Baby-faced Beauty

Baby-faced Beauty (2011)

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This drama is a romantic-comedy centered around a 34-year-old woman Lee So-Young (Jang Na-Ra) with a babyface as she works to become a fashion designer and overcomes obstacles like only having a high school diploma and a bad credit history.
Choi Jin-Wook (Daniel Choi) is the heir of the famous Jokbal restaurant with millions of dollars in annual revenue. But, Choi Jin-Wook goes against his father and leaves his parents' house. Choi read moreJin-Wook starts to work at another company to accomplish his dream. Against his will, Choi Jin-Wook starts work in the fashion department. With his sweet character he survives there and meets Lee So-Young.

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  • Also Known as:

    Youthful Beauty; Pretty Young Woman; Dongan Minyeo

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Apr 26, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
The plot was very unique -a "baby faced" 34 year old women has to lie about her age in order to get a position she wants in the fashion world- and I thought it was a really cute drama. However in the middle I got a little bored with all the design competitions, as they got repetive and a bit old. Also the conflict with they guy's father and her father was read more a bit exasperating.

The acting was very good on all parties, and I thought the male lead was so perfect at being annoying and immature one minute to really sweet and thoughtful the next. The music was fine and I would probably rewatch this drama if I ever have more free time, althought I would skip a couple of the middle episodes. I thought this could have been done in fewere episodes for more of a "wow" factor and it would have made the plot less draggy in the middle. If you're looking for a not too serious and cute drama this is the way to go.
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May 29, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I've rewatched it for a view times now. And I don't really remember my first impression. So I'm not sure whether it was very thrilling watching it for the first time. But overall, I liked it. It was interesting and I enjoyed it.

As I hope this review will be helpfull to others in deciding whether to watch "Baby-faced Beauty" or not, I made a list of the topics of this drama read more and my rates for some of the topics.

37% Work/Bussiness: Fashion Designing (7/10)
Ofcourse it is about the process of designing, getting ideas, drawing, choosing the materials an so on. But it's not just that. It's also about how the antagonists always try to prevent the protagonists from success with dirty tricks and how the protagonists overcome it.

35% Romance (7/10)
It might not be a thrilling romance, since we can guess who she'll end up with. But I liked it. It's quite interesting to see how the feelings of the 2 male leads grow. At some point there was the topic about the age difference, but as I see it, it was not a huge barrier for the romantic relationship.

18% Comedy
5% Family
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Both dramas deal with the female lead growing into herself/finding herself. Also, in both, the female leads have to deal with a hostile working/school atmosphere, are faced with being older than everyone else and have family that doesn't support her dream.
The male leads in both are sweet and funny, not like the usual jerk leads. Finally, both dramas are light and funny, with a lot of heartwarming moments.
Recommended by Hanah
Love By Design is a remake of Baby-faced Beauty. In both dramas younger men fell in love with an older women.
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    greenery04 Aug 19, 2017


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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017

    Jang Na Ra's series are always a hit or miss with me. This one was bad.

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    ayse Feb 3, 2017

    tried to watch both versions and gosh both are just plain bad, couldn't get past the first episode in either of them

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    Chuu Jan 23, 2017
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    Chuu Jan 23, 2017

    I just finished watching the second episode and UGH – I HATE EVERYONE

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    Hanah Oct 20, 2016

    Woah. I'm suprised by the low rating. I thought it was excellent: well written, good pacing for the plot, great leads with good chemistry and laugh out loud humor. I'd take points off for Jang Nara's bad haircut, but nothing else.

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    Sharn Sep 30, 2016

    Hahahah cute and funny

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    Mimo Jul 17, 2016

    i loveeeeeeeee this drama so glad i watched it. too cute and sooo funny

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    ArvisJaggamar Jun 16, 2016

    Well, I finished up Baby-Faced Beauty last night and gave it an 8/10. It was seriously hilarious and a fun watch, despite a lot of the complaints you see here in the comments being 100% true. You must believe the Jang Na Ra and Daniel Choi hype.
    Check out my full review if you want a more detailed breakdown.

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    ArvisJaggamar Jun 8, 2016

    Can anyone tell me the name of the song Jang Na Ra sings in Episode 8 and where I can buy it, please?

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    ArvisJaggamar Jun 7, 2016 - edited

    So, I'm up to Episode 7 and this drama is freakin' hilarious. Why didn't anyone tell me how funny this show is?

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      Starla Jun 11, 2016

      Seriously a surprisingly great drama. I'm on Ep 17 and while some said they got tired of it, I'm still loving it.

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      ArvisJaggamar Jun 13, 2016

      For real. I'm on 15 and not tired of it at all. It's just so fun and funny. But I have to admit that I can see why people are complaining about how awful and scheming a lot of the characters are. Sometimes it feels like the whole world outside of Daniel Choi's character just hates Lee So Young and wants to ruin her life and nobody does anything about it.

      But overall, Jang Na Ra has made me care SO MUCH about her character that I just hang on every episode waiting for anything good to happen. :D

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      Starla Jun 14, 2016

      Yes the scheming is a tad ridiculous. But the end was satisfying to me. Jang Na Ra and Daniel Choi rock this show.

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    Kyra-x Mar 7, 2016 - edited

    uurrggg can't watch it on dramafever or viki, D':

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      ArvisJaggamar Jun 7, 2016

      Why not? It's on Viki, I'm watching it right now.

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      Kyra-x Jun 7, 2016

      Apparently it isn't available in my country, it says the show isn't licensed for my region. don't know why. But I've found other ways to watch the drama and finished it :D

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      Koteuni Aug 23, 2016

      That happens a lot actually, depending on where one lives. I am in U.S. and just about everything is OK to watch here.

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    Nadoosha Jan 31, 2016

    Full of hateful and scamming characters from start to end. so frustrating and the female lead is weak she doesn't defend herself,she just stand there and takes all kind of humiliation that everyone gives her.

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    Cas Jan 19, 2016

    Worth watching? Yes or no? Why?

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    Faith Nov 15, 2015

    It just dawned on me that her name is literally So-Young! Is this a play on English words?? I've seen similar name-playing on foreign words, the best example in "Kill Me, Heal Me" the heroine is named Oh Ri Jin (origin) and her brother Oh Ri-On (Orion).


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    South Korea
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    May 2, 2011 to Jul 5, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.0 (scored by 3,639 users)
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