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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26 people found this review helpful
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Nov 30, 2014
  • 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 cute and an easy-watch. I wouldn't say it was extremely addictive, but it didn't drag much either. So it read more 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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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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Both of the shows are in office settings. The female leads in both shows are strong and very funny. There's also a love triangle between the girl, her ex, and her coworker.
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Both are about Ex's meeting again and giving love a second chance. Beware of Second lead syndrome
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    Mimi Jun 24, 2017

    Loved it rewatched it whenever I'm bored or when other dramas start to drag

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    Reynalyn Argueza Jun 21, 2017

    I miss this show. I will give time to watch this again soon :)

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    MrBanana May 23, 2017

    This drama is hilarious, highly recommended. Does not drag.

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    soojungstrash May 18, 2017

    Rewatching tonight here we go

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    Jasmin2344557 May 8, 2017

    This show got me shook!
    #그것을 사랑해.

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    claudya87 Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    I loved both guys was meant to have my heart broken either way. OK, I admit, I did like the 2nd lead a bit more. Horrible family, cute scenes, good drama. I'm a sucker for dramas like this..I especially like the divorcee ones.

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    McDoubleNFries Apr 18, 2017

    dont look at the Reviewers Rating, trust me this is a really great show, they didnt drag it, evrything just fit right in. especially if you want to LAUGH and emotional at the same time.

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    ZainabIhsan Mar 6, 2017

    gud drama ,enjyed watching it ..

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    Kimtan1999 Jan 15, 2017

    It's really great drama one of my favorite k drama ♡♡♡ ohhh I will really miss this couple

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    makeuptemple Nov 28, 2016

    one of the other Joo dramas I liked, I had hard times recognising Joo with his gorky style.. :)) I did not like Ae Ra's mother..

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    jxsilicon9 Oct 18, 2016

    That was one horrible family.That family brought all their personal problems into the business

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    Dark_N043 Oct 5, 2016 - edited

    What is the Drama or TV Show advertised on the ending?
    But Really I Liked the show

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    anusathiya Sep 12, 2016

    i really enjoyed it so much....adorable drama <3

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    aja Jul 22, 2016

    at first i dont have interest to watch it it takes a year for me to watch it... Thanks to all the good comments and recommendation for this drama that give me courage to try it and surprisingly i love it... superb

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    always7989 Jun 26, 2016

    never thought i would like it till the end but it never hurts to try yeah :))


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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.


  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 7,720 users)
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