After she accidentally kills someone in highschool, Park In Sun has to serve time in prison. Now that she is out, she tries to piece her life back together, but finds it hard because of her criminal record. Just as she is about to give up, she is saved by a childhood friend, Yu Sang U, who doesn't know about her past.
A show that tries something new, In Su is Pretty succeeds on quite a few fronts, and not so much on others. Taking a new twist on the bubbly heroine that's so common to Korean dramas, this show is pretty down to earth despite some hysteria-such as the media spectacle-in the middle. The shots are beautiful, and the storyline has its moments-including when In-Sun finally has it with her mother and shows her strength-that reveal why this show has its fans. The feeling of acting is quite palpable with all the actors however; as if they're aware they're filming, and the directing could use some help but this show is all heart.
Park In Sun, as a character grows, as she realizes how harsh the world is to a convicted murderer and despite her best intentions, finds herself being used by everyone around her; her mother who uses In-Sun's media attention as a platform for her own rise to fame, a sister whose so caught up in trying to rebel and handle her own love life that In-Sun is barely there, and a childhood friend whose busy trying to fight his instinct to flee when he finds out about her past. All through the show, In-Sun shows us how putting on a brave face and always seeing the good, is the best way to deal with a world that fights you at every step.
While In-Sun is pretty would never win any awards, its pretty realistic portrayal and being true to itself, makes it an enjoyable watch for those lazy days.