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Yeon Shi Eun is a model student who ranks at the top of his high school. Physically, Yeon Shi Eun appears weak, but by using his wits and psychology, he fights against the violence that takes place inside and outside of his school. (Source: Asianwiki) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Weak Hero” (약한영웅) written by SeoPass (서패스) and illustrated by Kim Jin Seok (김진석). ~~ Release dates: Oct 7, 2022 (Festival) || Nov 18, 2022 (Online) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(台灣)
  • ภาษาไทย
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Nov 18, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Wavve
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Score: 9.1 (scored by 36,964 users)
  • Ranked: #26
  • Popularity: #101
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
nini
203 people found this review helpful
Nov 18, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 9
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

I actually don't know how to summarize this one, I just believe everyone that can watch it should watch it. I haven't read the webtoon so I don't know how fans of the original material will react but, judging it on its own two feet, it far surpasses any expectations I had.

STORY
Honestly, this story almost felt like two, in the best way possible. Going into it I had this expectation of what would occur and what kind of avenues the story would take based on the teaser, but it proved me wrong. Weak Hero isn't just brilliant action, it's a deep dive into how interpersonal violence and bullying can affect and harm people long after the physical threat has disappeared. It's a case where I found every episode better than the last. The script and directing use foreshadowing masterfully, there are parallels that provoke so much thought and every moment feels deliberate. There are parallels everywhere, and the use of foreshadowing is deliberate and beautiful. Thought-provoking isn't even enough to cover it. Of course, there are issues with the script, some things are glossed over to fit the runtime, and the theme came off as confusing to some (not me) but overall I enjoyed the story it told immensely. The character motivations and progression all felt natural and understandable. It's a complete and interesting story that doesn't require additional knowledge from the webtoon to fill in the blanks and its end, though open for a second season, is satisfying and will leave you wishing you had more time with this world.

ACTING
I don't usually go to action flicks for character studies and heartbreaking emotions but the cast delivered on both and on stellar fight sequences that hurt just to watch.

So little disclaimer I am a Jihoon fan, but I will try not to be biased. Park Jihoon acting as Yeon Sieun was amazing. In the story put to screen it would've been very easy for Sieun to be one note, but Jihoons acting and eyes brought him to life.

Hong Kyung gave me the most compelling performance of the entire year. You have to watch it to know.

Choi Hyunwook brought a lovely levity to the story and his well-known ability to charm his way through the screen is at full display.

The entire supporting cast really showed out for this drama, the viciousness and vulnerability of boyhood were on full display. Special shoutout to Kim Sugyeom whose venom playing Youngbin almost burned through the screen.

MUSIC
The OSTs and music choices throughout the show helped evoke teenage listlessness and despair beautifully.

REWATCH VALUE
I considered placing this at a lower mark because some of the scenes are very hard to watch. Watching this drama inflicts a lot of emotional turmoil, but I honestly think it could only get better on rewatch. The point of the twists and turns is not to shock you, they're natural and understandable consequences of the violent world that bred them. Every choice makes sense, and the hunt for parallels in the script and directing upon rewatching would make it all the more worthwhile.


This easily falls into the top 5 dramas of the year for me. I would recommend any day! Also if you want to discuss it shoot me a friend request and a message I have so much to say.

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Completed
Mozz
102 people found this review helpful
Nov 18, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

Remarkable drama

I can honestly say this is one of the most powerful, well written poignant dramas i have ever watched on Asian or british websites. I binge watched the complete series and it was the quickest 4 hours of my life.the young actors were just jaw-droppingly good, the music was perfection and for the first time ever watching an Asian drama i am going to read the webtoon this drama was based upon.
I cannot praise this piece of work highly enough, the storyline fast fast paced, my attention didn’t waver for a single moment, i am just awestruck at the quality of the acting, the writing, the music, i just hope everyone “gets it” the way i did.
You have a rare treat in store my fellow viewers

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Details

  • Drama: Weak Hero Class 1
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Nov 18, 2022
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Wavve
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Statistics

  • Score: 9.1 (scored by 36,964 users)
  • Ranked: #26
  • Popularity: #101
  • Watchers: 75,032

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