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Backstreet Rookie

Backstreet Rookie: Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung

backstreet rookie cast and synopsis
Credit: SBS

General Information

  • International Title: Backstreet Rookie
  • Original Title: 편의점 샛별이 (romanization: Pyeonuijeom Saetbyeori)
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episode: 16
  • Airing Date: 2020.06.19 ~ 2020.08.08
  • Airing Slot: Friday & Saturday 22:00 KST
  • Broadcasting Channel: SBS
  • International Distributor: iQIYI, Rakuten Viki
  • Starring: Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung
  • Director: Lee Myung Woo
  • Writer: Son Geun Joo (script), Hwalhwasan (webtoon), Geumsagong (webtoon)
  • Highest Rating: 9.5%
  • Awards: 2020 SBS Drama Awards for Excellent Actress (Kim Yoo Jung)


Backstreet Rookie is webtoon-based adaptation Korean drama portraying the unusual relation between Choi Dae Hyun and Jung Saet Byul. Their first encounter was 3 years ago when Saet Byul was still a high school student. She thought that Dae Hyun was a cute man who would buy her cigarette. However, Dae Hyun just gave advice for Saet Byul and her friends. Now, Dae Hyun manages a convenience store owned by his family. Saet Byul turns to be an attractive young woman now. Later, she applies as part-timer at Dae Hyun’s convenience store and helps Dae Hyun increase selling.

Main Cast

backstreet rookie cast ji chang wook
Credit: SBS

Character name: Choi Dae Hyun
Actor name: Ji Chang Wook
Ji Chang Wook’s notable works: The Sound of Magic, Lovestruck in the City, Suspicious Partner, The K2, Empress Ki

kim yoo jung drama

Credit: SBS

Character name: Jung Saet Byul
Actress name: Kim Yoo Jung
Kim Yoo Jung’s notable works: Red Sky, Clean With Passion For Now, Love in the Moonlight, The Moon Embracing The Sun

Extended Cast

Kim Sun Young as Gong Boon Hee
Han Sun Hwa as Yoo Yeon Joo
Do Sang Woo as Jo Seung Joon
Ahn Sol Bin as Jung Eun Byul
Kim Min Kyu as Kang Ji Wook
Seo Ye Hwa as Hwang Geum Bi
Lee Byung Joon as Choi Yong Pil
Eum Moon Suk as Han Dal Shik
Kim Ji Hyun as Choi Dae Soon
Woo Hyun as Kwon Eui Choo
Lee Yoon Hee as Cha Ki Bok
Bae Gi Bum as Go Kwang Tae
Kyeon Mi Ri as Kim Hye Ja
Kil Yong Woo as Yoo Myung Gi
Yoon Soo as Cha Eun Jo
Neulno as Neulbo
Heo Jae Ho as Department Head Bae
Ji Chan as Kang Sung Tae
Shin Yoon Jung as Kim Jung Ha
Lee Ju Ha as Oh Hyun Ji

Cameo & Special Appearances

Park Jin Joo (Ep. 1)
Jeong Eun Ji as Jung Eun (Ep. 1)
Go Kyu Pil as Oh Yo Han (Ep. 1-2)
Lee Yoo Bi as customer (Ep. 2)
Lee Jun Young as customer (Ep. 2)
Jung Joon Ho as customer (Ep. 3)
Ahn Chang Hwan as part time applicant (Ep. 4)
Ryu Seung Soo as Jung Chul Min
Kim Se Yong as chicken shop employee
Tak Jae Hoon as webtoon PD (Ep. 5)
Park Chul Min as tarot reader
Yeom Hae In as Mega Hit trainee
Yoohyeon as arcade customer
Jung Yoo Jun as arcade customer
Lim Ha Ryong as Han Dal Pyung
Park Sang Myun as high school headmaster
Kim Hyung Mook as Choi Da Soon’s husband (Ep. 6)

Character Relationship Chart


Original Soundtrack

“Something” by Kang Daniel
“Crazy” by April
“Love Ya” by Kim Tae Woo (G.O.D)
“Sleepless Night” by Rothy
Treasure” by Colde
“See Saw” by Park Kyung (Block B) & SeolA (Cosmic Girls)
“I’ll Miss You” by Lim Ji Woo

Teaser & Trailer Videos

Awards & Nominations

2020 SBS Drama Awards: Excellent Actress (Kim Yoo Jung) – December 31, 2020
7th APAN Star Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Kim Sun Young) – 2020


  • Backstreet Rookie takes over The King: Eternal Monarch time slot on Friday and Saturday
  • It is based on webtoon Convenience Store Saet Byul written by Hwalhwasan and illustrated by Geumsagong
  • This drama is directed by Lee Myung Woo who previously directed popular Korean dramas such as The Fiery Priest, Whisper, Punch, Fashion King, and so on
  • The drama receives over 7,000 complaints as objections for inappropriate scenes exploring sexuality and racism

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