Hey, who doesn’t like pageant? I do! I used to spend hours of my precious teenage time watching Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss USA and Miss America. Oh hey, please don’t ask me the differences of these pageants… Who cares about that, as long as I get to admire beautiful ladies around the world, that’s all that matters to me. I enjoy watching the swimming suit part mostly because of their long legs *hangs head down* I wish my legs are as long as theirs. *sigh* Anyway, back to Miss Korea! Can I say how I love this show so very, very much? I do! I do! I can’t believe it! When I thought this story would be about exploiting female body in general, it isn’t! I must say there is a lot of great messages coming out of this show. Superb superb superb!
Let me emphasize to you all. I’ve seen so many kdramas but this one really stands out in the crowd of 2013 dramas. The uniqueness of Miss Korea is out of this world. It is THE most realistic drama to date! Shall I repeat that again? THE MOST REALISTIC DRAMA TO DATE! The perspective from each character in this drama is very believable, in my humble opinion. The show made me laugh, cry, angry yet happy as well. I cheer for each character in this show, believe it or not. Miss Korea did something very well and I applaud MBC for airing such bold drama. It is very unconventional and the overview of this show is wonderful. It has all the elements I want in a drama. Very ambitious, very aggressive, very down-to-earth, very determined to do it all kind of drama. Impressive, that’s all I can sum it up. What’s more, the OTP is great! I love Lee Yeon Hee but I have never seen her being this strong in any of her drama until now. Wow! She has changed big time! She certainly look stronger than I last saw her in Ghost. Yes, I like her improvement. Good job, girl! *claps* And who doesn’t love Lee Sun Gyun oppa? Seriously, whatever he touches, it turns to gold! And Miss Korea is officially GOLD!
So what is Miss Korea is all about? Despite the title, this show is not just about the pageant. No no no! It has a lot more to offer than pageant so don’t let your mind trick into thinking it is only pageant even though it plays a major part of it. Miss Korea, sets in the year 1997, tells a story of a struggling cosmetic company called Vivi Cosmetic. Their financial woes forced them to seek new alternative to get them out of their hell hole. They do have a great product they are working on (BB Cream) but the words got out before it is ready and many other cosmetic companies are trying to get hold of this “perfect” formula. Knowing that Vivi is underwater, they are constantly getting harassed. In order to save the company on their own, the president Kim Hyung Joon decided to make Oh Ji-Young, the most beautiful girl back in his high school time, to be the next Miss Korea and a spokesperson for his makeup brand. The road to their first victory is tough for both Kim Hyung Joon and Oh Ji Young. It is not as easy as they think. So many obstacles and challenges they both and the rest of Vivi crew had to face. But I tell you what, the sense of accomplishment in this show is great! Hooray!
If I were you, I will drop every show on the list and just focus on Miss Korea. And that’s what I’m planning to do once this post got posted. I’m currently on episode 16, 4 episodes to go. Now, just a warning to you… This show is very deep. I mean real deep but not philosophical deep. It’s not lovey dovey kind of drama. Miss Korea is a drama about life. The struggling part of life that got me deeper with this one. I highly recommend this show. And it is so rare to see strong female lead characters like Oh Ji Young. For once, I see a light and it is through Miss Korea. I love it! Please watch it. You will not be disappointed. NOT AT ALL.