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A teen fantasy thriller drama that tells the story of people attempting to get out of the quicksand caused by a dangerous and harmful cookie that makes their wishes into reality with just one bite. After losing her parents in an unfortunate accident, Choi Soo Young has to take care of her three years younger sister. When she became 18 years old, she became the breadwinner of her family. She gave up on high school and began working at a factory, taking up several odd part-time jobs to provide for herself and her younger sister. However, one day her sister gets into trouble caused by a homemade cookie, and she risks everything to protect her. Seo Ho Su is a 3rd year student at Junghan High School, the best private school in South Korea. His mother is battling cancer, while his father disappeared a long time ago. Despite his personal problems, he tries to focus only on his studies, but often becomes a victim of his rich classmates, who think of him as a pushover that is at their disposal. Yoo Seong Pil is a mysterious underground college admissions consultant. He uses any means necessary, even illegal, to help his students enter the university they wish for. Although nobody asked him to, he goes to Junghan High School to take a consultant position for the entire 3rd grade class, and he slowly starts to reveal his true intentions after entering said school... (Source: Korean = Namu.Wiki || Translation = MyDramaList) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Oct 23, 2023 - Nov 23, 2023
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 34 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 972 users)
  • Ranked: #6568
  • Popularity: #1704
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
Coolforthesummer
54 people found this review helpful
Nov 23, 2023
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
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Dark Twists and Sweet Treats: Exploring the Dark Realities of High School in High Cookie.

This show was an absolute roller coaster from start to finish, a fast paced dark thriller that consistently keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Every character was intricately twisted. The show started with the simple, naive FL Choi Sooyoung, but as it progressed her character's layers peeled off one by one.

ML Hosu presented another complex character rarely seen in recent dramas with a painful backstory and compelling reasons for his actions, albeit criminal.

Filled with twists and turns the show delves into the stressful lives of high schoolers and explores how cookies serve as a means to fulfill their inner dreams.

In terms of romance, there wasnt much but I loved the scenes creators gave us of Lee Eunsoo & Jin Woo. They were simply a treat to watch. However, given the dark thriller theme romantic elements were understandably limited.

On the downside there were many unrealistic scenarios like police investigations, how Sooyoung got admission to school, etc. Additionally the production quality could have been much better. But what mattered to me is how much I enjoyed this show and from that point of view it was an absolute treat to watch.

The acting of each cast member was commendable. Nam Jihyun, Choi Hyunwook, Seo Bum June, Kim Mu Yeol, Jung Dabin and others delivered standout performances.

Spoiler: The ending was tragically fitting for the show. Due to FL's greed many students including Jinwoo & Hosu, met their tragic demise. Minyoung took on her sister's life, working part time, while Sooyoung disappeared from the world, going into hiding to make cookies.

In conclusion, I will recommend this show to every thriller lover who enjoys watching thrillers with high school settings and a gripping storyline.

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Completed
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11 people found this review helpful
Nov 27, 2023
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

─ the twist of adult child.

Started this drama without any prior knowledge about the plot or the full cast. So, there weren't any expectations but I was glad to find this twisted and psychological approach to this kind theme. The conflict between desperation and greed was nicely written.

From the beginning, the sisters and chef reminded me of children that are forced to become adults. Neither managed to grasp freedom and instead followed a way that offered them dream like escape. At some point, you find yourself feeling bad for them, another time you question their morals and greed. Even at the ending scene, you still witness the twist in their ordinary looking lives, which I think was quite unique to see.

While the story had its ups and downs, sometimes left you looking for more and sometimes felt draggy, the cast did awesome job at their characters. Especially Nam Jihyun and Choi Hyunwook rightfully owned the spotlight as they portrayed desperate people that did not hesitate to turn bad when it comes to "being able to live."

Overall, it was a nice watch that delivered specific messages successfully.

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  • Drama: High Cookie
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Oct 23, 2023 - Nov 23, 2023
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 34 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 972 users)
  • Ranked: #6568
  • Popularity: #1704
  • Watchers: 9,147

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