The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol Episode 15

Episode 15

[Title: Today, a common male idol from South Korea caught a thief, crazy crazy crazy, I saw The Dawn catching a thief today

*I’ll write this in a casual tone first. To explain the situation, I am a light idol fan who only knows the top top top-tier idols. Maybe Black Call level?

But suddenly, my friend became obsessed with a rookie group called The Dawn. Who are they? Yup… Initial sales… 100 albums…

(I’ll skip the explanation with this…)

So, I was looking at them with pity, and recently, Seo Hoyun and Joo Woosung appeared on SNS, right? So, it was the peak of my friend’s excitement…

But today, I saw The Dawn at a convenience store!!!

I didn’t recognize them at first; there were just five handsome guys gathered together, and they all looked even better in person ;;

I thought it was worth showing my friend, so I started recording on my phone and talked to Seo Hoyun.

Seo Hoyun… When I saw him up close, he was really handsome. I’m not kidding. I momentarily forgot what to say because of his face. He had a slightly sharp, foxlike appearance, which was intimidating, but when he smiled, he looked completely captivating… (a.k.a. the kind of person who’s popular at school but suddenly says hello to you and passes by without any context)

The other members were also handsome, but… The main point of today’s story is not that, so I’ll skip that for now. Below is the conversation I had with them.

Me: Seong Jiwon, why are you so handsome? You’re tall too.

Seong Jiwon: Ah, thank you ㅎㅎ (haha)

Kang Ichae: How old are you, noona?

While talking about such things, I was happy to be talking to good-looking guys after a long time.

But something important happened here.

Seo Hoyun: (Suddenly stops talking and looks outside)

Me: (Why are they like this? ;; Did I do something wrong?)

Seo Hoyun: (taps Kim Seonghyeon’s shoulder) Hey.

Kim Seonghyeon: What’s up?

Kim Seonghyeon: (looks outside and stiffens)

But suddenly, the two of them rush out like crazy. I’m left with the remaining members, who were surprised, and outside, there’s some crazy guy who snatched a grandma’s bag and ran away ;;;; Seo Hoyun and Kim Seonghyeon saw it.

Seong Jiwon: Wait a minute.

Jeong Dajun: Let’s go together!

Kang Ichae: I’ll call the police.

Everyone, however, rushed out upon seeing that ;; I was just staring blankly.

But everyone’s part was well distributed; the first two who left caught the thief with crazy physical strength and even took away his knife.

(See the video for details.)

The two who followed behind held the fallen grandma and asked if she was okay…

Kang Ichae was already calling the police.

Me: Wow0.. what’s going on…?

Kang Ichae: (on the phone with the police) Yes, this is the convenience store in front of the XX building in XX-dong, and we caught the thief…

Me: Are you really okay? What should we do? ;;

Kang Ichae: (glances at me) Yes, please take care of it.

Since I’d never seen anything like this before ;; There was also a knife, so I was really worried that both of them, the person and the grandma, might have been hurt.

So I was alone and couldn’t figure out what to do, but Kang Ichae called me and said, “Noona, don’t worry.”

Me: Huh? What? ;;

Kang Ichae: We’ll take care of it here. You must be surprised, so come inside first.

Me: (I was surprised, but I said okay for now)

Kang Ichae: Oh… That’s right. I’m sorry I couldn’t wait for your friend. Let’s definitely meet next time.

Kang Ichae, younger than me, quickly resolved the situation and even comforted me, which was really cool.

What I wrote now is in the video that I’ll upload below. Check out the full video for details. Everyone was really crazy, not just me, without lying ;;

My friend is crying and going crazy, asking why it had to be me and not her…

I’m officially a bigger fan of The Dawn from today, and I’m ordering their album now.

└ I came in to make fun of you for being a superficial fan, but after watching the video, it’s real

└ It’s crazy ;;;; How did they catch him? What’s with that black-haired one’s physique? How did Seo Hoyun manage to block that knife again?

└└ Seriously, prophets…

└ This must be uploaded, it’s insane, whether you listen or not, I don’t care.

└ Seong Jiwon, why can’t you take your eyes off the grandma in the middle of this? ㅠ So cute. └ Why are the kids eating cup noodles??? ㅠㅠㅠ

└└ Probably because their agency is poor…

└└ Who’s the one who piles up five packets of seasoning, pours it into their cup noodles, and eats it? ㅋㅋㅋ So cute.

└└ It’s Jeong Dajun!! He’s the youngest and a sub-dancer. He has a nationwide fanbase of aunts!

└└ Auntie, stop bragging and go in]

[Title: The reason I called today is for this, starting today, I’m a fan of The Dawn, thank you

└ Godly character, agree

└└ Don’t promote their character

└ Honestly, I don’t really know what the fuss is about. Their faces are just okay, and their songs are not that great…

└└ For real, their debut song was a total failure ㅋㅋ It seemed like a brief flash

└└ Guys, are you jealous of other rookie idols? Already on guard? Scared?

└ Honestly, they’re all handsome ;;; Especially Kang Ichae, he’s my type. He’s calling “noona, noona” in the video, and I’m ready to put on dentures and pretend to be 99 years old.

└└Are you crazy ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

└└ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ What a boast ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

└I’m into Kim Seonghyeon ;;; He’s like a wolf? His physique is insane for catching the thief.

└└I’m also a wolf, so I’ll catch him ㅎ

└└To the comment above, I just called 112. Enjoy your tofu.

└└ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅅㅂ That’s too much, let’s meet in our prison ^^ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

“Wow, things are really crazy.”

Joo Woosung was currently feeling very bad. He was always included in the articles about The Dawn.

It was because of the promotion he did as a star. He was annoyed by the DMs pouring in asking who he was, the manager who suddenly asked why he was advertising other idols, and everything else.

Among them, the most annoying was Seo Hoyun, who appeared like a comet.

Seo Hoyun, Seo Hoyun.

What on earth is he?

– Crazy guy: Joo Woosung

– Crazy guy: Come to Daepaseong Entertainment

Being threatened for a week, Joo Woosung wanted to ignore the messages, but eventually, he drove toward Daepaseong Entertainment due to the continuous threats.

He wondered how this happened. If he told his manager, the manager would protect him, but to do that, he had to reveal his romantic relationships…

I don’t like this.

Joo Woosung sighed deeply as he closed the door and headed to Daepaseong Entertainment.

Wasn’t someone waiting for him in the lobby? Seeing that they didn’t stop a non-staff member from entering, it seemed like a real entertainment company.

But hadn’t there been a huge fuss lately?

Joo Woosung even promoted them by posting about them on his SNS, and not long ago, they caught a thief, which made for a great story.

The sudden promotion might have gotten some backlash, but it seemed quite effective.

Where the hell is he?

Joo Woosung grumbled as he searched for Seo Hoyun. He found Seo Hoyun sitting in the corner of the lobby, huddled up on a sofa. Joo Woosung approached with a scowl on his face.

“Hey, do you think I’m a dog? You’re making a fuss, calling people like they’re dogs.”


“Seo Hoyun, hey, junior.”

Seo Hoyun didn’t respond. Joo Woosung poked him a few times, and then Seo Hoyun, with a pale face, raised his head. Joo Woosung hesitated.

“What, what’s wrong? Why are you like this?”

“Ah, you came….”

Did I hurt him by poking him?

Joo Woosung looked at Seo Hoyun with a guilty conscience. Judging by his pale face, he didn’t seem to be in any condition to be here.

“What’s wrong? Are you hurt?”

“I’m fine.”

“But you don’t look fine.”

“I said I’m fine, Joo Woosung.”

I let out a deep sigh and stood up. Joo Woosung seemed more nervous than I thought, his eyebrows twitching strangely.

Yeah, damn it. I was in pain.

It was partly because I hadn’t slept for days and had been working hard, but the biggest problem was this system window.


[Seo Hoyun, proceed with the quest now!]

Get lost, you bastard.

Ignoring the new quest that arrived, I proceeded with my work, but the signs of failure were already coming.

I silently stared at the description of the quest that appeared in front of me and then turned my eyes away. Joo Woosung looked surprised.

“Why did you call me?”

“What do you mean?”

“We’re filming our music video tomorrow. I was hoping you could look at our dance until then. You’re a pro, so you know what you’re doing.”

“You called me just for that?”

Joo Woosung looked incredulous.

Well, Joo Woosung was famous for not taking care of his juniors. He let his own agency’s idols and even his members fend for themselves while he was dating.

“Oh, it’s Joo Woosung!”

With my sagging body, I dragged Joo Woosung to the practice room. When I opened the door, our manager, who was busily filming the members practicing near the entrance, greeted us with surprise.

With their hair dyed in various colors, the members greeted Joo Woosung with a 100-degree bow.

“Hello, senior!”

“… Uh, yeah.”

I could feel Joo Woosung glaring at me. Sorry, but don’t be mad.

It was a behind-the-scenes (BTS) shoot for our comeback preparations. The planning team leader pushed for it, and I agreed, even though it was sudden.

Joo Woosung looked at the members uneasily and then put his arm around my shoulders. To others, it looked like we were close.

“Hey, you didn’t tell me about the filming.”

“We’ve met once or twice, right?”

“… We’ve only met once or twice, haven’t we?”

Ah, right. He didn’t know about my time as a PD.

“I’m just saying you should understand my style. Joo Woosung, just pretend to be friendly with me and give me some tips.”

“I can’t believe it! If it weren’t for that photo!”

Joo Woosung sighed deeply. Then he removed his arm around me and sat quietly on the practice room sofa. It was satisfying to see him listen to me so well.

The members bowed their heads in unison whenever Joo Woosung spoke, which was amusing to watch.

However, it seemed that the desperate energy of the rookie group had an impact on Joo Woosung, as he nodded his head and changed his gaze.

“Then let’s not waste any time and have a look.”


At the enthusiastic response from the members, the manager played the song as if he had been waiting for the cue.

We practiced non-stop for three days after the incident with the thief. There wasn’t much time left, and we had no choice but to master the choreography.

Seong Jiwon, who was in charge of the first part, began the song.

“Give me, Give me, Give me Second Chance,

Inside my head, this ringing sensation, say it again, I’m back,

I clench my fists tightly,

I can’t miss this chance.”

Seong Jiwon continued singing smoothly, even though he seemed nervous. In fact, it was more accurate to say that everyone was out of their minds, having stayed up all night for the past week.

Seong Jiwon twisted his head and stepped forward. I stood up behind him, and the surrounding members crossed their arms and made a table shape in front of me.

“Oh, pick a card, the future becomes clearer,

Don’t worry about the low chances, there’s no need,

It’s okay, I’ll lead you.”


Joo Woosung looked at me with sharper eyes than the other members, but I wasn’t nervous.

I was also not in my right mind due to endless all-nighters and penalties from the system window. When I sang the last verse, Jeong Dajun added harmony and stood up.

“Come to me, come to me,

Don’t be afraid, come to me,

I have my second chance.”

They performed quite well. At that moment, Jeong Dajun bent down, and Kim Seonghyeon stepped over him as he began singing. The previously shaky live performance became much more stable in terms of pitch.

I won’t miss this cold sensation.”

After that, Kang Ichae rapped, and Seong Jiwon, Jeong Dajun, and I added harmonies to finish the song.

We breathed heavily like a stray dog ​​thrown out of the water, having poured all our efforts into the performance.

Honestly… I felt like throwing up because of my abnormal condition.

Damn system window. Damn penalties.


“Wow, cough…”


Joo Woosung looked at us and briefly hesitated before pointing at me.



“Are you feeling sick? Or are you always a bit slow?”

“I’m always a bit slow.”

Hiding my pain, I responded calmly. Joo Woosung burst into laughter, then quickly returned to a serious expression.

Jeong Dajun, who had been watching quietly, stepped in.

“Our slowpoke hyung has improved a lot.”

Was that a compliment?

I sent a glance to Jeong Dajun. This wasn’t a competition program, so growth wasn’t the most important thing.

For idols, everything was judged by just 3-4 minutes of stage performance. So, regardless of how much they grow, what mattered was the final result.

Joo Woosung stood up slowly.

“Overall, it wasn’t bad. But sometimes, there are parts in individual sections where the choreography is empty, right? You usually have to fill in those gaps with gestures.”

“Yes, yes.”

“I’ll show you how to do it.”

For some reason, Joo Woosung demonstrated the gestures himself. I thought he would just do it briefly and dismiss it, but his level felt different, even with a simple pose.


Joo Woosung wasn’t just a pretty face after all. Watching him, I was diligently taking notes.

“No, no. That’s not it. Let me see.”

“You dance well, but you’re putting too much power into it. You need to relax your shoulders here.”

“You seem to have some charm. Try to use that. Imagine there’s a camera.”

Joo Woosung did not hesitate to advise the members, even on the smallest details. But when it was my turn, he paused.

Joo Woosung made a face that seemed to say, ‘How should I handle this slowpoke?’ before giving me detailed advice.

“Seo Hoyun, when you dance during individual parts, it’s too obvious that you’re not good at it. Instead, try to compensate for the skill gap with the members with charm. It’s a temporary solution but better than being a slowpoke.”


“And about your singing, it’s good that you sing better than I thought, but you still lack emotion.”

Emotion, that’s something I heard from Lim Hyeonsu as well. The members pointed it out several times too.

“It seems like you’re the one who knows everything about this song, but there’s no fun in singing too honestly. Try again.”

I sang my part once more. Joo Woosung, looking frustrated, patted his chest and shook his head.

“No, do it again.”

I sang again.

“What’s the problem? Why can’t you sing with emotion?”

Ah, this talented jerk…

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The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol

The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol

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[Congratulations Seo Hoyun! You have been selected as a player in the Unknown Idol Tycoon.] The good-for-nothing PD, who is criticized by everyone, becomes a unknown idol in a parallel world. Only his younger sibling remembers him. To return to the original world, he must become a top idol and clear the game! “…Quest accepted.” “Are you crazy?” “Don’t we need to eat and live?” His specialty is blackmailing, his hobby is persuasion. The survival story of the unscrupulous PD-turned-idol who will stop at nothing!
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