Chicago Typewriter” is the new tvN drama that airs every Friday and Saturday. There was a lot of excitement surrounding this drama, especially because it was Lim Soo Jung’s return to drama-land since starring in her big hit drama “I’m Sorry, I Love You” — remember that amazing drama?! The fact that Yoo Ah In was also cast as the lead was enough to create a lot of buzz and excitement because he’s just that respected as an actor.


“Chicago Typewriter” tells the story of a famous writer named Han Se Joo (Yoo Ah In) who is experiencing writer’s block. During this stressful period in Han Se Joo’s life, he happens to meet Jeon Seol (Im Soo Jung) who is a hardcore fan of his, and a mysterious ghostwriter, Yoo Jin Oh (Go Kyung Pyo) who is incessant on helping him get through his writer’s block. The fate of these three characters are intertwined far more than they can ever imagine as their relationship spans back as far as the 1930’s. The mystery of the relationship between these characters takes viewers on a journey to figure out just how these three were connected in the past and how important it is that they help each other in the present.

If you’re looking for a really deep and compelling drama to watch on the weekends, look no further. Here are six reasons why you should watch “Chicago Typewriter.”

Note: minor spoilers ahead.

1. The star-writer we can relate to

Yoo Ah In plays Han Se Joo, a bitter, arrogant, and lonely writer who also happens to be idol-status famous. He spends most of his days in his study, working away on his computer, with no interruptions. He has no real friends; although his manager is the closest thing he has to a friend, it seems like he gets more annoyed by him if anything.

Han Se Joo’s fear of being alone has left him miserable and anxious, pushing those he loves as far away from his life as possible. Although he feels like he’s built a strong enough wall to withstand being hurt and abandoned, it has left him far more vulnerable. Se Joo has experienced a lot of pain and hurt from his past. He was abandoned by his family and finds it difficult to trust people and let them into his life, which is why he is so rude to people and pushes them away. His need to feel independent and selfish comes from a lot of baggage.

Although Yoo Ah In’s character is easy to hate and despise, there is a part of him that we can relate to and understand. Underneath the selfish and cold exterior lies a person who wants to be accepted and loved.

2. The setting and wardrobe

This setting. Is to-die-for.

I love how there are flashbacks to the 1930s and how it’s got this “Great Gatsby” feel to it. The production team did such a good job of bringing this period to life, effectively adding to the whole “writer” theme of the drama.

I can’t get over how amazing all the actors look in their ’30s outfits, as well as the vintage and old-fashioned vibe of everything. And maybe it’s the writer in me, but I can’t help but gawk at Han Se Joo’s library-esque abode.


3. The OST

As soon as they released the first song of this OST by Saltnpaper, I was thoroughly excited. Ever since their “Cheese in the Trap” OST, they left an impression on me, and I officially became a fan. This group is perfect for the tone and script of this drama. Soundtracks add another layer and dimension to a drama, which is why I’m thrilled that they’re on this one! Prepare your hearts, because it’s an amazing song.