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My Lovely Girl review

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I’ve been expecting My lovely girl since August when the cast was announce.I dont know why, but I was very excited to see Rain,Krystal Hoya and L in one drama.
I know a lot of people are against idols acting but I’m ok with it as long as they try their best and have good results.Ending the drama I find myself confused =, of how I feel about it…I didn’t consider watching it, a waste of time,  but it definitely didn’t meet my expectations.Watchign it was like a  habit, but if someone asked me to recommend him some good drama to watch, “My lovely girl”  definitely wouldn’t come in mind.That means it was cute but didn’t impress me.

So 6 / 10 from me.

Time to explain my rating  –contains spoilers

So the drama was basically involving around a Hyun Wook’s(Rain) and Se Na’s (Krystal) love story.If you decide to create a drama exclusively discussing love then you have to make  this love epic,in this case that didn’t happen.The story itself begins weird , Hyun Wook was in a car accident where he  lost his girlfriend, still not over that he finds, her “abandoned” sister  and becomes her protector.Sena teh younger sister, doesn’t know her new crush is her late’s sister ex , falls for him too.Some find the whole story creepy , I found it not a good base to begin with.Anyway the writer’s worked on that and didn’t make it weird to watch.

Then the story involves kpop industry with Shi Woo’s (L) story live, which sometimes I found myself watching the drama just for that.I mean it was the most interesting part.Shi Woo starts with troubles since he is not wanted in his boy band where the leader is Rae Heon (Hoya)(which I will be talking about later, Hoya being a uninteresting supporting role).Then after some drama with the band and another female idol Ra Eum (Hae Ryung), he goes solo and starts working with Krystal.Later he falls for her, becomes the so typical third wheel in kdramas.The  the evil with no reason guy, Jae Young leaves Hyun Wook, who has left the Hyun Wook’s company (ANA) with the rest Infinite’s Power members wants to mess with Shi woo and hsi career.That’s his way of destroying ANA and Sena aka Hyun Wook’s life.Jae Young is also  in love with Hae Yoon part of the company and long timed friends with Rain , so because he can’t be with her, cause apparently she loves Hyun Wook.He handles it in mature way and tries to destroy everything.That’s where the story,pretty much stops evolving.

I don’t know if it was the acting or the director’s perspective but every time there were confessing their love for each other, it was like someone was confessing their love for fried patetoes.What I love about kdramas is the intense love scenes, especially in the first episodes of every drama.
Not once I saw that on “my lovely girl” and not once I felt emotionally involved, like I have in other dramas.The confessing is done the being together is done and now we move to the, what was supposed to be the climax of the series,Sena finding out Hyun Wook  is her sister’s ex.With some help from the bitter unloved friend of Hyun Wook, Sena discovers the truth and yeah nothing pretty much happens.Sena was supposed to get mad, but it was like she was shouting to dalbongie(the dog) for peeing in the house.I don’t blame Krystal for that though her character was too plain to the point it felt boring.Of course Sena, is the good and sweet girl, that suits the description of a kdrama main lead, but nothing more.Also Hyun Wook, ok a good looking ajjushi, it was somehow unrealistic to me how, with all the business and the things he had to take care of, especially his ex girlfriend issues, falls for Sena.Well propably this was his way, out of his complicated life.

The worst part of this is that the two leads in my opinion had zero chemistry and that’s like the most important part, of a kdrama.I found myself thinking Shi woo and Sena had more sparks than the main couple.

About Shi Woo.L’s acting wasn’t that bad, but it was like I was watching L playing himself, not a bad thing.About Hoya, I was pretty disappointed they made him play, an obnoxious supporting role when, he has proved his acting skills more than once and I’m not talking, only about reply 1997, where he was great.Usually roles like that, are played by idols who are just making their dramas debut , don’t know what happened there.
Bestie’s Hae Ryung was making a decent debut as Ra Eum, but after a while we totally lose her and Hoya, like they never existed in the drama.
They were involved mostly in the industry part wich was the thing I give this drama the most credits.They showed in a pretty realistic way how the world of kpop works and the
relationships between members producers and personal matters.But after a while, the focus goes mostly to Sena Shi Woo and the industry , the others somehow become irrelevant.

So while I was reaching the two last episodes , I felt the things, I have read about, in the most harsh reviews.I could really be the person, to defend “My lovely girl”  in a conversation , but oh god the last two episodes were a torture.
Things that were repeating themselves with no reason.I mean Sena leaving so that Hyun Wook, will be free from his past, but he becomes a misogynist and then Sena comes back.L is a bit of a creeper he has been waiting for her, the whole time, even hires,  as his manager Sena’s friend,this way he would be able to learn for her.Then Hyun Wook meets Sena, at a scene, where we spend like 20 minutes watching them playing “hide and seek” in Hyun Wook’s old apartment.
Sena decides to leave again and then Hyun Wook confesses his love through his radio show,cause he couldn’t do it when he met her, he had to wait for the time she was leaving… and of course Sena happens to listen to the confession, while she is on the street.Finds out about his feelings, somehow they happen to meet and Happy Ending.The last two episodes were too rushed and confusing for me to proccess.Like even the writers gave up on the drama.

prossesing the drama

Coming to a conclusion I would say that “My lovely Girl” is a what I would say “watchable” drama, but this isn’t enough to survive at a dramaland which is very competitive.

I leave you guys , with the things this drama made me thing of … No L it’s impossible for a woman , not to like you , bye

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  1. November 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    The drama looks like some lazy writer wrote it….so dull and even though initially I liked it, it went downhill for me week after week and finally I dropped it mid-way.
    Hoya is a good actor but he was not given much to do and then his character simply disappeared.
    Krystal looks so pale and energy-less throughout the show. It doesn’t help that they gave her mainly black and brown clothes to wear. The chemistry was boring and I wonder why Rain took such an average script for his comeback. And his dad? What was his deal…unnecessary and weird plot.

    • November 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm — Reply

      I felt the same way… :/ This drama doesn’t leave you with a warm feeling or a a good impression.Finishing it, nothing is memorable , which I think is the worst that can happen concluding a drama series.

  2. November 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    “not once I felt emotionally involved, like I have in other dramas.”

    And that was the main problem of this drama, I couldn’t connect with the characters either. I love reading other reviews, I didn’t root for L and Sena because I didn’t see the chemistry, but you did, and see that’s what I like, the different perspectives keeps the blogosphere interesting. I agree that it was “watchable” no more no less. I don’t see myself watching it again. It had potential but didn’t live up the hype.

    BTW, love your name, which version of HanaKimi did you see? All three (taiwan, korea, japan)? Which one was your favorite?

    • November 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm — Reply

      I’m glad you liked my review ^^ I enjoyed yours too and I agree about Krystal’s acting, cause I liked her in Heirs too :/ Hana Kimi japanese version is the first drama I watched back in 2008.I am emotionally connected with it.. I’ve heard the Taiwanese version is very good but I never had the chance to watch it.As for the Korean one hmmm it seemed to me like it had a different feeling of the japanese version so I didn’t watch it.I only watched the Japanese 2011 remake which it was uan to watch but for me no1 will always be Hana Kimi (2007) japanese version, what about you?

      • November 14, 2014 at 12:54 am — Reply

        Ohhhh I understand the emotional connection haha! The japanese version was definitely the best! Didn’t see the remake of 2011. The korean one was awful in my opinion, I dropped it, the taiwanese was very nice and really funny. Actually the taiwanese one is the first version I watched, I really enjoyed it. Then I found out about the japanese version, which was by far the best 🙂

      • November 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm — Reply

        @blue I’ve heard about the Tawanese , that its good.But I don’t why, it usually happens, that I don’t watch Tawanese dramas…hmmm although I have my eyes on two at the moment, “Homornes”(2008) and “Fall in love with me” (2014).I want to find free time to watch them.Have you watched these dramas?

  3. December 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    No I havent, sorry to reply so late, I didnt receive this message!

    • December 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm — Reply

      It’s ok ^^ So I was wrong about “Hormones” , this drama is not Taiwanese, it’s actually Thai (lakorn) .I have already watched the 1st season and its so good, I recomend this safely.When I find time , I’ll write a review about it.

      • December 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm — Reply

        I don’t think I’ve ever watched a Thai drama, this will be a first. Will look for it!!!

        • December 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm — Reply

          My first too.I think it’s gonna take a litte time to get used to a Thai drama , at least I needed mine.But its so intresting and only 13 episodes.If you watch it,let’s share opinions^^

      • December 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm — Reply

        Okay, lets do that!

        • December 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm — Reply

          YaY o/ I finished the 1st season , I’m gonna write a review(with spoilers :/ ) about it.I’m gonna start season 2 🙂

  4. December 28, 2014 at 6:52 pm — Reply

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    • December 29, 2014 at 3:42 am — Reply

      Thanks a lot for the reference in your site! 🙂

    • December 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm — Reply

      Thank you ,for using my review : ) I’m glad you liked it.You can share our reviews anytime.

  5. chuchi
    March 1, 2015 at 11:46 am — Reply

    I have high expectation abt this drama, i like rain.. but i dont know why he doesnt have any chemistry with krystal.. and the story is too bored.. rain should be play good drama with good story good writter.. unfortunately ..

    • March 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm — Reply

      I was looking forward to this drama too, but unfortunatetly it wasn’t a good one. I hope Rain will work on something good in the future Krystal too : )

  6. chynajade
    April 12, 2015 at 11:18 am — Reply

    I just finished watching My Lovely Girl twice! Am I the only one that found the story and Rain so lovable?

    • April 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm — Reply

      I understand how everydrama leaves a different impression depending on every viewers emotional world. Truth is I haven’t seen a lot of good comments for my lovely girl around but I can see how you liked the story and even I admit Rain was cute : P

  7. Ritz
    March 6, 2016 at 7:48 pm — Reply

    It creeps me out when main lead start falling for his late girlfriend’s YOUNGER sister, when he was trying to help her out of guilt. Justifiable girl’s character though.. Hey suddenly someone starts caring for me .. Offcourse the answer would be… He like me..

    • March 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm — Reply

      Well this drama was genrally off, did you make it through all the episodes?

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