Monday, April 21, 2014

Beautiful Man

I honestly don't know what to say about this drama. I liked it but at the same time I didn't like it. It didn't leave a strong impression on me and I actually got bored with it sometimes. I felt like there could have been room for more memorable scenes. I understand the majority were probably there to watch IU and Jang Geun Suk, but I looked past that and it just felt like a very cliche and slightly embarrassing drama to watch. I felt like it put too much emphasis on the fact that Jang Geun Suk's character is beautiful. It makes the love seem more like infatuation than anything else. Whenever IU's character is asked why she likes oppa, she immediately says it is because he is good looking and that doesn't seem like an extremely touching factor or strong foundation in a drama that is supposed to give me the idea that the two are going to last as a couple even after his beauty fades. 

        Ma Te is a physically attractive man and he knows it. He is unbelievably self-absorbed and thinks highly of himself. His appearance is the epitome of perfection and he might as well be considered the most beautiful man in the world. With his dashing good looks and charms, he uses it to attain wealth and success. He's likable and quite eloquent with his words when talking to women...actually, he doesn't even have to talk because the majority just drop to their knees upon seeing his heavenly face. (Is my sarcasm toward how ridiculous this drama is showing?...Oops) 
         Anyways, the story picks up and became interesting for me when his ambitions are noticed by Hong Yoo Ra. She acknowledges his ambition, potential, and ability. She decides to mentor him to success and wealth. To allow him to control his abilities to his advantage, she gives him a mission to seduce ten women who are all successful in different career fields. 
           Meanwhile, our girl lead is head over heels and infatuated with Ma Te. She's an ordinary girl called Kim Bo Tong (her name literally meaning ordinary). She begins to try to help in every way she can even if she causes problems at times. She tries to get his attention while giving him all her affection. While she was vying for Ma Te's attention and love, David Choi is doing the same for her. He loves vintage things with a passion. He also gets along well with Bo Tong. In this drama, you watch to see their relationships forming and how sincerity can move one's heart. Personally, this was more of a cute and light-hearted drama than one of those really dramatic and realistic dramas that I adore. 

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