Who Are You: School 2015

Who Are You: School 2015 is the sixth installment of the popular School series that is known for its depiction of the struggles of teenagers. Playing host to a whole new cast of young actors, idols included, the question is: did they vì justice to lớn the lives of teenagers?

The drama follows the story of the twins, Eun-bi and Eun-byul, who were separated and are now living completely different lives. Eun-bi lives at a trang chủ for orphans & is bullied at her high-school, while Eun-byul is adopted và becomes a popular student at her high school.

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Their lives intersect when Eun-byul runs away from a school field trip to search for her sister. Eun-byul is later found with amnesia while her sister is pronounced dead after committing suicide. The story then revolves around Eun-byul’s fight to regain her memories & identity.

If you were like me, you first got interested in the drama due to lớn the presence of the child actress, Kyên So-hyun. After watching her taking on the younger counterparts of many loved actresses in dramas lượt thích Missing You, Rooftop Prince and The Moon Embracing The Sun, she seems khổng lồ have started khổng lồ take steps out of their shadow.

Who Are You: School 2015 has given her the chance lớn prove sầu that she has the make-up of a leading lady, especially with her taking on not just one but two roles. She does an incredible job of creating two separate identities for the twins; Eun-byul is blunt và strong willed to lớn the point of being rude, while Eun-bi is passive sầu & caring lớn the point of not taking care of herself. She practically carried this drama from start to lớn finish with the mystery surrounding both her characters pushing the plot forward.

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The drama adds a new twist to lớn the School series with Eun-byul’s amnesia & her attempt khổng lồ discover who she was becoming. Despite having issues of bullying at its heart, it dramatizes the plot to lớn the extreme with some plot devices ending up slightly unbelievable. We go from believing Eun-bi is dead, to lớn Eun-byul taking her place, to lớn Eun-bi being alive. Talk about soap opera! This dramatized version of high school life isn’t something that most teenagers could identify with, but it definitely brings in the heartabít and tears.

Rather than identifying with the struggles of the main characters, it was easier lớn get involved with the side characters. The entire cast dealt with a wide range of issues size bullying, depression, familial pressures, ambition và friendship. The story of Park Min-joon, the class president known for getting high grades, was something that hit very cthất bại khổng lồ trang chính.

The effects of the competitiveness of high school & the pressure to lớn obtain high grades from parents were highlighted in his story. Through the detached way his mother interacts with hyên ổn as she chooses lớn only to talk about his grades, it is clear to lớn everyone watching the impact a parent’s attitude has on their children. He has been taught that he is only worth as much as his grades, leaving hlặng isolated from those around hyên. This makes the scene where his father finds hlặng after he has failed lớn commit suicide one of the most powerful scenes in the entire show. It is scary because it is completely realistic. Min-joon’s story is one of many that highlights a parent’s importance in shaping their children.

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While some of the parent characters were fully fleshed out lớn highlight their effect on their children, Eun-byul’s and Eun-bi’s adoptive sầu mother seemed to lớn fade into lớn the background. This drama dealternative text her a crappy hvà, choosing not to lớn develop her character into the complex individual that she had the potential to lớn be. When she found out her real daughter had perished in the place of her twin that she had believed lớn be her daughter, she was of course distraught as any other parent would be. However, the implications of her next choice to lớn beg Eun-byul to lớn stay in the place of her daughter were not really dealternative text with.

Questions about how she was dealing with the death of her daughter seemed khổng lồ become inconsequential lớn the story despite being important to her character. Instead of becoming a complex character with complex emotions, she was labelled as the caring mother character even after everything she had been through. This seemed so out of place, especially when other characters, lượt thích Han Yi-an, had entire episode dedicated to their struggle with the truth.

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Being a high school drama there of course had khổng lồ be a love sầu triangle; however, it seemed to fade in comparison to lớn issues that the characters were dealing with. It focused on the relationship between Lee Eun-bi, Han Yi-an and Gong Tae-gwang.

Han Yi-an, played by Nam Joo-hyuk, was the boy next door character, while Gong Tae-kwang, played by BTOB’s Yook Sung-jae, was the wayward son of the school director. It was a bit of a toss up between these two as lớn who would over up with Eun-bi. In the over the result wasn’t clear if she chose someone, even though Tae-kwang was rejected. In fact, it seemed lượt thích the characters chose to lớn value the relationship they had, rather than adding a title khổng lồ it.

If there was one incentive lớn watch this drama it would be for the soundtrachồng. It pulled together the impressive talents of Tiger JK, Baechigi, Yoon Mi Rae, Byul, Younha and many other artists khổng lồ make it one of the best soundtracks that I have heard in a long time. Tiger JK’s “Reset” featuring Jin Shil from Mad Child stood out as it was played in the make it or break it moments of the drama. Usually once a tuy vậy has been played repeatedly over a few episodes it gets annoying and drags the emotions of the drama. This was not the case with this song as it gave sầu life to lớn every scene it was in.

Overall, this drama was both enjoyable và thrilling lớn watch. While this was not a depiction of teenage life that can be called completely realistic it did touch on some important issues. The effects of family life, bullying and friends on teenagers were depicted in extremes, but the ramifications were very clear. Each aspect helped to lớn shape a teenager’s identity và their attitudes toward everyone around them.

Did you identify with these characters và their struggles? What part of high-school life vì you want to lớn see dealt with?