Mask (2015 TV series)

Mask (Korean가면; RRGamyeon) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Soo Ae, Ju Ji-hoon, Yeon Jung-hoon and Yoo In-young.[1][2] It aired on SBS from May 27 to July 30, 2015 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

Mask
SBS Mask promo poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asThe Mask
GenreRomance
Melodrama
Family
Written byChoi Ho-chul
Directed byBoo Sung-chul
StarringSoo Ae
Ju Ji-hoon
Yeon Jung-hoon
Yoo In-young
ComposersKim Jun-seok
Jung Se-rin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producersKim Yong-hoon
Shim Jung-woon
ProducersLee Yong-seok
Kim Dong-ho
CinematographyHong Seong-gil
EditorsJo In-hyung
Im Ho-cheol
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesGolden Thumb Pictures
Sim Entertainment
DistributorSBS
Release
Original networkSeoul Broadcasting System
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 2.0
Original releaseMay 27 (2015-05-27) –
July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Byun Ji-sook is working as a sales clerk at a department store when she suddenly comes across her doppelgänger Seo Eun-ha. Whereas Ji-sook's family is hounded by loan sharks because of her father and brother's crippling debt, Eun-ha is the daughter of a congressman and fiancée of chaebol heir Choi Min-woo. Min-woo is the illegitimate son of the chairman of SJ Group and the company's presumptive heir, to the bitter resentment of the chairman's wife and her daughter, Min-woo's half-sister Mi-yeon. Despite his wealthy background, Min-woo had grown up without the love and warmth of family and friends, and his and Eun-ha's future marriage is understood by both parties to be a mutually beneficial business arrangement. He also doesn't know that the man Eun-ha is having an affair with is Mi-yeon's husband, the manipulative and ambitious Min Seok-hoon. Seok-hoon will stop at nothing to prevent his brother-in-law from being named successor, including conspiring with the latter's psychiatrist into gaslighting Min-woo and making him think he's going insane. But his plans go awry when Eun-ha ends up dead, so Seok-hoon threatens and blackmails Ji-sook into taking Eun-ha's place. As Min-woo begins to live in close quarters with Ji-sook, he is puzzled and intrigued by his new wife and how different she is from what he expected.

CastEdit

MainEdit

Byun Ji-sook is a sales clerk at SJ Group's department store. Seo Eun-ha (her doppelgänger) is congressman's daughter, Choi Min-woo's fiancée and Min Seok-hoon's lover.
Illegitimate son of the chairman of SJ Group. Engaged to Seo Eun-ha.
Lawyer of SJ Group. Choi Mi-yeon's husband. Seo Eun-ha's lover.
Daughter of the chairman of SJ Group. Min Seok-hoon's wife.

SupportingEdit

Byun Ji-sook's familyEdit

Choi Min-woo's familyEdit

  • Jeon Guk-hwan as Chairman Choi Doo-hyun, father of Choi Mi-yeon and Choi Min-woo
  • Park Joon-geum as Mrs. Song Sung-hee, Choi Mi-yeon's mother

Seo Eun-ha's familyEdit

  • Park Yong-soo as Congressman Seo Jong-hoon, Seo Eun-ha's father
  • Lee Jong-nam as Mrs. Lee Jung-seon, congressman's wife, Seo Eun-ha's stepmother

OthersEdit

  • Kim Byung-ok as Shim Bong-seo, loan shark
  • Jo Han-sun as Kim Jung-tae
  • Park Yeon-soo as Myung-hwa, Byun Ji-sook's co-worker, Byun Ji-hyuk's girlfriend
  • Hwang Seok-jung as Hwang Mal-ja, Byun Ji-sook's co-worker
  • Park Jun-myeon as General manager Yeo, Byun Ji-sook's supervisor
  • Joo Jin-mo as Professor Kim, Choi Min-woo's doctor
  • Kim Ji-min as Kim Yeon-soo, Choi Min-woo's household's maid
  • Moon Sung-ho as Nam-chul, Choi Min-woo's household's butler
  • Cho Yoon-woo as Oh Chang-soo, Choi Min-woo's secretary
  • Sung Chang-hoon as Bbul-te ("horn-rimmed")

RatingsEdit

Episode # Original broadcast date Episode title Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[5] AGB Nielsen Ratings[6]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 May 27, 2015 3 Million Won Happiness 7.5% (19th) 8.8% (13th) 7.5% (15th) 8.0% (13th)
2 May 28, 2015 Boy Who Walks in Memories 8.5% (12th) 9.8% (12th) 9.2% (10th) 9.5% (10th)
3 June 3, 2015 Best Choice, Worst Choice 8.2% (16th) 10.0% (10th) 8.6% (13th) 9.0% (13th)
4 June 4, 2015 Heaven Created by the Devil 10.3% (12th) 12.2% (7th) 10.7% (8th) 12.1% (5th)
5 June 10, 2015 The Poor Rich 9.4% (12th) 10.9% (9th) 9.4% (10th) 10.1% (7th)
6 June 11, 2015 Family, That Heartbreaking Memory 10.4% (14th) 12.6% (4th) 9.8% (11th) 10.3% (9th)
7 June 17, 2015 A Chest You Can Cry On 10.0% (11th) 12.0% (5th) 11.0% (7th) 12.5% (4th)
8 June 18, 2015 A Logical Delusion 9.8% (10th) 12.2% (5th) 11.8% (4th) 12.6% (3rd)
9 June 24, 2015 My Own Reflection 9.7% (11th) 12.6% (4th) 10.8% (6th) 11.3% (5th)
10 June 25, 2015 Faces of the Mask 10.1% (14th) 12.5% (5th) 9.7% (12th) 9.3% (12th)
11 July 1, 2015 Game of Lies 10.4℅ (9th) 12.9% (4th) 10.1% (7th) 10.8% (5th)
12 July 2, 2015 Unhappy Happiness 11.1% (10th) 12.8℅ (4th) 11.1% (6th) 11.6% (4th)
13 July 8, 2015 A Proposal and a Divorce 9.9% (13th) 12.9% (3rd) 10.8% (8th) 11.5% (5th)
14 July 9, 2015 A Spear and a Shield 10.2% (10th) 12.9% (4th) 11.1% (6th) 11.4% (4th)
15 July 15, 2015 The Target 10.0% (9th) 13.4% (3rd) 11.3% (4th) 11.5% (3rd)
16 July 16, 2015 The Puppet's Heart 11.4% (5th) 13.8% (3rd) 12.2% (3rd) 12.7% (3rd)
17 July 22, 2015 Family 9.4% (9th) 12.0% (3rd) 12.4% (5th) 13.7% (3rd)
18 July 23, 2015 Trap 11.2% (12th) 14.3% (3rd) 12.7% (3rd) 13.3% (3rd)
19 July 29, 2015 Vacancy 10.7% (9th) 13.6% (3rd) 11.5% (5th) 12.2% (4th)
20 July 30, 2015 Our House 12.6% (5th) 16.5% (2nd) 13.6% (3rd) 14.2% (3rd)
Average 10.1% 12.4% 10.8% 11.4%
Key
  • Blue-lowest rating episode
  • Red-highest rating episode

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015
4th APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Soo Ae Nominated
Popular Star Award, Actress Yoo In-young Won
Grimae Awards
Best Drama Mask Won
Best Actor Yeon Jung-hoon Won
Best Actress Soo Ae Won
23rd SBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Ju Ji-hoon Won
Yeon Jung-hoon Nominated
Special Award, Actress in a Drama Special Yoo In-young Won
Top 10 Stars Ju Ji-hoon Won
Best Couple Award Ju Ji-hoon and Soo Ae Nominated

International broadcastEdit

  • It aired in Malaysia on TV2 from January 6 to February 2, 2017, and reaired again from March 3 to March 30, 2017.
  • In the Philippines, it was aired on Jeepney TV from March 10 - May 19, 2018 and reaired on Asianovela Channel from October 29 - December 7, 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (March 10, 2015). "Joo Ji Hoon and Soo Ae Confirmed to Return to TV with Mask". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Doo, Rumy (May 20, 2015). "Two sides of Soo Ae". The Korea Herald. Retrieved May 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Jin, Min-ji (May 18, 2015). "Soo-ae hit by car at a shoot". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (April 3, 2015). "Infinite's Hoya Confirmed to Appear in the Drama Mask". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved May 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "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 December 26, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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