Popular ’90s high-school drama series School is getting a modern reincarnation, and the 2012 version produced by Bae Yong-joon (Keyeast/Contents K) has landed a broadcast slot in December on KBS. School was an immensely popular series that premiered in 1999, that featured fresh young faces and dealt with realistic issues teenagers faced in high school. It went on to air four seasons total with a new cast of characters each time.

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  • Jan 29, 2013 16 of 16 episodes seen
    52 of 62 people found this review helpful
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    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  8
    • Rewatch Value  10
    Ok let me get started with one of he best dramas that HAS NO ROMANCE (I know shocked right especially for being a romance buff)! To all you people who love romance in everything and don't really know whether to watch this or not let me put your heart at ease.....:watch the dang thing or regret it! Lol not to be too harsh..... It is an amazing drama!
    The acting was phenomenal, the characters were so well oriented with each other and the actors all seemed to be living the life of the character as they were on screen! I cried for all the right reasons watching this drama and I might even watch it again so that I can get that feeling! The bromance was
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  • Jan 28, 2013 16 of 16 episodes seen
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    I didn't even start watching this drama until after the 15th episode had aired. In my experience, school dramas are virtually all the same, just with a different cast. This drama was, surprisingly, really good. It was a lot different than I was expecting. Where other school dramas are bright and fluffy (and seriously, do we ever actually see them go to school?), this one was a lot darker and more realistic. Where others focus more on the romantic relationship(s) between the three/four main characters, this show was all about the relationships between the whole class, teachers included.

    One thing I can say about this show is that it was amazing at making me emotional. I don't cry often when watching dramas unless I'm really touched,
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  • darkangel662008 4 days ago
    While watching this drama, I feel that I'm watching God of Study...
  • Massrah 22 days ago
    The only thing that kept me going was the bromance between Go Nam Soon ( Lee Jung Suk) and Park Heung So (Kim Woo Bin) & believe me people when I say its totally worth spending 16 hours just watching these two<3
    2 ❤
  • KissMeNaNa 22 days ago
    I just sat trough the first 2 epis and maaan it's sooo boring! I will prob watch epi 3 to give it another chance in hopes it get's better because I really like LJS but gosh the female teacher is so annoying!
    1 ❤
    • kittyflumpin 6 days ago
      You have read my mind-- I think she's pretty useless as a teacher and it's kinda ticking me off to watch. The only reason I'm finishing it is because I'm watching it with a friend who loves Lee Jong Suk and it's excellent background noise for drinking (just kidding... kind of).
    • justcallmejuvy 9 hours ago
      I totally felt the same way. The first episodes really bore the hell out of me. But give it a chance, the next episodes are really worth the watch. It started slow indeed but the mid and final episodes were superb. c:
  • watashi Mar 6, 2014
    i dont like!
    3 ❤
  • kittyflumpin Feb 27, 2014
    Please tell me this picks up once Kim Woo Bin shows up. A friend and I have just started watching and man, the first 3 eps were... slooooooow. Then, FINALLY, Kim Woo Bin appears late in ep.03. It'll get significantly more interesting from here on out, right? Right?!
    1 ❤
    • vamp97 Mar 16, 2014
      You bet it does
      Kim woo bin and lee Jong suk best bromance ever
      Plus the story picks up when he comes
    • kittyflumpin Mar 20, 2014
      Hmmm... we're on ep.06 and I'm not seein' it yet (we're only watching 1 ep/week because quite frankly I think we'd fall asleep if we watched 2 in a row). I suspect I'm gonna be one of those folks who just doesn't get what others see in this show. It happens. *shrug*
    • vamp97 Mar 20, 2014
      Oh well each to their own, I don't remember ep 6 well but I do know it does pick and you see some real emotional acting between the two leads near the end. However if you don't like, you don't like *shrugs*
      1 ❤
  • Vermouth23 Feb 25, 2014
    I started to watch this and I really like it. I wanted to see this online but school 2013 on viki tv isn't available in my country v.v... well i'm searching for sites where I can download or even watch online this k-drama with good quality.
    Talkin about this again, i think that i'll get addicted.
    1 ❤
  • wolfgirl9 Feb 17, 2014
    Am I the only one who was utterly disappointed by the ending?
    From the beginning the most problematic student, and the one who needed the most help was Jung Ho. So the fact that he was the only left out character at the end was very dissatisfying.

    I feel like the story of Jung Ho is incomplete. He had a whole year ahead of him before he graduates and there was so much that the teacher could have done for him.
    I mean so what did the teachers really do? They only helped the ones that were already making changes in their lives, the true challenge was to help Jung Ho which they failed at it.

    Last ep was the definition of lazy writing! saying that his dad fell sick and he had to earn his living expenses was beyond stupid! They created a situation in the last 10 min that could use a whole new drama to unravel! I hate it the most when a show has potential but simply blows it away! so yeah.
    3 ❤
    • vamp97 Mar 16, 2014
      I feel the same way, I had hoped he would have a better ending, Jung Ho is one of those characters with so much potential in the story but the writers basically left him in the exact same if not worse situation than when he began, apart from he's a bit nicer
      Maybe the writer had hoped for a second season but they probably just ran out of time and rushed his ending
  • SarangJongSuk Jan 20, 2014
    I really want a second season. Woo Bin and Jong Suk are so good together. I loved Jung Ho and his crew as well.
    3 ❤
  • MyOwnJudgement Jan 19, 2014
    Guhhhhhh!! I'm only at episode 4 and I'm already tearing up! Danmnmn, this series really grips you by the heart! And I'm just sooooo curious about our main boy's hidden past.... (/>_______<)/
  • Kim-Park-Lee Jan 14, 2014
    I know this is a really dumb question since I've read allover the place this drama has no romance is it, but how would you convince an exclusively romance drama fan to watch this? I have truly never watched a drama without romance, and never planned to, but I'm a tiny bit tempted by this drama...

    oh and I generally dislike school dramas - I didn't like the whole Dream High ambience, for example...

    So, what would you say for this drama ^^?

    • kiyrru Jan 17, 2014
      There is romance in the sense that some characters like each other and whatnot. I don't know if any couples are actually formed (I'm only up to episode ten), but you can still 'ship' them? Ahah, School 2013 is very easy to watch, in my opinion - and like you, I almost only watch romantic dramas.
  • greentea_ Jan 11, 2014
    this drama is amazing <3 i like the fact there's no romance in it.
    it ended really quickly and openly but overall it was really great-
  • sera Jan 8, 2014
    Where are the Heung Soo/Nam Soon shippers at? :D I have so many feelings about this drama I can't. Add me shippers! :D
    5 ❤
  • Nana-rozalita Jan 7, 2014
    Does anyone know where I can download the music that played at the end of ep 15 ?
  • latsyrk Jan 6, 2014
    Just wanted to say this is the best drama i have watched so far i loved it so much, i especially love the bromance between them <3 i so badly want a 2nd season i just cant get enough of this show, and i am so sad that ive watched all 16 episodes :(
  • blueaoichan Jan 5, 2014
    I love this drama but I think there's some things that still leave unrevealed and yeah... a little bit frustrating xD
    But overall I love this drama sooo much <3
    Especially the bromance lol.


School 2013

School 2013


  • Main Title: School 2013
  • Native title: 학교 2013
  • Also Known as: 학교 5; School 5

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: December 3, 2012 to January 28, 2013
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • # of Episodes 16
    Average Duration 1 hr. 5 min. per episode
  • Genres: Drama, Friendship, School, Youth


  • Score: 8.37 (scored by 4,851 users)
  • Ranked: #82
  • Popularity: #52
  • Members: 8,637
  • Favorites: 0
4.2 stars - based on 4,851 votes

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