Fate brings polar opposite high school classmates (one obsessively attracted to the other, the other indifferent to all advances) to live under one roof. Is romance possible?




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Series cast summary:
So-Min Jung ...  Oh Ha-ni 16 episodes, 2010
...  Baek Seung-jo 16 episodes, 2010
Tae-Sung Lee ...  Bong Joon-gu 16 episodes, 2010
Hye-Young Jung ...  Hwang Geum-hee, Seung-jo's mother 16 episodes, 2010
Nam-kil Kang ...  Oh Ki-dong, Ha-ni's father 16 episodes, 2010
Oh Kyung-soo ...  Baek Soo-chang, Seung-jo's father 16 episodes, 2010
Hong Yoon Hwa ...  Jung Joo-ri, Ha-ni's best friend 16 episodes, 2010
Yoon Seung-ah ...  Dokgo Min-ah, Ha-ni's best friend 16 episodes, 2010
Won-hong Choi ...  Baek Eun-jo, Seung-jo's brother 16 episodes, 2010
Jung-eun Im ...  Ki-dong's Tall Male Employee 15 episodes, 2010
Nam-Hyeon Gang ...  Ki-dong's Chubby Male Employee 15 episodes, 2010
Hye-ji Jang ...  Ki-dong's Female Employee 15 episodes, 2010
...  Yoon He-ra 12 episodes, 2010
Sung-guk Choi ...  Wang Kyeong-su 10 episodes, 2010
Nyeong-ba-da Ahn ...  Joon-gu's Followers 8 episodes, 2010
Jong-Seong Lee 8 episodes, 2010
Mi-ri Kim ...  Jin-hyun 8 episodes, 2010
Seung-Min Choi 8 episodes, 2010
Bo-Hyun Yoon ...  Captain of Tennis Club 7 episodes, 2010
Hyo-eun Hwang ...  Song Kang-yi 7 episodes, 2010
Yeong-sik Song ...  Song Ji-oh 7 episodes, 2010


Playful Kiss is a warm, bubbly drama about falling in love and growing up along the way. Oh Ha-ni, nicknamed "Noah's snail" by her father and friends for her ability to keep trying even though she isn't the brightest in the bunch, has one goal in mind: to capture the heart of school genius, Baek Seung-jo. After harboring an all-consuming crush for years, she finally gets up the courage to give him a letter confessing her feelings. Seung-jo, an icy perfectionist, coldly rejects her. When Ha-ni's house is destroyed by an earthquake, she and her father move in with an old family friend - none other than Seung-jo's father. Now, Ha-ni and Seung-jo must deal with the awkwardness of living under the same roof. Can one determined, warm-hearted high school girl melt the heart of this closed-off genius? Written by Ha Ni

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1 September 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Jangnanseureon Kiseu  »


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Never knew I would enjoy Asian romantic comedies so much!!
17 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Currently on Netflix (2016) this series is known as "Playful Kiss" for US viewers. I've seen the story before titled "Mischievous Kiss: Season 1 and Season 2," done by the Japanese. That series was undoubtedly influenced by this South Korean version, which was done first.

At any rate, I really enjoyed both versions. There are very slight differences but the core story remains the same: girl likes boy who could not care less about her... until events unfold that give her small bits of hope, like crumbs left on the ground to follow a path. It's how the story unfolds that draws us in. Many times I laughed out loud. Often I had a silly grin on my face. There were times I couldn't stop the watery eyes. I was rooting for Oh Ha Ni all the way - her character was just so adorable and spirited, and good. Oh, and she daydreams!

Anyone who enjoys love stories, no matter the culture, should enjoy this. I'm English-Irish American and I did! And I plan to watch it again. I could give spoilers, but why do that when one can just watch it to see if they like it? Don't look for perfection - look for the story, the intent - that's were the beauty is in "Mischievous Kiss" (2010).

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