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Itaewon Class Review: Is This Korean Drama Good To Watch?

A still of the drama Itaewon Class
Kim Dami as Jo Yi Seo (Credits: JTBC)

It is indeed a fact that we usually get inspiration and motivation from movies, series, and novels. There is no way that one individual is not involved in the things mentioned above. And as we know, Korean Dramas are sweeping now we know how popular Korean Dramas are.

Well, Korean Dramas are not only getting love because of the amazing main leads, but people are enjoying the content of Korean Dramas as they include amazing plots, original soundtracks, cinematography, and more stuff like that. There is another astonishing fact about Korean Dramas which we can never deny.

As we know, Korean Dramas are very inspiring as there are tons of Korean Dramas that have storylines based on Youth, Slice of Life, and more. Itaewon Class is also a kind of drama that definitely falls under this category, but let’s not forget that there are also tons of Korean Dramas that show the dark side of South Korea.

We have seen in many Korean Dramas how people usually get bullied in their schools and workplaces, and the victims usually do not get justice for getting suffered like that. Nowadays, The Glory is trending a lot on the internet because the show shows the vicious story of bullying in Korea. If you have seen The Glory, then you will definitely love the storyline of Itaewon Class. 

Itaewon Class Review

Itaewon Class (Credits: Netflix)

Itaewon Class was released in the year 2020, but it is still a hot topic among Korean Drama lovers. This drama deserves love and support from fans all around the world, and we can not say that this drama is not popular. Itaewon Class is one of the most popular Korean Dramas, and it is also one of the best 2020 Korean Dramas. Itaewon Class is best known for its storyline, Original soundtracks, and star cast lineup.

As it is already mentioned above, this show also shows the dark side of South Korea. This drama shows how bullying takes place in South Korea, especially in schools. This drama is a great lesson to all the people all around the world that do not know how bullying can affect the life of that someone so much, and we should not let someone suffer like that just because of fun.

Itaewon Class is a drama that everyone should watch at least once. This drama is based on the popular webcomic “Itaewon Class,” which is written by Jo Gwang Jin, and the drama is also penned by Jo Gwang Jin. We can say that Itaewon Class has a special place in everyone’s hearts as it is the first-ever drama produced by Showbox, which is a movie company.

Itaewon Class consists of 16 episodes, and every episode is worthy of your attention. This drama is indeed an amazing drama series because you will learn so many things from this particular drama series. 

Itaewon Class Review 

Itaewon Class has left a very great impression on the fans of the Korean Drama series. In fact, those people who do not usually watch Korean Dramas also find themselves getting drawn to this drama because of the amazing content it has. We can never state that Itaewon Class has bad ratings because this drama was dominating the top 10 most popular series on Netflix when it was first released in the year 2020.

This drama also ranked at good ranks when it was ongoing, and even after the wrapped up of the drama, it still managed to win several awards on the awards shows. Itaewon Class has not only good reviews just because of the storyline but also great ratings because of the amazing soundtrack it has.

Itaewon Class

Park Seo Ro Yi With Jo Yi Seo (Credits: JTBC)

This drama has gained many popular awards for its original soundtracks, and it is also one of the main reasons why people get attracted to this show. As Itaewon Class is a drama filled with all kinds of emotions, fans could relate to every scene of it.

Even though many fans were not able to witness some emotions, they still could understand the whole emotion portrayed by the respective actors and actresses. This shows how well the star cast of Itaewon Class played the roles. 

Now, the viewers of Itaewon Class are growing more as recently the star cast of Itaewon Class appeared on Young Actors’ Retreat along with the star cast of The Sound Of Magic and Love In The Moonlight. Those fans who did not watch this drama right away started watching the drama after watching the amazing chemistry between the star Cast on Young Actors’ Retreat. 

Overall, the ratings and reviews on Itaewon Class are more than perfect. This drama has gained very good reviews from critics as well as the public. And as we are also aware of the fact that this drama has won several awards, and the most notable award is the Best Drama Series award which was facilitated at the 25th Asian Television Awards.

So we can get a notion about the reviews of the drama just by getting an idea about the awards it has received. Itaewon Class is a perfect drama for you because it is a whole package as the genre is not only drama, but it is a mixture of every emotion. You will witness a roller coaster ride of emotions while watching the whole drama. 

Itaewon Class Plot 

A still of the drama

Kim Dami as Jo Yi Seo (Credits: JTBC)

Itaewon Class depicts the life of Park Sae Ro Yi, who tries to protect one of his classmates from getting bullied by another classmate, Jang Geun Won. Jang Geun Won belongs to a very wealthy family, and his father is a CEO who runs a business related to restaurants. And the father of Park Seo Ro Yi works under the father of Jang Geun Won.

After Park Seo Ro Yi gets involved in a fight while trying to protect his classmate from Jang Geun Won, this is when everything starts to fall around Park Seo Ro Yi. Jang Geun’s father asks Seo Ro Yi to apologize to his son, but when Park Seo Ro Yi refuses to apologize to Jang Geun Won, his father removes Seo Ro Yi’s father from his company which eventually affects a lot to the family of Park Seo Ro Yi. 

One day, Seo Ro Yi’s father dies in an accident that was actually conducted by Jang Geun Won, and after learning the truth, Seo Ro Yi beats Jang Geun Won very aggressively, which leads him to get arrested, and after that, he spends some time in prison. 

After the prison time gets over and Seo Ro Yi gets out of prison, he tries to get revenge on Jang Geun Won. Seo Ro Yi opens a bar in Itaewon, where Jo Yi Seo also starts to work, and she tries to help Seo Ro Yi. Amid everything, Jo Yi Seo develops feelings for Seo Ro Yi. 

This drama mainly focuses on the dreams, struggles, and friendships of the main characters and how they try to fulfill their wishes by working very hard. The plot of this drama is so inspiring that once you watch it, you will also get the motivation to fulfill your dreams. 

Itaewon Class Cast And Characters 

The Star Cast of Itaewon Class

Kim Dami, Park Seo Joon, Kwon Nara and Dong Hee Kim (Credits: JTBC)

The Cast of this popular drama series includes Park Seo Joon as Park Seo Ro Yi, Kim Da Mi as Jo Yi Seo, Kim Dong Hee as Jang Geun Soo, Ryoo Kyun Soo as Choi Seung Kwon, Lee Joo Young as Ms. Hyun Yi, Chris Lyon as Tony Kim, Yoo Jae Myung as Jang Dae Hee, Kwon Na Ra as Oh Soo A, Ahn Bo Hyun as Jang Geun Won, Kim Hye Eun as Kang Min Jung, Ahn Sol Bin, Hong Seo Jun as Mr. Kim and the list goes on. 

The Cast of this drama played every role so perfectly that fans still can not forget them or move on from the drama.

Our Ratings On Itaewon Class 

Kwon Nara

Kwon Nara as Oh Soo Ah (Credits: JTBC)

If we are talking about the ratings of Itaewon Class, then this drama has received good ratings not only in South Korea, but the overall ratings are way too good. It has gained good ratings on every official site. We would like to rate this drama 4.7/5 because this drama is indeed the best, and you should watch this drama at least once.

We can assure you that once you start watching this drama, you will not be able to rewatch it again and again. If you want to watch this drama so badly, then you can stream this drama on Netflix. All the episodes are available there, so you do not need to be worried about searching it somewhere else. 

Our Rating: ⭐ (4.7/5).

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