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Despite lacking a college education, Oh Yoo Bang (Lee Beom Soo) dreams of working in a white-collar job to make his parents proud. But the unfortunately named Yoo Bang (which literally means “breasts” in Korean) learns all too painfully that a “salaryman” – a working stiff who is dependent on his paycheck – needs to align himself with the right power brokers in order to survive the cut-throat world of corporate politics. Although he is first paid to try to steal a new top-secret “fountain of youth” drug that is being developed by the Chunha Group and then placed in the large conglomerate as a mole, the quick-witted Yoo Bang proves that he’s nobody’s fool. Desperate to keep his job, Yoo Bang constantly undermines other company executives trying to wrestle control of the company away from Chairman Jin Shi Hwang (Lee Deok Hwa). Corporate loyalty is put to the test for the chairman’s executive secretary, Mo Ga Bi (Kim Seo Hyung), who will do anything for power; Choi Hang Woo (Jung Gyu Woon), who joins the Chunha Group as a vice president to avenge his father’s death and sabotage the company from within; and chief researcher Cha Woo Hee (Hong Soo Hyun), who is torn between doing the right thing and following her heart. When Yoo Bang and the chairman’s granddaughter, Baek Yeo Chi (Jung Ryeo Won), are framed for murder, can they beat the backstabbing executives at their own game and prove their innocence? “History of the Salaryman” is a delightful 2012 South Korean drama series by Yoo In Sik, who also directed the hit drama “Giant” (2010).

Genres: Korean Drama, Comedy, Drama
Original title: 샐러리맨 초한지
Country: Korea
Broadcast Network: SBS
Broadcast Period: 2012-01-02 to 2012-03-06
Rating: PG-13