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25Mar/070

Hello My Teacher Fan MV

Artist: Seo Joon
Song: Ool Soo Uhb Neun Sarang
Creator: chibimikki

29Dec/061

Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School Fan MV

Artist: Jung Chul
Song: Nae Ahn Eh Da Jim
Creator: chibimikki

24Dec/060

Hello My Teacher (2005)

Hello My Teacher

A.K.A.: Hardtack Teacher and Star Candy, Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy
Korean Title: 건빵선생과 별사탕 (Geonbbangseonsaengkwa Byeolsatang)
Vietnamese Title: Co Giao Gang To, Co Giao va Keo Bong Gon
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy, School
Starring: Gong Hyo-Jin, Gong Yoo, Kim Da-Hyeon, Choi Yeo-Jin
Screenwriter: Kim Jung Ah
Directors: Oh Jong Rok and Kim Hyung Sik
Episodes: 16
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
Na Bori (Kong Hyo-Jin) is a 25 year old woman who desperately wants to be a teacher at a high school she was kicked out of after a misunderstanding with her teachers about injuring a group of male classmates and was kicked out. After getting her GED, she rejects other job offers from other high schools and works on becoming a teacher at her old high school to work with her high school love interest, the art teacher Ji Hyun Woo (Kim Da-Hyeon). However, the only thing that enables her to get the coveted job is by signing a contract to essentially babysit Park Tae In (Gong Yoo), a troublemaker who attends the same high school. TaeIn, a lonely youth, quickly becomes the "jjang", or "king" of the high school, and enjoys playing mean tricks on Bori. Noh Jemma (Choi Yeo-Jin) is jealous of the relationship with Bori and Tae In, and goes out of her way to get Bori kicked out...
Source: DramaWiki

Rating: B+ (Very Good)
Rewatch Factor: Medium
Comment: This drama reminiscent of the two popular Japanese dramas "Great Teacher Onizuka" and "Gokusen". It centers around teachers and students' relationships and problems they faced at school and in their personal lives. This is not the first time Gong Hyo-Jin acted in a teacher role (the first was "Let's Go to School, Sang Doo"). I believe Gong Hyo-Jin might already found her niche in playing as the teacher. I cannot think of anyone else that is more suited for the teacher role than Gong Hyo-Jin. Gong Yoo also leaves a favorable impression of him in this drama playing as a troubled high school boy. Overall, this drama gives me what "Gokusen" cannot gives me and that is a close up on a taboo subject regarding a love between a student and his teacher, and a satisfy ending.

23Dec/060

Sang Doo! Let’s Go to School (2003)

Sang Doo! Let's Go to School

A.K.A.: Sang Doo, Let's Go to School; Let's Go to School, Sang-Doo!
Korean Title: 상두야,학교가자! (Sangdooya Hakgyo Kaja!)
Vietnamese Titles: Trai Phong Luu, Buoc Duong Cung
Genre: Melodrama, Romance, School
Starring: Rain (Bi), Gong Hyo-Jin, Lee Dong-Geon, Hong Soo-Hyeon
Screenwriter: Lee Kyung Hee
Director: Lee Hyeong-Min
Episodes: 16
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
Live life to its fullest!
23-year-old Sang Doo shows us his way to live his life to the fullest even in times of adversity. Sang Doo was put in jail for fighting with a man who tried to pick on his first love, Enhwan. Having a sick daughter, he makes money to settle the medical bills by working as a boytoy and going out with rich women.
One day, when he runs into Enhwan again, he knows deep down that she is the one he has been waiting for all his life. To approach Enhwan, Sang Doo begins to work as a custodian at the school she works in.
Source: Wikipedia

Rating: B- (Good)
Rewatch Factor: Medium
Comment: This drama has a mixture of tears and laughters. Bi and Gong Hyo-Jin are both great actor and actress. The love connection between the two main characters truly felt genuine. However, due to the organization of the storyline it can be a bit tiring watching all the "back-and-forth" love between the main characters. Near the end, the story get even more draggy and overly dramatic. Still, the drama is worth a look because of the satisfactory ending.