She Makes My Heart Flutter (2022) poster
8.3
Your Rating: 0/10
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 2,145 users
# of Watchers: 5,024
Reviews: 18 users
Ranked #1049
Popularity #2879
Watchers 2,145

Gang Seol and Jung One, niece and aunt, one outgoing and the other shy, work together at a women-only bar named 'Dickinson's Room'. Even though they have the same sexual orientation, they seem to be worlds apart and have very different love stories. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • Türkçe
  • Deutsch
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Oct 20, 2022 - Nov 6, 2022
  • Aired On: Thursday, Sunday
  • Duration: 13 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 2,145 users)
  • Ranked: #1049
  • Popularity: #2879
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Cast & Credits

Photos

She Makes My Heart Flutter (2022) photo
She Makes My Heart Flutter (2022) photo
She Makes My Heart Flutter (2022) photo
She Makes My Heart Flutter (2022) photo
She Makes My Heart Flutter (2022) photo
She Makes My Heart Flutter (2022) photo

Reviews

Completed
alwennia
25 people found this review helpful
Nov 7, 2022
5 of 5 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Lesbian friendships at the forefront of this little show

Soo not Sue is back with another delightful show. I love the fact that even though there is a romantic storyline, this show is about people. It is about friends, it is about women who are together because they are lesbians, not romantically, but because community is important. This is about the place, Dickinson’s Room (love a good lesbian reference in the name of a place), and the people in it above all else.

The main relationship is between Seol and her aunt Jung-won. They have always been close, but Jung-won never told Seol about the fact that she was gay and that she had left her job to open a women-only café/bar. Where Seol is bubbly, Jung-won is introverted and quiet. They are not that different in age, but they have very different outlooks on being out, being open, being in the public eye as a woman who loves women.
This show is about showing that neither way is better than the other, that sometimes, you might need to adjust, to be calmer or to be more open.

It’s also about how society and Korean society in particular acts towards wlw. Thanks to the several different lesbian characters, Soo not Sue shows us that there is not one way to be a lesbian in Korea today. That you can be an influencer and be a lesbian, but that you will be prevented from getting jobs by some homophobic people. That you can be out, but that some people are still too afraid for that and that it's okay and you should respect that. That places where you can be yourself exist, but that they’re often hidden away and you need to walk around the block three times before you see it.

It is about the friendship that is made between queer women (and the jokes that if you spend enough time in lesbian spaces, you will be meeting your exes a lot), about how lesbian relationships can be as toxic as straight ones and you really should dump once and for all your ex that keeps asking you to come back together before dumping you again. It is about the fact that friendship is so important and all too often in media, it is put aside in favour of pure romance.

She Makes My Heart Flutter shows us the reverse. A story about queer friendship and family with a healthy dose of a very cute romance on the side.

The cinematography and the production quality in general is tip top, as we have come to expect from Soo Not Sue and Korea in general. The actors did a good job with their characters, even those secondary ones that felt a bit more like stereotypes.

It is a short show, bit quite a bit longer than others when compared to other indie lesbian shows on YouTube. Contrary to some of the short K-BL we have seen in the past few years, this show manages its time quite well and even though I would have appreciated more time to develop the characters and their stories, it didn't feel too lacking because it knew to limit its stories to what fitted in its timeframe.

I had a really good time watching this show and I will be both rewatching it and recommending it to people. Sometimes in those reviews I recommend people watch it with the caveat that it is not very good, but beggars can’t be choosers and we should support wlw shows and short films to show there is interest. But no such caveat here, She Makes My Heart Flutter is good show with a good story, a good message, very high production value and at only 5x13 min, it is a quick watch.

Can someone with a lot of money give Soo Not Sue money to produce a long form drama with lesbians? Please and thank you.

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?
Ongoing 5/5
ScreenKorea
8 people found this review helpful
Nov 11, 2022
5 of 5 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 10

It is perfect just the way it is.

This 5-episode web series grew on me. It has an interesting and well-written plot. The cinematography is superb. I love the warm tones and minimal props. It's very appealing to me. The entire cast did well. This story of romance is a triumphant effort on Soo Not Sue’s part in making viewers weep with joy.
And while most fans wanted a second season, it is perfect, and I would prefer to leave the ending that way. It gives a feeling of satisfaction, a refreshing feeling.

She Makes My Heart Flutter is definitely this year's best GL series, and I'd definitely watch it again.

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

Recommendations

GAP
Out of Breath
Chalna: Enough Time to Fall in Love
Kieta Hatsukoi
≥75℃
Spice and Spell

Recent Discussions

Title Replies Views Latest Post
Director interview by Giuca 0 0 No discussions yet

Details

  • Drama: She Makes My Heart Flutter
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 5
  • Aired: Oct 20, 2022 - Nov 6, 2022
  • Aired On: Thursday, Sunday
  • Duration: 13 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Statistics

  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 2,145 users)
  • Ranked: #1049
  • Popularity: #2879
  • Watchers: 5,024

Top Contributors

17 edits
14 edits
11 edits

Popular Lists

Related lists from users
Short KDrama
2101 titles 437 loves 15
Itty Bitty Time taker uppers
848 titles 216 loves 5
GL shows
107 titles 268 loves 12

Recently Watched By