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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palak
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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22 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
When I started this drama, I was kind of prepared to hate the plot and leading lady. I mean, come on, the synopsis basically describes a gold digger taking a second shot at her husband after she finds out about his new success. But in the end I loved the drama! It was a cute and an easy-watch. I wouldn't say it was extremely addictive, but it didn't drag much either. So read more it was one of those average feel-good dramas with a happy ending.

I loved Lee Min Jung here. And Joo Sang Wook, who I've only watched in Good Doctor and his role there was too different. L had a small supporting role but it was pretty cute too. In fact, this drama was overflowing with cute guys. And I'm nowhere near complaining. lol. The second leads here were extremely bearable. I mean, yeah, there was a point towards the end where I wanted to punch both of them for a moment. But it was flickering. And relatively they pretty good second leads. Not good enough to have second syndromes but good enough to develop a slight liking for them. The second lead girl especially was not a cold hearted bitch. I mean, she was shy and a bit gloomy because of her disability and her past. But she was nevertheless likeable.

The ending episode was super-sweet, with every character a bit of their own happy ending. Overall I would say while this drama is not something that would make you go, "wow best drama eveer" but at the same time you won't regret watching it and definitely won't throw popcorn at your screen. lol.
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BrightestStar
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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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 line 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 read more the 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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    steph_ravita 2 days ago

    Wondering if to try this because I can't seem to get enough of Joo Sang Wook in Birth of a Beauty! I just might.

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    Scorpio8 26 days ago

    sweet drama

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    rachso 26 days ago

    the main lead was not a jerk like in most k dramas i loved it,

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    Nur Oct 24, 2014

    I watched because of Lee Min Jung. this drama was amazing. ı like when women became a strong in drama. and the end was just ı always want it <33 :))

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    Sora Oct 21, 2014

    first episode was AMAZING. im so glad i chose to watch this. the two leads are so cute together oh my god

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    milafanway Oct 11, 2014

    Why in Kdramaland siblings are psychos? Like........some people can't get a no for answer or what?

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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 14, 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

    BEST.COMEDY.DRAMA.EVER.
    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)

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    55 min.

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  • Score:

    7.9 (scored by 3,360 users)
  • Ranked:

    #588
  • Popularity:

    #109

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