Title: Manhole/ Manhole: Wonderland’s Feel or Pil from Wonderland/ 맨홀: 이상한 나라의 필 / Maenhol: Isanghan Naraui Pil
Genre: Fantasy, comedy, romance
Director: Park ManYong (Love and Secret, All About Marriage)
Writer: Lee JaeGon (Special Affairs Team TEN, TEN 2)
Broadcast Period: August 9, 2017 (Aprox)
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 KST
Number of Episodes: 16 (Aprox)
- “Manhole: Wonderland’s Feel” It’s a fantasy comedy about an unemployed unlucky and lazy bum who accidentally falls into a street manhole and discovers it’s a time-slip portal into the past. The drama is all about him traveling back and forth through time using the manhole to prevent a wedding that’s supposed to happen a week in the future.
- Bong Pil goes back and forth between high school days and present time as he tries to confess his love to Sujin (Via Donga)
- The funniest time travel story ever is coming to you soon… Drama Manhole: Expect extreme team carry from Kim Jaejoong x UEE (Via @diodeoucc)
- At press con of KBS Drama Center Directors ‘Manhole’ was mentioned as their favorite, “Very interesting, winning script, won’t disappoint”.
- On June 29th, The cast of KBS Drama “Manhole” has finished first reading script (Via Osen)
- The main cast will start shooting on the 1st week of July. It will have its first broadcast in August. (Via @rubypurple_fan)
- ‘Manhole’ will premiere following the finale of ‘Queen for 7 Days‘ in August (Episode 20 in August 3rd).
- 2 drama which will be aired at the same time with KBS2 “Manhole” on other broadcasting stations, SBS “Reunited Worlds” (ft. Yeo Jin-gu & Lee Yeon Hee) and MBC “Man Who Dies To Live” (ft. Choi Min-Soo & Gang Ye-Won), are all fantasy stories about ‘Time Travel’ and both will be broadcasted at the same time on July 19th (Aprox.) (via KpopMap)
- Kim Jaejoong will play as Bong Pil, he is the only child of a retired postal worker, in the third generation of only sons. He had to take the college entrance exam three times before passing and enrolling into university, and after graduation, he spent three years doing nothing, and now he’s on his third try “studying” for the civil servant exam. There was a brief stint where he started a cafe business, using the financial support of his father who had to go back to his post office job post-retirement in order to pay for the loan needed for his son’s startup capital.
However, within three months of opening, Bong-pil’s cafe went out of business. Now he lives a parasitic existence off the people around him, especially his parents who barely got him to agree to a humiliating promise to study for the civil servant exam. Known as the neighborhood bum, he’s set up a base camp at the local study hall, always going around in comfortable sweats. (Via Dramabeans)
– This is the first drama of Kim JaeJoong after his military discharge on December 30th, 2016.
– The 2nd travel time travel drama after MBC “Dr. Jin” (2012), but he wasn’t the one traveling in time.
– This is the 2nd time in a row working with KBS2, the last drama he participated was “Spy” (2015).
– His most recognized acting work was in MBC “Triangle” (2014).
- UEE will play as Jang Soo-Jin, She is Bong Pil’s love interest who has been his next door neighbor for 18 years. She is the love of his live. Though her wedding date has been set, she gets swayed at Bong Pil’s pure love.
– UEE recently rejected KBS weekend drama My Golden life starring Park Si Hoo.
– Her most recognized popular dramas she participated as female main lead are Ojakgyo Family (2011) and Marriage Contract (2016)
- B1A4’s Baro will play as Jo Seok-taek, he thinks he’s good friends with Bong Pil, but Bong Pil only thinks of him as a sidekick. They have a weird history, because when they were younger, Jo SeokTaek confessed to a girl that Bong Pil liked, and was beaten in the middle of the night for it. And Jo SeokTaek character is the type of person who is timid but holds a grudge for a long time. (Via Dramabeans)
– His most recognized popular dramas he participated as part of the main lead cast are “Reply 1994” and “God’s Gift – 14 Days”.
- Jung HyeSung will play as Oh Jinsuk, a friend that grew up together with the leads.
– She was praised by her role as Princess Myeong-eun in “Love in the Moonlight” drama.
– This will be her third time in a row working with KBS, previously “Love in the Moonlight” & “Chief Kim”.
- Jang Mikwan will play as Kang Jaehyun, a gentle pharmacist in town. He earns the highest income and possesses all the admirable charms. Simply, the subject of envy among his peers. Especially the unemployed Bong Pil is suspicious and jealous of him, since he is Soojin’s fiance.
– Jang Mi Kwan is a model turned actor whose first drama is Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, in which he played as the masked kidnapper, the villain of this drama.
- Kim Minji/Seo Minji will play one of Bong Pil’s best friend. They will be squabbling all the time.
Translation Credit: @crystalmoon0213
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