Jang Yeong-sil (TV series)

Jang Yeong-sil (Korean장영실) is a 2016 South Korean historical drama television series starring Song Il-gook, Kim Yeong-cheol, Kim Sang-kyung and Park Sun-young. It replaced The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War and aired on KBS1 from January 2, 2016 to March 26, 2016 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 (KST) for 24 episodes.

Jang Yeong-sil
Jang Yeong-sil (장영실) Promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asJang Youngsil: The Greatest Scientist of Joseon
GenreScience
Historical period drama
Written byLee Myung-hee
Ma Chang-jun
Directed byKim Young-jo
StarringSong Il-gook
Kim Yeong-cheol
Kim Sang-kyung
Park Sun-young
Lee Ji-hoon
Son Byong-ho
Kim Byung-ki
Jung Han-yong
Im Hyuk
Kang Sung-jin
ComposerLee Chang-hee
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producerKim Hyung-il
ProducerKim Sang-hwi [ko]
Running time50 minutes
Production companyKBS Media
Release
Original networkKBS1
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital Audio 1.0
Original releaseJanuary 2 (2016-01-02) –
March 26, 2016 (2016-03-26)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

A television series talk about Jang Yeong-sil (Song Il-gook), a popular scientist of Joseon in the 15th century. Born as a slave but with the remarkable talent and the profound passion for astronomy, he was known by King Sejong (Kim Sang-kyung) and was recommended to the court. Jang Yeong-sil had a lot of contributions for the science-technology of Joseon, he has left many great inventions such as the water clock, the sundial, the astronomical instruments, the rain gauge and also many research on weaponry.

CastEdit

Main charactersEdit

Supporting charactersEdit

Royal householdEdit

Court officialsEdit

Seoungwan peopleEdit

Dongraehyeon peopleEdit

  • Lee Ji-hoon as Jang Hee-je (fictional character)
  • Kim Myeong-soo [ko] as Jang Sung-hwi – a Goryeo's scientist, minister and Jang Yeong-sil's father
  • Kim Ae-ran as Eun-wol – a Kisaeng and Jang Yeong-sil's mother (assumed character)
  • Son Ho-gyun [ko] as Jang Gi-bae (fictional character)
  • Kang Sung-jin as Seok-goo – Jang Yeong-sil's best friend (fictional character)
    • Lee Joon-seo as young Seok-goo
  • Kim Dae-jong [ko] as Kim Hak-joo – a noble and Jang Hee-je's friend (fictional character)
    • Lee Kye-in as young Kim Hak-joo

Hanyang peopleEdit

Ming dynastyEdit

Extended castEdit

Cameo appearancesEdit

RatingsEdit

In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[1] AGB Nielsen Ratings[2]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 January 2, 2016 8.5% 8.7% 11.6% 11.5%
2 January 3, 2016 8.6% 8.4% 11.5% 12.3%
3 January 9, 2016 9.6% 8.6% 10.2% 10.4%
4 January 10, 2016 9.0% 9.2% 11.3% 12.3%
5 January 16, 2016 9.8% 9.3% 10.1% 10.1%
6 January 17, 2016 10.0% 9.9% 12.2% 12.9%
7 January 23, 2016 12.2% 11.3% 14.1% 14.2%
8 January 24, 2016 12.4% 10.8% 14.1% 15.1%
9 January 30, 2016 10.7% 9.3% 12.2% 12.5%
10 January 31, 2016 10.4% 10.0% 13.4% 13.5%
11 February 6, 2016 9.9% 9.5% 11.9% 12.5%
12 February 13, 2016 9.2% 8.2% 10.9% 11.8%
13 February 14, 2016 9.1% 8.5% 10.3% 10.3%
14 February 20, 2016 9.0% 9.5% 11.0% 11.1%
15 February 21, 2016 9.2% 8.4% 11.7% 11.6%
16 February 27, 2016 8.8% 8.3% 10.8% 10.8%
17 February 28, 2016 9.6% 9.3% 11.7% 11.6%
18 March 5, 2016 10.5% 10.1% 11.5% 12.1%
19 March 6, 2016 9.7% 8.2% 11.8% 11.6%
20 March 12, 2016 9.4% 8.4% 10.4% 10.1%
21 March 13, 2016 10.1% 8.2% 12.0% 12.2%
22 March 19, 2016 9.5% 8.2% 10.4% 10.0%
23 March 20, 2016 10.5% 9.8% 11.9% 11.9%
24 March 26, 2016 9.4% 8.0% 10.2% 10.2%
Average ratings 9.7958% 9.0875% 11.55% 11.775%
Remark
  • Episode 12, scheduled to be broadcast on the evening of February 7, was canceled because South Korea was in emergency after the North Korea's missile launch (Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4) at 9:30 am in the same day.[3]

Original soundtrackEdit

KBS Drama Jang Yeong-sil OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedApril 1, 2016 (2016-04-01)
GenrePop, K-pop, Soundtrack
Length1:37:32
LabelKBS Media
ProducerLee Chang-hee
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Black And White (Drama Mix Ver.) (Main Title)"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom1:27
2."Celestial"Lee Chang-hee, Choi Jae-woo2:24
3."Eclipse Festival"Choi Jae-woo1:38
4."Here We Are"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom4:03
5."Great Invention"Lee Chang-hee, Choi Myung-hee2:58
6."Bear Resentment"Lee Chang-hee, Choi Myung-hee3:03
7."I Am A"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom3:01
8."Inspiration"Lee Chang-hee, Yeo Ha-kyung2:37
9."My Kingdom My People"Yeo Ha-kyung3:39
10."Dia Black"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom2:27
11."Eureka"Choi Jae-woo, Yeo Ha-kyung1:39
12."Form A Distance"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Jae-woo2:24
13."Peacepul"Choi Myung-hee2:55
14."Twinkle"Yeo Ha-kyung2:39
15."Hostility"Yeo Ha-kyung2:26
16."Dreamscape"Kim Seo-hyun1:11
17."Here We Are (Slow Ver.)"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom2:20
18."Cloud Blac"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Jae-woo4:59
19."Look At The Sky"Choi Myung-hee1:50
20."Providence"Choi Myung-hee, Choi Jae-woo3:47
21."Second Way"Kim Joon-beom, Kim Seo-hyun4:16
22."Tic Toc"Yeo Ha-kyung, Kim Seo-hyun2:25
23."Whiter Happening"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom1:16
24."Curiosity"Choi Myung-hee2:42
25."Run To Death"Yeo Ha-kyung2:23
26."Conflicting"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Myung-hee4:33
27."Rage"Kim Seo-hyun2:27
28."Inventor Jang"Choi Myung-hee, Kim Seo-hyun1:33
29."Silver"Kim Joon-beom2:07
30."Jangs Lab"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Myung-hee6:17
31."Chopin : Prelude No.4 In E Minor Op.28-4"Various Artists3:45
32."Ivory White"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom6:51
33."Black And White (Classic Mix Ver.) (Main Title)"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom1:29
34."Quf Ak Wnd"Kim Eun-myung2:01
Total length:1:37:32

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Song Il-gook Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Won
Best Young Actor Jung Yun-seok Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 28, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Oh, Ji-won (February 7, 2016). '장영실' 7일 결방, 북한 미사일 관련 프로그램 긴급 편성. TVDaily (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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