Beta Wins! Not only did Beta heroes win, Beta heroes CREAMED Alpha heroes in the Operation Kdrama Chat theme poll. As lots of top dramas feature the Alpha hero, I figured the votes would go the other way, but as I love me a Beta hero, I’m happy to see the voting go my way. Now comes the next part. Choosing the drama itself. Let’s see what we’ve got going up against each other.
Dae Yong is the ultimate regular Joe salaryman. He likes and is good at his regular job, loves food, and while can be a pain in the ass, is just a good guy.
Synopsis: Let’s Eat depicts the daily life and romance of a single woman and a murder case occurs in her neighborhood. Lee Soo-Kyung is a 33-year-old single woman. She divorced when she was in her 20’s and now lives alone. She always wants to carry herself with dignity, but she loses self-control when she is near gourmet foods. Koo Dae-Young is a gourmet, especially talented with describing the taste of foods. He often lies when he opens his mouth, but he is usually considerate to others.
This one may not seem like a beta, but if you take away the job, you’re left with a sweet guy who wants to do what he can to support the lady he loves.
Seo Jung Hoo is so-called “errand boy”. For a relevant price he may complete any task, only if it’s not connected with murder. Under Healer’s mask he had run foul of some organizations that now strive to catch him, however no one knows who he really is. He can count on older woman’s help, genius hacker responsible for the technical part of their job. One of his tasks is closely connected to one girl, Chae Yeong Shin, second rate tabloid reporter. She starts to have an interest about Healer when he tries to get close to her, which results in the discovery of their common past.
This drama was so close to winning last time and has such a sweet uber beta hero, we just had to add it in to the mix.
Jang Geu Rae played the board game go since he was a child. Playing the game was everything to him, but he failed to become a professional go player. Now he is thrown out into the real world. But when his gaming plans fail, the down-and-out Geu Rae is forced to get an office job and goes to work as an intern by an acquaintance’s recommendation for large company called One International. On his first day, Geu Rae faces the eager fellow intern An Yeong Yi as they both try to please their new boss, Section Chief Oh Sang Shik, and keep up with the ambitious employee Jang Baek Ki.
Poll ends on Thursday at 10PM EST, so come on over to OKC and vote for which beta hero you’d like to talk about the next few months!