I didn’t think there was much to the ensemble cast poster above — it looked relatively standard with everyone smiling and posing casually. But then, I spotted Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) in the back, sitting stiffly like a block of ice with an aggrieved face that screams get-me-outta-here, and I burst out laughing. I almost didn’t notice him back there, which I’m sure is what he preferred, but it’s hard to avoid the spotlight if he’s the head honcho of a PR company. Painful shyness be damned.
Introverted Boss is tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama from the writer-PD team that brought us the hilarious rom-com Marriage Not Dating, and this time they’re taking a stab at a quirky office romance that centers around an extremely shy boss named Eun Hwan-ki, played by Yeon Woo-jin, and his outgoing, grudge-holding, recently hired employee, Chae Ro-woon, played by Park Hye-soo (Age of Youth).
The individual character posters feature only half the faces of our eight corporate employees peeping out from behind a wall, perhaps to illustrate that there’s a little bit of introvert and extrovert in all of us, whether we like it or not. Yeon Woo-jin’s poster copy reads, “Extremely timid boss who closes his door,” and by contrast, Park Hye-soo’s reads, “Sprightly newcomer who opens her door.” Then we have Yoon Park (Age of Youth) as Kang Woo-il, the “King of communication, handsome, rational leader.”
A smiling Gong Seung-yeon (Master–God of Noodle) plays Eun Yi-soo, the “King of consideration, chaebol heiress, engaged for three years.” The always hilarious Yeh Ji-won (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair) plays Dang Yoo-hee, a “working mom, forever section chief, bread shuttle.”
Jeon Hyo-sung (Wanted) plays Kim Kyo-ri, the “super sensitive secretary” always on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Funny guy Heo Jung-min (Oh Hae-young Again) plays Eom Sun-bong, the “sharp-tongued nitpicker” with the “best specs.” And last but not least, Han Jae-suk (Always Spring) plays Jang Se-jong, a “romantic,” a “golden spoon” and a slacker with “zero passion.”
The funny teaser opens with Yeon Woo-jin’s voice: “Late into the night, everyone in our company works passionately as if it’s their own company… how can I, the CEO, go home?” But evidently, none of the employees is in work mode; they all just want to call it a day. After a quick glance at his employees from his fortress glass corner office, he googles: “Employees stay late and don’t go home” for an answer as to why they aren’t leaving, and the results that come up are all a variation of: “The team leader isn’t going home!!” Heh.
As he pokes his head out for another glance, the employees bolt up from their seats, thinking their boss is about to leave, which would mean they could, too. But the boss hides out in his office, much to their chagrin, and laments that he’s introverted. You don’t say!
Introverted Boss will premiere on tvN on January 16, 2017 after Rude Miss Young-ae 15 ends.
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