Lazy Unnie’s Couch: High School King of Savvy

Lee Min Seok, a naive, immature, and clueless high school hockey player who somehow ends up working at a company in place of his brother. He lives a double life as a student and a high positioned office worker and falls in love with a woman who is a temporary employee at that same company.

  • Starring: Seo In Guk | Lee Ha Na | Lee Soo Hyuk | Lee Yeol Eum |
  • Episodes: 17 (1 hr. 25 Min.)
  • Aired: June 16 – August 11, 2014
  • Network: tvN
  • Where to Watch: Viki

Yes, I know this show is 7 years old but sue me, I never watched it. But since we are in our Seo In Guk feels (thank you Doom at your service), I needed to give this a shot. And let’s be real, I’m always down for a noona romance because I too am looking for a strapping young lad to make me feel like the goddess I am. I digress.

I’m actually really surprised at my feelings toward this show. I had started and stopped this a few times and each time I always said it was because I wasn’t in the mood. This time I pushed through and was surprised and let down at the same time. The premise seemed simple enough but also wild at the same time. I understand that Lee Minseok and his brother Hyungseok looked the same and whatnot. What bothered me was once Minseok took the place as his brother in the company, no one questioned that this guy basically had no clue what he was doing. But whatever, he was just skipping school to go work at an office. Personally, I would have been like hell no. Another aspect that had me raising a brow was Jung Soo Young. I didn’t know how to feel about her as a lead. Her ditzy personality was sometime adorable and others I wanted to slap her for being all over the place. But I will say that I understood her trouble picking between Minseok and Director Yoo. If I was her… I can’t, I can’t.

Let’s talk about the things I really liked. Minseok’s best friends were the best. Even though none of them were truly high schoolers, their dynamic was what you expect from 18 year old guys in the prime of their lives. They were both funny and caring. The fact that they put a dummy in Minseok’s place at school the whole time he worked at Comfo was dedication. Speaking of dedication, I loved Minseok and Hyungseok’s adoptive father. This man did not need to take in these boys once their parents died, but he did. He raised Minseok as his own at the same time dealing with his father who was suffering from dementia. MVP right there. I loved their relationship, especially Minseok and the grandfather. I think because Seo In Guk had to play dual roles of people both immature and mature, a lot of the adults around him were also on a level of immaturity for various reasons. I think that’s how I rationalized the age difference between Minseok and Soo Young.

This show ultimately made me laugh, cry and sometimes eye roll. I love Seo In Guk and I get that he’s basically made a kdrama career of playing this adorable idiots. There were times where I would see a little bit of Louis from Shopping King Louis in Minseok. But I think that’s just In Guk doing what he does best. Also what he does best… kiss scenes. He will always be in my top 5. This show was no exception.

Side note: Please have these two in everything?

Acting : 7.5/10
Story : 7/10
Music : 8/10
Overall : 8/10
Recommended For : Anyone looking to get into Seo In Guk dramas.

Fave Song : Finding Myself – Seo In Guk

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

2 thoughts on “Lazy Unnie’s Couch: High School King of Savvy

  1. Signing the petition to have Soohyuk and Inguk in everything lol! Very excited for their new movie.

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