POV DISCUSSION: High School King Of Savvy Episode 1 & 2


Okay, time to talk about High School King Of Savvy. I LOVE THIS. It might be a little too early to say, but TvN hardly disappoint me, and I kind of like what they always offer, so I’m hoping this would be the same.

The characters are so wacky, it’s an instant win for me. First of all – it’s funny. Second, the characters are funny. Third – it’s sweet. Fourth – JUST WATCH IT ALREADY.

Personally, I’m quite indifferent to all the actors in the drama. I know them, and I’ve watched their previous dramas, but I’m not an avid fan. Of course, it doesn’t mean I don’t like them. It’s just I don’t fangirl over them, so I wasn’t even expecting much from the drama. It sounded interesting, that’s why I decided to pick it up.

But BOY OH BOY, It’s so enjoyable.

I’m going to write up a discussion with screencaps, not exactly a recap though. You can visit Dramabeans for recaps 🙂

It’s a bit long though, because there’s a lot of pictures. Hah.


vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h04m38s192vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h04m57s120We start off the first episode, with Lee Min Seok landing from a helicopter, being chauffeured back to the company in a limousine, after successfully scoring a deal overseas.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h05m02s175vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h05m05s200vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h05m27s168vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h05m46s100Jung Soo Young then reminds him of school tests, and he rushes off to school.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h06m17s154vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h07m28s92And we see the real Lee Min Seok, playing ice hockey. This is not actually the continuation of the above. It’s before he actually play double roles. So it’s like a timeline shift.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h06m48s209Meet our female lead, Jung Soo Young. She’s off to find her sister and tells the homeroom teacher that her sister is a bit mad – that she once bit a dog which bit her. AHAHAHA.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h07m09s164vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h07m21s27And that’s her sister, Jung Yoon A. She follows Lee Min Seok everywhere & calls him ‘Hubby Lee’.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h07m46s23He refers to her as his stalker.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h08m13s30Retail team – consist of four ladies, and all of them are interested in Director Yoo (Lee Soo Hyuk). Jung Soo Young doesn’t make her interest known though. We get to see the kind of person she is – observant, meticulous, and clean.

She makes sure her colleagues drinks from the same paper cup, she cleans after them, and she gets irritated by messy things. She calls up and check the other party receives the fax she sends, and goes home later than others.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h08m22s126vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h08m43s75vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h08m47s121She received a sudden call from Director Yoo, and borrows a lipstick before commenting about the color.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h09m12s110vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h09m13s123She doesn’t like the lipstick color, and wipes it along the way before going to Yoo Jin Woo’s office.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h09m47s210vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h09m40s131vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h09m38s114He’s on the phone, and he writes on a piece of paper some lines, and ‘asked’ Soo Young to ‘act’ it out.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h10m27s94vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h10m33s157vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h10m37s192After the phone call, he acknowledges her name, and asks if she has a lover in the company. She asks why, and he mentioned that it look as though she just had a passionate kiss. AHAHAHAHA.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h11m35s4vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h11m38s36This is team leader Kim, who was supposed to pick Lee Hyung Suk (Seo In Gook’s brother – his double role), but he never arrived.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h11m17s79And this is Lee Min Suk’s family. That’s not his real dad. His real dad died in a car accident, which people have suspected it might have been suicide – his mother died later on, and Hyung Suk left overseas. But this Dad is SO SWEET :’)

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h12m39s139There is a team dinner, and the four ladies do their final touches.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h13m07s163vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h13m42s253Yoo Jin Woo sits in front of Soo Young, and greets her before offering to pour her drink. The problem is Soo Young read a book the day before about how people drop hints at people they like, and she totally misunderstood that Yoo Jin Woo likes her. She gets all tense and excited.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h13m46s32vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h13m59s170vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h14m00s179The little physical contact makes her think that it’s a sign by him that he likes her – IT’S TOO FUNNY.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h14m18s100And guess what…SHE WENT INTO THE MALES RESTROOM. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. He was shocked, and taken aback, and I just can’t stop laughing. vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h14m23s148He’s probably a little surprised and maybe even a little freaked out – he quickly washed his hands and tell her he’s done. Before….vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h14m36s28vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h14m34s10vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h14m43s95…she almost fell…and confessed that she likes him. He’s shocked, and tells her that he doesn’t like her and it is such a weird place for a confession.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h15m21s216And she’s sad and went off to drink by herself.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h15m43s180And she gets on the bus, drunk, and calling Yoo Jin Woo and ranting at him – but he hangs up and her phone battery went flat.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h15m53s31vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h16m06s154And Lee Min Suk was beside her, listening in and obviously being amused by what he’s hearing.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h16m46s40vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h16m52s106vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h17m08s8She asks to borrow his phone so that she could finish up the call, and he allowed her to use. She went down the bus during her stop, and he only realized after the bus move off that his phone is still with her.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h17m21s137vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h17m29s223vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h17m54s211vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h18m02s38vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h18m16s177He takes back his phone, but felt bad for leaving her in that state. He calls up Yoo Jin Woo and tells him to settle it.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h18m29s54vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h18m53s37AND HE STAYED ON UNTIL HE CONFIRMS THERE IS SOMEONE TAKING HER BACK.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h19m15s0He received a phone call at night, his brother, who told him to helped him out.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h21m06s84vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h21m33s99He hesitated but ran off before a game, to help his brother out.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h19m31s159vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h19m48s75vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h19m52s115vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h19m58s168vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h20m06s252Back to Soo Young. She wakes up to find herself at Jin Woo’s place and is about to leave, but his dad came and she hide behind a door. Jin Woo returned from jogging, and he didn’t realized she was still in the house. Only after he got scolded by his dad, did he realize she was still there.


vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h20m30s234vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h20m37s51Back in the office, she promises not to let anyone know about it – and he asks her why he should trust her. She tells him that there’s no point in saying it out, she won’t.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h22m51s116vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h23m06s9vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h23m12s68Okay, so we have Lee Min Suk going to the company, being Lee Hyung Suk – and everybody is trying to get on his good side, except for one.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h23m39s76vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h23m41s100And yeah. He’s going through puberty. Hah.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h23m58s11vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h24m11s141vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h24m18s210Jin Woo gets on the same lift as his dad, and he starts getting nervous and his hands started shaking when his dad keep moving his hand which was holding his glasses.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h25m39s252vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h25m48s91Team Leader was excited for a moment…before realizing the truth.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h26m45s149Somehow, Jin Woo invites Min Suk for a drink – and it’s totally hilarious how Min Suk tries to avoid answering the questions Jin Woo ask, because he basically have no idea.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h27m13s168vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h27m11s157vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h27m15s195Soo Young comes to deliver something, and Min Suk went ‘Popcorn!” but she doesn’t recall him at all.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h27m55s79Back in Lee Min Suk’s office, he calls Soo Young and tells her to grab him a burger, but doesn’t give her money!

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h28m42s37vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h28m36s238vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h28m38s255And when she bought it, he told her to stay till he finish eating.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-01h30m46s36When it’s time to go home, Min Suk took the same bus as Soo Young and observes her. vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h29m23s191vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h29m24s201vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h29m29s249And wakes her up when the bus is at her stop.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h30m06s106Anyway, he went back to school the next day – and his senior is unhappy with him not being there at the game.

He leaves school after class, and Jung Yoon A, is irritated that he’s missing again.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h30m46s0vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h30m49s26BUT! She had his location tracked, and is going off to find him.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h32m10s72vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h32m14s112Lee Min Suk is about to leave the building, when he saw Yoon A, and he rushes back in with her chasing him.

vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h32m24s206And he bumps into Soo Young who was avoiding Jin Woo.vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h32m41s120vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h32m49s204vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h32m51s222vlcsnap-2014-06-19-08h32m55s12And he tries to shut her up, while holding on the door so that Yoon A cannot open it.


Okay – I’m not going to lump two episodes into one post anymore. There’s too many things to say and too many pictures! I can’t say much in this post because there are too many pictures, but dramabeans has got the recaps for 1 & 2, so head there for a recap.

Anyway, like I’ve mentioned in my first impression post, this drama is so much fun! I hope it stays this way!

I love the characters, and I don’t know, I just love it.

There are so many fun dialogues, and I’m so excited at how the loveline would develop, and why Jin Woo is so jittery around his father, and how Min Suk is ever going to pull this off.






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2 thoughts on “POV DISCUSSION: High School King Of Savvy Episode 1 & 2

  1. The first episode was so-so for me, but I’m so loving it now! Glad you love this drama too. Looking forward to more of your posts on High School King!

    Initially I find Seo In Guk to be not very good-looking, but boy, he’s so charming in here! I’d rather have a not-so-good looking actor who can act very well and make me fall for his character than a gorgeous actor who’s acting is as stiff as a wood. I love the side characters too, especially Min Seok’s handler Team Leader Kim and his two besties!

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