The Fangirl Verdict

Completely biased reviews and fangirling


So besides my list of k-loves, I do also appreciate a lot of the other k-men. Just on a much more.. er, shallow level. ;)

This is where I share The Pretty. No personal love story, no comments on their real-life personalities, nor their acting / singing abilities. Just Pure Pretty.

Hope you enjoy gazing and appreciating and.. (hee) ogling with me.

First up, Song Seung Hun:

And then there’s the insanely beautiful TOP:

By popular demand, the very handsome Daniel Henney:

Also by popular request, the very manly So Ji Sub:

There’s also sensuous Yoo Ah In:

A birthday tribute post to the enduringly wonderful Gong Yoo:

The very handsome Kim Kang Woo:

The manly-man, sexy Eric:

The very talented and sexy Ji Chang Wook:

The sweet, talented Ji Soo:

The multi-talented, very sexy Choi Si Won:

Other lovelies that I appreciate include (but aren’t limited to):


Jung Suk Won

Lee Ki Woo


47 thoughts on “PURE PRETTY

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  2. I humbly request some “Pure Pretty” for Joo Won, please. He’s so underappreciated, but incredibly talented! Kfangurl, I *love* your reviews because they are well-written and in-depth. This new section has me very excited! And yeah, it’s a shame that Song Seung Hun can’t act very well (Dr. Jin = disaster), but he sure is *gorgeous* …


    • Oh, I do enjoy Joo Won, and will keep your request in mind, sarah! :) He really is a talented actor. He blew me away in Gaksital, and I loved his character in Ojakgyo Brothers, SO MUCH. ❤ I love that he takes his craft so seriously, and that he applies himself to it so passionately!

      Yay that you’re enjoying the Pure Pretty series – feel free to float more requests as you feel inspired. I can’t promise I’ll be able to fulfill every request, but I’ll definitely do what I can! ^^ Thanks for the encouragement on the reviews, sarah.. I’ve been experimenting with review formats and styles, so the in-depth-ness will vary. But it’s really good to know that when I do get inspired to go the way of the epic review, that it’s welcome and appreciated! :D


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  4. Well, your reviews are totally boss, so I imagine they ought to be first priority! But I can’t wait for the percolation’s completion;-). Good luck!


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  7. Would like you to consider also adding Lee Min Ho to pure pretty, by the way love your reviews, you new insights to the kdramas


    • Hey there Kaffy, welcome to the blog! :D Glad you’re liking the reviews and the Pure Pretty.. Lee Min Ho is currently on my bad side coz I was underwhelmed by his performance in Heirs. BUT, don’t worry, coz I’m a fickle and fairly forgiving fangirl (wow, how about THAT, for alliteration! XD ) and all it’ll take is him doing well in his next show, and I should be all ready to showcase him as a Pure Pretty poster boy! ;)


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  12. I really excited when your pure pretty will including Taecyeon and can’t wait your post. Hope you will posted it soon…


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  17. Great blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

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  18. I hope someday Yin Ji Han graces this site. :-)


    • Hm.. Do you mean Jin Yi Han? Coz if you do, then Eep. Coz currently I feel somewhat allergic to Jin Yi Han. It just so happens that I haven’t liked him in the shows that I’ve seen him in, which are Hooray for Love (douchey ex-boyfriend), Master’s Sun (also douchey ex-boyfriend) and My Secret Hotel (somewhat annoying ex-husband). :P I won’t say never, though. If he ever blows me away in a role, I might just come around to his charms. ;)


      • Yep. Oops, typo there. I hope Empress Ki changes your mind. Right, I hated his ex-boyfriend stint in Master’s Sun too. Haven’t checked out My Secret Hotel. Haven’t even made it to A New Leaf in my shortlist. But his first work is one drama I really like. Have you seen Conspiracy in the Court?


        • Conspiracy in the Court is on my neverending watch list, and so is Empress Ki. So yes, I might change my mind yet, about him! ;) Don’t bother with My Secret Hotel. It’s quite terrible. I ended up dropping it.


          • You should watch it. It’s only 8 episodes but not a minute wasted. I found it really really good. I liken it to The Princess Man in terms of the plot and White Christmas in terms of production value.

            Okay, I’ll heed your advice on My Secret Hotel. I checked out the first episode of A New Leaf. It was good and I enjoyed it with its power house cast. However, I’ve read it was not able to maintain its intensity towards the end.m :-(


            • Ooh, TPM and White Christmas? Those are pretty solid comparisons! I did really enjoy TPM, and I thought the WC production values were very high. CotC has been on my watch list for a long time, I just never seem to get around to it, with all the other shows that I want to check out. I will definitely watch it some time :)

              Yes, I heard a lot of meh reactions to A New Leaf. But then again, I also heard a lot of meh reactions to Blood, and you managed to finish that one quite well, in that you didn’t seem to want to tear your hair out! ;) If you liked the first ep, maybe A New Leaf might work for you? :)


              • I really suggest you put it up on that long list. Besides, its really short. There are two versions, the original and the director’s cut. If I already knew you girl, I’m sure you’ll love it. I can already see a review, maybe even an epic one?

                Oh, Blood. Well at least the story was okay. In A New Leaf, reading the reviews makes me think its the other way around. Or perhaps because it was cut short. Maybe, I’ll just rewatch CitC but I should first find a more modern English sub. Hehehe


                • You make an excellent point. It IS short, and you DO know my taste in dramas, kaiaraia! Okie dokes.. I will bump it up on the watchlist! ^^ I just checked, and I think I have the same Shakespearean-ish subs. I only scanned the subs for E1, but it doesn’t seem so bad. But then again, I actually loved the subs for Chuno, which other people found too Shakespearean. Maybe I will love this show after all? XD Y’know, I think it’s the word “conspiracy” that holds me back. I don’t care for political stories much, and the word “conspiracy” implies a political one.

                  Ah yes, I do think you might be right. Kim Myung Min’s a great actor, but I think the story wasn’t so great in A New Leaf. :P


                  • Well, yes, it is political. But one that sets forth changes in a nation, much like in Tree, though this is a tragic one. A beautiful tragedy. I had scribbled some thoughts about it but its quite spoilery so I’ll just save that for later. Shakepearean English is beautiful but pretty daunting and distracting cause I have to pause every so often to check the dictionary, hehehe. Especially so for this intense drama. Anyways, at least I get to watch a drama and enrich my vocabulary at the same time. I just hope the term is not to archaic that should I use it I will be understood. :-)


                    • Ooh, TREE! I really enjoyed Tree, so that comparison ups the appeal of this show even more! Yes ma’am, I will make this more of a priority on the watch list. Currently I’m maxed out, but when I clear something off my drama plate, I’ll be sure to check this one out!! Also, let’s see whether I’ll do ok with those subs.. I wonder if I’ll need a dictionary too! XD


  19. May I suggest two “Pure Pretty” posts with the leads from “She Was Pretty” aka Choi Si Won and Park Seo Joon? No rush, whenever you get to it. It would be something to tide us over until CSW comes back from the military.


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