K-Drama Review: Friendship and Love Between Yook Sung-jae, Kim So-hyun, and Nam Joo-hyuk In KBS’ ‘Who Are You: School 2015’

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Let’s Find Out More About Who Are You: School 2015!

In 1999, KBS2 premiered its first season of the School series, and the series lasted for four straight years (until 2002). After a ten-year hiatus, KBS finally returned with the new season of School series in 2012. Since the beginning, the School series has always had a background in school life, with a variety of characters. most focus on the problems of life of students, with their respective problems, and various problems that often occur in schools such as, how students learn very hard to get into university, problems of learning systems at school, bullying, and many more.

The Who Are You: School 2015 installment made the lovers of this School series look forward and have high expectations from the cast and also the storyline because the drama of this school series usually never disappoints. Let’s find out more about Who Are You: School 2015!

School 2015: Review

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KBS School series premiered in 1999, and Who Are You: School 2015 is the sixth installment of this series. This drama aired on KBS2 from April 27th to June 16th, 2015, every Monday and Tuesday at 21:55 KST for a total of 16 episodes. in this series, will focus on the lives of Lee Eun-bi & Go Eun-byul (Kim So-hyun) who are twin sisters. the two were separated from childhood and lived different lives.Lee Eun-bi is known as mother in her orphanage, she is a very kind and loving child, unfortunately, she is often bullied by Kang So-young (Jo So-hyang) while Go Eun-byul, is a cold girl who is also arrogant, but is kind to her best friend especially Han Yi-ahn (Nam Joo Hyuk), but Go Eun-byul has an important secret.

One day, a mysterious incident occurred where Go Eun-byul suddenly disappeared while on a school trip, and Lee Eun-bi was pronounced dead after being found the body of someone wearing a uniform with the name of Lee Eun-bi at the same time. However, it turns out that Go Eun-byul was still alive and in a hospital and where everyone thought Go Eun-bi was Go Eun-byul plus Eun Bi’s memory that was lost due to her suicide. Since then, Go Eun-bi has been living Go Eun-byul without knowing who she really is. However, her memory soon returns. after Kang So-young was transferred to Sekang High School, Go Eun-bi had to be faced with Kang So-young’s behavior, Kang So-young tried to reveal Go Eun-bi’s real identity in various ways. fortunately, Go Eun-bi has Gong Tae-kwang (Yook Sung-jae) who always helps and takes care of her. Go Eun-bi tells Tae-kwang her real identity, and he eventually begins to develop feelings for her and then Go Eun-bi is involved in a love triangle between Ahn Yi-ahn and Gong Tae-kwang (Yook Sung Jae).

later, the real Eun-byul is shown to be alive and was hiding all this time in order to give happiness and love to her sister who never had it. The two meet each other and makeup and reveal to everyone their real identities. even though Everyone is confused at first but in the end they decide to accept Eun-bi as their best friends too after spending time together.

School 2015: The Cast

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Of course, the success of the drama Who Are You: School 2015 is undeniable, and apart from the storyline the members of the cast for each character in this drama have greatly contributed by being mature and having brilliant acting abilities. The several actors and actresses who played roles in Who Are You: School 2015 proved themselves by epitomizing their respective characters.

Main Characters

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Kim So-hyun as Lee Eun-bi (Go Eun-bi)/Go Eun-byul

Go Eun-byul and Lee Eun-bi are identical twins. Lee Eun-bi is a girl who lives in the Love House because of orphans and takes care of the children there with all her heart, but at school, she’s always been bullied and no one wants to help her so that it makes her stressed and had thoughts of suicide. Go Eun-byul, is Go Eun-bi’s adopted twin. This haughty, cold but popular girl is always secretly watching Go Eun-bi and only she knows about their relationship. Go Eun-byul is actually very good but because of an incident, Go Eun-byul changed her attitude to cover up the fear.

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Nam Joo-hyuk as Han Yi-an

He is a gold medalist in Sekang High School. He is Go Eun-byul’s childhood friend, and he likes Go Eun-byul. even tough He is from a poor background, He is loyal to his friends and works really hard to help his father at the same time to become a national champion in swimming.

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Yook Sung-jae as Gong Tae-kwang

He is the son of Chairman of Sekang High School, but no one know about that. at the beginning, He was hospitalized as a psychiatric hospital if he was treated as a psychopath by his father and he was known as the trouble maker at school. he is also the first person who has noticed the identity of Eun-byeol who currently attends Segang High School.

Supporting Characters

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Lee Pil-mo as Kim Joon-seok (homeroom teacher)

He is a graduate of Segang High School and is in charge of Sekang High School’s 2nd grade 3rd class, he is a Mathematics Teacher.

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Lee David as Park Min-joon (class president)

He always at the top of his class. he showed his studies only on the orders of his mother quietly, but he seemed to be skeptical about his mother who only forced him to study.

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Kim Hee-jung as Cha Song-joo

She is Go Eun-byul’s best friend. She likes wearing unique clothes in school uniforms. Her dream is to be a celebrity, then She is in a dilemma between staying loyal to Eun-byul and accepting So-young’s friendship advances to reach her dream to be a celebrity.

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Lee Cho-hee as Lee Shi-jin

Go Eun-byul and Cha Sung-joo’s best friend, She doesn’t have a dream, it makes her jealous of her friends who seem to have a passion and tries to seek out one of her own.

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Cho Soo-hyang as Kang So-young

She is the one who ruined the life of a friend and a self-proclaimed man who bullied Eunbi in Tongyeong. She is the daughter of a famous prosecutor. Since Eunbi tried to commit suicide, she was transferred to Sekang High School because of a bad influence on herself, and then meet Go Eun-bi.

 

School 2015: OST

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The following tracks support various scenes in the drama Who Are You: School 2015 which certainly contributed to the emotions that you need to experience through this drama.

Reset – Tiger JK feat Jinsil (Released on April 27th, 2015)

 

Blow Away (바람에 날려) – Baechigi feat. Punch (Released on May 4th, 2015)

 

I’ll Listen To What You Have To Say (너의 얘길 들어줄게) – Yoon Mi-rae (Released on May 15th, 2015)

 

Remember – Byul (Released on May 18th, 2015)

 

Pray (기도) – Yuonha (Released on May 25th, 2015)

 

Named (그 이름) – Jonghyun and Taemin (SHINee) (Released on May 31st, 2015)

 

Return – Red Velvet’s Wendy feat. Yuk Jidam (Released on June 8th, 2015)

 

Love Song – BTOB’s Sung-jae feat Park Hye-soo (Released on June 16th, 2015)

 

School 2015: Off-Screen Moments

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Full of problems and often illustrating the intense atmosphere in the drama, the cast members of this drama actually look very close to each other behind the scenes before they shoot. This might also be done to maintain chemistry so that it looks good and natural in front of the camera.

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The production team of KBS2’s Who Are You: School 2015 released several photos of the shooting site on the official website. In the released photos, there is a picture of Soo-hyang Jo, Soo-hyang, Joo-hyuk Jo, and So-hyun Kim, showing the entangled relationship in Huayu School 2015. In particular, the scene in the photos was filled with tension between four actors, such as Kang So-young (Cho Soo-hyang), who tried to expose Lee Eun-bi (Kim So-hyun) in front of classmates, and Gong Tae-gwang (Lee Sung-jae) and Han Ian (Nam Joo-hyuk) who tried to prevent it. It is a scene from the drama, however, the camera was turned off and the serious atmosphere was quickly forgotten and they had all put a smile on their faces. In particular, Cho Soo-hyang, the wicked woman who plays the role of ‘angry provocateur’ in the drama, attracted attention with the appearance of a laugh that was not shown in the drama.

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KBS2’s Who Are You: School 2015 revealed a friendly two-shot of Kim So-hyun (Lee Eun-bi) and Nam Joo-hyuk (Han Yi-an), who will meet as classmates in the second grade of Segang High School.

The two who are posing in a cute V pose show off their warm visuals just by looking at them, as well as attracting attention with a smile as if they are seeing students who are actually 18 years old.

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KBS2’s Who Are You: School 2015 (played by Kim Min-jung, directed by Sang-hun Baek) revealed several photos of Kim So-hyun and Cho Soo-hyang on the official website. In Hua-School 2015, So-Hyun Kim played two roles, one for each bullying Lee Eun-bi, from Kangwon-dong, and a Gangnam Segang High Queen Car. Cho Soo-hyang plays the role of Kang So-young, the main harasser of Lee Eun-bi, and has been praised by viewers as well as being hated by viewers as a real fan of acting. In particular, Jo Soo-hyang is a villain who is bothered as cruel as Kim So-hyun in the play, but Jo Soo-hyang in the public picture showed a reverse charm as he smiled happily when facing the camera.

School 2015: Awards and Nominations

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The following is a list of nominations and awards of Who Are You: School 2015 and also the actors, actresses and also the soundtrack of the drama.

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Yook Sung-jae Nominated
Nam Joo-hyuk Nominated
Best New Actress Cho Soo-hyang Nominated
Star of the Year Kim So-hyun Won
4th APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Yook Sung-jae Nominated
Nam Joo-hyuk Won
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Kim So-hyun Won
Cho Soo-hyang Nominated
Best New Actor Yook Sung-jae Nominated
Nam Joo-hyuk Nominated
Netizen Award, Actress Kim So-hyun Won
Popularity Award, Actor Nam Joo-hyuk Won
Best Couple Award Yook Sung-jae and Kim So-hyun Won
Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim So-hyun Nominated
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Yook Sung-jae Nominated
11th Soompi Awards Breakout Actor Nam Joo-hyuk Won
Best Bromance Nam Joo-hyuk and Yook Sung-jae Nominated
Best Supernatural Drama Who Are You: School 2015 Won
Best Drama OST Tiger JK feat. Jinsil (Reset) Won