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 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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15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Jan 12, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
If you go to a drinking establishment in Korea, the server will commonly put on your table a bowl of puffed-up rice snacks. The flavor of these snacks is not particularly good, but the taste doesn't turn you off entirely. In fact, you'll find yourself compulsively eating one after the other while waiting for your drinks and food to arrive, and before you know it, you're wondering how the hell the bowl read more is empty.

That pretty much sums up my viewing experience of Pretty Boy: not a particularly good drama, but one I found extremely watchable and that I anticipated each week.

The storyline is two-fold: one thread is Dokko Ma Te and the ten women he must "conquer"; the second being a drama-standard birth secret plot. I will admit that the birth secrets had me most invested and offered little surprising twists. The women storyline might seem off-putting at first, but in the end, it became less about Ma Te taking advantage of women and more about a mutual exchange and growth happening within those connections.

Where the drama started to corrode were the moments where I actually paid attention to what was going on. Those were the moments when the plotlines to nowhere, random character entrances and exits, moments of discontinuity within the story, and quick fix deus ex machinas that happen off screen and present a quick "WTF" fix to a problem became glaringly obvious.

OK, that's admittedly quite a lot wrong with the drama. However, if you're looking for a drama that will fly by quickly with light humor and mystery and a quirky comic book feel to it, Pretty Boy should hold you over until the main drama course arrives.
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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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    AkiHimemiya 13 days ago - edited

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

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    Twyx 24 days ago

    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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    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 - 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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    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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    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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    6.7 (scored by 4,601 users)
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