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Cast of SBS’s Penthouse gathers for first script reading

A new SBS drama is in the works called Penthouse, and stills have now been released featuring the cast and crew at the first script reading.

The story takes place at a luxury penthouse building where tensions are high between the different residents, particularly for the mothers who are determined for their children to have the best of the best. The group comprises of women described as an unapproachable queen, an ambitious prima donna, and a social climber among others. Whether it be the price of their home, education, or their children, everyone is striving to be number one.

In a large ensemble cast, Lee Jia (The Ghost Detective) plays the refined and elegant Shim Soo-ryun. Described as having gentle but charismatic, she was born into a wealthy family and has always been part of high society.

Eom Ki-joon plays Lee’s husband, Joo Dan-tae. Detail-oriented and intuitive, he’s well known for his many successes in property management and business investments which have added to his wealth.

Kim So-yeon (Mother of Mine) takes on the role of perfectionist Chun Seo-jin. Glamorous and proud, she was also born rich and is the prima donna of the group. Kim’s husband is played by Yoon Jong-hoon (Memorist), Ha Yoon-chul, an ambitious character who thinks men need to have both money and power.

In contrast, Eugene (All About My Mom) plays Oh Yoon-hee, who comes from a less affluent background and worked hard her whole life to make money. Shin Eun-kyung (An Empress’s Dignity) plays a nouveau-riche character named Kang Mi-ri, who is described as living a secretive double life.

Bong Tae-kyu (Doctor Detective) plays lawyer Lee Kyu-jin, the only son from a chaebol family. His announcer wife Go Sung-ah is played by Yoon Joon-hee (Let Me Hear Your Song).

And last but not least, Park Eun-seok (Doctor Prisoner) plays high school phys-ed teacher Gu Ho-dong.

Supporting cast also includes Jin Ji-hee (100 Days, My Prince), Ha Do-kwon (Stove League), and Lee Chul-min (Chief of Staff 2) among others.

On the production side, the writer-director team who produced An Empress’s Dignity, Kim Soon-ok and PD Joo Dong-min, will be working together again for Penthouse. Considering how wild and fun An Empress’s Dignity turned out to be, here’s hoping their reunion will result in another success.

SBS drama Penthouseis currently set to premiere next month, on October 26, and will be airing Mondays and Tuesdays following Do You Like Brahms.

Via SBS

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This write up sounds just like Sky Castle. I didn't think I would like SK, but I was wrong! Maybe this one will be good, too, but it's got a tough act to follow.

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As soon as I finished reading this, I said, huh this read better when it was used for SKY Castle.

We don't need another SKY Castle.

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I'm hoping it's cray2 makjang like The Last Empress. TLE was addictive 🀣. Penthouse is already called 'the drama of 2020 2nd half'. It is written by cray2 makjang writer Kim Soon Ok, directed by TLE and Return PD, the expectations for this drama is high!

I'm quite sad that this will air against Kairos. Biased me wants Kairos to have good ratings, but logical me knows that high chance Penthouse will squash Kairos ratings πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜….

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So you like the writer`s previous drama. I still think that this drama is not my cup of tea but I will watch it because of the cast.
I am more interested in Kairos. I hope both dramas will have decent ratings.

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Yeah. I enjoyed TLE, the plot moved swiftly with so many twists I had no time to be bored. Though I don't really know did I enjoy TLE because
a) it has emperor Lee Hyuk
b) it has Shin Sung Rok
c) both of the above
Hahahaha 🀣.

Yes to both having decent ratings! Ideally I want all dramas to have good ratings πŸ₯³.

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No offense but The Last Empress was the biggest joke of a drama I had ever seen, from the production down to the acting. Everything was a mess. Lol. Everyone was over acting even SSR looked funny. Lee Elijah was on her knees bawling and begging every episode I had to put it down before I reached halfway or I would get a stroke lmao

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I know what you felt. I try The Last Empress and I only last 6 episodes. I don`t like any dramas of writer Kim Sun Ok. I recently saw some videos on You Tube from her last drama and in every scene was at least one character yelling, begging, hitting someone. I hate crazy makjang the most. I don`t find it addictive at all. Because of Kim So Yeon (and the other cast) I will watch but I don`t expect much. But I want to be a succes even if I don`t like it.

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if someone dies i'll stan

i love bong ttae gyu!

sky castle was definitely a wild ride. i wish they had been more pointed on social commentary on motherhood and women though and that the effects of their lives and how they lived weren't so focused on how much it hurts them but the outside world. all in all if this is interesting and good commentary well. let's hope!

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I like the cast but don't care much for the writer's style. I like makjang but more subtle makjang. I read the plan is for two seasons? They must be really confident it will get high ratings.

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Yes. It's planned for two seasons, each season with 20 eps. Not sure if it will be 20 30 min eps or 20 1hour eps.

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Each episode will have 70 minutes (split in two parts per episode).

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I feel the same. I don`t care at all for the over the top makjang of Kim Sun ok. But I wish the dramas to be succesful. I will look forward to watch the most Kim So yeon and Uhm Ki Joon, the villains in this drama.
Usually, audience likes this kind of project so that`s why they are confident in the succes of the show. Perhaps it is better to give us two seasons than all 40 episodes at once. Small doses of "poison"?! LOL

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Uhm Ki Joon and Kim So Yeon are the villains? I think all of them are villains. No one is good in this Penthouse. The poor kids 🀣.

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The lead characters are not nice people but you know that there has to be ultimate baddies in Kim Sun Ok`s dramas. People will hate Seo Jin (Kim So yeon) and Jo Dan Tae (Uhm Ki Joon) the most. Yeah... poor kids. They are dragged in the parents` war.

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makjang on sbs is easier to get ratings just like their previous drama An Empress’s Dignity

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I hate this but I might commit because Uhm Kijoon and Eugene, aaaaaa I don't even like makjangs

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I love this show along with this nice plot and obscure or unknown actors/actresses that potentially poised into the new star/s of the 2020s (or this decade). I can't wait for this.

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Uhm Kijoon and Eugene are unknowns?? Kim Soyeon, an unknown?? Reading this gave me 3 heart attacks in succession and not in a good way, but I'm glad you're also keen for my short singing trash husband

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I smiled when I read about the unknown cast. With a few exception, even the young cast is known. Lots of characters in this drama.

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I hope it won't need a recaps/weecaps courtesy of @missvictrix because if it will be having big/epic episodes. Also, I really hope that like Sky Castle did (https://www.dramabeans.com/2019/02/sky-castle-series-review/), after this series will end, it will have a series review. I rather @sailorjumun or @missvictrix (if the former not there) will write the series review after it's over.

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