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High comedy and colorful shirts at guesthouse Waikiki

I’m pleased to see that the vibe is energetic and comedic for the upcoming JTBC drama Woohoo Waikiki (or Eurachacha Waikiki), as befitting a drama centered around the foibles of a threesome of friends who aren’t quite yet where they want to be in life but “dream of freedom” as they run a guesthouse together.

At the center of the trio is “icon of misfortune” Dong-gu, played by Kim Jung-hyun (School 2017), who dreams of being a film director and had some early success with short films, but the world has been tough on him and turned him cynical. In the poster below, he’s seated in a director’s chair and holding a microphone, while seated on one side is his irrepressible friend Joon-ki (Lee Yi-kyung, Go Back Spouses), who dreams of being an actor but so far is stuck mostly doing extra work.

Sohn Seung-won (Age of Youth) is the third friend, Doo-shik, a “freelance writer who’s half-unemployed” (lol). Altogether, none of the guys has had any luck in any of their endeavors, but hope that they’ll have better luck running the Waikiki guesthouse and be able to finance their own film project. But then a mysterious baby and single mother make their appearance, and kick off an unpredictable and comical series of ups and downs.

The first video below is the drama’s first teaser, which is shot in the format of a commercial for the guesthouse, with our three guys highlighting its merits, such as top service at reasonable prices and a variety of rooms.

The second video comes from the drama’s script reading last month, and includes glimpses of our three main ladies (and love interests). Jung In-sun, who I’ve always thought of as a scene-stealer-in-the-making (Circle, Mirror of the Witch), plays single mother Yoon-ah, who arrives suddenly at the Waikiki guesthouse “like a lightning bolt” with her daughter. Yoon-ah is described rather cutely as full of energy but never quite able to do things properly; she’s got zero awareness and is so pure as to be foolish. She had her daughter at 25 and raised her on her own, and lives with an endlessly positive spirit. She takes on a part-time job at the guesthouse doing the cleaning, cooking, and laundry, giving us a “cohabitation that isn’t cohabitation” scenario.

Go Won-hee (Strongest Deliveryman), meanwhile, plays main hero Dong-gu’s younger sister Seo-jin, who aspires to be a reporter and is preparing to enter the workforce (she’s the short-haired one). Because she looks after the immature and lazy Waikiki boys, Seo-jin finds herself tapping into an inner nagginess “that wasn’t even in her fate” (I love these evocative character descriptions) and is the de facto boss of the operation.

Last but not least is musical actress Lee Joo-woo (Bok Dan-ji Has Returned), playing the cocky but lovable Su-ah, a fitting model for an online shopping mall. She may act smart, elegant, and cool, but is actually quite gullible and naive, which gets her used and duped quite often. She’s our main lead’s ex-girlfriend, but I’m thinking she’s here to be paired with his buddy Sohn Seung-won, because she’s described as “a bear who’s like a fox” while he’s “a fox who’s like a bear.” (Basically, she looks sharp and wily but is actually rather simple, while he is craftier than he seems.)

Woohoo Waikiki will be a Monday-Tuesday drama on JTBC that premieres on February 5.

Via MBN, Herald

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I'm going to be pouty and cranky if it's low on the romantic comedy. I liked Kim Jung-hyun in Bingoo, I haven't seen him in anything else. I'm looking forward to it, Dramaland, don't burn me.

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Yes Show, please don't let anyone trapped in a collapsed building for days. I can at best only handle one drama per year with that tragic setup.

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Alohow can I reserve a room in this Flower Boy Next Guesthouse?
*cries at the web address with Hangul that is not clickable in the promo video*

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Maybe we can find it on Airbnb or similar. :)

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AirBoysnBaby.com 😉

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That's the one. Has anyone stayed there before?

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I have not, but I often do my travel research on LonelyOppaPlanet.com.

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Ah, I'm excited for this! The teasers were all cute and hilarious! ♥

It's also giving me a tiny bit of Age of Youth feels, what with the tone and color and all, like it's a co-ed version of it..lol

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I would love a cheeky Park Eun-bin extended cameo since AoY decides to make the fans stay in perpetual state of anxiety by withholding an announcement of season 3. 😫

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Lol, I was just about to say... if Park Eun-bin doesn't make a cameo... what is the point 😂

I'd even be down for Song Ji-won showing up and Son Seung-won's character just being like "where I have seen you before..." 🤔

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This IS a jTBC show, so it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility...

And now if Park Eun-bin doesn't make a cameo I'm going to be very upset.

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they could just bump into each other, honestly, if they argue with each other just a little bit i'll be satisfied

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Here is another possibility -Son Seung-won can get some one-on-one self-defense lessons from PEB as part of his research for his writing.....as a fan of AoY I demand to see just a little bit more skin-to-skin contact since Writer-nim decided to be so withholding!

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or she could be his one-night-stand. And return next year with ANOTHER baby.

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or the one-night-stand turns into forever-stand, and they live happily ever after and nobody dies for at least another 70 years.

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I know....I know....AoY Beanies here I go again.....(need to stop myself despite myself)

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It'd be great if Park Eun-bin cameos as Eun-jae's character and everyone is like "Wow, you look different" again. XD

I don't know if I can handle a Ji-won character cameo who doesn't end up with Sung-min again T___T

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Super yes to a Park Eun Bin cameo! Oh how awesome will that be! ♥

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I'm waiting for this drama to make me laugh till i cry lol The teasers are so lively and makes me pose the question: Can I live in that guesthouse?? I wanna go back to Hawaiiiiiiiiii *cries in English, Korean, Tamil, and Spanish*

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Tamil? Do you speak Tamil? It'd not a language that many people recognise so I was surprised to see it here lol. I speak Tamil too..

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Haha yeah, I've noticed a lot of Indians on DB but never one that spoke Tamil. I don't speak it fluently but my parents do, so some words and phrases have rubbed off on me and I can understand basic conversation just not much lol

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Ahhh...interesting! ☺
Still...nice to see someone who knows Tamil.. 😉

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so many indians on DB...wowww so great to see that...
@irishrah drama is in our blood no doubt and we meet here at this platform for kdrama...lol

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Oooh didn't realise you were of Indian origin/ancestry too.. my gosh.. that's a while lotta Indians (using the term loosely to include all resident/nri/pio/roots/ ancestry/ etc) on DB! Are we automatically drawn to kdrama cuz drama is in our blood but saasbahu drama is so 90's?!

Now I wish we actually saw the results of the survey DB did!

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Yeh its surprising there are so many Indians here on DB. I'm from Bangladesh, though I've lived my whole life in the Middle East.

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Oh wow! SO happy about there being so many Indians/South Asians! :) I truly had no idea. Hahahahaha - we really are going to take over the world (by way of our massive population)

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Hahah wow Indians unite! 😉😉
Nice to meet you all, fellow Indians!! 🤗

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omigod I SPEAK TAMIL TOOO IT'S NICE TO SEE THAT OTHER INDIAN PEOPLE ENJOY KDRAMAS

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Holy shit that baby is cute.

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I could watch 2-hr long episodes of this with only Kim Jung-hyun holding, feeding, and caring for that squishy baby. Kyowo! 😍

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Counting days, hours, minutes and seconds for this drama to start! I love when these three were like in consensus to post teasers together at the same time in their IG!

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I'm so ready to see these dorks give us a really good laugh as well

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It can't come fast enough!! *impatient tapping of foot* *maybe we should count faster?* 😉

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As much as I love the other two boys, right off the bat I already think that the Lee Yikyung - younger sister pair will be my favorite. Eeeeh! Cant wait!

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Lee Yi-kyung was sooooo hilariously adorable in Go Back Spouses that I cannot wait to see him in a more prominent role here!

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Go Dokjae! Where's your hair?!?!?!???

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That's the one I'm excited about the most too! And it's Go Won-hee, who was so lovable and adorable in Strongest Deliveryman. I'm not sure if I'm actually really interested in this show at the moment but I'll definitely try it. Hopefully it's good!

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Right. Story doesn't grab me, but Go Won-hee in Strongest Deliveryman...

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If she ends up making me love her character like how she did in SD, I'll be a goner. Hahaha!

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This looks hella adorable! 2 more weeks!

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Sung-miiiiiin! <3 This looks like so much fun! The Hawaiian shirts in the middle of winter makes me laugh.

I feel like it's rare for dramas to portray young single mothers as main characters, especially in comedies, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that plays out. Especially if she's going to be a love interest!

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I enjoy that aspect also! It's not something we see often.

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As much as I enjoy (read: am getting my heart ripped out by) Just Between Lovers, I am so ready for light and cute. I love every single actor/actress in this drama, and I have a good feeling about this one!

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Go Won Hee is in it and she is excellent in comedy

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Is eurachacha the Korean for woohoo?? Would one shout "I just found $100 on the ground - eurachacha!!" It seems almost made up as it doesn't sound familiar to me (or it sounds like the name of a dance...hahaha.)

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I was also not familiar with it until I looked at the show on DramaWiki the other day, and it says "Eulachacha (으라차차), is a Korean exclamation of excitement or encouragement."

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Ok, so it is similar to woohoo. I just don't ever recall in all my drama watching time having heard this phrase. I wonder if it is old fashioned.

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Oooh, this drama looks like it could be lots of fun! I have seen and loved nearly all the actors in other shows, and they seem like an ideal casting. I am intrigued by the fact that there will be a brother-sister relationship in the mix. I hope it is used well because I love when dramas have great family dynamics.

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The teaser looks so cute. May just check out this show!
The set up feels somehow like a cohabitation hijinks. and with three potential couples, gives me similar vibes as BTLIMF and 20th Century.
Tae Swoon as well is the big plus!

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Aloha 💃💃💃💃 this is going to be full of fun with 3 Oppas aigoo aigoo waiting for Waikiki fun party 💃

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Yaaaayy, can't wait to check into, I mean, check out Waikiki when it comes~😂😂 It also seems to me that Go Dok-jae and Hyun Tae-woon (before he meets Eun-ho and becomes Tae-swoon) have made a crossover into this show 😂😂😂 Can't say much about Son Seung-won's character, since I have yet to watch AoY :)

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This sounds just what I need. A guesthouse by the seaside with some nice people.

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I like the vibe it is giving off and I love Jtbc for giving new actors and actresses a chance to prove themselves...for that I will watch this drama and I hope it gets lots of love....

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Please be good, please be good! Does anyone know the previous works of the writer(s)?
I can't tell what's more adorable: Sohn Seung-won's glasses or KJH's new hair.
The cast is basically a collection of personal favourites from other shows so I can't help having high expectations. Please be good show!

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This looks so fun! I love all the vibes from the teasers and posters and I know I'll love our three dorks and their endeavors ~(˘▾˘~)

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THIS LOOKS GOOD.

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How is that picture of Kim Jung-hyun carrying that baby even fair???

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Yes, how do we suffer through all the injustice in Waikiki?? Together, I say, Beanies unite 👊

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I'm so looking forward to this that I'm gonna watch it as soon as the subs are out. I haven't done that for some time coz these days I would typically wait for beanies' first reactions, comments and recommendations before I jump into a show. But this looks so much fun, I'm in! And I love all 3 boys in their previous roles so what's a little risk-taking? 😄

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This might be just the drama to get me out of my lurking!!! Can't believe how excited I am to watch his!! (Actually I can). I mean, Tae Swoon Oppa😍😍. But still, I love all the other actors too. Especially Jung In Sun (who I loved in Circle) and Go Won Hee (who stole my heart in Strongest Deliveryman).

I can't help myself keep my expectations high for this (like realllly high). *finger (and toes) crossed*

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Whoa with toes that's double the crossing power!

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Haha! Let's hope it's enough!

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This looks interesting. I need a laugh out loud haha comedy. And I know the actor from Go Back Spouse can bring it. Love all the boys but don’t know any of the female cast. Please be good.

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With the bunch of adorablobs (to borrow @saya's phrase) in the cast, this seems like such a feel-good drama. Looking forward to Feb 5!

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Lee Yi-kyung!! 💛💛
He's just amazing in comedies! Excited!

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Ooohhh.... Can't wait!

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I will check this out because it looks cute. I hope that it won't disappoint.

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