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Cheese in the Trap  
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Having returned to college after a year long break, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of a suspiciously perfect senior named Yoo Jung. From then on, her life took a turn for the worse - and Sul was almost certain it was all Jung's doing. So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

Original Webtoon / English Version by Naver


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جبنة في المصيدة
پنیر در تله

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166 Chapters (Ongoing)
Part 1: 46 Chapters + Prologue+ Character Extra + Special Episode (Complete)
Part 2: 67 Chapters + Special Episode + 2 Q&A Extras (Complete)
Part 3: 53 Chapters + Prologue (Ongoing)

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (538 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.96 / 10.0
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April 20th 2014, 3:47pm PST

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3 Month Pos #74 increased(+16)
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Cheese in the Trap: Who will win Hong Sul's heart?!? 1 days, 13 hours, 33 minutes ago
confession 6 days, 6 hours, 51 minutes ago
Speculations on Yoo Jung 61 days, 23 hours, 19 minutes ago
Drama? 82 days, 11 hours, 15 minutes ago
"The incident" 458 days, 15 hours, 33 minutes ago

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My All-time Favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MadlySpinning
March 31st, 2012, 6:22pm
I'm not sure if it's because I've just finished the latest chapter (I LOVE YOU ODD SQUAD) or what, but this is seriously my favorite story EVER. Like for real!!!!! I have enough love for it to make me want to write a cheesy, fangirly (and valley-girl sounding) review for it.

Let's just skip the talk about the amazing plot (because you should just read it to find out for yourself) and let me drool over the characters:

Sul: I can't say enough about her! She's so realistic and likeable. She doesn't act like any of the cliche girls in manga/manhwa. Even though in the beginning her suspicions seem over the top, the truth is, I think I would act exactly like her. Who wouldn't be suspicious of the popular, too nice, seems-to-be-perfect guy suddenly acting (overly)friendly to you? I know, in real life, I would definitely doubt him. Especially with all the (sometimes confusing) past events that's happened involving him.

Yoo Jung: At first, I believed he was really fake. All of his actions seemed way too naive for me. Him being nice to Sul, his innocent jokes, and his generosity were all not believable. But recently...I've started to think he's being sincere (well, to Sul...He's still sorta sketchy on everything else). I'm still wondering what happened in the past to make him start wanting to be close to Sul, though. When I find that out, I hope it makes me like him better. For now, he's one of my least favorite characters. (But that still doesn't mean I don't like him. I actually do, just not as much as others.)

In Ho: Hmm...I don't really have an opinion of him yet. He kinda reminds me of Shizuo from Durarara!! though. Especially with the waiter/bow tie hate. I find him a little more attractive than Yoo Jung, but probably because he's left handed. I have a thing for lefties. Nearly all of my crushes/people I find attractive seem to be left-handed. It's a coincidence, I swear...

Bo Ra: I like her. Her happy-go-lucky personality is great. She's a great friend to Sul. No complaints, really...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I didn't even mind it when she says that she's already aware of Eun Taek's feelings. Usually, that kind of girl pisses me off, but the way she handled it didn't. It's like, she already sorta knows that her and Eun Taek are gonna end up together eventually, so for right now they shouldn't leave Sul out.

Eun Taek: My favorite character (next to Sul). He's such a boss. I love him. I want to marry him, actually. Him, Bo Ra, and Sul are so cute together. He's such a good friend to Sul, as well (regarding the whole Young Gon incident especially). Like it says when he gets a haircut, "Eun Taek was cool."

Joo Yeon: She's such a perfect bitch. I hate her so much, but she really adds to the story. All of her ill-timed situations with Sul needed to be there (despite how much I wanted to kill her).

Sang Chul: He fucking pisses me off. Ugh. But I guess he's adding to the story, too. He makes the Ah Young situation worse and that makes her want to meet Yoo Jung even more.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
And he starts getting suspicious of Yoo Jung, too.
I guess every story needs an idiot like him (since he's appeared a lot more than I thought he should).

If I continue, this review will be a whole page and I doubt anyone would read it (or even read all of this). So, despite how much I want to talk about Sul's neighbor Joo Yong, Assistant Professor Huh, annoying Ah Young, (somewhat) understandable Jae Woo, copycat Min Soo, and (how much I liked the character/creepiness of) Young Gon, I won't.

Just one last thing, could someone PM me and explain who the fuck Mona is? And what their gender is? And why their parents decided to be corny and name the other kid Lisa? (JK on the last part...)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Caityluu
February 24th, 2012, 11:14pm
Not in the comic of course, I think it is a fantastic piece of work. I'm disappointed that the translators have decided to ignore the creator's plea to NOT translate it. The same groups that grow upset their "work" is displayed on manga reader sites.

TL;DR: feel free to read the series since it's a magnificent one, but don't give the translator groups any support because of their hypocrisy.

... Last updated on February 24th, 2012, 11:22pm
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so freaking good.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ImaginaryWishes
February 9th, 2012, 3:32pm
Wow. I am thankful that I can (painstakingly) read Korean. I am completely addicted to this series. It's not even funny how obsessed I am.

Cheese in the Trap is spectacular. Admittedly, it's a little slow at first. The romance is at a turtle pace and there are lots of extended flashbacks. But it's really one of the best I've read. And I think a lot of its strength comes from its great characters.

Hong Sul, the main character is intelligent, observant, practical, and very likeable. At the same time though, she's just a normal college student. Such a refreshing change from the typical static heroine. And Yoo Jung. I can't decide what to think of him. Is he evil? Was everything just a misunderstanding? Want does he want from Sul? Are his feelings genuine, or is he just putting on a front? If it is another layer of facade, I've fallen for it again. It's seriously messing with my head...

Inho is great too. I thought he was going to be all melodramatic and stuff, but he's somehow likeable despite his violence and lack of shame. Also, I love his interactions with Yoo Jung. There's always this tension, but it's... amusing (?) almost, because of how Yoo Jung acts around him. For someone that's so mature and perfect and calm all the time, he gets pretty childish when arguing with Baek. So fun to watch.

The secondary characters are all great too. Eun-taek and Bora especially. They're super fun and I enjoy thoroughly their friendship with Sul. I just want to squish their faces or something. Oh, and I really hope those two clowns end up together. They're just too cute.

I do feel kind of bad for Sul though. She's always attracts the creeps and the crazies. Joo Yeon, Sang Cheol (though he's just a regular douchebag), copycat girl, and god, don't even get me started on Oh Young Gun. And then there's Yoo Jung (lol).

Anyway, I don't know why you're wasting time reading my review when YOU COULD BE READING CHEESE IN THE TRAP COUGH COUGH HINT HINT. Ahem.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2014, 12:45pm
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[insert cliche title - "It's AHMAZING"]   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by infinity9001
January 28th, 2012, 1:11am
Anyways, Cheese in the Trap is really one of the best josei series, actually romance series, I've read up till now. As previous reviewers have said, CITT is not a light read. It's not a melodramatic piece, but at the same time the way Soon Ki portrays her characters, you start second guessing everyone's intentions. You need to be able to read between the lines as the most important stuff isn't said, but is portrayed in the character's expressions. Most of the time I'll sit and stare at Sul's, In Ho's, or Jung's expressions for more than a couple seconds to decipher what they're thinking.

The thing I love most about CITT is Sul, the main female character. She isn't your weak, blushing, average josei/shoujo heroine who immediately falls in love with the dark, brooding male lead nor is she thick-headed. She's independent and incredibly intelligent. I love how she's always thinking and observing, rather than randomly assuming things or being completely naive about the world.

Also, each of the characters have their own role to play. Sure it takes a while for some of it to make sense to the reader since Soon Ki relies on flashbacks that aren't always told chronologically to fill in the readers on the psychological back story of everyone, but it always ties up.

But be forewarned: the romance is slow! Also, addressing some of the other reviews, the 3rd main character (In Ho) takes a little while to appear, but in the more recent chapters he's been getting a lot time (?) so his character has been developing well.

As a note to the above comment about the translations : I think I read that Soonki asked scanlators to stop scanlating since many of her page views were getting redirected to sites such as Mangafox and Webtoonlive, and webtoon authors get paid by page views (last time I heard this was the policy). However, the plug in thing that Oddsquad is doing now is great for people who don't understand korean AND it gets Soonki the pages views she needs. Also, for the translations that webtoonlive still does on the forums, the readers still do visit the actual comic, b/c it's not fun if you can't see the actual art. So it should be fine.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2012, 12:59am
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Not everyone's cup of tea   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by noobzilla
January 2nd, 2012, 1:48am
Cheese is complicated. It definitely not a light read. Many would find it too slow since they most likely expect a sweet and light romantic drama, with the focus being on Sul. Jung and In Ho. But no, this story is better than that.

If you are looking for a story that makes you think a little bit, and pay a little bit more attention Cheese is for you. Every named character in this manhwa is important, if you write them and their involvement as fillers you will miss out on a big chunk of the good stuff. They end up playing a bigger role than you think. Also I noticed that people who failed to grasp the difference between the flashbacks and the present tend to get lost really fast...

That being said, Cheese is a great series. Mature, and lacking all the cliches k-dramas and shoujo series have. Most stories have the heroine swooning over the tall, dark and supposedly evil character who will later reveal his sudden attitude change to be due to love for our heroine. But cheese is different. It keeps making you wonder whether the guy is some evil mastermind or really just innocently in love with the main character every other chapter! I really have to hand it to the author, she planned this story out well. This blog gives you a nice preview of what the manga really has to offer check it out~

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2012, 2:14am
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Going nowhere   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Mytskine
December 29th, 2011, 3:55pm
There were good ideas in this manwha. The main character is an interesting girl, though not very original. The central point is the complete change of behavior of the male lead, and that could have made a great story. Unfortunately, the author seems to lack inspiration and resort on filler chapters with no long-term plan. The 10 first chapters apart, there are more flashbacks than present time panels, and these stories of the past are sometimes contradicting a bit. It makes the story incredibly slow, and IMHO, annoying. For instance, a new character was introduced 6 or 7 chapters ago, and the author claimed it was to be a third main character: as of chapter 32, he only had two very minors scenes.

The art is quite poor (proportion mistakes, no backgrounds, wrong perspectives) but easy to follow. Some panels are really badly drawn, but overall I wasn't put off by the drawings.

I'm dropping this and I wouldn't recommend anyone to even try it: it's a trap, with only a good start and no cheese.

... Last updated on December 29th, 2011, 4:03pm
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Usually not a Web Comic fan..   
Rating: N/A
by ZL11
September 18th, 2011, 9:46pm
But this web comic was interesting. I'm glad I finally found one that didn't make my eyes bleed and think, "wow, THAT was a waste of my mortality!"

It leaves you wondering what is the deal with the Sunbae, even though you can tell something's up, is he really 'evil' underneath, or is he careless? I don't know, and that's part of what drives me. I also like the main character. Her immediate response and observation of the Sunbae was fun and interesting. Because it's through her observation (for the most part), it's hard to not have big suspicions, but that's what makes it interesting. I'm glad I decided to give it a try.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kuraiinekochan
September 4th, 2011, 1:45am
I really love the comic, i was wondering if there was any way to contact the author?? I want to let him know how much of a big fan i am and encourage him... sigh his site is all in korean and impossible to find a contact mail or anything...

... Last updated on September 4th, 2011, 1:46am
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Great Webcomic   
Rating: N/A
by AliceinAmestris
July 5th, 2011, 8:52pm
Ive never really read a webcomic before and i heard this one was good so i tryed it. I love Sul! She is so strong personality wise and spunky! The art is beautiful and i love the story line. Yoo Jung is very mysterious. i want to know more about him and what his deal is. I would reccomend everyone to read this.
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It moves too slowly for me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LovinManga
May 9th, 2011, 6:12am
It's well written but it moves too slowly for me but apparently I'm in a minority in that. I find the main female's lack of willingness to be straight forward with people in general irritating, too. For instance, why can't she just tell a guy, "I'm sorry but I can't give her phone number to you. It's not my phone number to be giving out so you're gonna have to get it on your own. If you really like her then make her like you enough to want to give it to you. End of discussion." I don't understand people/characters who are interested in a 'peaceful life'. There's no such thing to be attained. There is no such thing as a life without confrontation. Trying to avoid confrontations, which are an inevitable part of life, only assures a bigger one in the end and will only serve to make your life stressful every single day.
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