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True Beauty: Episodes 3-4 Open Thread

Our goddess is saved from potentially revealing her bare face at school, but a cake in the face is not the only drama she’ll have to deal with. Our heroine will do whatever it takes to protect her secret, but where she finds herself is more wild than she ever expected: caught in the middle of the war between our two heroes.

 
EPISODES 3-4 WEECAP

Reeling from the emotions of the cake-face near disaster, it takes Joo-kyung a second to realize what this really means: that Soo-ho has somehow stitched together the truth she’s been trying so hard to hide. How did he figure out that “ugly” manhwa Joo-kyung is the same as “goddess” Joo-kyung at school?

A flashback shows us that a second before Joo-kyung stole back the incriminating bag with manhwa and blazer, Soo-ho took a peek inside. He saw the items, saw her post-it message, and boom: the truth is out.

Poor Joo-kyung, for all her desperate attempts to hide the secret, there’s no going back now. (Importantly, she still doesn’t know that Soo-ho is the savior from the rooftop, so that should play out nicely later). But, in the meantime, what we have is a hilarious new dynamic between the two, where Joo-kyung practically becomes Soo-ho’s servant, hoping to convince him to keep her secret.

Joo-kyung scurries around in servitude so much that I was actually exhausted just watching her, but the dynamic is pretty entertaining, with so many funny dramatizations and graphics. What Joo-kyung doesn’t realize is that Soo-ho couldn’t care less about her bare face, and has no intention of revealing it — instead, he’s just getting a kick out of teasing and playfully tormenting her (like so many tsundere heroes before him).

Joo-kyung’s desperate errand-running and wish fulfillment reaches its peak when she does a sexy stage dance (to Hwasa, mwah!), thinking she’s at the school talent show — but is actually performing for all the teachers. Ack! Turns out Soo-ho watched the performance secretly from the back, and that pretty much sealed the deal. He’s a goner.

I worry about Joo-kyung, though. She can barely keep up the pace, never mind the charade, and the cruelty of people still follows her wherever she goes. When a group of boys torment her for her looks, Joo-kyung finally cracks. She’s drenched by the rain, her glasses are all fogged up, and she’s at her most broken, crying to Soo-ho that, “It’s not my fault I’m ugly.” This is when Soo-ho finally sees that what he has been doing was unkind to her, and we get a moment of wound-tending tenderness, which will always be a favorite expression of dramaland affection to me.

But the Soo-ho/Joo-kyung relationship isn’t the only one that deepens and undergoes change this week — we also see a lot more of Seo-joon this week, which calls for a giant “Yay!” The more we see of his character, the more I like him, and the backstory about the death of the boys’ idol friend, and Seo-joon’s devotion to his mother, colored in his character perfectly.

Also, as an aside, Hwang In-yub is reminding me soooo much of Lee Jun-ki in his classic bad boy role in My Girl that it actually feels like a callback of sorts — and I love everything about it.

So, Seo-joon witnessed the rain/bandage moment between Soo-ho and Joo-kyung, and quite rightly sees that Soo-ho has feelings for her. First, Seo-joon uses this as leverage, feigning interest in Joo-kyung at school just to press all of Soo-ho’s buttons (and press them hard). It works all too well, because if your bestie can’t read you, who can?

This gets even more fun, though, because Seo-joon and Joo-kyung are suddenly thrown together in what I’d almost like to call Jane Austen fashion — their mothers are acquainted, so Seo-joon and Joo-kyung immediately have a whole new level to their relationship. Between their mothers obviously shipping them as a couple, and Joo-kyung’s promise to keep Seo-joon off of his motorcycle, the two are bantering and friendly in no time.

This banter quickly turns to romantic interest for Seo-joon, though, and it’s super fun to watch him go through this quick transition from eye-rolling her, to being amused by her, to being interested in her. Seo-joon handing Joo-kyung the keys to his motorcycle was quite the swoony moment — it was as if he was saying that her wishes matter more to him than his own (which is incidentally the opposite of her relationship with Soo-ho this week).

In fact, the new cuteness between Seo-joon and Joo-kyung is so much fun that when they’re on screen together I forget about Soo-ho completely (oops!), even though he’s so clearly end-game, since he already accepts Joo-kyung in all her forms and was never once interested in her as a brainless “pretty girl.” (Another end-game clue: the fact that the two knew each other as kids at the manhwa shop.)

The love triangle has revved up at an alarming speed, and I couldn’t enjoy it more. The over-dramatic and high-pitch of these three characters’ interactions is loads of fun, but I think what makes it work the most for me right now is Joo-kyung’s utter cluelessness. She has no idea, or expectation, that they’re fighting over her, and her attempts to get the two not to meet, and to scurry off any time she can, is the icing on the cake. What a great heroine.

The love triangle pinnacle we end on this week is awesome and cheese-tastic, but hands-down my favorite moment was the epic cameo of Lee Jae-wook and Kim Hye-yoon. The two stars of Extraordinary You not only make an appearance as a couple in the drama, but they are in character as Dan-oh and Baek Kyung. And not only that, but there’s the token stage/shadow switch, and we see Dan-oh come to her senses and then run off the scene looking for her Haru. *Clutches fangirl heart*

I didn’t need another reason to love True Beauty, but if I did, that meta-licious cameo would have done it. Props to the PD here for not only making my day, but for creating such a fun, colorful follow-up to one of my favorite dramas.

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JK is a lovely character. She's not like the usual shy girl. She has an issue with her face but she's pretty confortable with the both guy : she doesn't lost her words because they're famous and handsome, she doesn't have issue to step into their personnal space, she can touch them. It's funny because it's them who are flustered by all of that.
I really like her humor like when she said they should have been married in their previous life or when she doesn't want them to fight in front of her, I loved her "I'll go this way" by running away.
I like both of her relationships with SH and SJ. She didn't realize that SH was trying to spend time with her by his "bullying" and she always ran away. But I was happy that she could tell him her feelings about and he apologized. Communication is important !
The bickering with SJ is pretty funny like when both of them told each one secret to the mums. If I like their relationship, I don't like the fact that SJ approached her to bother SH several times.

But the best part was Extraordinary You character's cameo! The fact that True Beauty is a webtoon made the stage/shadow worked pretty well. Danoh loved Haru in 3 different manhwas and a cameo in a webtoon won't change it! At least, this time the movie wasn't upside down :p

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@kurama
You are right. That’s lots of funny lines in this show. I like the one she said about the stinking stench being more important than her. And the way she slides to the floor like a broken tortured doll was hilarious.

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Thanks for the recap! I really need a show that's light, fun and breezy right now so I'm really enjoying the show despite all the cliches and some cringy moments.

I'm not sure it's already a romantic interest for Seo-joon at this point though. What he did in the last scene is done to provoke Soo-ho because he saw Soo-ho staring & walking up to her. Based on the next ep's preview he'll also show his interest in a very 'loud' way in front of Soo-ho to make him jealous, while Soo-ho will show his interest in his own discreet and subtle way, so his feelings for her is more sincere at this point. But of course Seo-joon will end up falling for real later on.

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@cherrycrumble

Yeah at this moment, Seo Joon’s feelings won’t be the same as Su Ho’s deepening romantic interests in her. Saving her from her about-to-be aborted-suicide attempts, saving her from the cake mess...and then stalking and saving her from a playboy...
And I am glad to see him realising his interests at an early stage... versus a clueless heroine.

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SJ falls for JK, when he spots her teaching makeup to her sister who was also bullied for her looks? Seems like they kept the scene intact from the webtoon (from newly released character posters).... and chronologically, its going to happen pretty soon. I guess he's also eventually going to find out about her bullying incident (at her prev. school), which will endear her to him, even more! :D

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I saw from recent webtoon episodes that they are dating or something like that and SJ is back in the agency?
Hmmm not sure. I like the drama version though coz I am rooting for Su Ho. Poor boy deserves a kind hearted GF after all he had been through.

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I'm glad that Joo Kyung got fed up about Soo Ho's orders early (ended in one episode). I didn't want to see him continue that torment much longer.

It's nice when Soo Ho shows his rare smile. Just something besides his cold, stoic expression.

The group of boys were drunk men picking on a teenager. It was an unbelievable, exaggerated scene. So many bystanders were there, just staring and doing nothing to help. At least help the girl move inside and away from the rain!

Seo Joon is such a mama's boy. Oh my gosh. His bickering with Joo Kyung was super cute in front of their moms. I like that she is comfortable with him and vice versa. And yesss he was incredibly swoony during the last scene. The two heroes rarely smile so it's a treat when they do. Especially Seo Joon's. He's confident and charismatic when he smirks. I didn't get the feeling that he was interested in Joo Kyung though. He's more interested in messing with Soo Ho.

That childhood connection was unnecessary!! Their connection in the present is good enough. I haven't read the manhwa, but it looks clear that Soo Ho is end-game in this drama. (No spoilers please.) Hope the writer doesn't do anything nonsensical.

Darn, I haven't watched Extraordinary You so I couldn't enjoy the cameo to the fullest, but it was still lovely to see Lee Jae Wook and Kim Hye Yoon.

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I was so mad at Soo-ho for ordering her around (even though it's a classic tsundere-in-love trope). When she finally exploded and told him "it's cruel to mess with someone's pain", I felt proud of her and anxiously waited for him to apologise. Thankfully he did, or I would have dropped the drama. I'm all for flawed characters, as long as they show growth. I'm happy with what I've seen so far!

Seo-joon is very swoony, but no wonder his mom doesn't want him riding a motorcycle. I got nervous just watching him racing down wet roads. I agree that he showed interest in Joo-kyung mainly to mess with Soo-ho. It was pretty obvious at the end when he purposefully tossed her the keys in front of Soo-ho.

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I kinda want to see JK pull a Sujin and knee her bullies in the balls, especially when they get up close. Ngl, that was also my first thought when SH got in JK's personal space in the manwha shop to pull her hair tie off and take off her glasses. But where's the swoonworthiness in that, I suppose, if the heroine goes around kneeing the ML and SML in the balls.

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Yeah the childhood connection wasn’t necessary coz I already love love this show. Moon Ga Young is bright, quirky and hilarious. Similarly, I can’t take my eyes off Cha Eun Woo. This is my third time watching him and he definitely has the IT factor.

I rewatch the audition dance scene many times. Awkward but sexy, she certainly made an impression on Su Ho. @missvictrix is absolutely right. The poor boy was completely smitten.

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MGY has great comic-timing, and it isn't a talent that comes naturally to many..... she is perfectly casted as JK! ^^

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I am loving this cheesy, fluffy drama so far. I don't know why we even need proofs to know Suho & JK are the end game when TVN has already released the relationship chart where Suho & jk has mutual love lines & Seojun has one line.

Coming to the story, I am actually loving everyone so far..All 3 are doing great.. Acting & portraying their characters. Seojun is given option to express so it becomes easier for him to portray his feelings while Suho repress his feelings, so all he has is his eyes & if you see them, you can see his pain, love, affection as well as hope. You also see him still considering Seojun a friend in some way. Is it too much to expect PD nim to focus on Suho & Seojun friendship? I would love to see them other thn as suitors of jk

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It is quite obvious who the main lead is but it is not a sin to hope the 2nd lead wins the female lead's heart once in a while. WEBTOON SPOILER* especially that JK does end up dating SJ at one point WEBTOON SPOILER OVER*
But thanks for spoiling it with that tvn chart comment.

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Thank you for the information about the webtoon but guess what I have read it & I know the story.

Go hope all you want but telling about TVN chart is not a Spoiler. TVN has openly released it for ppl to see. So, it's not really a Spoiler.

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Agreed. Also the billing order is quite an obvious indication that EunWoo's the first ML. And since k-dramas are notoriously formulaic, there is no way the SML gets the girl...atleast not as endgame. I believe the webtoon is headed that way too...
'Is the SML *even* a SECOND ML, if he gets the girl?' :P

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Thank you, @missvictrix, for the recap. I am enjoying this drama specially when Joo-kyung confronted Soo-ho about his meanness. And what can I say when Soo-ho left to buy medicine for her knee and came back but couldn't immediately find her in the park? His face looked really worried. Seo-joon might not be the end game (I don't know, I didn't see the manhwa) but he's really making SH open himself to JK.

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Joo-kyung is so funny, stuck between the boys but not knowing she is part reason. It was hilarious when she tries to break up the fights and send them in opposite directions. I am also glad they toned down the 'ugly' non make-up face and she looks sweet in those scenes too (without the exaggerated ugly makeup)

ok, so how are we not supposed to get SLS?? Seo Joon is interesting and Hwang In-yub is bringing so much to this role. If i didn't know CEW is the male lead, I would totally root for this couple. They are so much fun! (At least for now)

p.s childhood connection - really?

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..." childhood connection "...

This is so baked in to SK Drama and once you see it you can't unsee it. It is also the flip side of the often repeated SK Drama question "why would (insert character) help/care for someone they are not connected to?"

We have seen this same trope in Victorian novels that form a tight knit moral tableau, except SK Drama one-ups the Victorian as it speaks to and plays out in SK's social structure - hierarchy and insider/outsider.

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I'm a happy camper that Dramabeans decided to do an open thread on True Beauty, cos this show is proving to be such a fun watch and the experience is made all the better every week with reading the comments here. Stoked to have @missvictrix leading the recap because I reckon this show is right up her alley.

One thing I took away from Ep 3 and 4 was how JK's 'goddess' persona is spreading from the confines of school into other areas of her life (e.g. the blind date, her mom's beauty parlour) even as the places where she feels comfortable to be her makeup-less self appear to be shrinking (her home, the manwha shop). I like the tension and dilemma this presents and I hope the show continues on this trajectory. Right now, the only physical area of her life where the her 'goddess' persona and 'manwha shop' persona are allowed to be present together is when she's with SH, but in its own away, this area is also growing. Once SH realised how she perceived his actions as no different from those bullying her when he made her do his errands (despite his real intention of creating opportunities for him to see her and spend time with her), he stopped and made an effort to step out of his comfort zone to get involved in her world (e.g. study group, noraebang). JK already feels somewhat at ease around him since he knows her secret and has kept it so far, so I expect she will continue to lower her guard, even as he learns to lowers his.

On a side note, Unnie's fascination with JK's homeroom teacher is also catching my eye. Not sure where the writer(s) are heading with this, but I hope it's a fun ride.

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Great analysis about how her 'goddess' persona and regular image are starting to overlap. I imagine she'll continue to stress out about covering up until she reaches a breaking point.

Unnie & the teacher are so cute. It seems like their relationship will be opposite of Ju Kyung's & Soo Ho's where Teacher is the one grappling with his looks and confidence.

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I'm loving this drama.
Yes very predictable and all the cliche, etc, but it is nicely done.

I just adore Hwang In-yub. Can you believe he is 29. 29!
Unbelievable.
I know Seo-joon is not going to get Joo-kyung's heart but I wish he could.

And Lee Jae-wook and Kim Hye-yoon! Yay!
That movie theater scene was the highlight of ep.4 for me!

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Run, Joo-kyung, Run! I feel like saying that to our heroine. She should join the school track team. 😂 She's lovable and funny, and her older sister is growing on me too (Teacher please take her out for a meal!).

Re. Seo-joon: I see the Lee Jun Ki resemblance too! It makes him even more swoony. Kdramas show us the most incredible and cheesy coincidences sometimes, but what can be more incredible and mundane than the fact that your parents know each other? However, if we are to guess who's endgame based on tropes, it's Soo-ho mainly because of the childhood connection, and the fact that Unni threw up on him. 😂😂

I guess the villain of the story is going to be So-hoo's father, which sounds like a predictable plot but with potential to tug at the heart. I felt sorry for the singer who was so bullied that he decided to kill himself. It seems the drama is trying to address issues of bullying, depression, and suicide - which I have to say reminded me a lot of Jonghyun, who passed away exactly three years ago now. 😢

One thing that bothered me: do high schoolers go on blind dates? I know this is a manhwa world, but it felt wrong to go out without her parents knowing. I also don't particularly like the friend who's always talking about dating and marriage... but I guess we also have those characters in Jane Austen novels, right @missvictrix?

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Edit: the singer who was accused of bullying!

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This week episodes are much better than last week. JK finally stood up for herself with SH. I definitely feel that SH is developing feelings for JK and appreciate that he doesn't treat her differently regardless of how she looks. So far, I'm on SH's boat, but only because he seems to genuinely enjoy JK's company. SJ is only approaching JK to spite SH for the moment. That said, I love SJ as a character. I like how he projects a tough persona, but in reality he's such as softy. The conflict between SH and SJ is over the top cliche though. It reminds me of the conflict in School 2017. It must have something to do with SH's dad as the president of the entertainment group.

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Which means, when SJ falls for JK eventually & genuinely, a LOT of Team Suho people are going to jump-ships.... because honestly, the only where SJ loses out now, is he's chasing after the girl because of all the wrong reasons! (I know I AM going to...) ^^
A+ on the comparison with School'17.... it indeed is a very OTT cliche!... Heh!

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In shows as cheesy as these, the likability of the characters is so important, and they really nailed it with Joo-kyung. She's so cute and endearing. Soo Ho on the other hand... like, he's no Kim Tan but damn. It doesn't help that Cha Eun Woo's expressions in this show seem to range from stoic to stoic-with-mouth-slightly-curved. Also the mum and brother are so awful and I hope they get some sort of comeuppance but I feel like they won't.

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Absolutely, I subconsciously had a feeling on that, but you hit the nail on the head: with cheesy shows, its important for characters to be likeable!... and I am LOVING Joo-Kyung. MGY is adorable as the FL! ^^
Also, with manhwa/ webtoon adaptations which tend 'cheesy', you can go either routes, and I am GLAD they don't make *any* of the characters caricature-ish. On the contrary, they seem pretty real and 3-dimensional! :D

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Yeah, definitely feel that way about JK- she's a delight and pretty relatable at times haha. Soo Ho on the other hand feels pretty cliche to me so far, which has me worried. I do remember the webtoon fleshing him out and subverting the cliche expectations relatively well though, so here's hoping...

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Also, even without the obligatory sleazeball being the blind date, the fact that it was an adult (a college student) going on this blind date with our teen protagonist was plenty yikes on its own

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That made me uncomfortable. If her father had known he wouldn’t have allowed it. Her mom seemed to think it was ok though, or didn’t care enough to even find out about her daughter’s blind date. Yikes.

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I feel sorry for Su-ho. It's not like Ju-gyeong doesn't have other friends, or that she brought Seo-jun to their holy place Prince Comics, or that Seo-jun even likes her (yet), but it feels like Su-ho lost his only friend, even though he has Su-jin too.

Aww, he just wanted to hang out with her. What a shame she ran off before seeing he bought her ramyeon, and the reason food tasted good was because he was eating with her. Still, I was glad when Ju-gyeong called him out on ordering her around because it really was like her dumplings trauma all over again. In his defense, Su-ho didn't know she was bullied, and he apologized. I was praying he would save her at the convenience store and jujitsu the drunk assholes. I wish he had pulled her in from the rain before giving her his (wet) jacket and had bought her an umbrella at the convenience store.

When Ju-gyeong cried, "It's not my fault that I'm ugly," I was waiting for Su-ho to say, "You're pretty," and again at the manhwa store when he said he saw no difference with her bare face. Although it's due to his 10-minute time limits, I love how she runs to him without changing clothes as it shows she's comfortable with him. I wish Ju-gyeong gave Su-ho ointment for his split lip instead of Su-jin like he did for her scraped knee. Groan at their dreaded childhood connection.

Moon Ga-young and Hwang In-yeop's chemistry is hot. Their bickering is my favorite. How cute is it Moms are friends, and the kids tattle on each other to Ajumma? Seo-jun basically saw Ju-gyeong without makeup, albeit with a facial mask. So Hwang In-yeop can sing? I was waiting for idol Seo-jun's talent show audition.

Both boys are love, and I'm already crying that one of them has to end in heartbreak. Thanks a bunch for the weecap, @missvictrix!

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That’s what I like about JK-SH dynamics too: that she’s very comfortable around him, and she can be 100% her real self, and he likes her for all that she is. I like that to JK, SH is the only one in her world whom she could call her real friend — who accepts her for everything that she is. Though her school friends are sweet to her, I think she always saw them as girls who would run away from her once they find out her ugly self.

SH is definitely attracted to her since ep 2 and what makes it sweeter is it happening to the “ugly JK” first — the one he saved from the suicide attempt and the one he connected with in his horror manhwa interest. I think what added to his attraction is the “ugly JK” is her being comfortable around him, being friendly in the purest sense, compared to all girls he meet that ogle at him & are self-conscious around him because he’s handsome.

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I forgot to mention that from this week's episodes, it seems like Su Jin may have feelings for Soo Ho. A few lingering glances here and there. Their relationship is pretty typical. Their families have known each other for a while, they are the top students in their class. She was the only one he decently spoke to before Joo Kyung came into the picture. She inquired about Soo Ho's & Ju Kyung's friendship. I'm concerned about this possible trajectory for her character.

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Yeah, it's like she's on a ridge and she can tumbled at any time into the dark or brigth side. I hope she won't be the typical main girl, exposing JK's secret...

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I hope the show doesn't turn Sujin into a typical jealous SFL because that would be a waste of the interesting characteristics the show has given her so far. I enjoyed the scenes of her chasing down the upskirt pevert and also confronting Seojoon and his boys, because it shows her protective side towards JK, and JK really needs true friends who will defend her.

It seems there's also a bigger backstory to Sujin. I interpreted the scene where Sujin was excessively washing her hands as an indicator that she was feeling great pressure to excel. Her throwaway comments to Sooho about him giving her the opportunity to be in the lead academically also seem to support this. It would be interesting if her character arc mirrors that of the two leads, as in, from trying too hard to be someone they think they should be and everyone expects them to be, they learn how to be comfortable in their own skin.

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Interesting. There is definitely more to Su Jin's story that's been given so far. Her extreme hand-washing was after she had a conversation about someone visiting her family. My immediate thought was that she was being harassed and felt dirty after hearing that person's name.

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That thought occurred to me as well, that she was feeling anxiety because she was getting sexually harassed. I guess we'll find out more as the show progresses.

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Omg loved the Extraordinary You reference so much!!! With how this drama is directed, it feels so much like a manhwa. Now I can't help but think of Joo-kyung, Soo-ho and Seo-joon as characters trapped in a manhwa too lol.
Also Kim Hye-yoon's character (on the stage) in Extraordinary You reminds me of Joo-kyung's friend Soo-ah's character in this drama - FL's best friend who is dating her long time boyfriend.

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I love their interaction at the comic book store. It's the place where Soo Ho can escape being Mr. Perfect and Ju Kyung can be herself. It's just hilarious to see him breaking into her safe spot, and how she tried so desperately to pretend she didn't know him in Episode 2.

I have to admit I've enjoyed every episode, no matter how silly it is, and it's been super fun. I also love Ju Kyung's determination to try to be successful only to end up on her knees begging Soo Ho. I also like that she helps Seo jun and has a relationship with him already through their mothers.

It's also fun to see a pretty girl who doesn't seem to have pretensions of being pretty (since she feels she's not pretty) and how people view her one way while she acts another way to try to either keep her secret or at least the way she wants to live her life.

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I think one of the reasons why SH was attracted to “ugly JK”, before he found out her dual identity, is her being comfortable around him, her being friendly in the purest sense, compared to all girls he meet that ogle at him & are self-conscious around him because he’s handsome.

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Suho was just trying to spend time with Jugyeong but he did it in the wrong way! Good on her that she called him out on it. Also, can anyone tell me if Seojun also knows her secret? I thought he never saw her face when Suho and her were together in the park. I really loved the bickering between Seojun and Jugyeong. It was so much fun to watch. Still not sure though if he had actually started to like her or he just wants to piss Suho off.

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I don't think Seo Joon knows her secret yet. He only saw the back of her head or her slight profile. He was pretty far from her if he did manage to see her face.

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"Eskimo eyes." I laughed out loud when the father said that. Was it in episode 3 or 4? By the way, Joo Kyung delivers the best unexpected one liners or truths on life and beauty. Love that.

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maybe (?) SPOILER alert, webtoon reader here!

i stopped reading the webtoon a while ago but last i caught up, joo-kyung was dating [REDACTED!] and they were hella cute together. i hope they're end gameeee

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I'm surprised by how much I liked ep 3&4, I semi hate watched ep 1 & 2.

I hate her mom - it takes a whole new level of arsehole in a beauty obsessed country to demean your own child for their looks. The brother too. This drama's characters were a stark contrast to my friends & family who reassure me over & over that I'm pretty even without my makeup, & those same people also appreciate my makeup+concealing skills.

I swear every time I watch teen/school kdramas I grow all the more thankful for my surroundings, people & condition.

Having been in the ugly duckling shoes - everyone around me looking flawless, tall, slim & beautiful whereas I wasn't - I sympathised so much with Joo Kyung in ep 3&4. I did think they played her insecurities for laughs really badly in ep 1 & 2, where my emotions turned to revulsion instead of sympathy. They got it right in 3&4.

I wasn't as blown away by SJ because he only started pursuing her romantically after he clicked on Suho's like towards her. I did like though how Joo Kyung saved him twice (thrice?) from his Dude In Distress Situation. & yes so with you on the LJK flashbacks. Now I have another bros in dramaland I want to see situation - after Lee Jae Wook & Kim Jae Wook, I want LJK +Seo Joon actor.

I also like how she banters with relative ease with both guys. I dunno if anyone noticed but schools #2 student clearly likes Suho. I also get a kick out of this since she & Cha Eun Woo were school mates for real 🤭.

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I am only on the fourth episode, but I haven't felt to beat up by a drama in a long while. My face hurts from smiling too much, my ribs are sore from laughing, and I think I lost my breath when the writing turned to social commentary on how make-up doesn't cover up everything, especially the pain and insecurity of being bullied and one's own self perception. I really hope the writer continues weaving in the thoughtful commentary into the zany, hilarious, cute storyline.
Mom's resource for solving sibling conflict killed me, the confession (not that kind of confession), Unnie's pick-up lines, and the talent show audition (our poor girl). And this was only one episode!
Not to mention, Joo Kyung is turning in one of my favorite drama heroines. I cannot wait until she has the self-confidence to stand up for herself. Moon Ga-young shines here.
It really is no wonder and I do not question one bit why the two boys are falling for her hard. But my greatest hope is that her family finally sees her. My heart aches so much for her.
I just had to come here and squee a bit. Trying not to spoil myself. I will have to come back and read Beanie comments after.

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