Saturday, October 26, 2013

God of Study

This is such a fun K-drama. The premise is, of course, completely zany: an idealistic lawyer decides to turnaround one of the worst high schools in the country. But the writing is sharp and the actors, including all the kids, totally adorable. It's best not to think about the plot too much and just enjoy the ride as one hysterically weird teacher after another is introduced.

God of Study is also known as Master of Study and Lord of Studying. Yeah, the English translation of the Korean title doesn't really work.

Update: The Economist has an interesting interview with Korea's Minister of Education Seo Nam Soo. It explains a lot of what's going on in God of Study. 

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