Much to the delight of EXO-Ls (and non-EXO fans, too!), EXO’s Kai made his official acting debut in the web drama Choco Bank this past winter. His character, Kim Eun Haeng, searches for a job in the financial industry, while his love interest, Ha Cho Co (played by Park Eun Bin), tries to run a successful chocolate cafe.
What’s so great about “Choco Bank”? In case this web drama slipped past your radar, here are some reasons why you should definitely check it out!
EXO-Ls are used to watching Kai slay the stage as a K-pop idol, but “Choco Bank” gives him a chance to showcase a wide spectrum of emotions through acting. You can swoon as he smiles warmly at his costar Park Eun Bin…
Smirk to yourself as Kim Eun Haeng pouts or acts annoyed, because his expression is pretty much the same as it is in real life when he’s messing around with his fellow EXO members:
Oh, and just try not to feel heartbroken when poor Eun Haeng cries some beautiful, frustrated tears:
*sobs* I’m not okay.
Anyone who has ever endured a job hunt can relate to Kai’s character Kim Eun Haeng, who has been looking for a job for 5 years despite his amazing resume:
Adulting is tough and the real world is hard. I think I can safely speak for most recent graduates/job-hunters/anyone who has ever faced unemployment when I say: Kim Eun Haeng, we feel you, bro.
Although this web drama is short and sweet, it still delivers some important life lessons about working through difficult times, navigating family expectations, and chasing your dreams.
#identitycrisis #familyproblems We’ve all been there…
Don’t give up, Ha Choco! Your luck will change soon…
Kim Eun Haeng not only gives financial advice; he can help you practice English as well (via cake, no less).
In all seriousness, though, it’s very sweet to watch Eun Haeng and Cho Co learn to respect each other (and like each other, of course) as they work together to achieve their goals.
Not to mention they’re so beautiful, it hurts…
From the sugary-sweet storyline to the cute chocolate cafe setting to the totally adorable main couple, you just can’t help but smile as you watch this drama.
Raise your hand if you’re super jelly of Park Eun Bin in this scene… *raises hand*
What are you waiting for? Watch (or re-watch) the first episode of “Choco Bank” here:
Soompiers, have you watched “Choco Bank”? What did you love most about it?
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