Itaewon Class is a South Korean drama television series. The show is the adaptation of a web cartoon series, Itaewon Class. Gwang Jin is the writer of the show. Jin also wrote the webtoon series. The show premiered on January 31, 2020, on JTBC in Korea. The show released for the international audience on Netflix.
Itaewon Class received appreciation for its plot, acting, and direction. This South Korean drama is the recipient of many awards such as, for best actor and best director in 56th Baeksang Arts Awards (2020).
Itaewon Class Plot:
Park Sae-Ro-Yi is the protagonist of the story. The show starts with Park Sae-Ro-Yi punching Jang Geun-Won. Jang Geun was bullying Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s classmate. The bully is the son of Jang Dae-Hee, a big businessman. Jang Dae owns a restaurant business, named Jagga in the town. Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father works for Jang Dae. This complicates the story. He demands Park’s father that Park should apologize to his son Jang Geun.
Park Sae refuses to bow down. As a result, he gets expelled from the school, and his father gets fired from the job. Soon another tragedy takes place. Park’s father dies in a motorcycle accident. He somehow discovers that Jang Geun-Won is somehow involved in his father’s death. He takes up Jang Geun-Won and beats him very badly. Sae-Ro-Yi gets arrested for aggravated assault. Park makes it his life’s motto to destroy the life of Jang Geun-Won and his father’s.
Park soon gets released from the prison. He goes back to the town and opens a restaurant in Itaewon. Soon, a social media influencer, Jo Yi-Seo joins him as a manager. Soon, they start getting themselves in love affairs.
Itaewon Season 2:
The season 1 of Itaewon Class commenced recently on March 21, 2020. The show undoubtedly gained a considerable amount of viewership. Despite all the fanbase the show made, the creators have not made any official announcement about season 2.
It is still unclear whether the producers are planning for yet another season or not.
Itaewon Class Cast:
- Park Seo-joon as Park Sae-ro-yi
- Kim Da-mi as Jo Yi-seo
- Yoo Jae-myung as Jang Dae-hee
- Kwon Nara as Oh Soo-ah