A sensational teen web-drama : Discipline A neighborhood in Korea that is nothing out of the ordinary: a truly tranquil small town. In this town, Tae Woo and his best friends do all kinds of things, good and bad. The five of them decide to go to a party hosted by a group of delinquents from the notorious Samdeok High School in an abandoned basement parking lot. They went thinking they would have the time of their lives little did they know of the dangers that were to come. Edit Translation
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"We would like to talk about things that are never talked about on Korean television."It's not too common to see Korean dramas with South Korean society’s taboo subjects in the story such as sexual orientation, mental disorders, drugs, rebellion kids, etc. This one has everything mentioned and a bit more. The drama It’s not just about the young people and their youth, but also about parents and the lack of responsibility and/or support many of them have towards their kids. It may seems like a basic short drama, but it talks about some really important issues and I appreciate how diverse the characters are. Each one has their own struggles in life to deal with and you can even relate to them.
But like I mentioned before, Discipline is a short web drama. It doesn’t have a long time and investment for a perfect development. However this wasn't an obstacle for the director/writer. They still did a good job working on those previously mentioned issues despite the short time. I may be a little too biased because this kind of story about rebellious youth and friendship is totally my thing, but I assure you this is a worth to watch drama. Just the fact it breaks the traditional on Korean series is a good reason why you should give it a try.
Furthermore, it would be really great if this web drama could gain a long version (like kdramas usually are). Discipline has an important story to tell and this could definitely be as good as it is if it had more time for development.
I liked itStory: Pretty solid for something so short - the story made me invested in the characters and their friendship despite the short runtime. Apparently I'm a sucker for the whole 'found family' trope and I didn't even know it until I watched this. It was really well done here and lacked the toxicity that some plots will have when it involves drinking/drugs/stealing etc. I loved how the characters were there for each other, supportive in their unique ways and how every characters was different but fit all together as a group. Adorable, really. I especially loved the following friendships/bonds: Tae-woo & Jihan, Jihan & EB, and Tae-woo & Hoo. I know a lot of people actually shipped Tae-woo and Jihan but I actually really loved the friendship (brotherly relationship) between them. It was incredibly sweet and the protectiveness cures my soul. There were of course parts of the plot that was under-developed and could have used more time or elaboration. But, that's why I gave it an 8/10 instead of a full mark.
Acting/Cast: Gave this only a 6.5 because half of the acting isn't the best but honestly this show was awesome and the acting was pretty good for a mini web series
Music: 7.5 because it was almost forgettable.
Rewatch Value: Only a 6/10 because it's not something I would readily choose to rewatch unless I hadn't seen it in ages.
Overall: I highly recommend watching this! If I'm being honest, I was only watching this so I could watch season two with Jihan but I ended up quite enjoying this!