Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 4
by | October 15, 2009 | 196 Comments

The ratings battle looks like it’s going to be Iris‘s to lose, but at least You’re Beautiful improved slightly from yesterday. (Their numbers came in at a respective 25.3% and 8.9%. Heading to the Ground sank further to hit its series low, a 3.3%.) I don’t really buy the argument that the audiences for the two dramas are so vastly different, but I enjoy the contrasting tones. (I’m sure there are differences in viewership, but all in all, drama lovers like dramas when they’re fun and entertaining, and don’t confine themselves to certain genres.)


You’re Beautiful OST – “여전히” (Still). This is the main song sung by A.N.JELL in this episode.
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Tae-kyung jumps into the pool to rescue Mi-nam, who is starting to lose consciousness. He shakes her underwater until she rouses, and swims for the surface. Unfortunately, in her struggle to get to the surface, she kicks him on the head, shoving him back down.

He gurgles angrily, “Go… Mi… Nam…” and sinks.

(HAHAHA. I had a feeling the writers were going to subvert this touching gesture with a punchline.)

Mi-nyeo surfaces and sighs in relief at her near miss. She gets dressed, wondering who it was who came to save her. Just as she thinks back and is struck with the possibility of it being Tae-kyung, she looks at the pool in alarm — just as his body floats to the surface.

Soon, an ambulance arrives and a weakened Tae-kyung is being wheeled out on a stretcher. He sees Mi-nyeo by his side, gripping his hand worriedly. He raises his head, and with the last of his strength, he puts his hand on top of hers… and flings it off. (HAHA.)

On the upside, as a result of this news, the fans come around and praise Mi-nam for (supposedly) saving Tae-kyung’s life. Sayuri leads the rest of the fan club in a chant, “Go Mi-nam, thank you!”

On the other hand, Tae-kyung is peeved to hear that Mi-nam has been made into the hero. He mutters, “Who saved whom?” Sung-chan thinks Tae-kyung should stay longer at the hospital. Tae-kyung grumps that he’s fine, but Sung-chan says that the public response has been really good. Staying longer would take advantage of that. LOL.

Meanwhile, another celebrity is at the hospital today — top pop star Yoo Heyi. (Hyee? Hae-yi?) She visits a sick child and cries in compassion, all while a camera crew busily films the proceedings. Heyi is loved by all and called “Korea’s fairy” as an endearment (similar to “America’s sweetheart,” it’s the label that both Eugene and Sung Yuri were called back in their idol days).

Heyi has to excuse herself because she’s so overcome with her emotions, and steps outside while the others marvel at her kind heart. Of course, they don’t see her walking away like a pop-diva Keyser Soze, her tearful sniffles gradually turning into a derisive sneer. Back in her van, she gripes about the photo op and orders her assistant to hand her a tissue.

But wait — it’s not an assistant, it’s Tae-kyung sitting in the backseat. She stepped into the wrong van! Gathering her wits, she quickly assumes her public persona, adding a hint of flirtatiousness, but he’s not fooled since he’s seen her true side. She drops the act and says, “I’m no fairy, like you’re no angel.”

Still, she sees his comments as an interest in her (no doubt because everyone else fawns over her). He’s turned off by her conceit (although it rather mirrors his own), and tells her to leave with her trash (dirty tissues) and to leave the door so he can air out her noxious perfume.

Heyi leaves in a huff. As she heads back to the hospital, a reporter spies the A.N.JELL decal on the van, and wonders at the connection…

Jeremy confronts Mi-nyeo, demanding to know what happened at the pool between her and Tae-kyung. He threatens to spray her with water if she doesn’t spill, and she can’t think of an answer, so he makes good on his threat. He chases her around with the garden hose, spraying her with water and asking for the truth.

But at some point, his mind starts to get away from him again, because the sight of Mi-nam dripping with water takes on a suggestive (appealing) vibe. Alarmed at his own reaction, Jeremy raises the hose to spray her again — but this time he’s sprayed instead.

Shin-woo has stepped in to stop him, and reminds Jeremy that their first performance as the new group is approaching, and Mi-nam can’t get sick.

Jeremy’s reaction is hilarious as he exclaims in a hurt tone, “Did you just spray me to save that guy?!” Feeling betrayed by his hyung, Jeremy turns to his dog for comfort.

Shin-woo again dries Mi-nyeo off, then asks what happened yesterday. Why was she around when Tae-kyung fell into the pool?

Before she can respond, Tae-kyung announces, “It was my mistake.” He says that he had slipped and fallen, and Mi-nam helped him. Shin-woo accepts this and lets the matter drop, but he finds it even odder that Tae-kyung would make a mistake (and admit to it). Clearly he senses there is more to the story.

Tae-kyung heads to his room to find that Mi-nyeo has left food for him. She’s learning, because when she pops by, this time she stays at the threshhold until he (reluctantly) invites her in.

It’s a good sign that he makes a move to eat it, even if he does stop before he gets the chance — he’s allergic to shellfish. She apologizes, saying she didn’t know, to which he answers, “Yeah, I’m sure you didn’t. That’s why you’re frightening.” Mi-nyeo replies that she just wanted to be useful.

Rehearsals. The guys get down to business preparing for their upcoming performance, and Mi-nyeo gradually improves until finally, the guys are satisfied. (There’s a moment when Mi-nyeo angles for a high-five, is left hanging by Tae-kyung, and then self-fives.)

Meanwhile, Mi-nyeo asks Hoon-yi and the stylist to help her find the woman who brought her the photograph.

Jeremy watches Heyi’s video clip of the hospital visit, enamored of the pop star, and uses this as an opportunity to suss out his hyungs. He prods them to admit that they like Heyi, or that they like girls (emphasis on girls) like her. He’s disappointed when neither Shin-woo nor Tae-kyung agrees with him, then pointedly asks Mi-nam for an opinion on Heyi.

The two others tense briefly, but Mi-nyeo just answers blankly, “Who’s Yoo Heyi?”

Hoon-yi and the stylist (who really needs a name other than “Stylist Wang”) therefore teach Mi-nyeo all the various idol stars using a child’s rhyme (used to learn multiplication tables) altered with the names of idol stars.

Her training is progressing well, but Mi-nyeo has a sticky moment when another group of trainees(?) find her in the bathroom. Quickly, she slips into a stall to avoid their attention, but the lead guy grows offended. He knows she’s avoiding him, and accuses her of being snobby now that she’s made it into a group. Mi-nyeo protests and makes grunting noises to try to convince them that she’s really in the stall for gastrointestinal purposes, although they don’t buy it.

She tells herself sadly, “I guess everyone hates me. It’s only because I’m afraid I’ll get caught as a girl.” But when she steps out of the stall, she finds the three trainees staring at her in shock: “Are you a girl?”

They grow suspicious and decide they have to check, spurring her to run out.

As they pursue her down the hall, Sung-chan hears the guys’ accusations and asks, “Go Mi-nam, you’re a girl?” She keeps running through the crowd of fans, who overhear the shouts and also catch on.

As she runs down the front walk, Mother Superior pulls up in a taxi. (Never thought I’d write that sentence, ha.) Wisely, the nun asks, “You’ve run hard, but are you short of breath? Do you hurt where you were hit? Does something seem odd to you?”

This, as you may have guessed, is all a dream. Mi-nyeo awakens in the stall and breathes a sigh of relief.

When the A.N.JELL guys head out, Mi-nyeo is startled to find a few signs with the name Mi-nam on it. Sayuri now faces her with nervous excitement, asking for an autograph. When Mi-nyeo asks, “Didn’t you hate me?” Sayuri shakes her head vehemently.

Mi-nyeo carefully signs her name, but her letters are block-like and childish. Tae-kyung catches a glimpse of them and smirks, then wields his own pen with a flourish. He pretends to do this nonchalantly, but he’s totally showing off for her benefit. Mi-nyeo is duly impressed with his cool signature, and feels sad about hers in comparison.

Therefore, she practices various different styles, and asks for Tae-kyung’s help picking out the best one. When he says they all suck, she requests his help in devising a new autograph.

He declines (and Mi-nyeo, now used to his prickly personality, doesn’t take it personally, but backs off). However, when she leaves, Tae-kyung grabs some paper and gets work on a cool autograph anyway.

Shin-woo offers a hand, and is a little disappointed to hear that she asked Tae-kyung for help first. He tells Mi-nyeo to come to him first in the future. He devises a cutesy signature that suits her personality, and she is grateful for it.

The subject of autographs makes Shin-woo wonder how she came upon her name, which leads to mention of her parents. He’d heard she doesn’t have parents, but she answers cheerily that her mother is alive. “Or, she may be alive. She must have left us right after giving birth to us for some reason.”

Her name is unique enough to be memorable, so Mi-nyeo is confident that it will help in reuniting with her mother: “If I become famous, she will come find me. I’m waiting for that.”

Meanwhile, Tae-kyung is pleased with himself for coming up with an adequate autograph and leaves it in Mi-nam’s room. (It’s very cute how he leaves it on the desk, but worries that it’ll get lost in the clutter, so he finds a better place to store it — with one corner sticking out of her trunk.)

As he leaves her room, he runs into her and is about to tell her about the autograph, but is cut short when she tells him happily, “Shin-woo hyung made one for me.”

He waves her aside and pretends not to care, but back in his room, he pouts; he’s annoyed that he bothered to help. But he’s also struck with the thought that Mi-nam will find the paper he left behind, and imagines her mocking him, saying Shin-woo’s is better. He must get his back!

Thus Tae-kyung sneaks into Mi-nam’s room, where she’s asleep on top of the chest. (Spying the autograph Shin-woo came up with, he sniffs, “It’s not so great.”)

He has to pull her away from the chest to retrieve his paper, and doing so causes her to topple backward — still asleep — onto him. The movement turns out the light, and Tae-kyung finds himself lost in the dark. He suffers from “night blindness” — an inability to see anything without adequate light — and has to fumble his way to the door.

Once out in the safety of the (lit) hallway, he says, “Go Mi-nam really is dangerous.”

Now for the aunt. Being rather flighty and brash, Auntie Dearest has gotten into some kind of brawl, and complains to her fellow cellmate, “Did I know that bitch’s nose was an $8,000 nose?” Hehe. Furthermore, she takes out a loan to secure her release, figuring she can count on her famous nephew Mi-nam to repay her debt.

As Mi-nyeo wonders what kind of person her parents were, her aunt explains to her cellmate that the father was a well-known songwriter — in fact, he even wrote for the famous singer, Mo Hwa-ran. We learn from a televised interview that Hwa-ran’s favorite song is the one that Go Jae-hyun — Mi-nam’s father — wrote for her, and she describes it as holding memories of the purest love she’s ever received.

At the music festival, Jeremy eagerly approaches Heyi, who is hosting the event. Using her sweet public persona, Heyi says she’s a fan, and greets each of the members — until she gets to Tae-kyung, whose name she pretends not to know. (He can’t believe her nerve, and calls her immature.)

As the guys ready for rehearsal, Hoon-yi tells Mi-nam that the woman with the photograph has returned and is ready to meet her. However, because of the performance, she can’t obey her impulse to leave right away, and Hoon-yi assures her that he’ll take care of the meeting and call her with details right away. He points Mi-nam back to Studio B for makeup and rehearsal.

Unfortunately, Mi-nyeo mistakes that for Studio D, and wanders in the wrong hallway. Inside that room, she finds Mo Hwa-ran sitting alone, who mistakes her for her assistant.

When Mi-nyeo clarifies her identity, Hwa-ran takes the chance to ask questions about Tae-kyung. Mi-nyeo doesn’t know about their bad blood and is happy to tell her, “Tae-kyung hyung is your fan!” He even has her movies and music in her room.

Hwa-ran sizes up the innocent Mi-nyeo and offers to give an autograph to be given to Tae-kyung. And when she hears the name Mi-nam, she muses, “Go Mi-nam — so there was another with that name.”

Because of her detour, Mi-nyeo is running late and races to the right studio, where she is prepped for rehearsal, all the while nervously eyeing her phone for Hoon-yi’s call. Hoon-yi is meeting with her aunt, who wants to meet Mi-nam, but the manager presses for information of the mother.

Tae-kyung sees how distracted she is, and takes her phone away. This is her first performance and she has to focus. Does she want to get kicked out?

That was a rhetorical question, so he is taken aback when she answers, “I may be able to leave soon.” She’s found the person who came looking for her, which means she’ll be able to find her mother soon. Thanking Tae-kyung for all his help, she brightens at the prospect of being able to leave and reunite with her mother.

We can infer from his reaction that Tae-kyung is partly disappointed at the thought, even though he tells himself that this is a good thing for him, that as soon as she gets that fateful phone call, she’ll be out of the group.

The performance goes well, and afterward, Mi-nyeo looks around for Tae-kyung, eager to check for messages. She can’t find him because Tae-kyung has slipped back into the dressing room, where he checks Mi-nyeo’s phone. So she borrows Jeremy’s phone to call her manager, just as Tae-kyung sees that she has received a text message, sent earlier by Hoon-yi.

Tae-kyung reads it: “I don’t think we’ll be able to find your mother. I’m sorry…”

Mi-nyeo calls Hoon-yi, who says regretfully, “I think she passed away.”

Jeremy finds her sobbing by herself, and is alarmed. Is she sick? Is she hurt? Panicking, he tells her to stay put, and rushes outside to get help. He finds Shin-woo and tells him Mi-nam is sobbing alone, and they race together to get to her.

In the interim, Tae-kyung finds her still sobbing, and looks at her with a conflicted reaction. She cries, “They say she cannot be found. She is not on this earth.”

As she bawls, Tae-kyung stares at her for a long, silent moment, and then crouches to hold her comfortingly…

…which is, of course, how Jeremy and Shin-woo find them.


I have said that the issue I most have with the Hong sisters’ writing is their lack of subtlety. I still think that’s true, but it doesn’t mean they can’t do it. They just tend to prefer the big jokey joke, like with their parody sequences. But when they do choose to be subtle(r), it’s can be pretty sly. Everything in this world is basically a parody of the real idol world — take, for instance, the entire character of Sung-chan — and they don’t necessarily have to make a big statement about every little thing. Just by including a point, they’re acknowledging and poking fun at it. Like with Sung-chan telling Tae-kyung to stay in the hospital because it’s good for his image. Or Heyi faking compassion to win brownie points with the public.

Also: I love angsty comedies! If we were in another, less exuberant romantic drama, it would be something of a letdown to head into heavier territory rather quickly like this. But in You’re Beautiful, I find that the comedy still undercuts the big moments (like Mi-nyeo kicking Tae-kyung unconscious, or Tae-kyung suffering night blindness) so that the angst doesn’t overpower. (Or so I hope it will prove to be.)

And Shin-woo! I still think he’s a yummy character, but I’ll admit that he’s got some acting weaknesses. Hhoney, I love you but you’ve gotta work on that line delivery.

All in all, a fun, lively episode.


196 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Teddy-boo

    OMG! im first??? hahaha…. the agony of waiting 4 the next episode!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jeijei

    FAST! since i cannot watch the episode here at work, i’ll just read your recap first. thanks a lot!

  3. jxbeaucp

    wow thanks man loving this drama

  4. erv

    hey javabeans!
    really appreciate ur recap
    you’re early today!!

  5. ladymai

    I don’t know, I’m actually starting to feel that as opposed to the romantic vibe I get between Shin Woo and Mi Nyeo, (at least on his part), I get more of an older brother feel from Tae Kyung towards her sometimes. Like when he comforted her at the end, I didn’t feel that “clench” that I would have expected. However, Shin Woo’s face when he saw them together- that got me. And this whole mother issue is really making me question how Mi Nyeo, Tae Kyung and Tae Kyung’s mother are related. I feel a big twist coming, and it makes me nervous lol.
    Regarding UEE, I was actually somewhat impressed with her performance- what bothers me about her is her lack of expression, but she actually seemed pretty into her role, so, not too bad. But if Tae Kyung starts liking her, this person will not. be. pleased. At all.
    Also, to 9E2O fans, I keep typing and saying Tae Kyung’s name as Kyung Tae, because I keep thinking of that drama. It’s sad really.
    And, I’m going to keep asking, because I really want one- does anyone know where I can get that awesome hoodie that Jang Geun Seuk has, the one that has a huge cowl neck that transforms into a hood? I must have one.

  6. Rika

    The photo where Min yeo is crying broke my heart. I feel so sad for her. She looked so happy at the thought she would find her mum and leave the group.
    PSH good job.

    Episode 3 and 4 are definately the episodes that are meant to turn us away from Shin woo to Tae-kyung….

  7. Snikki

    The links are broken on Viikii…huhuhu…

    I’ll read the recap first, then. Thanks, JB! 🙂

  8. thankyou

    I’ve posted this question elsewhere. But I think it deserves a reposting here as well. For those of you who may view the episode, the following question will make alot more sense.

    Ever wish the world was one giant metal fork and you were a plastic spoon?

    Off to read the summary.

  9. popcorn

    I’ve been waiting for your review! This is a first…it just shows how much I like this show right now. I’m so glad to hear of others enjoying this just as much as I do even though the ratings isn’t going so well…

    +_+” PSH acting is good. She is adorable but I can’t sense any overacting. I’m glad though because I hate it when actors overact. Well, Jeremy is okay since he is so adorable. I’ll tolerate him…hahha

  10. 10 mimmay

    I was going to wait until all the eps are out before watching this but JB seems so enthusiastic about it that I felt the urge to check it out. All I have to say is WOW!!! I couldn’t believe how much I love the first two eps. I had so much fun watching it and I can’t wait to read eps 3 & 4’s recaps after I finish watching it. Thanks JB for promoting this show.

  11. 11 pinki

    at last! Ah! thanks. I think I am addicted to this drama

  12. 12 snuffythemonkey

    I love this drama almost as much as I love you Dramabeans. I find it incomplete if I didn’t read your recaps after.

    Am happy to say that my Korean is improving to the point where I get 75% of the dramas without subs! Yay!

  13. 13 pinki

    @ mimmay me too, I am going to watch it as well, though I never meant to

  14. 14 kit

    okay so how about, seriously, the hong sisters do the crazy and make taekyung and minyeo related to each other and thus SHE ENDS UP WITH SHINWOO INSTEAD. that sounds good to me. >_>

  15. 15 aeyc

    Thanks for the recap javabeans. If ratings can count the people who are watching this drama outside Korea…

    I wish tomorrow is already Wednesday! XD The agony….

  16. 16 xiaoSxin

    oh no!!! episode 5 is so far away!!! I am back to to this times that I keep wishing times travels fast to Wednesday and Thursday, but as soon as I am almost finished with the Thursday episode, I wish time would slow down!!!!!

    I am happy that this drama is making my week so fun and exciting despite the ratings!!! Fighting!!!!

  17. 17 jayjay

    awww i’m pretty sad that shin woo’s love for mi nam is gonna be one sided
    it’s kinda obvious that she only sees taekyung 🙁

    but i’m still a huge shin woo fan!

    jeremy is just adorable! i love that water shooting scene >.<

  18. 18 may

    @14…I was thinking the same thing while watching this episode. What if Tae-kyung and Mi-nam are half-brother and sister???

  19. 19 tamago

    Aww…it sucks that the ratings aren’t within 2 digits. Not like I’m influenced by the ratings, but I’m scared that it will affect the productions (e.g. Soulmate, Tamra the Island, Strike Love, etc). I hope they don’t hasten or screw up the storyline because of the low ratings 🙁 Anyhow, thanks for the GREAT recaps as always!

  20. 20 Snikki

    Mi Nam’s dad and Tae Kyung’s mom had an affair…maybe? Things are gonna get even more complicated! Or maybe, Tae Kyung’s mom had an unrequited love for Mi Nam’s dad… whatever it is, I hope I get to watch the whole episode tomorrow!!! 🙁

    @18 may
    I highly doubt it. That could be in a dream (nightmare) sequence, if they want to scare the viewers… 😀

  21. 21 Icarusfalls

    I love this show,, but I hope it doesn’t become dramatic later on (*sigh.. there might not be hope when the whole mommy and daddy issue surfaces and when we figure out what really happened to mi-nam oppa). I laughed a lot on this episode as well but my fav so far is definitely episode 2!!!!
    P.S – Shin Woo’s acting was a bit weak in this episode.. *sigh. I’m not sure I’ll root for him. Not that I was rooting for him too much before. Hong Ki’s acting always is always slightly off but he covers it up with his cuteness.. =P Thank god, PSH, JGS, and Manager-nim are awesome!!!

  22. 22 thankyou

    “HAHAHA. I had a feeling the writers were going to subvert this touching gesture with a punchline.”
    I appreciate the Hong sisters for taking every cliche’ in the book and spinning it around. I love how MN becomes the saviour.

    “the sight of Mi-nam dripping with water takes on a suggestive (appealing) vibe.”
    Loved this scene. It may be a little too much for some people, but i’m digging HongKi’s wild imagination.

    “he (reluctantly) invites her in. ”
    Reluctant or not, he does calls her in. This on top of making a fictious lie about falling down in water. Love is in the air!

    “He’s disappointed when neither Shin-woo nor Tae-kyung agrees with him, then pointedly asks Mi-nam for an opinion on Hyee.”
    I loved JGS’s expression as he looks up at MN after she is put on the spot. He just raises his eyes and watches intently awaiting her response. Beautifully executed on JGS’s part.

    “But he’s also struck with the thought that Mi-nam will find the paper he left behind, and imagines her mocking him, saying Shin-woo’s is better.”
    The dude has some serious self esteem issues. Given that he is hot (and yes he knows it), is part of an idol group being worshiped by girls everywhere, is smarter than the average bear, TK should give himself a little more credit.

    “Tae-kyung stares at her for a long, silent moment, and then crouches to hold her comfortingly…”
    I hope the significance of this pause is not lost on our audience. I’m so glad TK took a moment to reflect and then approached her. Made the moment stand out even more. Traditionally, you see the guy running upto a girl and hugging without a thought spared. The quick reaction somehow relfects how much he cares. I’m so glad TK took that pause indicating that he made a concious decision to go comfort her. He is holding her not because she is crying and alone but because he wants to. Again, brilliant job JGS.

  23. 23 Twylah

    You’re so fast in posting the recap!thank you so much!i haven’t watched any of the episodes and entirely relie on your recaps.you’re the best and i’m really loving ‘you’re beautiful’.can’t hardly wait for the next episode’s recap.ù

  24. 24 Brendel

    This episode was fun. And I am liking Park Shin Hye even more. That last scene with her crying was touching. The girl can really cry buckets.

    I really liked the pool episode. I thought Tae Kyung will rescue Min-nyeo, tell her she’s stupid, and that’s it. I never thought the Hong sisters will make it even funnier with Tae Kyung being rescued by Min-nyeo in the end.

    For the 4th episode, I wanted to cherish the Shinwoo and Min-yeo moments because I know I’ll root for Tae Kyung in the end. At this point, Tae Kyung still thinks of Min-nyeo as a nuisance although caring for her at times so I still have some time to take deep breaths before the drama gets a little complicated.

    I hope somebody from A.N.JELL ends up with Sayuri in the end. Sayuri’s character is fascinating and I wouldn’t mind if she hooks up with Jeremy. And I hope that girl who rejected Shinwoo resurfaces. That’d be cute.

    I hope the Hong Sisters are not thinking of using the “Tae Kyung and Min-yeo are related after all” twist in this drama.

    Again, thanks for the recaps, Javabeans. Much love!

  25. 25 asianromance

    hmmm i wonder if Hwa-ran is Mi-nyeo’s real mom and Taekyung was just an adopted son or an unrelated stepson that who had known her as his only mother.

    best line of the episode, after Mi-nyeo brings Taekyung the shellfish, which he is allergic too and she apologizes, saying she doesn’t know and he responds:
    “Yeah, I’m sure you didn’t. That’s why you’re frightening” so true!

    love the twist to the swimming scene! I was sooooo sure, he was going to save her with CPR.

  26. 26 tombrady

    I love, love You’re Beautiful. I love it so much i watch the episode unsubbed as soon as it comes out… first drama i’ve ever done that.

    Thanks JB for the quick recaps. Its fantastic…and can tide me over until i get home from work to watch the ENG subs.

    This drama has really won me over. All the characters are fun to watch and their own quirks and personalities are coming out well in each episode. Tae Kyung’s vulnerability is showing despite his prickliness, Minyeo’s bubbly personality and optimism is so cute, ShinWoo remains sweet, and Jeremy continue to be hilarious.

    I truly love how they are developing the relationship between TaeKyung and Minyeo – slow buildup with lotsa potential. In 4 episodes he’s transitioned from despising her..to acceptance and respect of her perseverance…to feeling empathy. I agree there are no romantic undertones yet (..more like reluctant big brother..) but i think its too early for that. After all, he just found out he’s a girl. It will be interesting to see later how the dynamics will change and how they both deal with it. After all, there’s been a lot of unintentional touching already. HAHAHA… each time she fell on him is a hilarious episode, plus there’s been a lot of hugging though none felt romantic yet.

    But this epi’s ending is a good beginning. So sweet….Jeremy couldn’t deal with a crying MiNam and had to call Shinwoo. TaeKyung, with prickly personality et all, hesitates and yet saunters over to comfort her. Hey, he didnt have to hug her or touch her head, ya know! He’s a closet romantic…hehehe. 🙂

    Poor Shinwoo! He’s gonna have to endure more of this.

  27. 27 robotmatsuri

    The self-five was so adorable, as is Jeremy when he found Mi-nam crying.

    This episode was more fun than the last one imo & I really enjoyed the recaps, thanks!

  28. 28 NeAn

    Weeeh! Thank you Javabeans! I’ve been reading your blog everyday, updating about Kdramas. And hell yeah, I’ve been following You’re Beautiful. Since I can’t watch here in my work, I’ve read your review. Can’t wait to go home this evening to watch it online. Weeh!! Thank you so much!!
    ~NeAn, from Philippines~

  29. 29 ashleeeeeee

    love this

  30. 30 Atsirk

    I LOVE THIS :))

  31. 31 MiNaMi

    I love this show – crossdressed girl/boy is always a fun theme.

    But what bothers me a little is how some scenes have no originality to it, eg the swimming pool ‘unexpected’ kick, though I can’t recall where I’ve seen the exact same scene.

    To name another, the glow in the dark balls was a clever ripoff of a 90’s HK movie “HE’S A WOMAN, SHE’S A MAN”, except in that movie it was a glow in the dark stick (for fake penis) LOL

    Oh yeah the girl in that movie was a crossdressed pop idol too..

  32. 32 Rika


    Still – OST who is the other voice besides JGS from chorus (the back up voice doesnt much)? Its quite off. My guess is PSH. Music producers should have dome something to correct it.

  33. 33 miki

    I love this drama and I love this site! Thanks!

    But can’t help feeling that this is a mixture of Hana Kimi and now It Started With a Kiss with the night blindness thing? Lol. And inasmuch as I like Shin-woo’s character, I’d always want the lead guy and lead girl to hook up in the end. It’s only rightful. I hope they dont turn out to be half-sibs like some of you pointed out. ^^

  34. 34 bie81

    Thanks for the review… u mentioned almost all my fav scenes… but one in particular I liked was when they were eating ice-cream and TK got so distracted by Mi-Nam’s messy eating even though Jeremy was busy chattering away to him. The way he chided her was pure <3 ! (And Jeremy's face when he thought TK said Mi-Nam is more beautiful than Hee Yi!!)

  35. 35 langdon813

    Not only is You’re Beautiful entertaining, Episode 4 proved that it can be quite educational as well! Given my advanced age and relative ignorance of Kpop, I’ve been wondering how on earth I’d ever figure out the names of all the guys in Super Junior (I know Siwon and Heechul, and kind of figured that was enough).

    But now my problem is solved! 😀

    Still loving every single second of YB; thanks for the speedy recap JB!!

  36. 36 gee

    i love you jb…
    why is the rating so low??
    i enjoy watching it so much
    is iris that good?
    i hvn’t watched it…but i think i love u’re beautiful more …XDXD

  37. 37 bbm

    Thank You So Much JB for fast recap… i can’t wait to get home to watch this…
    is anybody know where to stream this with english subs, i heard the link for ep 4 at viikii is broken TT

    LOL @ the way to learn idol names… i wish i’ve learned that before i became SJ fan, that would make the process sooo much faster XD

  38. 38 GreenFreak

    ^ fyi: viikii has ep 4 up again.. at least for now. 😀

  39. 39 bbm

    @GreenFreak, Really??!! that’s great news… now i hope the link stayed untill i get home from work…

  40. 40 MOi

    omo where did you see this ep!!!!

  41. 41 Frash

    such a cute episode.

  42. 42 sippycup

    Shin-woo needs some more personality. I hope he gets more character development.

  43. 43 hanneebuff

    thanks for the recaps dramabeans. i love how each one of them develops a relationship with Mi Nam. Though we have an idea what will happen in the end, at least it is not shoved in our throats at this early point.

    Seems like I’m going to have a long week waiting for the next episode.

  44. 44 kdramalovers

    MN and TK are step sibling. TK’s mom fell in love with MN’s father and stole him away from MN’s mom…thus there will be angst behind the parent’s triangle relationship. MN will eventually become a full fledged nun and thank the higher power for giving her a chance to live and experience something exciting. She will cherished her moments with her bandmates, and then off to the nunnery. Yes, the Hong sisters will do this to us…and along the journey too the nunnery, MN will give us lots of laughter. Cough*hong gil dong*Cough

  45. 45 gd

    omg everytime i see jang geunseuk’s face…it reminds me of gdragon from big bang..aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…….this drama is very cute.

  46. 46 kaysian

    I am truly enamored with this drama. It’s like hana kimi and hana yori dango put together! I’m loving the combination of heart racing angst plus side splitting humor…truly entertaining. Thank you so much for your summaries!

    I’ve been reading other comments and I am also nervous at the idea of Mi Nam and Tae-kyung being half siblings. I’m gonna be sooo disappointed if Mi Nam and her brother turn out the be the secret love children of Mo Hwa-ran. Seriously, Park Shin Hye is an awesome actress, but she’s already done the whole incest plot before! Also, I don’t see how they could possible make that comical.
    The main reason I’m banking on it not being true it that I figure that crooked aunt would have found out and tried to take Mo Hwa-ran for all her money! …but then again…she might not know. Mehhhh…say it ain’t so! I’m really hoping for a happy ending between Mi Nam and Tae-kyung!

    Anyways, can’t wait till next episode!!! This drama really just leaves you wanting more and more!

  47. 47 gracefulmoonie

    Thanks for the quick recap, JB <3

    This episode had some interesting moments for me. First of all, the pool scene had everyone fooled- thinking that Tae Kyung would somehow performed CPR or something. So inventive of the Hong sisters. =]
    Then another favorite scene of mine is when Tae Kyung went to recover the sheet of paper from Mi-nyeo's room. Tae Kyung actually was a little jealous of Mi nyeo going to Shin Woo for the autograph signing lesson. HA!
    The ice cream scene- Tae Kyung looks at Mi -nyeo like "wipe your mouth- it's making me feel so disgusted." — it's like he doesn't care for her at all, and hates her to death, but slowing- he starts to notice everything that she does, and however he tries to avoid her- he comes in contact with her somehow. That's cute!
    And also the look from Shin-Woo's and Jeremy's faces when they saw
    Tae Kyung comforting Mi-nyeo was classic. They are totally surpised that TK is not heartless as he seems.

    Oh god, if Tae Kyung and Mi-nyeo are somehow related–that is going to be weird. I will keep watching to see if how the writers are going to resolved all the unanswered questions.

  48. 48 miss_procrastination

    Please no incest! Hong Sisters, I plead you! No incest! Not even that journey where they might be siblings but really aren’t.

    Thanks dramabeans for another one of your excellent recaps let’s hope it steers away from the incest and go towards the cute and absolutely adorable route (like it is now!)

  49. 49 ivy

    @miss_procrastination — i totally agree with your comment..no more’we might be siblings’ story pleaaasee~!!

    I mean, this episode totally ‘turned me off’ about mi nam and tae kyung getting together b/c i THINK they might be related in someway!! ugh — reminds me of autumn in my heart — that’s why i wanted song hye kyo to be w/ won bin in that drama…ugh bummer if they’re trying to make the drama go that route :/

    Thanks for the recap~! excellent job ^^

  50. 50 maria

    this drama’s like CRACK!!!!!!!!!!

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