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[Drama 2018-2019] Bok-Soo's Back / My Strange Hero, 복수가 돌아왔다

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1 hour ago, Berou said:

When I watch the drama I can't help to perceive the writing flaws, although the plot is fresh and has strong points. I think the biggest mistake is to make SJ such a flawed character that BS becomes too pure and SJ doesn't really deserve his love. The characters are not balanced out, so it is hard to root them as a couple. If BS was guilty and had betrayed SH or SJ was coerced into giving a false testimony for example, SJ wouldn't be hated so much. The discussion should be about the school issues, the mother of Seho, Seho... I mean the villains and people who expelled BS, not about the flaws of a character. This is where the writer has failed.  By making BS unpure too, we would have gotten a real love triangle, SH and BS characters would have more depth. This is the reason I haven't written a part 3 about BS, I haven't found anything interesting to discuss . His character is too pure that it is almost one-dimensional.  I like when drama characters have a lot of depth. 

Chingu, you make a great point here. I was thinking about this as well. When SJ told the investigators that she did not see anything, she just heard SH asking for help. That should've been the end of it. I don't even feel like BS should've received any type of punishment [detention, cleaning] because he was simply trying to help a friend. The fact that the ADULTS then decided to protect the image of a wealthy family, because that is what kicking BS was about. He had seen SH in a really weak moment. The truth would've exposed SH as being someone who couldn't handle the pressure. His mother wasn't having that. So, someone had to take the fall, and having SJ kind of side with it made it even more plausible. The students, (SJ included) may have been clueless as to why this all happened, but those teachers know what is up, including Mr. Park, which is why he could barely look BS's mom in the face. They chose to stay quiet and watch someone innocent go down to protect the image a rich brat. I get it, they were probably afraid of losing their jobs but how awful to make someone like BS pay.

 

Another slip of the tongue from SH that I found to be true was when he saw BS step in to help that kid and SJ when they fell in the river. He said, "BS, I see you're still interfering when you shouldn't. Just can't mind your own business," or something like that. On this, I agree with SH. BS does get involved too much. So much so, that people pay him to interfere and get involved in their lives, like that runaway bride. However, being nosy has consequences. BS should know better than anyone. I feel like the next move is for them to get involved with the administration. They are going to try and set him up again, and they are going to use SJ to do it because she already told them she would take responsibility for him. But if they are smart, BS, SJ, the kid who transferred in from Ivy Class, and BS's friends could uncover the real corruption behind the school.

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Sigh...I agree on all points @Berou @nubianlegalmind :(  I am hanging by a thread really and trying to stay positive for YSH's sake.  I am just wondering what the writer will do now that she's already 'reconciled' BS and SJ.  Whilst I am glad that she brought them together earlier rather than later, I was wondering where she will take the 'revenge'?  Is it now just going to be BS Vs SeHo?  If she turns SJ against BS again she will take SJ's character to the point of no return for me as BS's OTP.  Just as well his dream was just that he would be her bf , not her life partner.  So I guess in part even if it doesn't work out in the end, at least he has realized his 'dream'  :blink:.  

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10 hours ago, nrllee said:

Sigh...I agree on all points @Berou @nubianlegalmind :(  I am hanging by a thread really and trying to stay positive for YSH's sake.  I am just wondering what the writer will do now that she's already 'reconciled' BS and SJ.  Whilst I am glad that she brought them together earlier rather than later, I was wondering where she will take the 'revenge'?  Is it now just going to be BS Vs SeHo?  If she turns SJ against BS again she will take SJ's character to the point of no return for me as BS's OTP.  Just as well his dream was just that he would be her bf , not her life partner.  So I guess in part even if it doesn't work out in the end, at least he has realized his 'dream'  :blink:.  

I think BS decided to be back in school not for revenge but for resolving the misunderstanding  He is more concerned about knowing why SJ betrayed him than creating a scheme for his revenge. So  the revenge might not be born. It is  ironic that his name is litteraly revenge but he doesn't have mean bones to go against SH. It has been 6 episodes but nothing concrete was done by him. Nevertheless, I think the writer decided to focus on the relationship /love arc before school issues and revenge. Next episodes will determine whether BS really want to get revenge.  SH can get his redemption arc too and fight alongside BS in order to uncover the school corruption. He has finally started to show his true colours and taken measures against his mother's whishes. If that happens,  then the revenge will be written off.

 

15 hours ago, nubianlegalmind said:

The fact that the ADULTS then decided to protect the image of a wealthy family, because that is what kicking BS was about. He had seen SH in a really weak moment. The truth would've exposed SH as being someone who couldn't handle the pressure.

There is obviously more backstory but the writer has chosen to give it drop by drop. I wonder why the policemen looked at each other when SJ said SH asked for help... maybe they were not expecting that. They quickly got up and went away. I have doubts on them and think they were probably acting under Seho's mother orders. You are right about this. Had SJ testified correctly and tried to save BS, nothing would change because the adults and the school decided to expell BS for the sake of SH. He basically became the cover for SH's weakness. 

 

15 hours ago, nubianlegalmind said:

They are going to try and set him up again, and they are going to use SJ to do it because she already told them she would take responsibility for him. But if they are smart, BS, SJ, the kid who transferred in from Ivy Class, and BS's friends could uncover the real corruption behind the school.

I also have a strong inkling that the wildflower class will help BS to uncover the corruption of the school because there is this guy who records everything :

 

 

 

His phone is a gold mine and has tons of files regarding what happens in that school. BS and he can use his phone and  leak the videos to the media.

 

 

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The thing she has plenty  more time to redeem  herself more she took the first step.

 

Biggest road block will be his family though and for good reasons they have rock roads ahead.

 

We have to remember the SH is the true villain here none of this would have not happen if it was not for him.He cause the trust issues and everyone to turn on BS.

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What makes this show more charming for me is its warm story of growing up and honesty. I love that it's not only Bok Su who needs to finish his school, his study, it also applied to the teachers, parents and even the school officials.

It may seem only BS needs to learn more but it turned that he makes people around him are the one who really needs to study more here. I love the story gives more slices of life story and its moral lessons aside from brewing the romance side.

I feel that OSH turned a little psycho at this rate.  Acting good and fine outside but he's really fake inside. He has his own anxiety and he feels no remorse. His mom is the trigger. But he is the one who choose to take the wrong path. I wonder what makes him betray BS. Is it because of his one sided love to SSJ or he's afraid of his mom? I see that the suicide part is really coming from his depression over his mom. Then why he seems like to beg for a second chance to her again? That means he is willingly asking the same hell from her. So what's his point? I don't understand what he's thinking. 

Ah.. I love that they also told problems of other students. I am excited to see how SSJ sonsaeng-nim will make windflower class to be elegantly beautiful as its name. The struggle of the lowest rank class to beat the top ivy class later. I sense that they will go for this route. Waiting for next episodes soon!

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@stargazer187 The way I see SH and his hidden struggles is that he has a toxic relationship with his mother and has been brought up in a toxic environnement, however he hasn't shown any hate towards his mother. On the contrary he is craving for his mother's love and still wants to impress her. The drama is realistically portraying abusive and toxic parents in that sense because, in real life, children who have been abused by their parents still take their parents' side and go back to them. They are brainwashed that they are the problem, they are at fault. If their parents are mistreating them it is because of them. In their minds they are the perpatrators of the violence, so the roles of victims/perpetrators are reversed. It takes them years to finally aknowledge they are being abused and to part away from their parents. And it takes them a lifetime to heal. Therefore, SH feels inferior and thinks he is not a good son to his mother.  This is why he is willingly going back to her. 

 

 

 

That guy who bullied BS's nephew is probably intelligent but purposely get zeroes on tests. He might be on the level of the ivy league class.  I wonder why he is hiding it, it must be that he doesn't adhere to the school discriminatory system, hence as a form of rebellion he ranks himself as a bad student. 

 

 

 

 

My Strange Hero: Episodes 9-10

by SailorJumun

 

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There is only so much teachers can know about their students, just as there is only so much our heroine can know about the two men from her past. But now that these two are constantly in her presence at school–annoying her to no end–she’s forced to face the feelings she’d thought were long gone. Oh, the hijinks that are sure to ensue.

 

 

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Well, this was certainly the hour of Bok-soo, wasn’t it? Characters were appearing left and right to admire him, respect him, or in Soo-jung’s case, reevaluate him. And it’s rather satisfying, considering how likeable a person he is. He’s a good person, whether he wants to be or not, so his flaws (like his wacky temper and thick skull) are that much more endearing. It’s no wonder why Soo-jung is constantly drawn to him, or why Se-ho is constantly trying to upstage him.

I can’t shower enough compliments on Kwak Dong-yeon’s performance, because I’m still conflicted about his character. It would be easy to hate Se-ho, to write him off as a psycho, if he weren’t harboring so much pain. His flashbacks this episode revealed a lot of restraint, like he was trapped within the dark castle his mother had built around him and he was just itching to get out. He had some heartwarming moments with Bok-soo and his family (Oh, how I wish they’d adopted him!), but it wasn’t enough to counteract his own mother’s cold treatment.

Once again, I’m convinced that he is the way he is simply because he doesn’t know any better. He doesn’t know how to handle his feelings for Soo-jung or Bok-soo and unfortunately, his misguided actions only hurt them or push them further away. Se-ho may think that he wants to push Bok-soo away, but does he really? I wish someone would’ve told him that it’s okay to be jealous of friends, and that Bok-soo never had to be his enemy.

This was also an interesting episode for Soo-jung because up until now, she’s been telling us that she doesn’t care about Bok-soo or what she did to him nine years ago. For a while, I actually believed her. She rarely showed any remorse, so I assumed that she wanted to erase the past for purely selfish reasons. But now I’m thinking that she’s been wanting to erase the past because she knows that she messed up. Something in her heart is telling her that Bok-soo couldn’t have done what she thinks he did. The Bok-soo of her past and the Bok-soo in her present aren’t capable of it.

If she weren’t having these feelings, her heart wouldn’t be going crazy every time she’s near him. Even Bok-soo, who has every right to be angry with her, can’t ignore his heart. Their respective anger isn’t enough to outweigh the love they once had for each other. So if they could just find their way to the truth, they could re-discover this love together. Soo-jung may have been suppressing any and all guilt she’s had the past few years, so having it all flood out won’t be pretty. But, in the end, if that flood is able to wash away both her and Bok-soo’s pain, then it’ll all be worth it.

 

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My Strange Hero: Episodes 11-12

by SailorJumun

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All this time, our hero has accused his first love of being a liar. While she is guilty of making assumptions, the only lies she’s ever told have been to herself. She’s tried so hard to keep the negative out of her life and in doing so, she’s also kept a lot of the positive out. And after everything she’s been through, she could use a positive presence right about now.

 

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I wish the last scene had been milked a beat or two longer–those five minutes of confessions and tears were wonderfully cathartic. I want to be madder at Soo-jung for apologizing so late and I want to be madder at Bok-soo for presumably forgiving her so easily, but come on. When you have two actors like Yoo Seung-ho and Jo Boa crying so beautifully in the fluttering snow, how can you possibly stay angry ?  

 

 

I have to vent about Soo-jung, though. It’s annoying if I think about it too much, and that beautiful ending almost made me forget, but all of this could’ve been avoided if she had asked those two questions a long time ago. When it comes to the actual expulsion, she is not fully to blame. I wouldn’t even shoulder her with half the blame since she didn’t technically lie to the police. She reported what she heard and that was it. So if we’re going to blame people, it should be the adults in charge. And Se-ho, of course. But after a while, Soo-jung came to the conclusion that Bok-soo had to have been innocent. And she didn’t say anything. Nine years, and she didn’t step up to defend him. Nine years, and she didn’t reach out to him. Granted, I’m sure that after some time passed, she fell into denial and let that serve as some sort of comfort. I understand her difficult situation and complicated feelings–I truly do–but I can’t get over the fact that she knew and still walked away. She may have been young and naive, but again, she had nine whole years to grow up and correct her mistake.

 

 

Still, no matter how frustrating this was as dramatic conflict, it was handled realistically. Miscommunication may be a problem in this drama (in the majority of dramas, really), but that’s true to life. Koreans tend to have trouble showing their emotions and reaching out, so just think how much worse it must be for a teenager, like Soo-jung once was. Insecurity can be a dangerous thing and unfortunately, she let it take control over any and all rationality. And once Bok-soo left school, she probably comforted in the thought that she would never have to deal with it again. With that said, I’m proud of her for facing her worst fears. Yeah, I’m disappointed, but that doesn’t matter. She’s disappointed in herself as is, and that’s enough of a redemption for me. The nine years are forgiven because she’s 100% aware of the truth now, and she’s sincerely remorseful. That’s all that matters. And thankfully, it looks like Bok-soo thinks the same way. I think it meant a lot to him that she came and asked for the truth on her own.

 


 

Bok-soo’s resentment towards Soo-jung had been fading since his return to school, so it’s no surprise that that resentment completely melted away the second she apologized. Out of everything that happened back then, Soo-jung’s betrayal stung the most, and he finally got his relief. While I am happy for him and Soo-jung, I hope that they can grant the same relief for Se-ho. He did much worse than Soo-jung (who was mostly led on by lies), but he’s a part of this tragic love triangle of hurt too. In this episode, he acted even more like a child, trying to buy his way into love. What are you supposed to say to someone that delusional? What can you do to help them? I hope that our main couple can see him as the damaged soul he is. And I hope that our broken triangle of the school director, teacher and student can be one again.

Now that we have one major misunderstanding resolved, I’m curious to see where we go from here. Bok-soo’s feelings of revenge are sure to move away from Soo-jung and straight to Se-ho, so my hopes for a mended friendship won’t be fulfilled anytime soon. But, hey, no one said any of this was going to be easy. In the meantime, I look forward to what the drama has in store for Bok-soo and Soo-jung’s romance. If they fall right back into a romantic relationship (as teacher and student, no less), they’re going to face a whole new set of problems. They have a lot going against them, but I doubt that after all this that they’re going to let anything else get in their way. Not the school, and definitely not Se-ho. And if things do get complicated again, at least they have great friends and family to support them.

Lastly, I have to reiterate how much I love the relationships in this school. I love that Young-min considers Bok-soo as his savior and as his hyung, and I love that Seung-woo considers him as a respectable sunbae. But my favorite relationship here has to be Bok-soo and Teacher Park. They are the cutest teacher/student duo I’ve seen in a while–I laugh every single time Teacher Park’s sneak attack is responded with an arm twist. Plus, I don’t know if it’s just my shipper heart, but I could’ve sworn I sensed something between Teacher Park and Bok-soo’s mom. Now that would be cute, especially since Park and Bok-soo already act like father and son. Either way, Bok-soo has a big family outside of the Kangs. He has his friends, his classmates, and now at long last, Soo-jung. I hope that Soo-jung can start growing her family as well; she’s been alone for far too long.

 

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Thanks @Berou it explains him then. I guess I can understand him doing so now. Like how OYM case. I hope this time OSH can pull out himself from his toxic mom. That way he could break the invisible glass which trap him for so long. 

 

I really love wildflower class now. Hahaha. There are many kinds of students there, top student to trouble maker one. But they have this reliable president class eorosin, hehe... and of course a spunky homeroom teacher. What a perfect combination. Hopefully to see more adventure in that battlefield class. :D

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My Strange Hero” Cast Can’t Let Go Of Their Scripts in New Behind-The-Scenes Photos

Dec 29, 2018
by J. Lim

SBS’s “My Strange Hero” has shared new behind-the-scenes photos of the cast pouring over their scripts to ensure that they create the perfect scenes!

“My Strange Hero” tells the story of a first love from nine years ago that went awry due to a misunderstanding, and how the lives of characters played by Yoo Seung Ho, Jo Bo Ah, and Kwak Dong Yeon have crossed paths within that time. The young actors have been praised for their performances and the new photos show why they’re able to shine in every scene as they’re constantly studying their scripts!

 

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Yoo Seung Ho plays the role of Kang Bok Soo, who returns to his old high to enact revenge and meet his first love again. From comical moments to action scenes and romantic confessions, Yoo Seung Ho has been stealing the hearts of viewers. He’s usually seen with his script in his hand as he goes over this lines, and he looks sincere as he monitors his work.

Jo Bo Ah takes on the role of Son Soo Jung, a high school teacher who is also Bok Soo’s first love. She has post-its all over her script and many things are highlighted, showing how much effort she puts into preparing for her role. Kwak Dong Yeon, playing antagonist Oh Se Ho, can be seen listening carefully to producing director Ham Joon Ho’s words before preparing for rehearsals. Despite being the youngest of the trio, he has the set buzzing with his enthusiasm.

The production staff stated, “We started filming in the fall and now the cold winds of winter are blowing. Despite the cold, the cast and crew are working hard to create the best drama. With the love triangle deepening, please keep watching to see what happens.”

 

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I really wait to see how their relationship will grow, she will be one of biggest defenders now.

 

 

I think the reason  why  she did not fully trust HIM because on the surface  it does  look bad when was was the only how who supposedly  knew her secret and she trust him enough to tell him I also think she thought he never really like her.But she now knows that none of that was truth.

 

It has to be a huge weight off their hearts.but the road is going to be a tough one his family and friends wont like it, plus its a teacher student type deal. Not to mention the other guy who know what evil things he will try now.

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3 hours ago, dramaninja said:

I really wait to see how their relationship will grow, she will be one of biggest defenders now.

 

 

I think the reason  why  she did not fully trust HIM because on the surface  it does  look bad when was was the only how who supposedly  knew her secret and she trust him enough to tell him I also think she thought he never really like her.But she now knows that none of that was truth.

 

It has to be a huge weight off their hearts.but the road is going to be a tough one his family and friends wont like it, plus its a teacher student type deal. Not to mention the other guy who know what evil things he will try now.

I agree. I can criticize Soo Jeong all day for reacting the way she did but it is fact that at the time she only thought Bok Su knew & she was already a private person as it was (stayed to herself for obvious reasons). I'd be very hurt and she was probably mad at herself for showing anyone something that personal. The thought would never cross her mind that it was all Se Ho's doing, but now that she knows Bok Su's true feelings, now she can truly see Se Ho for who he is. 

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Jo Bo Ah is so busy coz she's filming this kdrama while hosting SBS Gayo Daejun (Music Awards) and attending SBS Entertainment Awards and MBC Drama Awards. She just came on the 2nd part of SBS Entertainment Award and MBC Drama Awards after filming coz her hair just looked like she came from the set of My Strange Hero (No time to go to salon nonetheless she's still pretty). Yoo Seung Ho was a presenter at MBC Drama Awards while Jo Bo Ah won the Excellent Actress for Weekend Drama (Goodbye to Goodbye). I'm excited to see My Strange Hero team on SBS Drama Awards!     :love:

 

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On 12/27/2018 at 2:30 PM, nubianlegalmind said:

However, being nosy has consequences. BS should know better than anyone. I feel like the next move is for them to get involved with the administration. They are going to try and set him up again, and they are going to use SJ to do it because she already told them she would take responsibility for him. But if they are smart, BS, SJ, the kid who transferred in from Ivy Class, and BS's friends could uncover the real corruption behind the school.

 

Yasss... Please, plot, do this!

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Jo Bo Ah is busy filming Alley Restaurant too.. and Kwak Dongyeon has new variety show with Iz*one Sakura, Kang Hodong...

I just remembered Dongyeon close with Kim Sohyun and Kim Yoojung..

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The man who wants to cry, YSH 's tears collection

 

 

 

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The back hug scene of the two really flutters my heart. ♡♡♡♡

BS blocks her from behind and grabs her hands tightly and pushes away the bar owner. He speaks softly in a menacing way. That moment makes him look sexy. Hahaha. I really like that scene. 

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After watching the last episode I have come to the conclusion that both Seho and Seo Jung are extremely competitive and neither like to lose. They are more than willing to even bend the rules as long as they win or is it that will even break them. Also neither of them are willing to be even honest with themselves regarding this issue.

 

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But before I get into any of that I would like to point out Seo Jungs testimony that caused Boksu to get expelled simply wasn’t enough if the investigators were doing their job properly. She clearly told them that she didn’t witness the fall just what she heard that day. This means that the rest of the rest of the investigation now lies on the detectives in charge to figure out the truth and all and this further indicates a few of the following points. They either didn’t do a proper job because either they were so incompetent (not surprising since this is a Korean Drama where the police generally are so that the main cast have to find the second leads guilty and all etc..) or they were forced to bow under pressure from their superiors who were made to do that from Seo’s mother bringing down her influence on them or they were bribed by her. Either way Seo Jung’s testimony shouldn’t be the deciding factor

 

Problem is that even if the cops wanted to do a good job their hands were tied pretty much. There was no real witness to said event the only one that they had only heard part of the conversation and jumped to her own conclusions which didn’t help. This meant that they needed to listen to both parties and come up with their decision. Problem was that over here one of the students claimed that the other pushed him of the roof. At this point they probably had to take a few other factors into consideration such as the student personalities in question. After a bit of questioning they could easily have discovered that Boksu was a hot head that beat up people so they would automatically consider him having a violent personality and thus more likely to be the guilty party compared to a meek kid like Seho. It really wouldn’t help if most of this was arranged by Seho’s mother. For instance the students that were harassing that female student could have been brought up as witness claiming that Boksu beat them up for no purpose etc.. Bring up similar cases and things already look bad for Boksu.

 

Even then I wouldn’t call Seo Jung totally blameless she believed those lies and not only that she bothered to ask Boksu whether or not he spread those rumors about her whether he only hung around her because he pitied her. Have to agree for a smart girl she was pretty dumb. Again this is based on my interpretations of scenes in the drama which could possibly be taken out of context since we can’t have any fixed scenes to tell what happened when. First of all Boksu declared his feelings for her before he even knew that she was poor (or more likely declared that he wanted to be her boyfriend which is close enough for me), he even dropped her home when he found out the truth and he even told her that to him Soo Jung was Soo Jung clearly indicating that he accepted her for who she was no matter what. Being Rich or Poor didn’t matter to him. Then when he found out that she had trouble with her gate he even went and fixed it for her. If all this wasn’t sufficient enough for her to see his feelings for her then she was an idiot. Granted a few things here and there might have raised her doubts such as Seho knowing that Boksu painted her gate but she should have asked him about said matter. Something that she was doing before the incident happened.

 

People also point out that Boksu should reveal to Seo Jung the truth that Seho was the one responsible for the thing in the first place and avoid any future misunderstandings. But I agree with his decision to hold back for now. She has just started to trust him again if he drops such a huge bomb on her she will start to think that he may be saying that out of jealousy on top of that he doesn’t have any real proof to back up his claims. Not only that but things are going to get pretty awkward between her and Seho after her finding out. What she needs to do is discover Seho’s nature on her own. Pick up the clues and figure them out herself. If she really is a smart student this shouldn’t be much of an issue but I have my reservations regarding this.

 

Now comes the matter of Seho and Soo Jung’s competitive spirit. Win no matter the cost. For her this was first witnessed when she cared so much about her ranking that she intimidated Boksu into studying just so that her ranking wouldn’t drop and then after that when they were paired up for that race and she realized that she wouldn’t be able to win it due to his injury. Instead of admitting defeat or even whatever result that they would have gotten on their own skill she simply hoists him on her back and rushes him off to the finish line and wins the race because everyone else was just to shocked to witness such an event. Perhaps she even counted on that. Technically while she was indeed first she should still have been disqualified because that method is definitely against the rules unless they have amended it since my time.

 

Seho on the other hand tried to win the girl but pretty much realized he had zero chance to do that because she was interested in someone else not only that but he could best her even in his studies. Plus being under pressure from his mother certainly didn’t help the situation so he decided to be sneaky and thought of killing two birds with one stone. He attempted suicide and placed the blame on Boksu this would have helped him in two ways. Soo Jung might stop trusting Boksu, see Seho as the victim and finally pay him some attention. He finally gets the girl (plus the rumors were meant to help him) and not only this if he gets even more lucky then Soo Jungs mind won’t be on her studies due to her confusion and all and thus he finally gets that coveted first position. I think that he too couldn’t handle rejection all that well so he wasn’t brave enough to ask her out and used such means to get the girl. Not that it helped him in the long run because his mother packed him of.

 

Seho isn’t a total idiot and to an extent I can see his plan for the current system. He has made a class full of the troubled students while all the other good students get their own class. Boksu sees this as discrimination but Seho doesn’t. infact his reasoning is even sound. Those other students need no help in their studies and can keep up the class pace without affecting the others. But the poor students would probably hold the class back. This way the teacher in charge figures out what motivated the poor students and gets them to study. Bosu was a clear example once he found the proper motivation he stated to improve. Given the proper chance these students may very well over shine the other good students. To this end he is even providing extra funding or materials. Perhaps it helps that the person incharge of them is Soo Jung the woman that he has a crush on and wants to impress as well.

 

Soo Jung’s biggest flaw is that she doesn’t like to call undue attention to herself though if you get her motivated enough she just may surprise you. So for now she goes with the flow that offers the least resistance which means that she will tend to follow the people in power and their choices unless something happens that will change her mind or conscience. In other words, this doesn’t make her totally blameless in Boksu getting expelled the first time. I know that I stated that her testimony wasn’t sufficient enough to get Boksu expelled she still should have asked him what happened that day but she didn’t do that till recently. One has to wonder why that may have been. The answer may not be to one’s liking. If Boksu was indeed responsible for all the bad things that happened that day such as spreading the rumor or pushing of Seho over the roof, then he deserved it and she had nothing to worry about but if he was innocent then she had ruined someone life. Not only that remember what I mentioned about her being motivated to do the right thing well in this case she would have tried to do her best to get him to return. Unfortunately, her being young and all she wouldn’t have all that power to effect change and to make matters worse there would have been a high probability that she would have been expelled as well for siding with a troublesome student or something to that extent and that was probably her greatest fear. Just look at what happened to the two friends that actually sided with Boksu they aren’t students anymore. Whether they left as a show of solidarity for their comrade in arms or were expelled isn’t really all that important. But the issue remains what have they achieved with their life did they have other issues to care about. Her not wanting to join Boksu at that time makes a lot of sense. She was living with her grandmother and suffered financial difficulties as well. Had she been kicked out of the school as well then who would look after her. I suspect her care for her grandmother probably trumped up her concern for Boksu and tried to justify her actions as the right one and that is why she never bothered to confirm till now whether or not he was really guilty or innocent.

 

Not to worry pretty soon we will see the side of her that wants to do the right things and protect those that are important to her. We can already see how she is starting to change to an extent already. She seems to be genuinely bothered about her students such as trying to contact them when they don’t show up for school or even track them down when she doesn’t get any response from them through the former means. How many of her current fellow teachers are the same? Apart from her old homeroom teacher. Perhaps she is like that because of him. Yes, she doesn’t seem all that bothered during her counselling sessions with them but that is also going to change. But I feel the biggest one is going to come out when she discovers what Seho really is upto.

 

Seho’s true agenda is still up for grabs. Is he really trying to change the system or not? We have seen him already make a class for the problem children but we know that he has also asked his underling to get forms for students to transfer. So now we have to ask ourselves the question for who are those papers really for. Are they meant for the students in that class or for a particular student aka Boksu. Meaning that once he has used him to get those changes implemented then he can get rid of Boksu. Perhaps he is counting on that but also getting rid of those students as well at the same time. He knows that Boksu has a loyal following because of his personality and how he likes to help people. This way once he kicks Boksu out the rest of the students will try and follow him this way he gets rid of all those students as well. Ofcourse this again may be part of his agenda as well. Meaning last time only two students followed him thus there really wasn’t much of an impact there but this time it will be different. When such a large number of students will leave one might even consider this as a mass defection of sorts. But either way this isn’t something that can be ignored so easily. In other words, the media will be sure to note this and come to his school’s doorstep to inquire into the matter. Perhaps this is his real plan. Forcing his mother to accept his changes which will turn out to be for the betterment of the school and the students. In this case he becomes the villain and Boksu gets to be the school hero. But to do that he is going to need to engineer a few more incidents to get the students to follow him. Soo Jung is also going to clearly side with her students because at this point she will be motivated to not only protect them but also because she cares about them as she should as well as her not wanting to repeat her mistakes of the past.

 

There are times when I do feel bad for Seho but then he goes and does things that make me unlike him. For instance the day he fell of the roof he was suffering as well due to the pressure that his mother put on him and she cried out for help from the one that he called and considered as a friend only to be denied. At that point he really needed one unfortunately he burned that bridge when he went after Boksu’s girl and hurt her. He knew that Boksu liked to help troubled people yet he couldn’t get that help. Still his fault mind you since he went about it in the wrong way. Another problem that Seho seems to have is that he can’t seem to see what he does as wrong at times and perhaps even thinks that he is helping the other party so they should be thankful towards him. For instance, he probably didn’t think revealing Soo Jung was poor because he didn’t have an issue with it himself so she thought that the others should be like that after all Boksu didn’t have an issie. Plus, if Soo Jung didn’t have to hide anymore then she could probably accept him as well and not be forced to choose Boksu only because he knew her secret. Then again he was also probably counting on what happened next since he knew that her pride would be hurt and thus blame it all on Boksu to get her to come to him.

 

@nubianlegalmind actually she didn’t instantly rush home to take her grandmother money and pay it to said teacher. She did call him out on it when he brought it up the first time. Showing that she wasn’t a total idiot. But she was simply to desperate that she decided to take the risk if it was true she finally would get that position and she could look after her grandmother and her increasing medical bills. As for her asking the other supposed teachers that got the job this way what do you think would have been their response guilty or not they would have denied it. Who would want to shoot themselves in their own foot. Consider this fact if they were guilty and they admitted it then they would be worried that she would report them to some board or something that deals with said corruption and they would lose their job so denial would be their best case to avoid this situation. In other words, she wouldn’t be able to verify this fact. Clearly the scammer played on her desperation but then again that is what good con artists tend to do.

 

While I do agree with your assessment about Soo Jung I should like to point out about her hearing the conversation on the rooftop. She claims that she only heard Seho asking Boksu to save her is partially believable. She clearly wasn’t in a clear state of mind considering everything that she was hearing the students talk about her she was more focused on that thus when she did hear the conversation it probably was muddled and she couldn’t make out most of it. Seho asking for help might have been more prominent at that point something that caught her attention at that point. I know that I have managed to zone out of conversations at time (totally rude I know) but then there is something that sparks my interest it can be a word that my mind catches and I am back into the conversation. something like this probably happened that day. But for the rest I have to agree with you.

 

As for the matter of the other teachers are they really like that. Their homeroom teacher seems to really care about what happened. Even now he still goes to see Boksu showing his concern for him. He is the one that is trying to get both Boksu and Soo Jung confront about the matter of that day so that they can finally move forward. This indicates that he finally discovered the truth but is limited to what he can do. He does confront those in power at times such as over Seho’s current management choices but he just doesn’t have enough power to back up his words and actions. Also does anyone else think that he has a crush on Boksu’s mother. if that is the case who is going to be shipping them.

 

@nrllee It was Seho that told Soo Jung that Boksu painted her gate that morning. Can’t recall if he also told her that it was Boksu that also mentioned that with her also being poor and all. But it was probably meant to prove his point. That was something that had just happened and of Seho knew this as well as the fact that she was poor due to the rumor then it would make sense that Boksu was the one that had done it. No one else knew that Boksu painted it apart from himself so it reasoned that if he told them about the gate then he also told the others about the rest as well.

 

But like people have mentioned Soo Jung’s biggest flaw is that she doesn’t like to figure out the truth but simply follow the path with least resistance. Her receiving the money back from the scammer what was reaction one needs to go back and observe it. Firstly, she was thankful that she got the money back and then she was briefly curious as to how that happened but that only lasted for a short time before she decided it was none of her concern and all that mattered was that she got it back. This is probably going to come back and cost her. Depending on how she finds out about it. Will Seho claim that he was the one that had the money returned hoping that she will appreciate him and come to him or will something else will happen. Will Boksu reveal the matter. No matter it will cause problems down the line for everyone involved

 

On a side note did anyone note that Boksu’s left side of the face is real unlucky. Two times he got scratched/injured over there. :w00t:

 

Speaking of Boksu and Soo Jung forgiving each other and dating each other again just gave me an idea of how the writers can take this as well as reading some of your comments. As some of you have pointed out that teacher and student dating each other would be a major issue. I am sure special circumstances could probably be taken considering these two but this being a drama none of that will happen. Infact I can see Seho finding out about it (and there is no doubt that he will) thus he will expose the relationship and not only that he will try to frame Boksu as the one doing so again. His explanation or justification will probably be something as the following. Boksu never really cared about you and the only reason that he was dating you was out of revenge and that is the reason why he revealed it so that you would get into trouble. I guess he might want to expel him for this reason. On top of all this he will try and protect her from losing her job so that she feels even more grateful and indebted to him. In other words, Seho wins once again. But the true test to the main leads will then be will Soo Jung still remain as gullible as she was in the past or will she stand by her man. If she falls for the lies again then she would be hard to root for but on the other hand she decides to play it smart, I might be willing to forgive her. In this case she knows that Boksu is being set up but decides to make it appear that she believes the lies and breaks up with him and what not but secretly she decides to search for evidence to clear his name. so she hires Boksu’s Agency to look into the matter (but even tells them to keep it a secret from Boksu) now that would be a drama in a drama. Either this or she decides to step down from her teaching position as she promised to be responsible for Boksu’s actions but I really can’t see where the story will progress from there at this point. She needs to remain at school because Boksu isn’t her only concern anymore. She needs to protect the rest of her students as well. So Seho can also use them as bargaining chips to get her to remain. To bring down this corrupt empire teachers and students need to put aside their differences and work together. Boksu already has a few on his side whether he realizes it or not. Currently there is Soo Jung herself as well as that former Bullied Student and his homeroom teacher. The other teacher that tends to carry a cane with him is a bit hard to read. He seems to care to some extent but other than that he also tends to follow the power. So it remains to be seen where he will end up.

 

But while we are on the topic of teachers I really dislike that female teacher that seems to have a crush on the teacher that was once a student there. Pretty sure a lot of her actions can be treated as Sexual Harassment. She can’t seem to take no for an answer nor can she see how uncomfortable she is making that teacher who doesn’t seem to be interested in her. Too bad he doesn’t have it in him to report her. Will hanging around Boksu change him and will he eventually get the spine to do so or will he eventually submit to her. Though I am curious as to why he decided to become a teacher in the first place what motivated him to do so. I am also curious as to how he manages his class. Do the students even respect him and pay attention to him during class.

 

People have also pointed out that Boksu isn’t doing much for the cause of his revenge but I sort of disagree with this. The problem that I see is Boksu is trying to take his revenge by following the advice of others such as finding other peoples weakness and using that against them. This is not the way that he operates. Boksu is someone that goes on instinct and reacts accordingly this is what makes him so great. In other words, he is a person that Acts First and Thinks Later. But right now he is doing the exact opposite of all this and that is why it seems that his revenge is taking so long. For instance when he smashed that glass booth he wsn’t thinking about the consequences that he would have to face but how he could help that student. Though on some level he probably did get some satisfaction in doing that as well. Boksu clearly shouldn’t be underestimated a mistake many of the people around him tend to do so. He isn’t dumb by any standard he just isn’t all that motivated to take any action but once he is all fired up people should be on the lookout. For instance, when he returned to school one would expect him to thank Seho for giving him that chance or even him punching Seho (something that Seho was also expecting) instead he goes about that the school wasn’t doing him any favours but that they had no choice but to let him return. Quoting their own rules and embarrassing them at the same time. Once Boksu returns to being his normal self he will have a legion of followers that will also have his back and thus his revenge will finally be achieved at the same time making him realize that revenge was never his goal but it was seeking justice for those that couldn’t get it on their own as well as the fact that he was never alone as well.

 

 

Anyway I think that this covers most of my points for the time being. So till then take care and keep posting as I will be looking forward to reading them. I unfortunately won’t be able to respond to said posts because I am with my maternal grandfather (since he isn’t feeling all that well) and we have a limited amount of internet here. Thus I won’t be able to watch said episodes. Have to also figure out how to get KBS World back over here so that I can have my fix of Korean Dramas as well catch up on some of the older dramas that I have missed but had downloaded prior to coming here. :(

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1 hour ago, stargazer187 said:

The back hug scene of the two really flutters my heart. ♡♡♡♡

BS blocks her from behind and grabs her hands tightly and pushes away the bar owner. He speaks softly in a menacing way. That moment makes him look sexy. Hahaha. I really like that scene. 

I feel the same that's why I made gifset so I could stare at them...  :love:

more gifsets on: https://beyacuteful.tumblr.com/

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