Pretty Ugly – Synopsis, Cast, OST, Episode, Review
Pretty Ugly – Synopsis, Cast, OST, Episode, Review

Pretty Ugly – Synopsis, Cast, OST, Episode, Review

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Pretty ugly is a drama airing on RTV starting February 6, 2020. This drama previously aired on SBS starting May 14, 2016.

In addition, this drama airs every Saturday and Sunday at 22:00 KST, replacing the drama Policewoman 2.

The main character of this drama is Namkoong Min, who previously acted Remember: War of the Son (2015).

He clashed with Seo Hyo Rim, with whom he previously had success Endless Love (2014) and Bang Min Ah, who starred Sweet, wild family (2015).

In addition, there is Ohn Joo Wan who appeared in a drama named Village: The Secret of Achiara (2015).


  • Title: Pretty ugly
  • Judul Lain: Beauty of the Beast / Beautiful Gong Shim / Beauty of the Beast / Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim / So I Am Not Beautiful
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Country: South Korea
  • Directed by: Baek Soo Chan, Nam Tae Jin
  • Producer: Lee Seong Hoon
  • Screenwriter: Lee Hye Myung
  • Production House: The Story Works
  • TV channel: SBS, RTV
  • Number of episodes: 20
  • Show time: May 14, 2016 – July 17, 2016, starting February 6, 2020 (Indonesia)
  • Schedule: Saturday and Sunday at 22:00 KST or 20:00 WIB, Monday to Sunday at 09:30 WIB (Indonesia)
Synopsis Pretty Ugly Episode 1 - 20 complete (RTV drama)

(photo: instagram/lagitrtv)


It tells the story of Gong Shim (Bang Min Ah), who is always overshadowed by her older sister, named Gong Mi, because her sister’s treatment is different from hers.

Gong Mi works at a law firm, while Gong Shim is considered ugly, clumsy and unemployed.

Gong Shim has to rent a room where her family lives because her bedroom is used to store Gong Mi’s wardrobe.

Gong Shin saves some money and plans to go to Italy to become an artist. Here she meets a man named Ahn Dan Tae (Namkoong Min), who is a lawyer.

The main character

  • Namkoong Min as Ahn Dan Tae
    A man who rents a room from Gong Shim. He works as a lawyer.
  • Bang Min Ah as Gong Shim
    A 24-year-old girl who lives under a lot of stress.
  • Seo Hyo Rim as Gong Mi
    A woman who is known for her attractive and ideal looks and images.
  • Joo Wan as Suk Joon Soo
    A man who became the temporary heir of the Star Group.

Supporting actor

  • Jo Yeon Ho as young Dan Tae

Gong Shim’s family

  • Oh Hyun Kyung as Joo Jae Boon
  • Woo Hyeon as Gong Hyuk

Star Distribution Group

  • Jung Hye Sun as Nam Soon Cheon
  • Kyeon Mi Ri as Yeom Tae Hee
  • Kim Il Woo as Seok Dae Hwang
  • Kim Byeong Ok as Yeom Tae Cheol
  • Sunwoo Yong Nyeo as Seok Dae Hwang’s mother

The people around Ahn Dan Tae

  • Bang Eun Hee as Cheon Ji Yeon
  • Choi Hong The as Ahn Soo Young

More appearances

  • Shin Soo Ho as Shin Goo Nam
  • Kim Byung Se as Lawyer
  • Kim Dong Gyun as the owner of the station
  • Kim Gi Cheon as a policeman
  • Kwon Tae Won as medical staff
  • Joo Seok Tae as Secretary
  • Go Mi Young as a lawyer
  • Ahn Soo Bin
  • Yang Seung Geol
  • Han Ga Rim as Gong Shim’s schoolmate
  • Lee Chang
  • Ho Chang
  • Park No Sik
  • Jo Hee Bong as CEO of the salon
  • Jin Hyun Kwang as studio owner
  • Geum Bo as Ho Joong
  • Jin Wook as Doctor
  • Lee Hye Sook as the lawyer’s wife


  • Fighting For You – Woo Ye Rin
  • my first kiss – Minah (Girl’s Day)
  • My face is burning – Choi Sang Da
  • The cells of love – Jang Woo Ram
  • Found – Coffeeboy
  • you look nice – DinDin & Juniel
  • I’m waiting for you – Nell
  • Again – Wheesung
  • If it’s you – Yeoeun (Song Day)


  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Award for Excellence, Actor in a Romantic Comedy
  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Award of Excellence, Actress in a Romantic Comedy Drama – Bang Min Ah
  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Special Award, Actor in a Romantic Comedy Drama – Pe Joo Wan
  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Top 10 Stars Award – Namkoong Min
  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – New Star Award – Bang Min Ah


  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Namkoong Min
  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Special Award, Actress in a Romantic Comedy Drama – Seo Hyo Rim
  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Best Couple Award – Namkoong Min, Bang Min Ah
  • SBS Drama Awards 2016 – Idol Academy Award – Best Food – Namkoong Min
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2017 – Best New Actress – Bang Min Ah


  • You look your best without makeup.

  • Even if someone hurts your feelings with words, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re telling the truth.

  • The stress at work is much more… much worse than the stress I experienced

  • To me, you are the most beautiful woman in the world.

  • Even if you don’t give me a signal, I’ll still go straight to you.