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Han Hae Na is a single high school teacher with a family secret. Due to an ancestor's fault, Han Hae Na's family has been cursed for generations. When someone in her family kisses anyone, they turn into a dog at midnight for six hours. Afterwards, they revert back to their normal appearance. This transformation repeats itself every night until that person, in their dog appearance, kisses the same person. Whenever Han Hae Na meets a man for a potential romantic relationship, she asks that person not to kiss her. This usually leads the men to leave her. Drunk one night, Han Hae Na accidentally kisses Jin Seo Won, a teacher at the same high school, though they aren't even close as colleagues. Han Hae Na soon panics and persistently approaches Seo Won for a chance at another kiss. However, Jin Seo Won has a fear of dogs. (Source: AsianWiki; edited by MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon "A Good Day to Be a Dog" (오늘도 사랑스럽개) by Lee Hey (이혜). Edit Translation

  • English
  • ภาษาไทย
  • Arabic
  • Русский
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 14
  • Aired: Oct 11, 2023 - Jan 10, 2024
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 11,789 users)
  • Ranked: #3562
  • Popularity: #335
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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103 people found this review helpful
Oct 11, 2023
14 of 14 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
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Curse, Kisses and Canine Transformations

Weird yet intriguing concept: Female protagonist transforming into a dog after kissing men and a guy with a fear of dogs. The story kicks off when the female protagonist kisses him, leading to an entertaining, funny and heartwarming journey.

The show is set in a school premise but the lead characters are not students; they are teachers. This is what makes this show very interesting for me. Its very rare to see teachers as lead characters in romance dramas.
The show expertly blends romance, comedy and fantasy, seamlessly transitioning from a lighthearted romantic comedy in the first half to a more serious tone in the second.

The characters were pretty interesting. Han Haena is a bubbly female protagonist whose family carries the curse of becoming dogs after kissing another person. Jin Seowon is an introverted, shy Math teacher who has been secretly in love with Han Haena for a long time but couldnt express it. He also carries some past trauma because of which he has a fear of dogs. Lee Bogyeom is a mysterious history teacher who carries deep resentment toward both leads.
I personally understand his pain and why he carried resentment toward the leads. Many will say he was stupid and whatnot but in my opinion he was not wrong at all when the female lead's past self was responsible for a big tragedy. I sympathize with him and also understand his longing and pain.
The show deviates from the webtoon but honestly, I found a few changes quite logical and a few were unnecessary. Still the drama pretty much does justice to the webtoon.

Acting wise, Park Gyu Young simply nailed the role of Han Haena with her dog like charm. Cha Eun Woo has really improved from his previous school/college dramas; here in sad scenes, he emotes really well. He was doing justice to his role. Lee Hyunwoo was perfect for the role of Lee Bogyeom; he really carried the required mysterious vibes in this drama.

The chemistry between the leads is outstanding, balancing adorability with sensational moments. Kiss scenes stand out as some of the best in kdramas.

One of my favourite character aside from the leads is Yul, cute highschool student who aids Haena in breaking the curse. His crush on Haena is handled with maturity considering the student-teacher dynamic.

The music was pretty okay. Although there were not many memorable OSTs, i loved the intro OST.

In conclusion i will say this was a pretty fun fantasy romcom. I will definitely remember it for a long time as its quite close to my heart.

Note: One thing that ruined the experience of watching the drama for many is the horrible weekly schedule. It definitely worked against the drama; many got bored and dropped it midway.

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52 people found this review helpful
Oct 13, 2023
14 of 14 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

cute funny rom com

I will be honest i didnt expect to like this drama as the story sounded so crazy. But its really cute light and frothyAll the characters are great you know fl sister will end up with her bf the vet. the ml and fl are çerfectly cast although fl does look older than the ml. the introduction of the ml nephew in episode 2 has just added more spice tp the drama. i cant wait to watch the next episode. Just gutted its only one episode a week. the little dog is so cute i couldnt work out whether it was real ir cgi this drama will be a superhit i would be very surprised if it isnt and not just because the ml is cha eun woo from Astro

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  • Drama: A Good Day to Be a Dog
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 14
  • Aired: Oct 11, 2023 - Jan 10, 2024
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 11,789 users)
  • Ranked: #3562
  • Popularity: #335
  • Watchers: 36,593

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