You’re Beautiful Korean Drama Review

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk, Park Shin Hye, Lee Hong Ki, and Jung Yong Hwa

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.


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.

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk  You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk

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.

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Park Shin Hye  You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Park Shin Hye

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.

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Jung Yong Hwa

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.

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Lee Hong Ki

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.

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Uee

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.

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye  You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye

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.

You're Beautiful Korean Drama - Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye

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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8 Responses to You’re Beautiful Korean Drama Review

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  2. snow says:

    This is one of my most favorite dramas! And I loved the OTP!!! Swooned over their romance….all the scenes of them spending time together, then the way Tae Kyung finds put about Mi Nam’s feelings — through that photo, then the whole scene where Mi Nam gives him 100%, the scene where they are sitting in that village and talking about moon and stars, later when he says he likes her by whispering…haha…ahhh….so many memories.
    I also loved Mi Nam’s manager — he was so funny.
    I like that YB is really funny — so many comic scenes.
    And I also liked the music🙂
    A must watch for every dramafan!!!

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    • snow says:

      *finds out about….

      by the way…in that 100% scene, Jang Geun Suk’s expressions are priceless from the time he is apprehensive about the ratings and then when he hugs that pig rabbit🙂


      • Kay says:

        I love the moon and stars scene and the whispering he likes her! Ah, I love like every song in this drama. And yes, You’re beautiful is one of the funnier kdramas out there. One of my favorite scenes is when Jang Geun Suk is in the field doing his relaxation thing and he thinks the old guy is waving at him because he’s a nice ‘country man’ rather than warning him about the pig, lol…I crack up every time I watch that🙂 I also love when the manager is imagining how Tae Kyung and Mi Nam ended up in bed together, haha, too funny

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  5. Skyler says:

    The drama itself was quite alright and… nice, but the only thing that got me so angry and annoyed was her choice, i mean tae hyung?! even if it wasn’t Jeremy, shin woo would have been better instead of that stuck up guy, i really got sooo angry but waved it off cuz it’s her problem.

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    • Kay says:

      Jeremy and Shin Woo really were great guys! Tae Kyung bothered me at first and it took me a while to warm up to him, but eventually I found myself liking him quite a bit. It really was a fun drama though, and I really loved all of the crazy antics with all of the guys🙂


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