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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saka_xd
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Oct 5, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
For people who have read the original story and enjoyed the first adaptation of Hana Kimi (Japanese), then this would be disappointing. They changed some minor character's personalities and traits and added some of there own to add more drama, or so I think. If you were expecting it to be funny like the first Hana Kimi, then you would also be disappointed because this drama lacks that kind of humor. This read more version also changed minor minor events, that make the main characters seem superficial, like making the main guy, played by Minho, to be a celebrity and making the girl, played by Sullie, have a more fangirl-like reason to dress up as a boy.
Without comparing to the original, I thought that the actors and actresses were decent. I really liked who they picked for the girl role and thought she played her part very well. Also the main male role was also very well played. I wouldn't say that the rest of the cast was mediocre, but because they changed some of the personality traits, like the guy who is supposed to play the Korean version of Nakatsu, I got annoyed with them at times. All in all, the show was made into a good drama, but it's not something that I would deem as very great either.
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jayajikjik
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Jun 4, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I guess I'm a little biased because I love Choi Min Ho and SHINee but putting that aside, it's hard for a drama that was based off of a manga to be bad (when it comes to plot line at least). I love this drama because it's not to fast or too slow and character development is really lovely throughout the series. On top of that I feel that ALL of the read more actors are good and have a place in the show which I often don't feel in most dramas. Each of the characters are very important to the show and they all have definite purpose. I would definitely recommend this drama to all kpop/ drama fans especially. The music is absolutely fantastic! I would have to say that was my favorite part of the drama!
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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 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
      Reveal Spoiler »
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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

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 10,640 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1293
  • Popularity:

    #66

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