ESC to close 3.92 (by 1771 users)hakgyo 5 학교5
  • 2012
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized hakgyo 5
english School 5 (literal)
aka School 2013, 학교 2013, 학교 V


genres drama, life, school, friendship, youth


language Korean


country Korea
type real
format TV
network KBS2


date 03 Dec, 2012 - 28 Jan, 2013
episodes 16
duration 70 minutes
air day Monday, Tuesday
at 21:55 - 23:05
status released


avg. score 3.92 of 5 by 1771 users
total users 2951
rating 6939
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Several students in an underachieving class in their second year of high school face conflict in their academic and personal lives. They also have to deal with simply growing up and becoming who they want to be -- something their teachers attempt to guide them through even as they come across similar problems of their own.




Jeong In Jae
Gang Se Chan
Go Nam Sun
Park Heung Su
O Jeong Ho
Lee Gang Ju




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11 Feb, 2013
School 2013 is another successfully done take on the life of being a teenager, and all the conflicts that arise from it.

The plot is simple but powerful, as we watch a class tackle common problems; the clashing of different 'cliques', the stress of getting good grades, breaking and mending friendships all while feeling like the whole world is against you. But what this show does well is contrast the kids with the adults, showing how no matter your age, you can become disillusioned and sometimes need that one person believing in you.

The acting was great. There were no great romances, just people becoming friends, and each other's supports, which for me was even better than the romance, because it was universal theme. And everyone had a great character arc, with the groundwork laid out early so there were no overnight changes in personalities.

School 2013 is a lot like Answer Me, 1997, another show that aired this year in Korea. Hopefully this trend of great high school shows showcasing universal themes that everyone can relate to continues, because I, for one, can't get enough of it.
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29 Jan, 2013
I was actually very hesitant to start this one, because I wasn't really in the mood for another high school drama, as I was expecting something full of fluff and cliches. But I heard multiple times that this drama was amazing and that it was different, so I decided to give it a shot.

And I'm glad I did! The tone of it reminded me of Gokusen at first, with the teacher trying to reform her kids. The drama definitely addressed a more serious aspect of school but after a few episodes it became clear that this was no Gokusen replica either. Teacher Jung was not always strong and sure of herself and the decisions or actions she made, and I liked how the drama portrayed her struggles to decide on how best to interact with students and their unique qualities. Students that annoyed me at first redeemed themselves later on in the drama. One thing that also sets this drama apart from Gokusen is that it never felt repetitive. Each character (and not only the students) presented their own set of troubles that they had to face.

Yet this drama also didn't feel bogged down by its serious tone and never became too overdramatic--it was all done just right and it may have come the closest to realistic situations as we can get in dramaland.

I was glad that they didn't decide to develop love lines--even though they are a part of school life, taking out the love lines probably was for the better in avoiding any cliche moments. There were hints, and there was bromance so all in all I was immensely happy with the relationships portrayed between the characters. Perhaps why I like this drama so much is because the interactions between the characters led to the growth of all the characters involved, and not just the main protagonist. Sure, there were some open ended things or characters that didn't change from their ways, but that all contributed to its realistic feeling.

I would most definitely recommend this drama if you're looking for something with a little less fluff, while also being a feel good drama at the same time. The chemistry between the cast is great and there are plenty of characters to love.
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27 Jan, 2014
Both dramas are about students in high school who struggle with their daily lives.
Both of these series put friendship and optimism for the future before all else, making them not about anyone's fate being set in stone, but about the journey and the unique open path in front of each character.


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seoltang 18 Feb, 2018
Caramba, por que ninguém me disse que esse drama era tão bom? Eu fiquei protelando assistir porque as outras versões não me agradaram, mas... esse história é definitivamente necessária! Queria poder linká-lo como favorito. 5/5
juliavanila 08 Jun, 2016
I finally finished this drama.. It literally took me over a year. The only thing I can say is that it was super boring. I still don't know how I managed to go through all 16 episodes without dropping it.
rawrsiviee 03 Apr, 2016
I don't know why, but the very first episode did not catch my attention. Maybe one day I'll come back to it, but right now sadly I have to drop it.
ilate 25 Nov, 2015
This drama was enjoyable but it lacked a little bit. I feel like the writers didn't really have a good plan how to develop some of the stories. The bromance didn't go anywhere, the kids' stories seemed somewhat incomplete. Personally, I found Teacher Kang the most interesting person in the drama.
strawberryz 17 Nov, 2015
This drama could be better, some parts are a little boring. But two things are special here:
1) Friendship (or love?) between the two characters Nam Soo and Heung is adorable. I think this is the important point of the drama.
2) Teacher Jung is gentle and kind. Really love her character, wish that i have a teacher like that.
curi 13 Aug, 2015
The only positive thing I can say about this drama is that when I watched it at night I didn't have to take a sleeping pill to help me sleep. Soooo boring.
sotiffany 27 Sep, 2014
This shit makes me aggressive man. -so much hate-
Man I'm so happy I am not in school anymore.

Edit: Ended up being better than it started, for me at least and I'm totally agreeing with everyone else:
The bromance was great!
meakoo 26 Aug, 2014
what a beautiful-sad drama, so freakin amazing!!

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