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A cat and two humans bunk up for tvN’s Because This Life Is Our First

Haha, Lee Min-ki is so weird! I love him and his fantastic, staccato deadpan already. There’s an extended teaser out for tvN’s upcoming rom-com Because This Life Is Our First, which gives us a good long look at the setup that ends with our leads Lee Min-ki (Shoot Me in the Heart) and Jung So-min (Father Is Strange) becoming roommates.

First, we have Jung So-min’s character, who has just “escaped” after slaving away for five years as an assistant writer. Her celebratory mood gets cut short, though, after catching her live-in boyfriend in bed with another woman, getting her loan application rejected, and finding less than ideal rental options in her price range. I did a laugh-cry for her when she drunkenly attempts to ask her parents to move back in, only to have her sister (-in-law?) beat her to the punch and announce her pregnancy. I would like to join her friends when they go, “What. The. Sh!#.” Well, it’s a good thing this is a rom-com for our officially homeless heroine, ‘cause the hero is, of course, looking for a roommate.

Said hero sounds like a handful: Some of his roommate contract stipulations include submitting receipts, attending neighborhood meetings, doing all the chores, and taking care of his cat when he has to do overtime. I kind of adore how attached he is to this cat, though, even refusing to stay late at the office because he needs to feed him. I can see why he’s not exactly popular at the office, being a blank-faced stickler for the rules who doesn’t budge even to his manager’s face. He does take a liking to his new roommate, though, and we see Jung So-min meticulously adhering to house rules, even scraping in between the tiles in the bathroom. Ew.

She must have moved in alone and somehow totally missed meeting her housemate, ‘cause they first unwittingly meet outside a restaurant and bond over a shared love of the Arsenal football team. He provides some comfort to her in his odd way—“To a cat, today is the most important, no matter if you’re thirty or forty”—and whether it’s due to her melancholy mood or the alcohol, she impulsively kisses him. Haha, what an awkward way to start a house-share. At least Lee Min-ki’s the type to address the elephant in the room. With absolutely no tact. It’s kind of like he’s a robot who tried and gave up on how to be human.

I can tell I’m going to really enjoy the other characters and what form of modern-day relationships they’ll show us, as well. Esom (Yes, Family) and Park Byung-eun (Mystery Queen) have quite the meet-cute when they bump into each other and he pauses at a condom as he picks up her dropped belongings. She’s a proponent of open dating and he’s a “direct, macho manly man,” though I did snort at the description when Park Byung-eun goes on and on about how he can’t believe she doesn’t remember him when they slept together.

And then, last but not least, Kim Ga-eun (Reunited Worlds) and Kim Min-seok (Age of Youth 2) play a couple that should make for some hilarious mix-ups. She’s described as a bit materialistic and focused on her partner’s job and house prospects, emphasizing to a store assistant that her boyfriend graduated from Seoul University. She might have her work cut out for her though, ‘cause Kim Min-seok doesn’t seem like the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to human interactions. Aww, Park Byung-eun tries to get him to understand the nuance in his girlfriend’s texts, and calls him by his job title like it’s a dirty word, while all Kim Min-seok gets from this social lesson is that romance is handled, “not by your face, but with skills.” Oh, you’re cute, if a little dim.

I always love it when the hero is a sworn bachelor like Lee Min-ki is here—he calls marriage a restraint—because the loftier a man holds himself above romance, the harder he falls. Hehe, I’m getting evil giggles just thinking about it. Especially with that teaser’s ending, when Lee Min-ki dully asks whether Jung So-min would marry him, you know, if she has the time. We won’t have to wait long for her answer, either: Because This Life Is Our First will premiere next week on October 9 following Argon in tvN’s Monday-Tuesday slot. Let the roommate hijinks begin!

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Yay! I can't wait! It's like all my catnips wrapped into one.

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Saaaaame.

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Including the cat.

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I'm excited by this aspect of the show because Lee Min-ki's character—and his love for his cat—could have a really positive influence on popular culture.

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Especially the cat. It elevates the standard formulas :)

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"It’s kind of like he’s a robot who tried and gave up on how to be human"

HA! I'm going to love him. I already do for the sole fact that he is a cat dad.

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I laughed at this sentence too because SO REAL. And I'm so glad that Lee Min-ki got this role because he's gonna kill it. His deadpan delivery is already making me laugh. And his blank face! IT'S GONNA BE SO GOOD WHEN HE FALLS IN LOVE

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Looks cute

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Maybe it's because I just finished watching it, but this seems to have the same vibe as We Married for a Job, which is not even remotely a bad thing.

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I was just going to say the same thing!!! Definitely my fave jdorama and hope this will be good too!

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First thing i thought after watching the trailer, i hope i like it just how i did with NigeHaji.

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Ooohh, so here's where the NigeHaji lovers are. Hahaha! That's what I thought too. Maybe even better because of Lee Min-ki's blank face and deadpan delivery?? HAHAHA

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Yes, nigehaji! I also hope they do as good a job. I'm excited.

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glad to see i'm not the only one who thought of Nige Haji 💕 when watching this trailer
Let's hope This Life is our first will be as good as this jdrama

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MTE after watching this trailer.

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can't wait. I miss Lee MIn Ki love him in Dalja's Spring

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I'm not over Kim Min-seok yet, and I'm glad I'll see more of him after Age of Youth 2. My little boy <3

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This looks fabulous. I'm not watching anything now except for variety, hope this pulls me back in.

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It's just next week. It's just next week. It's just next week. I keep repeating this sentence to calm myself.

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A girl who would toss a bag of garbage into the dumpster to avoid walking a few yards is my kind of heroine! Must watch.

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Of all the current and upcoming dramas this is the one I'm on the edge of my seat for. I hope TVN makes this one a little more accessible. It's silly but I wonder what he named the cat? It would be funny if it was cutesy, a clue into Robot -boys head.

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Min-kitty? 🐱
(Please feel free to eye roll, I deserve it)

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Eye Candy?

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This looks cute and hilarious- can't wait!

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yesssss... now the drought is OVER!!!!
<3

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I laughed after reading that they "bond(ed) over a shared love of the Arsenal football team".

I laughed at their "shared love of the Arsenal football team".

I laughed a- nevermind.

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Fingers crossed that this one gets subbed!

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That is a nice apartment situation! Aside from being roomies with your future hubby, 1. you get a nice, spacious apartment with modern amenities 2. you get a roomie that has a different schedule from yours so you don't have to see the other person too much. 3. cute pet that you don't have to have full responsiblity for and 4. your roomie and you like the same football team and likes watching the games on tv (no need to fight to watch the game.)

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Oh, I think I'm going to love this one ! :) I hope it will be able to entertain me the way Live Up did to me

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Marry the man who cares about his cat that much

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putting a cat in a drama is playing a dirty game. Dirty, dirty, dirty! Oh, you sneaky sneakers, you!

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Min-ki to save me from drama slump....

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I'm not sure if I'm ready to see Kim Minseok paired with another girl. I love Janghoon-Eun of Age of Youth 2 so much <3

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Omg after years not seeing Min Ki on my screen..

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I totally enjoyed that extended trailer and I know I'm going to love this drama! Lee Min-ki 😭 and his love for his cat. PRECIOUS. And sooo looking forward to his chemistry with So-min!! So excited to see more of Min-seok too~

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Jung So-min is from playful kiss right? omg I just realized it now when I saw her face in the poster (from her bunny teeth :-P )
I'm so bad with k-actor names (& sometimes faces) unless I really like like them...but this looks so interesting I want to watch :-)

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Yep. Father is Strange too.

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I'm so excited for this drama! October 9th is still too far away

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How can she move in without seeing the owner ever beforehand? Seems very silly.

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Oh no, this drama was not on my radar, but the cat somehow convinced me to watch this. 😸

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Can eccentric male leads be considered a catnip? 😍

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YES.

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Jumin Han is that you? Haha Elizabeth looking nice

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It's like this drama is playing "how many ways can we ensnare Ek Ladhki Thi into giving up her life and soul for this drama". It's okay drama, you don't have to try so hard I'm already yours.
Also, I can never unsee Park Hae-jin when I look at Lee Min-ki.

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The cat is gonna become my favourite secondary character, I can tell.

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I can tell the cat will already be the star of the show haha

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Any drama with a cat and cat philosophy brings the curiosity out in me ;)

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I wish the male lead were someone else. Such a waste of Jung So Min’s talent..

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I already love it.

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Also, is it just me or does the heroin seem slightly reminiscent of Suzy's character in While You Were Sleeping? I love Nam Hong Joo, so it's cool by me!

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A drama that brings viewers together as one. It's wonderful reading the comments here which clearly show that they enjoy this drama a lot, like I do.

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