"Unemployed Romance" is about the reunion between Seung-Hee and her first love Jong-Dae. Seung-Hee, who dreams of being a star writer but is only a salary writer for a third-class program, and Jong-dae, a temporary public worker in the department of unemployment benefits.

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  • Mar 1, 2014 10 of 10 episodes seen
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  7
    • Acting/Cast  8
    • Music  8
    • Rewatch Value  7
    It's interesting how having lower expectations increases your ability to appreciate a drama better.
    Despite its short length and the limited scope to prove its mettle, Unemployed Romance delivers and how.

    In ordinary rom coms, we see that either the male lead is financially in the ruts or it is the heroine who scrounges for every penny and works a million part time jobs. Rarely do we see a rom com in which both the leads are going through financial troubles and have more or less achieved nothing in life and, quite possibly, never will. What do they do in such circumstances? Dare not have a romance because they're poor and unsuccessful?

    Unemployed Romance is yet another example of the cliche of 'love conquers all' being
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  • Dec 8, 2013 10 of 10 episodes seen
    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  9
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  6
    • Rewatch Value  3
    This is a romcom from a slightly different angle. The story is told in flashback & from each of the main leads own perspectives. I found this approach refreshing and felt that the story was told in such a way as to maintain the narrative flow and does not confuse the viewer.

    Its only 10 episodes of about 50 minutes each - it is concise although I did find the last episode a little rushed and would have preferred more time spent on the resolution of the story.

    The side characters were engaging and hilarious. My personal favourite was Seung Hee's inept boss. There are also a few funny cameos along the way. The acting by the main characters was good and believable.

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  • Both dramas have similar comedy and similar female leads. Both female leads have been in a stable relationship for a long time and then broke up. One day they meets their old love and starts to fight with each other. In both dramas the female lead is a writer and jobless at one point. The endings were also a bit similar in my opinion.
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Comments (117)

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  • Rike 9 days ago
    I actually loved this Drama.. though it's not one of my favourites, but it was that what I needed right now - something not too complicated and just easy to follow.
    I tend to get bored while watching romance-conedy-dramas .. but this one was refreshing and not too long :)
  • JunKi-fan Feb 23, 2014
    Wow I am actually kind of loving this drama despite having very low expectations. Funny, heart-warming, cute but true to life.
    1 ❤
  • lovelymhercy Jan 10, 2014
    love at first sight is <3 ! :))))))
  • Marooya Dec 29, 2013
    The only thing I loved about this drama is the OST… really one of the best OSTs I have ever heard!!
    The story was average and since it was just 10 episodes I went ahead and finished it
    2 ❤
  • Apri Dec 26, 2013
    What I'll remember from this drama: some of the music choices were just awesome!! :D

    - they used 'Good Person' by Toy a lot of times (love this song since watching 'Can You Hear My Heart')
    - totally had to laugh when they used the theme song from 'All In' XDDD (oh the memories, watched this quite a long time ago)
    - I'm not into Shingeki no Kyojin (just not my genre) but I do like the 1st opening song and I was quite amused to hear it in one of the early eps^^
  • witlily Dec 14, 2013
    very funy romcom :D
    1 ❤
  • HAVA-RAVA Dec 14, 2013
    Not the best plot but the couple was cute and the comedy was funny :D Ending was kinda weird but not bad. Gonna give this an 8.
  • sanadonghae Dec 8, 2013
    loved it
    4 ❤
  • kornphlake Dec 8, 2013
    Its ok. Worth watching once.
  • Nana87 Dec 8, 2013
    Its not a bad drama but I think it could of been better.
    2 ❤
  • Mareina Dec 8, 2013
    I wish I could rate this drama better because the latter half was great. But I can't ignore the slo-mo of the first half...
  • 0hellgirl0 Dec 8, 2013
    love love loved it <3
    4 ❤
  • ylisse Dec 8, 2013
    A good watch if you want some short, cheesy show once in a while.
    6 ❤
  • sam30317 Dec 7, 2013
    4 ❤
  • holldoll32 Dec 7, 2013
    did anyone else notice the song good person is in this AND can you hear my heart? p.s i know the endings not meant to be taken seriously but im still confused >_< can someone explain lol


Unemployed Romance

Unemployed Romance


  • Main Title: Unemployed Romance
  • Native title: 실업급여 로맨스
  • Also Known as: Sileobgeubyeo Lomaenseu

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
    NetworkChannel A
  • Aired: October 5, 2013 to December 7, 2013
  • Airs On: Saturday
  • # of Episodes 10
    Average Duration 50 min. per episode
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance


  • Score: 6.70 (scored by 653 users)
  • Ranked: #1133
  • Popularity: #421
  • Members: 1,929
  • Favorites: 0
3.4 stars - based on 653 votes

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