Essence of Happiness

Essence of HappinessProfile

  • TV Movie: Essence of Happiness (literal title)
  • Revised romanization:Haengbokui Jinsoo
  • Hangul: 행복의 진수
  • Director: Yoon Jae-Won
  • Writer: Yoo So-Won
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 2
  • Release Date: September, 2018 —
  • Runtime:
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


Namgoong Jin-Soo (Gong Myung) works as a low level grade 9 civil servant. He pursues the essence of happiness and tries to find small happiness to overcome stress. Meanwhile, Jung Soo (Sojin), who has decided not to marry and not to have a child, tries to be happy.


  1. Part of “JTBC Drama Festa” series of drama specials.
  2. Frst script reading took place August 27, 2018 at JTBC building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea.


  • Gong Myung – Namgoong Jin-Soo
  • Sojin – Jung Soo
  • Lee Yoon-Hee
  • Cha Chung-Hwa
  • Choi Si-On
  • Ji Gun-Woo
  • Kim Ye-Eun

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