In a nutshell: One of only two dramas I’ve ever seen set in college. And also a musical! I enjoyed it for the glimpse into college life, the motley crew of characters doing the college thing of finding themselves and their bliss, and for the little moments of “hey kids, let’s put on a show!”. I wish there’d been more show-bits and I wish we’d explored the different characters a little more in-depth (I got bored with the leads in the second half of the drama). But over all, I enjoyed it.
The stand-outs: This was Jo Jung-suk’s first drama and he was awesome. As he’s continued to be awesome (in completely different ways). So I’m pleased I caught him from the beginning. I loved Im Joo-eun as a girl breaking out of the perfect-doll her mom wants her to be and trying to figure out her own path.
But otherwise, I saw this a while ago so I can’t think of specifics. It wasn’t as good as it could have been (slid into cliche a little towards the end there) but I enjoyed it. And the college-setting really is rare. I’m not sure why. We’ll get glimpses in flashbacks, and sometimes a brief interlude as characters transition from high school to adulthood, but college as the base is few and far between. Must not be popular with the viewers, unlike high school settings. Maybe that’s part of the reason this drama sat on the shelf for so long before being picked up? Too bad. More college stories, I say! 🙂