Life (South Korean TV series)

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Life (Korean라이프; RRRaipeu) is a 2018 South Korean television series written by Lee Soo-yeon [ko] and directed by Hong Jong-chan [ko], starring Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo, Won Jin-ah, Lee Kyu-hyung, Yoo Jae-myung and Moon So-ri.[5] The series aired on JTBC from July 23 to September 11, 2018 and is also available for streaming on Netflix.[6][7][8][9]

Life
Life (2018 TV series).jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul라이프
Genre
Written byLee Soo-yeon [ko][1]
Directed by
Starring
Country of originSouth Korean
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Oh Hwan-min [ko]
Producer(s)
  • Min Hyun-il
  • Lee Sung-jin
Camera setupSingle camera
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJuly 23 (2018-07-23) –
September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11)
External links
Website

SynopsisEdit

At Korea's top university medical center, ideals and interests collide between a patient-centered ER doctor and the hospital's newly-appointed CEO.

CastEdit

MainEdit

A doctor at the ER Department.
President of a hospital.
A junior pediatric specialist who treats patients with a warm heart.
Judge of the Health Insurance Evaluation Committee, and an orthopedic specialist. Ye Jin-woo's brother.
Head of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He clashes with Koo Seung-hyo due to differences in their approach to work.
The first female chief of the neurosurgery department. Later becomes the director of the hospital after an internal election.

RecurringEdit

A doctor who is sick of his current position, and aims to take over the hospital. He is also the hospital's deputy director.
An ideal doctor who is known for his good ethics, loyalty and kind personality.
Coordinator of the transplant center.
Manager of Sangkook University Hospital.
A reporter.
Head of the cancer center. He was the hospital's deputy director.
Head of the Emergency Medical Center.
A chairman of Hwajung Group.
Head of the transplant center.
  • Woo Mi-hwa as Kim Jung-hee[22]
Head of Gynaecology center.
  • Park Min-gwan as Ko Young-jae
Head of the Pediatric center.
Head of Ophthalmology center.
Head of Plastic surgery center.
  • Hwang In-joon as Choi Young-jin
An anesthesiologist.
Restructuring officer of Sangkook University Hospital.
A nurse at the ER Department.
A nurse at the ER Department.
An emergency center resident.
Chairman of Hwajeong Group.
An emergency center chief.
Koo Seung-hyo's father.

ExtendedEdit

The cancer center resident.
A nurse at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Mother of Jin-woo and Sun-woo.

ProductionEdit

The first script reading was held on March 29, 2018 at JTBC building in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.[5]

Original soundtrackEdit

Life
OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2018 (2018)
GenreSoundtrack
Language
Label

Part 1Edit

Released on July 23, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Home"Brand Newjiq
  • Han Kwan-hee
  • Song Young-min
  • Park Sang-joon
Ha Dong-kyun3:46
Total length:3:46

Part 2Edit

Released on August 6, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Close Your Eyes"
  • Jeong Jun-ho
  • March
  • Kim Ah-reum
Somebody's TaleSojin (Girl's Day)3:32
Total length:3:32

Part 3Edit

Released on August 20, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Silence"
  • The Name
  • Choi Sung-il
  • Min Yeon-jae
  • The Name
  • Choi Sung-il
Soyou3:31
Total length:3:31

Part 4Edit

Released on August 27, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Going Home (귀가)"Jo Kyu-chanJo Kyu-chanJeon Woo-sung (Noel)3:51
Total length:3:51

Part 5Edit

Released on September 3, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Bye"ZUWANZUWANZUWAN3:17
Total length:3:17

Part 6Edit

Released on September 11, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Fine (잘 지내요)"Jung Seung-hwanLee Jin-ahJung Seung-hwan3:43
Total length:3:43

RatingsEdit

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

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[32]
Nationwide Seoul
1 July 23, 2018 4.334% 5.232%
2 July 24, 2018 4.971% 5.631%
3 July 30, 2018 4.601% 5.308%
4 July 31, 2018 4.493% 4.906%
5 August 6, 2018 4.328% 5.158%
6 August 7, 2018 4.466% 5.460%
7 August 13, 2018 4.116% 4.906%
8 August 14, 2018 4.591% 5.509%
9 August 20, 2018 4.538% 5.728%
10 August 21, 2018 5.150% 6.353%
11 August 27, 2018 4.532% 5.586%
12 August 28, 2018 5.310% 6.483%
13 September 3, 2018 4.920% 5.894%
14 September 4, 2018 5.093% 6.403%
15 September 10, 2018 4.751% 5.759%
16 September 11, 2018 5.561% 6.795%
Average 4.735% 5.694%
Special Life: The Beginning 1.525% 1.7%
  • This drama airs 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 nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Cho Seung-woo Nominated [33][34]
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Lee Dong-wook Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Yoo Jae-myung Won
Best Screenwriter Lee Soo-yeon Won
2nd The Seoul Awards Best Drama Life Nominated [35]
Best Actor Cho Seung-woo Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Moon So-ri Won

ReferencesEdit

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