School 2013 (Korean학교 2013; Hanja學校2013; RRHak-gyo 2013) is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Jang Nara, Choi Daniel, Lee Jong-suk, Park Se-young and Kim Woo-bin.[2][3][4][5] The teen drama depicts the struggles and dilemmas that modern-day Korean youth face, such as bullying, student suicides, school violence, deteriorating teacher-student relations, private tutoring and other real-life high school issues, all within the confines of one small classroom at Victory High School.[6][7][8][9]

School 2013
School 2013-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreComing-of-age
Teen
Written byLee Hyun-joo
Go Jung-won
Directed byLee Min-hong
Lee Eung-bok
StarringJang Nara
Choi Daniel
Lee Jong-suk
Kim Woo-bin
Park Se-young
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producerHwang Eui-kyung
Production locationKorea
CinematographyWi Chang-seok[1]
Kwon Hyuk-gyun
EditorJung Hyun-kyung
Running time60 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays 21:55 (KST)
Production companiesCulture Industry Company School LLC, Content K
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release3 December 2012 (2012-12-03) –
28 January 2013 (2013-01-28)
Chronology
Preceded bySchool 4
Followed byWho Are You: School 2015
Korean name
Hangul
학교 2013
Hanja
學校2013
Revised RomanizationHak-gyo 2013
McCune–ReischauerHak-kyo 2013

It is the fifth installment of KBS's School series which aired from 1999 through 2002.[10] It aired on KBS2 from December 3, 2012 to January 28, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.

SynopsisEdit

Jung In-jae (Jang Na-ra) and Kang Sae-chan (Choi Daniel) are homeroom teachers whose philosophies are apparently at odds. Together, they manage Victory High's toughest class; facing bullies, academic underachievers, and demanding parents, as they help the students overcome their problems.

CastEdit

Teachers[11]
  • Jang Na-ra as Jung In-jae, homeroom teacher[12][13]
  • Choi Daniel as Kang Se-chan, former top lecturer[14][15]
  • Um Hyo-sup as Uhm Dae-woong "Uhm Force", math teacher
  • Park Hae-mi as Im Jung-soo, principal
  • Lee Han-wi as Woo Soo-chul, vice principal
  • Oh Young-sil as Yoo Nan-hee, ethics teacher
  • Yoon Joo-sang as Jo Bong-soo, gym teacher
  • Kwon Nam-hee as Kwon Nam-hee
  • Kim Yun-ah as Kim Yun-ah
  • Lee Won-suk as Kim Dae-soo
Students[16]

RatingsEdit

In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[19] TNmS[20]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 December 3, 2012 8.0% 8.6% 8.2% 8.6%
2 December 4, 2012 8.2% 8.2% 10.0% 10.9%
3 December 10, 2012 10.8% 11.8% 11.5% 12.7%
4 December 11, 2012 8.9% 9.4% 10.4% 10.8%
5 December 17, 2012 9.8% 10.7% 12.9% 13.5%
6 December 18, 2012 11.5% 12.7% 12.9% 14.2%
7 December 24, 2012 10.2% 11.1% 11.7% 12.1%
8 December 25, 2012 12.9% 14.3% 14.8% 16.5%
9 January 1, 2013 15.2% 16.8% 15.7% 16.3%
10 January 7, 2013 13.1% 14.6% 14.7% 15.1%
11 January 8, 2013 15.8% 17.3% 16.3% 18.0%
12 January 14, 2013 14.5% 16.4% 16.1% 17.3%
13 January 15, 2013 15.5% 17.3% 17.1% 18.3%
14 January 21, 2013 14.0% 16.1% 15.1% 15.9%
15 January 22, 2013 15.7% 17.3% 15.3% 16.2%
16 January 28, 2013 15.0% 17.0% 16.0% 17.1%
Average 12.4% 13.7% 13.7% 14.6%
Special January 29, 2013 11.5% 12.7% 12.7% 13.3%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2012 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Jang Nara Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Choi Daniel Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jang Nara Won
Best New Actor Lee Jong-suk Won
Popularity Award, Actor Choi Daniel Nominated
Lee Jong-suk Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress Jang Nara Nominated
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama School 2013 Nominated
Best New Actor (TV) Kim Woo-bin Nominated
7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Drama Star, Male Lee Jong-suk Nominated
20's Booming Star, Male Kim Woo-bin Nominated
6th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Kim Woo-bin Nominated
2nd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor Lee Jong-suk Won
Best New Actor Kim Woo-bin Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jun, Ji-young (20 December 2012). "The Image Aesthetics Between "Realism" and "Sensibility"". KBS Global. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. ^ Jeon, Ji-young (23 November 2012). "Distinctive Posters in Three Sets Released". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  3. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (2 November 2012). "Actors in KBS School Hold 1st Script Reading Session". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  4. ^ Ho, Stewart (2 November 2012). "School Holds First Script Reading As Entire Cast Gathers". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  5. ^ Ho, Stewart (15 November 2012). "School 2013 Holds Gosa Ceremony To Ensure Success and Good Health". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  6. ^ "Anticipation for the New "Real" School Report". KBS Global. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  7. ^ Oh, Jean (29 November 2012). "Fifth School series too close for comfort?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  8. ^ Lee, In-kyung (2 December 2012). "Why School 2013 is Going to be Worth the Wait". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  9. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (4 December 2012). "School 2013 Shows the Ugly Side of Today's Schools". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (5 November 2012). "School 2013 Set As Official Title and Releases Group Poster of the Students". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  11. ^ Jeon, Ji-young (22 November 2012). "Biographies of Realistic High School Teachers". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  12. ^ Jeon, Ji-young (30 November 2012). "Jang Nara's Cute Wish for School 2013's Success". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  13. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (8 November 2012). "Jang Nara Flawlessly Pulls Off a School Uniform". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  14. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (16 November 2012). "Choi Daniel to Act as Capitalistic Teacher in ′School 2013′". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  15. ^ "Choi Daniel Films Extravagant First Day at the Office". KBS Global. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  16. ^ Jeon, Ji-young (3 December 2012). "Unique and Diverse Characters of Future Stars Add Fun". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  17. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (7 November 2012). "Lee Jong Seok Featured in New Stills for School 2013". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  18. ^ Ho, Stewart (7 November 2012). "T-ara's Dani Joins 5Dolls' Hyoyoung in Cast of School 2013". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  19. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  20. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-12-03.

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