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ESC to close 3.84 (by 820 users)himssen yeoja do bong sun 힘쎈 여자 도봉순
  • 2017
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized himssen yeoja do bong sun
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english Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
aka strong woman do bong-soon, powerful woman do bong-soon, 힘쎈여자 도봉순

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genres comedy, romance, fantasy

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language Korean

Production

country Korea
type real
format TV
network JTBC

Release

date 24 Feb, 2017 - 15 Apr, 2017
episodes 16
duration 70 minutes
air day Friday, Saturday
at 23:00 - 00:10
status released

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avg. score 3.84 of 5 by 820 users
total users 1275
rating 3147
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Do Bong Sun
main
An Min Hyeok
main
In Guk Du
main
Hwang Jin I
supporting
Do Chil Gu
supporting
Do Bong Gi
supporting

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21 Apr, 2017
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon shows how a lovable and well written lead couple can elevate a romantic comedy to new heights.

The premise alone is fairly interesting, with the leads flipping traditional gender roles. The female lead is the strong, "hero" of the show while the male and second male leads take on the more conventional role of the sidekicks. She undergoes a good amount of character development, learning to love herself and fit in better with society while the male lead is the more socially adapted one who supports her. The swapping creates for a more refreshing story because the base premise is fairly new at it's core. Are there some cliches? For sure, there's the chaebol shenanigans, but even those aren't dragged out unnecessarily long and have their own little twists thrown in. And the added touch of a darker mystery gives some heft.

The strongest aspect by far though, are the main couple. Bong Sun is the more weakly written character still manages to undergo a lot of growth and flip between being a cute, twenty-something girl and someone whose not afraid to use her strength to help others. A lot of the winsomeness draws from Park Bo Yeong. The breakaway however is Park Hyeong Sik, who makes An Min Hyeok a memorable, charming male lead whose facial expressions are great. He's improved leaps and bounds, and a shout out has to go to the writer for creating a male lead who can accept that he can't fix everything and sometimes just needs to be the supporter for what his girlfriend wants to do. The villain of the show is creepy in a way you would expect from a darker, thriller and lacks a certain narrative oomph but he does well enough to cause tension as needed.

The supporting characters are by far weaker, with Guk Du being a weak contestant and Bong Sun's family, while loving, often feeling flat (or as the case maybe in certain situations, infuriating based on actions). Some aspects of the comedy also fell flat or cringeworthy; you got an idea of what the show was aiming for but it felt somewhat insulting and annoying. The gang (both the adult and high school ones) add some nice comedy but eventually began to feel old the longer the jokes and scenes ran. The attraction of the show was the main couple, and when the focus wasn't on them, it was definitely felt.

A recommend for any fan of romantic comedies. Even if the rest of the show becomes weaker over time, you'll love the main couple.
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jujuvieira ~ 4 days
Muito fofinho. Não achei que foi 5 estrelas, mas mesmo assim foi bom.
erenchi ~ 5 days
nera gay nera
allase 30 Nov, 2017
It had potential but the jokes almost never landed, the chemistry was lacking, the performances were mediocre. I totally blame the director for all the above, he tried to do way too much and obviously failed :(

The end result was a cliche, predictible drama with some decent moments.

3.5 / 5

edit: also there was no reason for 50% of the side characters to exist... the grandma, the gangsters, the feminine guy, the monk, the brother, the "other" girl etc etc etc They should have developed half the storylines and deeper then it might have been a masterpiece
ally 21 Oct, 2017
As a comedy, I give it 4 stars. It was funny and comical, although a bit cheesy, but I found myself laughing.
As a romance, I give 4 stars too, it was cute, both male characters were gentlemen and Min Hyeok never forced himself on Bong Soon.
As the "crime" part eHhHH that was a bit bad. Policemen and all the people trying to help in solving the crime were so stupid, they lacked common sense and danger awareness.

So yeah, as a comedy drama, don't expect a super complicated and well thought plot.
nekolacta 30 Sep, 2017
It was crazy and a true mess sometimes but I had so much fun! The couple is so cute, I love Bong Sun and Min Min. ♡ Maybe they're too childish, but it's my weakness.

Gok Du deserves a better ending, he is a great character.
poice 13 Aug, 2017
What a mess....I didn't like mishmash of the generes - criminal, comedy, romance, fantasy....It was too much but I think the story of crazy kidnapper would make great criminal drama! Too bad it just didn't go well with comical feel of the drama. There were some cute and funny moments buy overall....it's ok drama and nothing more.
zor6a 01 Aug, 2017
♡♡♡ I love this drama so so so much! ♡♡♡
stellybish 01 Jul, 2017
I finished the drama back in April, but forgot to leave a comment xD
Anyway, it was a really funny one, but I think they went overboard with the comedy sometimes, especially when it came to the gansters.
& I definitely hated Bongson's mother! The way she treated her own daughter and husband was awful!
They tried to make her look like a good character in the end, but she still left a very bad impression on me.
I definitely did not expect the dark theme with the crime, that was enjoyble.
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