Netflix’s ‘Extracurricular’ binge-watched by fans who love Kim Dong-hee in another impressive role as Jisoo
Fans are bingeing on Netflix's latest offering in Korean, 'Extracurricular', starring Kim Dong-hee as JiSoo and Park Joo-hyun as Gyuri and they love how the show begins. Fans have particularly noticed that Dong-hee has been getting some impressive roles which include the web drama 'A-Teen', 'Sky Castle', and most recently, the popular 'Itaewon Class'. As JiSoo, Dong-hee provides us with an interesting look at the life of an ambitious student who has to come up with creative ways to earn money and stay at the top of his class while continuing to live life as a student.
One of the fans noted on Reddit, "Watching [the] second episode now. First episode blew me away. KDH is really on a streak with some meaty roles: starting out as the ensemble in Sky Castle, then leading cast in Itaewon class and now starring in extracurricular." Another agreed and added, "Same! Few minutes into the second episode and some rich girl 'bout to ruin KDH's loner life. Hoping too see more of him."
A fan on Twitter seems to have paid very close attention to the details of the show considering how comments about a selfie, on JiSoo's phone of himself, biting his lips flooded online. The fan commented, "No one: literally no one: Jisoo: *gonna do sum lip-bite while holdin' my money, yup I'm hot* #Extracurricular." The fan also shared a screenshot of this.
Speaking of the dark tone of the drama, one fan observed, "Gotta say the amount of swearing and smoking/vaping caught me completely off guard start to end. Probably the most darkest k-drama I have ever seen. It's also kinda funny how most of the cast are like 20 years old." Another fan explained how as a Netflix original, this show doesn't have to abide by the usual Korean TV censorship that other shows face and explained, "And more to the point, because there are rules against showing lit cigarettes and stuff on TV. This drama doesn't have to abide by Korean TV censorship and advisory rating guidelines, which is the main reason it doesn't."
Many fans also stated that this show was definitely binge-worthy, beginning to end. One wrote, "Oo, watching the first ep now, gonna finish binge-watching this when I wake up since its already 12am here. [I] am excited to also see Dong Hee (Geun Soo from Itaewon Class)." Another added, "Watching the first episode during my lunch break and I’m gripped. I’ll definitely struggle to walk from my couch to my desk to finish work."
Some fans also compared Park Joo-hyun's role in the recently concluded 'A Piece of Mind' and 'Extracurricular' and marveled at how her soft voice could be used to portray a character such as Gyuri's in the show. Gyuri is insensitive to others' feelings and emotions and is also self-centered. The fan commented, "Park Joo Hyun's character here is so different from the timid Ji Soo in A Piece of Your Mind," while another added to this and said, "Seriously I'm so amazed. Her voice is so soft and gentle so crazy to see such a different character, I can see her becoming big in serious roles like this, she's an incredible newcomer."
There is also debate about the possibility of there being a season 2 as well. One on Reddit asked, "I finished this a bit ago and I love it so much seriously. The suspense and everything but I'm not the biggest fan of the ending, feels like it happened way too fast and in that note will it have a season 2?" Another added, "I’ve noticed that other K-dramas added to Netflix with 10 episodes usually get another season, like My First First Love and Chief of Staff. So there may be more."
All 10 episodes of 'Extracurricular' can be binged on Netflix.