Nana, the unemployed queen of civil complaints, runs for office in Ballot
Nana (Justice, Kill It) and Park Sung-hoon (Psychopath Diary) are starring in a new political rom-com office drama called Ballot. Nana’s character description is awesome: she’s a foul-mouthed unemployed young adult who has filed so many civil complaints that she’s been nicknamed the “Queen of Civil Complaints” (think Na Moon-hee from I Can Speak).
Instead of finding a job, she decides to pursue her passion and run for office so that she can fix all the things she’s found to file civil complaints about over the years. The first teaser for Ballot begins with her in front of a wall full of WHY NOT posters.
She despairs when she get a text message informing her that she was rejected from a job interview. From another company, she receives a text that begins with “Job acceptance” and she begins to celebrate. However when she reads the rest of the message “…was unfortunately not yours this time,” she explodes in anger.
The teaser cuts back to her in front of the WHY NOT posters, and we see the fine print: “Searching for 8th District Council Member Special Election Candidate.” She slowly raises her head, and we see her maniacal Joker-style smile. Copy states: “A crazy unemployed person who chooses to run for office instead of finding a job.”
Her possible love interest, played by Park Sung-hoon, was not featured in the teaser, but he’s prominent in the stills. I almost didn’t recognize him in these Ballot stills because his cute-oppa-next-door look is so different from his suave psycho image from his previous drama. He plays a typical rule-abiding level 5 bureaucrat. He’s so serious that sometimes it borders on comical. He looks perfect, but there’s a clumsy side to him.
KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama Ballot, written by Moon Hyun-kyung and co-directed by Hwang Seung-gi and Choi Yeon-soo, will begin airing on July 1.