Pretty Li Hui Zhen

Pretty Li Hui Zhen (2017)

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Li Hui Zhen used to be gorgeous, but years of declining family fortune added much pain to her life, and her looks slowly drifted away. Her friend Bai Hao Yu, on the other hand, was once an ordinary looking guy and grew up to be suave, successful, and immensely likable. So when she comes across him years later and witnesses their reversal of fortune, Li Hui Zhen is too embarrassed to even read moremeet him and instead asks her stylish friend and roommate Xia Qiao to assume her identity.
However, that amazing plan also has a problem in that Bai Hao Yu is actually Li Hui Zhen’s boss, and she now has to pretend to be someone else while working for him. Slowly, even without knowing her true identity, Bai Hao Yu becomes attracted to Li Hui Zhen. Li Hui Zhen's supervisor Lin Yi Mu also starts to take an interest in his new intern. Can Li Hui Zhen break away from the insecurity that came from once being pretty and open up to the man she truly cares about, or will she forever live in fear because she thinks she once was pretty?
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  • Native title:

    漂亮的李慧珍
  • Also Known as:

    漂亮的她; Piao Liang De Li Hui Zhen; Piao Liang De Ta; She Was Pretty;

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    Ruyi 18 hours ago - edited
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    Tzuyu 1 day ago

    zhang vin my man aaaah

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    3ngin33r 2 days ago - edited

    YiMu is stealing the show for me, idk if its the char or the actor.

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      Major 2 days ago - edited

      Me too. I'd say it's mostly the actor. He has that certain naturalness of delivery none of the others have.

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      Fay 2 days ago - edited

      i kinda high key detested the second lead in the korean version. he annoyed me for some reason. it's the exact opposite with yi mu!

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      Rin 1 day ago

      absolutely. i'm usually all so indifferent towards second male leads but vin zhang does the magic. and it wouldn't have worked without a lovable character. and vice versa.

      (my current dp should have already given me away though :p)

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    Mirichan 2 days ago

    I actually like this Drama a lot more than the Korean version.
    I am not even sure as to why though^_^

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    Major 2 days ago

    This version is really growing on me. Qiao'er's unmasking is going to be so delicious.

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    lolabeans 3 days ago - edited

    Sometimes I miss the humor of the Korean one, but there are a lot of things to like here too.

    1. The male lead feels more consistent. While I loved Park Seo-joon's portrayal sometimes it was hard to reconcile his various personalities (at the office, with the fake female lead vs the real one etc.).

    2. I can more easily see how the female lead turned into the person that she is (someone I actually really like so far and I hope she doesn't lose all of her strangeness and overall good personality when she discovers a flat iron + gets what she wants) which was sometimes difficult in the original.

    3. The relationship between Hui Zhen and Yi Mu somehow feels more balanced. The dynamic is still the same with him relentlessly teasing and her reacting, but she seems like more of a participant. She backtalks a lot more and generally sassier. It's great, but I also hate it because it makes me more invested in their relationship and Yi Mu (who's awesome down to his clothes).

    Since they have more episodes I really hope they change the ending a bit. I was not completely satisfied last time.

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    Shannon K Fleming 3 days ago

    I am really enjoying this version a lot more than the Korean original. The lead actress is amusing, thoughtful and sincere. It's about 30% longer, so there is more content to the story line.

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    cityhunter83 4 days ago - edited

    I like the female lead so much better. there is waaaay less self pity going on here and the pathetic has been toned way down. Her clothes are, imo much better. i also love that the way she looks hasnt been the center piece of the show. in the kdrama it felt like that was all anyone talked about to the point that the writers would insert a conversation about her looks in odd places so it felt almost like a product placement or they were trying to meet some quota.


    the 2nd leads arent as funny as the k-drama and after 17 eps the male lead is barely in it at all and i havent seen him in anything else so i can't tell if that's just the direction he's getting or if he actually thinks he's the terminator.

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      IamVan 4 days ago

      True, she's a whole lot better in a lot of aspects. She also doesn't look as bad as the one in the kdrama. The male lead is so robotic though and the dubbing is very distracting.

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      cityhunter83 4 days ago

      . you watch enough Chinese dramas you learn to live with various dubbing qualities. the recording of the dubs here was very good. the sync is great with some scenes and awful in others.

      i've only ocme across a handful of shows where the dubbing was bad enough to put me off, this isnt one of them. i did grow up in an era when all live action Asian cinema was dubbed for western consumption though.

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      IamVan 4 days ago

      I do agree that the dubbing here is better than a lot of shows. I didn't notice it until I saw the male lead and the way he acts kinda amplifies the effect.

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      cityhunter83 4 days ago

      the scenes with the head editor are terribly off too.

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    Fay 6 days ago - edited

    the male lead is legit kristen stewart in the twilight saga. he has like three expressions maximum.

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      3ngin33r 5 days ago

      Male lead feels like he is doing the same char from Go Princess Go

      Female lead is fitting in perfectly

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      Black_Cat16 5 days ago

      Ya, he's so robotic it's frustating, they should switch the lead, the second lead guy is so much better in acting, and is more charismatic too

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      Lovely 4 days ago

      ahh I wanted to watch this but I already had major 2nd male lead syndrome in the original version. >_<

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      Black_Cat16 3 days ago

      @lovely I like PSJ character more in the original version, but in this one I prefer her to be with the 2nd lead, like so much more lol

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      Shannon K Fleming 3 days ago

      His self-protection stiffness is starting to melt in 18, so far one of the best episodes between the leads.

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    PKsuperfan 6 days ago

    I am not sure if I like this female lead yet. I loved the Korean female lead. Also, this actress kind of looks like Aom from Full House (Thai) to me...does anyone else think so?

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    MissEurydice 9 days ago - edited

    Even though it's supposed to be a remake, the female lead gives me a different feeling than the korean version. Li Hui Zhen is also very quirky, but seems a bit more toned down compared to Kim Hye Jin. There's less over-energetic yelling, which I completely do not mind.

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    chante 10 days ago - edited

    The english dubbed .....lol

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    Almonda 10 days ago - edited

    This drama is getting better and better....even though I am not a fan of "deceiving" the other party..what I do like..is fhat we finally have a show...where the main guy slowly gets to know the main girl, Li Hui Zhen, and falls in love with her, because of her..and not because they were childhood friends...yes..he is attracted to her friend Xia Qiao at first..but the way I see it..it is because he thinks that she is his childhood friend.

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    chante 10 days ago

    36 episode remake of SWP 16 episode drama. enjoying it so far.

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    Ruyi 11 days ago

    This is rated 7.8 but it is strangely in the top shows #7.....
    By the way, I love this drama and I'm waiting for episode 9 and 10!!

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    36
  • Aired:

    Jan 2, 2017 to Feb 1, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    LeTV
  • Duration:

    50 min.

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    8.0 (scored by 62 users)
  • Ranked:

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