The first teaser is out for upcoming SBS Fri-Sat drama Backstreet Rookie (Korean title Convenience Store Morning Star or Convenience Store Saet Byul) and I find nothing bad about it which is a huge relief because this entire project felt so polarizing. There’s concern about Kim Yoo Jung and Ji Chang Wook‘s age gap (there are so much worse in K-dramas) and the rather raunchy and skeevy source webtoon that really focuses on the female leads feminine assets if you will. But the first teaser just shows her character Saet Byul being totally put together and in charge type while his character is straight out of The Simpsons take on the convenience store manager shuffling his way through a shift. It’s cute and succeeds in making me look forward to this drama.
Teaser for Backstreet Rookie: