I had been thinking of the same thing since yesterday.
I feel True Beauty is really overrated. Let’s get straight to the point, people are watching this because of Eun Woo, isn’t it?
Take out Eun Woo and maybe, In Yeob too, all the my favorite cast reviews will disappear as if they never existed. Looking at the reviews of the show, I feel no one wants to acknowledge that there are lots of other actors too in the drama.
Eun Woo is a good actor, no doubt, but there is no versatility in his role, is anything different from My ID is Gangnam Beauty? He falls in love with the FL because of the dance, common to both the dramas, he had a childhood crush on FLs from both the dramas, they suddenly lost contact and met again after FL changed her looks. He had a broken family and has a broken family once again.
The guys had a friend who died. Isn’t this from School 2017? One became a bad boy and the other the class’s sunshine.
The relationship between the leads, isn’t that common in every second show, a girl suddenly meets a boy, the girl tries to distance herself from the boy, the boy’s (ex)best friend falls in love with the girl, the girl chooses the first boy over the best friend.
I have already seen Moon Ga Young in Waikiki 2, she was good, but here, she is just impersonating her character from Waikiki 2 once again (personal opinion, I totally can’t see her as Im Ju Gyeong, looking at her makes me feel she is the same character from Waikiki)
The only reason I watch this show is because of the Im family. The family is amazing and shouldn’t be missed.
Isn’t the show made to highlight everyone is beautiful? Is everyone with specs ugly? Seo Jun’s sister wears glasses when she is ugly and takes them out when she is beautiful, don’t forget the acne, are acnes ugly too? What I feel is, the show is stereotyping people with acne and specs.
I skip the scenes with the leads, those scenes are slow, cheesy, and over the top.
One more thing that bothers me is the length of their uniform’s skirt. I mean, I am not an old ancient lady taunting at girls for their choice of clothes but if you watch carefully, I’ve seen Ga Young and Yoo Na try to cover their bodies by dragging their skirt a little bit lower so many times.
I didn’t read the webtoon so my opinions are solely based on the show.
Then, Mr. Queen is not getting the right attention it deserves. Shin Hye Sun is the most versatile actress and she takes on different roles rather than sticking to one. Who can ace the role of a blind ballerina, a violist, a seventeen-year-old in thirty years old’s body? There are so many actresses out there who are famous but they just do that one same role in every drama and here she is doing what others might find difficult to do.
Even though this show is a remake and I didn’t watch the original show, I can say, this one might overpower the original. The timing of this drama is gold. It’s not easy to blend the body and soul of two different actors into one character. It’s excellent to see perfect voice tones from the modern guy and expressions from the queen in scenes where she thinks in her mind.
The actor who stays with the Grand Queen Dowager is amazing too. Just looking at him gives the feeling that he is acing his role perfectly. The show is made to the finest details, from the use of Hanja and Hanguel to the wedding and the pond. Even the Royal Kitchen looks the best.
The comic timing is perfect too.