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Lee Soo-hyuk joins High School King of Savvy

Lee Soo-hyuk (Shark, Vampire Idol) has just been cast in the new tvN romantic comedy series High School King of Savvy, which means he’ll be joining Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun) and Lee Hana (Triple) in the drama about a high schooler who somehow gets winds up in the executive ranks of a large corporation.

The premise sounds offbeat in a potentially hilarious way—I’m not sure how Seo In-gook works his way into this business world or why, but I can see it making for a hotbed of hijinks. Is anybody else reminded of the Arrested Development storyline where Maeby (at 13) gets mistaken for a movie executive and starts ordering around interns twice her age to do her school book reports for her, under the guise of them being potential movie projects? It’s all in the attitude!

In that regard, they did well to cast a hero who could pass for both high school (see: Answer Me 1997) and adult, which means the second lead ought to have that same age flexibility, and Lee Soo-hyuk fits that bill (he’s only a couple years out of playing high schoolers himself, having acted in White Christmas in 2011). Lee Soo-hyuk’s character is a young director of headquarters working in management and business strategy. A workaholic, he commands the admiration of all the female employees at the office, and harbors some inner angst related to a painful family past. (Don’t they all.)

High School King of Savvy will be tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama after Witch’s Romance, and premieres in June.

Via Star News

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Why is it no one ever does a kdrama about college students instead of high school students?

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Well there was 'Answer Me 1994' recently and of course 'Feelings' from way back then.

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LMAO R94 had as much college life as Heirs had emotional resonance, i.e none of it. It was just a dragged love triangle with random college scenes here and there (and only at the beginning, then it just faded to never be spoken of it again). For college dramas, In A Good Way can be a good option, but once again it's not Korean.

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I know! I wish there were more of them too, especially considering how many high school dramas there are recently. 'Answer me 1994' just made me realize how much I love watching dramas with college students and I'd love if there'd be a drama actually set on the campus more.

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This also happens in American TV and movies, as besides frat boy films like your Animals Houses and Old School's, its pretty slim pickens. I think it might have to do with the audience, as their is a universality to high school, because not everyone goes to university but anyone can relate to the trials of puberty and high school. But I agree, in most cases for college your finally away from your parents but not really an adult and is something I wish western or eastern media would portray more frequently. I mean seriously, dorm life be cray cray.

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Another one: You've Fallen For Me

But yeah...I wish there were more dramas on college life...

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+ What' Up.

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Because there is more drama in high school than in university/college. College students are mostly adults who do adult stuff and there's not a lot of the stuff going on inside the education building like in High/midle school- where you are obligated to stay for ±8 ours a day.

And I liked 1994 better than 1997, but the latter was just too long...

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"...but the latter was just too long"- AM97 was 30 minutes per ep (except the last ep if I remember it correctly). It was 16 episodes. AM94 is almost an hour per ep. It was 21 episodes.
In terms of story, AM97 is better than AM94. It was excruciating to watch AM94. The writer dragged the story about 'who is the husband?'.

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I think I stopped watching AM94 around episode 6... and then continued to read recaps for awhile before totally giving up on it. So yeah, I thought AM97 was much better.

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Oops I really meant to say 1997 was better. The story of 1994 got indeed dragged and it was for a long period obvious who the husband was, I wasn't surprised but more like sad because I was on team Chilbong.

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Kind of disagree with that. Taking "Honey and Clover" as an example, we could mine a lot of compelling character-driven drama from a college setting.

Now that I'd mentioned it, I'd really love to see a KDrama remake of "Honey and Clover," starring Lee Jong-seok and his moody staring a la "School 2013."

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Okay I just couldn't resist not to reply ur comment <3 OMG
Finally somebody mentioned "Honey & Clover" That anime/manga was one of the best thing that happened in my life & I can dare say I always was casting my fav K-actors in a fictional K-drama in my mind. So yeah I would love to see a K-drama of it cause I simply avoided the j-dorama <3
The anime was too awesome to be ruined by a half-hearted series for me :)

BTW I believe people have more drama during college years. many people change during their college days cause they are finally released those rules & principles from high school days. Therefore you can have so much meaty characters if u set ur story in college :D That can be just my opinion though :)

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I'd have to disagree with this too...in college there's a potential of even longer hours spent with friends because (at least in the west) there's not much curfew to speak of. Also, only in college do I remember staying up for 30 hours finishing a project (for many days at that).

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What's Up is about students in the musical department of a university. It focuses more on the music than college life, but was still enjoyable to have that setting. I agree though, I wish there were more kdramas about college students!

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And don't forget, Lee Soo-hyuk was in What's Up.

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Heartstring is about college students right?

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And why are all actors playing high schoolers 25 years old or so?

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Because they don't want to cast someone close to high school age

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There's What's Up and You've Fallen for Me

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How about 'Love in Harvard'?
With Kim Tae Hee? I forgot the male leads.

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I love LSH and his deliciously low voice. Plus, his face is so arresting. I think he looks like a bird, in a good way (I love birds!).

I really need to watch White Christmas. Seems like it launched the carriers of so many of the young male actors I am seeing in kdramas lately.

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Just assumed it was your bird thing still going on...

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You should! I enjoyed it :)

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I'm watching this now!! so good, and unlike any drama i've see. Makes me think that 8 or 10 episodes can be a really could format for show, as they are able to have really tight storytelling and heighten the significance of every scene. Also, after watching the collision of gods gift, can't help but think how much better it would have been with only 10 episodes. (at least 8 less red herrings worth?)

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I recommend White Christmas! It's a gripping, non-typical drama.

I watched it a while ago, maybe last year. But I still think about it from time to time.

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I'm pretty excited for this! And it's coming up pretty soon despite only just hearing of it. I'm not familiar with Lee Hana, but looking forward to watching the other two. The premise sounds like fun and a welcome change :)

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You know, now that I think of it, it reminds me of the movie "Don't tell Mom the babysitter's dead". IIRC, Christina Applegate's character is a HS student, no? And she pretends to be her mother? That could be a scenario here. My brain does wonder how the main lead could NOT be going to school, though. Perhaps, like in the movie, it's set during the summer?

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OMG, a "Don't Tell Mom's the Babysitter's Dead" reference, kudos!! I love that movie and immediately thought of it while reading this drama's plot! And totes to JB for the "Arrested Development" reference because the Maeby storyline totally fits!! I was already in for SIG but now LSH too!?! Officially my most anticipated drama for summer :D

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Oh, I love Lee Hana! Haven't seen her for a while so have been wondering what happened to her. It's good to see her back again. Love her acting. She has this quirky yet sassy vibe about her.

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Aww I almost forgot about this flower boy!

White Christmas certainly launched the careers of some badass and sexy actors (looking at you Woo Bin and Sung Joon), and then I remember Soo-hyuk was actually the one who played sexy. Yay! Love to see him onscreen - even though my acting recollection of him in WC consists mainly of angsty sometimes blank stares hahaha But seeing it's In Gook he'll be paired up with - that In Gook who is a ball of passion and energy - I can totally ship the stares Teehee

And also, this guy reminds me Lee Hyun-Jae from Shut Up! They both have the same I-don't-care-anyway-why-are-you-even-alive stare that totally gets me. Also, they both look like royalty, like real-life princes, don't you think?

I'm looking forward to you show!

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I loved him in Deep Rooted Tree. and I'm just finished White Christmas episode 1 (this drama is good! why didn't I realize it before kk), this 'angel' is a sexy one~~

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Yeaaay! Been watching him since 2NE1 MV it hurts. Hope his acting improving with his acting career. He really have one unique face in k-drama along with Kim Woo-Bin, and it'll waste to not make him popular... Eventhou I know, acting is not about face only, but in k-drama where there a lot of similarity, some unique pretty face is a fresh air *sigh*

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ooh, that's good. He's not a bad actor and was pretty good in What's Up (and I also enjoyed his zoned-outness in White Christmas and the mild comedy-angst in Vampire Idol), glad to see him getting more work.

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Aw yeah, Soo Hyuk! So proud. It's like watching kids grow up T_T

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Lee Soo Hyuk is part of bias list. #1 Lee Jong Suk, #2 Kim Woo Bin #3 Lee Seo Hyuk.

So, this drama shall be watched.

Though I am yet to watch the last 4 episodes of Shark.

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I really am looking forward to this drama...sounds like alot of fun and cute.

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can't waiit!! he's taken my heart away recently with white christmas and vampire idol.. yaiyy Mukkadil! ^^

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