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Jung Lee Won is a student at a leading South Korean university. He's majoring in acting and hopes to become a star in the future. His nemesis is Kim Ji Oh, a student in the same academic year who's majoring in directing. They bicker whenever they meet and constantly accuse one another of getting in their way. The nature of their majors, however, means they often have to work together. Little did Jung Lee Won know, his younger sister is writing an web novel where he and Kim Ji Oh are lovers! One day, Jung Lee Won uncovers his sister’s secret writings and becomes outraged. He vows that if there is any truth in the fact that he secretly likes Kim Ji Oh, the novel’s fantastic storyline should become reality. He may soon rue this vow, though! At university, he finds he must spend more time with Kim Ji Oh than ever. And he starts to wonder if he really is starting to feel the pull of attraction to his bitterest enemy… (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • Español
  • Français
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 24, 2023 - Sep 14, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 7,296 users)
  • Ranked: #7276
  • Popularity: #1129
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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RoseQ
41 people found this review helpful
Sep 14, 2023
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 12
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0

When a remake does what the original couldn’t

The Korean remake was much better than the Thai original, at least in my opinion. While there are many differences between the plots, I found this one much more interesting and enjoyable to watch. The original dragged on forever, there were too many couples and no logical continuous story. Korean remake of the series had a much better structure and story development, it also only focused on the main two couples which gave the two relationships time to develop. I also found the two couples in this drama much more interesting.

I think the visuals and the aesthetics are very nice. I really enjoyed the locations as well. I liked the change from engineering students to something a bit more artistic, I think it fit the whole overall vibe of the drama better. I do believe it has a lot to do with the cultural differences between the two countries, but I don’t know enough about that to actually say anything. I still think it was a smart move.

I think the pacing was not the best in certain parts, and scene cuts and changes were not the best at times. But I didn’t find that too bothersome.

Kim Ji Oh & Jung Lee Won: I absolutely loved them! I might be in the minority, but I actually really liked their bickering. I find it cute and funny, it’s not obnoxious or feeling awkward. Kim Ji Oh was obviously the first to realize he is enamored with the other boy. Jung Lee Won was just as in love but was living in denial. I mean, who would want to admit that their sibling was right about something? No one. Jung Lee Won’s reactions whenever something happened that was similar to what his sister wrote were everything! I think the two actors had great chemistry. I loved seeing the two on screen together, either being cute and adorable or bickering and annoying each other.

Ko Yoo Kyeom & Woo Sun Woo: I found the two cute. It was very obvious that Ko Yoo Kyeom was struggling with his feelings. He wasn’t sure how to act around Woo Sun Woo, but he knew he wanted him close. Ko Yoo Kyeom remembered a lot of little details about him. And don’t get me started on him wanting him for his project. Woo Sun Woo didn’t seem to struggle that much, but he still felt very guilty about possibly taking his friend’s boyfriend. I liked the slow progress between the two of them. The chemistry between the two actors was really good too. The longing glances and soft looks. How sweet!

I liked the side characters too. We didn’t really see that much of them, but what we did, fit well within the whole plot. Woo Sun Woo’s relationship with his sister was so adorable! I was really enjoying their interactions. Very typical siblings stuff, I assure you. The friend group was fun too, even the acting teacher!

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Ongoing 8/8
aaron
17 people found this review helpful
Sep 8, 2023
8 of 8 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 7.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0

huge amounts of silly fun

genuinely didn't expect a lot because the views on this show seem to be so mixed but i went in blind and i have to say, as of ep 6, i am having a GREAT time watching it.

the show doesn't take itself too seriously and neither should you. the acting is solid, the chemistry/ cast is great!!!! and the writing is funny as hell. the plot is secondary to the fun shenanigans but i like it that way sometimes - not everything has to be life-changing and philosophical. the dialogue does have its sincere and pondering moments (well done, too!) but the show really does to weigh more on the entertainment than the emotional scale.

definitely give it a shot if you've got the time!

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  • Drama: Why R U?
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 24, 2023 - Sep 14, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 7,296 users)
  • Ranked: #7276
  • Popularity: #1129
  • Watchers: 14,559

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