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.

  • Native title:

    동안미녀
  • Also Known as:

    Youthful Beauty; Pretty Young Woman; Dongan Minyeo

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purplebichonhorse
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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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kpopx3lover
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Aug 15, 2011
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I think the drama was pretty good. I admit it got pretty boring at times but it was still watchable. I find the main actress really really cute. She really is a baby-face. She looks so young, I'm jealous. I just have one question. Do people really care about age? I mean you shouldn't look down on people who are older than you and that's why I hated so many people in read more this drama. Instead of respecting their elders they look down on them for being old. Well anyways despite all that the drama was great. It was worth watching!
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Same kind of feel in both dramas. The female starts of small and weak and gets stronger towards the end. Both are designers.
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Both revolve around making clothes...in both the female lead always competes with the 2nd female lead who tries every trick to win!
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    Mimo 10 days ago

    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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    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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    CasondraHallifax 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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    NesrineTao Jun 4, 2015

    wow jung Na Ra never ages lol

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    ikeaqaqa Mar 5, 2015

    I like this drama sooooooo muchhhhhh, what i like the most of course it's love story between choi daniel n jang nara. I can see how much he loves her, and she loves him too, but she just think that their ages differences is the biggest problem. But when choi daniel came to know about that, he still loves her, and jang nara shows her feeling towards him at the end. And i like how daniel choi is trying to help her no matter what and if i being her, of course i will love him too. And the last thing that i like about this drama is the hero is not pictured as a veryyyyyy rich man, but they still have a sweet date like an ordinary couple:)

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    Blademan2 Nov 3, 2014 - edited
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      ROSE Nov 8, 2014

      lol as usual they start very well then ruin the whole drama I skipped the last eps I couldn't handle it anymore :D

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      Blademan2 Nov 8, 2014

      They just seem to get more and more despicable, it's like, do the writers enjoy writing such stupidity? Seriously....

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      ROSE Nov 9, 2014

      I don't know why they keep doing this , it ruins everything .

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      Blademan2 Nov 9, 2014

      They sure do, I so agree with you, 100% of the way.

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      SHIRLEY MOLINA Jan 26, 2016

      I so agree these writers get worse with the ay they portray characters. I voiced my opinion on how Korean mothers are portrayed in dramas and people took offense. I feel writers need to get a grip and some fresh ideas.

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    Jeniffer Laya Escobar Oct 12, 2014

    Oh my so cute couple..I loved them! And choi daniel too.. the epic catwalk was just so hilarious haha and very funny..I love it!!!haha I'll recommend this one guys.. the sweet and cute moments I was touched..:)

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    Gess90 May 12, 2014

    if it wasn't for Yoon Seo I would have liked it much more. She's just too hateful.
    But the story itself and the other actor were really awesome. I loved them

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    Thisguy2011 Feb 25, 2014

    i really need this drama. I haven't watched anything to awesome in a long while and this was just that.

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    ROSE Oct 19, 2013

    very funny I'm glad I'm watching this drama
    it's very sweet and cute :)

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

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

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    7.0 (scored by 3,298 users)
  • Ranked:

    #3286
  • Popularity:

    #886

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