K-Drama Reviews

[Review] You Are Beautiful

Hello, beautiful people!
Today I wanted to do something I’ve wanted for a long time: make a spoiler-free You Are Beautiful review.
This was one of the first dramas I’ve ever watched so, of course, it has a special place in my heart and I hope you will enjoy the review!

Profile

  • Drama: You’re Beautiful
  • Revised romanization: Minamisineyo
  • Hangul: 미남이시네요
  • Director:Hong Sung-chang
  • Writer: Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran
  • Network: Seoul Broadcasting System
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: 7 October – 26 November 2009

Plot

Go Mi Nyeo  has lived at an orphanage with her twin brother, Go Mi Nam since childhood after their father died. Years later, Mi-nam becomes a music idol and Mi-nyeo lives in a junior nun dorm to fulfill her dream of becoming a nun. One day, Mi-nam successfully auditions for and wins the “A.N Entertainment” vocal auditions to join the musical band A.N.Jell. However, he must leave for the United States in order to correct his botched plastic surgery. Mi-nam’s manager, Ma Hoon-yi approaches Mi-nyeo and requests her to pose as Mi-nam for a month till he recovers. Mi-nyeo is against it at first, but eventually agrees, as a path to fame would give the twins an opportunity to find their mother. Thus, Mi-nyeo poses as her brother and joins the band A.N.Jell, where she meets its members: the arrogant Hwang Tae-kyung , the gentle Kang Shin-woo,  and the bubbly Jeremy.

At first, Tae-kyung is against Mi-nam’s addition and makes her life hard, while Shin-woo and Jeremy are friendly to her. Eventually, Tae-kyung discovers that Mi-nam is a girl and threatens to reveal it, but Mi-nam manages to win him over. Through their interactions, Tae-kyung began to develop feelings for Mi-nam. Shin-woo and Jeremy also developed feelings for her, even though the latter thinks that Mi-nam is a boy. As Mi-nyeo struggles to hide her secret from the media while performing with A.N.JELL, she discovers her mother’s past, which is somehow connected with Tae-kyung.

Characters

Go Mi-nyo/Go Mi-nam

Go Mi Nyeo is a caring and naive girl, she wants to become a nun and want a life in peace. She thinks a lot about her past and has long conversations with herself, rather or rather not to do something, even when she knows what the right thing is.

Hwang Tae Kyung

Hwang Tae Kyung is a cold-hearted trouble making ass, who sees himself over others, he uses his OCD and his troubled past with his mother as an excuse to do what he wants. He is stubborn and can say very hurtful things.
Yet even behind all the ice, he does have a heart which you will melt for.

Jeremy

Jeremy is funny and cheerful and the most innocent of all boys. He tries no matter what to see everything positively, even though he can be like a confused little kid, his heart is of gold and you’ll cry, laugh and try to figure things out with him.

Kang Shin-woo

Kang Shin Woo is a caring and a little cold guy, he keeps secrets well and will rather see himself hurt than hurt others. Others happiness mean more to him than his own. Making him a person who is like an older brother or a father figure.

 

My thoughts

This is one of my favorite dramas, even though its basic, I really really love it. I have rewatched it I don’t even know how many times and love it every time.

The whole drama starts off and you know this is gonna be a love triangle, yet it hits you harder than you think with the whole story, with a lot of plot twist, funny moments and a storyline which will break your heart, you can’t keep loving this drama.

The ost is also so good! You’ll sit down singing your lungs out while being excited to watch the next episode or what will happen next.

Scores

Plot: 4/10
The plot is pretty basic since it is a gender bender drama.

If you don’t cry at least once over that love triangle, you’re dead to me.

OST: 9/10

Ending: 5/10

Would I watch it again?: I have watched it more times than I should, I even like just randomly picking an episode and watching it, because I know the storyline so well I don’t get confused and know where we are in the story.

I really hope you liked this post! Please let me know here below if you’ve watched this drama and if yes, what you think about it!