Park Seo-joon, Chun Woo-hee offered new KBS drama Third-Rate My Way
We’ve got a new potential drama pairing to look forward to this spring. Lauded film actress Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing) is being courted to headline a new drama at KBS called Third-Rate My Way. And with only two more weeks of KBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Hwarang left to go, it’s been announced that Park Seo-joon is considering the leading role opposite her. Third-Rate My Way is about two individuals who have been living every day stuck in the daily grind. Without the connections, money, or education necessary to advance, they’ve been unable to escape their third-rate lives.
However, both have not given up their dreams to become something more. Chun Woo-hee has received the offer to play a customer service rep who works at the info desk of a department store, who has big ambitions of becoming a TV anchor. She takes the national anchor exam every year, and she has failed every time. But she’s the type who knows how to stand back up on her own two feet, and she keeps up the fighting attitude.
On the other hand, Park Seo-joon’s character is a contract worker for a corporate office, whose heyday happened in high school. He remembers those days fondly when he would walk down the classroom halls as a star athlete, decked out in his taekwondo uniform. At some point, he realizes he doesn’t care for his paper-pushing job and gathers up enough courage to try again, and he joins the UFC league to compete to become a professional fighter.
The writer attached to this project is Im Sang-choon, whose short four-episode drama Baek-hee Has Returned is one that I watched and found to be delightfully touching at times. So I’m looking forward to this new inspirational human drama Third-Rate My Way. It’s scheduled to air on KBS starting in May.
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