Wallflower boss meets social butterfly in tvN’s Introverted Boss
Heh, the poster concept for this show is very literal and cute. New tvN opposites-attract rom-com Introverted Boss has released its first posters and a new set of teasers, all highlighting the vast personality difference between an extremely introverted boss and his extroverted employee. Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) reunites with the PD-writer team behind the hysterical comedy Marriage Not Dating, and from the looks of it, they plan to bring the funny once again.
The workplace comedy stars Yeon Woo-jin as a famously mysterious CEO of a public relations company, thought by most to be cold and haughty, when in fact he just avoids social interaction at all cost because he’d rather be alone. It seems like he’ll have a myriad of social phobias rather than a simple introverted personality, but his behavior is so extreme that at one point he’ll lose what’s most important to him, and the drama is about his eventual re-entry into society and his baby steps toward change.
Park Hye-soo (Age of Youth) co-stars as his rookie employee, and naturally she has the complete opposite personality and thrives on being the center of attention. She has nefarious reasons for approaching Yeon Woo-jin though, because we’re told that she’s out for revenge. I don’t know why she’s holding a grudge, but if her idea of revenge is something petty and mild like buzzing around the boss who just wants to be alone, I’ll die laughing.
Their differences are illustrated pretty efficiently in the posters, where Yeon Woo-jin is literally trying to become part of the background, dressed in background blue and hiding behind doors, while Park Hye-soo invades his space and stands out in her bright, bold colors. The copy reads: “In a world of extroverts, an extremely introverted boss has arrived!”
In the latest teaser, each of them reacts to gossiping co-workers in opposite ways. Yeon Woo-jin overhears his employees complaining that the boss never acknowledges their greetings and doesn’t even make eye contact, swearing at him for good measure. He runs away to hide in his own office and can’t even answer coherently when the employee comes to ask if he wants coffee, and he says in voiceover: “I’m an introvert.”
Park Hye-soo overhears the same sunbaes complain about the new rookie at work, saying that she has a comeback and an opinion for everything and is always questioning their logic. Unlike her boss, she just marches right in to confront them and says, “Sunbae-nim, I’m just extroverted.” Yeon Woo-jin says in voiceover: “She is not an introvert.” Yeah, but that’s what makes it fun!
Introverted Boss follows Rude Miss Young-ae 15 on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning January 16.
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