Moorim School is an upcoming drama that is scheduled to air around January 2016 on KBS, follow the end of Oh My Venus, starring So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah. It seems far away at the moment, especially when Oh My Venus hasn’t even released any promotional stills, and I most certainly don’t remember seeing the script reading pictures.
Yet, casts of Moorim School have done the script reading, as well as launched into shooting. If my memory serves me right, this drama production intended to complete filming before the airing date, but don’t quote me on it. Stills of the filming were released today, which is the reason why I wrote this — so that I could drool on Lee Hyun Woo (The Beauty Inside, The Northern Limit Line, Scholar Who Walks the Night).
Most of the casts in this drama are new faces except Lee Hyun Woo and Shin Hyun Joon (Ohlala Couple, Bad Guys Always Die). I know nothing about VIXX’s Lee Hong Bin (Glorious Day) or Seo Ye Ji (Diary of a Night Watchman) even though she’s so familiar looking to me. The rest of the supporting casts are even more unfamiliar to me.
Yook Sung Jae from BTOB (School 2015: Who Are You?) was initially courted for the lead role, but turned it down, and decided to do Village: Secret of Achiara. Lee Hyun Woo then later stepped up, and took the role to play the music genius from a Korean boy band. His character is said to be arrogant, sensitive, fussy and a little harsh at people. This sort of personality isn’t new in Kdramaland. YAWN.
Lee Hong Bin, on the other hand, plays a chaebol from a Chinese conglomerate who always get in trouble. Sounds a lot like Yook Sung Jae‘s character from School 2015. Another YAWN. Hehehe. However, I am still going to check it out when it airs.
According to AsianWiki, the Moorim School isn’t focused solely on high academic scores. The school teaches its students virtues including honesty, faith, sacrifice and communication. The teachers and students at the school come from different countries, and each have their own stories.
Ahhhh… now that explains the variety in race I see in the actor lists and script reading photos.