Total Episodes: 16
Airs: Saturday/ Sunday
My Beautiful Bride Episode 1 & 2 Summary
Ready to take that next step with his live in girlfriend (Yoon Joo Young), Kim Do Hyeong (hero) shows up at Joo Young's house to formally asks for her hand. Overjoyed, Joo Young's family urges a strangely reluctant Joo Young to accept Do Hyeong's proposal when Do Hyeong is obviously a man more than they ever hoped for.
Coming home with the requested fried chicken, Do Hyeong finds an empty house with evidence showing Joo Young left in the middle of making dinner. Picking up the engagement ring Joo Young has left on the counter, Do Hyeong's uneasiness grows.
After three days of trying everything to find Joo Young, Do Hyeong finally goes to the police station but quickly loses his temper when the police refuses to take Joo Young's disappearance seriously.
Piecing everything together, Yoon Mi figures out that Joo Young has never told Do Hyeong of her past as the girlfriend of an underworld boss, Song Hak Soo who deals in human trafficking. Feeling responsible to look into Joo Young's case because she is actually the informant that helped Yoon Mi lock Song Hak Soo away, Yoon Mi worst fear comes true when she finds out that Song Hak Soo has been released from prison. Another interesting tidbit is that Do Hyeong was probably Joo Young's first crush and he was the one that gave her the courage to rat out her boyfriend. The first "accidental" meeting between the two was also orchestrated by Joo Young.
Chasing after Park Joon Beom in a car, Do Hyeong is stopped when two traffic police stops him after Joon Beom turns himself in for drunk driving and accuses Do Hyeong of doing the same.
Perhaps feeling bad for Do Hyeong knowing that he has been kept in the dark by Joo Young of her messy past, Yoon Mi shows up to vouch for Do Hyeong... until the traffic cop open Do Hyeong's trunk and finds the dead body of Song Hak Soo (Yoon Mi's ex-boyfriend, the one that just got out of prison). Things is going to get very troublesome for Do Hyeong because Yoon Mi has just been informed by her subordinate that Do Hyeong actually used to be part of the special forces, which mean he has both the motive AND the ability to kill Song Hak Soo.
I was quite relived once it came out that Do Hyeong was in the special forces because so many things made sense after that little information came to light. For example, up to the point of Do Hyeong losing control because Joo Young's disappearance he was almost robot like in his daily life and it was obvious there was always a tension just beneath his calm exterior. As a hero he was kinda of hard to get use to in the beginning but by the end of episode two Do Hyeong is starting to give off a Jason Bourne vibe... and I LOVE Jason Bourne!!! So I am totally on board if that's the direction the show is going.
While we didn't get to see Lee Si Young's character a lot in the first two episodes, I think Yoon Mi's passionate but kind character is a nice balance to a somewhat stiff hero. The only thing that worries me is that I am afraid there might be next to zero romance in this show, since judging by the title our hero is probably going to be pretty focused on his girlfriend through the whole show. Sigh... that's just too bad because based on the small amount of interaction between our two leads I think they could have great chemistry together.