Rating:
Average user rating 4.3
43

Introductory teasers and script read for High School King of Savvy

Next up in tvN’s Fun With Noona Romance Hour, aka Mondays and Tuesday nights at prime time, we have High School King of Savvy, which has a cute set of teasers out and shots from the production’s initial script reads.

The teasers lay out the premise pretty well, starting with Seo In-gook as our hero, who introduces himself as a successful department director for a large corporation. But he’s got a secret, he tells us conspiratorially: “I’m eighteen, and a high schooler.” Off comes the suit, on comes the school uniform, and his secretary calls out, “Director, sir! It’s time to go to school!”

He falls into the office job through his resemblance to his older brother, though I wonder just exactly what hyung’s excuse is. Please tell me he’s hiding himself away over a botched plastic surgery job a la You’re Beautiful, because that was the silliest and therefore just about the best inciting incident ever. In any case, it leads our hero to lead an interesting double life, with board meetings and business decisions on the one hand, and hockey games and homework on the other. I just wonder how long the ruse will go on and just how much trouble he’ll get himself into before it all hits the fan. ‘Cause you know it’s gotta hit the fan at some point.

I have to say the casting is spot-on for a tricky role like this, because you need an actor who can pull off the teenage kid image just as well as he can credibly pull off a suit and corporate image, and Seo In-gook weirdly can do this without looking out of place in either role.

At the office he’ll have a romantic loveline going with the heroine, Lee Hana, whose younger sister (Lee Yeol-eum) will have a crush on his high schooler self—expect lots of playing around with the identity swap. Lee Hana plays a temporary worker who’s been at the company for two years (without being made permanent), and in the teasers she describes finally getting her big moment. Cue big makeup makeover moment, which gets out of hand until she wonders, “Uh, is this not right?”

Rounding out the adult cast are Lee Soo-hyuk (Shark), Philip Choi (Mandate of Heaven), and Chun Yi-seul (Like a Fairytale). There are two writers onboard, with Jo Sung-hee having worked on High Kick 2 and 3 and Yang Hee-seung writing on sitcom More Charming By the Day, so lots of sitcom and comedy work between the two of them. The drama is touting itself as a lively office comedy, so I’m looking forward to shenanigans. You hear me, drama? I want shen-an-i-gans.

Hihg School King of Savvy will premieres on June 16 on tvN.

Via Chosun

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , ,

43

Required fields are marked *

I'm probably the only one who thinks Seo Inguk looks too old to play high school roles by now. Oh well, I'd be checking out this drama though. Looks like something I'd like. :)

0
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

True. But most high school roles in the US are played by much older actors as well.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Plus, he looks like a small kid in that picture. (Or, is it because I'm soo old that he looks like a kid?)

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

No, he does look young in the pic :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'd rather have an older actor play a high schooler good than someone of appropriate age ruin the character.
And SIG can play a garbage bag for all I care...

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

SIG would make one very handsome garbage bag too.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

But then again, there are HS kids who look like they're 28 yrs old.

Anyway, this looks like it has the potential to be really fun.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

EXCITED! *_*

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

In lee Hana's teaser, it looks like she only put lipstick on her lower lip after she's done with her makeover. It bugs me.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

He's like, what, 25? 26? But he looks so cute in high school uniform...such a baby!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i've Seen sO maNy hiGhschool dramas played by 20-something k-actors and actresses, i find it Jarring to see Actual high-schoolERs and thInk, are they supposed to be that sMall???

my kdrama cOmPass says seo in guk PAsses for a hs student, but i think in real life, he would stand out in the classroom.

0
10
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hahahahahahahaha. Well played

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Aha! can you believe it I scrolled through once looking for a Song Jae Rim reference and didn't find it at first glance but then I was so confident about you Mary that I took my time reading through the comments the second time.

And there you are, as loyal a fangirl as ever. :-)

This is seriously on the way to becoming a favorite pastime of mine. "catch mary fangirling", I should probably get this patented as a detective game ;-)

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

And there you are, as loyal a fangirl as ever.

"Loyal" is one way to put it... haha. What's refreshing about Mary's devotion to her oppa is that she makes it so entertaining for the rest of us.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

true if she wasn't so upfront cheery about it I would have maybe been a tiny bit scared but then again she sort of reminds me of an excited little girl in pigtails ogling the goodies in thee glass case in a candy store.

Atleast that's what I imagine every time I read one of her "crazy about oppa" comments. That and a slightly high/squeaky/ cheery voice. ;-)

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Wait --- if I ogle Oppa on a glass case, and YOU ogle my ogling in a glass case, then...

Ogleception?

0

Oh my goodness! Lol! How do you manage to do that every time. Someone please buy her a plane ticket so she can meet her Oppa. Anyone?

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

*rubs hands gleefully*

Excellent. Excellent. My plan is working........

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I had no idea you were the Mary of the K-drama Laws. I love your posts they are so much fun.

Are you sure you won't turn into that 2PM fangirl when you meet Song Jae-rim though?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hahahaha, at first I was like "wow, did someone have a seizure with their caps lock key or something?" but upon closer inspection I see what you did there. Nicely done lol.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

icwydt ;)

Well, if it's any consolation he at least looks younger than Lee Min-ho, his fellow '87-er. He was able to pull off playing a high schooler convincingly less than two years ago, so maybe he'll pull it off this time too.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This looks cute. I can't wait for it! I'll watch Seo In Guk in just about anything at thus point.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Omg this sounds awesome! Can't wait :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love both of them! I haven't seen Lee Hana since Alone in Love and she still remains one of my favorite side characters of all time :) I think they'll have such a cute chemistry!

I love High Kick. And More Charming by the Day is also a pretty enjoyable sitcom that had this adorable coupling between Cheo Yeo Jin, as a tomboy, and Lee Kyu Han, as an uptight, yet sincere art professor (hands down, my favorite role of his). They were both hilarious and cute together so I know we're in good hands when it comes to the funny and the romance!

And we have two actors I love to pull it off! Both of the leads have shown that they can be both funny and romantic so I can't wait :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

i know a lot find lee soo hyuk handsome because yes models-turned-actors are unf but tbh he sometimes (ok most of the time actually) creeps me out. that hair in the last photo isn't helping either (gosh i hate that hairstyle on anyone so much)

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Well, he does have that somewhat creepy/androgynous look to him.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Seo In-guk with the sparkle effects. Hihihi.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I seriously love most of TvN's promo teasers for their dramas. Creative, fun and interesting.. even if the drama itself won't live up to the excitement the promo gives.

(i.e. emergency couple, witch's romance, flower gramps investigation, lets eat)

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I was just thinking that. Their teasers are adorable and so bright and evocative. Kind of like cute magazine shoots in motion. The Emergency Couple ones are my favourite so far.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

It must be so funny, since every one is laughing so hard at the script reading. I can't wait.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm really excited for this show....looks light and fun and Seo in Guk is an actor I really like!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL at the You're Beautiful reference! Also ahhhh this sounds hilarious! And I adore Seo In-gook, so bonus points~~

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

"Fun With Noona Romance Hour"~ love it! Maybe tvN really stands for "tv for Noonas"?

Seo In Gook does have an amazing range of maturity level that he can pull off. This looks like a fun ride.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL at tv for Noonas. :)

tvN really is <3. I love that pic where everyone seems to be busting a gut over the script.

Haven't seen a script-reading pic like that aside from the Hong Sisters'!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Awwww.....In Gook oppa is looking so cutie in the high school uniform......*lost in Reply 1997 days*

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

SO. EXCITED.

I want to see a lot more heart than flashiness. tvN has been set on making every drama of theirs really glamorous and flashy but there's no substance its an empty shell. Still, I'm bubbling with excitement for this.

Pleasebegood Pleasebegood Pleasebegood!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Is Seo In Guk's lipstick bugging only me?

It's so bright and purple and ugh, just reminds me of Lee Min Ho's in Heirs, just why.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Was looking for this comment.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Really looking forward to this because:

1. Seo In Guk is awesome
2. TvN has been real impressive with their dramas
3. I like identity swap stories (mostly gender benders but this is close enough) lol
4. I like Noona romances
5. Since he's the lead, maybe he'll sing a song for the OST.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Teasers are so cute. Can't wait.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm getting total Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead vibes and I love it! Only thing that sucks is that the 2 sisters are feeling the same guy which is just suckville. Could do without that drama since ya know there is tons of it already with the identity and the noona romance and the dating a minor(?).

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Shen-an-i-gans :) I want some, too. There are too few of them in kdramaland these days.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Can't wait to find out if Seo In Guk will sing for its soundtrack, or not?.... Hoping for an upbeat track. I don't want to cry listening to his (sad) songs.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Currently Airing

Prime-Time Shows This Week
Monday-Tuesday (May 25-26) Wednesday-Thursday (May 27-28) Weekend (May 29-31)