‘Work Later, Drink Now’ Returns With Season 2, Cast Shares What To Expect

Based on a popular webtoon, ‘Work Later, Drink Now’ tells the story of three women whose life philosophies revolve around having a drink after getting off work. Lee Sun-bin stars as television writer Ahn So-hee, Han Sun-hwa plays yoga instructor Han Ji-yeon, Apink’s Jung Eun Ji plays origami YouTuber Kang Ji-gu, and Super Junior’s Choi Siwon plays producing director Kang Book-goo.

The first season follows the story of these three best friends who always meet up for drinks at the end of the day, seeking comfort from one another and getting drunk together. In the second season, the trio returns with more entertaining antics and relatable, heart-warming life lessons.

In an interview with the cast, the stars shared how viewers can look forward to the new characters introduced, and expect even greater energy and chemistry amongst the characters in the second season. Lee also shares how the second season has “gotten to a much bigger scale”, which viewers can anticipate.

Han adds, “If the first season was mostly set at Obokjib, or episodes of the three girls as they shared drinks, this time round, the story will change a little, and there will be a lot of deep meaning embedded in the story. So, I think a lot of people will relate to this season too. We think you’ll like it.”

Jung also shared a spoiler, “There was a situation that involved leaving the civilised world behind. We filmed in the summer, but the scene was set in the winter. The art team worked so hard for us. And we did it all by ourselves with no stunt people.” Choi expressed in agreement, “We really travelled all over the country.”

On how the characters will be like this season, Han shares, “Ji-yeon still puts her soul into it. This time, she still has high energy levels, but a little different. It is different because her situation is different. That bright and positive energy from the first season is still there but… I almost dropped a spoiler!”

As for character Ji-gu, Jung shares, “This is the first time I am filming a second season for a drama. I’ve been curious to know how the characters have been doing, because the ending in Season 1 was both happy and not that happy. I wonder how things have gone since then. I wanted to know how they’ve been doing so it’s really nice to see them again. I’m home and I’m back as Ji-gu. But Ji-gu also felt unfamiliar in a way. It feels like Ji-gu has changed a little, so I find it a little difficult to bring her back to the original character.”

‘Work Later, Drink Now 2’ will premiere with two back-to back episodes this Saturday, 10 December at 9.15pm on tvN Asia (Singtel TV CH 518, StarHub TV CH 824), 24 hours after Korea’s broadcast. Two episodes will follow every subsequent Saturday.

(Photos: tvN Asia)


[K-Movie] South Korean Action Comedy ‘Okay! Madam’ To Hit Local Cinemas

Upcoming action comedy Okay! Madam will be opening in Singapore cinemas on 24 September 2020. The film pays homage to the Hong Kong action film Yes Madam and it stars a stellar line-up of cast such as singer turned actress Uhm Jung-hwa, versatile actors Park Sung-woong, Lee Sang-yoon, Bae Jeong-nam and Lee Sun-bin.

Aside from this film marking Uhm Jung-hwa’s return to the big screen in five years, what’s interesting to note is that the movie was shot inside an actual Boeing 777 aircraft. Okay! Madam follows the story of a couple’s first-ever overseas trip to Hawaii, but things took a turn for the worse when they became involved in the rescue operation of a hijacked flight they’ve boarded.

Film Synopsis:
Mi-Young (Uhm Jung-hwa) runs a shop at a traditional market, where she makes and sells twisted bread sticks. Her husband Seok-Hwan (Park Sung-woong) works as a computer repairman. One day, Seok-Hwan wins a free trip to Hawaii. Mi-Young and Seok-Hwan will go on their first international trip together. When Mi-Young and Seok-Hwan get on the airplane to Hawaii, things don’t go as expected. Terrorists, including Cheol-Seung who chase after a secret agent, get on the same airplane. The passengers soon become hostages. Suddenly, Mi-Young and Seok-Hwan begin to rescue the passengers.

Title: Okay! Madam
Genre: Action, Comedy
Cast: Uhm Jung-hwa, Park Sung-woong, Lee Sang-yoon, Bae Jeong-nam, Lee Sun-bin
Directed by: Lee Chul-ha
Singapore Release Date: 24 September 2020
Runtime: 101 minutes

(Poster & Movie Stills: Purple Plan)


GIVEAWAY: WIN Autographed Posters Signed Personally By The Cast of “Sketch”!

In photo: Kang Dong-soo (Rain)

More suspense, mysteries and uncertainties. As the drama plot unfolds, we often find ourselves in a state of confusion thinking what kind of twist or surprise will take place in the next episode.

Ended its 16-episode stint last Saturday (14 July), K-drama “Sketch” was always on our radar because of its interesting storyline that revolves around an ace detective Kang Dong-soo (Rain) with excellent intuition, a former elite special force member Kim Do-jin (Lee Dong-gun) who tries to plot a revenge for the death of his wife, and a female detective Yoo Shi-hyun (Lee Sun-bin) who has the ability to foresee 3 days into the future and sketch out its drawings. Despite their temperament differences, Kang Dong-soo and Yoo Shi-hyun worked together to correct what’s wrong in the society.

In photo: Kim Do-jin (Lee Dong-gun)

It all began with mysteries in the air, as Kim Do-jin’s pregnant wife was killed by a serial murderer, followed by the murder of Kang Dong-soo’s fiance — all of which were somehow foresee by Yoo Shi-hyun in her sketches. More questions arose out of the drama scenes with new characters, but little answers or no clue were given for the next few episodes, leaving us feeling lost and puzzled halfway through the storyline.

In photo: Yoo Shi-hyun (Lee Sun-bin)

If you are a fan of action or thriller drama, this is one that we’d recommend to binge-watch and finish the whole series. And if you’re halfway through the drama, be sure to watch till the end because no drama is complete until a proper wrap up!

The full series of Sketch are available on and the Viu app. Watch the drama and stand to win exclusive prizes below!

We have some good news for fans of “Sketch”, as we’ll be giving away x2 autographed posters that are signed personally by the cast (Rain, Lee Dong-gun and Lee Sun-bin)!

How to WIN autographed posters signed by the cast of Sketch?

  1. Follow @HallyuSG & @viusg on Instagram
  2. Watch Sketch on or the Viu app and screen capture the most exciting scene that made your heart skip a beat.
  3. Post the screen capture onto your Instagram and in the caption, tell us why you picked that scene.
  4. Be sure to tag @HallyuSG & @viusg in the photo too!

Terms & Conditions
– Contest is open to Viu registered users based in Singapore only
– Only single entry will be allowed per Instagram account
– Your Instagram account has to be set public for us to view your entry
– Contest will end on 31 July, 23:59 hours (SGT). Winners will be announced on our Instagram contest post itself during the same week.
– Prizes have to be self-collected at Viu Singapore’s office

This giveaway is sponsored by Viu Singapore. Binge-watch and catch up the full series of Sketch on or the Viu app!

(Photos: Viu)


[2017 EDITION] K-Drama Fresh Faces: 10 Actors And Actresses Born After 1994 To Look Out For

1. Chae Soo-bin (July 10, 1994)

One of Chae Soo-bin’s most notable works would be her role in Cheer Up / Sassy Go Go (2015) where she played the role of Kwon Soo-ah, a student known for only focusing on having good grades and nothing else. Her character, though a little unlikeable, won the hearts of viewers as her story was one that was relatable.

The actress also starred in Love In The Moonlight (2016) and Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, and landed with her first lead role in KBS2 drama Strongest Deliveryman which recently premiered on 4 August.

2. Ahn Hyo-seop (April 17, 1995)

Remember the popular 2-episode series Splash Splash Love (2015)? Many probably didn’t know, but Ahn Hyo-seop actually made his acting debut through this series as a supporting character. He reunited with the series’ female lead Kim Seul Gi through the 6-episode drama Queen of the Ring (2017), which won the hearts of many as the drama achieved a whopping 10 million views!

Ahn Hyo-seop is definitely an eye-catcher with his outstanding physical appearance! Some other notable dramas he acted include One More Happy Ending (2016) and Entertainer (2016). On top of that, the Canadian-born actor (who used to be a former JYPE trainee) can dance, play the piano and violin, and speak fluent English! (Screams OPPA!) He’s currently appearing in a weekend KBS2 drama My Father is Strange (2017).

3. Park Hye-soo (November 24, 1994)

Started out as a competitor for K-pop Star 4, Park Hye-soo ventured into her first acting role in Yong Pal (2015) in which she acted as Joo Won’s younger sister. She is known for playing the main lead in JTBC drama, Age of Youth (2016), as a quiet and awkward Yoo Eun-jae who then progressively open up to others and herself. Since then, she also appeared as a support role in Saimdang, Light’s Diary (2017) and the main female lead in tvN rom-com Introverted Boss (2017).

4. Kwak Dong Yeon (March 19, 1997)

Before he rose to fame through his character as a skilled swordsman and childhood friend of Park Bogum’s crown prince character in Love in the Moonlight (2016), Kwak Dong Yeon appeared in Modern Farmer (2014) with a comedic relief role. Despite his young age (yes, he’s only 21 years old Korean age even though he really doesn’t look like one oops), he showed his diversity as an actor in multiple roles that he has taken on since debut. Kwak Dong Yeon is now appearing in SBS drama Reunited Worlds as Yeo Jin Goo’s younger brother.

5. Lee Seo-won (February 17, 1997)

Relatively new to the acting scene, Lee Seo-won is known for playing the protective younger brother of Suzy’s character in Uncontrollably Fond (2016). He scored his first second-lead role in The Liar and His Lover (2017), starring Lee Hyun Woo and Red Velvet’s Joy, and we can’t help it but to have second-lead syndrome for. The actor is currently filming for a JTBC web-drama Last Minute Romance, which will be one out of five web-drama series by JTBC.

6. Lee Sun-bin (January 7, 1994)

Gifted with attention grabbing visuals and a model-like figure, Lee Sun-bin is someone who’s hard to ignore. If you have watched 38 Task Force (2016), you would be able to remember her as the cool lady friend of Seo In-Guk’s character. In Missing Nine (2017), she played a top star with a fresh personality, just like how she is in real life and was called the mood maker on set!

The multi-talented star once appeared as a contestant in I Can See Your Voice (Season 3), wowed everyone with her singing, and was said to be preparing for a girl group debut. Lee Sun-Bin is now appearing in tvN’s Korean remake of American series, Criminal Minds.

7. Ji Woo (November 25, 1997)

Having debuted in 2010, Ji Woo played mostly the younger version or supporting roles in dramas and movies. She is notable for her appearance in an indie movie A Stray Goat (2017), which also starred GOT7’s Park Jinyoung. With her promising performance in acting, she was being casted in the upcoming JTBC youth series as one of the main leads, in which she will be replacing Park Hye-soo’s role in the previous season. Age of Youth 2 is slated to premiere on 25 August 2017.

8. Kim Min Jae (November 1, 1996)

Being one of the first idol trainees from CJ E&M, Kim Min Jae was actually preparing to debut as an idol singer-rapper but was casted in Mnet’s drama Perseverance Goo Hae-Ra (2015). Since then, he made several cameo appearances in various dramas like The Producers (2015) and Goblin (2016) that left an impression with his acting.

With his increasing popularity, Kim Min Jae recently wrapped up the KBS2 drama The Best Hit (2017), also starring Cha Tae Hyun and Yoon Shi Yoon. The rising star will be appearing in SBS drama While You Were Sleeping, featuring Lee Jong Suk and Bae Suzy, slated to premiere in September 2017.

9. Seol In-A (January 3, 1996)

Seol In-A is relatively new to the acting scene and first made her drama appearance in The Producers (2015) in an episode, as a hater of IU’s character, Cindy. In 2017, she landed a supporting role in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017) as Gook Doo’s girlfriend (or rather ex-girlfriend) and it became a stepping stone in her acting career. She was then casted for the youth drama, School 2017, which is currently airing on KBS2. Looking forward to more of her appearances!

10. Park Se-wan (September 24, 1994)

A relatively unknown actress who debuted in 2016, Park Se-wan took on several minor roles in popular dramas such as Goblin (2016-2017), where she acted as a ghost with an unfulfilled wish, and an office secretary in Radiant Office (2017). She’s currently playing a refreshing role of Oh Sa-rang in School 2017, alongside Kim Se-jeong, Kim Jung-hyun and Jang Dong-yoon.