Park Hyung Sik And Lee Joon Hyuk Are Polar Opposites Who Make A Dream Team In A Crisis In “Happiness”
“Happiness” is an apocalyptic thriller that takes place in the near future, set in a high-rise apartment building stratified by social standing. The building is sealed off when a new infectious disease emerges in the city, and the drama will depict the residents’ fear, fierce psychological battles, and desperate struggle for survival within the closed-off building.
Han Hyo Joo will star in the drama as Yoon Sae Bom, a tactical agent in the Seoul Police Special Operations Unit, while Park Hyung Sik will star as Jung Yi Hyun, her former high school classmate who has feelings for her.
Although Jung Yi Hyun was once a promising young baseball star, he was forced to leave the sport behind due to an injury. He eventually wound up becoming a police detective in the violent crimes unit, where he met his reliable partner Kim Jung Kook (played by Lee Joon Hyuk). The two detectives are polar opposites: as a former athlete, Jung Yi Hyun isn’t afraid to get physical on the job and is even willing to get into fights if necessary. Kim Jung Kook, on the other hand, believes in stepping back to look at the big picture and waiting things out.
As a veteran detective and senior colleague, Kim Jung Kook doesn’t hold back or sugarcoat things when scolding his younger partner. However, he also guides him as a sincere and experienced mentor when Jung Yi Hyun embarks on a new path after letting go of baseball.
Despite their vastly different personalities and approaches to investigations, the two cops also make the perfect pair of partners in a crisis. When chaos breaks out in the city due to the new infectious disease, Jung Yi Hyun and Kim Jung Kook are both trapped together in the apartment building, where they attempt to maintain order among the panicked residents and do everything they can for the common good.
The producers of “Happiness” teased, “The bickering chemistry between Jung Yi Hyun and Kim Jung Kook, who have known each other for so long that there’s nothing they don’t know about one another, will add another element of fun to the drama.”
They continued, “Please tune in to find out whether they will be able to overcome the danger of this extreme, life-threatening chaos through their tight-knit, long-lasting partnership.”
“Happiness” will premiere on November 5 at 10:40 p.m. KST. In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama here!
While you wait for “Happiness,” watch Park Hyung Sik in “Juror 8” with subtitles below: