Hi! School - Love On

Hi! School - Love On (2014)

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Lee Seul Bi is an angel who is sent to Earth to look after Shin Woo Hyun, who lives with his grandmother and carries emotional scars from being abandoned by his parents. Despite his cold demeanor, Woo Hyun is popular in school because of his good looks and singing ability. When his best friend, Hwang Sung Yeol, finds out a secret that ties them together and also develops feelings for Seul Bi, read morewho is posing as a fellow student at their school, the best friends turn into rivals.

  • Native title:

    하이스쿨 - 러브온
  • Also Known as:

    High School - Love On;

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lovecoutureflyy
64 people found this review helpful
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Dec 20, 2014
  • Overall 4.5
  • Story 4.5
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
When I first started watching High School Love On, which feels like a million years ago because that's how long it took for it to air, I thought it was a cute light hearted drama. There wasn't much plot wise but that didn't matter because Woohyun, Seul Bi, and Sungyeol were enough to carry the drama with their cute moments. But of course like most dramas they start off good and then read more the writers forget that the middle of a drama is just as important as the beginning and end.

I call this drama the king of circles to my friends. Why? Because this drama goes in circles over and over and over again. The problem is that this drama should have never been over 10 episodes. The writers stretched this plot so thin that most episodes after episode 9 is the characters talking about the same thing without the plot actually moving forward. It stayed inside of a repetitive state that almost became unbearable to watch. The only thing that kept me watching was Woohyun and Seul Bi who were the only light in this drama. Also the drama has some of the dumbest plot devices I've ever seen.

As for the cast, I think they did an okay job. As most of you know this drama stars the young wonderful actress, Kim Sae Ron, and the two hot Infinite band members as her leading boys, Woohyun and Sungyeol. Kim Sae Ron is the strongest actor in this drama. While I do think Woohyun and Sungyeol do need to work on their acting a bit it wasn't that bad. I think Woohyun was the luckier one in the character choice because his charisma shined through. Sungyeol's character is one of the oddest characters I've ever watched. The writer's made a complete 180 with his character around the halfway mark and decided to make him the villain. Too bad they forget to give him real character motivation to make him a villain. It made Sungyeol's character hard to connect with and at one point I could say I really hated his character. There is a difference between teen angst and just being an asshole. I actually felt bad for Sunyeol (the actor) that he got a character like this. As much as I started to dislike Sungyeol's character the worst character to me was Angel Sunbae. He is a character with no purpose and almost seems to be used as a tool after a while. He would be gone for 3 episodes and then pop back up just to cause drama. He had no other purpose other than being an asshole. This also lead me to questioning the whole angel society because somebody should be regulating these angels.

The writers failed to give the rest of their characters any depth too. They had so many students there and it's a shame that they didn't use them to their advantage. Some of the students had cute romances but I felt like they could have built on these characters a lot more. By the way, the adults in this drama act like children. I have never seen adults act so irresponsible in my life before. They were even more childish then the students were.

The strongest part about this drama is the music. I usually don't pay attention to OSTs but this one is very good. It was the best thing about this drama to be honest.

As for rewatch value, I give it a 2. I would never go back to watch this drama but if I did it would only be to see the beginning of the show.

I would only recommend this drama to people who are fans of Infinite or tell them to watch the first nine episodes for Seul Bi, Woohyun, and Sungyeol (when they actually had common sense) and then skip to episode 18.This drama to me, story and character wise, wasn't good. Even the cute moments between Seul Bi and Woohyun weren't enough to make me stop disliking it. The writing was just too repetitive and the characters refused to grow at one point.
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lunaphina
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Jan 5, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
If you feel like watching a cute, fluffy, funny and easy romance drama - then you're dead on with High School Love On!
I really, truly enjoyed watching this drama. Not because it's deep or serious is super original story-wise... but simply because I've always had fun watching it - you can lean back and enjoy, just don't expect it to be more than it is: a nice and simple high school read more drama, with lots of fluff, cute scenes and fun.

STORY
It's a high school drama about an angel that became human and two guys that become interested in her romance-wise. Nothing more to add here, read the plot.

ACTING
The acting of the three main actors was perfectly good. I've always had the feeling that the actors enjoyed themselves and had fun while filming, especially Kim Sae Ron who acts impressively good for her young age.

MUSIC
Not the best soundtrack ever and highly repetitive (although that is usually the case with K/J-dramas...), but still cute and it always fit the story.

REWATCH VALUE
Definitely high for me! Simply because I became a total addict to this drama and there was always just one episode per week, so I always rewatched the episodes to help my addiction.
Also, I'll definitely rewatch the series some time later... whenever I feel like watching something fluff, easy and funny...

OVERALL
I loved it! The feeling I got from it was a bit Coffee Prince - like. Like the actors themselves really enjoyed being these characters and having fun with each other in comedic scenes. Every week when this drama aired, it was like coming up for fresh air and it totally put me in fangirl-mode... I'll miss it a lot!
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Same genre, different stories. While in High School: Love On an angel is living with the male lead, in Let's Fight, Ghost, obvious, there's a ghost living with the male lead. Both male leads are alike in some aspects...
Recommended by Dia
Both consists of supernatural powers. Also takes place in a school environment and has a love triangle between the female MC and the two male leads. The main male lead also dislikes the female MC at first.

I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND BOTH but get ready for the sleepless nights. Best to watch this during a school break so you don't fail ur exams.

(High School Love On has a much better ending though, and is a KDrama while Super Star Academy is a Chinese drama.)
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    HarshaMaria 9 days ago - edited

    One of the only dramas that made me cry.I admit that the drama was a bit dragged,but i enjoyed it neverthless. Loved the bromance and the main leads

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    Kitara Dec 31, 2016

    I finally finished this drama, and it was like a chore to watch it. I hated the Main Cast, which is extremely difficult to do when your bias in your bias group (Woohyun) is in it. I started this for Woohyun, but even he couldn't save me from boredom. In the end, I finished it for Taeho and Joo Ah. Very boring, and dragged out. Should have been around 12 episodes.

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    tamago Nov 28, 2016

    Just watched the 1st episode and though I tought the plot was a little weak and some characters are almost ridiculous (the mother and the teacher, to be specific) I'll try to keep going simply cause of my love for high school dramas. I hope to not be disappointed, even though I'm not expecting much.

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    SSKF Nov 2, 2016

    The best thing about this drama is the easy relationship between WH and SB. they're together and other than the drama the other pathetic characters posed (like high school students with no decency and ethics) they were a couple and accepted that. They cared for each other and every one knew that. There wasn't a pull-push "will she, won't she" storyline. There was just a romance relationship built of friendship and caring and love.

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    HallyuSal Oct 10, 2016 - edited
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    MVUNKNOWN Aug 28, 2016

    THE LAST PART WAS AMAYZING

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    fanitha Jul 18, 2016

    It started as a light hearted drama but then it started to drag and many unbelievable things happened. It should have been shorter like 16 episodes.

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    SudhaMaurya Jul 10, 2016

    This drama i loved it

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    infinitewoohyun Jul 10, 2016

    i love this drama

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    Alaa Jun 28, 2016

    rewatching this show because I have the feels for it

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    GiseleKnoth Jun 24, 2016

    ADORABLE. That's the word to describe this teenage romance drama. I really enjoyed it.

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    BangtanAhgase May 27, 2016 - edited

    My first ever K-Drama and I think it will always have a special place in my heart - I cried so much watching it ;-; ♡♡~

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    KdramaInspirit May 26, 2016

    Despite the bad reviews, High School Love On will remain as one of my favorite teen fantasy romance drama. Plus, the OST is so good.

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    INFIRES May 26, 2016 - edited

    She was 14 y/o when she acted in this show WTF

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      Moon Ho Jul 23, 2016

      Actually her birthday is in July and the series premierd in July, so she was only 13 when they first started filming. She's got some serious skills.

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    Jelaceeinfinitee May 22, 2016 - edited

    Until now I keep on watching those episodes and still cant get over with this such a good kdrama ive ever watched gosh. And because of this I became an inspirit! hahaha

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      KdramaInspirit May 26, 2016

      Same here. I started researching about Infinite when I watched this drama. I was never a kpop fan, I still don't consider myself one. I'm just an Infinite fan. I can listen to their songs 24/7. And yes despite the bad revs about HSLO, it will remain as one of my fave teen fantasy romance drama.

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      Jelaceeinfinitee May 28, 2016

      We're just really the same, great I thought Im not the only one!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Jul 11, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Friday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 6,746 users)
  • Ranked:

    #892
  • Popularity:

    #29

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