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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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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uenorie
19 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Oct 17, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I haven't seen the two other versions so I'm not really in the position to make any comparison, so I'll just write this review based on the criteria.

Story is okay, it's not original of course, since it's just a remake, but I did like how the story progressed. The pacing was just right, not too fast nor too slow. I loved the side stories better though than the main plot itself. read more The cast was lovely, but the lead couple's acting was so-so. I'm a Shawol, but I kinda find Minho's acting annoying at times. Sulli was bearable for me though. This is the first time I got more interested with the supporting characters rather than the lead couple. The supporting characters had more substance in them. I'd especially like to commend Lee Hyun Woo. That kid really really really really really knows how to act. It was him who carried the entire show, in my opinion. He knows how to be cute when he needs to be cute, and knows how to be sad when needed. He can portray well whatever he needs to portray, and I was really awed by his great talent at such a young age as that. Honestly, I don't think I'd manage to finish this drama if not for Hyun Woo's adorableness.

The music was great. Well it's really no surprise since the production company's SM entertainment and it'd be really disappointing if the music turned out to be bad.

Overall, the drama's only visually attractive, but not so substantial, so if you're looking for something pretty to look at then you could try this one out.
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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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    MyYume 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
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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 11 days ago

      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 10,314 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1256
  • Popularity:

    #12

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