True Beauty (South Korean TV series)

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True Beauty
True Beauty TV series poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul여신강림
Hanja女神降臨
Revised RomanizationYeosin-gangnim
LiterallyThe Advent of a Goddess
GenreRomance
Comedy
Slice of life
Coming-of-age
Created byStudio Dragon
tvN
Production Plan
Based onTrue Beauty
by Yaongyi[1]
Written byLee Si-eun
Directed byKim Sang-hyeop [ko]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersKim Young-gyu
Song Jin-seon
ProducersMoon Seok-hwan
Oh Kwang-hee
Running time73 minutes
Production companies
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseDecember 9, 2020 (2020-12-09) –
present (present)
External links
Website

True Beauty (Korean여신강림; Hanja女神降臨; RRYeosin-gangnim; lit. The Advent of a Goddess) is a South Korean television series starring Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-yeop, and Park Yoo-na. Based on the Line Webtoon of the same name by Yaongyi, it centers on a high school girl who, after being bullied and discriminated because of being perceived as ugly, masters the art of makeup to transform herself into a gorgeous "goddess".[2][3][4][5] It premiered on tvN on December 9, 2020 and airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST).[6]

Synopsis[edit]

18-year-old high school student Im Ju-kyung (Moon Ga-young), who has an inferiority complex regarding her appearance, has been constantly discriminated by her family and bullied by her peers due to being perceived as ugly. She starts learning how to use makeup by binge-watching makeup tutorial videos on the Internet. When she masters the art just before transferring to her new school, her makeover proves to be transformative as she quickly rises to fame and her peers call her a "goddess".[5][2][3]

Despite her newfound popularity, Ju-kyung still considers herself ugly and it is her greatest fear that her peers will see her real face. This unfortunately comes true when her dashingly handsome classmate Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo), whom she had previously run into with her bare face a couple of times, recognizes her beyond her makeup.[2] Su-ho is very popular among female students at school, but he hates being the constant center of attention. He has his own fears, and he harbors a dark secret—a tragic incident in the past—that has been haunting him for a long time. He and his former best friend Han Seo-jun (Hwang In-yeop) have distanced themselves from each other because of this incident. Ju-kyung and the estranged friends Su-ho and Seo-jun soon forge an unlikely relationship as they unravel secrets, share their pains, grow together and seek comfort from each other.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School who masters the art of makeup and transforms herself into a "goddess". Since childhood, Ju-kyung has been constantly discriminated by her family and bullied by her peers due to being perceived as ugly. This leads to her having an inferiority complex regarding her appearance and, worse, contemplating suicide. Eventually, she starts learning how to use makeup by binge-watching tutorial videos in the Internet. When she masters the art just before transferring to Saebom High School, her makeover proves to be transformative as she quickly rises to fame and her peers call her a "goddess". She tries her best to hide her real appearance from everyone but her classmate Su-ho, whom she had previously run into with her bare face a couple of times, later recognizes her beyond her makeup. In contrast to most girls, Ju-kyung is hooked to reading horror comic books and listening to heavy metal music.
A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School who is very popular for his dashingly handsome looks but harbors a dark secret from his past. Su-ho seems to have it all—looks, good grades, money and excellent basketball and Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills—but his dysfunctional family and a tragic incident a year ago turns him into an ice-cold boy who hates being the center of attraction. He first meets Ju-kyung at the top of a high-rise building, when she was contemplating suicide, and stops her from jumping off the building. He shares Ju-kyung's penchant for horror comic books, and he sometimes runs into her inside a comic book store they both frequent. He encounters the transformed Ju-kyung at Saebom High School and soon recognizes her beyond her makeup.
A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School; Su-ho's former best friend. Seo-jun is a handsome and equally-popular student at Saebom High School who, despite being a tough-looking "bad boy", is a nice and loving person, especially to his mother and sister. A tragic incident a year ago leads to him severing his friendship with Su-ho, with whom he has since become hostile.
A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School. Su-jin is a natural-beauty and an intelligent girl who comes from a wealthy family. She appears nice and friendly, thus, becoming close friends with the transferee Ju-kyung at Saebom High School. Despite being a top student, she harbors emotional scars as she is being forced by her parents to excel at school, to the extent that she is abused by her father for only placing second in school rankings. She has one-sided feelings for Su-ho, that made her willing to lose a friend rather than losing Su-ho.

Supporting[edit]

Im Ju-kyung's family[edit]

The matriarch of the Im family. Hyun-sook is a harsh disciplinarian to all three of her children and to her erring husband. She appears to favor her eldest and youngest children, Hee-kyung and Ju-young, over Ju-kyung. She also owns a beauty shop named Pandora which is popular to old women.
Hyun-sook's husband. Jae-pil is a handsome man but is not productive compared to his wife. He loses a great sum of money to a dubious investment which leads to the family having to move back to their old house, much to Hyun-sook's rage.
  • Im Se-mi as Im Hee-kyung[12]
    • Park Seo-kyung as young Hee-kyung (Ep. 1).
Ju-kyung's older sister; employee at Move Entertainment. Hee-kyung is adored by the family for being pretty and is frequently compared to Ju-kyung. She becomes attracted to Han Joon-woo and, in contrast to most women, she is straightforward when it comes to relationships that she bravely expressed her feelings to Joon-woo.
  • Kim Min-gi as Im Ju-young
    • Park Ju-hwan as young Ju-young (Ep. 1)
Ju-kyung's younger brother. A naughty kid, Ju-young coerces Ju-kyung to do favors for him by threatening to reveal her true face at school. He harbors a crush on Han Go-woon, that he tried hard to flirt her.

Lee Su-ho's family[edit]

CEO of Move Entertainment; Su-ho's father. Joo-heon is a famous actor who is quick to find a new woman after his wife died, much to Su-ho's resentment. His unfair treatment to his company's artists, particularly Se-yeon, also made him an object of Seo-jun and Su-ho's indignation.
Su-ho's older sister who is a famous makeup artist who Ju-kyung idolizes.

Han Seo-jun's family[edit]

  • Yeo Joo-ha as Han Go-woon
A student in Saebom High School; Seo-jun's younger sister. Go-woon has great singing talent, but she is bullied by her co-members in the music club for being chosen to take the lead role in a choral presentation despite being perceived as not pretty.
  • Park Hyun-jung as Lee Mi-hyang
Seo-jun's mother and Hyun-sook's friend.

Kang Soo-jin's family[edit]

Soo-jin's father; professor and doctor-in-charge of a medical school.
  • Yoo Dam-yeon as Kim Ji-yeon
Soo-jin's mother.

Saebom High School[edit]

Homeroom adviser of Class 2-5 and literature teacher in Saebom High School. Joon-woo becomes attracted to Hee-kyung because of both her beauty and straightforwardness.
A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School; Ju-kyung and Su-jin's best friend and classmate; Tae-hoon's girlfriend.
A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School; Soo-ah's boyfriend.
  • Lee Sang-jin as Ahn Hyun-gyu[15]
A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School.
  • Han Yi-young as Ha Ji-young
A student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School.
  • Lee Woo-je as Kim Cho-rong
A student in Saebom High School; Seo-jun's friend. Cho-rong pretends to be a gangster despite being rather cowardly.
  • Kim Hyun-ji as Kim Si-hyun
A student in Saebom High School.

Yongpa High School[edit]

A student of Yongpa High School. He is a bully who is acquainted with Seo-jun.
A student of Yongpa High School. Sae-mi is a pretty but haughty girl who catches a lot of attention from guys and looks down on those who are not as pretty as her. Before Ju-kyung transferred to Saebom, she bullied Ju-kyung and contributed to Ju-kyung's worsening inferiority complex and suicidal thoughts.
  • Oh Yoo-jin as Joo Hye-min
A student in Yongpa High School. Hye-min was the only person Ju-kyung could talk to at Yongpa.

Others[edit]

  • Im Hyun-sung [ko] as the owner of Prince Comics, the comic book store that Ju-kyung and Su-ho goes to frequently.

Special appearances[edit]

A handsome nutritionist of Yongpa High School's canteen whom Ju-kyung had a crush on (Ep. 1)
Su-ho and Seo-jun’s late best friend. Se-yeon was a member of a boy group under Move Entertainment. A victim of harsh online shaming and fake scandals, he committed suicide by jumping off a tall building. His tragic death becomes the center of the broken friendship between Seo-jun and Su-ho, Seo-jun's animosity towards Su-ho's father and Su-ho's life of immense guilt. (Eps. 1, 4-5, 11-12)
  • Ok Joo-ri as a neighbourhood woman (Ep. 1)
  • Cha Young-ok [ko] as a neighbourhood woman (Ep. 1-2)
  • Lee Jae-eun as Su-ho's housekeeper (Ep. 3)
  • Song Hoon as a history teacher (Ep. 3)
  • Uhm Tae-yoon as a customer (Ep. 3)
  • Kim Jeong-hak as Joo-heon's associate (Ep. 3)
  • Jang Young-hyun as a guy at the convenience store (Ep. 3)
  • Moon Hak-jin [ko] as a guy at the convenience store (Ep. 3)
  • Ham Tae-gyun as a guy at the convenience store (Ep. 3)
  • Kim Hye-yoon[18] as Eun Dan-oh (Ep. 4)
Baek Kyung's classmate and fiancée; Ha-ru's girlfriend.[a]
Dan-oh's classmate and fiancé.[a]
A baseball star playing for Seonil High School who has a crush on Ju-kyung and asks her out. (Ep. 7)

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateSouth Korea viewers
(millions)
1"Episode 1"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunDecember 9, 2020 (2020-12-09)1.083[22]
Discriminated by her family and bullied by her peers because of her looks, 18-year-old high school student Im Ju-kyung contemplates suicide and goes to the rooftop of a high-rise building, but she stops herself at the last minute and decides to move on with her life. Just in time, a handsome boy pulls her away from danger and tells her to consider how her loved ones will suffer had she jumped to her death. Days after, she starts learning how to use makeup through tutorial videos in the Internet and masters the art just before transferring to her new school. The makeover proves to be transformative as her peers call her a "goddess".
2"Episode 2"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunDecember 10, 2020 (2020-12-10)1.000[23]
After encountering her handsome classmate Lee Su-ho at the comic book store in her bare face, Ju-kyung struggles with keeping her true face a secret to her peers. She realizes later that Su-ho does not recognize her yet at school as the ugly girl from the comic book store. Meanwhile, tough guy Han Seo-jun returns to school and recognizes Ju-kyung to be the girl who ran away with his helmet.
3"Episode 3"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunDecember 16, 2020 (2020-12-16)1.162[24]
Su-ho reveals to Ju-kyung that he recognizes her. Ju-kyung offers herself to Su-ho as his errand girl in return for keeping her true face a secret from their peers. Later, she searches her bedroom for Seo-jun's helmet but it is nowhere to be found.
4"Episode 4"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunDecember 17, 2020 (2020-12-17)1.178[25]
Reminded of Jung Se-yeon's tragic death, Seo-jun picks up a fight against Su-ho at the cafeteria, with the innocent Ju-kyung in the middle of the clash. The incident puts Ju-kyung in an uncomfortable position as rumors of a love triangle between her and the boys spread in the school. Su-ho becomes bothered when Soo-ah arranges a blind date for Ju-kyung.
5"Episode 5"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunDecember 23, 2020 (2020-12-23)1.095[26]
Ju-kyung runs into Seo-jun's younger sister Go-woon being bullied by her fellow music club members for taking the lead role despite being ugly. Reminded of her past suffering, she defends Go-woon against the bullies and uses her makeup skills to transform her just before the club's performance during the school festival. As Seo-jun's rebuke and a posthumously released song remind Su-ho of his tragic past, Ju-kyung recognizes the boy who rescued her at the rooftop.
6"Episode 6"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunDecember 24, 2020 (2020-12-24)1.086[27]
Despite Su-ho's loathing, his celebrity father Lee Joo-heon goes to school for a parent-teacher conference and gains a lot of attention. Seo-jun expresses his gratitude to Ju-kyung for helping his younger sister. Ju-kyung runs into an unlikely visitor at the Im family's residence. One day, she bumps into the person she fears meeting the most and is kidnapped later on by Seo-jun's enemies. Seo-jun and Su-ho team up to rescue her as Soo-jin, Soo-ah and Tae-hoon discover where Ju-kyung is held captive.
7"Episode 7"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 6, 2021 (2021-01-06)1.154[28]
Ju-kyung and the rescue party receive punishments at school for being involved in the brawl against Seo-jun's enemies. Soo-jin is in distress as her grades drop after the exams. Su-ho gets upset as a popular baseball player gets attracted to Ju-kyung and starts to pursue her. Su-ho later learns a few dating tricks from Tae-hoon.
8"Episode 8"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 7, 2021 (2021-01-07).973[29]
The students of Saebom High School go to a school trip in the countryside. Ju-kyung tries to keep herself distant from Su-ho, while Seo-jun makes himself closer to Ju-kyung. Su-ho plans to confess to Ju-kyung but seems to lose his chances.
9"Episode 9"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 13, 2021 (2021-01-13)1.361[30]
After Su-ho confessed his feelings for her, a thrilled Ju-kyung accidentally reveals her bare face to Soo-jin. As Ju-kyung wishes Soo-jin would keep her real face a secret from everybody, she also asks Su-ho if they could be clandestinely dating because of her fear of retaliation from Su-ho's fans. Ju-kyung attempts part-time working as a model with Seo-jun, while Su-ho and Soo-jin meet with their high-class families.
10"Episode 10"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 14, 2021 (2021-01-14)1.120[31]
Im Jae-pil discovers that Su-ho is already dating his daughter Ju-kyung. After Soo-jin opens up to Ju-kyung about her feelings for Su-ho, Ju-kyung starts to have qualms about her and Su-ho's secret relationship. The competition between Su-ho and Seo-jun heats up when they are, by chance, both invited to the Im family's residence. At Move Entertainment, Hee-kyung discovers that the late Se-yeon's song has been used as a debut single of another artist without due permission.
11"Episode 11"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 20, 2021 (2021-01-20)1.216[32]
Su-ho and Seo-jun are caught in a car crash moments after Su-ho discovers to his shock the horrible truth behind the fake scandals that led to Se-yeon's suicide. Ju-kyung opens up to Soo-jin about her relationship with Su-ho. Joo Hye-min, a former classmate of Ju-kyung from her previous school, transfers to Saebom High School to escape from the same bullies that once tormented Ju-kyung.
12"Episode 12"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 21, 2021 (2021-01-21)1.107[33]
Joo-heon steps down from his position after revealing to the public the truth about Se-yeon's death and the plagiarized song. After recovering from their injuries, the reconciled Su-ho and Seo-jun visit Se-yeon's grave together. Ju-kyung starts questioning how long she can maintain her disguise and popularity as she keeps running into Hye-min at school, ranks first in an online beauty contest of which she is an unwilling contestant and becomes the school promotion model.
13"Episode 13"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 27, 2021 (2021-01-27)TBD
14"Episode 14"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunJanuary 28, 2021 (2021-01-28)TBD
15"Episode 15"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunFebruary 3, 2021 (2021-02-03)TBD
16"Episode 16"Kim Sang-hyeopLee Si-eunFebruary 4, 2021 (2021-02-04)TBD

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In July 2019, it was announced that the Line Webtoon True Beauty would be adapted into a television series.[34]

Casting[edit]

In August 2020, the production team confirmed the casting of Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo and Hwang In-yeop in the lead roles.[35] The first script reading session was held in October 2020.[36][37]

Filming[edit]

Filming was temporarily halted in late December 2020 after Kim Byung-chun [ko] tested positive for COVID-19.[38]

Promotion[edit]

The first stills from filming were released on November 10, 2020, one month prior to the series premiere.[39]

Original soundtrack[edit]

True Beauty OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2020
GenreSoundtrack
Language
  • Korean
  • English
Label

Part 1[edit]

Released on December 10, 2020 (2020-12-10)[40]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Call Me Maybe"
  • KYRIELLE (FAB)
  • IKEK (FAB)
  • PiRi BOi (FAB)
  • Han Hye-ji
  • Lee Hoo-sang
  • KYRIELLE (FAB)
  • IKEK (FAB)
  • PiRi BOi (FAB)
  • Han Hye-ji
  • Lee Hoo-sang
SAya3:23
2."Call Me Maybe" (Inst.) 
  • KYRIELLE (FAB)
  • IKEK (FAB)
  • PiRi BOi (FAB)
  • Han Hye-ji
  • Lee Hoo-sang
 3:23
Total length:6:46

Part 2[edit]

Released on December 17, 2020 (2020-12-17)[41]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."I'm In the Mood for Dancing[b]"
  • Ben Findon
  • Mike Myers
  • Robert Puzey
  • Ben Findon
  • Mike Myers
  • Robert Puzey
Yuju (GFriend)3:30
2."I'm In the Mood for Dancing" (Inst.) 
  • Ben Findon
  • Mike Myers
  • Robert Puzey
 3:30
Total length:7:00

Part 3[edit]

Released on January 7, 2021 (2021-01-07)[42]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Happy Ending"Dong Woo-seokDong Woo-seokCar, the Garden3:03
2."Happy Ending" (Inst.) Dong Woo-seok 3:03
Total length:6:06

Part 4[edit]

Released on January 13, 2021 (2021-01-13)[43]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."I'm Missing You"DOKODOKOSunjae3:03
2."I'm Missing You" (Inst.) DOKO 3:03
Total length:6:06

Part 5[edit]

Released on January 14, 2021 (2021-01-14)[44]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Starlight" (그리움)Jung Goo-hyunJung Goo-hyunChani (SF9)4:24
2."Starlight" (Inst.) Jung Goo-hyun 4:24
Total length:8:48

Part 6[edit]

Released on January 21, 2021 (2021-01-21)[45]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Fall in You"DOKODOKOHa Sung-woon (Hotshot)3:49
2."Fall in You" (Inst.) DOKO 3:49
Total length:7:38

Viewership[edit]

True Beauty : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
110831000116211781095108611549731361112012161107TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research[46]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[46]
Nationwide Seoul
1 December 9, 2020 3.573% (2nd) 4.056% (2nd)
2 December 10, 2020 3.626% (1st) 3.963% (1st)
3 December 16, 2020 3.813% (2nd) 4.711% (2nd)
4 December 17, 2020 3.586% (1st) 3.824% (1st)
5 December 23, 2020 3.859% (2nd) 4.293% (2nd)
6 December 24, 2020 3.333% (1st) 3.724% (1st)
7 January 6, 2021 3.892% (2nd) 4.198% (2nd)
8 January 7, 2021 2.909% (1st) 3.003% (1st)
9 January 13, 2021 4.265% (2nd) 4.938% (2nd)
10 January 14, 2021 3.411% (1st) 3.870% (1st)
11 January 20, 2021 3.850% (2nd) 4.303% (2nd)
12 January 21, 2021 3.418% (1st) 4.069% (1st)
13 January 27, 2021
14 January 28, 2021
15 February 3, 2021
16 February 4, 2021
Average
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • 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 and EBS).
  • No episode aired on December 30 and 31 due to the broadcast of a special year-end holiday program.[47]

International broadcast[edit]

The series is available for streaming through Viu and Rakuten Viki.[48]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The character appears in a short crossover scene alluding Director Kim Sang-hyeop's previous work Extraordinary You (2019) where the character originally appears.
  2. ^ Original song by The Nolans, released in 1979.

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