I’m 6 years late on this drama but I finally watched it. If you haven’t, I urge you to do so.
KBS2’s hilarious romantic-comedy starring Shin Min Ah and So Ji Sub, ‘Oh My Venus’ left the audience with empowering messages on self worth.
Oh My Venus goes to the typical Korean rom-com milieu of a rich heir who falls in love with a normal girl, but with a fitness program twist.
Kang Joo Eun is a feisty Korean lawyer with a steady long-time boyfriend. She is living a calm and normal life and the only concern she has is her weight loss struggle.
She used to be the high school boys’ dream girl in her hometown, but life’s complications took over and she has failed to maintain her goddess self. She eventually loses her boyfriend to an old chubby law school friend who managed to discard her old fat self.
Wanting to reclaim the self-esteem she has been losing, Joo Eun takes the opportunity of forcing herself to be coached by a famous Hollywood weight loss trainer, John Kim, when she chances upon his identity after retrieving his belongings which was left in her possession.
With Kang Joo Eun’s unfailing determination, he corrects her initial understanding of who John Kim is, and decides to formally coach her and bring her back to her old pretty, and healthy self, declaring that he will officially own her body.
Sparks eventually connect them together and just as Joo Eun’s body fats are burning, their hearts too began falling in love with each other.
- Main Cast: So Ji Sub | Shin Min Ah |
- Supporting Cast: Sung Hoon | Jung Gyu Woon | Yoo In Young | Jung Hye Sung | Henry Lau
- Official Website: Oh My Venus KBS2 TV
- Romance/Addictive Meter: 5/5 ⭐️
- Overall Rating: 5/5 ⭐️
- Rewatch Value: 4.9/5 ⭐️
Top 5 Things about ‘Oh My Venus’ Korean Drama That You Will Love
#1 – Kang Joo-eun’s Road To Weight Loss
It’s true. No hidden agendas, no diet pills, and no aggravating body pains.
Sign up for a 14-day trial period at Coach John Kim’s Venus boot camp and see for yourself what the rest of the women who tried the program have been talking about. *chuckles*
Coach John Kim’s approach to achieving a pink state of health was the foundation that he build for Kang Joo to become beautiful and sexy all over again like her teenage days.
With a lot more emphasis on internal health and managing emotions along with the stress of life, ‘Oh My Venus’ has left an empowering impact for everyone to manage their health in a beautiful manner.
#2 – The bromance
OH MY GOD! THE BOYS 💛😍
The bromance between these three guys was such a treat.
Their interactions are fun and humorous as well as heartfelt. These guys have such a real and deep friendship, and their dedication and love for each other really shows
#3 – Kang Joo Eun’s Personality
Kang Joo’s no nonsense personality was fun to watch
I loved that even after the transformation that her body goes, she’s still the same person on the inside, and remains the same sassy, feisty, honest, straight-talking person throughout our story.
Joo Eun’s personality comes across as accessible and unaffected, whether she’s slim and pretty, or chubby and struggling with her weight.
In a drama landscape and social environment where such a premium is placed on outward appearance, I found this very refreshing indeed.
#4 – Mr. Sexy
A little on the quiet side, and often speaking with dry humor and a furrowed brow, Kim was regarded as Mr. Sexy in the drama.
So Ji-sub’s manly and strong facial features, I never expected that he can also pull off the cutesy and playful character of Kim Young-ho.
The way that he delivered the diversity of scenes is also highly commendable.
#5 – Love, Love, Love!
Amongst the romantic relationship between Kang Joo Eun and Mr. Sexy, the drama depicted how other relationships and not just romantic relationships in the background also healed with the help of love.
We also see a flashback to a time when the Kang Joo Eun and Mr. Sexy met briefly as children.
Walking home from school, she sees him sitting outside by himself in his wheelchair.
She puts a bandage on his cast and tells him he’ll feel better soon. He asks how she knows that. She says, “If you believe it, you can do it.”
The Bottom Line
I really loved how the drama demonstrated women empowerment and emphasized the importance of inner health over beauty especially now that women are so obsessed with their physical appearances.
Forget the grueling gym workout, home yoga sessions and sadness-inducing diet plans. Just spare hours of watching Oh My Venus and you will miraculously lose 10 lbs in two weeks.