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ESC to close 3.31 (by 611 users)minyeoui tansaeng 미녀의 탄생
  • 2014
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized minyeoui tansaeng
native
english Birth Of A Beauty (literal)
aka birth of beauty, birth of the beauty

Genres

genres comedy, drama, romance

Language

language Korean

Production

country Korea
type real
format TV
network SBS

Release

date 01 Nov, 2014 - 11 Jan, 2015
episodes 21
duration 70 minutes
air day Saturday, Sunday
at 21:55 - 23:05
status released

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avg. score 3.31 of 5 by 611 users
total users 1142
rating 2021
favorites 11

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Synopsis

Sa Geum Ran is an overweight housewife, living apart from her husband, Lee Gang Jun, for seven years now, yet without any complaints taking care of his family. One day she discovers he is not in the US anymore, but right there in Seoul, having an affair with a beautiful announcer, Gyo Chae Yeon. Soon after Geum Ran supposedly dies in a car accident. In truth she survives and with the help of Han Tae Hui, whom she mistakes for a plastic surgeon, she gets a complete makeover. Now as a beautiful woman with the perfect body, she swears to take revenge on her unfaithful spouse.

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Roles

Han Tae Hui
main
Sa Geum Ran
main
Lee Gang Jun
supporting
Gyo Chae Yeon
supporting
Han Min Hyeok
supporting
Gyo Ji Hun
supporting

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01 May, 2015
Birth of a Beauty starts off as a heart-tugging romantic comedy. And while the show falters and has many flaws, it does always manage to retain some of its heart.

The characters are guaranteed to at least get you on their side, with Geum Ran being an honest, hard working woman who married the wrong man. So when she undergoes her transformation, you can't help but cheer for her to succeed. And Tae Hui, as her (somewhat bubbling) helper is as dorky as he is eager and watching the two of them is entertaining.

Unfortunately, the show quickly manages to get caught up in corporate politics, which bog it down. Instead of character moments we get caught in boardrooms.

So while it remains entertaining when it's the emotional beats, the lost potential is disheartening.

Not perfect, but not terrible. An easy watch for a dry spell.
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19 Jun, 2015
Both revolve around a girl who goes through drastic plastic surgery in order to get the love of her life.

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ally 30 Jan, 2016
This is sooooo bad. One year watching this. Still can't finish it.
All the characters are so annoying, stupid and don't have any common sense. Everyone's acting are so cringeworthy, they try to be funny and comical but they end up looking ridiculous.
The plot had so much potential but they ruined it.
danicrs1 19 Nov, 2015
I loved this. I admit it would have been better if there were only 16 episodes as towards the end it gets tiring. I skipped a good deal of ep 17, 18 and 19 but by then it got so much better. The ending was beautiful and everyone got what they deserved. Some major technical errors aside, I can say I enjoyed this drama.

PS: The main couple was the cutest ever! Han Tae Hee's so handsome! <3
uknowwho 04 Jul, 2015
This drama had so much potential, at the beginning I thought that it was so interesting and the main couple was so cute. But after 15 episodes it started to be tiring and repetitive. After some cliches that were going to take to long to be resolved I decided to drop.
I couldn't take more than 16 episodes of this. It could have been a 16 episodes drama and ended up in a good way.
Random chan 15 Jun, 2015
@akanekensei
maybe not all hair and they had the awesome luck of having some of her actual hair :P.
reinajo 11 Jun, 2015
It was awesome at the beginning and became worse in the end. I really loved this drama but last 10 episodes disappointed me
danisensei 28 May, 2015
I LOOOOOVED IT! <3 *_*
akanekensei 12 May, 2015
I still didn't finish watching but there is one technical problem that bothers me.

I don't care about the plastic surgeries that leave no trace or scars after a month. It's a drama reality, I'll get over it.
But why are they using the hair samples to compare DNA (ep15)? Didn't they say she got hair transplant too? I clearly remember they mentioned the transplant specifically. The DNA wouldn't be a match (I googled it, therefore I'm an expert on the subject). :)
thefreak 14 Mar, 2015
This show started so promising by feeling like some wonderfully idiotic but heartfelt parody of other drama and genre. The main duo was a heartwarming mixture of agents, fugitives, spies, idiots, a doctor and an ahjumma; a occupation for every need they had during their mission to right the wrongs.
Too bad the writer decided to go the boring and predictable way of birth secrets, unwanted chaebols and bitchy ex-girlfriends. The quality of "Birth of a Beauty" dropped continuously, adding that the actors and actresses all did a lot better before.

And although the drama somehow tried to tone down everything by ending this show how it did, I still felt very irritated by the beauty standards and mind sets the characters and the world of BoaB had. Because plastic surgery is and will forever be the worst solution to become rich, famous and "beautiful".
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