When I first heard about Dream High I expected it to be like the 2006 MBC drama Over the Rainbow. They both are about singers and dancers becoming stars. They both had a real K-pop artists as part of their cast. Over the Rainbow has Hwanee and Dream High has Suzy from Miss A, Taecyeon and Wooyoung of 2PM, Ham Eun Jung from T-ara and IU. After finish watching Dream High, I realized that it’s a really different drama.
One of the aspects that makes Dream High a better drama is the moral of the story, the lessons that the teachers taught their students. Compete fairly, no cheating. Everyone has a dream and they should reach high for it but remember to be patient.
Another good aspect of this drama is the cast. There were at least four new faces and that can always make a drama series fresh in the eyes of the viewers. One of the questions I couldn’t quite answer throughout this drama series is “Who is hotter? Suzy or Ham Eun Jung? Kim Soo Hyun or Taecyeon?”
It was wonderful seeing Suzy’s character, Go Hye Mi, develop in this drama. In the beginning, I actually disliked her a lot. She was selfish, cruel and overall just not motivated enough to sing with any passion. Kim Soo Hyun’s character, Song Sam Dong, was able to naturally change her as a person and build confidence for her.
This is one of those Korean dramas that you just don’t want to miss.