PURE PRETTY

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. πŸ˜‰

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 beautifulΒ 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 sexyΒ Choi Si Won:

By popular request, the very talented, very sexy Song Joong Ki:

Other lovelies that IΒ appreciateΒ include (but aren’t limited to):

Taecyeon

Jung Suk Won

Lee Ki Woo

 

94 thoughts on “PURE PRETTY

  1. Lilly

    No takers on Park Hae-Jin? Maybe it’s just me bc he’s my first k-love (sigh). Def appreciate Hyun Bin and Kim Woo Bin’s exceptional Pretty (and acting) too. Also, might be the wrong place to post this, but I do want to say your review blog is among my favorites. Our opinions align often (though not always) but the writing, review format, and attention to detail is always fan-tas-tic! Thank you!

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    1. Bosuji

      KFanGirl is just AWESOME.

      This Ji Chang Wook photo-log is my chill time spend.

      Dear KFangirl I will keep Empress Ki out there for you.
      If you are a JCW fan (2015 onwards?? am I right?) There is no way you will not be hooked to his versatile power act with a magnificent character arc as Emperor Ta Hwan – Paeha!

      I also just finished the much derided and hated Melting Me Softly.
      I agree that the sci-fi / crime plot was weak ..
      BUT that’s not what I focused on (as Kdrama Lovers we all have found a way to stay with a thread within a show when not all the threads well knit .. we can even ignore those threads completely because the OTP reigns SUPREME) .. It was the OTP chemistry, the spunky female lead and JCW takes the crown for his comedic role. HOW does a guy do this and a Je Ha (K2)!!

      I snorted .. guffawed .. chuckled .. giggled my way through this goofy – rom com which had pretty silly people but SUCH HEART in them.

      DramaBeans MissVictrix does a VERY accurate review of the show episode wise .. I read it post show and she reflected my thoughts 100 %

      I also watched the Chiinese Wookie Drama Whirlwind Girl 2.

      Goops I realised this comment needs to be on your Ji Chang Wook PhotoLog Page ;-p

      I’d jumped in at Legend of the Blue Sea comment

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      1. kfangurl

        Glad you enjoyed the Ji Chang Wook pretty, Bosuji! πŸ™‚ As for Melting Me Softly, I used to have a lot more fangirl fortitude, but these days, I just don’t have the resilience to stick with a show if I am not feeling the story, even if it stars a favorite of mine. If I try to push on regardless, I find that I end up LOSING fangirl loyalty for (now ex-) favorite, so it’s not something I’m going to attempt, coz I’ve learned my lesson, lol.

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        1. Bosuji

          LOL ..Yes I hear you.

          I have a Kdrama friend who doesnt watch or google her fave actors on YouTube because she feels she’ll find a dissonance (a spoken line .. an opinion expressed .. a candid action) that will put he off and kill her joy completely πŸ˜€

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  2. m1ss0h

    I’d love to see Lee Dong-wook, Seo In-guk and Do Kyung-soo here in your Pure Pretty page!

    Btw, I really appreciate your reviews that when I am in doubt of the series I’m watching, I’ll visit this page to have an idea whether to totally drop it or to continue watching it πŸ˜‚

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    1. kfangurl

      Thanks for the suggestions, m1ssOh! πŸ™‚ It’s been a long minute since I’ve felt in the mood to do a Pure Pretty post, but I will keep your suggestions in mind! Also, I’m so happy to hear that you’re finding the reviews useful! <3

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  3. sarahlantz

    I’d like to submit Jung Hae In. He’s sort of come out of the acting field with Prison Playbook, seduced us with Something in the Rain (looking past the plot), and I’ve finally fallen in love in β€œOne Spring Night.” He’s growing his acting chops, and maybe it makes me slightly disturbed, but be had me at the cold open of episode five, Prison Playbook. A caged panther.

    Please give Jung Hae In a chance. His smile is a light in the dark.

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  4. Sev

    Can we have Lee Minho and Jang Keunsuk please? They are both very very pretty and pleasing to the eye πŸ˜‰
    Thank you and keep up the good work!

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    1. sarahlantz

      I couldn’t disagree enough. His face doesn’t really move when he acts. And the face isn’t pretty enough to get away with that kind of acting. No offense, because I’m going to drop a recommend myself and you may dislike it, but I just can’t stand the guy.

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      1. Sev

        Aahah yes it’s fine to disagree, no worries πŸ™‚ which one are you talking about? Lee Minho or Jang Keunsuk? (I’m guessing Lee Minho :p )

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    2. kfangurl

      Thanks for your suggestions Sev. Heirs did quite the job of turning me off Lee Min Ho though, so unless things turn around for me with a new project of his, I’m unlikely to want to research him for hours.. 😝 I’m sorry! But well, things might change at some point, so let’s see?

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  5. Lynette

    Hi There. May i make a request to add Aaron Yan to this list. I have recently started watching Taiwanese dramas (Fall in love with me and Refresh Man) and even though they didn’t grip me, what kept me going until the end was seeing that beautiful face. Man he is so handsome!!!!Purely pretty!!! I get lost in the scene just focusing on his perfectly sculpted face.

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    1. kfangurl

      Ah yes, Aaron Yan is very handsome indeed. Thanks for the suggestion, Lynette! πŸ™‚ I haven’t been in the mood to research a Pure Pretty post in a while, but when I next do, I will keep the Aaron Handsome in mind! πŸ˜‰

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  6. Saumyalina Tarafdar

    Hi, I must say I love all your posts. What do you think of doing a feature on Lee Dong Work? As additional enticement I’m sure you’ll get to indulge in Gong Woo too for part of your search…

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    1. kfangurl

      Hi Saumyalina, thanks for enjoying the posts! Thanks for the suggestion on Lee Dong Wook.. I’ll keep that in mind. I feel like I might get suitably inspired, since I plan to check out Touch Your Heart soonish! πŸ˜‰

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    1. kfangurl

      Oh yes. Siwon in She Was Pretty is SUCH an amazing second lead. I don’t often love 2nd leads more than the main lead, but I definitely liked his character more intently than I did Park Seo Joon’s! <3

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      1. sarahlantz

        You take your time, Fangirl. If you need any help with the site, just let me know. I can do bits here and there. That sounds pompous, but I’ve done fan work in the past, so I know how it goes and would love to give back.

        Be well!!!

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        1. kfangurl

          Oh, if you were looking for the Siwon Pure Pretty post, you can find that here. As for help with the site, that is so sweet of you! I will let you know if and when I need your help! <3

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    1. kfangurl

      Hi there! While I don’t have an Lee Seung Gi post to offer you, I’m happy to share that I already have a Park Bo Gum post in my k-love section. You can gaze with me here! πŸ™‚

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    1. sarahlantz

      Can I be an unfangirl and say bleeeeech Min Ho, awful acting and so much plastic. I can usually look past plastic if they can act. But…. please don’t sully
      This beautiful list with Min Ho.

      I know. If I can’t say nice things, don’t say them.
      I accept my scolding.

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    2. kfangurl

      Hi there denise.. Welcome to the blog! πŸ™‚ Thanks for enjoying the Pretty! I’m sorry to say that I currently don’t have immediate plans for a Pure Pretty post, as Real Life is super hectic and I’m working on just keeping relatively updated with my reviews. πŸ˜…

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        1. kfangurl

          Thanks for the encouragement and understanding! 😘 I’m barely watching any dramas right now coz life’s just that busy, but I hope to be properly back in the swing of things in a month or so. πŸ™‚

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        1. kfangurl

          Hey now. Quality is worth waiting for. πŸ˜‰ I did several (long) rounds of research, to make sure that all the best available shots of him will be included. 😁

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          1. neve

            I’ve been swooning non-stop over PBG and your Instagram feeds are just enabling the addiction 😁 Thanks for those, at least I can spazz over them while waiting for the Pure Pretty post πŸ˜€

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  8. Rica

    Annyeong kfangirl! Stumbling upon your blog, this “pure pretty” section has caught my interest and it’s such a nice read ❀I am a first-time reader, btw. So glad to know that we have the same preference of lovely and pure pretty korean guys! I hope you’ll sooner add Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin in your list!

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    1. kfangurl

      Hey there Rica! I just happened to see your comment come in as it did – you’ll be pleased to know that both LJS & Woob have posts of their own, in the k-loves section, which you can find here. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy the posts! And, welcome to the blog!

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  10. shamrockmom3

    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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    1. kfangurl

      The short answer is, YES and YES! πŸ˜€ First, the good news. I am loving Siwon in She Was Pretty, and E15 sealed the deal for me. <3 I NEED to do a Pure Pretty post in his honor, so I will start work on that when I next get a chance. The BETTER news is, I already have a post dedicated to Park Seo Joon, and it's the more robust k-love post (which also includes a gallery of handsome), and you can check it out right away, right here! πŸ˜€ Enjoy!

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    1. kfangurl

      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). πŸ˜› I won’t say never, though. If he ever blows me away in a role, I might just come around to his charms. πŸ˜‰

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      1. kaiaraia

        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?

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        1. kfangurl

          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! πŸ˜‰ Don’t bother with My Secret Hotel. It’s quite terrible. I ended up dropping it.

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          1. kaiaraia

            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 πŸ™

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            1. kfangurl

              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 πŸ™‚

              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! πŸ˜‰ If you liked the first ep, maybe A New Leaf might work for you? πŸ™‚

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              1. kaiaraia

                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

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                1. kfangurl

                  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. πŸ˜›

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                  1. kaiaraia

                    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. πŸ™‚

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                    1. kfangurl

                      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

  11. reluctantly

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    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress
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  16. maria

    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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        1. kfangurl

          Oh, I’m so sorry maria. It has been a while, hasn’t it? It’s going to be a while yet, I’m afraid, as I’ve got a number of reviews that I really want to finish writing. Thanks for your patience, hugs! πŸ™‚

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  21. Kaffy

    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

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    1. kfangurl

      Hey there Kaffy, welcome to the blog! πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜‰

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  24. sarahlantz

    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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  26. sarahlantz

    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* …

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    1. kfangurl

      Oh, I do enjoy Joo Won, and will keep your request in mind, sarah! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜€

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      1. sarahlantz

        So Ji Sub is so hot!! Love him to bits in “Ghost.” And so is Joo Won… Does that count as two people for Joo Won on pure pretty? Even if it’s just me voting twice? πŸ™

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        1. kfangurl

          Giggle. I can so tell that you’d really, really like Joo Won featured! πŸ˜€ I do have plans for Joo Won up my sleeve, so look out for when he finally makes his appearance! πŸ˜‰

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            1. kfangurl

              Hee. I’m afraid I’m gonna have to make you wait a little bit, coz I’m focusing on reviews for now. I’ve got a good handful that need to be written! But the post is percolating, I can promise you that. Preliminary research is already under way πŸ˜‰

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      2. j.d.e.

        Oh My. If ever you do come out with a Pure Pretty for Joo Won, YOU KNOW I’ll be all over THAT. *hysterical laughter.* It’s the season of giving, too. No pressure… πŸ˜‰ kidding.

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          1. kfangurl

            Lol. I’ll take note of your vote for sure, Jo! πŸ™‚ Given your recent Joo Won love, I can just imagine just HOW much you’d be all over that! πŸ˜‰

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