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MysteryMel-Bookish

Arkansas

MysteryMel-Bookish

Arkansas
Birth of a Beauty korean drama review
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Birth of a Beauty
3 people found this review helpful
by MysteryMel-Bookish
Jun 18, 2016
21 of 21 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Finally finished this '14 hit series. Am I glad I did? Yes! Was heavily invested and or cared? Not Really. Story: Combination of Cinderella, Pretty Woman and Taming of the Shrew. An outcast, Plus-Sized, loving and devoted woman marries a handsome gold-digging man who proceeds to cheat all the while his family is abusive - all while she smiles and keeps going. She has a one-sided belief in their marriage vows, while hubby is cheating and plundering all he can. Murder, attempted murder, betrayal, lies, plastic surgery and a lonely man, what a wonderful combo. The story held me up to about eps14-15 where she is discovering her old self, new self and deciding her future self. Then the story just gets needlessly cruel and draggy with revenge. We get it writers, you needed a series of lots of evil & low moral folks surrounding a good woman. This series should have been 16eps. The remaining 5eps are just aggravating and formulaic - even the fairy tale ending... *blerg* Acting: Female lead was entertaining, juxtaposing new & old beauty eps 1-14. After awhile she was overly treacle playing the victim role. Male lead was solid and unwavering (much better actor). The host of evil folks - all seemed too easy for them to portray flawlessly and unforgiving. Music: I liked and catchy opening OST ReWatch: Once was enough.
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