Oh My Venus

Oh My Venus (2015)

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Kim Yeong Ho is a personal trainer for Hollywood stars. Even though he comes from a wealthy family background, he suffered a devastating injury during his childhood days. Now, he overcomes his problems with patience and stubbornness. Kang Joo Eun is a 33-year-old lawyer who has struggled to support her family. Now, she's overweight and not so attractive.
These two had a connection when they were younger. Now as adults, they meet read moreonce again. They both go on a diet, which leads to them becoming healthier and having a romantic relationship.

  • Native title:

    오 마이 비너스
  • Also Known as:

    Oh My God; 오 마이 갓!; O Mai Bineoseu

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violetdice
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Jan 5, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Sure, the drama has some flaws, and some might say it's a typical drama, but because of the chemistry between the 2 main characters as well as how the writers dealt with the main message of the drama, I really enjoyed watching it! Episodes flew by without me noticing!

CAST:
You can not help but fall for Shin Min Ah's bubbly and attractive personality. She's so genuine that I don't think of read more her as an actress but as a human being. Then we So ji Sub who is naturally and effortlessly hot. The way he looks at Shin Min Ah's character, you can feel the love oozing out lol. In the end, GREAT CHEMISTRY which is one of the most important factors in a successful drama.

PLOT & MESSAGE:
I hate how in transformation dramas/movies the protagonist stops everything once they reach their goal. In Oh my Venus, the main actress kept exercising and eating healthy way after she reached her goal and I loved how they showed us that till the very end of the drama. It's a realistic reminder to keep a long healthy lifestyle instead of the yoyo method.

Other dramas also accentuate the actress's figure after the transformation and make it the main focus most of the time however in Oh my venus, I was surprised that they kept making her wear loose and sometimes unflattering clothing even after she lost weight but that reminded me that the important thing is not how you look but how healthy you are which is why she didn't only use the scale to check her progress but she also did blood tests.

In the end, I think the great elements of this drama outweighs all of the negatives making it a great and even rewatchable drama!
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Katie
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Jan 5, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
I can't believe it's already over! Now I don't have any more new episodes to be looking forward to each week! I absolutely loved Oh My Venus! While the plot may seem typical, the whole drama is handled in a way that we rarely see and it was great.

The story is fairly simple but was executed wonderfully. One of the things that made Oh My Venus stand out to me compared read more to other dramas was the lack of cliches. I loved how the show could still be dramatic and intense at times but it avoided nearly all of the typical K-drama cliches. Even when they used cliches they were handled differently and didn't go down the path that they usually do. It was so wonderful! The story was super cute and had a really good message about health and beauty.

The acting was superb. So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah had wonderful chemistry and I loved their characters' personalities. I loved that there was no drama between the main couple. It was really nice to see a k-drama couple being straightforward and honest with each other. They worked through their problems together rather than creating more. It was a pleasure to watch a drama with such a healthy (both mentally and physically) romantic relationship in it. Drama between couples can get old really fast and this was really refreshing.

I loved the side characters as well! Henry and Sung Hoon were the perfect side characters and I loved the chemistry they had with So Ji Sub. They're probably my favorite drama trio! The other cast members played their parts very well too. For once I didn't absolutely despise the 2nd female and male leads. They made mistakes, yes. But it was nice that they didn't constantly try to interfere with the main couple's relationship. Instead we got to see them work through their own problems and I grew to kind of like them.

The music in Oh My Venus was super catchy and cute. I already have some of the songs in my iPod and they're so fun to listen to. I liked the use of upbeat and catchy songs. There were fewer dramatic songs and more fun and happy songs. All of the songs on the OST balance each other out and come together to make a wonderful soundtrack.

Overall I absolutely adored Oh My Venus. I was very pleased with the final episode as well (though I didn't think there needed to be as many flashbacks as there were). This is one of the best dramas I've watched in a while. The whole message of the show is just so positive and everything was so unproblematic. It was a really nice change of pace.

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Both shows have a main couple who trust each other and respect each other so there isn't a threat to them.

These are the only two shows I've seen so far where the male is nice to the female, the female and male are both smart, and they talk to each other and trust each other.

One other similarity is the likeability of the secondary characters. John Kim's team and Xiao Nai's roommates are both amazing and awesome characters.

Both are so cute!
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Both female leads are the definition of a strong, female lead. They are both determined, dedicated, and do not fit the mold of the cookie-cutter feminine chick, but stand strong behind their principles and do not take crap from the people who want to bully them. The male leads are what every male lead should be as they care about the girl, despite her flaws, and support her while being kind and sweet.

Also, both dramas have fitness as a theme so that is another similarity!
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    Nernel 2 days ago

    Very sweet, easy-to-watch drama (I don't think I've ever finished one this quickly), but I feel it's lacking that "special something" to make it stand out from other dramas. Great cast, pleasant storyline, but rather standard fare as a whole. A solid 8.

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    Shou 5 days ago

    Loved it. First drama I've EVER rewatched (while skipping the scenes with the gloomy second lead couple of course xD). Changed rating from 8 to 8.5 after rewatch. :D

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    KingLouie 6 days ago

    One of the first and best k-dramas, i have seen, nice story, sweet romance and courageous characters...

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    Am- 27 days ago
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    Antonin Jun 21, 2017 - edited

    A bit stretch about past halfway, but enjoyable nonetheless. You will like it if you like sweet romance.

    Main leads have one of the best chemistry I've seen.

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    ReboundKing10 Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    Is So Ji Sub's character here a jerk?

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      Shou Jun 17, 2017

      Nah, he's awesome. Pretty kind when they show you more of him.

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    Overwind May 18, 2017

    I'll admit I wanted to drop the first episode after twenty minutes in but I gutted it out. It just wasn't very strong to keep me invested but I stayed with it and I'm glad I did. The episodes flew by pretty quickly. As mentioned before, the chemistry between all the actors was fantastic and was really the strong attribute this drama had, more so than the story because the story a felt bit unpolished especially nearing the end but I'm also glad it ended the right way. It's definitely watchable, somewhat inspiring and pretty funny.

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    redxxxcrimson May 16, 2017

    The most satisfying drama ending .... wonderful and inspiring ... love it

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    ReilaNimu Apr 18, 2017

    Two episodes so far and it has been a fun ride. The main actress is gorgeous, overweight or not. Lucky woman! Also the main actor is stuff from heavens. He is so handsome.

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    MrBanana Mar 22, 2017

    Its a bit disappointing they didn't put more effort into making the story more interesting.

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    green_tokki Feb 19, 2017

    I liked this one but i think taking the last 2 eps to wrap things up were a bit too much.

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    RhopalocerA Feb 3, 2017

    I think if not Shin Min Ah and So Ji Sub played the main leads in this drama, it won't get 9 rating from me. They're the one who make this drama interesting even if the plot is not so much

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    Hanah Jan 25, 2017 - edited

    Quite possibly one of my top female leads. Kang Eun Joo is awesome--she's got the typical kdrama female bubbliness, but with more class and less over-over-the-top. Plus, she's actually employed.

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    Iitu Jan 7, 2017

    This was one of the best dramas I've ever watched. The main couple was so cute! An the whole idea about inner beauty was so amazing and there weren't those annoying evil ex girlfriends or demon mother in law who could try to ruin their relationship. The other characters were good too and everything was just so great. There was not too much drama and when I watched the series, it made me so happy. I recommend to everyone who wants to see something different, relaxing and cheerful!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Nov 16, 2015 to Jan 5, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 11,903 users)
  • Ranked:

    #248
  • Popularity:

    #29

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