You’re Beautiful is about a girl named Go Mi Nyeo (Park Shin Hye) who has to pretend to be her twin brother Go Mi Nam in order to take his place in the popular boy band A.N.JELL when he needs time to recover from a botched eye surgery. Mi Nyeo is the definition of innocence, and the whole experience proves to be a hilarious challenge.
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It doesn’t usually take long for kdrama watchers to hear about the classic You’re Beautiful. This 2009 drama still remains insanely popular among fans.
My advice when watching You’re Beautiful is just to embrace it for what it is. It’s full of clichés and crazy antics, but it executes them perfectly to make for one enjoyable ride.
This was my first introduction to Jang Geun Suk as he played the leader of A.N.JELL, Hwang Tae Kyung. And he definitely took some getting used to! He has unique hair, crazy clothes, and typically likes to display snarly or pouty faces. Of course, he is rude to our heroine, and it does take him some time to warm up to her. He’s a demanding guy, but once you get to know him, you will see a sensitive soul with a warm heart.
Park Shin Hye plays our leading lady who from here on out I will refer to as Mi Nam (which is her twin brother’s name who she is impersonating). Mi Nam is sweet, innocent, and clumsy. Pulling off this switch was difficult for her and certainly provided for many laughs. Park Shin Hye is simply adorable as Mi Nam.
Then we have our faithful second lead, band member Kang Shin Woo (Jung Yong Hwa). After finding out Mi Nam is a girl, he quickly takes a liking to her. He is her support and a shoulder to cry on. He will always do what it takes to make her happy.
Our final band member Jeremy (Lee Hong Ki) is a fan favorite for good reason. He’s playful and fun, and he provides many humorous moments. The poor guy is the last to figure out that Mi Nam is a girl, and he has to deal with trying to process the strange feelings he has towards her. Aww, sweet Jeremy.
We also have our troublemaking second female Yoo He Yi (Uee). She causes a lot of trouble as she tries to blow Mi Nam’s cover. This was my first time seeing Uee, and I really disliked her character in this drama. Thankfully, Uee left a better impression on me in her more recent drama Ho Goo’s Love.
I loved watching the crazy antics with the band and especially between Tae Kyung and Mi Nam. They were constantly getting into awkward situations, and Mi Nam was frequently in need of rescuing. Even though it’s not one of the most swoon worthy romances, it is cute and fun with some extremely heartfelt moments.
Overall, You’re Beautiful is a fun drama. It’s a great mix of fluff and comedy with a nice dash of angst mixed in. It’s a kdrama staple, and it really is a must watch for any drama watcher.
My Rating: 8.5/10
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