I’m quite obsessed with Park Tae Joon’s webtoon Lookism at the moment (yes, again), so I wanted to play around a bit and make some edits. ｡(*^▽^*)ゞ I really love how the author depicts his friends and acquaintances!
for those who have yet to jump on the school 2017 train, here’s some reasons why you need to watch it:
(1) no love triangle
for those who haven’t recovered from the sls mess that was school 2015, you can rest easy because there is no love triangle in school 2017 (not to mention, school 2017 may even help to cure your school 2015 heartbreak).
also the relationships/friendships in school 2017 are to die for. the main couple (tae woon x eun ho) is sooo cute and adorable. the bromance (tae woon x dae hwi) will give you so. many. feels. and i, personally, am a huge fan of the friendship between girls :):):)
and, the student-teacher relationships are so good. i love mr shim and his relationships with his homeroom students. i kinda wish i had a teacher like him in high school, who wanted to the best for me and was willing to do everything in their power to make it happen.
(2) amazing cast
you will fall in love with almost all the characters (excluding a few *cough* kim heechan *cough*). but, regardless of how you feel about some of the characters, i think everyone can admit the cast is super talented.
(3) THE CHARACTERS
from the main leads tae woon (or as everyone likes to call him tae swoon), dae hwi and eun ho to the secondary characters such as sa rang, bo ra and namjoo, you will definitely find a fav.
in my opinion, i think that the writers have done an excellent job of fleshing out most of the characters. i do have a few issues with some of the characters in terms of the way they are written, but on a whole they’ve done a really good job.
(4) interesting premise and important themes/messages
basically the premise of the drama is the school has this troublemaker, called X or student X, who does “pranks“ that effects the way the school runs, like activating the fire sprinkler system during a mock exam. X is kind of like a vigilante of sorts, exposing the corruption etc. etc. and the main character, ra eun ho, is accused of being X.
the drama deals with a lot of issues/themes: corruption, bullying, school violence, dreams vs. reality (i.e. can you afford to have a dream when your reality is this?), school ranking systems and the education system in general, etc.
i’m going to end the list here, since this post is pretty long, but feel free to add to it if i missed anything.
They say Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” You should just walk confidently toward your dream. What we find at the end of the road will not be a fancy destination but beautiful footsteps we made along the way.
SCHOOL 2017 IS THE BEST THING RIGHT NOW. LET ME TELL YOU IF YOU ARE NOT WATCHING THIS, I FEEL BAD FOR YOU HONESTLY. I AM TRASH FOR HYUN TAE WOON AND RA EUN HO, TRASHHHH OK? EPISODE 12, WOW WOW. AMAZING. SPECTACULAR. JUST WONDERFUL. FROM THE BROMANCE TO THE MINI FANTASTIC 4 (TAE WOON-BO RA-EUN HO-DAE HWI) TO TAE WOON & EUN HOW BECOMING AN ITEM. MARVELLOUS. THANK YOU KDRAMA GODS!