Mackerel Run

Mackerel Run (2007)

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Cha Gong-chan was able to enter the top private high school in the affluent Gangnam District, Myoung-mun High, because of his soccer skills. But when he quits the sport, he finds himself an outcast and starts cutting class. One day, a beautiful new girl transfers to the school, and when she walks into his class, Gong-chan falls for her instantly. He is finally enthusiastic about going to school, but the school administrator read moreinforms him that he will be expelled if he misses one more day. Gong-chan vows that he won’t give up on either his school life or his love.

  • Native title:

    달려라 고등어
  • Also Known as:

    Run! Mackerel ; Go Mackerel ; Dal Go

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Mar 29, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I found the drama really cute, the slapstick moments were great, I'll also have to say that the acting was surprisingly good, considering for most of the lead cast, this was a debut drama, and all in all I'd say it was quite a nice watch.
What was less than perfect? The story is overly simplistic and I feel that it seems unfinished, or at least unpolished. There are moments when you read more could just imagine how the story should really develop, but you see a very superficial and a stitch-work dialogue that just fills in redundantly in exchange.
It also feels a bit dragged on at times, but still an enjoyable drama overall.
All in all, I'd say give it a go, you'll certainly enjoy the comedy, though don't expect to get a performance of a lifetime from the actors.
This series is really best described by 3 words: funny, short& sweet.
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it has the drama comedy at all an romance that we all have evrey day at school ....i guess
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Both cover the struggles of a drifting high school boy against his school and the world at large as he is forced to wake up due to a new and somewhat unusual situation. Both are hilarious, corny, over-the-top, and comic book like, but meaningful at the same time. Samurai High School is Japanese and a little supernatural based on a manga, while Mackerel Run is Korean and uses more of a romantic theme.
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    irish Nov 22, 2015

    some very wacky visual which i liked. But for me it got more interesting around episode 4, when it settled down. Although the humour doesn't disappear completly.
    I did think the second male lead was a bit too pretty for his own good.
    I guess I'll have to get used to the two guys in love with one girl. Although this
    time, there is two girls attracted to one guy. Actually it could be three girls.
    The four leads are all likeable, although they don't all like each other.
    My favourite characters were the tarot reader and her friend.
    The lead actress has beautiful eyes.

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    ChihayaFuru Aug 6, 2015

    i started to watch because of lee min ho ,, but after a while,,, DUHHHH .. boring..

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    Miyuki Jun 11, 2015

    I started to watch this drama for Lee Min Ho (cause he's my favourite actor) but i couldn't watch until the end cause it was too childish and boring...

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    Blademan2 May 31, 2015 - edited

    Just another despicable selfish and obsessive triangle type story... Skipped through 80% of it just for that most despicable reason.... 1 outta 10... Was nice to see Moon Chae Won in her younger days of acting, it has shown just how awesome of an actress she is today, just magnificent of an actress she is, she can only get better...

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    gumix Feb 21, 2015 - edited

    I'm pretty sure that this is the only drama where LMH is not a d**k with the female lead... sorry but he usually plays the bad rich guy with a complicated past and stuff

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      DemonDuchess May 4, 2016

      He's not really always a jerk though.... compared to other thousands of with Jerk and girl madly in love, LMH's dramas mostly had strong willed female leads which matched his characters quite well. I think it's probably also the main reason why I enjoy LMH's dramas so much.

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    Silent_Heart Jul 30, 2013

    Wow! Lee Min Ho and Moon Chae Won acting really matured throughout the years. You can really notice the difference. This drama was "okay". Ofcourse no comparison to both actors' recent works.

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    theqwertiest Jul 24, 2013

    It would be great to see Lee Min Ho and Moon Chae Won again in a drama.

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    meganjoy12 Jul 20, 2013

    if this hadn't been cut in half I would have liked it a lot more but you could tell it didn't feel complete but it was ok/good

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    princess_sham Mar 1, 2013

    Hello Minoz,,,

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    Thank you so much... ^__^

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    tibbysd Jan 18, 2013

    Just finished it:) it was very good. Lol u can see how much lee min ho has grown and developed as an actor :)

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      MirMir Apr 16, 2013

      What's it actually about? The synopsis isn't very descriptive..

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    meganjoy12 Dec 6, 2012

    Can someone tell me what happens at the end since all the comments say it's a bad ending before I watch I'd like too know thanks

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    kubra135 May 4, 2012

    I really liked this drama but the end is not fair

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    Jose_Balle Mar 30, 2012
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    Becca256 Mar 29, 2012

    if you want to write a review please don't write it on the review, just edit the synopsis and the mods will approve it :)

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      Rian Mar 30, 2012

      Uh, I just noticed that, didn't know I could edit the synopsis, too bad I can't edit now... oh well :).

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      claudya87 Jul 7, 2012

      Even if I'm a bit late..You can edit both your review and the synopsis. For your review : Click on "Other reviews by this user" then on "edit". And the synopsis just has "edit" next to it, so..if you still wish to help..


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    May 12, 2007 to Jun 30, 2007
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  • Duration:

    40 min.


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    6.6 (scored by 1,032 users)
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