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.

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

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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 honestly 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'm not sure if the drama followed the Manhwa exactly, but if the Manhwa was like read more "THAT", then it plainly sucks. The story did not have a meaning to it, and as the drama went on, it got even more boring. And about six episodes before the end, I was hoping the show 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 hated how Han Chae Young acted, she always had the same facial expression. I don't know if she was supposed to act like that, but she was the worst in my opinion.

The main actors severely lacked chemistry. No sweet moments, where 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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Jan 9, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Story: This is a story about a man who is so good looking, women just drop like flies at the sight of him. What a blessing! What a curse! The drama has a very cliche title and synopsis, you'd think that this is just another idol drama featuring the crazy styles of Jang Guen Suk. To a certain degree, there is self-glorification of JGS happening in the drama but they were done read more in such a way that they provide comedic relief. When I started this drama, I had expected to dump it after a few episodes because of my bias against any pretty boy idol drama. Theya re usually catered for the young female fan market. It was the end of the year and I was bored; so I took it up. To my pleasant surprise, this drama did not disappoint at all! There is more to the drama than the cover it promotes. It has a deeper storyline than the staple love triangles we see in idol dramas. It deals with successes in the business world, family and the meaning of relationships. Expect to shed some tears and to hate someone. It has all the qualities of a good Korean drama. It somehow revived some of my faith in KDramas.. a little, not much. I am still waiting for the next big thing! But trust me when I say that your hours of watching this drama will not go to waste. The only reason why I gave the story 9/10 and not 10/10 is because of the slight discrepancy between how the drama was promoted versus how it actualy turned out. It was promoted as a test of 10 women - the first few episodes, it certainly felt like it but somewhere in the middle, things got serious and the story moved away from the "test of 10 women" to more of a melo feel. I do not mind the change in direction given that it gives the drama more depth. So, my advice is - do not base your expectation of this drama on the "test of 10 women" premise.

Acting/Cast: All veteran actors and actresses. No complains in this department. Despite all his wacky styles, JGS is definitely a more solid actor that many idol actors in the industry. He just need to select his script more carefully and really test his strength in acting by moving away from the cliche type idol dramas. In Pretty Boy/Bel Ami, he somewhat redeemed himself after so many not so high ranking idol dramas since You're Beautiful. This is again, thanks to the change in drama direction halfway through towards a more melo type drama.

Rewatch value: I am not in a hurry to rewatch this. The story and acting is good but the drama has so many twists and revelation that watching it the second time will take away some of the impact of why it is good.

Overall: A solid 8/10. Definitely worth watching but if you are expecting something that will take your breath away and stick to you mind for years after that will turn you into a rewatch maniac, this is not it. Nevertheless, it stands out as a worthy entertainment amongst all the mediocre KDrama offerings from 2013.
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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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    saurabh hatte Mar 8, 2016

    must watch drama....................

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    beloved89 Feb 24, 2016

    Watched this with low expectations but I actually didn't mind it! It was decent to just relax and unwind with as long as you take it lightheartedly.

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    AkiHimemiya Nov 17, 2015 - edited

    There were actors I like but it was soooo boring!!!!

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    Twyx Nov 6, 2015

    Watched it because of Suk but... disappointed. At the beginning, it wasn't bad. But then, they put a lot of things and it became a no-sense drama. The last 2 episodes.. gosh. o.O Ridicule. Too bad because I liked the actors but the story was so messed up.

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    vip Aug 18, 2015

    didnt like this drama,only thing i liked about it was sukkie <3

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    jiajia Aug 16, 2015

    Who does Kim Bo Tong end up with ?
    Second lead syndrome ♥ but I have a bad feeling she's going to end up with Dok Go Ma Te.
    I'm still at episode 13 it's slowly getting interesting

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    IUfanboy Aug 14, 2015

    IU *_*

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    IUfanboy Aug 14, 2015

    DLing starting episodes of this drama ATM. IU<3

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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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    Obsessivecompulsive 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 - edited

    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 - edited

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    6.6 (scored by 5,058 users)
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