A new project titled “Summer Guys” has been released since August 2020. This Korean drama starring idols stole the attention of both K-Drama and K-pop fans.
Some time ago, the “Summer Guys” poster was released as well as announcing the airing schedule. The drama will premiere on South Korean streaming platform KT Seezn on March 30, 2021. It consists of 10 episodes, each of which is 30 minutes long and fills the Tuesday and Wednesday slots.
Indonesian fans do not need to worry, reportedly this drama will also be aired through VIU.
“Summer Guys” was directed by Heo Chan who directed the drama “My Runway” (2016) and assistant director Bong Joon, previously involved in the production of the film “Snowpiercer” (2013).
Synopsis of “Summer Guys”
This Summer Guys drama tells the story of a group of young people struggling to revive a beachside cocktail bar. They are Seon Woo Chan, Matthew, Park Gwang Bok, and Oh Jin Dal Rae.
One day, a visitor named Yeom Ah Ran held a birthday party at the bar. However, he was furious when the show was about to end. In fact, this woman seemed happy when preparing for her special day.
Actually, what happened between the visitor and the owner of the bar?
Starring a string of famous South Korean idols, here’s a brief profile of the “Summer Guys” cast.
1. Lee Jung Shin
Lee Jung Shin is known as a bass player in the band CNBLUE, debuting through the drama My Doughter Seo Yeong (2012). In “Summer Guys”, he played Seon Woo Chan.
His acting skills are unquestionable, Jung Shin starred in several dramas such as The Blade and Petal (2013), Temptation (2014), The Girl Who Sees Smells (2015), Cinderella and Four Knights (2016), My Sassy Girl (2017), and My First Love (2018).
Jung Shin won the 1st Asia Artist Awards 2016: New Actor Award and 25th SBS Drama Awards 2017: Best New Actor.
2. Lee Jung Shik
This South Korean model and actor plays a character named Matthew in Summer Guys. Lee Jung Shik started his career in entertainment in 2016 under Namoo Actor.
This 25-year-old man has studied at Myongji University majoring in Film and Model. No wonder his acting skills deserve praise.
Lee Jung Shik’s name became known to the public since starring in the drama Love with Flaws (2019), in addition he appeared in the television series Farming Academy (2019), I Have Three Boy Friends (2019), Farming Academy 2 (2019), and Dear.M.
3. Kwon Hyun Bin
Kwon Hyun Bin or known as Viini in the drama summer Guys plays the character Park Gwang Bok. Previously, he had participated as a participant in the competition “Produce 101 Season 2”, then debuted as a member of boy group JBJ.
Viini began her modeling career under YGKPLUS in 2015. He also tried to dive into the world of role art.
This handsome man starred in many web dramas, including Part-Time Idol (2017), The World of My 17 (2020), Hanging On (2020), Cave Kilimanjaro (2020), and Romantic Hacker (2021).
4. Kang Mina
Since becoming a participant in the survival show“Produce 101 Season 1”and qualifying as an I.O.I line up, Kang Mina is increasingly popular in South Korea. After the contract expired, she joined Gugudan, but unfortunately the girl group has been disbanded.
Not only has the ability to act on stage, Kang Mina is talented in acting. Although at the beginning of his debut he only played supporting characters, he was quite good at performing every role. It’s even perfect for newcomers.
Despite being inactive as an idol, Kang Mina is quite successful in acting. She appeared in the dramas 20th Century Boy and Girl (2017), Drama Stage: History of Walking Upright (2017), Dokgo Rewind (2018), Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018), and Hotel Del Luna (2019).
5. Lim Na Young
After a long period of inaudible, Lim Na Young was widely discussed for joining the drama Flower of Evil (2020). Indeed, since Pristin was disbanded by Pledis Entertainment, he has been inactive as an idol.
In fact, he was quite popular when he was a participant in “Produce 101 Season 1”. However, his career in music apparently did not last long. For some reason, the agency boasted a girl group that raised her name.
Apparently, Lim Na Young did not continue his career as a musician. She began actively starring in dramas, such as Entourage (2016) and Romantic Hacker (2021).
This talented young woman has good acting skills. Not a few showed enthusiasm for Lim Na Young’s new role as Yeom Ah Ran in “Summer Guys”.