My Only Love Song Korean Drama Review

My Only Love Song is about an arrogant top actress (Gong Seung Yeon) who is transported back in time to the Goguryeo era where she gets involved with a legendary man (Lee Jong Hyun) who will do anything to make money.

My Only Love Song is a comedy drama that is light and easy and knows how to have fun. This series was actually picked up by Netflix and is a quick watch with 20 episodes of about 30 minutes a piece.

Gong Seung Yeon plays our modern day actress Song Soo Jung. This girl has quite an abrasive personality, and she is so lively and animated. She really makes some great faces, and I found her to be a very entertaining character.

Lee Jong Hyun is our legendary man On Dal. He has a habit of swindling people to make money and frequently dresses up in disguise. Of course, he really has a good heart, and there is much more to him than meets the eye.

My Only Love Song is heavy on the comedy, especially in the beginning. It really plays up the fact that our heroine is from the future, and she sticks out like a fish out of water in this era. A lot of the comedy centers around just how out of place she is and that she doesn’t really try to fit into the time period.

My Only Love Song Korean Drama - Van

She also travels back in time in a very retro van. The reactions to the van by the people is varied and quite funny. The simple fact that the fan is present throughout the drama was very humorous.

The romance is also quite fun. Soo Jung and On Dal don’t get along at first, and there is a lot of entertaining bickering between the pair. Of course, feelings do eventually develop, and we get a nice little love story.


On the negative side, because of the heavy comedy element, it takes a long time to connect with the characters and feel any depth from the story. Something that is both good and bad is that the pacing is pretty good with each episode usually feeling quite breezy and moving right along, but that added to the difficulty in getting in deep with the story.

While the comedy elements definitely remain, things do get a bit more serious as the drama progresses. The story thickens as well as the growing feelings of the characters. This would normally be a good thing for me, but because of the previously mentioned issues, I found myself not to concerned with what was happening by the middle of the drama. It was too little too late. This left me feeling bored with it in the second half.

When it comes down to it, My Only Love Song is meant to be a fun and easy drama, and it is that for the most part. While it did lose its steam and initial appeal, I did enjoy several elements of it, especially for being a unique genre of being a very comedic historical drama.

My Rating: 6/10

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10 Responses to My Only Love Song Korean Drama Review

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Hmm as you mentioned Netflix, I got optimistic and checked it out of it was available for me: and behold oh miracle of miracles: it is! 😀😀 As this is only 30 minutes per episode I might be able to fit this one in somewhere. It’s premise sounds fun, and I’m currently in the middle of watching a very dark and quite depressing anime series (but it is very good), so I’m actually looking for something a bit lighthearted as well to compensate. This sounds perfect for that 😊 Great review and thanks for sharing this 😀

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    • Kay says:

      Haha, at least Netflix seems to almost always have the same dramas for your country as it does mine. It’s definitely a quick and easy watch. And yes, a good follow up for a darker show. Of course, there’s always The Sound of Your Heart with Lee Kwang Soo if you’re looking for something lighthearted 😉

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  4. Cynthia Leigh McLendon says:

    It’s not set in the Joseon era. It’s in 6th Century Goguryeo which begs the question how could people in the 6th century read a book published in 1968? The modern Korean alphabet didn’t exist then. Loved the series, but that bugged me. 😉

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  5. As mentioned in Kay’s review it takes a while to connect with the characters and when I did it wasn’t as strong as with some of the really good shows. This show isn’t bad, it’s just not great. Though I did enjoy Gong Seung Yeon performance. The supporting characters’ romance were good. I would of like to have seen more of the third romance with the general’s little sister (Kim Chae-Eunand). The van added an interesting element to the story.

    I see that Lee Jong-Hyun and a few other performers haven’t been active for several years. I wonder what happened.

    Rating 7/10

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    • Kay says:

      Yes, I agree, this is a fun show that falls kind of in the middle, not bad but not great. It has a lot of interesting elements and humor to enjoy. I also loved Gong Seung Yeon. She’s always a stand out. It’s a cute show. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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