She Was Pretty: Episode 1
Korean Drama Recaps | September 5, 2015 | 347 viewed
Director: Jung Dae Yoon
Genre: Romance Comedy
Starring: Hwang Jung Eum ( Kim Hye Jin), Park Seo-Joon (Ji Sun –Joon), Choi Siwon( Kim Shin- Hyuk), Koh Joon-Hee ( Min Ha-Ri)
Release Date: September 6th, 2015
She was Pretty episode 1
The first Episode is released, with no expectation. However, ‘She was Pretty’ srart off strongly with the combination of 4 characters. I am significantly believed that they will make the huge business for the series. Although, this madcap romantic comedy, is not highest ranking compare with it drama rival (4.8% for the premiere, against Assembly’s 5.4% and Yong-pal’s 21.5%), but my first impression with them is good, so let’s wait
EPISODE 1 RECAP
The first screen starts with the puzzle of a Renoir painting which missing one piece. A man with hidden face is looking up for someone name Kim Hye Jin then he arranges his very old box which contains many old returned letters with baby handwriting. We guest they are very closed childhood friend. He JI SUNG-JOON (Park Seo Joon) flies back to Korean to find her.
A very beautiful girl is party MIN HA-RI (Go Jun-hee) at a trendy pool-slash-nightclub; she phones for her friend but a girl on phone is busy with working. The friend is frizzy-haired and ruddy-faced (Hwang Jung-eum), some male customers are scorned at her face and prefer prettier waitress of next table. But, she has a positive attitude.
Hye Jine seems very important to Hari, she calls her wifely when she comes and ready to trap on his foot when he questions her why she have such that friend.
They are living in the same house, but such different life styles. While Hye Jin just wake up as a man, Ha Ri has so many girly skin care routien in the morning.
Hye Jin on the interview with 2 others competitor, she is clearly in very different kind of professional. Normally , she may fail with this acting and talking but just see.
Hye-jin is pleasantly surprised to receive an email from Ji Sung-joon, which is full of questions about what she’s up to and ends with a request to meet when he arrives in Korea. Ha-ri remembers him as a chubby loser who’d moved into her house after her family moved to Japan, and was shocked when she later heard Sung-joon and Hye-jin had become best buddies.
But Hye-jin is thrilled at his request to meet, smiling to recall Sung-joon as a sweet, innocent boy.
On the day of their meeting, Ha-ri drives Hye-jin and lends her her cell phone (Hye-jin’s broke in the pool dunking), though she’s at a loss as to why her friend would be so eager to see Chubbo again. Hye-jin says he was her friend and first love, which Ha-ri can’t believe.
Then Mr. Motorcycle arrives—he’s KIM SHIN-HYUK (Choi Siwon), and he introduces himself as a feature editor here to write about this exhibition.
Sung-joon smiles when Hye-jin texts that she’s arrived, while outside, she waits with nervous anticipation. She spies a fat man sitting alone eating a pastry and grabs his hands enthusiastically, squealing that it’s great to see him again, which of course doesn’t go over well when he huffs that he’s not Sung-joon.
Then Sung-joon calls to confirm that she’s near the fountain, and heads over waving in her direction.
She’s stunned at the transformation… and then he walks right past her to the pretty woman behind her. Hye-jin gasps in horror, remembering, “There’s one important fact I’d forgotten while I was so busy earning money! The Kim Hye-jin that Ji Sung-joon remembers looks like…”
So Hye-jin chokes back tears as she finds Ha-ri, telling her friend why she left. The beautiful Hye-jin in his memory had completely vanished, and she’d been afraid of looking even more pathetic in his eyes.
Ha-ri exclaims that Hye-jin’s totally fine and should meet him anyway, but Hye-jin counters that on top of the looks are her sad status as a 30-year-old unemployed loafer. She’d rather preserve the first-love fantasy.
She sighs that she wishes she could borrow Ha-ri’s appearance just for today… and that sparks an idea.
Now in the present, Hye-jin watches her first love hugging her best friend, thinking, “On that day, in front of my first love, I became a hidden picture.”
The couple heads to a restaurant for dinner, while Hye-jin eavesdrops from a nearby table. Sung-joon is clearly bursting with curiosity but asks questions slowly, while Ha-ri fidgets uncomfortably, replying according to the instructions Hye-jin had issued. She sticks to vague comments, but missteps when asking after his mother, which causes Hye-jin to leap up and signal madly that Mom’s sleeping in the sky. Thankfully, Ha-ri smooths it over and he doesn’t think too strangely of it.
Then Hye-jin imagines herself in Ha-ri’s seat as he says earnestly, “Before I met you, I thought being alone every day was obvious. But I realized for the first time after becoming friends with you… that if you have even one friend with you, the world isn’t lonely. It could be fun. And to have the friend with me be a cool girl like you—it was so fortunate. Thinking that, I suddenly felt grateful, and wanted to find you. Meeting you now, I’m glad I found you.”
Ha-ri forces a smile, and Hye-jin slumps a little, sighing, “I’m glad I hid.”
It’s clear that Sung-joon wants to meet again, but as the date winds down Ha-ri follows Hye-jin’s instructions and gives him her excuse. He’s floored when she says she’s leaving to study in England tomorrow.
Around the corner, Hye-jin blinks back tears.
The gift is an umbrella, which stirs a specific memory.
Now Hye-jin selects all of her emails from Sung-joon—there’s a whole page of them as they’d planned their reunion—and deletes them, thinking, “Goodbye, my first love.”
On the upside, Hye-jin gets hired as an intern at a magazine, and she shows up for her first day full of enthusiasm. Even when minor hiccups arise (like ripping her slacks on the way in), she brushes them aside with her eternal optimism.
The company has hired two interns in their management support department, and the other one is a fashionable young woman with a distinct air of snootiness about her. The internship will last three months, at the end of which they’ll be up for full-time employment. Hye-jin is given her first task and races around madly running errands, while the other intern sits around.
Still, Hye-jin tackles her work with alacrity, super excited to finally have a job.
Following days Hye-jin has the task of dropping off a box with another department within the company, The Most magazine’s editorial team. She heads to the flashy Most office and makes the delivery, only to be mistaken for someone else and given another errand.
Continue that ways , she spends the whole days at Most and finish so many . They mistake her for the new freelance copy editor.
She’s exhausted by the time she finally makes it out, and then the Most team realizes the mixup when the real freelancer shows up. The editors wonder who Hye-jin was, noting that she did all her work perfectly.
The next day, Hye-jin is transferred to Most on a temporary, three-month assignment. She isn’t keen to return there, but Most has the most pull within the company, and what they want, they get.
So off she goes, where she’s shown her seat and once again eyed by Shin-hyuk, who continues trying to figure out where he’s seen her. Heh, if he can’t think back two days, I fear he may never know.
Hye-jin’s voiceover cuts in to tell us, “Reality is when suddenly one day, without any warning, it escapes our expectation.” That’s when Sung-joon arrives at the office building, and a passing employee recognizes him as the guy who kicked her off the elevator. (Aw, I knew it.)
Sung-joon enters Most’s office, and the editor-in-chief introduces him as their New York transfer, now their deputy editor.
Hye-jin gasps in shock just as Shin-hyuk remembers where they met. Hye-jin narrates, “None of us expected this.” Sung-joon joins the voiceover to say, “This is the beginning of our hidden picture search.”
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