Beautiful World

Beautiful World Korean drama


The idyllic life of an ordinary family is shaken when their son falls from a school building during a cold night. When the school and police simply view the incident as a suicide, the family strives to gather pieces of evidence to uncover the truth and get justice for their son as they patiently wait for him to wake up from coma.



General Info

  • Drama Title: Beautiful World
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Melodrama
  • Director:  Park Chan-hong
  • Writer: Kim Ji-woo
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: April 5 to May 25, 2019
  • Time Slot: Fridays & Saturdays at 23:00 Korean Standard Time
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: JTBC (cable)
  • Production Company(s): MI Inc.
  • Preceded by: Legal High
  • Followed by: Aide

Cast & Characters


Choo Ja-hyun as Kang In-ha, the mother of Sun-ho and Su-ho, and owner of HoHo bakery. When she finds out that her son fell off the school’s rooftop, she knows right away it was not his fault. She goes through grief and anger but remains clear, honest, and determined to seek the truth. She’s the type who would do anything for her family.

Park Hee-son as Park Moo-jin, the father of Sun-ho and Su-ho and a high school Physics teacher. He is a good guy who only wishes for his family’s happiness. While it is hard for him to fight for his son, he puts his family first in everything.

Nam Da-reum as Park Sun-ho, a third year middle school student who falls victim to school violence. He is a meek person who does not get angry often. While he does not find studying interesting, he strives to get good grades and dreams of becoming a veterinarian someday—until one day he falls off the roof of his school and is left unconscious.

Kim Hwan-hee as Park Su-ho, a second year middle school student and Park Sun-ho’s sister. Contrary to her brother’s meekness, she is cheerful and always likes to win. As she witnesses the injustice that happens to her brother, she starts thinking of ways to protect her loved ones from the ones who harmed them.


Cho Yeo-jeong as Seo Eun-joo, a stay-at-home mother. She came from a wealthy family and is the envy of many. Although her son, Joon-seok, always shows his deviance, she believes in his good side. This is why she tries her best to cover up his sons’ wrongdoings even if it is against her conscience.

Oh Man-seok as Oh Jin-pyo, the chairman of the school where the incident has occurred and a sociopath who is insensitive to other’s pain. Despite his stellar academic credentials, he is a classist and hypocrite. He believes that as long as he has money, he can prevent his son from experiencing shame.

Seo Dong-hyun as Oh Joon-seok, a two-faced boy. He is a model student in school, but a bully once he’s out of the premises. He is popular among his peers for his bright personality and leadership abilities, but is actually insensitive and selfish.

Lee Chung-ha as Kang Joon-ha, the sister of Kang In-ha and the aunt of both Soo-ho and Sun-ho. She co-owns the bakery.

Yoon Na-moo as Lee Jin-woo, Sun-ho’s homeroom teacher.

Dong Bang-woo as Myeong Sun, Se-Ah Middle School’s principal

Jang Jae-sung as Bae Sang-bok, Se-Ah Middle School’s vice principal

Joo Seok-je as Shin Kang-hoon, Se-Ah Middle School’s teaching director

Ahn So-yo as Ham Young-joo, Soo-ho’s homeroom teacher

Kim Hak-seok as Shin Dae-gil, Se-Ah Middle School’s police sheriff

Lee Jae-in as Han Dong-hee, Sun-ho’s classmate

Seo Young-joo as Han Dong-soo, Dong-hee’s older brother

Park Ji-hoo as Jung Da-hee, Sun-ho’s classmate

Geum Joon-hyun as Jo Young-cheol, Sun-ho’s classmate

Yang Han-yeol as Lee Ki-chan, Sun-ho’s classmate

Kang Hyun-wook as Na Sung-jae, Sun-ho’s classmate



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