Kim Nam-hee to join Jung Woo and Oh Yeon-seo in new Kakao drama
Kim Nam-hee, Jung Woo, Oh Yeon-seo
KakaoTV’s new original series This Neighborhood’s Crazy Guy has recently finished casting its main leads: Jung Woo (Best Friend, Answer Me 1994) and Oh Yeon-seo (People With Flaws) are joined by Kim Nam-hee (Sweet Home) in this upcoming romantic comedy drama.
Jung Woo plays Noh Hwi-oh, a guy with anger management issues and 0% control over his temper. Although he is quick to anger, it’s because he’s that passionate about the things that are dear to him. He’s a violent crimes investigator for the Gangnam police district.
For most of his life, he thought things were going okay, but one day, a complete reversal happens, and he begins to resent the entire world and everything in it. As a result, he becomes This Neighborhood’s Crazy Guy. (Note: The title refers to both Oh Yeon-seo and Jung Woo’s characters because in Korean, it translates directly to This District’s Crazy X with X androgynously referring to bitch or bastard.)
Oh Yeon-seo plays Lee Min-kyung, a gal who is 100% bound to provoke anger. She used to have a solid job and with her beautiful appearance, she had a good life until “that incident” occurred. Afterwards, she lost everything and began suffering from intense anxiety, delusions, and paranoia that lead her to anger and alienate everyone around her. As she continues to interact with No Hwi-oh, their craziness implodes and turns into love.
Kim Nam-hee has been cast as a character who holds the key to the incident that changed Lee Min-kyung’s life forever.
Since it’s a web drama, the format of This Neighborhood’s Crazy Guy is a little different from traditional dramas, with each episode in this 12-part series being 25 minutes long. Production has already begun with Age of Youth, director Lee Tae-gon, at the helm. The drama is set to air sometime in 2021.