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ESC to close 3.9 (by 1924 users)choegoui sarang 최고의 사랑
  • 2011
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized choegoui sarang
native
english Greatest Love
literal Best Love
aka The Discovery Of Affection, aejeongui balgyeon, 애정의 발견

Genres

genres comedy, romance

Language

language Korean

Production

country Korea
type real
format TV
network MBC

Release

date 04 May, 2011 - 23 Jun, 2011
episodes 16
duration 70 minutes
air day Wednesday, Thursday
at 21:55 - 23:05
status released

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avg. score 3.9 of 5 by 1924 users
total users 3007
rating 7511
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Synopsis

Gu Ae Jeong is a has-been idol trying desperately to stay in the spotlight, despite her bad reputation with the public. In contrast, top star Dok Go Jin is beloved by many, but behind the scenes is vain and rude. The two meet and fail to get along, but their paths continue to cross when Ae Jeong ends up on a popular dating variety show, hosted by her snooty former band mate (and Dok Go Jin's former girlfriend) Gang Se Ri.

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Dok Go Jin
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Gu Ae Jeong
main
Gang Se Ri
supporting
Yun Pil Ju
supporting
Gu Ja Cheol
supporting
Gu Ae Hwan
supporting

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Reviews


18 Apr, 2016
It's a very lighthearted, yet exciting drama. After some stoic emotionless male leads I completely fell in love with Cha Seung Won. His eccentric and loveable character Dok Go Jin portrayed such a wide range of relatable emotions, his physical comedy and endless little quirks cracked me up (reminding me of Nagase Tomoya), but he did just as well portraying pain and heartbreak.

The series releases a great dose of butterflies in your stomach with the typical pursue of romance, but early on the focus starts to shift to the more realistic side of things. The characters work in the entertainment industry, where romantic relationships drastically influence your career development, whether it's calculated or not. The setting leaves a realistic feeling, while still taking you for a vacation from your real life troubles.

A relationship between an arrogant successful male and a down to earth hard working female is nothing new in the slightest, but I think these characters delivered a refreshing combo with the more subtle nuances of their characters. If you're looking for that light hearted feeling of a high school romance, but with more mature (age wise) characters, a stronger female lead, and a more adult setting, this is the series for you. It also keeps its quality and feel balanced throughout the 16 episodes, instead of sliding to that boring, repetitive or needlessly serious slope in the middle like many others do.
read more more reviews by cleverstagename

27 Dec, 2011
Awesome. Gorgeous. Heart-warming. Magnificent. The superlatives are running out *_*

The Hong sisters delivered their best scenario as yet. My girlfriend is a Gumiho was superb, but I never thought they would do EVEN better.

The pair of Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin is nothing short of natural and spectacularly brilliant. With that casting, the drama just couldn't fail. Although Dok Go Jin (CSW) came across as mildly deranged in the beginning, he calmed down a bit (matured perhaps) after meeting Gu Ae Jeong.

The puns fly around at a tempo only the Hong sisters can deliver, the silly situations make you laugh out loud like crazy and in the end you just want to follow that pair of not-so-young lovers and see how it unfolds. The whole angst is built up by the question of life and death, which is a trademark of the Hong sisters.

This drama is a winner, I don't know for sure if I prefer this over City Hunter for 2011, but in the rom-com genre : Choegoui Sarang wins, hands down.
read more more reviews by kimkas

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03 Aug, 2016
The main couple in both dramas are very similar; the woman is a good person, but some circumstances don't allow her to lead a normal life while the man is rich and handsome but has a bad personality. When the two encounter each other, they fall in love. The feeling conveyed by both is very similar.

14 Sep, 2013
Both give off a similar feeling as they both involve a female lead who is an innocent woman tortured by the fate; and a male lead who is an arrogant, rich, yet quite lonely person. He starts to defend her by chance, but then also falls for her.

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cleverstagename 18 Apr, 2016
It's a very lighthearted, yet exciting drama. After some stoic emotionless male leads I completely fell in love with Cha Seung Won. His eccentric and loveable character Dok Go Jin portrayed such a wide range of relatable emotions, his physical comedy and endless little quirks cracked me up (reminding me of Nagase Tomoya), but he did just as well portraying pain and heartbreak.
It was also extremely refreshing for me that Dok Go Jin confessed his feelings so early on in the series.


The series releases a great dose of butterflies in your stomach with the typical pursue of romance, but early on the focus starts to shift to the more realistic side of things. The characters work in the entertainment industry, where romantic relationships drastically influence your career development, whether it's calculated or not. The setting leaves a realistic feeling, while still taking you for a vacation from your real life troubles.

A relationship between an arrogant successful male and a down to earth hard working female is nothing new in the slightest, but I think these characters delivered a refreshing combo with the more subtle nuances of their characters. If you're looking for that light hearted feeling of a high school romance, but with more mature (age wise) characters, a stronger female lead, and a more adult setting, this is the series for you. It also keeps its quality and feel balanced throughout the 16 episodes, instead of sliding to that boring, repetitive or needlessly serious slope in the middle like many others do.
ralphina 01 Nov, 2015
I really liked the
Secret Garden type of ending
^w^
zaharisa 21 May, 2015
If someone here could explain it to me.. I wonder if it was bad translation or something.. I could never get the azalea - chicken story. Maybe it is a manhwa or something? I got the main point, but the story itself never really made any sense for me.
kiyoshi 15 Jan, 2015
I liked the beginning. But then, it became very boring ... there were some cute, sad, funny, happy moments, and the rest of the drama was boring. I hate Doko Jin's character and also the way he laughs. Yet sometimes he was cute. Gong Hyo Jin was very good. I also liked TV moments.

About the ending : It was a REAL ending, and we know everything about each character. I wanted to see more about their wedding. I LOVED their babyyyy and the final scene was really funny.


3/5
sweetfantasy 08 Dec, 2014
Gong Hyo Jin can have amazing chemistry with anyone. Cha Seung Won did well in his role also, but like some of the commenters below I wasn't totally won over by the typical arrogant male character. All the elements of your typical Hong sisters drama--cuteness, a more than worthy secondary male lead (drives me insane when you know the nice guy will never get the girl), an arrogant male lead who finds himself mysteriously drawn towards the female lead, and a cheesy romance. If rom-com is your thing, then this one is a good one to watch. Nothing exceptional stood out for me, but the couple is cute and Gong Hyo Jin's role was definitely the highlight.

Yoon Pil Joo was definitely a Towel Guy #2 (You're Beautiful reference)--he had everything going for him, except for that notorious towel scene of You're Beautiful. Why must his type of character always lose...
zaharisa 20 Oct, 2014
@misekeith
I see...
Oh, me too.. sometimes :P


Agree. That's all. :)
misekeith 20 Oct, 2014
@zaharisa I see your point. But I assure you I wasn't complaining about Cha Seung Won's performance, but about Dok Go Jin-as-a-character per se. I do watch Korean dramas and well, if I watch them till the end I guess it means I do kind of enjoy them, but... I saw Dok Go JIn as the embodiment of the general exaggeratedly cold and heroine-diminishing attitude of Korean main male characters. It's not Cha-nim's characterization I wasn't pleased with - my problem was with the script.
And probably with the fact I think that sometimes, nice unfunny guys should also have the chance to get the girl. :)

But I have some general difficulty digesting the Hong sisters' view of "romance" - so don't mind me. We just have different tastes, that's all.
zaharisa 14 Oct, 2014
@misekeith When I first started watching the series..- it was also the first time I ever watched the actor Cha Seung Won. He has a unique voice, which was making me cringe at first. The same with the hero he portrays. However- at every scene he played- I laughed.. and laughed.. and soon he became my favourite hero. Have you noticed the recent wild (and seriously strange) laughs portrayed in dramas* main heroes those days- I think they are all imitating his hero in that one, because he won an award for it. They found his hero a successful formula for a viewer ratings.
*(like the ones in Master's sun & the korean version of Fated to love you)

His hero always create funny moments.. And although the second male lead was quite a decent guy- I just didn't find him any funny at all.
Actually- this is one of the dramas I re-watch on a rainy days, because I can't stop laughing. They are also some quite nice romantic & warm moments in it that make me fluffy on the inside. :)
I can't say this drama is an exceptional one.. it followed the standarts for a korean romantic one.. yet- has a special place in my heart. Out of more than 700 asian titles I watched this one always stayed remembered, loved and re-watched.

I also quite enjoyed the final. :)
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