Extracurricular Review: A Thriller High School Kdrama

This high school drama is different from the other ones. It is dark & shows the real side of the society.

If you are confused about whether to watch the Extracurricular drama, then get ready to read this Extracurricular review.

The review is spoiler-free!

If you are a beginner & looking to watch your first Korean drama, here is a warning: you will get addicted to Kdramas & will find it difficult to stop watching them. You will want to watch more and more.

Kdramas have great plots that help you escape your real life & get immersed into the drama world. The best elements are romance, comedy, acting & OSTs.

You may have heard that Kdramas are popular for their rom-com. Besides romance, Kdramas are one of the best when it comes to thrillers, mystery & suspense. They have a great storyline & twists.

Extracurricular Review

Extracurricular is a Korean drama of 10 episodes released on April 29, 2020, on Netflix. The drama is written by Jin Han Sae & directed by Kim Jin Min (who has also directed Lawless Lawyer). It is available to watch on Netflix.

Extracurricular Review

Summary –

This drama is about three high school students named Ji Soo, a model student, his partner & classmate Gyu Ri & school bully Min Hee who start committing crimes to earn money & pay for their college and the unpredictable dangers they face as a result.

Main Characters

Kim Dong Hee as Oh Ji Soo
Kim Dong Hee as Oh Ji Soo

Kim Dong Hee plays the role of “Oh Ji Soo” who is the top student in his class. He runs an illegal business of providing security to girls going on compensated dating to earn money since he lives separately from his father.

Park Joo Hyun as Bae Gyu Ri
Park Joo Hyun as Bae Gyu Ri

Park Joo Hyun plays the role of “Bae Gyu Ri” who is Ji Soo’s classmate & comes from a wealthy family. She is pressured by her parents who want her to take over the family business. Later, she joins Ji Soo.

Jung Da Bin as Seo Min Hee
Jung Da Bin as Seo Min Hee

Jung Da Bin plays the role of “Seo Min Hee” who is Ji Soo’s classmate & bully of her class. Though she is a minor, she usually goes on compensated dating to finance herself. But, soon she gets anxious about her job.

Why You Should Watch?

First of all, this is not your ordinary school drama where students get into relationships, love each other, etc. This drama shows the dark side of being a high school student & their difficulties. What problems do they face after making some desperate and wrong choices?

Bae gyu ri and oh ji soo

Starting with the main character, Oh Ji Soo is a model student who doesn’t have any friends, keeps studying & keeps acing exams. Behind this appearance, he has a darker side. He goes under the name “Uncle” and provides security for girls involved in compensated dating.

When Bae Gyu Ri, his classmate finds out the truth, she insists he let her join & share the money. This is where things go wrong. Seo Min Hee, who goes on compensated dating gets caught by the police. And then, to be continued. Watch the drama.

Seo min hee police

Talking about the story, it is thrilling & full of mystery. You never know what will happen next and things take unexpected turns you never thought of. This is a great thriller series that is recommended to watch. The cinematography is excellent & the acting is great.

Ending? It has a cliffhanger ending. There might be a season 2 of this drama but it has not been announced yet. Till then, watch 10 episodes of Extracurricular that will take a day if you binge-watch.

Other dramas of the cast –

  • A-Teen (Kim Dong Hee)
  • Zombie Detective (Park Joo Hyun)
  • Mouse (Park Joo Hyun)
  • Live On (Jung Da Bin)


Here are some questions answered that you may ask.

Is Extracurricular worth watching?

Yes! The drama is worth a watch. It is different from other school dramas. If you like to watch thrillers, this drama is for you.

Where can I watch Extracurricular drama?

You can watch the drama on Netflix. If you don’t have a subscription, you can still watch it on free streaming sites.

Is Extracurricular family-friendly?

No, the drama is not family-friendly. It shows the dark side of society & taboos like slavery, dirty crimes, etc. It is recommended to watch it alone.

How long are the episodes?

All the episodes’ duration is about 44-70 minutes. There is a total of 10 episodes.




If you want to try a new type of high school drama, Extracurricular is a great thrillers drama depicting the life of teenagers, their difficulties, etc.





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Hi! I'm Alma Santos from Philippines. I have watched over hundreds of dramas and can speak Korean a little bit. My favorite drama is Crash Landing On You.

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