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Students at an arts high school strive to prove that they are the “real deal” amidst a culture where mimicking one another is the norm. Han Yoo Sung is a cold-hearted and upright son of a wealthy family who seems to have grown up in a bubble. But little do others know that underneath his prickly exterior is a student who is itching to show off his talents. He despises mimicking others or being mimicked himself, but he gets wrapped up in a strange rumour that claims he has been copying Ji Soo Bin, a famous trainee at a major entertainment company. Ji Soo Bin is the son of an entertainment company executive who is in the spotlight for being a famous trainee. Despite receiving so much attention, he is a mysterious character who actually has a secret he strives to keep under cover. Oh Ro Si is the center and the youngest member of the girl group ICE. Although she is loved for her amicable and easy-going personality, she receives poor treatment from her fellow members. When returning to school after her idol activities, she aims to find her own sense of identity. Shin Da Ra is a student who runs her own YouTube channel with videos documenting her daily life at the arts high school. She hates being alone and wants everyone to adore her. Shin Da Ra used to believe that friendship is defined by mimicking the person she likes, but she is challenged to rethink her approach after befriending Oh Ro Si and Han Yoo Sung. (Source: Soompi) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 22, 2022 - Sep 14, 2022
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Friday
  • Original Network: Viki
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,392 users)
  • Ranked: #4965
  • Popularity: #2893
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Hiseu
9 people found this review helpful
Sep 8, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

How fun to watch even though this is a webdrama.

I saw a lot of web dramas and I never really like them but this... THIS is the ultimate one.

The story is just perfect as it is. The actors are mostly idols but still did and amazing job. Big applause for them!

I watched a lot of k-dramas (not just web dramas) but this is my favourite so far.

I really recommend this especially when you just git into k-dramas. The episodes are short but still very anticipating.

If it wasn't a web drama, I think it could have been a more popular one.

ps.: The OSTs are sung by Ateez and Enhypen. (For my fellow Kpoppers ;) )

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crayrules
7 people found this review helpful
Aug 4, 2022
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
This review may contain spoilers

How Can Senior Friends Not Know And Trust Each Other with No Questions Asked?

Major Spoilers Ahead:

There is a junior named Ji Su Bin, who is very popular on social media thanks to his good looks. Su Bin's mom, Lee Mi Yeon is the CEO of an entertainment company. Su Bin is a trainee there and is supposed to be an upcoming rising idol. He ends up getting transferred to the same school where there is a senior, the ML, Han Yu Seong, who looks similar to him. Everyone who follows Su Bin on social media, calls Yu Seong the "fake" Su Bin. For some strange and unexplained coincidences, Su Bin and Yu Seong always dress similarly or dance similarly, so everyone calls Yu Seong the "fake" Su Bin. The general thinking is that Yu Seong is "copying" Su Bin.

The FL, Oh Ro Si is a close friend of Yu Seong and she has now debuted with a group called Ice but it's apparent that her other group members are microaggressors and bully her. She finds herself alone a lot of the time. She happens to cross paths with Su Bin and it becomes apparent that he crushes on her although she is Yu Seong's close friend.

There are a few backstory hints from another one of Yu Seong's closest friends, Hyeon Wu. He tells their other mutual friends, Oh Ro Si and Sin Da Ra that Yu Seung really detests copycats. While growing up, Yu Seong and his mom basically suffered under Su Bin's mom, Mi Yeon, and Su Bin. Yu Seong's mom once saw Su Bin wearing the same cardigan as her son and she practically tore it off him. She didn't want them wearing the same clothes. Yu Seong also suffers from anxiety and panic attacks.

So by Ep 3 and 4, both of Su Bin and Yu Seong are supposed to do their own solo performances in front of the school and since Su Bin is the first to perform, it becomes apparent that his dance is exactly the same as Yu Seong's. Yu Seong decides not to perform but the audience hears the song and realizes it's the same song that Su Bin had just danced to. Everyone in Yu Seong's circle becomes suspicious of Su Bin copying Yu Seong's dance. Su Bin tries to defend himself to Oh Ro Si and she becomes confused about who to believe.

However, later Su Bin hears something suspicious about Yu Seong's dance and goes into his mother's computer. There he finds a secret folder with information about Yu Seong. His dance, his school ID and info, the places and food he likes, etc... There's a lot of information about Yu Seong, and Su Bin is shocked.

That's the plot so far.

The episodes are short and to be fair, I gave this a 7.5 rating so far. I will adjust later when the series concludes. I have a few gripes with this story because, first of all, Yu Seong is a senior in the performing arts school he attends. So by now, everyone who attends that school should be familiar with him. The fact that other classmates are calling him "The Fake Su Bin" makes no sense. Another thing to mention, is that first of all, in the beginning, Su Bin's mom kept Su Bin's identity a secret, but when Yu Seong accidentally appears on his friend, Da Ra's vlog, all of the sudden, Su Bin's identity becomes known, and he coincidently gets transferred to Yu Seong's school... where Yu Seong is a SENIOR.

Do the writers think that high school kids are that stupid? How can Yu Seong be the copycat? That makes zero sense.

Two other gripes I have is Su Bin's dance that was exactly like Yu Seong's. Like, I don't know how they're going to explain it but IMO, you know when you create a dance that's originally yours. Your own dance is like drawing your personal art. I'm interested to see how the writers are going to explain how Su Bin somehow managed to come up with the exact same dance.

Another thing is Oh Ro Si's doubts about Yu Seong. She's supposed to be close friends with Yu Seong but already she's doubting who is telling the truth after just one conversation with Su Bin. Another idiotic thing to write. I mean, don't insult women's intelligence and loyalty to their close friends.

There's also Yu Seong's anxiety and panic attacks. Parts of it may be related to a scary bedtime story his mom read him when he was little. He becomes traumatized with nightmares and emotional scarring that makes him afraid of water species with tentacles and can't even eat seafood. I don't know why they would write a storyline like that but here's to hoping there's more to the storyline regarding Yu Seong's panic attacks.

I'm wondering if it turns out that Su Bin's mom, Mi Yeon had an affair with Yu Seong's dad and that's why the two boys look alike. That would explain Mi Yeon's obsession with Yu Seong and why Yu Seong and his mom suffered. It's almost as if she wants Su Bin to be the "original" son. That's my prediction.

Anyways, I wish each episode was a bit longer. I rated this a 7.5 solely based on some of the negatives I've found so far. It could change later.

Updated: I'm really disliking the fact that Oh Ro Si is already siding with Su Bin who she hardly knows and not protecting her friend Yu Seong. It's making me really dislike her character. Ugh. She's playing the "pity" card for Su Bin but that just makes me mad that the writers are writing her character like that. I just end up seeing HER as the pathetic and unintelligent one. Like, get a clue. Stop ignoring the obvious signs. Sigh.

And what Su Bin starts doing to torment Yu Seong is actually a form of bullying and stalking. It's like microaggression bullying which the writers seem to like writing. I mean just because your mom's crazy, doesn't mean you have to go crazy too.

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Details

  • Drama: Mimicus
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 22, 2022 - Sep 14, 2022
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Friday
  • Original Network: Viki
  • Duration: 20 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,392 users)
  • Ranked: #4965
  • Popularity: #2893
  • Watchers: 4,840

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