Today, Xenews will show Hello My Teacher Review! Are you excited and expected to this interesting drama? Get ready with us!
Starring two of my top favorite, worldwide popular Korean actors, “The Two Gongs”, Gong Hyo Jin (Master’s Sun, It’s Okay That’s Love, Pasta, Thank You) and Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince, Goblin, Big, and therefore the blockbuster film Train To Busan), this often hard to search out 2005 classic Korean drama proved very addictive yet sometimes frustrating to look at at the identical time, mostly — on behalf of me — having to try and do with how the second male lead character (played so well by unbelievably cutie pie actor Kim Dahyun, who was new me) was written, sometimes exploited, to further the most plot of a hard highschool senior (Gong Yoo) falling crazy together with his highschool homeroom teacher (Gong Hyo Jin).
If you’ve got ever seen a personality in an exceedingly TV drama or film who was just TOO NICE compared to everyone else within the story you’ll understand my frustration. This character deserved none of the complications that came his way. He bent over backward caring for everybody, then again sometimes would be stabbed within the back, or just not proscribed honestly or fairly for extended periods of your time.
I bought the DVDs off Amazon for this rare drama and that I admit I just about watched it on a marathon schedule round the clock because the performances were all top notch and strongly dynamic and compelling, sometimes much better than the fabric of the actors were presented with within the script. this can be once you know you’re watching a nation’s top professional actors — they take a well-recognized storyline sort of a “To Sir With Love” one, and make it unique and special and totally captivating — most so you cannot bear turning it off, even to require a meal or bathroom break, or for sleep!
Where the story excelled the foremost was in handling the individual high school students’ trials and tribulations in their lives, and particularly Gong Hyo Jin‘s character’s compassion in helping them outside of the classroom setting, and when it became a weaker story it had been often in addressing the on-again, off-again romance between Gong Hyo Jin‘s and Kim Dahyun‘s characters, both playing teachers at the college. With the high school student played by Gong Yoo determined to interrupt them up before they may wed I often found myself desperate to shout at my TV screen, “Oh, grow up, already!”, when he kept interfering in their romantic relationship. Gong Yoo really had to figure overtime to create me switch my loyalties. Oh, I had Second Male Leaditis Disease really successful during this drama!
Gong Hyo Jin was 25 when she made this drama and Gong Yoo was 26. Often you actually needed to use your imagination to determine Gong Yoo as an 18-year-old kid, although his often goofy, immature, bratty behavior helped therein area in playing a teenager; it absolutely was almost a foreshadowing of his fine performance in Big seven years later, a story within which an 18-year-old high school kid’s spirit entered his body after a vehicle crash and for many of that drama he had to play a youngster when his character was in his mid-thirties. For Gong Hyo Jin this was her second time playing as a high school teacher in two years: in 2003 she had starred opposite Rain in Sang-Doo, Let’s visit School. Both of those high school dramas are overall excellent to look at, largely due to Gong Hyo Jin’s far-ranging acting talents. She simply has never given a nasty performance. And that I must admit — eventually — I used to be charmed and touched by Gong Yoo’s performance because of the troubled teen.
The Story of Hello My Teacher
Feisty twenty-five-year-old Na Bori (Gong Hyo Jin) isn’t your typical new-hire high school homeroom teacher. She had been expelled from the identical high school years earlier for getting in fights with male bullies. This had made her determined to strive to become an educator herself, to urge her high school equivalency diploma, a school degree, and earn an instructor certificate, with great care she could return to the identical school and prove herself a successful person to all or any the staff there. She lives along with her younger sister Na Seon Jae (Lee Yoon Ji) who works within the medical field and infrequently sees her mother Bae Yi Da (Geum Bora) and father (Lee Jae Yong) who work on a monastery isolated from Seoul.
After flunking the initial interview at her desired place of employment, her old high school, because the school’s staff remembered her troublesome personality from the old days, she eventually is hired anyway in a very rather secretive manner (elaborated below), and she or he takes over as homeroom teacher to a bunch of rowdy high students, both boys, and girls, and proceeds to win their trust and affection, and even within the case of the school’s biggest troublemaker student, Park Tae In (Gong Yoo), his total love and devotion, against all odds, and even when another girl his own age cares for him deeply, named No Jem Ma (Choi Yeo Jin from I’m Sorry, I love You and On The way to The Airport).
However, Na Bori’s REAL motive in returning to the varsity, which she doesn’t even wish to admit to herself initially, is to be ready to teach alongside her past love and high school teacher crush, the handsome instructor Ji Hyun Woo (Kim Dahyun). after they see one another again sparks fly and it soon becomes obvious that the instructor had had a secret crush on her too back within the old days! It seems he has been instrumental in getting her hired at the college, by going behind the scenes to the administrators and urging them to reconsider their decision on her hiring. Even despite his romantic feelings for her he wisely sees potential in her as a lecturer that others miss.
The real power behind the choices at the varsity, though, proves to be, not the overly-emotional, unstable school principal (Jo Hyung Ki) who decided Bori’s initial interview — a faculty official character I disliked all the way through the drama! – but with Tae In’s hard-as-nails step-mother, the Principal Ji Young Ae (Yang Geum Suk), who is seeking to seek out the way to tame her rowdy step-son.
She secretly tells Bori that she’s going to be hired at the college as long as she agrees to mentor and look into Tae In and help him to change, improve as a student, and become a more stable person. She wants this variation in Tae In to create a smoother home life for herself, primarily, and to impress her husband, Tae In’s biological father Dr. Park Joong Seop (Lee Hyo Jung), along with her wisdom in taming the rambunctious student. the daddy has been frustrated together with his uncontrollable son for years, although later it’s revealed that Dad isn’t exactly innocent within the emotional harm he caused his son, in how he raised him after his first wife, the boy’s mother, had died.
Tae In also eventually suffers great jealousy over Bori’s increasingly romantic relationship with the teacher Ji Hyun Woo, who just happens to be his uncle! He sometimes even deliberately lies to Bori and his uncle in a shot to cause friction between them and to prevent them from becoming engaged. A main bone of contention becomes an old girlfriend of his uncle’s, Chae Eun Song (Oh Yoon Ah from Saimdang: Light’s Diary and Alone In Love) whom he keeps insisting on to Bori his uncle continues to be enamored with, despite all evidence to the contrary. Maybe it absolutely was due to her own inexperience with men but inexplicably Bori seems to think Tae In is correct, and she or he doesn’t recognize that he’s lying to her for his own gain. This was the weakest part of the story on my behalf. His uncle had always been there for him, even sleeping on a cot next to him when he had been hospitalized after a fight. Now rather than being grateful to his uncle he tries to steal the girl he loves far from him.
While the romantic tussles are happening between the most characters the important backbone of the drama was the students’ individual personal stories, some were so powerful they made me cry hot tears; you have got students with poor home lives who are quietly suffering, kids having trouble with gangs, potential suicides even among the foremost intelligent of the scholars, health crisis situations like relations needing expensive surgery they cannot afford, homelessness and oldsters abandoning their children, a student with a brain tumor who only incorporates a 10% chance of survival, etc. These scenes are where Gong Hyo Jin is superlative in her acting skills, even more so than she normally is. Honestly, these scenes are what I will be able to remember most dearly about this drama. And the way all the classmates banded together to assist one another overcome their challenges, almost becoming a sort of a family.
There are surprises along the way, and Tae In finally grows up and even decides to become self-sacrificial, as long as Bori is happy. I had what I call Second Male Leaditis “Disease” quite badly during this drama but I could certainly also see the obviously growing, strong attachment between Teacher and Student, and graduation brings even more surprises still. (Something I learned from this drama that surprised me was that top school students in Korea don’t graduate from high school at age 18, but at age 20, after which they’re considered to be independent).
I beloved a particular scene within the last episode where Gong Hyo Jin walks around Seoul and unknowingly passes by all her former students whom she had helped, who are now more mature with their lives professionally and academically. Do teachers really understand what powerful, long-lasting impacts they need on their students? This show will bring that message to you merely and powerfully.
I know you may enjoy this drama plenty. This was Gong Yoo‘s first big drama role and helped prepare him for his future blockbuster success with Coffee Prince two years later. As for Gong Hyo Jin she is often worth watching. In ANYTHING.