Gaus Electronics is about a troublesome office worker (Kwak Dong Yeon) in the marketing department of an electronics company who is always at the center of conflicts and causes difficulties for his assistant manager (Go Sung Hee).
Kwak Dong Yeon plays Lee Sang Sik who works in the marketing department of Gaus Electronics. He tends to make a lot of mistakes and cause trouble, but he is very kind-hearted and dedicated to his job.
Go Sung Hee is Cha Na Rae who is an assistant manager in the marketing department. She gets easily annoyed by her job and co-workers, particularly Sang Sik. Her dislike for him is strong…that is until feelings unexpectedly develop.
We also have Baek Ma Tan (Bae Hyun Sung) who is the heir to Power Group, a rival of Gaus Electronics. Out of the blue, he decides to get a job at Gaus Electronics to experience life on his own. Next is Gun Kang Mi (Kang Min Ah) who is another worker that is strong and independent. She ends up helping Ma Tan adjust to the life of an average worker.
Gaus Electronics is a comedy drama that was quite a bit of fun. It’s a silly show that focuses heavily on the comedic aspects with lots of quirky characters getting involved in crazy situations. I love this sort of over-the-top zany style.
It did take a couple of episodes to warm up to the drama. The first episode was almost too over-the-top for even me, but things settle down a bit, and it finds a nice groove after that. Then I was able to get got on board with the set up and the characters. The drama got funnier as it went as it was able to really develop the quirkiness of the characters as well as build up running jokes.
The drama does have a several basic plots going including relationships, character journeys, and the overall antics of the marketing team as they try to succeed. It added a nice structure for all of the comedy.
We even get a nice little romance to enjoy between Sang Sik and Na Rae. Much of it is quite silly as both characters are over-the-top, but in the midst of all of the craziness was actually a pretty cute romance that I really liked.
Kwak Dong Yeon is a favorite of mine, and this role was perfect for him. I was introduced to him many years ago through the zany comedy Modern Farmer, and this drama is definitely in the same vein. I loved seeing him get to be so funny again, and he made me laugh many times.
I also really liked Go Sung Hee here. I hadn’t seen her is such a heavy comedic role, and I think comedy suits her so well. Her expressions are fantastic as is her timing. She had a great humorous chemistry with Kwak Dong Yeon.
Our second leads were a lot of fun too. Ma Tan was hilarious as we watch him be terrible at acting like an average person as well as trying to adjust. His interactions with Kang Mi were always humorous, and I found them both to be very funny.
The supporting cast consisted of the other office workers as well as Sang Sik’s roommate. All of them were entertaining in their own way with their own quirks and little story arcs to help round out the drama. A wonderful ensemble.
Although this is very much a comedy drama, I did want to give an extra shout out to it for the writing and planning. There’s actually a very nicely executed and fun twist that is revealed near the end of the drama that definitely surprised me. It answered some questions I had in such a funny way. So, kudos to the drama for having an unexpected twist!
Gaus Electronics was such a fun drama. It’s all very silly, but I liked the zany comedy and feel good nature of the drama. All of the actors gave great performances that brought their quirky characters to life. This is the kind of drama where you just relax and don’t take it too seriously, and that made for a very good time.
My Rating: 8/10
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