Witch's Romance

Witch's Romance (2014)

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Ban Ji Yeon is a single 39 year-old woman. She works as a reporter and is very enthusiastic about her work. So much so that she is often called a “witch” at work. She doesn't believe in true love, because of her past experience when her boyfriend disappeared prior to their wedding.
Yoon Dong Ha is 25 year-old young man who runs a small errand center with his friend. He looks like read morea happy guy, but he lost his girlfriend by an accident. Sparks fly when Ji Yeon and Dong Ha meet, and despite the age difference, they find a lot in common with each other, including their scarred hearts.

  • Native title:

    마녀의 연애
  • Also Known as:

    Manyeoui Yeonae; A Witch's Love

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Cinnamaroll
27 people found this review helpful
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Aug 25, 2014
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Noona lovin' perfection. Yes, indeed.

I made jokes about this one in the comments when I first read the synopsis. I was expecting to be force-fed some BS attraction between a young guy and a woman 14yrs older than him. After the first episode, I felt like I was dead on with my expectations, but kept watching since it was entertaining enough. It didn't take long for me to see that I read more was actually dead wrong.

This show was so well-executed that even the cliche parts came off as normal occurrence. You feel like this story is somehow familiar, like you know some people who have experienced the same regardless of how far-fetched that would be. What I love most is each hurdle is a real growing experience. Not just an "Oh, I messed up and apologized, now forgive immediately." There's depth in each situation.

The chemistry between all the characters is spectacular. Yes, I said all. Each person fits into their role snugly and works so well with anyone else that's on-screen with them. Enemies, friends, lovers, family... you'd think you were made privy to the lives of actual people, it all feels so natural.

Best part: Uhm Jung Hwa's acting. None of that typical stuff actresses do to mimic falling in love. She brings those real reactions that women usually can't prevent from doing and endearing qualities of an enamored woman to her character. All of this while still maintaining a strong no-nonsense personality. She portrayed a woman that can be an axe-grinder, and cutely fall in love without compromising her strength. She also is able to grow to learn from her lessons and change only what needs changing.

For me, this is the second best drama I've ever watched and I'm a harsh critic. I'd highly recommend it.
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urwonandonly
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Jun 27, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
First review, here I go!

Witch's Romance was the light and fluffy romcom I hoped for!

At first, I read the synopsis of this drama and was unsure about it. It seemed like a plain story line, but the show was a clear example of why some shows do not need to have a over-the-top plot to be outstanding! The first episode automatically drew me in.

In regards to characters: To be read more honest, I did not mind the age difference between the characters because I have seen some noona dramas/movies in the past, but I wondered if the characters would have good chemistry. Thankfully, the leads had fantastic chemistry which had me coming back for a new episode each time! Not only did the leads get me hooked on the series, but the other characters got me hooked as well. There were so many likable characters in this show and many of them were well developed; it was definitely hard to hate them! The acting was also great, I am surprised many of these actors have not done many major roles yet! The humor was another great component of this show as well. Literally, I would laugh out loud every episode (sorry to my family for this reason! haha!)!

The music in this show was pretty great. The main male lead (Yoon Dong Ha or Park Seo Joon in real life) actually sang a song for the Ost and I was honestly amazed when I realized it. Great actor and singer? Jackpot. As well, the other songs were also catchy and suited the show. The music is something I would actually listen outside of the show. As for rewatch value: I would for sure rewatch it, although I dont usually rewatch shows. I will definitely be recommending this to anyone who asks for drama suggestions.

10/10, Give it a try!
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Both female leads are dumped by their finances the day before the wedding and get a 2nd chance at love. Both shows are done by tvN so they have a similar vibe as well!
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Same genre ~ younger man falls in love with an older woman ~ romantic comedy
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    INFIRES 24 days ago

    Their age diff is even bigger in real life XD

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    Lida Sep 7, 2016

    I don't know why but there is just something about Uhm Jung-Hwa face that is purposelessy distracting to me. No matter how sexy the male lead or how great the plot I just can't seem to bear through another episode. It sucks because I do love the plot (I read all recaps) but I just can't seem to get over the oddity I find within her face. Ugh, I can be so frustrating at times lol.

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    Saja Jun 3, 2016

    i like this drama, i watched long time ago, but i wasn't sure about starting it because of the poster, it looks like a mother and son ! :D .. but she was so beautiful in this drama and i liked the other black and white poster .. why there's always that poster problem in some of kdramas ! :D :D

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    Tel May 27, 2016

    Dong ha falls in love with his noona boss Ji Yeon and how their relationship progresses is what this drama is all about. Loved the passionate beginning.

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    Bae Apr 4, 2016 - edited

    is this good? would you recommend it?

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      sweetpotatocat Apr 15, 2016

      I would recommend it. It starts off really nicely. Somewhere around the middle it gets kinda suffocating for few episodes, but it picks ups toward the end.

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      Bae Apr 15, 2016

      okay thank you

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      naccu May 16, 2016

      Right now I'm at the middle and it is indeed suffocating. Could you tell me where things start to "fix"?

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      sweetpotatocat May 17, 2016

      Maybe around ep 11 or 12. But to tell you the truth, I got stuck again around 14. Not sure if it will pick up again, but it's not definitely as good as the beginning was

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      naccu May 17, 2016

      It's true that the beginning was really great!!!

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    HAVA-RAVA Mar 28, 2016

    Just finished rewatching this ~ It's still one of my favorite noona-dongsaeng dramas ;W;

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    Ineta Mar 17, 2016

    amazing acting, amazing chemistry between the lead actors, lost of funny moments and lots of romance! this is very easy to watch and i can't believe i thought this wouldn't have been worth my time.

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    blackswindler Mar 10, 2016

    It's so funny. Why didn't I watch it earlier? Park Seo Joon is the best.

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    ParkAeGi Mar 9, 2016 - edited

    The first drama I have given a 10/10 to. Loved this drama more than words can explain.

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    TheraTD Jan 29, 2016

    Wow Noona's romance at is finest. Both leads' characters are amazing and likeable.

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    LeeJaeShin Jan 25, 2016 - edited

    Is this good?

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      Mary28 Jan 29, 2016

      Yes, it was fun to watch and I liked it. But still don't go in with high expectation and experience it for yourself. I hope you like it too.

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    Mody Jan 10, 2016

    there is a lot of great funny moments. the male lead is great

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    Frank Jan 6, 2016

    The chemistry between Park Seo Joon and Uhm Jung Hwa is amazing! My favorite noona romance yet!

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    HAVA-RAVA Nov 8, 2015

    I think it's time to rewatch this soon :D

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    myriiz Nov 3, 2015

    watching for Park Seo Joon's acting, only two episodes in. It started strange but seeing everybody loving this drama I think I will continue and see where it takes me :)

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Apr 14, 2014 to Jun 10, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 4,975 users)
  • Ranked:

    #605
  • Popularity:

    #243

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