• http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

    I can’t believe that the guy who plays Oh Jung-ho in School 2013 is the same guy in SUFBB who wears glasses and is in Strawberry Fields with Seunghoon. Mind blown.

    • http://thankgyuu.tumblr.com/ Mrs_KimSungGyu

      That was a total shocker to me too! Actually in Infinite’s SUFBB parody (I wonder if you’ve watched it yet) he made an appearance as his character but was much more comical than his on-screen version. Seeing how the two differed was a nice surprise,  and then he goes on to play a character like the one in School 2013 and I’m left mind-boggled. Just goes to show how diverse he is as an actor, and he better be since he started so young. Woollim’s resident actor.

      • http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

         Oh my gosh, he works at Woolim?? That’s amazing! They’re lucky to have such a great and young actor. I need to watch this SUFBB parody haha

        • http://thankgyuu.tumblr.com/ Mrs_KimSungGyu

          Yup, he’s signed to Woollim.

          (info:) http://woollim-ent.tumblr.com/kwakjungwook

          He’s been with them since before Infinite’s debut and in fact he was one of the first people to tweet about them when they were first starting out and he tweets about the members often.

          Here’s part 1/2 of the parody. The subs are a bit lackluster but this is all we’ve got. The quality is also poor as it was a fan taken video from their concert earlier this year.

    • http://twitter.com/xLTHL Linda

      Doesn’t he look like shine onew?!!?!

  • muggle87

    its great drama so far. i am really interesting in nam soon past. i want to know what made him change from being a top fighter to someone who doesn’t fight back against jung ho.

    i can’t wait for the next episode.

  • dany17

    This series is great. At first, I didn’t even want to hear about it, I am no longer a teenager and I thought I wouldn’t really like it. Boy, was I wrong. The story is touching and the characters feel so real. I read the recap on dramabeans and they love the show too. It is definitely worth watching.

  • http://allthatdramanews.blogspot.com/ Eye Candy

    I’ve been really enjoying this drama the acting is spot on and like you said in your analysis, the development of the characters is clearly going to be well done and drawn out. No one dimensional character here. Even Nam Soon who appears to be the slightly misunderstood but lovable hero appears to have a dark past and also a darker side that he struggles with.
    However what struck me the most about this show is how relevant it feels to the U.S.’s educational system as well as I’m sure Korea’s. The former tutor guy only wishes to teach to the test which to me seems very reminiscent of the complaints about A.P. classes. Lets be honest that entire class centers around preparing students for a test. But even more broadly, the required state tests. We already know in the U.S. these sorts of standardized tests that decide the amount funding a school receive encourages cheating as was revealed in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. I feel more and more teachers especially in underprivileged schools are under pressure to improve test scores and we see that conflict presented between the two teachers. Tutor man will produce the results the school wants (and probably needs in order to receive adequate funding) but the other teacher realizes that this is ridiculous especially since most of these kids can’t expect to go to college and they require more basic support especially emotional for those from unstable backgrounds (which is especially the case in the classroom the show centers around).
    Beyond the clear parallels it draws in real life, I feel this show is not backing away from challenging preconceived notions and also the current educational system. Bare with me for a moment while I compare this to the Wire’s season three which takes a look at Baltimores educational system. While that show certainly shows an even more realistic side of the educational system and offers a lot less hope (sadly because its being honest about realistic prospects), I feel there are similarities in the way both shows prompt for me at least a very honest and not always easy discussion about how educational system works and what we are actually valuing to be taught in schools.
    I think it’s very easy to want to lie tutor man to tell the bully to just stop coming to school and tell a student who doesn’t want to prepare for college to not come to class but as this show challenge that’s not the point of school. School is for the students. All of them even if they don’t want to be there. But I still struggle to define exactly what they should be learning hopefully if they do not find it at home they can find some guidance from a teacher who will help.
    So this has been my really long way of saying (sorry guys the new episode is currently being subbed and I got excited thinking about it) that I have really found this show to be a cut above the others because it makes me stop and think about the problems facing educational systems everywhere. I really enjoy the show but I don’t think it will let me off too easily. I’m not trying to say I think his show leads to a revolutionary view on education but I do think it can be very thought provoking and does not offer a one dimensional side to school that we portrayed in other shows (in the U.S. and Korea).

    • http://allthatdramanews.blogspot.com/ Eye Candy

      To summarize: I agree I really like this show. It can be very though provoking, so I think people should definitely check it out!

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    The drama is amazing and I adore Go Nam-soo. 

    His relationship with Heung-soo is to die for. The character dynamics are so complex and wonderful and I seriously am obsessed with them.

    So…yeah. #1 drama right now. 

  • http://piggy68gal.tumbr.com/ piggy68gal

    It’s Go Nam Soon, not Go Nam Soo. :)
    I am really liking this show a lot! In my opinion it seems different from the usual high school dramas. It reminded me of God of Study at first, but then there is still a difference. I am actually more invested in School 2013′s characters than GOS.
    Lee Jong Suk is doing such a fantastic job at portraying Nam Soon. I love how subtle his acting is…this is the first time I’m watching him act and I must say I am very impressed. My heart really feels for his character.
    And Kim Woo Bin, who finally appeared at the end of episode 3. He is awesome too! I can’t wait to watch how his character and Nam Soon’s story unfolds.
    I also love Hyoyoung’s character Gang Joo. So easy-going and loyal. But I hope that there’s more to her character.

    P.S. Kwak Jung Wook is one amazing actor as well! He gives me the chills when he appears as the bully. I hope to see his story being developed as well.

  • leesigh3

    This is my favorite drama since Reply 1997! Really enjoying it so far.

  • sarahmelie

    Lee Jong-suk reminds me so much of Jung Il Woo, looks-wise and acting-wise

  • sarahmelie

    Lee Jong-suk reminds me so much of Jung Il Woo, looks-wise and acting-wise

  • sarahmelie

    Lee Jong-suk reminds me so much of Jung Il Woo, looks-wise and acting-wise

  • sarahmelie

    Lee Jong-suk reminds me so much of Jung Il Woo, looks-wise and acting-wise

  • sarahmelie

    Lee Jong-suk reminds me so much of Jung Il Woo, looks-wise and acting-wise

  • Angela Chen

    even though I know the PD’s probably won’t support the Nam Soon/In Jae love line, I hope they will keep developing/adding scenes to their relationship.
    It’s makes me happy to watch them :)

  • littleboyd

    School series have been masterpiece!