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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cityhunter83
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Jan 10, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
i'm looking at the ratings i gave for each category and and though i was honest i dont feel like it refelects how fun this drama was to watch at moments.

it feels like the drama was missing something, and at the end i really felt like i was ending right in the middle. a little contemplation leads me to the opinion that the stroy of Ma Te's parentage and the corprate read more machinations took up just waaaaay too much of this drama. but alsa that is not the only problem.

alot of the character growth (where it existed) was abrupt, nonsensical and lazy. i would have really liked to see a lot more growth out of Bo Tong, but i'm not surprised at how stunted her character was. it seems like everytime korean drama puts forth a worthy woman they then proceed to push her as far into the shadow of a man as she could possibly go with out disappearing completely. Arang (arang and the magistrate) and Yowol (gu family book) come to mind.
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Sara
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Jan 11, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
at first i was really looking forward to watch this drama. I love Jan Geun Suk. I really liked the idea of this drama even though the rich guy poor girl kinda thing is worn out for most of the people but if the story is good i really like this concept :).

IU was sooo cute in this drama but the obsession she had for Ma Te was a little annoying read more for me. She wasn't a strong charakter but i thought she was cute and lovable.

The romance between Ma Te and Bo Tong was weak in my opinion. Most of the time Ma Te was busy with sudicing some woman and Bo Tong was hanging out with David so there wasn't much interaction going on with both of them. I liked Bo Tong with David more but he had no chance against Ma Te...... -.-

Only the last 3 episodes made me excited and i wanted to watch more of Bo Tong and Ma Te's relationship.... even though i pitied David for not getting the girl :(

Afterall the Drama was okay. Nothing special but not THAT bad. I give it a 8 cause the last 3 episodes got me excited :)

PS: The names Bo Tong and Ma Te were horrible in my opinion >.< xD
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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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    Lovely 3 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    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 29 days ago

      At least someone agrees! :D

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      Masquerade 28 days ago

      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 25 days ago

      Cheers! :D

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      xire 25 days ago

      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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    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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      iiamxmee 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.

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    LukasQ Apr 29, 2014

    A totally wast of time, i'm sad because i love the cast :/

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    pinkita1 Apr 16, 2014

    was good i did enjoy it but i t really cud have been much better the talent was their but the story just lacked too much

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    Frosty Apr 13, 2014
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    xAyuu Mar 30, 2014

    finally continued watching this after putting it on hold.. and it's not as bad as everyone is making it out to be...

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      Star-fish May 31, 2014

      Please don't denounce other people for not liking it as much as you do . We're all entitled to our opinions here.

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      loveanimeever May 31, 2014

      I think it's alright too...I put this drama on hold in the middle too.

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      xAyuu Jun 1, 2014

      @star-fish: #1 you're right! everyone IS entitled to have their own opinion.. #2 what are you even on about? I never denounced anyone for not liking it???

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    nishana_rika Mar 19, 2014

    Bravo oppah jang geun suk to all the series that you played i may say this is the unique one the haircut,the story i feel so heart breaking every-time you cry in this drama,and you didn't sing in this drama whew! i always find time to replay this hope this will aired in Philippines soonest! t.c! more more more dramas to come...

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    darklight Mar 17, 2014

    I don't like stories of Illegitimate child, and I don't know why there is so many korean dramas about them (like heirs and this) I don't like the concept of betrayal and unfortunately I think these dramas try to show this as an ordinary fact.
    But I enjoyed the atmosphere of the drama...

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    6.7 (scored by 3,069 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2393
  • Popularity:

    #56

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