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Seeking teenage happiness in Sassy, Go Go

The second teaser is out for KBS’s cheerleading drama Sassy Go Go, and we’re starting to get a feel for the tone of the show — light, cute, peppy. Given that the recent dramaland offerings set in high school have veered darker and heavier (Angry Mom, School 2013, Who Are You—School 2015), it may be refreshing to get a much (pardon the pun) cheerier type of show. It’ll deal with much of the same issues as those other shows, like college admissions and teenage friendships and romances, but looks to take a brighter spin.

(A note on the title: The show seems to enjoy its nonsensical puns, and now that I see the title on the poster, I have to groan at the “Go Go” pun. The first word is written in English, while the second character is the hanja pronounced go meaning “high” — as in both high school and in height. So it could mean both “Go, high school” and “Go, shoot high.”)

I’d wondered vaguely whether Jung Eun-ji ought to be moving on from high school roles, but she’s so cute and energetic that she seems to fit right into the role of the upbeat but academically challenged high schooler. In the teaser, she narrates, “Life is unfair. I realized this while spending 15 hours a day madly studying. That to someone ranked 196th place, the romance of youth… is just a crock.”

She bursts out laughing at that, and then we meet the other, more ambitious students in her class, like Chae Soo-bin and Lee Won-geun, all on their upward paths to future success. Chae Soo-bin is the student whose mother has her whole life road-mapped for her, and Lee Won-geun is the school’s top-ranked student.

Jung Eun-ji slumps down while her friend shoots hoops in the gym, wondering why she even came to this high-achieving school. He’s a quirky basketball star played by VIXX’s N, and he just chirps, “I came here to follow you.”

Then she declares to her friends, “We’re only eighteen right now. I want to dance now, I want to be happy now. Is that so wrong?” I suppose in the land of the college-minded elite high schoolers, it is the wrong mindset, though I’m thinking this drama will set out to overturn that notion.

Then we have Ji-soo, whose character will have an air of mystery and also suffers anger management issues stemming from his oppressive father and his strict grades-are-the-only-thing-that-matters approach to parenting. But in the absence of a loving family, he’ll at least have loving friends, because the show tells us the two boys will be longtime childhood buddies.

I’m glad of that, since the (too) brief snippet in the teaser hints at tension between them, but I’d much rather the cute bromance version. The two friends are described as “loving each other more than family,” and they’ll portray “the world’s strongest friendship.” Awww, way to get us hooked. Like we could stop ourselves from falling in love after hearing that.

Sassy Go Go will premiere on October 5 as KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama.

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Excuse my shallowness but my heart is so ready for the bromance *__*

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I'm so hype, right now.. And Lee Won-geun looks so like Im Joo-hwan.. I cannot stop melting... Especially to that eye-smile.. Oh goodness, I wish 5th October comes fast..

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This is going to be my first drama with Lee -Won-geun; I'd never heard of him before, but I must say his smile is indeed ❤.

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I'm so hype, right now.. And Lee Won-geun looks so like Im Joo-hwan.. I cannot stop melting... Especially to that eye-smile.. Oh goodness, I wish 5th October comes fast.

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October 5th is like F O E V A!!!!!! I'll be dead from waiting by then....My 2 boys....awwwww.....cuteness overload....

This drama could suck for all I care...I'll be tuning in just for these 2 boys.

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Yaaaayy! I was waiting for this since so long. I am really glad and am becoming much more optimistic by this article..thanks Dramabeans. Until now I am getting more into our young different characters. Eunji as the cheerful girl, Soobin as the serious girl, N as Eunji's sincere good friend (and who seems to be in love with Soobin later), LWG as the Smart and almost perfect af >aka student<

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And finally our love Jisoo as the dark but cute character.
I am sooo looking forward WG and Jisoo's childhood friendship. I also look forward Eunji and N's friendship. And we here have a different school love style, this time it is not the usual(last ranked boy fall for the 1st ranked girl, but the opposite...so waiting for this.)
And I hope that Eunji and Jisoo will have a good relationship like good friends, but not a love line because I don't want to see another Kong Taekwang ( nobody does actually).
All in all, I hope that this drama won't disappoint. Please ><

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wohooo can not wait for this drama! Jung Eun Ji Fighting!!!!

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Yay for Eunji! Yay for the bromance!

I just hope that there won't be a love triangle with Ji Soo(unless it's the I'm-jealous-because-she's-stealing-my-bestie). Har har. But don't break his heart(at least not any further). Also excited for the eye-smile couple. And now that someone has said it. LWG does look like Im Joo Hwan.

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This does look so cute. I hope the girls will have a strong friendship too!!

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Chae Soo-bin is the student whose mother has her whole life road-mapped for her

Uh oh, the writer isn't going to have mom plot to murder Eun-ji's character is she?

**Cough** Trot Lovers **Cough**

Eun-ji and Won-geun, two of the best eye smilers ever. Fingers crossed that this show is decent.

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This really brings back Reply1997 feels in me, can only hope it's as good? impossible? i think so too, as long as it's fun. I'm all for cheery and cute characters. a fun and light school drama for a chance, i won't say no to that. who i am kidding, i'd watch anything with Eunji lol
Back to the drama, WG and JS look so adorable together. I'm looking forwards to their friendship and more lol but also N & Eunji too, how can they be friends when they seem so different? lol their scenes in the teasers made me giggle, again Eunji is so damn cute xD

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Ji Soo kinda reminds me of Yoo Ah In...

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Yes yes, he has similar facial features as Yoo Ah In..
He has the intensity too like YAI. The moment I watched him in Angry Mom, I always remembered rebel YAI.

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Let's hope it remains bright and cheerful, shall we?
Angry Mom also had cute teasers and look where the show take us on.. Not that I complained because AM is awesome on its own!
And for once, I just wanna a cute, light, bubbly high school drama without heavy topic/makjang/mystery surrounded the high school.

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I am disappointed in the small amount of Ji-soo stills. I don't like High School dramas but I will watch this for the heart-breaker Ji-Soo.

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So excited! The plot took my interest so I guess it's okay, hopefully the pilot wouldn't make me feel sleepy bc honestly, I fell asleep at the beginning of Trot Lovers (sorry, Eunji) and didn't give it another chance lmao

On a shallow note, Ji Soo on the poster is absolutely beautiful *_* Everything is on point. The hair, the wardrobe, the jump shot (i mean it is THE definition of a real jump shot in my book and i blame High School Musical for that) and idk, Ji Soo's whole being lol

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I am SO here for this. Jung Eun-ji's barely 22 anyway, the boys are both the same age/older than her, and she has done all of one high school role before this - Answer Me 1997.

I'm looking forward to seeing her+ Lee Won-geun as a couple, and also to the second leads - of course Ji-soo, but also Chae Soo-bin (who made way more of an impression than an average rookie in a guest star role would have, in Spy).

now here's hoping the script is decent and that even if it doesn't top the ratings, it at least gets some online buzz like School 2015 did.

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i'm so excited for this drama

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I'll definitely watch this drama...
with a possible fast forwarding here and there because...
Bok Dong-ie.

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Ji soo is babe ?

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I only have eyes for Jisoo!!! LOL Can't wait for the bromance!!! =P

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I think this is a miscast. Jung Eun-ji looks so much older than the rest of the casts and her real age is 22?. She is sure looking a lot older than that.

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I think you are concentrating on her face too much, ofcourse she does not have typical doll face like high school students have in other kdramas but I think Jung Eunji just owns this "high school girl" role :) sassy is the real word for her, her real life persona is like that. She can portray this teenager image very well, not always the look matters but also the vibe :)

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Maybe it's just the matter of photo shoot angle. I don't have problem with she standing next to Soo-bin, they just look like same age.
But, well, maybe we just have different way of seeing. Wish, it won't matter when the drama starts.

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ever heard of reply 1997?? where people in 30s and late 20s play as high schooler but that did not deter the drama from becoming one of the most popular drama in 2012 and resulting in another hit reply series. the main cast had fantastic chemistry despite big gap in age.

and guess what eunji also played as main character high school student in that drama.

if lee min ho, park shin hye, won bin all can play as high schooler in heirs despite obviously looking old, eunji who is still 22 can surely be high school student

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err.... I'm not talking the age. I was saying she looks a lot older than the rest of the cast. People can still play high school at 30's if they look young, I get that. When other colleague looks like real teenagers, her looks is mature enough to play their teacher, but this is just my opinion. peace!

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She looks the same age as everyone else to me. I believe her as a high school student.

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Does anyone what what the lovelines a supossed to be? With Ji-soo in the cast I'm afraid of setting myself up for another School 2015?

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Me too :( but I hope hope and hope there is not any with Eunji cause if Jisoo is bestie with the main lead, it will make it worse!!!

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Why do I feel like only eunji's character that I will love?

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Bunnylion...
I believe that the love lines would be like this:
N fall for Soobin
LWG fall for Eunji- and the opposite too-
But Jisoo and LWG will have a cute bromance. So let's hope that this will be it.
Then I don't think that thet will focus much on the love lines..school issues are more important^^

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eunji! hearteu hearteu eunji so much. this gives me reply 1997 feelz.

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Eunji is the first idol girls can make mê falling in love with her character. I hope all of you can felt like that after you know about her...... Eunji is best the best from the other ....hwaiting

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