Beautiful Gong Shim also known as Pretty Ugly, Remember Beast’s Beauty, Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim, Minyeo Gongsimi, is a south korean drama / tv series, starring Namkoong Min, Bang Minah, On Joo-wan and Seo Hyo-rim. It replaced Mrs. Cop 2 and aired on SBS on Saturdays and Sundays at 22:00 (KST) for 20 episodes from May 14, 2016 to July 17, 2016.
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Gong Shim (Bang Minah) always feels over-shadowed by her older sister Gong Mi (Seo Hyo-rim) due to the way the people around her treat the siblings. The beautiful Gong Mi, who works at a top-notch law firm, becomes the breadwinner of the family, while Gong Shim, considered to be ugly and awkward, is jobless. Gong Shim had to use all of her money to rent a room on the roof top of the rented-house her family is living in, as her previous bedroom is being used as Gong Mi’s walk-in closet.
Having a plan to gather money for moving to Italy to pursue her dream of becoming an artist, Gong Shim decides to rent her rooftop room. This is when she meets Ahn Dan-tae (Namkoong Min), a lawyer who works voluntarily for those in need, despite his delinquent personality. After much misunderstanding, Dan-tae finally moves in to the rooftop room and he becomes friendly with the son of a wealthy family, Joon-soo, through helping him out. Joon-soo’s grandmother is grieving over the loss of her real blood-related grandson, Joon-pyo, who was kidnapped as a child.
Dan-tae quickly endears himself to Joon-soo’s grandmother, who entrusts him with the task of finding Joon-pyo. In the meantime, Gong Shim is selected to be the personal secretary of Joon-soo’s father, because she is considered ugly, and his wife thinks it is better to have an unqualified but not pretty secretary.
Gong Shim gradually starts settling in at her company, with the help of Joon-soo, for whom she falls. Dan-tae, however, is becoming jealous of her affection towards their mutual friend. It also starts to be clear that Dan-tae might be the long lost Joon-pyo, although he does not remember his painful past of being kidnapped and witnessing his mother’s death. Gong Mi becomes her sister’s rival when she accidentally meets Joon-soo and decides to get closer to him, because he is rich.