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My Lovely Liar: Overview, Cast, 6 Fun Facts & More

Overview of My Lovely Liar

Korean dramas have increasingly seen global success with dystopian and supernatural genres, and romantic comedies have always been the bread and butter of the industry. ‘My Lovely Liar’ K-drama gleefully continues this tradition with the fantastical twist and romantic, playful chemistry of the lead protagonists, Kim So-hyun and Hwang Min-hyun.

Imagine having the ability to listen to lies from anyone and everyone you meet! It can be a double-edged sword. Mok Sol-hee has a special ability to distinguish whether people are lying or not, no matter how hard they try to obfuscate the truth. She is involved with a murder suspect, Kim Do-ha. The drama deals with fantastical elements and romance in a fun setting.

Profile

  • Drama: My Lovely Liar
  • Director: Nam Sung-woo
  • Writer: Seo Jeong-eun
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: July 31 – September 19, 2023
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Cast

  • Kim So-hyun as Mok Sol-hee
  • Hwang Min-hyun as Kim Do-ha / Kim Seung-joo
  • Seo Ji-hoon as Lee Kang-min
  • Lee Si-woo as Sha On/Sa Ji-on

Supporting

  • Yoon Ji-on as Cho Deuk-chan
  • Nam Hyun-woo as Cho Jae-chan
  • Song Jin-woo as Park Moo-jin
  • Baek Seung-do as Ethan
  • Ha Jong-woo as Baek Chi-hoon
  • Park Kyung-hye as Cassandra / Yoon Ye-seul
  • Jin Kyung as Cha Hyang-suk
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Mok Tae-seop
  • Seo Jeong-yeon as Jung Yeon-mi
  • Kwon Dong-ho as Choi Eom-ho
  • Seo Hyun-chul as Jang Joong-gyu
  • Cho Jin-se as So Bo-ro
  • Kim Won-hun as Oh O-baek
  • Eom Ji-yoon as Hwang Cho-rok
  • Kim Sun-young as Choi Ji-hye
  • Song Ji-hyun as Choi Eom-ji

Synopsis

Mok Sol-hee (Kim So-hyun) is a person who has led a complex life since childhood and has a peculiar ability. Sol-hee can sense when people are lying. She doesn’t particularly like this ability, as she thinks anybody who is even telling her a harmless untruth is doing so out of maliciousness.

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Kim So-hyun as Mok Sol-hee in “My Lovely Liar” (2023). Credit: Pinterest

Another character is introduced, Kim Do-ha (Hwang Min-hyun), who is suspected of murdering his girlfriend, and because of that, he is running away from his home town.

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Hwang Min-hyun as Kim Do-ha in “My Lovely Liar” (2023). Credit: Pinterest

Almost like destiny, their paths cross, and one day Mok Sol-hee ends up saving Kim Do-ha from an angry man. Five years later, Do-ha ends up moving to the neighbourhood that Sol-hee lives in, and now he is a composer who works with the biggest idol, Sha On/Sa Ji On (Lee Si-woo).

Curiously, nobody knows Do-ha’s real identity, and no one has seen his real face unless the CEO of J Entertainment, his close friend Cho Deuk-chan (Yoon Ji-on), and a few acquaintances. The top solo singer and the nation’s younger sister, Sha On, decides to visit Do-ha after receiving an award for Do-ha’s composition. Sha On gets followed by reporters, and so Do-ha ends up moving to Sol-Hee’s neighbourhood. Do-ha recognises Sol-hee immediately, but she doesn’t remember him as it has been 5 years since she saw him.

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Lee Si-woo as Sha On/Sa Ji On in “My Lovely Liar” (2023). Credit: Pinterest

An Untold Past of Kim Do-ha 

Kim Do-ha is the son of an assemblywoman, and when he was in high school, he fell in love with a poor girl named Choi Eom-ji (Song Ji-hyun) from his old town. Do-ha’s given name is Kim Seung-joo, and back then, Kim Seung-joo and Eom-ji were very close. Unfortunately, Eom-ji’s love turns into something more negative as she starts to behave like a stalker, checking his phone, asking him who he was hanging out with and suspecting him of lying about every small thing.

Eventually, Do-ha became fed up with these accusations and one night decided to give up on their relationship. Eom-ji was not ready for a breakup, and she insisted she would kill herself. During their argument, she tried to cut her wrist with a shard of glass. Do-ha left and didn’t look back, even though he heard her cry miserably. Do-ha felt like he was to blame and admitted to killing her. There was no evidence against Do-ha, and he was acquitted, but society always believed he was a murderer. This is how he ended up living in hiding and taking shelter under J Entertainment.

An Untold Past of Mok Sol-hee

Mok Sol-hee is a loner because she can hear people lying and always calls them out for it. This made her suspicious of anyone who tried to get close to her, so she started living in a shell. However, she was lucky to date a police officer named Lee Kang-min (Seo Ji-hoon). She likes him so much and never told him the truth about her ability, but one day, suddenly, Kang-min cut all ties with Sol-hee and left her alone. This broke Sol-hee’s heart, leaving her unwilling to trust anyone again. In truth, Kang-min had stomach cancer, and he didn’t want to see his girlfriend suffer; that’s why he left.

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Seo Ji-hoon as Lee Kang-min in “My Lovely Liar” (2023). Credit: Pinterest

Sol-hee’s parents have been divorced and haven’t seen each other in 10 years, and that’s why she never trusted in true love. Her mother is always troubling her because she wants to live a rich life, and all she cares about is money. On the other hand, her father lives somewhere in the middle of the mountains.

When Sol-hee meets Do-ha, she realises this is a genuine person who doesn’t tell lies, and suddenly she wonders if he’s her destiny. Time and situations bring them together, and it almost does feel like they just may be destined to be together, ultimately making them like each other. Sol-hee runs a tarot cafe, pretends to be a shaman, and helps people who think they’re being scammed.

Sol-hee is the reason Do-ha starts opening up and stops wearing his mask in public. Everyone thinks Do-ha is the murderer, but it’s Sol-hee with whom he finds peace, learns to live like a normal person, and falls in love with her. They both find comfort in each other, and Sol-hee also ends up helping Do-ha unmask the truth about Eom-ji because that’s the closure he needs to go back to living a normal life.

Who Killed Eom-ji, And Why?

Do-ha’s ex-girlfriend Eom-ji’s body was never found, so no one knew if she committed suicide or not. During the time Do-ha spends with Sol-hee, Eom-ji’s older brother tries to kill him and coax the truth out of him. Five years after her death, Eom-ji’s dead body is found in the mountains. Sol-hee’s ex-boyfriend Kang-min finds something fishy about the murder case, and it’s Cho Deuk-chan, the CEO of J Entertainment who killed the girl.

Cho Deuk-chan was also in love with Do-ha and was afraid, as Eom-ji had realised Deuk-chan’s feelings, and he was threatened by her knowing the truth about him. Deuk-chan was also afraid she’d tell Do-ha the truth, and during a fight, Deuk-chan accidentally pushed Eom-ji hard to the ground, where she hit her head on a stone and died immediately.

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Kim So-hyun as Mok Sol-hee and Hwang Min-hyun as Kim Do-ha in “My Lovely Liar” (2023). Credit: Pinterest

Ending Explained

Sol-hee’s divorced parents reunite as her father realises that he was wrong about thinking his wife was cheating on him. On the other hand, Do-ha decides to become a producer and gets the ex-J Entertainment idol Ethan to sing his songs. It’s all happiness for Do-ha as his mother finally apologises for not believing her son wasn’t a murderer. Sol-hee’s cafe thrives, and she realises that it’s better to trust people for who they are rather than use her ability to trap her into believing everyone is harmful.

Theme

The drama tells the romantic, whimsical story of a lie detector and a mysterious music composer who come together in strange circumstances. The intriguing and delightful series offers a fresh perspective on romance and human connections. ‘My Lovely Liar’ successfully balances humour, romance, and mystery, creating an interesting narrative that keeps the audience invested. The supernatural element is woven smoothly into the storyline, enhancing the plot without overshadowing the main themes of love and trust.

Awards

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Interesting Facts about My Lovely Liar

  1. Filming of the drama began in February 2023.
  2. The series marks Kim So-hyun’s comeback to screens after a two-year break.
  3. The drama is directed by the popular director Nam Sung-woo, who directed other popular dramas such as ‘Kkondae Intern’ (2020) and ‘My Roommate Is a Gumiho’ (2021).
  4. ‘My Lovely Liar’ took over TVN’s Monday and Tuesday 20:50 time slots previously occupied by the latest Korean dramas of 2023, ‘Delightfully Deceitful’ and followed by ‘Twinkling Watermelon’.
  5. On September 21, 2022, Hwang Min-hyun and Kim So-hyun were confirmed for another drama, ‘Useless Lies’, and were later confirmed for the role in ‘My Lovely Liar’ in November.
  6. ‘My Lovely Liar’ is available for streaming on Viki and Viu in selected regions, TVING in South Korea, and U-Next in Japan.

FAQs

  1. Who are the writer and director of ‘My Lovely Liar’?
    The drama is written by Seo Jeong-eun and directed by Nam Sung-woo.
  2. What is the genre of ‘My Lovely Liar’?
    The drama falls into mystery, comedy, and romantic genres. 
  3. How many episodes are in ‘My Lovely Liar’?
    The drama has concluded a successful 16-episode run.
  4. Is the K-drama ‘My Lovely Liar’ worth watching?
    The cute, interesting story is a must-watch with mystery and suspense with an unsolved murder. The drama has got you covered with a romantic and playful chemistry of two characters forming an unlikely bond as they help each other to heal.
  5. What is the Instagram ID of Kim So-hyun?
    wow_kimsohyun is the Instagram ID of Kim So-hyun.
  6. What is the Instagram ID of Hwang Min-hyun?

    optimushwang is the Instagram ID of Hwang Min-hyun.

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