Have you ever watched a drama and felt that the whole world should watch it, listen to its OST, and simply be obsessed with it just like you are? If that sounds like you, we relate! Every month, there are a number of K-Dramas/web dramas that premiere but not all of them receive the same amount of love and support, especially when it comes to the mainstream.
One such web drama is “Would You Like A Cup Of Coffee” starring Ong SeongWu and Park HoSan. The drama tells the story of a young man, Kang GoBi, who aimlessly wanders into a quaint little cafe one day and leaves with inspiration coursing through his veins. It is then that he decides to learn all about coffee, his “Godshot”, and pleads for the owner, Park Seok to take him under his wing.
In episode 1 of the drama, roughly 15 minutes in, we see GoBi transformed into a new man. He has a purpose and he’s determined to drive it home. Ong SeongWu does such an incredible job at expressing this change that you find yourself rooting for him before even getting to know him completely. The subtle nuances of his character are so wonderfully portrayed that one can effortlessly identify their own dreams and aspirations with his. His presence is so magnanimous and yet deeply relatable that the screen demands for him to be on it.
It is incredibly endearing to see GoBi assign himself to Park Seok’s help as he hangs around the cafe all day, asking questions to whoever he comes across. GoBi is observational, persistent, and sincere with his questions but they lack a depth of knowledge which quickly he realizes can only be fulfilled by Park Seok as no amount of textbooks could possibly replace his lived experience and mastery.
With a big smile on his face, despite repeated rejection, GoBi is eager to learn and absorbs Seok’s know-how like a sponge. Needless to say, veteran actor Park HoSan is a delight to watch as he examines GoBi’s curiosity, puts him through his own brand of tests, and finally, takes him in. There’s not a moment where GoBi is not fascinated by Seok and Seok is not amused by GoBi. As a mutual relationship of respect grows between the two, they open up to each other and learn of love, life, and laughter, right at Café 2Dae.
The various shades of Kang GoBi, brilliantly brought to light by Ong SeongWu, make for one of his best performances of all time. “Would You Like A Cup Of Coffee” is a quiet masterpiece and if you haven’t watched it yet, queue it up for a weekend binge. We guarantee your satisfaction!
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