Level Up

Level Up Korean drama starring Sung Hoon & Han Bo-reum


A corporate restructuring expert is sent to a dying gaming company as its new CEO. The difficult process of saving the company becomes all the more complicated when he meets and fall in love with the firm’s head of game development.




General Info

  • Official Title: Level Up
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Director: Kim Sang-woo
  • Writer: Kim Dong-kyu
  • No. of Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast Period: July 10 to August 15, 2019
  • Time Slot: Wednesday & Thursday @ 23:00 Korean Standard Time
  • Running Time: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: MBN (cable)
  • Also Available/Streaming on: K-PLUS

Cast & Characters


Main Cast of Level Up (Korean Drama)

Sung Hoon as Ahn Dante, an ace director of Yoo Seong CRC, a company specializing in restructuring other companies in financial jeopardy. Although excellent at work, he’s also known as a cold-hearted and ruthless boss. He has avoided working with gaming companies due to bad childhood memories involving games until he is sent to Joy Buster as its new CEO.

Han Bo-reum as Shin Yeon-hwa, the new game development chief of the dying gaming firm Joy Buster. She is passionate about designing games but her ideas have failed somehow because of her lack of experience. She is shocked after finding out that Dante is the new CEO of her company.

Baro as Kwak Han-cheol, a new employee at Yoo Seung CRC who pursues happiness over success. He has given up on studying in college due to a family situation and ends up getting a job at Yoo Seung, where he meets Dante and Yeon-hwa whom he considers his life coach and soul mate, respectively.

Kang Byul as Bae Ya-chae, a representative of Arena Entertainment which was saved by Dante when it was on the verge of bankruptcy.

Danny Ahn as Park Gil-woo, the only son of Yoo Seung’s CEO and the company’s general manager. He acknowledges the fact that Dante is way better than him when it comes to work, so he trusts and follows Dante’s decisions. With YOLO as his life motto, he’s also the type of guy who prefers happiness to success.


The following figures are nationwide TV ratings from Nielsen Korea.

  • Episode 1 (July 10, 2019) — %
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  • Episode 3 (July 17, 2019) — %
  • Episode 4 (July 18, 2019) — %
  • Episode 5 (July 24, 2019) — %
  • Episode 6 (July 25, 2019) — %
  • Episode 7 (July 31, 2019) — %
  • Episode 8 (August 1, 2019) — %
  • Episode 9 (August 7, 2019) — %
  • Episode 10 (August 8, 2019) — %
  • Episode 11 (August 14, 2019) — %
  • Episode 12 (August 15, 2019) — %
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