First peek at Woohoo Waikiki 2
JTBC’s Woohoo Waikiki 2 is back! Though most of the faces are new, the show has held onto that cute and funny vibe from season one.
Spinning off from the first season’s story, which aired last year in February, the new season will feature Lee Yi-kyung (Red Moon, Blue Sun) reprising his role as Lee Joon-ki. In season two, the Waikiki guest house is still struggling to stay out of the red. But this time, Lee will be joined by his high school friends who will fumble along with him as they try to make sense of running a business while finding love, making friends, and chasing your dreams. All with a generous serving of comedy, of course.
Kim Sun-ho (100 Days My Prince) plays the first
victim friend to come help, Cha Woo-shik. He was an idol in the past, but the group was largely unheard of. He has a prickly personality, and still dreams of hitting it big as a singer one day. Completing the bromance trio is Shin Hyun-soo (Twelve Nights) who plays Kook Ki-bong. He’s a professional baseball player in the minor league. Yet, he’s a bit of a klutz and can at times be slow on the uptake.
The three friends share the same first love, Han Soo-yeon – who will be played by Moon Ga-young (The Great Seducer). Child-like and lovable, she finds herself joining the group at the guest house after an unexpected turn of events.
Rounding out the female cast is Ahn So-hee (Entourage) and Kim Ye-won (Heart Surgeons). Ahn plays Kim Jung-eun, a busybody and queen of part-time jobs. Kim plays Cha Yu-ri, Woo-shik’s older sister and she sees herself as the top dog of the pecking order at the Waikiki guest house.
In the newly released poster, the main group of six look up through a gaping hole in the ceiling with varying reactions ranging from curious to horrified. The caption reads, “Even if the skies collapse, we just need to overcome it.” It’s taken from an old Korean saying, “Even if the skies collapse, there is always a hole to climb through out of it.” Meaning, there is always a way out of any situation no matter how bad it gets.
The released teaser is a cute dance number featuring the drama’s six leads dressed in matching outfits. It starts with a text screen asking, “What’s the Monday-Tuesday drama?”. We then see quick cuts of the cast having fun and dancing to the song playing over the teaser. The moving text in the background are the lyrics of the song and are the response to the initial question: “Woohoo Waikiki Season 2 / Woohoo Waikiki Season 2 / Every week Monday-Tuesday 9:30pm JTBC / Woohoo Waikiki Season 2 / Woohoo Waikiki Season 2 / Every week Monday-Tuesday 9:30pm JTBC”. The teaser ends with the cast excitedly waving to the audience and saying, “Come visit us at Waikiki!”
Directing for Woohoo Waikiki 2 will be done by PD Lee Chang-min who directed the first season as well. Writer Kim Ki-ho, similarly, led the writing team in season one and will be taking the reins again in season two.
I must admit I’ve always found Ahn So-hee to be kind of bland. But otherwise, I really like this new cast! I’m always down for more comedy and this looks super cute so far. Will have to start the countdown for this one!
Woohoo Waikiki 2 is set to air in just a few weeks on March 25, and will be broadcasting Mondays and Tuesdays on JTBC after The Light in Your Eyes concludes its run.
Via Seoul Kyungje
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