Coffee House is about Lee Jin Soo made it big after writing several thriller novels and establishing himself as a talented novelist. He works for Seo Eun Young, the owner of the biggest publishing company in Korea, and has a long-time friendship with her. Lee Jin Soo has lots of fans, especially female ones, and he seems to be the perfect match for any woman… but what no one knows is that he is actually a bit weird and sarcastic, has lots of strange habits, and holds a dark secret.
The one who has to cope with him and his habits is his secretary, Kang Seung Yeon, who begged him for this job to become a pro instead of the below-average girl that she really is. On top of that, there is also the return of Han Ji Won, Seo Eun Young’s ex-fiance, whom she despises. Han Ji Won is trying to get Seo Eun Young back, but she has her eyes set on Lee Jin Soo.
- Drama: Coffee House
- Revised romanization: Keopi Hawooseu
- Hangul: 커피하우스
- Director: Pyo Min-Soo
- Writer: Song Jae-Jung
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 18
- Release Date: May 17, 2010 – July 27, 2010
The story revolves around a charismatic writer Lee Jin Soo who reached stardom after writing thriller novels, which quickly became bestsellers. He works for a publishing company run by his old friend Seo Eun Young, a strong-willed, smart, beautiful and sucessful woman who can handle everything that comes her way.
Jin Soo meets Kang Seung Yeon, a young woman who has been below average in everything in her life. But somehow she ends up being hired as a secretary by Jin Soo. The great first impression Seung Yeon has of the writer soon washes away as she discovers that the man is actually weird, sarcastic, has strange habits and is hard to please. However, she is determined to be the best secretary anyone could have – a true professional.
Jin Soo and Eun Young, despite trusting each others abilities, don’t get always along and fight constantly. That is, until Eun Young’s ex-husband Han Ji Won returns and announces he still loves her and wants her back. Eun Young, unimpressed by his cheesy actions joins forces with Jin Soo, who finds the guy as annoying as her, to get rid of him.
But everything gets complicated when unexpected sparks start flying between the foursome and hearts are bound to be broken in this funny yet romantic story of Jin Soo’s life.
- Coffee House Torrent Files will take over the SBS Mon. & Tues. 20:45 time slot previously occupied by “Oh! My Lady”