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I think that everyone heard about this drama that a lot of fans were waiting for!
The tvN drama True Beauty is adapted from a webtoon with the same name, the story follows high school girl Lim Ju Gyeong, who rises to pretty girl fame after she masters the art of make-up from YouTube. She turns into a goddess because of her makeup skills, but would rather die than reveal her bare face to anyone.
It tells her love story with the only boy that saw her without makeup, Lee Su Ho. Lee is an attractive and handsome boy who appears cold because of his dark past but is actually very caring. They grow when they meet each other, sharing their secrets and finding love with each other. Adding on to this is the wild Han Seo Jeon who is related to Su Ho's past and likes Ju Gyeong, too. Join these three on this adventure where they unravel secrets, share pain, and seek comfort from each other.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Youth, Drama
Tags: Adapted From A Webtoon, Makeover, High School, Hidden Identity, School, Double Identity, Love Triangle, Rich Male Lead, Beauty Standards, Idol Actor
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!
|Moon Ga Young played the role of Lim Ju Gyeong, a high school student who has an inferiority complex regarding her appearance. Since her childhood, she has been discriminated against by her family and bullied by her classmates because of her physical appearance. Before her transferring to Saebom High School, Ju Gyeong starts learning how to use makeup by watching tutorials on YouTube and she perfectly masters it! The makeup allows her to have a second life as a "goddess".|
Park Yoo Na played the role of Kang Soo Jin who is a natural beauty and an intelligent girl who comes from a wealthy family. She is in the same class with transferred Lim Ju Gyeong and that's why she becomes close friends with her. Soo Jin also has feelings for Su Ho. She is being forced by her parents to excel at school, to the extent that she is abused by her father for only placing second in school rankings.
|Hwang In Yeop played the role of Han Seo Joon, Su Ho's former best friend. Seo Joon is a handsome and equally popular student at Saebom High School who, despite being a tough-looking "bad boy", is a nice and loving person, especially to his mother and sister. A tragic incident a year ago leads to him severing his friendship with Su Ho, with whom he has since become hostile. Han Seo Joon was tangled with Ju Gyeong by some bad events but in the end, he fell in love with her.||Cha Eun Woo played the role of Lee Su Ho. He is very popular for his looks but harbors a dark secret from his past. Su Ho seems to have it all: looks, good grades, money, and excellent basketball skills— but his dysfunctional family and a tragic incident that occurred a year ago turned him into an ice-cold boy who hates being the center of attention. He encounters the transformed Ju Gyeong and soon recognizes her beyond her makeup, he is the only one who knows Ju Gyeong's face without makeup.|
Original Sound Track
*Call Me Maybe - 사야 (SAya)*
As I am a big fan of the original webtoon, I was extremely happy when I heard that the webtoon will be adapted into a drama. Sincerely, it's the first time that I've seen an adapted drama that I've already read its webtoon. I have watched a lot of adapted dramas but I haven't read the original webtoons.
I really liked the beginning of the 6 first episodes, especially the humor touch that this drama has. ^^
The first episode starts with a heartbreaking scene I think, it shows us how the poor girl Lim Ju Gyeong is bullied by her own family because she is not pretty like the whole family is.
In this scene her grandfather said "Maybe she is adopted" and then the whole family started laughing out loud.
If her own family bullied Ju Gyeong, then how would the society, classmates, and people around her act?
Lee Jae Wook and Kim Hye Yoon gave a special appearance in episode 4, that I really found remarkable. ^^
The two actors were previously confirmed to appear in the drama in a support role. A source from True Beauty confirmed the news saying, “It is true that Kim Hye Yoon, Lee Jae Wook will be making special appearances. We completed filming recently. Please watch the broadcast to find out what their roles are and how they will appear.”
Source : Soompi
But no one knew that the two were going to play the role of their characters in Extraordinary You: Eun Dan Oh and Baek Kyung!
They were enjoying a date at the cinema as a lovely couple. However, Lee Su Ho spots the couple, and his eyes widen as his face shadows with concern and shock. Eventually, Lee Su Ho approaches Baek Kyung, who looks puzzled by whatever he says.
I personally love this kind of drama because it shows us the reality that we are living in. Nowadays, if you are not beautiful, if you do not fit others' beauty standards, you will not succeed. You will obviously suffer from bullying and discrimination from society and even from your family (like the case of Lim Ju Gyeong) which may lead a person to suicide!
We should learn from those dramas that a simple word can destroy a person! Saint Exupery said "He who differs from me far from harming me enriches me. The moron differs less from the common man than the latter differs from the man of genius. What is deferred is not lost." Difference is a source of enrichment, not a source of weakness.