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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Bera
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Oct 24, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Story:
it’s fun, it’s made different than the Japanese version, while I’m watching this I’m always reminded of the Manga, The stories in J & K versions were different, because the Manga was long, so each writer choose different parts of the Manga, & like always in the Korean version they cancel people or events, so it's like something new.The Korean version was more dramatic while the Japanese version was funny, The read more Hana Kimi story line [Girl getting in guys school] I didn’t like it to begin with -sorry this is morals and ethics just silly even to think about it- no enough self value from the lead girl. for me the end was abit silly but not bad -can't say why it will be a spoiler-.


Cast:
even thought Choi Min hoo couldn't act out all of the emotions right, I liked it, Toma got a hold of Nakatsu's character better since he wasn’t supposed to be cute, But I really love the way “Hyun Woo –Eun Gyul-” acts & talks, he’s really good and hardworking, Maki's [J version]acting didn't match the Image I had for the character at all[compared to the Manga]. I think Sulli is more suitable than Maki for the role her character is so close to the character in the Manga ... no even better.

Music:
Amazing so Addicting specially, Jmin, one, Teayeon & the sister[Jissica & Krystal].

Rewatch Value:
I won't probably watch the story, just some parts & scenes.
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rainsgirl
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Oct 20, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Hanakimi Korean version. ^-^

The visuals are amazing! Full of vivid colors and awesome 360 camera shots. LOVE IT!

Storywise: Since I am a big fan of the manga, I love that they followed the big plot lines and even got creative in mashing two characters into one. My only complaint is that:

1.They did not retain the colorful characters. It would have made the school more fun and vibrant.

2. It read more would have been better if they have followed how Sano from manga discovered He was a SHE. That way I am not confused and wondering why would a guy care about the main lead girl knowing its a guy while I am watching. I keep thinking in my head, ohh i think he knows, but maybe not, then why does he take notice of everything Jae Hee does. specially with the creepy dude!

But all in all I am still happy, specially with the ending! thumbs up to that!

Character:
Minho
In my opinion out of all the Sano's portrayal, Minho's portrayal is the best. He's more athletic, he's excellen in acting Sano's different sides: angsty, raging hormones, protective, competitive. He shows promise and just needs a little more progress in the fiery passion in expressing "love" emotions.

Sulli: She's too tall for my liking that sometimes when shes with the guys she really blends in. :) However her acting is really good except for the shock expressions from confessions. Maki is still good for me.

Hyun Woo: This guy is the reason why I'm watching the show. He is just amazing on his portrayal with his character. He makes me laugh when he's cute, makes me laugh even harder with his crazy antics and his crazy imaginations.

OVERALL:
This drama is still a good watch despite of its flaws. If you are looking for a high school drama and in favor of goofiness and cuteness, then try watching this drama.
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Both happen in high school, they're both "gender bender" dramas and they're both really funny and adorable. And the acting is great!!
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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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    MohammedMahmood 19 days ago

    Iscvery nice, drama I love it and liked sulli is amazing in the drama

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    Grace lander Apr 24, 2015

    I really liked this series even though the storyline is very simple and predictable. But I enjoyed it. Recommend this series to high school students..

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    Linneaus Apr 2, 2015

    MINSUL, THIS IS MY FAVORITE K DRAMA EVER

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    nesrine Mar 19, 2015

    i loved this drama...Choi Minho <3 <3 <3

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    sambart Mar 17, 2015

    This looks a lot more serious and less bright colours and stupid comedy =/ anyone willing to let me know how different the mood is from the two Japanese ones? This one doesn't look as good =/ is it strange if I say it looks very Korean? xD

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    Guroqueen Mar 11, 2015

    They turned a live action into a way of comercialize SM Entertainment, kinda irritating the way their company gets in the way of their acting :/ Also, no chemestry btw the two of them, maybe cause they are friends in RL, its really a shame since Korean dramas are so well made!

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    blueaoichan Mar 6, 2015

    I personally enjoyed watching this drama but I don't think that this is amazing or anything. I finished this drama mostly because of Lee Hyun Woo though. But I love the last episode I think it's great :) Give this an 8

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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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      DBSK Feb 8, 2015

      I believe they took part in the production.

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      AnotherARMY Feb 10, 2015

      yeah they did

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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 opinion..lol!!!

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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

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

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

    Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 4 min.

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  • Score:

    7.5 (scored by 11,496 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1410
  • Popularity:

    #57

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