You're Beautiful (TV series)

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You're Beautiful
You're Beautiful - promotional picture.jpg
Promotional poster for You're Beautiful
Also known as He's Beautiful
Genre Romance
Comedy
Musical
Drama
Written by Hong Jung-eun
Hong Mi-ran
Directed by Hong Sung-chang
Starring Park Shin-hye
Jang Keun-suk
Jung Yong-hwa
Lee Hong-gi
Opening theme "Promise" by A.N.Jell
Ending theme "Still" by Lee Hong-gi
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) Jo Nam-guk
Producer(s) Moon Seok-hwan
Park Ju-hee
Location(s) South Korea, Japan
Running time 60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Bon Factory
MI Co., Ltd. (formerly Market Insight)
Distributor Seoul Broadcasting System
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Original release 7 October (2009-10-07) – 26 November 2009 (2009-11-26)
Chronology
Preceded by Swallow the Sun
Followed by Will It Snow for Christmas?
Related shows Ikemen desu ne
Fabulous Boys
External links
Website tv.sbs.co.kr/anjell/
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja 이시네요
Revised Romanization Minamisineyo
McCune–Reischauer Minamisineyo

You're Beautiful (Hangul미남이시네요; Hanja美男이시네요; RRMinamisineyo) is a 2009 South Korean television series, starring Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun-suk, Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue and Lee Hong-gi of F.T. Island. The series follows fictional musician band, A.N.JELL and how the relationship between its members changes when a girl posing as her twin brother joins the band. It aired on SBS from October 7 to November 26, 2009 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.

A Japanese remake of this drama aired in Japan in 2011 with the title Ikemen desu ne,[1] and included a cameo appearance by Jang Keun-suk in episode 8 as himself. A Taiwanese remake, Fabulous Boys was broadcast in 2013, which included a cameo by Park Shin-hye in the first episode as Go Mi-nyeo.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Go Mi Nyeo (Park Shin-hye) has lived at an orphanage with her twin brother, Go Mi Nam, since childhood after their father died. Years later, Mi-nam becomes a music idol and Mi-nyeo lives in a junior nun dorm to fulfill her dream of becoming a nun. One day, Mi-nam successfully auditions for and wins the "A.N Entertainment" vocal auditions to join the musical band A.N.Jell. However, he must leave for the United States in order to correct his botched plastic surgery. Mi-nam's manager, Ma Hoon-yi (Kim In-kwon) approaches Mi-nyeo and requests her to pose as Mi-nam for a month till he recovers. Mi-nyeo is against it at first, but eventually agrees, as a path to fame would give the twins an opportunity to find their mother. Thus, Mi-nyeo poses as her brother and joins the band A.N.Jell, where she meets its members: the arrogant Hwang Tae-kyung (Jang Keun-suk), the gentle Kang Shin-woo (Jung Yong-hwa) and the bubbly Jeremy (Lee Hong-gi).

At first, Tae-kyung is against Mi-nam's addition and makes her life hard, while Shin-woo and Jeremy are friendly to her. Eventually, Tae-kyung discovers that Mi-nam is a girl and threatens to reveal it, but Mi-nam manages to win him over. Through their interactions, Tae-kyung began to develop feelings for Mi-nam. Shin-woo and Jeremy also developed feelings for her, even though the latter thinks that Mi-nam is a boy. As Mi-nyeo struggles to hide her secret from the media while performing with A.N.JELL, she discovers her mother's past, which is somehow connected with Tae-kyung.

Cast[edit]

Main characters
A sweet and naive girl who aspires to become a nun. She later disguises herself as her twin brother in order to help keep his place in the band A.N.JELL, and to search for their mother.
Lead vocalist and guitarist of A.N.JELL. Tae-kyung harbours a cold exterior but grows softer as he began to fall for Mi-nyeo. He is troubled by his past, and his distanced relationship with his mother.
Bassist, rapper and keyboardist of A.N.JELL. Shin-woo was the first to discover Mi-nyeo's female identity, though he does not reveal this to anyone, including Mi-nyeo. Warm and gentle, he acts as Mi-nyeo's guardian, staying by her side and protecting her.
Vocalist and drummer of A.N.JELL. Bright and optimistic, Jeremy tends to be oblivious of things around him. He begins to develop feelings for Mi-nyeo, and questions his sexuality because of it.
Supporting characters
  • Uee as Yoo He-yi
A double-faced actress who later falls for Tae-kyung.
Mi-nam's manager.
Famous actress and solo singer. She is Hwang Tae-kyung's "hidden" mother who abandoned him to be with her lover, also Mi-nyeo's father.
President of talent agency A.N Entertainment.
Stylist of A.N.JELL.
A.N.JELL fan club president.
Mi-nam and Mi-nyeo's aunt.
  • Jang Won-young as Kim Young-ho
Photographer of Nara Daily News.
  • Kim Dong-yeon as Kim Dong-jun
Mi-nam's high school friend who has a crush on Mi-nyeo, an extra in "Mi-nam"'s music video.
  • Tae Hwang as assistant
  • Kim Min-chan as backup dancer
  • Seong Byeong-suk as head nun
  • Jeon Hye-yeong & Kim Min-yeong as A.N.JELL fanclub members

OST[edit]

Information[edit]

  • Title: 미남이시네요 OST Part 1 / You're Beautiful OST Part 1
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Language: Korean, English
  • Release Date: 2009-Oct-14
  • Number of Tracks: 11
  • Publisher: Sony Music (소니뮤직)
  • Agency: FNC Music

Track listing[edit]

  1. Still 여전히 - Lee Hong Ki
  2. Descend from the Sky 하늘에서 내려와 - Miss $ (Oh Yoo Mi (오유미), Jace (제이스), Kang Min Hee) feat. Oh Won Bin
  3. Without Words 말도 없이 - 9th STREET (나인 스트릿)
  4. Lovely Day - Park Shin Hye
  5. Promise 약속 - Lee Hong Ki feat. Jung Yong Hwa
  6. My heart is cursing 가슴이 욕해 - Kim Dong Wook
  7. Without Words 말도 없이 - Park Shin Hye
  8. Still 여전히 - A.N.JELL
  9. Promise 약속 - A.N.JELL
  10. Without Words (Piano Ver.) 말도 없이 (Piano Ver.) - Various Artists
  11. Still (Bossa Ver.) 여전히 (Bossa Ver.) - Various Artists

Production[edit]

Jang Keun-suk and Park Shin-hye were both cast first, with director Hong Sung-chang stating that the two were well-suited to convey the "fresh" idol stars concept he wanted.[3] Lee Hong-gi (a singer with the idol group F.T. Island) had been a child actor, and this was his acting comeback after a five-year break (his last acting project being Kkangsoon in 2005).[4] Jung Yong-hwa made his acting debut with this role, which he auditioned for whilst preparing to debut with his band CN Blue in Japan.

Cultural impact[edit]

During its run, several car companies offered to have their cars be used on the drama for promotional purposes.[5] The latest car from the German automaker Audi introduced their Audi S4 on the miniseries, with Jang Keun-suk driving it.

Although the drama achieved mediocre ratings for broadcast, it managed to gain a cult following with many fans watching the drama online.[6][7][8]

Due to the popularity of the show, the soundtrack album of the miniseries sold 20,000 copies within its first seven days of release.[9] The album became a top seller on various music sites, such as MelOn, Dosirak, and Mnet.[10] At the end of 2011, the album amassed a total of 57,000 copies in South Korea. The album was written and produced by Han Sung-ho, who also worked on the dramas Lovers, On Air, and Brilliant Legacy.[11]

Because the drama features a concert footage of A.N.JELL in it, the cast members actually performed a mini-concert,[12] where it was reported that as many 25,000 fans showed up.[13] The group performed the songs "Promise" and "Still". Jang Keun-suk also sang "Good Bye" and "What Should I Do", the latter is the track Tae-kyung remakes for his mother in the drama. Park Shin-hye sang her character’s theme song, "Lovely Day".

The series was also broadcast throughout Asia. It aired on channels such as Fuji TV in Japan, CCTV in China, BBTV in Thailand, 8TV in Malaysia on 2010, Channel U in Singapore, Indosiar in Indonesia, Mbc4 in UAE and ABS-CBN in Philippines[14] When the series was broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV, it scored very high ratings beating out all of its competitors in its timeslot.[14] The series became so popular in Japan it is believed to have overtaken the popularity of Winter Sonata, another popular Korean drama in Japan.[15][16]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[17] AGB Nielsen[18]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 7 October 2009 10.8% 11.6% 9.2% 9.7%
2 8 October 2009 9.6% 10.2% 7.6% 8.0%
3 14 October 2009 8.3% 8.5% 7.5% 8.1%
4 15 October 2009 8.9% 9.4% 7.7% 7.9%
5 21 October 2009 9.0% 9.2% 8.4% 8.5%
6 22 October 2009 10.0% 10.2% 8.9% 9.4%
7 28 October 2009 9.6% 10.2% 8.6% 8.8%
8 29 October 2009 9.8% 10.3% 9.0% 9.3%
9 4 November 2009 9.8% 10.3% 9.4% 9.6%
10 5 November 2009 10.0% 10.5% 10.8% 11.6%
11 11 November 2009 11.0% 11.3% 10.4% 10.5%
12 12 November 2009 11.1% 11.1% 10.9% 10.6%
13 18 November 2009 10.6% 11.1% 9.1% 8.8%
14 19 November 2009 10.1% 10.0% 9.4% 9.6%
15 25 November 2009 10.9% 11.7% 9.5% 9.6%
16 26 November 2009 11.9% 12.2% 10.3% 11.0%
Average 10.1% 10.5% 9.2% 9.4%

Source: TNmS Media Korea, AGB Nielsen Korea

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2009
SBS Drama Awards[19]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Jang Keun-suk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Park Shin-hye Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Special Kim In-kwon Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Special Choi Ran Nominated
Top 10 Stars Jang Keun-suk Won
New Star Award Park Shin-hye Won
Lee Hong-gi Won
Jung Yong-hwa Won
Netizen Popularity Award Jang Keun-suk Won
2010
46th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Director (TV) Hong Sung-chang Nominated
3rd Korea Drama Awards
Most Popular Actor Jung Yong-hwa Won
2011
7th USTv Awards
Best Foreign Soap Opera You're Beautiful Won

International broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

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