Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon reunite as lovers in ‘She Was Pretty’


Kill Me Heal Me is an impressive case of a drama where it was engulfed in problems from the start but then as soon as it locked down its cast finally, everything went up from there. It went on to become a hit and popular drama and cementing the belief that Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum have a great chemistry and ability to bring success together (as they previously did Secret which also was an unexpected hit.). Kill Me Heal Me also starred Park Seo Joon as heroine’s twin brother and viewers loved them together. Drama people must have seen some potential there as MBC is reuniting them in its upcoming romantic comedy She Was Pretty, this time as each other’s love interests.

The story may look a bit iffy as to the one putting emphasis on beauty but for now, let’s see what the premise says: the fate of a girl and a guy reverses on becoming adults. The girl is very popular and pretty, coming from a rich family while the guy was an unattractive and under-confident kid but later, as they grow up, he becomes hot and attractive while she experiences hardships and loses her beauty. I think what the show might really mean is that she becomes rather ordinary in her circumstances and also loses the charm she had as she goes about struggling.  Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon take up these roles. And we can see in stills that the childhood counterpart of male lead will be played by super-adorable Yang Han Yeol who was one of the scene-stealers as Ding Dong in Best Love.

I didn’t see Kill Me Heal Me and so I’m still untouched by the allure of these two, hence, what got me more excited is the casting of second lead Choi Si Won, who I LOVED in King Of Dramas and looks like he will be bringing his amazing comic timing here as well. He plays an editor for a fashion magazine while Go Joon Hee (Queen Of Ambition) stars as our heroine’s best friend and a hotelier. The fashion magazine is the background where the story will revolve — Park Seo Joon plays deputy chief editor and Hwang Jung Eum plays an intern. I’m a huge fan of workplace romances and so another thing to say yay.

She Was Pretty comes from second writer of High School King Of Savvy and High Kick 3 while the PD directed shows like Cunning Single Lady and Arang And The Magistrate. From the teasers and posters and set-up, it looks like She Was Pretty will be a feel-good, zany comedy with dollops of romance and something I always love to watch. It hits the airwaves from 16 September in the time slot of Wednesdays and Thursday as it follows Scholar Who Walks The Night. It’s great to see the totally different follow-up drama in everything from A to Z. On a side note, I really love the fresh concept of character stills where everyone is posing as if they are featured on the cover of a magazine, which is all the more fitting as that’s what forms the premise, especially when lacklustre posters and stills are a dime a dozen in dramaland.

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4 thoughts on “Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon reunite as lovers in ‘She Was Pretty’

  1. Blue

    Good read 🙂 So freaking weird that the female lead is not in the middle on the picture, at some point I was confused as to who was the lead. Anyway, all you had to do was type “Choi Si-Won”, to convince me to watch it! Plus he’s wearing a beard and based on the pics he can pull it off. I also love Park Seo-Joon’s acting (and looks hihi), which I saw for the first time in Witch’s Romance (though I thought the drama was average). Didn’t see KMHM either, I gave it a try but was turned off by too many things to start listing them. I guess it’s one of those dramas that you either love or “hate”. Oh by the way, I didn’t see King of Dramas yet, but it’s already on my watch list, I HAVE to see it before the end of the year. Anyway, I like the synopsis, looks like it will be fun 😀

    1. snow Post author

      Oh he is looking so smoking hot with that beard 😉
      I haven’t seen Witch’s Romance but PSJ looks soooooo cute that I’m really excited to see him here. The drama sounds fun….nothing ground breaking but just the right amount of cute and feel-goodness….I hope it delivers.
      You MUST wach King Of Dramas….one of my all time favorites! It’s really funny with interesting characters….and Kim Myung Min 🙂

  2. Kay

    I thought that kid looked familiar…Ding Ding! I loved him 🙂

    Kill Me Heal Me has become one of my favorite dramas. Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum had such amazing chemistry. But her chemistry with Park Seo Joon was equally wonderful, although not quite in a romantic way…of course they were brother and sister, lol. I think they have a solid foundation to build on for She Was Pretty.

    And who could pass up Choi Si Won being that adorable 🙂

    1. snow Post author

      Choi Si Won is really cute and funny! My hopes are high for the chemistry between PSJ and HJE as everyone can’t stop praising about it…I’ve only seen her in Incarnation Of Money and that was not a great impression….especially during first half of the series when her character was super annoying…but I’m hoping that will improve here 🙂


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