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Five Reasons To Watch 'Moorim School'

BY Adrienne Stanley | Jan 13, 2016 09:30 AM EST

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"Moorim School" premiered with 5.1 percent in nationwide viewership, but has the potential to attract new audiences, particularly fantasy buffs and martial arts enthusiasts. 

Here are five reasons to watch "Moorim School." 

1. Lee Hyun Woo fully embraces his inner "flower boy" for the first time since "To the Beautiful You." 

Lee Hyun Woo is spellbindingly handsome as Yoon Shi Woo, a disgraced idol whose career is destroyed by a scandal involving his inability to hear. He enrolls in the Moorim Institute in an attempt to discover the truth behind his illness and mysterious dreams from his childhood, after he has a life-altering encounter with Hwang Sun A  (Jeong Eu Gene). 

2. The international cast led by Sam Okyere, Daniel Lindemann, Alexander, and Shannon. 

Sam Okyere and Daniel Lindemann exercise their impeccable Korean skills, as senior members of an international cast. London-born K-pop vocalist, Shannon, is an adorable addition, as is former U-Kiss member Alexander, who delivers well-timed English lines in the vein of Henry Lau in "Oh My Venus." 

3. "Moorim School" provides a twist on the fantasy teen genre by incorporating elements found in beloved tales like "Harry Potter." 

"Moorim School" combines magical realism with martial arts, capturing the transfixing essence of Asian genres like Chinese wuxia tales. 

4. Hong Bin of VIXX shines as a likable conglomerate heir who has an affinity for Seo Ye Ji, who portrays a scrappy sorceress-in-training. 

Hong Bin is endearing in his portrayal of a jaded heir who enjoys the company of Sim Soon Duk (Seo Ye Ji), a quirky, aspiring magician. 

5. Comedic elements are interspersed to off-set scenes of teen angst. 

School dramas are often plagued by non-stop moments of teen angst, but the incorporation of characters like Soon Duk helps to lighten the dark mood of "Moorim School." 

"Moorim School" airs on KBS2 on Mondays and Tuesdays in the 9:55 time slot. The series is on-demand available with subtitles on Viki and DramaFever. 

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