Title: Oh My Venus
Status: Ongoing [ 16 episodes]
Kim Young-Ho (So Ji-Sub) is a personal trainer for Hollywood stars. Even though he comes from a wealthy family background, he suffered a devastating injury during his childhood days. Now, he overcomes his problems with patience and stubbornness.
Kang Joo-Eun (Shin Min-A) is 33-years-old lawyer. She has struggled to support her family. Now, Kang Joo-Eun is overweight and not so attractive.
An interesting show, a used concept. The first episode and the plotline of the drama is actually pretty common. Pretty girl has ‘everything’ she wants, loses it, and is now trying to gain it all back. Yet, there’s something different about this one.
Because of all the comments I was curious to see what Birth of a Beauty and She Was Pretty was. So I checked them out, and I could see why they were mentioned in the comments. So many similarities between the three shows, this show was like a marrige between the two other dramas.
My favourtie bit though, is how her progress is shown, and why she progresses. In this drama, Kang Joo-Eun is shown to be losing weight, not to gain her boyfriend back, but to be healthy (and pretty) again. Yes she does focus a lot on her looks, but, considering the journey takes a proper start because of her health, and she is looking at that as well, this drama got onto my good books.
While this drama does have many interesting points and adorable characters
(*Spoiler alert* Henry is there!!!) I have a problem with the whole concept of certain food being ‘bad’ food. As someone who has been struggling with weight loss myself, and has had to deal with certain food being considered evil by me, I know that that’s not a good thing. And I certainly hope that later on, both Joo-Eun and Young-Ho talk of how clean eating doesn’t mean staying away fom everything, it means eating healthy, with other food present, in moderation.
The Korean society’s take on weight is very different from the one that most western society’s are used to. They don’t consider it to be a good thing to not follow beauty standards and will riducle those who are ‘chubby’. Also on that note, I understand why Jooeun is changing for the sake of her looks though. Because no matter how strong you are, there is a breaking point each person has.
Well, for those about to start their own weightloss journey it can be inspiration 😛 But in all honesty, it’s a pretty funny drama and I would recommend watching it if you’re taking a break from life.
Like all K-dramas, there are very dramatic parts, some which are overly dramatic. So if you can’t do drama, stay away 😛 The other genres are romance, and slice of life so this is one of those dramas yes.
But on that note, this drama is rated PG-15, cetain concepts are for slightly older people. But it’s nothing too bad so I wouldn’t be upset about a 14 year old watching this.
If you’re sensitive about weight issues though, I would caution watching this.
P.S:, If you’re watching it as it goes, feel free to spazz with me in the comments
~As always, feel free to comment if you want to watch the drama. Keep it clean~