6:04 am - 12/16/2012

This is... a School 2013 post

‘School 2013′ gains praise for its realistic portrayal of school problems

‘School 2013‘ is gaining high praises and interest from viewers for its realistic portrayal of school problems.

Starting from its beginning episode, the drama tackled school violence, bullying of both students and teachers and alike, and corrupt teachers. Many praised the drama’s realistic handling of the various problems in school, including the decreasing authority of teachers, a dreamless class, and rebellious teens

Lines such as a student telling a short-term teacher, “You’re being too nosy even though you’re not even a real teacher“, the female teacher begging, “Someone please stop him” as her arm is grabbed by a problematic student, or a teacher being told, “Didn’t that video of you slapping the student get recorded?“, got right down to pointing out some of the issues making the news.

The tagline for the drama itself is “It was hidden by students and unknown by the adults‘, expressing the drama’s goal to reveal some of the issues and problems that have been going by unnoticed by the public. The drama was made even more realistic as it is said to be based on stories collected from real students.

Many viewers who watched the drama commented, “This may seem like a drama, but this actually happens“, and “It made me uncomfortable watching… does this actually happen in school?“

The director of the drama, PD Lee Min Hong, commented, “We are going to handle ‘School 2013′ from many point of views such as those of students, teachers, the school in general, and the parents. We are going to make a brave drama that will leave a message for society.“

‘School 2013′s Daniel Choi and Lee Jong Suk’s small age gap draws attention

Daniel Choi and Lee Jong Suk‘s age have become an amusing topic of discussion.

Daniel Choi was born in 1986, and Lee Jong Suk was born in 1989, making them only 3 years apart, but in ‘School 2013‘, Daniel Choi plays the teacher while Lee Jong Suk plays the student. Lee Jong Suk revealed through a press conference, “The ages of actors that play the students range from 14 to 27. One of the students is the same age as Daniel Choi hyung.”

Daniel Choi smiled sheepishly and said, “We’re around the same age, but he’s a student and I’m a teacher. It may be the difference in the things we eat, or maybe it’s because of bias. Even in the sitcom ‘High Kick‘, someone who was my age played my nephew. The reason why I keep playing the teacher and the uncle is because of environmental reasons“, causing everyone to laugh as he tried to provide a reason as to why he is always cast to portray the older character.

Source : (1) Allkpop ; (2) Allkpop  - (originally from TVREPORT) ;

After 'The Innocent Man', this is my new kdrama addiction *____* The feels that I have for this drama...!

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shanny_w 16th-Dec-2012 12:48 am (UTC)
OP, When you have time please add this tvreport source link that akp left at the bottom of their article

tag_traumer 16th-Dec-2012 01:03 am (UTC)
done. Thank you! :D
mouthings 16th-Dec-2012 12:54 am (UTC)
i first started watching this for daniel choi and jang nara...
now i watch for lee jong suk and kim woo bin ♥
hpn88 16th-Dec-2012 12:59 am (UTC)
my feels for everything about this show are infinite rn
everything is perfect story, directing and casting
for those not watching its a cross between dream high, to sir with love and crows
taecmyheart 16th-Dec-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
i've watched all four episodes at least twice already, i think i need help.
o_srsly 19th-Dec-2012 10:18 am (UTC)
he breaks my heart completely too, but in the best way. the best way.
purekpopology 16th-Dec-2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Yay for more kdrama in my Omona!!

Daniel Choi has a weird look... he doesn't look old, but he doesn't look young haha??

School 2013 is really good so far. I think all the actor/actresses are doing a great job, and I'm dying to know what happened between Heungsoo and Nam Soon!

I'm also currently in love with Kim Woobin <3. I thought he was cute in To the Beautiful You, but his school uniform look and smirks in School 2013 are to die for.

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Edited at 2012-12-16 01:37 am (UTC)
mouthings 16th-Dec-2012 02:45 am (UTC)
omg yes. kim woo bin ♥ new found love. haha.
joong_ki 16th-Dec-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
I have been keeping up with recaps for this drama and it sounds really good. My goal is to watch it after finals.
in_noctem 16th-Dec-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm finding it really hard to avoid spoilers since I'm waiting to watch it when it airs on KBS world but I'm so happy it doesn't suck. I hope they maintain the quality throughout the run.
anconeous 16th-Dec-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
This will be the next drama I'll fawn over after King of Dramas finishes. Lee Jongsuk's been a fave of mine since Secret Garden and it's nice to see the trajectory of his career step by step.

Edited at 2012-12-16 01:47 am (UTC)
fadeintoyou 16th-Dec-2012 02:32 am (UTC)
I've fallen so hard for this drama. nam soon feels are out of this world & now WonBin too...
hipployta 16th-Dec-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Oh hell yeah...the end of episode 4 was me screaming, "I KNEW IT!!!"

Loved Woo Bin since White Christmas and loved Jong Suk since Secret Garden

Edited at 2012-12-16 02:52 am (UTC)
beanii 16th-Dec-2012 03:00 am (UTC)
I started this drama because I had been following it on viki for awhile without the slightest idea about why or when I started to follow it.
I'm glad it mysteriously ended up on my follow list because I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far although I'm not fond of Jang Nara.

I do not know much about the korean school system, but if this portrayal is as realistic as mentioned, I'm very surprised.
b1gay4 16th-Dec-2012 03:03 am (UTC)
i couldnt get through the first ep
tag_traumer 16th-Dec-2012 03:22 am (UTC)
may I know why? ;A;
chostick_1988 16th-Dec-2012 03:47 am (UTC)
I love this drama. Other than skipping through a few parts now and then, I give it a good rating.
I basically started watching it after I saw Woo Bin and Jong Suk were in it XD
The end of Ep. 4 made me adjhajdhajkhdkjahd and OTL . Please writers, don't give us a dull ending.
uledy 16th-Dec-2012 04:40 am (UTC)
I keep hearing that "Innocent Man" is a really good drama, but I couldn't get through the first episode. I was like, dude you're leaving your potentially dying sister to go the girl you're in love with and then take responsibility for the murder she committed???? you're a fool. -_- whew.

maybe i'll check this out, though!
goldenrosalie 16th-Dec-2012 11:02 am (UTC)
lol this is me. i pretty much hated NG after watching first episode. everyone was awful and there was nothing to keep me truly interested. It's not as good as many people say but I can't say that I wasted my time on it. Moon Chae Won and Song Joong Ki were so great together that it worth to watch.
sandra_hall 16th-Dec-2012 05:57 am (UTC)
SCHOOOOOOOL. I'm still in a melted puddle of feels over ep4
muzegrey 16th-Dec-2012 09:49 am (UTC)
dying at Daniel Choi being an 86er. He looks over 30!
purekpopology 16th-Dec-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I read the article earlier, but it didn't really hit me till I read your comment that he's only 2 years older than me. That's just plain weird.
muzegrey 16th-Dec-2012 09:52 am (UTC)
I love this drama because all the characters have strengths and weaknesses, it's a treat to watch! I dont mind slower dramas, it's better than another stupid chaebol/hardworking poor girl thing.

I'm interested in most all characters' lives which is great! And the acting overall is pretty good. The cast has chemistry!
soramai 16th-Dec-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
It looks interesting, i will give it a try.
kayotic_01 16th-Dec-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
Tonally, it surprised me because it's quite dark. It took me a while to ease in (partially due to the freakishly small head of Jang Nara who I had not been exposed to before, she does not look a day past 15 imo) but ugh, I continued watching and such good angst. I'm really invested in the characters (well okay maybe 4/7 atm) and its only 4 eps in and gdi ep 4 is /so good/

Well directed, pretty impressed with the writing and good acting so far and I'm so curious for the back stories!


Side note: I really like the class clown kid in the glasses, he cracks me up!
sballet06 16th-Dec-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
LMFAO Seriously?!
Some of the stuff he did/said in SUFBB cracked me up. He was on of my fave side characters.
glenda_ices 16th-Dec-2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
I'm currently watching three M/T dramas: Can We Get Married?, King of Dramas, and School 2013. I love them all for different reasons,

*Warning: possible spoilers*

I fell for School so fast, you have no idea. This probably due to Go Nam-soon, he just gives me so much hope. My heart seriously bleeds for this kid. I know some people found the first two episodes rather dull but they were important for character development purposes. That look of fear on Nam-soon's face after almost thought chair was so telling. It totally makes sense after watching episode 4. And now that we know his past, I'm really curious to see how this unfolds.

Omg I also just love his relationship with the class dork and the class VP. Go Nam-soon is such a good guy, I'm rooting for him all the way.

Edited at 2012-12-16 06:00 pm (UTC)
shocko_o 17th-Dec-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
This drama is good, I like the issues they bring up and how the characters challenge each other, to explore some of the grey areas.

Can't wait for more development between Kim Woo Bin - Lee Jong Suk, and Daniel Choi - Jang Nara.
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