• Drama: Her Private Life
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Apr 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 8.6 (scored by 11,083 users)
  • Ranked: #300
  • Popularity: #113
  • Watchers: 20,237

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A dedicated professional, Sung Deok Mi lives for her work as an art gallery curator. Devoting herself to her work, she is exceptional in every way, save one. Beneath that cool, professional facade, Deok Mi carries a dark secret. A secret she desperately wants to keep from the world. A secret that has driven lovers away. A secret that rules every moment of her personal life...
Sung Deok Mi is the ultimate Cha Shi An fangirl.
The devoted manager of a Shi An fansite, Deok Mi eats, breathes, and sleeps for Shi An. He is her sun, her moon. Her entire universe revolves around him.
This is the secret Deok Mi must hide from the world.
And hide it she does. At least until Ryan Gold, the art gallery’s new director, saunters into her life. A once famous painter, the former artist turned director considers himself an indifferent being, unconcerned with the lives of others. But when he uncovers Deok Mi’s secret, everything changes.
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~~ Adapted from the webtoon, “Noona Fan Dot Com” by Kim Sung Yeon.
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Apr 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Score: 8.6 (scored by 11,083 users)
  • Ranked: #300
  • Popularity: #113
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Cast & Credits

  • Park Min Young in Her Private Life Korean Drama (2019)
    Park Min Young
    Sung Duk Mi
    Main Role
  • Kim Jae Wook in Her Private Life Korean Drama (2019)
    Kim Jae Wook
    Ryan Gold / Heo Yoon Jae
    Main Role
  • Ahn Bo Hyun in Her Private Life Korean Drama (2019)
    Ahn Bo Hyun
    Nam Eun Gi
    Main Role
  • Park Jin Joo in Her Private Life Korean Drama (2019)
    Park Jin Joo
    Lee Seon Joo [Duk Mi's best friend]
    Main Role
  • Kim Bo Ra in Her Private Life Korean Drama (2019)
    Kim Bo Ra
    Cindy / Kim Hyo Jin [Shi An's Fansite master / Intern / So Hye's daughter]
    Support Role
  • One in Her Private Life Korean Drama (2019)
    Cha Shi An [Idol of White Ocean]
    Support Role


61 people found this review helpful
May 30, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 6
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
Her Private Life would have become my favourite rom-com drama... if it ended on episode 14. Although I truly enjoyed (almost) every moment of it, it kind of lost its spark at the end and it became boring.

There are so many things that I loved here, but what made the drama that enjoying were definitely our main leads Sung Deok Mi and Ryan Gold. Not only their characters were perfect for each other, but Park Min Young and Kim Jae Wook's chemistry was the best. It was so natural that somewhere towards the end, it felt as if they weren't even acting anymore. I love how mature their relationship was which can't be seen very often in other rom-coms... unfortunately. The thing I loved the most about their relationship was how honest they were with each other - they cleared all misunderstanding just by talking, no pointless drama here. I loved the fact that Deok Mi was so considerate of Ryan and that was since the very beginning. And of course, Ryan was the same. Everything about their relationship was perfect and kudos to the writer for writing such a beautiful love story!

I was happy to see that fangirling was shown as a completely normal thing here. Deok Mi and Seon Joo are both in their 30s, but they are fangirls. Why not? There is nothing strange about it and I'm glad that the writer chose to show a different side of fangirling. As I fangirl myself, I'm very thankful for this. Seon Joo and Deok Mi were friendship goals honestly. Seon Joo is my favourite character here and I loved their relationship with her husband. And their child was sooo cute!

I think Eun Gi and Cindy were pretty pointless here, especially Cindy. At first, she seemed to be the antagonist, but then she became just a random character who had some funny scenes here and there. As for Eun Gi, he was sometimes annoying and his presence didn't really affect the story. I guess the writer just needed a second lead, because what is a rom-com without a second lead? And Ryan's friend was also annoying. I don't even remember her name, I couldn't get the point of her existence in the drama.

I didn't like the last two episodes. They were very boring, although there were some sweet moments with the main leads. I couldn't believe and I still can't that we had to see the same trope again..., why? Everything was good enough, so why would you ruin it? Eh, anyway, I was satisfied with the ending nevertheless.

So overall, despite being slightly disappointed by the last two episodes, I do recommed Her Private Life to all of you. It is not your usual rom-com and I believe you'll enjoy it. Oh, and while you are watching or after you finish it, don't forget to check out the bts videos that tvN uploaded, they will make you love the drama even more!

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46 people found this review helpful
Jun 14, 2019
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 4
Overall 4.0
Story 2.5
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Spoiler warning. For the first few episodes, the push-pull is fun, but once the couple gets together, it becomes deadly boring, unless you're the type who likes to watch couples being lovey-dovey in the park. There's also no real substance to the plot, and no real conflict. This is a romcom/love story, as far as I know, so the conflict should be with the actual relationship. But as with most other kdrama romcoms these days, it's fluff over substance. The relationship is picture-perfect and so fluffy and fuzzy that it loses all value, except to the abovementioned park voyeur perhaps. Seems like real conflict has gone out of style in kdramaland. The trend these days is to get the couple together as fast as possible, make the relationship perfect, make it rain fuzz, and then in the end insert a very weird and forced conflict, not with the relationship at all but with the main couple's entangled past (usually with a twist that is as colorless and insubstantial and illogical as the rest of the plot). This then gets easily resolved in one or two episodes and is not only out of sync with everything that came before, but is totally unnecessary and does not provide tension, excitement, or catharsis. And then of course don't forget the obligatory childhood connection thingy -- also totally unnecessary and just casts a creepy, cringey, incestuous shadow over the entire relationship (they were brought up or lived together or treated each other like brother and sister, but fell in love). If this is what the replacement formula is, give me the trusty old cliches -- the third parties and evil mother-in-laws and unrequited love. And the sparing love scenes that were too fleeting but made you feel so much more than these neverending, nauseating fluff-fests.

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