This a Drama series about a group of co-workers in their twenties who started their job at a big multinational company. This is a story about their everyday life, about their journey each day at the office.
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Series cast summary:
Si-wan Im ...  Jang Geu-rae 17 episodes, 2014
Sung-min Lee ...  Oh Sang-shik 17 episodes, 2014
So-ra Kang ...  Ahn Young-yi 17 episodes, 2014
Ha-Neul Kang ...  Jang Baek-gi 17 episodes, 2014
Dae-Myung Kim ...  Kim Dong-shik 17 episodes, 2014
Eun-Jeong Sin Eun-Jeong Sin ...  Sun Ji-young 17 episodes, 2014
Byoung-Sook Sung Byoung-Sook Sung ...  Geu-rae's Mother 17 episodes, 2014
Myung-Ryul Nam Myung-Ryul Nam ...  Geu-rae's baduk teacher 17 episodes, 2014
Hae-Joon Park ...  Chun Kwan-woong 17 episodes, 2014
Yohan Byun ...  Han Seok-ryul 17 episodes, 2014
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Since he was a child, the board game baduk has been everything to Jang Geu-rae. But when he fails at achieving his dream of becoming a professional baduk player, Geu-rae must leave his isolated existence and enter the real world armed with nothing but a high school equivalency exam on his resume. Through an acquaintance's recommendation, he gets hired as an intern at One International, a large trading company. There, Geu-rae meets his boss, manager Oh Sang-shik, who's a workaholic and has a warm personality; fellow intern Ahn Young-yi, who attracts her colleagues' ire because of her impressive educational credentials and by being extremely competent at any task; and Jang Baek-gi, a geeky co-worker whose anxious nature masks his inner ambition. Geu-rae learns to navigate and adapt to corporate culture, with baduk as his guide. Written by madbhoot

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Taglines:

Misaeng - Ajik sala ittji mothan ja

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Country:

South Korea

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Korean | English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Incomplete Life See more »

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South Korea See more »

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tvN See more »
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(TV)

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Actors Siwan & Lee Sung-Min and about 50 staff members traveled to Amman, Jordan on September 18, 2014 to shoot prologue scenes for drama series "Misaeng." They will film scenes also in ancient Petra City, Wadi Rum and other areas of Jordan. They will return to South Korea on September 24, 2014. "Misaeng" is the first South Korean drama series to film on location in Jordan. See more »

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Beautiful Human Drama
31 July 2018 | by droche-49966See all my reviews

This is a beautifully done simple story about an office, teamwork and relationships. After an episode or two, you are fully invested in the character Im Siwan plays and will be cheering him on. While there are no action scenes or fighting or even romance, it will grip your heart and at the end, you are disappointed it is finished.


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