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Marriage Contract
Marriage Contract 2016 TV poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Marriage Contract
Genre Melodrama
Written by Jung Yoo-kyung
Directed by Kim Jin-min
Starring
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Producer(s) Kim Hee-yeol
Running time 65 minutes
Production company(s) Pan Entertainment
Release
Original network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original release March 5 (2016-03-05) – April 24, 2016 (2016-04-24)
External links
Website

Marriage Contract (Hangul결혼계약; Hanja結婚契約; RRGyeolhon Gyeyak) is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Lee Seo-jin and Uee. It aired on MBC from March 5 to April 24, 2016 on Saturdays and Sundays at 22:00 for 16 episodes.[1][2][3]

Contents

PlotEdit

Kang Hye-soo (Uee) is a single mother who struggles to raise her daughter while paying off her late husband's debts. Han Ji-hoon (Lee Seo-jin) is the son of a chaebol who seeks a contract marriage in order to save his mother, who needs a liver transplant. When Hye-soo is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, she agrees to marry Ji-hoon and donate part of her liver to his mother, in exchange for enough money to provide for her daughter until she reaches adulthood.[4]

CastEdit

  • Lee Seo-jin as Han Ji-hoon
  • Uee as Kang Hye-soo
  • Kim Yong-geon as Han Seong-gook
  • Park Jung-soo as Yoon Seon-yeong
  • Lee Hwi-hyang as Oh Mi-ran
  • Kim Young-pil as Han Jeong-hoon
  • Shin Rin-ah as Cha Eun-seong
  • Kim Kwang-kyu as Park Ho-joon
  • Kim Yoo-ri as Seo Na-yoon
  • Jung Kyung-soon as Shim Yeong-hee
  • Lee Hyun-geol as Kong Soo-chang
  • Pyo Ye-jin as Hyun A-ra
  • Ahn Ji-hoon as Jo Seung-joo
  • Kim So-jin as Hwang Joo-yeon

RatingsEdit

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[5] AGB Nielsen[6]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 March 5, 2016 17.3% 18.4% 17.2% 18.2%
2 March 6, 2016 17.1% 18.5% 18.0% 19.3%
3 March 12, 2016 16.6% 17.0% 17.3% 19.6%
4 March 13, 2016 17.4% 17.9% 17.8% 19.6%
5 March 19, 2016 17.0% 18.2% 18.0% 19.7%
6 March 20, 2016 17.9% 18.4% 19.3% 20.6%
7 March 26, 2016 16.1% 17.3% 18.4% 20.3%
8 March 27, 2016 18.5% 19.8% 20.4% 22.4%
9 April 2, 2016 18.0% 19.6% 18.9% 20.7%
10 April 3, 2016 18.4% 20.6% 22.0% 24.6%
11 April 9, 2016 17.0% 19.0% 20.6% 22.4%
12 April 10, 2016 18.1% 18.7% 22.9% 25.4%
13 April 16, 2016 17.1% 18.4% 19.6% 21.5%
14 April 17, 2016 19.0% 20.1% 21.3% 23.4%
15 April 23, 2016 18.0% 18.7% 19.3% 21.5%
16 April 24, 2016 20.3% 22.8% 22.4% 23.6%
Average 17.7% 19.0% 19.6% 21.4%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Uee Nominated
9th Korea Drama Awards Best Production Director Kim Jin-min Won
Excellence Award, Actor Lee Seo-jin Nominated
21st Asian Television Award Best Drama Series Marriage Contract Nominated
23rd Grimae Awards Best Actress Uee Won
36th MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Lee Seo-jin Nominated
Uee Nominated
Drama of the Year Marriage Contract Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Lee Seo-jin Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Uee Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Kim Yoo-ri Nominated
Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Lee Hwi-hyang Won
Best Young Actress Shin Rin-ah Nominated
Best Couple Award Lee Seo-jin and Uee Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "결혼계약" (in Korean). Daum Movie. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ Son Ji-hyoung (March 6, 2016). "'Marriage Contract' beats competitors in debut". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ Park Sojung (March 7, 2016). "KBS sweeps weekly viewership, tvN leads cable with 'Signal'". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Ahn Sung-mi (February 24, 2016). "Lee Seo-jin, Uee in contract marriage". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved March 9, 2015. 

External linksEdit