Recently a clip of Lee Minhyuk of the boy band BTOB has expressed annoyance regarding his "The Penthouse 2" namesake. In "The Penthouse 2" Lee Min-hyeok (이민혁 in Korean) is the name of a vicious bully played by Lee Tae-vin. The conversation got started as BTOB was doing a live broadcast on March 20th during the same time the tenth episode of "The Penthouse 2" was airing. Roughly ten thousand fans were watching the live broadcast, which instructed them to watch the live broadcast instead of the drama.
AdvertisementLee Minhyuk quickly responded to the prompt by going ah, I really hate that Lee Min-hyeok guy. Lee Minhyuk thought it was regrettable that he shared his name with such a generally repugnant character. Amused fans noted that as Lee Minhyuk made this probably scripted gesture, he was using very similar intonation to what the fictional Lee Min-hyeok does, a quirk that has endeared Lee Tae-vin to fans as a character they love to hate.
This is not the first time notice has been called to widely disliked character's common name. On February 27th Lee Tae-vin apologized to all of the Lee Min-hyeoks of the world for their inadvertent association with his character. Fans asked him to do better, expressing hope that the character would have a possible redemption arc. "The Penthouse 2" airs on SBS in the Friday and Saturday ten 'o clock timeslot.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
"[HanCinema's News] Lee Minhyuk Critical of Damage Done to his Good Name"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
[HanCinema's News] Ahn Yeon-hong Gives Closing Thoughts on "The Penthouse 2"
On March 23rd actress Ahn Yeon-hong confirmed that "The Penthouse 2" had finished filming via an I,...More
[HanCinema's News] Kim Soo-hwan Confirmed for "The Penthouse 2"
On March 24th JR Entertainment confirmed that Kim Soo-hwan, who is represented by the agency, will,...More
[Video] First Teaser Released for the Upcoming Korean Drama "My Roommate Is a Gumiho"
First teaser released for the upcoming Korean drama "My Roommate Is a Gumiho",...More
Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.