The Producers is sitcom that aired in 2015 in South Korea. Starring Kim Soo-hyun, Cha Tae-hyun, Gong Hyo-jin and IU, it aired on the KBS network and ran for 12 episodes.
The show focuses on Baek Seung-Chan, a rookie producer who's fumbles his way through his first job, Ra Joon-Mo, jaded veteran PD (producer-director) who doesn't have a hit to his name, Tak Ye-Jin, a veteran PD whose bark is worse than her bite and Cindy,a haughty Kpop superstar who slowly learns to find herself.
Not to be confused with the 1968 film, The Producers.
This series provides examples of:
- Break the Cutie: Cindy. Repeatedly. There are fair amount of scenes where Cindy is shown to be crying. Seung-Chan to an extent as well.
- Butt-Monkey: Because Seung-Chan is the youngest on the team, he gets to do all the grunt work and is a guinea pig as well.
- Cannot Spit It Out: It's clear to everyone that Joon-Mo has feelings for Ye-Jin, but he's not able to voice them to her.
- Childhood Friends: Joon-Mo and Ye-Jin who grew up in the same apartment complex, went to college together and now work together.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Over a period of time, Cindy sheds her haughty demeanor and reveals a softer, lonelier side.
- Married to the Job: Goes with the territory of being a producer-director. Everyone spends nights at the office regularly.