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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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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Jun 4, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Short but sweet.

Yes, this a short but sweet series. Scenes and story is very light but will definitely give you a good feeling. Anyone can relate to this drama, well, maybe not on the divorce set up, but taking sacrifices for the sake of their love ones and giving second chances.

The cast portrayed the roles very well. Acting were very light and natural and will leave you laughing. Some may read more not be well satisfied with Joo Sang Wook's acting.. Well, I say, this is a RomCom (Romance-Comedy) series so we cannot really expect to see heavy acting skill nor to hear heavy drama lines. His gestures and face expressions says it all. The emotion delivers the message well. He is a good actor after all (very charming!).

Overall, I recommend this to everyone who want to take a break from heavy dramas - Fast phasing series that will keep you wanting for more. Great choice of music that added life to the drama (though I honestly don't understand the lyrics cause I'm not a Korean, but the rhythm will keep you moving and makes you sing a long). Well selected casts and unquestionable acting skills. Yes, this drama got it all. I just wish they keep this series a little bit longer.

If you are looking for something fresh, light and will give you a good laugh, then this series is for you. Seriously, I watched this twice over the weekend and it gave me the same good crazy laugh. Joo Sang Wook did a great job on this, considering that this is his first RomCom series. Well sir, you're good at it so I guess you should do more. Cheers to you and all the casts! *clap, clap, clap*
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    Scorpio8 2 days ago

    sweet drama

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    rachso 2 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

    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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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    55 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 3,240 users)
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