Review – Who Are You: School 2015
Oh, what to say, what to say? It was… tolerable. A story about a bullied girl who gets into an accident, loses her memory, gets mistaken for another girl, who also got into an accident, and gets to suddenly live a new life as a pampered rich girl at a fancier school. It’s just one dumb plot device after another. Secret twins! Near Death Experiences! Amnesia! Imposters! Generic Love Triangle! It still managed to be slightly enjoyable though. The cast was solid, the cruelty and kindness of teenagers adding drama to each episode. But overall, I wouldn’t recommend it. Watch School 2013. It’s better.
Nam Joo-Hyuk proves he’s got leading male capabilities. Kim So-Hyun beguiles us with her big eyes and expressive face. And Yook Sung-Jae gets pushed to the side in the generic role of second male lead. I really enjoy Yook Sung-Jae, but have yet to decide if he’s strong enough to pull off a lead in a drama of his own yet. He’s a bit too idol for me, a bit too hammy, a bit too adorable. Super adorable as a blonde.
Our second female lead, however, is amazing. The bully. The villain. She’ll never want for work. When she’s old enough, she can easily migrate into the “evil mom,” “evil boss,” and “evil ex” roles. She delivered some blood curdling coldness. Jo Soo-Hyang is amazing, but I’m not delusional enough to expect her in leading female roles… she’s lovely, but the beauty standards of South Korea are as strict as Hollywood’s. And that’s a whole other post.
Overall Rating – 5/10. Ridiculous Plot Devices & Attractive Teenagers.