Smiling to keep hope in Strongest Deliveryman
Oh, I think my heart tugged a teensy bit after watching the latest teaser for Strongest Deliveryman. It’s a drama depicting the story of a bunch of deliverymen and women for a Chinese restaurant who have less than pennies in their pockets who have to face the harsh daily realities of working a thankless job in a competitive industry. But despite it all, they somehow keep their individual hopes and dreams alive.
Go Kyung-pyo (Chicago Typewriter) takes the lead for the first time in the role of legendary delivery boy Choi Kang-soo, who is our passionate, loyal, and righteous hero. According to an interview with the actor, he even picked the unique permed hairstyle himself in order to fully immerse himself in this new persona and show off his character’s carefree personality.
His love interest/bickering partner will be played by Chae Soo-bin (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People), whose character is no slouch in the delivery business herself. She’s well-known as one of the fastest delivery people in town, but her main focus is money: She wants to earn as much as she can to escape her unsustainable paycheck-to-paycheck situation.
Chae Soo-bin gives us an inside look at the lives of delivery part-timers in the newest teaser. She tells us that even though people might think the job is just riding around on a bike and giving people their food, they have no time to rest after preparing ingredients all morning, posting flyers all afternoon, then making their runs all night. However, they don’t make enough money to even support a meager lifestyle.
Chae Soo-bin rants about how some people have to spend almost all their hard-earned income on rent, while other people (like her landlord) don’t have to do anything but sit around and watch the cash flow in. Copy tells us, “It’s okay to make mistakes,” and we hear Go Kyung-pyo reassuring her, “Don’t worry. Just trust me.” The weary tone of the teaser brightens and the copy says, “So, let’s smile.” Go Kyung-pyo’s philosophy is that even in order to do kind acts, one must be shameless, and Chae Soo-bin replies admiringly that she’s never met someone as nosy and as righteous as him.
The recently released poster shows the both leads on a motor scooter, along with second leads Kim Sun-ho (Chief Kim) and Go Won-hee (The Time I’ve Loved You ). The copy states: “100 percent pure hot-blooded youths fight against a world without even 1 degree of hope.” In addition, more stills have been released showing our actors hard at work, filming for this new youthful underdog drama.
Friday-Saturday KBS drama Strongest Deliveryman premieres on August 4, replacing The Best Hit.
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