little by little what made them separate in the read more first place, and we see how each one of them resolve the issues they had, and how it brings them back, only to be there for each other, and for no other reason. It feels organic and you're with them all the way, and they stay true to their character that you have come to love. In the end, you feel that it's a healthy relationship where both are equal and working together to make it work this time

Second, the comedy stays throughout the drama, up until the last episode. Each episode has a few funny scenes involving our male lead who can be adorably petty. He might be petty, but it was never done in a dramatic or serious way, but mostly in a comedic way. It's actually amazing for a korean drama since most rom-com turn melo half way through which annoys me in a way that I'm like "I didn't sign up for this". So basically this drama gives you what it promises in that sense.

If you are looking to watch a drama for those 2 reasons, then I'd recommend it. Its totally for you!

IF you are looking for a story about how a man turned millionaire overnight, or about details on smart business decisions, if you are looking for interesting 2nd leads that don't turn cliché and show growth and dignity, if you are looking for camaraderie or even bromance, well you won't be finding any of those things here. The bromance was sorta a let down but that wasn't the focus of the story ;)

Overall I really enjoyed the drama for the 2 reasons mentioned above even when everything else went crazy at one point (those are what FFW button is made for :P).
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Both dramas are about divorced couples which meet again after some years
Recommended by smeru-chan
The male lead has the same childish cuteness. So If you are looking for a drama with a similar male lead, this one is dev something for you!
Recommended by Earthquake

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    This drama was better than it looked. Good job Lee Min Jung! Her acting was better here than BOF. 8.5 is my rating. :)

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    lettuceloveHJ Aug 21, 2014

    I was prepared to not like this drama but it was worth marathon-watching and I gave it a 7.5 rating. This was the first time I've seen JSW and I adored him as this male lead character. As for LMJ, I saw her once before in BOF and didn't like her acting then but was proven wrong in this production. I was also pleasantly surprised at how good SKJ was as the second male lead. This story was full of cuteness overload and I recommend you watch it.

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    Mary28 Aug 8, 2014

    Even though I put it on hold for a while, I finally completed it. It was so much fun to watch because the characters were so funny. The drama might have some annoying pats, but overall the drama was great. 8:)

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    jumpstar Jul 25, 2014

    I enjoyed this so much. <3 It was so cute and funny till the end. The main actors... no! THE CAST AND THE ACTING WAS INCREDIBLE! I'm impressed of everything. Beautiful drama for real. <3 I'm giving 10/10! You should watch this~ ^^

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    lemondoodle Jul 24, 2014

    What happened to all the comments here? Newbies won't see the passionate fights we used to have...

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    hanseung Jul 14, 2014

    I loved it! Lee Minjung and Joo Sangwook are great together. The drama is light and funny, and there's a gag reel at the end! You might find the first couple of episodes a little boring, but I definitely recommend it.

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    kpopx3lover Jul 13, 2014

    This drama is so cute. I have never wanted the main leads to be together so badly before. This drama was refreshing to watch. I love Joo Sang Wook's character so much. He's such a cutie!!

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    mstfydgrl08 Jul 13, 2014

    I agree this is really a nice watch! What are other drama that has the same light theme? Any recommendations? Aside from the two recommended on top cause I have watched those already.

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    Selty Jun 29, 2014

    I'm not exaggerating. (well not talking about you who came from the stars, but do I need to mention it ?) Like, well, everything is just too funny in this drama I can't even !
    With the Wiki combo, guys, if you don't know what to watch and you're wondering if this one is good, this is just the stupidest question of the century.

    And the OST of "Big baby driver - Alone again" I listen to it all day long... such a beautiful song...
    I began it saturday afternoon and finish it... sunday morning without sleeping.
    (Now I'm late with my work, YES IM A LOOSER. love ya)

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    Bladey Jun 28, 2014

    those two, SangWook and MinJung are really nice together in this drama. I am watching them and loving them. If it weren't for those clingy second leads, this would be much more enjoyable. But Sangwook and MinJung are just lovely and I like how they do care for each other....ah I love them. For now they are my choice for Best Couple this drama season.

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    ishaa Jun 23, 2014
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    this is the only drama that im rooting for both leads... is that even possible??? *gasp* TWO TIMING? possibly... GEEEEEEEEZZ i'm so freaking in love with this drama!!

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      Selty Jun 29, 2014

      ME TOO ! 1st time my 2nd lead syndrome is solo huge. Lot of people found him rude but for me he was perfect.

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    Aggnes Jun 1, 2014

    I loved this! it was super cute, funny and romantic!!

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    KdramaQueen89 May 28, 2014

    surprised this is rated so low. it was funny, great chemistry, and perfectly casted. Simple story but very enjoyable. Love romcoms like these!

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    iamsarah May 24, 2014

    it's so funny and cute


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Feb 27, 2014 to Apr 24, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    7.9 (scored by 2,880 users)
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