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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HeidiLyon
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Aug 7, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
To do a quick two line summary for those that won't read the entire review (I know you're out there), this is a quick and easy cutsie drama. The acting is really pretty good, the music was good, and the story was ok. It's an easy feel-good movie that, as long as you aren't looking for a deep emotional or philosophical movie, you'll like.

Now, on to the details! First, I must read more admit I enjoy my "candy" dramas almost as much as my deeper ones so it was no surprise that I liked this one. The premise is good but an often used one, though I still don't see why they think just because a girl gets a hair cut and wears boy clothes, she's a boy. The flow of the drama works from episode to episode, and really not many are what I would consider slow. There are a couple that could have had more umph to them, but overall you didn't suffer any major stops and starts to the main plot or much in the way of confusion. The ending, not bad but definitely not my favorite. They tried to tie all the loose ends together way too quickly and not give you enough time to enjoy the last episode. It felt very rushed and amateurish.

As a quick side note, for those that love flower boy dramas, there is a fair share for you here! And for those Lee Hun Woo fans, LOVE love love his character, hair, everything. He does a great job here :)

There is a rewatch value as it's a typical feel good drama (though I'd rather watch Lee Min Ho or Lee Seung Gi, LOL)and does make you smile and laugh.
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Mangatard
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Apr 17, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Since I had seen Hana Kimi (as a J-drama) 6 years ago, I sort of knew what the story was about and I was very curious to see how a Korean version would be.

I was very pleasantly surprised! Not only did it feel like I was watching a new story, it was very up to date. With that I mean it felt realistic and fun to watch. (Even though Sulli is read more obviously a beautiful girl and not a boy). The characters really grow on you and I really liked how the side-stories were told.

Sometimes it did feel like a Samsung commercial but whatevs, it didn't distract me too much from the story.

I really recommend watching this if you are a fan of romantic dramas like Heartstrings, Boys Over Flowers and You're Beautiful.

And it has Minho in it. ASDFGHJKL *u*
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    MyYume 9 days ago

    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 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

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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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    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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      Esther Jun 14, 2014

      I love gender bender dramas!!! My favorites are You're beautiful (love it!!!!!) and Sungkyunkwan Scandal...and I've been told that Coffee Prince and Secret Garden are quite good so I have them in PTW....and I also intend to watch The legend of mulan...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyp2vO0LiVQ
      this is Hallyuback's "top 10 korean drama gender benders, hope it helps you and i think she's so hilarius! :)

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    KatzSandra Jan 8, 2014

    i am on episode 12 and struggling contemplating dropping this for at this point i can predict the outcome but they are still 4 more episodes to sit through (BIG YAWN). Should have tried to condense it in no more than 10 episodes, 12 max for already so many clinched parts have been played out and i can ignore so much

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    forever_shawol Dec 30, 2013

    Too over rated, alot of eye candy though
    I was sad that it didn't do Hana Kimi justice, more like one of those dramas promoting idols, but it was cute

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    AmyLovesDramas Dec 25, 2013

    This wasn't bad, but the Japanese 2007 version was much better... and by far my favorite version of all 4.

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 9,850 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1163
  • Popularity:

    #12

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