To The Beautiful You

To The Beautiful You (2012)

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Goo Jae Hee, is a Korean girl who lives in the United States. One day, she sees a track and field competition on TV, and becomes attracted to one of the high jump competitors, Kang Tae Joon. She begins to idolize the young athlete and in order to help him, she disguises herself as a boy and transfers to his all-male high school after he suffered an accident that could potentially end his career.

  • Native title:

    아름다운 그대에게
  • Also Known as:

    Beautiful You ; Areumdawoon Geodaeege ; For You in Full Blossom

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Nov 18, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
With all the hype surrounding it when it was airing, I started watching it too. Then for some reason I put it on-hold and forgot about it even though I liked its first few episodes. If I look at just the first half say upto- 8 episodes I'd say this is a good drama. But from then on, the plot stays the same. To sum it up this drama is a snoozefest. read more With no real plot and boring characters without much development I say I was quite disappointed with it.

I have seen the Japanese version of Hana Kimi and I had thought that was silly, yet entertaining. But compared to that version, this one loses so badly! Pardon me for making the comparisons but I can't help myself. If I had probably not known the story originally I would have dropped it way sooner. I tried and gave a chance for the characters to grow on me but they instead faded pretty easily upto the point where I was annoyed- especially with Jae Hee. I admit I liked Kang Tae Joon much more than Sano in the original version. He probably changed better than every one else and in spite of being 'cold' came off as nice and sweet. The character I was looking forward to most was that of Eun Gyeol because he was playing the role of Naktsu from the original story. First of all, his hairstyle was hideous. It made him hard to stand. Once I got over it, he seemed to lack depth and instead bored me terribly. Jae Hee is also disappointing.

Now I think the cast wasn't that great and neither was their performance. They all could have improved but fell short due to poor writing. There isn't much emotion visible on any of the three main leads. I probably enjoyed Kim Ji Won's acting most. She's the one who made me laugh. She's really cute!

While the main Hana Kimi manga itself had a ridiculous plot, the entertaining aspect of it had been its colourful characters and the hilarious situations that take place. Here, the plot drags on for way too long. Eun Gyeol not finding out the truth till the second last episode was a big turn off. While I generally enjoy watching a character struggle with their sexuality, here it got tiresome to watch. While the basic plot remains the same I thought in this version the characters lost their essence. What's worse was that the writer didn't try to make them special in any other way. He just left them bland. The best good thing about this drama was its good cinematography and a decent soundtrack. Other than that, it falls flat.

I can never imagine myself wanting to watch it again because the first time was so difficult to get through in the first place. I suggest only fans of the main leads watch the drama. For others- it's upto them.
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Oct 5, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
TTBY was a cotton candy drama (fluffy, light, sweet and cute). It didn't feature a lot of character development or growth and the situations and reactions were sometimes illogical and unrealistic. The acting was actually good all around, the actors each personified their characters well. I loved the music, although a bit repetitive, really fit the drama.
The Japanese version will always be my favorite due to the humor and Nakatsu but read more it wasn't without flaws. I loved the Zuo Yi Quan/Sano character in the Taiwanese version but the Rui Xi/Ashiya and Xiu Yi/Nakatsu characters could be very annonying at times. Compared to the Japanese and Taiwanese dramas, TTBY shared some elements with both while still maintaining it's own identity.
I enjoyed this drama for what it was. TTBY wasn't amazing or unique but it was fun and easy to get through.
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High School themed dramas with eye-candy boys and ONE LUCKY girl. I found these two dramas alike because the characters seem also the same. Seo Kang Jun is Kang Tae Joon (Choi Minho) alike, Gong Myung is DEFINITLEY one with Cha Eun Gyeol (Lee Hyun Woo), Typhoon (Kang Tae Ho) - Ha Seung Ri, Yoo Il and Kwanghee's character (Song Jong Min) are also very much alike and also, Kim So Eun and Goo Jae Hee (Sulli). And also, the love triangle is almost the same.
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In both dramas you can find the female lead and the male lead living together and fall for each other. And also, in both dramas the female lead chase the male lead.
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    Luly Oct 27, 2014

    I love this drama! I wish there would be another dramas that make me feel so happy and in love with the story and the actors just like this one :)

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    cutieyuffie Oct 11, 2014

    I came here because I saw Hana Kimi the Japanese and Taiwanese version already, so I thought I was not going to watch other versions of it, but when I found out Min Ho was acting in the Korean Version, I knew I had to watch it even if the ending was what I might expect. I must say, I Love it so much! The fact that I did not want it to even end and I was also so curious to know the ending, omg it's worth watching! I totally fell in love with Tae Joon and Eun Gyeon character

    I'm glad I watched it because Min Ho smile is just too irresistible and Hyun Woo beautiful words of comparison as well as his feelings lured my heart :D

    This is a must watch! It's so heartwarming and it would make you scream and laugh like a crazy person dx Haha!

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    ahtaena Oct 6, 2014

    This is si hearthwarming and full of hope i really like it...

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    AnotherARMY Sep 23, 2014

    SM took over this drama lol

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    ParanoidAndroid Jul 27, 2014

    I'm watching this because of my Minho bias and though I don't hate it I don't love it either. Sulli is very unbelievable as a boy to me and Idk why they didn't cast Amber from FX instead. Amber could pass as a boy but I also find her to be very cute tho that may just be my!!!

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    Hozrien Jul 24, 2014

    I'm a huge fan of hana kimi, I will say at first I didn't like this drama but I still watched it all. Well I decided to rewatch it and even though it didn't exactly follow the storyline or include more info about the dorm leaders - I begun to enjoy and appreciate it more. Especially with Minho playing the main role and you start to see that the character begins changing as the episodes go on and I'll have to say it's going to be a favorite of mine now.

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    Esther Jun 30, 2014

    Now I've read the manga....sorry to say it but I don't think this has much to do with it :( And I've also watched the J version which is much better in my opinion, much more funny... maybe this k version has more romance in it, but anyway I don't think the two leads have much chemistry...

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    John Jun 28, 2014

    And i still think that Eungyul loves Goo Jae hee

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    Esther Jun 14, 2014

    I like this drama...but she is so obviously a girl how can she fool anybody? it's too unbelievable....
    but their room in the school is SO COOL :D not very realistic either haha but so cute

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    DramaLama May 15, 2014

    I wouldn't have watched this if it wasn't for me being biased towards SM ent.
    Sooo much worse than the Japanese version of this drama.
    Very disappointed!

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    donkosala Apr 10, 2014

    Watching this drama. Now at 11th episode. I really hope this doesn't have "After XX years" type ending. I really hate those.

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      donkosala Apr 11, 2014
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    Lulu_16 Feb 26, 2014

    I really liked this drama it was funny and cute I recommend others to watch ????

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    Panda-san Feb 17, 2014

    I have only watched one episode but my impression is that this is barely an adaption of the original Japanese drama but a drama that is loosely based on the Japanese one that has some basic similar plot points. The atmosphere and feel of the drama is way different; this one comes off as kind of dark while the Japanese version was very light-hearted and slapstick. In my opinion, other than the basic plot they are two completely different dramas. But I would have to say that this one really didn't leave me amazed, but it isn't terrible enough for me to drop...yet.

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      Stepkdramafan226 Dec 11, 2014

      it is an adaptation of the manga, which i advise u to read, its really nice and i mean you may not be able to stop reading :)

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    animefayinc Feb 13, 2014

    I wasn't planning on watching this... but I just found out that there's a Yoogeun cameo... so how can I not :')

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    HanMinNeul Jan 20, 2014

    beside from this and hana kimi , what drama consist a crossgender too ... repls pls ...

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      Dramacity Feb 3, 2014

      Well there are various ones like; Sungkyunkwan Scandal, You're Beautiful, Coffee Prince, Ouran High School Host Club (live action), Secret Garden, Ma Boy. There are probably other ones, but these are the ones I can think of :3 xD

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      HanMinNeul Feb 4, 2014

      arigatou gozaimasu ...

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      Dramacity Feb 4, 2014

      No prob! :D

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      DramaLama May 15, 2014

      Kpop - ultimate audition, Ikemen Desu Ne, The Tempest, Mendol, My Bratty Princess / Mischievous Princess ^__^
      Some of them that I know that haven't been mentioned hehe


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    South Korea
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    Aug 15, 2012 to Oct 4, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 4 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 10,872 users)
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