High School King Of Savvy, gogyo cheosewang, 고교 처세왕
comedy, drama, romance, school
16 Jun, 2014 - 11 Aug, 2014
23:00 - 00:10
3.54 of 5 by 627 users
Lee Min Seok is leading a double life. He plays hockey as a high school student, but is also the director of a company in the place of his older brother. While balancing both school and work he falls for Jeong Su Yeong, a temp at the company, who is in love with her boss Yu Jin U.
I honestly loved this drama so much! I binged over a few days to finish, but it was so worth it. The comedy and the balance between fun and serious was so well done. I probably offended my neighbors with how much I laughed.
The actors were great too - I'd never seen Seu In Guk in anything before, but his charm and personality were so endearing that I'll definitely be checking into his other rolls. Lee Ha Na was also a first for me - and I really wasn't sure at first whether I'd like her or not. But by the end of it, I truly enjoyed her character. And of course the supporting cast was phenomenal. The serious side provided by Lee Soo Hyuk gave the drama a lot more depth and the relief provided by the high schooler's and the office staff kept the atmosphere up beat the entire time.
The basis in family was also wonderful - especially with the main character's dad, grandfather, and older brother. The dynamics were so well played and heart warming. This series showcased a bunch of different family, friend, and romantic relationships and didn't get bogged down in the main romantic plot, which was entirely refreshing.
You know what, it was just a really well done drama and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
King of High School takes it`s wacky premise and runs with it to its full potential. And does a pretty good job of it.
The plot is steeped in hilarious moments, and the show doesn`t hesitate to mine the potential hijinks that come with a high schooler trying to navigate the adult world. But the show also manages to successfully root itself in the heartfelt moments as well, with great family and work dynamics.
The one downside is that King of High School manages to get tied up in corporate machinations, which bog it down. As important as the office lifestyle is to the plot - it is key area of the second life - a lot of the external politics could have been toned down.
But the show knows its strengths and played with them resulting in a happy, fun watch.