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-chul (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.