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  • Drama: Bubblegum
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Statistics

  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 1,750 users)
  • Ranked: #1899
  • Popularity: #377
  • Members: 6,017

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7.3
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Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,750 users
# of Members: 6,017
Reviews: 6 users
Ranked #1899
Popularity #377
Members 1,750

Park Ri Hwan and Kim Haeng Ah are childhood friends who couldn’t be more different. As the director of an eastern medicine hospital, Ri Hwan selflessly cares for his patients and his mother, while Haeng Ah charges through her life as a feisty and headstrong radio producer. Yet despite their differences and after all these years, Ri Hwan and Haeng Ah complement each other perfectly.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Oct 26, 2015 - Dec 15, 2015
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 1,750 users)
  • Ranked: #1899
  • Popularity: #377
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Reviews

Zhaoul
26 people found this review helpful
Dec 16, 2015
Overall 9.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
Overall, this is a really lovely drama but it won't suit everyone's taste. It has a very laid back feel and has strong indie vibes. It's not really a rom com, but on the other hand there are some parts that are absolutely hilarious. It has some melodramatic tendencies, but the drama as a whole is very uplifting and encouraging. The character's are very down to earth and very likeable. I like the fact that the character's weaknesses show, but that they also grow as individuals, learn about themselves, get happier and grow stronger as a result.

The romance is unique. In many ways I find it extremely realistic. The actors made the romantic scenes look fun and the chemistry was strong. The type of love they portray is very meaningful too, because it's a couple that was first friends, and really consider each other family. It's not a flighty love, but a deep rooted love of loyalty and understanding. But even knowing this, love is challenging and there are often obstacles.

I think the re-watch value of this drama is high, because there are subtle things that can be missed. A lot of imagery and symbolism is used. The side stories and side characters were also really good.

I think if you're in the mood for a very artistic style drama which focuses on characters, it's a good way to go. If you want something fast paced where you don't have to think too much about it, Bubblegum might not really hold your attention for all 16 episodes. There's so much love and beauty in this drama though. I personally feel it's worth watching. I really enjoyed it a lot. I guess what I really loved is, it doesn't feel like every other drama I've watched; it has it's own lovely vibe. It pops and makes you feel happy, want to smile - like bubble gum.

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Talulu
10 people found this review helpful
Jun 24, 2016
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
If you like TVN dramas then don't skip out on this gem because of the rating. When this drama first aired I couldn't get past two episodes, after picking it up again it took me less than 2 days to finish. This is has the lightness of a romcom and the realness of a family drama, I wouldn't categorize this a melodramatic. After the first two episodes the pace picks up with a decent amount of plot and not a lot of filler. The acting was real and spot on for all actors. They are all individuals with their own thoughts and don't feel like carbon copied personas. This is hands down my favorite role i've seen Lee Dong Wook in, he really captured the emotions of his chracters. This is also one of the first dramas that I've watched where there really is no antagonist. There are definitely characters put in place to be road blocks for the main couple, but none of them are evil everything they did was surprisingly human and matched to their chracters. I'm a sucker for a best friend turned lovers story and this one is going in my favorites list. I recommend you give this drama a go for at least 4 episodes before dropping it really is worth the watch.

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