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Lie to Me is a 16-episode South Korean Series set in a luxury resort hotel business both in Seoul and on Jeju Island.
Chic, exacting hotel president Hyun Ki Jun runs aunt's hotel empire with meticulous and unemotional behavior. He accidentally encounters Gong Ah Jung, a low-level civil servant working in the Ministry of Tourism.
In order to one-up her married friend, she announces she's married to a rich man. When she nearly gets her lie exposed, she sucks Ki Jun in as the groom. The rest of plot continues as they begin to have feelings for each other. Entering in the fray is also his artistic younger brother Sang Hee and former fiancée Yoon Ju.
For the American series of the same name, see Lie to Me.
This series contains examples of:
- Alone in a Crowd: Episode 15, when Ah Jung finds Ki Jun and his grassroots campaign to get her reinstated after being dismissed from her job because of her relationship with him.
- Big Brother Instinct: Ki Jun always feels responsible for others, whether they are family or not.
- Big Brother Worship: Sang Hee
- Bilingual Dialogue: Chinese, Japanese, English, and French.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: So Ran
- Cherry Blossoms: Ah Jung and Ki Jun sitting on a park bench being showered with petals when they first feel the attraction.
- Engrish When Ah Jung is trying to speak to the Chairman of a Chinese hotel conglomerate, no less.
- Ki Jun talking to the Tourism committee on Jeju Island.
- Karaoke Box: A noraebang is used to promote office unity.
- Lap Pillow: Ki Jun, trying to convince Ah Jung to marry him.
- Piggyback Cute: The Official Couple
- Real Men Wear Pink: Ki Jun
- Second Love: Ki Jun was previously engaged to Yoon Ju.
- Sibling Triangle: Both Ki Jun and Sang Hee like Ah Jung. This is second time around for both as they both liked Yoon Ju three years ago.
- Spit Take: Ah Jung in Episode 11.
- Viral Marketing: Ki Jun declares his love at a shopping mall so that people recorded it and uploaded on the internet, sparking a viral video effect.