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  • Drama: Love Returns
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 120
  • Aired: Nov 13, 2017 - May 4, 2018
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network: KBS1
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 258 users)
  • Ranked: #1926
  • Popularity: #2208
  • Watchers: 1,157

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Ratings: 7.5/10 from 258 users
# of Watchers: 1,157
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Ranked #1926
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The drama follows the life a woman who ends up losing everything after living a turbulent life. When she starts anew from the bottom, ironically, her life blossoms. The value that holds us together is not blood nor law, but rather love and affection between us.
(Source: KBS World)

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 120
  • Aired: Nov 13, 2017 - May 4, 2018
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network: KBS1
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 258 users)
  • Ranked: #1926
  • Popularity: #2208
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Ongoing 70/120
BlackPanther
3 people found this review helpful
Mar 19, 2018
70 of 120 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 6.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Story
The story isn't as bad as everyone is saying. It's actually a really close-to-reality kind of situation. Gold-diggers are everywhere; that type of cancerous shit isn't just in Korea, it's all over the world. I do concede however that it's not the brightest of ideas to make money as the driving point of a show.

Acting/Two 'leads'
I'm a big fan of Pyo Ye Jin. She's not the prettiest nor the sexiest actress, but when it comes to acting, she's just so natural. Her emotions and facial expressions are so believable that you almost think she really is that character in real life. I've first seen her on tv when I watched Fight for my way, and I was really impressed and moved by her acting there. I honestly think her acting there alone was a lot better than the second lead couple. I've then seen her on While you were sleeping and Doctors; she had minimal scenes, but she showed how cute and great her potential for acting is. I think she's really talented (and really really REALLY CUTE) and has a bright future ahead of her. If you're looking for a standout actor in this series, it's her. Get this woman more lead roles! Wasting talent is a crime, and she also deserves a lot more with the current attention on her. Lee Sung Yeol is actually not that bad. I have this prejudice of always thinking that kpop talent turned actors/actresses are really bad, but he actually is not bad. Has a lot to improve on, but in general, his acting won't hurt your eyes. I'd say he's at Suzy's level (not the Suzy from Uncontrollably fond or big, but the Suzy from while you were sleeping) and has loads of potential

Music
Nothing special at all. Music kinda sounds like recycled songs from 2000-2010. Idk, maybe it's just me.

Rewatch value
The reason why I wouldn't repeat this show for shit is because the cinematography and editing is really, really really really really really really really BAAAAAAAAD. Never have I watched a kdrama with such poor cinematography. It's like watching a 7th grader's school project. I cannot emphasize more on how bad the editing is. I honestly believe that if they actually had even just an ok cinematography, this show would garner better ratings and reviews. It's already one of the most watched in it's run, but in the name of god, do not watch this show if you can't handle poor cinematography at all.

Overall
If you can look past a mediocre OST and a really bad cinematography because you're looking forward to new actors/actresses breakout performances, then this show is watchable and I can say it's for you. If you can't however, you can just skip this drama. I might just let it finish first before I binge watch the remaining episodes just because I want to have proper closure from the characters.

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Completed
Yoliw
0 people found this review helpful
May 31, 2018
120 of 120 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
Love Returns was a beautiful family drama, yeah a family drama. So the story will focus not only for main couple, but also the people around them. If we are fans of main couple, we will be so annoyed because supporting role get many screentimes too. So before watch this one, you have to accept other characters too. Many people say it doesnt look good because they demand main couple interaction which is not the main point in this show. When you start to enjoy the whole character, you will know how good this drama is.

Yeah, THE MAIN COUPLE is the cutest couple that ive ever seen on drama. Lee Sungyeol and Pyo Yejin have a very great chemistry, showing us that the lovely couple not always about kiss, cheesy word, etc. I learn the power of love when they help and support each other a lot. They have their own problem but they resolve it together and it makes their love become strong. Sungyeol portrayed Hong Seokpyo so well, i can feel his pain and longing of mom and admire his CEO aura. Pyo Yejin is great actress too, her acting is so natural and it blend well with Sungyeol. Their acting as a couple doesnt look like an acting, it looks real hahahha. Cool!

When watching this series, i often ask my self, what is definition of humanity i know all this time. Because i always found my self angry and dissapoint whenever the villains get their way easily, meanwhile OTP and their family always unhappy and unlucky. And finally the whole story make me realize that all of relationship deserve healing. So, instead of want them to be punished, i learn how people can be changed and forgiven. Love returns all of things to where they belong.

I respect all of senior actors!

I realized that the difference between daily drama and weekly drama. Daily drama airing every mon-fri, so they have to rush the production. So they will use a very standard of cinematography. The angle of camera and editing are so usual and standard. They often filiming on studio too. Thats why for daily drama, you have to good acting to cover the lack of setting, editing, etc. I appreciate the actors dan production team more for this :)

Overall, for my first daily drama, love returns was good.

Hope can see main couple on screen again. I think Yejin will appear on Why Secretary Kim, i want to support her.

Thankyou!

Aah, one more, this drama has many beautiful OST!


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