Oh please no. I just checked the calendar and no, it’s not April Fool’s Day so this news that Samsung is planning its own sitcom is the real deal. As worrying news goes this is right at the top so we can probably expect many cringe worthy moments ahead from the Korean company. The show is about to start shooting and will be a South Korean production centered on a fictional Samsung worker and his/her friends.
“The series, which will be called “Best Future,” will be written to portray a “young Samsung” that people in their 20s and 30s would want to work for, the reports says. Samsung is taking the name of the series quite literally. The main character, a woman who works at Samsung in the series, will be named Mirae, which ZDNet Korea said means “future” in Korean. The male lead, who shares a boarding house with Mirae, will be named Chaego which means “best” in Korean.” You are already probably imagining the horrible premise of this is going to result in some disastrous car crash television, but we have not finished yet. It also seems that “Best Future” will also be something of a musical when it arrives as a web-exclusive in October. Each episode will be 60 (we presume tortuous) minutes.