• Drama: Heartstrings
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Jun 29, 2011 - Aug 18, 2011
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 26,148 users)
  • Ranked: #2099
  • Popularity: #24
  • Watchers: 39,576

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Lee Shin is a university student majoring in modern music. He is the vocalist of band "The Stupid" and also plays the guitar. He is known for his good looks and his strong passion for music, but is in reality a cold person who is uninterested in non-music related things and has no dreams nor plans for the future. Shin initially likes a dance professor at his university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Kyu Won.

Lee Kyu Won is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. Kyu Won's grandfather, Lee Dong Gun, is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age, and his biggest wish is to have his grand-daughter trained to become a traditional music prodigy in 10 years' time. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Kyu Won immerses herself in training and becomes a university student who knows nothing besides traditional music. As Kyu Won's friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him.
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Jun 29, 2011 - Aug 18, 2011
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 26,148 users)
  • Ranked: #2099
  • Popularity: #24
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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58 people found this review helpful
Aug 17, 2011
15 of 15 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
I personally loved this drama. I felt that the main leads were a perfect couple together. This drama is really adorable and cute. It has the sweetest scenes in the world. Not only that, but I loved the cast considering I'm a big Yong Hwa fan. Lots of people only watch it for the cast and think the story line is poorly written. However, I strongly disagree. The story line is fresh, new, and I don't think it's very cliche. Even the songs were great and addicting! I can also see myself re-watching this drama thousands of times. This drama is definitely must watch for all ages!

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Dropped 15/15
12 people found this review helpful
Dec 8, 2013
15 of 15 episodes seen
Dropped 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I really, really liked this drama pretty early on. However I dropped it for a reason.

I love the actors., their characters were not incredible original, but well done, the acting was good, and the story wasn't something I'd personally really watched before (I guess the closest would be Shut Up! Flower Boy Band?). I liked all these things and watched this obsessively for a bit this summer. However, I dropped it.

The reason for this was simply that I couldn't stand the villains. Usually the villainous characters are annoying or unpleasant, but I'm fine. These villains were just so endlessly conniving and I got so incredibly angry at the constant obstacles they posed to the main characters that I honestly couldn't stand another second and stopped watching in the middle of an episode.

Don't make this stop you from watching the drama; it's a really pleasant drama overall with a very nice cast and set of characters. Most people could probably deal with this better than I can. I just sympathize way too strongly with fictional characters and their problems make me physically uncomfortable. I'd still like to pick this back up some day, but considering I'm still so fired up such a long while later, I'll probably wait a bit longer.

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