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"Extracurricular” is centered around four high school students who start committing crimes to earn money and the unpredictable dangers they face as a result. Ji Soo, who goes from a model student to a criminal after committing an unthinkable act. Jung Da Bin as school bully Min Hee, who gets caught up in Ji Soo’s crime. Park Joo Hyun will portray Ji Soo’s dangerous partner in crime Gyu Ri, while Nam Yoon Soo will appear as Min Hee’s boyfriend and the school’s most popular guy Ki Tae. (Source: Soompi) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 29, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 37,451 users)
  • Ranked: #821
  • Popularity: #99
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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its actually me love
98 people found this review helpful
Apr 30, 2020
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 6.0

A power-struggle between morals.

I started watching 'Extracurricular' on a whim, I didn't think much of it and just wanted to see something that was on Netflix. The simple action of watching one episode turned into a 10 h binge, and I have to tell you it was one hell of a ride. This drama didn't hook me on the first episode, I felt a bit hesitant: Will this be another unrealistic shitty teen thug type of story? But nonetheless I continued.

After the second episode I knew, this is something else. The premise seems simple enough, a normal setup for a Korean thriller/action movie but this took it deeper. During the 10 episodes the viewer get to know its main character Oh Jisoo and his contrasting behaviors as well as his partner Bae Gyu Ri. The character work on these two was phenomenal, I loved seeing their facades crack little by little to show what these young humans held within themselves all along. Although they commit actions that goes by the law of morals you cannot help but route for this unfortunate pair. I personally related to the characters, especially to Bae Gyu Ri and her struggles to keep her image in front of her parents, the school and Jisoo. Although the circumstances that these characters goes through is unrealistic you can draw similarities to their struggles of fitting in, money, grades and love.

The acting was simply amazing! Nothing more is needed to say, all cast members seemed to act well in their parts and the production was done so smoothly that I almost forgot that it was all an act.

Well all I can say is that this blew me away, I was chocked at the amount of enjoyment I felt watching this short but thrilling drama. Everyone that enjoys to feel nervous and wants to see something a bit fucked up and dark: 'Extracurricular' is something for you!

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balaguava
123 people found this review helpful
Apr 29, 2020
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
WOW. I was already excited when this drama was announced because of Kim Donghee and Nam Yoonsoo (who I mostly just saw in music videos), but I think I severely underestimated how much I liked the show. It's a relatively short watch-- ten hour long episodes, which also means it's all too tempting to binge. Which I did. And I have no regrets.

Both Extracurricular and How to Buy a Friend were really refreshing takes on the high school genre, which I had previously lost interest in due to the fact that most dramas of the same vein were now being reduced to simple, relatively mundane rom-coms. Having attempted to watch many other dramas this year that felt like they dragged on aimlessly, the fast pacing was a huge source of relief.

The main characters are, for the most part, morally ambiguous. The world of Extracurricular isn't solely black and white-- there are various shades of grey in between, which makes them all the more fascinating to watch. The cast does a great job of delivering their roles, and while I initially took it up for the boys, I ended up falling for Park Joo Hyun (I can't wait to see what kind of roles she'll be doing next!) Kim Donghee did a great job of embodying the role of the reluctant, disillusioned antihero. I also loved the snappy dialogue and the dynamics between the characters.

The plot isn't entirely unpredictable, but that didn't take away from the story itself. I was still on the edge of my seat at every turn, both anticipating and dreading what would come next. Overall a really fun watch.

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Details

  • Drama: Extracurricular
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Apr 29, 2020
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Statistics

  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 37,451 users)
  • Ranked: #821
  • Popularity: #99
  • Watchers: 74,301

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