8 months ago
Admissions Advice

College Admissions K-Drama on Netflix

My disclaimer is that you shouldn't watch this series at the expense of doing your work. Perhaps bookmark it for next month when you are out of school.

I'm 1/2 way through a show called SKY Castle which has similar content to the Varsity Blues Scandal. But the setting is a wealthy suburban enclave in Seoul Korea that looks like something out of Calabasas CA. All the residents are affluent professionals and they are obsessed with getting their teen kids into top Korean colleges like Seoul National University. It's like Desperate Housewives meets Varsity Blues. 20 episodes.

It's not streaming in the US so I had to use a VPN and log into my Netflix account in the countries where it's streaming like the UK or Asia.

I was surprised how similar the college admissions process is to get into top schools. You have to have high grades, test scores, excellent ECs, essays, and recommendations.

Personally, I found it a bit over the top especially since these schools have like a 20% acceptance rate but they are acting as if the acceptance rates are 1 to 2%.

It's all subtitled so by the time you finish it, I'm sure you will pick on some basic Korean. If you don't know what Tiger parents are, this will be an eye-opener.

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8 months ago

Oooh this sounds good I'll definitely have to watch it


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