Sunday, January 17, 2016

Oh My Venus

Episodes: 16
     Kang Joo Eun is known as the Daegu Venus back in her hey-day. With her beautiful looks and perfect figure, she was extremely popular with the boys and envied by the girls in her high school. Despite coming from a poor family, she is determined to go to law school and become an attorney. Im Woo Sik, a swimmer, professed his love for Kang Joo Eun and the two end up dating.
     Now, at age 33, she is a lawyer and have been dating Im Woo Sik for 15 years. Due to her hypothyroidism and not taking care of her body, she is now overweight and is constantly disregarded and overlooked by society and her coworkers. In a situation in which she had a life-threatening situation, Kim Yeong Ho aka John Kim, helps her. He is a celebrity personal trainer going by John Kim who was involved in a scandal in the United States so has come to Korea until things cool down. In Korea, Kim Yeong Ho is appointed by his grandmother as the new president of the family medical services company and prevents him from returning to the United States.
       Kang Joo Eun's life then changes when her boyfriend of 15 years breaks up with her and is involved with an old friend Oh Soo Jin. Eager to get her life back together, Kang Joo Eun ends up coming to Kim Yeong Ho to help her lose weight. With the help of his two side kicks, the tough coach, and her strong personality, she begins on this journey to lose weight and become healthy. She also learns to rediscover love and happiness of her own.  

     This drama was really motivating as I watched Kang Joo Eun work hard and also accomplish her goal in losing weight. Her optimism and perseverance is admirable. I couldn't hate on any of the characters in this drama, which I am grateful for. True, at some points, I felt upset. However, all the characters did things within reason and also weren't bad people at heart.
      I loved the side characters and the love lines of the minor characters. As for the main leads, I loved their romance. Their friends were extremely supportive of them and kind to them. At the same time, it was a mutually beneficial relationship. Kim Yeong Ho took care of her health and also helped her get her life back. He loved her regardless of what she does or what she is like. Kang Joo Eun adds color to Kim Yeong Ho's life and also offers her support during his time in need.
     One thing that I didn't like about this drama was the fact that they kept passing used band aids around. It wasn't exactly romantic for me but rather gross.

Highly recommend.

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