Man in the Kitchen

Man in the Kitchen[1] (Korean밥상 차리는 남자; RRBapsang Charineun Namja; lit. Man Who Sets the Table) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Choi Soo-young, On Joo-wan, Seo Hyo-rim, and Park Jin-woo. The series aired on MBC every Saturday and Sunday from 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (KST). It was then later changed to air 2 episodes every Sunday from 8:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (KST) from November 12 onwards.

Man in the Kitchen
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Hangul밥상 차리는 남자
Revised RomanizationBapsang Charineun Namja
McCune–ReischauerPapsang Ch'arinŭn Namcha
LiterallyMan Who Sets the Table
Genre
Created byLee Jae-dong
Written byPark Hyun-joo
Directed byJoo Sung-woo
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes50[a]
Production
Executive producers
  • Son Gi-won
  • Oh Sung-min
Production locations
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time75 min[a]
Production companies
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseSeptember 2, 2017 (2017-09-02) –
March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)
External links
Website
Production website

SynopsisEdit

Lee Roo-ri (Choi Soo-young) tries to get a job at big company, but she gives up. She doesn't have a good relationship with her strict father. Lee Roo-ri decides to travel to Guam to get away. There, she meets Jung Tae-yang (On Joo-wan) who goes by the YOLO motto. He wanders around the world and places priority on his happiness, but he also carries an emotional wound.

After she meets Jung Tae-yang, Lee Roo-ri experiences a turning point in her life.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Choi Soo-young as Lee Roo-ri[2]- the jobless daughter of Lee Shin-mo and Hong Young-hye. she went through a rough childhood because of Shin-mo, and later accepts a job offer to a food company
    • Choi Yoo-ri as young Lee Roo-ri
  • On Joo-wan as Jung Tae-yang[3]- the biological son of Kevin Miller, he's a smart but easily annoyed man. throughout the series, he finds more and more about his backstory
  • Seo Hyo-rim as Ha Yeon-joo- the spoiled daughter of Yoon-Choon ok, who later gets into an on off relationship with Lee So-won
  • Park Jin-woo as Lee So-won- Roo-ri's brother and Lee Shin-mo and Hong Young-hye's son. He was pampered by Shin-mo as a kid, and works as a doctor. He later gets into an on off relationship with Ha Yeon-joo

SupportingEdit

Roo-ri's householdEdit

  • Kim Kap-soo as Lee Shin-mo- the rich father of Roo-ri and So-won. he's a gruff, self centered, abusive man who pampers So-won and disregards Roo-ri as a waste. however, later throughout the series, he grows to become kinder and kinder, revealing that he had always cared for Roo-ri
  • Kim Mi-sook as Hong Young-hye- the abused and worked out wife of Shin-mo. Shes constantly burned out due to Shin-mo, and later moves out and works at a mattress store
  • Kim Soo-mi as Yang Choon-ok- the rich mother of Ha Yeon-joo. she constantly feels guilt of leaving her little brother at a train station while trying to escape their abusive mother

Tae-yang's householdEdit

  • Lee Il-hwa as Jung Hwa-young- Taeyang's biological mother
  • Shim Hyung-tak as Go Jung-do- Taeyang's step-father who works at a bakery
  • Song Kang as Kim Woo-joo- Taeyang's step brother. he's constantly caring for Eun-byul
  • Kim Ji-young as Go Eun-byul- Taeyang's step sister and Woo-joo's brother.
  • Lee Jae-ryong as Kevin Miller- Taeyang's biological father and Choon-ok's brother. he went to the US after being left behind by Choon-ok at a train station, but later becomes the head of a foods company.

ExtendedEdit

  • Lee Kyu-jung as Jung Soo-mi
  • Kim Hye-yoon as Jung Soo-ji
  • Choi Su-rin as Susanna / Lee Kyeong-hwa
  • Jo Mi-ryung as Choi Teresa
  • Lee Jung-hyuk as Manager Kim
  • Kim Ji-sook as Choi Sun-young
  • Tae Hang-ho as Noh Ji-shim
  • Lee Cheol-min as Kim Jin-ho
  • Hong Seo-jun as Director Park
  • Moon Seul-a as Nurse Choi
  • Kim Moo-Young as Kim Sung-tan
  • Lee Si-eon as Bong Myung-tae

RatingsEdit

  • In this table, The blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[4] AGB Nielsen[5]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 September 2, 2017 7.7% (13th) 7.5% (11th) 8.6% (11th) 9.4% (8th)
2 September 3, 2017 8.1% (12th) 8.2% (11th) 9.8% (10th) 9.9% (10th)
3 September 9, 2017 6.1% (15th) 5.4% (19th) 5.9% (18th) 5.6% (18th)
4 September 10, 2017 8.3% (13th) 7.6% (14th) 8.8% (11th) 8.8% (10th)
5 September 16, 2017 7.5% (15th) 7.0% (14th) 6.2% (18th) 5.6% (20th)
6 September 17, 2017 9.2% (7th) 8.0% (10th) 9.6% (7th) 9.6% (7th)
7 September 23, 2017 7.1% (14th) 6.7% (10th) 6.5% (15th) 6.0% (14th)
8 September 24, 2017 10.1% (6th) 9.6% (8th) 9.8% (7th) 9.2% (8th)
9 September 30, 2017 7.7% (14th) 7.2% (12th) 7.6% (12th) 7.4% (12th)
10 October 1, 2017 9.6% (7th) 8.7% (7th) 9.9% (9th) 9.6% (9th)
11 October 7, 2017 6.6% (14th) 5.9% (14th) 7.3% (13th) 7.0% (14th)
12 October 8, 2017 8.8% (8th) 8.0% (10th) 9.7% (8th) 9.3% (9th)
13 October 14, 2017 7.8% (12th) 6.3% (15th) 7.4% (12th) 6.8% (14th)
14 October 15, 2017 9.7% (7th) 8.4% (8th) 9.9% (8th) 9.1% (9th)
15 October 21, 2017[b] 10.5% (3rd) 9.2% (3rd) 10.9% (4th) 10.6% (4th)
16 12.1% (2nd) 11.1% (2nd) 12.7% (2nd) 12.4% (2nd)
17 November 4, 2017[c] 11.9% (3rd) 10.4% (3rd) 11.5% (4th) 10.9% (4th)
18 12.1% (2nd) 11.3% (2nd) 12.9% (2nd) 13.1% (2nd)
19 November 12, 2017[d] 10.1% (6th) 9.4% (8th) 9.7% (7th) 8.9% (8th)
20 11.2% (4th) 10.7% (5th) 12.6% (4th) 11.3% (5th)
21 November 19, 2017 10.4% (6th) 9.6% (8th) 10.8% (5th) 10.2% (8th)
22 12.1% (4th) 12.2% (4th) 14.1% (4th) 12.7% (4th)
23 November 26, 2017 11.0% (6th) 9.5% (7th) 12.2% (6th) 11.4% (6th)
24 12.6% (4th) 11.6% (5th) 14.5% (4th) 13.7% (4th)
25 December 3, 2017 10.0% (9th) 9.6% (10th) 10.4% (9th) 10.0% (9th)
26 13.6% (4th) 13.2% (4th) 15.1% (3rd) 13.7% (4th)
27 December 10, 2017 10.5% (9th) 10.0% (9th) 10.7% (8th) 10.3% (9th)
28 12.9% (4th) 11.7% (6th) 14.6% (4th) 14.1% (4th)
29 December 17, 2017 11.5% (7th) 10.1% (8th) 12.3% (5th) 12.2% (6th)
30 12.2% (4th) 10.9% (7th) 14.3% (4th) 14.2% (4th)
31 December 24, 2017 10.7% (7th) 8.8% (8th) 10.1% (7th) 9.2% (8th)
32 13.9% (4th) 12.1% (4th) 14.2% (4th) 13.2% (4th)
33 January 7, 2018 14.1% (6th) 13.0% 12.9% (6th) 11.9% (7th)
34 18.1% (2nd) 15.2% 17.3% (3rd) 16.1% (4th)
35 January 14, 2018 13.9% (4th) 12.8% 14.3% (5th) 13.9% (5th)
36 17.6% (2nd) 16.5% 18.6% (3rd) 18.1% (3rd)
37 January 21, 2018 15.2% (4th) 14.1% 14.5% (5th) 13.5% (5th)
38 17.2% (3rd) 16.3% 17.2% (3rd) 15.9% (4th)
39 January 28, 2018 15.8% (4th) 15.1% 15.5% (5th) 14.8% (5th)
40 17.2% (3rd) 16.6% 18.2% (3rd) 17.7% (4th)
41 February 4, 2018 13.6% (4th) 12.8% 13.0% (5th) 12.2% (6th)
42 17.2% (3rd) 16.1% 17.9% (3rd) 16.9% (3rd)
43 February 11, 2018[e] 10.8% (7th) 10.7% 11.9% (7th) 11.9% (6th)
44 February 25, 2018[e][f] 7.8% (16th) 8.4% 7.8% (16th) 7.9% (15th)
45 March 4, 2018 12.2% (6th) 11.8% 11.5% (6th) 11.1% (8th)
46 18.1% (2nd) 17.4% 18.3% (2nd) 17.6% (3rd)
47 March 11, 2018 11.4% (5th) 11.1% 11.4% (5th) 11.2% (7th)
48 18.9% (2nd) 18.0% 19.1% (2nd) 18.3% (2nd)
49 March 18, 2018 16.3% (3rd) 16.0% 15.9% (3rd) 16.2% (4th)
50 18.2% (2nd) 17.9% 18.4% (2nd) 18.1% (2nd)
Average 12.0% % 12.3% 11.8%
Special November 15, 2017 N/A N/A 3.7% N/A

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor On Joo-wan Won [6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b In order to circumvent Korean laws that prevent commercial breaks in the middle of an episode, two 75-minute episodes are being shown each night with a commercial break between the two.
  2. ^ Shown back-to-back on October 21, due to the airing of a special movie One Step on October 22.
  3. ^ No episodes were aired on October 28 and 29 due to the on-going labor strike at MBC. In return, MBC aired a special movie Train to Busan on October 29.
  4. ^ Timeslot changed to Sundays at 20:45 from this point onward, with two episodes shown back-to-back each night.
  5. ^ a b Only one episode is aired due to coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
  6. ^ No episodes were aired on February 18 due to coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ [Man in the kitchen] 밥상 차리는 남자 4회 - Are you serious? 20170910. MBC Drama via Youtube. Sep 10, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sooyoung confirms MBC weekend drama Man Who Sets the Table". DramaBeans. April 14, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Girls' Generation's Sooyoung & On Joo Wan's 'Man Who Sets the Table' confirms airing date". Allkpop. July 26, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved June 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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 June 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Jeon, Aram (October 2, 2018). [종합] '2018 KDA' 유동근, 대상 영예…'같이 살래요' 4관왕 '쾌거' [[Comprehensive] '2018 KDA' Dong Keun Lee, Grand Prize 'Let's live together' 4 crowns 'comfort']. Xports News (in Korean) – via Naver.

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