Chae Yul is an exemplary student who has a genius brother who gets all the attention in her family, which makes her feel inferior. After failing to get into a highly-competitive, top-ranked foreign-language high school, she is forced to enroll at Seonam Girl’s High School by her mother who figures that Chae Yul could get straight As at a less-competitive public high school. She believed that it would eventually help Chae Yul get into a top university. On her first day at the all-girls high school, Chae Yul is assaulted by “Biter,” a perverted and demented guy. This incident quickly spreads through the school and everyone gossips about it. To avoid peer attention, she hides in a secluded spot on campus. But she also happens to pass by Mr. Yeon Jun, one of the school’s teachers. “This cologne… It’s the exact same cologne that the “Biter” was wearing!’ Now Chae Yul becomes highly suspicious of Yeon Jun. Her inexplicable karmic connection with Yeon Jun, the mystery teacher, begins. While Chae Yul is still confused by everything that is happening around her, four strange girls who call themselves the “Seonam Girl’s High School Detectives” bump into her. “We’re also victims of ‘Biter.’ Help us track him down,” the girls say. It was such an odd request and Chae Yul refused to join them, but she eventually finds herself helping the group find the offender. To their surprise, they uncover an uncomfortable secret that goes much deeper than they could have ever imagined!
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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 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
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??).
The main characters have 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.
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.
Honestly, I did not recall anything memorable or special.
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!