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Ten years ago, Kyung Woo Yeon was as innocent and carefree as any eighteen year old might be. With dreams, ambitions, and a heart ready to love, it was only a matter of time before she fell for someone. And fall she did; for her friend, Lee Soo. Unable to hold her feelings in her heart, she confesses to him before he leaves and gets friend-zoned. Seven years later, she tries her luck again only to be rejected again. She is determined to get over what she considers this curse of not being able to experience love. One lonely day in Jeju, she declares confidently that she no longer likes him and decided to leave him. He too leaves Korea having a heavy pang in his heart. She had tried every trick to get over this curse that she had, having almost 12 ex-boyfriends. Till one day, when she finds a guy, Joon Soo who offers to be her test man and help her determine whether the fault lies in her or the men she has dated. Having been traumatized by the divorce of his parents in the past, Lee Soo always stops himself from love and choose to not start something so that it won't end. After 3 years leaving Jeju island and his memory of Woo Yeon, Lee Soo comes back to Korea and find her with another man, but this time he hopes to face his feelings and not let his past overshadow him. (Source: jTBC) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 25, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC Viki
  • Duration: 1 hr. 8 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 8,322 users)
  • Ranked: #7521
  • Popularity: #645
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Kate Flower Award1
87 people found this review helpful
Nov 28, 2020
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Being honest with everyone: there isn’t anything amazingly fresh nor outstanding about this show. Whether you will like it or not, depends all on whenever you will like the characters and their interactions.

It’s another show about a confident jerk male lead and a nice and madly in love female lead who is willing to get dumped countless times and still cannot give up on the dude. What is surprising, though: they are both somehow likable (many would disagree, so don't quote me on that). I wanted to slap Soo back to reality more than once, but I also loved all his scenes and found him to be an interesting character. Woo Yeon, even though desperate with her unrequited love, still seemed like a strong character that is slowly gaining more confidence and learning how to put herself first. The flaws were presented in a way that made me curious about the development, rather than annoyed with their current state.

The show is full of cliches, but I was weirdly not mad about them at all. I saw these plotlines in other dramas, I should be bored, but somehow I wasn’t. Why? Because I cared for these characters. I was emotionally attached to them and was genuinely interested in their stories.

I also have to appreciate they at least tried to give a better explanation for Soo being such a selfish jerk. It wasn’t just random, short conversations we usually get in dramas to explain the behavior. His past was mixed well in the overall plot and, even though it did not excuse his actions, it made me understand him more.

They took a similar approach with Woo Yeon. While she was a weak person in terms of her love life and the desperation she presented, she also was strong and striving to achieve her dreams. She wasn’t weak in all areas of her life. She was flawed in one. And that made her an interesting character.

The chemistry between all the characters was amazing. Not only romance felt natural, but also the friendship between the main and supporting cast. Nothing felt forced or unrealistic. Great acting from the cast for sure helped achieve that.

The sub-plots were also interesting, with 2 supporting couples bringing something different to the table. We got comedy and we got melo. Such a striking difference, but even when their scenes were one right after another, it never felt disconnected or like they belonged to different shows. The flow and transitions were just right.

For me it was just a fun romantic comedy that had a good amount of sub plot surrounding the main one. Nothing felt like useless fillers for me (though I am sure many people would disagree).

Do I think this drama could have been shorter? Sure. I honestly believe getting 12 and not 16 episodes would be ideal, but I have exactly the same opinion about ALL romantic comedies. They are just not meant for a longer format. The last 4 episodes were painfully full of cliches. I'm pretty sure I saw my brain a few times when I rolled my eyes so hard. That said, I am unable to name even one rom-com that avoided cliches at the end. I think it's just given and expected in the genre.

Overall, if you cannot get over the over-confident male lead that is extremely selfish most of the time and desperate for his love female lead, this ain’t for you. The characters are far more than the flaws, and I myself found them likable, but if these are your personal pet peeves, you will not like it.

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Emma summer 134
31 people found this review helpful
Nov 29, 2020
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

I personally liked it but it’s not everyone’s type

Tbh not a lot of people like this drama but I really liked it .it made me feel all kinds of emotions i cried so much .I loved the main couple and even the side couples .I like the fact that it’s a relatable story and I love the fact that unlike other dramas they don’t make their relationship seem perfect like in fairy tales in the end they show that they fight for dumb stuff like couples in real like . I also really liked their chemistry and the ost’s were so good . But it does depend on the type of drama u like usually I’m not a fan of these types of dramas but I really loved this one

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Details

  • Drama: More Than Friends
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Sep 25, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC, Viki
  • Duration: 1 hr. 8 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 8,322 users)
  • Ranked: #7521
  • Popularity: #645
  • Watchers: 23,128

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