Also, though it could just be an issue with the writing, I can’t tell if his character is supposed to be gay and wants HLTM (Lee Hyun Woo) to turn out to be gay as well, or if he’s just angry about something I’m missing.There is definitely something I’m not following and that’s throwing off the acting score for me, but most likely it’s the acting. plays FL1, who became a track star and overcame her obesity, inspired by Wu Chun (ML1).FM1 (Female Lead 1) is a high school student who grew up overseas in America after her father died and her mother re-married. Regardless of which version you watch- she was picked on by the American students and never really had friends.She was depressed and had no drive in life, that is, until she saw ML1 (Male Lead 1) compete in his track event (I think it’s always high-jump, but I’m not 100%, it’s been a while since I saw the Japanese and Taiwanese versions).I’ve only watched the Taiwanese and Korean in their entirety, but I’ve seen the first half of the Japanese show.To make everything easy on you, I’m going to give universal names to the characters so you can more easily follow what the hell is going on, instead of slamming you with all these character names that change depending on which edition you’re watching.But while in the Korean drama he is just like a friend to ML1, in this version he is a fierce ally of FL1 and she often comes to him when she is having trouble. He’s gay and, while usually you can’t tell (it isn’t like he’s walking around in a dress), he will go WAY OVER THE TOP whenever he needs to distract someone or just wants them out of his office.
There are a lot of singers in this show, I couldn’t name all of them since when I was living in Korea I think most of their groups were just coming to the scene.
Reviews by Kristen ♦ March 22, 2014 ♦ Leave a comment **Note: All 3 versions of this show have the same plot and just about the same setup.
When I review the Japanese version, I am talking about the ORIGINAL (2006 or 7), not the 2011 re-make. L-R: Male Lead 1 (Min-Ho), Male Antagonist (Ha-Neul Kang), Female Antagonist (Kim Ji Won), Dorm Leader (Seo Jun Young, I think), Female Lead (Sulli), Random Friend (Hwang Kwang Hee), and Hopeless Love Triangle Member (Hyun-Woo Lee).
–Netflix (though, I’d like to point out that he’s actually a high-jumper, I don’t know what Netflix is smoking).
Plot: 4/5 There are, as I said 3 different versions of this show, all with pretty identical plots.