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[Drama Review] 'Lovely Love Lie' - Episode 1

By AllK_Maknae   21 days ago   46,293   4,473   26
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Am I bored? No. Am I Impressed? Slightly. 'Lovely Love Lie' is the new drama to hit the scene with popular girl group member Joy of Red Velvet playing the cheerful lead Yoon Sorim and Lee Hyun Woo playing the cold-hearted Kang Han Gyul.


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'Lovely Love Lie' begins with boy Han Gyul and Sorim being in the same world and closer than they expected. Music is the key factor that brings these two together - especially with their affection for the famous boy group 'Crude Play.' Sorim is an intense fangirl whereas Han Gyul is the music producer for the group and their entertainment company.


From the start, you can see Sorim is a gentle, good-hearted girl, so of course, you can expect Han Gyul to be the counter opposite of that. He is solitary, self-centered and doesn't seem to care about others unless they provide some sort of good result for him.




I don't want to put the characters into such a quick nutshell, but so far it seems they project a common style for a male and female lead. Still, it is charming to see Joy playing the role with ease and Han Gyul showcasing his bad boy attitude.




As the drama goes on, the story becomes interesting one moment than a bit lackluster the next. I am curious as to why Han Gyul left Crude Play so easily. He manages the group well, but couldn't he still be involved and produce some lyrics like SHINee, BTS or Dal Shabet do? 


I think the drama will offer a one-of-a-kind perspective on the life idols, especially through Han Gyul's current girlfriend Yuna (who is already suffering from some sort of turmoil).




The other scenario to spark my interest is Sorim's back story. She is so attached to music and her mother's death is left in the shadows. I'm positive this will be revealed in a future episode but I also wonder about Han Gyul's parents as well since the two leads seem to have minimal past stories being mentioned currently.


Aside from the story progression, the show really wanted to make a bold difference in their performance by adding in various musical segments. I am wondering if it is merely to attract attention by trying something new or simply to highlight Joy's stellar vocals. This 'Glee' effect can prove successful for the show.



However, at first, I was really wondering if this drama  was going to become a high school musical sort of show - especially when they suddenly covered G-Friend's "Me Gustas Tu." It was awesome to see this song come to life in their high school setting but I am already stressing on the inside wondering if all future episodes would have some sort of musical break because it can become overwhelming and fast if it is just cover songs.


Aside from that, I love that the drama didn't waste any time in creating that fantasy romance by having Han Gyul run into Sorim at the Han river only to take her phone, record a song and disappear so easily. Now the chase is on and we are all eager for Sorim to reunite with her 'love at first sight.' 




Without delay, Sorim and Han Gyul meet by chance as Sorim is auditioning with her band at a concert hall where Han Gyul and Crude Play happen to be. Han Gyul hears her suddenly sing the chorus of their song, "It's Okay, I'm here," and turns around with a shocked expression to see the girl from the river smilingly sweetly after singing the first line. 


Now that we are left on this cliffhanger, we all can't help but wonder what will happen next and how Han Gyul will react to Sorim exposing his song to the public.


SCORE:

Plot................6

Performance......7

Pacing...........6


OVERALL......6.3

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    Icypoke 21 days ago

    Not a leal adaptation of the manga/movie but still a pretty good drama, and it gets better after the episode 2...

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    clarissaxd 21 days ago

    I would of given it a 5 , maybe it will get better

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    Exo_Leia 21 days ago

    Did they change the English title of the show?

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    ohbunnies Exo_Leia 21 days ago

    no, the drama just have multiple of names or title.

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    Exo_Leia ohbunnies 20 days ago

    Ahh I see, thank you! I just thought it was The Lover and His Liar

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    xcosmosx 21 days ago

    I didn't like the first ep , acting was poor I'll wait  to see more improvement

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    WeLoveWannie 21 days ago

    i just wondered what is this drama because of title ... who the fuck named TLAHL like this ...

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    RedVelutionary 21 days ago

    TBH IDK about you guys but I like it :)

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    nickybaenim 21 days ago

    Joy is ugly AF. She was pretty when she was fat. Now she looks like a skeleton with huge teeth. I'd love she looks as pretty and beautiful like me. Instead she looks like a skinny and cheap big mouse. SONE FOREVEEER<3<3

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    mypcy nickybaenim 21 days ago

    It's okay, don't be sad. I think you are beautiful even with that ugly personality of yours.

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    liviekate nickybaenim 21 days ago

    oh honey. that was a nice attempt.

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    samael nickybaenim 21 days ago

    cute attempt, pretend you are pretty online, cry yourself to sleep at night.

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    nickybaenim samael 21 days ago

    All my fans know how pretty I am. My father is a king, and I'm his Princess.

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    nickybaenim mypcy 21 days ago

    My personality is unique baby. With love. Baby Nicky<3

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    samael nickybaenim 21 days ago

    i bet he tells you your are "special" all the time, so it must be true :)

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    kpoppower nickybaenim 21 days ago

    Why do you have to be such a sad, pathetic person? Why do you feel the need to be so spiteful?

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    nickybaenim samael 21 days ago

    He is a king. I barely see him, but his money makes me happy. Lol.

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    nickybaenim kpoppower 21 days ago

    Believe me, I'm not sad. ROTFL. I'm the happiest pretty girl in the world. My fans love me.

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    jinyoungiepabo nickybaenim 21 days ago

    what fans though? The electronic fans?? ahh no wonder why..

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    sirsans nickybaenim 21 days ago

    Dude, u are the best comedian in AKP! Wish u all the best.

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    nickybaenim sirsans 21 days ago

    I'm gonna make a confession to you. Wheter you believe it or not, I don't care. I'm a SM E. star. Who I am? I won't tell, though there are so many hints about who I am. My agency is the worst in so many ways. My colleagues are the most horrible people that you can rely with, with the exception of Tiffany (GG), she is so humble and she has tons of probs with the rest of the other idiots like Sunny who thinks that no one can touch her, not even God. All the RV members thinks that they are the best in the world, when everybody knows here that they are the crappy band of SM. EXO are idiots too, with the exception of Chanyeol who is the most awesome person alive. There are other idiots that think that they own the agency, and I'm talking about S.E.S. I was a fan until I met with them once. They are worst than Sunny. Only Eugene tries to be different. NCT, ROTFL, everyone talks about them like if the have down syndrome.

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    Icypoke nickybaenim 21 days ago

    ''EXO are idiots too, with the exception of Chanyeol who is the most awesome person alive.'' LMAO but chanyeol is an racist and homophobic LOL Disappointed with your fanfic but not surprised at all...

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    nickybaenim Icypoke 21 days ago

    There are lots of s**t in social media about tons of different things. But I can tell you. Chanyeol is an awesome guy. The rest are idiots. Being in SM is a war. It's always been a war. I hate it. So much. So much.

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    sirsans nickybaenim 21 days ago

    Damn, lucky for you to be SM star. But i believe what Wendy said on V, "SM water taste like water".

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    nickybaenim sirsans 21 days ago

    Being in SM "water tastes to dishonesty, fight for power, not being supported". The whole agency is just about to go down for economic probs. Everyone is unhappy, like Amber (I love her), Henry (he's an idiot, he deserves it). The rest are the nobodies of the house (SM). Just 2 more years. and I'm out.

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    Wang_delulu_D nickybaenim 21 days ago

    Aw sagging leathery halmeoni, really? Fans? ROTFL, yeah we like to trash garbage like you

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