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  • Drama: Love Alarm
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 22, 2019
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Network: tvN, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 4,194 users)
  • Ranked: #1060
  • Popularity: #361
  • Watchers: 9,239

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Love Alarm
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Cellphone app Joalarm is created. If someone likes you and they are within 10 meters of you, the alarm for the app rings. The app also shows how many people like you, but the app doesn't reveal specific details on who likes you. Kim Jo Jo is a high school student. She is pretty and smart. She seems like a cheerful person, but her parents died when she was young. Since the death of her parents, Kim Jo Jo has lived with aunt's family. Living there is not easy for Kim Jo Jo. She doesn't download the app Joalarm as her phone isn’t new enough. Meanwhile, Hwang Sun Oh is a popular male student at the same high school where Kim Jo Jo attends. He is the son of a wealthy family, but he is not loved by his parents. His best friend Lee Hee Yeong also attends the same high school. Hwang Sun Oh notices that his best friend Lee Hye Yeong likes Kim Jo Jo. Hwang Sun Oh wants to know if his friend really likes her, so he kisses her.

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 22, 2019
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Network: tvN Netflix Netflix Netflix Netflix
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 4,194 users)
  • Ranked: #1060
  • Popularity: #361
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
itscelina
42 people found this review helpful
Aug 22, 2019
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 6
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
As soon as I heard of this show I thought that the plot was really unique, after finishing the show after just one day I realised that I had a love hate relationship with it, I loved the chemistry between the two main characters but I think that jojo's decisions destroyed everything, she did irrelevant things and messed with their hearts so much as shown at the end (we should be expecting a season two??). I loved that the show also showed us views in society, if an app like this was to be released people would probably act the same way. Jo Jo and Sun Oh's relationship grew quite quickly so this would be great to watch if you like that type of romance. As we watch we see that society becomes more and more chaotic, even the lives of the main characters change drastically.

Acting: The people that were cast fit perfectly with their characters, the chemistry between the two main leads was really beautiful to watch in my opinion, watching them communicate through their traumas made me cry many times, the two characters were clearly meant to be and the actors showed this beautifully. The bromance was also nice to see as even though they were crushing on the same girl they managed to be friends and get along by respecting Jo Jo's decision.

Music: The music in each scene helped us understand the situation much more, It definitely made me cry in the sad moments. The sound effects were also easy to understand (for the app).

If your looking for a beautiful yet frustrating romance I would DEFINITELY recommend this but I think you should wait for season two to be released so that you can enjoy the show much more, my heart is aching to find out what happens.

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Completed
Gaylord
41 people found this review helpful
Aug 27, 2019
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 3.0
Acting/Cast 2.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
I've never watched a drama where I didn't like any of the characters but Love Alarm managed to accomplish that.
The entire cast is full of characters that just isn't realist and there will be many times where you will ask, "Why?"
The main female protagonist, Kim Jojo, is one of the most idiotic characters I've ever met. She follows a guy down the alley just because he "has something to say." If this was the real world, she'd have been raped right then and there. She makes poor choices (when you watch it you'll understand which ones) and she never gives a clear explanation as to why she did it. The drama never explains why Jojo decides to go down this route and why she isn't fixing it. The drama plays it off and later on shows that she actually regrets it. Now, I understand why she regrets it and that she wants to undo it, but I don't understand why she isn't even trying to FIX it. She can easily explain her situation and I'm pretty sure everyone will believe her, but she doesn't even attempt it. There are so many plotholes and so many questions that the drama doesn't bother to explain or answer. Maybe because they left it all for season 2 but at the moment it's not released yet so the director cannot expect us to just accept it as it is.
One of the characters I hate more than Jojo is Sun Oh. The drama plays him off as romantic and cool, but he's actually really creepy. His character is childish and selfish and thinks the world revolves around him. Not once did he stop and think about how his best friend or anyone else around him except for the girl.
*SPOILER BELOW*
Hye Young makes it pretty clear that he like Kim Jojo. Although he never outright told Sun oh that he likes Jojo, Sun Oh already knows at this point. And you know what Sun Oh does when he finds out his best friend like this girl?
HE CHASES AFTER HER.
THIS BOI. What is going on in his head? "Hmmm. my best friend, who has always been there for me and supports me, likes this girl and she is his first crush. I should encourage him and let him have the chance to confess first because, after all, he liked her first. But, you know what, because I'm just the shelfish jerk I am, I'll go out there are whisk Jojo away and kiss her right after my best friend tells me he likes her. Brilliant!"
And you know what Hye Young does? NOTHING. FOOKING NOTHING. OMFG. And both of them made a pact and told each other to confess to Jojo at the same time. This way, it's fair to both of them.
BUT NO. N O.
FUCKING SUN OH, LIKE THE BITCH HE IS, DECIDES, "HEY, NOT ONLY DID I KISSMY BEST FRIEND'S CRUSH, I'LL ALSO CONFESS TO HER FIRST EVEN THOUGH I JUST PROMISED HIM WE'LL DO IT TOGETHER."
BITCH WHERE.
BITCH WHO.
I'M PISSED FOR HYE YOUNG.
And after Sun Oh and Jojo breaks up, Sun Oh doesn't let Hye Young go after Jojo. Like bro, it's his life. Just because you broke up with her doesn't mean he has to obey your every command.
And why does Hye Young still like Jojo? Dude, she rejected you like 10 times. Give up.
AND OMIGOD, DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON FUCKING GUL MI.
SHE'S EVEN MORE SELFISH THAN SUN OH.
How is it Jojo's fault that her parents tried to kill her? Why in the world did Gul Mi come to the conclusion that it's Jojo's fault that her parents are broke? And why doesn't Jojo just fight back? Maybe it's because she doesn't want to get kicked out, but still. She should've spoken up about it.
And she thinks that everyone else is beneath her when she herself hasn't gone anywhere in life. She didn't just screw up her life and her cousin's, she also bullies a guy into committing suicide.
You would think at this point she would feel bad, but no. She continues and takes out three million won from Jojo.
And another thing, why is everyone saying Jojo is such a pretty name? No, please stop. Jojo is an anime and forever will be an anime to me.

So, in conclusion, this drama is just plain stupid and frustrating. I could barely finish an episode without getting mad at a character. I wouldn't recommend this drama unless you really like getting frustrated.

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