Alternative Titles: High School King/ 고교처세왕 / Gogyocheosewang/ High School King of Savvy/ High Schooler King of Life
I admit to have been curious of the show due to Seo In Guk. Honestly, Seo In Guk is a celebrity that I didn't really expect to like. When I first dawned upon him in Reply 1997, I was wary that I wouldn't like him as much as other people raved about him. Fast forward to now, he now becomes a core reason as to why I watch shows. I really like him because not only does he look good, he acts well too. I also liked him in Masters Sun so when I found out that he's starring in another drama, I made it a point to watch it too.
I first saw a glimpse of it at the upper right hand corner of the last few episodes of Witch's Romance. When it was nearing the end, I saw this particular show being advertised and I was curious. This led me to search more about the show.
The plot is simple. It's all about a high school boy named Minsuk (Seo In Guk), who leads a double life. He is a student, a high schooler, but because of his older brother, he was asked to pretend to be a director of a big company where he meets the love of his life, Soo Young, a clumsy contractor from the same company.
To be honest, I thought there would be sort of a transformation for Soo Young's character. Soo Young is very passive and has a bad sense of fashion. She also doesn't fix her hair for the life of her. I thought that at some point, she would have a Princess Diaries moment where she would transform into a lovely lady that Lee Hana (the acress) really is. Unfortunately, there wasn't. At first, I was disappointed. But now that I think about it, I prefer that there wasn't anything like that in the show because then it makes things more relatable. Because in reality, not every single ugly duckling transforms into a swan. But that also doesn't mean that they don't get to meet their prince charming, right?
Although not as addictive as Emergency Couple, Cunning Single Lady and Witch's Romance, King of High School is still a good show to watch. It is definitely a show that I recommend my friends to try.
Oh, and Lee Tae Hwan (who plays Oh Tae Suk's character) of 5urprise (a group led by Seo Kang Jun whom you might have seen in Cunning Single Lady or Roommate) is also present in this drama as one of Lee Minsuk's friends.