Misaeng is based on the webcomic “Misaeng” by Yoon Tae Ho which was published from 2012-Jan-20 to 2013-Oct-14 via cartoon.media.daum.net. This drama follows the lives of ordinary salaryman in their workplace.
Jang Geu Rae (Siwan) played the board game “baduk” (a strategy game somewhat like chess) since he was a child. Playing the game was everything to him, but he failed to become a professional baduk player. Now he is thrown out into the real world. By an acquaintance’s recommendation, He is able to begin to work at “One International” as an intern and struggles to adapt working at a company.
Meanwhile, Ahn Young Yi (Kang So Ra) is a competent and intelligent new intern and Jang Baek Ki (Kang Ha Neul) is another co-worker. Oh Sang Sik (Lee Sung Min) will play their boss.
- Drama: Misaeng: Incomplete Life
- Revised romanization: Misaeng
- Hangul: 미생
- Director: Kim Won-Suk
- Writer: Yoon Tae-Ho (original comic), Jung Yoon-Jung
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: October 17 – December 20, 2014
- Runtime: Fri & Sat 20:30
- Genre: Office
Jang Geu-Rae (later played by Im Si-Wan) played the board game go since he was a child. Playing the game was everything to him, but he failed to become a professional go player. Now he is thrown into the real world. By an acquaintance’s recommendation, Jang Geu-Rae is able to begin to work for the trading company One International as an intern.
On his first day, Jang Geu-Rae meets his boss Oh Sang-Sik (Lee Sung-Min). Jang Geu-Rae struggles to work at his new company.
- Misaeng Torrent Files takes over tvN’s Fri & Sat 20:30 time slot previously occupied by “Plus Nine Boys” and followed by “Heart to Heart” January 2, 2015.