I Haven't Done My Best Yet (2022) Review


Teabing’s original ‘I haven’t done my best yet’ (Screenwriter Park Hee-Kwon, Park Eun-young/Director Im Tae-woo) tells the story of a voluntary Nam Geum Pil who dreams of becoming a webtoon writer and challenges the ‘newborn’ at his own pace. It is based on a Japanese manga of the same name that has many fans in Korea.

Director Im Tae-woo of JTBC’s ‘Yoo Na’s Street’, who produced a lot of fans by portraying alienated outsiders with a warm gaze, took charge of directing. Then, we met again Park Hae-jun takes on the role of Nam Geum-pil. Nam Geum Pil is a man in his 40’s and he lives with his father and daughter. Out of the blue, he decides to quit his job. He receives criticism from his family, but he doesn’t care. He freeloads from his friend when he wants to drink alcohol. Meanwhile, Nam Geum Pil becomes aware of a male neighbor who looks like an unemployed man, but he actually makes a lot of money as a webcomic writer. Nam Geum Pil then decides to become a comic writer.

In the teaser poster released on the 21st, Nam Geum-pil, a voluntary white man who entered puberty at the age of 44, was contained. He is the father, a man in his 40’s who quit the company without any measures and became an aspiring cartoonist. Despite any failure, he has managed to live his life, saying, ‘I just didn’t do my best’, but after resigning impulsively, he overcomes the hardships, his father is Nam Dong-jin (Kim Gap-su) and his daughter Nam Sang-ah (Park Jeong-yeon).

Nam Geum-pil decides to become a cartoonist with a strong belief that he can turn his ‘muffling’ into art after discovering that a white-shoulder, who looks similar to him, is a webtoon writer with a salary of billions of dollars. However, the poster shows the optimistic and easygoing personality of Nam Geum-pil, who is always lying down despite his determined determination to become a cartoonist, adding to the curiosity of viewers about the development of the drama.

In particular, Park Hae-jun in the poster provoked the wrath of the entire nation through JTBC’s ‘The World of the Married’, and is making the viewers laugh in a 180-degree different way from how he played a rare villain in the movie ‘Start-Up’.

The production team said, “Tiving’s original ‘I Haven’t Done My Best Yet’ is a work depicting a courageous wandering of a man in his 40s who has not done his best yet in a society where he is always forced to do his best. The teaser poster released this time is the main character. I focused on Nam Geum-pil’s courageous character,” he said.


  • Drama: I Haven’t Done My Best Yet
  • Related Content: I’ve Not Done My Best (Japanese adaptation)
  • Native Title: 아직 최선을 다하지 않았을 뿐
  • Also Known As: I Just Haven’t Done My Best Yet , Ajik Choisuneul Dahaji Anatseul Bbun , Ajig Choeseoneul Anhasseul Ppun
  • Director: Im Tae Woo
  • Screenwriter: Park Eun Young, Park Hee Kwon
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs: Feb 18, 2022 – Jun 3, 2022
  • Airs On: Friday
  • Original Network: tvN
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older