Man to Man (2017) poster
7.8
Your Rating: 0/10
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 13,356 users
# of Watchers: 31,921
Reviews: 53 users
Ranked #3846
Popularity #419
Watchers 13,356

Kim Sul Woo is a mysterious National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent whose identity is known only by a few superiors at the top of the agency. As a highly skilled and suave agent, he can accomplish any and every mission he is assigned. When a large conglomerate, Songsan Group, is identified as a threat to the country, Sul Woo needs to go undercover again. One day, he is ordered to infiltrate a private party held by Chairman Victor, a Russian oil tycoon, and extract the legendary wood carvings hidden in the compound. However, his best cover is to get himself attached to world star Yeo Woon Guang as his elite bodyguard, and so begins a whole new unexpected mission for Sul Woo. Woon Guang was a nameless stuntman who became a top star through unexpected good fortune after starring in a Hollywood hero series called, "Dark Death." He is in his forties and now specializes in acting as a villain. The often childlike Woon Guang is constantly involved in some scandal, and despite his occasional innocence, the world star is conceited and brash. He bullies Sul Woo, who panders to his every whim. Meanwhile, Sul Woo is preparing for his secret mission. Unfortunately, he also has to deal with Cha Do Ha, Woon Guang's manager, who used to be the head of his fan club and is enamored with the celebrity. She is wary of Sul Woo and anxious that Woon Guang may be interested in him, so she constantly gets in Sul Woo's way. While the secret mission must be completed, the seemingly perfect bodyguard and the world star's fan manager continue to collide, and their relationship may be something Sul Woo could not have expected. (Source: JTBC) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Türkçe
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 13,356 users)
  • Ranked: #3846
  • Popularity: #419
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Where to Watch Man to Man

Viki
Subscription (sub)
Netflix
Subscription (sub)

Photos

Man to Man (2017) photo
Man to Man (2017) photo
Man to Man (2017) photo
Man to Man (2017) photo
Man to Man (2017) photo
Man to Man (2017) photo

Reviews

Completed
steciLovesDramas
84 people found this review helpful
Jun 10, 2017
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
I particularly enjoyed this drama, and since the previous review didn't give fair credit to it, I thought that I should write a review :) However, I do think that it might not be to everyone's palette and the best way to decide is to watch it :))

I felt that the drama was light and easy to enjoy in comparison to other secret agent dramas that I have seen! There was no great conspiracy, loads of secrecy, huge amount of fighting scenes, etc etc. I liked that the plot focused on a secret agent who becomes a bodyguard to an actor and still carries out his duties as an agent: it made the story work - of course very unrealistic but which drama isn't xD

I have to say the cast was great! All of the actors fit their characters and made the drama work. I really have to give kuddos to Park HaeJin's acting in this! His actions and facial reactions just brought the drama a kind of humour I really enjoy! And maybe because of this as well that it was nice to watch, and more light hearted than other secret agent dramas.

Of course, I did have a hard time to come in terms with Kim Min Jung's hair - seriously they cut her hair way to short!!

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?
Completed
Clara014
21 people found this review helpful
Sep 6, 2017
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
Park Hae Jin’s face.

Let me expand on that:
Park Hae Jin’s acting (or maybe he was just goofing off the whole time?) was hilarious. Though I really enjoyed a lot of elements in this show, his facial expressions throughout it made “Man To Man” my new favorite drama. [I spammed my MDL feed with examples, if you want to see what I mean.] Kim Min Jung was also great playing our female lead, Do Ha, a quirky, independent, non-cookie cutter heroine who, thankfully, did not cling to the male lead.

The Plot: For some, the drama itself might seem to be a half-baked combination of humor, espionage, romance, and bromance—but for me it was perfect. I get bored if I feel like a show is stuck in one genre. The only time I was disappointed in the plot was during the last episode, because I disliked how it concluded the various story arcs. Last episodes are very important; they are the final impressions of each character and should wholly complete the story. I was regretfully disappointed in the “Man to Man” finale.

Acting-wise, I thought all the cast did great within the limits of the characters they were given. What I mean is, that all the characters were enjoyable to watch because they were portrayed well, but the characters themselves were underdeveloped. I thought Seol Woo and Do-ha were developed enough, and since they were the two main characters I was content with that.

Long review short, I loved “Man to Man.” Park Hae Jin’s face is hilarious, the plot is a spy-romcom, and the OSTs are great. I say give it two episodes, but you can probably tell if it’s the type of show for you or not after just watching the pilot.

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

Recommendations

Healer
The K2
Myung Wol the Spy
Myung Wol the Spy
The K2
Sh**ting Stars

Recent Discussions

Title Replies Views Latest Post
Man To Man by Sally Larrabee 2 0
Kanha
Mar 12, 2018

Details

  • Drama: Man to Man
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 13,356 users)
  • Ranked: #3846
  • Popularity: #419
  • Watchers: 31,921

Top Contributors

48 edits
40 edits
25 edits
20 edits

News & Articles

Popular Lists

Related lists from users
Noona Romance
505 titles 272 loves 16
Favorite Dramas - Happy End
254 titles 138 loves 13

Recently Watched By