History Series / DreamHigh

2nd Jan '16 7:42:13 PM Doug86
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* GratuitousEnglish: Jason, although [[ItsAllThereInTheManual his character bio on the official website]] states that he primarily uses it to pick up girls.

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* GratuitousEnglish: Jason, although [[ItsAllThereInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual his character bio on the official website]] states that he primarily uses it to pick up girls.
1st Sep '15 3:07:27 AM Adept
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* DrivenToSuicide: One of Jingook's friends attempts suicide because he doesn't see his dream of becoming a lawyer ever coming true. Luckily for him, it doesn't work out, and the special applicant students come to cheer him up by performing GirlsGeneration's ''Tell Me Your Wish''.

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* DrivenToSuicide: One of Jingook's friends attempts suicide because he doesn't see his dream of becoming a lawyer ever coming true. Luckily for him, it doesn't work out, and the special applicant students come to cheer him up by performing GirlsGeneration's Music/GirlsGeneration's ''Tell Me Your Wish''.
18th Aug '15 2:14:06 PM Willbyr
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--> ''"Those who lost their dreams...''
--> ''Who are chasing dreams... ''
--> ''Who stole dreams... ''
--> ''And who have their dreams stolen. ''
--> ''This is a symphony for them."''

''Dream High'' is a 2011 KoreanDrama in which six aspiring arts students attending the famous Kirin Arts High School pursue their dreams of becoming stars. Most notable for being produced by two Korean Entertainment giants, [[WinterSonata Bae Yongjoon]] and Park Jinyoung (from here on out, JYP), and featuring a main cast consisting of mostly [[KoreanPopMusic K-Pop]] {{Idol Singer}}s. The drama begins with the news that a Korean artist with the pseudonym "K" has won a Grammy for the first time in 2018, and an interview with Bae Yongjoon's character reveals that K is one of the six. From there, the drama goes back to their time as students and tracks their growth. A pendant of a K in a circle becomes the symbol of the show, passing back and forth between the main characters as part of the mystery behind who is K?

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--> -> ''"Those who lost their dreams...''
--> -> ''Who are chasing dreams... ''
--> -> ''Who stole dreams... ''
--> -> ''And who have their dreams stolen. ''
--> -> ''This is a symphony for them."''

''Dream High'' is a 2011 KoreanDrama in which six aspiring arts students attending the famous Kirin Arts High School pursue their dreams of becoming stars. Most notable for being produced by two Korean Entertainment giants, [[WinterSonata [[Series/WinterSonata Bae Yongjoon]] and Park Jinyoung (from here on out, JYP), and featuring a main cast consisting of mostly [[KoreanPopMusic K-Pop]] {{Idol Singer}}s. The drama begins with the news that a Korean artist with the pseudonym "K" has won a Grammy for the first time in 2018, and an interview with Bae Yongjoon's character reveals that K is one of the six. From there, the drama goes back to their time as students and tracks their growth. A pendant of a K in a circle becomes the symbol of the show, passing back and forth between the main characters as part of the mystery behind who is K?



** Episode 12 has a Shout Out to ''WinterSonata'' with a tender scarf-wrapping scene with the ThemeTune "From The Beginning" in the background.

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** Episode 12 has a Shout Out to ''WinterSonata'' ''Series/WinterSonata'' with a tender scarf-wrapping scene with the ThemeTune "From The Beginning" in the background.
27th May '15 12:30:25 PM tenryufan
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* ActorAllusion:
** During episode three, Hyemi sings while using Samdong's outhouse to prevent him from actually hearing anything. In real life, her actress Suzy was discovered after singing in a public bathroom and being approached by a talent scout who overheard her.
** JYP, who plays Professor Yang, gets a lot!
*** Yang defends Pilsook with a "[[SelfDeprecation what does looks have to do with ability]]?"
*** As Professor Yang does a rant about an ex who didn't understand the sacrifices he made for her, the background song is "Behind You" by JYP.



* DawsonCasting: Played straight as Samdong, Jingook, Baekhee, and Jason's actors are all older than high school students. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as Hyemi and Pilsook's actresses are still high school students.



* FakeNationality: Jason, the international student who is heralded as a dancing and singing prodigy. He is supposed to be from [[FakeAmerican America]], but his actor had to take English lessons from the English-speaking members of the BoyBand he's in. Ironically, one of these members is the same person who acts as Jingook.
14th Mar '15 12:01:48 PM Dame-Amaryllis
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* {{Take Me Instead}}: Director Jung gives up his position as head of Kirin to Director Shi in order for Professor Kang and the three special applicant students to stay.

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* {{Take Me Instead}}: TakeMeInstead: Director Jung gives up his position as head of Kirin to Director Shi in order for Professor Kang and the three special applicant students to stay.



* {{Title Drop}}: Dream High refers to the plan Professor Kang came up with as a high school student for an arts high school where teenagers would be encouraged to pursue their dreams. It somehow comes into the possession of Director Jung who used it as a blueprint for Kirin itself, but he later returns it to Professor Kang after his resignation as the headmaster.
* {{Trademark Favorite Food}}: Yoghurt drinks for both Hyemi and Jingook, who actually fought over them as kids.
* {{Training Montage}}: Pilsook has one in episode 8, resulting in [[SheCleansUpNicely a prettier look.]]
* {{Turn Coat}}: Jason ditches his performance at the real school showcase and ends up teaming up with Pilsook for the fake one because [[WellDoneSonGuy Jingook]] has ditched the special applicant students as per his father's request.

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* {{Title Drop}}: TitleDrop: Dream High refers to the plan Professor Kang came up with as a high school student for an arts high school where teenagers would be encouraged to pursue their dreams. It somehow comes into the possession of Director Jung who used it as a blueprint for Kirin itself, but he later returns it to Professor Kang after his resignation as the headmaster.
* {{Trademark Favorite Food}}: TrademarkFavoriteFood: Yoghurt drinks for both Hyemi and Jingook, who actually fought over them as kids.
* {{Training Montage}}: TrainingMontage: Pilsook has one in episode 8, resulting in [[SheCleansUpNicely a prettier look.]]
look]].
* {{Turn Coat}}: TurnCoat: Jason ditches his performance at the real school showcase and ends up teaming up with Pilsook for the fake one because [[WellDoneSonGuy Jingook]] has ditched the special applicant students as per his father's request.



* {{Two Guys And A Girl}}: The original special admissions trio: Samdong, Hyemi, and Jingook
* {{Two Scenes One Dialogue}}: [[ShipTease Jason and Pilsook]] choose to practice [[BoyBand 2AM's]] "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" while in different classes.

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* {{Two Guys And A Girl}}: TwoGuysAndAGirl: The original special admissions trio: Samdong, Hyemi, and Jingook
* {{Two Scenes One Dialogue}}: TwoScenesOneDialogue: [[ShipTease Jason and Pilsook]] choose to practice [[BoyBand 2AM's]] "Can't 2AM]]'s ''Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" Die'' while in different classes.



* {{The Un Favorite}}: While there is no mention of if Baekhee has siblings, while asking if she truly was picked for her talent Baekhee tells Director Jung that her own mother referred to her as "defective" after having a dream of cockroaches before she was born. [[AllThereInTheManual Her character bio]] also mentions that she is treated as invisible by everyone including her mother.

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* {{The Un Favorite}}: TheUnfavorite: While there is no mention of if Baekhee has siblings, while asking if she truly was picked for her talent Baekhee tells Director Jung that her own mother referred to her as "defective" after having a dream of cockroaches before she was born. [[AllThereInTheManual Her character bio]] also mentions that she is treated as invisible by everyone including her mother.
14th Mar '15 11:58:58 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* SadistTeacher/SternTeacher: Professor Shi

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* SadistTeacher/SternTeacher: SadistTeacher / SternTeacher: Professor Shi
14th Mar '15 11:58:25 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* {{Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits}}: The special applicant students.
* {{Rescue Romance}}: Jingook saves Hyemi from a bunch of {{Loan Shark}}s in the first episode.

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* {{Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits}}: RagTagBunchOfMisfits: The special applicant students.
* {{Rescue Romance}}: RescueRomance: Jingook saves Hyemi from a bunch of {{Loan Shark}}s in the first episode.



* {{Rich Bitch}}: Hyemi starts as one, although seeing as she is the female lead, it can be assumed she got over the "bitch" part.
* {{Ridiculously Successful Future Self}}: One of the six students eventually goes on to become the first Korean to ever win a Grammy in [[NextSundayAD 2018]]. [[HowWeGotHere This story is about how that particular student got their start]]. [[spoiler: In the last episode, it's revealed that "K" is Samdong.]]
* {{The Runaway}}: Jingook when he left his father's house
* {{Sadist Teacher}}/{{Stern Teacher}}: Professor Shi
* {{School Idol}}: Due to the nature of Kirin Arts High, there are students who have already risen to fame in the real world despite still attending. These celebrities are thus widely popular in the school itself as well.
* {{Sdrawkcab Name}}: In the Korean language, Jung Ahjung's name would be read the same backwards and forwards. She mentions this in her own introduction.
* {{Secret Test of Character}}: The director of Kirin offers Hyemi a second chance at passing her audition by asking her to identify the songs he is playing on the piano. She is immediately able to identify one of the songs in the mash-up as Gershwin's ''Summertime'' because of her classical training, but has difficulty identifying the second, which she assumes to be a classical piece as well. Her inability to identify it as a humble, but still famous, Korean trot song that most people would be able to identify on the spot reveals her prejudice against different types of music and her own [[ItsAllAboutMe superiority complex]].
* {{Self Deprecation}}: JYP's role as Professor Yang makes fun of his own looks, talent, and personality [[LargeHam as hilariously as possible.]]
* {{Shout Out}}:

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* {{Rich Bitch}}: RichBitch: Hyemi starts as one, although seeing as she is the female lead, it can be assumed she got over the "bitch" part.
* {{Ridiculously Successful Future Self}}: RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf: One of the six students eventually goes on to become the first Korean to ever win a Grammy in [[NextSundayAD 2018]]. [[HowWeGotHere This story is about how that particular student got their start]]. [[spoiler: In the last episode, it's revealed that "K" is Samdong.]]
[[spoiler: Samdong]].
* {{The Runaway}}: TheRunaway: Jingook when he left his father's house
* {{Sadist Teacher}}/{{Stern Teacher}}: SadistTeacher/SternTeacher: Professor Shi
* {{School Idol}}: SchoolIdol: Due to the nature of Kirin Arts High, there are students who have already risen to fame in the real world despite still attending. These celebrities are thus widely popular in the school itself as well.
* {{Sdrawkcab Name}}: SdrawkcabName: In the Korean language, Jung Ahjung's name would be read the same backwards and forwards. She mentions this in her own introduction.
* {{Secret Test of Character}}: SecretTestOfCharacter: The director of Kirin offers Hyemi a second chance at passing her audition by asking her to identify the songs he is playing on the piano. She is immediately able to identify one of the songs in the mash-up as Gershwin's ''Summertime'' because of her classical training, but has difficulty identifying the second, which she assumes to be a classical piece as well. Her inability to identify it as a humble, but still famous, Korean trot song that most people would be able to identify on the spot reveals her prejudice against different types of music and her own [[ItsAllAboutMe superiority complex]].
* {{Self Deprecation}}: SelfDeprecation: JYP's role as Professor Yang makes fun of his own looks, talent, and personality [[LargeHam as hilariously as possible.]]
* {{Shout Out}}:ShoutOut:



* {{Sleep Cute}}: Hyemi falls asleep while leaning against Samdong in episode 7.
* {{Small Name Big Ego}}:

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* {{Sleep Cute}}: SleepCute: Hyemi falls asleep while leaning against Samdong in episode 7.
* {{Small Name Big Ego}}:SmallNameBigEgo:



* {{Snow Means Love}}: Done twice. First Hyemi walks in the snow with Samdong while in the countryside, and later she shares an UmbrellaOfTogetherness with Jingook.
* {{Spit Take}}: Jingook accidently does one at Hyesung when he overhears Hyemi criticizing him.
* {{Spoiled Brat}}s: Hyemi and her sister Hyesung.
* {{The Starscream}}: Baekhee

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* {{Snow Means Love}}: SnowMeansLove: Done twice. First Hyemi walks in the snow with Samdong while in the countryside, and later she shares an UmbrellaOfTogetherness with Jingook.
* {{Spit Take}}: SpitTake: Jingook accidently does one at Hyesung when he overhears Hyemi criticizing him.
* {{Spoiled Brat}}s: SpoiledBrat: Both Hyemi and her sister Hyesung.
* {{The Starscream}}: TheStarscream: Baekhee
14th Mar '15 11:54:33 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* {{Letting The Air Out Of The Band}}:

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* {{Letting The Air Out Of The Band}}:LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand:



* {{Loan Shark}}s: Hyemi is chased by several of these and forced into auditioning for Kirin because they think making her an {{Idol Singer}} will make them fast money.
** {{Fridge Logic}}: K-Pop {{Idol Singer}}s are known for making very little personally, with most of their profits going to their management companies to pay for further training, company staffing, and promotional activities.
* {{Lame Comeback}}: Episode 2 has this exchange once [[AlphaBitch Hyemi]] has been [[HumiliationConga rejected again despite kneeling down in front of the admissions board and begging for a spot in the school while all of the other applicants are watching]]:

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* {{Loan Shark}}s: Hyemi is chased by several of these and forced into auditioning for Kirin because they think making her an {{Idol Singer}} IdolSinger will make them fast money.
** {{Fridge Logic}}: FridgeLogic: K-Pop {{Idol Singer}}s are known for making very little personally, with most of their profits going to their management companies to pay for further training, company staffing, and promotional activities.
* {{Lame Comeback}}: LameComeback: Episode 2 has this exchange once [[AlphaBitch Hyemi]] has been [[HumiliationConga rejected again despite kneeling down in front of the admissions board and begging for a spot in the school while all of the other applicants are watching]]:



* {{Local Hangout}}: Jingook and his friends have one. Hyemi and her sister use it to crash for one night after their home has been repossessed. It later becomes the special applicant students' training room since they're barred from using any of the school's facilities.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Arguably Hyemi [[spoiler: and possibly Baekhee]].

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* {{Local Hangout}}: LocalHangout: Jingook and his friends have one. Hyemi and her sister use it to crash for one night after their home has been repossessed. It later becomes the special applicant students' training room since they're barred from using any of the school's facilities.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Arguably Hyemi [[spoiler: and possibly [[spoiler: Baekhee]].



* {{Manipulative Bastard}}:

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* {{Manipulative Bastard}}:ManipulativeBastard:



* {{Manipulative Bastard}}'s [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Beautiful Daughter]]: [[SternTeacher Professor Shi Kyungjin]] is the daughter of [[ManipulativeBastard Director Shi Bumsoo]].
* {{Master Of The Mixed Message}}: Jason appears especially nice to Pilsook -- only for it to turn out he's nice to everyone. He [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace goes out of his way to talk with her]], only to walk off with another girl on his arm. While Pilsook's feelings towards him are very obvious, the most straight-forward he's been is when he told her he wanted to do a duet with her because he liked her voice.

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* {{Manipulative Bastard}}'s ManipulativeBastard's [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Beautiful Daughter]]: [[SternTeacher Professor Shi Kyungjin]] is the daughter of [[ManipulativeBastard Director Shi Bumsoo]].
* {{Master Of The Mixed Message}}: MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Jason appears especially nice to Pilsook -- only for it to turn out he's nice to everyone. He [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace goes out of his way to talk with her]], only to walk off with another girl on his arm. While Pilsook's feelings towards him are very obvious, the most straight-forward he's been is when he told her he wanted to do a duet with her because he liked her voice.



* {{Meet Cute}}: Samdong and Hyemi [[CrashIntoHello run into each other]], which results in Hyemi's cellphone breaking. [[LoveAtFirstSight Samdong immediately falls for her]], but Hyemi carries on, not realizing he's the person she's been looking for.
* {{Memento Mac Guffin}}: The K pendant. It's first shown with the unknown Kirin alumni who has just won a Grammy at the beginning of the series, and is shown to have originally belonged to Director Jung.

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* {{Meet Cute}}: MeetCute: Samdong and Hyemi [[CrashIntoHello run into each other]], which results in Hyemi's cellphone breaking. [[LoveAtFirstSight Samdong immediately falls for her]], but Hyemi carries on, not realizing he's the person she's been looking for.
* {{Memento Mac Guffin}}: MementoMacGuffin: The K pendant. It's first shown with the unknown Kirin alumni who has just won a Grammy at the beginning of the series, and is shown to have originally belonged to Director Jung.



* {{Misfit Mobilization Moment}}: The fake showcase
* {{Missed Him By That Much}}: While Jingook is frantically looking for Hyemi in the fifth episode, she passes by underneath him.
* {{Missing Mom}}:

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* {{Misfit Mobilization Moment}}: MisfitMobilizationMoment: The fake showcase
* {{Missed Him By That Much}}: MissedHimByThatMuch: While Jingook is frantically looking for Hyemi in the fifth episode, she passes by underneath him.
* {{Missing Mom}}:MissingMom:



* [[MommasBoy Momma's Boy]]: [[CountryMouse Samdong]], who pretends his reason for entering a regional talent search is to find a girl so [[IWantGrandkids his mother will stop worrying about him]] rather than because he actually likes singing.

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* [[MommasBoy Momma's Boy]]: MommasBoy: [[CountryMouse Samdong]], who pretends his reason for entering a regional talent search is to find a girl so [[IWantGrandkids his mother will stop worrying about him]] rather than because he actually likes singing.



* {{Morality Pet}}: Hyemi initially starts off with two: her little sister Hyesung and her {{Number Two}} Baekhee. She loses the latter by the end of the episode.

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* {{Morality Pet}}: MoralityPet: Hyemi initially starts off with has two: her little sister Hyesung and her {{Number Two}} NumberTwo Baekhee. She loses the latter by the end of the episode.



* {{Naive Newcomer}}: Samdong.
* {{Naked People Are Funny}}: Jingook loses his {{Modesty Towel}} in front of Hyemi. [[HilarityEnsues The two of them start screaming.]]
* {{Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters}}: Interestingly enough, the {{Loan Shark}}s who harass Hyemi early in the series qualify. They could have just forced Hyemi into less desirable occupations rather than making her an {{Idol Singer}}, plus they help at with the fake showcase more than they have to ([[OnlyInItForTheMoney even if Professor Kang initially had to pay them to rent out the place]]). [[OddCouple The boss seems to be striking up a romance with Professor Kang's sister as well.]]
* {{Nice Job Breaking It Hero}}: Jason is perfectly justified in returning to the school in episode 7 to pick up something for a teacher so that said teacher doesn't find out about the fake showcase. But then he thinks it's a good idea to ditch the real showcase and help out with the fake one instead because it's more interesting to him. While he does help improve Pilsook's performance, because of his actions [[SternTeacher Professor]] [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Shi]] sticks around the school to look for him and [[OhCrap finds out about the showcase herself.]]
* {{Odd Friendship}}/{{Odd Couple}}: [[TheAce Jason]] and [[FatGirl Pil]][[FanGirl sook]], especially as Jason is kind to Pilsook immediately rather than after {{She Cleans Up Nicely}}.
* {{Only One Name}}: Jingook when he changed his name from Hyun Shihyuk
* {{Parental Abandonment}}: Jingook's mother leaves him at an orphanage.
* {{Parental Neglect}}: Jingook's father ignored him even after taking him in from the orphanage and Baekhee's mother ignores her as well.
* {{Performance Anxiety}}: It's implied Jingook experiences this when he is forced to step on the showcase stage, and hastily makes his way off of it.
* {{Pet The Dog}}:

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* {{Naive Newcomer}}: NaiveNewcomer: Samdong.
* {{Naked People Are Funny}}: NakedPeopleAreFunny: Jingook loses his {{Modesty Towel}} ModestyTowel in front of Hyemi. [[HilarityEnsues The two of them start screaming.]]
* {{Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters}}: NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: Interestingly enough, the {{Loan Shark}}s who harass Hyemi early in the series qualify. They could have just forced Hyemi into less desirable occupations rather than making her an {{Idol Singer}}, IdolSinger, plus they help at with the fake showcase more than they have to ([[OnlyInItForTheMoney even if Professor Kang initially had to pay them to rent out the place]]). [[OddCouple The boss seems to be striking up a romance with Professor Kang's sister as well.]]
* {{Nice Job Breaking It Hero}}: NiceJobBreakingItHero: Jason is perfectly justified in returning to the school in episode 7 to pick up something for a teacher so that said teacher doesn't find out about the fake showcase. But then he thinks it's a good idea to ditch the real showcase and help out with the fake one instead because it's more interesting to him. While he does help improve Pilsook's performance, because of his actions [[SternTeacher Professor]] [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Shi]] sticks around the school to look for him and [[OhCrap finds out about the showcase herself.]]
* {{Odd Friendship}}/{{Odd Couple}}: OddFriendship / OddCouple: [[TheAce Jason]] and [[FatGirl Pil]][[FanGirl sook]], especially as Jason is kind to Pilsook immediately rather than after {{She Cleans Up Nicely}}.
SheCleansUpNicely.
* {{Only One Name}}: OnlyOneName: Jingook when he changed his name from Hyun Shihyuk
* {{Parental Abandonment}}: ParentalAbandonment: Jingook's mother leaves him at an orphanage.
* {{Parental Neglect}}: ParentalNeglect: Jingook's father ignored him even after taking him in from the orphanage and Baekhee's mother ignores her as well.
* {{Performance Anxiety}}: PerformanceAnxiety: It's implied Jingook experiences this when he is forced to step on the showcase stage, and hastily makes his way off of it.
* {{Pet The Dog}}:PetTheDog:



* {{Pride Before A Fall}}: Hyemi's story.
* {{Princess In Rags}}: Hyemi, who refuses to even let Baekhee know she is now both penniless and homeless and has yet to let up on her arrogant attitude.
* {{Punch A Wall}}: After Professor Shi tells him off for only being interested in music and dancing for the fun of it and telling him he wouldn't be a good performer on his own, the normally laidback Jason punches his locker a few times in frustration.
* {{Put On A Bus}}: An in-universe example. Jingook's politician dad aims to do this to him by sending him out of the country so that no one can find out he abandoned Jingook and his mother.

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* {{Pride Before A Fall}}: PrideBeforeAFall: Hyemi's story.
* {{Princess In Rags}}: PrincessInRags: Hyemi, who refuses to even let Baekhee know she is now both penniless and homeless and has yet to let up on her arrogant attitude.
* {{Punch A Wall}}: PunchAWall: After Professor Shi tells him off for only being interested in music and dancing for the fun of it and telling him he wouldn't be a good performer on his own, the normally laidback Jason punches his locker a few times in frustration.
* {{Put On A Bus}}: PutOnABus: An in-universe example. Jingook's politician dad aims to do this to him by sending him out of the country so that no one can find out he abandoned Jingook and his mother.
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* {{Generic Graffiti}}: The other students of Kirin graffiti insults about Hyemi all over the school and in the special applicant students' classroom. [[NiceGuy Samdong]] takes it upon himself to graffiti over the insults with things like [[DeclarationOfProtection "I will protect you."]]
* {{Girl Posse}}: [[AlphaBitch Baekhee]] earns herself one comprised of fellow students once she's been accepted to Kirin. They even help haze and harass Hyemi once she's been accepted to Kirin as well.
* {{Gratuitous English}}: Jason, although [[ItsAllThereInTheManual his character bio on the official website]] states that he primarily uses it to pick up girls.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: [[UnkemptBeauty Samdong]] after he follows Hyemi to Seoul and she gives him a haircut to end his worrying about [[FishOutOfWater sticking out]].
* {{Headphones Equal Isolation}}: Jingook [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this trope by wearing earbuds despite not having an MP3 player so that he can ignore others. He shares this trick with Hyemi when he sees other girls gossiping about her.
* {{Heroic BSOD}}: Pilsook has one due to her chances of being in the student showcase getting dashed because she's a member of the special admissions class, her diet not working out, and finding out Jason is ususally nice to everyone, not just her. She almost withdraws from Kirin because of it, but a last minute remark from Jason about how he would like to sing a duet with her one day because he liked her voice from the first time he heard it during auditions has her tearing up her withdrawl papers in a heartbeat.
* {{High School}}: Kirin
* {{Hime Cut}}: Hyemi, although her hair is dyed brown. Played straight when she's a kid though.
* {{How the Mighty Have Fallen}}: Hyemi when she has to switch from classical opera to [[IdolSinger pop singing]] due to her father's bankruptcy and is even initially rejected from Kirin Arts High in favor of her overlooked {{Number Two}}.
* {{How We Got Here}}: How the series is set up: It starts with the first ever Korean -- an artist named K -- winning a Grammy in [[NextSundayAD 2018]]. The opening narrative is of an interview with the director of Kirin Arts High, who identifies K as one of the show's six leads. The rest of the show is essentially one huge {{Flashback}} to the group's start at his school and where K's career began. [[spoiler:In the last episode, the artist's confirmed to be Samdong.]]

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* {{Generic Graffiti}}: GenericGraffiti: The other students of Kirin graffiti insults about Hyemi all over the school and in the special applicant students' classroom. [[NiceGuy Samdong]] takes it upon himself to graffiti over the insults with things like [[DeclarationOfProtection "I will protect you."]]
* {{Girl Posse}}: GirlPosse: [[AlphaBitch Baekhee]] earns herself one comprised of fellow students once she's been accepted to Kirin. They even help haze and harass Hyemi once she's been accepted to Kirin as well.
* {{Gratuitous English}}: GratuitousEnglish: Jason, although [[ItsAllThereInTheManual his character bio on the official website]] states that he primarily uses it to pick up girls.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: HeCleansUpNicely: [[UnkemptBeauty Samdong]] after he follows Hyemi to Seoul and she gives him a haircut to end his worrying about [[FishOutOfWater sticking out]].
* {{Headphones Equal Isolation}}: HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Jingook [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this trope by wearing earbuds despite not having an MP3 player so that he can ignore others. He shares this trick with Hyemi when he sees other girls gossiping about her.
* {{Heroic BSOD}}: HeroicBSOD: Pilsook has one due to her chances of being in the student showcase getting dashed because she's a member of the special admissions class, her diet not working out, and finding out Jason is ususally nice to everyone, not just her. She almost withdraws from Kirin because of it, but a last minute remark from Jason about how he would like to sing a duet with her one day because he liked her voice from the first time he heard it during auditions has her tearing up her withdrawl papers in a heartbeat.
* {{High School}}: HighSchool: Kirin
* {{Hime Cut}}: HimeCut: Hyemi, although her hair is dyed brown. Played straight when she's a kid though.
* {{How the Mighty Have Fallen}}: HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Hyemi when she has to switch from classical opera to [[IdolSinger pop singing]] due to her father's bankruptcy and is even initially rejected from Kirin Arts High in favor of her overlooked {{Number Two}}.
NumberTwo.
* {{How We Got Here}}: HowWeGotHere: How the series is set up: It starts with the first ever Korean -- an artist named K -- winning a Grammy in [[NextSundayAD 2018]]. The opening narrative is of an interview with the director of Kirin Arts High, who identifies K as one of the show's six leads. The rest of the show is essentially one huge {{Flashback}} to the group's start at his school and where K's career began. [[spoiler:In In the last episode, the artist's confirmed to be Samdong.]][[spoiler:Samdong]].



* {{Intertwined Fingers}}:

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* {{Intertwined Fingers}}:IntertwinedFingers:



* {{Ironic Echo}}: Professor Shi criticizes Professor Kang's decision to hold the fake showcase [[CruelToBeKind for giving hope to students doomed to fail]]. Professor Kang later uses it during his {{Rousing Speech}} and says it would be crueler not to give the kids a chance at all.
* {{Jumping Off The Slippery Slope}}: Baekhee.
* {{Karaoke Box}}: When Jason tells Professor Shi he's more interested in enjoying music and having fun than focusing on the very important school showcase and singing with a partner he doesn't care about, she tells him he might as well go sing karaoke like an amateur since he won't take the showcase seriously. [[ShipTease So then he invites Pilsook to sing karaoke with him and goes on to have a great time.]]
* {{Kick the Dog}}: When Hyemi states that she would enter the school even if Baekhee failed, right after Baekhee had insisted she would reject if it was the other way around. She goes even further when Director Jung announces that Baekhee was the one who passed, despite the loyalty Baekhee had shown her.

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* {{Ironic Echo}}: IronicEcho: Professor Shi criticizes Professor Kang's decision to hold the fake showcase [[CruelToBeKind for giving hope to students doomed to fail]]. Professor Kang later uses it during his {{Rousing Speech}} RousingSpeech and says it would be crueler not to give the kids a chance at all.
* {{Jumping Off The Slippery Slope}}: JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Baekhee.
* {{Karaoke Box}}: KaraokeBox: When Jason tells Professor Shi he's more interested in enjoying music and having fun than focusing on the very important school showcase and singing with a partner he doesn't care about, she tells him he might as well go sing karaoke like an amateur since he won't take the showcase seriously. [[ShipTease So then he invites Pilsook to sing karaoke with him and goes on to have a great time.]]
* {{Kick the Dog}}: KickTheDog: When Hyemi states that she would enter the school even if Baekhee failed, right after Baekhee had insisted she would reject if it was the other way around. She goes even further when Director Jung announces that Baekhee was the one who passed, despite the loyalty Baekhee had shown her.



* [[KoreanPopMusic K-Pop]]: Most of the actors playing main students are actual Idol singers from various {{boy band}}s and {{girl group}}s.

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* [[KoreanPopMusic K-Pop]]: KPop: Most of the actors playing main students are actual Idol singers from various {{boy band}}s and {{girl group}}s.
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* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: While they weren't exactly friends at the time, Hyemi and Jingook did meet once as children. [[SpoiledBrat Hyemi]] had even cried for him after hearing that his mother was trying to find him so [[ParentalAbandonment she could leave him at an orphanage]]. While Jingook is immediately able to recognize her when they meet again, Hyemi fails to remember him.

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* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: While they weren't exactly friends at the time, ForgottenFirstMeeting: Hyemi and Jingook did meet met once as children. [[SpoiledBrat Hyemi]] had even cried for him after hearing that his mother was trying to find him so [[ParentalAbandonment she could leave him at an orphanage]]. While Jingook is immediately able to recognize her when they meet again, Hyemi fails to remember him.
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