학교 School 2013 started off quite meh for me. Maybe because I’ve never experienced being in a class full of sleepyheads! And neither have I come to know a class with 2 homeroom teachers. Or the students can just babble on their dislike for a certain teacher right at the teacher’s face. They seems too unbelievable to be true. For me the story start to get interesting around the time when a chair flew out of the class window and when Oh Jung Ho had a big confrontation with Teacher Jung at the cafeteria. By the last episode, I was sobbing. Either I was too exhausted for the day or I couldn’t bear to say goodbye to the teachers and students from Seungri High. I would like to think it’s the latter. 🙂
Initially I watch School 2013 just for Jang Na Ra and Daniel Choi because I like them a lot in Baby-Faced Beauty. My second reason is Park Se Young. In a year alone (2012), I’ve seen her in 4 Korean dramas; Equator Man, Love Rain, Faith and now this drama. This girl is very beautiful and talented. For me her best feature is her eyes. They have such intense stare whereby at one point I thought her character in Faith was releasing electricity at Lee Min Ho’s Choi Young. Hahaha
Korean title: 학교 2013
Korean romanization title: Hakgyo 2013
English title: School 2013
Running period in Korea: 3rd December 2012 to 28th January 2013
Runtime in Korea: Monday and Tuesday 9.55pm
Running period in KBS World: 24th December 2012 to 19th February 2013
Total episodes: 16 + 1 special
Genre: School, youth
Related shows: School (1999), School 2 (1999), School 3 (2000), School 4 (2001)
Synopsis (source from KBS):
Story about Seungri high, a troublesome school that houses students from the most eligible to the most problematic. ‘School 2013’ shows different life stories of teachers and students as they grow up through conflicts and compromises.
Teachers of Seungri High:
Jang Na Ra as Jung In Jae
Daniel Choi as Kang Se Chan
Eom Hyo Seop as Eom Dae Woong
Park Hae Mi as Im Jung Soo (Seungri High School Principle)
Lee Han Wi as Woo Soo Chul (Seungri High School Vice Principle)
Oh Yeong-Sil as Yoo Nan Hee
Yun Ju-Sang as Jo Bong Soo
Students of Seungri High:
Lee Jong Suk as Ko Nam Soon
Park Se Young as Song Ha Gyung
Ryu Hyo Young as Lee Gang Joo
Kim Woo Bin as Park Heung Soo
Choi Chang Yub as Kim Min Ki
Kwak Jung Wook as Oh Jung Ho
Lee Ji Hoon as Lee Ji Hoon
Lee Yi Kyung as Lee Yi Kyung
Kim Young Choon as Byun Ki Deok
Jeon Soo Jin as Kye Na Ri
Kim Chang Hwan as Han Young Woo
One thing School 2013 lacks is romance. I would love to see some love sparks between the students.
Luckily we have the cute bromance between Ko Nam Soon and Park Heung Soo. Although sometimes it can be too cheesy to watch. It’s like watching 2 gays. Hahahaha But I still love them!!! I’ve seen Kim Woo Bin (who plays Park Heung Soo) in To The Beautiful You. I like him here better. Dramabeans quoted that Kim Woo Bin is a gangster turned teddy bear. I wholly agree!
My fav song from this drama is Don’t Think You’re Alone by Kim Bo Kyung.
Photos from KBS.