Beautiful Mind
Korean title: 뷰티풀 마인드
KBS, 16 episodes
June 20–August 9, 2016

Jang Hyuk plays an academically brilliant yet emotionally defunct neurosurgeon who’s unable to feel emotions as a result of a frontal lobe injury, but that all starts to change as he falls in love and a murder mystery unfolds at the hospital.

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‘Beautiful Mind’


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by | December 19, 2016 | 99 Comments
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Beautiful Mind: Episode 14 (Final)
by | August 5, 2016 | 117 Comments
The journey to today’s finale was a little shorter than expected, and at times bumpy, but filled with lots of tears, laughter, and so much hope for a brighter future. Some threads may not be tied into the neatest of bows, but I think the ending focused on what truly mattered—and even if there were... More »


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Beautiful Mind: Episode 13
by | August 4, 2016 | 113 Comments
Tears help us heal. Once shed, we feel the burden of our grief lifting and the possibility of happiness making itself felt. Our hero has been fascinated by tears for a very long time, but has never experienced the relief they bring. When an agonizing truth from the past is revealed just as he is... More »


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Beautiful Mind: Episode 12
by | July 29, 2016 | 126 Comments
The mysterious man in the wheelchair finally makes his move, and what he reveals pushes a few of our characters to the brink. It’s time for father and son to take center stage, but right when it seems like they are beginning to see eye-to-eye, a dark truth comes to light with some devastating consequences.... More »


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Beautiful Mind: Episode 11
by | July 29, 2016 | 105 Comments
Cuteness abounds in this episode as the murder mystery and conspiracy takes a slight backseat, shifting the focus to Young-oh’s emotional growth and the bonds he creates with the people around him in his own brash, blunt way. It feels like every moment of laughter and sweetness has been well earned for both the audience... More »


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Beautiful Mind: Episode 10
by | July 22, 2016 | 123 Comments
Our favorite neurosurgeon and newbie detective are downright winsome in this episode as they team up to solve another medical mystery. Young-oh makes the first jump trying to bridge the distance, but Jin-sung does most of the handholding. Together they delve a little deeper to understand what drives people apart, and what keeps them together.... More »


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KBS cuts medical mystery Beautiful Mind by 2 episodes
by | July 22, 2016 | 202 Comments
Well, KBS is pulling the plug early on its medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind, from 16 planned episodes down to 14, and it’s incited furor not only among fans but the producers as well. When news first surfaced that this cutback was in consideration, the broadcaster cited the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics as the reason,... More »