This drama was recommended to me because I liked Hana Kimi. I wanted something that was fun and light compared to Boys Before Flowers, which I watched previously. This definitely stood up to that.
You’re Beautiful is a Korean Drama that, like Hana Kimi, is about a girl who pretends to be a boy. Go Mi Nyu is a girl who grew up in a convent with her twin brother Go Mi Nam. Mi Nyu is in the process of becoming a nun while her brother wants to be a famous singer. The day before she is to leave for Rome, she is bombarded by her brother’s manager who begs her to pretend to be her brother. Mi Nam has been accepted to be the popular band, A.N.Jell’s new member. Mi Nam, who is currently in the U.S. receiving a cosmetic surgery, will not recover before the new member’s introduction to the band. To keep her brother’s dream going, she does this.
The leader of the band, Hwang Tae Kyung (far left), who doesn’t like anyone or anything, treats “Mi Nam” badly. He shuns her and anything she does. She, of course, is clumsy and causes a lot of mishaps which don’t actually make the guy like her at all. There are two other members, Jeremy (right) and Kang Shin Woo. Shin Woo and Tae Kyung actually end up falling for her as does Jeremy, but he doesn’t realize “Mi Nam” is a girl until much later. Mi Nyu loves Tae Kyung and only thinks of the other two as friends, though.
Mi Nyu has to go through a lot in the drama, 16 episodes, in order to keep her secret, well, a secret. In doing so, she tries to find the mother she never knew and discovers what love is. She also has to deal with anti-fans, a pop singer who’s in love with Tae Kyung, and producing a solo album.
This drama was so much fun to watch. I love all the characters! Tae Kyung has a serious OCD problem and I loved watching him overly clean self. Not to mention, I’m a Jang Geun Suk fan, he’s so cute. Jeremy was a complete mess for the first few episodes. He thought he was gay for a while so it was pretty funny. Shin Woo is one of those hopeless romantic guys that you like for a while, but then it gets really old. I thought the acting was good, too. They all have their own little tics that make their characters; for example: Tae Kyung calls Mi Nyu a “pig-rabbit” and he always scrunches his lips up when he’s thinking.
The music for this drama was actually pretty good. I like the A.N.Jell song, “Still.” I found myself singing to that song every time it was played. It’s definitely a show to watch. (I know I say that about everything now, but I’m serious!)
Overall: 9 out of 10