You’re Beautiful, Ep 13-14

General Summary: Taekyung ‘allows’ Minam’s feelings for him and declares, to save face, that because he’s a star, he’s used to receiving a lot of love from people. But simple Minam perceives this as Taekyung accepting Minam as his fans. LOLs, to say it simply, it backfires in Taekyung’s face. But the nosy reporter finds Minam’s picture dressed in a girl’s clothes and is chasing for the real truth. Manager Ma reveals that the girl in the picture is merely Minam’s twin sister Minyeo and that she is dating Shinwoo. Meanwhile, thick bitch Mo Hwaran finally meets her beloved Lyricist Go’s child, who is of course, none other than Minam. But she can see that this child is not Minam, but Minyeo. If only she can use her sense of perception to see how she has hurt her own blood son!

Minam and Shinwoo are scheduled to go to Busan to meet Shinwoo’s parents as their charade. Shinwoo tells Minam that he wants the relationship to be real, not just an act. He says that she can board the plane when she’s ready to do that. On the other hand, Taekyung is not willing to send Minam alone with Shinwoo and chases them to the airport, worrying that if Minam goes to Busan, she might not like him as much anymore when she gets back. Minam, decidedly not accepting Shinwoo’s proposal, prepares to go back home, which is how Taekyung finds her.

Overcome with joy (that she doesn’t go with Shinwoo), Taekyung tells her he gives her 100% score. Minam doesn’t get it the first and Taekyung ends up hitting her square by saying ‘I..you.. I like you.’ So, we’ve established that they both like each other. Jeremy finds out that Minam likes Taekyung. Heartbroken, he gets all emo and sad, asking her why she doesn’t like him instead. He is the one who liked her when he thought she was a boy and continued to like her as a girl. He is the one who got on the bus with her and sang a song for her, etc.

Now, for some Mo Hwaran bitch time. Minam overhears President Ahn talking about the true relationship between Mo Hwaran and her dad and is shocked to find out they were lovers. Even more, she is shocked to realize that her mother gave birth to her and her brother alone and died alone after being abandoned by her father. Minam prepares to confront Mo Hwaran, but bitch knows her game. She calls Taekyung and reveals that the child of the man she loved is someone Taekyung knows and is close with, Minam. Seeing that Minam knows about these secrets all along, Taekyung is pissed. It’s the combination of ‘Why did you lie and not say anything?’ and ‘How can you be the child of the man I hate so much?’ that gets Taekyung worked up. From afar, Shinwoo watches this exchange.

OMG, the 2nd last week!!! I don’t know how to feel. I cannot wait to see how things wrap up, but I so am not looking forward to having nothing to look for on Wednesdays and Thursdays, gawwwd. I almost wish that it would be like Smile You who just got an extension on 16 episodes. Man, 16 more episodes of You’re Beautiful would rock my world! So anyways, on to this week’s episodes.

There are some moments I really liked and some that I find are just bleh. Like the whole Mo Hwaran thing, I tend to skip them because not only I don’t like Mo Hwaran, this thing seems to be developed just to present the main couple with some external conflicts (so, they are finished with their internal conflicts and now need to stand up together to withstand the external conflict and go ride to the sunset together). Basically, just to buy us one full episode of angst, ‘We can’t be together a la Romeo and Juliet’ and the whole nine yards. We already know that Minam and Taekyung are going to end up together, so it annoys me that Hong Sisters continue to follow their usual pattern of separating the main couple two episodes before the end just for a short time.

Tho I admit that this thing is not developed at the last minute, but instead stewed over the course of the drama, so it looks more legit as THAT elephant in the room that will be revealed sometime towards the end and create uber shock!! But still, in the end, this is just plot device. It’s so much like the usual Hong Sister’s Romcom drama structure. And I’m not impressed.

One more thing is Jeremy’s emoness this episode. I was like, HUH??? We have seen Shinwoo harbouring such deep love for Minam, so it is understandable when he is sad and heartbroken over the fact that Minam likes Taekyung. But Jeremy? What the hell? I do not see the logic why he expects Minam to like him. Just because he does all those things he lists doesn’t mean that Minam must return the favour by liking him. Geez. Again, it seems that this is just thrown in this episode to put some closure in Jeremy’s feelings. But still, I didn’t buy his supposed feelings.

The redeeming quality is however Lee Hongki’s acting!! Even if I didn’t buy Jeremy, I was totally sold on Hongki’s acting in that scene. He immerses himself into Jeremy and watching him in that scene, it feels like he really believes in Jeremy’s setup. Jeremy in the real world is supposed to be fun and full of laughs. But inside his own world, i.e the bus, Jeremy can pour his real feelings, his anger, his sadness, his real emotions out. Something that I don’t think even Shinwoo and Taekyung have witnessed. Once he’s out of the bus, he needs to resume being Jeremy, the Fun guy.

So for me, even though this scene was ‘eh’, it was worth it just to see Hongki’s best acting yet.

Another revelation is Uee’s acting. True, she was in monster drama Queen Seondeok, but yeah, I didn’t see that. So I was surprised to see that she’s quite the natural in acting. I’ve seen her in variety shows, but this is the first time I see her acting. I was hesitant and unsure at having two idols in one drama, but they prove to not be a let down. I enjoy Yoo Heyi when she’s being a straight up bitch and orders people away. I totally had fun watching her invading the A.N.Jell’s abode and create havoc.

And Taekyung and Minam have been SO CUTE!! Save for the sad part in episode 14, they were the cutest thing in the world! Throughout watching episode 13 and 14, I probably squealed like 20 times. The ‘Fanclub Test’ part was adorable, yet also funnny to boot. The airport scene where Taekyung told Minam he liked her was also super super cute. Minam gets all flustered and started hiccuping whenever the word ‘Like’ is mentioned. Realizing this, Taekyung takes full advantage, lols.. Taekyung also drags Minam to the theatre saying that he needs her eyes in navigating through the dark room and they end up sleeping throughout the movie (which is Jang Donggun’s Good Morning President, lols, not a good publicity for the movie, now is it??). And Taekyung steals a kiss, once again, hahaha.

I have lost words trying to describe them. They’re just TOO CUTE!

Oh, and there’s hinting that the real Minam, the boy, is going to come back!! From the preview, it seems that Park Shinhye plays the boy Minam as well, so it’s going to be interesting to see Park Shinhye portraying the actual boy Minam, not the girl who pretends to be a boy, Minyeo.

As usual, I can’t wait for next week! Wohoo!

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6 responses to “You’re Beautiful, Ep 13-14

  1. gawd! i love, love this drama sooo much! i cant believe it’s gonna end soon! NOOOOOOO!!! this early, i think im having withdrawal symptoms already! ugghh! :(…love these 2 episodes, giddiness and angst combined. i.like. 🙂 and for a change, i didnt read any spoilers, so i was really surprised with the TK’s stolen kiss! aahhh! epic win *swoon*swoon*

    “One more thing is Jeremy’s emoness this episode. I was like, HUH??? ”
    this cracked me up for i felt the same way! lol. but i admit, that bus scene made me tear up also, huhuhu 😦 mi nam, ur one lucky girl indeed!

    and yeah! i cant wait to see PSH play the mi nam guy. YAB fighting! woot!

  2. Agree with you on Jeremy’s sudden out-pour of emotions in the bus scene. It really came from nowhere… granted that he has been quite the happy go lucky guy all the while with MN> But I did away with that after hearing him singing the song while crying. Thought it was an impressive feat by Hong Ki. Acting on spot, and singing, WOAH, totally tugged at my heart.

    It’s typical Hong Sister’s style to cram all the angst into the last few episodes, do a time leap, and end everything just like that. But Korean dramas RARELY have satisfactory endings IMO, so I’m not putting that much hope this time around.

    • But still, everything up to this point have been very satisfactory. So I’m a little let down to see this familiar setup once again… Oh well..

  3. I hate that the show ended it was so enjoyable

  4. hmm… i just finished watching this now… ^^

    i’m also not a fan of the romeo and juliet conflict which comes up when everything seems to be alright between the 2 lovers, usually before the ending… a lot are still doing this in romantic comedy series i dunno why ^^

    but it’s quite understandable for me about what happened to Jeremy… i came to understand it well knowing his character… he actually had feelings for Go Mi Nyu on the early episodes.. it’s just that he knows she’s a he… so there’s a lot of suppression going on within himself..this was not really given enough attention in the series but actually, his situation is the most difficult… when he learned that Go Mi Nyu is a girl, he’s too much happy that he did not even mind the fact that Go Mi Nyu lied to them…^^ they have only a few moments but those are meaningful. My favorite is when Hongki had a date with Go Mi Nyu to cheer her up and introduced her to his bus for the first time… the bus is his personal bubble and the fact that he lets Go Mo Nyu enter it even if he’s unsure of his feelings because he only knows Go Mi Nyu’s a boy, I already felt the depth of his emotions.. ^^ and so he really went crazy by the time that he knew that Go Mi Nyu already like somebody else… I felt that and I was also sad… Jeremy’s scene is actually one of the scenes that I really cried painfully… ^^

    The Taekyung-longing-for-mother’s-love thing is actually great I just wished they did not use it as a reason for Taekyung and Go Mi Nyu not being together in the later part.. again..

    over-all, I reall enjoyed this series. The plot is not very original but the cast played their roles really well and the scenes are really captivating… ^^

  5. oh….jeremy,shin woo,Taekyung….youre breutiful

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