Beautiful Gong Shim
Korean title: 미녀 공심이
SBS, 20 episodes
May 14–July 17, 2016

A light and fluffy rom-com starring Namgoong Min as a goofy lawyer with a birth secret and Minah as a downtrodden yet unfailingly plucky girl who's determined to make her way in the world. The two start off as neighbor friends when he moves in to the rooftop space above her family home; Ohn Joo-wan plays a kind-hearted chaebol who forms friendships with both, which turns into a cute love triangle.

The cast of Beautiful Gong Shim:

‘Beautiful Gong Shim’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 2: The doctor is in
by | December 14, 2016 | 154 Comments
Every December, I’m hit with a simultaneous feeling of anticipation and dread at dusting off our Year in Review series and taking a look back at the year as a whole. I always enjoy reading what everyone else has written, and the review-writing process is both fun and illuminating—sometimes you don’t realize you even feel... More »

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 23, 2016 | 190 Comments
Hey everyone, tell us how your week in drama-watching has gone! It’s been a hectic week here at Dramabeans Central, what with shows ending, new ones premiering, and javabeans laid up post-surgery (though naturally, she insisted it was an opportunity to watch more dramas and had me update her drama queue daily). My list this... More »

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Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 20 (Final)
by | July 21, 2016 | 108 Comments
Buckle up, folks! It may be the last episode, but there’s a lot of ground left to cover before we can send our characters off into that k-drama sunset. After locking up his enemies and revealing himself to the world, Dan-tae has a whole new life beckoning. With Gong Shim also starting a new chapter... More »

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Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 19
by | July 19, 2016 | 45 Comments
The end is near, and the truth finally becomes known to all, but not everyone emerges unscathed. Harboring a dark secret for far too long inflicts immeasurable pain, and old feelings die hard. Sometimes it’s too late for forgiveness, but for the corrupt and greedy-minded, there’s no time like the present to exact revenge when... More »

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 16, 2016 | 154 Comments
Shows, shows, we’re drowning in shows! Does anyone else feel like they’re glug-glug-glugging their way through the current drama offerings? I almost miss the days when everything was disappointing and I had more reasons to get out of the house, see sunshine, smell the roses and such. But who’d trade good dramas for sunshine? I’d... More »

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Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 18
by | July 14, 2016 | 71 Comments
Well, it took us 18 episodes, but it looks like we might finally be closing in on our bad guy. Good thing too because with only one week left, our two lovebirds are going to need some time to sort out their happy every after. It can be difficult to accept the love of another... More »

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Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 17
by | July 12, 2016 | 37 Comments
Things seem to be falling into place for Gong Shim, but the same can’t be said for Dan-tae. Misunderstandings make the rift grow wider, but when the evidence points to one person in particular, it’s difficult to fathom that someone else may be the real culprit. Tensions are high and the pressure is on as... More »

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 9, 2016 | 234 Comments
How was your week in dramas? What floated your boat, or sank your ship? I feel like it’s always feast or famine around here; either I’m scrounging for something to watch and dissatisfied by everything, or drowning in so many dramas it’s a wrench deciding what to prioritize, or set aside for later. I’d like... More »

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Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 16
by | July 7, 2016 | 40 Comments
As Dan-tae grows closer to Gong Shim, he and Jun-su pull further and further apart. When trust is already thin, the slightest misunderstanding can snowball into something unforgivable. Jun-su is trying so hard to protect everyone, but it might be too late before he realizes that he also needs protection. Blood may be thicker than... More »

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Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 15
by | July 5, 2016 | 55 Comments
A perfectly fine date can unexpectedly take a turn for the worse. Or for the better, depending on how you look at it. Try as you might to not embarrass yourself in front of the person you care about, there’s simply no way to control everything, especially the heart. And… nature. Sometimes you just have... More »