Six Reasons to Love K-Dramas Where Girls Become Boys
With Nail Shop Paris currently airing, we've got yet another K-drama storyline about a girl pretending to be a guy. The thing is, no matter how many times this storyline is done, it never ever gets old. Most of us tend to totally luxuriate in this concept, and actually look forward to these kinds of dramas. Here are six possible reasons to totally love and look forward to these gender swapping dramas!
1. Personality is EverythingLike Go Eun Chan proved, you don't even have to try to act like a girl to get the hot guy, with the hot body (talking about you, Gong Yoo!); just be an awesome person. But seriously, if you remember Yoon Eun Hye's character was not pretending to be a boy. Go Eun Chan was just a major Tomboy and never even hid the fact that she was a girl. It was everyone around her that thought differently. Coffee Prince taught the important lesson that personality reigns above all else.
2. Fashion knows no bounds
Go Mi Nam was everyone's favorite girl to love to like. Pretending to be her Idol brother, Park Shin Hye's character showed us that girls can shine and be attractive, without showing all their goods. She had all the girls and guys crushing on her with that bathroom haircut, and those K-pop fabulous outfits. You're Beautiful proved that the Tomboy can be prettier than the Prom Queen.
3. Brains before Beauty
Park Min Young played the role of Kim Yoon Hee, a highly intelligent woman with a want and a need for education. Sungkyunkwan Scandal taught an extremely important lesson. If you just study and apply yourself, then you too don't need a milkshake to bring all the boys to the yard.
4. Friendship First
Gu Jae Hee may have been a bit intense with her decision to fly all the way to South Korea to see Minho's character, but at least she didn't do it just to date him. To The Beautiful You proved that sometimes moving slower is better than moving too fast. Friendships can be precious too! Right Cha Eun Gyul?!
5. Become Anything
To be honest I don't know what Nail Shop Paris is trying to teach me because it's crazy, but what I do know is Gyuri's character Bunny proves that it's never too late to learn a new skill. She went from being an online writer, to learning how to do fancy nails! Who knows, maybe you could be the next Bunny!
6. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
Moon Geun Young was fantastic as art student, Shin Yoon Bok in The Painter of The Wind. Unlike the others, we met her as a boy. There was no dramatic transformation like most of the other dramas. She saw the world how she wanted to see it, not how others wanted her to. This drama told us to appreciate each other, flaws and all.