Lee Soo-jung is a travel agent who is seeking her good luck in Bali after a harsh and unforgiving childhood. She meets Jae-min, Kang In-wook, and Young-joo in Bali, three seemingly perfect people entangled in a triangle of love. When Lee Soo-jung finds herself back in Seoul, her desire for success leads her to seek Jae-min for a job, unwittingly setting off a course of events that further complicate the love triangle. What Happened in Bali is a drama that reveals the inner materialistic desires of people. It reflects upon the sometimes ugly (but truthful) side of man where nothing matters more than money. --Dramawiki

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  • Mar 9, 2012 20 of 20 episodes seen
    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
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    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  7
    • Rewatch Value  7
    I already wrote a recommendation for this drama, but I will quickly say it here...while watching WHIB, I was constantly reminded of Que, Sera Sera (WHIB came out a few years before). They shared the same vibe. It's a darker K-Drama that deals with more mature topics. It's mostly about love and greed of money. I liked the vibe of the whole thing. It's not fluffy in the least. There are a few humorous moments, but over all it's angst filled dealing with every day life...love, money, desire, greed, etc.

    For me the angst was done well. After seeing so many dramas, these days I tend to fast forward through parts that bore me, usually dealing with secondary characters and such. However, this drama was twenty
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  • Jun 10, 2012 20 of 20 episodes seen
    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    This drama is angsty (yes, I made that word up) romance. There are really no light hearted happy moments in this drama from beginning to end. I admit I watched the whole thing solely because of So Ji Sub and Ha Ji Won. There really was no reason to drag this out for 20 episodes. Geez…if only my psychosis would let me skip episodes!!!
    The story is pretty typical. It is a little twisty at the end and is the only truly interesting part of this drama. It is a love square, triangle…something. Rich boy vs. poor boy and rich girl vs. poor girl. All of the families are totally atrocious.
    So Ji Sub is beautiful and can act. In Wook had the Jung family figured
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  • Both dramas have the same feel. They are both darker and more mature. They are both smart and not fluffy. Plus, they each deal with very similar situations and circumstances throughout. They are both dramas with four leads: a rich girl, a rich guy, a poor girl, and a poor guy. I saw Que Sera, Sera first and really enjoyed it and was pleased to find What Happened in Bali, which is so similar. They aren't your typical Korean dramas.
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  • Two couples in a love square and a bang up ending
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  • Herbalis Jan 16, 2014
    Had the similarities of a lot of Kdramas; But you could not deny the acting. I give it a 10 just because all the actors were superb, especially Jo In Sung. Definitely in my top 5 favorites.
    2 ❤
  • abracadabra Dec 25, 2013
    great drama, jo in sung performance was incredible - i'm impressed
    1 ❤
  • bluemoon_onna Sep 20, 2013
    good story and the ending was unexpected. "What the hell was that?!!!" :-/
  • NinaJade82 Aug 21, 2013
    This drama deserves a review with a rating of 10. I don't know if I could write such review, but Im thinking about it. I love this drama, one of my top 5 favorite.
    3 ❤
  • Sweety Aug 20, 2013
    Very, Very sad end, but very realistic, as it was not easy and it would not be fair to choose one of the boys, because they were both crazy for her. And the best end is to die all together. :(
    5 ❤
  • lontongstroong Aug 2, 2013
    I hope Koreans makes more dramas like this. This drama is more realistic than most of others made by them
    4 ❤
  • azyjtevol Jul 24, 2013
    I liked the drama...the actors were all wonderful & well-known for their roles in the drama but I found the ending really depressing T.T I wished there could've been another way to end it less tragically? Nevertheless these actors made it worth it at least XD
  • lovelyshine Jul 10, 2013
    My first K-drama <3 .Maybe because of So Ji Sub,but I loved it...
    I watched it twice in a row...

    edit:I loved the music,I'm listening now... it's beautifully sad, and brings back memories...
  • rimrima Jul 4, 2013
    Ahh... Bali is my country.. <3
  • Nana87 May 30, 2013
    First half was great but second half....no comment.
  • Reavel Mar 25, 2013
    No wonder people is still amazed with this drama after almost 10 years later. Crazy! My kind of drama. BTW... flip phones do make hanging up on someone VERY dramatic.
    12 ❤
  • sunflower63 Mar 22, 2013
    I came across this drama by chance as I wanted to see something with Jo In Sung after seeing him in TWTWB. I have to say that this drama really blew me away as I wasn't expecting it to be so beautiful. It is a very intense love story which will greatly involve those with romantic hearts like myself. The acting is superb also because there are many slow/still film takes with just the face of the characters who manage to show their emotions through the deep expressions of their faces. By the time one reaches the ending (which is surprising but realistic) one is just as confused as the main leads which is the real beauty of this story. This deserves a 10.
    8 ❤
  • NengLindaRahayu Jan 15, 2013
    I'm From Indonesia
  • ashertwinker456 May 24, 2012
    Ending: Unexpected :) Woosh!
    6 ❤
  • Starlitelet May 6, 2012
    Is Jo In Sung or So Ji Sub the male lead? I know who Ji Won ends up with, but which male character was intended to be the main character from the beginning? Thanks!
    • NinaJade82 Jun 19, 2012
      I think is Jo In Sung. She loves Jo In Sung, always did, until the end. She doesn't end up with anyone, as she didn't give her heart to So Ji Sub, and she was not with Jo In Sung. Although she thought she would be happy with So Ji Sub, she realized it was not the life she wanted.
      I have something to say about leads in Korean dramas. They always have a main lead male and female, and sometimes more than one. Its kinda confusing. I would say, in this particular story, the main lead is Ji Won, the rest, just part of her story.
      OHHH Stalitelet... didnt know it was you who I was answering to LOL... hi :D
      3 ❤
    • Eitoku Jan 31, 2014
      (I know this is an old comment but I still feel like replying something I read somewhere) Actually, So Ji Sub was supposed to be the male lead but majority of the fans find Jo In Sung's character more appealing so they made her fall for him in the end. It's just like what happened to Queen Seon-Dok where Bidam suddenly became the main love interest because of his popularity. Bad and messed up guys are really more attractive in drama, heh.


What Happened in Bali

What Happened in Bali


  • Main Title: What Happened in Bali
  • Native title: 발리에서 생긴 일
  • Also Known as: Something Happened in Bali;Hearts in Bali;Memories in Bali

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: January 3, 2004 to March 7, 2004
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • # of Episodes 20
    Average Duration 1 hr. 5 min. per episode
  • Genres: Romance, Drama


  • Score: 7.31 (scored by 710 users)
  • Ranked: #706
  • Popularity: #512
  • Members: 1,388
  • Favorites: 0
3.7 stars - based on 710 votes

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