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Park Seo-jun brings webtoon character to life in “Itaewon Class”

By Ruth L. Navarra
01/30/20 1:34 PM

Park Seo-jun will play another tough guy in his upcoming drama, “Itaewon Class”.  This is the actor’s first drama since “What’s wrong with Secretary Kim?” 

Netflix Original “Itaewon Class” is based on the webtoon created by Jo Kwang-jin.  It is about a boy who underwent great pain in high school because he stood up to a bully.  That bully turned out to be the son of the owner his father works in.  

The boy loses everything.  Years later, he decides to take revenge on Jang Dae-hee and his father by establishing his own restaurant in Itaewon.  

Itaewon is a hot area in Yongsan District, Seoul, according to Jo. The premium for space is very expensive.  He also said that the world is found on this street. It is true. 

Itaewon is a favorite spot for foreigners and young Koreans.  This is where you can find international cuisine, fine dining restaurants and high-end bars.  The really good restaurants have a nice view of the Seoul Tower from their window. 

Characters:

Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-jun as Park Sae-roy

Kim Da-m

Kim Da-mi as Cho Yi-seo

An Instagram influencer with an IQ of 162. She excels in everything she does. She is also as a sociopath.  Healthline describes sociopaths as someone who doesn’t respect social norms or laws, lies and uses others for personal gain, and doesn’t feel guilt or remorse. 

Yoo Jae-myung

Yoo Jae-myung as Jang Dae-hee

President of Jangga who began his business with a humble food truck.  No one dares to defy him, except Sae-roy.


Kwon Nara

Kwon Nara as Oh Soo-ah

Soo-ah is Sae-roy’s first love. In the webtoon, Sae-roy was smitten to her from the start.

Director: Kim Sung-yoon

Writer: Jo Kwang-jin

Episode no: 16

First airing date: Feb. 1, midnight

Watch it on: Netflix

Watch the trailer here:

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