The remake of acclaimed slice-of-life Korean drama Misaeng / Incomplete Life is titled Ordinary Glory 平凡的荣耀 (lit.), and stars Mark Chao (Midnight Diner) as Wu Kezhi, the workaholic team leader who has a strained relationship with his superior. Bai Jingting (Rush to the Dead Summer) plays Sun Yiqiu, the newbie office worker who is turned away by multiple employers due to the lack of a tertiary degree.
Wu Kezhi isn’t willing to training an inexperienced intern like Sun Yiqiu, though is taken by surprise when he manages to keep an important client from leaving. Putting past misunderstandings behind them, Wu Kezhi decides to teach Sun Yiqiu how to navigate office politics, and together, they end up saving the company from near disaster.
Wei Daxun (Women in Beijing) guest stars as fellow employee Hao Shuai, and it’s rumoured that Qiao Xin (Nirvana in Fire 2) will round out the main quartet as a capable graduate who enters the company at the same time as Sun Yiqiu. According to Mark, the script has little to no romance, so I guess that’s one thing done right?
The 42 episode drama is directed by Lv Xing (Burning Ice), and started filming last week.
I have mixed emotions about this. “Misaeng, an Incomplete Life” was so pitch perfect that it seems wrong to tamper with it in any way — audiences should see it in its original state — in a perfect world. But if a remake is well done (though the length is a little scary, what are they adding?) it can reach a broader audience, those who cannot, don’t want to, or will not read subtitles, and that’s a good thing.
Just no romance, please.
Oh, and I’m not sure about Mark Chao in the “uncle” type role… Already?
i hope the chinese remake version will be as good as the korean one. at least in the chinese one there are good looking actors
I watched the Korean version people were really ugly and awful to the MC in there (typical of the Korean work culture to be honest). Anyways, Mark looks so different in the poster almost couldn’t recognize him haha!
Hope is good
it looks sooo good