The Beauty Inside (TV series)

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The Beauty Inside
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Promotional poster
Hangul뷰티 인사이드
Based onThe Beauty Inside
Written byIm Mea-ri[1]
Directed bySong Hyun-wook[2]
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)
  • Jang Kyung-ik
  • Kim Woo-taek
  • Syd Lim
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseOctober 1 (2018-10-01) –
November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)
External links
Production website

The Beauty Inside (Korean뷰티 인사이드; RRByuti Insaideu) is a 2018 South Korean television series based on the 2015 film of the same name; starring Seo Hyun-jin, Lee Min-ki, Lee Da-hee and Ahn Jae-hyun. It aired on JTBC from October 1 to November 20, 2018.[4][5][6]


About the love story of Han Se-gye (Seo Hyun-jin) who is an A-list actress. She is known as a troublemaker and the object of many rumors. Her life is a mystery, but, in reality, she suffers from an unusual phenomenon. At a certain point every month, her appearance changes to a different person. Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) who is an executive director of an airline company, seems perfect. He is attractive and intelligent but he actually suffers from prosopagnosia. The two eventually fall in love. [7]



A top actress who has many rumors surrounding her. Every month she transforms into someone else for a week (i.e. old lady, young boy, caucasian lady etc.).
Director of an airline company who has face blindness. In order to hide his disorder, he remembers people's habits to recognize them. The only person he recognises is Han Se-gye.
Seo Do-jae's step sister, who aspires to surpass him.
A prospective priest who is known for his peaceful and calm nature. He protects Han Se-gye's secret as her close friend.


People around Han Se-gye[edit]

Han Se-gye's manager and close friend who also knows her secret.
Han Se-gye's mother.
An actress who is Han Se-gye's rival.

People around Seo Do-jae[edit]

Seo Do-jae's secretary.
Seo Do-jae's mother.
  • Lee Moon-soo as CEO Im
Seo Do-jae's grandfather.

People around Ryu Eun-ho[edit]

Ryu Eun-ho's younger sister.


A professor who is married with Im Jung-yeon. Kang Sa-ra's father.
  • Kim Seung-wook as Lee Hee-sub
  • Lee Cheol-min as Director Kim
  • Kang In-seo[14]

Special appearance[edit]


First script reading took place July 22, 2018.[18][19]

Original soundtrack[edit]

The Beauty Inside
Soundtrack album by
Various artists

Part 1[edit]

Released on October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01)
1."Cloud" (구름)Park Woo-sangPark Woo-sang, Han Jae-wanRothy03:04
2."Cloud" (Inst.) Park Woo-sang, Han Jae-wan 03:04
Total length:06:08

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 9, 2018 (2018-10-09)
1."The Beauty Inside (With 2morro)"Uhm Gi-yeobUhm Gi-yeobVINCENT03:14
2."The Beauty Inside (With 2morro)" (Inst.) Uhm Gi-yeob 03:14
Total length:06:28

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 16, 2018 (2018-10-16)
1."Falling In Love" (꿈처럼 내린)HanaKim Young-sungDavichi03:46
2."Falling In Love" (Inst.) Kim Young-sung 03:46
Total length:07:32

Part 4[edit]

Released on October 23, 2018 (2018-10-23)
1."Beautiful Moment" (내 생에 아름다운)HanaJin Min-hoK.Will04:01
2."Beautiful Moment" (Inst.) Jin Min-ho 04:01
Total length:08:02

Part 5[edit]

Released on October 23, 2018 (2018-10-23)
1."The Love Inside"Uhm Gi-yeobUhm Gi-yeob2morro03:18
2."The Love Inside" (Inst.) Uhm Gi-yeob 03:18
Total length:06:36

Part 6[edit]

Released on November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)
1."Goodbye"Kim Chang-rak, Han Kyung-soo, Choi Han-solHan Kyung-soo, Choi Han-sol, Kim Chang-rakWendy (Red Velvet)03:15
2."Goodbye" (Inst.) Han Kyung-soo, Choi Han-sol, Kim Chang-rak 03:15
Total length:06:30

Part 7[edit]

Released on November 12, 2018 (2018-11-12)
2."Run" (inst.)  02:55
Total length:5:00
Disc 2:
1."Beauty Inside" (Opening Theme)Various Artists2:59
2."Celeb Couple"Various Artists1:37
3."Doowap"Various Artists1:45
4."Hit on"Various Artists1:53
5."Oh Ma Na Ye!"Various Artists1:45
6."Oh no!"Various Artists1:49
7."Only you"Various Artists3:37
8."On the road"Various Artists2:36
9."'LUV' Etude no. 1 (2morro ver.)"Various Artists5:09
10."'LUV' Etude no. 2 (Ukulele ver.)"Various Artists2:45
11."Stop it"Various Artists1:35
12."Zza Zza Com mi Zza Zza Zza"Various Artists2:26


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings recorded by the series.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[20]
Nationwide Seoul
1 October 1, 2018 2.882% 3.068%
2 October 2, 2018 2.827% 3.236%
3 October 8, 2018 3.479% 3.925%
4 October 9, 2018 4.331% 4.405%
5 October 15, 2018 3.868% 3.941%
6 October 16, 2018 4.437% 4.245%
7 October 22, 2018 4.296% 4.054%
8 October 23, 2018 4.281% 4.352%
9 October 29, 2018 3.814% 4.037%
10 October 30, 2018 3.552% 3.526%
11 November 5, 2018 4.147% 4.857%
12 November 6, 2018 4.759% 5.352%
13 November 12, 2018 4.689% 5.214%
14 November 13, 2018 5.317% 6.063%
15 November 19, 2018 5.209% 6.132%
16 November 20, 2018 5.181% 5.680%
Average 4.192% 4.505%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC & EBS).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2019 14th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama OST Falling In Love (Davichi) Won [21]


  1. ^ a b c [단독] 서현진, 드라마 '뷰티인사이드' 여주인공 물망. Sports Donga (in Korean). April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "[단독] '또 오해영' 송현욱 PD, '뷰티 인사이드' 연출…서현진과 재회". News1 (in Korean). May 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "[공식입장] 서현진X이민기, '뷰티인사이드' 출연 확정..로코 치트키 특급만남". Huffington Post Korea (in Korean). July 9, 2018.
  4. ^ ""Beauty Inside - Drama" Seo Hyun-jin and Lee Min-ki Top Billing for Drama Recreation of Popular Film". Hancinema. Newsen. July 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "[공식입장] '뷰티 인사이드', 서현진X이민기X이다희X안재현 캐스팅 확정". Osen (in Korean). August 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Seo Hyun-jin on way to find 'Beauty Inside' herself". Kpop Herald. October 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Park Jin-young (July 9, 2018). "[공식입장] 서현진X이민기, '뷰티인사이드' 출연 확정..로코 치트키 특급만남". Osen (in Korean).
  8. ^ 문지인, '뷰티 인사이드' 출연 확정..서현진 지키는 대표役(공식). Herald Corporation (in Korean). July 24, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h 김성령에 김준현까지..‘뷰티인사이드’의 특별출연 활용법. Osen (in Korean). October 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ryu Hwa-young to Show in "Beauty Inside - Drama"". Hancinema. Star News. July 19, 2018.
  11. ^ 배우 이태리, 드라마 '뷰티 인사이드' 출연확정, 서현진-이민기와 호흡. Sports Seoul (in Korean). July 26, 2018.
  12. ^ [공식]나영희 '뷰티 인사이드' 합류…이민기母 '재벌가 여성 대표'. Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 24, 2018.
  13. ^ "Oh Yoo-jin-I to star in new JTBC drama "Beauty Inside - Drama"". Hancinema. TopStarNews. September 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "[공식]배우 강인서, S&A엔터와 전속계약…'뷰티인사이드' 출연 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 2, 2018.
  15. ^ [공식] 강소라, '뷰티 인사이드' 카메오 출연…송현욱 감독과 의리. Sports Chosun (in Korean). September 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "김성령, JTBC '뷰티 인사이드' 특별출연 (공식)". TenAsia (in Korean). September 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "[단독] 김민석, JTBC '뷰티 인사이드' 특별출연.."이민기와 친분"". Osen (in Korean). September 5, 2018.
  18. ^ "'뷰티인사이드' 서현진X이민기X이다희X안재현, '로코력 만렙'들의 첫 대본리딩". Herald Corporation (in Korean). August 13, 2018.
  19. ^ "[SBS Star] Lee Minki & Seo Hyun-jin Spotted Reading Script for Their New Drama". SBS New. August 13, 2018.
  20. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean).
  21. ^ "Seoul International Drama Awards190". Retrieved 2019-08-29.

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