"You should watch She Was Pretty!" -Joe
Okay, this was literally sent eight months ago, and I am so sorry about that.
Buuuut when this was sent I actually was watching She Was Pretty! Joe my friend, you have good taste! If it's alright with you, I'm going to tell a quick synopsis of the series before getting into my review.
For those who don't know, She Was Pretty is a Korean drama series that aired from September 16th to November 11th of 2015.
The basic plotline of the drama is that Kim Hye-jin and Ji Sung-joon were childhood friends. Hye-jin was a pretty girl from a rich family, and she became friends with Sung-joon who was an "unattractive" boy. She was his only friend, and he was her first love.
However, he eventually moved away, but he did leave with the promise that they would see each other again.
As time passed, Hye-jin's family's publishing company became bankrupt, and consequently she lost the money to afford high-end clothing and products that helped her tame her ruly hair. When she became a teenager, she inherited her father's prominently red cheeks. All these factors contributed to the loss of the beauty she once had. Now she can barely hold a steady job, but she still retained the upbeat and kind personality of her adolescence.
Sung-joon on the other hand became very successful. Growing up to be the youngest deputy chief editor in Korea, he is no longer the shy boy he used to be; although he is arrogant and stubborn, he is recognized for his talent. Unlike Hye-jin's loss of conventional beauty, he is now very handsome.
After living in America for so many years, Sung-joon eventually moves back to Korea. The first thing he does is contact his childhood friend (Hye-jin!) and the two agree to meet again. Upon arriving at the meeting place he doesn't recognize her, and Hye-jin is ashamed because she isn't pretty like she used to be. She doesn't want his perception of her old self to be ruined by her now "ugly" self, so she asks her attractive best friend Ha-ri to step in and meet him for her.
Things get even more complicated however, when Hye-jin lands a job at The Most, a popular fashion publishing company, and with Sung-joon as her boss (plus a love triangle or two).
If you are interested in watching this series, click here to watch!
And without further ado, here is my review (which if you want to read, hit read more! (psst there are spoilers!)).
As much as I loved watching this drama, there were some things that I did not like about it/wish that could've been done differently.
Badada, now for things I liked!
"Stop, stop, stop! Sir, please stop the bus!"
All in all, I enjoyed watching this drama. It was a rollercoaster of emotion (do you know how many times I threw my pillow and silently shouted at my computer screen?), full of angst, romance, and laughs. Thank you Joe for recommending it to me (even though I was watching it already haha! it means a lot!), I recommend it to anyone else too!
// with love ; kimiko hope
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