School 2013

School 2013 (2012)

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Seungri High School ranks as one of the worst of the 178 high schools in Seoul based on academic scores. Seungri High School is now busy preparing presentations for its new students. Class 2 is at the bottom of grade 2 at Seungri High. Nam Soon is elected class president for grade 2, thanks to the support of Jung Ho, who is a member of the school gang.
Se Chan is the read moretop Korean language teacher at a famous institute in Gangnam. In order to improve the student's scores at Seungri High School, the school hires Se Chan. When Se Chan appears at the school's opening presentation, Nam Soon becomes embarrassed.

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uenorie
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Mar 3, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
First of all, I've finished this drama about two months ago, so I might not be able to vividly remember things. I was supposed to never write reviews again, but I got bored, so... here we go.

The story is amazingly simple. Yes, the plot just revolved around the problems kids and teachers are facing at school, but the way this drama portrayed this story really struck through the heart. Through the read more various characters in the drama, the viewers were given a reflection of the sometimes harsh, sometimes bright realities happening at school. The only thing I may not have liked about the story was how it mostly focused on reviving Nam-soon and Heung-soo's friendship. I did find their friendship wonderful, but I think there were other characters that could've been explored more (like Kang-joo). I commend the actors though for their believable acting (although most of them were rookies, I was surprised that they're not that bad at all).

In dramaland where almost everything that happens doesn't seem to really happen in everyday life, this drama proves to be different from the rest. It breathes reality.
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Melwill28
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Jan 29, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Well this was a drama that I could have watched more of. I was totally engrossed in the lives of all the characters. If they decide to make a 2nd season of this show I would totally watch it. I personally felt that some of the story was left unfinished. I heard that they were going to do a special for this drama. IF ever a drama needed 1 this would be read more it.

I worked w/ kids that were kicked out of public school b/c of their bx. So, I kind of know what some of the kids were going through. Teaching kids at that age the difference b/t right & wrong is extremely hard. They r like adults & don't know how to bend very easily. They r "stuck in their ways," so to speak. The way the teachers dealt with the students was good & bad, but it made me rly get into the lives of the teachers.

The questions that were asked throughout the drama are some that will never be answered. "Whose fault is it when children act inappropriately, the parents or the teachers?" The blame is & will always be passed around, b/c no1 wants to be responsible. Not only is this drama interesting, but it has a lot to teach us about these issues.

I would suggest that every1 who watches this look for the deeper meaning behind the troubled youths bx. Try to understand what is underneath all the anger. This drama to me had a sense of reality that other dramas don't have. I think that is 1 of the main reasons I enjoyed it so much. I think that the main point is that there is no 1 answer to every problem, & that relying on others when u need help is not wrong.

I enjoyed every minute of this drama & am sad that I won't be able to watch more. Even though I wrote about the seriousness of the drama, it was also fun. I hope u all can enjoy it as much as I did.
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    Darkbloom 3 days ago

    Anyone else thought that the show went a little downhill after Heung Soo and Nam Soon made up? I liked Min Ki's storyline but episodes seemed dragged and a little boring.

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    heartbreaker17 Dec 27, 2014

    Relatable story.

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    jumpstar Dec 24, 2014

    overrated

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    CmgKpop Nov 26, 2014

    YESYESYES! Watch this drama now!
    This is the bromance story so strong it almost takes the 'b' out of the word. Lee Jong Suk and Woo Bin were great together, their friendship and its struggles was really beautiful, and I loved seeing them slowly patch things up!
    I actually liked that the drama didn't focus on any romantic pairing, since Heung Soo and Nam Soo's friendship and the struggles of the teens in the school was a great focal point. I loved it!

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    Youlie Nov 13, 2014

    Oh my... that bromance will make you shed some tears!

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    Christy Nov 12, 2014

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. The only thing I was kinda disappointed in was the dropping of the romance storylines - bc there was tons of cute that could have been had - but alas it was not meant to me, I guess.

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    Lior Oct 18, 2014

    I really want to watch it but I don't know if it worth it.
    i love Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk but it's weird that there is a school drama without any romance.
    I don't know what to do haha

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      colorful_smile Nov 2, 2014

      It is worth it! this drama was actually recommended to me
      by one of my friends whom taste I trust not to trust so I put it
      aside for a while and boy!! how much I regret it .. I was also skeptical
      because of the "no romance" but I ended up loving it .. in fact,
      it's way better off without romance ..
      they got to focus on real world problems for once instead of romance
      cliches.. there is a heavy dose of Bromance
      that will definitely make up for it btw..

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    This was starred by one of my favorite couples on TV Choi Daniel and Jang Nara right after their drama Baby FAced Beauty..and now for the second time they starred again but they said no romance between them?omo..im just saddened by this..but I'll stl watch this drama for sure..

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    Asma Sep 15, 2014

    Beautiful drama, liked the friendship and bromance aspect, the ending was awesome.

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    This drama doesn`t have any story in it really and something I was like where is this drama going ....

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    florazhang Jul 18, 2014

    I stopped at episode 10 a while ago should i continue watching?

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      ELFfreak Jul 24, 2014

      Yes, you should. But it's what I think. :)

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    Meye Jul 17, 2014

    Didn't like it until episode 8, then I was suddenly soo into it! and wow!! I LOVED the ending >>>> Spolier>>>> the last scene with Oh Jung Ho really made me tearful!! I guess he is my most favorite character in the whole drama.

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      MinaVIP Oct 7, 2014

      Kwak Jung Wook really shined in this drama ;_; Oh Jung Ho was such an epic character! So complex ~ definitely one of my favorite characters ever!

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    vinylwords Jul 13, 2014

    omg! Episode 10 and tears of BOREDOM streaming down my face. I stopped watching "School 2013" for 2 days in order to watch the Japanese drama "Mother". When I was watching "Mother" I would pause for several minutes whenever I just thought I would die from the overwhelming sadness, but with "School 2013" I pause the drama every few minutes because I am either bored or annoyed. And I am seriously considering dropping it altogether.

    I wanted to watch "School 2013" because I really liked "God of Study", but "School" is very poorly written. One of the keys, IMHO, to a great drama is to achieve a balance between the main story line and several secondary story lines. I don't think they really even tried here. Too much focus on a slow-paced main story of a ruined friendship, but all other characters' stories remain undeveloped. Yes, we learn a few things about each character, but they never give them enough time and attention. If they had developed other characters and their stories a little more, it would have saved the drama from being so MONOTONE.

    I am guessing that there was a reason that the writers decided not to pursue romance in this drama, so I won't criticize them for that. But still, there are any number of possible love stories they could have developed with the characters. And I am in ep 10 and nothing! They just give slight suggestions of romantic tension and then never follow up on it. It's tiresome.

    Anyway, I am really sorry if anyone reading this is upset. I just thought I'd share my opinion.

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    zumzummara Jul 11, 2014

    i've just finished this drama and god i'm so glad that i watched it :) it's really amazing and that bromance literally killed me, it's so cute *______*
    if somebody is thinking about whether to watch it or not because there is no romance in it, then be sure to watch it because bromance of lee jong suk and kim woo bin is all you need, i swear to you :D

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    kittyflumpin Jun 7, 2014
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      vinylwords Jul 13, 2014

      I agree. If they wanted to focus on the story of the friendship between the two main characters, they could have made a minidrama. If they make a 16 episode drama they need to diversify with well-developed secondary story lines. And yeah, too... many... unnecessary... dramatic... pauses... every... other... second... ugh!!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Dec 3, 2012 to Jan 28, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    8.4 (scored by 6,626 users)
  • Ranked:

    #186
  • Popularity:

    #97

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