Time slip drama Happy to Die holds first script read
This show is going to such a satisfying watch, in an admittedly sadistic way. KBS is gearing up for the premiere for its upcoming time-slip, workplace drama Happy to Die, and photos of the first script read with the cast have just been released. Kang Ji-hwan (Children of a Lesser God) and Baek Jin-hee (Let’s Eat 3) play our main leads, as a misogynistic boss-from-hell and his long-suffering subordinate, respectively.
After reading the premise of Happy to Die, I checked out a few chapters of the original webtoon and found myself grinning with second-hand satisfaction at all the various ways Kang Ji-hwan’s character gets killed. I haven’t read beyond the first 10 chapters or so, but at least in the beginning of the story, Baek Jin-hee’s character is the only one aware of being stuck in a time loop. Every time her boss dies, she finds herself reliving that same day over and over again, and the only way she can make it to the next day is if she can stop Kang Ji-hwan from dying comically horrible deaths (I’m pretty sure he gets electrocuted by his keyboard at one point).
Happy to Die has a strong supporting cast to populate the rest of the office where most of the action takes place, 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-cheol (100 Days My Prince), and Seo Jung-yeon (Come Here and Hug Me). Directing is PD Lee Eun-jin, of Sassy Go Go and Trot Lovers, while rookie writer Im Seo-ra will be adapting the webtoon into drama format.
Happy to Die is set to follow currently airing The Ghost Detective and will take over KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot later this month.