24 February 2015

High School, Love On Review

Title: High School Love On
AKA: Hi! School, Love on
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, School, Youth
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Period: Jul-2014 to Dec-2014
Cast: Nam Woo Hyun, Kim Sae Ron, Lee Sung Yeol, Choi Soo Rin, Jung Jae Soon, Jo Yun Woo, Shin Hyun Tak, Kim Young Jae, Lee Shi Hoo

Lee Seul Bi (Kim Sae Ron) is an angel with an honest and pure wish to become a human. One day when she was on duty, with no other choice she saved a human male student in danger. That is one thing an angel can’t do, which is meddling in the life of humans. The consequences of the accident is that she turned into a fallen angel on earth, not a human nor an angel. The only one she can seek help from is that human student she saved, Shin Woo Hyun (Nam Woo Hyun). Because she saved his life he had no other choice but to bring her with him home to his grandmother, and there she starts living as if she was a human being. However, there is too many obstacles on the road to become a real human being, and a lot more danger to it.

Okay, so this show has been going on since summer until December, there were a lot of cancelations and moving the timeslots every week, so you never knew when a new episode would come. Was this KBS2’ idea of promoting? More than anything, it just ridiculed the show in that sense that it would give others a negative thought of it before they even started it. I think it deserves better recognition than it got, the drama was interesting and distinctive and a little weird (in a good way). I started it with no expectations whatsoever, and got out with an enjoyably surprise. On the side note it made me feel old too :/ I felt like going back to those teenage/high school years, lol. On top of a quirky supernatural premise, it had endearing characters and a seriously beautiful camerawork with a skillful directorial touch that lingers on lovely little moments. Plot-wise this concept is well known in dramaland, the passion to be human, but somehow they fused many stories to get this new and fresh plot together. The main couple I actually fell too hard for them, they were actually not romantic or mushy… they were mostly practical and fuss-free. All the actors were okay, but throughout the drama you could feel the idols inexperience in the acting field. It bugged me A LOT in the beginning, but somehow they grew on me, I can see a future for them :b
Kim sae Ron, for gods sake she’s only 14! I don’t know what to think of her to be honest, she did an okay job, but failed at impressing me. Anyhow this show was really cute, I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I did and more. If you are looking for something not heavy with a nice story, this could be it.

☆☆☆½ / 3½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts 

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