Have you seen the original Kdrama Misaeng: Incomplete Life, which was based on the webtoon series by Yoon Tae Ho? I haven’t, but it was highly rated when it aired back in 2014! The original story synopsis: Since he was a child, the board game baduk has been everything to Jang Geu-rae. But when he fails at achieving his dream of becoming a professional baduk player, Geu-rae must leave his isolated existence and enter the real world armed with nothing but a high school equivalency exam on his resume. Through an acquaintance’s recommendation, he gets hired as an intern at One International, a large trading company.
There, Geu-rae meets his boss, manager Oh Sang-shik, who’s a workaholic and has a warm personality; fellow intern Ahn Young-yi, who attracts her colleagues’ ire because of her impressive educational credentials and by being extremely competent at any task; and Jang Baek-gi, a geeky co-worker whose anxious nature masks his inner ambition. Geu-rae learns to navigate and adapt to corporate culture, with baduk as his guide. [Wiki]
I always get giddy when I can combine dramas into one post with a connection! Here, it is the boys from last year’s hit drama Go Go Squid: Li Xian and Hu Yi Tian, their dramas decide to drop stills on the same day, with vastly different topics.
The trailer surprises me a bit, didn’t expect the OTP scenes to be quite romantic, dramatic, and plentiful! Adapted from the novel Records of the Southern Mist House (南烟斋笔录), the official English title is The Love of Hypnosis with Boran Jing and Liu Yi Fei leading a solid cast.
A lot of new variety shows popping up lately. Outdoor reality show 24 Hours is not new but they have switched in new faces for Season 3 and it premieres today 2/2 with Jimmy Lin, Shawn Yue, Wei Da Xun, Bai Jing Ting, Hu Yi Tian, Xiong Zi Qi, and Lin Yun as the only female member. The first two seasons were led by Chen Kun, Han Geng, Leo Wu, and 3 more.