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  • Drama: Once Upon a Time in Saengchori
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Nov 5, 2010 - Mar 18, 2011
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 447 users)
  • Ranked: #1961
  • Popularity: #1959
  • Watchers: 1,401

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Once Upon a Time in Saengchori
7.5
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Ratings: 7.5/10 from 447 users
# of Watchers: 1,401
Reviews: 6 users
Ranked #1961
Popularity #1959
Watchers 447

This drama revolves around a group of brokerage firm employees who are relocated to a quiet rural village, where both thrilling and bizarre events occur and romance bloom between the employees and residents.
At the center of the many secrets surrounding Saengchori, it is a complicated murder mystery in which the employees find themselves unwittingly involved.
However, there are some that prefer certain skeletons in the closet remain hidden and will go to any lengths for this. Is the murderer someone from the quirky, country village of Saengchori, or could it be one of their own?

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Nov 5, 2010 - Mar 18, 2011
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 447 users)
  • Ranked: #1961
  • Popularity: #1959
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
shbeckles
16 people found this review helpful
May 4, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This is an excellent drama! Comedy/murder mystery is always a winning combination if done correctly, and Saengchori certainly was. The writing in this drama is fantastic -- there are typical K-drama over-the-top jokes, sure, but plenty of clever little bits and references to other dramas that make it an absolute joy to watch. The acting is quite good, and the cast works well off each other's reactions. This is the kind of drama where you will find all the characters interesting and worth paying attention to, not just the main characters. Not much to say about the music, but the scattered use of Phantom of the Opera themes was a joy to say the least.

Some people may have issues with the pacing, since even though it is a murder mystery suspense, the bulk of the drama is kind of slice-of-life office life. However, the show is so fun and well-done that this did not bother me, personally. The only thing that seemed a bit off was the inevitable romance arc, but it certainly wasn't the focus of the show.

If you are looking for an all around wonderful drama that is different from your usual drama fare, this would be the perfect one to add to your list!

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Completed
BPetra
11 people found this review helpful
Jan 25, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
So... this drama is FINALLY with subs on dramacrazy, so you can watch it there. YAY ^_^
I read in other reviews, that you can just skip from ep 10 to the end. PLEASE, DONT DO THAT! Actually, the second half of the drama is just the best! You get plenty of romance (plus lots of cute kisses O_o).
But let me start from the beginning.
Story - very original. The mystery in it is really interesting... you just dont know what the hell is going on, or who is the culpit. The romance line is also original - it flows slowly, but later became sooo cute and funny, that you just want mooore! :D
Acting - BEST :D youre gonna love everyone
Rewatch a overall - its great. Im definatelly gonna rewatch it sometimes. I think this is gonna be my favourite drama of all times.

You can not miss it!!!

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