My infinite fondness for Jinyoung is not unheard of on this space, so regardless of the production, I had intended to watch meticulously. Each episode spanned approximately fourteen minutes, with some airing in two parts, each about ten minutes in duration. Airing weekdays at 7 AM KST for a total of three weeks, Magic School concluded in 16 wonderfully thoughtful episodes.
The story revolves around four young adults, each with their individually unique worries. Throughout the story, magic manages to connect them together and assist them in either mitigating their concerns or providing a new outlook on life.
Lee Nara (Jinyoung), the protagonist of Magic School, commences university at the start of the story. In the first and second episode, he is depicted as a hard-working student that aims only to fulfill his father's wishes. His mother passed away while giving birth to him, which led his father to express sorrow on his birthday every year. A total of twenty-two years passes before Lee Nara encounters an ambiguous situation with his best friend, Woori (Park Gyuyoung).
While observing that his hyung succeeds in confessing his feelings towards a girl in his school with the help of magic tricks, he too tries his hand at determining his feelings for Woori via enrolment in a privately-operated Magic School (마술학교).
Simultaneously enrolling this Magic School are: a medical intern hailing from the United States, a young professor researching the correlation between magic tricks and science, and the younger brother of a famed magician. Jun (Nickhun) aims to adopt a set of tricks to prove to a young patient that miracles can exist, and that she should not lose hope in recovering from an incurable disease. On the other side of the spectrum is J (Yoon Park), a wealthy, snobby man who refuses to accept his brother's death and demands Master Han to reveal the details of the trick such that he can reunite with his brother. Lee Sung (Kang Yoonjae) enters Magic School as a way of researching magic tricks, only to later find himself encaptured by Master Han's daughter, Han Yiseul (Shin Eunsoo).
The scene in which he drinks beer for the first time and becomes intoxicated to the point of passing out is very crucial. Not only does this lend him the courage to confront his father about his newfound hobby, but also allows him to voice out his detest for government workers and their distasteful actions towards his father. This is the turning point that enables Nara to discover his hidden talents and confirm his feelings for Woori (with advice from Master Han), while allowing his father to re-consider his actions towards his son.
The series of events is quite logical: all characters find themselves in a suitable spot in their lives. As the finale, Woori casts Nara as a magician cameo in one of her works, and the two "live happily ever after".