A new Friday drama aired yesterday, and it’s High School Love On – starring Kim Sae Ron and boy band Infinite members Woo Hyun & Sung Yeol. It’s about an angel who became human, after saving a male student.
The story sounds interesting enough for me to actually try it out, and of course the main factor is that it’s Kim Sae Ron! The first episode wasn’t excellent, but I would say it’s good enough – if you look pass the acting.
Personally, I felt that it would have been much more enjoyable if the casts (excluding Kim Sae Ron) were more experienced in acting, and that the episode wasn’t so choppy.
I’m just going to do a brief scene summary – not exactly a recap, followed by a discussion.
EPISODE 1 (recap by dramabeans can be found HERE.)
Ridiculous mother and daughter, who I don’t know how to describe. The daughter chases around Woo Hyun, and the mother comes to school and blames him for seducing her daughter. WHAT. The daughter randomly decides to commit suicide (though her character mentioned that it’s not her first time here), and Woo Hyun tries to stop her from jumping.
THOUGHTS & DISCUSSION
The good stuff first – I like the story line, it’s interesting, fun & refreshing. An angel who became human and get into a love triangle. Fun, isn’t it? Kim Sae Ron does her role perfectly, and… she’s just so pretty.
It’s funny how she doesn’t have a clue on human life – and she’s amazed by the little things (like her heart beating). Of course, it’s also funny when she said that she wanted to sleep with Woo Hyun and wondered why she can’t when dramas do it all the time.
Now the bad stuff.
I find the episode quite choppy. It felt like I’m watching a webtoon, or a drama special – instead of a 20-episode drama. The scenes don’t connect, and a lot of scenes felt so random. I’m forgiving this for now, because maybe they needed to show us how all of them ended in the same school, so they needed to tell us the back-story quickly.
Next – acting. Oh my gwad, I cringe so bad while watching – I wondered if all of the newbie actors had gathered in one drama. Sung Yeol didn’t have much lines yet, so I’m not going to talk about him. Woo Hyun….sorry. Some parts I could just look past the acting, but at certain parts, I cringe so bad. I’m not saying he’s bad – because the ridiculous mother and daughter in the drama is even worse at acting. I think he needs a little bit more experience. Maybe the next few episodes would be better.
But the school girls in the class, in this episode and the girl who wanted to commit suicide and her mother, and even Sae Ron’s sunbae – OMGWAD. I cannot bear to watch the acting. It hurts so bad.
Well, but Kim Sae Ron and story line is still tempting so I’m still watching this. Until maybe if it messes up. But till then, if I close an eye towards the acting, I think I’m going to have fun.