K-Drama Review: A Jailbird Opens Up a Restaurant in ‘Itaewon Class’

Itaewon Class: The Soundtrack


Drama without a good soundtrack isn’t fun at all, right? Itaewon Class released their first official OST album package. The package consists of a photobook, a photocard, a postcard, a paper folder for goods storage, Danbam (sweet night) blank name tag (1EA) + Danbams name sticker, 4 CDs, and a lot more. It was released on March 20th, 2020.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Itaewon Class


Park Seo-joon’s Acting

Park Seo-joon’s acting skills can’t be doubted anymore. He didn’t fail in attracting the public’s attention with his performance. Park Seo Joon even made it out of his comfort zone by appearing fresher with a typical haircut like the Webtoon version. In the drama, Park Seo-joon plays a character who has been through some stressful experiences in his teen years. He managed to pour various emotions in each episode.

Plot Twist and Unique Characters

Itaewon Class comes with an interesting and intense storyline. Adapted from the Webtoon of the same title, it tells the story of a young man’s struggle to build a restaurant business in his own way based on revenge motives from his past.

Itaewon Class has a lot of unique and impressive characters, such as Lee Joo-young as Ma Hyun-yi who played as a transgendered character looking for acknowledgment, there’s also Chris Lyon as Tony Kim playing someone who comes from Africa, but he’s in Korea hoping to find his Korean father and on his way to find his father, he works part-time at DamBam bar-restaurant.


It’s All About Hope

The hard work and independence of Park Sae Ro-yi can be an example for prospective entrepreneurs out there. He started his business from zero, suffered injustice, also competed with his enemies. Park Sae Ro-yi is battling inequality and sorrow in an unfair society where rich people have authority. He is fighting against injustice until the end.

Original Soundtrack (OST)

Every drama and movie is incomplete without an OST. Itaewon Class really has an impressive soundtrack. “Still Fighting It” sung by Lee Chansol is really building the atmosphere in the first episode of the drama, there’s also BTS’ V with “Sweet Night” that makes the drama more intense, and “Beginning (시작)” by Gaho as the intro of the drama with an uplifting beat. Many musicians have taken part in the OST of Itaewon Class, like Kim Feel, Crush, Yoon Mi-rae, The Vane, etc.


Friendship Goals

Through all the conflicts and fragility, DamBam staff bonds become solid when they are united and mutually supportive. In reality, some people are willing to risk anything to protect their friends. Under Park Sae Ro-yi management, they become close and strong to face reality. K-dramas always put some friendship and love-story storyline to make it more outstanding.


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