South Korean drama casts spotlight on highly-paid personal coaches

Fictional education-themed drama Sky Castle has piqued curiosity about the "codi" hired by rich mums in the series to coach their children.
Fictional education-themed drama Sky Castle has piqued curiosity about the "codi" hired by rich mums in the series to coach their children.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The success of South Korea's fictional education-themed drama Sky Castle has highlighted the country's stressful paper chase and piqued curiosity about the elusive coordinator hired by rich mums in the series to coach their children to get a coveted spot at top universities.

Aired on cable channel JTBC and Netflix, the 20-part series chronicles the lives of four elite families living in a luxurious residential estate called Sky Castle.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'S. Korean drama casts spotlight on highly-paid personal coaches'. Print Edition | Subscribe