Who Are You: School 2015

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Who Are You: School 2015
School 2015 poster.jpg
Genre Teen
Mystery
Written by Kim Hyun-jung
Kim Min-jung
Directed by Baek Sang-hoon
Kim Sung-yoon
Starring Kim So-hyun
Yook Sung-jae
Nam Joo-hyuk
Composer(s) Gaemi
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) Jung Sung-hyo
Han Sung-ho
Producer(s) Lee Gun-joon
Yoon Jae-hyuk
Cinematography Oh Jae-sang
Lee Min-woong
Editor(s) Choi Joong-won
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) School 2015 Culture Industry Co., Ltd.
FNC Entertainment[1]
Release
Original network KBS2
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 2.0
Original release April 27 (2015-04-27) – June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)
Chronology
Followed by School 2017
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 후아유: 학교 2015
Revised Romanization Huayu: Hak-gyo 2015
McCune–Reischauer Huayu: Hak-kyo 2015

Who Are You: School 2015 (Hangul후아유: 학교 2015; RRHuayu: Hakgyo 2015) is a South Korean television series, starring Kim So-hyun, Yook Sung-jae, and Nam Joo-hyuk. It aired on KBS2 from April 27 to June 16, 2015 every Monday and Tuesday at 21:55 KST for 16 episodes.[2][3] It is the sixth installment of KBS's School series which premiered in 1999.[4]

Unlike the previous School series, the drama received criticisms for its plot and suffered with poor ratings, with only 6.3% average audience share in its run.[5][6][7][8][9] However, it established a following among young viewers and led to increased recognition for its cast.[10][11][12][13]

Synopsis[edit]

Go Eun-byul and Lee Eun-bi (both played by Kim So-hyun) are identical twins, separated after one is adopted at the age of 5. Eun-bi lives at the Love House, an orphanage in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, where the younger residents look up to her as a mother figure. However, she hides the fact that she is bullied at school by a gang of mean girls led by Kang So-young, while teachers turn a blind eye.

On the other hand, Go Eun-byul is studying at Sekang High School, the most prestigious private high school in Seoul's Gangnam District. Eun-byul's best friend is Han Yi-an (Nam Joo-hyuk), the school's star swimmer.

However, only Eun-byul is aware of the other's existence. Unlike the cheerful Eun-bi, Eun-byul is prickly and secretive.

One day, on a school field trip to Tongyeong, Eun-byul mysteriously disappears. At the same time, Eun-bi is unjustly expelled from her school and jumps off a bridge in a suicide attempt. Ten days later, the injured and amnesiac Eun-bi is mistaken for her twin, Eun-byul, and her adoptive mother takes her home to Seoul, where she starts living as Eun-byul. However, her memory soon returns.

Eun-bi faces many challenges as Kang So-young transfers to Sekang High School and tries to reveal her real identity, as well as using her Dad's authority to make Eun-bi transfer from the school. Luckily, Gong Tae-kwang (Yook Sung-jae), Eun-bi's classmate and the school troublemaker, protects her whenever So-young tries to bully her. Eun-bi also stands up to So-young and disproves her claims about her identity, as well as ruining her plans to have her transferred. Eun-bi tells Tae-kwang her real identity, and Tae-kwang becomes the only person Eun-bi fully trusts. He eventually begins to develop feelings for her.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Kim So-hyun as Lee Eun-bi (Go Eun-bi) / Go Eun-byul
    • Kang Ji-woo as young Lee Eun-bi (Go Eun-bi) / Go Eun-byul

Go Eun-byul and Lee Eun-bi are identical twins. Lee Eun-bi lives in an orphanage whereas Go Eun-byul, Eun-bi's twin sister lives with a woman who adopted her. Due to bullying, Eun-bi decided to end her life but she was saved by her twin sister. Eun-bi had amnesia after that. When Eun-byul's adoptive mother mistook Eun-bi as Eun-byul, she starts to assume the identity of her twin sister.

Described by his father an idiotic and problematic child, Gong Tae-kwang is widely known as a troublemaker in school. His father is the director of Sekang High School and his mother is a famous actress, but his classmates don't know about this. He is portrayed as a happy-go-lucky person who just wanted to cause trouble, but behind his smile, he was actually a struggling child with a painful life. He suffered a lot but everything changed when he met Lee Eun-bi who stood by his side, even when Kang So-young decided to make her life hell. He developed feelings for her and confessed to her later on.

A star swimmer at Sekang High School. He was great childhood friends with Go Eun-byul, and had feelings for her. He starts to question the identity of Eun-byul (who is actually Eun-bi in disguise), but as time goes by, he falls for Eun-bi unknowingly.

Supporting[edit]

Class 2-3

He is pricked by his guilty conscience after a massive cover-up involving the death of one of his students.

An intelligent and hardworking student who is always at the top of his class. Pressured by his study-centric mother to do well, he feels overwhelmed.

Go Eun-byul and Lee Shi-jin best friend. She is torn between staying loyal to Eun-byul and accepting So-young's friendship advances. After finding out Lee Eun-bi's real identity she also became best friends with her.

She is best friends with Go Eun-byul and Cha Sung-joo. She is jealous of her friends who seem to have a passion and tries to seek out one of her own. After finding out Lee Eun-bi's real identity she also became best friends with her.

A school bully who found pleasure in bullying Eun-bi. Her transfer to Eun-byul's school soon leads to mistrust and problems between the students.

  • Park Doo-sik as Kwon Ki-tae
  • Yooyoung as Jo Hae-na
  • Jang In-sub as Sung Yoon-jae
  • Kim Bo-ra as Seo Young-eun
  • Kim Min-seok as Min-suk
  • Choi Hyo-eun as Hyo-eun
  • Lee Jin-kwon as Jin-kwon
  • Ji Ha-yoon as Ha-yoon
  • Park Ah-sung as Ah-sung
  • Seo Cho-won as Cho-won
  • Jo Byung-gyu as Byung-gyu
  • Kwon Eun-soo as Eun-soo
  • Oh Woo-jin as Woo-jin
  • Jung Ye-ji as Ye-ji
  • Lee Seung-ho as Seung-ho
  • Han Sung-yeon as Sung-yeon
Sekang High School faculty
Parents
  • Jeon Mi-seon as Song Mi-kyung (Eun-byul's adoptive mother)
  • Jeon No-min as Director Gong Jae-ho (Tae-kwang's father)
  • Jung In-gi as Park Joon-hyung (Min-joon's father)
  • Kim Jung-nan as Shin Jung-min (Min-joon's mother)
  • Kim Se-ah as Shin Yi-young (Shi-jin's mother)
  • Jo Deok-hyun as Prosecutor Kang (So-young's father)
  • Jung Jae-eun as So-young's mother
  • Lee Dae-yeon as Han Ki-choon (Yi-ahn's father)

Extended[edit]

  • Yang Hee-kyung as Park Min-kyung (House of Love administrator)
  • Lee Kang-min & Yoo Se-hyung as Han Yi-an's swimming seniors (episode 2, 4-5, 11, 16)
  • Yoo Yeon-mi as Yeon Mi-joo (episode 5-7, 12)

Special appearances[edit]

  • Lee Hyun-kyung as Nuri High School teacher (episode 1)
  • Lee Jae-in as Ra-jin (episodes 1,5,14)
  • Park Hwan-hee as Kim Kyung-jin (episode 1)
  • Shin Seung-joon & Lee Ho-geun as announcers (episode 1)
  • Park Young-soo as noraebang owner (episode 2)
  • Kim Min-young as Lee Soo-mi (Eun-bi's bully; episodes 1, 4-6)
  • Lee Jung-eun as Seo Young-eun's mother (episodes 2-3)
  • Choi Su-rin as Song Hee-young (Tae-kwang's mother; episode 4,12,14)
  • Yum Gyung-hwan (episode 6)
  • Kim Ga-young (Stellar) as school uniform model (episode 6)
  • Sam Hammington as Sekang High's new English teacher (episode 15)
  • Bae Soo-bin as Sekang High 2-3 class' homeroom teacher (episode 16)
  • Kim Min-kyu as a swimmer.

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[15] AGB Nielsen[16]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 April 27, 2015 4.8% (NR) 5.1% (NR) 3.8% (NR) 3.4% (NR)
2 April 28, 2015 4.8% (NR) 4.8% (NR) 4.2% (NR) 3.8% (NR)
3 May 4, 2015 6.5% (NR) 6.6% (NR) 4.1% (NR) 4.1% (NR)
4 May 5, 2015 6.3% (NR) 6.8% (NR) 5.9% (NR) 5.7% (NR)
5 May 11, 2015 6.7% (NR) 7.4% (NR) 5.0% (NR) 5.6% (NR)
6 May 12, 2015 7.1% (NR) 7.8% (20th) 6.0% (NR) 6.5% (NR)
7 May 18, 2015 7.3% (NR) 8.0% (NR) 6.0% (NR) 6.4% (NR)
8 May 19, 2015 7.6% (NR) 8.0% (NR) 6.7% (NR) 7.2% (NR)
9 May 25, 2015 7.8% (19th) 8.9% (18th) 6.8% (NR) 7.0% (NR)
10 May 26, 2015 7.4% (17th) 8.2% (15th) 7.1% (17th) 7.1% (19th)
11 June 1, 2015 8.2% (17th) 9.2% (15th) 6.9% (NR) 7.9% (NR)
12 June 2, 2015 8.1% (17th) 8.9% (14th) 7.0% (19th) 7.6% (18th)
13 June 8, 2015 8.9% (16th) 10.3% (14th) 7.7% (19th) 8.1% (15th)
14 June 9, 2015 8.6% (14th) 9.9% (11th) 8.1% (14th) 8.6% (18th)
15 June 15, 2015 9.2% (16th) 10.0% (12th) 7.5% (NR) 8.1% (18th)
16 June 16, 2015 9.7% (10th) 11.7% (6th) 8.2% (16th) 8.5% (15th)
Average 7.4% 8.2% 6.3% 6.6%

* The series aired on KBS World, two weeks after its initial broadcast, with English subtitles.

Soundtrack[edit]

OST Part 1[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Reset" (Tiger JK feat. Jinsil)4:02
2."Reset (Inst.)"4:02
Total length:8:04

OST Part 2[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Blow Away (바람에 날려)" (Baechigi feat. Punch)3:11
2."Blow Away (바람에 날려) (Inst.)"3:11
Total length:6:22

OST Part 3[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."I'll Listen To What You Have To Say (너의 얘길 들어줄게)" (Yoon Mi-rae)3:14
2."I'll Listen To What You Have To Say (너의 얘길 들어줄게) (Inst.)"3:14
Total length:6:28

OST Part 4[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Remember" (Byul)3:37
2."Remember (Inst.)"3:37
Total length:7:14

OST Part 5[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Pray (기도)" (Younha)4:18
2."Pray (기도) (Inst.)"4:18
Total length:8:36

OST Part 6[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Named (그 이름)" (Jonghyun and Taemin (SHINee))3:37
2."Named (그 이름) (Inst.)"3:37
Total length:7:14

OST Part 7[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Return" (Wendy (Red Velvet) feat. Yuk Jidam)3:48
2."Return (Inst.)"3:48
Total length:7:36

OST Part 8[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Love Song" (Yook Sung-jae (feat. Park Hye-soo))3:25
2."Love Song (Inst.)"3:25
Total length:6:50

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2015
8th Korea Drama Awards
Best New Actor Yook Sung-jae Nominated [17]
Nam Joo-hyuk Nominated
Best New Actress Cho Soo-hyang Nominated
Star of the Year Kim So-hyun Won
4th APAN Star Awards
Best New Actor Yook Sung-jae Nominated
Nam Joo-hyuk Won
KBS Drama Awards
Best New Actress Kim So-hyun Won
Cho Soo-hyang Nominated
Best New Actor Yook Sung-jae Nominated
Nam Joo-hyuk Nominated
Netizen Award, Actress Kim So-hyun Won
Popularity Award, Actor Nam Joo-hyuk Won
Best Couple Award Yook Sung-jae and Kim So-hyun Won
Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim So-hyun Nominated
2016
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor (TV) Yook Sung-jae Nominated

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Can't trust KBS Mon/Tue dramas?". Sports Chosun. Poor ratings of KBS Mon/Tue dramas in 2015 Healer - 8.6% Blood - 4.7% Who Are You - 6.3% I Remember You - 4.7% Eccentric Daughter-in-Law - 5% Sassy Go Go - 3.4% Oh My Venus - 8.6% 
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  11. ^ "BTOB′s Yook Sung Jae Appears in 8 Ads in 3 Months". enewsWorld. September 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Who Are You- School 2015' OSTs Has A Hot Popularity In Taiwan". Yahoo!. June 3, 2015. 
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  15. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
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