My Thoughts — Strongest Deliveryman— Episode 1
The series begins with a man hitting a deliveryman and fleeing the scene. Choi Kang Soo (Go Kyung Pyo) witnesses the crime, calls the police, and chases the man and catches him. Kang Soo is a deliveryman who only stays in a Seoul neighborhood 2 months at a time before he moves to another. His newest eatery throws him a curveball, he must be interviewed and approved by the current deliverywoman Lee Dan Ah (Chae Soo Bin). Of course, they had previously met in the streets and bickered. Kang Soo manages to pass the interview as Dan Ah likes his moxy. The chef of the eatery Jang Dong Soo (Jo Hee Bong) has a crush on the prickly Soon Ae (Lee Min Young). The other delivery guys in the neighborhood aren’t welcoming. The episode ends with Kang Soo confronting their leader. It gets physical as Kang So demands he be left alone by the others.
Kang Soo meets a runaway rich girl Lee Ji Yoon (Go Won Hee) and offers her a meal and a his lodgings for a night (while he sleeps in the eatery below). She disappears in the morning leaving a thank you note.
Spoiled rich Oh Jin Gyu (Kim Sun Ho) is condescending to Kang Soo when he delivers food so they get off on the wrong foot.
Rich, Jung Hye Ran (Kim Hye Ri) likes to raze and revamp charming neighborhood eateries into corporate chains. Undoubtedly she will try and do this in the neighborhood Kang Soo is working.
Kang Soo’s mother deserted him and his father (now deceased) years ago. He despises her but doesn’t know who she is.
Solid first episode. Writer Lee Jung Woo gave a taste of the primary characters. I’m already guessing about the relationships, indicating my interest.
I’m watching this show for Kyung Pyo. I LOVE that Kyung Pyo has a lead role. It’s been a long time coming. He bridged comedy into drama in Chicago Typewriter much to my delight. I’d previously thought of him as purely comedic relief. I look forward to seeing him as the primary male character.
Choi Kang Soo (Go Kyung Pyo) has a TERRIBLE hairstyle. Egad, I hate it. With that elephant in the room called out, I like Kang Soo. He has ethics (chasing down the hit and run driver), moxy (standing up for himself to Dan Ah and not accepting Jin Gyu demeaning manner) and a caring nature (he offered runaway Ji Yoon his bed and cooked her a meal). The banter between Kang Soo and Dan Ah was solid.
Deliverywoman Lee Dan Ah (Chae Soo Bin) is no nonsense and feisty. She’s worshiped by her adoring male clientele. I loved the way she hurt the guy that took liberties during a delivery. He won’t do that again! I like Dan Ah.
Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as very good. My episode ranking chart is below.
The first song of the OST “Must Have” by Jang Jae In has been released: