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Killing the boss to save him in KBS’s Happy to Die

How ironic would it be if this workplace comedy turned out to have a higher body count than most OCN dramas? KBS’s upcoming time-slip drama Happy to Die, which stars Kang Ji-hwan (Children of a Lesser God) and Baek Jin-hee (Let’s Eat 3), has recently released a teaser giving us a small taste of both the boss’s horrible personality and the morbid wish fulfillment of his subordinates.

The teaser starts with Kang Ji-hwan’s character, Baek Jin-sang, on a tirade about how “kids nowadays” have no work ethic, and how the ones who never get things right are always the ones with the excuses. Lee Ru-da, played by Baek Jin-hee, stands behind his desk, mentally telling herself to just hold it in, though she wavers a little as Jin-sang swivels around and goes on the attack. He questions whether she really attended a four-year college in Seoul with the most derogatory tone you can imagine, which is what pushes Ru-da over the edge. She brandishes a gun from her jacket, sending files flying, and holds it right up to Jin-sang’s forehead.

The teaser gives a small profile next to Jin-sang’s shocked face, which lists him as a marketing team leader, and a geezer who has no filter. He asks Ru-da if she’s gone crazy, to which she responds that she’ll let him live, though it’s hard to figure out whether that statement is true, given her satisfied smirk as she points a gun at his face. Her own profile says that she “used to be normal,” lol. She’s going to have her work cut out for her, since Jin-sang dies some pretty gruesome deaths every time someone in the office wants him dead, which is hilariously often. But she doesn’t really have much of a choice since she’s stuck in this time loop, which won’t let her advance to the next day unless Jin-sang survives.

The poster for the show includes the rest of the supporting cast, including Gong Myung (Revolutionary Love), Park Sol-mi (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho), Ryu Hyun-kyung (20th Century Boy and Girl), In Gyo-jin (Jugglers), Lee Byung-joon (I Am Not a Robot), Jo Han-cheol (100 Days My Prince), and Seo Jung-yeon (Come Here and Hug Me). They’re all in prison outfits while glaring at Jin-sang, and the caption reads, “We just thought about it… If thoughts were a sin, then we are all sinners.”

KBS’s Happy to Die will take over the Wednesday-Thursday slot and premiere on November 7th.

Via Seoul Kyungjae, iMBC, X Sports News, Sports Chosun

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This looks so much fun. :D

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I find this pretty bad teaser.

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Looks like a nice change from all the same-old same-old shows. Have to give it a try.

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I've been reading this on my morning commute and it's absolutely hilarious. The ways they kill the chief off in the first few chapters are ridiculous. I also love that the lead calls out all the blatant microaggressions directed specifically towards women especially in the workplace. I hope the drama keeps the slightly wacky and dark tone along with its sharp social commentary.

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Me too and I laughed out loud so often I must have looked like a crazy person cackling to her phone on the bus.

TBH, I'm a bit worried that a kdrama isn't going to be able to capture the oddball 'break-the-fourth-wall' humour. It'll either be the most iconoclastic kdrama since INAR or the biggest disappointment. I just really hope it doesn't get "kdrama'd".

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no shout-out to your strongest deliverywoman? tragic.
I wanted to read it in public but the urge to binge was too strong.
it's one of my favorite things in the world.

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May I know where you are reading this? Would like to read it as well but I'm not sure where to find it online

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I'm not sure if I will watch this or not, because the premise seems to be really "out there" lol. However I have to say that the synopsis sounds morbidly hilarious.

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Sounds like the perfect role of Kang Ji hwan. Supernatural did an episode of "Groundhog Day" as well, but we all wished Dean had stayed dead. Anyway, looking forward to this and I think Viki has licensed it. Yay!

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Oops, I was wrong. Viki hasn't licensed it. I just requested it, please request it!!

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Not only Baek Jin Hee but In Gyo Jin is there too. As if his character in Jugglers got released from jail and got a job where Baek Jin Hee went to LOL

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Hah, talk about revenge

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This looks like fun. Black comedy is exactly what i need with snow coming soon!

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Oh no...

I want to watch this, but I don't like the male lead's voice. I've been avoiding his dramas since Lie to Me

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But... I want to see Gong Myung and Baek Jin Hee TT__TT

How...?

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Oh yeah, this was one of the thing that bothered me while watching children of the lesser god. His voice was like masked and I thought something was wrong with the video.

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Is this based on the webtoon Happy If You Died, right? 'Cause i love that webtoon! Looking forward to this!

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Everything about this sounds hilarious and I'm in! I hope this gets recapped here by a hilarious recapper...*hint hint*....
Thank you dramabeans for the updates. Looking forward!

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"How ironic would it be if this workplace comedy turned out to have a higher body count than most OCN dramas"

XD Wouldn't it be funny if his subordinates love watching OCN so they always kill him off by copying the latest OCN death they saw?

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Yes!

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a concept!!!

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Kang Ji Hwan in a comedy? Sign me up.

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