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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Jan 22, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
First off I would like to start with saying I really enjoy his drama.

- I love the the dark and more realistic tone of the drama; unlike many Korean high school dramas that are generally about love lines and light fluffy tales this drama is made in a sense that everything occurring is possible in the real world no matter how far fetched it maybe.

- I love that the supporting read more cast members are given a greater importance and that they are their own individuals as appose to being so and so's friend.

- I love that the characters aren't written to be one dimensional; all/any character are allowed to make mistakes or even being simply bad but are still viewed as humans.

-And lastly I love that it presents real problems just as they are without being candid or showing just a small fraction of the problem.

I would recommend this drama to those looking for that is dramatic without needing to roll their eyes in every episode.
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Jan 26, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
When I first heard that this drama was out, I decided to watch it when it started but I ended up not watching it. But I got so bored the last few days that I just started to watch it. I skipped parts of the first few episodes whenever it got boring or when there were misunderstandings cause I absolutely HATE misunderstandings. But I think by episode 5 or 6, I started read more to watch the whole episode.

What I liked about this drama was that it was very different from other dramas that I've watched. This involved actual problems that happen at schools whether it's in Korea or the US. It talks about bullying, cheating, trying to do well in school, being lonely and friendship. I think this is the first drama where I cried a lot even though it wasn't a romance story. While I was watching this, I could relate to some of the problems that were addressed in the drama. And I think that's why I cried even more. I really did not expect that I would cry at a drama that doesn't focus on love.

Almost all the actors do a really good job at playing their role, whether it's to be a really snobby girl, a shy person, or a bully. Almost all the characters makes me rethink how I thought of other people such as people who are mean or successful. I think what I've realized through this drama is that everyone has a reason that they are who they are.

Overall, this is an amazing drama that connects with you and you should watch this drama whenever you have time.
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the film tackles most of the issue tackled in the drama and some of the famous scenes.
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Both dramas involves bullying, friendship and teachers struggeling. Side point, the school in "School 2013" is mentioned in "Who Are You School 2015."
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    Lunacordelia 5 days ago

    I adore this drama so much!! I just rewatched it, and I'd forgotten how amazing both the story and the characters are! Yes, there's no romance, but the dynamic between the characters and the acting makes it worth while and it just doesn't need love triangles. To those who watched the 1st episode and were bored, watch another 2 or 3, because it gets better and better as the show goes on and you'll get attached to the characters and the plot will make you laugh and cry!!!

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    Michelle 10 days ago

    I hope that it's going to come a season 2 with the same actors

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    anly 29 days ago

    It was really awesome...... i like woo bin frm tis was the first drama lee jung suk....... both friend ship was nice.....

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    pandaxgirl Jun 17, 2015

    the 2015 version is much better i think (: i dunno why, but after i watched the first episode of the 2013 version, i get super bored. like there's no romance and ya nothing is happening at all. school 2015 my favorite drama got me at the second ^^ <33

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      pandaxgirl Jun 18, 2015

      Didn't know that. Actually, I know Kim Woo Bin from The Heirs, and Lee Jong Suk - I Hear Your Voice (: But you should start Who are you: School 2015 right now :D Believe me,you gonna love it, totally. like I said, one of my fave dramas <33

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      Samurajka Jun 21, 2015

      I finished it in 3-day marathon. And my opinion is:
      2013 is more about students and they relationship with teachers and story is told from a boy's point of view. Slow-paced with a lot of focus on a psychological state of a person. It was very popular drama at that time, that it even got it's own special. Not to mention rising Won Bin and Jong Suk to stardom.
      2015 version is more about relationship between students and the problems they face told from the girl's point of view. Full of mystery and thrills. Although it's a pretty good drama and I like it, it kinda leaves a bad aftertaste... I don't know why exactly... :/

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      pandaxgirl Jun 21, 2015

      Tell me honesly :D were you for Tae Kwang or you were for Yi Ahn? :DD

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      Samurajka Jun 23, 2015

      I asked myself that question too, while watching. But I knew she was gonna choose Yi Ahn, it was kinda natural. Although I was hoping that Yi Ahn will end up with Eun Byul, and Tae Kwang with Eun Bi. :)
      But I think if it's real life, I would pick Tae Kwang. I kinda like guys with masks and secrets. xD And you? :)

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      pandaxgirl Jun 23, 2015

      Tae Kwang for sure. Thanks to this drama, I found Sung Jae oppa and he's my ultimate bias now :D :3 :)

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    Sani May 29, 2015

    in this drama there are NO romance -_-'

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      Isuzu May 31, 2015

      Because this drama is trying to base it off the struggles that Korean students go through. Romance has nothing to do with it. If you want some love, check out Who Are You: School 2015 or put up with the bromance between Jong Suk and Woo Bin. And plus, romance was never mentioned in the genres section, so why would you assume there is romance in this drama? Not every drama has romance in it, you know.

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      snuwyz Jun 3, 2015

      well the genre said Drama, Friendship, Life, School, Youth. So what do you expect?

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    chante May 21, 2015

    Still love this drama from episode 1 - 16. I would like to see a School 2013 Class Reunion. I wish I had connections cause it will definitely happen.

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    joyje May 14, 2015

    Liked the bromance especially Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin but the drama only got interesting the 2nd half. The first half was kinda boring. The drama was overrated.

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    Tiffany Apr 29, 2015

    Completely love the bromance

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    Cupcake Apr 5, 2015

    I watched the first episode and i really found it boring there is no story going on.. should I keep watching ??

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      LeeMeymon Apr 9, 2015

      I thought exactly the same but later Kim Woo Bin appears and everything is better^^

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      Cupcake Apr 12, 2015

      thanx , i'll give it a try ^.^

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    beloved89 Mar 30, 2015
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    SilentRevelation Mar 28, 2015

    I honestly don't know why I put this off for so long.. It's amazing so far!

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      Banana-chan May 3, 2015

      Same here. It was on my on-hold list for so long, cuz I didn't really like the first episode. But I kept watching after some time, and the magic happened :) AND I looove 2nd season: School 2015 for now! It's really interesting.

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    Darkbloom Feb 25, 2015

    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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    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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    South Korea
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    Dec 3, 2012 to Jan 28, 2013
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    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 7,567 users)
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