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Weak Hero Class 1 Is Pure Violence With Great Acting

Weak Hero Class 1 is the newest Webtoon adaption starring Park Jihoon, Choi Hyunwook, and Hong Kyung.

I don’t know what it is about Park Jihoon but he has a really good hand at picking roles and I just can’t help but watch each and every one of the shows he is in. But that’s besides the point I can’t believe I actually binged a new drama. It has been way too long since I last got the urge to open my iPad and play a new show and enjoy it as much as I have this show. My slump was broken before this though by another amazing drama, which we will soon deliver a review on. Just stay tuned! However, Weak Hero Class 1 had been on my plan to watch list for so long and once it came out mid November you just know I was here to watch! Park Jihoon and Choi Hyunwook beatin people up? Sign me up! Let’s review.

Summary via MDL: Yeon Shi Eun is a model student, who ranks at the top at his high school. Physically, Yeon Shi Eun appears like a weak boy, but by using his smarts, tools, and psychology, he fights against violence that takes place inside and outside of his school.

First things first, if you can’t watch violence then this show isn’t for you. Weak Hero Class 1 isn’t rated r for nothing because those fighting scenes are intense and super graphic if you ask me. But it makes the whole experience so much better. Jihoon and Hyunwook especially put on a killed performance as Shieun and Sooho. They chemistry is absolutely amazing too. I know people have started to ship these two characters but honestly, I see them as platonic soulmates and thats so refreshing to see. I love a good underdog hero drama which focuses mostly on friendships and damn does this focus on friendship. Weak Hero Class 1 lives off of the different dynamics between characters and I don’t want to spoil it but get ready to question your morals and to be betrayed. I was not ready.

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Weak Hero Class 1 makes you root for people to be punched which isn’t something I usually would encourage in real life, but sometimes bullies and bad people do just deserve it a lot, a good old slap in the face. I must say our “villain” character had me more than annoyed a couple of times but that just means the actor did a fantastic portraying this character. Which brings me to our core friend group, Shieun, Sooho, and Beomseok are an odd pairing and they each have their difficulties to deal with but they stick together. I loved them and their sense for justice to be honest. I just want to shout out how amazing Jihoon’s acting has gotten, his scene really made this show so good and he made me cry way too many times. Hyunwook has been an amazing actor to follow throughout his career so far and he knows how to choose a script to be honest, I loved his acting and character a lot. Hong Kyung might be playing one annoying character but that is due to him doing a really great job playing Beam Seek. Overall, these kids are really out here acting acting.

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I can’t say too much about Weak Hero Class 1‘s plot as I would just spoil everything but I can say that for just having 8 episodes and each of them being around 40 minutes long the pacing of this show is great. We get to know these characters, grow with them and see them go through some really effed up stuff. The drama felt short and yet we covered a lot of ground. The pacing is therefore, A+. This makes me very excited for Weak Hero Class 2 or whatever the second season will be called. I also might check out the webtoon? Why not. Weak Hero Class 1 gives me Tokyo Revengers vibes only that we aren’t all middle schoolers. In the end all I can do is tell you to watch this as this is one of the best dramas I have seen this year (which aren’t many tbh) but it is great. Only warning for a lot of physical violence and abuse. But this was a solid 9/10 watch for me!

P.S: Jo Han Chul is really out here taking every bad guy role he can get huh?

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