Thing vs. Thing: Higher learning
girlfriday: Yunno, these days I’m really nostalgic for college because of Twenty Again.
javabeans: But you’re forgetting the part where Lee Sang-yoon wasn’t your professor in college.
girlfriday: No no, in my fantasy I go back to school and he’s my professor! For ALL of the classes!
javabeans: In this fantasy are you kicked out of school because you skipped all your classes because your ridiculously hot professor was also bullying you out of the classroom? Because, remember the part where he did that to Choi Ji-woo?
girlfriday: I would never skip his class! I would just want to listen to him talk all day long.
javabeans: I can’t imagine learning anything in a class where I was just distracted by the professor’s dimples.
girlfriday: Who said anything about learning anything?
javabeans: True, true. In that case, I would also want to listen to and not learn from Kim Soo-hyun in You From Another Star, especially since all his lessons seemed to be about dating.
girlfriday: Oh man, I totally forgot that he was a professor. That was unbelievable, really.
javabeans: But he was four hundred years old! Think of all the wisdom he had! It would take you years and years to listen to all of that wisdom, and conveniently, I would be willing to do that.
girlfriday: Don’t you think it would be distracting if you took his classes for ten years and he stayed exactly the same beautiful alien-man the entire time?
javabeans: I think I’d be stuck on “Damn he’s pretty” and not make it that far into the argument. How about this for a conundrum: Twenty Again Lee Sang-yoon, or Liar Game Lee Sang-yoon?
girlfriday: OH DON’T DO THAT TO ME. I… I…
javabeans: Okay fine, to make it easier, let’s take out hotness from the equation. Whose class would you rather sit through?
girlfriday: But why would we take the hotness out of the equation??
javabeans: Or put another way, do you want Lee Sang-yoon teaching you math, or Lee Sang-yoon teaching you theater?
girlfriday: Ha Woo-jin was technically a psychology professor! Why do I have to learn math at all?
javabeans: But think: It would take you a lot longer to learn the math. You already know how to lie.
girlfriday: Well, I’d say that Liar Game Lee Sang-yoon is the smartest smartypants who ever smarted. So I would definitely take more of his classes, because Twenty Again Lee Sang-yoon’s theater class seems like a class you take to fill your credits as a senior.
javabeans: Expanding to other dramas with professors, we also have Song Chang-eui in You’ve Fallen For Me, who was also a theater professor who directed students.
girlfriday: Oh, and they’re friends in real life!
javabeans: Thing is, I don’t recall Song Chang-eui doing any teaching in that drama.
girlfriday: But we’re not really there to learn, are we?
javabeans: Oh right. I’d take that Song Chang-eui over Dr. Frost Song Chang-eui, though.
girlfriday: You mean because he had feelings?
javabeans: Yes, I imagine it would be difficult to squee over a man who didn’t understand the mechanism of the squee.
girlfriday: I do think Lee Sang-yoon would get some competition in the criminology department from Seo In-gook in I Remember You, though he’s a little more in the Kim Soo-hyun school of Too Young and Hot to Be My Professor. I’d still take his class though.
javabeans: At least he’d be teaching an interesting subject. Wasn’t Ryu Soo-young in My Princess teaching about… I dunno, antiques and old dirt?
girlfriday: Yeah you’d have to pay me to take that class. Ooh, does Maestro Stresemann count as a college professor?
javabeans: NO! Okay fine, maybe Cantabile pervo technically counts as a professor. I might actually learn in his classes. Maybe the wrong things, though. I’d still rather learn music from Lee Sang-yoon.
girlfriday: But he doesn’t teach—
javabeans: YUP, MUSIC FROM LEE SANG-YOON.
girlfriday: I hope this doesn’t mean we have to fight over Lee Sang-yoon. This could get ugly.
javabeans: Luckily, there are two them.
girlfriday: Dibs on Ha Woo-jin!
javabeans: The thing is, if you wanted to steal Ha Woo-jin from Kim So-eun, that would be pretty easy. You might even get her to apologize to you. Whereas, I’d have to take down Choi Ji-woo, and I’m not sure I’d have that in me. I might just sit quietly in the back of his class and wish for his happiness.