You’re Beautiful (Korean Drama 2009)

Synopsis:

The management company of the idol group A.N.JELL insisted on adding a new singer to the group as the lead vocal, Tae Kyung’s voice was hurting. However,the new member, Mi Nam, had to go to the States to repair a botched eye job just before signing the contract. His agent came up with the idea of having his twin sister, Mi Nyu,to stand in for him and pretend that she was her brother. The two of them grew up in an orphanage and Mi Nyu, who was all set to become a nun, agreed to this charade as she didn’t want to spoil her brother’s chance of fame which would make it easier to look for their mother.

Excerpted from: MyDramalist

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Words from Me:

You’re Beautiful is about a girl who tries her best to fit in an all-boys idol group (and in her case: pretend to be a guy). From a nun in training to a pop-star idol, this is the life of Go Min Yu in her road to finding her true self in a very unexpected way.

I like how the whole story is actually fictional and anything under the sun could happen, because let’s be honest… it is freaking difficult to hide one’s gender unless they had undergone surgery but even having that done, there are still a lot of obvious clues. So when the story was about a girl pretending to be boy and that she was housed in an all boys dorm, spending time with three other boys 24/7, I was half expecting that the female lead will be caught on her first day with the other band members. Seeing Go Mi Yu running around trying to pretend as her brother Go Mi Nam was hilarious. Inside my head I was scolding the other characters and calling them stupid, but really, the writer was simply playing with my mind and making me love the drama even more.

Actress Park Shin Hye was so cute in this drama, her character as a naive nun-in-training-turned-male-Kpop-idol was pretty much complex to pull off since she had to act within an act and it has to be two characters at the same time. Then insert the trio Jang Geun Suk, Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Hong Ki… there’s no shortage of cute guys in the whole drama.

Although the series wasn’t one of the top rated dramas during its airing since it had a very tough competition from a drama entitled IRIS, You’re Beautiful was rather well accepted all over the world and had a huge fan-base online. This drama was worth the wait, the space of my HD, the sleepless times I had and of course it was definitely worth my time. It was good enough like Coffee Prince and better than Boys Over Flowers. If I put these dramas together it will be equivalent to You’re Beautiful. Anyways, it feels like I’ve watched too many shows where a girl cross dresses and pretends to be a man but still… I’m enjoying every bit of it.

In conclusion, the drama is a heartfelt show that would entertain anyone who is into watching light dramas which doesn’t need to workout the brain on thinking too much if whatever happening on screen is even possible. The humorous lines and acting, memorable OST along with great cinematography (which the Korean media industry are so keen of) bring this drama to my top list in the Korean dramas for the year 2009.

 

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