• Drama: My ID is Gangnam Beauty
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 27, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 6,532 users)
  • Ranked: #310
  • Popularity: #199
  • Watchers: 12,274

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My ID is Gangnam Beauty
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Ratings: 8.5/10 from 6,532 users
# of Watchers: 12,274
Reviews: 61 users
Ranked #310
Popularity #199
Watchers 6,532

This series tells the story of Kang Mi Rae, a girl once bullied for her looks. As a result, she became insecure, cautious around people and withdrawn. However, Mi Rae decides she wants a fresh start away from bullying and gets plastic surgery to transform her face. When she begins university, she meets Do Kyung Suk from their middle school days, who sees people for what they are on the inside and not the outside; he then becomes attracted to Kang Mi Rae.
As Mi Rae begins to get teased once more and labeled "Gangnam Beauty", the cold, aloof but kind inside Kyung Suk becomes the one person that stands up for her and in the process, Mi Rae begins to recover her lost confidence and discovers that true beauty is not on the outside.
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~~ Adapted from the webcomic series “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” by Gi Maeng Gi.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 27, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 6,532 users)
  • Ranked: #310
  • Popularity: #199
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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51 people found this review helpful
Sep 16, 2018
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Okay, first of all, I want to address the haters out there. They are going to say that Cha Eun Woo is just another Idol who can't act. He is just a pretty face that doesn't deserve the lead roles already. They will also be saying that Im Soo Hyang is too old for the role. I have also read a few people say that the story was "too slow" and the romance "too childish".
I disagree with all of the above statements. Cha Eun Woo has some serious acting chops. I am not really a critic. Honestly, I usually think everyone is great, but all the negative comments he was getting made me pay extra attention. His character was pretty traditional stoic and standoffish. But I thought he played the part well. He would have these minute facial expressions that showed what he was thinking. And his character grew and progressed as the story went on.
Im Soo Hyang did an awesome job for the part. Because of the plastic surgery she was supposed to look more "mature" than her fellow students, so her age wasn't really a problem. The actress was excellent for the part. I can't imagine anyone else doing such a good job portraying someone who looks beautiful but feels ugly.
As for the rest, haters gonna hate.
This was a lovely show about a girl who was bullied all through her childhood for being "ugly". Before entering college, she gets plastic surgery done on her whole face in hopes that she can have a new life. But it turns out, it takes more than a new face to change your life. She has to learn to love herself and to not judge herself or others based on the way they look.
Most importantly, at least for me, the ending was perfect. It had everything I want in a drama ending. And for me that is pretty rare.

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59 people found this review helpful
Sep 17, 2018
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
I feel like this is probably an unpopular opinion, however I found this drama to very mediocre... For a show that keeps pushing the idea that beauty isn't everything and personality matters more, you would think they would give the two leads some pretty interesting personalities to work with. But no, the two leads were the most uninteresting characters I think I have ever come across in a Korean drama. The only "chemistry" they had, was the fact that they were both in the chemistry department at school. The male lead seemed to only have one facial expression; brooding. His only attractive quality (pretty much his only quality in general) was that he was extremely attractive. And even that was spoonfed to us each episode by characters needing to excessively point out that fact. When the two leads were in scenes together it was almost painful to watch. The only character who actually had depth was Soo Ah.

The story? There basically was none. Pretty much everything that happens in the drama is written in the description for this drama...

I also feel I need to point out that this drama seems to be being praised left and right for apparently having a strong message, but it completely fails to deliver when it has multiple product placement ads for weightloss tools such as real diet pills and drinks. What a joke.

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