7:21 pm - 01/29/2013

School 2013 - Finale discussion post

Spoiler Warning!

This post contains spoilers for the entirety of School 2013!


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Article: What if 'School 2013' had a love line?

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+189, -5] If it had a love line???? I wonder why the article used the picture of those two in particular ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+164, -2] I think it was great that they didn't go with a love line. The success of this drama lied in its ability to show the realistic obstacles students are faced with through their friendships.

3. [+155, -5] This drama doesn't have anything that squeezes tears out of your eyes or a love story.... but I couldn't hold back my tears at the feelings that welled up deep within my heart while watching it.

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Article: Lee Jong Suk, through 'School 2013, he becomes closer to the title of 'actor'

Source: Economy Today via Nate

1. [+34, -2] Not only Lee Jong Suk, but I feel fortunate to have also discovered an actor named Kwak Jung Wook ㅠㅠ

2. [+26, -5] In this drama, everyone except Dani was all so great at acting

3. [+17, -1] You have to look at the details to find it pretty. You have to look at it for a long time to find it lovely. You, too!!!!!!!

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Article: Final episode 'School 2013', their beautiful growing pains continue 'open ending'

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+562, -9] My heart clenched when Oh Jung Ho said, "Don't worry too much, I won't live badly."

2. [+440, -9] Truly a drama that teaches you many things. I bet the last scene is trying to say something like how our schools will always be waiting for us.

3. [+379, -10] Oh Jung Ho is like the second Go Nam Soon. I hope someone helps him out too ㅜ

4. [+81, -6] Let's go with another season! Oh Jung Ho comes back and the kids get into senior year!

5. [+71, -1] Jung Ho, promise me you'll live dilligently ㅠㅠ

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Article: 'School 2013' Kwak Jung Wook isn't expelled... "I'm sorry" apology

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+246, -8] Gil Eun Hye makes me hate her right until the very end

2. [+222, -7] They rushed things a bit because it was the final episode but I still enjoyed watching it. When Heung Soo said to sleep at Nam Soon's house and when you see this screen, you can see all five of them there ㅋㅋㅋ Lee Kyung takes care of Jung Ho and Ji Hoon asks to turn the lights off. Then he gets his pillow stolen and you can hear a crash ㅋㅋ Even in the back, Heung Soo totally live together ㅋㅋㅋ (TN: Sorry if this is confusing, I have no idea what scene she is trying to describe)

3. [+196, -2] So right till the very end, they will be waiting for Jung Ho!!!! Ah, so disappointing that it's over but I think it was a clean, satisfying ending! Nam Soon ♥ Heung Soo, be forever.

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Article: 'School 2013' Did Oh Jung Ho return? 'open ending' conclusion

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+101, -1] Hing... Jung Ho... I thought you'd be standing in the hallway at the end ㅠㅠㅠ but I'm glad he seems to have changed... I just wanted to be able to see him out as a functioning member of society ㅠㅠ Totally a character you grow to love

2. [+88, -1] It would've been great if they had shown us that he had truly returned, but I think it was more touching to see that his teachers would be there waiting for him no matter what. Kang teacher ripping her letter of resignation left quite the impression as well."

3. [+73, -2] I wish he would return... I liked how things played out and I'm glad to see Heung Soo and Nam Soon living together ㅋㅋ This drama's going to stay in my thoughts for days ㅠㅠ


Sources: netizenbuzz (TV Report Nate, Economy Today via Nate, OSEN via Nate, TV Daily via Nate, Newsen via Nate)

FYI the finale is subbed on viki and DramaFever!

What did you think??
markthatcoin 30th-Jan-2013 01:59 am (UTC)
i forgot my poll -_-

please pretend i put one in there then talk about the show!?
asnindie 30th-Jan-2013 02:04 am (UTC)
I haven't watched the show but this show seems like a giant Bromance, no girls in sight. Except for Dani going "awesome".
nekokonneko 30th-Jan-2013 02:11 am (UTC)
it's really not that bromance centric
purekpopology 30th-Jan-2013 02:11 am (UTC)
I liked the final episode. I thought it was a good wrap up for the series. It showed how a lot of the characters had changed for the better. Ji Hoon, besides becoming a more dedicated student apologized for past actions, Ha Kyung had finally distanced herself enough from school to cut class for another student, Kang Teacher accepted his new role as a more personal teacher, Nam Soon + Heung Soo became a team/full friends working as the hyungs of the class, etc.

That said, it broke my heart a little to see Jung Ho not get a happy ending. I like that even though in the end, he was essentially forced out of school, because of his circumstances, he told Teacher Kang that he wouldn't live badly. As if to show, that even if he hadn't been able to graduate, all the effort him and Teacher Jang had put in had made him a better person. He wasn't willing to turn toward crime to make money anymore.

Only one thing really bugged me about the episode, and that's how Teacher Jang handled Jung Ho's situation with needing his dad to come to/call the school. She KNEW Jung Ho's father was abusive, so honestly why she 1. took so long to offer to talk to Jung Ho's dad for him and 2. didn't take precautions to protect Jung Ho after she DID call him, I have no idea. So that really bothered me. The only thing that saved it, is that afterward you could tell she knew she'd made a big mistake.

Overall, I thought the series was good. It dragged in the middle, and I think that could have been avoided if Nam Soon and Heung Soo hadn't had the same conversations over and over in the middle, and instead they spent more time showing us the transformations of the other kids, specifically, Ha Kyung and Kang Joo.

I think I'm going to rate this drama a 7 or 8 out of 10.

P.S. I will always remember this as the drama that introduced me to my massive crush Kim Woo Bin though!!!

Edited at 2013-01-30 02:11 am (UTC)
kanbinayume 30th-Jan-2013 02:16 am (UTC)
P.S. I will always remember this as the drama that introduced me to my massive crush Kim Woo Bin though!!!

saaaaame lmao. I started watching for lee jongsuk, but ended up stanning completely for woobin. I even watched white christmas for him while waiting for new school episodes to come out otl
kanbinayume 30th-Jan-2013 02:12 am (UTC)
1. [+562, -9] My heart clenched when Oh Jung Ho said, "Don't worry too much, I won't live badly."
SAME. that part made me tear up, especially when they showed yikyung and jihoon worrying about him at school.

school 2013 was such a good drama to watch and it really got to me a lot. school 2014 pls I need this back in my life even though sequels tend to suck


this was so cute

also I need to see that discussion episode like now because woobin is so cute in it omg

edit: the one thing I would have liked to see was more backstory on some of the secondary characters, ESPECIALLY YOUNGWOO. I teared up when he said he'd be okay from now on too.

Edited at 2013-01-30 02:14 am (UTC)
markthatcoin 30th-Jan-2013 02:18 am (UTC)
when that gif moment happened i literally turned and said "did they just ask Woobin what his Heungsoo/Namsoon fanfic were about and put it in the script?!" lmao

i wanted more on the secondary characters too!!
aifurikuri 30th-Jan-2013 02:19 am (UTC)
It just ended like that. Didn't feel like an ending.
mya13 30th-Jan-2013 02:21 am (UTC)
why isn't the special subbed yet!! I really wish the whole cast would get a strong heart special, that would be perfect! i liked the last ep, though i agree they rushed it..i really hate when dramas add eps but i feel like this drama needed at least another ep or so? i am sad they didn't have minki's bro come out of his room, i was waiting for that. i dont like it when dramas leave things undone.

i grew too attached to this drama, the post drama depression is really bad =( probably because it's so relatable. ugh i'll keep dreaming for a school 2014 to happen.

i'm sure lee jongsuk and kim woobin will get a lot more opportunities in the future due to this drama, so i'm anticipating their future works!

ugh i need a hug though ='(
aifurikuri 30th-Jan-2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Oh there's a special?! Maybe it will stop feeling so abruptly over now.
mya13 30th-Jan-2013 02:40 am (UTC)
chanqsun 30th-Jan-2013 02:51 am (UTC)
gotta get to watching this..
but im so busy over hear watching queen of ambition and ready to kill a b****!
kanbinayume 30th-Jan-2013 02:53 am (UTC)
this is the link to the raw of the special if anyone wants to watch it!
itsjustchrista 30th-Jan-2013 03:33 am (UTC)
This drama was so wonderful ;~;

I love that I can finally watch a drama without romance getting in the way. Whenever there's romance in dramas, it just drags on and on and there's always a lack of communication and what not. Though I did ship Teacher Jung and Teacher Kang lol

Besides that, I loved how slowly throughout the entire drama you start to love each and every character, except Eun Hye and that other chick who's name escapes me, I felt no pity for them. I remember despising Oh Jung Ho in the beginning, but towards the end for him, he still bugged me but I really wanted the best for him.

I even cried in this drama when Min Ki was going to kill himself, my heart was beating so fast for him and I'm so glad Teacher Jung came and helped him. I cried so much at that part. ;~;

And then the bromance, oh my god the bromance! It was so beautiful. I'm so glad Namsoon and Heungsoo got to be friends like the old times again. I loved their ending, they both finally found meaning again.

All in all, this was a wonderful drama and now I have a new actor bias, Lee Jong Suk. He did great in this drama and I loved his character from start to finish. AND JESUS CHRIST HE'S SO GOOD LOOKING

kay I'm done



Edited at 2013-01-30 03:36 am (UTC)
kawaiikame 31st-Jan-2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
I love that I can finally watch a drama without romance getting in the way. Whenever there's romance in dramas, it just drags on and on and there's always a lack of communication and what not. Though I did ship Teacher Jung and Teacher Kang lol.

This sfm! I was so relieved that no sudden out of no where romance took a place in the drama because it would've spoiled the real meaning behind School 2013. I liked that the drama was based mostly on close relationships in all the types aside from romance alone.
nekokonneko 30th-Jan-2013 03:50 am (UTC)
there are some pretty big loose ends the drama left (minki's brother was the biggest one imo) but even so i like it. i think maybe they might've covered them better if they had been able to shoot 4 more episodes and ended up having to rush it when the schedule clash happened

i have some ships but i do love that romance was only hinted in subtext and it doesn't take over the whole thing. i'm probably alone but heungsoo and hakyun are my crackship lol
bloodyhanie 30th-Jan-2013 04:26 am (UTC)
ohhh... hi there fren~ I ship HS & HK too. Their short conversations here and there are full of awesomeness to me.
tempestdance 30th-Jan-2013 03:54 am (UTC)
The special sucked D: took out all my feels for the final episode. as much as I love Namsoon/Heungsoo it was all about the two and they kept making jokes about them dating, which kinda cheapened the nice bromance/friendship they had going on in the drama in my opinion.

Ugh, I'm watching High Kick and Vampire Idol and it's nice to see Jongsuk and Woobin in such different characters. But I hope they star together in another drama! They had such good chemistry together :D

I LOVE the ending. As much as it's sad that Jungho didn't get a happy ending, I think it was absolutely realistic and definitely for the best: he says it himself that he can't rely on Teacher Kang or others to pay for education and his only choice is to quit school. It's sad but that's the harsh reality and I'm glad they left the ending open so people can have it both ways. Teacher Jung didn't end class - it's a nice way of showing that the things are still in present, in a "-ing" mode for the students, and their future isn't yet set in stone.
xxmannequin 30th-Jan-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
I swear, I thought I saw Oh Jung Ho in the mirror before Teacher Kang entered the classroom.
To be honest, the ending wasn't anything special. It went no where further with the story which kinda disappointed me.

Edited at 2013-01-30 04:05 am (UTC)
okdubu 30th-Jan-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
did you guys watch the special all the bts stuff was adorable and then woobin grabbing jongseok's upper thigh and nara embarrassedly going noOoOoo (but secretly yesssss)

bloodyhanie 30th-Jan-2013 04:23 am (UTC)
oh gosh!!! I saw it at someone tumblr this morning!!! I was screaming & spazzing!!! that right there, a major plot for fanfic imo.
naeve14 30th-Jan-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
As much as I love Heungsoo/Namsoon pair (well who doesn't) I would love to see the drama develop a bit more on Heungsoo/Kangjoo. I shipped this 2 together!! Would love to see them bicker and kick each other shin n see all the chemistry sparking ^^ Would be fun to see them falling on each other. Well i guess that will only materialized in my imagination. Can anyone forward me to a nice fanfic comm on this 2 :)
nekokonneko 30th-Jan-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
hmmm heungsoo and kangjoo does sound interesting. she was one of the only people who wasn't initially intimidated by him
bloodyhanie 30th-Jan-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
I love the final episode and how close to reality it is. Of course I prefer the perfect big bow final like any other drama but it was so realistic. Makes me look forward for new season of School, if any. There are several plots that can be done better but it is still good nevertheless. I never thought that I would cry for Jungho but I did. He was such an ass but when he told Kang Teach not to worry too much, I just ended up crying. Kudos to Kwang Jung Wook for that. This drama makes me care for all the characters & hopes for the best for them, well except the mean girl & Dani, but you get what I mean...

The bromance!!! The best bromance imo. Oh all the feelings!!! My source of withdrawal. Hopefully we be able to see LJS+KWB in new project together again. The way they portrayed their friendship makes me envious. Makes me love Kim Woo Bin so much more. Liked him since White Christmas and I hope that he will pick a good follow up drama after this. Can't wait to see him in new project. And I found an actor to look forward to, the ever beautiful lips Lee Jong Suk.



tag_traumer 31st-Jan-2013 05:35 am (UTC)
The finale left me in tears three (if I count correctly) times. One was when Gye Na Ri and Hye Sun moment, then during the jihoon-youngwoo moment and lastly during sechan and jungho moment. Omg my feels for this last episode is overwhelming!

I like the open ending. For all we know the last period of school is yet to end and the two teachers are still waiting for jungho. He could be coming, he could be not.

School 2013 is now officially my favourite Korean drama ever, afterr all those dramas I've watched!
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