A man works for a big company although his dream is to run a chicken restaurant. A woman who lives at a bathhouse that her late grandfather left behind, only leaves her home when she absolutely has to. She wants to become a webtoon writer. These two meet and grow with each other.
Cast & Credits
Homemade crunchy fried chicken.Story: "Best Chicken" sets out to enchant its viewers with constant images of deliciously fried chicken, mugs full of beer, and two young adults trying their best to figure out what they want to do when they "grow up". It is a candid, homely portrayal of what it's like to jump into something new without any experience, and the aftermath of having your dreams destroyed by someone with ulterior interests. Above all, the main plot follows Seo Bo Ah and Park Choi Go's journey as they assist each other directly and indirectly, engage in mischievous sabotage (that sometimes goes too far), and find new lives and dreams through a fried chicken restaurant. As expected this is not a groundbreaking drama but its simple story is consistent from start to finish, and there are many goofy moments that will either make you smile, look away, or just raise your spirits. Just like deep frying chicken at home: it probably won't look as pretty as buying it elsewhere, but you know it tastes good.
Acting/Cast: The cast as a whole is a quirky collection of k-drama tropes between Seo Bo Ah's close friends & partners in crime, Park Choi Go's helicopter mother, and the neighbourhood's grumpy elders. All actors match the roles that were assigned to them. When it comes to the acting, there is a rift between the effort put by the female actresses and the male actors. While Kim So Hye - someone who is fairly recent to k-drama acting - performs well and her efforts are noticeable throughout each episode, the same cannot be said of Park Sun Ho's stiffness and blank eyed stares that persist from episode 1 to 12. But overall the acting quality is okay-ish.
Music: The soundtrack of "Best Chicken" features songs by SOHEE, J. Mee. Kim Eunbi (EB), and the drama's own Chick Choir that sings about... You guessed it: chicken. There is nothing particularly memorable about the music but it's easy on the ear, and upbeat.
Rewatch Value: For fans of Kim So Hye there is some re-watch value as watching her character develop and interacting with her friends is a fun experience by itself. This is also a fairly short drama, standing at twelve episodes of one hour each so it can be watched peacefully in a single day or two. As for the ending itself, it ends in a simple, kind manner: life goes on in the fried chicken world.