A Real Surprise. So much more than a school story.
I bought this box set while I was in Hong Kong after I had JUST seen Rain's (Bi) "Full House" which my father bought for me. I was immediately converted to a Rain fan after watching it but I wasn't sure what to expect from "Sang Doo! Let's Go To School". If I wasn't a Rain fan, I wouldn't have bothered watching this because I was extremely sceptical, thinking because it's one of his very early work, it might not be so impressive, and the theme about school put me off slightly thinking it wasn't going to be very mature.
I was dead wrong. This is one of the funniest series I have seen! If you've seen Korean series, you'll know to expect comedy, cuteness and a touching story - this series has it all and more. School is just ONE of the themes it has so much more to offer. The show is mature in a way so you take the story seriously but also laid back enough so you get to know the characters and really grow to care about them, genuinely.
Rain REALLY gets to show his acting talents whilst in "Full House" he didn't get many opportunities to show that he is a brilliant actor. At the beginning it seems like an innocent high school love story with some good laughs but it becomes so epic you will be so captivated. It's as if the series grows up along with the characters who in the beginning were High school kids and now they're adults with real problems and it becomes such a heart touching drama.
The music is also very lovely and works so well together with the series. There's a sweetness in the soundtrack that has a high school first love feel, and also despair in the complications of 2 lovers - very effective soundtrack.
All the cast are extremely good actors and actresses but definitely thumbs up to Rain who doesn't hold anything back. By the end of the series I was crying my eyes out and thinking about it for days. I believe that the ending was beautiful it was so sad but it was also so loving, I wouldn't change it at all. Out of all of Rain's series, Full House, A Love to kill and Sang Doo, this is by far the best. A must see for Rain fans, Korean series fans and especially if you're sceptical about experiencing the Korean world of great drama.
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