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Ratings: 7.5/10 from 12,882 users
# of Watchers: 32,838
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A graphic designer in her mid-twenties, Sol Ah harbors dreams of becoming a web-based comic author and has always had a love-hate relationship with cats. But Sol Ah’s life changes fast when she brings home a friendly feline. It turns out, however, that this is not any old cat. Named Hong Jo, he can take human form. Hong Jo becomes exceptionally fond of Sol Ah and goes to great pains to hide his human identity from her. He soon proves that he will do anything that is required in order to stay near her. Will Hong Jo manage to keep his identity a secret? And what could be in store for this remarkable feline-human duo as their relationship deepens? (Source: Viki) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon series "Welcome" by Go A Ra. Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • Русский
  • Italiano
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Mar 25, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 12,882 users)
  • Ranked: #5661
  • Popularity: #400
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Park Jae Hyun
95 people found this review helpful
Jun 10, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 11
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
I started Meow The Secret Boy with low hopes. From the reviews I read, I gathered it was a pretty mediocre drama to some and in no way substantial. I have a new habit of watching shows with lower ratings because the first one I found :Melting Me Softly, was much better than it was made out to be. This was exactly the same case for this drama. I loved it. Sure, the idea of a cat turning into a human and falling in love with a human girl is a bit out there, a bit outlandish, but it's these kinds of dramas that are different and really sincere in the way they portray the emotions that are the best. Frankly, L must get tired of playing non-human roles haha. I saw him in Angel's Last Mission Love and there was a similar dilemma. However, by the very end, all was well and good. I'm very glad I watched this drama and I will continue watching those slightly less appreciated ones as they, as I've said, are sometimes the ones I appreciate the most.

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51 people found this review helpful
Apr 30, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 6.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Firstly, I would like to say that 6.5 is not a super low rating for me, it just means average. For me, Meow, the Secret Boy is simply an average show -- not too bad but not exceptionally good either.

The fact that the drama was shortened is kind of upsetting, because I can't imagine how sad the production team was when they saw the low ratings. However, I can't deny that there was no enough story to fill 16 episodes. And they kind of gave a proper closure to the story which was good.

So Meow is definitely a very cute, fluffy show and as a huge cat lover, I can't deny the fact that I kind of enjoyed watching it. I mean, the story is not the most brilliant thing ever, but it was nicely executed. The main couple is actually very cute and I found their interactions very sweet.

However, the main couple was pretty much the only thing I really loved in this drama. The second lead Jae Sun was such a pointless character. Sorry but I don't usually like second leads and you have to be a lot more to impress me. Here's a very unpopular opinion - I don't like Seo Ji Hoon's acting. Seriously, this man has one expression on his face all the time and he isn't convincing at all. If you look at his profile pic here on MDL, you'll see that expression of his. That is all he has. All. The. Time.

The acting was fine. Shin Ye Eun stole the show for me, her expressions and reactions were priceless. Myung Soo did a nice job at portraying Hong Jo and I think he suited this role very well. The only problem I had with the acting was Seo Ji Hoon. And he had a looot of scenes, quite unfortunately.

I was very impressed with the cinematography, though. The drama has some very pretty scenes which were definitely pleasing to the eyes. The OST was also cute, it suited the atmosphere of the show well.

So overall, would I recommend this show? Yes and no. If you're looking for something light-hearted and fluffy, then it might suit your taste and mood. Otherwise, this drama is not a must-watch and I don't think you'll miss a lot if you don't watch it.

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  • Drama: Meow, the Secret Boy
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Mar 25, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 12,882 users)
  • Ranked: #5661
  • Popularity: #400
  • Watchers: 32,838

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