Actor Ji Chang Wook of “Convenience Store Saet Byeol,” who showed the essence of Comic Romance, expressed his thoughts on ending the show.
In the SBS Friday-Saturday drama “Convenience Store Saet Byeol” which ended on 8 August, Ji Chang Wook gave laughter and emotion to the weekend’s summer home theater by playing the role of convenience store manager Choi Dae Hyun.
On the final episode, Choi Dae Hyun quit as an advisor to the headquarters and returned as the head of the Jongno Shinsung branch to wait for Saet-byeol (Kim Yoo Jung). His decision to return was based on his feelings towards his family and Saet-byeol, “Why can’t I live like mom and dad, even if you fight all the time? We still take care of each other. I believe that is true happiness and something more worthy.” Dae-hyun and Saet-byeol then reunited, drawing a happy ending.
In “Convenience Store Saet Byeol,” which ended with two people sharing their dreams, Ji Chang Wook received positive reviews for his passionate performance that conveyed happy laughter and warm emotions. Ji Chang Wook transformed himself into a “mild taste” character that has never been seen before, and once again captivated viewers with this new character.
He played the character with a variety of charms in each episode with his natural life, sometimes sloppy, comic acting, and sometimes adult yet friendly heartthrob romance acting. In particular, his delicate emotional acting, which varied from situation to situation, not only increased his immersion in the drama, but also proved a limitless acting spectrum.
Through a statement released by his agency, Ji Chang Wook said, “It was a work where I laughed a lot and filmed diligently,” adding, “The convenience store set was very friendly, and thanks to the people who were with me, I finished it happily and pleasantly. Thank you for watching.”
Meanwhile, “Convenience Store Saet Byeol” topped the mini-series ratings for eight consecutive weeks from its first broadcast, also topped the first half of the global OTT platform iQIYI’s drama broadcasts, breaking its own highest ratings in the final episode and achieving a successful conclusion.
Note: This post combines content from several news reports released on 10 August; we refer to the drama’s original Korean title throughout.