Itaewon Class is based on webcomic “Itaewon Class” by “광진 / Kwang Jin” which was published from 2016-Dec-27 to 2018-July-3 via “Daum Webtoon“.
It’s tell the story of Park Sae Roy (Park Seo Joon) who is uncompromising in the face of injustice as he goes up against the food industry conglomerate in Itaewon. Meanwhile, Jo Yi Seo (Kim Da Mi) is a highly intelligent sociopath with the face of an angel but a completely different personality. Finally, Oh Soo Ah (Nara) is an honest and confident woman who was Park Sae Roy’s first love and is now an employee of a rival company.
- Drama: Itaewon Class
- Revised romanization: Itaewon Kkeulasseu
- Hangul: 이태원 클라쓰
- Director: Kim Sung-Yoon
- Writer: Jo Gwang-Jin (webcomic & screenplay)
- Network: JTBC
- Release Date: January 31, 2020 —
- Runtime: Friday & Saturdays 23:00
On the first day of attending his new high school, Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) punches his classmate Jang Geun-Won, who was bullying another classmate. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung).
The bully’s father runs restaurant business Jagga where Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s own father works. CEO Jang Dae-Hee demands to Park Sae-Ro-Yi that he apologizes to his son, but Park Sae-Ro-Yi refuses. Because of his refusal, Park Sae-Ro-Yi gets expelled from school and his father gets fired from his job.
Soon, an accident takes place. Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father dies in a motorcycle accident caused by his ex-classmate Jang Geun-Won. Burning with anger, Park Sae-Ro-Yi viciously beats Jang Geun-Won. He is soon arrested and receives prison time for the violent assault.
Park Sae-Ro-Yi decides to destroy the Jagga company and take revenge upon CEO Jang Dae-Hee and his son Jang Geun-Won. Once Park Sae-Ro-Yi is released from prison, he opens a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), who is popular on social media, joins Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s restaurant and works there as a manger. She has feelings for Park Sae-Ro-Yi.
- “Itaewon Class” takes over the JTBC’s Friday & Saturday 23:00 time slot previously occupied by “Chocolate” and followed by “The World of the Married” on March 27, 2020.