Telemad: From taut to warm and fuzzy

Beautiful World is a layered K-drama, while Rilakkuma And Kaoru exudes gentle and calming vibes

Following the success of JTBC's Sky Castle (2018), about the competitive South Korean education system, the cable channel is offering another school-themed K-drama.

School violence comes under the spotlight in Beautiful World, which begins with the unsettling scene of Seon-ho (Nam Da-reum from 2018 series Radio Romance), a sweet-faced, third-year middle school student, falling in slow motion through the air and slamming into the ground. He survives, but slips into a coma.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 09, 2019, with the headline 'From taut to warm and fuzzy '. Print Edition | Subscribe