Ma Boy

Ma Boy (2012)

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Geu Rim is a student at an arts high school who dreams of becoming a pop singer. At school She gets a new roommate, Irene who’s actually a boy. Irena’s persona is a pretty Female CF star and his actual name is Hyun Woo.

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Nov 23, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
What really caught my attention before watching this drama was the fact that this was not a usual girl dresses as boy gender-bender, but that the boy disguises himself as a girl this time. I loved the comedy and the characters, as well as how most of them progressed throughout the drama. It's a really refreshing story. Although its short, I loved the progression; while others might argue it was rushed.

The read more fact that the main character is so young really amazed me, I had no idea how old she was until after I finished watching Ma Boy, she does a great job and her acting skills are superb.

This is a very cute and light-hearted drama,and I will definitely be re-watching it sometime in the future, and recommend it to anyone looking for something short and sweet.
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Oct 10, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Watching this drama and rating it would depend on one's mood and/or liking.

In my case, I was in a mood for a low-key-rom-com drama which does not require me to think too much. Ta-da! Ma Boy was perfect. I couldn't help myself from smiling from one episode to another.

I may like the drama but of course it is far from being perfect. There are scenes that made me want to read more cringe and fast forward due to unnecessary airtime of mischief but since this is supposed to be a light story... I sucked it all in and enjoyed the whole show for what it could offer.

Be reminded that this is a high school gender bender story where Boy Dresses up as a Girl while Girl keeps his secret for him. It's light, funny and cute. Not to forget that the boy is really good looking and dances so well. Music wise, as per young k-pop idol themed drama - you already know what to expect... but wait! There's more.

The drama may be light but the characters has their own story to tell. Thus making this drama more interesting than what the plot line let's us perceive. I also like the fact that the young actors and actresses suits their role. Who wouldn't fall for the plain looking girl paired up to pretty boy scenario without the perfect casting? Even the mean trio of male/female fans for each idol was the right fit. I couldn't imagine anyone else being casted for the roles, including the main ones.

I am surely recommending this for those who's craving for something light, cute and funny to watch.
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Similar situation except a guy is dressed as a girl! To pursue he career and gain popularity as an idol!
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References of GD in both.
Both are funny and a nice short watch compared to longer dramas.
Both have a main character hiding a secret.
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    Meljus3 May 7, 2017

    One of the cutest mini dramas Ive seen. This is also probably the only reverse gender bender live action ever (If there are any as convincing as this, do tell). A 20 year old guy posing as a teenage girl? Sun Woong definitely pulled it off. He was just sooooo pretty. Is it just me or does Hyun Woo remind you of Yoon Eun Hye's Go Eun Chan (Coffee Prince)?

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    sternchen Nov 9, 2016

    I was just about to deduct a star bc of that ending but now I think I'll deduct 2 stars bc there was simply no reason to do this drama with kids. The story would not have suffered if they'd put in actors who are at least old enough to be allowed to drive a car in some countries.
    Really I do appreciate that she's young and did an amazing job for her age, but that was really unneccessary.

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    INFIRES Sep 2, 2016 - edited

    Had no idea she was only 13 when I watched this. Whoops =_=
    I thought she was at least 16.

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      sternchen Nov 9, 2016

      Srsly? 13?

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      INFIRES Nov 11, 2016

      I can see how this affected your score based on your comment above. Yes, the actresses are getting as young as this in romances :/

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    LinLi Aug 23, 2016

    This Drama was good only if they switched the main girl a little older.

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    Kimtan1999 Aug 20, 2016

    Beautiful drama ♡ ♡

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    LinLi Aug 16, 2016

    I was going to watch it but then I searched up the age of the girl and she was 13 when she made this romance drama.

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    AmyLovesDramas Jul 15, 2016

    such a light, cute, & fluffy drama <33

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    steph_ravita Jul 15, 2016

    Three episodes did what a 16 episode story could do! I loved every silly moment of it. Tae Joon was the star for me though; wish the actor did more dramas!
    Really fun and cute story and so short - it's a must-watch! 9/10

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    Pearlyn May 27, 2016
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    MokaAkashiya Jan 23, 2016

    Su Woong your boy personality suite you in this drama

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    Martelli Jan 20, 2016
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    tsukichi Dec 22, 2015

    wish korea had more boy as girl cross dressing drama cuz it would really be interesting and i think there are a lot of actors that have a pretty boy face that can totally pull off as a girl lol

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    irish Nov 23, 2015

    a nice drama

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    MiyukiTsukino Jun 14, 2015

    OMO!!! <3
    So cute! <3
    Kim So Hyun is so cute and Sun Woong so dgkwgmwrg! <3

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    AdaCakes May 29, 2015

    I saw the picture for this and immediately thought "GO MI NAM???"
    Now I feel silly.


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    South Korea
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    Aug 16, 2012 to Aug 30, 2012
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    60 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 6,345 users)
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