High School King of Savvy in talks for 2-episode extension
There’s another possible extension in the works for a Monday-Tuesday show, on the heels of Triangle’s extension over at MBC. Cable network tvN is reportedly negotiating for two more episodes of its secret identity workplace comedy High School King of Savvy, and the production is considering the extension and working out scheduling details with its cast. This extension actually makes more sense, since the show is really popular (It’s bringing in good numbers for tvN, with last Tuesday’s episode coming in at 1.8%.) and the network obviously wants to capitalize on a good thing.
The workplace rom-com is the quirkiest little show to come around in a while, and leads Seo In-gook and Lee Hana are pitch-perfect as two totally mismatched weirdos who happen to be adorable together. It sounds crazy — he’s eighteen and pretending to be his hyung at the office, and she’s this odd little bird who ends up being his secretary, and the episodes are filled with mundane office work that’s made tense by the fact that it’s a high-schooler trying not to be caught in his con. What it comes down to is Seo In-gook, who is abso-freaking fantastic as this character.
Of course I always cringe at extensions because I don’t want the story to drag, and it would be a shame to lose any momentum in such a fun zippy show. I can see them finding a way to extend the office hijinks, in that most general plot elements in the day-to-day are interchangeable (sometimes this show only serves to remind me how little work actually gets done in corporate offices). But if the overall story suffers, I’ll be cranky. Maybe we could use the extra episodes to jump forward in time, make the hero an adult, and feel less squicky about his swoony romantic advances?
High School King of Savvy airs Mondays and Tuesdays, and is originally slated for 16 episodes.
Via Star News
- High School King of Savvy: Episode 1
- The new boss clocks in on High School King of Savvy
- High School King of Savvy fakes it till he makes it
- Seo In-gook starts his double life in High School King of Savvy
- Introductory teasers and script read for High School King of Savvy
- High School King of Savvy rounds out cast
- Lee Soo-hyuk joins High School King of Savvy
- Seo In-gook headlines romantic comedy for tvN