A while back I wrote about “Personal Preference”, Lee Min Ho’s last drama. After going gaga over that series, I am now taking a ride on a new drama train…He’s Beautiful!
He’s Beautiful or You’re Beautiful (the title really depends on where you’re watching it from) is a Korean drama which ran from Oct. 07 to Nov. 26, 2009. It is the story of A.N.Jell, a 3 member band headed by Hwang Tae Kyung (played by the…ehem…beautiful Jang Geun Suk), who despite being popular, is currently experiencing a career stand still. Their record company decides to hold auditions for a 4th member and Go Mi-Nam successfully clinches the spot. Unfortunately due to a botched medical procedure, he needed to fly to the US to be treated and to recuperate. With the band’s latest album release being hotly anticipated by the fans and the press (and with no new vocalist to show for), their manager’s only hope is Go Min-Nyu, Mi-Nam’s fraternal twin sister. Despite being a novice (think of her as a “sister in training”), their manager begs Min-Nyu to take her brother’s place. Of course she refuses at first but realizing that she doesn’t want to jeopardize her brother’s dream, she eventually conceeds.
So, she poses as her brother Mi-Nam, with only the manager & the band’s stylist being fully aware of her true identity. Everything seemed to be going their way…that is until she got drunk at one of the band’s after parties. And have I mentioned that she starts living with the rest of the band as well? It’s not easy playing a dude when you have to play it 24/7 (insert image of Robert Downey Jr. here from Tropic Thunder: “I’m a dude, playing a dude, disguised as another dude!”)…it’s especially hard for her to do it in front of the band members–Shin Woo, who is always nice & caring towards her; Jeremy, who’s always suspicious of her actions and Tae Kyung, who has hated her guts from the very beginning.
And so begins the comical & romantic & dramatic adventures of “Mi-Nam”…and Tae Kyung…and Shin Woo…hay…this brings back all my giddy & kilig Boys Over Flowers/Hana Yori Dango feelings! Yes, I know, I know…the series technically ended over 9 months ago & I’ve only started seeing it on the Kapamilya network…but better late than never I say! And since I’m not really particular with spoilers, I’ve already watched future episodes & even the finale on good ‘ol youtube & mysoju.com!
This surely deserves another excursion to *cough*recto*cough!
And now, let me leave you with a music video from Jang Geun Suk…*swoon*
video courtesy of youtube