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Jang Jae Hun is a high school dropout who roams the streets at night with his two best friends pickpocketing drunkards. He accidentally causes an accident that leads to the death of a stranger. Park Tae Yi lives in the countryside with her grandfather and inherited her musical talents from her father. Ha Do Sung composes songs in anonymity as rock star HADES. Having been abandoned at a young age by his ambitious mother, he tries to live quietly without drawing attention to himself. Kim Byeong Gun is the odd one out in his family of businessmen, wishing to pursue a career in musicals - despite his debilitating fear of performing in front of others. Eun Chae Young is an experienced actress, having been in the industry for 10 years. However, she has the desire to prove herself on the musical stage, rather than a movie actress with a pretty face. What she doesn't expect is to be challenged by Oh Doo Ri, an equally talented actress who prefers to spend her time playing first-person shooting computer games than rehearsing. These young adults end up together in the musical department of Haneul Arts University and find themselves under the guidance of unconventional professor Sunwoo Young. With each passing day, they get a chance to learn what it is to be a 'star,' and to prove to the people around them that they can succeed in their chosen path. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Dec 3, 2011 - Feb 5, 2012
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: MBN
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 2,802 users)
  • Ranked: #5381
  • Popularity: #2014
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
tomajuhwan
97 people found this review helpful
Mar 24, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
If you like romantic drama, this is not the best one.
If you like comedy drama, this is quite funny, but there are more dramas out there that can make you laugh louder.
If you like happily-ever-after-ending drama, this will let you down, don't expect too much.
If you like sad drama, this is not enough to make your tears come out
If you like action drama, you're not supposed to end up here reading the review :p

But,

If you look for different taste of Kdrama,
If you look for great performances,
If you look for beautiful soundtracks,
This is the one that worth to watch!!

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Completed
phoenixtearz9
33 people found this review helpful
Feb 8, 2012
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I had been anticipating this drama for well over a year (before viikii became viki.com and almost impossible to watch a lot of shows), and I had hoped and prayed that I wouldn't be disappointed, and I wasn't. To compare this to other "musical" drama's is insane, because unlike most of those drama's this one actually does follow the theme of "musical".

The story, is as it says it is in most story summaries you read.. but what those summaries fail to mention is that it is spectacularly written, its also about human relationships. And the story had, not necessarily side stories/plots, but background and reasoning, that made you go "Oh so that's why" in a few places, loved that..

Each of the "main" characters, are well thought out, including development. The acting is stellar. Straight up, even the character's you don't like, are so well thought out, that you can't be mad at the writers for making them that way. Every character in this drama has his or her place, take one away, and the drama wouldn't be the same. I was really impressed by the acting. I know most people, would start to watch this for Daesung, but don't. That's all I can say, do NOT start watching this for Daesung, I did, and not that I was disappointed with his acting, I wasn't, I just didn't like his character.

Music, well it is about musicals, so of course the music has to be good, and not only was it good, I was very impressed by how good it was in places.

I will re-watch at some point or other... The reason I didn't give this a perfect 10, but a 9 instead was because, all the way up until the ending the writing and so forth or stellar, but the last episode was just so sub-par to me that I couldn't bring myself to give it a perfect 10.

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Details

  • Drama: What's Up?
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Dec 3, 2011 - Feb 5, 2012
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: MBN
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 2,802 users)
  • Ranked: #5381
  • Popularity: #2014
  • Watchers: 7,679

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