The relationships between the kids of SBS’s “The Penthouse” are getting more and more complicated with each new episode!
“The Penthouse” is a new drama that centers around three women: Shim Soo Ryeon (played by Lee Ji Ah), the glamorous “queen” who resides in the penthouse at the top of a 100-story luxury apartment building; Cheon Seo Jin (played by Kim So Yeon), the arrogant and ambitious “prima donna” who is determined to protect what is hers; and Oh Yoon Hee (played by S.E.S.’s Eugene), a woman who strives to enter high society in order to ensure a better life for her daughter.
Although ‘The Penthouse” has more than its fair share of adult drama, there is also plenty of intrigue, conflict, and tension between the children in the series. Kim Hyun Soo plays the role of Oh Yoon Hee’s daughter Bae Ro Na, a talented singer who confidently stands up to her classmates even amidst their constant teasing.
Meanwhile, Kim Young Dae and Han Ji Hyun play Joo Seok Hoon and Joo Seok Kyung, the privileged twin children of Shim Soo Ryeon and Joo Dan Te (played by Uhm Ki Joon). Although they appear on the outside to have it all, the two face their own hidden turmoil. They also enjoy rebelling and taking advantage of the power they hold over their classmates and teachers.
Finally, Choi Ye Bin plays the role of Cheon Seo Jin’s daughter Han Eun Byul, who is anxious about never being able to satisfy her demanding mother. After the four kids enter the same prestigious performing arts high school, they wind up entangled with and facing off against each other in unexpected ways.
Bae Ro Na vs. Han Eun Byul
After meeting again for the first time in 25 years, Oh Yoon Hee and Cheon Seo Jin appear to be repeating history as fierce—and, at times, violent—rivals who are determined to outdo one another no matter what.
However, the bad blood between the two mothers is also echoed in the budding rivalry between their daughters. When Bae Ro Na first learned that she had been placed on the waiting list for Chung Ah Arts High School while Han Eun Byul, who botched her entrance audition, had made it in, she sought out Cheon Seo Jin in person to accuse her of corruption. Ever since then, Han Eun Byul and Bae Ro Na have hated each other with the same kind of bitterness that their mothers do.
In an unsettling moment from the latest episode of the drama, Bae Ro Na even echoed her mother’s exact words that prompted Cheon Seo Jin to attack her back in their own high school days, calling Han Eun Byul a “thieving bitch.” It remains to be seen whether the relationship between the two girls will go down that same dark road—or whether they will be able to write their own story.
Bae Ro Na vs. Joo Seok Hoon and Joo Seok Kyung vs. Han Eun Byul
When Joo Seok Kyung’s abusive father Joo Dan Te learned that she had been cheating off her twin brother during exams, he initially planned to send her abroad on her own. However, Joo Seok Kyung managed to persuade her father to let her stay with her brother by promising that she would beat out Han Eun Byul to win the coveted Chung Ah Arts High School trophy.
In an attempt at psychological warfare, Joo Seok Kyung decided to take advantage of her ultimate rival Han Eun Byul’s crush on her brother Joo Seok Hoon. In order to upset and distract Han Eun Byul, Joo Seok Kyung convinced her reluctant brother to hit on Bae Ro Na, whom she knew to be a source of insecurity for Han Eun Byul. Additionally, knowing it would upset her, Joo Seok Kyung publicly turned down an invite from Han Eun Byul and asked Bae Ro Na to come over to her house instead.
Meanwhile, as Bae Ro Na and Joo Seok Hoon get closer under Joo Seok Kyung’s orders, the subtle tension in their dynamic has piqued viewers’ curiosity about how their relationship will progress. Viewers are also waiting to see if Bae Ro Na will be able to show her usual confidence and defend herself against the mind games of the two scheming twins.
The producers of “The Penthouse” commented, “Kim Hyun Soo, Kim Young Dae, Han Ji Hyun, and Choi Ye Bin have been fully displaying their refreshing charms and adding to the drama with a presence that is just as powerful as those of the adults in the story.”
They added, “Please look forward to the twists in the unpredictable story of ‘The Penthouse kids,’ whose entanglements are just as complicated as those of the adults.”
The next episode of “The Penthouse” will air on November 23 at 10 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, catch up on the drama with English subtitles below!
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