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Title: 편의점 샛별이 / Backstreet Rookie
Also known as: Convenience Store Saet Byul / Convenience Store Morning Star / Convenience Store Venus
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 32 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2020-June-19 to 2020-Aug-08
Air time: Friday & Saturday 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)


This drama is based on webcomic “편의점 샛별이 / Convenience Store Saet Byul” written by “활화산 / Hwalhwasan” and illustrated by “금사공 / Geumsagong” which was published from 2016-Aug-11 to 2017-Dec-8 via Toptoon.

It’s about a former troublemaker applies for a job at a convenience store owned by the same man who ran errands for her a few years ago.

Choi Dae Hyun (Ji Chang Wook) runs into a group of female high school students, including Jung Saet Byul (Kim Yoo Jung). The girls look like troublemakers. Jung Saet Byul asks Choi Dae Hyun to do an errand for them, which is to buy cigarettes from a convenience store. Choi Dae Hyun buys the cigarettes for them and Jung Saet Byul gets his cellphone number, but he never gets a call from her.

4 years later, Choi Dae Hyun is now 33 years old. He runs a small convenience store after he quit his job at a large company. He is looking for a part-time worker to work the night shift at his convenience store. Jung Saet Byul comes to his store and she soon starts to work there. She is not a troublemaker anymore. Jung Saet Byul is now a university student and guided by her strong morals.


Main cast

Kim Yoo Jung as Jung Saet Byul
Ji Chang Wook as Choi Dae Hyun
Do Sang Woo as Jo Seung Joon
Han Sun Hwa as Yoo Yun Joo
Ahn Sol Bin as Jung Eun Byul

People around Dae Hyun

Kim Sun Young as Gong Boon Hee (Dae Hyun’s mom)
Eum Moon Suk as Dal Sik
Lee Byung Joon as Choi Yong Pil

The Fourth Great King

Woo Hyun as Kwon Ui Chu
Lee Yoon Hee as Cha Gi Bok
Bae Ki Bum (배기범) as Go Gwang Tae

Yoo Yun Joo’s Family

Kyun Mi Ri as Kim Hye Ja

Choi Dae Hyun’s Friend

Seo Ye Hwa (서예화) as Hwang Geum Bi
Yoon Soo as Cha Eun Zo


Heo Jae Ho as Manager Bae
Ji Chan as Kang Sung Tae
Shin Yoon Jung (신윤정) as Kim Jung Ha
Lee Joo Ha (이주하) as Oh Hyun Ji


Kim Min Kyu as Kang Ji Wook
Lee Joon Young
Jung Eun Ji

Production Credits

Production Companies: Studio S, Taewon Entertainment, ARI
Executive Producer: Jung Tae Won
Director: Lee Myung Woo
Screenwriter: Son Geun Joo

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2020-06-19 1 - - 4.8 (19th) 5.4 (16th)
2020-06-19 2 5.2 - 6.3 (11th) 6.6 (9th)
2020-06-20 3 - - 3.7 4.1
2020-06-20 4 6.1 - 6.8 (9th) 7.3 (8th)
2020-06-26 5 - - 4.9 (19th) 5.3 (18th)
2020-06-26 6 6.0 - 6.7 (9th) 7.4 (8th)
2020-06-27 7 - - 4.6 5.3 (20th)
2020-06-27 8 8.0 - 8.3 (6th) 9.4 (5th)
2020-07-03 9 - - 4.6 (20th) 4.7 (20th)
2020-07-03 10 6.2 - 5.8 (16th) 6.0 (12th)
2020-07-04 11 - - 4.9  
2020-07-04 12 - - 7.9 (7th) 8.7 (6th)
2020-07-10 13        
2020-07-10 14        
2020-07-11 15        
2020-07-11 16        
2020-07-17 17        
2020-07-17 18        
2020-07-18 19        
2020-07-18 20        
2020-07-24 21        
2020-07-24 22        
2020-07-25 23        
2020-07-25 24        
2020-07-31 25        
2020-07-31 26        
2020-08-01 27        
2020-08-01 28        
2020-08-07 29        
2020-08-07 30        
2020-08-08 31        
2020-08-08 32        

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea


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Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III

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  1. 1 : Shiva Says:

    Yes my 2 favourites, great casting 🙌

  2. 2 : Harshi Niroshika Says:

    OMFG…yes my JCW is back…..can’t wait!!!

  3. 3 : MaxT Says:

    Will check out HSH new drama.

  4. 4 : I'm jimin's missing jams Says:

    Can’t wait❤

  5. 5 : BUNNY Says:

    i love both actors…yeayy cant wait

  6. 6 : Weng Says:

    wow cant wait

  7. 7 : Hanum Samira Says:


  8. 8 : Diana Says:

    Will this drama come with Eng. Sub-Titles?!!!

  9. 9 : nischuu Says:

    omg im so excited!!

  10. 10 : pocahontas11 Says:

    JCW heart, heart

  11. 11 : MaxT Says:

    What an excellent drama to watch this month. It was extremely funny and the female co-star Kim Yoo-Jung is Cute and pretty. Highly recommended. 10/10

  12. 12 : Noona Says:

    Chang Wook is funny, Yoo Jung great actung as ever. Hope script does them justice. Yoo Jung’s lipstick too dark though. She doesnt need such thick makeup

  13. 13 : nischuu Says:

    Never expect it will be this holy-funny and so much cuteness!

    I can smell JCW and KYJ chemistry over the roof aslkdslasd
    definitely worth the wait, you’ll never disappoints to watch this!

  14. 14 : Mona Says:

    I heard some bad comments about this drama but whatever… it’s all about taste, this drama just feels good to me, kim yoo jung’s playing her role so well for her age. The story’s also fun and funny, very nice to watch.

  15. 15 : USA-Mary Says:

    Hi everyone, I am so enjoying this weekend drama. KD.org never fails to bring to us the BEST kdramas that to me, satiate my long over due kdrama fix.

    I really like the chemistry among the actors. They captivate me. Its so refreshing to see a female lead who won’t be bullied or take being looked down upon. Great stunt people for sure! Looking forward to the next weekend fix.

  16. 16 : USA Says:

    This is so cute & uplifting. Too many k-dramas these day are dark & depressing. Wanted funny and cheerful with a different drama setting. This one fits the bill. Kim Yoo-Jung is too cute. She was a cute child actress, and she’s become a fine actress. Agree with NoonaSay, her red lipstick was a bit much. Hope Choi Dae Hyun‘s rich girl-friend drops out of the storyline (don’t want the same rich-poor love story with a-hole parent trying to control). Bet Jung Saet Byul‘s mom was the best friend of Choi Dae Hyun‘s mom. That’d be a better story than the rich mom playing a typical witch.

  17. 17 : USA Says:

    I so enjoy watching kim-sun-young, and her role as Dae-Hyun’s mom in this drama is the icing on the cake. Love her character with the twang, and it was so hilarious how she talked so loud in the hospital — and washing her hair. The writer would be able to develop her character more by dropping the girlfriend/mom. Dae-Hyun is also fun to watch, but hope he grows a pair soon!

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