Today, we will have Lie to me Korean drama review! Are you excited about our review? Let’s watch this wonderful drama!
I began watching Lie to me, a 2011 Korean romance drama, with a bit little bit of trepidation, not knowing what to expect or if I’d prefer it since the lead actress Eun Hye Yoon had not appealed to me substantially within the first K-drama I had watched her in, My Fair Lady aka be sure Of The adult female, from 2009. Her character in this show had improved because the series went on, but I had felt it took too long for her character to be humanized, and that I grew impatient along with her. However, here in Lie to Me her character is nice and the type and pretty docile right from the start, and that I warmed to her immediately, so after this show, I’ve got become a real fan because she gave such a gorgeous, heartfelt performance. At the time I watched this I also wasn’t conversant in her histrion in Lie to me, Ji Hwan Kang, having only seen him play a small part near the tip of Summer Scent. I actually enjoyed his performance here, once his character became more of a mensch rather than just an arrogant rich chaebol (mogul).
Some of the simplest things about Lie to me are the …. are you able to believe it? …. KISS SCENES! Really passionate kiss scenes aren’t something you see fairly often in most K-dramas; the air at the family hour in Korea then you’re much more likely to determine relationships that are romantic but pretty platonic. While this one doesn’t feature pre-marital sex it surely gives us many passionate clinches, something I constantly hear K-drama fans bemoan that they do not see enough of within the dramas.
Probably the sexiest one during this drama happens when the lead male deliberately shakes a Coke bottle crammed with tonic and therefore the lead female opens it and it explodes everywhere her. She chases him around the kitchen spraying him with soda and that they become soaking wet and suddenly he embraces her passionately. Sexy! That scene has become rather famous in K-Dramaland, close to what I hear, with good reason. “Is this an act, or is it real?” she asks him as he bends near her. “Real”, he answers and dives in. I loved it!
The story of “Lie to me”
Our story follows Ah Jung Gong (beautiful Eun Hye Yoon), a pleasant single girl who lives together with her widowed father Joon-ho Gong (Shin-il Kang). She happily passes her officialdom test and is hired as a government employee at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. She gets along well together with her colleagues and is during a generally happy frame of mind, until someday she incorporates a silly argument with a protracted time acquaintance from childhood, So Ran Yoo (pretty and sprightly actress Soo Hyun Hong), and to avoid losing face ahead of her married friend she falsely claims to be secretly married to famous chaebol and CEO of World Hotel, the handsome Ki Joon Hyun (Ji Hwan Kang).
Her lie mushrooms until it becomes the gossip of all the staff in his company and reaches Ki Joon’s ears still. He threatens to require proceeding against Ah Jung, who now regrets her lying indiscretion, then again he decides that it would actually prove beneficial to him in his tradeings to look to be married (he’s proven right when later he completes an enormous business deal with a Chinese man whose wife is impressed with Ah Jung’s sweet character).
The inevitable happens with these two attractive people, though, for as they foot-dragging their marriage pretense with friends and family they both start to fall gaga with each other. We are treated to some beautiful and sensuous love scenes, like after they kiss under the falling petals of cherry blossom trees, or after they do karaoke together at a friend’s apartment and he suddenly grabs her for an avid clincher.
Ki Joon initially feels an obligation to Yoon Joo, who had been very upset at their breakup and had even considered suicide; he tells Ah Jung he’s visiting return to Yoon Joo and take a look at to form it work together with her. Ah Jung is devastated. But when she tries to maneuver on along with her life and date others Ki Joon thwarts her efforts, still enamored together with her. Finally, Ki Joon tells Yoon Joo that he really is taken with Ah Jung. Yoon Joo is upset but doesn’t really decide to hurt Ah Jung, unlike love rivals in other K-dramas. She seems genuinely concerned for Ki Joon but eventually decides she’s going to return to Paris and begin a brand new life.
In some ways this is often really an old-fashioned style of romance, and that I quite enjoyed it, most in order that I’d definitely watch it again, or a minimum of my favorite scenes all over again. I also liked seeing two actors in secondary parts who were both within the classic K-drama Winter Sonata back in 2002: Hae Hyo Kwon playing Suk Bong Hwang, an acquaintance to Ah Jung (he had played Bae Yong Joon’s business partner in Winter Sonata), and Seung Soo Ryu, who played the lawyer husband of So Ran Yoo here in Lie to me (Ah Jung’s first crush) named Jae Bum, and who played a vet friend to Yoo Jin and Sang-hyuk in Winter Sonata). Neither of them looked every day older than they did in Winter Sonata. Amazing! What quite a fountain of youth do they need over there in Korea? Their actors never seem to age!
So, to sum up, if you wish to enjoy a pleasant romantic comedy with much chemistry between the leads, and many great kisses (for a change!) then try to Lie to me.
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