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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HAVA-RAVA
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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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pigbunny
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Nov 5, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I found this drama very entertaining and I instantly fell inlove with my Huang Taijing! ? I can also say that this taiwanese version of You're beautiful is better than the korean(orig version) and the japanese one. From playful and jolly characters he portrayed before, to the notorious, arrogant and hot headed Huang Taijing, Jiro Wang really is great!!! He really did a great job in leading AN*Jell! :""> Huang Taijing's too read more cute! Especially he's cute sides!

I also tried to listen to the korean and japanese versions of the song "Promise by ANjell", and still, ANjell's taiwan rocked my world! Jiro Wang's voice fits the song.

Overall, the story is so good. There is no boring episode. The actors were funny and amusing, especially Jeremy. He's so witty and humorous. I am also amused by Jie-ge! Lol. Liu Xin Ning irritated me so much but I guess she was able to help on the last part.

Oh how I wish I could watch them perfom live!!!
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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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    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

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    bluemoon_onna Nov 28, 2013

    I believe this is equally good with the original... or even a bit better! My only disappointment is Mei Nan's haircut- coconut husk cut. :-)

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    chaoticlolita Nov 22, 2013
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    pigbunny Nov 5, 2013

    *SIGH AND TEARS* still cant believed i'ved already finished the series. :( I now dont know what to do in my life. LOL!!! Worth rewatching!! Taijing's hot and gorgeous

Details

  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    13
  • Aired:

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

    Sunday
  • Network:

    FTV
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 15 min.

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  • Score:

    7.5 (scored by 1,372 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1294
  • Popularity:

    #149

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