Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Lie To Me

Gong Ah Jung, a level 5 Ministry of Culture official, gets entangled in a web of lies when she mistakenly lies that she’s married to Hyun Ki Joon, a noble hotel manager from an affluent family. Their relationship is further complicated when Ki Joon’s ex-fiance and a close friend of his brother’s, Oh Yoon Joo, reappears in his life.

  • Starring: Yoon Eun Hye | Kang Ji Hwan | Sung Joon
  • Episodes: 16 (1 hr. 4 mins.)
  • Aired: May 9 – June 28, 2011
  • Network: SBS
  • Where to Watch: Viki

The Coca-Cola kiss. That is all I heard about when I first started watching K-Dramas 5 years ago. It was on all the lists of best k-drama kisses and I knew it had to be true because Yoon Eun Hye is a queen and I learned that in Coffee Prince. But honestly, it was probably the best thing about this show outside of the wardrobe for Ah Jung.

I honestly believe this show took a turn toward the end and I don’t think no one knew where it was supposed to end up. The beginning of the show was great. I loved the tension between these two who kept being thrown together in misunderstandings. I loved the fake marriage trope even though Ah Jung lying to make herself look better for her frienemy was a bit much because homegirl was THE WORST. Speaking of her frienemy, from the beginning, I could not care what happened to her. She was such an insufferable bitch that everything redeeming quality they tried to give her just fell flat. She and her cheating ass husband were trash.

On the topic of trash, let’s talk about this love triangle that was and wasn’t and then was again. Hyun Ki Joon and his brother Hyun Sang Hee have some weird obsession with going after the same girl. Their off-screen love triangle with Ki Joon’s ex, Oh Yoon Joo, reminded me of the love triangle in Coffee Prince but just not done as well. And I honestly think they were going for the same vibe because Sang Hee started to think he had feelings for Ah Jung. I’m like bro, find your own type and leave the women in your brother’s life alone!

The saving qualities of this show were the ridiculous parts between Ah Jung and Ki Joon. There could have been more parts where it showed them actually liking each other but that is too much to ask for. His looks alone were steamy but he never acted on them at the right time. The triangle was typical and annoying because it just wasn’t developed well enough to have any real impact on the show. But this was 2011, I like to think we’ve evolved more since then. I think…

Acting: 7/10
Story: 6/10
Music: 9/10
Comfort Score : 5/10
Overall: 7/10

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Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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