Master of Study
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- Drama: Master of Study
- Revised romanization: Kongbu-ui Shin
- Hangul: 공부의 신
- Director: Yoo Hyun-Ki
- Writer: Mita Norifusa (manga), Yoon Kyung-Ah
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: January 4 - February 23, 2010
- Runtime: Monday & Tues. 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Kang Seok-Ho (Kim Su-Ro) is an ordinary lawyer and former bike gang member. He then takes a position to revive a third rate high school named "Byeong-Mun High School". To revive the school, Kang Seok-Ho needs his students to become accepted into prestigious universities. Because of this, Kang Seok-Ho decides to teach a bunch of rebellious students (Hwang Baek-Hyeon, Kil Pul Ip, Hong Chan-Du, Na Hyeon-Jeong, and Oh Bong-Ku). He promises to get five of them into their most prestigious colleges in the country. Kang Seok-Ho takes students who have bad scores, and guides them to improve not only their scores but their outlook on life.
One such student is Hwang Baek-Hyeon (Yoo Seung-Ho) a defiant and headstrong student who is similar to Kang Seok-Ho at that age. Their strong personalities causes them to have clashes, but gradually, Hwang Baek-Hyeon opens up to Seok-Ho's teaching methods and eventually becomes the best student in the class.
- "Master of Study" takes over the KBS2 Mon. & Tues. 9pm time slot previously occupied by "Taming of the Heir" (Cheonhamujeok Ipyeongkang) and will be replaced by "Becoming a Billionaire" on March 1, 2010.
- "Master of Study" is based on the popular Japanese manga "Dragon Zakura" written by Mita Norifusa, which was also turned into a 2005 TBS drama series in Japan.
- Early working title was "꼴찌, 서울대 가다" (Ggolsshi, Seouldae Gada).
- Kim Su-Ro takes on his first main role in a television drama (has only appeared in cameo roles to date).
- Related titles:
|Kim Su-Ro||Yoo Seung-Ho||Ko Ah-Sung||Bae Doo-Na||Oh Yoon-Ah|
|Kang Seok-Ho||Hwang Baek-Hyeon||Kil Pul Ip||Han Soo-Jung||Jang Ma-Ri|
|Lee Hyun-Woo||Park Ji-Yeon||Lee Chan-Ho||Byun Hee-Bong||Lee Byung-Joon|
|Hong Chan-Du||Na Hyeon-Jeong||Oh Bong-Ku||Cha Ki-Bong||Anthony Yang|
|Im Ji-Eun||Shim Hyung-Tak|
|Lee Eun-Yu||Jang Yeong-Sik|
Additional Cast Members:
- Park Chil-Yong - Ha Sang-Kil
- Lee Doll-Hyung - Park Kwi-Nam
- Lim Sung-Min - Bae Yeong-Suk
- Park Hwi-Sun - Sa Do-Cheol
- Kim Yeong-Ok - Lee Bun-Yi
- Bang Min-Seo - Han Ae-Shim
- Kim Ha-Kyun - Oh Dal-Seok
- Ku Hye-Ryeong - Hwang Keum-Ju
- Park Cheol-Ho - Hong Hong-Sik
- Kwon Hyun-Sang - Kwak Jong-Min
- 2010 (46th) PaekSang Arts Awards - March 26th
- Best New Director