When thinking of the youth, people think of an innocent love story filled with memories and passionate dreams. Cheer Up 2022 brings back the memories of your youth.
School-themed Korean dramas have long left their mark on the hearts of millions of viewers. From the love story of Cinderella and the Sweet Prince in Boys Over Flowers to the sweet and tearful first love in Our Beloved Summer, Korean filmmakers never let disappoint the audiences. “Cheer Up 2022” directed by Han Tae Seob. The cheerleading-themed film tells the story of a young member’s journey to revive an old cheerleading team that has faced many difficulties.
If you watch the trailer for the drama, you would think that it is an old-school Kdrama where the characters just pursue their passion and involved in romance and friendship. It still proves its charm and novelty in many accolades and forums.
How is this film different from the famous Korean romance drama? Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about Korean Drama Cheer Up 2022 with WA Blog.
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1. NOT JUST THE STORY OF YOUTH
The main character of the drama is Do Hae Yi (Han Ji Hyun), a high school girl who is always full of energy despite her difficult life. Having to shoulder the burden of food and money for her small family including her mother and younger brother, Do Hae-Yi works many jobs to earn money from tutors, deliveries, and garbage disposal. Also for the money, Hae Yi is on the verge of joining the 50-year-old Teyia Cheer team, which is led by male leader Park Jung Woo (Bae In Hyuk) as captain. From here her busy life starts taking new colors.
The story promotes a unique feature of the romance k-dramas. There are familiar motifs in this drama that make us believe in fate, such as chance encounters and characters being heartbroken. However, the verbal fight between Jung Woo and Hae Yi, and Sun Ho, who fell in love with the female protagonist, is still shocking and reminds us of a time when it was easier to fall in love or love someone.
The Kdrama gives a positive energy to the audience as all the characters always look ahead despite all the difficulties.
2. THE CAST OF Beautiful GIRLS AND BOYS
A hallmark of the success of Korean dramas is the presence of gorgeous actresses, and Cheer Up also applies this rule. The producers chose a less familiar young name, but all actors with bright appearances and promising acting skills.
Returning to the small screen after playing the arrogant and insolent Joo Seok Kyung in the blockbuster drama Penthouse, Han Ji Hyun has emerged with a whole new image. She played the role of Do Hae Yi, who always has a bright smile, even though she has a huge responsibility for her family.
Hae Yi is funny, positive, hardworking, optimistic, always eager to work and study, and a role model for youth. Hae Yi is the perfect role for Han Ji Hyun to overcome the shadow of the “evil girl” who leaves a strong impression on the audience.
Also, don’t miss the impressive supporting role of Jin Sun Ho played by promising newcomer Kim Hyun Jin. With his handsome face, impressive height, and excellent acting skills, the actor soon received a lot of love from the audience. Before this, he also appeared in several smaller projects such as Sugar Coating, Peng, Peach of Time, and Can You Deliver Time?
3. FAMOUS DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER
Behind the success of Cheer Up 2022 are talented directors and screenwriters from the Korean film industry.
“Cheer Up 2022” will be directed by Han Tae Seob. He is best known for the sports-themed drama Stove League. At the 2020 Baeksang Awards, he won the Best Drama award for When the Camellia Blooms, Your Crash Landing, Kingdom 2, and Hyena.
Director Han Tae Seob returns to sports drama and continues to cheer in “Cheer Up” with a suspenseful story and acting.
The screenplay is written by Cha Hye Won, who became famous for the special drama “VIP” with the theme of adultery. To create a distinctive hue, screenwriter Cha made notable additions based on material specific to the school’s drama style. It added charm to the story of passionate young people.
4. PROVIDES MORE PERSPECTIVE ON A CHEERLEADER
Cheerleaders are often featured in Korean dramas, but there are still dramas that clearly portray this sport is still rare.
The drama also shows the audience that behind vibrant and energetic cheers on stage is an extreme physical training session that can make people give up if they don’t have enough passion.
Interestingly, the cast and crew spent over two months rehearsing the choreography with actual cheerleaders to create the most realistic performance possible.
5. SAME NAME AS A DRAMA RELEASED IN 2015
Talking about Cheer Up 2022, you will remember Jung Eun Ji, who made her debut in the 2015 drama with the same name. Both are stories of college cheerleaders but are easily identifiable. Director Han Tae Seob’s work is completely different from 2015’s Cheer Up (Sassy Go Go).
In Cheer Up 2015, the series centers around a high school romance. Idol and actor couple Jung Eun Ji and Lee Won Gun appear. Jung Eun Ji plays Kang Yeon Doo, a student with poor grades who becomes the president of a dance club called The Lion King. On the other hand, Lee Won Keun will play the role of Kim Yeol, who has the highest academic record.
On the other hand, “Cheer Up 2022” is impressive with its novel blend of mystery and school genres.
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