Review Series Romance Oh My Venus KBS by Kim Hyung-suk
Oh My Venus (Korean: 오 마이 비너스; RR: O Mai Bineoseu) is a South Korean television series starring So Ji-sub and Shin Min-a.
It aired on KBS2 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST) time slot for 16 episodes beginning on November 16, 2015
Kim Young-ho, a.k.a. John Kim, is a personal trainer to Hollywood stars.
Despite his family’s wealth, Young-ho suffered a devastating illness in his childhood.
But he believes living a healthy lifestyle and exercise is the only way to survive.
He uses this to run from his family issues. His fear of his father and pity for his grandmother.
A Hollywood scandal with an actress has him on the run back to Korea.
Kang Joo-eun was once an ulzzang in her teens, semi-famous for her pretty face and enviable figure. Now a 33-year-old lawyer, she has gained a lot of weight since. She passes out on a flight from the U.S. back to Korea and John Kim is the only medical personnel on the flight who takes charge.
He watches out for her even after they arrive home. After getting dumped by her boyfriend, Im Woo-shik, she finds that she has the press pass for John Kim and proceeds to (blackmail) convince him to help her lose the weight.
She discovers that Young-ho has a weakness for being a knight in shining armor. She moves in with him, Ji-woong and Joon-sung (Korean Snake), after a stalking incident and also his brother needing money for marriage anyway caused her to sell her apartment. As they work on her physical transformation, both discover they feel more for each other than what they will admit. As they grow closer they heal each other’s emotional wounds and eventually falling in love before a tragedy befalls Kim Young-ho leaving his fate uncertain.
In a flashback scene, it’s revealed that Kang Joo-eun met Kim Young-ho when he was dealing with is bone cancer when he was a child and placed a plaster on his cast.