My ID is Gangnam Beauty Kdrama Live Recap Episode 6

Bar scene in Kdrama My ID is Gangnam Beauty
Those outfits were a little risky for our ladies, will they go out in them, or will they take a stand for all the women everywhere? I know the stakes aren’t that big, but I also feel like any win that Mirae gets feels like I won also. So I am rooting for them to speak their mind about this festival, while still having fun.

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MY ID IS GANGNAM BEAUTY KDRAMA LIVE RECAP EPISODE 6
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#1

OPENING
We open on the scene were everyone is setting up for the festival. All the boys are out getting everything ready and waving at all the pretty girls that walk by. SW wishes to be born as a pretty woman and get all the attention.

Cut to the girls getting in their outfits. The girls actually made the outfits but they looked different int he picture and were a bit longer. SA asks if MR likes it. She says she does not so SA tells them that MR does not like it so they shouldn’t wear it. MR asks why are you – . But she does not get it all out.

All the guys come in. One guy thinks it is too short but the other guy thinks it is great. Girls wear these clothes all the time. He takes a picture of them even though everyone else looks uncomfortable.

In the festival, everyone has alcohol on their tables and MR is working and helping out. It seems like JB is popular and knows a lot of people. MR is impressed and thinks that she never had that many friends before.

Three guys ask were they can sit. MR is about to happily show them but remembers the front of them as the boy from her past that she liked but who was mean to her and told her not to ever like her. She thinks that she thought she would never meet her again.

SA comes up to greet them and tells them that this is the girl that she said was pretty. kang Mirae. The boy knows that name but says it is someone from his middle school. SA looks so happy about it as if she planned the entire thing (which I think she did).

Cut to WJ’s bar. KS looks at the CCTV to see when the money might have been stolen. KS asks if he called the police. WJ says yes, he is so sorry to JB, he wants to apologize to her. KS is basically like, yeah, you should, you’re not a kid, let’s go.

Cut to HJ meeting with her rapper idol. She tells him that Tiger JK said that if you want to rap then you should go to a certain department. Tiger JK walks in at that moment (real person) and is introduced to him. They are all very friendly and want to hear her rap.

They go to the studio and put on the music for her to rap into the mic. She starts rapping and sounds good but she is nervous and stops. She tells them that she did not get a chance to practice, she will try it one more time. They are all very understanding and tells her to take her time when she is ready.

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#2
Night falls on the festival and WJ timidly asks JB if he can talk to her. MR uses that opportunity to ask her sunbae if she can leave, she is feeling tired. The sunbae says that is okay but you should have someone fill in for you. KS says that he can do it for her. He walks up to them and the title pops up between them.

TITLE: THE COUNTERATTACK OF THE FACE GENIUS (HANDSOME GUY) #2

MR is a bit nervous, what if that guy notices KS? That guy actually does notice Kyung-seok and says they went to middle school together. SA smiles joyfully and says that KS and MR went to the same place.

The other boy is all like……wah? But he doesn’t look evil about it (yet). SA goes over to grab Mirae and pulls him to the boy. She introduces them. The boy asks if she knows him right? Mirae nods. The boy smiles and says that this is driving him crazy and laughs into his cup, but he does not say anything else about it.

Cut to JB and WJ. he apologizes to her and thanks her. She thanks him since he said he was sorry. WJ is so thankful and happy and sorry. he grabs JB’s hands tenderly which throws her off.

back at the festival, Mirae is somehow still around and is now sitting at the table with the boys and everyone. The boy smiles smugly and says that he wish he would have knows that she would grow up so pretty. KS sees all of this and disapproves. But he does not stop them from talking.

The boy starts to talk about how Mirae liked him in middles school. But Mirae is not going to sit for this and tells him to leave. he does not leave and says he is happy to see Kang Ogre again. His friends area ll like, this is Kang Ogre? Mirae says, Ya! Which captures everyones attention.

All Miraes friends turn to look at what is going on. He asks her if she thinks she is different because she is pretty. She says yes, now she knows that he is not changed at all. he only treats people based on their look and still hurts people. When you think of Kang Ogre, then remember this, to me you are trash.

She turns to leave and briefly runs into KS, but then keeps leaving. The boys friends are upset at him for ruining the mood. And KS tells the boy that he is trash and he should pay for his food. he tells SA that he will call her later, but SA just looks at him disgusted and asks how he can do that to his classmate (but she is acting).

The other students wonder how much Mirae changed to not be recognized at all. her classmate didn’t even know her. Jh wonders, maybe Mirae ignored him? Anyway, that is the worst nickname ever, Kang Ogre.

Mirae sits on a bench thinking about what that boy said to her. SA comes up to her and sits on the bench. She tells her that she is sorry she called someone that she did not know to come to the festival. They came to see me, I did not know that he was that bad. I am sorry.

Mirae tells her that it is not her fault, it would not happen if it was not me.

But SA tells her that she really worried about it, she wants to be nicer to her. She has a bit of prejudice about plastic surgery. Do they really want to be prettier that others. But now I know, some people rally need it. Some people that have a painful look. Can you serve again? If it is difficult then i will ask another sunbae.
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#3
Earlier, MR called her best friend, Hyun-jung and told her what happened with that middle school guy. So HJ shows up and confronts HJ. She asks him if he remembers her? I am Kang Mirae’s friend. Why did you even come here to torture her in middle school.

He says he came there because SA called him. HJ is all like, why would she call you? He says that she told him that she liked his Instagram. HJ looks at the Instagram and sees his profile.

Back at the festival, all the servers have to leave. the camera cuts to KS walking with SA. She wonders how he can be like that. KS tells her that she is the one that called him. But she says she did not know he would be that bad, how can he call her that if she was that bad. But KS tells her that she was cute. Kang Mirae was cute.

SA is gobsmacked.

Mirae is leaving in her own clothing now and thinks about SA telling her that there are some people that are desperate to get plastic surgery, now she knows. SHe is pulled out of her thoughts by Hye-sung. MR sent a candle to her so Hye-sung tells her that the employees say that it smells so good. We don’t really know what their conversation is about but MR tells her that she can meet her somewhere.

back at the festival, the annoying guy says that only girls should do the serving and they should also have longer hair and lose weight and smile. The girls still there are so annoyed with him. The short haired girl quits and tells her, why should I do this and listen to you. You are all ugly. the other guy comes up and asks what is going on. The annoying guy tries to say it is allthe girls fault.

Kim Tae -hee asks him if this means that she is fat and ugly, so should I get plastic surgery? i don’t like it and I don’t want to hear it, I am not an object in a store. Think about it, I quit also. YE also tells them that sunbae’s should listen to freshman too, why are you making me do this? they all quit.

The annoying guy says he was thinking of them, how dare they do that to sunbaes. But the other sunbae just tells him to shut up.

The other sunbae goes to Kim Tae-hee and bashfully kneels next to her and tells her that he is sorry. he should have spoken up earlier. Kim Tae-hee is sad and annoyed and angry. But the sunbae says that those kids just tease her to make her upset, but he actually doesn’t like skinny girls. he sits next to her and tells her that he likes her, he likes how she looks and acts and behaves so don’t be too stressed about it. Are you okay now…..okay, I am leaving.
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#4
CAFE
Mirae is at a cafe and sees her text from Do Kyung-seok, he asked her where she was.

She is actually with his mother right now. They talk about KS. MR is not good enough to convince him but they are friends kind of. They went to the same middle school. KS asks which one, he moved once. She tells him JahHyung middle school. They knew each other but they weren’t that close.

umma asks how he was. MR tells her that he was very popular because he was handsome. Umma smiles and says that she is happy that she was not the only one feeling that. She saw him from a distance in middle school. he grew up a lot and now he is all grown up.

MR tells her that she saw her once before when she was in middle school. SHe is not if she remembers her or not, even if you do, you will not recognize my face. I had plastic surgery on my entire face.

Umma understands and asks her where they saw each other. Mirae says it was a day that she had a really hard time. She was having a really hard time do to how she looked. She thought she was so ugly, the ugliest person, she thought she looked like a monster.

Flashback to Mirae about to jump into the Han River. But Hye-sung was there and asks her if she is having a hard time. MR tells her that the kids say that she is so ugly and call her oak and tell her that she is face trash. Umma comes up and holds her hand so she can step back onto the sidewalk. Then she gives her a big hug and rubs her head as she comforts her.

Hye-sung – whatever they say, you are the most important person to yourself.

MR – I knew it that time, a good word and a good smell can rescue people.

HS says that she remembers it, why didn’t you tell me that it was you? MR says it was because she told everyone that she liked perfume because of the unseen beauty. Hye-sung tells her that she is pretty now, does she think she is okay now? Mirae says that she thought it would be okay, but it is so noticable.

Umma tells her that she is pretty. MR smiles and says that a pretty person telling her that is uncomfortable. Umma looks solemn and says that she sometimes thinks her life would go better if she was not so pretty. Does that sound egotistical?

Flashback to Umma as a kid. Everyone said she was so pretty to an uncomfortable level so she believed it herself. It was just like that. A pretty person was like power, everyone respected her everywhere, so I thought I could control the world. I was confident in work and love and everywhere. She was introduced to a nice person from a nice family. Her parents liked him too. he told her that she was the prettiest flower.

Umma – Pretty flower, back then, I did not know that that word would confine my life.
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MR – is that why you quit working?

Umma – yes, I thought being pretty meant that it was respect and that I could control any man, I was an idiot. So you have to date a lot of men and marry a nice man.

MR smiles and agrees.

back at the festival that has turned into a sausage festival. The men just sit around talking about how there are no men there. Elsewhere, the girls all talk to each other and asks if the guys are calling them. they are still angry. Should they get their revenge on them? Lets do it. How should we do it?

In the apartment, HJ immediately talks to MR when she comes in and tells her that SA approached That middle school guy first. he also has his middle school profile there. Maybe SA wanted to screw up.

MR looks with interest but says that can’t be right. But alter on, MR looks at her cell phone as if she is suspicious. However her mother calls at that moment. She will put side dishes in the fridge. Appa is with umma so Umma says that appa will go there to deliver it all.

Appa looks nervous and happy about it. They go out to buy a cute cake for her daughter. The umma wants a tiny one at first, but appa wants the biggest one. They try to get to their daughters place but they are outside and still have to travel a ways. Luckily, they bump into WY who says he can help them.

he carries the things all the way to the apartment and wants nothing in return. Umma thinks he is so nice, she hopes to have a son in law like him one day. Umma and Appa go inside to celebrate something, not too sure what it is though. They light the candle and wish for a good college life for HJ and MR. Appa is a little awkward but still happy.

HJ tells them that they did not take a photo on the first day of college. They should take one now. Umma likes HJ so much that she tells her if she had a boy then she would like her to be her daughter in law. HJ takes a photo of Mirae with her parents. They take super cute photos together and appa looks like an uncomfortable but loving appa in all of them. The last one is a piggy back ride with Mirae holding her appa.

POLITICAL EVENT
Meanwhile, KS’s father is also giving people piggy back rides at a retirement community. Afterwards, they start to talk about the mother. She did not do anything in particular, she just talked to a female student in a cafe and left. But it is hard to follow her around. Appa tells him that he does not need to follow her, he can just follow the kids. But it is a playful moment.
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#6
Cut to WY in the apartment, he sees the uniform of what the girls wore and is upset about it. he heads out.

back at the university, the girls make the men wear a muscle men shirt. They have to wear it and walk around. They are not handsome so the other way they can attract people is to be funny. Kim Tae-hee starts to take photos but the guys says to not take photos.

WY comes in and all the fun stops. Kim Tae-hee tells him that the guys always want the pretty ones to do the surgery. WY is more concerned about what the girls wore yesterday. the girls tell WY everything. he shakes his head and asks if they changed at all from last year. We wills top doing this tradition if you keep doing this nonsense.

Later on, MR and HJ walk around the festival again. They don’t want to ruin their first school festival because of that guy. So they each go to their different department areas at the festival.

Soon, SA catches up with MR and asks her what she is doing. MR says she is just looking around. SA says she is going to meet someone and then mentions that she worried about her a lot yesterday, are you okay?

MR – I went to his Instagram, his profile says that he went to the same middle school, didn’t you see it?

SA tries to play it off and says that she would have told her that she knew the alumni first. But then JH runs up to her and shows her the image of the guys in the muscle shirts. They smile and laugh about it, but MR looks at SA suspiciously and is not involved in the laughter.

In the break room, Kim Tae-hee asks her friend if he got yelled at a lot. he says that Woo-young only yells at people who deserve it. he sulks about it a bit but is happy that Kim Tae-hee brought him something. They head to the festival, but get locked inside. They are able to have someone open it fro them quickly, but they try to figure out how the door breaks. It is strange, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

Meanwhile, the girls all sit at the festival. All the guys thinks that SA is the best as they have three girls and three guys across from each other. They should pick who they like. KS sits at the table and is asked who he likes. Without hesitating, he picks Mirae.

Everyone looks at her, it is her turn to point at who she might like. They all tap on the table, but that causes the cup to move slowly to the edge and spill all over Mirae. She hops up but it is too late, she is all wet. JH tells her that there are extra shirts in the department room upstairs.

KS volunteers to take her and SA hops up as well after seeing Kyung-suk do it. MR says that she will go with Kyung-seok. SA looks like perhaps she has been found out.

KS and MR walk to the building slowly, but KS tells her that they can run if she is embarrassed. So MR takes off running and KS has to try and keep up.
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WY shows up to HJ’s department event which is fortune telling. HJ is happy to see him and starts to tell his fortune. WY picks “The love I want” card. HJ thought he would pick “The future I want.” He says that he knows his future well.

They start with the test. HJ reads from a book and says that he will buy a sweater that looks a certain way with a certain pattern and something else. He picks the third one. She tells him that he wants a simple love, not a passionate love. You are under control even though your emotions are high. I think that is good, it looks gracious but your love could look like you are fake. You should be honest to your own feelings otherwise you will not get your love.

WY says that he is honest now. There is a person that is in his department that is a student. HJ says she will keep the secret but is pretty sad that it is not her. He tells her that he is happy that she will keep his secret and heads out.

Meanwhile, KS and MR look for a spare T-shirt. KS is able to find one for her and tells her that he will wait outside. but the door will not open. He tries to open it again but it is stuck. Mirae tries as well. It is very stuck.

Mirae calls someone but they don’t pick up the phone.

On the dating spot, both guys pick SA but she does not pick them and annoyingly asks if she can leave now. But hen Kyung-suks phone rings. he accidentally left it on the table so everyone sees that Mirae is calling kyung-seok.

But she was only calling his phone so they could find it in the room. he thinks he might have left it.

SA walks with JH. JH wonders what is going on with KS and those types of things. Maybe KS makes SA jealous, are you giving them a hard time? But SA is upset and says, who said that I like him? She walks off.

In the locked room, Mirae tries to change but is nervous to change with him still in the room. He looks out the window and tells her to let him know when she is done. Their music starts playing as she gets up the courage to change her shirt while looking at his reflection in the window.

Fade Out
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COMMENTS
This episode was a little too heavy handed on the issues they are trying to get across (for my taste) so it pulled me out of the show a bit. Still an enjoyable watch though.

Mirae’s department is super outlandish and extra chauvinistic, which makes me want to see a department that gets everything right. It seems like HJ is perfectly happy with her department, feels respected, and is able to flourish, so can we send an episode where Mirae just hangs out with them? It would be a nice break from all the disrespectful things happening to all the women in chemistry

PREVIEW

Sunbae – What, you were here together?
VO – You two?
VO – Kyung-seok’s father was a former senator.
SA – You dropped it yesterday.
KS – Ah, you are the worst.
VO – The CEO went to the emergency room
MR – Emergency room?
YE – Soo-ha…..didn’t you say you lived in Dukukdong?
SA – Well, I just left home and got my own place.
KS – Sorry for misunderstanding.
SA – Without Ji-woo, you will keep misunderstanding me right?
MR – Yes, sunbae-nim
WY – Well, we are going to do a housewarming party this Saturday, do you have time?
HJ – Are you going to be late today? You’ll watch a movie with Kyung-seok?
MR – I’m going crazy.

Top Image by jtbc and edited using PicMonkey.

9 Comments

  1. Small Birdy
    August 11, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Thanks very much for the recap, V!

    Agree with you, even in the previous episode, the issue was starting to get drummed into the audience to the point where it was a bit jarring – only the close-ups of KS’s face saved it for me, LOL! This episode actually got a bit worse, hopefully they will tone it down a bit next week. But please, keep doing nice shots of KS’s face – that will help…..greatly….

    They are following all the major plot points from the webtoon though and so far, I like that they padded out the story from the webtoon with some good side plots. The webtoon’s story is really pretty thin on the ground cause it mainly dealt with the OTP’s thought process throughout and took quite some time to resolve stuff.

    Let’s hope they can pull it off.

    • V
      Author
      August 11, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      I am going to try and find a good photo of KS’s face just for you! Hopefully JTBC uploaded a good one. 🙂

      • kim Hauzel
        August 12, 2018 / 11:43 am

        could you post more videos…. cause i can’t watch it full in my country… thank you

        • V
          Author
          August 12, 2018 / 9:02 pm

          Can you get YouTube in your country? We used to post more YouTube videos that the dramas would post on their YouTube channel, but ran out of time to do that (and our videos are acting so weird lately and showing up super huge). Here is JTBC’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/jtbcdrama/videos

  2. A
    August 12, 2018 / 1:41 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but I felt the issue actually captures the dialogue you would see at a university. As a college student in the US, this sort of behavior would be shut down right away more quickly. But maybe the culture in Korea, since most of the girls were first years, doesn’t let them go against their sunbaes and the issues surrounding superficial looks is a big part of South Korean standards. Sort of like how in a frat, pledges have to obey their upperclassmen. It’s another facet of the theme of the series.

    One another note, my heart exploded when KS pointed at MR though. His alien stare makes me laugh since the actor is such a goofball in real life.

    I do wonder why the door automatically locked. Is it really an accident, or did someone do it on purpose to trap the underclassmen. I got creepy vibes since the incident from the first episode when that 5th tried to take advantage of MR.

  3. Sashaa
    August 12, 2018 / 7:14 am

    Yes it felt a bit much but I guess this is the theme of the drama. It didn’t bother me though since the gals finally got their act together.
    Looks like the chemistry department is notorious for this and have a tradition of being so.

    I agree on the previous comment – KS pointing to MR. He is so direct. That was a confession right? I also liked that he said MR was cute In school to Soo-Ah’s face. I think that’s what she needs to hear more often.

    I also want KS to face his past and move on from his shell. His sister (poor thing) is try so hard to keep it together in her own way. She really needs some healthy emotional people surrounding her. The father Clearly is a phony character

  4. Lee
    August 12, 2018 / 9:04 am

    I am older so this kind of crap happened all the time in college. It’s a shame that it gets shut down quickly in the US and people can’t have fun or be creative any more

  5. CN
    August 12, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Can I just commend your choice of words?

    “SA is gobsmacked”

    LOL. Love it.

    • V
      Author
      August 12, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      When that word popped up in my head my immediate thought was, “I hope I am using this word the way I think I’m using it,” lol.

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