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High Kick 3’s family tree, relationship chart, and lovelines

Ah, the family tree/relationship chart is out for High Kick! Counterattack of the Short Legs, which is great for getting a quick overview of the cast/family structure. I’d read little bits and pieces of the various character descriptions, but with more than a dozen actors in the main cast, it was confusing keeping everything straight.

So let’s break this down, starting at the top:

The couple at the center of the show are spouses Ahn Nae-sang (playing a failed businessman) and Yoon Yoo-jung (pre-menopausal). His business failure aggravates her pre-menopausal mood swings, although she can have a temper fit one minute and then calm down immediately as though nothing happened. I foresee lots of confusion on hubby’s part.

Her younger brothers are Yoon Kye-sang (Poongsan) and Seo Ji-seok (Manny), the latter of whom will go by the name Yoon Ji-seok in this sitcom (the lone Seo loses out against two real-life Yoons, heh).

Kye-sang plays a doctor who quits his job at a university hospital after he’s reprimanded for taking on patients who can’t pay and giving them surgery anyway. Now he works at a health clinic and has the character quirk of talking to children in jondaemal. (Cute!) He treats his patients with warmth, but he’s got a steely spine underneath that can be surprising, and has an especially annoying effect on bro-in-law Nae-sang. Hee.

Little bro Ji-seok is a high school gym teacher, described as “simple, dumb, and hot-blooded.” Ha, and aw. He gets angry super-fast, but calms down super-fast as well. Just like noona, except he doesn’t have menopause to blame for his mood swings. He’s described as pure like a child.

Immediately below we have Nae-sang and Yoo-jung’s two children: (Lee) Jong-seok (his character’s surname is Ahn, following Dad’s) and Soo-jung (pop group f(x)’s Krystal). Soo-jung (which happens to be Krystal’s Korean name) is now back in Korea after studying abroad in the States, while Jong-seok (Secret Garden’s Sun) is in his last year of high school, alongside buddy Kang Seung-yoon.

Gym teacher Ji-seok suffers from a crush on a fellow teacher at his school, Korean language instructor Park Ha-sun (Dong Yi‘s queen). Ha-sun is decribed as a “heo-dang angel,” which means she’s pure and angelic, but also kind of bumbling. She’s always apologetic, even when she hasn’t done anything wrong.

Too bad for Ji-seok, his feelings aren’t reciprocated, since she’s dating Go Young-wook (musical actor and former ’90s pop star with Roo’Ra. Ha, remember them?). Poor lovelorn Ji-seok. Will he win over Ha-sun eventually, or be doomed to one-sided-love-itis? Young-wook, on the other hand, is a perennial civil service exam (gosi) student, preparing for (and hoping to pass) the test to become a low-level civil servant. Hence the rumply looks and the tracksuit, the preferred uniform of gosi students everywhere.

Meanwhile, rock singer/songwriter Lee Juck plays Kye-sang’s doctor friend, a proctology surgeon.

Then there are the rest of the school-bound cast members, with three instructors.

From left to right in the photo above, we have singer Yoon Gun playing, aptly enough, a music teacher. Comedienne Park Ji-sun plays an English teacher, while Julien Kang is a English-language native speaker and teacher. He had the same description in High Kick Through the Roof, which makes me think there’s a chance he’s reprising the same role — which shouldn’t be too hard, since all these characters are hybrids of real-life personas and fictional characterizations. The latter two have a loveline.

Among the students, we have Baek Jin-hee (Loving You a Thousand Times), who’s a poor college student, and Kim Ji-won (Romantic Heaven), a second-year in high school who’s Ha-sun’s cousin.

High Kick! Counterattack of the Short Legs premieres on September 19.

Via Mk.co.kr

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is that really the title?! haha! i love it!!

Totally gonna be watching this for the eye candy though--Yoon Kye Sang, Seo Ji-seok, I'm looking at you!

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I hope it's not too long! I don't have time for 100+ episodes!

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Its a sit-com. It probably will air for about a year with 2 episodes a week. I am pretty sure it will be more than 100 episodes (or maybe a little under).

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Especially if the ending was like the last season. It sent me on a depression for about a day.

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I'll watch this for Yoon Kye-sang :)

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Hope someone finds it in their heart to sub this! Also, who is Yoon Kye Sang paired up. It seems like most of the females in the cast are in High School. All except maybe like two, and Park Ha Eun is already in a love triangle with Seo Ji Suk. Does that mean our poor Yoon Kye Sang is loveless once again?

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Why does Kye sang have no love interest! I was only interested because of him. Just lost my interest.

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Oh he'll definitely have love interest(s)--I hear Kim Jiwon is a good possibility

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Dr. Yoon Pil-joo err Yoon Kye-sang needs a love interest. Stat! Why does he always end up alone? :(

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agreed... -_____________________-

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Krystal and Lee Jung Suk are playing siblings?! My hope for their loveline shattered~
But there's still hope for Krystal and Kang Seung Yoon loveline!

BTW, Kang Seung Yoon, looks Lee Jun Ki-esque.

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Answer this: Is "pre-menopausal" her character description?

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"just like his noona, except he doesn't have menopause to blame for mood swings" LOL.

This is interesting.. i never watch any High Kick series, and I tried not to watch any long drama like this anymore...but I really want to check this out whenever it airs.

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I'm watching this for Krystal & Lee Jong Suk! :D

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Wow! I'm so excited! Can't wait for this series! There are always doctors in these High Kick! shows, I've noticed.

I'm more interested in the students storylines, but I hope the adult storylines will be just as interesting!

I hope this gets on DramaFever!

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I might watch this one but i hope they don't do the laugh track. i find it annoying.

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Yeah Julien is back!! I am excited but just crossing my fingers that we don't have another horrible ending like the last season please!!!

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"He gets angry super-fast, but calms down super-fast as well. Just like noona, except he doesn’t have menopause to blame for his mood swings."

LOL!

I will watch for the ex-GOD member and my dear SUN! haha

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honestly, it seems oh so cute. ^^

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Wow. That's a bunch of people. The only thing I've seen like this in a k-drama would have to be Dream High. Can't wait to see what this is like.

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This looks sweet.
And I LUB krystal Jung <3
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(^.^)
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I hoped for a lovelin between Krystal and someone xD

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yoon Kye Sang. Wow, i can't wait for the jondaemal. It is always so interesting to me when I see mothers speak to their children in jondaemal. GRAAH, it sounds too too cute!
Also, Julien Kang? He looks so different...I didnt recognize him. haha.

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Same here! I kept asking myself who Julien Kang was. I remember him from Personal Taste/Preference as the foreign friend which ended up in Chang Ryul (Kim Ji Suk) speaking Engrish.

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I wonder whose legs they called short? >_> :)

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righttttttttttttttt lol

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Finally Park Ji-sun have some love line~~ >u<

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omg i just realized that jinhee is in this. i love her to pieces ;A;

i've been waiting for this for months! only 11 days to go.

a bit skeptical on kang seungyoon though. can he even act?

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I love Krystal,she is my lovely member of f(x),Love u My Princess,do ur best,i am so excited for ur role,she is a good actress,i know she'll be good

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gah. why is this cast so cute? suh ji suk had me at first smile. that cheeky boy...

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Interesting! ah I think Yoon Yoosun and Krystal are really look alike!

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the character lines sounds familiar. didn't we have a doctor (who died) in HK2?

...and a gym teacher in HK1?

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I'm debating on whether or not to watch this because high kick 2 had the worst sitcom ending ever.

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Ahn Nae Sang-wasn't he 'WonSoo' in "First Wives Club" back in 2007? He played a despicable character,but still highly entertaining, especially when he was getting ready to go out, in front of a mirror. What did he say-something like "sparkle,sparkle"?

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I've always wanted to watch High Kick...I have a hard time sitting through long dramas though...but I might give the first two a chance then maybe this one.

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I watched two episodes of the first HK. I didn't bother with HK2 after hearing all the uneasy comments about the ending. I really, really want to watch HK3 for the eye candy. But I have no idea if I'll be able to sit through 100+ episodes. Smile, You was a stretch for me and that was less than half of the episodes. Arg.

And I don't know why it took me so long to recognize Yoon Kye Sang. Is it because he's not wearing glasses? Hm.

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NOOOO!!! i just finished episode 13 when the gym teacher and shy teacher became close. then i went and read this, so the two teachers will only be a "crush"?!? cause the shy teacher apparently has a "yeonin" WHUUUUUUUUUT!!!!!!!!

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