[Reporter Shin Young-eun, Daily Economy Star Today]
While tvN’s “Somehow President” ended its first broadcast with a warm smile, producer Ryu Ho-jin, who directed the show, personally delivered the points of observation.
tvN’s “Somehow President” (directed by Ryu Ho-jin and Yoon In-hoe) is an entertainment program that contains the rural super sales log of urban men who are in charge of all the country stores. Cha Tae-hyun and Jo In-sung will serve as CEOs of a village for 10 days. The first episode of “The Boss” aired at 8:40 p.m. on the 25th (Thursday), recorded an average of 4.4 percent and a maximum of 6.5 percent for households in the Seoul metropolitan area, and topped the list of all channels at the same time. (Based on paid platform integrated with cable, IPTV and satellite/Provided by Nielsen Korea)
In the first episode, the business log of the two novice presidents, who came from the city and took charge of old supermarkets like the village’s mainstay, began. Cha Tae-hyun and Jo In-sung gave laughter with their clumsy appearances, such as wandering because they couldn’t find the price of food, asking infinite questions to customers who requested the release of bus tickets, and sweating on how to use card terminals. On the other hand, regular customers who are familiar with walking around the store to find things they want easily, help organize, or give warm advice to novice presidents, making them curious about their future stories.
Producer Ryu Ho-jin hinted at the human side of Cha Tae-hyun and Jo In-sung, who will take place in earnest. First of all, he said, “The aspect of Cha Tae-hyun, a human being who has not been able to show, will be revealed,” and added, “I think we can see why the favorable aspect of Cha Tae-hyun, a human being we know well, arises.” As for Jo In-sung, attention is drawn to him by saying, “In ‘Somehow President,’ actor Jo In-sung will be seen trying to give joy as a person-to-person for his friend sitting opposite him and for the customer he met at the store.”
He also cited a variety of attractions as a key point to the future. In the same situation, acquaintances of Cha Tae-hyun and Jo In-sung, who act differently, visit the country supermarket to provide joy. In addition, it raises expectations by foreshadowing the pleasures of the villagers, the newly introduced menus, and the growth period of Cha Tae-hyun and Jo In-sung becoming self-employed from novice presidents.
The second episode, which will air on the 4th (Thursday), depicts episodes of Cha Tae-hyun and Jo In-sung, who spend their first day of business in a hectic manner. The appearance of Park Bo-young, the first part-timer who ran to help them and two men who were mesmerized by piles of dishes and customers, will provide new fun.
tvN’s “Somehow President” airs every Thursday at 8:40 p.m.
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