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Various contestants take part in a game show with a prize of 10 billion won. The contestants who can cheat the others wins the prize. Contestants include genius swindler Ha Woo Jin and naive college student Nam Da Jung. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Liar Game" (ライアーゲーム) by Kaitani Shinobu (甲斐谷忍). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(简体)
  • Русский
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 25, 2014
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 3 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 10,152 users)
  • Ranked: #1363
  • Popularity: #550
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
shu-mai
58 people found this review helpful
Nov 28, 2014
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I haven't watched the Japanese version or read the manga, so I'm not going to make any comparisons and focus on the drama itself.

This is literally one of the best dramas I watched this year, starting from the first episode, I was already hooked. It only took me a day to finish and wow....so many things happened, it was amazing.

Story: The story is interesting and really pulls you in. It's about regular, everyday people who are given an opportunity to earn millions of dollars in this show called. "Liar Game". The game itself is unrealistic obviously, they even mention how it ruins ethical guidelines and morals of a person. However, to some extent this shows perfectly illustrates greed, mistrust, manipulation of the media, and how far people will go just to earn money. The story itself will blow your mind with the game's guidelines and how Ha Woo Jin (Le Sang Yoon) and the others perform throughout them with psychology...but is left with some unanswered questions in the ending.

Acting: Acting is amazing. Everyone was amazing, I can't express enough how Shin Song Ruk was born to play the antagonist/bad guy.

The only downfall I had was Kim So Eun's character (Nam Da Jung). Her character is supposed to be a naive, innocent, and kind girl, she does a good job displaying them, but it was irritating to watch her half of the time. There is a difference between being naive and being stupid. Throughout the drama it gradually disappears, but her character had a weak and a "damsel in distress" image left upon her. However, I can understand that her personality plays an important purpose throughout the story so it didn't annoy me a lot.

Music: I didn't pay attention to the OST, but the soundtracks made the scenes intense and keep you absorbed in the story.

This is a must watch, especially to those who are into psychological and suspense!

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khjfan01
22 people found this review helpful
Nov 26, 2014
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
Whenever I start a drama knowing that it's an adaptation from another country, I'm always a bit skeptical. Especially when the other country's version is so good. In this case, I'm sure everyone knows that Liar Game was originally a Japanese drama, that was originally a manga. Whether u've seen the Japanese version or read the manga, I can honestly say that I enjoyed this Korean version very much. Oh man, did this kdrama hold it's own.

I can't help to compare the two versions against one another. Anyone who says they don't for any drama that has another version is a big ol' liar. Of course I had some problems with this version. I didn't mind the reality aspect of the drama at all, in fact i loved it. But I did have a problem with Da Jung. It's impossible to not compare her with Japanese version's Nao. In the Japanese version, the whole big deal with Nao is that she's just too honest for her own good. Too trusting. In the Korean version, Da Jung's whole thing is that she's just too kind. I thought this was incredibly stupid. Who's even heard of such a thing. And since when is being too kind a bad thing? I just didn't get it and thought it was completely stupid. Also, with Nao, even though she was completely naive and very stupid, the girl was genuine. I felt her sincerity in all her actions. She felt one of a kind. Da Jung does not feel unique at all. My problem is that there's nothing special about Da Jung that all these ppl are going out of their way to help her. What makes her so likable? She's not dislikable, but she's just there quite frankly, and I just didn't feel anything special with her other than her being the main character.

Also, the whole reasoning Da Jung has for sticking with the game is so stupid. I still don't even know why she just didn't get out when she had the chance. With Nao I understood and ttly respected her decision, but with Da Jung I'm just shaking my head.

I know it seems like I'm complaining a lot about this drama, but thats really the only big issue I have with Korean Liar Game. As I stated before, I loved the reality show aspect of it. Very original. I also love that the loan shark guy had Da Jung's back. And my favorite character of all, Ha Woo Jin. Loved him! I definitely love Japanese Akiyama more, but Woo Jin held his own. He was ttly likable, had swag, and I ttly ship him and Da Jung lol.

I also loved the ending. I think it was excellent, and this version definitely feels like more of a psychological thriller especially towards the end. It was especially creepy. I didn't like the games in this version. I loved the roulette game and the poker game in Liar Game 2, but this version definitely washed them down. Still Korean Liar Game definitely holds it's own against the japanese version. I just happen to personally prefer jdramas over kdramas. Anyways, since I just finished this drama, I want to write my review before I forgot my initial feelings. I'd say it's worth a watch. Definitely entertaining.

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Details

  • Drama: Liar Game
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 25, 2014
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 3 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 10,152 users)
  • Ranked: #1363
  • Popularity: #550
  • Watchers: 26,152

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