The only returning character from season 1, Lee Yi Kyung brings his character actor Lee Joon Ki to life, returning with an even more shameless and irresponsible personality. Last season, he began to see some fame as “Newsroom”‘s Song Joon Suk, but it appears that he has returned to acting for wages once more. Though Kim Sun Ho's prickly charater Cha Woo Sik made a flashy debut through an idol group, the group failed to be successful. He currently makes his living as a singer who teaches classes, performs at weddings, and such, hoping for a comeback. Shin Hyun Soo will be playing Kook Ki Bong, a high school baseball star who signed a contract to join the professional league, earning millions of won. Due to a shoulder injury; however, he remains at second string. Falling for his high school classmate Lee Joon Ki’s charm, he and Cha Woo Sik use up all their savings and begin living at Waikiki.
Moon Ga Young will be taking over the guesthouse as the slightly crazy but lovable Han Soo Yeon, the first love of the three high school friends at Waikiki. Growing up as a sheltered child without a care in the world, she has no perseverance, no stubbornness, and no tact. Suddenly humiliated on her wedding day, she somehow ends up with her high school classmates at Waikiki. Ahn So Hee is Kim Jung Eun, the queen of part-time jobs. She is not only a Theater and Film major with Lee Joon Ki, but also his long-time friend. After giving up her dreams due to the difficult reality of being an actress, she faces life by saving money as much as possible, even deciding to live at Waikiki to save on rent. With her easygoing personality that can’t stand injustice, she meddles in others’ affairs. Kim Ye Won shows off her charisma as Cha Yoo Ri, a former chef working at a hotel who quit her job to follow her younger brother Cha Woo Sik to Waikiki. Though she is equipped with a fierce determination to start her own restaurant, she ends up penniless. Overflowing with biting remarks, an unfounded confidence, and veteran shamelessness, she wears a kitchen apron and takes on the world with her cutting boards.
"Welcome to Waikiki 2" premieres Monday, March 25 on JTBC.
Sources: Viu Singapore | Soompi/Naver
I was really not a fan of the humor of season 1 but I love most of these actors so I'm conflicted. I'll probably end up watching at least the first few eps, but the previews show the same humor I don't like. :/