ESC to close 4.22 (by 418 users)misaeng 미생
  • 2014
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized misaeng
english Incomplete Life
aka misaeng: ajik sara itji mothanja, 미생 - 아직 살아 있지 못한 자

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based on webcomic
title misaeng
author Yun Tae Ho (윤태호)


genres drama, life, work


language Korean


country Korea
type real
format TV
network tvN


date 17 Oct, 2014 - 20 Dec, 2014
episodes 20
duration 80 minutes
air day Friday, Saturday
at 20:30 - 21:50
status released


avg. score 4.22 of 5 by 418 users
total users 987
rating 1765
favorites 60


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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.


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Jang Geu Rae
An Yeong I
O Sang Sik
Jang Baek Gi
Han Seok Yul
Kim Dong Sik


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26 Dec, 2014
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.

It's about having to get in out own road of life.
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kirtil 17 Jan, 2018
@kasumii I think it is perfect as it is.
A second season would only force the writers to extend and ruin the characters. At least this has been my experience in both asian and non-asian dramas I've watched.
kasumii 16 Jan, 2018
i would be really interested in a second season
warmlia 12 Oct, 2017
No words for this drama are enough to describe how much I loved every little part of it.
Absolutely my favorite.
The best relationship between characters I've ever seen in dramas.
I'm still too touched to write anything better, hahah.

Jang Geu Rae <3
seoltang 15 Aug, 2017
Melhor drama da vida.
sweetsuga 18 Feb, 2017
Eu chorei e fiquei irritada inúmeras vezes. Foi difícil de assistir. Mas essa mistura de sentimentos foi o que tornou esse drama especial. Há verossimilhança. Eu li em algum lugar que Misaeng retratava a passagem pra vida adulta - e é exatamente isso (ou melhor, é exatamente como a gente se sente quando chega na vida adulta, tentando se encaixar e dando o nosso melhor. O Jang Rae é um pouco da gente). Foi um acerto do Yun Tae Ho (como criador da webcomic) e de quem desenvolveu a adaptação. Já é um dos meus favoritos ♥
babo 15 Oct, 2016
Misaeng is, and always will bring me hope and comfort. It's a reflection of society and a key how to orientate it, all in one. A lesson for life and all in it. I think I will always turn to it when I seek comfort and motivation.
ilate 16 Sep, 2016
A very good drama, but definitely not my favorite. While I learned a lot through it and enjoyed watching Lee Sung Min, the drama seemed too slow for me at some moments. It was very mature, and I liked how every character had a different story to tell, but something was missing the whole time.
alexadm81 28 Jun, 2016
I don't even know what I should say about this drama, except the fact that the plot was so normal and the acting so good. The normality of the plot made this drama an unforgettable one. I think everyone can relate to one of the characters. The ending couldn't be better. Geu Rae changed so much during the drama!

5/5! (I would give it more if I could)