K-drama Review: Beauty Inside


If you watched the movie, Beauty Inside, this Korean drama's female lead changes her physical appearance month to month and stays that w...

If you watched the movie, Beauty Inside, this Korean drama's female lead changes her physical appearance month to month and stays that way for a week. 

I just watched Another Miss Oh. I accidentally picked this not knowing that it has the same female lead. She and the entire cast were truly good. They are all attractive in their own way and are all pleasant to watch. 

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I also liked the second love team lead that the drama developed. It gave me butterflies. The chemistry was amazing. I was wishing that someday, they both lead in a Korean drama. They hit it off uniquely. I loved it! 

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The friendship that the main character offers is something everyone would want to have. It felt innocent. Yu Umi's character is someone that I would want to have as a friend. She's so supportive. Even though she cannot fully understand things, she does her best to put herself in Han Se Gye's shoes so she can fill her friend's needs. I was waiting for her character to be developed with the male lead's secretary, but I'll keep quiet for now to avoid spoilers. 

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The male lead has a unique way of delivering his lines. It felt so real. I would tear up every time he utters his lines. 

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Mini spoiler alert. Skip this if you haven't watched it. 

I also liked how the mother of the male lead didn't become a hindrance in their relationship. The funny thing was, she thought that his only son was gay. So she let them have a relationship. I initially thought that she was going to become a nuisance for both of them, but thankfully she was not. I truly like how the drama went like that.

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The official soundtrack (OST) is very important for Korean dramas. In my opinion, they kind of neglected it a bit. It was a struggle to watch the first few episodes because it was utterly silent. It was hard to be submerged in the story. I only appreciated the OST towards the end of the drama. It was not that catchy for me. I can't help but compare it to Another Miss Oh's OST. 

Speaking of Another Miss Oh (AMO), there were a lot of cameos from it. Every time I would see familiar faces from AMO, I felt excited and happy. It was like seeing an old friend. 

I was kind of waiting for Eric Mun's cameo, too, but unfortunately, it didn't happen. I also noticed that "Like a dream" (One of the OSTs of AMO) was played in the cafe where the male lead was in. I think it was played multiple times.

Anyway, I checked the web why there's so much cameo from AMO in Beauty Inside. I found out that the producer is the same! 

Going back to the story, it wasn't really a remarkable drama, but it kept me going because it was light and pleasing to watch. There might be despairing scenes, but all of those came by quickly. It would eventually go back to being "light." This is a type of drama you'd watch at the end of a tiring day. It's like a spa for your eyes and mind. 

However, I slowed down in episode 14. That episode was the hardest to watch. It was frustrating. You'll know it when you watch it. I don't want to reveal further. The female lead was all about her pain at that time, which I found selfish. The male lead just kept sacrificing for her. I felt so 답답해 (frustrated)!

The conflict was immediately resolved in Episode 15. This episode went quickly that I didn't even notice that it ended already. I liked how the writers finely resolved the questions in my mind in this episode.

Though the storyline is quite predictable, and in my opinion, easy to forget, I still enjoyed watching it. I learned a lot of things again. It's like a self-help kind of drama. 

In Episode 16, I found a deeper meaning for its ending. When they were talking about the female lead's body changes being abnormal, the male lead said, "Some things that come suddenly also go away suddenly." It simply tells us to live for today because everything that comes suddenly also disappears unexpectedly. Just like our problems, they will come and go. So live for the present. Enjoy whatever you have right now.

I also teared up when they finally said, "Today's Han Se Gye, today's Seo Do Jae ends here." 

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