Friday, March 13, 2015

[Drama Review] Hi! School - Love On

Hi! School - Love On is a teen fantasy romance series about an angel who has no choice but to become a human after unintentionally saving a male student in danger. The now-mortal angel then interacts with teenage high school students, and learns about love, friendship, and what it means to be human. This television series stared Kim Saeron, Nam Woohyun and Lee Sungyeol of the KPOP idol group Infinite. 


Sungyeol and Woohyun are two 18-year-old boys who are both tormented by the emotional scars of broken families; Woohyun longs to see again his other who left him as a child, while Sungyeol lives with a stepmother that he detests and whom he blames for the break up of his parents' marriage. Both are considered anti-social by Korean norms, although popular, brave and public spirited Woohyun drifts through school refusing to apply himself to his studies; Sungyeol is studious and does well academically but is dismissive and disrespectful of his parents, aloof and detached from his classmates, appearing cold and arrogant to all. The lives of the two crash together when an angel falls from heaven.

Woohyun's classmate, Kim Jinyoung, harbors a crush from him. Fearing for her daughter's grades from her infatuation with a slacker, Jinyoung's mother arrives in class and warns Woohyun to stay away from her daughter, publicly humiliating her. Unable to deal with her overbearing mother Jinyoung prepares to ump from the roof of the school building, where Woohyun finds her.

Going about their business invisible to mortals are angels who guide the souls of the dead to the next life, one such nameless angel spends her time in between clients watching Korean soap operas and watching over the lives of mortals, including Woohyun and Sungyeol. For this, she is chided for by a senior angel, "for its always the same story told over and over again just with different people." Howver the angel believes that by watching she can come to understand what it is to be human, and how mortals can love when the outcome will always be parting, and how they can live if death is all that waits.

Each angel is guided by a black book that contains the name of the soon to be deceased. The female angel arrives on the school rooftop to find Woohyun and Jinyoung standing on the ledge. There i an unexpected thunderstorm and the name and picture of the soul to be collected oscillates between Woohyun and Jinyoung as if it cannot decide who is to die. The angel drops her book and in the moment that she takes to recover it Woohyun pushes Jinyoung to safety but overbalances and falls to the ground; instinctively the angel uses her powers to save his life, however they both pass out as they crash into the bonnet of a car.

Woohyun and the angel wake up in hospital, Woohyun is surprised that he is unscathed but the angel is shocked, when she realizes that Woohyun can see her, that he can touch her, that she can feel the ground with her toes, that she has a heartbeat, and that she is in fact now mortal.

Believing her to be suffering from amnesia due to his landing on top of her Woohyun takes the angel to the local police station, where under questioning she stumbles on the name Lee Seulbi. Pressed she randomly selected syables from magazines in the police station, from which the policeman (Sungyeol's father Hwang Woojin) puzzled out a name that made sense. WOohyun is about to leave the newly named Seulbi to the care of the police when Jinyoung's mother arrives (with Woohyun's form tutor and grandmother in tow) threatening to sue Woohyun for trying to entice her daughter into a suicide pact, and with trumped up accusations of violence and bullying. Being well disposed to Woohyun form an earlier encounter, Hwang Woojin refuses to entertain the charges. Woohyun is about to leave Seulbi to the care of the police, when his grandmother insists that they take her in as he owes her his life.

Seulbi moves in with Woohyun and his grandmother, working part time in their rice cake restaurant. Forgetting that she is now mortal Seulbi is fearless in the face of injustice, authority and things she sees as wrong, traits that Woohyun appreciates and the two make themselves responsible for each other's well-being and happiness. Woohyun is forced by Jinyoung's mother to transfer to a new school, the same school that Sungyeol attends and the two become both rivals and allies. Curious about high school, and emotionally attached to Woohyun, Seulbi decides to join him in school, where Sungyeol also falls for her.

Seulbi gets her wish of knowing humanity better, in high school learning firsthand the joys and sorrows of being a noraml teenager, but she must also face a test unknown to any teenager nor angel, for on the day that she became mortal, the soul she should have led into the next life was Woohyun's.


Nam Woohyun | Kim Sae Ron


Lee Sungyeol | Jo Yeon Woo

Jung Jae Soon | Choi Soo Rin

Nam Woohyun plays Shin Woohyun, 18 year old high school student who is aware about his good looks but is failing academically.

Kim Sae Ron plays Lee Seulbi, originally an ageless, nameless angel who becomes human.

Lee Sungyeol plays Hwang Sungyeol, an 18 year old student, a loner and #1 student in the high school.

Jo Yeon Woo plays Hwang Woojin, a policeman and the father of Sungyeol.

Choi Soo Rin plays Ahn Jihye, a high school ethics/civics teacher, stepmother of Sungyeol (married to Hwang Woojin) and also the biological mother of Woohyun.

Jung Jae Soon plays Gong Mal Sook, the paternal grandmother of Woohyun who raised him due to his abandonment by his mother. 

Supporting Cast

Students of Grade 2 Class 3

Shin Hyuk Tak as Kang Ki Soo, 18 years old and Woohyun's best friend.

Kim Young Jae as Choi Jae Seok, 18 years old and school bully.

Kim Min Young as Na Young Eun, 18 years old and likes Sungyeol.

Na Haeryoung as Lee Yena, 19 years old, likes Woohyun and Seulbi's rival.

Kim Sooyeon as Lee Dayul, 18 years old.

Kim Min Suk as Park Byung Wook, 18 years old and Jae Seok's lackey.

Baek Seung Heon as Yang Tae Ho, 18 years old, Jae Seok's lackey. He likes Joo Ah and always get her the newest novels to get her attention.

Jung Yoo Min as Kim Joo Ah, 18 years old, the class vice president. She has feelings for Tae Ho but never showed them until Tae Ho's father got admitted into the hospital.

Chang Jae as Lee Seok Hoon, 18 years old and the class president.

Lee Shi Hoo and Go Cheon Sik, 18 years old, a coward bullied by Jae Seok's gang but stands up for himself later. In earlier episodes, some said that he may have romantic feelings for Woohyun, but the drama between the two did not develop any further.

Song Ji Ho as Seo Yo Han, 18 years old. 

High School Teachers

Kim Kwang Sik as Kim Kwang Sik, the music teacher.

Han Sooyoung as Choi Sojin

Lee Joon Hyuk as Ha Dong Geun, the viper teacher.

Lee Chang Joo as Jeon Byung Chul, the senior angel, an angel and friend of Seulbi who tries to help her become an angel again.

Choi Sung Guk as a human angel.

Extended Cast/Cameo

Choa (Crayon Pop) as Kim Jin Young, who has a crush on Woohyun, which causes her mother, a school trustee, to have Woohyun transferred to another school.

Kim Ye Boon as Choi Sung Gook, Jin Young's mother.


This was one very good drama that I didn't want it to ended at all. I wish there was more episodes and the story can continued on forever, but like always a story or drama have to end why because there will always be more better drama that people like. I personally like and love these type of high school  romance drama. The opening scene captures me the most when I started this drama. Although the drama, I feel like took forever to get to reach a certain spot and show a different opposite ways that I would of handle a situation it was a really good drama. I especially got to love and hate dislike characters in the drama. I love Woohyun's character but I sort of dislike Sungyeol's character especially when he got all mad and turn evil from Woohyun and Seulbi. Of course, it was a big surprise the Woohyun's birth mother is Sungyeol's stepmother, although I sort of scented it that they both are tie together somehow, but his own mother not even protecting her own son. I mean for many reason she has but it her own son. I mean for real though. And then all the little situations and problems that the other cast members play helped made the drama even better. At the end, a situation we thought and wish would never happen, actually happened and it left us broken hearted for Woohyun but of course a little shock and scary situation happen and everything is recover and the couple is happy at last. Overall, it a really great drama. 

Rate: 10/10

Now tell me if you have already seen this drama or not and tell me your reviews down below. Thank you!

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