Lazy Unnie’s Couch: The New Employee

Seung Hyun is a virgin guy in his late twenties. A late bloomer, he finally manages to score the internship of his dreams. On his first day at work, he runs into the handsome yet cold Kim Jong Chan. Who is he? Just Seung Hyun’s new boss! Will the two be able to keep their hands off each other at work?

  • Starring: Kwon Hyuk | Moon Ji Yong
  • Episodes: 7 (20 mins.)
  • Aired: December 21, 2022 – February 1, 2023
  • Network: Watcha
  • Where to Watch: Viki

When I saw this would be a web drama, I got really excited. Another manhwa that I’ve read was going to become a drama. But like I learned by watching Oh My Assistant, my expectations were low because how much could they allow in a Korean BL while still being their semi-conservative selves? Ultimately, I was pleasantly surprised with the normalcy of everything and it really worked for this mini drama.

The plot was really easy to follow and without the usual tropes of miscommunication and other filler things you get with longer dramas, you had a sense of adults just being adults. The character of Woo Seung Hyun was adorable and you really wanted him to succeed in his role as the new intern just following his passion. And on paper Kim Jong Chan read like your typical romantic business lead but little differences to him gave him a little depth. I really liked that once there was a problem between him and Seung Hyun, he was no-nonsense and wanted it resolved. It was refreshing just to watch adults have an adult relationship without contrite situations driving them apart. Even when they were put up against a problem, they worked through it.

Besides the office romance between Seung Hyun and Jong Chan, I liked the experienced gay man and not so experienced one finding out what works for them dynamic they had. I also really liked the subtle visibility. They weren’t in your face screaming they were queer but just like… this is an everyday occurrence which it is.

There were minor faults I found with this drama and that all boils down to the fact that with a bigger budget, this could have been given a longer treatment. Toward the end, I was not feeling the rush feeling it had. A problem was introduced and quickly resolved without really any time for it to sit. Though it did end in a way I didn’t expect but I was still left with wanting more. Give me longer Korean BLs PLEASE!

Acting: 7/10
Story: 7/10
Music: 5/10
Comfort Score: 9/10
Overall: 7.5/10

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Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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