You’re Beautiful is a 2009 South Korean drama starring Park Shin Hye, Jang Keun Suk, Lee Hong Gi and Jung Yong Hwa. Two of the cast members are part of k-pop bands CNBlue and FT Island. The story follows Go Minyeo, a nun-in-training that covers for her twin brother Go Minam, who is in the hospital in America. She has to pretend to be her brother and play in the legendary band, A.N.Jell.
Go Minyeo, also known as Gemma, is taken from her nunnery when Mr. Ma and Miss Wang recruit her to play the role of her twin brother, Go Minam, until he recovers in the hospital. Reluctantly, she agrees and cuts her hair and puts on boy clothes to convince the members of the band A.N.Jell that she is in fact Go Minam. She passes the first test and becomes welcome into the group by all the member except the cold Hwang Taekyung. As time goes on, Kang Shinwoo discovers she is a woman as does Hwang Taekyung. The two develop feelings throughout the show for Go Minyeo and end up fighting for her. Jeremy, the fourth member of the band, seems oblivious to the fact that Minam is in fact a girl, but rather thinks he is becoming gay and falling in love with a guy.
As the plot goes on, Yoo He Yi, a famous and beautiful actress, finds herself falling for Hwang Taekyung more and more. She eventually finds out that Minam is a girl and blackmails Taekyung into dating her to hide the group’s secret. Towards the end, their manager wants to have an exclusive interview with both Go Minam and Go Minyeo, so to distract from that, the director sends Go Minam, Kang Shinwoo, and Jeremy to Japan to pretend like they are involved with a press conference. Go Minyeo, at this point, decides that she is going to go to Africa to help a fellow nun. The group returns to Korea and meets up with the real Go Minam.
A reporter who has been following Go Minyeo and accusing her of being a girl, walks up to Go Minam, convinced that he is Minyeo and is embarrassed when he is not a girl. Hwang Taekyung goes to Japan to try to convince Go Minyeo to stay, but she refuses. Throughout all of this, Hwang Taekyung’s mother had stolen songs from Lee Sujin, Go Minyeo’s mother and lied that her father had abandoned Lee Sujin to be with her, but the truth was that Go Minyeo’s father never loved Taekyung’s mother. Go Minyeo returns to Korea and runs into Mr. Ma again who needs Minyeo to pose as her brother for one more time. Taekyung and Shinwoo discover her identity straight away. She tells Taekyung that she is leaving but shows up for their concert before deciding to leave for good. Taekyung sings a song for Minyeo and asks her to come out of the darkness and into the light so that he can see her. Shinwoo then turns off the stage lights and turns the house lights on so that Taekyung can see Minyeo. They embrace and he tells her “I will only say this every day for the rest of my life, so listen carefully. I love you.” This is an alteration on a phrase he said earlier in the drama, “I will only say this once, so listen carefully. I like you.” The drama ends with them standing on the roof together in the dark of night talking about her plans to go to Africa and how he will wait for her and be her brightest star.
I really liked this drama a lot. It’s definitely not my favorite, but it’s a good one. I highly suggest anyone to watch this drama because it has a good story that is slightly different than that of “Coffee Prince”. They both share a similar feature, a girl posing as a boy, but this is a good one. My next drama review will either be “Secret Garden” or “Love Rain”, which I’m currently watching. Thanks for bearing with me and reading all the way to the end.
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