Heh. This is one monster I could get behind — he’s not all that scary! Two new teasers are out for tvN’s upcoming opposites-attract office rom-com Introverted Boss, along with behind-the-scenes stills of cast member Yoon Park (Age of Youth) looking suave in character as Kang Woo-il, the extroverted leader and ideal man who’s got a way with words.
Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) plays protagonist Eun Hwan-ki, an unbearably shy but successful head of a PR company. He may be stellar at his job, but his severe introverted personality only causes discomfort for the people around him. Try as he might to conceal himself under his black cap and hood, they’re no invisibility cloak, and he can’t remain in his penthouse abode forever; the hermit crab has to step out of its shell at some point, and hijinks ensue.
Park Hye-soo (Age of Youth) plays Chae Ro-woon, the new employee at his company, and the polar opposite and nightmare of her introverted boss. She’s loud, bold, and has a personal vendetta against him for reasons unknown. I wouldn’t put it past her to exact some sort of revenge, but I think we can expect that it’ll be of the light and humorous variety.
Gong Seung-yeon (Master–God of Noodle), Yeh Ji-won (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair), Jeon Hyo-sung (Wanted), Heo Jung-min (Oh Hae-young Again), and Han Jae-suk (Always Spring) play the other employees of the PR company who’ve each got their own set of foibles and personality quirks.
The minute-long teaser opens with Yeh Ji-won warning her coworkers never to press the top floor button in the elevator where the introverted boss lives, and we see Yeon Woo-jin all by his lonesome in his spacious penthouse. But he gets swept up in a corporate scandal, and the media goes berserk, which leads to the opening of his penthouse doors. He’s known as the “silent monster” because he’s such a recluse, but some people think he’s an actual psychopath. We then meet rookie employee Park Hye-soo, late for work but ultimately unfazed. She stirs up trouble and is determined to defeat the psychopath born with a golden spoon in his mouth, along with his father. But she ends up saving her boss from falling off the rooftop, while he regrets ever getting close to her from the start.
The shorter teaser more or less contains the same content and highlights the main couple: the germaphobic, socially inept, hermit king who never leaves his penthouse fortress and the sassy new employee who refuses to leave him alone. January 16 can’t come soon enough, and I can’t wait to see this bizarre love story unfold.
Introverted Boss will premiere on tvN on January 16, and will air on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Via Sports Chosun
- Late night car rides and parkside flirtations in Introverted Boss teasers
- Peek-a-boo posters and teaser for Introverted Boss
- Wallflower boss meets social butterfly in tvN’s Introverted Boss
- Dance like no one’s watching in Introverted Boss teaser
- Lee Kyu-han joins the cast of tvN’s Introverted Boss
- Introverted Boss lines up support staff and romantic rivals
- Park Hye-soo, Yoon Park for tvN rom-com Introverted Boss
- Yeon Woo-jin courted to become Introverted Boss