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Pondering the meaning of love, marriage, and work with tvN’s Search Query: WWW

Lol these promos are hilarious on top of being an efficient exposition fairy for all of our main characters. Search Query: WWW is less than a month away from its premiere, which is probably why the tvN rom-com decided to dump five teasers on us at the same time. I’m not complaining too much though, since they’re each short, cute, and follow the same format with the four leads – Im Soo-jung (Chicago Typewriter), Jang Ki-yong (Kill It), Lee Da-hee (Beauty Inside), and Jeon Hye-jin (Misty) – answering one question per clip.

In the first clip, the question posed is what the characters’ ultimate goal is for the year. Im Soo-jung, who will be playing a highly competitive strategy manager of Korea’s top portal site, predictably answers, “To remain the most searched portal.” Lee Da-hee, a social media manager for a competing portal site, responds that she wants to stop her temper from getting the best of her, lol. As a former judo athlete with anger management issues, I second her stated goals. Jeon Hye-jin, a director on the board of the portal site Im Soo-jung works at, keeps it short and simple: “Divorce.” I love her consistent deadpan throughout all of these clips. And last, but not least, is Jang Ki-yong, the young CEO of a company that produces computer game music. I have a feeling that his character is gonna be super endearing and sweet, just by the way he responds that he wants to be in a relationship with a cheeky grin. Why so cute?

In the second clip, the teaser asks what “love” is to each of them. Jeon Hye-jin doesn’t even give an answer and just lightly scoffs. She may have nothing to say about love, but Lee Da-hee answers the question with an exasperated question of her own: “Why do they all cheat?” Rounding out the female cynicism is Im Soo-jung, who says it’s something “useless” and a “waste of emotions.” How much do I love that the sole male is the only romantic out of the leads? We hear Jang Ki-yong’s heart beating loudly as he shyly asks whether it’s that obvious that he’s in love right now.

The next clip asks what “marriage” is to them, to which Im Soo-jung first responds that it’s a hindrance to her work. Lee Da-hee, who is fast becoming my favorite character just from these clips, resignedly relays that a fortune teller told her that there were no men in her future. Awww. Jeon Hye-jin simply states, “A strategic partnership?” And then, to counter all the negative responses, is Jang Ki-yong, who says that he has someone he wants to do it (marriage) with.

When the next teaser asks what each of the characters would tell their past selves from 10 years ago, Im Soo-jung immediately replies, “Get another job.” Jeon Hye-jin, in her calm, expressionless manner, says, “Don’t go ahead with that marriage.” Lee Da-hee cracks me up when she tells herself, “If you’re going to beat him up anyway, do it properly!” And in case we thought Jang Ki-yong would be a little too boring as a character (I didn’t), we see him looking a little smug as he says, “Don’t worry, you’re still handsome in 10 years.” An endearing amount of ego never hurt anyone, did it?

And in the last clip, the characters are asked whether they have someone they like now. Lee Da-hee, grimacing, thinks it over for a second but doesn’t give an answer, while Jeon Hye-jin just gives a shake of her head. Jang Ki-yong, who’s heart is still loudly beating, whispers that he does as the screen slides over to Im Soo-jung, who gives a definitive “No.” I have a feeling that Jang Ki-yong and Im Soo-jung will both prove formidable opponents to each other, one resistant to the idea of love while the other does his best to change her mind. I love it.

Search Query: WWW will premiere on June 5 and air on tvN’s Wednesday-Thursday slot.

Via Hankook Kyungjae

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I am willing to sacrifice a goat on the altar of the K-drama goods if they make this a good one. I don't think my JKY-loving heart can take another disappointment after Kill It .

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Gods*&

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I want them to stop casting Jang Ki-yong so we can get a Boy Next Door season 2 (resigns herself to this never happening).

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Now that you mention it, I want that too. I'm not the biggest fan of web drama, but Boy Next Door is brilliant.

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YouTube did its thing yesterday and recommended it to me again. And, geez, it is no less funny the second time around (or third or fourth even maybe).

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I've seen it three times (one was that Rabbit watch) and when they start singing I laugh so much Every Single Time

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This time I started laughing a full 30 secs before they started singing in anticipation of the singing.

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Also @cloggie that whole song of them going Kajima! Kajima! Kajima! over and over again is just so frigging hilarious.

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I'm now laughing just at the memory of the singing. (This is good & stops me from watching that episode again)

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I have no clue what this is, but now I'm curious.

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OMG, go and watch it right now! It's a short, hilarious web series about two men who get mistaken for a gay couple. It's a spoof of kdrama romcom cliches and BL. I laughed so much I was worried the neighbours would complain.

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I second this command. Don't sleep, don't go to work. This little web drama is a joy.

Where is my season 2?

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Why am I just hearing about this now? Sounds like I’d enjoy this!

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Watch it @ally-le, it's great.

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"two men who get mistaken for a gay couple"
"spoof of kdrama romcom cliches and BL"

I also have not heard of this, or I have, but not like this. Now I must see it.

@crysta let's watch this instead of SP.

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@ultramafic I think I'm good with sticking to SP. Lol

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This is why i love Dramabeans. It's such a fun community!
Like you MAQ @smaltwalt , I had noooo clue what everyone was talking about. and then I googled it. and now I reeeaally wanna watch "THE BOY NEXT DOOR". I can't wait to go home after work!
yay!

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So thanks to the discussion here, I just checked out the first couple of episodes of Boy Next Door, and so far it's hilarious. I can always rely on Beanies for great finds!

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Woah, you should have told us before of this jem, it's super funny

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Looks like JKY will get a full range of facial expressions this time?

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YES. This looks like a lot of fun. I'm fully on board.

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These teasers are just too cute. I love how Jang Ki-young's character is the only romantic one, while all those ladies displayed the expected amount of cynicism. Also, thank God for him being all smiley and super cute after his last two emotionally repressed roles.

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Thank you! I remember it being talked about but could not remember the name.
I've been wanting to watch this.

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Wow, does Jang Ki Yong ever take a break? Guess he has to strike while the iron is hot.

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Exactly, I guess he is one of the few actors who have benefited from the 87/88 liners going to army. It is good for him to work in some nice projects rn and secure his position.

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I had completely forgotten about this one, but after the teasers, I'm in. It'll be a nice change of pace to see Jang Ki-yong in a light-hearted role. And based on these teasers, I'm already pretty sure I'm gonna love Lee Da-hee's character.

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If JKY speaks in this drama, I will be happy. In Kill It, he barely spoke...

I love Im So Jung since Finding Mr Destiny! I'm happy to see her in a new drama :D

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Lee Da-hee looks so beautiful!

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Im Soo-jung unni I missed you on the small screen! Her makeup looks so beautiful in these teasers, which are a genius format by the way. They do really well in introducing the characters, who are probably the essential element of this drama.

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say no more, i'm IN!!!!

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Already onboard. Loved ISJ in Chicago Typewriter. Already love JKY. This sorta cliche set up is very charming when the female lead is stoic but the male lead is all mushy. I am counting on you to drag me out of this slump. PLEASEEE 🙏🙏🙏

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Please dramagods, may this be a good one... I badly need one to erase the memories of Kill It

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I like the teasers but am not a fan of noona romances. I might give it a try for cute Jang Ki Young in a role that requires facial expressions.

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me neither and also me too lmao so i might just have to. the teasers look too good.

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JKY is such a cutie 😍 and I'm already loving the female characters !
Please drama, don't disappoint me and be good !! 🙏🙏

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oh cuuute!!!

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Another one I want to watch

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I'm already in love with it just based on this little teasers!!!

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me and age gaps do not mix but im soo jung also looks like not that much older than ki yong bc he has a ~mature~ look. this looks fun like i love all these actresses. it would be REALLY cool if like, they were all GREAT at their jobs and different but strong. lee da hee look so good! i mean they all do but she is so cute. i have a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge crush on jeon hye jin lmao. i hope it's good! all three of them can be friends~

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LOL!!! Coming straight from watching Kill It, this is frkn hilarious! Defn watching this. Love the entire cast!

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