Flower of Evil (South Korean TV series)

Flower of Evil (Korean악의 꽃) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, Jang Hee-jin, and Seo Hyun-woo.[1][2][3] It aired on tvN every Wednesday and Thursday from July 29 to September 23, 2020,[4] and streamed internationally on Netflix, iQIYI, Viki and ViuTV with multi-languages subtitles. Lee and Moon have previously starred in Criminal Minds, and it was Lee's return to television after two years.[5]

Flower of Evil
Promotional poster
악의 꽃
Revised RomanizationAgui kkot
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byYoo Jung-hee
Directed byKim Cheol-kyu
  • Kim Jun-seok
  • Jung Se-rin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Executive producerYoo Sang-won
  • Jung Hae-ryong
  • Jang Shin-ae
  • Kim Dae-ho
EditorKim Young-joo
Running time61–79 minutes
Production companyMonster Union
Original networktvN
Original releaseJuly 29 (2020-07-29) –
September 23, 2020 (2020-09-23)
Flower of Evil (Philippines)

Synopsis Edit

Baek Hee-sung (Lee Joon-gi) is a man who hides his identity and past from his wife Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won), a detective. On the surface, they appear to be the perfect family: A loving couple with a beautiful six-year-old daughter who adores her parents.

Cha Ji-won and her colleagues begin investigating a series of unexplained murders and she is confronted with the reality that her seemingly perfect husband may be hiding something from her.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Supporting Edit

Baek Hee-sung and Cha Ji-won's family Edit

  • Jung Seo-yeon as Baek Eun-ha, daughter of Hee-sung and Ji-won[8]
  • Son Jong-hak as Baek Man-woo, Hee-sung's father[9]
  • Nam Gi-ae as Gong Mi-ja, Hee-sung's mother[10]
  • Jo Kyung-sook as Moon Young-ok, Ji-won's mother[11]

Kangsoo Police Station Edit

  • Choi Dae-hoon as Lee Woo-cheol, leader of Homicide Investigation Team[10]
  • Choi Young-joon as Choi Jae-sub, veteran detective[10]
  • Kim Soo Oh as Im Ho-joon, youngest team member[10]
  • Lim Chul-hyung as Yoon Sang-pil, section chief[10]
  • Hong Seo-joon as Oh Young-joon, police captain

Hanjoogan Magazine Edit

  • Yang Hye-jin as Gang Pil-young, lead reporter[10]
  • Ju Ye-eun as Reporter Joo

Extended Edit

  • Choi Byung-mo as Do Min-seok, father of Hae-soo and Hyun-soo
  • Kim Ji-hoon as Baek Hee-sung
  • Lee Kyu-bok as Nam Soon-gil
  • Kim Geon as Kim In-seo
  • Lee Ju-yeon as Park Seo-young
  • Han Soo-yeon as Jung Mi-sook
  • Yoon Byung-hee as Park Kyung-choon, taxi driver and husband of Jung Mi-sook
  • Park Seung-tae as Oh Bok-ja
  • Kim Ki-cheon as Dr. Lee Hyun-suk

Original soundtrack Edit

Part 1 Edit

Released on August 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)
1."Psycho"DOKO, Son Jae-minDOKO, Son Jae-minDOKO3:07
2."Psycho" (Inst.) DOKO, Son Jae-min 3:07
Total length:6:14

Part 2 Edit

Released on August 19, 2020 (2020-08-19)
1."In My Heart"Kim MinKim MinLim Yeon3:49
2."In My Heart" (Inst.) Kim Min 3:49
Total length:7:38

Part 3 Edit

Released on September 3, 2020 (2020-09-03)
1."Feel You"Kim MinKim Min, TaylorShin Yong-jae (2F)03:28
2."Feel You" (Inst.) Kim Min, Taylor 03:28
Total length:6:56

Viewership Edit

Flower of Evil : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea.[12]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(Nielsen Korea)[12]
Nationwide Seoul
1 July 29, 2020 3.357% 4.248%
2 July 30, 2020 2.860% 3.155%
3 August 5, 2020 3.116% 3.570%
4 August 6, 2020 3.735% 4.357%
5 August 12, 2020 2.973% 3.060%
6 August 13, 2020 3.615% 4.030%
7 August 19, 2020 3.526% 4.030%
8 August 20, 2020 3.863% 4.358%
9 August 26, 2020 3.539% 4.142%
10 August 27, 2020 3.659% 4.701%
11 September 2, 2020 3.844% 4.250%
12 September 9, 2020 4.729% 5.234%
13 September 10, 2020 4.456% 4.853%
14 September 16, 2020 4.767% 5.246%
15 September 17, 2020 5.083% 5.536%
16 September 23, 2020 5.715% 6.639%
Average 3.927% 4.463%
Special September 3, 2020 2.342% 2.797%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This series aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Awards and nominations Edit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2020 Asia Artist Awards Asia Celebrity Lee Joon-gi Won [13]
Best Artist Awards Won
Popularity Award, Actress Moon Chae-won Nominated
2021 7th APAN Star Awards Popular Star Award, Actor Lee Joon-gi Nominated
KT Seezn Star Award Nominated
Moon Chae-won Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress Nominated
57th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Director (TV) Kim Cheol-kyu Won [14]
Best Drama (TV) Flower of Evil Nominated
Best Screenplay (TV) Yoo Jung-hee Nominated
Best Actor (TV) Lee Joon-gi Nominated
Best Supporting Actor (TV) Kim Ji-hoon Nominated

Adaptation Edit

On September 16, 2021, ABS-CBN announced a Philippine remake for the series.[15] It was released on Viu on June 23, 2022, along with its television broadcast on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z which premiered on June 25, 2022.

Duranga is the Hindi remake produced by Rose Audio Visuals with streaming partner ZEE5 after buying rights from Studio Dragon. The show was released on August 18, 2022. It is also the first official remake of a Korean drama in India.[16]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Lee, Ge-eun (January 14, 2020). "이준기X문채원, tvN '악의 꽃' 출연 확정...부부로 호흡[공식]". Sports Seoul (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Song, Seung-jin (May 18, 2020). "장희진, 드라마 '악의 꽃' 출연 확정". Sunday Seoul (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Choi, Jin-sil (May 19, 2020). "서현우, '악의 꽃' 주연 합류…'믿보배'가 온다". Sports Seoul (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Lee, Su-ji (July 3, 2020). "문채원·이준기 '악의 꽃', 1주일 미룬 29일 첫 방". newsis (in Korean). Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Lee Joon Gi and Moon Chae Won comes back to small screen with "The Flower of Evil" after 2 years of their absence". My Daily. January 15, 2020.
  6. ^ Park, Jung sun (May 19, 2020). "임나영, 이준기X문채원 ´악의 꽃´ 출연". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Jo, Jo-kyung (May 22, 2020). "정택현, tvN 새 수목 드라마 '악의 꽃' 캐스팅". Sports Donga (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  8. ^ Jo, Yoo-kyung (June 5, 2020). "'샤이니 키 뮤즈' 주예은, tvN '악의 꽃' 캐스팅…주간지 기자 역할". Sports Donga (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Yoon, Yong-seop (May 30, 2020). "[드라마] 배우 손종학, tvN 새 수목드라마 '악의꽃' 신스틸러 활약". Yeongnam (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "악의 꽃 | 인물 소개". tvN (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  11. ^ Kim, Hee-seo (May 21, 2020). "조경숙, tvN 새 드라마 '악의 꽃' 문채원 엄마役 출연 확정 [공식]". The Celuv (in Korean). Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Nielsen Korea" (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  13. ^ "Daftar Lengkap Pemenang Asia Artist Awards 2020" (in Indonesian). CNN Indonesia. Retrieved 2021-10-13.
  14. ^ Kim, Ji-hye. 제57회 백상예술대상, TV·영화·연극 부문 최종 후보 발표..13일 생방송[공식] [The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, finalists announced in the TV·Film·Drama category.. Live broadcast on the 13th]. Herald Pop (in Korean) – via Naver.
  15. ^ "Piolo Pascual, Lovi Poe to star in Pinoy version of K-drama 'Flower of Evil'". ABS-CBN News. September 16, 2021.
  16. ^ Lee, Gyu-lee (2022-08-17). "Thriller series 'Flower Of Evil' becomes first K-drama to be remade in India". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2022-08-18.

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