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.

  • Native title:

    原來是美男
  • Also Known as:

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

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xAyuu
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May 4, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Story: Not very original, just a remake of You're Beautiful, but I found this version much more fulfilling. I like how they made changes here and there and added more scenes in making it a drama of it's own instead of copying scene by scene.

Acting/Cast: Perfect! I love the casting of this drama. SLW was a very surprising new comer and she did an amazing job! I was actually very excited read more for Evan's role as Jeremy, but somehow his hairstyle butchered the cuteness that he has. Evan is really cute with an incredibly adorable smile, if only they did not give him that hideous hairdo. T_T and yes Jiro was wonderful!

Music: I loved the songs, they remade them really nicely. But I will always love the original versions more. Plus singing in korean sounds so much nicer then mandarin.. it melts my heart. <3

Rewatch Value: I can't see myself watching another version of this drama again let alone the same one. But it would be a worthwhile rewatch - was good.

Overall: Out of all the versions, I loved this one the best. For me there was not a dull moment. You're Beautiful comes closely behind because it had such a beautiful cast, but this version just had the better and improved screenplay. Bravo!
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cllanti
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Aug 12, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is the first version of this story I've seen, so I went in without any preconceived ideas about how it was supposed to be. I enjoyed this drama very much. The story was fast paced and didn't drag like many Taiwanese dramas. The way the story progressed seemed natural without to many logic fails. I thought the acting was very good. At first the Jeremy character seemed like overacting, but then read more I figured out that he was supposed to act that hyper. I'm already a Jiro Wang fan, and I thought he did an excellent job portraying Huang Tai Qing's emotional changes throughout the drama. Su Li Wen seemed a little stiff and unsure at first but improved quickly and I really liked her character by the end of the drama. The music was good and fit the scenes even if I didn't understand the lyrics. I would definitely watch this again. Overall I liked the comedy, thought the romance was well portrayed and believable, and the cast blended well together.
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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
Recommended by Kim-Park-Lee
basicly the taiwanese version of the korean version "your beautifull"
i liked the korean version better but i liked the last 3 episodes from the taiwanese version better

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    nesrine 5 days ago

    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

    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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    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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    Haine-tan 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

    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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    FatemehVIP Dec 27, 2013

    im enjoying this alot even more than the j&k version that i have already watched <3

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    SailorMoonRocks Dec 25, 2013

    I felt this drama was amazing! It really followed the Korean one "You're beautiful". I LOVED the emphasis they put on the twin brother, it's what I've been DYING to see, and now I can rest in peace! By the way, did anyone else notice the female lead in "You're beautiful" make a special appearance in this drama, or is it just me??

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      SailorMoonRocks Dec 26, 2013

      lol ok, good, I didn't see any comments about it so I was just wondering... Oh! And the male lead for You're Beautiful guest stars in the Japanese version, Ikemen Desu Ne! Looking forward to it! ^_^

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      FatemehVIP Dec 26, 2013

      i saw that too he has more scenes in that than PSH in tversion

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      SailorMoonRocks Dec 29, 2013

      I just finished watching the Japanese version!! He definitely has more scenes, but again, not enough... They should have extended his appearance. It was nice to see him again though! =)

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      FatemehVIP Dec 29, 2013

      between the 3 versions i guess i prefer the tversion the most ^^ although im a kdrama fan but tversion was much better

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      Stasiamae Mar 13, 2014

      Yeah it was! She also made a few comments referring to You're Beautiful. I thought it was cute. XD

Details

  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    May 12, 2013 to Aug 4, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Sunday
  • Network:

    FTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 1,557 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1308
  • Popularity:

    #171

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