Go Kyung-pyo takes on first leading role in Strongest Deliveryman
After seven years of supporting roles as the funny friend or the second lead who’ll never get the girl, it’s finally time for Go Kyung-pyo’s (Chicago Typewriter) turn in the spotlight. The actor has signed on for his first title role in the upcoming human drama Strongest Deliveryman, set for KBS’s summer Friday-Saturday slot. He’ll be starring opposite Chae Soo-bin (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People), who’s also confirmed.
Strongest Deliveryman is an underdog success story about twentysomethings at the bottom of the employment food chain: part-time workers struggling to get by on hourly wages in “Hell Joseon,” a reference to the way contemporary youths see the socioeconomic climate of Korea. The main characters are jajangmyun delivery workers, and the drama gets its title from Go Kyung-pyo’s character, Choi Kang-soo (choi kang = “strongest”), a “veteran” deliveryman with five years experience. He’s described as a human turbo engine with no brakes, who puts his life on the line no matter what he sets out to do, whether fight or love. The drama will tell the story of his growth as he goes from delivering jajangmyun to becoming the CEO of his own delivery company.
Chae Soo-bin’s character also delivers jajangmyun, and she’s so single-minded about making money that she turns down all advances from men. My money’s on the human turbo engine with no brakes. I’m sure they’re going to make an adorable couple, but right now I’m watching both of their currently airing shows and I can’t imagine them being in love with anyone except Im Soo-jung and Yoon Kyun-sang. On the upside, they’re both doing extremely well in their current roles (coincidentally, both devoted puppy loves with a bittersweet touch), so it’s probably a smart move to ride that wave of popularity even if it means jumping from one drama set to the next.
The drama is described as an upbeat and satisfying story about passionate youths, and now that they’ve cast Go Kyung-pyo and Chae Soo-bin as the underdogs, it seems impossible not to root for them.
Strongest Deliveryman comes from the writer of Joseon Gunman and the PD of Oohlala Spouses, and follows The Best Hit on Friday-Saturday in late July.
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