tvN (2007) 8 Episodes
School Comedy, Grade: C-
Korean Drama Review by Jill, USA
I have to confess I
only watched this K-comedy for actor Lee Min Ho. I
wanted to satisfy my curiosity if there was a special
spark that was noticeable about this now amazingly
popular Korean actor way back in 2007 when he was
basically just starting out in show business and few
people knew who he was. The answer? Yes! He was cute as
the dickens in this early teen themed Korean TV show;
even though he was rather awkward looking he could do
kooky scenes and serious scenes as well, and he really
stood out from the other cast members, who to my mind
were nice but rather bland and unremarkable (sorry!).
While this comedy shows Lee Min Ho was adept at both
comedy and drama, even early on, this show is hardly
Over Flowers caliber, or City
Hunter, or Faith,
Taste, so I won't spend that much time on
it. It was a slight,
lightweight K-drama that pretty much will only
attract the teenage - early twenties age crowd of
fans who obsess over this actor. I'll let you
discover it for yourself and make up your own mind.
faces of a young Lee Min Ho in Mackerel High
The story revolves around a male high
school aged student named Gong-chan Cha (Lee Min Ho) who
is enrolled in a competitive private school called
Myoung-mun High, in the affluent Gangnam area of Seoul.
However, he was only accepted because of his excellent soccer skills,
not for academics. When he quits the sport he finds
himself an outcast at the school, grows despondent, and
starts playing hooky a lot.
his is what he should have looked like when making Heirs,
if he wanted to pass for 18!
You know what? My chihuahua makes faces like these!
One day a beautiful new girl transfers to the school,
named Yoon Seo Min (Chae Won Moon), and when she walks
into his class, Gong-chan falls in love at first sight,
and everything changes in his attitude toward school and
life. He is finally enthusiastic about going to school,
but the school administrator warns him that he will be
expelled if he misses even one more day. Gong-chan vows
that he won't give up on either his school life or his
love, but can he live up to his own promise to himself?
What do you think? Can our Lee Min Ho do it? He can do
EVERYTHING, right??? :)
So if you are a big fan of Lee Min Ho
check out Mackerel
Run's 8 episodes on Dramaload.com,
where you can download AVI video files and subtitle
files to watch on your computer. It's not William
Shakespeare, but heck, Lee Min Ho isn't exactly chopped
kimchi, now is he? ;)