Have you seen Ikemen Desu Ne? – It’s Japan’s take on the Korean drama ‘You’re Beautiful.’
My thoughts on Ikemen Desu Ne
I don’t know if it’s just because I can’t really remember the korean version but I quite liked watching this Japanese version. Or maybe I like it because it seems like they took all the best scenes from the Kdrama and just made a digest version of it.
Ikemen Desu Ne definitely doesn’t feel all too original. Sometimes it feels like a Japanese drama wanting a bit of Korean style to it. For example, when I look at the lead girl pulling those weird faces you see in Korean dramas (puffing out of cheeks e.t.c.). If it’s not the acting then you can definitely see it in the set design and locations- they look the same!
Still I think because I really like the storyline and the various scenarios that occur, I will eat this up. I will basically enjoy any kind of version that is put in front of me e.g. Pride and Prejudice or Hana Yori Dango. Those kind of plot lines are classic!
I like the lead girl! I love her hair! I’m kind of surprised that she is a Nun to be, but it seems like she’s not really that religous? At least when she makes decisions, I would have imagine her to be praying all the time or things like that! At least see her be in a bit more turmoil for living the life of someone who lives in excess!??
Now for the rest of the cast of Ikemen Desu Ne ……
The lead guy is called Ren. Really sorry, I do not know the names of the actors. Basically I do think he is good looking and very watchable.
But there’s a part of me that wishes they had just hired Jun Matsumoto for the role!
Basically because I just want to see Jun portray a DOS character again! Anyway enough about Jun!
Then we have the love rival! This guy…the poor fool. I was rooting for him to get the girl! But he’s too nice and kind!!!
To be honest, Jeremy was going to be so hard to beat!!!!! I haven’t quite made up my mind on this guy yet!
At the moment, Korean version of Ikemen Desu Ne is still my favourite version! But Japanese version is fun to watch as it is so quick to get through!