Cast of Manhole throws dignity out the window for new dance teaser
Bahahahaha! I can’t contain my laughter at this latest teaser from Manhole, the upcoming time-slip fantasy rom-com starring Jaejoong (Spy) and UEE (Night Light). They’re dancing to the viral internet sensation “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” song, and it’s absolutely hilarious. Sure, it adds almost zero info about the time adventure plotline of the drama, but I’ve been playing it on nonstop repeat for the past hour, so that must count for something, right?
The drama Manhole is about a unemployed neighborhood bum named Bong Pil, played by Jaejoong, who accidentally discovers a manhole that lets him travel through time, but the downside is that he can’t control his time-destination. When his best female friend (also the woman he’s been crushing on one-sidedly for the past 28 years of his life), played by UEE, suddenly announces her impending wedding, he immediately thinks the manhole will be the key to his main mission: Go back in time and capture his girl’s heart.
Unfortunately for him, but funny for us, he ends up in random times where any tiny action he takes creates a butterfly effect, changing the present. So the drama will largely be Jaejoong making mistakes through time and going back through the manhole to fix them, all the while trying to get his one true love to fall for him. I wasn’t sure if this would just be a modernized repeat of Operation Proposal, but the tone of this teaser suggests otherwise.
The teaser highlights the four main cast members, UEE and Jaejoong with Jung Hye-sung (Chief Kim) and Baro (Angry Mom). Altogether, the text that floats above their heads while they dance says: “Summer 2017, these reckless kids are coming. Time transcendence fantasy comedy adventure.” Their serious deadpanned expressions contrasted with their unashamed flippity-flop dance moves is comedic gold!
KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Manhole begins on August 9.