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 10, 2014
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Let’s start by put this drama in its right genre which is light melodrama (whatever that means) but it’s applicable I think. And also its right preview. It is about a very beautiful man loved and cherished by every woman who meets him starting from his mother. And the impact he received and gave to those women through his journey to find his parentage secret and his maturity.
The story is interesting read more and was written will. you would think it is a cliché, but every time you predict something it doesn’t happened as the way you predicted. It wasn’t full of surprises but as I said it just isn’t a cliché.
Mate’s character isn’t complicated and in this kind of story far from cliché, he was pretty but not a playboy even innocent somehow, he care for women but not actively like or persuade women. He uses them but not in dishonest or a canny way, he is very honest but not from integrity prospect but it is because he is childishly innocent.
JGS was a perfect choice for this role. he shows the scaling of Mate’s matureness with more mature acting throughout the drama. he was brilliant in most of the drama specially the emotional scenes which were acted in low-keyed and very mature performance. But in some scenes his acting was too low-keyed that you’d think he is one of the extra (harsh, I know but that is because I admire and expect too much from him). I just love his deep voice. wasn’t a fan of the hair changing, it was confusing.
As for Bo Tong’s character, it was refreshingly written and vividly acted. I know that not everything new has to be good, but this character was refreshingly new in a very good way. She is simple but not childish as she seams. She is even more mature than Mate’. She loves him and worship him but she understand him like no other and know his faults and tell him the truth without mincing her words and at the same time let him lei to save fac. The chemistry between the characters (not as much between the actors) is so strong and healthy. IU’s acting was excellent.
David’s character is more mature, charming and kind than Mate’s. but I appreciate that the writer didn’t play the inevitable love triangle that is in every drama, there was one of course but it wasn’t the lead of the events. The actor was good but I did not liked him much maybe because of his silly laugh!!!
And the best actress prize of all (Mommie Dearest) character goes to Kim Bo Yun. What a classy evil, and what a superb performance. The actress and the character gave the drama classiness and depth.
This is not a Cinderella story, it is not even a romance, but a drama that got romance and is funny but not to the extent to became a comedy and it isn’t also a mystery or a thriller. But it has all of that which make it more simple and more entertaining.
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Dec 26, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
First of all, I'm going to apologise for my horrible english ( and please be nice, this is my first review XD ). I decided to write this review not only because i've seen how many people are hesitating to watch this drama but also because the majority who tried to watch it just watched 2 or 3 episodes ( which is not enought to judge ).

The first episodes are annoying read more I can't lie about that, but it starts to get interesting as we watch it.
The character's development is slow but that's good in my opinion ( I can't stand it when a character changes from a big jerk in episode 1 to a cute little bunny in episode 2 ... it seems too unnatural ).The story is quite simple, it's about a perfect guy ( Ma Te/ Jang Geun Suk ) who had a difficult life ( He never met his father and he and his mother were poor )but because of this circumstances he comes to love his mother more than anywone in the world and tries to take advantage of his looks to give her a better life(for the ones who think he's just full of himself, in my opinion, he is not, I think he just depends a lot on his looks because he thinks he can't rely on anything else since people seem to only care about that ( if you watch at least 10 episodes you will understand what I'm saying). One day He meets a mysterious woman who tells him that he is the son of the president of a big company. This woman turns out to be his father's ex-daughter-in-law and now she wants Ma Te's Help in taking revenge of his father's wife who ''destroyed'' her life. Ma te agrees with helping her and this is how the ''adventure'' begins. ( at this rate i will end up telling you all the story so i shall end up here )

Regarding Kim Bo tong (.IU), I love her, she is the cutest character in this drama, I can't understand why people don't like her... I can identify with her because in reality she is nothing more than one hell of a fangirl (just like me XD...everytime she talks about Ma Te I end up thinking if I look like her when I'm talking aboyt my favorite actors XD ) she is funny and lovely I can't hate her XD ( I didn't know .IU, but now I am her fan)

There are a lot of other good characters such as Choi David and Hong Yoo Ra ^^

If you give this drama a chance I know that you will like it ^^

I apologise for my Horrible English again XD
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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 1 day ago

      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 14 hours ago

      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 28 days ago

      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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    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 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.

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    6.7 (scored by 3,316 users)
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