Discovery of Romance

Discovery of Romance (2014)

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Nam Ha Jin works as a plastic surgeon and he is a warm-hearted type of fellow. He has been in a relationship with Yeo Reum for 3 years and they love each other. Then, suddenly, her ex-boyfriend Kang Tae Ha appears in front of her and begs for forgiveness.

  • Native title:

    연애의 발견
  • Also Known as:

    Yeonaeui Balgyeon; Finding True Love; Discovery of Love;

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Aryael
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Oct 7, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Story: This drama explores the question "What happens if you meet your ex when you are in a steady relationship with another and your ex wants you back?" There is a lot of frustration as the audience is treated to the pendulum nature of the lead female's psyche. On one hand, she is tempted and on another she is committed to her current relationship. Shall she choose responsibility and commitment over passion read more and attraction? Who will she end up in the end? If you are curious, then watch this drama. This drama will leave you thinking about the reality of relationships and I am sure, for all of you who have been in relationships before (and ended it), you can relate to one or two things portrayed in this drama. I also like how between scenes, the main characters were filmed in an interview format to allow the audience to see the scenes and situations from the character's perspective; a bit of "she said" versus "he said" versus "they said" situation.

Acting/Cast: Mature and experienced actors and actresses. Side characters are very entertaining and they have their own little love stories to add into the story as well. I am not a fan of any of the actors or actresses in this drama, but I'll make a special mention for Eric (as Kang Tae Ha) and Yoon Hyun-Min (as Do Joon Ho). Eric showed a relaxed and natural form of acting. He had totally embraced and live the character he was given. One would even ask, is this his true character in real life that he is so comfortable and natural in portraying Kang Tae Ha? Yoon Hyun-Min as Dr. Do Joon Ho was hilarious, serious, smart and very much caught-in-between. Someone give this guy the main lead character in a romantic comedy already! I am sure he will do well in it!

Music: Nice but forget-able.

Rewatch value: This is a drama made to be watched once. You'll like it (but not adore it) and you'll move on from it. If you have nothing fantastic on your plate at the moment and do not mind watching romance drama depicting realistic struggles of dating relationships, you might want to make a time for this drama.
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purplenette
27 people found this review helpful
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Oct 8, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
DOR is overall a very realistic approach to love. The interviews tied in nicely with the direct attitude that the director and the writer were taking as they explored dating and romance. It is refreshingly different drama. I admit there were times when I felt that the characters were playing too many games (around episode 8) and that is why I gave it a lower score. I think it is perfectly reasonablee read more for a person to be in love with one person and then someone that they cared deeply from the past come and shake things up. I like Yeo Reum'smother basically told her to live and love for herself. Some people think that is selfish, but if a person dooesnt do that, then they just make themselves and everyone around them miserable. Also, if a person is in a relationship where he/she is afraid to be his/herself because they think the other person will break up, then that relationship is doomed from the start. Romance is all sweet and fun at first, but if a person wants it to last, then all the ugly needs to come with it eventually.

Jun Yu Mi was perfect as the cute and flawed Han Yeo Reum. I like that she tried so hard to do what she thought was right. Eric Mun is exceptional as Kang Tae Ha. I had no idea he is such a good actor. He can kiss and is totally hot so he being a good actor is a plus. Sung Joon is one of my favorite actors. I have seen all of his dramas except I Need Romance 3. He does not fail to deliver as Nam Ha Jin. Thee other actors are good too.

Edit: I forgot to mention that Yoo Ah In is the last episode. Whoop Whoop

The music is really good.

If you would like to watch a more realistic drama on love, then I recommend this one.
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They have simalar male lead where you see the good side of a person, but in ,,something about 1`` percent is not love triangle
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When I watched Go Ho's Starry Night, I thought there are some similarities with Her Lovely Heels. But I think if you're into stories that involve a love triangle between a woman, her new guy and her ex-boyfriend I think you should watch Discovery of Romance and Go Ho's Starry Night.
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    kwenchie 10 days ago

    I watched this drama 1 year ago and still can't get through with the ending. This is the only drama that makes me cried for an hour right after I watched the ending. And I literally overthink of this for a week. That's insane but I don't know. It really affects me. And as I typed this comment, I am cursing Han yeo reum again in my mind. Hahaha

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    intimewithyou May 8, 2017
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    claudya87 Apr 24, 2017

    I got so angry at her..bad series.

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    Twyx Apr 3, 2017 - edited

    Funny at the beginning, boring from middle to the end. I just liked Sung Joon, the only nice part in this drama. Oh well, Sol and Joon Ho were also nice. But the plot was totally boring.

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    EmpyreanConqueror Mar 16, 2017 - edited
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    EmpyreanConqueror Mar 16, 2017 - edited

    Alright if I'm going to watch this I expect a happy ending so can anyone tell who she ends up with at the end?

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      kwenchie 10 days ago - edited
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    anastassia Feb 23, 2017

    this drama is one of my fav. Easily because the chemistry is of the chart and how realitiscally and painfully they were in love.

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    inspirit91 Nov 11, 2016

    The cast was really good and this drama is pretty good. But the story started to get annoying and draggy after some point. I watched it until the end mainly for Sol and Jun-Ho.

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    Amiri Aug 16, 2016

    almost the perfect drama, that''s all to say

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    chebu Aug 3, 2016 - edited

    I loved all the cast except main female lead Jung Yu Mi. She is so NOT beautiful that it is frustrating. The story was annoying sometimes. Liked much more the romance between second leads, Sol and Joon Ho. Survived it till the end that wrapped well the plot at last.

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      Akaisora Jan 7, 2017

      Tastes truly do differ, since I find her absolutely gorgeous...

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      chebu Jan 8, 2017

      different tastes indeed :)

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    Akna Jul 19, 2016

    I can't say that it's a bad one, but the story was getting annoying sometimes

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    kwenchie Jun 3, 2016
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    fanixx May 31, 2016

    Currently at episode 3.... contemplating if i should drop it. started watching because of the two male leads but the first 3 episodes didnt make me excited. i don't knowwww.

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    verdaisy3 May 12, 2016 - edited
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      iamsarah Jul 5, 2016

      omg i was thinking the same thing lol

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    HAMEX Mar 25, 2016

    Nice OSTs, repetitive in the middle and the main lead characters so irritating for me, I skipped a lot of useless scenes. Kim Seul Gi's love story is even more interesting than the main love story.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Aug 18, 2014 to Oct 7, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 2,997 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1231
  • Popularity:

    #286

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