29 March 2014

To The Beautiful You Review

Title: To The Beautiful You
AKA: For You In Full Blossom
Genre: School, Teen, Romantic Comedy, Sports, Gender switch
Episodes: 16
Broadcast period: Aug-2012 to Oct-2012
Cast: Choi Sulli, Choi Min Ho, Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Ji Won, Suh Joon Young, Kang Ha Neul, Ki Tae Young, Hwang Kwang Hee, Julien Kang, and Kim Woo Bin.

The story starts with Goo Jae Hee (Choi Sulli) a young girl living in America having problems fitting into the American society. Everything changes when she one day sees athlete Kang Tae Joon (Choi Min Ho) on TV doing high jump and setting a record. Few months later she hears that he hurt his leg and is unable to do sports anymore. So Jae Hee decides to move to Korea and attended his school in order to help him in any way possible. The only problem is: he goes to an all-boys school. So she decides to dress up as a boy and enroll. Arriving at the school she is treated as ‘the new kid’ and put through several of tests, except from Cha Eun Kyul (Lee Hyun Woo) who becomes her close friend.
With a luck of faith she is put in the same room as Tae Joon, but her hero is not as she had expected him to be, and every day she has to struggle not to be found out…

Another Hana Kimi drama with another group of popular idols. Compared to the other two (Japanese and Taiwanese) this is the exact copy of the Taiwanese, except that the melo has a capital M. Simply put I watched it till the end because it reminded me of the very first drama I had watched, but it also reminded me why I never re-watched it. This drama is basically a girl going to a boy school where the pretty boys (every boys is pretty by the way) all dress as if they just stepped out of a magazine, because of an unreasonable idea of thinking she can help her idol, and surprisingly some of the boys fall for her. Oh and also she ends up in situations where the lead has to save her all the time. Min Ho and Sulli I can’t even look at them without face palming myself, mainly because the characters are too easy to act and basically have 0 depth. Though Min Ho has grown an inch since the last time I’ve seen him act.
It is a popular genre, but I have grown too old and too bored with these dramas, so don’t ask me whether or not I recommend it.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥ / 3 out of 5 hearts

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