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It’s Beautiful Now

Title: 현재는 아름다워 / It’s Beautiful Now
Also Know as: Now Is Beautiful / It’s Beautiful Right Now
Genre: Family
Episodes: 50 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2022-April-02 to 2022-Sep-18
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 19:55

Synopsis

The series depicts the story of Lee family whose head is Lee Kyung Cheol (Park In Hwan), the grandfather. His son Lee Min Ho (Park Sang Won) and his wife Han Kyung Ae (Kim Hye Ok) have 3 sons. The sons are reluctant to marry so the elders declare that they would give an apartment to the son who marry within 6 months.

Cast

Main Cast

Yoon Si Yoon as Lee Hyun Jae
Bae Da Bin as Hyun Mi Rae
Oh Min Suk as Lee Yoon Jae
Shin Dong Mi as Sim Hae Joon
Seo Bum June (서범준) as Lee Soo Jae
Choi Ye Bin (최예빈) as Na Yoo Na

Lee Family

Park In Hwan as Lee Kyung Cheol
Park Sang Won as Lee Min Ho
Kim Hye Ok as Han Kyung Ae

Hyun family

Ban Hyo Jung as Yoon Jung Ja
Byun Woo Min as Hyun Jin Heon
Park Ji Young as Jin Soo Jung
Kim Kang Min as Hyun Jeong Hoo

Others

Sunwoo Yong Nyeo as Lee Kyung Soon
Kim Ye Ryung as Yoo Hye Yeong
Jung Heung Chae as Choi Man Ri
Hyun Jyu Ni as Lee So Ra
Hong Yo Seob as Na Seok Man
Song Ok Sook as Sok Sook Suk
Bae Woo Hee

Production Credits

Production Companies: Drama House Studio, Zium Content
Director: Kim Sung Geun
ScriptWriter: Ha Myung Hee

Episode Ratings

Date Ep TNmS TNmS AGB AGB
    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2022-04-02 1 - - 24.5 (1st) 22.8 (1st)
2022-04-03 2 20.7 - 24.6 (1st) 23.4 (1st)
2022-04-09 3 - - 22.8 (1st) 20.7 (1st)
2022-04-10 4 - - 25.3 (1st) 24.2 (1st)
2022-04-16 5 17.8 - 21.0 (1st) 19.6 (1st)
2022-04-17 6 21.3 - 24.1 (1st) 22.7 (1st)
2022-04-23 7 19.5 - 22.2 (1st) 20.6 (1st)
2022-04-24 8 21.1 - 24.4 (1st) 22.9 (1st)
2022-04-30 9 16.8 - 22.3 (1st) 20.7 (1st)
2022-05-01 10 19.2 - 25.0 (1st) 23.8 (1st)
2022-05-07 11 16.3 - 20.7 (1st) 19.4 (1st)
2022-05-08 12 20.6 - 24.3 (1st) 23.1 (1st)
2022-05-14 13 18.5 - 23.1 (1st) 22.0 (1st)
2022-05-15 14 19.6 - 23.9 (1st) 22.7 (1st)
2022-05-21 15 - - 20.9 (1st) 19.3 (1st)
2022-05-22 16 18.8 - 22.2 (1st) 20.7 (1st)
2022-05-28 17 17.7 - 20.8 (1st) 18.9 (1st)
2022-05-29 18 19.4 - 23.8 (1st) 22.2 (1st)
2022-06-04 19 16.1 - 21.2 (1st) 20.2 (1st)
2022-06-05 20 18.7 - 23.8 (1st) 22.3 (1st)
2022-06-11 21 17.0 - 21.7 (1st) 20.7 (1st)
2022-06-12 22 20.1 - 24.0 (1st) 22.5 (1st)
2022-06-18 23 17.1 - 21.1 (1st) 19.0 (1st)
2022-06-19 24 20.2 - 25.0 (1st) 23.1 (1st)
2022-06-25 25 - - 21.7 (1st) 20.0 (1st)
2022-06-26 26 21.4 - 25.0 (1st) 23.1 (1st)
2022-07-02 27 17.6 - 20.5 (1st) 18.6 (1st)
2022-07-03 28 19.0 - 23.1 (1st) 20.9 (1st)
2022-07-09 29 18.2 - 21.3 (1st) 19.7 (1st)
2022-07-10 30 20.6 - 24.2 (1st) 22.2 (1st)
2022-07-16 31 19.3 - 21.6 (1st) 19.8 (1st)
2022-07-17 32 22.1 - 26.0 (1st) 23.3 (1st)
2022-07-23 33 20.5 - 23.7 (1st) 21.8 (1st)
2022-07-24 34 23.0 - 25.7 (1st) 23.1 (1st)
2022-07-30 35 19.2 - 24.0 (1st) 22.2 (1st)
2022-07-31 36 22.5 - 26.2 (1st) 23.9 (1st)
2022-08-06 37 - - 25.6 (1st) 23.2 (1st)
2022-08-07 38 - - 27.4 (1st) 24.7 (1st)
2022-08-13 39 21.2 - 25.0 (1st) 22.4 (1st)
2022-08-14 40 - - 27.3 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2022-08-20 41        
2022-08-21 42        
2022-08-27 43        
2022-08-28 44        
2022-09-03 45        
2022-09-04 46        
2022-09-10 47        
2022-09-11 48        
2022-09-17 49        
2022-09-18 50        

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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  25 Comments

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  2. 2 : Ghostbride Says:

    Hahaha .. this is a sweet story. But I think the wajer to see who wins the apartment is more interesting. I wonder who will win ? The two elder sons seem to have settled into their comfort zone, singledom.

    And already the 3rd son is trying to “play dirty” in order to win. He’s still a student.

    Openly, there is no favoritism among the sons, all three to compete on equal terms. But privately, the parents and grandad cannot helped but have their soft sport for their favored one. Let’s see whether we will end up watching the seniors furtively joining in the wajer. If they do, this will be hilarious.

  3. 3 : mml Says:

    It’s a nice and interesting drama. I really like to watch this drama.

  4. 4 : ghostbride Says:

    Hahaha … as had guessed, the competition is enerstly happening between the elders, though it was done furtively. Grandad and the parents would not admit it, but they are more excited and anxious than the boys.

    Grandad and dad were cool about their approach. Mom was the one who was all beat up about the competition, denying her bias whilst at the same time was desperate enough to “hand over” the apartment to Soo Jae, the youngest son. That’s cheating, mommy !

    Grandad = Yoon Jae, eldest son. YJ is bearer and pillar of family name. He’s laidback feeling secure that there is an ever ready safety net there to catch him, being the eldest. Dad = Hyun Jae, second son. He has a soft spot for HJ cuz HJ is independent and strong. Mom = Soo Jae. It goes without saying, most moms inherently are closer to their youngest. The youngest are their forever babies. 😊

    Meanwhile unknown to the elders, on the otherside, haha .. there was this competition among these 3 girls for these guys. Oh lord ! Have mercy ! These 3 guys should be so lucky, or unlucky (?). (You decide). Haha !! At the rate the competition is going on at this end, one would think there only 3 guys left on earth. Oh heavens Machik !! Where is Adam? The garden of eden is deserted.

    Hehe !! Well, among the 3 bros, I am more curious about Hyun Jae. I find his character very stable and therefore easier to follow and understand. He has two girls who are interested in him … will he end up with one of them, or not at all?

    Hahaha … cant believe I am watching this drama (only on and off though). Usually such genre does not interest me.

  5. 5 : ghostbride Says:

    A news tidbit :

    Actor Yoon Si Yoon (Lee Hyun Jae).

    I think he suits the character of Lee Hyun Jae very well, for in real life YSY’s character is similar. Stable, steadfast and independent.

    He was brought up by his grandparents. He grew up a well adjusted and down to earth fella. His grandparents brought him up well. They loved him to bits. (As witnessed in a variety show One Night Two Days in which was featured YSY visiting his grandparents. Grandma kept wanting to feed him, hahaha).

    His grandparents were so happy when YSY got his break in the drama “Baker Kim Tak Gu”. His career set off after this.

  6. 6 : Ccfo Says:

    Trying to find the music artist that played at the ending of episode 12

  7. 7 : ghostbride Says:

    Oh gosh … its still early days yet to the end of the 50th episode, and to the winner of the competition. And already I am so curious about the romances of the 3 guys and who will becone the winner. (Though my instinct tells me that none of the sons would accept the winning prize. Instead, they would rather it remains with the parents).

    However at the moment, all the characters, including the elders are behaving as if its a now or never endeavour … getting married. Makes me trying to pair the the 3 guys off too … hahaha !! (Looks like I’m unwittingly caught in the matchmaking frenzy too, ayuh !!)

    But the thing is, matchmaking is so hard to do. Oh gosh … why is romance so complicated ?? Its hard to read what’s going on in the romance department. Emotions, actions and reactions, thoughts etc … are all over the place !! Everything is transient …

    I think what is needed for this thread are shippers and their expertise here. Hello shippers. Would you care to come and join in with your insights??

    Have a great day !!

  8. 8 : ghostbride Says:

    Well, dont know why, but for some reason, I feel as if something does not fit in the whole scenario of the story. Anyway, its still too early for the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to fall snugly into place. Looks like I need to be patient ! Thats why the story is 50 eps long, I tell myself….

    Meanwhile, I hope to see less of Sim Hae Joon (eldest son’s potential better-half). She’s such a neurotic. A jumping bean. She can’t sit still or keep her mind calm. Oh gosh !! Looked as if she’s so desperate to hook the fish. Oh gosh, lady! Its JunJae ahh .. the laidback one. You’ll need plenty more stamina in patience to go … before he knows who you are. (Just watching you, made me so tired already).

    As for SooJae’s romantic journey … his … I would call, a puppy love. Still a long way to go to maturity. He’s not fully “cooked” yet. He needs to mature up first before considering marriage. Marriage is not a game. It takes up a big chunk of a person’s life. Mom and dads’ cushioning of any falls has its limit. The hard work needed in a marriage is still all up to SoonHae himself. So in this case, I wont invest too much time watching SoonJae’s progress in this marriage wager. Will he mature enough within 50 episodes to get married ??

    I am interested in watching HyunJae’s marriage wager. He is sandwiched between two manipulative, culculative, competitive and status concious women, who are interested in, first acquiring a throphy husband, then the rest of him comes next. HyunJae being what he is, a down to earth fella, who will he settle for one of these two. This is what I am curious about. (Maybe the story might take a turn whereby, he might marry someone else not in the picture yet? )

    Hahahaha … there goes my gossipy morning today.

    Have a nice weekend. 🙂

  9. 9 : ghostbride Says:

    Off topic but relevant ….

    Hahaha … somewhere, someone, sometime, ago commented that my spelling skill is atrocious. Haha … they are right ! Lately, I came across a few specimens of my handiwork. I too really cringed. Yeah, I am not proud of them.

    I wont make excuses for them, but will it be acceptable, if I were to tell that sometimes its my cat’s fault for this mishap? Hehe ! Its true. You see, my cat (really, the 4 legged kind) sometimes would suddenly and huskily yell loudly, when I ignored it whilst I was busy jotting down my input here. The cat’s hellish yell would jolt me, broke my train of thoughts. I would hurriedly finish my writing to attend go to it. As a result, sometimes word spellings would suffer. Hege ! (Dont tell google about this).🐯

    I can’t guarantee that I wont produce any more mis-spelt words. The situation very much depends on the 4 legged one, actually. 🙏🙏 So can I take it that I am excused ?

    Well, anyway have a nice weekend. 😊

  10. 10 : ghostbride Says:

    Lately I am beginning to notice that orbiting not far from my world, there is a RL (not online life) craziness happening. Its ironic that RL is not more “sane” than “Now Its Beautiful”. Wonder who is imitating who? Real Life imitating Reel Life or vice versa? Same, same I would think, one is as crazy as the other. Haha … as if there is not enough choas in the world already.

    Coming back to drama “Now is Beautiful” … haha … my wish has come true. There is a new girl in HyunJae’s orbit already. I am looking at their meet as a business one, but will the two ladies who are interested in him think differently?

    Hahaha … looks like one of them is already feeling threatened the big fish in her hook might get chomped up by a newcomer, before she could reel her catch in. Hahaha …steady girl ! Its hard to watch your insecurities overwhelming you like this. A sight for sore eyes.

    Have a pleasant day ! 🙂

  11. 11 : ghostbride Says:

    The Mother is the scariest one in this wager …..

    Mommy dearest, did I see you too eager to get SooJae married, that you did not care to consider that its wiser to slow down a bit? Marriage is a serious and big undertaking, tying two lives together. No, no Mommy. I dont think its a good idea to rush like this. Marriage is not like buying a pair of shoes. Do not fit? Throw them away. And mommy, I wonder whether you are getting married or the girl? Did you realise that you have practically hijacked the wedding for yourself? Bad, bad, bad, mommy. You are a scary person.

    Quote for mommy :

    Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Dont resist them, that only creates sorrows. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Confucius

    Let’s hope SJ’s girlfriend will find the courage to tell Mommy that she’s got misgivings about the marriage, especially marrying for an apartment.

    50 episodes to this drama. There’ll be some more interesting episodes before we see wedding bells, not one, maybe two ? 😁

  12. 12 : PeevedRotiCanai Says:

    Cant helped but have to voice out my pet peeve here.

    We are a few episodes behind what actually have been shown elsewhere. As if this is not disappointing enough, cant understand why we are stuck in a time warp over here – between episode 14 and 15. Stuck !

    These two episodes 14, 15 kept repeating uncountable re-runs on tv for the past 1 – 2 weeks. What happened to the following episodes ? At least if we were 1 week behind it is acceptable.

    Its sickening to be shown the same episodes time and again for 2 weeks. This is not a documentary where are find something new which we had missed in our earlier watch. This is a k-drama ….. how many times can we watch the same expressions coming from the same character?

    Broadcaster please, we viewers can suffer from mindless repeats fatigue too. We are humans.

    Sorry, today not going to wish you a teh tarik day !!

  13. 13 : ghostbride Says:

    Hahaha … no teh tarik this time? Read the story below…. (Yeah, picture like Sim Hae Joon, the self talking analyst and textbook romantic).

    Here goes :

    A woman went walking on the beach. She saw a lamp on the way. She picked it up and rubbed it. Suddenly, a Genie came out of it. It said “It’s your lucky day, I will grant you five wishes. Go ahead and ask”.

    She spoke up :

    1) I want my husband not to go anywhere without me.
    2) Nothing should be more important than me in his life.
    3) He is able to sleep only when I am laying next to him.
    4) When he opens his eyes in the morning, I should be the first thing he sees.
    5) Even If I get a small scratch on my body, he should scream with intense pain.

    The Genie smiled and disappeared. Soon SHE became a cell phone.

    Have a nice teh tarik day !!

  14. 14 : ghostbride Says:

    Hi, good morning, folks !!

    It dawned on me last night that I should make it clear that the story in #13 above is not my composition. It came from a good friend, and I thought to share the funny story here.

  15. 15 : ghostbride Says:

    Correction :

    #11 above – Quote for mommy : the piece of wisdom is from Lao Tzu, 5th century ancient chinese philosopher.

    My apologies for mistake ✌❤

  16. 16 : ghostbride Says:

    As there are many episodes more to go, looks like the marriage wager is still in progress. No hint of the tinkle of wedding bells yet.

    I will take a break from the drama, and will return intermittently to check on the status of the wager. (I am not too keen on the transient romantic and personal lives of the characters).

    Wish you all have a nice day, every day !

  17. 17 : Quantum Nurse Says:

    I watch “It’s beautiful now” because I like veteran actor Park In Hwan that portrays “Abeoji” Lee Kyung Cheol. I hope he is reunited with his long lost daughter that I assume is Jin Soo Jung. I just wish they show “Abeoji” Lee Kyung Cheol more. I see great on-screen chemistry between NaYoo Na and Hyun Jung Hoo (I am rooting for their union), however, I do not see on-screen chemistry between Yoo Na and Soo Jae. But do not take my word for it.

  18. 18 : Quantum Nurse Says:

    Wow, I really like Jung Hoo and Yoo Na’s intense eye contact, they have a good on-screen chemistry.

  19. 19 : ghostbride Says:

    #Quantum Nurse

    Hahaha … hi hello, Quantum Nurse !!

    You caught me by surprise !! Since when have you been dropping by here? Its very nice of you to visit.

    I have been feeling guilty thinking that I have treated this thread like an abandoned cat when I could not visit it often enough. (Forget about how my real cat is doing. She’s still bullying me … Everyday I asked God of Heaven for help. No luck. Still getting bullied. Fated. Meant to be, eh?)

    Happy that you can drop by to keep this thread company, and to keep viewers of this thread in touch with the progress the story is heading. 🙂

    Please keep up the good work. Thank you. 😁

  20. 20 : Annawati K Liem Says:

    Hello @ghostbride, Indeed. I do not watch too much drama series unless the drama is a family oriented and/or slow burn romance drama series. I dislike any revenge drama series. I shall show up here and there when I like the story and give my unsolicited opinion. Thank you for your continuing support and please stay safe.

  21. 21 : Quantum Nurse Says:

    It is interesting to see Actor Yoon Shi Yoon’s performance in “It’s Beautiful Now”. His character Hyun Jae looks uncomfortable while interacting with his female lead character Mi Rae, even though he looks at ease while interacting with his boss Hae Jun and others. However, in episode 38, character Hyun Jae (a.k.a. actor Yoon Shi Yoon) shows his usual good acting and performs well while in distress and disappointed. But do not take my word for it. Keep up the good work everyone.

  22. 22 : Quantum Nurse Says:

    I cry my heart out watching Abeoji Lee Kyung Chul’s agony and tries very hard to convince his long-lost daughter, Soo Jung, that she was not abandoned as a child. I hope sincerely that Soo Jung would accept him as her Abeoji. Veteran actor and actress, Park In Hwan and Park Ji Young are such good actors. I a m so pleased with their performance.

  23. 23 : ghostbride Says:

    So the inevitable life complications are starting to barge in.

    Cant blame Soo Jung for feeling that she was abandoned when a kid. This is a very common feeling or belief among those who were given away for adoption.

    Usually the painful reasons for giving up a child are good ones. In such a case, at the end of the day, what is most important is the “hand that rocks the cradle”. This is the real mother to the child. The bond here is greater between baby/”adopted mother” than it is between baby/bio mom.

    I hope SooJung and Lee KC will have a big heart to see the bright horizon ahead and embrace what they have now.

    And I also hope that they will truly free themselves of the manmade achaic laws that hopelessly tie people down. Life is short. We live only once.

    (Another thing, I hate to see in dramas is how orphans are looked down upon. This is stupid ! I think it is wrong to be biased against anyone who is an orphan. There is nothing wrong in being an orphan. They are as good as anyone around.)

    About the Lee KY/SooJung matter here, I wont really worry much about it. I think the story is just trying to tell us the “sane” way to lead our lives – that is to live our lives free from the manmade stifleing archaic laws and rules. Why tie ourselves down this way?

    HyunJae and Mirae will get to marry. The elders should “see sense” soon. Think positive. Hehe !

    Have a good day !

  24. 24 : Quantum Nurse Says:

    I do not think Mi Rae would move in and live with Hyun Jae, however, I believe Mi Rae has the same inherited genetic disorder that killed Lee Kyung Chul’s wife (Mi Rae’s biological grandmother). At the end of episode 40, it shows a preview where Mi Rae is in pain in her own bedroom holding her stomach. However, with an advance medical technology, I am sure the genetic disorder can be cured, and it will be “a beautiful day” for Mi Rae and Hyun Jae. But do not take my word for it.

  25. 25 : Quantum Nurse Says:

    Oh, my gracious, both character Min Ho and character Hyun Jae are behaving like spoiled brats and throwing tantrums, kicking and crying when they do not get their toys. I cannot believe they (Vice Principal of a school that is also a volunteer working with orphans and a Lawyer that is specialized in divorce cases and understands how traumatic it is for children) are not patient enough to wait and let his “Abeoji” Kyung Chul reconnect with his long-lost daughter. But do not take my word for it.

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