Moorim School

Moorim School (2016)

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The Moorim School isn't focused solely on high academic scores. The school teaches its students virtues including honesty, faith, sacrifice and communication. The teachers and students at the school come from different countries and each have their own stories.

  • Native title:

    무림학교
  • Also Known as:

    Murimhaggyo; Murim School; Moorim School: Saga of the Brave;

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Emily
35 people found this review helpful
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Mar 9, 2016
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Honestly, I read the other reviews for this drama and it's not even worth reading.

One, the story is amazing. I mean yeah the plot could have been better written, but overall the story is good. It revolves around these kids who find their true selves in this school that teaches martial arts. But the school also teaches how to find your true self but indirectly. It gives the students challenges that read more they never thought they would do in their whole life.

Two, the acting/cast is amazing. Lee Hyun Woo is pretty much the main reason as to why most people watch this drama, unless you're new to kdramas and only watch it because of you're a fan of VIXX so you watch it because Hongbin. Speaking of Hongbin, he's actually a pretty good actor. I honestly thought he wouldn't be THAT great of an actor to the other drama I watched him in, but he's actually pretty good. Like his character changes and he shows the character has a bratty rich chinese kid who doesn't really want to befriend anybody but ends up befriending them anyways because of the development of the story. Seo Yi Ji was also an amazing actress because of the way she showed her emotions due to the situations that were happening. As I was watching this, I literally cried every time either Lee Hyun Woo, Hongbin, or Seo Yi Ji cried.

Three, let's talk about the music for a minute. The music is so bomb. Like legit, every time a song was on, I was turning up as I watched the scene happen. It made everything so much better like wow. Plus who wouldn't enjoy osts that are by VIXX? Especially when it was amazing to listen to. Also the song Lee Hyun Woo done also was amazing like damn. That shit was lit.

I highly recommend this drama to those who love either action or love, or even both! I loved this drama because of the way it was developing and the action of it was just amazing. The love also was amazing and I was legit on a rollercoaster ride with my emotions omg. One moment I was feeling this way, the next I was feeling something totally different.
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KangHae
33 people found this review helpful
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Mar 11, 2016
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
First of, story line is LAME. Like literally LAME. My advise, don't waste your time with this one if you are into dramas with gonna-screw-you-over plots like me. The story is about a bunch of students in a martial arts school and it tends to show some supernatural things as well but they are hardly focused on. The story revolves around an once-idol falling for one of the students (it just suddenly read more happened and I'm still trying to make sense of it) and another rich boy who has eyes for this girl only. Romance wasn't particularly cute or attractive AT.ALL. Half the time I was trying to process how come they are already in love and from where all these feelings are coming from? Friendship was the only best thing in this whole drama. First few episodes of the drama were really good and kept making me want to go back to it again and again but then it changed so drastically that I kept processing the stuff happening till the end. It was like the acting, the plot every had fell apart.

To be honest, I'm hyunwoo and hongbin's fan. Like HUGE fan of Hongbin and as a starlight I wanted to see his first drama with the lead role. His character was kind of annoying? I wanted to pull him out of this drama half the way. Hyunwoo was sleepy most of the time (last I saw his acting was in Con Artists) and was this ultimate sensible boy who was totally different in the beginning. What really happened to change him like that? I don't know. Eugene was a sweetheart, I LOVED her but the main girl Ye Ji? Not so much -.- I loved the idea of using International Cast, I was so great and new to see them. I hope they use this thing in more upcoming dramas. =3

Music was good, I mean the OSTs and other tracks used in the drama. Two osts are from vixx (YAYY).

Rewatch value? Not so much except for the friendship parts and some fighting scenes and THAT'S ALL.
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    jesy Jun 4, 2017

    naaa..i dont care the negative feedback. ..to each is own. i kinda like this drama, thumbs up for the characters!!.

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    I went into this drama thinking I'd end up hating it b/c of all the negative things I had heard about it when it was airing. But since I downloaded it anyways I decided to watch it and if I felt the same as others I'd delete it from my harddrive but contrary to what seems to be popular belief, I really really liked this drama <3 Maybe people grew tired of it or got less interested in it b/c they watched it week by week when it aired... but it's an amazing marathon (I marathoned it in 2 days straight!). I loved the bromance and relationship strain between Shi Woo and Chi Ang <3 and the ending was perfect in that aspect. I liked the romance and none of the girls bothered me, but the end was a tad off with the main lead couple but not too off lol - But I really like how they finished it off ;) I thought this drama was going to be more like 'Sky High' movie but it's really not, there is a magical element to it but nothing like that movie was lol - I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the drama/school.

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    AstridWesthof Jun 1, 2017

    I can't believe they gave the character I like to the actor I don't like and the character I dislike to the actor I love, this is so unfair ;; recast this serie!

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    aqua May 20, 2017

    I think the story is really great tbh

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    Nancy May 10, 2017

    Wang chi❤sun ah

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    Nancy May 10, 2017

    Hong bin...second lead syndrome....good drama

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    Matt Apr 21, 2017 - edited

    I dropped this within seconds of the first episode. That opening fight scene had some of the worst directing I've ever seen.

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    Anna Apr 12, 2017

    Totally LOVE this drama.=)It was not lame at all as KangHae had said. The plot/story was GREAT with the awesome message about friendship and honesty. Just gotta say it again: "I LOVE IT!!!". At first I watch it because of Lee Hyun Woo and Hong Bin because who doesn't love them!^_^but anyway I found that the story was awesome, too. Also, the music is just so fabulous and I love Seo Ye Ji(Soon Duk), too. Btw, from the very beginning, I kept hoping and crossing my fingers that Shi Woo and Soon Duk have more time together. OMG, they look so cute together!!!(≧◡≦) (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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    Alaa Apr 1, 2017 - edited

    this had an 8 point something rating? what happened? was the ending that bad?

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    Tsuyu Feb 24, 2017

    Shin Hyun Joon and the older actors saved this drama; he gave it a little stability. Loved the whole 'friends forever, whatever', scenario, the music, the martial arts scenes, but the relationship aspect left a lot to be desired.

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    DoHani Jan 26, 2017 - edited

    But why doesn't anyone mention the main lead's DRAMATIC hairstyle change? That couldn't be any less subtle and yet nobody even seem to notice. They didn't expect us to just let Hyunwoo's professional need to change his looks pass by, right? Oh no, they didn't!

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      Sara Power 12 days ago

      It took me a full episode to realize that wasn't a different character

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    mrwyoo Jan 13, 2017

    the first ep is all over the place, the only funny thing right now is that chicken girl. she looks like a lost case XD

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    Red Jan 9, 2017

    Loved this drama! I'm so glad I watched it. not just because I'm a starlight xD this drama wasn't just me fangirling over hong bin.. TvT it's such a meaningful drama
    but ugh I can't get over beanie my bias <3 and hyun woo one if my favorite actors

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    iNeedSomeJisoos Dec 23, 2016 - edited

    I love the storyline of this drama, and the character development that goes with it. Idk why some people thought that the storyline was confusing; because this was the first drama where I actually quickly understood the storyline.

    Of course I absolutely shipped the main couple, but I felt like their romance was a bit it rushed. And omo, Lee Hyun Woo reminds me so much of Park Go Bum!

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    AneMi Dec 11, 2016

    OMG the reviews of this drama are so contradictory!! Some loved it with a perfect 10 and some hated it with 6! This must be some interesting drama if people are so extreme! lol

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Jan 11, 2016 to Mar 8, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 5,438 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1100
  • Popularity:

    #66

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