NOTE: The following is not an actual recap of the drama but is more of a concentrated recap of the character Kang Oh-hyuk in Dream High.
Kirin High School is not just simply a school but a place where stars are born. Six students each with their own strengths and weaknesses fight and struggle to reach the top. Let the battle BEGIN!
The Six Students:
Song Sam-dong – musical genius but is a total country bumpkin
Jin-gook (Hyun Shi-hyuk) – great dance skills but troubled family history
Yoon Baek-hee – inferiority complex against Hye-mi
Kim Pil-sook –has the singing talent but lacks in appearance; has a crush on Jason
We first see Kang Oh-hyuk (played by Uhm Ki-joon) welcoming the chairman of Kirin High School with his fellow teachers. The chairman is Jung Ha-myung played by Bae Yong-joon.
The situation is worse when he is with the other teachers. Kang Oh-hyuk attends the staff meeting and is chastised for having the worst record for three years straight. He tries to hide in shame but his phone rings causing more unnecessary attention. Top teacher Shi Kyung-jin (Lee Yoon-ji) calls out Kang Oh-hyuk for his phone and mockingly asks him to pick it up. Kang Oh-hyuk answers the phone but is surprised to hear who the caller is.
Kang Oh-hyuk makes the mistake of saying, “What do you mean by things. What did I do?” and laughs.
Hye-mi slams her utensils on the table and yells, “You seduced my mother and made my parents get a divorce!”
Kang Oh-hyuk looks around the restaurant in embarrassment.
That explains the resentment… but I guess the dad really had no other connections since he sent his kids to the man his wife cheated with. The show better have explanations about their past, or I might be very disappointed.
Hye-mi explains her current situation and offers Kang Oh-hyuk the chance to redeem himself. She and her sister are about to be homeless because their father’s business went bankrupt, and he is currently in Canada looking for help. Kang Oh-hyuk has no choice but to agree. However, life is hard for him too, and he does not have the leisure to watch over them. Consequentially, Kang Oh-hyuk finds the opportunity to escape and does. Hye-mi chases after him to no avail.
Episode 1 was okay. The drama gets better, and Kang Oh-hyuk gets more screen time. The acting wasn't great, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Suzy is still awkward and stiff here and there, but even some more experienced actors are too. Overall, I love Uhm Ki-joon, but his character is still "meh" in episode 1.