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School 2017: Episode 7

Major victories are achieved this hour as X embraces his identity as a hero for justice instead of a simple prankster—but it’d be foolish to forget that good heroes always have more enemies to take down. Should I be thankful that our hero has friends to count on, or does it just mean the danger is more spread out?

 
EPISODE 7 RECAP

As the students watch the leaked footage of Principal Yang assuring Tae-woon that the math competition is rigged in his favor, Eun-ho narrates in voiceover: “We all tell lies—sometimes to protect something, and sometimes to hide something.” Tae-woon shouts at the students to look away, and Eun-ho continues: “That must be why he lied, too.”

After class, the students glare at Tae-woon as he strolls past in the halls, whispering about his shamelessness. Though Tae-woon appears to take their hate in stride, Eun-ho follows him out in concern.

Once they’re safely outside, Eun-ho demands to know why he would turn himself in like that. Tae-woon shrugs, saying that he didn’t want to enter the math competition: “What, did you think I did it for the sake and well-being of the people or something?” Lol.

Eun-ho asks how he did it, and in flashback, we see Tae-woon sneaking into Principal Yang’s office at night to hide a video camera, dressed as X. Tae-woon had then visited the principal the next morning to drop off a gift from his father before deliberately bringing up the math competition. Principal Yang had promised him first place if he just memorized the answers—all captured on hidden camera.

Eun-ho praises his handiwork, though she’s still worried about how he’ll handle their infuriated classmates. He just tells her to worry about herself and walks away, though Eun-ho still looks nervous.

In the teachers’ office, Principal Yang demands that the teachers come up with ways to calm the students down before the school board gets involved. Teacher Gu suggests that the best course of action is to admit their wrongdoing, and Teacher Shim agrees, suggesting that the principal apologize to the students.

Principal Yang, however, refuses to debase himself like that. Before anyone can argue with him, Vice Principal Park barges in to announce that Director Hyun and the school board are on their way.

Principal Yang, Vice Principal Park, and Director Hyun sit before the school board to answer for the many complaints filed against their school. Director Hyun asks for a second chance, swearing to achieve good results this time, but the school board tells him that a school isn’t about results. That shuts him up pretty quickly.

After the meeting, Director Hyun and the principals summon Tae-woon, knowing that they must penalize him in order to appease the students. Tae-woon readily accepts the punishment, but notes that the students are pretty enraged. He suggests that in order to really satisfy them, someone on the faculty should be penalized as well.

Vice Principal Park immediately agrees, pretending to think hard about who should take responsibility. He notes that Director Hyun obviously can’t be penalized, but he himself is too unimportant for anyone to care. “So… who should take responsibility?” he wonders, staring straight at Principal Yang. LOL.

The students gather around a notice announcing that Tae-woon will be punished with a week of cleaning. Shocked that the school finally dared to punish Tae-woon, the students start to gossip when he walks into the crowd while making sarcastic comments about the spectacle. He totally comes off as a shameless jerk, and Eun-ho watches silently as the students murmur that X should punish him, too.

Meanwhile, the richer students text each other in a classroom, worried: If even Tae-woon was punished for using his connections with the principal, they’re sure to be X’s next target. They start to wonder if Dae-hwi might say anything about them using their connections, but Hee-chan assuages their worries, saying that Dae-hwi needs them too much to dare to report them.

Dissatisfied with his first answer, Eun-ho visits Tae-woon’s hideout with some lemonade to ask again why he turned himself in. Tae-woon flashes back to arguing with his father after Joon-ki’s death. He had demanded to know how a person’s life could be less important than his reputation, but his father had just shut him down.

Back in the present, Tae-woon admits that he’d initially started acting as X to stick it to the people who annoyed him, but lately, he’s starting to think that his actions could help certain people who need it. When Eun-ho asks who he means, he says, “People like a certain dimwit, and a really annoying guy.” Aww.

After class, Teacher Shim reminds the students that the math competition will be held after school. Once he leaves, the students start to complain about Tae-woon’s light punishment again. Eun-ho sighs that Tae-woon must have his reasons, though not loud enough for anyone to pay attention.

Eun-ho checks the view count on her webtoon, depressed to see that only one person read her post. (Lol, I wonder who it was?) Tae-woon tells her to be patient and wait a little longer, but Eun-ho can’t help but to feel discouraged.

He asks if she likes drawing that much, and Eun-ho immediately brightens, saying that she feels happiest when she draws. When Eun-ho asks if he has anything like that, Tae-woon flashes back to sitting with Joon-ki in a café, when he’d sketched a detailed design of a motorcycle as Joon-ki dictated all of the features he wanted.

Back in the present, Tae-woon smiles wistfully before telling Eun-ho that he did find a dream recently: “I… want to tease you so much.” Ha. Tae-woon asks if having dreams doesn’t make life exhausting, pointing out that she’s stressed about her webtoon view count and getting dark circles, while she nags him for being such a pessimist.

The students gather around another announcement, this time declaring Dae-hwi as the first place winner in the math competition. Yay! As the students congratulate him for his achievement, Tae-woon watches from behind before walking away without a word.

Tae-woon weeds the gardens as part of his week-long punishment. When he sees Dae-hwi walk by, Tae-woon calls out to him, asking for some thanks for his first-place win. He asks why Dae-hwi had to hit rock bottom for it though: “Is that the only method you could think of?”

It seems to strike a nerve in Dae-hwi, and he snaps that people like him have to do everything on his own instead of depending on their connections. He demands to know how Tae-woon got that master key, but Tae-woon points out that the more pressing question is whether he knows what Dae-hwi was doing with it.

Before Dae-hwi can retort, Eun-ho hurries in between them to break up the argument. She congratulates Dae-hwi for his competition win, and he says it’s thanks to her and promises to treat her to something delicious. Eun-ho happily agrees, and Tae-woon glares daggers at them, totally jealous.

Once Dae-hwi leaves, Tae-woon orders Eun-ho to help him weed the garden since she’s his sunbae in weeding. Hee. They bicker cutely, teasing each other.

As Tae-woon cools off at the sink, Eun-ho asks what the deal is between him and Dae-hwi. When he brushes off the question, she notes that it doesn’t really seem like they’re fighting: “It’s more like you’re asking for attention from each other because you’re both hurting.”

Tae-woon quiets, telling her that she doesn’t know anything, though he looks perturbed by her words.

Outside, Hee-chan runs into Dae-hwi and congratulates him on his win, noting that he can’t beat him when they fight fair and square. Hee-chan then offers to use his mother’s connections to score Dae-hwi some volunteer work at a hospital. Dae-hwi brightens up, ecstatic, until Hee-chan explains the catch: “Do you really have to come in first place in this year’s final exams?”

Realizing Hee-chan’s meaning, Dae-hwi suddenly recalls Tae-woon’s words about hitting rock bottom. Looking conflicted, Dae-hwi promises to think about it.

When they return to the classroom, a pair of classmates barge in with urgent news: X is in their class! Eun-ho freezes at their words, while Tae-woon puts his head on his desk for a nap.

Principal Yang argues with Teacher Shim in his office, noting that only the student evaluations in his class were exposed, which suggests that X is in his class. Teacher Shim insists that there’s no decisive evidence, and tells Principal Yang that his habit of making baseless accusations is hurting the students. He suggests that Principal Yang apologize to Eun-ho before storming out. The principal boils with anger at his disrespect before wondering… could Teacher Shim be X? LOL.

The class engages in a similar debate, accusing each other of being X. Eun-ho turns to look at Tae-woon, asleep at his desk—a gaze that doesn’t escape Sa-rang’s notice.

As they sit outside together, Sa-rang suggests to Eun-ho that X must be Dae-hwi after all, since Tae-woon was punished by X. When a nervous Eun-ho fails to agree, Sa-rang guesses that Eun-ho actually knows who X is.

Eun-ho brushes her off, however, noting that she doesn’t really have a reason to keep looking for X since her name was cleared. At that moment, Eun-ho spots Tae-woon passing by and runs off after him. Sa-rang pouts, noting that they’re always together lately.

At Tae-woon’s hideout, Eun-ho frets about him getting caught. He notes her concern with some amusement and says that she’ll surely be labeled an accomplice if they’re caught now.

Dae-hwi watches Eun-ho and Tae-woon walk together, bickering and laughing as usual. Recalling Eun-ho’s idea about filming Principal Yang doing bad things, he wonders if Eun-ho could actually be X, but then notes that she wouldn’t act so friendly with Tae-woon if she’d just turned him in.

Tae-woon brings Eun-ho home on his motorcycle, joking that her superhuman leg strength keeps breaking her bike chain. Just as they start wrestling each other in head locks, Eun-ho’s brother comes out, all suspicious of Tae-woon. Tae-woon is just as bristly in return, until he learns that this is Eun-ho’s brother.

Oppa orders Tae-woon off the motorcycle, noting that he seems pretty wealthy and fit, and he acts very serious like he’s about to yell at him, then suddenly asks, “Can I ask you a question? Don’t you look at a girl’s appearance? Why don’t you look at a girl’s appearance? You’ll regret it later!” LOL.

Eun-ho drags her brother inside while pelting him, and Tae-woon just smiles to himself, noting that he is picky about a girl’s looks. So cute.

At home, Eun-ho’s brother teases her about having a boyfriend to Mom, when Dad comes home, tipsy from a few drinks. Cooing over Eun-ho, he tells her to ask him for whatever she needs. When she tentatively mentions an expensive summer program at her school, Dad drunkenly promises to send her anywhere she wants to study.

That night, Eun-ho’s brother goes into the living room to find Dad struggling to stick medicated patches on his sore muscles. Concerned, he wonders what Dad is doing all day, but doesn’t approach him to ask.

At school, Eun-ho sees Dae-hwi listening to music and joins him. When he asks tentatively whether X could really be in their class, Eun-ho changes the subject to avoid giving herself away, asking what Dae-hwi is listening to. He offers her an earbud, and they stand side-by-side, quietly enjoying each other’s company.

Nam-joo and Tae-woon pass by at that moment to see them together. Tae-woon grumbles at Dae-hwi’s sudden sweet side, and Nam-joo agrees that it’s the first time she’s seen him act this way. She glares at Dae-hwi before storming away.

Tae-woon, on the other hand, walks right up to insist on speaking to Eun-ho alone, and glares at Dae-hwi until he goes away. He acts like he has something really important to say… and then asks what kind of flowers Eun-ho likes. Hee.

At their warehouse, Eun-ho studies with her back turned to Tae-woon, who’s pacing behind her. Ha, he’s struggling to build up the courage to put an earbud into her ear, but every time he gets close, he chickens out. Finally fed up with himself, he throws the earbuds to the ground in frustration and blasts the speakers, declaring that this is how he listens to music: “Not through earbuds like a wimp!” LMAO.

In the principal’s office, Director Hyun informs Principal Yang that he’ll have to step down temporarily while the school board audits the school. He promises to return the principal to his post after things have calmed down. At the principal’s dismay, Vice Principal Park reminds him that he’s always urged others to make a small sacrifice for the greater good, hee.

It’s not long before the students hear about Principal Yang’s dismissal. Realizing that X even reported Principal Yang to the school board, the class stirs in excitement. Eun-ho, meanwhile, looks nervously at Tae-woon, who looks awfully pleased with himself.

Vice Principal Park “helps” Principal Yang pack up his desk, unceremoniously stuffing his nameplate into a box and replacing it with his own nameplate, already prepared with the title “Principal Park.” As Principal Yang takes his belongings to his new temporary office, Vice Principal Park swivels in his new principal’s chair before asking the cleaning lady to remove the principal’s picture from the hallway right away.

As Principal Yang walks across the school in a huff, Eun-ho comes up behind him, gleefully reciting a poem she learned in class that makes it sound like she’s teasing Principal Yang in banmal. Teacher Shim joins in, offering to help carry the principal’s belongings and lamenting the fact that there just happened to be enough proof to implicate him.

The principal can only growl at him to catch X, or else. Teacher Shim and Eun-ho grin as he makes his way to his “temporary office,” which is more like a storage closet.

Nam-joo sits at a café with Dae-hwi while he studies, paying no attention to her. Finally fed up with waiting, she asks him excitedly when they’re having dinner, only to hear that he has to study tonight. Annoyed but hardly surprised, Nam-joo snaps that she has plans anyway and leaves.

Instead, Nam-joo goes shopping with Bit-na at an expensive department store. Bit-na suggests that they go see a shoe exhibit limited to VVIP customers only, but Nam-joo nervously lies that she forgot to bring her membership card and makes up an excuse to leave.

Nam-joo goes home to find her father pulling a huge bookcase out of his taxi. He tells her excitedly that someone threw out a perfectly good bookcase. But she’s mortified by his actions, and yells that they’re not beggars. She demands to know why Dad lives like this instead of working hard like other parents, and then tells him not to come to her school again because it’s humiliating. Oof.

As Nam-joo hurries inside, Eun-ho’s dad comes out of the building after making a chicken delivery. He tries to comfort Nam-joo’s father, but he hardly looks appeased.

The next morning, Director Hyun escorts the school board through the school for the audit. Meanwhile, an anxious Bit-na storms into the music classroom, upset that her expensive pen is missing. Seeing Bo-ra, she grabs her pencil case and throws its contents to the floor, digging through it with her foot. Wow.

Bo-ra demands that she pick up her belongings, but Bit-na refuses. Soon, Bo-ra and Bit-na start pulling each other’s hair, screaming and fighting. Teacher Jang yells at them to stop, though she doesn’t try very hard.

The school board auditors walk in to see the girls at each other’s throats, of course, and they order the teachers to follow school violence protocol immediately.

The next thing we know, Bo-ra and Bit-na sit with a weary Teacher Shim in the office. Teacher Shim urges Bo-ra to give her side of the story instead of letting Bit-na dictate it, and Bo-ra finally says that Bit-na grabbed her first.

Teacher Shim turns to ask Teacher Jang if she witnessed anything, and she says she only got the tail end before noting that Bo-ra isn’t innocent—she was grabbing Bit-na, too. Teacher Shim sighs, telling the girls to return to the classroom for now. As Bit-na storms away, Bo-ra looks up at Teacher Jang, looking betrayed. Teacher Jang just looks away.

Teacher Shim confronts Teacher Jang next, noting that she was Bo-ra’s homeroom teacher in her first year and must know that Bo-ra isn’t the type to hit anyone first. But Teacher Jang snaps that there’s no way to know how they act when no one is around. She wonders angrily why they just had to fight in front of her. Geez, lady.

Later that day, Teacher Jang runs into Bo-ra outside. Just as Teacher Jang starts to avoid her, Bo-ra assures her that she won’t ask for her help again: “I learned my lesson the first time.” Before Teacher Jang can yell at her, Bo-ra storms away.

Teacher Shim sadly tells Bo-ra that since her story conflicts with Bit-na’s, the school has no choice but to hold a hearing to determine the perpetrator. At that, Bo-ra says that she’ll accept the blame, since Bit-na’s family will hire an expensive lawyer and win anyway. She excuses herself before Teacher Shim can convince her otherwise.

Teacher Shim sits outside, deep in thought, when Officer Han comes by to join him. He sighs that it’s his fault that there’s so much trouble in his class, accidentally letting slip that it was two of his students who broke into the teachers’ office the other night.

Catching this, Officer Han presses him, and he finally admits that he heard a girl and a boy whispering in the office that night. Officer Han notes that if it was a girl, it’s most likely Eun-ho. She reminds him that the day the teachers were chasing after X behind the school, Eun-ho had told them where to go and they’d ended up missing him, probably because she was hiding X.

Teacher Shim insists that it can’t be Eun-ho—she was so desperate when she was framed. But Officer Han tells him that Eun-ho probably had no choice.

Eun-ho checks the view count on her webtoon again, and squeals excitedly to see that someone with the handle “niceguy” posted a comment. She coos over the commenter, calling him her first fan, and ties up her hair to comment back.

Tae-woon leans in close to say something, but when he turns to look at Eun-ho, he gets distracted by how pretty she looks with her hair up. Flustered, he yanks out the hair tie and musses her hair all over her face, telling her she looks prettiest that way. The denial, so cute.

Officer Han reports to her police station for duty, where her superior notes that the situation at her school is more problematic than a few childish pranks. Noting that he’s close friends with the school director, he tells her to solve the case quickly. When she notes that she doesn’t want to hurt any of the children, the superior asks if it’s because it reminds her of her own past, though she denies it. Hm.

Officer Han confronts Teacher Gu with her dilemma, telling him that she has substantial evidence to question a student, but is afraid that she’ll hurt her. Teacher Gu replies that the solution is simple: “Follow the rules.” The more complex the problem, he declares, the better it is to follow the rules and clarify the situation. She sighs, looking disappointed.

At home, Director Hyun coaches Tae-woon to tell the auditors that the principal made the offer of the math competition answers first, and to accept his punishment with grace. Tae-woon agrees, distracted, and when his father asks what’s wrong, Tae-woon just absently says with a sigh: “It’d be nice if she’d tied her hair up.” Lol.

The next morning, Eun-ho bickers with Tae-woon as usual when Officer Han stops them, telling Eun-ho that they need to talk.

In private, Officer Han and Teacher Gu ask Eun-ho to explain why and with whom she went into the teachers’ office that night. Despite her terror and nervousness, Eun-ho insists that she can’t tell them.

Tae-woon is waiting for her when Eun-ho exits the room and he immediately asks what happened. She tells him that they know that she broke into the teachers’ room, but don’t know that the other student was Tae-woon or Dae-hwi.

Tae-woon asks what she told them, and she tells him that she kept silent. Furious, he tells her that she should have turned him in, reminding her that she’ll be expelled if she’s caught. But Eun-ho insists that she couldn’t turn Dae-hwi or Tae-woon in to save herself.

Upset, Tae-woon tells her that he’ll handle this. She wonders what he means, but he just storms off. At home that night, Dae-hwi looks at his math competition award, and Eun-ho paces around her room, nervous. Tae-woon sits in his hideout, pondering his next move.

The next morning, Eun-ho waits at the bikes for Tae-woon to ask what he plans to do. Tae-woon just tells her that he’ll handle it, refusing to answer any of her questions.

Eun-ho follows Tae-woon into the teachers’ office as he storms up to Teacher Gu. Just as Dae-hwi comes in to deliver something, Tae-woon declares that he was the student who broke into the teachers’ office with Eun-ho. Everyone turns, staring at him in shock.

 
COMMENTS

Aw, these noble idiots. I can’t get enough. While I’m not excited to see any more students get punished, it’s truly heartwarming to see Eun-ho and Tae-woon never hesitate to take responsibility for each other, and maybe we’ll start to see the seeds of morality in some of the other students (hey, I said some). While many of the students and teachers in this episode were aggravatingly cruel to each other, I love that this show never lets the hope of justice die down. The school board isn’t corrupt like Director Hyun and Principal Yang, for example, and Teacher Shim keeps finding allies in PE Teacher Jung, and maybe Teacher Gu. It’s simply that there’s a lot of work to do to achieve that justice, but hey, no one said it was easy.

It’s a theme that’s been revisited in small doses until now, especially among the adult characters, who seem to have lost a lot of the hope to fight injustice that they might have had before. I liked Teacher Gu’s statement last week that he used to try to fight the system, but stopped when he realized the futility of the endeavor. We can already see many of these kids start to lose their faith and trust in both themselves and the system. As eighteen-year-olds, these kids are facing the last chance to understand the world before they enter it, and it’s heartbreaking to see them teeter on the cusp of adulthood, some trying desperately to hold onto childish hope, and others already surrendering to the seemingly crushing weight of the system’s immobility.

It seems that only by learning to remember their youth—to remember that they’re eighteen and entitled to being kids—can they start to combat the hopelessness the world tries to throw at them. But many of these kids have lost their ability to value each other’s friendship at face value due to the almost fatalistic competitiveness of school life—to them, everything must exist for a purpose, even (and especially) relationships. The privileged and entitled Bit-na learns from her rich parents’ behavior, both at school and when shopping outside; the insecure Nam-joo becomes envious of what other people have and lies to fit in; the cynical and constantly bullied Bo-ra already chooses to give in to the system instead of trying to fight it; and the desperate Dae-hwi debases himself in exchange for material favors limited to the rich. These are all examples of youths starting to learn to become a part of the horrible adult world they’re supposed to resist, all because of a school life that forces social pressure and incessant competition by ruling their lives with an iron fist, even putting an actual police officer on the school grounds.

That’s what makes Eun-ho and Tae-woon’s relationship so great. They’re two people who absolutely refuse to ingratiate themselves into a world that defies their happiness, who continue to fight for their hopes, dreams, and values, and choose to be together simply because they enjoy each other’s company. (I mean, their interactions are sometimes so realistic and adorable that I forget that I’m not watching a behind-the-scenes interaction—and I think they do too, lol.) When they’re together, Eun-ho and Tae-woon can be their childish selves—constantly teasing and laughing with each other, drawing, playing pranks—instead of growing up too fast like everyone else. Eun-ho, in this episode, vows to find a career where she can draw all the time and be happy; and while she may be naïve, failing to truly understand her family’s money problems, we remember that she’s young and that allows her to dream without limitations.

Tae-woon, meanwhile, is clearly starting to embrace his role as a “hero,” and I love seeing that it’s not just because of his crush on Eun-ho, but because of his own hopeful values. I totally cheered when he admitted, out loud, that he was acting as X to help those who needed it, including “that really annoying guy.” It’s a major step in his character development to see him work for the sake of his values, despite his raw emotions toward Dae-hwi. Besides, after watching Tae-woon, Dae-hwi, and Joon-ki be a trio, it’s so sweet to watch the potential of their friendship with Eun-ho. It’s far from the same dynamic, but it shares the sentiments of friends looking out for each other, worrying about each other, and caring for each other—just kids without ulterior motives.

In that vein, I do really hope that the richer and crueler students can be redeemed. I was disappointed that Bit-na took a turn for the worse in this episode, because I’d been rooting for her to get over her competitive streak and start to see the value in things apart from grades. I think it’s a great and inherent strength of the School franchise to show that kids are not bad; at eighteen, they’re on their way to finding their path through both mistakes and successes, and are at a crucial place in their lives where they need both guidance and independence, to learn for themselves and to learn from strong role models, and I hope that this show won’t limit its positive character development to only our main characters, no matter how unrealistic or hopeful that sounds.

 
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I laughed, cried, and swooned a lot in the episode. Can't believe we're already halfway there? Time really flies when we're having fun!

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And I feel for Nam joo. Must be tough trying to live like that.

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Now that I know she's lying, not hiding the truth, I don't feel sorry to her because of her way speaking to her father. She's just too rude. I hope she will reveal the truth to her friends in school, before anyone else digs the truth especially Yoo Bit Na.

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For once I want Yoo Bit-na to bitch out on her and expose her lies.

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Lol, my thoughts exactly. When Bitna is first introduced the way I remembered her name was my nickname for BN: "crazy ..... "!

NamJoo tho' I really dislike this character, not because she lied/ told half truths/or just went with the flow. I dislike her because thanks to her pretenses: 'DH be mad' then we have to see him use Eunho probably as rebound!?

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I actually thought that scene at the vvip section would finally expose Nam-joo. ?

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That student Bit Na is a spoiled brat, actually more agressive than the three bullies in her behavior. After what she does in the next episode I don't think there's any redeeming her, I would rather that she and he mother be made an example of. The way Bora is treated by that teacher who didn't help or the students who didn't speak up against Bitna is so unfair!

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I feel this too!

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It's been a while I'm not hating any character so passionately! I don't want her to redeemeable, let her just quit this school.

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She brings out my Hammurabi sense of justice too: She should be expelled as punishment for her her violent behavior, preferably after pulling out weeds for 100 days.

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I love that recaps always come out before, I go to sleep :)
It's always a wonderful way to end the day! Thanks for recapping, it's really cool to read and see the perspective of others

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Same! I can make it just before I sleep! Lol:)
And I love reading all the comments because it makes me think from different perspectives instead of just my own!

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Jealous Tae Woon is the best! Trying to put earphone on Eun Ho's ear, but can't, got frustrated and then played music out loud. LOL the best scene ever!

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I was screaming at my laptop screen when he hesitates putting earphones on Eun Ho's ears, I was like "just put the earphones mannn". And I burst into laughter when he gave up and played music on speaker (loudly) instead.

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Haha my reaction was like "awww, he just wants to do the same thing as Dae Hwi did with Eun Ho" and when he gave up and played music on speaker, I burst into laughter. What a cutie with bad boy vibe.

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that scene with the speakers had me laughing so hard.. these two are so adorable!

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do you know what song they're listening to?

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Glen check - pacific

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These noble idiots" and their little moments make this 36-year old woman squeal like an adult idiot.

Thank you for recap, enjoyed it as much as this episode.

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are you me??? kekekeke

so many emotions in this episode... i'm like a giggly teenager

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Hence I watch, alone, tucked away somewhere no one can see or hear me giggle or kicking. It's really embarrassing but hey it de-stresses me...

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Luckily for me,my sister also watches this.Our parents & brother are used to us suddenly giggling,screaming or laughing out loud.

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Ahahaha i am no longer alone in watching this...

After constantly watching all episodes over and over again, i think more than 11 times since it started airing... my sis sat with me and started watching from ep. 3... and now she's hooked ? she bugs me now to watch the episodes from the start ?

Btw she's 35 and I'm 36 and this is our first time to watch any kdrama ?

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I'm so glad I'm not the only 36-year-old making a fool out of herself over this show, LOL!! Last ep, I found myself actually clutching a pillow out of teenage glee! Ridiculous...but so fun, right??

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So Right!

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Same here, only 38. ?

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So in Kdrama world, are we considered as ahjummas?

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I've grudgingly had the thought many times. Boo.

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Oh hello there! :) I thought most of the Beanies here are in their 20s. Glad to know there's quite a number of us in their 30s :)

I feel better in knowing that I'm not the only one squeeing like a giddy high school girl :P

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32 here! And with 3 kids so I'm most def an ahjumma. Though I try to deny it. :)

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Me too, 32 but still single though
Oh still in denial of being an ahjumma ;)

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I have already embraced and labelled myself as a certified ahjumma ???

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Another 37 year old ahjumma watching here. I'm a few episodes behind, but not for long :-D

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Okay, let me just get this out of my system first...
JEALOUS TAEWOON is <3<3 <3

Aside from Taewoon being his adorable, jealous self being more conscious about Ra Eun Ho every single moment he is beside her. How cute is it that he gave comment on Eun Ho's comic just because he knows it would make her so happy right? I am just loving every scene in this drama right now.

Of course, the focus would be on Eun Ho, Dae Hwi and Tae Woon as the three main characters but I just love how everyone in the school is getting their share of the story told as well, from the policewoman being reminded of her past, to Teacher Jang who cannot be bothered to be concerned about her student's fighting, to Bora who just resigned herself to her miserable highschool life and even to the secret group of rich brats that we finally get to know this episode. I really like how in this drama almost everyone has an interesting story to tell.

Can't wait to see if they'll give a backstory to the funny p.e teacher (was he a pe teacher?) or the school principal. XD

Also did anyone remember that scene whjere Mr. SHim and Eun Ho tease the principal together -- they've got the same eye smile there and they look like father and daughter to me SO CUTE!!!

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And of course he chose 'niceguy' as his username. ?

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I lol-ed so hard at that.

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Thank you for the recap!
I am waiting now impatiently for the next one^^

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Oh, and I have a question. What is with this sound, outside the school? Is it real? Or is it sound - director's preference to create "summer wibe"??
Anyway, it is crazy loud!)

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Oh yasss, I think it's distracting too! I thought it's only me who thinks the noise outside of the school is too loud. Sound director, do something!

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HAHAHAH! I thought it was crickets! Or cicadas! ??? So irritating to listen to lol.

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I was kinda wondering if it was in Florida, because that sound is perpetual here. Sometimes it's so loud, I wait for them to stop before I can finish a sentence when talking to someone else.

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I have an answer! I'm in Korea right now and the cicadas are overwhelming. If you're anywhere near a tree, you're hearing that sound, and it is LOUD. The only way for the director to fix it would be to shoot on a sound stage.

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It is unbelievable! We don't have anything like this here, where I live))
Thanks for the explanation!

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Hehe the director used the cicada noise well when Tae Woon also complained about all the noise lol (referring to Dae Hwi and Eun Ho chatting).

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@wishfultoki I didn't notice this, so good!
I am not surprised at all, since
I have a secret crush towards this PD from his Naked Fireman. 4 series, each one was better than previous. He is really a smart guy)

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It's real; in years when the cicadas are active, all the dramas filmed outside in the summer sound like this!! It's crazy but there's not much they can do about it if they're going to film outside at all...the best they could hope for would be to dampen the sound a little.

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Oh, the next episode!!! I watched it raw and again once it was subbed, so good!

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I did it 3 times!))

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I know what you mean... i gotta camp here to be sure and catch the recap for ep8 early!

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I'm too old to be saying this, but he is totally "Tae-Swoon". He wears a white T-shirt and that Jealousy so well, I can *almost* just watch 16 episodes of this. This from me is huge, I am the number one hater for the OTP getting together in last 5 dang minutes.

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*Has Let's Eat 2 Flashbacks*

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Let's Eat 2 had them get together in the last 5 SECONDS.

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I love Let's Eat 2 but I'm still too salty about that "getting together in the last 5 seconds."

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He's 27...you don't have to feel too guilty...I mean, I'm just saying... ;)

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I just tried to like this again later in the day. He's adorable!

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On a more serious note though, this :

“It’s more like you’re asking for attention from each other because you’re both hurting.”

This sentence alone has probably made Eun Ho the smartest kid in this drama, if not all of Dramaland ever!

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YES! It reminded me of School 2013, when Woobs' character was listing all Jong Suk's characters sins and ended with "What I'm saying is, didn't you miss me??" Gets me right in the heart every time. They're not really fighting, they're just hurt and lonely.
*prescribes hugs*

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Or, in School 2013 terms, more ramyun.

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and I'm glad Taewoon didn't even deny it

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taewoon spending 2398 years trying to put an earbud in eun-ho's ear and failing, and then angrily blasting music from speakers at max volume to overcompensate, has got to be my favourite romantic kdrama scene from 2017 so far. i died HAHA.

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Taewoon doing romance like nobody's business.

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Normally I could find this kind of behavior too aggressive... But I make excuses for him)
perhaps, it is cute when you are just 18?)

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I think it's normal behavior from an 18 year old. Real aggressive behavior looks like the behavior of Kim Tan and Young Do from the Heirs.

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very true, kim tan and young do are the true high school menaces. tae-woon's just a grumpy teen helplessly crushing on his pretty best friend LOL.

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TBH, he's pessimistic, depressed, and grumpy, and I'm pretty sure most of this stems from his friends death and fights with Dae Hwi (he's always a lot happier in the flash backs). BUT he is 18. He lost two best friends not one, doesn't have a great relationship with his dad, and probably has some guilt about the accident/slander of his friend. I'm not excusing his sometimes rude or "aggressive" (tho I don't see him as aggressive and I think most if not all of his rudeness is teasing), but he is acting realistically in my opinion.

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And next episode watching him flail in flirting is so much damned fun!

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Aww Taewoon what are we gonna do about you and your crush?

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it's too late, he's too far gone for salvation. :(

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He is in serious trouble isn't he?!

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He already starts denying his feeling, so yeaaah I thinm he's in deep trouble

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BEXT EPISODE RECAP, I can't wait!!!

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*Next*

Lord, I gotta do better on checking my work before clicking on the send button...

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our boy needs all the support right now,he's already in daze because of his crush

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Namjoo: After this episode,no amount of excuse can cover why she had to be rude to her dad. Take EH,her dad's the reason why they're in a not well off condition.But hEH & her brother has never disrespected their dad like NJ. DH, has reasons as we've seen to be mad at his mom but he does not disrespect her too.And we know what kind of dad TW has.

half way through already.no love triangles please! and TW, keep making us swoon.

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I was really happy that the principal was removed! I hope though that it becomes a permanent decision. People like him are the reason why there is so much corruption in society, particularly in the government. More so, they shouldn't be in a place which is where they educate young people.

I fear for Bo Ra because Bit Na is as worse as Hee Chan. She is just another rich brat who thinks so highly of herself. Bo Ra is so powerless but it makes me more angry that she is not standing up for herself!

Overall I was super satisfied with the romance development haha ?

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I'm sad and mad at the same time watching Bo Ra's situation. I guess she's an easy target for other students to bully her. I'm afraid that she'll do something drastic when she can no longer bear the pain.

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I feel you. I'm hoping she doesn't do anything drastic... we've seen from Joon Gi's death that it doesn't really affect the rich, they've got the power to avoid blame :/

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Oh yeah, she's also being bullied by those three thug girls! I hope she finds the courage to defend herself, especially that Teacher Shim is there to defend her. I also hope that she doesn't resort to doing that thing, because it won't change anything.

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Same here. I don't want any screen time given to such a nasty, entitled brat and her mommy. I hate those two, and I want them to pay for their actions.

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Ikr, they should have given their screen time to Sarang or any other characters for development. But then again, I guess bully issue is something important that most of high school dramas need to portray as apart of awareness.

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I still can't believe Z. Hera (Bit-na) is the same girl who played sweet, innocent Soon-deok on Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.

She's absolutely infuriating here and I want to slap her face, but damn the girl has range as an actress.

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Tae Woon and Eun Ho's friendship seriously gives me life! I simply can not wait for it to develop further!! <3

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I watch for their friendship plus a little bit of flirting doesn't hurt.

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Been waiting for the recap for like ever. After posting this comment I will continue refreshing DB for ep 8 recap like what I've been doing since last recap ? How I wish this was a weekend drama instead so I can watch TaeWon and EunHo for 50 episodes long. Their bickering is totally the highlight of my week!!

Questions:
1. Is it normal for students in SK to be in school until late at night?
2. Anyone knows what happened to Jung Hyun's lips? I can't help but flinch everytime I see the chapped lip

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1. High school students here have mandatory study times after school. I think the libraries and study rooms are also open late so that kids can study, especially around exam times. Most, if not all, schools have dorms, and some kids stay on campus during the school week. Hence, students staying late and teachers having night shifts.

2. Let me know when you find out! lol

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Ahhh ok makes sense! Thanks for the explanation!
I had some questions too. How many lunch periods do these students have? They're out of the classroom almost all the time! And I haven't seen a proper lesson being given by any teacher.

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Ahahahahaha I think that's more to do with the way the plot is constructed hahaha. I'm not as familiar with high school but I think their lunch is around 1 hour. They have "morning assembly" which is basically just homeroom. Also, I think they stay in their classroom and teachers come to them? This might not be the case anymore but it used to be like that. If it is, it would explain why they are never in any other classroom than their homeroom lol

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Oh wow haha that's a lot of freedom. I mean if we walked around outside of class, we'd be told to go back in or it's detention! ?

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@ravennightstar:'They're out of the classroom almost all the time! And I haven't seen a proper lesson being given by any teacher.'

This is my one complaint about this drama and most school drama. School 2013 was the exception, because it showed how teachers sought to help students through their teaching (like when Jang Nara made the school gangsters write a poem or something). So far I like Mr. Shim and Mr. Gu (and hate Mrs Jang) but I have no idea how their beliefs translate into their teaching. Maybe I ask for too much. *shrug a la Tae Woon*

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Agree. That's why 2013 is the best for me. I think this writer is a tad bit lazy in incorporating the lessons part. Thankfully they have TW and EH moments to make up for it

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@Wishful Toki
Thank you! I'm not the only one then. And like you, that's the biggest flaw I see in this show (of course there are others but I don't mind them as much as this one). It just doesn't feel like a school environment. At times like this I have to convince myself that they're acting. But I wish I didn't have to do that. Because they're supposed to make me feel like I'm actually watching something that actually happens.

I think I really have to give 2013 a go. I've never watched it because it aired before O was introduced to Kdramas. So I never checked it out. I know it's got a lot of good reviews though. ?

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You should definitely give School 2013 a try! It's possibly my favourite Kdrama of all time.

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Thanks for your explanations @h3lla

Now that explains A LOT! The whole time I was watching the show I kept wondering why are they not home already?! I mean, daytime schooling alone is exhausting. Can't imagine having to be there day AND night. And to be in the uniform the whole day! How does one cope?

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1. Idk true or not, since I'm not korean. But I did hear they study like 16 hours a day in school. Someone with more decent cultural knowledge may explain.

2. I believe it is Taewoon's lip, not Junghyun's. According to drama timeline, Taewoon gets wounded from his fight with Daehwi not very long ago. If you take a good look at Daehwi, he gets similar wound on his lip too. Thus, that's makeup. Very detailed, eh.

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Oh wait. He has the wound during flashback with Joonggi too. My hypothesis is nullified.

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I thought so too but since like you said it was also in the flashback I wonder how bad it is that they couldn't cover it up. Can't believe I'm worrying about someone's lips this much ?

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I thought it was cold sores :(

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You know I actually tried biting the inside of my cheeks and I couldn't do it. ?

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I saw a kid in my elementary school class doing it, copied him to see what he was doing, and it stuck. It gets really bad if I'm reading a book, no idea why.

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I agree totally with you @stuffed! At first, I wasn't sure about this show because Eun Ho was so over the top, but now I just LOVE this show to death!

To answer your question #1. A friend of mine has 3 students from SK live with him (here in Oregon US) during the school year to attend a small Christian high school. When I asked why their parents send them so far away he told me that they want their children to not feel the pressure of SK life. For instance, my friend said he asked one boy who lives with them about a typical day at home.
I'm not sure I'll get the times right but it is like this
7 am to about 3 or 4 pm - school
go home to have dinner with the family for about an hour.
then off to a hagwon for more classes until late.
11 pm is when he gets together with his friends to play soccer.
11 pm is the only time he gets to play with his friends??? (this student is about 13 years old.)
So it looks like School 2017 is reflecting the society and struggles people go through to achieve. This is so sad!

BUT - still, I'm enjoying this show and especially jealous Tae Won! He is just too cute!!!
Except for those chapped lips! just put some sort of lipstick or something on him okay? They are very distracting!
okay - rant over. Thanks for the fast recap hanshimi!!!

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My Korean students who are in elementary have this crazy schedule. They're up by 5am, they play badminton or swimming in the morning. Breakfast then school until about 4pm. Then they go to music lessons, piano, violin or bass. After that they go to an English institute. They come home around 9pm then dinner. After that it's more study time. Crazy

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Elementary kids up by 5? Wow.. probably the only reason why school kids are up early in my place is cos their parents need to beat the traffic so they have to be sent to school early.
Very interesting information. Thanks for sharing!

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@stuffed I also wondered the same thing! And thank you @stpauligurl for the explanation, I always complained about the school time in my country back then but it turns out South Korean's students have it pretty rough

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Goodness!! That's practically living their whole teenage life in school!

Guess I have no rights to complain bout my own hectic schedule. These kids are having it worse!

Anyway, thanks for sharing @stpauligurl ?

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Hehe, I worked harder when I was at school than at university... I used to be up by 6am, breakfast, school 7.30-4.30pm, sports practice, music, homework, dinner. Sleep at 12pm. Nowadays I wouldn't survive on that schedule.

I didn't have the competitiveness of the South Korea system, but I was No. 1 in class, so I completely understand Dae Hwi. There is no time to do all the extra stuff (like volunteering or having fun). Plus people seem to take it for granted that you are the top student and forget how much you have you have to work to keep up with that reputation. Thinking back I realise I should have taken things less seriously and had some fun. Lesson learnt! Hopefully Dae Hwi learns it too, poor kid.

(Talking to myself: Why is my post all about Dae Hwi? Because when it comes to Mori/Tae Woon I can mainly just squeeeee. 'niceguy' is such an adorable grumpy hero. Mori for the win!).

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I love it when TaeWoon gets mad! But his jealous-mad, ...adorable, Eunho please you are only allowed to hear music aloud in the warehouse when TW is there. As he gets to nervous about seeing or touching your ears, lol!!!!

And Eunho's big bro, so overprotective but why do I love it!!! Hey, TW her brother is the only one allowed to protect Eunho okay!!! And the only one allowed to help her get over her 'fear of taking a bus again' well unless TW-oppa has nothing better to do and is seriously 'interested' in Eunho tho'.

Loved it! Why does episode 7 make me want a 20 episode run always. That's 'cos I know I am not dumping the show after no 8!!!

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Arguably, I find all characters in this drama full-rounded. I know within the given time limit we can't explore them in much detail, but there's already plenty enough backstory to tell what is actually going on with each characters. And I really appreciate that. It truly does feel like I turn into a cctv camera and monitor a some scenes of real human life (ala Circle: Two Worlds).

I don't have favorite subplot, because all subplots seems fascinating. (Taewoon x Eunho budding romance is basically as crucial as oxygen, so it doesn't count).

Anyway, I rewatched episode 1 and I just noticed that right before Eunho and Taewoon skipping class, there was Kyungwoo too, bringing his guitar and a box. Did he perhaps skip class to streetperform? I would love to have his backstory explained too. #KyungwooProtectionSquad

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As much as I love the personalities and relationships in this drama - they're all pitch perfect - I do wish the writer would be more consistent about weaving all characters through the storylines. Certain characters just disappear entirely, only to pop back up later. It's a weakness in development, but everything else is done so well that it's a minor quibble.

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Ikr, we don't need main leads love triangle, but I kinda want a love triangle between idol oppa, sarang and guitar oppa. That would be perfect!

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See, this is what I'm talking about. We haven't even bothered to learn their names because they're worse than underdeveloped.

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I agree! I would like to see more of Kyung Woo :)

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He's in the next episode!

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Yes! And pretty adorable to boot.

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And so I thought nothing would be funnier than Taewoon angrily blasting out music just because he couldn't put the earphones on Eunho until he asked "Isn't the song good?!" at the end. I LOST IT. :))))))))))) Kim Junghyun's comedic timing is actually great.

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"Kim Junghyun's comedic timing is actually great."

it IS, i love it. i was also dying in that scene where he messes up her hair so that it's all over her face, and then he's just all "yep that's pretty. ooh so pretty" in that gruff flat tone LMAO.

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I noticed his comedic timing in the lovely mini-drama Bing Goo, where he plays (no spoilers) a guy from the 70s who ends up in 2017. Highly recommended, if only how much he treasures his 70s mane of glory.

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This eps felt like a preparation stage for the next crop of problems that the whole school must face. I feel sorry already for Teacher Shim because this is a hell of a situation for him, what's with his students constantly getting involved in serious trouble. I just hope he'll soon find an ally who is willing to tackle this problems together with him.

For now, I'm mostly curious about Bo-ra and Teacher Jang's history. It seems like Teacher Jang a year ago isn't the same person we know of now. And she seems to be quite close to her students if Bo-ra is willing to ask for her help. I wonder what kind of incident that happened last year that make her so scared to dabble into her students' problem and life nowadays.

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I think the teacher may have witnessed a bullying incident. She may have wanted to help Bo ra at first but when she learnt that the perpetrator is from a rich/powerful background, she probably shut her mouth about the incident. This is just a guess...but something like this would definitely have Bo Ra feeling let down and unable to trust anyone.

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Omg! Me too!! Because then I started noticing that they looked somewhat alike. But of course thankfully that's not the case because then it has to be a whole nother drama

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I died laughing at the, "She should've put her hair up!" 
And his dad's stunned expression! ?

I know that Tae-Woon has fallen for Eun-ho and I hope Eun-ho falls for him soon too. That being said, I love how naturally they've become friends. Compare ep 1 to this episode. Both of them have come a long way. Tae-Woon badly needed a friend; he's been acting as the tough bad boy who doesn't need anyone...yet he's so lonely especially considering how close he was with Dae hwi and Joongi. And Eun-ho is the perfect person who can offer him that friendship. Everyone else can see how close they are...and I kinda feel bad for Sa-rang because Eun ho isn't as close with her as before. But I hope that Sa-rang finds a good friend in the guitar boy (srry I forgot his name!!). I do hope that the girls still remain as good friends though! Every girl needs a girl bestie! ??

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That's what I love about the show too, that they've allowed a genuine friendship develop between the two characters.

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About Sarang & Eunho - this is very realistic on what usually happens when a girl get a boyfriend or close with any guy, so she will unintentionally neglecting her girl best friend. I know they will talk about it, and can't wait to see it. As much as I love how Tae Woon spending time with Eun Ho, I want Eun Ho to still consider Sarang's feeling. I just hope they won't become more distant.

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That's true! Eun ho probably hasn't even thought about it. She is enjoying being around with Tae-Woon so much that she hasn't considered how Sa-rang must feel. It's great that she's keeping Tae-Woon's identity a secret from everyone. But I think she can trust her friend with this one instead of keeping it to herself. I don't want them to become distant either. I'm so waiting for the talk as well. The girls can spill their feelings and hug it out. Lol!

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Personally I don't know if I'd trust Sa-rang with such a secret. She has a heart of gold, but her mouth is too big lol.
@seralovestteobokki makes a great point about why friends grow distant when the other gets a boyfriend. Also looking forward to their girl talk. Hopefully Sa-rang won't feel betrayed if the secret comes out, but if she does, it would be normal teenage angst, hopefully ending in hugging it out.

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The only one commenting Eun Ho's manhwa is Nice guy Tae Woon : me swoon too often ?
But I realized afterwards what that implies : He is the ONLY one commenting : Sa-Rang isn't commenting her Bestie first manhwa T_T : wae ? She knows it's getting released , doesn't she ? or is it because she talks less often to Eun Ho that she doesn't comment to support her friend ?
That's what makes me feel bad for SaRang :/

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I don't think Sa-rang even knows that Eun ho has a webtoon online. I think she only knows that Eun ho has been drawing on her book...but I don't think she's aware of it being online. I blame Eun-ho for this because she should tell her best friend about these things.

Only Tae-Woon seems to know about Eun-ho's webtoon online. Probably because they are always together these days.

Tae-Swoon is an amazing name by the way! ??

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I'm watching too many dramas at the same time ^^' , I remembered SaRang talking with EunHo while she was drawing X story but I didn't recall if she knew or not it was published online , so thanks for the information :) . I'm not going to complain about Tae Woon and Eun Ho being together, that's my crack right now ?, but more time between SaRang and EunHo would be appreciated and just thinking of how close they were in early eps ,it won't take too long before some buddies reunion :). Tae Swoon is indeed an amazing name but I don't know who came up with it , just like Tae Coupon for ep8 , it's perfect ??

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You're welcome:)

Yeah no I'm not complaining. Just wanna see Eun Ho giving some time for Sa-rang as well. I think she can do this by coming clean with X's identity. Who knows, Sa-rang can be of great help to them. They can form like a mini gang lol.
If not that, then yes a reunion wouldbe good. Just them girls talking to each other.

Haha both names are perfectly suitable. Thanks to the Beanie/s who came up with it! ?

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HAHAHAHAHA, Tae Coupon! Yes! Okay, recaps for episode 8 is something I'm watching for with bated breath. I think I will go watch it again...

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as much as I love TW & EH together,EH needs to spend time with her girl Sarang.Sarang already feels left out

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The attempt headphone scene was hilarious. Tae woon is adorable when he's jealous. I was so angry with Bit Na this episode, I just hope that the worst doesn't happen to Bora.

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Agree. I'm so angry with her too. I get she's only 18. But then, she's 18 for god's sake! She has a brain of her own! Even a child can tell right from wrong. And who fights over a pen? Yeah it's expensive...but it's a pen!
I just see her as a spoilt brat who blames others for her mistakes.

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If she's really rich, losing over an expensive pen would not be a big matter to her. I guess she's just mad at Bo Ra for stealing her notes before, which is why she's making a big deal out of a pen.

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That must be it! And Bo Ra is easy to pick on and Bit Na obviously knows that she'll get away with it.
*sighhh* just so unfair..but I guess that's power. ?

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Jealous and blank-faced Tae-woon's going to be the death of me.

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Am I the only one who caught on Tae Woon the artist?

I wonder where this will fit in the puzzle... Because if our OTPs are both artists I foresee their future in the big Uni in the future and Eun Ho will get her college romance dream ?

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A webtoon writing couple

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Yes! I thought the same thing) CC - campus couple!! Can not wait!)

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Totally adorable, now we just waiting to see if he will help her out with the background images for her webtoon someday or will he argue about who should be the lead artist.

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I would so watch that drama/spin-off in a heartbeat!

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Kyaaaaa, jealous Tae Won is to die for!

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I suddenly have this question on my mind:
Are we settled that X is really Tae Woon from the beginning? Why do I feel that Tae Woon is only X when he wanted to save Eun Ho from being wrongly accused. If Tae Woon is really X from the beginning, what's up with the group message students? Are they not related to X at all? And why do they keep on asking each other whether or not they should include Dae Hwi? Or their group message is merely a private study group message?

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You read my mind!

Is it safe to say, or rather...to ask, if the DaeHwi-texting-ring mystery is over? Because they, perhaps, consisted of the kids who had the questions and answers...as the one kid with spectacles asked HeeChan for the answers to the math competition.

Isn't this probably because when DH and Joonki and TaeWoon were friends, they may have been an unlikely trio but because of JK they may have formed a unique sense of justice, hence the group was afraid, probably coerced by HC, that DaeHwi would rat them out for having the questions?

Or is the Texting-Group saga still an ongoing event or is it's aim maybe more sinister? And are there two separate texting groups? But both probably headed by HeeChan but just one that does not include DaeHwi. No wonder HC doesn't have time to study or do his assignments... It's because he is too busy scheming.

Perhaps the original smoke-detector and sprinkler prank was their doing, because HeeChan hadn't studied hard enough and he knew that DaeHwi would have beaten him. On a side note the kid who plays HeeChan is a good actor, I have never seen an actor keep his general outward composture while allowing only one eye muscle to twitch like that in condescending-hierarchy 'to look down on someone showing your own arrogance' when he speaks down to DaeHwi.

Disclaimer! The following may be proven false in future: Also when Eunho got mad At TaeWoon when EH for the-first-time found out he was Suspect X, for making her look bad. He says that she doesn't know anything. Also TaeWoon probably knew that DaeHwi wasn't in on the sprinkler-prank because HeeChan was probably the head of that idea over at the texting ring 'the obscure-group' that DH is not part of. But TW couldn't be sure, though. HeeChan may have thought up that prank so that it can weaken the psyche of the students that studied hard like DaeHwi.

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