High School Love-On is a 20 episode supernatural coming-of-age drama airing once a week on DramaBay and DramaFever. Two adorable episodes are out and I haven’t seen any recaps yet so I want to give it a shot.
The story begins with a flash-forward to the spring of 2016 when a mysterious girl keeps flashing in and out of WuHyn’s (Nam Woo-Hyun) vision. He recognizes a book she dropped and a necklace but he can’t catch up with her. He mumbles “We loved each other.”
Back to the present, a reaper angel (Kim Sae-Ron) watches from a ledge as the two lead guys nearly collide. She freezes time and moves SungYul (Lee Sung-Yeol) out of the path of the scooter but WuHyn skids and falls into the street.
WuHyn goes to his grandma’s restaurant to help out because he doesn’t want to see her cry. Her tears are actually from peeling onions.
SungYul has lunch with his policeman dad and they argue about the new step mother. Soon they are interrupted by a crowd around a dying man.
Angel calls out the man’s spirit and tells him that she guides dead humans. Then she sends his spirit to it’s destination with a wave of her hand. Angels and humans are different. They can pass right through each other without feeling a thing. But since she met them, things are starting to change.
WuHyn has a stalker and Stalker has a momster. Since Stalker has been skipping her tutoring lessons to follow him, WuHyn becomes a target. Stalker is so ashamed that she goes up on the roof to jump. Apparently she had contemplated it before but she calls WuHyn.
Angel is addicted to dramas and Reaper doesn’t understand. It’s the same story over and over with different actors. She wants to understand why people love when they know it will end. And why to they live knowing they are going to die. Reaper says she should focus on her job.
The drama gets interrupted and the climax by a death call. Next on the list is Stalker. But when she arrives, the image keeps altering between Stalker and WHyn. The Black Note falls and Angel transports to catch it. WHyn pushes Stalker to safety and falls on top of Angel on Momster’s car who breaks his fall. The price is the loss of her Black Note and Angel becomes human.
WuHyn wakes up in the ER next so Angel who is still unconscious. She is in shock but even more so when she discovers she is visible and he BlackNote is missing. WH asks where she came from and she points to the sky. Of course he doesn’t believe her and thinks she lost her memory.
Angel has a hard time believing the transformation but doesn’t seem especially upset about being human. She sees her companion reaper angel across the street and calls to him. Reaper appears in front of her but WuHyn can’t see him so he thinks she has brain damage because of him. It happened when she saved him so the answer may be in him.
WuHyn takes Angel to the police station to find out more about her. She borrows a name from a magazine. Momster is harassing WH’s family when he calls home. Momster bribes the teacher to fabricate a declaration accusing WH of causing trouble at school and driving her daughter to attempt suicide. Momster is the money manager for the school and has no problem lying. Angel objects as a witness and later vandalizes Momster’s car.
While Momster is ranting over her car, Angel is at Gram’s restaurant learning about eating. She can’t handle chopsticks so WH gives her a fork. When she actually tastes the food it is unpleasantly spicy.
Angel says she is the same age as WHyn but he thinks she is younger. She asks about the “Help Wanted” sign in the window and Mom asks if she has experience? WH doesn’t want her to stay but Gram say she can stay as long as she like since she saved WH’s life.
WHyn’s friend says it’s completely mysterious how he came out of the fall with no injuries. Momster has agreed to drop charges against WH if he transfers to a different school so stalker can focus on her studies.
Gram had a good day in the restaurant and is counting the money. But why is she handling dirty money when she just showered. When you get older money is the greatest help. WHyn received a pair of shoes for his birthday from his father in America. He gets a pair every year that don’t fit. And he doesn’t even want to talk about his mom. So he gives the shoes to Angel who is very grateful.
Stalker calls and says she can prevent him being transferred if he will explain and beg her mom. She will do anything if he will date her. He tells her not to die no matter how hard it gets. Then he tells her to let him go.
As WuHyn walks away, Stalker catches him in a back hug. He sees Angel nearby and says she is his girlfriend. Since Angel learned everything she knows about the human race from dramas, she thinks it all fun and games.
Angel asks if transferring schools is bad. It’s not bad but he will be leaving memories. Granted there are some memories he would like to erase. She says that humans are too complicated and wonders if she will be able to go back.
Reaper hasn’t yet found a way for Angel to go back and if he can’t she will eventually die like all humans. But who knows how long that will take.
WHyn gets a call to deliver spicy rice cakes to SungYul and his parents pay. SY doesn’t like his new stepmother because he believes that she broke up his parents marriage. StepMom says she is not the reason his family shattered. She is the one who took responsibility after the family shattered.
Momster is dead set on separating WHyn from stalker and is making their life hell with her demands. WH blames it all on Angel but he is the only person she knows. He denies knowing her and tells her to get lost.
Angel searches everywhere for her BlackNote including bookstores, libraries, and even the garbage. Reaper told her to not trust humans and she ended up a throw-away like the doll she found in the dump. It starts to rain and she encounters SY eating ramen in a convenience store.
As Angel is contemplating the feeling of betrayal, SY offers her an umbrella. As she walks along in the rain, she decides that the only way she can go back to the way it was is to die. So she steps into the path of an oncoming truck.