Uncle (2021) Review



TV CHOSUN’s new drama “Uncle” has finally confirmed the ‘actor lineup of actors’ leading actors Oh Jeong-se, Jeon Hye-jin, Park Seon-young, Lee Sang-woo, and Hwang Woo-seul-hye.

TV CHOSUN’s new drama ‘Uncle’, which will be broadcast in the second half of 2021 (directed by Ji Young-soo/Screenwriter by Park Ji-sook/produced by High Ground, Monster Union), is about a nephew of a man who suffers from anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder due to the divorce of his older sister, a loser musician uncle who had a lack of affection. It contains the story that takes place and takes place.

It is expected to be a ‘well-made drama’ that gives deep sympathy, warm comfort, and encouragement through the crisis survival stories of three people who enter a rental apartment next to the Royal State in the 4th district of Gangnam, who call themselves middle and upper class.

Above all, “Uncle” is a remake of the BBC drama of the same name, which aired from 2012 to 2017 and led to a thick mania. Based on the proven story, director Ji Young-soo, who showed off his delicate directing skills with ‘Nine Room’ and ‘Falling for Innocence’, and writer Park Ji-sook, who wrote ‘The Spring Days of My Life’ and ‘Hero’, collaborated. Here, the combination of different actors such as Oh Jeong-se, Jeon Hye-jin, Park Seon-young, Lee Sang-woo, and Hwang Woo-seul-hye explodes with explosive chemistry.

First of all, Oh Jeong-Se takes on the role of Wang Jun-hyuk, a loser, an unpopular musician whose life has hit rock bottom, who stands on the brink of betrayal and fraud. Wang Jun-hyeok is a person who is unexpectedly reborn as a “parenting uncle” as he takes on the only son of his older sister, who appears out of the blue after divorce and the nephew with obsessive-compulsive pediatrics.

Oh Jung-Se is a well-known and trusted actor, winning the Baeksang Arts Awards Supporting Award twice in a row by hitting a hit home run in ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’, ‘When the Camellia Blooms’, and ‘Hot Stove League’. In “Uncle”, in which Oh Jung-Se, who is well-known for his keen eye for work, takes the lead role, he will transform his acting with a deeper emotional line and expressive power.

Jeon Hye-jin plays Wang Jun-hee, a divorcee, who fights barefoot to protect her son after breaking up with her abusive husband after 12 years of marriage. After moving to a rental apartment in Seongjak-gu, where racism is rampant, Wang Jun-hee is a character who collides with her mother-in-law, her ex-husband, and her unkind eyes, who is trying to take custody of her. Actress Jeon Hye-jin, who gives credibility with her solid acting skills and her wide-character digestibility, draws attention to what Wang Jun-hee will look like with her unique heavy charisma.

Park Seon-young takes on the role of Park Hye-ryung, the president of Mambaly, a mom cafe in the Royal State, a symbol of the development of Seongjak-gu. With her perfect looks and charisma, Park Hye-ryeong is a neighborhood queen bee and an unmatched ruler, receiving the respect, trust, envy and following of all ‘moms’ in the neighborhood. Through her role of Park Hye-ryeong, Park Seon-young delivers an intense performance that contrasts with her elegant and noble appearance.

Lee Sang-woo plays the role of Joo Kyung-il, a parenting father living in the Royal State, exuding a unique soft charisma. Joo Kyung-il is a perfect man who dominates the popularity of apartments with a warm personality, warm looks, and sweet manners, and is raising his daughter alone after his wife’s death. Lee Sang-woo challenges his lifestyle with an attractive mask and unique atmosphere.

Hwang Woo-seul-hye will play the role of Kim Yu-ra, who is the face of the Royal State ‘Mambly’ club and Park Hye-ryung’s right arm.

 Kim Yu-ra, the mother goddess who is welcomed everywhere for her striking appearance, is admired and admired next to Park Hye-ryung. Hwang-woo Seul-hye, who has given her vitality to each of her works, attracts attention as to what kind of image transformation she will repeat as Kim Yu-ra, who has the pain of her husband.

The production team said, “‘Uncle” will present a new drama that has never been seen before with a solid combination of script, director and actors. Please look forward to ‘Uncle’ and the actors’ performances, which will bring sympathy and healing that penetrates the world.”


  • Drama: Uncle
  • Native Title: 엉클
  • Also Known As: Eongkeul
  • Screenwriter: Park Ji Sook
  • Director: Ji Young Soo
  • Genres: Music, Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs: Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 30, 2022
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: TV Chosun, Viki
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older