“Backstreet Rookie” (Rom-Com) Kdrama 2020 | Cast | Synopsis | Preview & more

Overview: Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung are starring together with new a romance comedy drama “Backstreet Rookie”. It is an SBS original drama series that released on 19 June, 2020. “Backstreet Rookie” is available to watch online on streaming platform iQIYI.

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Other Names

Convenience Store Saet Byul / Convenience Store Venus


“Backstreet Rookie” will tell a love story between a part-time worker Jung Saet Byul and manager Choi Dae Hyun who works at a 24-hour convenience store. Both are completely opposite in personality, one is bold and quirky while the other is shy and clumsy. When Saet Byul was in high school she meets Dae Hyun and asks him to do an errand for her. She takes his number but never calls him. Four years later when Dae Hyun was looking for a part time employee to work the night shift at his convenience store, Dae Hyun applies for the job. Their romance then begins.


“Backstreet Rookie” turns out to be a Romance Comedy drama

Cast & Characters

The drama have Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung, Han Sun Hwa and Do Sang Woo in the main cast, while Ahn Sol Bin, Kim Sun Young, Lee Byung Joon, Eum Moon Suk, Seo Ye Hwa, Yoon Soo and many more are in supporting cast.

  • Ji Chang Wook is be playing the role of a shy manager Choi Dae Hyun. He is 29 years old and has a tall and hunky appearance. Despite his appearance, he is of kind and sympathetic nature.
  • Kim Yoo Jung is playing the role of bold part-time worker Jung Saet Byul. She is a 22 years old girl who love flowers and friends. She is quite skillful in athletics and fighting.
  • Han Sun Hwa is playing the role of Choi Dae Hyun’s girlfriend. She is a 31 years old rich, intelligent and a beautiful woman. She was also the former boss of the convenience store where Choi Dae Hyun works.
  • Do Sang Woo is playing the role of son of the convenience store’s owner, Jo Seung Joon. He is next in line for heir of the company.
  • Ahn Sol Bin is playing the role of Jung Saet Byul’s younger sister, Jung Eun Byul and Eum Moon Suk that of Choi Dae Hyun’s best friend, Han Dal Shik.
  • Kim Sun Young and Lee Byung Joon are playing the role of Choi Dae Hyun’s mother and father, Kong Bong Hee and Choi Yong Pil.
  • Also Seo Ye Hwa and Yoon Soo are playing the role of Jung Saet Byul’s best friends, Hwang Geum Bi and Cha Eun Jo respectively

Special Appearances

  • Kim Min Kyu as a 22-year-old actor and rising star, Kang Ji Wook.
  • Apink’s Jung Eun Ji
  • Ko Kyu-pil as a Youtuber

Releasing Date

“Backstreet Rookie” released on 19 June, 2020 on SBS TV at 22:00 (KST) time slot on Fridays and Saturdays.


“Backstreet Rookie” have a total of 32 episodes (30 minutes each). 2 episodes shown back to back.

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Here are some facts about “Backstreet Rookie” :-

  • Korean drama “Backstreet Rookie” is adapted from a popular webcomic called “Convenience Store Saet Byul”. The webcomic was written by Hwalhwasan and illustrated by Geumsagong. It was published from 11 Aug, 2016 to 8 Dec, 2017 on Toptoon.
  • Ji Chang Wook earlier starred in a sci-fi romance comedy Korean drama “Melting Me Softly” alongside actress Won Jin Ah. It was the actor’s first drama project after the mandatory military service. It ended at an average rating of 2.150% Nationwide according to AGB Nielsen Korea.
  • Kim Yoo Jung earlier starred in a romance comedy “Clean With Passion For Now” alongside actor Yoon Kyun Sang. The drama ended at an average rating of 2.810% Nationwide according to AGB Nielsen Korea.
  • Former member of the South Korean girl group Secret, Han Sun Hwa earlier did supporting role in the supernatural thriller Korean drama “Save Me 2”.
  • Actor and model Do Sang Woo earlier starred in historical Korean drama “Queen : Love And War”.
  • The first script-reading of “Backstreet Rookie” was held in February 2020.
  • The drama comes from the PD Myoungwoo Lee who also directed the 2019 hit series “The Fiery Priest”.
  • The main cast of the drama including Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung, Han Sun Hwa and Do Sang Woo appeared on the 507th episode of the Korean variety show Running Man to promote the series.
  • “Backstreet Rookie” will be the first Korean drama invested by the global channel Lifetime and produced by Taewon Entertainment.
  • Kang Daniel, former member of the South Korean boy group Wanna One will be singing hist first-ever drama OST for “Backstreet Rookie”.

Available Online?

“Backstreet Rookie” is available to watch on iQIYI with multi-languages subtitles globally. (iQIYI formerly Qiyi is an online video platform based in Beijing, China launched on April 22, 2010.)

It will be soon available to watch online on Viki.

Not yet available on Netflix either.

What To Expect?

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Recently, the main actors of “Backstreet Rookie” Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung made some comments about the drama telling the viewers what to expect from the drama.

Ji Chang Wook told that “Backstreet Rookie” will be a very bright and warm comedy that will portray the affection and love between people who meet in a convenience store. According to Ji Chang Wook the drama is full of laughter, empathy, and communication also the viewers will be able to enjoy it as they wrap up the week.

Kim Yoo Jung commented that “Backstreet Rookie” will give comfort and laughter to those who are tired of their daily lives. She further described the drama as a refreshing laughter in the hot summer and asked the viewers to have a good time while watching it with their favorite people.

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