Bel Ami

Bel Ami (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; Pretty Boy;

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Sep 2, 2015
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
**I might included little spoilers!!**


The story at first is about a man who's supposed to be the most handsome man in the world and a girl who likes him, sounds a very typical RomCom.
It didn't sound so interesting for me, but from episode 2 it was interesting,
Ma Tae had to learn each thing from each woman in order to start living on his own and to receive a read more "password".
I liked that it not only talked about romance but also about opening a bussiness of your own, and I even learned things that I can say "I learned for life" from those women he had to learn from,I liked the idea of learning each thing from each person.
I think that from episodes 1-10 it was a good drama but from then I really don't know what happend and it turned to be a really boring and -trying to be a complicated drama .


The cast for me wasn't that "strong" .It was a nice cast for people that love Jang Geun Suk or IU .
Their acting wasn't that good or that bad but avarage.
It had a good point of many character's personallities but I think that except of JGS's character each character was shallow and not improving.(He, for at least changed and learned things)
Bo Tong from the first beginning was shallow and liked Ma Tae only because of his look and in the ending they tried to tell us "no she didn't only because of that" .
David was cute but as it kept going on , it was a bit pathetic for me that he still tries.
I was rooting for him all along but somewhat I couldn't bare to watch his behaviour anymore.
Hong Yu Ra had a pocker face the whole drama and could only stare but not show any emotion well...
The other women were interesting (until girl no.5) after that they weren't necessary for the plot.


I won't remember the OST for the rest of my life but it had a nice-main song .

Romance: (I'm adding it because it's important for a drama)

The whole drama they show how much Bo Tong likes Ma Tae and how he doesn't even pay attantion to her, and to end this drama they made a stupid switch that he fell in love with her ,I really didn't like it at all, David deserved much more than that but at the end as I said I thought he was pathetic,
The others may had a romace parts in it but I don't see why I need to tell about them more.

I almost didn't even watch the ending...I thought that the ending of "trying to make everything too good" wasn't that right..
This review also sounds really bad, but it was a good drama at first.
But I liked the fashion of IU and Myung Mi etc. I liked some points of the tips we got . So sad it was ruined like that at the end...
I really wanted to give it a 7 but I'll give it a 6.5 although it's worth 6...but I remember the good parts in it so that's why I made it 6.5.
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Jun 6, 2014
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
I watched this drama for the cast involved and I realised after the first scene that this is gonna be a bit different, but of course the term Bel Ami in the title did suggest what kind of lead man to expect.

I enjoyed the acting, but what really made this drama special is that if I ever imagined a good harem story made into live action, where all the girls would read more get their moments to shine, and all their stories had a moral lesson - Bel Ami is just that. Saying so, I have to defend the main character by stating that he is NOT a pervert (like most guys in a harem-like story). In fact, he turns out to be a deep person and he evolves a lot as the story progresses like most characters do so in this drama.
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Its because the both shows depicts a determined girl who loves a very popular guy and try to Achieve his heart and love. Here also we could see a love triangle .... Try it.
Note this drama is based on business rather than highschool and college
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Here the plot is a love story developing from a business deal which is much finely pictured here.. Also the love which develop is so amazing to watch...Go for it
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    Jennifer Alade May 19, 2017

    The drama is really great . U need understanding to watch this drama . I really like the story. Don't know why u all criticizing it . Very strange

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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    I know you like the main actors, I thought I will enjoy it because of them but..
    Avoid avoid avoid!!! Horrible series.

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    Dia Dec 27, 2016

    I had a lot of reasons to watch this drama: the cast, the plot, the article saying I'll fall for the second lead, the curiosity of having low rating and I realised that IT WAS A DISSASTER!!! Yes, I got second lead syndrome and I wanna spread my hate about this all f*cked up drama, but I will stop here.

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    saurabhhatte 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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    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 6,073 users)
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