Baby Faced Beauty

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Baby Faced Beauty
Baby Faced Beauty-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Baby Faced Beauty
Also known as Youthful Beauty
Pretty Young Woman
Genre Romance
Comedy
Written by Jung Do-yoon
Oh Seon-hyung
Directed by Lee Jin-seo
Lee So-yeon
Starring Jang Na-ra
Choi Daniel
Ryu Jin
Kim Min-seo
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Gun-joon
Producer(s) Hong Suk-goo
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Release
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Original release 2 May (2011-05-02) – 5 July 2011 (2011-07-05)
Chronology
Preceded by Detectives in Trouble
Followed by Myung-wol the Spy
External links
Website www.kbs.co.kr/drama/babyface/
Korean name
Hangul 동안미녀
Hanja
Revised Romanization Dongan Minyeo
McCune–Reischauer Tongan Minyŏ

Baby Faced Beauty (Hangul동안미녀; Hanja童顏美女; RRDong-an Minyeo) is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Jang Na-ra, Choi Daniel, Ryu Jin, and Kim Min-seo.[1] It aired on KBS2 from May 2 to July 5, 2011 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes. The drama is about an aspiring 34-year-old fashion designer who fakes her age to get a job in a fashion company.[2][3]

The romantic comedy had kicked off with a viewership rating of around 6 percent, but gradually rose and surpassed the 15 percent mark. Originally slated for 18 episodes, it was extended by 2 more episodes due to its popularity.[4] It ranked number one in its primetime timeslot for five consecutive weeks.[5][6]

Plot[edit]

34-year-old So-young (Jang Na-ra), has lackluster education background (a mere high school degree) and bad credit history (due to her younger, spendthrift sister). After getting fired from a fabric factory she worked at for 14 years, she has trouble finding a new job. When her younger sister, So-jin (Oh Yeon-seo), rejects the offer of working at a fashion design company called "The Style", So-young decides to take her sister’s place by pretending to be 10 years younger. Other than the specialty of turning ordinary materials into something special, her advantage is her babyface. In the workplace, she encounters Seung-il (Ryu Jin), the company president who eyes her with interest, and Jin-wook (Choi Daniel), a marketing director who falls in love with her without knowing that she is seven years older than him.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

Main characters
The Style Design Company
  • Hong Rok-gi as Manager Jang Ki-hong
  • Son Hwa-ryung as Assistant Manager Jang Mi-soon
  • Yoo Yun-ji as Park Na-ra
  • Kim Mi-kyung as Director Baek
  • Na Young-hee as Managing Director Hyun Ji-sook
  • Yoo Tae-woong as Team Leader Kim Joon-soo
Extended cast

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[12] AGB Nielsen[13]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 2 May 2011 5.8% 6.5% 6.1% 6.8%
2 3 May 2011 6.8% 7.3% 6.3% 7.0%
3 9 May 2011 9.5% 10.8% 9.0% 10.0%
4 10 May 2011 8.9% 9.9% 9.6% 10.6%
5 16 May 2011 10.3% 11.8% 10.6% 11.4%
6 17 May 2011 12.0% 13.5% 11.9% 12.4%
7 23 May 2011 10.5% 12.1% 12.1% 13.1%
8 24 May 2011 12.0% 14.2% 12.8% 14.1%
9 30 May 2011 10.8% 11.9% 11.0% 12.2%
10 31 May 2011 12.0% 13.5% 12.5% 13.9%
11 6 June 2011 13.3% 15.2% 13.4% 15..1%
12 7 June 2011 15.3% 16.5% 15.5% 17.0%
13 13 June 2011 15.2% 17.1% 15.2% 16.4%
14 14 June 2011 14.4% 16.4% 15.8% 17.5%
15 20 June 2011 15.1% 18.0% 14.4% 15.5%
16 21 June 2011 13.8% 15.7% 14.6% 15.9%
17 27 June 2011 14.3% 15.9% 14.0% 14.7%
18 28 June 2011 14.9% 16.9% 15.1% 15.8%
19 4 July 2011 15.1% 16.3% 15.9% 16.7%
20 5 July 2011 16.6% 18.1% 16.2% 16.5%
Average 12.3% 13.9% 12.6% 13.6%

Awards[edit]

2011 KBS Drama Awards[14]

  • Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries - Jang Na-ra
  • Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries - Choi Daniel

International broadcast[edit]

It aired on Japanese cable channel KNTV from November 18, 2011 to January 27, 2012,[15] with reruns on cable channel LaLaTV beginning June 25, 2014.[16]

It aired on Thailand on Workpoint TV beginning September, 24 2013.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hong, Lucia (15 March 2011). "Jang Nara and Choi Daniel cast in new KBS TV series". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  2. ^ Oh, Jean (27 April 2011). "Jang Nara ends six-year TV hiatus". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ Kim, Jessica (28 April 2011). "PREVIEW: KBS TV series Baby Faced Beauty (working title)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ Kim, Jessica (10 June 2011). "Babyfaced Beauty extended by 2 episodes". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  5. ^ Kim, Heidi (8 June 2011). "KBS Babyfaced Beauty becomes new winner on TV chart". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ Hong, Lucia (6 July 2011). "Babyfaced Beauty makes proud exit atop TV charts". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  7. ^ Hong, Lucia (22 March 2011). "Cast of new KBS series Baby Faced Beauty hold first script reading". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  8. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (3 May 2011). "REVIEW: KBS TV series Babyfaced Beauty – 1st episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  9. ^ Hong, Lucia (30 March 2011). "Jang Nara to celebrate ten years in entertainment industry". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  10. ^ Hong, Lucia (27 April 2011). "Jang Nara: Bringing out the middle-aged woman in me". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  11. ^ Hong, Lucia (25 March 2011). "Actor Choi Daniel begins shooting for new MBC drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  12. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  13. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  14. ^ Hong, Lucia (2 January 2012). "Shin Ha-kyun scores top prize at 2011 KBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  15. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=21736
  16. ^ http://datv.jp/p000558/
  17. ^ "เรื่องย่อ Baby-faced Beauty". luvasianseries (in Thai). 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 

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