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Lee Hyun-woo goes from idol factory to Moorim School

What the heck, this drama’s premiering in two weeks? My mind is just not aboard the 2016 train. KBS’s youth action romance drama Moorim School is about to open its doors in January — it’s a coming-of-age story about a mysterious martial arts institution where a fallen idol star will start a new life as a… warrior? Wizard? General badass with kung-fu skills? I don’t know, but it’s Lee Hyun-woo, so he can be whatever he wants. The stills and teasers make it look like a light youth drama; maybe it’ll be like Sassy Go Go with sword-fighting instead of cheerleading?

Lee Hyun-woo stars as a top idol singer-songwriter whose hearing becomes damaged, leading to the end of his career. He ends up at a strange school where they teach martial arts and lessons on virtue and honor, and eventually overcomes his selfish, prickly ways. He’ll be roommates with VIXX’s Hongbin (Feel-Good Day), a spoiled rich kid who’s used to getting everything he wants because of his powerful father (cameo by Lee Beom-soo, who starred in the PD’s last drama Prime Minister and I), and gets thrown into Moorim School to straighten out his rebellious streak.

Seo Ye-ji (Last) is the hardworking girl who works a part-time job to support her father, and she says in the teaser that everyone here has come to Moorim School for a good reason, because they have a dream. Jung Yoo-jin (Because It’s the First Time) plays headmaster Shin Hyun-joon’s daughter, the school’s ace student.

The lighter teaser actually makes me feel better about it just being the kind of youth drama we’re used to seeing. I was a little worried that they would go for moody and mysterious and fall flat, but an earnest, upbeat drama about youths finding their way with a little action thrown in? That seems like something I’d watch.

Moorim School follows Oh My Venus on Mondays and Tuesdays, and premieres January 11.

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Gonna watch this just because of Lee Hyunwoo.. ?

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Yah! Lee hyun woo. I feel he's a better actor than yo seung ho but because of his teenage looks he'll be stuck with this kinda roles for a long time

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The army will do him wonders but I don't want him to go. lol

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I dont think so...YSH very good...

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A hard-on-hearing protagonist after a long absence? In my dramaland? I can't say I'm totally on board, but damn if my curiosity isn't piqued.

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Lee Hyunwoo is <3
He looks great w/ that hair.

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-1. don't like the hair color.

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You said out of my mouth.

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I AM SO EXCITED !!!! I CAN'T WAIT !!

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Forget it! Idol with a pretty face again

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?????? Are you taking about Lee hyunwoo or Hongbin? Yes, Hong Bin may be a pretty face idol and I've never seen him act so I can't speak for him. But hyunwoo is the main lead.... And he's not an idol (though he has an undeniably pretty face) so don't know what exactly you mean by "forget it".

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Lee Hyun-woo may have a pretty face, but he's not considered an idol. He's been acting for several years and he's actually quite good in the few dramas and movies I've seen with him. Don't let those flower boy looks (and he is a cutie) fool you or deter you from watching. I'm not a huge fan of high school dramas (although was VERY pleasantly surprised by Sassy Go Go), but will give it a try just for LHW.

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He is a seasoned actor in spite of his young age. The sole reason why I found the korean Hana-kimi-adaptation enjoyable is his acting. I was sufficiently impressed that I have watched whatever he is in ever since.

I AM a fan of highschool dramas, though.

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I'm exciiiiiiited to watch this. January come fast.

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is the hardworking girl who works a part-time job to support her father

oh boy, another one of those.

This could do much worse than be like Sassy Go Go, but at least Lee Hyun-woo is more than capable of headlining a series. And Jung Yoo-jin isn't too shabby either, iirc.

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She was good in Last, this show could go either way depending on the overall vibe and script quality. Its 50-50 now.

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The actress doesn't bother me, but I'm just a little tired of it being almost compulsory for high school heroines in kdramas to either

a) be very poor and have part-time jobs, or

b) be viciously bullied.

We got a recent exception to that with Sassy Go Go, but it looks like we're back to form in Murim.

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You're right about that. Well, this show has it all. An idol, a chaebol, an entitled winner at school and a hardworking poor girl. Same old stuff in new package but It could work if done right.

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lee hyun woo looks good with that idol hair..
heheh...lee hyun woo always looks good anyway.
pls be good. i want to start 2016 with good drama~

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I don't know why the serious teaser cracks me up more than the lighter one but there is Lee Hyun Woo so let's do this!!!!

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I will check this out for sure. ^^

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Eh, I don't know what to think of this drama. When I first saw its title Moorim School, I thought it will have elements that will be somewhat similar to the taiwanese KO One drama series. It would have been more interesting that way.

I guess I'll try 2 episodes first as usual to see if it fits my tastes, having Lee Hyun Woo is a bonus.

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"a top idol singer-songwriter whose hearing becomes damaged, leading to the end of his career"

Pft. Why does hearing matter? He's got nothing on Sam Dong. :)

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is that z.hera?
nice!

(for those who don't know, z.hera is a soloist who trained in shaolin martial arts for five years.)

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For Lee Hyun Woo's sake, I hope this drama does well. He deserves a breakout hit. Hopefully, even with (potentially) low ratings, it will have good word of mouth.

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+1 I agree he definitely deserves a breakout hit and am hopeful regardless of ratings, the show will have good word of mouth (just like Sassy Go Go did). Moorim School hwaiting! :)

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My 10 year old daughter is gonna LOVE this one. Glad we'll have another drama to watch together.

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So much eye-candy....Everyone's so pretty. *_*

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who is paired with who here??

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such pretty cast <3

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Lee Hyun-woo with blond hair always reminds me of Lee Hong-ki and for the longest time I thought they were the same person. I adore Lee Hyun-woo though.

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Lee Hyun woo go! Fighting!

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lee hyunwoo always has bad luck in choosing dramas. hopefully this can be an exception. i hope it does well

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Personally I really hope they do something different with this rather than the typical high school drama, because what interests me is the supernatural element. Don't waste it, drama.

Also, is it too much to hope that we might get two couples as opposed to the usual annoying quadrangle?

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So up for this. Hehe. LEE HYUN-WOO.

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Huh... what a random synopsis...also was this the high school drama that was supposed to be some sort of game changer or am I thinking of another one. I remember an article was posted about it a few months back.

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Yeah. It's the one they're saying would have an extensive international cast or something.

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Thanks! I posted that comment from mobile but now that I'm on my laptop I saw the link for the post I was referring to. This is the statement I was talking about:

"but the bold claims the broadcaster is putting forth, calling the series “killer content” that’ll usher in “a new Hallyu paradigm” to break the “stagnant drama market” out of its current plateau."

Welp, hope it's good!

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those looks cool!
and i only wish, please no romance. please just go for all suspense and friendship. because lately i watch a drama that has sooo many genres including hot teen romance, but the best drama is when bestfriends finding out how friend and family is so much valuable. and thats beautiful.

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lee hyun woo! i'm up for this drama..

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I'm already cringing lol xD but for lee hyun woo sighh.. i'll just wait for the review and try it.

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I'm getting Volcano High flashbacks. Hope the CG, wire-fu or special effects aren't too corny.

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That third shot though with the water? Beautiful :)

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Whats the point of this if Lee Hyunwoo doesn't get to smile. His smile is the best thing thats ever happened to me he should just play overly happy charactets for the rest of his life

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I'm watching it for seo ye ji because she's awesome ! Lol and i think she's gonna do a decent job no matter what the role is

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This looks fun and Seo Ye Ji is really cute ^^

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Dear God, not Seo Ye-ji again.

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I seriously hope that this drama Will become a big hit. Kbs has been dissapointing me for quite a number of times oredy.I came here for lee hyun woo. Dont smile dude. U look so hot when u didnt. Hahaha...

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Lee hyun woo so cute and well Moorim the best k drama on my list.Lee hyun Woo really is talented and well thumbs up man, i really wish to see him in person and be his friend one day

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