It has honestly been a while since I’ve raved about a Korean TV series and it’s the first time that I’ll be sharing my opinions about one in my blog. I’m pretty excited to share with you my thoughts about this series, Oh My Venus!
Kim Young-ho is a personal trainer to Hollywood stars. Despite his family’s wealth, Young-ho suffered a devastating injury in his childhood. But he believes any problem can be overcome by patience and determination.
Kang Joo-eun was once an ulzzang in her teens, semi-famous for her pretty face and enviable figure. Now a 33-year-old lawyer, she has gained a lot of weight since. After getting dumped by her boyfriend and being told by her doctor that she has health issues, Joo-eun hires Young-ho to challenge her to diet and lose weight.
As they work on her physical transformation, they heal each other’s emotional wounds and fall in love. –Wikipedia
At first I was pretty hesitant to watch it because it was another weight show. As an overweight woman, watching shows like this make me sick because it makes me feel that I should be stick thin to be accepted in society and to be loved by somebody. The good thing in this series, however, are the small details that really made her lose weight. Aside from the fact that she got dumped by her boyfriend, one more motivating factor for her was because she was sick. She used that to motivate her to lose weight. I feel like that teaches the viewers the lesson of how you shouldn’t lose weight for anybody else but yourself.
The way she also lost her weight was the right way to do it. I have watched a few TV series that resorted to plastic surgery and what nots to do this but this series focused (for me, at least) on the proper way to do it. Kang Jo Eun, played by Shin Min Ah, changed her diet and exercised to improve her lifestyle and shed the pounds. To tell you the truth, seeing that actually motivated me to exercise a lot more! It also gave me hope that if I put my mind into it, I can do it. Another thing that I loved about this series is how Kim Young Ho, played by So Ji Sub, fell in love with Kang Jo Eun even before she got thin. Seeing that on TV is a great change because not a lot of series show that.
There’s not a lot of bad things I have to say about this show. I guess the worst thing I could say about it is its lack of substance. The whole plot of the show is focused on Kang Jo Eun losing weight. To be completely critical, the other characters for me weren’t developed completely and only had a little time to tell their whole stories. A perfect example of that is how the ex boyfriend, Im Woo Shik, and old friend, Oh Soo Jin, got to see each other again after a long time. Questions like, did they keep in contact would bother you for a while.
As a whole, however, this series is a really fun watch and I highly recommend it. It’s a light watch and very kilig too. My perfect combination for a TV series.