In recent years, webtoon-based K-Dramas have garnered more and more popularity, creating a flux of audience for both mediums of art. There were innumerable webtoon-based K-Dramas that found great success globally in 2021 and in 2022, there are already tens that have been revealed to be getting an adaptation.
The latest webtoon to join this incredible roster of webtoon-based dramas is “History of Losers”, originally created by authors Kim Poong and Shim YoonSoo. The drama adaptation will be helmed by director Kim SungHoon, who has worked on hugely successful movies like “Rampant” and “Confidential Assignment” and author Kim Poong will also work on the screenplay.
“History of Losers” can be described as a slice of life/romantic comedy that tells the story of how love can turn perfectly sane and capable individuals into pitiful losers. At the time of writing, actor Cho ByeongKyu and actress Song HaYoon are in talks to lead the drama. Cho ByeongKyu, if he confirms his participation in the drama, will be playing the role of Seo MinKi, an ordinary college freshman who has very simple ideals about campus life. However, he ends up in tricky situations that expose his clumsy side. Yet, he is introspective and thinks about his actions deeply. Song HaYoon has been offered the role of female lead but the specific name of the character has not been revealed.
Take a look at the webtoon below!
MinKi goes through several ups and downs in his romantic life and is quite the flawed person too. He can be immature and selfish but is also sincere in love. He suffers from complexes from his first few girlfriends (all of whom happened to have the name “SeolHa”) and the emotional baggage from the same affects his current relationships but he learns through his experiences and grows as a person in the course of the narrative.
The refreshing energy of a campus romance coupled with realistic situations in relationships that can often bring one to their lowest point, “History of Losers” is definitely worth binge-reading. You can read the webtoon in Korean here.
If you’re more interested in the drama, you can rest assured that the liveliness and humour of the webtoon will be translated brilliantly on screen by the cast.
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