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Park Hae-jin chooses next project, MBC’s Old School Intern

With his KBS drama Forest settled and off to a promising start, it looks like Park Hae-jin is itching for his next project. Recently, he confirmed that he will be co-starring with Kim Eung-soo (Chief of Staff 2) in MBC’s upcoming Old School Intern.

It’s a comedic-revenge office drama about what happens when a man finally gets a chance to lord over a previous boss, who made his life miserable during his rookie days with the his old school ways.

For the drama, Park Hae-jin plays a man who was immediately promoted to the highest ranks of a ramyun company after saving it from bankruptcy with his food innovation: “Hot Fried Chicken Noodles.” He rises to the position of marketing department head when his old boss, played by Kim Eung-soo, enters the company as a senior intern.

From that point on, Kim Eung-soo’s life becomes miserable, but as they go back-and-forth arguing over the best way to handle things, they learn from each other. Together, they learn how to appreciate their inter-generational differences and respect each other for their different skill sets.

MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday miniseries Old School Intern was written by Shin So-ra, who won the 2018 MBC Drama Screenwriting Competition with this script. It will be directed by Nam Sung-woo (Kill It) and begin airing in May.

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Promising? Did you say Forest was off to a promising start? Sadly, I think the promos were promising, but beanies are losing enthusiasm after two strange and mediocre opening episodes.

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Mediocre?

I don't know, even that seem complementary.

The episodes were just.....there.

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I tried to watch it for PHJ but I will just stick to the recaps.

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Promising ...Oppa in a bathrobe, Oppa in a towel...the promise of Oppa in full Oppa glory beckons. The rest....*shrugs*

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I dropped before episode 1 ended.
And Iโ€™ve watched Melting me softly to the end.
So far for promising.

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This was also me.

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Those who finished melty should all get a medal ๐Ÿ…

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We really deserve it ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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You do. You really do.

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Omg you deserve an award. How did you make it through last two episodes? I tried so hard to hang on but in the end I also gave up. It's a good thing that even a quarter of its total run is enough to validate my opinion of worst drama ever.

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FF Button was my best friend.

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This actually would be a premise Iโ€™d watch.

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But I wouldn't trust that May release date.

We might not see it until May 2022.

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You broke Oppa's heart. And mine.

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

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@yyishere,
Can we look forward to another of your cameos in OLD SCHOOL INTERN? You blew me away as the strange wind in CRASH LANDING ON YOU. ;-)

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Hey, at least now you're like Oppa. Heartless.

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Same here, @ally-le.

Aside from being a ramyun fangirl, I also love Kim Eung-soo. He's one of my very favorite senior actors. I can just imagine him as a crotchety old geezer ruling the office with an imperious iron hand and running roughshod over a hapless rookie.

Maybe we'll even get an exciting nightmare action sequence courtesy of the KILL IT director as a competitor attempts to swipe the secret recipe for "Hot Fried Chicken Noodles" -- which are sure to become a big seller at PEGASUS MARKET. They sound delicious. Makes me wonder about PPL. It would be hilarious if this show ties in with a new product launch.

I'm crossing my fingers that we get a cameo by Dark Death himself, just to keep things interesting. In which case it becomes RAMYUN TO RAMYUN.
Or RAMYUN OVER GRANDPA?! ;-)

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โ€œHot Fried Chicken Noodles.โ€

I'm in.

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@katakwasabi @msrabbit @azzo1 The romance will be with the chicken, of course. Oppa co-habitates with a chicken on a farm. He starts to develop feelings for the bird. (Is a chicken a bird?) His hand shakes every time he goes to the chicken coop with his chopper. He realises he can't kill it. Can't make chicken noodles out of it.

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Chicken is a bird. Possitive.
This plot sound really good.
I would be in for the chicken.

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So he uses his genius brain to develop fake chicken meat out of wood. And it turns out, he's right in not killing the chicken. It turns out to be a long lost beloved pet of a conglomerate. He gave Oppa tons of money to buy that Forest land where he lives happily ever after with the chicken.

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Oppa made that Hot Fried Chicken Noodles with his Fiery Hands!

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Oppa wouldn't even need a wok! He can stir fry chicken noodles with his fire hands!

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This fiery hand joke is going to replace Park Who Jin, isn't it? Poor Oppa.

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I really hope it does.. the Who Jin joke hurts me a little ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’”

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The PD of Kill It, a new writer and the luck of Par Hae Jin?

It doesn't look good...

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Hey Kill It was at least fun... lol

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Fun in the way of Arthdal Chronicles or Melting Me Softly...

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You do it a disservice; it wasn't nearly as bad as those.

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No no no. Those were disappointing & boring from the beginning. Kill it was FUN.
Nothing is as bad as Thrashy, not even Trashdal.

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I don't think Arthdal Chronicles was boring from the beginning. It had a lot of potential and at least tried to do something new. I couldn't pass the first 2 episodes of Kill It.

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Yup. I liked Kill It. It was such good trash that it became campy. It also made me emotional at various points. It had potential to be genuinely good before ep 6.

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The major problem of kill it was the writing , the directing was really good I believe , came a works , editing and the music was great.

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I liked Killed it.
Ok, I FF a lot.
But it didnโ€™t feel as bad as Melty.
And I cried buckets.... it should count...

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I like the story and will watch out for it because of Park Hae Jin. It got me with the intergenerational thing and expect it to be heartwarming.

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This better be a crack show.

pleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegood

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I'm sorry for Park Hae-jin, but every time I see his involvement in a drama it kinda turns me off. He has had such bad luck picking them, that I always trust his taste towards the bad

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I liked Man to Man. It was a silly first ep, but his relationship with Park Sung Woong was so cute. Reasonable plot progression. My husband even liked it. I think the whole "oppa" thing was weird for him tho.

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busy man.

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Oppa, you had me at chicken.

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This actually sounds kind of fun.. I'll be watching it anyway, so!

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You said that, too, about Forest...

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I've already watched the first two episodes, when I said I was hitting Play yesterday, I meant it.. I will post my Oppa-gifs later today if I have time!

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So excited. Are you going to post on the weecap? I know Oppa is waiting. Poor Oppa.

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Donโ€™t forget to shit post. Iโ€™ll be awaiting the gifs.

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I'm not good at sh*tposting, but GIFs, that I'm good at!

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Did you say the director of Kill it? Ha ha ha ha. Well KILL IT's direction wasn't bad so I guess there's hope for this.

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Any feedback on his on going drama Forest? Is it any good?

By they way, just wondering Dramabeans didnโ€™t comment about Moon Chae Won and Lee Joon Gi new drama. That was actually real news as out of the blue news for their confirmed drama casting with no pre-release โ€˜offerโ€™ or โ€˜consideringโ€™ kind of publicity.

Maybe DB only report anything when they are paid. The LJG and MCW drama probably doesnโ€™t need any publicity anymore.

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I love it when rookie writers gets their script turn into reality via competitions! Will watch out for this.

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I tried watching Forest, I loved the premise and the teasers, I couldnโ€™t hold on after Ep.4, not even for Park Hae-Jin (I even liked him in Cheese in the trap). Thereโ€™s just no chemistry between him and Jo Bo-Ah...and sheโ€™s never impressed with her acting.

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At least this premise sounds interesting!

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