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I have just started Misaeng and I’m on episode 6 right now. But the drama has captured my heart and soul just in 5 episodes. It has only one simple set of a dull, mundane office, no colourful costumes, no hijinks to keep the momentum, no fast pace..and yet, it captivates me from start to finish, even with each episode being 70 minutes long! It’s a heartfelt exploration of life of working class. The drama has a melancholic feel and yet, it’s not depressing at all and there is always an underlying feeling of hope somewhere. I find myself getting misty eyed so many times and it’s a great joy whenever Jung Geu Rae gains some more confidence or wins in small things. My heart just goes out for him, he is so awkward and introvert and there is no way you wouldn’t root for him. And what do I say about the awesomeness called Lee Sung Min! He effortlessly dissolves into his role of Chief Oh, representing struggles of a salaryman, who keeps on working and working to support his livelihood. I just love these two together, the way Geu Rae is breaking his tough exterior and the little ways in which the latter shows his care for him — my heart simply melts. I have a lot to say about the drama but now I want to celebrate through this post with all fellow Misaeng fans because the show, which is steadily rising in ratings from day 1, has garnered rating high of 6.3 (source). It is no easy feat for a cable show to gain such high ratings and kudos to the cast and crew for delivering such an amazing drama that has satisfied critics as well as masses alike.

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