Advertising Genius Lee Tae Baek

Advertising Genius Lee Tae Baek (2013)

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Jin Gu, as the Art Director prodigy Lee Tae-baek, will portray the rise of the ‘loser’ with no credentials to the top of the industry.

Park Ha-sun will portray the role of the intern copywriter Baek Ji-yoon of the Geumsan Ad, the industry leader in Advertising. A passionate and earnest woman, she will lead the drama as the leading lady and the love interest of Jin Gu.

Han Chae-young, as the Account read moreExecutive of the Geumsan Ad Go Ah-ri, is a chic and alluring woman of success on the outside, but a cold realist who abandoned her love and past to seek her dream on the inside.

A producer of the drama commented that “the title’s ‘Genius’ does not mean talent, but rather the passion of the work enabling people to be the ‘Genius’ of the work. We plan the drama to be a drama depicting people’s challenge towards their dreams, their struggles, and a cheer towards our viewers’ efforts to their own dreams as well.”

  • Native title:

    광고천재 이태백
  • Also Known as:

    Ad Genius Lee Tae Baek ; Lee Tae Baek

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Mar 28, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
There is something about this drama that drew me in. The story isn't anything new, but it isn't typical either. The main character's optimistic struggle to find his dream and keep his love was somehow touching. It is refreshing to see the "little guys" win a few during this drama even with the "big guys" trying to push them down. The romance was sweet in that they enjoy each other. It isn't read more some weak minded girl falling for a jerk. The characters are smart. I liked even the ones that I'm probably not suppose to like (ex-girlfriend and second male lead).

I think ALL of the actors were enjoyable and some absolutely charming. Jin Goo as Lee Tae Baek played his character with just the right amount of kindness and strength proving that you don't have to be a jerk to be a romantic male lead. My favorite actor is Ko Chang Seok as Ma Jin Ga. His character was just so sweet, caring, and funny. The women are smart and beautiful. Smart female leads are the best. Park Ha Sun as Ji Yoon depicted her identity struggle really well.

The music was good.

Eventually I can see myself watching this again.

If you like dramas were the underdog succeeds, then this is one you should watch.
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Apr 4, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
It is an optimistic story because the protagonist never gives up. This is a drama where the best is their story; each situation is resolved with creativity.
Maybe the negative is the couple they have not chemistry, the chemistry of the couple improvement to continue the story. Too the antagonists are lightweight.
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    claudya87 Apr 13, 2017

    I series I would've preferred to skip..yet I stayed until the end. It was not worth it.

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    MrBanana Feb 21, 2017

    Skip this one.

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    Sharn Aug 29, 2016

    Lots of cliche moments, it was quite nice actually.

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    Abraham Rafael Mar 1, 2016

    it is good drama. it visualize u the harsh of life and jobs.

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    justinkim Nov 4, 2015 - edited

    WORST, believe me

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      Lily2PM Feb 28, 2016

      Can you remind me of the ending? Cause I can't remember if it was satisfying or not

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    AnnGominho Sep 27, 2013

    I will not lie that the only part, in my opinion, was that marked the first statement of Tae Baek.... I cute design and declaration of "find the difference" (although it took her to realize what it was... Aiaia). And only! The drama is cool, but there was nothing that made me "swing".

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    azndrama May 31, 2013

    Very redundant story line

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    azndrama May 29, 2013

    Ugh, I am so irritated with the main female lead right now - spineless, wimpy, blah. Annoying beyond belief.

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    Moko May 7, 2013

    Even if it sucks, Park Ha Sun is worth it!!
    (I keep repeating that in my mind while watching it...over and over)

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    Merong Apr 27, 2013

    I dropped it after the 7th episode when I lost any hope that the main lead could become cool. Disappointing.

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    jhem16 Apr 24, 2013

    i want to watch this because of han chae young and jo hyun jae but I'm hesitating because they're the second leads and i kinda feel that chae young is bitchy here and she won't get a happy ending. should i still watch it?

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    tlkdrama2me Apr 16, 2013
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    cutie26 Apr 3, 2013

    Some episodes bored me.. But I can't stop watching it 'til the end because I really love Lee Tae Baek ?..

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      zu_ai_grusz Apr 5, 2013

      Second that. I took a long break after episode 13 really before I finally decided to finish it. Lee Tae Baek was really likeable & when I realized that Jin Goo was the one on ESP Couple (a very cute movie that I liked), I actually went to re-watch it.

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    SweetPotato Apr 2, 2013

    Was that Choi Kang Hee in episode 3? Playing the role of the pregnant lady...

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    Maisweetlove Mar 30, 2013

    Personally, I loved this drama. It really rocked! It showed the real truth about the creative world and how talent and creativity can sometimes be squashed by purchasing power. Yet, it shows how a positive outcome can still happen. Loved the Jin Goo here; I have never watched anything with him. :D


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Feb 4, 2013 to Mar 26, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    6.7 (scored by 1,029 users)
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