Cleaning Up and snooping around with Yeom Jung-ah, Jeon So-min, and Kim Jae-hwa
I’ve really been enjoying the retro vibe of all the posters for JTBC’s Cleaning Up, and the fun new video teaser gives us a closer look at the drama’s tone.
The upcoming comedy stars Yeom Jung-ah (SKY Castle), Jeon So-min (Show Window: The Queen’s House), and Kim Jae-hwa (True Beauty) as three besties who work as cleaning ladies. When by chance they overhear about an insider trading deal at work, they decide to take the leap and try their hand in the stock market themselves.
In supportive roles, we have the mysterious Lee Moo-saeng (Thirty-Nine) who works as some kind of informant for a law firm, but no one really knows what his work involves. We also have Na In-woo (River Where the Moon Rises) as a PhD student in engineering. How the two get involved with our three leading ladies has not yet been revealed.
The newest teaser opens with Yeom Jung-ah looking out the window at work, narrating: “We’re invisible people. We’re in the same space as others, but it’s like we’re not there. However, they say that’s an advantage for us.” As both Yeom and Jeon So-min go about their cleaning, unnoticed by others, Yeom continues, “While wearing this uniform, it’s not just the mens’ washroom that we can enter. And so, we’re going to try using that advantage.”
The next two text screens read, “The covert and daring hit-it-big project,” and we see Yeom Jung-ah, Jeon So-min, and Kim Jae-hwa sneaking around, wiretapping the office, and eavesdropping for information. Kim agrees with Yeom, “No one is suspicious of the cleaning staff.” And Yeom explains the plan, “We’ll know which company’s stocks are going to rise so we can buy them beforehand and sell once the prices are up.”
We then cut to Yeom Jung-ah and Jeon So-min excitedly checking their accounts, “We already made more than 1,400,000 won!” Kim Jae-hwa is shocked to see the amount as well and concludes, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” The final text screen reads, “The fearless unnies are coming.” But the teaser ends on a worried Yeom and Jeon, who listen in horror as a repairman begins drilling in one of the tapped rooms.
Written by Choi Kyung-mi (Return) and directed by PD Yoon Sung-shik (Mr. Queen), JTBC’s Cleaning Up premieres June 4 in the weekend slot following My Liberation Notes.