Kamis, 20 Januari 2011

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL

You're Beautiful (TV series)



Profile


Format : Romance Comedy
Created by : Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran
Directed by : Hong Sung Chang
Country of origin : South Korea
No. of episodes : 16
Production : Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran
Running time : Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Broadcast Original channel : SBS
Original run : October 7, 2009 – November 26, 2009

Synopsis

You're Beautiful (Hangul:미남이시네요, Romanized: Minami Shineyo, literally "You're a handsome man" or "You're Minam", other names in other countries "You're Handsome", "You're So Handsome" or "He's Beautiful") is a South Korean drama about the group A.N.Jell that aired from October 7 to November 26, 2009 on the Korean network SBS. "He's Beautiful" is the official international title of You're Beautiful according to SBS Korea. It starred Park Shin-hye, Jang Geun Suk, Lee Hong Ki and Jung Yong Hwa.

During its run, the drama , a story about the lives of the members of a teenaged pop group, received an impressive 10% viewer rating, faring quite well against the blockbuster drama airing on a different channel. The drama focuses on the dilemmas and love lives of a group of band members and had an audience mostly of young women in the teens and 20s. Based on a well thought out plotline and lively, engaging characters, the drama drew a very loyal group of followers. Main characters include Go Minam (who joined the pop group ‘A.N.JELL’ mid-way), Yoo He Yi (the ‘mean girl’), and a journalist who sneaks around trying to find out Go Minam’s true identity. Though the story’s main concept is nothing new for TV audiences, a cast of brilliant actors and a series of unique plot twists give new life to the age-old story of love, fame, and growing up. The cast is made up of some of Korea’s brightest stars: veteran actors/actresses Kim Seong Ryeong and Choi Ran, new talent Jang Geun Seok and Park Shin Hye, and singer-turned-actor/actress Yi Hong Gi, Yui, and Jeong Yong Hwa. The drama created quite a stir with its sweet and romantic OST and the stuffed ‘pig-rabbit’ featured in the drama, which became a popular icon.


Go Mi-Nyeo & Go Mi-Nam (both played by Park Shin-Hye) are twin brother and sisters. They grew up in an orphanage and never knew their parents. Go Mi Nyu is a sister-in-training. On her way to pick up a ticket for Rome a strange man catches up to her. The man's name is Ma Hoon-Lee (Kim In-Kwon) and he explains that he's the manager for popular boy band "A.N.JELL". He also explains that her twin brother Ko Min-Nam, who just joined the band, was seriously injured and sent to America to recover. Ma Hoon-Lee then pleads to Go Mi-Nyeo to impersonate her brother until he recovers. For her brother's sake, Go Mi-Nyeo reluctantly agrees to play her brother. Her twin brother Go Mi Nam successfully auditions for the musical band A.N.JELL but is forced to leave for the United States to correct a botched plastic surgery. Mi Nyu is approached by Mi Nam's manager to pose as Mi Nam while he recovers. She is against it at first but agrees in order to fulfill her dream of finding their mother. Now, posing as Mi Nam, Mi Nyu enters the group A.N.JELL and meets its members: Hwang Tae Kyung, Kang Shin Woo and Jeremy. Initially disliked by Tae Kyung, who is also the group's leader and composer, Mi Nyu falls in love with him and finds herself being entangled in a love triangle between Tae Kyung and Shin Woo (although Jeremy falls for her too). Additionally, Mi Nyu finds herself being the target of actress Yoo He Yi's hatred, as He Yi also like Tae Kyung.

A.N.JELL band member Kang Shin-Woo (Jeong Yong-Hwa) first discovers Ko Mi-Nyeo's secret, but he keeps it to himself. Kang Shin-Woo also tries to help her out without Ko Mi-Nyeo knowing. He also starts to develop feelings for her. 

Meanwhile, A.N.JELL's singer/songwriter/vocalist Hwang Tae-Kyeong (Jang Geun-Seok) discovers Ko Mi-Nyeo's secret. Hwang Tae-Kyeong (Jang Geun-Suk) is an extremely gifted musician, but his personality is cold and he is a control freak. At first Hwang Tae-Kyeong tries to kick Ko Mi-Nyeo out of the band, but he becomes sympathetic to her plight when he discovers that she hoped to find her mother by appearing on television with the band. 

Ko Mi-Nyeo's secret is then discovered by pop singer Yu Hee-Yi (Uee) by chance. When the media falsely reports that Yu Hee-Yi and A.N.JELL band member Hwang Tae-Kyeong are dating she uses Ko Mi-Nyeo's secret to make Hwang Tae-Kyeong pretend they are dating in front of the press. At the right moment Yu Hee-Yi will announce to the press that they have broken up and that she dumped Hwang Tae-Kyeong. In return Yu Hee-Yi will keep Ko Mi-Nyeo's secret. Hwang Tae-Kyeong agrees to this arrangement to protect Ko Mi-Nyeo. Meanwhile Yu Hee-Yi starts to develops feelings for Hwang Tae-Kyeong ... 

Go Mi Nyu is a sister-in-training. Her twin brother Go Mi Nam successfully auditions for the musical band A.N.JELL but is forced to leave for the United States to correct a botched plastic surgery. Mi Nyu is approached by Mi Nam's manager to pose as Mi Nam while he recovers. She is against it at first but agrees in order to fulfill her dream of finding their mother. Now, posing as Mi Nam, Mi Nyu enters the group A.N.JELL and meets its members: Hwang Tae Kyung, Kang Shin Woo and Jeremy. Initially disliked by Tae Kyung, who is also the group's leader and composer, Mi Nyu falls in love with him and finds herself being entangled in a love triangle between Tae Kyung and Shin Woo (although Jeremy falls for her too). Additionally, Mi Nyu finds herself being the target of actress Yoo He Yi's hatred, as He Yi also like Tae Kyung.

Cast

The A.N.JELL :



Jang Geun Suk




Park Shin Hye



















Lee Hongki
Jung Yong Hwa




















Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung 
Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nam (Male) / Go Mi Nyu (Female)
Lee Hongki as Kang On Yu / Jeremy 
Jung Yong Hwa as Kang Shin Woo

Extended cast :

UEE as Yoo He Yi
Bae Geu Rin as Sa Yu Ri (Fan club president)
Kim In Kwon as Ma Hoon Yi (Mi Nam's manager)
Choi Ran as Choi Mi Ja (Mi Nam & Mi Nyu's aunt)
Kim Sung Ryung as Mo Hwa Ran
Jung Chan as President Ahn
Choi Soo Eun as Wang Kko Di
Tae Hwang as staff
Yoo Seung Ho (cameo, ep9)

The Characters




☞ Jang Geun Seok as Hwang Taegyeong

Jang Geun Seok, who starred in such popular dramas as and , now takes on the role of the star of the most famous idol group in Korea, A.N.JELL. He is a brilliant song writer and piano player, and needless to say, very popular. His father Hwang Gyeong Se is a world famous conductor, descending from a long line of musical nobility. On the outside, Geun Seok seems perfect; but on the inside, it’s a totally different story. He’s got a million faults and idiosyncrasies that make his life anything but peaceful. He has stomach problems, night blindness, a shrimp allergy and he sleepwalks and is a germaphobe. The list goes on! He’s tactless, stubborn, arrogant, and seems as if he couldn’t care less about Go Minam. Despite his many faults and rough veneer, he is warm and sensitive on the inside and helps Minam whenever he/she gets into trouble.

☞ Park Shin Hye as Go Minam / Go Minyeo

Go Minam and Go Minyeo (Jemma, the Christian name given her when she was a nun in training) are twins. They grew up together in an orphanage at a nunnery. Minam is selected as the new member of A.N.JELL and plans to join the group, but an unfortunate set of circumstances get in the way, prompting Minyeo to join the band in her brother’s stead. After being away from the real world for so long, Minyeo is socially awkward and rather straight-laced, but she’s also very pure and sensitive. She tries the best she can to fill her brother’s shoes and fulfill her part as a member of A.N.JELL – singing and preparing for concerts. After continually hanging out with Hwang Tae Gyeong, the leader in A.N.JELL, she starts to have feelings for him.

Jeong Yong Hwa as Gang Sinu

He has a beautiful and solemn face. He’s not interested in anything and seems not to be affected by anything. If Tae Gyeong is the sensitive and uptight one, Sinu is the cool and apathetic member of the band. He’s almost like a tired old man who has ‘seen it all’ and no longer enjoys the pleasures of life. Although he’s currently a part of the band, he’d rather become a successful entrepreneur in the show business. When Go Minyeo first joins the band Tae Gyeong regards her with curiosity (and maybe even a little suspiciously) but then comes to fall in love with her and her innocent charm.

Yi Hong Gi as Jeremy

He is a healthy young man with a sunny personality. He’s Korean-English with very successful parents; his father is a UK aristocrat who is also a world renowned photographer and his mother is a supermodel. He’s very optimistic and balances out the more dramatic personalities in the band. He had always thought that he could never be friends with a girl, but after meeting the man/woman Minam he’s not sure how he feels.
"From now on,
I give you permission
to like me?"
- Hwang Tae Kyung -
Casting

Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye were both cast first and director Hong Sung Chang stated that the two are well-suited to convey “fresh” idol stars. Lee Hongki, who was a child actor, has made his acting comeback after a break of 5 years (his last being Kkangsoon” in 2005) by being cast as Jeremy. An SBS spokesperson stated that because Hong Ki is actually a part of an idol group FT Island , the "role will suit him very well." The role of Shin-woo marks Jung Yong Hwa's acting debut, which he auditioned for whilst preparing to debut with his band C.N.Blue in Japan.

Cultural impact

During its run, several car companies offered to have their cars be used on the drama for promotional purposes.The latest car from the German automaker Audi introduced their Audi S4 on the miniseries, with Jang Geun Suk (Tae Kyung) driving it.

Additionally, the soundtrack of the miniseries also sold 20,000 copies within its first seven days of released due to the popularity of the show. The album became a top seller on all the various online sites, such as Melon, Dosirak, and Mnet. The album was written and produced by Han Sung-ho, who also worked on the dramas Lovers, On Air, and Brilliant Legacy.

Because the drama features a concert footage in it, A.N.JELL actually performed as mini-concert, where it was reported that as many 25,000 fans showed up. The group performed the songs “Promise” and “Still”; Jang Geun Suk also sang “Good Bye” and “What Do I Do,” the latter of which is the track Tae-kyung remakes for his mother in the drama. Park Shin Hye sang her character’s theme song, “Lovely Day.” Despite its mediocre ratings, numerous fans have watched the dramas online. The drama also reportedly gained a cult.



On September 20, 2009 members of the fictitious idol group "A.N.JELL" (Park Shin-Hye, Jang Geun-Seok, Lee Hong-Ki, Jeong Yong-Hwa) will perform together as "A.N.JELL" at the Melon Axhall in the Gwangjang neighborhood of Seoul, South Korea. 

Awards

2009 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Star Award (Jang Geun Suk)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: Netizen Highest Popularity Award (Jang Geun Suk)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Park Shin Hye)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Lee Hong Ki)
2009 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Jung Yong Hwa )



Filming Locations


Gongseri Catholic Church



This is the place where Jemma (Go Minyeo) says her prayer and where David, Julian and Thomas clean a stone sculpture. Gongseri Catholic Church (공세리성당) is the second oldest cathedral in Chungcheongnam-do. In 1895, Father Devise, as he first came to the region on his mission, bought an 80-kan warehouse used for “Gongse” (tribute to the King) storage. Then in 1897, he changed the place into a cathedral and parsonage. The 113-year-old cathedral is designated as Cultural Asset #144 in Chungcheongnam-do. Among the cathedral’s holy annexes are: the main cathedral building, a museum, Peace House, Stations of the Cross and graves of three martyrs (who are brothers), Bak Ui Seo/Won Seo/Ik Seo.

Myeong-dong



Hwang Tae Gyeong was supposed to meet Minam in front of Myeongdong Cathedral, but he never shows up. Instead, Sinu takes his crush Minam around Myeong-dong, and they have a great time shopping and eating. Myeong-dong is a shopping Mecca in Korea where you can see the very latest fashion trends gathered all in one area. It is also one of the most famous places for Koreans to meet and hang out. Take a walk in Minam’s shoes with a scenic stroll through Myeong-dong.


The Garden of Morning Calm
 


It is the place where Yoo He Yi and Hwang Tae Gyeong kiss and share rings. It’s also the place where Go Minam shoots her music video and where Yoo He Yi cunningly makes Minam wear girl’s clothes. The Garden of Morning Calm is an artistic, beautifully organized garden set against the picturesque natural backdrop of Chukryeongsan Mountain. It’s the place to be for urbanites that are looking to relax in a soothing forest setting. This unique garden opened in May 1996 and since then, has frequently been used as a filming location for various dramas and movies.


The Dormitory of A.N.JELL

Outdoor









The living room
The living room before renovation


The bedroom
The kitchen



Outside view

The Management Office
 



Photo Gallery











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