BY Julie Jones | Jan 05, 2016 08:23 AM EST
The first episode of the highly anticipated webtoon based drama 'Cheese In The Trap' has aired and you may be wondering whether it is worth the hype. Not having read the original webtoon, we can't comment on how true it is to its source, but here are five reasons you may want to watch it.
Park Hae Jin: The actor plays Yoo Jung, a student described as both popular and yet somehow mysterious. On the surface he is handsome, personable and rich, which makes him very popular. But there's more to him and only one person seems to suspect that. Park does a great job of keeping a poker face so that you rarely suspect his character's true intentions. By the end of the first episode viewers may suspect that he is interested in Hong Seol, played by Kim Go Eun, but it's not clear to her. She is sure that he has a private plan of torture designed just for her.
Kim Go Eun: The actress plays a very likable relatable college student named Hong Seol. It's easy to identify with her struggles to remain in school and do well despite having to work. She's the kind of person that acquires loyal friends, so you know she has been there for them. It's Kim Go Eun's first drama so her ability to create a likable drama character is impressive.
The friends: Nam Joo Hyuk and Park Min Ji play the loyal friends who will stand by Hong Seol no matter what. Nam Joo Hyuk's character risks getting in trouble to save her. Park Min Ji is ready to share her own hard-earned money so they can go to school together. No matter how difficult things are for Hong Seol, her friends are there to support her.
The sub-plot: By the end of the first episode, viewers meet two new characters, who may have something to do with the secrets Yoo Jung keeps. Lee Sung Kyung plays a spoiled rich girl and Seo Kang Joon plays her wandering brother. We can expect these characters to complicate things for both Yoo Jung and Hong Seol.
The portrayal of college life: The drama shows the good and the bad aspects of life in college. On the bad side, there are cliques, snobbery, loneliness, and financial struggles, but on the good side, there's a strong sense of camaraderie and a chance that if you work hard you can improve your life.
Have you seen the first episode? What did you think? If you've read the webtoon, let us know how it holds up.
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