Mad Dog (Korean매드독; RRMaedeudok) is a South Korean television series starring Yoo Ji-tae, Woo Do-hwan, and Ryu Hwa-young.[1][unreliable source?] It aired on KBS2, from October 11, 2017 to November 30, 2017 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) for 16 episodes.[2]

Mad Dog
Promotional poster
Created byKBS Drama Production
Written byKim Soo-jin
Music by
  • Kim Jun-seok
  • Jeong Se-rin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Executive producers
  • Kang Byung-taek (KBS)
  • Park Jae-sam
  • Shim Jae-hyun
  • Kim Young-chon
  • Lee Young-bum
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 mins
Production companiesImagine Asia
Celltrion Entertainment
Original release
NetworkKBS 2TV
ReleaseOctober 11 (2017-10-11) –
November 30, 2017 (2017-11-30)

Synopsis edit

Choi Kang-woo is a former police and leader of Taeyang Insurance's investigators team, decides to create his own investigation team, Mad Dog, after an airplane crash that took the life of his wife and son. Two years later, he meets Kim Min-joon, a genius former swindler who is the younger brother of Kim Beom-joon, the co-pilot of the crashed JH 801 airplane, who was touted of crashing the aircraft on purpose in a suicide attempt.

Cast edit

Main (Mad Dog) edit

An ex-cop and leader of the Mad Dog team. He has good eyes, sharp instinct which helps him achieve a 99% arrest rate. After meeting Kim Beom-joon's brother, he developed suspiciousness of his wife and son's death and decided to re-investigate the case.
A genius former swindler who was abandoned by his German foster parents. He has wits and guts instinct, allowing him to transform into anybody. After 2 years, he returnes to South Korea to prove his brother's innocence.
A former competing gymnast skilled at disguising herself in order to investigate insurance fraud schemes.
An ex thug with striking criminal records, who now becomes an insurance investigator dreams of becoming a pediatric nurse for his love of children.
A computer genius who is allergic to the sun and hates going outside.
Only daughter of Cha Joon-kyu and Director of Taeyang Insurance. She has a crush on Kang-woo but eventually decided to side with her father.

Supporting edit

Taeyang Life Insurance edit

Chairman of Taeyang Life Insurance.
Kang-woo's best friend who still works at Taeyang Insurance.

Juhan Airlines edit

Vice-president of JH Airlines. He is extremely cunning in planning strategies against his enemy.

Others edit

Kang-woo's fellow teammate back when he was a policeman.
Kim Min-joon's older brother. Co-pilot of the crashed JH 801, who was accused of crashing the plane on purpose to take his own life.

Production edit

Gong Myung was initially offered the role of Kim Min-joon.[3]

Original soundtrack edit

Mad Dog OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists

Part 1 edit

Released on Oct 12, 2017
1."Before The Sun Sets" (해가 지기 전에)Eric Nam3:11
2."Before The Sun Sets" (Inst.) 3:11
Total length:6:22

Part 2 edit

Released on Oct 19, 2017
1."What I Want" (당신이 원하는 것)NiiHWA3:22
2."What I Want" (Inst.) 3:22
Total length:6:44

Part 3 edit

Released on Nov 29, 2017
1."You Can Cry" (당신은 울 수 있습니다)Chan Yang4:26
2."You Can Cry" (Inst.) 4:26
Total length:8:52

Ratings edit

  • In this table, The blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS[4] AGB Nielsen Ratings[5]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 October 11, 2017 6.2% (20th) 6.6% (20th) 5.5% (NR) 6.2% (NR)
2 October 12, 2017 5.4% (NR) 6.4% (19th) 4.8% (NR) 5.5% (NR)
3 October 18, 2017 8.2% (13th) 7.9% (14th) 6.9% (16th) 6.6% (15th)
4 October 19, 2017 5.8% (NR) 6.4% (NR) 5.5% (NR) 6.1% (NR)
5 October 25, 2017 7.1% (18th) 7.5% (14th) 6.4% (NR) 6.5% (NR)
6 October 26, 2017 5.8% (NR) 6.5% (NR) 5.7% (NR) 6.4% (NR)
7 November 1, 2017 5.5% (NR) 5.8% (18th) 5.5% (17th) 5.7% (17th)
8 November 2, 2017 5.1% (NR) 5.5% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 6.1% (NR)
9 November 8, 2017 7.2% (18th) 7.8% (15th) 7.1% (16th) 7.0% (14th)
10 November 9, 2017 7.1% (NR) 7.3% (16th) 6.8% (16th) 6.6% (17th)
11 November 15, 2017 6.4% (17th) 6.1% (18th) 6.8% (16th) 6.9% (14th)
12 November 16, 2017 6.4% (NR) 6.7% (19th) 6.4% (NR) 6.6% (NR)
13 November 22, 2017 7.2% (16th) 7.8% (14th) 7.4% (13th) 7.5% (12th)
14 November 23, 2017 8.0% (13th) 7.8% (13th) 8.3% (10th) 8.4% (11th)
15 November 29, 2017[6] 7.8% (11th) 7.5% (10th) 7.5% (13th) 7.5% (14th)
16 November 30, 2017[7] 9.3% (12th) 8.6% (10th) 9.7% (7th) 9.7% (6th)
Average 6.78% 7.01% 6.62% 6.83%

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2017 31st KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Yoo Ji-tae Nominated [8]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
Best New Actor Woo Do-hwan Won
Best New Actress Ryu Hwa-young Won
Best Supporting Actor Choi Won-young Won
Jo Jae-yoon Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Hong Soo-hyun Nominated
Netizen Award Woo Do-hwan Nominated
Best Couple Award Woo Do-hwan and Ryu Hwa-young Nominated
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Woo Do-hwan Nominated [9]
2nd The Seoul Awards Best New Actor Nominated [10]

References edit

  1. ^ "Yoo Ji Tae, Ryu Hwa Young, And Woo Do Hwan Confirmed For Upcoming KBS Crime Drama". Soompi. August 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Mad Dog team assembles to take down insurance fraud". Dramabeans. October 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Kim Na-young (8 August 2017). "공명 측 "KBS '매드 독' 출연? 긍정적 결과 기다리는 중"". Nate News (in Korean).
  4. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "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 August 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Mad Dog: Episode 15". Dramabeans. December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  7. ^ "Mad Dog: Episode 16 (Final)". Dramabeans. December 3, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  8. ^ "[2017 KBS 연기대상] 김영철·천호진 공동대상…'쌈마이' 최다 수상 (종합)". (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  9. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "'제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개". iMBC (in Korean). September 28, 2018.

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