My Strange hero stars child faced Yoo Seung-Ho and similarly cute Jo Bo-Ah. The drama is about a high school student, he was falsely accused of committing acts of violence and ended up expelled from school. To get revenge on people responsible, he decides to return to the same high school. There he gets involved in a series of unexpected cases.
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Soo-Jeong goes to Mr.Kim’s daughter’s marriage even though she wasn’t invited. Mr.Kim who is surprised to see her, tells her that it would be hard for her to become a permanent teacher as the school will be hiring someone from outside. Meanwhile, Bok-Soo charges to a wedding and runs away with the bride. Kyeong-Hyun holds the groom by giving him the kiss on his lips. While Bok-Soo is running he sees Soo-Jeong, he is reminded of his past. Bok-Soo runs a request fulfillment business with two of his friends. They fulfill their customer’s request in return of a payment. While Bok-Soo is on his way back with his friends he nearly hits the student’s from his previous school and we go into a flashback to the year 2009.
Back To The Past
In 2009, Bok-Soo is hanging out with his friends who are his business partners in the present. Teacher Park announces the results of the mock test, Soo-Jeong is ranked first in the school while Bok-Soo is ranked last. Mr.Park decides to make Soo-Jeong teach Bok-Soo if she is able to increase her score she will get a perfect score in practical technique assessment. Bok-Soo keeps avoiding Soo-Seong, she finally takes him to the rooftop and threatens him that he should better study because she wants perfect score in the assessment. Her coming so close to him tingles something in his heart and he starts studying. His family thinks something is wrong with his health when they see him studying.
Next day, few students are trying to bully another student, Bok-Soo intervenes and beats the bullies. He hurts his leg in the process, Soo-Jeong sees him helping another student. Later, during PT class he has to run a three-legged race with Soo-Jeong as his partner. He falls during the race because of his leg, competitive Soo-Jeong carries him to the finish line and wins the race. She takes him to the infirmary where she tells him he was impressive when he helped the other student. Her comments tingle his heartstrings again and after school, he confesses to her and asks her out on a date. She tells him she doesn’t date idiots but if he increases his grades she will give it a thought. He puts in the effort and increases his marks and gets a “date”. While on the date he asks Soo-Jeong about her future dream and she says she doesn’t have one. Book-Soo tells her then she should become a teacher.
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Back to the present, a student named Young-Min comes to see Soo-Jeong for counseling. He tells her that he is scared that he will be kicked out of the Ivy class. Their session is cut short by another teacher, so she tells him to continue this sometime later. Someone from the administration office meets Soo-Jeong asks $50,000 to make her a permanent teacher. She threatens to call police and media after hearing his nonsense. He tells her that she should live nervously as a contract teacher. Depressed she goes to see her grandma who is sleeping in the nursing home. Soo-Jeong tells her she is worried about her future and wants forgiveness for what she is about to do. She gives her saved money to the person in hopes she will become a permanent teacher.
Next day with a big smile on her face she goes back to the school. In the teacher’s room, the student Young-Min is getting a lecture from a teacher. Another teacher comes in with the news that the administration person has run away with school money. Soo-Jeong’s world comes crashing down after the news. Later, Young-Min asks her for another counseling session but she is not in her right mind. Young-Min under the stress of studies runs away and blames his school for everything. Police and teachers search for him when Soo-Jeong receives an SMS from him. He tells her that he feels like dying. She asks him where he is, later she meets him at the bridge of Han river.
Mobiles Are Health Hazard
Bok-Soo is also nearby fulfilling a request by breaking up with a girl. Young-Min blames Soo-Jeong for his situation. Annoyed Soo-Jeong tells him to jump together in the river. She goes up on the bridge railing ready to jump. She then receives a call from an unknown number, she thinks it is the guy who ran away with her money. The phone starts to fall off, she jumps to catch the phone, Young-Min catches her hand but both of them ends up falling in the river. Meanwhile, Bok-Soo gets slapped by the girl who he is breaking up with on his customer’s behalf. Both of them see someone drowning, the girl asks him to save them. He tells her he doesn’t do anything for free. She agrees to pay and he jumps in the river and saves Soo-Jeong.
Nice start for the drama. Although we didn’t get much information about how Bok-Soo got expelled. The first half gave us some glimpse of their past. While the second half was more about Soo-Jeong’s personal problems with her career. I hope we will see more of Seung-Ho in the next episode. I really missed in in most of the second half of the episode. It is hard to make my decision about this series just from this episode, so I will see a few more episodes before I make up my mind.