Ugly Alert

Ugly Alert (2013)

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Ratings: 8.4/10 from 905 users
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Gong Joon Soo is a man who's had a rough life and early on had to fend for himself. He takes the blame for a murder his younger sibling commits and serves time in prison. There he learns to sew and acquires a trade. With his newly acquired skills, Joon Soo goes to work for Na Do Hee at a fashion company. Do Hee has inherited her job because her grandfather built read morethe company. But even though she inherited her position, she is serious about doing a good job and is something of a workaholic.

  • Native title:

    못난이 주의보
  • Also Known as:

    Ugly Warning

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Dec 20, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
It is really hard to rate a near perfect drama!! Some people will miss out on this gem simply because of the episode count. But I can assure that with 32-35 minute episodes, you will be swept into a story that will resonant with you from now on; one that you will use as a template for all future family dramas. The acting by all was superb! The writer promised to present read more a story without one single drama clique and it was delivered. I got to see the development of a romance from start to finish. Wait, I got to see the development of 3 relationships. The problems they presented made sense. Even the brief noble idiocy moment made sense to me. I never thought I would dismiss that as a necessary evil in the story. The supporting characters, you either loved them or hated them. But that was a testament to how well they acted. Overall, I do not feel that I wasted a moment of my time. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if one day down the drama road, I re-watch the entire drama again. Yes, it is that good!!
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37 people found this review helpful
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Dec 1, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I think this is my first review so i don't know if it will come out well.. but i'll try.
Where to start? Hum at the beginning i thought it was just a random family Drama that i started to watch because of Im Joo Hwan and Kang So Ra.
After just the first episode i was really interested in the story and then became to love it after some more episodes. read more The Cast:I love it all. The child actors were totally amazing in my opinion and i will follow them in the future.
I think every actor has portayed his/her character really well and so i could enjoy the Drama till the end.
There will be characters who will annoy you to the bones but they will make you proud in the end changing themself for the better.You will be there to see how someone can change for the people he/she loves.
I'm not Korean but i could understand what they were saying and doing without subs. The acting is really good and it will make you enjoy this Drama.

The story tells how different people become a family and have to accept each other.
They will go through dispair,pain to finally find happiness as a family.
They will come to undertsand each other and love each other like a real family should.
They will fight for love and to protect the most loved people in their lives.

Music: I really liked the music finding myself singing without realizing it.
I cried a lot and the sad music was a stab in the back making me cry more XD
One of my favourite was No Matter What They Say by Yang Mi Jin.

Why watch this Drama? It will make you feel all the emotions the characters feel,it will make you understand people more,it will teach you a lot of things you'll need in life..

If you start watching it you won't stop.
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I know they have different genre, bit there are still some similarities. Both main leads are innocent and had to sacrifice for their love; one is love for his lover while the other is love for his sibling. On both dramas, the male lead fell in love with the stepdaughter of their first love.
Recommended by dramaholic_piglet
both is family drama and it show great family bonding and the issue that raise in a family. its a good feeling on how the family stand together in facing whatever issue they encouter together..of course dont forget on the love both the show and i really recommended both drama.
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    tattylovestofly 5 days ago

    The guy who plays older Gong Jun Soo legit looks like he is the son of the guy playing his dad.. like... Good casting or what?

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    goldenseal50 17 days ago

    I am on episode 6 and wondering how this got such good reviews... does it even have any romance?

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    keifferodartseam 23 days ago

    i cried a lot in this drama TT_TT but its worth it. . . though the plot is a little bit slow and some scenario is like repeated.. l still like it. . .

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    bmore Mar 20, 2017
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    Lovely Mar 17, 2017 - edited

    I am not sure if I am strong enough for 133 eps ...

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      Yoonaddict Mar 18, 2017

      You should really try it, one of the best dramas i have ever seen

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    What a gem of a series. Loved every episode. I did have few frustrating moments with second female lead marrying debacle but I love them too much to complain lol.
    I honestly can't believe I watched 133 whole episodes.

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    Myauntmary Mar 13, 2017

    The first 50 episodes was great then I fast forwarded until the end. Got tired of the guy's crying.

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    HumzahH Mar 6, 2017

    This was an amazing drama I probably cried at least 5 times or more during this whole drama

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    naccu Feb 18, 2017

    After completing this, I want to encourage everyone intimidated by the number of episodes - like I was - to not be scared and just give this wonderful drama a chance :D <3

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    ArvisJaggamar Feb 14, 2017 - edited

    Am I right in thinking that this is about 73 hours long?

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    I started this yesterday and the older brother is already making me cry to no limits, is it going to be a continuous cry fest? :(

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      Surprise-Lobotomy Feb 10, 2017

      It's not really a melo/makjang, but you should have your tissue box ready lol

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      neaa Mar 4, 2017

      I'm running out of tissues. *wails*

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    naccu Feb 7, 2017 - edited

    Good luck to me! Started today and I hope I get to finish this someday xD

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      Natty Feb 15, 2017

      I´m starting this drama right now, just like you I hope to finish it someday :D

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      naccu Feb 15, 2017 - edited

      It is unexpectedly a very easy drama to follow! I've almost finished it already!!

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      Natty Feb 15, 2017

      Wow, that´s impressive! I just finished the first episode and I really liked it so I will definitely continue watching it :)

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      I'm around 44th episode.. and going strong lol

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    Maya Jan 22, 2017

    Cute drama! :)

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    dramaAddict68 Dec 21, 2016

    a must watch!!! i cried a lot during watching this drama!!

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    Wanderingjinny Dec 7, 2016 - edited

    I'm not the only one who rewatches this on (at least) a yearly basis, am I?

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      ooooooooooo Dec 8, 2016 - edited

      is it that good???

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      Snow Dec 15, 2016

      I've watched it 10 times or so since it aired. it has everything i want from a drama.

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      Panda Mar 4, 2017

      3 times for me


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    South Korea
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    May 20, 2013 to Nov 29, 2013
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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  • Duration:

    35 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 905 users)
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