Jung Jae-young, Moon Sori battle office politics in new teaser for MBC’s No One But a Madman
New video teasers have been released for MBC’s upcoming office comedy No One But a Madman, featuring lead actors Jung Jae-young (Investigation Couple 2) and Moon Sori (SF8).
The story is one that will be relatable to anyone who is or has struggled to survive within a rapidly changing work environment and worried about their career. At one point or another, it’s common to have thought about resigning, changing to a new position, or felt fearful of being laid off.
In this very dilemma is Jung Jae-young’s character, who worked as an engineer for many years at his company and is suddenly re-assigned to the HR team. Moon Sori plays the head of human resources, who Jung now reports to.
Also working at the company are development team leads Lee Sang-yub (Good Casting) and Ahn Nae-sang (Law School), production planner Kim Ga-eun (The Wind Blows), finance assistant manager Cha Jung-hwa (Mr. Queen), and CEO Jo Bok-rae (Navillera) among others.
In the newly released teasers, we get a preview of Jung Jae-young speaking with Moon Sori as she delivers the news about the company restructuring and how Jung is being re-located to work in HR.
The first clip starts with papers flying about the office where Jung Jae-young sits with Moon Sori. A disgruntled Jung asks, “You want me to go where?” And Moon simply responds, “Human resources.” Animated shots fire into Jung’s side of the screen, on the left, as he repeats what she said in disbelief, “Human resources?” Turning to the camera, Jung rants, showing his true feelings to the audience, “You’re asking me, who worked here as a developer for more than 20 years, to go to the HR team to do what exactly? Are you telling me to leave the company? Is this what this is?” As he turns back to face Moon again, the camera switches to the opposite side view of the room so that she is now on the left and Jung is on the right. Taking a sip of coffee, Jung Jae-young accepts his fate, “Well, I guess that’s what has to be done.”
The second teaser shows us another conversation between Jung Jae-young and Moon Sori, and formats the clip like a video game fight between two opponents now in round 2. Jung asks if there are other teams or positions that he can go to instead, “Like software control or something like that?” Moon replies, “Your experience is lacking in those areas,” and Jung tries to negotiate, “Can’t the company provide training and support, for employee development?” Turning away from him, Moon reveals her inner thoughts to the camera, “Employee development is for the young kids. Is the company mad? Why would they invest in employee development for you?” Similar to the first teaser, the camera flips to the opposite view of the room so that their positions on the screen are reversed. Taking on a more professional tone, Moon Sori responds to Jung, “Unfortunately, your higher age is a factor when considering employee development.” Accepting the situation again, Jung says, “I guess nothing else can be done,” and the teaser closes as he walks out of the room.
Directed by PD Choi Jung-in and written by Jung Do-yoon (Witch’s Court, Baby-Faced Beauty), MBC’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama No One But a Madman premieres in just a few weeks on June 23.
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