Law School [Episode 16]
By - dyosaaa
WTF LMAOOOOO PROF KIM IMITATING THE POSE OF THE STATUE AHAHAHAH THE MUSIC AND LAWYER PARK'S REACTION
IT WAS SO FUNNY it was like the only time this show had something that chaotic it lowkey felt out of place but it did make me laugh HAHA
Also can we talk about that part when >! Yangcrates looked at Sol A and Sol A took it as Yangcrates wanting to tell her “Sol, you can do it!” and she proceeds to thank him for the encouragement 😂😂😂 !<
The look on his face said it all lmao!
Yangcrates: Girl what are you talking about? You interrupted me while I was deep in thought trying to figure out what to eat for tonight's dinner
That was one of my favourite parts!!
YESEUL IS NOW ADVISING >!OTHER GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF THEIR BOYFRIEND'S ABUSE!< FOR THE LEGAL CLINIC, WHY IS SHE SO PERFECT <3
So proud of Ye Seul!!
One thing i could say about Law School week in week out was "It's driving me crazyyyyyyy"
But was it
pulling you uuunnnddeeerrr?
I thought I'll be annoyed by the song after couple of episodes but they absolutely nailed it!
The song finally grew on me in the end (and so did the remixes!)
Can't even properly explain how or why this show has grown to mean so much to me. Waited for this since it was announced last year because it's RHY's comeback and I can't believe it's almost over now. :( It was a pleasant bonus to have KB star opposite her. And I feel like this worked out so well for them and the rest of the ensemble cast! They made my last couple of weeks so much better. I am an even bigger fan of RHY, KB, and the rest of the cast now.
It's been so fun hopping onto here right after eps to read and discuss everyone's takes. Thank you all and thank you @u/dyosaaa for the weekly threads! Law School, fighting! Until the end. <3
Edit after Ep 16:
I'm just... thoroughly endeared.
Kang Sol A best, hardworking girl until finish. Ye-seul with an amazing character arc. Joon-hwi >!quoting his uncle!< in the end really got me. And surprisingly I was not /that/ disappointed about the lack of definitive conclusions about some things like >!the constitutionality of Article 126 and Solhwi status, heh.!< Personally, the 'smaller' moments made up for it such as Sol B finally >!calling Sol A unnie and also getting counseling with the rest of her fam!<, and Prof Yang >!walking into another class with another batch of students.!<
How do I move on from this show???
I think the Article 126 is just the show's way of asking the question. I'm not affiliated by law but like they said, law is made to be objective. The only reason we have lawyers is because the law itself is subj to diff interpretation. I think the show just wanted to make a statement.
That's fair! I guess that's why overall I felt satisfied with the open-ended parts of the finale because it made sense to leave us with questions like that.
It was rly an interesting topic for me tho so I wish there would've been more discussion about it. And I'd like to believe that somehow, whether through that trial or not, Ji-ho got justice for his dad in the end. 😌
I think he did. I think Prosecutor Jin saying he went easy on them is just his character overall but he did lose and was really the first prosecutor to apply the law. But that was just the civil case I think. But the overall constitutionality of that Article is still a big question mark for me which is great I think.
This show kept me alive the past few months. I’m currently in the middle of reviewing for my own bar exam in November and Sol A has truly become an inspiration to reach for my dreams despite the obstacles 💫
THANK YOU LAW SCHOOL FOR BEING INSTRUMENTAL IN KEEPING ME SANE DURING BAR REVIEW!!!
All the best to you in your preparations and on the exam when it comes!
Thanks so much!! :)
All the very best luck to you.
Don't forget to eat and sleep ...
Wishing you all the best!!! Take care of yourself while prepping for the exam! We are rooting for you!!!
Sending lots of strength and happiness for you!!!!
I'm not entirely disappointed with the finale but I think it could've been better. Some plotlines weren't fleshed out enough and I expected that to happen in the episode. For example:
1. What did Seo Byung-ju's wife have to do with the murder? She was obviously in on it but I want to know specifically how.
2. I wanted Seung-jae's story to be fleshed out more too. There wasn't much context given to him and his story and so I somehow felt like he was detached from the other characters. I don't know if anyone else feels the same way. Why did he give up medicine and study law? And I feel like there has to be a bigger reason why he cheated based on how his character was portrayed to us.
3. What happened to everyone else in the last flashback. Did Ye-seul and Bok-ki ever get together? Did Bok-ki get to be a human rights lawyer? Where did Ye-beom end up? Did Sol B ever become a judge?
4. Solhwi. We were fed so many crumbs all this time so I expected at least **something** to happen with them. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting a big confession or anything like that but at least something hinting at them liking each other. I guess I'll just have to be satisfied with the smiles and other things they did for each other.
Otherwise from those gripes, I think it was a pretty enjoyable show.
Some things I loved about the show.
1. Kang Sol A's character development was chef's kiss. She was one of those characters you couldn't just help but root for all the time. I'm so happy that her hard work paid off.
2. I'm happy that Joon-hwi achieved his dream too. There's no doubt that he's going to be a heck of a good prosecutor.
3. My favourite sub-plot was Ye-seul. Her character development made me so happy. I'm happy that the show included this theme too because it's so prevalent, especially in my country. I hoped that it helped viewers who are going through a similar situation to get help.
4. How caring the profs are. Got to love them
Tbh, Law School didn't grab me until around episode 4 but I think it did a good job of keeping me interested until the very end. And I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I understood everything that was happening in the show at all times. I feel like I'm going to have to rewatch it sometime in the future.
> I wanted Seung-jae's story to be fleshed out more too. There wasn't much context given to him and his story and so I somehow felt like he was detached from the other characters. I don't know if anyone else feels the same way. Why did he give up medicine and study law? And I feel like there has to be a bigger reason why he cheated based on how his character was portrayed to us.
I agree with this. They should have explain his character more and not be forgotten (well not really he still did appear in the last ep BUT i think he is in terms of his arc. They could have explored more ughhh!) in the finale.
>What happened to everyone else in the last flashback. Did Ye-seul and Bok-ki ever get together? Did Bok-ki get to be a human rights lawyer? Where did Ye-beom end up? Did Sol B ever become a judge?
I was actually waiting for this after the last time skip. Sadly the author didn't bother writing about their status T_T.
Didn't bother writing about their status ... or ... didn't choose to tell us everything?
They choose not to tell us everything ...
this is where you get to write it the way that you wanted it ...
I like the way you think, friend! Now I’m going to eagerly await the fan fiction.
>. I wanted Seung-jae's story to be fleshed out more too. There wasn't much context given to him and his story and so I somehow felt like he was detached from the other characters. I don't know if anyone else feels the same way. Why did he give up medicine and study law? And I feel like there has to be a bigger reason why he cheated based on how his character was portrayed to us.
yea i really thought he was kinda related to the child rape case like the way he reacted when lee min ho talked about compensating the victim in a mocking way, i was hoping we would get a little backstory related to it, his character had a lot of potential :/
>Did Sol B ever become a judge?
I feel like Sol B's character wasn't about her becoming a judge but more of about her character growth, her opening up and breaking the walls she had made defensively (cuz of her mothers taunts and manipulation) and actually becoming more of a genuine person. like Prof Yang didn't want any of his students becoming corrupt and opportunistic and she–under her mothers control, was literally that.
So I think they did her character just, actually her character development was my favorite ngl🌷
I still want to know joonhwi's background story, he's the only one without family references except for his uncle&aunt. Does anyone know?
>!Seo's wife had nothing to do with the murder. She tried, however, to rig the results of the second autopsy so that her nephew would go to jail instead of inheriting the money that his uncle left to him.!<
>!SeungJae was an OBGYN who worked in the ER. So my theory is that he did the rape kit for LMH rape victim ... and was so upset by it that he decided to go into law where he could do something to punish the people who could commit such horrendous crimes. But a background in sciences wasn't helping him in law school so, when tempted by seeing exam questions on Prof Kim's laptop, he caved in order to save himself and pass ...!<
>!Solhwi obviously happened ... we don't need to be shown that it did ... :-)!<
>!edit. thinking about it a bit more ... a man probably wouldn't have done the kit so maybe SJ's wife did it and they treated the little girl together. Judge Kim said that the child would be affected throughout her life so it must have been really traumatic for everyone involved with her recovery.!<
>SeungJae was an OBGYN who worked in the ER. So my theory is that he did the rape kit for LMH rape victim ... and was so upset by it that he decided to go into law where he could do something to punish the people who could commit such horrendous crimes. But a background in sciences wasn't helping him in law school so, when tempted by seeing exam questions on Prof Kim's laptop, he caved in order to save himself and pass ...
That's a pretty interesting theory and quite plausible
LMFAO the look on the judges face >!when Yangcrates walked in with a ’victim’ placard and was lowkey pouting while explaining his reasoning!< was so funny.
Daddy Yangcrates is such a drama queen!
haha *daddy* Yangcrates is a mooood. iloveit
Yes! lol. Such a drama queen ... I bet he does amateur drama productions as well as puzzles :-)
awwww Sol B >!defending Sol A from what her mom said about her!< <3 she really grew and she even smiled for the first time
I can’t help but grin at the little glances and smiles and banters Sol A and Joonhwi are giving each other gahhh they are so adorable please let their relationship progress by the end of the ep please. >!I guess them volunteering to help people out together at the court is all we are gonna get 😭!<
Tsundere Sol B >!finally praising Sol A and smiling is so adorable!< but Joonhwi calling Sol A >!unnie in a sorta aegyo way melted me!< 😍
Very glad >!Sol B fam is finally going for family counseling!< together. 😌
Still find it super weird that Kang Dan and Kang Sol did not physically interact at all but eh 😐
PROF KIM >!IMITATING THE STATUE COUPLED WITH THE DRAMATIC MUSIC!< KILLED ME HAHAHAHA 🤣
I wonder if them saying >!Jipuragi!< is a deliberate reference to >!Vincenzo!<. Also that >!power suit walk down the hall of Hankuk Law U!< LOL 😂
Look forward to the cast’s future shows!
>I wonder if them saying Jipuragi is a deliberate reference to Vincenzo.
I wondered about that too
Omg how did I not catch the Jupuragi reference!?
They didn’t mention Jipuragi the law firm but rather Jiho and SolB said the olive branch Prosc Jin was extending to them was more like a hay/straw (aka jipuragi).
I was also wondering if it was a reference!!
my fav was when they were preparing for the main argument and joon wi just comes towards sol & sits right next to her like he really wanted to be near her 😩❤️
I am low key disappointed at the finale. \~
Yang Case: Felt a bit dragged in the end
Yesuel Case: Was the best
Solhwi: Episode 5 and 6 set the mood, which could have been wrapped up properly in the end. Dont tell me it's "friendship" \*rolled eyes\* . I understand this isnt a romance drama but subtle hints like wearing wedding rings could have just calmed all our hearts \^\^. Man, if you cant wrap it up properly, dont start it !
Kang Sol A: What a wonderful character.
JoonHwi: character felt too perfect. Almost Omniscient.
Kang Dan and her suitcase, My God, what the hell did she carry in that? clothes, law documents.....guns?
YeSuel and Bokgi : This was left alone too, i am not miffed, but i could do with some sweet moments in the end.
Assembly Ko: You overact man.
Prof Kim: I have bashed you a lot, you turned out to be one of my fav characters in the end.
I still adore Law School. It was my distraction every week. Now i dont know what to do.
I complained a lot, but that was my disappointed Solhwi Ass.
\*claps\* to all the actors and crew members!
Wedding bands would’ve been a perfect crumb to leave shippers with 😭
Kang Dan with her luggage everywhere is so funny lol. I don't think she even spent the night in south korea, yet she needed that much luggage hahaha
Joon-Hwi and Sol A just being the perfect pair and using their free time from studying to help others struggling in their own trial... im gonna miss them so much
I don't think I'm alone in this, I just can't wait to binge watch the entire series again.
Definitely feel that an extra episode or two would have given this series an incredible ending by properly tying up every character's loose ends. Enjoyed this ride nonetheless, the entire cast definitely did a fantastic job.
You just have to love >!KANG SOL DEADASS SLURPING DOWN THAT JJAJANGMYEON WITH THE WIG HALF ON.!<
already on it, like when you watch it again, you see the slight hints and foreshadowings they gave and its just a daebak moment
Man, I feel like it ended alright, but having another episode or 2 would have been great to tie up all the loose ends in a less rushed manner :P The drama has showed us every single trial in detail, but strangely, when it came to the trial of the big bad, we barely got to see anything. Maybe because there was insufficient time and all that mattered was that justice is served?
The best part of this drama was the characters, I’ll miss them very much. I’m disappointed we didn’t exactly get >!Solhwi but I’ll take the crumbs they gave.!<
I can’t believe the drama ended with Yangcrates calling >!Joonhwi and Sol A over to strut through the law school lobby like bosses, at least give us something like oh I have an interesting case I want us to work together on.!<
Omg I was thinking the exact same things too! Wanted a bigger, more dramatic final trial, a definitive solhwi, and a reason for that last scene 😂 that last one is probably bugging me the most.
I rewatched the episode to see if I missed something, but it just confirmed my initial thought, which was that it was like watching a talented figure skater or gymnast give a good performance but fail to completely nail the landing.
This is so true - It's like you're so mesmerized by what's happening, can't wait to see what move they'll do next... and then it just ended. Part of me wishes they just left it a bit open-ended instead of trying to neatly close it in such a short amount of time...
not entirely sure ... but I think he called them in to help him teach a class ...
This is also what I thought, but it was still weird because it wasn't really clear. I was hoping to at least see the three of them enter a classroom or something lol
It's just the three of them with no clients or others in their wake ... and they're walking through the school's lobby ... so they must be headed to a classroom or the mock trial room ...
And I bet they'd make a great class together ... :-)
I think this a good finale.
Despite the many subplots/crimes that Ko Hyeong Su instigated, last ep managed to tie them down and this one managed to close it.
>!Atty. Park representing Ko just to make sure the case against him gets stronger!<
>!Kang Sol A pretending to be Kang Dan again just so Yangcrates can treat her is just so cute to see!<
>!Kang Dan and Kang Sol appearing at the courtroom. You can tell Ko's been mentally bamboozled by what Kang Sol and Yangcrates did last ep!<
>!Ye Seul's character development is *chef's kiss!<
>!I was also happy to see a bit of progress on Kang Sol B's family matters, even if it were just a bit!<
>!Lastly, I think they skip a total of 7 years. Based on the iPhone models shown. Sol A was using a iPhone 5/6 but at the atty Park's office, she is shown to have an iPhone 11/12 (not sure)!<
Overall, a great drama. 8.5/10.
im literally bawling when Joon-Hwi quoted his uncle...
I'm so glad I didn't drop this series altogether... it started off super slow and boring to me and I almost stopped but I decided to press on because what the hell. And boy did my patience pay off.
This series had the potential to be a megaflop but the story was tight and it was a really wise choice to set this story in a law school with young people instead of a law firm with actual lawyers if you ask me. Not just to attract a wider audience but because the lighthearted moments between the study group and their growing friendship really balanced out the heavy themes of murder, injustice and corruption. The study group really made the whole thing watchable... shoutout to Ryu Hye Young, Kim Beom, Hyun Woo, Lee David, (my two new Kdrama crushes) Go Yoon Jung and Lee Soo Kyung, and of course our favorite professors Kim Myung Min and Lee Jeung Eun. No matter how the last episode turns out I am grateful.
for one last time, Kang Sol A begging for food, >!to the point where she pretends to be kang dan!< one last time A LEGENDARY QUEEN INDEED>! she finally got her black blean noodles!<
- The students in this ep were mostly off hands the Ko stuff and mostly focused on their mock trial. It was fun to watch them be students. Both teams won in a way, congrats to them.
- Ko's case was resolved pretty peacefully and quickly.
- This ep was mostly resolution and aftermath. Which makes sense, last ep was all the explosive stuff and this is the dealing with it part.
- They only showed that Joonhwi became prosecutor and Sol A became a lawyer, I wonder what happened to the others. Did Sol B become a judge? And the others? Prosecutor Jin too???
- Sol A didn't win, so what happened to her money problems??? Kang Dan better have given em money after running away LOL
- No full Solhwi resolution but what does that smile in the ending mean???? Joonhwi cute tho ugh
- Also a bit unrelated: I've only seen a handful of kdramas but actors always look so flawless and all. I like Law School because you can see some texture on their skin
All in all, fun show to watch. Maybe a 7/10? Not exactly brilliant or whatever but quite enjoyable to watch as it airs like theorize in between airings. Probably fun to binge also.
The Kang Dan story was the only disappointing thing to me.
No matter which way I look at it she left the country without telling her twin.
Didn't even give her a method of contact.
Left her in a pretty shitty family situation.
That's some thank you for the person who went to juvie because of you.
Other than that I enjoyed the show.
Regarding the “skin part”, I think they intentionally applied too much foundation and powder for them to look “pale” or something. Students tend to be pale because they got no time to sleep, dont even complete the 3 times a day meal, and don’t have the time go outside often. I think they want to portray a typical college student. :>>
P.s. and majority of college students dont have clear skin,,, 😅
OKAY. I'm not gonna go detail by detail anymore unlike my previous thoughts. I have to say, while the ride was really fun I am EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED with the ending. For one thing, the lives of the other characters weren't even as featured. To add, the hype died down towards the first time skip and everything just felt too rushed. I think the show would've worked better to have 18-20 episodes instead of 16. The plot was so good, but the Ko trial was so reduced. In regards to SolHwi though, I'll consider them as \~implied\~ dating. I actually thought that their last scene before the final time skip was them going home together LMAOO
Overall though, I really enjoyed the show! I was opposed to a second season before, but now I kinda want one mainly because of the disappointment I got from Seung Jae's arc and Joon Hwi's personal backstory.
I see that many SolHwi shippers are sad,but I was actually really happy with the ending? Maybe this is what Kdramas do to you, you don't even care about characters kissing, you just want a hug, then you don't even need a hug, you want a confession, then you don't even care about the confession, you only want some scenes and hints, then it doesn't even matter anymore and you actually get happy with... whatever this was lol
Who knew, after watching so much American and European tv, that there are so many other ways to show that people care for each other ... :-)
It’s over and now Wednesday and Thursday mornings will never be the same. I’m going to miss each and every character so much 😭😭
Professor Yang gave me major Snape vibes at the end.
Also the low key catwalk at the end was not expected but greatly appreciated 😂😂
Okay, lots of things to wrap my head around the finale. That ending scene reminds me of Start-Up lol
First off, I might be one of the minority who is disappointed with the finale. But not in a very bad way. I just felt like everything is convoluted and rushed. Perhaps the editing had something to do with it. Ko Hyeong-su's trial was okay and imo, it could've been longer. Also what happened with Ji-ho's case? It was only shown briefly towards the end, and I thought the build up regarding that matter did not make sense. And Seung-jae? I just think that his character is the weakest among the group. His character could've gotten a redemption. I always hate how he didn't talk a lot so we didn't know what's on his mind.
I really applaud Kim Myung-min and Ryu Hye-young the most. These two are just phenomenal. I'm glad we got the scene where they ate together. I think this was my favorite part in the last episode. Second fave part should be the one where Joonhwi and Sol A practiced in the mock court.
Lastly, it was still fun to watch the show every week especially when talking about it here on Reddit. Ngl, I want to say I like this show but I can't really say I do. It started off great, but I wasn't hooked anymore after the mystery of the murder of Joonhwi's uncle.
I was pretty disappointed with the finale too. It felt rushed and didn't provide the closure I was looking for. Too many loose ends:
* Solhwi - was it real or not?
* What was the verdict in Seong-jae's case?
* Why show us Prosecutor Jin and Ji-ho in the finale but not tell us the outcome of the trial?
* How did Kang Sol A manage her financial situation?
* What was Kang Dan's deal really?
* Why did James exist in this show?
* Why did Prof Yang need Ko Hyeong-su to admit to bribing Seo Byeong-ju in the finale? Why did they keep that and not give us a resolution?
Also, was Prosecutor Jin an evil character? In the beginning, he seemed so with his threats to Ji-ho but he was sort of vindicated towards the end. It seemed the show could not decide how it wanted to treat his character.
Was I the only one who thought Prof Yang and Joon-hwi were shown to be too perfect? It started to grate on my nerves towards the end.
I really liked this show but the finale was so unnecessary.
Yes. Yang and Joon hwi became boring and predictably perfect. Hated that.
Particularly given that Joon hwi is so moody and anguished and imperfect in beginning it was like “yeah I’m not buying this 180.”
Same thoughts. Except:
- James had to exist because that's what ties Ko and Lee Man-Ho
- Yang wanted Ko's bribery confession "because he has students who will learn from it". He said something like that. I took it as, he wants to teach his students to not make the same mistake
Your point about James is fair but I thought the show was going to go somewhere with that thread and it did not.
I was not convinced with Yang's rationale for eliciting the bribery confession. Plus, why did the ghost of Seo Byeong-ju appear? Does it roam around in the mock court because he donated the money for it?
The ending scene also reminded me of start-up lmao
I kinda realized late that Joon-Hwi lost his entire family pretty much (from his character writeup it says he lost his parents so he ended up living with his uncle, and we all know what happened to him)....I wondered why he was able to remain so strong, until I realized that his study group became his family...his chosen family. I will truly miss watching Joon-Hwi being the perfect student, friend, and just person in general
Same. Nice insights! :-)
I can't believe this is gonna end!! Kudos to the writer for such a twisty and kinda mindblowing story. The endpoint might be a little obvious but the path there was full of twists and unexpected turns. Really enjoyed how the plot unfolded bit by bit in a slow but tantalising way!
Also doing justice to an ensemble cast is quite difficult but over here, I felt like every character's arc was revealed and explored well. My favourite was Ye-seul's arc, which was alluded to from the first few eps and then, built up in the later eps. Her character's feelings, mindset and motivations were quite sensitively explored and the actress did such a great job!!
Shoutout to the Solhwi ship for making me excited for the smallest things. Them just being in the same room together soothed my fangirl heart, once I realised there was gonna be no romance :D
Also Prof Yang is probably one of the smartest drama characters ever. Half the time I can't fathom his plans and how he can think so many steps in advance. Plus his husky voice is great to hear!!
Looking forward to today's ep to see how it all ties up and maybe... an indication of Solhwi taking off? Probably not but I can hope
Absolutely loved this series… I really hope there will be a season 2
Ryu Hyeyoung (Kang Sol A) briefly went on ig live to thank the fans and then mentioned that there is no season 2 as was said in an article released yesterday 😔
Also, Kim Beom hinting the finale on his IG posts earlier. LMAO
What did he say?
its a soulmate thing for sol A to be able to read whats on joon-hwi's mind when he is feeling down>!"i will root for you in place of your uncle" <3!<
I need Sol A and Joon Hwi actors to have their own drama. Please please please. 😭
I cant believe its over😩
Same 😭😭😭 Like maybe a spin-off or something I DUNNOOO
Hmmm I have mixed emotions about the finale episode. I'm still going to say that it should've been in the 20 episode format.
- Kang Sol A's imperfections as well as her development. She really progressed throughout the series, without the character instantly achieving perfection. Her making mistakes mas her character stand out more.
- Ye Seul. Another character progression that I truly love. She came to Hankuk like a clueless happy go lucky girl into a bold, and confident woman.
- Prof. Yang. I mean he really is an amazing teacher, lawyer, and a prosecutor as well. There's nothing else that I can say lol.
- Friendship of Sol A and Sol B. It really bloomed (tho rushed) in the finale episode. Sol B kinda needa Sol A to release herself from the cage (her mom) that she's locked in.
- Ryu Hye Young. oh my god the duality of this actress is amazing. She showed two different characters with different vibes without trying too hard.
- The platonic relationship of SolHwi
- The plot of the series at the beginning is really good but slowly gets a bit rushed and dull at the end. I really think the drama should've been in the 20 episode format.
- Most characters were flushed at the finale episode, lol.
- Han Joon Hwi. He started out good but kinda became a flat character for me?? I mean this character is nice but it's not the strongest character portrayal of Kim Beom.
- I'm sorry but there were still some noticeable transitions that were awkwardly executed LMAO
- I can't with the dramatic walk towards the ending of the drama it kinda made me cringe 😖
- I wanted the Jiho x Prosecutor Jin story on detail tho :<
Overall, it's not a bad drama. Is it average? I don't think so. But it's not spectacular either. It's one of those dramas that needed more episodes for better clarity and detail. Cause everything was tied up at the final episode, which made almost everything rushed. Again, a common flaw to kdrama endings LMAO
I am sad that we didn't >! get a SolHwi confession!< but I'm not too disappointed and angry about it. Law School isn't a romance kdrama anyway.
It lies between good and average, if there's a classification like that lol.
Y’all we got to see Sol B smile for the first time🥺
Also was hoping we’d get a reaction scene from Joonhwi on finding out he got duped by Sol A in a wig :(
i can honestly relate to Sol A and >!how she worked so hard to not be a burden in the group competition!< because she feels >!incompetent compared !
This has become my favorite weekly habit. I've always been excited to get off work to watch a new episode. I can't believe it's the last episode. I'm missing the cast already :( I'll especially miss picking up some SolHwi crumbs.
Starting a slow burn but not finishing it should be a crime.
I’m not sure that this was the best role for Kim Bum. I feel like he didn’t get to showcase much. After finishing the drama, all I remember from his character is a lot of smiling.
Honestly, I feel the same hahaha. I felt like after his character was cleared of murder charges, he was just there to help out or support his classmates. :))) Still having him in the show was worthwhile nevertheless.
Maybe this was what the director meant when he asked kim bum to be like ‘a plain yogurt’. Maybe to not stand out too much idk 😆
i just love how prof yang takes control of the court everytime LITERALLY DID U SEE THE LOOK ON THAT JUDGE'S FACE AHAHA
I can't believe that that was the last episode! I'm gonna miss this show so much!
* Personally, I think this could've been stretched up to 20 episodes. There could've been a whole episode dedicated to just baiting and catching Assemblyman Ko. I feel like this last episode was more rushed compared to others. But either way, it worked out well in the end even if some scenes were rushed.
* I love how all the characters' lives were wrapped up. >!Yeseul helping out in the clinic, specifically helping women out there stuck in abusive relationships, Bok-gi also joining the clinic, Sol B finally having a consultation with the psychiatrist and helping her family be better, plus her personality softening to others, Ji-ho and Prosecutor Jin's interaction, and many more.!< I like how the last episode didn't leave us hanging for questions (well, except for Seung-jae's story on why he went to law, etc. :<). >!Even Dan and Sol-A reconciled at the end, which was nice. !!OUR GIRL SOL-A PASSED THE BAR AND IS AN ATTORNEY??? JOONHWI IS ALSO NOW A PROSECUTOR!< omo our bbs achieving their dreams huhuhu I'm so proud of them!
* Okay, SolHwi Nation is probably disappointed. I'm not gonna lie, really frustrated at how >!many scenes Sol B and Joon hwi has, which lead me to believing throughout the show that they had a thing or something!<, but it turns out, it's just pure friendship. Joon hwi is really just this caring oppa. BUT WHAT I CAN SAY THOUGH IS THAT definitely Joonhwi and Sol-A's 'friendship' is different. Will definitely miss this tandem.
* YANGCRATES AND PROF KIM! The best!
* Overall, it was a good ending. Didn't left us with a lot of unanswered questions, and kind of wrapped up everything basically. On that note, I'm 99% sure that there would be no season 2. And personally, I'm okay with that. Now, on to the next kdrama!
IM GNA MISS YANG JONG HOONS HOT VOICE AND HOT FACE AND HOT EVERYTHING
Law School has been so much fun to follow for the past month or so, loved the cast and how detailed this show has been. My final thoughts :
* I actually loved how they wrapped up >!Ko's trial!< quickly - all the evidence was already there and it was satisfying to see him behind bars
* I liked how it came full circle and the students were back where they started, doing mock trials. I loved seeing them be actual law students, studying, and even celebrating together. The nod back to Seo Byung-ju really tied together and reminded the audience why law being just is so important
* The Solhwi moments!!!! The romantic tension when >!they were practicing for the mock trial and how he came closer and closer, my heart was racing for Sol. I also loved that Joon-hwi went looking for her when they were drinking and called her 'Unnie', so cute!! My heart melted when I saw him smile at her when she told the elder that the Statute of Limitations had passed on the loan. I'm not too mildly disappointed that there wasn't an explicit romance scene, but in my mind Lawyer Sol & Prosecutor Joonhwi go out on jajangmyeon dates often and discuss law constantly.!<
* My only gripe about the finale is that I would've loved to see the >!time skip!< for everyone in the study group, like what happened to everyone else? Did they all pass the bar and become lawyers? >!What was the conclusion of the constitutional review? What about Seungjae and his punishment?!< I would loved a group scene at the end honestly.
Thank you Law School for getting me through these past few weeks, onto the next kdrama! Hoping to see Kim Bum return to drama land very soon :')
Such a well done show. At the beginning I really thought there was going to be some heavy rivalry due to the way they potrayed the law school students at first. And I'm so glad I was wrong because one of the best aspects of the show was definitely the friendship between the students in the study group. Everyone was caring and helpful in their own way and that just brought so much of wholesomeness to the drama with contrast to the more serious main plot. Each episode was engaging and the cast did a really amazing job as well.
Although the ending was satisfying, I wouldn't mind a second season where they delve into more cases with the law school students as prosecutors and attorneys like someone suggested in one of the earlier discussions.
Can't believe this is really over, I'll really miss looking forward to Wednesdays and Thursdays and reading everyone's comments here!
i've been used to Rye Hye Young (the actress) in unadorned, laid-back style ever since Reply 1988. her naturally youthful, impish look is really suited for student roles, and i was afraid she's gonna be typecast for this kind of characters. my jaw dropped seeing her completely transformed with chic makeup and dashingly elegant outfits, and how she adroitly put across a marked distinction in her dual portrayal. hope she will be cast in more mature/sophisticated looking roles in the future.
Solhwi endgame pls I am begging you, writer-nim 😭
Update: In the end, they didn't give us the Solhwi we wanted but the Kang Sol and Joon Hwi ending we needed.
The way Joon Hwi looks at Sol A. Aaaahhhh, can’t breath 🥺🥰
My feelings have never been fonder for the intro song!
**It's drivin' me crazyyyyy** (but also leaving me emotionally weak. What is this sorcery, Law School!)
I’m kind of sad it’s over to be honest. I did start and stop a couple of times at the beginning of the series - but I kept coming back to the thread and decided to stick with it based on everyone’s enthusiasm. Once I embraced it for what itwas I did enjoy it a lot more. I thought the cast had great chemistry - that was ultimately what drew me back to the series week in and week out (plus Prof Yang in his turtlenecks 🥵)
Was it perfect? No. There were definitely a lot of loose ends and some things that didn’t seem to hang together. Overall the writing could have been much tighter. I think they had too many disparate storylines going on that they were trying to thread together - some of which they did successfully - but it ended up being a bit all over the place sometimes.
There were also a lot of “goofy” moments where i really had to suspend my disbelief. They certainly decided to throw the rules of civil procedure out the window pretty early on. LOL
The students were all great - but Yangrates was my MVP. Maybe because I had a Crim Pro prof in my last year of law school who was a genius and also totally hot - so I’m a little biased - guilty as charged! 😀
Prof Yang was always so deadpan. “ Do you always have to think out loud??” And the look he gives Sol B when they are standing by the statue of Lady Justice. Their interactions were the best.
I didn’t really see the point of the James angle here - Other than him being LMH’s motivation. But what was the point of the tie in with prof Kim?. Maybe I missed that.
I also felt like we never got any insight into Joon Hwi and what makes him tick? He did ultimately seem a bit one dimensional - so it felt like a bit of a waste of KB to me.
On a more serious note I was really happy that they gave some screen time to domestic abuse /family law issues - both with Ye Seul as well as the legal clinic cases. There can never be enough emphasis on those kinds of situations.
I hope Kang A’s family continues their therapy because they are seriously messed up.
You said this so much more clear headed than I managed after watching haha.
Couldn’t agree more. With everything.
With all things legal and political and mystery plot I can chalk it up to “aight. This is a drama. Technicalities get thrown out the window”
I’m stuck on this part though:
I really like the way you worded your issue with Joon hwi: “what makes him tick”.
I worry that if I complain about Joon hwi and kang sol a people will take it as me be whiney and greedy about #endgame. But that’s not really it.
I do feel that by the end of this drama, knowing so little about Joon Hwi’s story and head space does lessen any final divine value Im supposed to be seeing in his and kang sol’s eternal best friendery soulmateship. I think we got a lot of mixed messages about Joon Hwi and his mental state / where he is in his whole “I have trust issues with people because my uncle who I admired above all else ended up killing someone, not fessing up, taking bribes, covering up other politicians’ crimes, getting entangled with an organ trafficking rapist excon, getting out of punishment for bribes, being a drug addict and then getting murdered by a politician he helped cover up bad deeds for. Also my parents are dead, my aunt likely raised me, she’s been off in the US having an affair for a long time. She tried to frame me for murder so she could scam my inheritance. Yeah. The inheritance I probably have moral concerns over how it was acquired.”
Babe. Are you okay?!? How are you going to be okay?!?
And to be honest, given that … having the final feel good line of his soulmatery with Kang sol be “how about I take the place of your uncle?”
IS WEIRD. ???
I don’t know. I just… feel like the writers and Kim bum covered up that this guy is so broken and buttered that up with “look at how sweet and loving and caring and heart eyes he is with Kang Sol. And it's what you think it is or is it, let's drag that out for a long time and make some little hiccups along the way about it but also there's profound stuff happening between them."
I don’t know.
I feel like Joon Hwi isn’t doing well still by the end. And the four year later time skip doesn’t really clear that up for me.
Their open ended best friend dynamic after four years doesn’t seem that great to me. It just sounds like Joon Hwi is still stuck orbiting around the goodness and trust of Kang Sol A but still kind of skirting away from things. Which … doesn’t really make sense given how willingly he gives of himself and reaches out to others. He’s pretty fearless about bonding with people and with multiple people in the study group has been the one to initiate and/ or deepen the bonding (jiho, sol b, sol a). Plus, I don’t think I’m being a silly love obsessed girl when I say, “I think Joon hwi has got da crush on da gurlieee”. I think the writing and acting made us feel that very early and before a lot of his deeper feelings of gratitude and admiration really sunk in. So for him to four years later still be friends with her just suggests he has massive commitment and people issues still. Or it that Kim Bum really overacted. RHY does a good job staying in the platonic but close sphere. Kim Bum stepped out of that … so early. And that is what puts the "still" in the sentence: "They're still friends." What we've been given from Joon Hwi suggests his feelings are not platonic soulmatey. So it is odd that they're "still" friends. It feels uncomfortable, that what was suggested as a natural progression of things has been halted. And we're not really given much insight into why. But we DO know he’s got more than enough trauma that just hasn’t been brought to the surface. So that’s the only explanation I can use to explain them and him. If KB had been more like RHY in his dynamic, then I would have no issues with the "their friendship is the perfect place for them". (And then there’s the fact that rhy ever so slightly has Kang sol change a bit with Joon hwi in final episode). I don’t see where the baseline was ever established that they reached a super happy equilibrium at platonic soulmatery. If so, then there’s some deeper reason for why they’re not non-platonic soulmates (yet) (ever) and I don’t know what that is.
Given all this. His ability to so tranquilly and endlessly give and care for everyone around him without us getting any sense of how stressful and draining that must be for a guy so traumatized by his uncle and struggling with trust issues ? I get sad and depressed just thinking about what this guy is covering up. And I’m left with the q you started with: what is making you tick?
Side note questions that are less important about Joon hwi but I would have loved answers to:
1) 2017 was final year that old judicial exam was still offered. If he managed to pass the first two rounds, then he clearly didn’t miss the deadline and could have taken the third. Then he’d have 2 years of studying at the institute and then he’d be able fulfill his dreams as the good prosecutor he feels his uncle failed to be. That’s a shorter timeline than giving that up to prepare for and take a different set of new tests to get into law school (something that we know took him 3 years to do since he got the books in 2017), then 3 years of law school, then dream redemptive job. Why did he choose the longer route? Is this Seo's first year at Hankuk? Did Joon Hwi know he was going to Hankuk? I feel like he had to know. That mock court would have taken years to get built. Seo was fiddling with Hankuk for awhile. So... Joon Hwi also has a penchant for the masochistic and wanted to be tortured by the proximity to his uncle while studying? Or option b, phase 1 of revenge redemption was getting his uncle kicked out of his cushy post prosecutor digs.
2) why did he ever choose police academy first !
3) I was also surprised he didn't willingly sign off on his inheritance from Seo when his aunt wanted him to. I just would have pegged him as the "this might be dirty money, I had already pretty much cut this guy off anyway, take the money, I don't care" kind of guy.
Annnddsdsss that’s a totally unnecessary overanalysis of a character who doesn’t even existttttttttt ;) ;)
Ye Seul really does get a beautiful full arc.
And also glad that Kang sol b isn’t left just hanging and the drama at least suggests “btw that’s still a problem but they’re working it” ;)
i'm so happy i decided to pick up this drama! it's been such a great experience overall - from how the story is well planned, the cast a joy to see, the characters beautifully developed and just how charming the entire thing is. i will miss it so much.
Okay I'm gonna be dramatic as hell because I loved this show so much:
You see, I was like Sol A when I was in law school. I wasn't the most intelligent, but I was determined to become a lawyer. So, I studied doubly hard to catch up. It wasn't easy, I tell you. But I persevered because I believed in my dreams. Took the bar and passed it in my first take. I'm now a lawyer.
And this is why I love this show so much because it presented characters who mirror our everyday struggles. Sol A was especially relatable because she showed us that while not all of us are born geniuses, we all have the potential to improve, to become better.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm gonna miss the squad so much. And I'm gonna miss thirsting over Yangcrates.
I, THANK YOU.
Aahhh its over. The ending was not satisfying but i still had fun. Kang Sol B smiling and calling Kang Sol A unnie made it all worth it. If I go too deep into the drama only the negative parts will be highlighted so right now I just want to enjoy finishing a really good drama. All the actors did a great job.
Love the sweet moment between SolA and SolB ♡ and so proud of SolB and her family!! The >!family therapy!< scene gave me so much hope and I’m really happy they added that scene!
Love love love YeSeul >!helping other girls who went thru what she went thru!!still warms my heart even tho it wasnt confirmed they ended up together, glad they are both successful and happy :)!<
ITS OVER THAT WAS AMAZING GONNA MISS MY LAW SCHOOL WEDNESDAYS ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH<3333333333333333333333333333
Its over and there is no scope for a season 2. Yet I must admit my thirst for a love line ended. The ending was amazing. It's great to know Kang Sol and everyone else have come soo far.
I don't know if i missed it or it was never really explained but I have so many questions left.
1. Seo Byung Ju was murdered by Lee Man-ho right? But was the suicide note really SBJ's? It must be his - that's how Ji-ho and Joonhwi concluded that it was Assemblyman Ko in the car with him. So what was the note for? Did SBJ had a hunch that he was about to get killed?
2. In a voice recording, SBJ said that Joonhwi actually wasn't his nephew, but his son. I think this was never explained, was it?
3. Why did Assemblyman Ko wanted to kill James? Lee Man-ho is already dead, what was the purpose?
4. Doesn't Kang Dan send her family money? I think she's already established in the States. So why is the burden of supporting her family's needs (rent specifically) fall on Sol A's shoulders when she's still a student?
Other thoughts - i hoped they also showed that Assemblyman Ko's son got what he deserved for being manipulative and abusive.
I really liked that scene where Sol B's family attended a family therapy and the parents are actively listening. I can only hope things turn out better for them.
Still, what an enjoyable ride that was!
For 2 - I personally thought it meant that he thought of him as a son rather than nephew.
3 - possibly to cover his tracks?
4 - It seemed like Kang Dan had cut off ties with her family before leaving. They never fully explain her backstory/character though so I feel we didn't get enough closure on her character
this drama is probably my favourite of the many i have watched. it was a lot slower paced than the dramas i usually watch, but i just fell in love with everything from the characters to the AMAZING storyline. though i wished there was smtg more between kang sol a and joon hwi :/
I rly thought I didn't like this one and legal dramas are not really my fav genre but this litrelly got excited as weeks went by. Gonna miss listening to "its driving meee crazyyy" every week.
Going to miss this show so much! Wish they could've extended a bit to dive a bit deeper into the case like the earlier episodes, a couple more episodes would've helped immensely, but it was a fairly satisfying end. A bit underwhelming compared to how much i enjoyed the show in general though. 😅
Part of me still hopes they have more seasons 😂😂😂 or a spin off series but that doesn't seem to be the kdrama way
Also, bless you KIM MYUNG MIN!!!!!!
Can someone clearly explain the main issue - which is who killed Prof. Seo???? It’s weird because we kinda knew already by the latter part of the series, but why did they have to have that much anticipation, and then end it like this? I mean if it was >!Assemblyman Ko!< behind all of it, maybe the issue couldve ended earlier?
>!so was it LMH who killed prof seo by injecting drugs? Was he also the “delivery guy” with helmet? And then he was asked to kill him by assemblyman ko because he was manipulated into thinking he and his son james will be together? And the reason why assemblyman ko wanted him dead is because prof seo was almost going to turn himself in regarding the car accident?!<
I don’t mean to disappoint anyone! I’m also a lawschool lover but i just have some few things i wanna clear up! Ehehhe Here’s to being part of the minority who disliked the ending :(
Really disappointed to not see any indication of a Season 2 in the last few minutes (I thought I saw something about JTBC leaving a surprise for us at the end on a YouTube comment section, I guess I was wrong...) :((( Nonetheless, I was quite satisfied with the ending, although some characters’ plotlines could’ve been explored a little bit more (like Seungjae, it feels like they forgot about him halfway and he’s just there to fill in screentime...) This was an enjoyable watch despite its little flaws. Thanks to fellow Law School redditors who have made it even more enjoyable with the discussions, theories, and even shipping (which we did not get to realise)! :D
i'm satisfied with the ending, but it could have been more. i was in such a high during the entire series that the finale seemed a little less. i think they could have done with one more episode - to really build the tension with the imprisoning of ko, to show the aftermath of everything and their future lives. maybe even two episodes so we could have tied things with seungjae, which felt like the only character that somehow didn't have his story fully told. i wanted to see more about the cast future lives, what they are doing after graduating and how their relationships with each other are. i think it's a great testament to the drama that i felt so invested and had so much joy and attachment to them.
this series is a 9/10 for me. i'm so glad i watched it.
A bit underwhelmed by the finale. :’(
I expected so much from the show because the episodes from the second half were AMAZING. Thought everything would be tied up and end nicely, but I just have so many questions about other matters left hanging.. >! Seung-jae’s shift from med to law (I know he’s not one of the mains but I would’ve still wanted to know a bit more from his backstory!) Ji-ho’s quest for justice for his father and Prosecutor Jin’s request for constitutional review, what exactly happened to Kang Dan, how Assemblyman Ko carried out the plan to murder Seo Byung-ju.. !<
I think they could have easily turned this into 20 episodes for everything to be unpacked and answered.
Still love this drama overall but I expected so much more as an avid viewer. This was my weekly habit and I just feel a bit.. robbed?
Do take note that the main plot is Prof Seo's death, but I understand where you are coming from.
Right, I guess I just grew a bit attached to the characters because I felt like I was part of the study group the past few months 😅 would’ve wanted some closure on their stories
I'm happy I've gotten caught up with the show so that I can participate in this episode's discussion. I've been thoroughly enjoying law school and I'm sad to see it go.
Yangcrates and SBJ’s scene made me cry!!!!! 💔💔💔
The first half of the episode is enough proof that Law School is plausible for a slice-of-life angle. ~~Wise Law School Life when?~~
Anyway, it's a good close of the series plot-wise. It could have been better, sure, but honestly, it's not necessary.
Generally, the writing is great. A bit draggy in which I feel this would be concise to 12-14 episodes (if we wish to focus on the main plot).
Great acting by Kim Myungmin! Honestly, if it wouldn't be for him and his character, I would not stay. ~~Sorry Hyeyoung~~ (disclaimer though, Kang Sol A is a good character. Not a character of my preference because OP LEAD = BEST LEAD!)
Thank you guys for the threads and discussion! See you on the next one ~~specifically June 17~~
i need this wise law school life with the same cast but same director and writer of wise doctor life, like right now hahaha
Is Kang Sol A older than her classmates? How is Kang Dan already a lawyer from harvard?
Yes she is older than most of them. That's why Yeseol calls her unnie.
She went to juvie before she went to college and then she worked for a while ... before she applied to law school.
In ep 15 you can see that B was born in 1996, Joonhwi in 1992 and I think A was born in 1992 too cuz Solhwi act informally like friends. I read somewhere that B and Jiho are the same age but i have no idea about Yebeom Bokgi and Yeseul
They could extend 2 more episode and give jiho a resolution on his father's case, seung jae story, kang sol B family issue, kang dan story and of course some more romance
Who got Start up deja-vu during the final scene where >!Sol A, Joon-hwi, and Prof Yang were walking together? !<.. It was also a little funny >!that they didn't tell us what the walk was about, like they got a call just for that final walk!< :P
SAMEEE THATS WHAT I THOUGHT, I THOUGHT OF START UP TOO LMAO
Pretty sure it if for guest lectures.
Am I the only one who wants Law School spin off series with Han JoonHwi, Seo JiHo (kid of dead CEO), Kang Sol A and B. These 4 characters were way above others and pretty young to be in a spin off which will tell adventures of young Law school graduates and how life is different than school education.
About episode 16, some of the story threads were rushed and didn't had any impact on story. Still overall pretty enjoyable series and would certainly binge watch it later.
I started off loving this drama but the finale...so many loose ends. What happened to everyone else apart from Sol A and Joon-hwi? I thought everyone in the study group would have their own cohesive storyline. Maybe the writers tried to go for something open-ended but this ain't it.
This drama had great potential. There were some great episodes, especially with Yeseul's storyline. As a law student myself I was definitely hooked throughout most of it. It's a shame it ended messy :(
Also wanted to add that Ryu Hye-young really surprised me with her portrayal of Kang Dan. She portrays Kang Sol disguised as Kang Dan and the real Kang Dan slightly differently.
I think someone has mentioned this but Assemblyman Ko with the face trembling kind of bothered me. It was overacting for sure but I didn’t think it affected the episodes as a whole.
And finally, one (maybe unpopular?) opinion: Joon-hwi had no character development? Bright, charming guy who happens to know the answer to everything - he’s been a perfect character throughout the show. His perception of his uncle has clearly changed, but even with that arc he still feels bland. One thing that could’ve made his character more human is a potential triangle between Sol A and Sol B. Maybe his inability to articulate his feelings causes more tensions between A and B, and he can’t handle it. But this was barely explored since the three of them just reconciled in the end. I liked that he upset Seungjae in order to impress Prosecutor Jin, but his fixation on becoming a prosecutor needed to be explored more.
I just wanted to thank everyone on this threads because I don't have anyone IRL to talk about this dramas and it's so cool to come to this subreddit and see everybody's comments dissecting and analyzing the episodes. I love the respectful discussions and sometimes others point at things I didn't even notice, but it helps me to understand better. This show was so good and it would be great if they have a season 2!
I am not ready to let go of this drama yet :(
i will miss this drama so much, can’t believe its ending i dont want it to end :/ kang sol a & han joon hwi’s chemistry is just unexplainable i love them so much, professor yang’s smartness is just top notch, kang sol a’s stress about studies motivates me to study lmao, the whole law school’s characters will be missed specially the study group ;/this show means alot to me it was fun while it lasted :’)
Love this show. Ending was alright and had some funny & heartwarming moments. Really enjoyed it when the whole gang gets together and talk about law school stuff.
Like some comments said, I wished Seungjae had a bit more of a story & development. His presence in the show was so little besides him > ! hacking into Prof's computer to steal answers & his wife having difficulties getting pregnant... ! <
Ahhh, so many feelings as this drama comes to an end. This is the first time I've followed a drama from beginning to end while it was still airing and I don't regret it one bit.
Law School will definitely hold a special place in my heart, our iconic squad, Yangcrates and ofcourse, Solhwi crumbs.
They did an amazing job with the plot and the casting and I really wish we could've gotten a season 2, even though I know we won't.
FOUR HOURS TO GO!! Can't wait to see how they wrap it up!
Wow, this show has left a hole in my heart. They honestly wrapped it up so beautifully.
Ko's actions finally caught up to him and he got what he deserved.
>!YeSeul now helps out other women who are victims of abuse. An absolute angel and we love her for it!<
Sol B calling Sol A unnie and Joon Hwi imitating her was so adorable. The scene where the whole gang was lying in the field, with Sol A passed out was my favourite.
Alas, >!no SolHwi endgame. Nvm I'll just believe that they're married and help Yangcrates out together now!<
It's honestly been a while since a drama has left me feeling like this. Kudos to the writers and the actors for pulling it off so well.
I'm still secretly hoping for a season 2 tho ;)
What an amazing ending. Well at least it's no longer *driving me crazy*.
Thank you for Kim Myung-Min and Lee Jung-Eun for playing the best professors in any Kdrama.
Thank you to Kim Beom and Ryu Hye-Young for portraying such strong, confident and determined characters.
Professor Kim had me cracking up so bad at mimicking the statue.
Finally, Kang Sol B's family getting some counseling. It was hilarious yet satisfying.
I'm so extremely happy how Ye-Seul was now enabling other girls like her to fight back!
Safe to say, after a few years, SOLHWI SHIP IS STILL SAILING OK. THOSE WERE SOME SMITTEN EXCHANGE GLANCES AT THE END.
what drove me crazy is why the singer kept saying “its driving me a-crazy” who talks like that
I can proudly say that this drama literally was the source of my smiles, tears, excitement, happiness, and motivation these last 2 months. I have never followed a drama from the very beginning (its preproduction stages) and until the very end, and I'm glad that Law School was my first.
Sadly, an article came out saying no season 2, so I guess I really have to prepare my goodbyes to this drama.
To Joon-Hwi, Sol A, Sol B, Ji-Ho, Ye-Seul, Seung-Jae, Bok-Gi, and Ye-Beom: thank you for just being you and relatable. I found myself growing more fond of every single one of you, as you went through your own story arcs. I definitely found myself relating to similar struggles in life and I am glad I wasn't the only one who had to experience them.
To Kim Bum, Ryu Hye-Young, Lee Soo-Kyung, Lee David, Go Yoon-Jung, Hyun Woo, Lee Kang-Ji, and Kim Min-Seok: thank you not only for making these characters come to life, but for portraying them so realistically. Each one of you truly understood the role and dynamic you played on the show. I truly look forward to seeing more of your projects in the future.
To Prof Yang, Prof Kim, Prof Kang, Dean Oh, Lawyer Park, and Mr. Sung (photocopying guy): thank you for being a reliable backbone to our study group and a helping hand. I truly wish the real world had people like you all, and maybe I wouldn't hate school so much.
To Kim Myung-Min, Lee Jung-Eun, Gil Hae-yeon, Woo-Hyeon, Oh Man-Seok, and Lee Chun-Hee: although the main focus usually revolved around the students, you still had these characters shine and portrayed them beautifully. Huge props to you all for absolutely killing these roles, I hope to see more projects in the future.
To the production staff and writers: thank you for making this drama possible. The story was interesting the full way through and definitely kept me wanting more each and every week.
I think im gonna go cry for the next couple of hours before the last episode airs :\`)
Where was the article that indicated there wouldn’t be a season 2?
Ngl Kang Dan is a pretty shitty twin.. But our >!attorney!< Kang Sol A made it anyway!!
Where are they exactly walking to in the end tho??? Mock court? Guest lec? To have food? Did no one else wonder...
Also, will probably never get over the ost WE ARE. And its easy to say when I'm stressed, my mind just automatically plays: iTs pUlLIng mE UnDERRrrrEeerrrrr....ItS dRIviNg mEE cRaZYyyyyyy
We are both using the OST in the same way lol :-)
They are going to teach a class I think ... since they represent the law, the prosecution and the defence ... they could do some fine role plays for the students ... or just talk about their experience or particular cases ...
Guess they’re going to the Copy room to meet Gollum sksksk
Honestly this show is so incredible like I even binged the 15 episodes before today. I am sad though because they could’ve so easily ended the story in a way that we would get a second season. But I’m the end still thankful and blessed by the season we got.
Is there any chance for a season 2? Hoping we could follow their careers as law professionals!!!
The actress playing Sol A said there won't be a Season 2 in an IG Live event.
I am shipping the SollHwi ship right from the start of the series, but men! When Sol B said than Sol A did a great job and they shared a beer, I was actually hoping for a plot twist where this will make out right then and there! 🤯
What should I watch now that this mind-boggling series come to an end? 😭😭😭
I had just somewhat recovered from Vincenzo withdrawal and now LS is over.
I can't help but notice that both ended with commentary on justice and though they don't completely agree, Vincenzo shows less hope for justice. At the end of Law School, Prof Yang says that unjust law produces the most cruel violence.
Assemblyman Ko heaped violence on others, not unlike the pharma company led by Jang Han Seok in Vincenzo. I think both dramas really make a point of showing the prosecution as a bad apple. Because the prosecution is weak and corrupted, violence can have its way. As the short piece with Prosecutor Jin's weak offer to Ji-ho shows, there's more than one way the prosecutors are weak -i noticed the comparison of his offer to a bundle of straw (jipuragi) 🙂
Throughout the drama, Prof Yang has encouraged his students to examine the law and its purpose. Who is the statute written to protect ? What is the practical effect of its application? Of course, even if laws are just, the public relies on the prosecutors and the courts to uphold justice in the application of laws. Ji -ho and KS B telling Pros Jin that he's charged to look after the common good draws from him a disbelieving glance and pause. If the law he's challenging is found constitutional, he's on the hot seat for leaking info and Ji-ho charges him morally for his father's suicide. Either the law must be invalidated or the Prosecutor has to be held accountable for the violation. I think that Pros Jin has been disillusioned by years of corruption and some swift lessons by Yangcrates.
a bit underwhelming that we didn't know what will be the trial result for seo ji ho .
He won the Civil trial, which means that he proved Jin's culpability, would probably receive some money for damages and would have a good chance to win the criminal trial, if the law's constitutionality is upheld.
But the constitutionality of that law is complicated and we don't know how it sits, in reality, at the moment?
I've noticed that a few of SKs current laws and things like police autonomy or the relative powers of the police and the judiciary ... tend to come up as topics in kdramas because, presumably, they are ongoing hot topics that concern corruption. Which is why we don't see some of these resolutions on screen. If they have yet to be solved in reality, we can't really hope to see them resolved in the dramas.
But I think its pretty clear and we were told that JiHo has won against Jin in court and so Jin will be in some hot water while JiHo is looking good and his father has been vindicated/avenged.
**It's funny how k-dramas impact my day to day so much.** While watching Law School for months I was in the research/late night work/studies/psychology zone; imitating like i was one of them. Somedays I was Kang Sol A, somedays i was Yeujin, somedays I was Yangcrates and now finally the series is over and iam all like -----now what.
Luckily i have gone all into fitness from this week since I have begun watching *OH MY VENUS.*
Love how K-dramas positively transform life.
Seeing disappointed posts about the finale but from someone who binged watch the series it was just satisfying for me. I’ll just let my imagination run for the SolHwi endgame :)
I just wanted to say how delightfully surprised how good this series was. I just finished it and binged it in 2 days. I almost passed it up after the first few min when it aired but I'm so glad I clicked on it again.
I don't know most of the actors or actresses but wow the casting was great. I loved how each character all had equal strength in their side stories.
I can only imagine the discussions on here from ep to ep!
So excited to watch the series finale!! Looking forward for SolHwi but this is not a romance drama. 😅
I can't believe I was able to finish an ongoing drama these days. 🙈
Aaaaah it's about to end. The actors posting on their ig accounts are making me even more emotional gdi
Far be it for me to discourage you from going to law school, but the only thing this has in common with the reality of law school or the practice of law is the title.
Maybe base your decision on research about the profession and not a fictional tv show.
What happened to Seo Ji Ho's case?
>!Last we saw ... Ji Ho had filed and won a civil suit against Jin and probably got some damages paid to him as well as vindication for his dad. Essentially, he proved Jin's guilt and won.!<
>!The constitutionality of the law that Jin broke hadn't been established last we heard but, if it was upheld, there would also be a criminal case and Jin might lose his job and freedom. Also I can't imagine that the civil case would have done his career much good.!<
SJH said to Jin that Jin lost the civil suit, maybe it meant something?
I honestly loved this ending!! Everything about it. I just finished it and can't even say much right now, except, WELL, NOW THAT IT'S OVER, WILL THEY FINALLY RELEASE THE FULL VERSION OF X????
I really looked forward to watching this show every week and enjoyed every single episode. It wasn't entirely perfect but then nothing ever is and ... in my estimation, there were no particularly weak links or anything to honestly complain about. There were many highlights; dramatic and occasionally comedic too. The story lines were solid. The characters were great; played by many talented actors ... who made their ensemble really sing. I felt like they challenged me to pay attention and rewarded me when I did.
It ended on some great notes as well. I don't actually like to be spoonfed every resolution in a drama. I appreciate being left with some endings to fill in for myself. I tend to feel more engaged with any drama that allows me to think my way into it and kinda play a part.
Anyway, I hope that we see a LOT more of these actors. All of them. Every single one but especially the main leads. They totally won me over with this work.
So, it's an 8.5/10 from me ... because I was so entertained by it during the first time through ... and I know that I will be watching it again in the not too distant future.
It's over! But I still have questions T_____T
- What was Ko's motive for SBJ murder? idk if I just missed it
- How did the SBJ murder actually happen?
- What did LMH wanted to ask Dan about James?
- Joonhwi being called son by SBJ? No further explanation?
- Seungjae's anger to LMH at the start was nothing?? I thought there'd be a backstory...
- Yang said to the reporters that there's a mastermind for all of what happened. If not Ko then who? Prof. Kim?
-SBJ was going to turn himself in since Joonhwi and Yang found out >!which would inadvertently drag Ko out in the process. Also that suspicious land hmmmm!<
->!LMH and the other guy switched the ankle monitor - LMH went to the school as SBJ’s driver - got in the room and stabbed SBJ with lethal dose of meth. LMH also changed his shoe etc to cover up the tracks and stuff. !< Tbh if the prosecution wasn’t dead set on getting Yang (and SBJ’s dumb wife didn’t help either), they probably would have seen all the small clues. But oh well.
-Dan used to take care of James before he disappeared. LMH probably wanted to ask Dan where James was, since she volunteered/worked at that orphanage. Dan probably also disappeared around the same time as James. Dan left after the LMH act got published and stuff, so LMH was probably suspicious about the timing.
-Joonhwi’s parents died when he was a kid, so SBJ pretty much raised JH as his own kid. JH also admired SBJ like how a son would admire his dad. SBJ probably never said it out loud to JH before but he felt JH was his own son.
-Seungjae used to be an OB/GYN, so he probably treated many women for rape in ER. LMH was locked up because he raped and killed (?) a young girl.
-Yang probably was just being the drama queen he was. Also take attention away from Prosecutor Jin. Jin was trying to use it as an opportunity to get more media exposure like how Ko was.
The drama would benefit from at least one more episode but I can see why they want to keep to the standard length. In any case, I still enjoyed the ending!
Found this gem – the complete soundtrack on Youtube!! [LAW SCHOOL OST FULL ALBUM](https://youtu.be/UENLxTl7Sp0)
The ending felt rushed and it was disappointing. I hope they fleshed it out more. But all in all it’s a good drama. I looked forward to it the most on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I can’t believe we didn’t get a confirmation of our ship! HJH’s face lights up whenever Sol A’s around!!! In the beginning I was anticipating that the culprit is one of the law school professors but it became clear in the latter half of the show that it isn’t the case. I will miss Yangcrates and his antics. He only smiled once but he’s a pretty funny guy and a little dramatic lol I love his facial expressions. The satisfied look on his face and his face when Sol A interpreted him differently are my favorites. I will miss him and the study group! I’ve watched some interview/bts and they seemed pretty close irl too!
Though the ending was a little meh, this last episode is wholesome to say the least. Favorite moments were the interaction between Yangcrates and SolA and the profs making their way to support Sol's team during the competition after Ko's trial. Also, not forgetting hysterical Ko insisting Kang Dan is Sol during his trial. lowkey thought he's gonna pull Dan's hair to prove his point lol
And bruh even with the double timeskips Joonhwi still hasn't confess???
I’m really hoping there’s a season 2, I didn’t realize this was a finale until 3/4 into the episode
Honestly I still do love the show. We need more shows like this
I was waiting for loveline or something about Solhwi, but I guess the writer would never confirm it. Also, I feel like many things were left undone, like JiHo’s father’s case and Kang Dan’s backstory. I wonder if there will be season 2
Before watching the last episode. Let's all admit Law School is one of the best law series
the plot,characters,chemistry,etc. were perfect and has one of the most shocking **plot twists** .
The writer is too clever I guess !
Sigh, another drama with a half ass ending. I enjoyed the show a lot but I feel like the stories for the characters should be more fleshed out for the finale. They gave us crumbs, as usual, with most dramas.
overall thoughts: loved the cast, the story was great for the most part, felt slow at times, great chemistry, amazing acting, flashbasks were a bit confusing but overall pretty good.
I'm gonna miss this show! It was so good T\_T I'll surely miss the squad
cant believe it ended!!! huhu kudos to the best law school squad and production team huhu T.T season 2 please
What am I gonna do with my life now? HELP
Also, Kang Sol is peak comedy during the whole episode hahahahahaha I loved her scenes with Yangcrates LOL
I'm going to law school, cutiee!! 😭
Sol B's character growth was the best 🥺❤️ like especially at the end when she called >!Sol A unni and then actually sort of was possessive of joon whi!< like she's finally opening up & breaking the walls she had created as a survival mechanism
Also the scene where >!Joon whi and Kang sol were preparing for the main argument and joon wi just keeps coming towards sol & sits right next to her !< like he really wanted to be near her 😩✋🏼
ngl though thought they wouldn't be able to give us closure, but it was perfect, the only character who had more potential wad seung jae, but other than that, i was basically squealing the entire episode tysm💜
A little lukewarm about the way it ended. It felt like we were missing closure on a few points, but I really need to rewatch for sure. I was hoping some of the trials would've been longer though— it was like one moment we're at opening arguments then suddenly it's over? Maybe I was too tired to properly pay attention while I was watching?
Overall, despite that, I really came to enjoy this drama. The cast was really good too! Especially Prof. Yang. Plus, as a "newbie" who hasn't seen many kdrama (this is my 4th.... since 2011 😅), and a legal drama fan plus someone who's worked in law, it was really interesting to learn a bit more on Korean Civil Law and their procedural code! I wonder if other legal drama fans or students think the same way?
Any seasoned kdrama fans have any recommendations for legal kdrama?
Shoutout to Ye Seul. Wow what a development. I wonder what her path became in the end?
Also, the photos of the cast at the end credits was fun to watch.
I loved it! I love how they focused on the development of all the main characters instead of KHS for the last episode. The time jumps were really well done as well. Laughed so hard when they therapist said that Sol B and her mom communicates like kindergarten kids and their parents.
so guys who killed seo byung ju?
As much as I liked the show especially on the Ep 15 plot twist, the final episode was a little bit of disappointing. Proving innocence for Prof Yang had taken ages to be finished while Assemblyman Ko's case was fast as fck like is it that instant and had no appeals. Many parts were also not ended with an answer. I've also been a shipper of Kang Sol A and Joonhwi but I already didn't expect much because it was not established as a romance tag. I just wished and we all know it could have reached episode 20.
Honestly everything aside there could be a season 2, or should’ve been a season 2 or 20 episodes at least.
It definitely has the HTGAWM feels and edit in the beginning, which I liked. The structure of first few episodes were definitely derivative but nothing would cause me to dislike it. What I like about Law School is they never strayed to their central plot, which is the litigation and being a lawyer, whil I felt like they didn't have much 'law school' in it as they basically were lawyering up even though they're firt years. It never strayed into the romance, or action territory. Even the subplots were law related and the build up to subplots were all wonderfully done, except for Seung Jae. All of the characters were well done, I just want to see how's everyone during the time skip, cause even Attorney Park have some type of closure being the main Partner in their law firm. All in all I enjoyed this, I never wanted to be a lawyer myself but it looks so freaking cool.
Wholesome ending. I honestly think everything wrapped up nicely and feel pretty satisfied with this drama. LOVED the soundtrack and I know if will be stuck in my head for a while XD
Also I CANNOT believe that Kim Bum (Joon Hwi) is 31 years old and RHY is 30 years old. What fountain of youth have they been drinking from? THEY LITERALLY LOOK LIKE TEENAGERS.
The writing could have been even better for sure, with lesser red herrings thrown around in the earlier part of the series they would have had more time to better expand on each character's past and motivations. (Kang-sol & dan's relationship, SBJ & Joonhwi's relationship, even Seung-jae?)
IMO Ko should have been an even more formidable antagonist, his character is too 1 dimensional and simplistic. It didn't felt satisfactory seeing him >!being put behind bars after this long chase Seeing him running out of tricks and choking Attorney Park in a fit of rage was just sad...!<
Your comment makes a lot of sense actually! I loved the start of the drama because it was somewhat unpredictable, so I was always eager for the next episode. I never shipped SolHwi because they had almost 0 chemistry, so I don’t mind that there was no clear endgame between them. Ye Seul’s case was my fave part of the drama too, but after that, I got kind of bored :((
The last episode seemed kind of rushed... a lot of things were happening at the same time. The time skip annoyed me as well lol :/
Yes, I actually wouldn’t mind if they extend a few more episodes to complete the drama. The last few episodes felt way too rush and the ending seemed too easy. All the building up in this drama - and then poof this is the ending we got. Tad disappointing I would say.
I mean. That was my take for a while as well. "Oh this drama just needs more episodes to do their thoughts and intentions the service they require!"
But at this point I'm like "you guys fooled us all into thinking there was even 16 episodes of content!" Inclined to think it would have been more of this dumpster fire with more time.... ;)
lol. i'm getting extreme and polemical. ;) but i'm bitter, dang it. ;)
Agree! I loved the start (messy flashbacks included! And I was a big defender of the chaotic mess!) It just seemed interesting and thick and meaningful! Liessss.
You were smarter and cleverer than me re: Solhwi. I think they really played with Solhwi dynamic in those early episodes to hook us. And then their dynamic got stale and dragged... but I kept on being like "oh my gosh but episode 5 and 6 and promise of where that could still go!") But ultimately I think their ride or die we're such supportive friends is just... ugh. Given the romantic false starts they totally are guilty of dropping all the fricking time just tastes dry and lame to me. I'm mad about that. I'm surprised and impressed you never bought their chemistry! I think hallyu stars just always excel at chemistry so... I can really get fooled and sucked in. Kim Bum and Ryu Hye Young are like chemistry masters in my opinion. But. gosh. They overplayed it. And I'm mad about that. Really really mad. I wanted to respect Kim Bum as an actor. I don't. He totally played us.
lol. yes. Slow clap of final disrespect with time skips.
One time skip ... okay. fine.... meh.... (also I don't friggin buy it. L2 and L3 are just as stressful if not more than L1.)
Two time skips? NO. That's BAD WRITING. SORRY. You have officially lost ALL FINAL creds in my book! ;)
Oh man, this hurts. I would always come to your comments before seeing the episode so I could adjust my expectations. I was so excited esp on solwhi, I mean they have been teasing us since the first episode, how can you not expect anything. I feel so betrayed, I don't even feel like watching anymore.
I can't wait for the ending!! Will we finally get the driving me crazy song in full??