AKA: School 2015
Genre: School, Mystery
Broadcast Period: Apr-2015 to Jun-2015
Cast: Kim So Hyun, Yook Sung Jae, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Pil Mo, Lee David, Kim Hee Jung, Lee Cho Hee, Yoo Young
Go Eun Byul and Lee Eun Bi (both Kim So Hyun) are identical twins separated at birth. Lee Eun Bi lives at House of Love, an orphanage in Tongyeong, where the younger residents look up to her as a mother figure. However, she hides the fact that a gang of mean girls, led by Kang So Young (Kim Hee Jung), while teachers turn a blind eye, bullies her at school. On the other hand, Go Eun Byul is the most popular girl at Sekang High School, the most prestigious private high school in Seoul's Gangnam District. Go Eun Byul shares a mutual attraction with Han Yi An (Nam Joo Hyuk), the school's star swimmer. They have been friends since childhood. Lee Eun Bi and Go Eun Byul look exactly alike, but only Go Eun Byul is aware of the others existence. Unlike the cheerful Lee Eun Bi, Go Eun Byul is prickly and secretive.
Overall, the story is really good, and it had a lot of potential which I think the writers could have done more out of it. The drama itself feels a little bit lacking, after the huge success with School 2013, you kind of have expectations for this one too. However, it just didn’t work out as thought so in the beginning. I won’t lie, it was entertaining and I don’t dislike the drama, it just leaves you wanting more. Kim So Hyun did really well, I was pleasantly surprised by her acting, and I would watch her in other things, but the most outstanding one in this drama were Yook Sung Jae *clap-clap*. He did SO WELL. His character was sweet and funny and I loved how he was a little shit but still really cared about the people around him. The writers created such an amazing character and did nothing with it, I will never forgive them for that. Nam Joo Hyuk did great too, but I didn’t like his character… somehow the writers overdid it (again blaming the writers :b ). One last thing I wanna comment on is that I really wanted more from the other students. Not just a 30 second montage. This drama is called School 2015, so there should be more! I’m looking forward to a School 20XX ;)
☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥ / 4 out of 5 hearts