You’re Beautiful/He’s Beautiful (2009)
He’s Beautiful (Hangul: 미남이시네요, Romanized: Minamishineyo, literally: He’s a handsome man, early broadcast generally known: You’re Beautiful ) is a South Korean drama about a fictional boy band A.N.Jell and the relationship between its members when a female, posing as her twin brother, joins the group. The series aired from October 7 to November 26, 2009 on the Korean network SBS. It starred Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun Suk, Lee Hong Ki and Jung Yong Hwa.
Go Mi Nyu is a sister-in-training. Her twin brother, Go Mi Nam successfully auditions for the musical band A.N.JELL but is forced to leave for the United States to correct a botched plastic surgery. Mi Nyu is approached by Mi Nam’s manager to pose as Mi Nam while he recovers. She is against it at first but agrees in order to fulfill her dream of finding their mother. Now, posing as Mi Nam, Mi Nyu enters the group A.N.JELL and meets its members: Hwang Tae Kyung, Kang Shin Woo and Jeremy. At first, Tae Kyung does not like Mi Nam and makes her life hard, Shin Woo and Jeremy are friendly to her. Tae Kyung discovers that Mi Nam is a girl and threatens to reveal it, Shin Woo discovers it but does not reveal it and develops feelings for her, the story follows their lives away from the camera and Mi Nam’s efforts to keep her secret, her life is made harder by Tae Kyung’s initial hatred for her and the evil actress Yoo He Yi, who likes Tae Kyung; After a while, Jeremy also discovers the truth and develops liking for Mi Nam too.
- Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nam (Male) / Go Mi Nyu (Female)
- Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung
- Jung Yong Hwa as Kang Shin Woo
- Lee Hongki as Jeremy
- Uee as Yoo He Yi
- Bae Geu Rin as Sa Yu Ri (fan club president)
- Kim In Kwon as Ma Hoon Yi (Mi Nam’s manager- Manager Ma)
- Choi Ran as Go Mi Ja (Mi Nam & Mi Nyu’s aunt)
- Kim Sung Ryung as Mo Hwa Ran
- Jung Chan as President Ahn
- Choi Soo Eun as Wang Kko Di
- Tae Hwang as staff
- Yoo Seung Ho (cameo, ep9)
- After School (band) as Before School
It was aired at the Philippines in ABS-CBN last 2010 but I was not paying any attention to this because honestly, I was not into K-dramas. BUT.
It was re-run last Dec 2011 in Studio 23, exactly December 26, 2011 – Monday at 2pm. I was just changing channel at that time because I don’t have anything to watch when I first encounter this. Luckily it was its first episode. As I watch it I felt that there is something I need to look forward to for the next day- its next episode.
As day passes by I was getting hooked by this. January, still my Christmas Vacation, I started looking about the drama on the internet. And there, I met my ULTIMATE OBSESSION: Jang Keun Suk. So I decided to buy a DVD at Dasma so that I can watch it fully. Unfortunately, they don’t have any more; all of the stores say that it’s out of stock. But then I saw one so I bought it due to my desperation but it’s not complete, it’s only from half of episode 12 until the ending episode. But it is okay for me, because I know it was my fault, I didn’t check it thoroughly. But still I can watch it. I was really desperate at that time so I decided to go to Lotus Mall at Imus and luckily I got the chance to buy one. The DVD which have complete episodes with English Subtitle. Seeing the store owner holding the DVD gives me a big smile, I was really happy; feels like I won the jackpot prize at lottery.
I was hooked because..
- Of its unique story line, for my opinion.
- It is a Rom-Com, you’ll never get bored.
- Of its cute characters which portrayed by amazing actors and actresses.
- Of its love story, Hwang Tae Kyung to Go Mi Nam and vice versa, Kang Shin Woo to Go Mi Nam, Jeremy to Go Mi Nam, and Yo He Yi to Hwang Tae Kyung.
- Of its Music! Its Original Soundtrack. The characters are also the one who sang it.
- Hwang Tae Kyung’s pout, perfectionist attitude and neat freak personality.
- Go Mi Nam’s carelessness, numbness and dumbness.
- Kang Shin Woo’s one sided love to Go Mi Nam and a ready hand or shoulder for Go Mi Nam.
- Jeremy’s cuteness overload, his antics, and very bubbly personality.
- Yoo He Yi’s evil plans. The Devil Fairy.
- Manager Ma’s always pitiful situation.
- Coordinator Wang’s unique styling clothes and the one who spilled the beans.
- Director Ahn who is the one who really don’t have any idea about the cross dressing of Go Mi Nyu to replace her twin brother, Go Mi Nam in a period of short time.
After that I become a fan of Lee Hong Ki, Park Shin Hye and Jang Geun Suk. I even follow them on twitter and tweeting them often. I became also a SukHye shipper.