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「Lovestruck in the City」 review

Fun, Relatable, Full of Lessons

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도시남녀의 사랑법」 / 「Lovestruck in the City」 is a short story or short form romantic comedy drama which depicts real love stories of young people as they live in a huge busy city. It stars 「Ji Chan Wook」 and 「Kim Ji Won」. The series is also the first part of the multi-series entitled 「City Couple’s Way of Love」.

Fun, Relatable, Full of Lessons

Synopsis

The storyline of the series is in interview format – six people talking about their dating life.1

Park Jae-won, a 32-year-old architect by profession, has a passionate and honest personality. He is not able to forget the woman, whom he calls a “camera thief”, who stole his heart and disappeared. Lee Eun-o, a 29-year-old freelance marketer, lives an ordinary life but has an alter ego called Yoon Seon-a. She meets Park Jae-won under her fake identity in Yangyang Beach and ends up falling in love with him.1

Choi Kyeong-jun, 29 years old and also an architect, and Seo Rin-i appear to be a steady couple. Kang Geon, a 29 years old novelist, tends to fall in love with the woman he dates. Oh Seon-yeong, a 30 years old gym teacher, is a ‘serial dater’ by self admission.1

Reaction

From the title and synopsis, the impression was this is a part comedy, part cheesy, part romantic, series. It was so easy to dismiss but I am glad I did not. Each episode are around 30 minutes long and they did well in telling the stories of the characters and their relationships while staying to a particular topic or subject in each episode.

Lovestruck in the City (2020) (left to right) 「So Ju Yeon」, 「Ryu Kyung Soo」, 「Kim Ji Won」

Lovestruck in the City (2020)

(left to right) 「So Ju Yeon」, 「Ryu Kyung Soo」, 「Kim Ji Won」

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Music

I like the OST, at least what was used so far in the first 8 episodes. Good acting, the chemistry between the actors were great. Relatable story, romantic and yet light–not cheesy, not teenage drama, no serious political and family drama.

Verdict

If you’re looking for a TV show to break your existing serious line-ups, definitely pickup 「Lovestruck in the City」. I give this 9.5 out of 10 stars.

Watch in Netflix today.

Lovestruck in the City (2020) 「Kim Min Seok」 (left); 「So Ju Yeon」 (right)

Lovestruck in the City (2020)

「Kim Min Seok」 (left); 「So Ju Yeon」 (right)

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Official trailer

[ENG SUB HD] Lovestruck in the City Official Trailer

「Lovestruck in the City」 trailer

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OST

「Lovestruck in the City」 OST

「Lovestruck in the City」 OST

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・ Cover image: The cover image used in this article is Copyrighted to Kakao M and Story & Pictures Media.


  1. Wikipedia: 「Lovestruck in the City」 synopsis; CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported License ↩︎

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