Fashion King

Fashion King (2012)

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Great fashion has to start somewhere. And for aspiring designer Kang Young Gul, that somewhere is in a humble stall at the Dongdaemun Market, a crowded fashion district in Seoul known for its cheap clothing and wannabe designers. Young Gul is a little timid about pursuing his dreams to become a famous designer, until he meets Lee Ga Young, a confident young woman who shares his aspirations. Anna Choi, a brassy woman read morewho will let nothing stand in the way of what she wants, and privileged hunk Jung Jae Hyuk create a double love triangle.

  • Native title:

    패션왕
  • Also Known as:

    Paesyeonwang

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4Evrali
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May 24, 2012
  • Overall 3.0
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I've got to say this show had a lot of potential but it seems that the director and the script writers lost their way along the way. It's like when you're lost and don't know which direction to go in, you just keep going around in circles. I felt that's what happened. It started off good with the first 5 or 6 episodes setting everything up but I think after the characters read more left New York they didn't know what to do.
Nothing was getting resolved. The same dialogue back and forth all the time. After a while it just became so tiring and tedious to watch. I've seen some bad dramas before but there was always one element that kept me with it. It was usually the characters.
I couldn't even like the characters here even though the actors themselves I love. Ga young was just weak and led around by either Jae Hyuk or Young Gul. It's like she could never make a decision on her on, whatever they wanted her to do she did. Jae Hyuk and Young Gul were alpha males who just wanted to outdo each other using Ga Young in the process.In the end, in just came down to choosing the lesser of two evils and well, we know how that ended.
Yoo Ah In, Shin Se Kyung, Lee Je Hoon and Yuri all did the best they could. They never "phoned" in their acting, they gived it all they had. On paper I can see why these actors chose these roles but in the end it lacked proper direction for the characters themselves to develop.
One Plus, I do love the OST for Fashion King :)
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MoseKnows_all
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Sep 5, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
The first 9 episodes had the makings of a monster hit but something went sour the last 11. I understand that Young Gul was ultimately done in by his own greed & need for revenge, but what's the excuse for how weak Ga Young became? I ended up hating her character in the end (and unless she's surrounded by talented actors that I like, I'll never watch another drama with Se Kyung read more in it. Honestly one of the worst actresses I've seen in a K-drama or film). I ended up pitying Jae Hyuk but never really understood his love for Ga Young. There were so many plot holes & loose ends that I just don't have the energy to care about after forcing myself to watch the last 10 episodes. Fantastic actors like Ah In & Je Hoon were wasted on this show.
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both have the same female lead- she is almost the same in both dramas. both have complicated emotions not traditional in kdramas.
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it's simmilar how the 2 guys are crazy for the lead but summer's desire is way better though
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    jumpstar Aug 12, 2014

    omg the rating lmao i dropped this long time ago. don't lose time

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    Sadisfied Jul 10, 2014

    I don't care what everyone says.
    I still love this drama and absolutely LOVE Kang Young Gul

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    Rtee Jun 19, 2014

    i just want to watch this drama to see how bad it is loool

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    Bera Jan 19, 2014

    Yes I agree Ako ... also the main character's personality turning trashier than it already is, another reason .
    You watched this laaaaaaater so you didn't watch it like us from the beginning week by week, you also sound like you read reviews before so that help you lower your expectations unconsciously ....

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    Bera Jan 19, 2014
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      rachso 13 days ago

      this drama and i summon you gold are the worst things i have ever watched

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    Bera Jan 19, 2014
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    minjung0703 Jan 19, 2014

    why does many says it waste your time...but for me it didnt,,i like to watch only a few episode to say its worst,,but after that it took me to finish it to end it,,look like it didnt end with what they like,,thats why they said that..

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      Ako Jan 19, 2014

      The end is bad so of course we could say it's a waste of time only for this reason but it began to be really bad around episode 10 so I don't think the end is the only thing to blame

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    DramaLoverSara Jan 10, 2014

    can anyone tell me why its a waste of time , like ive put it on hold it for a year now , and i wanna know whats the reasons of this drama that's its so bad ?

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      Ako Jan 17, 2014

      Yes it's a waste of time, it just keeps on going back and forth and you even end up hating all the characters, if you want to know the end i'll put it under spoiler in my comment below

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      Ako Jan 17, 2014
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      DramaLoverSara Jan 19, 2014

      Omg, the ending is so gdlgkhjdkf and i haven't even watched it ! . Thanks for telling me :) so not going to watch it, im totally going to end up crying !

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    twicky Jan 1, 2014

    Someone recommended me that I shouldn't watch this drama, by the looks of the comments on here, glad I didn't.

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    ELFfreak Dec 6, 2013

    WOW! There is actually 54 ppl out there who has giving this drama 10 full points.

    One question, what is wrong with you guys?

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      NewKDramaAddict Dec 22, 2013

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!

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      ELFfreak Dec 22, 2013

      and now it's 53 XD

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      rachso 13 days ago

      who r those pipo aliens perhaps, who have never watched something like rooftop prince or any Hollywood movie ? was it the first there first (anything acted eg movie ,drama, play etc) in there life

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    MinaVIP Dec 1, 2013

    Am I the only one who actually kinda enjoyed this drama? xD It was actually pretty good....except for the main character (she was so annoying 100% of the time that you couldn't help but to wish you could go there and slap some sense into her brain) X_X

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      howforwardsale Mar 4, 2014

      No, I enjoyed it too as a guilty pleasure. I kept expecting (for some unknown reason) for it to get better. It had such potential but the writing was awful. They kept doing the same things.

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      rachso 13 days ago

      enjoying it wasnt the problem, the ending was the big issue

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    palak Nov 28, 2013

    I was checking out the highest rated dramas on MDL and OMG this drama is the least rated drama here. Wow must be real bad.

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    milafanway Nov 18, 2013

    Don't trust Shin Se Kyung's dramas and that's all -.-

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    ELFfreak Nov 15, 2013

    Hahaha this drama was so bad that I still come back to this page. Just so that I can read how everyone is bashing. :D

    I remember the moment when I saw the ending... omg. My mouth was wide open I was like "what the ..." the biggest twist ending ever.
    Laughed so hard!

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      Sara_sn May 5, 2014

      You aren't the only one to come back and read the comments here!
      I'm checking it sometimes and just laugh to the comments and remember the time I was so angry to watch this drama! ;p

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    Addiction Nov 12, 2013

    Started out great, boring in middle, ending was a hilarious joke.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Mar 19, 2012 to May 22, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    5.5 (scored by 2,349 users)
  • Ranked:

    #3105
  • Popularity:

    #133

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