Come! Jang Bo Ri

Come! Jang Bo Ri (2014)

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As a child, Jang Bo Ri was adopted by a family without much money. She then learns that she is the missing daughter from a wealthy family and reunited with her real parents after 20 years. Bo Ri goes through the drastic change in her life and tries to become a successful designer of traditional Korean dresses. Meanwhle, Yeon Min Jung who grew up in that family as a surrogate daughter, must read morereturn to her place with Bo Ri’s adopted family. The two women struggle within their new surroundings and also get entangled in the hearts of two stepbrothers, Lee Jae Hwa and Lee Jae Hee.

  • Native title:

    왔다! 장보리
  • Also Known as:

    Jang Bo Ri is Here

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Oct 13, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
JBR is the best Makjang drama I have seen. It uses all of the Korean drama cliches/troupes from amnesia to birth secrets. The family mix is great. There are so many moms and grandmas that it is just funny. There are a few useless and somewhat lame bi-stories, but they don't take too much time. What makes this great is that the liars and schemers are never truly happy and constantly afraid read more they will be found out. Most everyone has a secret. It is over the top acting with a ridiculous story line at its best.

The actors are great. All of the acting is a little over the don't expect it to be realistic. There are some great veteran actors in this drama. However, Lee Yoo Ri totally stole the show. She takes crazy to a new level as Min Jung. She wears this thick bright red lipstick that is just way too much which goes perfectly with her character. Her ending is better than the endings for most "bad guys". Everyone else is good in this too. Kim Ji Hoon plays a totally adorable Lee Jae Hwa that acts kind stupid, but isn't. I like that the romance between him and Jang Bo Ri (Oh Yeon Seo) is consistent once it starts. Strangely enough, Bo Ri isn't the center of the story to me although the drama is named after the character. My favorite relationship dynamic was between Moon Ji Sang (Sung Hyuk) and Bi Dan. Kim Ji Young is just the cutest little thing. I worried about Bi Dan from beginning to end.

The music is fine.

I probably won't rewatch this, but it is rewatchable.

I know some people don't like this kind of drama, but I enjoy them. If you like them, then JBR is definitely a must watch.
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Jan 3, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
As a person who watches many dramas, I expected clichés in all Korean drama. But in this drama the cliché only added to the plot of the drama(in a good way). I've watched almost every single Korean drama(I would hardly give any of them this kind of rating) that could exist on earth, but none could compare to this one. I have stayed up all night crying, laughing and raging. This drama read more is so touching and teaches very valuable lessons.

In this drama there are people who deserve to get all the happiness in the world which were taken from them since the beginning. And there are people who deserve to be slapped in the face. The comedy is great, with all the grandmas and moms. BUT IF you are going to watch this drama bring a bottle of punch and a box of tissue, because you'll be laughing and crying all together. This drama was a great experience for. I have watched it five times. It teaches lessons about greed, secrets and lying. I recommend this drama to everyone.
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Both are long family dramas with approximately the same runtime. Person Who Gives Happiness is 118 eps 30 minutes each. Come Jang Bo Ri is 52 eps 60 minutes each. Both female leads adopt and raise a child. Both female leads find sweet husbands that help them to deal with the evil schemes of others. Sweet romances with lots of makjang drama.
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It's the same plot line, and everything just the Chinese version
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    _Rosie 11 days ago - edited

    7/10 - The relentless lies and secrets became tiresome. Total over the top makjang.

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    Suicidal_Hermit 21 days ago

    Lee Yoo Ri....she killed it. Her acting was just great, I kept having to pause it every time she was on screen because she just made your blood boil. Like who dropped the The Spider's Thread into hell for her to escape?

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    OliCT Jul 19, 2017 - edited

    9/10. It would have been a 10/10 if it didn't get annoyingly repetitive around ep 40. Don't get me wrong, this was actually a greattt drama! It was interesting, funny, and cute. However, somewhere around ep 40, the drama became so focused on Min Jung and her lies that I got annoyed of it lol because I really liked the cute and funny scenes and there wasn't much around ep 40. I was disappointed that they rarely show Kang Nae Cheon and Jung Ran towards the end..they were my favorite couple T__T. The main couple was super cute too but there were less and less cute scenes between them as the drama goes on. But I have to say that this is the best makjang drama I've ever watched!

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      DreXam Jul 21, 2017

      :D Congratulations for ending it .. and 9/10 is not bad
      maybe because you watched many episodes per day made you felt little annoyed
      for me , since ep38 to ep52 I watched one episode only per 2 days :D that's why I haven't feel boring
      and I agree with you the best makajang ever :D
      and I've heard ( sister is alive) which is currently airing has the same level of tension of Jang Bo ri .. let's wait and see

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      OliCT Jul 21, 2017

      Haha maybe that's why I got annoyed.
      Yeah I think that drama was made by the same writer?

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      DreXam 30 days ago

      yes from the same screenwriter :D

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    DreXam Jun 26, 2017

    Done With this drama .. THE BEST KOREAN DRAMA EVER !!!

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    DreXam Jun 9, 2017 - edited

    My God the drama is GREAT and DAEBAK !
    in one week only I've watched 27 episdoes ! and with each episode my Heart beats fast fast and fast T__T I wonder why I have delayed watching this drama until now

    Yoon Min Jung makes my blood boils with each scene she appears !! Really I want to see her GRAVE immediately ,, I will NOT See any mean , vile , blackhearted ,revengeful , and hateful woman like her !!! Rally damn her to hell !

    Can't wait to complete this masterpiece drama :D

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      OliCT Jul 10, 2017

      Hahaha same! I wish I could just slap her >:). I'm only on ep 13 but she's already making me get high blood pressure.

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      DreXam Jul 10, 2017

      You're Lucky dear for watching this.. The Real events will start on ep18 :D from that on you will not be able to stop watching and stop hating Min Jung

      Enjoy your time with this great drama :D
      and let's see your opinion about it

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      OliCT Jul 10, 2017

      Hahaha thanks! I'm happy too that I ended up watching this drama :). I didn't get to ep 18 yet but wow it's gonna get better? It's already so good though!

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    SaeedKhan May 30, 2017

    Watched it when it came out loved it then .. and watched it again still love it
    Oh Yeon Seo is just awesome

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    Panda Apr 10, 2017

    Watching this with my mom shes about to have a heart attack from all the extreme yelling

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    Lovely Mar 12, 2017

    I have a really hard time watching dramas with more than 16 eps bc I feel after that it mostly just gets draggy but I really really loved this one and I watched it in one week. One of the only makjang dramas that I could bring myself to start.

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    Nadoosha Aug 8, 2016 - edited

    Watching but it seems i will be dropping this one soon i am getting really tired of the bickering couple type of romance why there is too much of these i don't mind a couple that fight in a dramatic realistic way because of a serious matters or the type in a revenge and angst dramas like (secret) or bicker for a short period of time or in few episodes like (Doctors).
    in this drama i saw their first meeting scene and immediately lost interest it the same in every drama acting childish and immature. spilled coffee on me that day..<bickering starts took my bag and didn't return it that day..<.bickering starts treated me rudely that day.. < bickering starts
    and the biggest problem it drags half of the show which is very annoying can't we watch a mature couple that meets, gets closer, become friends and fall in love like normal people.

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      AneMi Sep 19, 2016

      I haven't seen this drama yet but I like your comment! I want a drama with mature ppl too, with normal behavior! I want 2 people meet and have intelligent conversation, to see how love is developed step by step and the main characters are having normal activities! Of course a little drama can't harm, just to make it spicy, but ... please writes! Enough with this childish so called purity mixed with stupidity and aggressivity !

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    Hadiasso Jun 23, 2016 - edited

    is there any romance in this ?

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      Brandon Jun 27, 2016

      Yes, lots of romance :) at least three relationships, if I recall. But not all with the same people

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    I enjoyed most of episodes 25 and up (still skipped a little with a few characters I disliked) but episode 52 honestly ruined my good feelings for it :/ *I'll post more in spoiler tag* and the last episode was so draggy - I felt like I was walking through mud! :/

    My favorite characters were Jae Hwa, Ji Sang, Bi Dan, Bo Ri, and Jae Hee.

    I don't think I will watch this again though :/

    giving it a 7 - might lower it later to a 6.5 not sure....

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      Lili Jan 11, 2017

      Hi chingu! Should I give this one a try or not?

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      DreamingKoreanBallad Jan 11, 2017

      It depends on taste I guess, I would say pass and watch a different better family drama but I know many liked this one - I thought thought it was really slow and I started liking it more around ep.25... But for me endings make or break a show so... I can't say I'd recommend it. :/ If you have other 50 episoders on your PTW list choose one of them instead lol

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      Lili Jan 11, 2017

      Tks S2

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    I'm started Come Jang Bo Ri back up again - it's been in my on hold list since it came out - I had watched 23 episodes and decided to watch other dramas instead b/c this show wasn't holding my attention at the time - honestly I felt bored with it and annoyed with too many characters in it - but I'm going to finish it now from where I stopped (just watched episode 24 now) b/c I know so many people said it was really good *I still don't see that* The only characters I care about are Bo Ri and the guy that likes her and the evil girls ex-boyfriend - but at the same time Bo Ri is one of the characters I get annoyed with a lot - WHY? b/c of her secrets and lies to the guy that likes her. -_- But anyways, I'm going to finish it whether or not I end up liking it b/c it's on my hard-drive and if I don't like it I can delete it and make room for another drama lol :P

    Honestly I probably wouldn't even of dreamed of starting it up again - except for the fact I wanted to know what happens to Jae Hwa and Ji Sang lol (2 actors I love watching) *They are the only reason I've decided to continue*

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    Cyriatan Oct 12, 2015 - edited

    I'm amazed at how bad this is. Like, it's so bad maybe it's watchable. Probably not. Run. Don't look back.

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      SHIRLEYMOLINA Jun 2, 2016

      I so agree with you,but we all have different taste some people may enjoy all this madness. For me it was really hard to think kids can be so conniving at an early age kids are usually pure unless brought up really wrong. I also did not realize how being working class is so looked down on in Asian countries. I don't understand Asian parents at all and I have been told of many times for that on MDL but I still maintain children should have the right to choose and make their own mistakes when they get old enough to marry. Sorry just rambling. Terrible drama great acting.


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    South Korea
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    Apr 5, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 853 users)
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