The corporation can become your second home, or the cage from which there is no exit...
Jang Geu Rae, a young boy whose life was completely defined by the game of "go", has to discover this when fate seems to turn against him: forced by his life situation, he lands in a so called corporation, which turns out to be a hotbed of intrigue, antagonism and selfishness.
Things are not better due to the fact that Jang Geu Rae is completely maladjusted to life and quite a naive man. But it turns out that even in such a corrupt environment, you can find many warm and caring people, who step by step try to get used to the young intern and the reality that surrounds him.
Misaeng is a masterpiece. There so much thing to say about this drama.
I loved the fact that this drama does not focus on love story or comedy, but rather at the reality of life with such a great impact. I did not feel bored one bit watching this and I learn so much.
Indeed, this begin when an intern start to work in a office company with only having an High School diploma. But thtough hard work, he began to be better in his job and with hard dedication, he could have the attention of his manager and everyone around him.
It has become so popular in Korea! Being in a cable TV having 1% of rating is really great. But it manage to have 8%! And I'm happy that it had the popularuty it deserved!
The actor was perfect, the bad character make you want to punch them and the good character (Like manager Oh) make you want to hug them if they had a hard times.
This drama is one golden gem. I had so much feels watching all these scene of each character dept. For some reasons, I feel connected with Jang Geu Rae. I feel like him (That I’m running behind everyone else in life, that I want to be like the others). And strangely watching this week after week, I’m feeling better with myself. I just want to do better and work harder for the time that I didn’t. It express so much emotions on a minimum of things (Ex.: The life of a career woman with children and how difficult it is). Everything is kept simple to show what it’s need to show without to much.
Each character had their problem and we could watch them trying to resolve them. Each character were really well portrayed.
I stressed with the team when they did something not conventional.
The character growth is so well done! Jang Geu Rae of the first episode is the opposite of Jang Geu Rae on the last episode.
After watching this, I feel complete and does not have something bad to say. The philosophical sentences at the end was the perfect ending. And the ending was not what I would have think it would have finished xD Wow!
Will laugh all my life of this joke:
Random people: ‘Geu rae’ (Meaning yes) Jang Geu Rae: ‘Yes’. And then realise the person did not talk to him. xD
I do not work on an office and still do not want to work in it, even tough I did not feel bored having to understand all the office word and more I learn about this unknow job ! But this drama is more than office talk, it's about who we are and what we can become.