The gamble for hearts and empty dishes in Strongest Deliveryman
These teasers are hilarious; if the show’s tone follows suit, I’ll be a happy camper. We’ve got two new teasers for KBS’s Strongest Deliveryman, as well as stills of our two main leads, Go Kyung-pyo (Chicago Typewriter) and Chae Soo-bin (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People).
Both teasers start out deadly serious with our hero and heroine on opposing sides of a mahjong game. Chyrons read, “A world where you take, or get taken from,” and, “A man and woman thrown into a rough fate.” Chae Soo-bin coolly asks Go Kyung-pyo to take care of someone and bring back what’s hers. Affronted, he replies, “I’m a pro in this business, too!” She reminds him that he’ll have to offer up his body if he doesn’t fulfill his promise (rawr?). He proffers his right hand readily, but says that he has a condition, too.
This is where the teasers diverge. In the first, he says his condition is that if he returns successfully, her heart is his. Lol, the tone take a sharp right and goes all rom-com, with Chae Soo-bin sporting an adorable blush and a giddy smile. The mission also hilariously turns out to be our hero picking up all of her clients’ empty dishes. He drops the case full of dishes in front of her and goes, “I’ve got it, your heart.” Pffft, their awkward sideways glances and bashful grins are too cute.
In the second, Go Kyung-pyo engages in a rooftop fight and nearly falls over the ledge with his wayward customer, screeeaming for his dishes, HA. Well, at least we know he doesn’t half-ass his job. He proudly lays down the box of empty dishes in front of a shocked Chae Soo-bin and asks, “I’m now part of the family, right?” The teaser ends with them lightly shoving each other like a pair of petty siblings. Man, I’m going to enjoy their inevitable bickering before they fall for each other.
I love underdog stories, but you can’t really beat badass underdogs, which is exactly what this show promises, and I can’t wait to see all the deliverymen and women duke it out on the streets with their bikes. And the wait won’t be too long, thankfully; KBS’s Strongest Deliveryman will start its run on August 4 in the Friday-Saturday slot following The Best Hit.