"We have to fix the mindset of white people like that" he says in the first episode, in Korean, after a professor catches the two students trespassing in one of the buildings and says that the reason so many Asians get into top universities is because they donate a lot of money. Perhaps, but we have to also fix the mindset of Koreans who think one of the world's best universities would even remotely consider admitting someone with English as poor as his. I'll plagiarise what I wrote back in 2007 after being excited to find the episodes, subtitled in English, on Youtube:
I could barely make it through the first episode. Absolutely terrible, and not in the sobaditsgood way. The Caucasian actors are awful, but that's nothing new in an Asian movie or television program. The spoken English is, thankfully, subtitled. What bothers me, beyond the run of the mill bastardization of my native language, is that the show's producers felt that a guy who talks like that has what it takes to enroll and compete in one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It'd be one thing if you had, say, Daniel Henney in that role, although I'm sure some Koreans wouldn't want to listen to him for too long.
I haven't researched the show much, beyond looking it up on Wikipedia. Is the premise a rags-to-riches story? An after-hagwon special to encourage kids to study hard? Is it just a fluff piece that plays into the fascination with "Ivy League" here? Whatever, I just don't think it indicates a very respectful attitude toward the US or its universities when you imply that anyone can get in. It'd be like an American getting into the University of Tokyo on the strength of his tattoos and his Pokemon collection.
Oh, and here's what he said to the professor, in English, when the professor asked him to leave.
The original video I linked to has been removed, but it looks like part one of episode one is back up, for now: