“Gaus Electronics” was one of the most popular webtoons in the 2010s, which had serialization for over 8 years on Naver Webtoon. It is a light comedy about people who work at the same company called Gaus Electronics.
Unlike most other webtoons, where multiple episodes are combined to form a storyline, “Gaus Electronics” is made up of short episodes, similar to a comic strip. There are so many characters that appear in the webtoon, but four of them stand out as they were picked as the main characters in the drama adaptation. Let us introduce a short episode of each character.
Lee Shang-Shik’s first name, Shang-Shik, literally means “common knowledge.” As the name implies, Lee Shang-Shik is a commoner with no significant social status. Others in his company are aware of his naive and easygoing personality, and they frequently take advantage of him. For example, Lee Shang-Shik goes on a business trip with his junior, and he happens to be a driver. His junior naps in the back seat.
Cha Na-Rae works in the same department at Gaus Electronics as Lee Shang-Shik and is his senior. She is dissatisfied with Lee Shang-Shik’s work and frequently criticizes him. Cha Na-Rae happens to live next door to Lee Shang-Shik, and she starts taking advantage of him. For example, she buys a WiFi router and gives it to Lee Shang-Shik because she wants to use his internet from next door for free.
In later episodes, Cha Na-Rae begins to care about Lee Shang-Shik.
The name Baek Ma-Tan translates as “white horse prince.” Baek Ma-Tan, as the name suggests, is an ideal man with a handsome appearance, a sharp mind, and a wealthy family background. Baek Ma-Tan’s father is the chairman of a competitor of Gaus Electronics. He wishes to gain experience by working for a competitor.
Despite the fact that he is the lowest-ranking employee in the company, he has no sense of hierarchy at work. When he meets the chairman of Gaus Electronics in the elevator, Baek Ma-Tan takes a selfie with his arm on the chairman’s shoulder.
Gun Gang-Mi translates to “healthy beauty.” Gun Gang-Mi, as the name suggests, has a lovely appearance, a healthy body, and a gentle personality. Her friends are surprised that she has never dated a man before, so they try to set her up at the bar. She consumes too much alcohol and falls asleep on a man’s lap.
The next day, she runs into the man she met at the bar again in the office. The man’s name is Baek Ma-Tan, and he is a new member of her team!