Dream High

Title: 드림하이 /
Genre: School, drama, comedy, romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2011-Jan-03 to 2011-Feb-28
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry. Go Hye Mi is a student who had majored in classical music but has to give up her dream by entering Kirin Art High School to pay off her father’s debt. However, she needs to get two other students to also come to the school in order for her to enroll in the school conditionally. These two students are Song Sam Dong, who lives in the countryside, and Jin Guk, whom she accidentally meets while trying to escape from a loan shark. Yoon Baek Hee, formerly Hyemi’s sidekick, becomes her rival in school because Hye Mi betrays her during an audition to enter the school.
Main Cast
Suzy as Go Hye Mi
Kim Soo Hyun as Song Sam Dong
Taecyeon as Jin Gook / Hyun Shi Hyuk
Ham Eun Jung as Yoon Baek Hee
Wooyoung as Jason
IU as Kim Pil Sook

Extended cast
Ahn Kil Kang as Ma Doo Shik
Ahn Sun Young as Kang Oh Sun (Oh Hyuk’s older sister)
Ahn Seo Hyun as Go Hye Sung (Hye Mi’s little sister)
Park Eun Bin as 16 year old Hye Sung (ep 16)
Lee Hye Sook as Song Nam Boon (Sam Dong’s mother)
Choi Il Hwa as Hyun Moo Jin (Jin Gook’s father)
Park Hyuk Kwon as Go Byung Jik (Hye Mi’s father)
Park Hwi Soon as Jin Gook’s roommate (ep 1,2,5)

Kirin’s Teachers
Uhm Ki Joon as Kang Oh Hyuk
Lee Yoon Ji as Shi Kyung Jin
Park Jin Young as Yang Jin Man (English teacher)
Lee Byung Joon as Shi Bum Soo (Principal)
Lee Yoon Mi as Maeng Seung Hee
Baek Won Kil (백원길) as Gong Min Chul
Bae Yong Joon as Jung Ha Myung (President) (ep 1-4)
Joo Young Hoon (주영훈) as composing teacher (ep 11)

Kirin’s Students
Jun Ah Min as Jo In Sung (Jin Gook’s friend)
Jung Min Joo as Jung Ah Jung
Han Ji Hoo as Park Do Joon (sunbae)
Yoon Young Ah as Lee Ri Ah
Park Jin Sang (박진상) as Jun Tae San (sunbae)
Kim Bo Reum as Ha So Hyun (sunbae)
Bae Noo Ri

Jo Soo Mi (조수미) as herself (ep 1)
Kim Hyun Joong as himself (ep 1)
Nichkhun as Ri Ah’s CF partner (ep 8)
Hwang Chan Sung as Oh Sun’s imaginary boy (ep 12)
Lee Teuk as himself (ep 13)
Eun Hyuk as himself (ep 13)
Miss A as flash mob dancers (ep 16)
2AM as flash mob dancers (ep 16)
Dal Shabet as Baek Hee’s Kirin students (ep 16)
Goo Joon Yup

Episode Ratings

TNmS Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-01-03 1 11.3 (8th) 14.2 (5th)
2011-01-04 2 11.5 (10th) 13.9 (6th)
2011-01-10 3 11.7 (8th) 13.8 (5th)
2011-01-11 4 13.4 (4th) 15.4 (5th)
2011-01-17 5 13.7 (3rd) 15.8 (3rd)
2011-01-18 6 13.1 (4th) 15.9 (4th)
2011-01-24 7 15.3 (3rd) 17.5 (3rd)
2011-01-31 8 14.9 (3rd) 17.4 (3rd)
2011-02-01 9 14.9 (3rd) 16.9 (4th)
2011-02-07 10 16.7 (3rd) 19.2 (3rd)
2011-02-08 11 16.6 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
2011-02-14 12 15.8 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd)
2011-02-15 13 17.2 (3rd) 20.1 (3rd)
2011-02-21 14 16.4 (3rd) 18.9 (3rd)
2011-02-22 15 17.2 (3rd) 19.7 (3rd)
2011-02-28 16 18.2 (3rd) 20.7 (3rd)
Average 14.9% 17.3%
2011-03-01 Special 12.1 (6th) 14.4 (5th)

Source: TNS Media Korea

AGB Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-01-03 1 10.7 (13th) 11.2 (13th)
2011-01-04 2 10.8 (14th) 11.4 (13th)
2011-01-10 3 13.1 (7th) 13.3 (7th)
2011-01-11 4 13.8 (5th) 14.3 (5th)
2011-01-17 5 15.5 (3rd) 17.0 (4th)
2011-01-18 6 15.8 (4th) 17.1 (4th)
2011-01-24 7 15.9 (3rd) 17.2 (4th)
2011-01-31 8 16.3 (4th) 17.7 (5th)
2011-02-01 9 16.7 (3rd) 18.3 (5th)
2011-02-07 10 17.6 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
2011-02-08 11 17.9 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
2011-02-14 12 16.7 (3rd) 18.9 (3rd)
2011-02-15 13 17.9 (3rd) 20.1 (3rd)
2011-02-21 14 17.6 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
2011-02-22 15 17.9 (3rd) 19.5 (3rd)
2011-02-28 16 17.2 (3rd) 18.6 (3rd)
Average 15.7% 17.0%
2011-03-01 Special 12.2 (9th) 13.6 (8th)

Source: AGB Nielsen

Production Credits
Production Companies: KeyEast, JYPE, and CJ Media
Producer: Bae Yong Joon, Park Jin Young
Director: Lee Eung Bok
Screenwriter: Park Hye Ryun

External Links

2011 4th Korea Drama Awards
Best New Actor (Kim Soo Hyun)
Popularity Award (Kim Soo Hyun)
2011 KBS Drama Awards
Newcomer Actor Award (Kim Soo Hyun)
Newcomer Actress Award (Suzy)
Excellence Award, Supporting Actress (Lee Yoon Ji)
Best Couple Award (Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy)
Popularity Award (Kim Soo Hyun)

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