hi! school - love on, hi! school-love on, high school love on, high school: love on, high school - love on, hai seukool: reobeu on, 하이스쿨 : 러브온
life, romance, school, fantasy, friendship, youth
11 Jul, 2014 - 19 Dec, 2014
20:55 - 22:00
3.34 of 5 by 686 users
Sin U Hyeon is a normal high school student, except for the fact that he has a guardian angel watching over him. Lee Seul Bi is his guardian angel, disguised as a high school student she attempts to protect U Hyeon whilst fitting in with human society and dealing with normal teenage problems, including falling in love.
Hi School Love On has an interesting premise that's rife with possibilities. And while it does act on some of those, it's less successful on others.
The strongest part of the show is the directing, which manages to keep some of the flow going and the story entertaining. There's a hint of whimsical and reality, mixing together to build a world that follows the same laws as ours but with mythical aspects. The other strong aspect is the acting by Kim Sae Ron who essentially carries the show, as she plays Seul Bi with both the maturity of a guardian angel with the innocence of a child.
Unfortunately both the story and the acting besides Sae Ron leaves much to be desired. The mythical aspect has rules but they aren't fully fleshed out. As time progresses, the plot becomes more a melodramatic, cliched love triangle and less the fun, whimsy show that it started out as.
And while that's often entertaining enough, when 2/3s of the love triangle fail to evoke emotion it's hard to get invested.
An average watch. Nothing ground breaking and only recommended for a Kim Sae Ron fan with their finger on the fast forward button.
They have many things in common: A very naive and pure female lead, a very attractive and popular male lead, and a soft-hearted second male lead who is somehow far away from all the others. The characters face similar problems in both, such as bullying and the start of bonding.
Monstar lacks the fantasy part of Hi School: Love on, and Hi School: Love on is missing the music of Monstar.