More Than a Maid

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More Than a Maid[1] (Korean하녀들; RRHanyeodeul; lit. Maids) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Jeong Yu-mi, Oh Ji-ho, Kim Dong-wook, Lee Si-a, Jeon So-min and Lee Yi-kyung.[2] It aired on jTBC from January 23 to March 28, 2015 on Fridays and Saturdays at 21:45 for 20 episodes.

More Than a Maid
Maids (하녀들) Poster - 2015.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asThe Housemaids
The Servants
GenreHistorical
Romance
Action
Written byJo Hyun-kyung
Directed byJo Hyun-tak
StarringJeong Yu-mi
Oh Ji-ho
Kim Dong-wook
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Production company(s)Drama House
Release
Original networkjTBC
Original releaseJanuary 23 (2015-01-23) –
March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Guk In-yeob is the only daughter of a Joseon nobleman, and her beauty and style has her surrounded by plentiful admirers, among them Kim Eun-gi, a young scholar from an important family who's loved In-yeob since they were young. But one day In-yeob's father is branded a traitor, causing her family to be forced into ruin, and overnight the city's most popular young lady becomes a slave. In-yeob has difficulty adjusting from her pampered past to her present life as the lowly maid to her former rival. She learns to survive by her wits and befriends her fellow slaves, including Mumyeong (meaning "nameless"), a mysterious manservant who once saved her when she was still an aristocrat. Although Eun-gi remains devoted to In-yeob, her changed social status becomes an obstacle to his promising future, and meanwhile, she begins to fall for the stoic, level-headed but charismatic Mumyeong, who unbeknownst to all is a warrior on an undercover assignment regarding matters of political import.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Jeong Yu-mi as Gook In-yeob, daughter of State Councilor
  • Oh Ji-ho as Moo-myung / Lee Bi, head servant of Defense Minister's household
  • Kim Dong-wook as Kim Eun-gi, son of Finance Minister
  • Lee Si-a as Heo Yoon-ok, daughter of Defense Minister

State Councilor's householdEdit

  • Jeon No-min as Gook Yoo, Gook In-yeob's father
  • Lee Cho-hee as Sawol-yi, Gook In-jeob's personal maid
  • Im Hyun-sung as Poong-yi, servant
  • Ji Seung-hyun as Duk-goo, Gook Yoo's personal servant

Defense Minister's householdEdit

  • Park Chul-min as Heo Eung-cham, Defense Minister, Heo Yoon-ok's father
  • Jeon Mi-seon as Lady Yoon, Heo Yoon-ok's mother
  • Lee Yi-kyung as Heo Yoon-seo, Heo Yoon-ok's brother
  • Lee El as Lady Kang, Heo Yoon-seo's wife
  • Chae Gook-hee as Hae-sang, head maid
  • Lee Yeon-kyung as Dan-ji's mother, maid
  • Jeon So-min as Dan-ji, maid, Heo Yoon-seo's lover
  • Jeon Soo-jin as Gaeddong-yi, Heo Yoon-ok's personal maid
  • Kim Jong-hoon as Ddeok-soe, butcher
  • Shim Hoon-ki as Yong-joon, servant
  • Kim Hye-na as Ok-yi, maid

Finance Minister's householdEdit

OthersEdit

ProductionEdit

The first episode originally aired on December 12, 2014, but a fire on December 13 destroyed the More Than a Maid set in Yeoncheon County and resulted in the death of one crew member, script coordinator Yeom Hye-sun.[3][4][5] In the aftermath, the series went on hiatus for six weeks.[6]

A new set was constructed in Yeongjongdo, and filming resumed on January 12, 2015.[7] A re-edited version of the first episode aired on January 23, 2015.[8]

RatingsEdit

  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[9] TNmS[10]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 December 12, 2014 2.1% N/A N/A
January 23, 2015 N/A
2 January 24, 2015 1.7% 1.2%
3 January 30, 2015 1.6% 1.9%
4 January 31, 2015 1.9% 2.0%
5 February 6, 2015 2.2% 2.180% 2.3%
6 February 7, 2015 3.025% 3.086% 2.1%
7 February 13, 2015 3.048% 2.930% 2.6%
8 February 14, 2015 2.6% N/A 2.8%
9 February 20, 2015 3.083% 2.745% 2.2%
10 February 21, 2015 3.484% 3.142% 2.6%
11 February 27, 2015 3.371% 3.241% 3.2%
12 February 28, 2015 3.215% 3.015% 2.6%
13 March 6, 2015 3.493% 3.281% 3.0%
14 March 7, 2015 3.271% 2.870% 2.8%
15 March 13, 2015 3.421% 3.497% 2.8%
16 March 14, 2015 4.675% 5.199% 3.5%
17 March 20, 2015 4.081% 3.779% 3.0%
18 March 21, 2015 4.001% 3.841% 3.2%
19 March 27, 2015 3.816% 3.984% 3.6%
20 March 28, 2015 4.725% 4.849% 4.7%
Average 3.140% 3.443% 2.7%
  • 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
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best Production Director
Jo Hyun-tak
Nominated
Best Screenplay
Jo Hyun-kyung
Nominated

International broadcastEdit

Country Network Airing dates
  South Korea JTBC December 12, 2014 - March 28, 2015 (Every Friday and Saturday)
  Taiwan EBC November 26, 2015 - January 1, 2016 (Every Monday to Friday 22:00 - 23:00)
  Hong Kong Drama Channel/HD Drama Channel July 23, 2016 - August 27, 2016 (Every Saturday 19:00 - 00:00, July 23 22:00 - 00:00,

August 27 19:00 - 22:00)

  Singapore VV Drama July 8, 2017 - September 9, 2017 (Every Saturday 22:00 - 00:15)
  Thailand PPTV HD November 29, 2015 (9:00 am)[11][12]
Channel 9 MCOT HD December 17, 2017 - February 4, 2018 (Every Saturday and Sunday from 22.00 to 23.30.)
  Philippines GMA Network January 1, 2018 under the title The Maid.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "More Than a Maid". JTBC Worldwide. JTBC Content Hub. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Kim, Min-ji (24 September 2014). "Oh Ji Ho to Make Drama Comeback through The Maids". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  3. ^ "Fire destroys Maids set, kills one staffer". Dramabeans. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  4. ^ "JTBC Maids Production Team Offers Public Apology Following Fatal Set Fire". Soompi. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  5. ^ "One Life Lost During Fire at Maids Set". Seoul Beats. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  6. ^ "Filming of Maids Put on Hold Following Set Fire". Soompi. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  7. ^ "The Maids shooting again in a month after the fire "starts studio construction"". Innolife. 7 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  8. ^ "Maids plans its comeback, sets broadcast date". Dramabeans. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  9. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "TNmS Ratings". TNmS (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  11. ^ "ลิขิตรักนางทาส More than A maids". PPTV. Bangkok Media & Broadcasting Co. Ltd. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "ลิขิตรักนางทาส More Than A Maids – ซีรีย์เกาหลี". korea.tlcthai.com (in Thai). 2015-11-10. Retrieved November 21, 2015.

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