Hi! School: Love On

Hi! School: Love On

So after I got over the slight squicky-ness brought upon by the premise of a 14 year old Kim Sae Ron (playing Lee Seul Bi) acting as love interest of two Infinite members, Woohyun and Sungyeol (who kept their names more or less in the drama) who are in their early twenties in real life (7 year difference, I think?), I realized that it worked more or less for the drama. Almost in the strain of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Lee Seul Bi was originally an Angel, who guided souls on to the afterlife. Lee Seul Bi’s age actually plays into her Angel character who is extremely innocent and naive to the workings of the human world, making her a child who doesn’t even know how to use chopsticks or tie her shoelaces. However, one boy, Woohyun captures her interest and she ends up saving his life when he fell off a school building. However, this act was too much for her and she ended up becoming human after the accident. With still a little power left, she is luckily taken in by Woohyun and his grandmother. Slowly, she learns the ropes to how to live a human life while still trying to find a way to go back to her old Angel life. Meanwhile, her Angel sunbae (who I can see no doubtedly has feelings for her too) watches over her, knowing deep down that she would fall for the human male at the end, and yet still holding back. Furthermore, is intertwined a long-lost family member plot where mothers and sons hope to be united one day. While this plot may not sound like much, even to the point where it may seem a little cheesy, don’t be deterred! I find it adorably cute and breezy. Kim Sae Ron, whom I first saw in Ahjussi has matured a lot since that movie. She has turned into a gorgeous young teenager who has decent acting chops. As for idols Woohyun and Sungyeol, they are 10x better than their other bandmate L in the acting field, in my opinion. While L comes off a little “fake” when acting, I am pleasantly surprised by Woohyun’s and Sungyeol’s nature feel. This cute drama will definitely tide me over each week as I wait for the meatier It’s Okay, That’s Love and the comical Fated to Love You.