The Liar and His Lover (TV series)

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The Liar and His Lover
The Liar and His Lover Poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Also known asLovely Love Lie
Hangul그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해
Based onKanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru
by Kotomi Aoki
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written byKim Kyung-Min
Directed byKim Jin-min
Creative director(s)Jinnie Jin-hee Choi
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)
  • Park Ho-shik
  • Moon Suk-hwan
  • Oh Kwang-hee
Producer(s)Jung Se-ryung
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Bon Factory Worldwide
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMarch 20 (2017-03-20) –
May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)
Related showsThe Liar and His Lover (film)
External links

The Liar and His Lover (Korean그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해; RRGeunyeoneun Geojitmaleul Neomu Saranghae; lit. She Loves Lies Too Much) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Hyun-woo and Joy (Park Soo-young) with Lee Jung-jin, Lee Seo-won and Hong Seo-young. The drama is based on the popular Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru by Kotomi Aoki. It aired on tvN every Monday and Tuesday at 23:00 (KST) starting from March 20, 2017.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


A love story about a heartbroken genius music composer Kang Han-gyul (Lee Hyun-woo) who meets the talented singer and student Yoon So-rim (Joy) whilst he's living under a hidden identity. With her courageous honesty and beautiful singing, So-rim draws Han-gyul back to her time and time again. Along the way the two meet obstacles as So-rim starts her career in the music industry and begins to uncover Han-gyul's lies.



A former bass player who quit the famous rock band Crude Play right before they debuted after losing his confidence to perform. He now works behind-the-scenes as the band's talented music composer and producer under the name "K". By chance, Han-gyul meets So-rim and begins to fall for her whilst hiding his true identity.
A nineteen-year-old high school student who possesses a gifted voice. She is scouted by a music CEO and forms the band Mush & Co with her two childhood friends. So-rim's parents died when she was young and she now lives with her grandmother who runs a store called "Happy Fruits and Vegetables". So-rim helps her grandmother by delivering orders to customers, and one day accidentally meets and falls in love at first sight with Han-gyul.
Director of Sole Music. He has been in love with Yu-na from the beginning and has been waiting for her.
A bass player who replaced Han-gyul in Crude Play. He feels that he has never been fully a part of the group and is resentful of Han-gyul. He later becomes the producer for So-rim's band, and begins to fall for her.
K's ex-girlfriend. A singer who is criticized by the media for using her body to gain fame. Her feelings for Kang Han-gyul have never gone away even after they broke up.


Crude Play band members[edit]

People around Han-Gyul[edit]

  • Choi Min-soo as Kang In-woo, a street singer who is Han-gyul's father.

People around So-rim[edit]

  • Im Ye-jin as Kim Soon-hee, So-rim's grandmother, who owns the "Happy Fruits and Vegetables" store.
  • Song Kang as Baek Jin-woo, So-rim's childhood friend and the guitarist of the band Mush & Co. He has a long-standing crush on So-rim.
  • Park Jong-hyuk [ko] as Lee Kyu-seon, So-rim's childhood friend and the drummer of the band Mush & Co.
  • Kim In-kwon as Bong Won-bin, So-rim's homeroom teacher, who helped So-rim and her childhood friends to become famous.
  • Jeon Yoo-rim [ko] as Lee Se-jung, So-rim's classmate, who is jealous of So-rim and hates her. She is a die-hard fan of Chan-young.

People around Jin-hyuk[edit]

CEO of Who Entertainment who has been in love with Han-gyul's father since she was young.
  • Lee Ha-eun as Yeon Soo-yeon
Employee of Sole Music and likes Si-hyun.


  • Lee Yu-joon
  • Kim Min-seok as Ku Joon-seok
  • Park Seon-hee as Kyu-seon's mother
  • Kim Seo-young
  • In Sung-ho
  • Choi Nam-uk
  • Choi Na-moo
  • Jung Yu-an
  • Min Kyung-jin
  • Kang Woo-je
  • Yoon Eun-byul
  • Yu Ji-hyuk
  • Choi Ji-an
  • Yu Ji-yeon
  • Son Yoon-ju (Voice appearance)
  • Seo Dan-woo
  • Jo Young-seon
  • Lee Young-rae
  • Kyung Kyu-min
  • Lee Ho-seok as member of a band
  • Park Jae-seok as member of a band
  • Kim Soo-hyun as member of a band
  • Han Chan-young as member of a band

Special appearances[edit]

  • Baek Soo-ryun
  • Park Hye-na
  • Park Hae-soo
  • Kim Young-pil
  • Momoland as girl group from survival show "Produce 20" (Ep. 6)
  • INX, boy group from survival show "Produce 20" (Ep. 6)
  • Kim Yong-gun as Chairman of Who Entertainment and Hyun-jung's father (Ep. 7)


(L-R): Lee Seo-won, Joy and Lee Hyun-woo at the drama's press conference on 14 March 2017

The drama's director Kim Jin-min is known for his hit dramas Time Between Dog and Wolf and Marriage Contract.[13] The production company Bon Factory Worldwide also produced The Greatest Love, You're Beautiful, Master's Sun and She Was Pretty.[14]

The drama marks the acting debut of Red Velvet's Joy (Park Soo-young).[15]

First script reading took place on January 21, 2017. The second script reading featuring the main cast took place on February 8, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.[16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 OSEN Cable TV Awards Newcomer Award
Joy (Park Sooyoung)
CJ AWARDS 2017 America Award Best TvN Drama The Liar and His Lover Won

Original soundtrack[edit]

The Liar and His Lover
OST Album
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMay 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)
LanguageKorean, English
LabelCJ E&M Music
1."A Fox" (여우야)Joy 
2."I'm Okay" (괜찮아, 난)Joy feat. Lee Hyun-woo 
3."I'm Okay" (괜찮아, 난)Crude Play 
4."Peterpan"Crude Play 
5."Your Days" (요즘 너 말야)Joy 
6."Shiny Boy"Joy 
7."Counting Stars at Night" (별 헤는 밤)Hong Seo-young 
8."Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (어제 오늘 내일)Hong Seo-young 
9."In Your Eyes"Crude Play 
10."Waiting for You" (너를 기다리는 법)Joy 
11."The Road to Me" (내게 오는 길)Joy 
12."Producer K"Choi In-young 
13."Our Youth" (우리들의 청춘)Hwang Sang-joon 
14."Fall for Han Gyul" (한결에게 반하다)Park Eun-ji 
15."Sing It, Yoon So Rim" (노래해, 윤소림)Lee A-ram 
16."First Meet with Han Kang" (한강 첫 만남)Hwang Sang-joon 
17."This Is First Love" (첫사랑이에요)Park Eun-ji 
18."Challenge"Lee A-ram 
19."Grandma and Me" (할머니와 나)Choi In-young 
20."With You" (너랑 같이)Lee A-ram 
21."Heart Grows" (마음이 자꾸 커져서)Park Eun-ji 
22."Run, Now" (달려가, 지금)Choi In-young 
23."Miss You, Han Gyul" (보고 싶어요 한결씨)Hwang Sang-joon 
24."Mushroom Girl, So Rim" (버섯소녀 소림)Park Eun-ji 
OST Part 1–9

Part 1[edit]

1."A Fox" (여우야)Kim Kwang-jinKim Kwang-jinJoy03:55
2."A Fox" (Inst.) Kim Kwang-jin 03:55
Total length:07:50

Part 2[edit]

1."I'm Okay" (난 괜찮아)
  • Hwang Sang-joon
  • Kim Kyung-min
  • Shin Hyung
Joy feat. Lee Hyun-woo03:09
2."I'm Okay" (Inst.) 
  • Shin Hyung
Total length:06:18

Part 3[edit]

1."I'm OK" (괜찮아, 난)
  • Kim Kyung-min
  • Taibian
  • Shin Hyung
  • Hwang Sang-joon
Crude Play04:00
  • Lee Jin-hee
  • Taibian
  • Junjaman
  • Hwang Sang-joon
Crude Play03:27
Total length:07:27

Part 4[edit]

1."Your Days" (요즘 너 말야)
  • Jung Da-un
  • Jung Hye-sun
Jung Da-unJoy03:51
2."Your Days" (Inst.) Jung Da-un 03:51
Total length:07:42

Part 5[edit]

1."Shiny Boy"Choi In-youngChoi In-youngJoy03:24
2."Shiny Boy" (Inst.) Choi In-young 03:24
Total length:06:48

Part 6[edit]

1."Counting Stars at Night" (별 헤는 밤)
  • Cosmic Sound
  • Premium Project
  • Cosmic Sound
  • Premium Project
  • Bloodmoon
Hong Seo-young04:06
2."Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (어제 오늘 내일)TaibianShin HyungHong Seo-young03:30
Total length:07:36

Part 7[edit]

1."In Your Eyes"
FrantsCrude Play03:30
2."In Your Eyes" (Inst.) Frants 03:30
Total length:07:00

Part 8[edit]

1."Waiting for You" (너를 기다리는 법)RaphaelRaphaelJoy03:22
2."Waiting for You" (Inst.) Raphael 03:22
Total length:06:44

Part 9[edit]

1."The Way to Me" (내게 오는 길)Yang Jae-sun
  • Kim Hyung-suk
  • Lee Sang-hun
2."The Way to Me" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Hyung-suk
  • Lee Sang-hun
Total length:08:22

Charted songs[edit]

Chart performance
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Remarks
"A Fox"
(Joy (Red Velvet))
Part 1
"I'm Okay"
(Joy feat. Lee Hyun-woo)
Part 2
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
The Liar and His Lover OST 11


  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[21] TNmS[22]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 March 20, 2017 1.524% 1.707% 2.0%
2 March 21, 2017 1.345% 1.427% 1.7%
3 March 27, 2017 1.267% 1.765% 1.3%
4 March 28, 2017 1.839% 2.309% 1.7%
5 April 3, 2017 1.435% 1.775% 1.7%
6 April 4, 2017 1.460% 1.506% 1.2%
7 April 10, 2017 1.693% 2.012% 1.7%
8 April 11, 2017 1.623% 1.828% 1.7%
9 April 17, 2017 1.494% 1.839% 1.3%
10 April 18, 2017 1.433% 1.719% 1.2%
11 April 24, 2017 1.384% 1.641% 1.2%
12 April 25, 2017 1.592% 2.015% 1.4%
13 May 1, 2017 1.387% 1.609% 1.0%
14 May 2, 2017 1.550% 1.736% 1.8%
15 May 8, 2017 1.227% N/A 1.8%
16 May 9, 2017 1.379% 1.501% 1.4%
Average 1.482% 1.754% 1.5%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

International broadcast[edit]

  • In Japan - the drama started airing on Mnet starting from June 4, 2017.
  • In Hong Kong - the drama started airing on now Entertainment starting June 8, 2017
  •  Malaysia - NTV7 27 July 2018 4pm Monday to Friday
  • In Southeast Asia - tvN Asia (Upcoming)
  • Philippines Philippines - GMA News TV from September 9 to October 4, 2019
  • The drama will start airing on Netflix starting from October 1, 2019.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "이현우X레드벨벳 조이, tvN '그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 출연 확정…어떤 내용일까?". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  2. ^ "tvN 측 "이현우-레드벨벳 조이, '그녀는 거짓말을..' 출연 확정"(공식입장)". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  3. ^ 레드벨벳 조이, '그녀는 거짓말을…' 女주인공 낙점 '연기돌 도전'. 더팩트 (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  4. ^ "Lee Hyun-woo, Red Velvet's Joy to star in 'She Loves Lie So Much'". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  5. ^ KpopStarz (2017-01-13). "Lee Hyun Woo and Red Velvet's Joy Will Be The Leads For tvN New Drama, Remaking Japanese Manga". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  6. ^ "Korean Drama 'The Liar and His Lover' Releases OST 'I'm OK' w/ Red Velvet Joy and Lee Hyun Woo". KoogleTV. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  7. ^ "이현우, '그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 출연 확정 "설레고 즐거워" (공식 입장)". 뉴스핌. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  8. ^ "'레드벨벳' 조이, tvN '그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 주인공 발탁". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  9. ^ "조이, '그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 출연 확정...첫 연기 도전!". Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  10. ^ "Lee Seo-won Completes the Love Triangle in The Liar and His Lover". Naver.
  11. ^ "'그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 홍서영 "첫 드라마, 떨리고 영광" – 뮤지컬 라이징 스타에서 안방극장 데뷔 ("The Liar and His Lover" Hong Seo-young "First drama, high expectations" – Musical rising star's TV debut)". Asia Globe Daily.
  12. ^ "UNIQ's Sungjoo to work alongside Lee Hyun Woo and Joy in 'The Liar and His Lover'". Alkpop. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  13. ^ '그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 레드벨벳 조이 윤소림 役 출연 확정 [공식입장]. (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  14. ^ "이정진, '그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 출연 확정… 프로듀서 役텐아시아". 텐아시아 (in Korean). 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  15. ^ S, Ambili. "Red Velvet's Joy to make acting debut in tvN drama". International Business Times, Singapore Edition. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  16. ^ "'그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 이현우♡조이, 발렌타인데이 기념 러블리 투샷". Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  17. ^ Cumulative sales for "A Fox":
  18. ^ "2017 Gaon Download Chart – Week 13". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  19. ^ *"그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해 OST". May 25, 2017.
  20. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Month 05". Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  21. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  22. ^ ": TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". Archived from the original on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2017-03-08.

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