Another week means another two golden episodes of “True Beauty.” This series continues to make us laugh and provide all the goodness of makeovers and love. With the love triangle getting more complex and with feelings deepening, the main characters are experiencing various emotions that we’re all loving. Here are eight signs that you’re in love according to this past week’s episodes.
Note: There are minor spoilers ahead!
1. When you tell someone “I’ll only listen to you.”
Han Seo Jun (Hwang In Yeob) is trying to get under Su Ho’s (Cha Eun Woo) skin and decides to overtly flirt with Ju Gyeong. He’s outlandish and very vocal about his fake feelings for her and it gets on her nerves. He gives Ju Gyeong the keys to his motorcycle and declares to everyone in front of the school that he will only listen to what she tells him to do.
Despite Seo Jun’s actions not being genuine (at first), we know that deep down, he is curious about her and has an inkling of interest. Knowing this, these grand gestures and flirtatious scenes make our hearts skip a beat. His persistence with her seems so sweet and from the heart, doesn’t it? In episode 6, Seo Joon’s intentions appear more genuine as he’s noticing how nice Ju Gyeong is and how he’s bothered by her deepening relationship with Su Ho. His bad boy ways are melting away because of her, which obviously means that he’s very much in like!
When he says it from his heart:
2. When everything the teacher says can be related to how you feel for someone
At this point, Ju Gyeong is very aware of her feelings for Su Ho, and she can’t help but think about him constantly. When she’s sitting in class, the teacher discusses something science related, but Ju Gyeong can’t help but relate it to her feelings for Su Ho.
Everyone’s been there. When you’re smitten with someone, you can’t help but connect everything you hear and see to the person you like. Ju Gyeong is totally in love with Su Ho. She pays attention to every detail on his face as he’s sitting beside her and she can’t seem to control her feelings. It’s the start of her journey into some intense romance, and it’s super exciting.
3. When someone buys you a drink and you think way too much into it
Su Ho sees Seo Jun giving Ju Gyeong a drink and although it’s not her favorite, she still accepts it. Jealousy consumes him and Su Ho takes the drink from her, replacing it with a drink that she likes – the strawberry flavored one.
Although it’s a small gesture, because Ju Gyeong likes Su Ho, she thinks a lot about it. Seeing her staring at the juice and wondering if he gave it to her because he likes her is too adorable. It’s a situation that is relatable for anyone who has had a crush. Except we know that in this particular situation, Su Ho does indeed have feelings for Ju Gyeong. Seeing him do these small gestures for her is so sweet. Let’s hope he continues to convey his emotions!
4. When you use changing your detergent as an excuse to hug them
When Su Ho finds an excuse to see Ju Gyeong, he doesn’t want her to go home just yet, so him and Ju Gyeong end up playing some basketball. She ends up tripping and falling into his arms by accident. Embarrassed, Ju Gyeong pulls away but Su Ho embraces her again. Realizing what he has done, he tells Ju Gyeong that he changed his laundry detergent and wanted to know if she thinks it smells good. Smooth!
This moment was so heart-wrenchingly romantic. Su Ho continues to fall into his feelings for Ju Gyeong and finds it difficult to hide them. He acts on impulse and wants to be close to her, which is resulting in some very adorable hug scenes. The excuses that he uses in trying to justify why he’s hugging her and drawing her closer to him are hilariously cute. Their connection is oh so evident and we’re here for it!
5. You look at their social media accounts too often
Ju Gyeong has been trying to keep her distance from Su Ho because she thinks he’s being nice to her out of pity. When he has an anxiety attack, he finds solace in looking through her social media account to see what Ju Gyeong is up to.
Su Ho misses Ju Gyeong, and although he doesn’t want to admit it, he likes to be close to her. He looks at what she’s doing and this seems to provide him a sense of closeness to her despite their distance. When your heart is drawn to someone, it’s hard not to look them up on their social media accounts to see what they’re doing. Seeing the cold and stiff Su Ho doing this really made me want to melt.
6. When someone’s teasing you, but you like it
Seo Jun continues to be confused and baffled by Ju Gyeong. He doesn’t want to, but he finds himself getting more and more attracted to her. Even with their constant bantering and teasing of one another, Seo Jun can’t help but feel drawn to her. In this particular scene, Ju Gyeong continues to tease Seo Jun about seeing him in his boxers but as she’s doing this, Seo Jun is in awe of her.
The sun just radiates and emphasizes her beauty.
Seo Jun is very much in love:
When you want to hate someone, but can’t!
There are many moments in the last couple episodes where Seo Jun really second guesses his feelings for Ju Gyeong, but it’s in this particular moment where he really realizes his feelings for her. This moment is both hilarious and sweet – Ju Gyeong taunting him with song and sticking her tongue out at him is endearing and seeing Seo Jun completely taken with her is so romantic. These two have the perfect chemistry!
7. When you give someone your hat
When Ju Gyeong bumps into the girl who was bullying her, she runs away and hides. Seeing Ju Gyeong run off, Su Ho finds and comforts her. In order to help Ju Gyeong stay discreet, Su Ho gives her his hat so that she can safely go home.
I couldn’t help but love this moment. It’s an epic gesture in real life and in K-dramas when a boy gives a girl his hat to wear. It’s a sign of wanting to protect them and also feeling close to them. It’s a subtle but very intimate moment. This is Su Ho trying to protect Ju Gyeong, and he tries to show his sincerity through his actions. He doesn’t want to keep his distance because he very much likes her and wants to help her in any way that he can.
8. Running to the rescue when you find out she may be in danger
Seo Jun receives word that Ju Gyeong is being held captive by a guy at another school. He’s holding Ju Gyeong hostage in hopes that he can lure Seo Jun in and fight him. It just so happens that Su Ho is with Seo Jun when he gets the call, and the two are seething. They immediately run to where she is and rescue her.
This moment was surprisingly pleasant and entertaining. Being the knight in shining armor and saving the damsel in distress seems like a trope that’s overdone in K-dramaland, but this scene was well worth the watch. The dedication and conviction in which Hwang In Yeob and Cha Eun Woo were able to fight off the other guys was very enjoyable and made me feel giddy. Also, that last scene gave some serious feels.
Watching Seo Jun staring at Ju Gyeong, who is looking at Su Ho. How do we even wait until next week’s episode?
Catch the first episode of “True Beauty” here:
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binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She is also the author of “K-POP A To Z: The Definitive K-Pop Encyclopedia.” Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “The Penthouse,” “The Uncanny Counter,” and “True Beauty”
All-time favorite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart”
Looking forward to: Won Bin’s return to the small screen
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