The School Nurse Files
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Origin: South Korea
Air-date: September 25, 2020
Starring: Jung Yoo Mi as Ahn Eun Young, Nam Joo Hyuk as Hong In Pyo, Lee Joo Young as Han Ah Reum, Yoo Teo as Mr. Mackenzie, Park Se Jin as Jang Ra Di, Song Hee Jun as Baek Hye Min
I am honestly still trying to digest what the fuck it is that I watched tbh. I can’t explain it, but this drama was a trip and I lowkey feel like I would love to rewatch it when I am high off shrooms? Does that make me a weird person? Hehhe. So here we are with another Netflix original story and like this legit was Netflix made because you can tell by the approach taken with the nature of the episodes as well as the fact that this is only six episodes and there’s no season two so it’s not like a Love Alarm case, but more of a Triad Princess case.
So here’s the thing, the story had a very unique and interesting premise. I was enthralled within the first few moments by the sheer quirkiness surrounding it. I remember initially writing off this drama until I saw a preview and I just loved the idea of someone seeing a whole different world to everyone else and then working to save people that way. I think that in and of itself is why I ended up continuing since it was only six episodes. I do think some time was spent in divulging into the whole history of why the school was like an epicenter and the different people who would eventually matter in the storyline. However, I felt like the pacing of the story was off a bit and that the drama kind of faltered on the character development portions. I felt like no one served a true purpose in this drama except the Eun Young which I mean makes sense as she’s the lead, but still…. Episodes 5 and 6 were confusing to me and it could’ve been because I was getting bored, but I just ended this series feeling like I sort of wasted my time and nothing really had a purpose?
In respects to the graphics though this was one of the bests that I have ever seen. We really gotta love a good Netflix budget because the design of the jellies, auras, sword and illumination was simply stunning. I actually wished that we had spent more time seeing the world through Eun Young’s eyes more. I think that if we had like one episode just entirely composing of that it would’ve been more hearkening when we got to the point of her saying how peaceful it was when she was without the jellies. Yes we did get to see the jellies, but it was always in bits and pieces.
The acting was fine. I don’t particularly think this was any standout performance from anyone on the cast. Were the characters believable? Sure. I mean it wasn’t like we really got into the depths of these characters. I will say that this did feel like a more Nam Joo Hyuk and it will be interesting to see how Start Up goes next week.
So yeah all in all, very unique story, but I mean I don’t think I would recommend it to anyone unless you wanna watch some weird shit. I rated it up because I really really did love the way the graphics were done. I think this drama would have benefited from being a little weirder. The serious bits were very uninspiring.
Rewatch Value: 5/10
Fave Song: N/A