(The biggest cast this side of the movie 300)
December 3, KBS2
I’m a sucker for coming of age stories set during high school, so this new drama is at the top of my must-watch list. Also intriguing is the potential for Degrassi-esque brand continuation: at least nominally, it’s a remake of a series that ran for four seasons beginning in 1999.
Based on its huge cast of young actors, I imagine its storytelling will be episodic, with each hour focusing on a different group of characters with problems centered around their classroom. I wasn’t crazy about this approach when it was used in Hello My Teacher, but that’s probably due to that drama’s tragic underuse of Korea’s greatest natural resource, Gong Yoo (an alum of the original School, might I add).
School’s adult cast of teachers includes an interesting pair: Jang Na Ra and Daniel Choi, aka the lead couple from 2011’s Baby-Faced Beauty. (Random fact: According to his Drama Wiki page, Daniel Choi has been in the advertising campaign for McDonald’s “triangular pie.” Yum. Triangular pie, just like Mom used to make.)