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Seok Ho is a manager who finds success in raising a highly popular idol group. He hopes for more success as he plans to take his group and build his own label, but he eventually falls flat on his face. He deceives people to find his way back to the top and meets Ha Neul, who gave up dreams to become a singer after losing his parents. Having been wrongly convicted of a crime, he is in a state of despair when he meets Seok Ho. Meanwhile, Seok Ho seems untrustworthy to Ha Neul's sister, Geu Rin. To protect her younger brother, Geu Rin takes a break from her university to work several part-time jobs. But seeing her younger brother feel lifted from despair when he meets Seok Ho, Geu Rin is determined to become his manager as he embarks on an inspiring life project, the Entertainers. (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 18
  • Aired: Apr 20, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 8,081 users)
  • Ranked: #4600
  • Popularity: #774
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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39 people found this review helpful
Jun 18, 2016
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
I didn't expect coming into this drama getting as emotional as I did! From the teasers, I expected a light, comedic drama about forming a band, with a cute romance between Ji Sung and Hyeri. But instead I got an emotional roller-coaster of a drama that revealed the darker side of the Entertainment and Music industry. There were many heartfelt and heart-wrenching moments that actually brought me to tears. I took a break from the drama after the first two episodes because of how slowly they were paced, but I'm glad I decided to pick up the drama again :)

LIKES AND DISLIKES:
For me, the highlight of Entertainer was definitely the bromance between Seok Ho and the 4 boys of the Entertainer Band, especially with Ha Neul. I found it heartwarming to see all the obstacles they faced together in order to pursue their passion of music. The bond between Seok Ho and Ha Neul was very touching. By the end, it felt like the Entertainer Band was a family. I also enjoyed the different character arcs of the 4 members of the band, my favourite being Yeon Soo's (which was very heart-wrenching and emotional).
In general, I liked the realistic portrayal of the Entertainment industry that this drama showed, and the development of the characters throughout the drama- you could genuinely see the amount of growth all the characters went through.
What I disliked was the unnecessary love line between Seok Ho and Geu Rin. I felt little chemistry between their characters, but I blame the writing, not the actors or the age gap between them. Some of their scenes were quite cringey to watch, and I felt like their love line was forced and out of place. I don't really think that Geu Rin's character added anything to the storyline in general. The pacing of the drama was also a problem, but eventually it improved. I didn't mind the 2-episode extension much, and I think the storyline was wrapped up nicely.

ACTING:
The actors portrayed their roles very well, especially since there were a lot of emotional scenes in the drama (a looot of man tears). Ji Sung's acting never disappoints me, and I wasn't surprised when he completely embodied the character he played and brought it to life. I would like to see him in a more complex role in the future, though. I see a lot of acting potential in Kang Min Hyuk and he delivered the emotional scenes surprisingly well. Lee Tae Sun (Na Yeon Soo) is also an actor I will definitely be keeping an eye on. I can't believe this was his first drama role and he was one of my favourite characters.

MUSIC:
I enjoyed the OST's in this drama, and the track I liked the most was A Love Before by Eunji. I wish we got to hear more tracks from the Entertainer Band, but I did like I See You and It's Okay To Cry.

OVERALL:
I wouldn't say that I would watch this drama again, but I did enjoy watching Entertainer every week. It was a very emotional journey full of ups and downs. If you are looking for a drama that is full of heart and full of bromantic moments, this is the drama for you! You might want to bring tissues ;)

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Completed
SaimaTae
29 people found this review helpful
Jun 17, 2016
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
Let me start with, that I really enjoyed this drama. This doesn't have much of a romance factor as it is very subtly done but the best thing about this is the bromance.

The main reason I watched this is because of Ji Sung. I've seen many of his works before to have realised that this guy is an amazing actor. I fell in love with his characters in the past and the way he executed them, that I literally cannot pass up anything that he comes in the future.

If you're a big Kpop fan then the cast will definitely be to your liking and in my opinion, they all did a good job in portraying their roles. The four boys together had great chemistry which made me wish that they were an actual band of their own. HyeRi does take some time to gel into her own character but she eventually does and it's a delight to see her.

The story is straightforward, failed manager guy decides to make a band and make them big. Obviously, many obstacles come in the way and this is all about the character development of all the characters and how they overcome these obstacles together. The boys as a band were great so was really sweet how they slowly open up to each other about their hidden secrets and how they support each other despite all the hard comings. The chemistry between Ji Sung and Kang MinHyuk was so cute because they had a genuine brother relationship that was so exciting to see.

Overall, I enjoyed myself thoroughly seeing the connection between all the characters and how they accept each other. I would definitely recommend to try this out as you'll definitely have a warm feeling inside whilst watching this!

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  • Drama: Entertainer
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 18
  • Aired: Apr 20, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 8,081 users)
  • Ranked: #4600
  • Popularity: #774
  • Watchers: 19,854

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