Pretty Boy

Pretty Boy (2013)

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Dokgo Ma Te is the most beautiful man in the world. He is also an ambitious man and wants to make a lot money using his beautiful appearance. Dokgo Ma Te meets Hong Yoo Ra, the ex-daughter-in-law of a rich family. Hong Yoo Ra recognizes Dokgo Ma Te's ambitions and becomes his mentor. Hong Yoo Ra then gives Dokgo Ma Te a mission to seduce 10 different women. The women have all read moresucceeded in different fields and Dokgo Ma Te is to glean their special abilities. But a strange woman named Kim Bo Tong appears in front of Dokgo Ma Te. She is an ordinary girl from poor background but has a huge crush on Dokgo Ma Te. ~~ Based on comic book series "Yebbeun Namja" by Chon Kye Young.

  • Native title:

    예쁜남자
  • Also Known as:

    Yebbeun Namja ; Beautiful Man ; Beautiful Guy ; Pretty Man ; Bel Ami ;

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Blumcsi
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Jun 6, 2014
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
I watched this drama for the cast involved and I realised after the first scene that this is gonna be a bit different, but of course the term Bel Ami in the title did suggest what kind of lead man to expect.

I enjoyed the acting, but what really made this drama special is that if I ever imagined a good harem story made into live action, where all the girls would read more get their moments to shine, and all their stories had a moral lesson - Bel Ami is just that. Saying so, I have to defend the main character by stating that he is NOT a pervert (like most guys in a harem-like story). In fact, he turns out to be a deep person and he evolves a lot as the story progresses like most characters do so in this drama.
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jonssister
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Jan 30, 2014
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Story: It was ok but it dragged. I thought they kept the pacing nice until episode 10-14. Then 15 and 16 seemed to have so many random things thrown in. I would say that they needed more episodes, but they wasted so much time in 10-14 that it's hard for me to even consider that. I wasn't expecting much out of this drama, but even with low standards it's hard for me read more to give this a love it rating. There were times that in this drama it felt like it was a fanfic. I don't mean a nasty one; I mean a nice fluffy one that a high schooler wrote. If any of you read fanfics which I'm sure more than half of you do, and you know what I'm talking about. I will say if I stumbled across a fanfic version of this I think there would be more kissing.

Cast: Now I understand why people like IU so much. She really has this girl next door feel to her. I love JGS. He's one of my favorite actors, but this was not his best work. I feel like Lee Jang Woo never fully committed to his character. I feel like the director had something to do with these two not performing their best.

Music: It was ok. Good variety, I didn't feel like they were playing the same song all the time throughout this drama.

Rewatch: Probably not because there wasn't anything that made me think yeah I needed to watch again. There wasn't a pivotal moment that made everything change and made me think yeah I want to watch this build up again.

Overall: If you want an aegyo drama that was probably based on a fanfic, then give this a shot. I went into this drama with about the same thought as Nail Shop Pairs. Yeah, I feel like the writers for both of Nail Shop Pairs and Pretty Boy have the same style. I want to give this a better rating because I really like IU, JGS, and Lee Jang Woo. I really hope their next dramas are better than this.
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Characters of both dramas found, that every blade has two edges and every thing has two sides and what you give to other people, it can return to you in bad or good meaning. P is for wider audience then PB IMHO.
Recommended by loranar
Similar plot about the whole getting rich thing, only difference is Pretty Boy is more about starting a business of your own ^^
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    LukasQ Jun 11, 2015

    I mean, Pretty Boy isn't a BAD DAMM DRAMA, it's cute sometime, it's just too much cliche, And the actings are bad.

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    Midnight Jun 9, 2015

    I'm starting this with no expectations.

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    Obessivecomplusive Apr 28, 2015

    Having watched a lot i mean a lot of drama's. I've seen the good.bad and ugly trust me. But this drama was pretty decent. The plot was good and the twists were very innovative. A solid 7/10 anything lower is an injustice to a good drama. For those who didn't like IU's acting, i suggest you watch her in other dramas and realize her character was supposed to act like that.

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    blackbetty Mar 26, 2015

    Didn't like the female lead, boring flat too good to be true character - even tho the actress is adorable. Jang Geun Suk is as fun as ever in this one, but i found nothing new, intriguing or charming about the love story. The general plot and other female characters are so on point, they make up for the meh romance part and make it interesting to watch.

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    alexk345 Mar 24, 2015

    Jang Geun Suk is overhyped. i never liked him but tolerated his acting. You can say he do not play annoying role. so that may be a reason.

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      Kachiiing May 15, 2015

      He isn't overhyped, he's typecast. He's been pigeon-holed into playing effeminate characters that people are bored of. Such a pity, because I think he's talented. Just shows...even good actors need to make wise choices!

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    alexk345 Mar 24, 2015

    After han hyo joo , its IU in my mind even after finishing drama. its just her bubbly smile i can't erase from my brain. she got truckload of charm and can carry a drama single handedly. period.

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    Nesrine Mar 20, 2015

    Jang Geun Suk love u oppa :p :p though it was a cute drama but it lacks sth !!!

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    MinaVIP Feb 18, 2015

    IU......<.<....just no -.-* NO! x_x

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    carling5 Dec 26, 2014

    Loved it! Very underrated and harshly criticized drama.

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    Tarush Dec 16, 2014

    I actually never thought the drama was boring. For me it was just a good drama for relaxing. Though JKS's hair kind of irritated me all the time, I don't think there was any other think I wouldn't like about it... :D

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    My friend told me it was the most boring drama out of the dramas she watched. Is it really that bad?

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      NiceNoona Oct 29, 2014

      I thought parts of it were cute. It wasn't something I'd watch again. It it was entertaining for a weekend watch.

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      Ok is it worth watching? Because the ratings are pretty low

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      NiceNoona Oct 29, 2014

      If you are out of ideas yeah I'd say go for it... If something else looks more promising I'd go for that first. This is one you watch when there's nothing else to see or you really want to watch JGS

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      Ok well after I finish all five dramas I'm watching I'll start this drama thanks for your reply. c:

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    Potatos_ Sep 20, 2014

    Is there like anyone who does like the drama? I see people saying there not gonna finish it but who knows, It could just get better.. Not all dramas can start out beautifully.

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      Hessa Oct 2, 2014

      I finished it but I still did not like it. It was really boring.

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    twoflatfriends Aug 26, 2014

    i felt like this drama has a really slow pace that's why i think a lot of the viewers thought that it's boring or whatever. I, personally, thought so too but when i decided to continue and finish the drama, i realize that it actually has a really good story. I also think the actors and actresses did a good job in portraying the roles. I think this drama just needs patience from the viewers. :) I felt like there were a lot of twists/side stories that for me aren't really necessary but has actually made the drama a lot more interesting in the end. Glad that I finished this and i hope others will give this drama another chance :)

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    onewbaby Aug 24, 2014

    i don't think it's awful but it's kind of boring. i have no desire to finish it

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    Lovely Aug 18, 2014

    When I started the drama it was really painful to continue but that was until I realized that this is not a love story. This is the story about a man who finds his true nature.
    I'm pretty pleased with the whole plot and I really feel like it was a great drama. It is in fact kind of deep and serious not really light hearted at all and you have to try to understand all the different characters and their background storys. I thinks someone should watch it with a matured mind because eventhough it's actually really funny it's not a rom-com.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Nov 20, 2013 to Jan 9, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    6.7 (scored by 4,221 users)
  • Ranked:

    #3067
  • Popularity:

    #162

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