My Two Cents on the Undeserved Cutdown of ‘Beautiful Mind’

It’s shocking and very upsetting indeed for the fans of Beautiful Mind, as KBS suddenly decides to pull the plug and cut it down by 2 episodes, bringing it down to only a total of 14 episodes. And just when it was getting better and better! Not long after hearing about the news of the […]

Beautiful Mind: Episodes 1-10

Lately, I’ve lost my marbles again, but this time it’s for a good cause. When you sink your teeth into a drama on a whim (more or less), and find yourself richly rewarded, the feels… they are damn good. Lee Young-oh (Jang Hyuk) is a genius neurosurgeon with impeccable observational, deductive and logical skills, but […]

Beautiful Mind Episode 8 Recap


Young O rises again.

Beautiful Mind Episode 8 Recap


Hyun Suk Joo (Yoon Hyun Min) (this may be before he was a doctor) is playing basketball with a friend. The friend collapses. Dr. Hyun goes to his father’s house enraged that the methanol the factory uses caused his friend to collapse. His father is unconcerned and states the factory did nothing wrong. Instead of giving his friend compensation, his father states if his friend makes his illness public, he will sue his friend. Suk Joo realizes his father’s attitude is repulsive. He declares he will never sit at the table again. His father yells at him that life is a battlefield, those with warm hearts die first. His father approaches him and tells him that he is just like him. Suk Joo recoils and says “I will never be like you. I will do everything I can do to…

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Beautiful Mind Episode 7 Recap


Characters learn about or display empathy during this episode.

Beautiful Mind Episode 7 Recap 



Youthful Young O watches new parents cooing at their baby in the hospital. His father tells him that’s what a family is. He tells Young O that he must live like that one day. Young O stares at the family and says to his father “you always tell me if I follow your directions I can live a normal life. But one day can I feel? Not faking it but really feeling”. His father sidesteps giving him an answer. Young O stares at the family then walks away with his father. Nice opening scene, it was short but had an emotional punch. The young actor that plays Young O is doing a lovely job. Young O just wants to be normal and feel. Sometimes I’m wondering if the writer is interchanges not feeling empathy and not feeling emotions…

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Beautiful Mind, Episodes 1 -6

What makes someone a monster and what makes someone a “normal” person? Is a psychopath who can’t empathize a monster or is a greedy chairman who values money above all else a monster? Is a kind doctor who does his best for his patients but treats his son as if he were a monster a […]