With her powers restored towards the end of first season, can we expect to see Ahn Eun-young fight more jelly monsters again?
‘The School Nurse Files' is perhaps one of the cutest comedy fantasy K-drama series.
The series follows Ahn Eun-young, a school nurse with the ability to see feelings, desires, and even spirits that exist in the form of "jellies".
Armed with her seemingly ubiquitous toy sword, she works full-time slaying jelly monsters in a bid to secretly keep the people around her safe.
This, of course, makes her look like a deranged, odd woman.
One day she meets Hong In-Pyo, a fellow teacher with a mysterious energy field that protects him from the jellies.
After airing season one episodes in September, let's find out what's next for the series.
As of this writing, there is still no news regarding the show's renewal for season 2. The K-drama series dropped six episodes on September 25, 2020.
As much as we love to see a new season, there are a few things that might be hindering the show from getting renewed.
First: The show's early performance.
The School Nurse Files only performed well in Asian countries during its first three days on the platform.
It failed to reach the top 10 in different countries outside Asia.
Albeit, the show itself is not bad. It offers a unique storyline while skipping the standard K-drama meet-cute with a handful of American and British emo music covers.
Second: School Nurse Files Has A Limited Source Material
School Nurse Files is based on the 2015 award-winning novel School Nurse Ahn Eun-young by Chung Serang. The first season practically covered the entire part of the novel. Hence, the production team is running out of source material for season 2.
The good thing, though, is that Chung Se Rang also worked as a screenwriter for the series. Therefore, if Netflix decides to renew the show for season 2, then Chung Se Rang will have to create a new storyline for the characters.
Third: K-dramas Usually Ends With Season 1
No matter how popular and good a K-drama is, they often only end with one season. They often focus on quality over quantity, one of the reasons they earned tremendous respect from binge-watching communities all around the world.
However, unlike other K-dramas with 16-20 episodes, School Nurse Files only had 6. Needless to say, there's always room to expand the storyline.
The show isn't renewed yet, but assuming it will get the green light for season 2, we are expecting to see new episodes by late 2021.
We will keep you posted for updates.
Towards the end of the series, Eun-Young was disappointed to know that her jelly seeing powers had returned. She returns to the restored school grounds and saw that the kids are healthier. While pondering about leaving the school, Radi approaches Eun-Young and asked for help. Radi’s mother sees ghosts. When it was mentioned that another person also has the same power as Eun-Young, she smiles.
If the show gets renewed for season 2, we are expecting the series to tackle the stories behind the ghosts and tell us more about the character with similar power as Eun-Youn.
Jung Yu-mi stars as Ahn Eun-young, the school nurse who can see jellies. Starring alongside her is Start Up star Nam Joo-hyuk as Hong In-pyo, the Hanja teacher with a special energy field protecting him from jellies.
If the show gets renewed for season 2, we are expecting to see the two embark on another adventure again.
While waiting for season 2 confirmation, let us enjoy season 1's trailer. ‘The School Nurse Files’ is available for streaming on Netflix.