Chicago Typewriter

Chicago Typewriter


Total votes: 22028

Director: Kim Chul Gyu

Screenwriter: Jin Soo Wan

Aired on: Apr 7, 2017

Total Episodes: 16

Network: tvN

Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Year: 2017

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 시카고 타자기

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Sikago Tajagi, Shikago Tachaki

Genre: Comedy, Political, Romance, Supernatural


This drama follows the lives of two men and a woman through two eras: one during the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea and the other in the 21st century. The three main characters are:

(1) Han Se Joo was a writer in his past life and a bestselling author in the present. But Se Joo is depressed with writer’s block so he can’t write his next book.
(2) Yu Jin Oh owneda bar in his previous life. In 2017, he is a talented ghostwriter who can bail Se Joo out of his predicament, but the mysterious man has a condition for his services. Se Joo may not be able to meet it.
(3) Jeon Seol was a sniper. Now she has extremely varied expertise. She is a former Olympian hopeful, a veterinarian, and a book lover who runs her own delivery service. She oscillates between extreme fandom and an anti-fandom of Se Joo.

The intricately woven story of these three characters unfolds to reveal strange mirroring connections between the time periods as well as possibilities for past lives to be redeemed or improved in the modern world. This story depicts Korea and the friendship between the three beautifully through different times.


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