Fabulous Boys

Fabulous Boys (2013)

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The story revolves around a fictional boy band named A.N.JELL. The management company of the idol group A.N.JELL insisted on adding a new singer to the group as the lead vocal, Tai Jing's voice was hurting. However,the new member, Mei Nan, had to go to the States to repair a botched eye job just before signing the contract. His agent came up with the idea of having his twin sister, Gao Mei read moreNu a nun-in-training who has to pose as her twin brother and take his place in the group and to stand in for him. The two of them grew up in an orphanage and Mei Nu, who was all set to become a nun, agreed to this charade as she didn't want to spoil her brother's chance of fame which would make it easier to look for their mother.

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    You're Beautiful Taiwan Version;You're Beautiful;He's Beautiful; Yuan Lai Shi Mei Nan

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Dec 23, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is the best remake I have ever seen. And I have to admit I liked it even more than the original, and I loved the Korean "You are beautiful".

I found FB to be more romantic, which is one of the reasons I love Asian Dramas.
Jiro Wang nailed the part!! But perhaps I am biased becuae I liked him in "It started with a kiss." Here I saw a more read more mature, manly and serious version of him and I totally loved him!
We can clearly see how he slowly develops feeling for Gao Mei Nam.
He is not so childish as Tae Kyung and more jealous! Always a plus for me!

Lee HongKi will always be my Jeremy , but Evan Yo is adorable!

Hwang In Deok was good, but he did not stand out like the other characters or like Jung Yong-hwa did in YAB.

The main actress was so cute! Even though it was obvious she is still new at acting. But overall I found her adorable!

What I also liked was the way they were dressed, because the clothes they wore in YAB, in my humble opinion were over the top.

The music was ok, but the songs did not move me the way the YAB OST did.

All in all, a great drama! I highly recommend it!
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Aug 26, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
Just finished this ~~
Gonna give this 9/10 which is better grade than what I gave to the original (8/10).

Even though it dragged at some points in the middle, I liked how they made it different from original version. At some points especially in the beginning it seemed like an exact copy of the original.

The ending, the "double scene" (you know what I mean haha), them kiss scenes and the read more acting itself was better than in the original. Except that some characters *cough* Xin Yu and the reporter *cough* were way worse and not as natural or funny like in the original version.

What comes to the acting in general:

- I didn't like how Jiro Wang was missing the "Hwang Tae Kyung" style aka the facial expressions. They were in Japanese version so I was hoping them to be in this one too.

- Su Li Wen was annoying when she was playing Mei Nu playing to be her brother. But when she was playing Mei Nan himself she was kickass. I hope they would've showed more interactions between the twins haha

- As I mentioned above... Hwang In Deok playing Shin Woo / Xin Yu was awkward. A big minus from that. He was worse than Kim Hyun Joong in BOF (Don't kill me. I love KHJ btw)

- Evan Yo as Jeremy was super adorable yet he couldn't reach the level of the original Jeremy played by Lee Hong Ki.

There were no annoying characters in this one. I remember how I hated the mom in Korean version and the biach in Japanese version.

I liked the music in this one of course. I also like how they changed the "Otteokhajeo" to a completely new song. Points from that ~~

But the original one is the best one to me because it's the original and special to me.

Would I rewatch this? No.

Funny, because I can rewatch the original many many times and so far I've rewatched it like 3-4 times.

I guess there is some "magic" in the original one always hahaha XDD

By the way, the Japanese version got 6/10 from me. I can't even remember anything from it...
While I was watching this Taiwanese version I could see the Korean version in my head all the time. Which is why I was always surprised when they added some new things to this version ^^

I think that's all I have to say. Thanks for reading this ~
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They are the same with the same storyline, but in a different language. The other one is Taiwanese, this is Korean. And there are different casts
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Both dramas star Jiro Wang as an arrogant popular singer that has never experienced love, only to soften as he falls for the female lead. In both dramas the female lead is shy and rather unworldly, and the hero is protective of her, although at the beginning he doesn't understand why he cares so much. Both dramas also show the two leads living in the same house, so both shows feature a lot of sweet cohabitation scenes.

However, Fabulous Boys has more characters, so it develops the side stories perhaps a bit more than ToGetHer. I also felt that the hero in ToGetHer went through more of a change than the one in Fabulous Boys, because apart from falling in love he also loses his popularity, whereas the character in Fabulous Boys never quite reached that level of vulnerability (he was more arrogant and stayed it longer).

Both are romantic, funny and light, with a little bit of drama towards the end (but not too much). Also the actor that plays the manager Jie Ge / Tony Ge is the same in both dramas :p
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    cr6zym0nkeyiz Aug 27, 2015

    I Have to say, I have watched a few remakes and for me, my opinion only, that this was one of the worse ones I have seen. I have started with the korean Version, You're Beautiful and I absolutely loved it, it's an all-time favorite for me. But he Taiwanese Version just ruined it. I'd have to write a list to name all the problems with it! I feel like this remake is one you may either hate or love. I hated it!

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    BaDaBa11 Jul 14, 2015

    I could have gone without watching this drama. So cliche and unclimatic, I mean I already knew the story but the whole gender bender is kinda "been there done that" for me. But Jiro Wang was hotness and made it worth watching.

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    NesrineTao Jun 30, 2015

    it was funny how park shin hye played a guest role in this drama i was quite suprised to see her i didn't see that coming however no offence but the korean version is way better still it was fun to watch though i knew what will happen i was still amused

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    Neyjour May 8, 2015 - edited

    Some sites have 20 episodes for this series, and others only have 13. Can someone please explain the difference? I've tried Googling for info about this, but can't find anything. TIA! :)

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      Maria May 21, 2015

      I was wondering that myself too. It was 13 when I started watching and suddently it's 20. (DramaWiki also says 13 eps)

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      Neyjour May 21, 2015

      Yeah, I noticed that as well. When I posted my comment, it was showing here as 13 episodes, and now it shows 20. But I don't think it's just a "mistake" in the number total... there seems to be 2 different versions of the series. I just haven't been able to find any info about what that difference is. I think I'll try asking in the forums. Hopefully I'll have a better chance of getting an answer there. If I do, I'll let you know. :) And also make a note of it in the synopsis.

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      SimbiAni Aug 23, 2015

      I had the same issue with AbsoluteBf, but in reverse! The pg for AB on here says "13" but yet both DramaFever & Hulu have it streaming in 20x 45mn eps.. lol. Tried to edit it but was told "13 is the original airing format" & so I just left a cmt explaining instead for anyone who might come across it on those apps. ^-^

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    toni m Apr 16, 2015

    heard the korean version is good but if the taiwan version is same and just as good, i would go for the taiwan version, just can't stand the very obvious make up of the boys on the korean version

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    Human Jan 21, 2015

    My jeremy..........no one can replace the original ;A; , I just liked the first 10min of the series....park shin hye appearance ofc <3 *

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    Buranko Jan 15, 2015

    Boooring =.=

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    Youlie Nov 20, 2014 - edited

    I skipped almost everything... It's exactly (exactly!!) the same thing as YAB. And as much as I like Jiro, Jang Geun Suk was perfect for this role and Jiro can't match. The same goes for Yo Evan. Even if he was indeed quite cute, Lee Hong Ki was the perfect Jeremy. All in all this was a waste of my time...

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    ShameOnMe2 Mar 29, 2014

    I really miss this drama! have to rewatch it soon! :)

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    KoriNeko18 Mar 26, 2014

    I generally don't watch Taiwanese drama, but I literally just finished Ikemen Desu Ne and started it. Only a few minutes in, but Park Shin Hye's comments referring to YB! Made me laugh~ Looking forward to this drama, based off of all these reviews.

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    LadyEclair Feb 6, 2014

    totally loved this version <3 and agree with FatemehVIP`s review, tyhe best version of the story ^_^

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    TheraTD Jan 14, 2014

    Having watched the original back in 2009, I skipped through many scenes because it was exactly the same(except for the ending).
    The actors did a great job. Can't get enough of Jeremy in every version =p

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    joyje Jan 12, 2014

    Both Korean and Taiwanese are almost the same. Didn't know Jiro Wang w so good looking. This is the first time I watch his drama. Overall the drama was not too draggy compared to the other Taiwanese drama I have watched. Really loved his body and great acting!

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    lettuceloveHJ Jan 2, 2014

    Although I hated "You're Beautiful", Jiro Wang as the male lead of this Taiwanese version changed my reception of this predictable story. I especially loved every moment of his jealousy. I rated "Fabulous Boys" with a 7.

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    0hellgirl0 Dec 28, 2013

    sorry jiro i can't watch this T.T

    hated You're Beautiful

    couldn't watch Ikemen Desu Ne

    and sure cant take more of this stupid story

    love you jiro but NO <.<


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    May 12, 2013 to Aug 4, 2013
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    45 min.


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