cheer up!, from now on, cheer up, sassy, go go, balchikhage gogo
05 Oct, 2015 - 10 Nov, 2015
22:00 - 23:10
3.75 of 5 by 785 users
Gang Yeon Du is the leader of the Real King dance club at a prestigious high school, and also a proud member of the bottom five percent in student ranking. The favourite freetime activity of the cheerful girl and her friends is turning on music and dancing their stress and sorrows away. Much to the dismay of the neighbouring study club, the White Tigers, which consists of the top student of the school, Kim Yeol, his best friend Seo Ha Jun, and a few other good students who are heavily favoured by the school principal and backed up by their influential parents.
Opinions clash and sparks fly heavily when the two clubs are forced to merge into the cheerleading club, the original White Tigers, so that the good students can raise points for college. But spending time together soon brings to light what is really happening in the lives of the teenagers: parents who are abusive and build up too much pressure, greedy politicians and a principal that only cares about marks and the image of the school, and last but not least the new and foreign emotions that come hand in hand with growing up.
Sassy Go Go is a show that sounds odd on premise but manages to surprise you in a good way.
At its' heart, the show is less about cheerleading and more about it's characters. Yes they are part of the cheerleading club and yes a lot of the plot revolves around said activity, but it's used as a jumping point to allow us to watch the characters grow and mature. It's more a means to an end.
The core is watching as the high schoolers struggle with the pressure of a highly competitive environment and doing what society expects of them - while developing friendship within the cheerleading group. And with spot on casting and acting, buoyed with great writing that keeps things moving and heartfelt, you have a winning experience.
So while there's nothing super melodramatic and some of the premise seems a little outlandish (the reason for creating said club will cause a bit of head scratching) because the cast is the heart, the show is a definite recommend as despite it all it's still enjoyable. Especially at a shorter run time of 12 episodes, which allow for a brisk pace with steady character development. A not miss.