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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jonssister
13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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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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Hessa
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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Jan 27, 2014
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 3.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
As you can see the ratings I gave are really low, I am not being biased, this is really how I truly feel about the drama. I was expecting too much from this drama, but what a disappointment it was. I regret wasting time on it.

I started watching this knowing it was originally a Manhwa. I don't know if the drama followed the Manhwa exactly, but if the Manhwa was like read more "THAT", then it surely sucks. The story did not have a meaning to it and as the drama went on, it got even more boring. And about 6 episodes before the end, I was hoping the drama would get shortened and end quickly, because I could not take it anymore. In the last episodes, I end up sleeping whenever I start watching it.

In dramas, I usually get attached to the characters, but not in this drama. Knowing it was a Manhwa beforehand, I expected the characters to be quirky and childish, but that did not help, I disliked all the characters. I feel like the writers made all the characters seem pitiful, and I really hated that. I really hated how Han Chae Young acted, she always had the same facial expression. I don't know if she was suppose to act like that, but she was the worst in my opinion.

The main actors really lacked chemistry. No sweet moments, were you wish this is happening to you. I really did not care who Bo Tong or Ma Te ends up with, I just wanted the drama to end.

I am only writing my opinion, and if you feel like you want to watch it, do watch it. I am not here to force my opinion on anybody, I am just giving you a heads-up.
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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.
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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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    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.

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    Mssankacoffee Aug 1, 2014

    I loved this drama and had a blast watching it! Totally hilarious and entertaining. I would caution 'would be' viewers to pay attention to the actual script and not get caught up in the obnoxious character of Ma Te, because you can get distracted by his antics. The script gives a lot of clues about his true nature but some how people seem to miss the clues (don't know why). From reading the various comments I found that viewers were transposing Ma Te's narcissism onto the actor JGS which was not fair. He's a seasoned talented consistent actor, and you need to differentiate between his character from his person. Very good watch for the discerning viewer in my opinion!

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    Tamashii_Tamaki Jul 9, 2014

    The mixed reviews are so weird, so many negative thoughts and then again so many great positive reviews... I'm kinda confused on wheather i should add this to my list. Help?

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      StellarJ Jul 20, 2014

      Yeah, it's the same for me. People's minds about the drama go from "this is bs" to "i loved it".

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      Tamashii_Tamaki Jul 23, 2014

      At least someone agrees! :D

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      Masquerade Jul 24, 2014

      I would tell you watch the first 1-3 episodes. Because they will tell you if youre going to like this drama or not. I didnt like it at all. lol

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      Tamashii_Tamaki Jul 27, 2014

      Cheers! :D

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      xire Jul 28, 2014

      Not to prove your point about people saying completely opposing things, but...I bore with this one while it was airing, and in my opinion Jang Keun Suk saves the drama in the last few episodes. For me it made the whole frustrating thing worthwhile. Lol sorry!

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    Potatos_ Jun 27, 2014

    I never watched this before but do you think the drama would be better if there was some different actors?

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      Hessa Dec 11, 2014

      No, the story is the thing that sucks, so changing the actors wouldn't do much to the drama.

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    Naye Jun 24, 2014

    I read a lot of bad comments about this series but I think it wasn't that horrible. But maybe the fact that I am super JKS biased affects my opinion, so xD

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 10, 2014

    Omg... This drama was a pain in the booty!
    Sorry, it gets a 4 from me. Such a disappointment even with the amazing cast!

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    titi_odus Jun 5, 2014

    I tried so hard to rate you a 5 but it just wasn't happening. Such a waste!

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    maboksan May 7, 2014

    I thought I want to give a try this drama since I like the cast..but after review the recommendation and comment I decided not to..my heart still hurt because unable to finish the heir and marry him if you dare (and I REALLY LOVE the cast).

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    slmorse Apr 30, 2014

    I hate that I can't leave a drama unfinished. I started watching this drama while it was airing, and I am still only on episode 8. The story is too slow. Jan Geun Suk's character is annoying and rude, and IU's character loves him too much for no reason. Right now, for me, Choi David is the only redeeming character of this drama.

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      patiikaa Jun 18, 2014

      I agree with you. I also finished 8 episode. It is not very interesting, because after among the actors do not have chemistry. As you mention only Choi David turns his feelings.

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 3,597 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2719
  • Popularity:

    #131

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