Airs: Wednesday & Thursday
Synopsis: A fat kid in his school days, our hero returns to the country after 15 years to reconnect with the beautiful friendly girl he used to know. Stunned to see her first crush has grown up to be an attractive man, our heroine can't bring herself to reveal to hero that she has actually transformed from a swan to an ugly duckling.
Episode 1 Summary
Deleting all of Sung Joon's e-mails, Hye Jin tells herself that it was for the best that she was able to end her first crush and not spoil Sang Joon's beautiful memory of her.
Hye Jin's dejection over her dead end crush soon turns to elation when she is informed that she has been hired by The Most, a magazine publishing company.
From the hints the show has dropped so far it's probably save to assume Shin Hyuk is the company president's son so that makes him a chaebol in disguise.
Notwithstanding Hye Jin's valiant effort to avoid Sung Joon at all cost, Hye Jin ends up getting trapped in an elevator with Sung Joon. Not connecting Hye Jin to his childhood friend at all, Sung Joon tries to calm the crazy hyperventilating woman down by playing the song Hye Jin has once played for him when they were little. Looking at Sung Joon who left without a backward glance at her, Hye Jin hangs her head in a mixture of sadness and relief.
Her whole illusion of the kind and warm Sung Joon she remembers from her childhood obliterated, Hye Jin vows that she will not resign over a jerk like him.
While Ha Ri has been patting herself on the back for fooling Sung Joon into believing that Hye Jin is in England, fate has other ideas and Sung Joon runs into Ha Ri at the hotel where she works at. And that's where the writer leaves us hanging.
Actually, that's not too big of a cliff hanger because according to the previews I think it is pretty save to assume that Ha Ri manages to convince Sung Joon of why she is all the sudden back from England.
I am starting to think maybe this show will have four leads instead. As one who is not usually too found of shows that features two couples (unless we are talking about family dramas where the show is long enough to have multiple romance lines) I am pretty intrigued by all four leads thus far so for once I don't mind if She Was Pretty ends up going that route. At this point in time I actually wouldn't mind at all if the writer ends up matching Hye Jin with Shin Hyuk (Siwon's character) instead of Sung Joon. Speaking of Siwon, I was a bit unused to see him playing such a disheveled and eccentric character at first but by the end of episode two the character Shin Hyuk has really grown on me.