K – Drama Review: Cheer Up! Episode 4

Hello to all of my Dramatics out here! Have you been keeping up with stuudents of Sevit High? I can’t believe we are already on Episode 4! I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but this drama is Twelve Episodes instead of Sixteen. I was hoping that this drama was a bit longer because I really am enjoying it. I hope you are too! Lets see what happens in this episode of Cheer Up!

We left off with a chaotic moment at Sevit High.  The cheerleading coach and the moms of the Baek Ho students were in an argument.  The moms wanted to fire her and she wanted to quit on the squad. Members of the Board Of Education walk in and got wind that the school was fixing the cheerleading club in order to get students into Ivy League Schools and not actually cheerleading. The principal jumps in and says to the Board that the students are going to be competing in a athletic competiton and the Baek Ho students will perform. All of the moms play along with the principals story stating that they will be in the performance as well. Just then, the Board Of Education say that they will be in attendance to watch the performance along with other members in the Education Department.

At this point parents and principal really need the cheerleading coach. Sp she decides to stay if they let her give grades for cheerleading based on participation. The principal is not happy about this at all, but she agrees to the coaches condition.   On the first day of practice Yeon Doo is a bit concerned because they are not practicing. Instead they were in the room doing their homework. Yeon Doo asks the coach why are they not practicing for the competetion. The coach tells her that they need to get to know eachother first. The students from both squads do not like eachother and they obviously want no part in this exercise.

The coach leaves and two teachers walk behind her and check out her body, but they both seem disappointed when she turns around and shows her face. The teacher then goes into the principal’s office to speak with her. She needs his help with the cheerleading club and then threatens to not renew his teaching contract if he does not comply. With his job on the line, the teacher agrees to help her.

Later we see Yeon Doo and Dong Jae walking. Yeon Doo finds out that her close friend Dong Jae was kicked off the basketball team.  She’s very angry about this and feels guilty. She tells him she will do what ever it takes to get him back on the team, but he tells her that he is Ok with not being on the team anymore. Dong Jae was not really upset about getting kicked off of the basketball team. Yeon Doo is furious about her best friend not being on the team. She is obviously more upset about that than he is. Could this be an opportunity for Dong Jae to join the cheerleading club with his friend? Walking behind them are Kim Yeol and Ha Joon.  Ha Joon asks Kim Yeol if he really likes Yeon Doo doesn’t it bother him that she’s always around Dong Jae.

Two members from the Real KIngs are on the upper floor of the school playing around with mops instead of doing their chores. The mop ends up breaking a window right underneath Yeon Doo is standing. Yeon Doo, Dong Jae, Kim Yeol, and Ha Joon see the disaster that’s about to occur. Dong Jae freezes up, and Kim Yeol grabs  Yeon Doo and gets her out of the way so broken glass does not hit her. The broken glass rains down on his back instead of her face. I just love how Kim Yeol protects Yeon Doo. It showes that he really does have feelings for her. After that, Kim Yeol goes to the hospital with Yeon Doo and the teacher is there also. Kim Yeol has a few cuts on his back, but he is not seriously hurt. Yeon Doo feels very grateful because he saved her.

Dong Jae, who is terriffied about what happened, is sitting on the floor underneath the desk rocking back and forth. He really did want to save Yeon Doo, but because he does not like physical contact he hesitated to do so. We then flashback to young boy on the playground who is  Dong Jae. He is sitting at the very top of the monkey bars and a young girl climbs up and asks if he wants to play with her and he said no. He does not push her, but he pulls his arm from her grip strongly and she falls backward off the monkey bars.  We then see the same little girl lying in a hospital bed with a bandaged head and Dong Jae crying outside the hospital window.

At the hospital, Kim Yeol says to the teacher that he is going to the bathroom and Yeon Doo follows him. The two of them are sneaking out of the school and cutting class. As Yeon Doo catches up with him, she thanks him for saving her and he asks her to buy him food. After eating, they walk down the street and to the market together. They see a group dancing on a stage and Kim Yeol drags Yeon Doo over to watch them.

The announcer says that the winner of the dance competition can with a stereo, Yeon Doo immediately goes up to stage to participate as she is in need of a new stereo because the Real Kings one is broken. Kim Yeol seems a little embarrissed at first, but then he smiles as he watches her dance. The announcer then notices Kim Yeol in the audience and tells Yeon Doo that he’ll give her the prize automatically if she does a dance with Kim Yeol.  Yeon Doo goes runs into the audience and grabs him and brings him on stage. Kim Yeol is shy at first, but then he begins to get more into the dance.

Later we see Yeon Doo carrying a rice cooker that says Third Place. They get onto a bus to go back to school and Kim Yeol takes the only empty seat so Yeon Doo is now standing with the rice cooker. Yeon Doo then sets the rice cooker on his lap and stands away from him, leaving everyone on the bus to stare awkwardly. There is an empty seat and he motions Yeon Doo to sit next to him. As they ride the bus, Yeon Doo falls asleep with her head on his shoulder and Kim Yeol with his head on hers. Kim Yeol wakes up to find her sleeping on him and smiles. He moves the rice cooker to his lap and then rests his head on hers again and goes back to sleep.

When they arrive back at school, Kim  Yeol is carrying the rice cooker for her. As the come to the entrance they notice the teacher is standing and waiting for them. The teacher is not really angry at them. He asks where they went and they did not answer him at all. Instead he tells them to say they were at the hospital the entire time.  Dong Jae is waiting for them at the entrance as well. KIm Yeol hands Yeon Doo the rice cooker and leaves. Excited,  Yeon Doo shows off her rice cooker to Dong Jae and he notices that she has a bandage on her hand. Apparently she got cut from the falling glass as well. Yeon Doo is telling Dong Jae all about their adventure and Dong Jae suddenly reaches out his hand to touch hers, but then pulls away.

Yeon Doo goes back to her room and begins to reflect about her day with Kim Yeol with a big smile on her face. It appears she has fallen for him as he’s fallen for her. And it’s about time! I am very excited about this! We also see Kim Yeol in his room and smiling about his day when Ha Joon mentions that it’s the first he’s ever seen him smile like that and it’s a good look for him.

The next day at cheerleading practice,  Dong Jae enters and announces that he wants to join, and the cheerleading coach approves. She does disapproves of is that the members of the Real Kings and Baek Ho have not gotten to get to know eachother. The cheerleading coach then puts the groups in a room and makes them ask each other questions.  They start with simple ones like “who’s your favorite singer” to which one of the members of Baek Ho answers “Apink”. And of course,  when Yeon Doo who is played by Jung Eun Ji, of Apink

Then Yeon Doo’s friend from the Real King brings up Kim Yeol’s reputation with girls and asks who he’s dating. He responds that he does have a girl that he wants to kiss. Yeon Doo instantly turns so red that Dong Jae notices and says that they should go to the nurse. She looks up at Yeol bashfully and he seems surprised and happy that she’s blushing and gives her an adorable smile. Ha Joon takes note of this interaction. This scene was so very cute and adorable, I even started to blush as well.

Later in the principal’s office the principal and a teacher realize that the CCTV footage of Baek Ho and Real King and their numerous fights was never deleted. The footage is now in the hands of the TV reporter that is investigating the school that is creating specs just to make the students resumes look good. So the principal tells the teacher to delete it immediately.   He begins to delete the footage, until he gets to footage of Soo Ah standing alone at the school entrance. He does not see anything suspicious, so he just leaves it alone.

The cheerleading coach has the members of Baek Ho and Real King practice a cheerleading stunt. They are to team up with a guy partner hoist the girl partner onto his shoulder and then she dismounts.  Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo get paired up which is perfect because they will finally be close to one another. Dong Jae, on the other hand,  gets paired with Soo Ah. This is bad because of his phobia about physical contact and he does not really like her to begin with.

After practice, the teacher has Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol in the teacher’s lounge filling out an incident report about the broken window incident. Kim  Yeol is left alone in the room after Yeon Doo goes to the bathroom. He sees the footage of Soo Ah on the computer. He decides to play the footage and sees  Soo Ah picking up the bloody towel when Ha Joon hurt himself.  Yeol realizes that she was the one who took it to the principal to give her ammo to blackmail Kim Yeol to join the cheerleading club.

Kim Yeol finds  Soo Ah and confronts her immediately. He tells her to be careful or she’s going to be sorry and to not mess with him or Ha Joon. Ha Joon hears part of the conversation and demands Soo Ah tell him what  they were talking about. During night time inspection Ha Joon ends up missing and Kim Yeol asks the teacher to cover for him. We then see  Ha Joon on the roof of the school, about to  jump off. As he gets to the ledge, he stalls as he can’t go through with it. Yeon Doo finds Kim Yeol saying she knows Ha Joon will be OK. Yeon Doo knows that Kim Yeol wasn’t lying when he said that they were like brothers and that he had to do cheerleading to protect him.

Kim Yeol finds Ha Joon and Ha joon gets mad at him for making the deal. He tells Kim Yeol that he already felt like dying and this just made it worse.Kim  Yeol tells him that he didn’t know what else to do. Ha Joon tells him that he’s only trying to stay alive because of Kim Yeol. During cheerleading practice, Ha Joon is not happy at all.  He says he’s going to quit and the members of Real King are offended by how he seems to look down on them and then a  fight begins.

The cheerleading coach takes a picture of the students fighting. She tells them that they could either endure physical punishment or get penalty points. So all the members of Baek Ho and Real King are forced to run outside in the rain. After this, the cheerleading coach tells the students they cannot clean up, instead they must eat together. With dirt and mud all over them, the members of Real King and Baek Ho sit around a table, eating ramen together as other students pass by and stare. As they eat, they realize how funny it is and start laughing together.  It’s the first real bonding moment we see between these two groups.

Yeon Doo’s mom and Kim Yeol’s dad are at a cafe ran by Yeon Doo’s mom. He sits down and says he has something to tell her. He pulls out a ring to propose to her.  Yeon Doo’s mom wants to keep the ring, but she refuses. This moment makes me happy and sad at the same time. These two people really care and love eachother and they should be together.  But if they got married, Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo would be related and they could not have a romance with one another.

The cheerleading coach and members of Baek Ho and Real Kings arrive at a location where they are to practice. She has a meal prepared for them and tells them to eat without her. They check the fridge to see if there is anything else to drink so they find water and juice. So they serve the juice and lo and behold, it’s not juice, but alcohol. The students had no idea what they were drinking was alcohol. They all begin to continue drinking the juice until it’s gone. By getting drunk, this is another boding experience for these two groups as well.

The drunk members of  Real King try to  teach members of Baek Ho to dance while others are hanging on each other and giggling.  Soo Ah, is up upstairs alone crying.  Ha Joon sees her and she expresses how lonely she feels with everyone against her. She is wondering why she’s getting all the blame and she states that she’s having a hard time. Ha Joon doesn’t say anything, but throws his handkerchief at her and walks away.

Outside Yeon Doo is sitting at a table alone when Kim Yeol comes out and sits with her. She lays her head on the table and tells him to do the same. They’re laying their next to each other and smiling when Yeon Doo sits up. He realizes this situation is familiar and references the times she fell on him when he gave her the choice to just go ahead with it or get up.

Kim Yeol tells her that this time he’s going to go ahead with it. He gently places his hand on her neck and then goes in for a kiss. Their lips are just about to touch as the episode ends. I wonder if they will kiss in the next episode or will they get interrupted? I guess we will have to find out in the next episode!

In the meantime look out for the drama club’s newest post and if you are  behind on this series catch up with all my recaps on my blog and on DramaFever here:  Cheer Up! Episodes 3 & 4 and here: Cheer Up! Episodes 1 & 2 Until next time Dramatics! Remember to Keep Calm And Drama On!

K – Drama Review: Cheer Up Episode 3

Hello to all of my Dramatics out there! Are you as excited as I am for another  Episode of Cheer Up? Lets not waste any time and dive right into Episode 3.

When we left off Yeol approached Yeon Doo and asked her to join the cheerleading team with him. Yeon Doo refused because she now knows that Soo A manipulating everything. Myself personally, I would want to know why Yeol changed his mind all of a sudden. I would want to hear his explanation out of pure curiosity.

Later we see Yeon Doo hanging out a couple of members of the Real Kings. Then Soo A enters with two former members of Real KIngs that left to join Baek Ho. The former members stand there looking guilty as Soo Ah confronts Yeon Doo. Soo A says to the Real Kings that they should join her squad because she will help them with their training.  Yeon Doo and the remaining members of Real Kings just walk away from her. In the background we see Kim Yeol who has heard the entire conversation.

Later we see Kim Yeol, having a conversation with Soo Ah and asks how she got the members to join and she tells him that she didn’t have to do anything. They just decided to join her. Kim Yeol later finds out that they had a choice: Either join the Baek Ho cheerleading squad, or get kicked out of the dorm. Kim Yeol tries once again to persuade Yeon Doo to join cheerleading, but she ignores him. In class, the teacher begins giving out punishments for those who went over 15 penalty points. Kim Yeol reveals all of the rules he broke for the week and he gets a penalty. He then tattles on  Yeon Doo for leaving the campus without permission at night. As a result, they serve their punishment together by crushing milk cartons.

Kim Yeol has a goal to convince Yeon Doo to do cheerleading with him by the end of their punishment. Kim Yeol asks one of her friends from Real Kings to meet him. The friend doesn’t know Yeon Doo is there with him, so when he comes to meet, he has his luggage with him. We find out that he also got threatened but still decided not to join the opposing group. Kim Yeol is shocked to see that Yeon Doo knows about all of the Real Kings getting removed from the dorm. Yeon Doo begins to cry as she feels very bad to see her friends struggle. but her pride is way more important. I am surprised that Yeon Doo chose her pride over her friends. It shows a lot about her character I think. Does this make her selfish? In my opinion I don’t think it does. Every one of her friends had to make choices as well. But she had to sacrifice something that is very important to her.

Kim Yeol lets her cry for a while until they realize they have to get back to the dorm before they are locked out for the night.. Ha Joon throws a rope down for them to climb up. Yeol offers his hand to help her up if she joins the cheerleading club, but she refuses. Kim Yeol begins to climb up only to climb back down to her Yeon Doo. They get inside Kim Yeol’s room and we see his room mates Dong Jae, and Ha Joon. Ha Joon begins to stall the teacher so that Yeon Doo and Yeol can get inside without getting caught.

Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol are hiding under the covers of his bed. Ha Joon continues  to stall the inspector and tells him that Kim Yeol is sick. Yeon Doo is lying under the cover very close to Kim Yeol.  These two characters are always end up in close proximity of each other. I always want them to kiss every time they end up very close to one another. Why must the writers and producers of this drama tease me so! I know the two of them are going to kiss. I will just have to be patient and wait for it.  Yeon Doo runs back to her dorm before the inspector gets to her room. Kim Yeol sends her a text asking her to meet him in the laundry room.  He tries one again to get her to join the cheerleading competition. He lies to her by telling her that he needs to save a friend. And actually, in a way, he is telling the truth. He then tells her that pride is the most important thing to Yeon Doo, but it’s not for him. Yeon Doo thinks very carefully about this. It seems like she has chosen pride over her friends.

So Yeon Doo calls a meeting with the Real Kings. The group is very happy to be together again like they used to be.  Yeon Doo is a little upset that her friends did not tell her that they were getting kicked out of the dorm, but she sympathizes with them. They all miss being a part of the Real Kings and Yeon Doo promised to get the dance team back on campus.

The next day, the Real Kings go meet with the principal and tell her that they will do the dance competition, but they know the principals wrongdoings. The principal must reinstate the Real Kings back on campus if they win. The principal agrees to the terms and  Yeon Doo records the conversation on her phone.  The principal asks them for apology letters and they already had them in hand and presented them to her. When they leave the office, the principal begins to read the apology letters and smiles to herself at how wonderfully they are written. I am so happy to see a soft side of this character. She has been very heartless and cold so far throughout the first two episodes.

Kim Yeol finds Yeon Doo and he is very happy she changed her mind about competing. Yeon Doo states that she wants to keep her friends together. Next we see a group of women enter the school. These women are the mothers of Baek Ho and they are not happy.They know about the cheerleading competetinon and that their children are being used to help Soo A get into a Ivy League school. They immediately confront the principal about this matter.

Kim Yeol’s father and Yeon Doo’s mother are having dinner together at a restaurant. We see a box in his pocket and he tells lthe surver to come over to the table with the cake.  It looks like he will purpose to her. If this happends that means that Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol will be brother and sister! I do not want this to happen. Instead I want them to end up together as a couple. The angry Baek Ho mothers enter for a meeting with Soo Ah’s mom. Kim Yeol’s dad and Yeon Doo’s mom decide it’s time for them to leave. I wonder why he is rushing out of the restaurant so fast? Could it be because he is embarrassed to be with Yeon Doo’s mother or could it be because he hates the Baek Ho mothers so bad he can’t stand to be in the same room with them. This makes me very curious.

The mothers of the Baek Ho students agree that they will not go to the Board Of Education about the fraud of participating in the cheerleading tournament in order to get  Soo Ah into an Ivy League school as long as her mother agrees that it benefits all of the Baek Ho team and not just Soo Ah herself. Soo A’s mother agrees with this for she does not really have a choice. She will do anything to get Soo A into an Ivy League school.

Back at school we meet a cheerleading coach that Soo Ah’s mom hired to help train the groups. She states that the members of Real King will be the main ones cheering while the members of Baek Ho will essentially be doing nothing much really but holding pom poms. The Real Kings become furious at this point because they are being used yet once again. They want to quit but they really have no choice in the matter as of right now.

Kim Yeol feels like he should help Yeon Doo and to make sure they both get credit for the work. Ha Joon has been noticing Yeol’s interest in Yeon Doo and can’t help but mention it to Yeol at this point.  Yeol responds that he doesn’t really know what’s going on, but he keeps on getting tangled up with her.

Soo A then sneaks outside where she has hidden a  secret pack of cigarettes.  Dong Jae sees her retrieving the cigarettes and tries to bring her one that she dropped, but she lies and says it isn’t hers.  Yeol sees this and asks Dong Jae for the cigarette. Yeol then  brings the cigarette to Soo A with a smirk and puts it in her bag. He tells Soo A to make the cheerleading competition fair, but Soo A is not interested.

So back to class just as the teacher is about to dismiss them,  Yeol says that he’s missing his wallet, so the teacher asks all of the students to empty their backpacks.  As the teacher is making his rounds, Soo A begins to panic. Yeol is trying to get Soo A to change her mind my manipulating her.  Yeon Doo realizes what’s going on and announces that Yeol has found his wallet. Afterward, Yeol questions why Yeon Doo didn’t let him go with his plan and she explains that she doesn’t want to be on the same level as her.

Soo Ah overhears this  and slaps Yeon Doo in the face, accusing her of playing dirty and threatening that she can play just as dirty. At this moment Soo A does not feel that she has been playing dirty at all. Which is very surprising to me. Kim Yeol comes to Yeon Doo’s defense  saying it was all his idea. Dong Jae sees when  Yeon Doo got slapped and comes to check on his friend. This only makes Soo Ah even more angry at the fact that Yeon Doo has friends that will take up for her.

As Soo A leaves we see a flashback to Yeon Doo taking away her cigarettes and giving her candy, instead.  Yeon Doo was encouraging her when she was feeling bad about being second place. And even though Yeon Doo’s mom was scolding her about getting 196th place, Soo A was jealous  their interaction because Yeon Doo’s mom loves and cares for her.   Soo A’s mom reminds her that making careless mistakes has put and kept her in second place.

During cheerleading practice the Real Kings are able to complete the different drills with no problem. The Baek Ho team is struggling with the physical activity. When practice ends Soo A asks Yeon Doo why saved her earlier in class.  Yeon Doo says  that she knew the cigarette bought back bad memories. Soo A just brushes her off.   Yeon Doo states that she feels sorry for Soo A, but Soo A takes this as an insult. She says to Yeon Doo that she is going to do what’s most important to her.

We then see Kim Yeol who hears Soo A giving two guys cheat sheet in turn for a favor. The two guys are on the opposite team of the basketball team. They are playing against Dong Jae and they are coming closer to him. Yeon Doo is there watching with worry on her face. Them Soo A comes in the gymnasium and admits that she is responsible for what is happening to Dong Jae. At this point we know that Dong Jae does not like to be touched, so as one player grabs him he immediately falls onto the floor.

Yeon Doo is seeing what is being done to Dong Jae, and KimYeol confronts Soo A immediately. She says that Yeon Doo was the one who tattled on her with the cigarettes, however, Kim Yeol says this is a bunch of crap and tells her she should go after him…not Yeon Doo He then asks her why does she want to bring Yeon Doo down so bad, and her response is because she started it.

Yeon Doo sees that Dong Jae is doing better after talking to the nurse. As they exit the infirmary, they see Soo A.  Yeon Doo is very mad as Soo A does not even acknowledge them. As Soo Ahh passes them,  Yeon Doo grabs a basketball and throws it at Soo A hitting her in the head. At this point she is so mad at Soo A, if she could spit fire I am sure she would.   She then calls Soo A dirty and tells her that even if she was going to act like a terrible person she should at least live like a human being.

The next cheerleading practice is even more difficult and the members or Baek Ho decide enough is enough. They tell the coach that they are not going to do cheerleading any more and the coach orders them out. Parents are called and they enter the school and confront the cheerleading coach. The women threaten to fire her but she just said that she will quit. The Boad Of Education was called and they have shown up at the school to do an investigation on the school. We see the  principal and the parents who are coming together to make the club seem real just to get the students into college. And that is the end of Episode 3.

I can’t wait to see what happens in episode 4! Don’t forget to check me out on my other social media sites for updates! Until then Keep Calm And Drama On!

DramaFever Drama Club Review: Cheer Up! Episodes 1 & 2

Hello my fellow Dramatics! I will be doing reviews for the drama Cheer Up! on DramaFever. Here is the link where you can find the first review for Episodes 1 & 2: Cheer Up! Ep 1 & 2 Please join Logan, June, and I as we talk about our feelings for the first two episodes. Are you watching this drama with us? Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know what you think! Keep Calm and Drama On!

K – Drama Review: Cheer Up! Episode 2

Cheer Up! stars: Jung Eun Ju (from the group APink) as Kang Yeon Doo, Lee Won Geun as Kim Yeol, Cha Hak Yeon (aka N Leader And Member of the group VIXX), Chae Soo Bin as Kwon Soo A, Kim Ji Soo as Seo Ha Joon, Kim Ji Suk as Yang Tae Bum, Park Hae Mi as Principal Choi Gyung Ran, and Lee Mi Do as Nam Jung (Cheerleading Instructor ).

Hello to all of my Dramatics out there!  I’m back again with Episode 2 of Cheer Up!  So far I am really enjoying this drama! I can’t wait to share with you what happens in Episode 2!

Yeon Doo goes back to  Sevit High School where she tells the members of  Baek Ho that she will be joining them.  The  members reject her because their club is only for the elite 5% of the class. She shows the members the rules and states that there is no such thing in the rule book that says that. Yeon Doo puts her foot down and tells them she will be joining them and she will study in the same room as them.

A teacher comes and removes her from the class and into the teacher’s lounge. As they enter the room they find that Yeon Doo’s mother is there and she is very upset. She goes off on the teacher for the way he was treating her daughter. Yeon Doo is so proud of her mom for sticking up for her she even calls her mom badass for doing that.  The expressions on the other teachers faces is priceless. They look ashamed and very embarrassed. She tells them all she will go to the Board Of Education and she states she wants her daughter to transfer out of the school. But Yeon Doo tells her mom she does not want to transfer…..she wants to stay.

We see Yeon Doo studying in the classroom of Baek Ho and the teacher keeps coming in and punishing her. She has to do numerious chores around school I for one can’t believe the teacher would have the gall to continue to treat Yeon Doo poorly after the verb, but she does not back down at all. I am surprised that after her mom went off in the office on him, he is still punishing her daughter. If I were him I would have been scared to raise one finger at Yeon Doo for fear of her coming back and yelling again.

When Yeon Doo is doing her chores her friends from the Real Kings step in and help her. I really like that the Real Kings are helping her and not letting her do all the chores by herself. It’s almost like they have the “all for one and one for all” type of attitude. Her friends really have her back and they make the chores fun.

The teacher comes outside where Yeon Doo and the Real Kings are. They are supposed to be watering the garden, but it quickly turns into a water fight. The teacher sees this and as Yeon Doo runs away, she trips and falls on top of Kim Yeol. As she tries to get up, he then pulls her away. He tells her his choices then Yeon Doo gets up quickly from on top of him. At this point, I am hoping that these two end up in a romance with one another. I think it’s so cute that she always accidentally trips and falls on top of him. I am going to call it now, this is the start of a budding romance!

Dong Jae then comes just in time with Strawberry Milk for Yeon Doo and they walk away. Kim Yeol then goes to the store with Ha Joon and he gets Strawberry Milk. Ha Joon asks him why he would want to drink that. Kim Yeol responds that he is just curious about it. Kim Yeol is starting to try the same things that Yeon Doo likes because he likes her even though he won’t admit it right away.

Yeon Doo sees Soo A and gives her a broom and mop because it’s her turn to clean the room. Soo A takes the broom and mop and throws them down on the floor. As  Yeon Doo comes back to the room she notices that Soo Ah put some of her things in the washing machine…..not clothes…..but her personal possessions like pictures, a trophy, and such. Yeon Doo has a argument  with Soo A and even tries to go after her. Just as things are about to get physical the members of Real Kings step in and save the day.

We flashback to learn that Soo A’s mother hired someone to help her get into Harvard. During the interview with Administrators, we find out that her resume is lacking real life experience. She has the academics but she does not have any real life experience with helping others. She does not have anything special that makes her stand out from other candidates who are applying. This person puts pressure on the principal and she says that Soo A needs to win a competition. As this person leave the office she sees Kim Yeol. She stops him to give him her card along with what she does.

As the principal walks down the hall, she sees the Real Kings members dancing and she gets an idea. She states that she wants to have a meeting with both of the dance groups. In that meeting she says that Baek Ho will be entering a cheerleading competition. Baek Ho has never entered a cheerleading competition before. The conditon is that the Real Kings must agree to compete and if they win their club will be able to be active on the school campus again.  As they are about to agree to the terms, Kim Yeol suddenly speaks up.

He calls the number on the business card that was given to him and he puts the phone on speaker so all can hear. He then asks what does he have to do in order to get into an Ivy League school and she says don’t worry because I know your team will win the cheerleading competition. This proves to everyone that the principal was going to use all of them to help a student get into an Ivy League school. This was a very mature move on Kim Yeol’s part to reveal this scandal. Good job young man….I applaud you!

Yeon Doo realizes that there could be only one person behind this madness….Soo A.  Soo A has a look on her face as if she has seen a ghost. Yeon Doo then says that the Real Kings will not be in any competition to help her. Soo Ah then runs out of the room and calls the person and goes off on her and tells her to fix this problem right away. After this she calls her mother, but we do not know what was said, but I am sure is was not good.

When she gets off the phone she gets hit in the back of the head with a basketball by Dong Jae who apologizes to her. He said it was an accident…..just like before when he “accidentally” dumped rotten Strawberry Milk on her head.  He heard the entire telephone consversation that Soo A was having and he then said he will forget he ever heard it. He says that Soo A does not have an easy life as well.

Real Kings are a little sad because they lost opportunity to get their club back. e of the members still think they should do the competition because the only way to get their club back is by winning. They agree to disagree about this issue. They get a text reminding them that they have a  dance competition coming up soon. The group decides to do the dance competition together.

As Dong Jae returns to his room, he finds Ha Joon, his roommate, in the shower with his wrists slit.   Dong Jae then tries to help him, but he hesitates and is in shock of what he sees. I believe that something may have happened to him in his past due to his reaction.  Kim Yeol enters and carries Dong Jae to the hospital. When they leave, they drop a towel that has blood on it. Soo Ah picks it up and brings it to the principal. She says she has an idea on how she can make the Real Kings do the cheerleading competition.

During the dance competition,  Yeon Doo twists her ankle, but she continues to dance and the  Real Kings win the competition. When the competition is over, two of the members of the Real Kings say they will not be performing with them any more. They are not confident that their club will be back and they wanted perform with Yeon Doo one last time.  Yeon Doo says she wants to go out for karoke, but they said they need to get back to school. The members are hurt by this news, but Yeon Doo says she understands because she is part of the blame for the club getting disbanded.

Yeon Doo then goes to the hospital to get her ankle check out. We see Kim Yeol at the same hospital with Ha Joon. A flashback happens and we see him coming into the hospital with Ha Joon because he tried to commit suicide  As Yeon Doo’s leaving hospital she sees Kim Yeol in the lobby with blood on his shrit. She asks if he’s okay and he tells her to mind her own business. She then sees Ha Joon with bandages on his wrists. Kim Yeol tells her to pretend that she never saw anything at the hospital that night.

When she reaches the exit she sees the homeroom teacher at the reception desk and hides so he does not see her.   She notices that Kim Yeol and Ha Joon are coming that way and she does not want them to be seen. She gets their attention and motions that the teacher is at the desk. The teacher does not see any of them at this point. Ha Joon runs one way and  Kim Yeol hides around the wall with her. As they are hiding from the teacher, Yeon Doo tells Kim Yeol that she will not tell anyone she saw them there at the hospital.

The teacher approaches closer to where they are and they hide behind a table together. Kim Yeol puts his arm around her. Yeon Doo is talking and all of a sudden Kim Yeol puts his hand over her mouth. As the teacher passes them by,  Kim Yeol’s face gets closer to hers as if they are about to kiss but they are interrupted by Ha Joon who lets them know the coast is clear. Why are the writers and producers teasing me like this! I so want them to kiss. What would have happened if they were not interrupted by Ha Joon? I think he would have kissed her. It’s obvious he likes her and he wants to because they keep ending up in these positions. Kim Yeol then smiles at Yeon Doo and thanks her before they leave.

We find out that the teacher did not leave the hospital. Instead he is there paying a bill and then he hears a nurse call Ha Joon’s name. He then asks if Ha Joon was wearing a school uniform. When Yeon Doo arrives back on campus she sees Dong Jae with her arms outstreatched she is wanting for him to hug her, but he walks past her and to Kim Yeol and Ha Joon to see if he is OK. Yeon Doo then asks Dong Jae what happened to Ha Joon, but he will not tell her anything.
We then see the teacher having a conversation with Ha Joon and he says he is going to call his parents and inform them on what happened. Ha Joon begins to beg him not to call. We learn that  Ha Joon’s father is very  abusive and his dad would send him to a mental hospital if he tried to commit suicide again.   The teacher  is very supportive of Ha Joon. I really like the teacher in this drama. He is very caring and has a warm heart for his students.
We then see the principal meeting with Kim Yeol.  She tells him that Joon Ha tried to kill himself (Remember the bloody towel) and gives Kim Yeol an condition.  Either he joins in on the cheerleading competition and gets Real Kings to join or she tells Joon Ha’s parents and they will remove him from the school and send him to a mental hospital.

As Yeon Doo is heading back to her room we see her two friends that quit Real Kings going into a classroom with Soo Ah. She peeks inside the room to find Soo A showing them a presentation on Stunt cheerleading. Yeon Doo is betrayed yet once again by her friends. The next day she avoids all of Real Kings at school. As she is hanging  out with Dong Jae,  Kim Yeol asks her to join cheerleading with him. She tells him that she is not going to do any cheerleading competetion with him. And that is where Episode 2 ends.

This drama is different from any other high school drama I have ever seen. I really like the plot and storyline and they are really hitting us with some strong topics such as abuse and suicide right from the start. I am also enjoying the chemistry between the two lead characters and the development of the others. I hope that you all stick around for Episode 3! Thank you guys for all of your support! Don’t forget to visit my You Tube page to see what I thought about this episode as well. I will see you guys next time! Keep Calm and Drama On!

K – Drama Review: Cheer Up! Episode 1

Hello to all my Dramatics and  welcome to my review of the K Drama Cheer Up! Episode 1. This drama just premiered on DramaFever and I look forward to viewing this! I will be joining the DramaFever Drama Club for this drama so I am very excited to review this drama for everyone. Stay tuned and make sure you look out for that post coming soon.

Cheer Up! stars: Jung Eun Ju (from the group APink) as Kang Yeon Doo, Lee Won Geun as Kim Yeol, Cha Hak Yeon (aka N Leader And Member of the group VIXX), Chae Soo Bin as Kwon Soo A, Kim Ji Soo as Seo Ha Joon, Kim Ji Suk as Yang Tae Bum.

Our drama starts as we meet Yeon Doo played by  Eun Ji. I am a fan of her from being in the group APink and I have sen her in other dramas such as Trot Lovers, Answer Me 1997, and That Winter Wind Blows. She is a very talented actress and singer. I really enjoy her character and the chemistry she has with the other actors.

So Yeon Doo is placed 196 out of the 200 students in her class. She is leader and member of the dance club Real Kings. Because these students are low ranking in their class, they are often mocked and teased. So being in the dance club is like a stress reliever for them. The room that they use for practice is right next door to another dance team called Baek Ho. The students on this cheer team are the top academic students in the school. These students use their space for studying. Team Baek Ho hears noise coming from the Real Kings room which distracts them from studying, so they cut off the power to the Real Kings’ room.

Of course this creates conflict between both groups.  Real Kings creates their own electricity by using a bicycle and a generator. This drowns out the classical music being played in the Baek Ho room. After the  Real Kings’ radio blows out and they decide to confront Baek Ho face to face.

Yeon Doo gets into a argument with Kim Yeol, the cocky and handsome leader of team Baekho. A group of parents are in a meeting with teachers and Administrators with questions about clubs at the school. One of the parents said she heard from her daughter that one of the clubs is loud and disruptive. The principal states that if a  club is disruptive they will disband them immediately. As the conflict between Baekho and Real Kings begins to get stronger, a member of  Team Baek Ho gets a text from her mother, telling her that she is on her way and not to get in trouble.  Eventually, the argument between the two groups gets physical as  Yeon Doo  tries to get one of the members  to  hit her while the rest the Real Kings goes after the members of Baek Ho.

A teacher comes out of his room to see both groups fighting. The teacher steps in just in time and breaks them up as the  principal and parents arrive around the corner. We see Yeon Doo in her room with a member from  Baek Ho named  Soo A.. We soon discover that these two are roommates. These two girls are roommates and are on rival teams which in my opinion is a conflict within itself.   Yeon Doo expresses to her roommate that it’s unfair it is that Baek Ho gets away with everything and Soo A advises  that Yeon Doo meet with Kim Yeol to extend an olive branch.

The rooms of Baek Ho and Real Kings are trashed so  Yeon Doo asks Kim Yeol to meet her so they can form a truce.   Yeon Doo does not really see this as in advantage because the school wants to get rid of the Real Kings anyway.  Yeon Doo is yelling at him and she trips and falls on top of him. They are in a compromising position like they are about to kiss.  So  Kim Yeol says that either she can move, he can move, or they can kiss. And just as he is about to kiss her we hear a cell phone camera snap from outside and the two separate quickly.

At this point we do not know who took the picture but we see the picture being sent to the teacher with a text about inappropriate behavior. Another teacher comes in who stands over his shoulder and sends the picture to the principal.

The Real Kings see a poster at school which says that their club is disbanded due to inappropriate behavior. Included in this poster is a picture of Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol as they are about to kiss. The Real Kings are very upset by this because they know that the picture is not what it seems. Plus the members of Baek Ho are getting no punishment at all.

Yeon Doo runs to the principals office but she cannot get inside. The principal is meeting  with Kim Yeol. The principal does not punish him because he is the number one student in the class and his father is a very powerful man.

Outside the principals’ office Yeon Doo is waiting to get inside to talk to the principal but Kim Yeol drags her away before she can tell her off. She asks him to tell the truth about the kiss that didn’t happen between them. He says he doesn’t want to, because it won’t be beneficial to him.  Yeon Doo argues that it’s the truth, but he says it doesn’t matter which leaves her even more upset.

We then see Yeon Doo talking to her best friend Dong Jae, who is on the basketball team. He is played by N of the grouop VIXX. As you know I love K Pop and N is an amazing singer and dancer. He is so very talented and charming in this role of Dong Jae.  He’s a good basketball player, but if he is going to be hit he will let the other player pass.   Yeon Doo states  that he has a physical handicap. We will find out more about this later I hope.

As she is hanging out with Dong Jae, she gets a call from one of the other members of Real Kings. Her room in being emptied of all of her possessions. Yeon Doo runs to the principals office and asks her for  another chance, but the principal refuses. Kim Yeol looks sympathetic to the Yeon Doo loosing her room.

We then see Yeon Doo crying up on the roof surrounded by her things. He asks her if she feels bad and she says she dies. As she gets up to leave she sees  that he has left a post-it on the wall instructing her to  make a poster if she feels bad about what has happened to her.

Yeon Doo and Dong Jae start making posters and  Soo A enters the room. She states that the posters will not make a difference. As she exits the room  we see her deleting a photo from her phone, the one of Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo  about to kiss. We discover that she is the one who took the picture and told the teacher on them. We then see a  flashback of her being instructed on what students to get close to. Soo A’s mother really wants her daughter to be the number one student in her class and she will do anything she has to do in order to make that happen.

Yeon Doo posts the posters around the school and they are quickly taken down by the teacher. A member from the Board of Education comes to the school and the  principal talks to him and she decides to punish all of the students by  grounding them for two weeks, forbidding them from leaving campus and having their cell phone rights revoked. The students of course are not happy about this and they blame Yeon Doo for this punishment. The students berate her in the cafeteria and Soo A completely ignores her. The harrisment continues until Kim Yeol tells them to back off.

Yeon Doo is upset and she asks the teacher who sent the picture. He does not tell her, but when he leaves she takes a look at his phone and discovers that is was Soo A who took the picture. Yeon Doo is shocked and very hurt by this.  She asks Soo A why she did that because they are friends.  Soo A responds by saying that she has no friends at school.

Soo A then backs out of the singing group she was in with Yeon Doo and teams up with other girls which leaves Yeon Doo to sing the song alone.  Yeon Doo becomes upset and she stops singing and calls out everyone in class who betrayed her including Soo A. She also calls out  Kim Yeol for not admitting they didn’t kiss, and the other bullies as well. She blames the entire student body for being cowards. Soo A tells her that her behavior is the same way and Yeon Doo says that’s right and she will leave the school so she can be different from everyone else.

Yeon Doo runs out of the classroom and goes home to her mother who is making dinner for her. All of a sudden Yeon Doo starts to cry and she leaves the table. She goes to her room to reflect she hears a tap on her window. It’s Dong Jae who is her neighbor and he tells her that she has a lot of penalty points and that she is back in the school. to the Baek Ho room where she tells them that she is applying to join their dance club.

I cannot wait to see what happens next in Episode 2! I have a feeling things are going to get very interesting for these groups of students.

I hope that you all stay tuned as I review this drama. Check out my review on my You Tube Channel Cheer Up! Episode 1 and my blog! I will link the DramaFever review as well. Thank you all! Take Care and Hallyu On!