by Cryssy Anne, July 12, 2020

Currently Watching: Backstreet Rookie (2020)

Previously also known as Convenience Store Venus.

Airing on: Friday & Saturday | Duration: 60 minutes. 

Hello, dear MDL readers! 

This time around, I will talk about a bubbly and fresh romantic comedy, with a sunny side just perfect for a summer weekend!

Fair Warning: This article contains major spoilers for episodes 1-4! 

(Scenes are included.)

Jung Saet Byul is a young girl in her 20's with a four-dimensional personality, being also good at throwing a punch or two when it's needed, along with an endless sense of loyalty towards her friends. She could have anyone by her side, but someone during her teen days kept her quite distracted, Choi Dae Hyun. A strange encounter filled up with cigarettes is bound to leave off a trace...And so it happens that just after three years pass, their paths cross again. But what will happen if this time around Saet Byul wants to get a job at the convenience store, where Dae Hyun's now in charge?  

A story about change, dreams, growth intermingled with the perfume of a fragrant first love is on the way, "in a place where lights are on 24 hours and where people need something to find peace."

(GIF image source: DALH0NG on Naver)

Ji Chang Wook as Choi Dae Hyun

(GIF image source: DALH0NG on Naver)

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...Rules are his middle name.

Well, he is an eye candy in a nutshell: honest, selfless and pure-hearted but has only a flaw or two, because he tends to be quite indecisive, but really strict when it comes to respecting rules, thus he usually may seem like a nonflexible person, but in fact, that's only his outer appearance. In the past, he worked in a bigger company, where he stumbled upon hardships every time... Now it's time for him to change around his future as a store manager! But the question is, will he be able to handle Saet Byul fiery temperament, without getting her fired, first? Only when he will truly start to open up his mind and heart, he will be able to see the real side of things, just as they are, without being blinded by the lies and prejudices that surround him.

(Source: ONETVASIA on Twitter)

Kim Yoo Jung as Jung Saet Byul

(GIF image source: DALH0NG on Naver)

A powerful whirlwind that breaks out in the face of injustice.

Even the actress herself states that "Saet Byul is a girl who knows exactly what she likes" and despite being fierce, she also has a tender heart underneath, making her "someone you're unable to hate". She's athletic, hard-working, and passionate about everything she does, using a sprinting power towards reaching her goals and dreams. But will she be able to be brave enough and continue fighting on, even when it comes to the complicated matters of the heart? 

That point remains to be seen since her actions always seem to be misunderstood...

(Source: ONETVASIA on Twitter)

Other cast members with supporting or guest roles are included here: Cast

A fresh and lovely ballad fit for summer!

Song: Kang Daniel - Something OST Part 1 Official MV

Photo and English lyrics source: Popgasa.

(Video source: 모스트콘텐츠 MOSTCONTENTS on YouTube)

Just get ready to have a blast and dance away your worries!

(GIF image source: DALH0NG on Naver)

Have I managed to convince you to watch this or not? 

I am patiently waiting to know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section, down below.

#StayatHome "I was too biased to see her for whom she really is."

She is definitely no longer a child actress!

(Photos source: SidusHQ  on Naver)

But she still is as lovely as ever!

(Photos source: SidusHQ on Naver)

Click on the first image below to listen to a  cute summer tune.

Melody: Girl I Need You by Mondays | (Audio source: Epidemic Pop on YouTube

♪ "Smiling like that, I could never resist it." ♫ 

(Photos source: SidusHQ on Naver)

Loosely inspired by my own previous article.

(GIF image source: Choco on Twitter)

(GIF image source: Choco on Twitter) | Video source:  iQIYI 爱奇艺 on YouTube)

A  lovely and virtual Koala  back hug for everyone,

 that goes well with a cute, refreshing drink! 

(Photo source: mewchao on Tumblr)

That's all, folks! I'm really out of here. Goodbye, for now!

Thank you for reaching all the way to the finish!

Sources: YouTube, SBS, Tumblr (here), SidusHQ on Naver and here, Google, Soompi, together with this article, along with this one, and the last, MyDramaList and Twitter GIF images and other photos (here, here, here, here and here). Other GIF images were found at Naver (link and link). All the banners were edited by Cryssy Anne with official posters and behind the scenes stills using an online tool called Pixlr X. Lyrics can be found at Popgasa. The inspiration came from my previous article, which has a very different feeling to it.

Edited by: Cookie (1st editor), Yuanwei (2nd editor)

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