Love Playlist

Love Playlist (Korean연애 플레이리스트; RRYeonae Peulleliseuteu) is a South Korean web series. Spanning over four seasons, its episodes were released through PlayList Global's V Live, Naver TV Cast, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram official channels from March 9, 2017 to August 8, 2019.[1][2] As of March 2020, the series has earned 630 million views.[3]

Love Playlist
Love Playlist.jpg
Season 4 promotional poster
Hangul
연애 플레이리스트
Genre
Written by
  • Lee Seul
  • Choi Yo-ji
  • Kim Jae-hyuk
Directed by
  • Shin Jae-rim
  • Jung Eun-ha
  • Kim Seo-yoon
  • Yoo Hee-on
StarringSee list
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes48 (+ 7 specials)
Production
Producers
  • Park Jin-ho
  • Yang So-young
  • Han A-reum
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time5–27 minutes
Production companyPlayList Global
Release
Original networkV Live
Naver TV Cast
YouTube
Facebook
Instagram
Original releaseMarch 9, 2017 (2017-03-09) –
August 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
Chronology
RelatedDear. M (2022)

Its television spin-off Dear. M is scheduled to air on KBS2 in 2021.[4]

SynopsisEdit

Love Playlist revolves around a group of college students as they learn about the joys and sorrows of relationships and breakups.

Main castEdit

Character Portrayed by Season
Season 1
(2017)
Season 2
(2017)
Season 3
(2018)
Season 4
(2019)
Lee Hyun-seung Kim Hyung-seok Main
Jung Ji-won Jung Shin-hye Main
Han Jae-in Lee Yoo-jin Main
Kim Min-woo Choi Hee-seung Main Guest
Kwak Jun-mo Lim Hwi-win Main Guest
Kang Yoon Park Jung-woo Recurring Main Guest Main
Kim Do-young Min Hyo-won Main Guest
Choi Seung-hyuk Kim Woo-seok Recurring Main
Jung Pu-reum Park Shi-an Recurring Main
Park Ha-neul Bae Hyun-sung Recurring Main
Seo Ji-min Kim Sae-ron[5] Main

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot2January 26, 2017 (2017-01-26)January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28)
18March 9, 2017 (2017-03-09)April 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)
212June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)August 12, 2017 (2017-08-12)
312September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)October 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
416June 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)August 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)

Pilot (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
Pilot1"My Boyfriend Is Drinking With Another Girl"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJanuary 26, 2017 (2017-01-26)
Pilot2"My Guy Friend Has a Girlfriend"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJanuary 28, 2017 (2017-01-28)

Season 1 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"I Have Three Male Friends"Shin Jae-rimLee SolMarch 9, 2017 (2017-03-09)
22"What Freshmen Have to Be Most Careful of"Shin Jae-rimLee SolMarch 11, 2017 (2017-03-11)
33"The Real Reason Why My Boyfriend Likes Me"Shin Jae-rimLee SolMarch 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)
44"What Happens When Men and Women are Just Friends"Shin Jae-rimLee SolMarch 18, 2017 (2017-03-18)
55"My Boyfriend's Female Friend Gets on My Nerves"Shin Jae-rimLee SolMarch 23, 2017 (2017-03-23)
66"Reasons Why Women Say They Want to Break Up"Shin Jae-rimLee SolMarch 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)
77"The Advantage of Drunken Confessions"Shin Jae-rimLee SolMarch 30, 2017 (2017-03-30)
88"The Process of Men Falling in Love"Shin Jae-rimLee SolApril 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)
Special
XX"The Way of a Lovely Couple’s Chatting"Shin Jae-rimLee SolApril 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
91"I Asked My Friend Who's a Boy to Do Consultations on Love For Me"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJune 29, 2017 (2017-06-29)
102"The Reason Why Men Become Jealous"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 1, 2017 (2017-07-01)
113"Unexpected Starting of a Relationship"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 6, 2017 (2017-07-06)
124"How to Figure Out Whether It's Flirting or Not"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 8, 2017 (2017-07-08)
135"Thoughts of Men and Women on Anniversaries"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 13, 2017 (2017-07-13)
146"The Moment of the Ending of Flirting"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 15, 2017 (2017-07-15)
157"What a Guy Who's Having a First Date Thinks"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 20, 2017 (2017-07-20)
168"Process of Giving Up Unrequited Love"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 22, 2017 (2017-07-22)
179"Reasons of Breaking Up"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 27, 2017 (2017-07-27)
1810"The Reason Why We Date"Shin Jae-rimLee SolJuly 29, 2017 (2017-07-29)
1911"The Steps For a Couple's First Night"Shin Jae-rimLee SolAugust 10, 2017 (2017-08-10)
2012"Could a Broken Couple Get Together Again"Shin Jae-rimLee SolAugust 12, 2017 (2017-08-12)
Special
XX"Unexpected Moments of Missing Ex-Boyfriend"Shin Jae-rimLee SolAugust 5, 2017 (2017-08-05)

Season 3 (2018)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
211"Depressing Moment After a Breakup"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolSeptember 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
222"Psych of a Guy Who Doesn't Ask Out"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolSeptember 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)
233"The Fastest Way to Recover From a Breakup"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolSeptember 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)
244"Characteristics of a Girl Who Can't Stay in a Relationship"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolSeptember 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)
255"A Woman That Men Can't Resist"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)
266"Advantages of Having a Guy Friend"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
277"Moment You Want Your Ex Back"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)
288"A Guy You Shouldn't Let Go of"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 18, 2018 (2018-10-18)
299"What Happens When You Drink With Your Ex"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)
3010"When Your First Love Is Unrequited"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)
3111"Stages of Falling in Love with Your Close Friend"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
3212"Is It Okay To Get Back With My Ex?"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
Specials
XX"Stages of a Couple's First Kiss"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolOctober 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
XX"I Think My Close Friend Has a Crush On Me"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)
XX"Why You Shouldn't Drink With Your Crush"Jung Eun-ha & Kim Seo-yoonLee SolNovember 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)

Season 4 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
331"The Worst Situation to Run Into Your Ex-Boyfriend"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJune 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)
342"How to Have a Crush on Someone Without Showing My Feelings"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJune 26, 2019 (2019-06-26)
353"How to Check If You Still Have Feelings for Your Ex"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJune 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)
364"When a Guy You Like Turns Up at a Group Date"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 3, 2019 (2019-07-03)
375"How an Ideal Boyfriend Reacts to His Girlfriend's Belly Fat"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)
386"Hopeless Romantics Have a Reason Too"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 10, 2019 (2019-07-10)
397"I Went on a Double Date with My Ex-Boyfriend"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 13, 2019 (2019-07-13)
408"The Reason Why I Keep Having Crapy Crushes"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 17, 2019 (2019-07-17)
419"Reason Why Exam Week Is a F**ked Week"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 20, 2019 (2019-07-20)
4210"A Friend I Trusted Stabbed Me In the Back"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 24, 2019 (2019-07-24)
4311"Getting Drunk and Causing a Scene In Front of the Person You Like"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)
4412"How a College Student Decides to Drop Out"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 31, 2019 (2019-07-31)
4513"I Spent the Day with My Ex-Boyfriend"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukAugust 3, 2019 (2019-08-03)
4614"What Couples Go Through Before the Guy Goes to the Military"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukAugust 7, 2019 (2019-08-07)
4715"Why You Have to Be Honest with the Person You Like"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukAugust 10, 2019 (2019-08-10)
4816"A Perfect Example of a Straightforward Love Confession"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukAugust 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
Specials
XX"What Guys Can Say to Get a Reaction From Their Girlfriends"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukJuly 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)
XX"Things That Makes Someone Living Apart From Family Angry"Yoo Hee-onLee Sol, Choi Yo-ji & Kim Jae-hyukAugust 1, 2019 (2019-08-01)

Original soundtrackEdit

Season 2Edit

Album + Bonus Track

Album

Released on August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Never Ending"Project Loveplay3:36
2."Toy"Brother Su, Yoo Yeon-jung (Cosmic Girls)3:37
3."Hey"Paul Kim3:28
4."If Only"Kim Na-young4:31
5."Never Ending" (Inst.) 3:36
6."Toy" (Inst.) 3:37
7."Hey" (Inst.) 3:28
8."If Only" (Inst.) 4:31

Bonus Track

Released on September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Breeze"Sugarbowl3:33
2."Breeze" (Inst.) 3:33
Total length:7:06

Season 3Edit

Part 1-2

Part 1

Released on September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Perfect"10cm3:57
2."Perfect" (Inst.) 3:57
Total length:7:54

Part 2

Released on October 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."To You"Kim Min-seok (MeloMance)[6]3:31
2."Hey" (Acoustic Ver.)Kim Woo-seok4:09
3."Hey"Paul Kim3:28
4."To You"Kim Min-seok (MeloMance)3:04
5."To You" (Inst.) 3:31
6."Hey" (Acoustic Ver. Inst.) 4:09

Season 4Edit

Part 1-2

Part 1

Released on July 17, 2019 (2019-07-17)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Be My Love"Exo-CBX3:35
2."Be My Love" (Inst.) 3:35
Total length:7:10

Part 2

Released on August 3, 2020 (2020-08-03)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Hibye"Suran3:19
2."Hibye" (Inst.) 3:19
Total length:6:38

ViewershipEdit

By the conclusion of the second season, the series had earned 100 million views.[7]

The fourth season earned 30 million views after its last episode was released in the summer of 2019.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yonhap (August 28, 2019). "Short, flashy web-based dramas appeal to binge watch-loving new generation". The Korea Herald. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  2. ^ Cho, Hae-min (September 24, 2019). "Will there be a season five of 'Love Playlist?'". The Korea Times. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  3. ^ Schwartz, William (March 9, 2020). "Playlist Studio Breaks 2.5 Million YouTube Subscribers". HanCinema. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Yim, Seung-hye (January 13, 2021). "KBS announces Feb. 26 as premiere date of new drama 'Dear. M.'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  5. ^ Kim, Na-hee (June 12, 2019). ""Love Playlist 4" continues the campus stories with new face Kim Sae Ron". Osen. V Live. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Yeo, Ye-rim (December 11, 2018). "Kim Min-seok to release solo work". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  7. ^ Park, Jin-hai (August 27, 2017). "JTBC makes first web drama 'Somehow 18'". The Korea Times. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Schwartz, William (August 22, 2019). ""Love Playlist - Season 4" Closes Out With Over Thirty Million Views". HanCinema. Retrieved January 14, 2021.

External linksEdit