Seonam Girls High School Investigators

Seonam Girls High School Investigators (2014)

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Five students are members of a private investigator club at Seonam Girls High School. They face and do their best to solve problems like private education, abortion, bullying, suicide. ~~ Based on the novel "Seonamyeogo Tamjungdan: Banggwa Hooui Miseuteori" by Park Ha Ik.

  • Native title:

    선암여고 탐정단
  • Also Known as:

    Seonamyeogo Tamjungdan; Detectives of Seonam Girls' High School; Schoolgirl Detectives;

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Malu
15 people found this review helpful
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Nov 3, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
First, I'm really excited to write this review because I think this is a drama that many underestimated, including me.
I swear on my life that at the end of the second episode I had no doubt that the drama was a mess, too extravagant and I didn't understand any character. However, my younger sister encouraged me to keep watching because, I don't know why, the drama had fascinated her.
Now that read more I've finished the last chapter I must honestly say I swallowed my words and curses. This drama was absolutely great, lovely and especially smart, while still being funny and eccentric.

There will come a time (approximately in Chapter 5) where you will not be able to stop and it will become the best remedy for a bad day, it will be the last thing you want to watch before going to sleep.

The performances of the young detectives make love the weirdness of each character. The misunderstood Ahn Chae Yool and her adorable brother (seriously, I've become a stalker of this actor) were the characters I loved most. Hye Ri was so sweet that no doubt will soon give much to talk with her next drama.
In fact, there are two characters who, although they influenced the history, I think they were superfluous: The teacher Ha and his unbearable mother, I totally hated their characters because their existence didn't make sense to me.

However, it's gratifying to see that a Korean drama begin to confront sensitive issues such as abortion or homosexuality.
One point that I found unique about this drama is that there was no representative song, just the sweet whistled melody of the intro.
In short, this is a drama that yes or yes you'd want to see again. I hope you give it a chance and do not miss it because you'll beg for a sequel ... like me XD
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BoiceInPink
9 people found this review helpful
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May 5, 2015
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 2.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Story
First word that comes to mind is refreshing. It's not your typical Korean drama maybe because it has very minor romance. Instead, numerous interesting mystery cases and youth-related issues were brought up.

Personally, I thought that this drama felt very youthful and quirky. Despite the seriousness of certain issues in the show, it felt more toned-down, possibly to suit their targeted audiences (teenagers and young adults??).


Acting
The main characters have read more very distinct personalities that I felt were very well portrayed. Some had to be really awkward and annoying due to their characters as school outcasts or even possibly nerds. However, some viewers might find it unpleasant and disturbing to watch their immature behaviour. I personally feel that the characters were intentionally written that way, although it might seem quite an exaggeration for high school students to still behave childishly.

Also, good acting by young (possibly newbie) actors and actresses who took on the supporting roles. For instance, Chun Young Min who played Ah Ra was very memorable. I recall feeling her frustrations when she was yelling at her dad.


Cast
I thought it was weird how they made the teachers play multiple roles throughout the show. Maybe just for laughs, but thankfully it was not confusing and it does not affect the clarity of the storyline.

It was also rather nice to see new and young actors and actresses.

Music
Honestly, I did not recall anything memorable or special.

Rewatch value
I definitely wouldn't mind rewatching (even though I usually never do).
In fact, I would love for them to have a squeal!


In all, I feel that this was enjoyable and rather light. However, it should not be taken too seriously due to the nature and the theme of the drama. I wouldnt recommend this if you're into serious and mature dramas. However, if you're thinking of taking a break from romance-heavy dramas, you should give this a try!
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Both are about a group of not very similar girls, who develop a friendship. There is a lot of mysteries surrounding one of the girls in both shows. Both are funny and dark at the same time and cover controversial topics. I believe you'll like Seonam if you like AOY and the other way around.
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Young kids trying to solve odd cases. You get the same vibes watching them both.
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    Bunny Jan 10, 2017

    This drama was an absolute joy to watch!

    The main cast was just amazing, with all the characters being unique in their own weird and adorable way. They all had their own quirks, but their dynamic, is what really made it good. The female friendship is something i truly dream to have.
    A side from that, the cases are also worth noting. They tackle Real life issues, from different angles, which I applaud Them for doing. Another interesting thing, is that all the cases Seem to end on a bittersweet note, so even though they have solved the case and made things a little better, that doesn't mean that the characters in the cases, don't still have to struggle with the problem. In that regard, it is very realistic. I absolutely lived this drama!

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    YmsKmjKn Aug 19, 2016

    Min Joon oppa is so charming <3

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    Mele Dec 21, 2015

    Worth watchint the whole thing, even if it's just for episodes 11 and 12

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    Sudapop Dec 6, 2015

    And all this time I thought it MiDo was Jeong Hye Sung ....

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    miretee Jun 18, 2015

    This drama is definitely iconic!! Its quirky and fun but It also deals with sensitive topics which were handled in such a thoughtful and respectful way.

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    Jae Jun 4, 2015

    Can't decide if I should watch this or not. On one hand I like school dramas and dramas that don't focus on romance. On the other hand, I hate annoying characters and bad acting. I guess I'll just add to my plan to watch list and maybe try it out when I get sick of too many romance dramas. If all the main characters were guys instead of girls, I'd have watched it already haha

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    tibbysd May 13, 2015

    it was okay for a while but their cases got so boring. like they just sat around in the same room and discuss things. i watch dramas and want to see something exciting and not likely to happen to me, i dont wanna watch 5 bored teenage girls sitting around eating bread and talking. they do have some interesting moments but overall they only have one storyline and it isn't very good. the supporting characters almost dont have their own lives. i like the topics they touch on though, ill admit that. but at this point im only clinging on because of the kiss everyones talking about. as an LGBT member who is moving to korea, thats whats getting me through this drama.

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    Mo-chan May 8, 2015

    Loved this drama! It was refreshing, cute and funny, especially the little noises which added fun to the scenes! The cast did a great job Really! The final was epic too! Overall 9/10

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    versaillesyoo Apr 27, 2015
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    hodan Mar 24, 2015

    Lee Min Ji (Ha Jae) is so cute with her bowl-cut hair and her adorable lines. I wish they gave her a more prominent role in the drama!! Also, Hyeri's acting was surpsingly great? I expected her to be more cringey and terrible, though I am a girls' day fan, since she was an idol but she fit her role so well. Stephanie lee was so cute as well, the whole cast was so cute.

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    BlueVelvet Mar 22, 2015 - edited

    Gonna feel so empty without this drama! This drama was so refreshing to watch as it deals with actual real life problems (something k-dramas struggle with now a days) and their friendship was portrayed in such a way you can't help but to feel in awe! SUPER WORTH IT, Seonam girls part 2 please T.T

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    Emily Paul Mar 22, 2015 - edited

    Can somebody tell me the name of the song in episode 1 that plays when they are all eating in the cafeteria? The one from when the main character puts her headphones in.

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      Amethyst Cahill Mar 22, 2015

      I noticed that song too. It's korean so I'm afraid I can't be of much help but anyways, I found it pretty catchy too lol.

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      Darkbloom Apr 1, 2015

      I'm looking for that song as well!

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      Darkbloom Apr 1, 2015

      I'm looking for that song as well!

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    ChaEunJoo Mar 20, 2015

    THAT FINALE MADE THIS a 10/10 and one of my favorite dramas. ONE of the best finales I have ever seen in a long time. SPECTACULAR. THE finale makes all sense and is so well written.

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    Demetria Mar 19, 2015

    The last episode was well and smooth ending. hoping there's another Seonam detective season 2. Jihee played the characters well ^^

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    Kikyostarr Mar 17, 2015

    Does the last episode air today? I thought it aired on the 18th not the 17th. Is the end date wrong maybe?

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    14
  • Aired:

    Dec 16, 2014 to Mar 17, 2015
  • Aired On:

    Tuesday
  • Network:

    jTBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 922 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1072
  • Popularity:

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