Love in Contract

Love in Contract (Korean월수금화목토; Hanja月水金火木土) is a 2022 South Korean television series starring Park Min-young, Go Kyung-pyo, and Kim Jae-young. It aired from September 21 to November 10, 2022, on tvN's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:30 (KST) time slot.[7][8]

Love in Contract
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Promotional poster
Hangul월수금화목토
Hanja月水金火木土
Revised RomanizationWolsugeumhwamokto
LiterallyMon Wed Fri Tues Thurs Sat[1]
GenreRomantic comedy[2]
Developed bytvN (planning)
Written byHa Goo-dam[3]
Directed byNam Seong-woo[3]
Starring
Music by
  • Kim Jun-seok (Movie Closer)[4]
  • Jeong Se-rin (Movie Closer)[4]
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16[5]
Production
Executive producers
  • Lee Kyung-seon
  • Park Sang-cheol (CP)
Producers
  • Lee Kang-hyun
  • Park Se-eun
  • Kim Da-huin
  • Yoon Na-hyun
  • Kwak Yun-soo
Running time60 minutes[5]
Production companies
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Original releaseSeptember 21 (2022-09-21) –
November 10, 2022 (2022-11-10)

SynopsisEdit

The series is about the unusual job of a "single life helper" who becomes the spouse of single people needing partner to attend events such as couples' gatherings and reunions.[2][9]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Park Min-young as Choi Sang-eun: a single life helper with thirteen years of career who has the perfect looks, abilities and charm.[5][10]
  • Go Kyung-pyo as Jung Ji-ho: a mysterious man who has a long-term exclusive contract with Sang-eun for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.[10]
  • Kim Jae-young as Kang Hae-jin: a chaebol family's youngest son and a hallyu star who has a new contract with Sang-eun for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.[10]

SupportingEdit

People around Choi Sang-eunEdit

People around Jung Ji-hoEdit

People around Kang Hae-jinEdit

  • Kim Hyun-mok as Yoo Jung-han[14]
  • Jung Seong-ho as Choi Chan-hee[13]
  • Oh Ryung as Kang Seon-jin[12]
  • Lee Seung-cheol as Kang Jin[13]
  • Yang Jung-a as Choi Ran-hee[16]

OtherEdit

Special appearancesEdit

ProductionEdit

Filming of the series started in May 2022, and continued filming for five months until October 29.[22]

ViewershipEdit

Love in Contract : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
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Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea.[23]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(Nielsen Korea)[23]
Nationwide Seoul
1 September 21, 2022 3.992% (2nd) 3.859% (3rd)
2 September 22, 2022 3.447% (2nd) 3.818% (2nd)
3 September 28, 2022 3.761% (2nd) 4.019% (3rd)
4 September 29, 2022 3.584% (2nd) 3.745% (2nd)
5 October 5, 2022 3.007% (3rd) 2.905% (3rd)
6 October 6, 2022 3.539% (2nd) 3.763% (2nd)
7 October 12, 2022 2.859% (3rd) 2.988% (3rd)
8 October 13, 2022 3.633% (2nd) 3.744% (2nd)
9 October 19, 2022 2.679% (3rd) 2.913% (3rd)
10 October 20, 2022 2.833% (1st) 2.800% (2nd)
11 October 26, 2022 2.745% (3rd) 3.241% (3rd)
12 October 27, 2022 2.804% (2nd) 3.082% (3rd)
13 November 2, 2022 2.753% (1st) 2.815% (2nd)
14 November 3, 2022 2.926% (1st) 3.394% (1st)
15 November 9, 2022 3.122% (2nd) 3.338% (2nd)
16 November 10, 2022 3.059% (2nd) 3.131% (2nd)
Average 3.171% 3.347%
  • 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).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lee Gyu-lee (May 5, 2022). "Park Min-young to co-star with Go Kyung-pyo in new rom-com". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on June 7, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Lee Si-jin (June 13, 2022). "CJ ENM reveals drama lineup for second half of 2022". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Archived from the original on June 18, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Kim Soo-jin (May 3, 2022). "박민영, '로코여신' 올타임 레전드캐 변신 기대UP [월수금화목토]" (in Korean). Star News. Archived from the original on August 13, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022 – via Naver.
  4. ^ a b "Movie Closer (무비클로저) – Posts". Facebook (in Korean). Movie Closer (무비클로저). Archived from the original on August 13, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Love in Contract (2022)". CJ ENM. Archived from the original on September 29, 2022. Retrieved September 29, 2022.
  6. ^ Kang Nae-ri (February 17, 2022). "[단독] 유연석, tvN '월수금화목토' 男주인공 물망…박민영 만날까" (in Korean). YTN. Archived from the original on August 13, 2022. Retrieved September 21, 2022 – via Naver.
  7. ^ Haley Yan (May 3, 2022). "Park Min-young, Ko Kyung-pyo, Kim Jae-young to star in tvN's new rom-com". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on June 13, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  8. ^ Hwang So-young (August 16, 2022). "'러블리한' 박민영 커밍순‥'월수금화목토' 9월 21일 첫방" (in Korean). JTBC. Archived from the original on August 16, 2022. Retrieved August 16, 2022 – via Naver.
  9. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (February 17, 2022). "[단독] 박민영 표 '완벽女' 다시..'월수금화목토' 주인공" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Archived from the original on February 17, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022 – via Naver.
  10. ^ a b c Moon Ji-yeon (June 9, 2022). "'환혼'·'슈룹'·'작은 아씨들'..CJ ENM, 하반기 라인업 공개" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Archived from the original on August 15, 2022. Retrieved August 15, 2022 – via Naver.
  11. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (August 11, 2022). "[공식] 강형석, 박민영과 호흡..'월수금화목토' 합류" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Archived from the original on August 13, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022 – via Naver.
  12. ^ a b c d Ha Su-jeong (August 12, 2022). "박민영·고경표·김재영, 첫 리딩부터 믿보 케미 발산(월수금화목토)" (in Korean). OSEN. Archived from the original on June 12, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022 – via Naver.
  13. ^ a b c d Park Jin-young (September 21, 2022). "'월수금화목토' 인물관계도…박민영, 전남편 강형석·계약남편 고경표". Joy News 24 (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 22, 2022. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  14. ^ a b Kim Na-yeon (September 21, 2022). "박민영♥고경표, 계약결혼→5년만 이혼통보 "그만합시다"('월수금화목토')[종합]" (in Korean). OSEN. Archived from the original on September 21, 2022. Retrieved September 21, 2022 – via Naver.
  15. ^ Lee Yi-jin (November 4, 2022). "'월수금화목토' 고경표, 진경=박민영 친모 사실에 갈등" (in Korean). Xports News. Archived from the original on November 6, 2022. Retrieved November 6, 2022 – via Naver.
  16. ^ Hwang Hye-jin (August 25, 2022). "양정아 '월수금화목토' 캐스팅[공식]" (in Korean). Newsen. Archived from the original on August 25, 2022. Retrieved August 25, 2022 – via Naver.
  17. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (October 14, 2022). "고경표, ♥박민영에 직진..로맨티스트 남편 변신('월수금화목토')[SC리뷰]" [Go Kyung-pyo, ♥ Park Min-young straight ahead.. Transformed into a romantic husband ('Love in Contract') [SC Review]] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved October 14, 2022 – via Naver.
  18. ^ Lee Seul-bi (September 20, 2022). "나나, '월수금화목토' 특급 카메오 출격→레전드 미모" (in Korean). Sports DongA. Retrieved September 20, 2022 – via Naver.
  19. ^ Ha Su-jeong (October 12, 2022). "'월수금화목토' 윤예희, 박민영 엄마된다..재벌가 사모님 특별출연" ['Love in Contract' Yoon Ye-hee and Park Min-young's mothers.. Special appearance for the wife of a chaebol family] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved October 12, 2022 – via Naver.
  20. ^ Ahn Tae-hyun (October 27, 2022). "'월수금화목토' 박민영·고경표, 뜨거운 키스…난관 극복 로맨스 돌입" (in Korean). News1 Korea. Retrieved November 6, 2022 – via Naver.
  21. ^ Hong Se-young (October 28, 2022). "이승국이 거기서 왜 나와? '월수금화목토' 특별출연" [Why is Lee Seung-guk here? Special appearance on 'Love in Contract'] (in Korean). Sports DongA. Retrieved October 28, 2022 – via Naver.
  22. ^ Lee Chang-gyu (November 3, 2022). "드라마가 최우선" 박민영, 약속 지켰다…'월수금화목토' 촬영 종료 [공식입장]" [Drama comes first "Park Min-young kept her promise… Filming for 'Love in Contract' ended [Official position]] (in Korean). X-ports News. Retrieved November 3, 2022 – via Naver.
  23. ^ a b Nielsen Korea ratings:
    • "Ep. 1". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). September 21, 2022. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
    • "Ep. 2". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). September 22, 2022. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
    • "Ep. 3". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). September 28, 2022. Retrieved September 29, 2022.
    • "Ep. 4". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). September 29, 2022. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
    • "Ep. 5". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 5, 2022. Retrieved October 6, 2022.
    • "Ep. 6". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 6, 2022. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
    • "Ep. 7". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 12, 2022. Retrieved October 13, 2022.
    • "Ep. 8". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 14, 2022.
    • "Ep. 9". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 19, 2022. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
    • "Ep. 10". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 20, 2022. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
    • "Ep. 11". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 26, 2022. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
    • "Ep. 12". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). October 27, 2022. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
    • "Ep. 13". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). November 2, 2022. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
    • "Ep. 14". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). November 3, 2022. Retrieved November 4, 2022.
    • "Ep. 15". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). November 9, 2022. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
    • "Ep. 16". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). November 10, 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.

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