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Because of her looks, Koo Ae Jin is bullied at school and even insulted by strangers. But after school, she leads a secret life: with heavy makeup and hours of photo editing, she lives as Genie, a social media star with 770K followers. While Koo Ae Jin is toeing the line between her true self and Genie, what will happen when a boy from school discovers her secret? (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon "Shadow Beauty" (그림자 미녀) by Ahum (아흠). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • Українська
  • Русский
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 29, 2021
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Saturday
  • Original Network: Daum Kakao TV Viki
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 6,927 users)
  • Ranked: #2377
  • Popularity: #1005
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Xiao Zi
38 people found this review helpful
Jan 12, 2022
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

A werid but unique experience

_____Story_____
Pros: The plot was unique, and so were the characters. The portrayal of people's internal conflicts astounded me. Ae Jin was so helpless at school that she pretended to be someone other than herself most of the time. She found pleasure in her second identity that she couldn't find in herself. The plot moved quickly, and the way things were revealed was intriguing.
Cons: The beginning was a lot of fun, but by the time we got to the middle, the drama had sunk. I won't say why because doing so would be a spoiler.
I really liked the idea that this drama was attempting to convey.

______Acting_____
Shim Dal Gi (Koo Ae Jin) and Choi Bo Min performed admirably (Kim Ho In). Dal Gi's performance as Ae Jin was superb, and Bo Min was successful in giving Ho In a psycho yet attractive vibe. He made a favourable first impression on me, and I was encouraged to watch his other dramas. The one flaw in Dal Gi's acting was that she exaggerated her performance. But, at times, I felt it was necessary because she was behaving like a mentally ill person.

_____Rewatch Value_____
The main reason why the rewatch value for this drama is high is because of the amount of episodes and its duration.

______Overall______
Shadow Beauty is neither a good nor a bad web series on the whole. This drama has its own set of weak and strong points. Some may enjoy it, while others may not. It all depends on how you look at it. Personally, I enjoyed it. I won't say it's a must-watch, but it's definitely worth watching, and I recommend it to everyone who reads this.

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Completed
Kawaii
10 people found this review helpful
Dec 30, 2021
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0

MC needs BTS to tell her to "Love Yourself"

Okay, where do I even begin.

I've read like 10 chapters of the webtoon itself, so I'm not sure how that ends, but I must say the drama itself is very confusing.

STORY:
It started off really strong as I've always been interested in "beauty" type dramas. Also, I love seeing transformation. However, DO NOT go into this drama w/ a True Beauty mindset because it is nothing like it (except MCs hiding under a fake persona??) I feel the progression of the drama got super messy because certain characters were thrown in without explanation. I felt viewers needed more background on the MC and her family but I guess you can't do that w/ such a short web drama. It's a very cliche story and a lot of the characters weren't even necessary but okay, director.

ACTING:
Okay, this is good. HOWEVER, some of the characters must've done a REAL good job because they pissed me off so much and I wanted to either a.) scream or b.) punch them through the screen. The MC is super super super super stubborn and she really needs to learn to speak up for herself... but of course, we can't expect much from a low self-esteem character. All the actors did a good job, especially the villian because they were annoying.

There are no special/specific OSTs so like... rip. But color toning of each episode was super aesthetic and I loved binging this drama because of the 25min per episode. Go into this drama w/ a clear mindset and just relax without thinking of anything. This is not a heavy drama, with just sprinkles of mystery and thriller. Do not count on romance to be the center of this drama.

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Details

  • Drama: Shadow Beauty
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 29, 2021
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Saturday
  • Original Network: Daum Kakao TV, Viki
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 6,927 users)
  • Ranked: #2377
  • Popularity: #1005
  • Watchers: 15,446

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