The Miracle

The Miracle (2016)

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How could twin sisters be such polar opposites? Kwon Shi Ah is the beautiful sister, gorgeous in every way and a member of the popular girl group known as Miracle Girls. Since she was in preschool, Shia has worked as a model and then a teen actress before becoming an idol. Her fraternal twin sister, Shi Yeon, is almost double the body size of Shi Ah and has always been ridiculed and read morebullied in school for her large frame. Because of this, Shi Yeon has become a recluse, who prefers staying home and producing an Internet broadcast within the safety of her room. The only time Shi Yeon ventures out is to visit a mysterious tarot card reader who gives Shi Yeon a magical tarot card every day. But the twin sisters’ lives are turned upside down when they wake up one day and realize that their souls have switched bodies! What will an idol musician and Shi Yeon’s high school crush think of the women they thought they knew?
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  • Native title:

    더 미라클
  • Also Known as:

    The 미라클; My Secret Diary;

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Jan 7, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Although I was curious about this drama, I wasn't expecting much. And maybe that's why I was so pleasantly surprised. The Miracle may not be a masterpiece, but it's still quite refreshing.

What I enjoyed the most about it is that - FOR ONCE - even though one of the main characters starts overweight, the moral of the story is NOT that "skinny = happiness". The moral of the story is that read more your physical appearance alone doesn't define you.
Of course, your outward appearance matters, since it's the first feature people can see and judge, but who you are as a person is just as important. You're not any less worthy of living/being successful because your physical appearance doesn't match society's expectations. You shouldn't have to change your physical appearance for others.
It's really nice to see this kind of moral, especially in a Kdrama (even tho The Miracle is only a web drama per se).

Unfortunately, that point alone is not enough to disregard completely the flaws of this drama.
Mainly the main romance. It was too hasty, too shallow, too cliché. Even if it was cute, it fell flat. For a seemingly romance-focused drama, it's a bit unsatisfactory to say the least. Also the story had a lot of potential, but due to its short format, most of it was cut short.
The acting was also not outstanding, but I did nonetheless really much enjoy the performance of the two sisters, as well as the one Yang Hak Jin gave. Their acting had a kind of "rough authenticity" feel to it, which i personally liked.
As for the soundtrack, the songs are pleasing to the ear, but even so nothing memorable.

Overall, The Miracle is refreshing, sweet, full of positivity...and short; you can basically view those 12 episodes in about 3 hours. So if you're looking for an uplifter, and don't mind turning a blind eye on apparent flaws, look no further.
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Jan 4, 2017
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I could give The Miracle a 10, if I slipped back in time to when I first started watching dramas. Sadly that can't be done. However, I can still appreciate a good sweet and short drama when I see one. Just like the drama this review will be short.

There's nothing unique about this. Its story has been brought to life many times and it suffers from classic kdrama tropes. However, you'll read more barely notice at only 15 minutes per episode. The cast is ok, I didn't exactly come prepared with high expectations but they're not awful. They're on par with most idol-led dramas like Dream High or Monstar. The music of course shines and a couple of different tracks are featured.

Overall I'd say go ahead and watch The Miracle! You'll only lose a few hours of your day and it is a nice break from other longer and more serious dramas.
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    Hime 24 days ago

    Although I am a romance lover, what made me enjoy this was not really the romance since that had many flaws and there wasnt enough time to develop it. It was the sisters relationship, how they got to know each others feelings better and how their relationship improved because of that, for me that was the highlight of this short drama.

    This is about 3 hours long so its a good watch when you dont have a lot of free time on your hands and want to watch something light (no pun intended).

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    May Jun 22, 2017 - edited

    Liked it except the fat shaming stuff was just too far

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      CurlyKarli Jun 22, 2017

      I'm only on episode 2 and can't decide if I should continue because of all the fat shaming. They've even made her voice sound "ugly". I liked the actress in Playful Kiss though and I love body swapping storylines. Idk.

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      May Jun 22, 2017
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    Samantha May 27, 2017 - edited

    Does Hong Yoon Hwa get a good love line or is it all really about the sister? And if she does, does it end well? I kinda want to watch it because I like her but I hate bad endings.

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      xviinus Aug 15, 2017 - edited

      Without spoiling any content...she does have love lines and it has a very good ending. The ending is more so centered on Yoon Hwa and has an unexpected uplifting message.

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    TeleriFerchNyfain May 19, 2017

    Hong Yoon Hwa is such an adorable, funny, talented young actress! Love her in this LOL

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    ZhyeGoatt Apr 14, 2017

    Just saw that this is now available on Netflix in the U.S. for anyone looking.

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    XiaoZhanoppa Feb 22, 2017

    i am impressed to Nahyun's beautiful face. I am her fan today. :) She is so beautiful she fits to Dhayung. :) 10/10

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    mejustcassie Jan 20, 2017

    I was waiting for him to love her the way she is ... but yeah it's korean drama land where chubby girls are not even called girls

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    LuvK Jan 16, 2017

    The only things I like about this drama was the sister bond. That's about it.

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    Chuu Jan 15, 2017 - edited

    What's the actress' name who plays Shi Ah's rival in their group (and also is leader of the girls group)? The one with the short hair. The list doesn't show the full cast :(

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      Alina Jul 13, 2017

      Her name is NewSun. They are from the same group 'Sonamoo'.

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      Chuu Jul 13, 2017

      Thank you!! :)

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    darklordrabey Jan 12, 2017

    I had to drop it at Episode 7. It was cute but it was making me feel bad because of my own weight. I normally do not feel bad about it. But this series kept making me think about it. So, I decided to stop watching it.

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    jenikime Jan 7, 2017 - edited

    Few episodes in. It's cute. :) It's like a mix of Teen Witch and Wish Upon a Star. ^^

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    Chuu Jan 5, 2017 - edited

    So... Is this completed or still airing? And what about the ending? Is it a happy ending with romance? Or just happy ending with fraternal love (sister love)? (Is okay, go ahead and spoil me please, I insist)

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      CompleX Jan 6, 2017

      I wanna know too. Waiting for someone to spoil =D .

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      Valery Jan 6, 2017 - edited
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      Chuu Jan 6, 2017

      Thank you so much for telling us !! :)

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    eoniii Jan 1, 2017 - edited

    The story is cliche, yes but it's good.
    I like the sister love <3

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    SarahLee Dec 31, 2016

    Very cute, light-hearted, and fun short drama! So glad I watched it.

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    tattylovestofly Dec 30, 2016

    Kinda feel like there should have been an after episode though.... didn't really feel 100% complete to me xD


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Dec 12, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
  • Network:

    Naver TV Cast
  • Duration:

    15 min.


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    7.3 (scored by 1,187 users)
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