Beautiful Gong Shim

Beautiful Gong Shim (2016)

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Ratings: 8.0/10 from 5,508 users
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This drama is about the Love story of two sisters and two men. The talented older sister has everything, including a beautiful appearance, and her younger sister, who is less attractive but still has a warm heart. And two men appear in front of the siblings: a progressively more attractive man, who moved into a humble rental room on the rooftop of their building and another man who is handsome and wealthy read morefrom a plutocrat family. The romance-comedy drama depicts an eventful and unpredictable love story by the four people from such a warmhearted point of view.

  • Native title:

    미녀 공심이
  • Also Known as:

    야수의 미녀; Yasooui Minyeo; Minyeo Gongsimi; Geudaewa Chumeul; The Beauty of the Beast; Beast’s Beauty; Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim; So I'm Not Handsome

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60 people found this review helpful
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Jul 17, 2016
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
The best way I can describe this show is by asking you to picture a house. It's a very nice house, but over time the foundation seems to crumble. Then one day, the entire building can't hold itself up anymore and collapses in on itself until it's just a pile of separate, broken parts that used to make a beautiful whole.

Beautiful Gong Shim began as a drama with infinite promise in read more the rom-com area. The two main characters are quirky and at first glance, you just expect a cute little romance that you can enjoy without much thought. I'll also point out that the first few episodes included some of the most ridiculously funny moments I've ever experienced in any drama, so my expectations were incredibly high as the rest of the episodes came out.

A little past halfway through it, though, the plot tried way too hard to be serious and suspenseful, thus losing its initial humorous merits. The feeling is somewhat like listening to your grandparents tell stories: at first, you're pretty interested, but it quickly gets boring, yet you feel an obligation to sit there until the very last word. I stopped finding things to laugh at. The romantic moments were less rewarding in the midst of the mess of the conspiracy plot the writers drew up for no apparent reason. The characters deteriorated and lost every trait that made them unique.

If there were one redeeming aspect of this drama, I'd have to say that it's Nam Goong Min. Usually a professional in depicting a psycho serial killer in other dramas, this time he's the lead male with a fair amount of goofballness. He was a joy to watch, but his character was not spared in the enormous *let's-make-everyone-generic* massacre. Everyone else fulfilled their roles nicely, but Goong Min's really the star of this show. (Which is interesting, as I thought the directors would give Minah more of a spotlight but she really dropped off the radar late into the drama. I could say less of the wig they made her wear though.)

The music was fun; there were multiple tracks that cheered me up along the way and altogether, they were nice to listen to.

In general, I'd recommend watching maybe the first ten episodes, if not less. The beginning is worth watching, as it puts a smile on your face pretty frequently. It's just the second half that becomes appallingly boring (trust me, you probably wouldn't even miss anything if you skipped straight to the last episode as soon as the story even starts to drag).
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17 people found this review helpful
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Jul 18, 2016
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
Its a struggle to decide a fair score. It would depend on your expectations. I started not really expecting much and found myself surprised by Min Ah who made Gong shim very endearing and cute. Then theres Nam goon Min's Ahn Dan tae, super goofball that makes him different among many k dramas over the years. This was a pairing i wasnt sure will work on paper but onscreen their sparring hair read more pulling and banter was an easy watch. Throw in a second male lead Jun Soo that was puppy cute and a nicely written bromance with Dan tae. Suddenly im game for more episodes.

Then the focus was lost or shall i say shifted. The Dan tae birth secret and uncovering culprit should have and would have made an okay side plot. Instead this thin plot with an unremarkable antagonist (that was transparent and revealed very early on) was stretch to fill many episodes. If they had stared true on the Gong shim path, more on her character development, growth in career and confidence and interactions with both Dan tae and Jun soo this drama would have been better. Instead she became a prop, mostly on the sidelines and only utilise when the writers feel like it.

Overall the storyline is forgettable but i will remember the wig, the brush Gong shim used to brush her teeth and some of the cuter moments of the trio.
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    JungJu 1 day ago

    OMO! I didn't think it could, but the wig actually got worse!

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    Ivana 11 days ago

    I would give this drama at least 8.5. It's great, keep in mind that this is a comedy drama not just some romance drama. It's suppposed to be funny...( looks like some ppl forgot :p) Oh and the actors were great Nam Goong Min and Bang Min Ah did a great job, they were super funny. Love them <3

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    NadeshikoLi 18 days ago

    I liked this drama, but the chemistry between Ahn Dan Tae y Gong Shim didn't exist.

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    Am- Jul 9, 2017
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    bishh Jul 8, 2017

    I stopped at episode 4 because I couldn't get into the romantic chemistry of the leads. Gotta say though, those episodes were hilarious :D

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    Animonina Kopiana May 25, 2017

    It should have been called "Amazing Ahn Dan Tae" instead.Lol

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    Elle May 13, 2017 - edited

    i am having such a hard time with all the noble idiots in this drama ... and no matter what i do i can't grow to love Gong Shim's wig hehehhe ヽ(´o`;

    UPDATE: finally finished this drama. it was a struggle ... i personally can't reccomend this one. cute story and setup, but i never became vested in the lead characters.

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    Nancy May 10, 2017

    Best drama..enjoyed it

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    tsukihana Apr 28, 2017

    They should have just followed Gong Shim's story and left that birth secret thing as a minor side story. It became a Telenovela in the middle, trying to pretend it was a serious show. If it wasn't for the main actors' amazing job, I wouldn't have bothered to watch it until the end.

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    Elle Apr 24, 2017
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    McDoubleNFries Apr 18, 2017

    Don't listen to the Reviewers Rating above, really a 6.5? a 7.5? come on, this is a pretty SOLID FUNNY show. Namgoong Min never disappoints. TRUST ME, it is GOOD.

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    sugaryday Mar 21, 2017

    The first ep was the most wtf ever for me. The pacing is everywhere oml

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    XiaoZhanoppa Mar 17, 2017
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    XiaoZhanoppa Mar 17, 2017

    This drama is cute!!! Cute ending, Tho, I hate her wearing a wig, she ended up showing up her beautiful hair!!! I hate unni!

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    inspirit91 Feb 16, 2017

    This drama was really good at first but then the second half became boring. It was so funny and quirky at first I loved it but then the story got complicated for nothing... But the acting in this drama was really good, I didn't expect Min Ah to act this well and Nam Goong Min's acting impressed me. It's completely different from his Remember war of Son's character. His acting versatility is great!


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    South Korea
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    May 14, 2016 to Jul 17, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.0 (scored by 5,508 users)
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