Top Management is a webdrama in South Korea that premiered on Youtube Premium. It is based on an original novel by Jang Woo-san about idols who dream about going on stage.
Top Management main cast includes Seo Eun Soo, Ahn Hyo Seop, Astro’s Cha Eun Woo, Jung Yoo Ahn and Bang Jae Min.
The story centers on an aspiring, but struggling idol group, “S.O.U.L” and the group’s trainee-turned-manager who has the power to foresee the future.
Below are some of the scenes from Top Management that every Kpop fans could relate to. So if you have seen this drama, you would probably recall some of the scenes where you could identify yourself as a Kpop fan. But if you haven’t seen it yet, go ahead, as these scenes are not spoilers at all.
You will see a lot of Cha Eun Woo’s bright smile in this drama. And your reaction will probably be like this:
And as a Kpop fan, you could definitely recognize this:
A blanket with the face of your bias. And not just blanket; they are on our phone cases, mugs, calendar, notebook, pillow, etc.
Is there any fan who has not tried swerving to other lanes?
Admit it or not. There are times when we even change our Twitter profile name or profile photo if another member (most of the time, our bias wrecker) has a solo promotion or we just find him more attractive than our bias. And in some cases, we do it if we have a one-sided ‘LQ’ with our bias.
Have you heard of the term “seobang”?
If we are to write something bad about them for some reason but do not want it to appear on the search results, we shouldn’t write their names or tag them.
We do this to:
If our bias group goes live, we find ourselves commenting multiple times until they notice us. And when they do, we are quick to capture and save that proof of having an online interaction with them.
Have you ever heard of fanfiction? Do you think Kpop idols are aware of it?
Who knows if they also read fanfictions about them?
And our ‘ships’ within the group?
Speaking of ‘shipping’, sometimes our bias are being shipped to fellow idols to create on-screen chemistry.
Do you also find yourself reacting this way?
And when non-fans have a say about it.
Sometimes our gut feel says otherwise.
We are shookt if it’s been revealed that they used to date before during training days.
And if it’s true that they are currently dating, we usually go through different emotional stages. Sometimes we just wish that they won’t get busted because other people might invade their privacy just to deliver news which will make them uncomfortable. Of course, we do not want that.
One of the most exciting times in being Kpop fans is during the comeback promotion of our bias group.
Their agency usually releases midnight teasers days before the D-day (release of their album).
We will start streaming once it’s out!
And if we happen to bump into big groups, that means a real war.
So we do this:
We keep on streaming, commenting and sharing as much as we can.
And even enlarge our fanbase like this:
Definitely we do this too:
And absolutely this:
For what reason?
And we wish that one day this will happen to us too
An encounter with our Kpop idols
Is it simply fate?
Here’s a video of Top Management’s episode 1: Into the New World
Source: Top Management