Military Prosecutor Doberman

Military Prosecutor Doberman (Korean군검사 도베르만; RRGungeomsa Dobereuman) is a South Korean television series starring Ahn Bo-hyun and Jo Bo-ah. It aired on tvN from February 28 to April 26, 2022, every Monday and Tuesday at 22:30 (KST) for 16 episodes.[4]

Military Prosecutor Doberman
Prmotional poster for Military Prosecutor Doberman
Promotional poster
Hangul군검사 도베르만
Hanja軍檢事 도베르만
Revised RomanizationGungeomsa Dobereuman
Genre
Written byYoon Hyun-mo[1]
Directed byJin Chang-gyu[1]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Producers
  • Lee Myung-jin[2]
  • Lee Yu-bin[2]
Running time60 minutes[3]
Production companies
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 28 (2022-02-28) –
April 26, 2022 (2022-04-26)

SynopsisEdit

Military Prosecutor Doberman tells the story of Do Bae-man (Ahn Bo-hyun), who initially became a military prosecutor for money and fame where he looks forward to his retirement day, as well as Cha Woo-in (Jo Bo-ah), who was born into a chaebol family and who subsequently became a military prosecutor for revenge.

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

A military prosecutor who tried to avoid military service by getting expelled from his high school after the death of his parents. Despite that, he is able to graduate and goes on to become a lawyer. However, his job applications are all rejected by multiple law firms. His determination and intelligence catches the attention of a corrupt lawyer called Yong Moon-goo who offers him a job in his law firm on condition that he first work as a military prosecutor for five years.
A new military prosecutor who is the only daughter of a conglomerate. She presents herself as a by the book military lawyer, but she is actually highly skilled in the martial arts, which she tries not to reveal. She seeks to use Do Bae-man for her plan to get revenge for the destruction of her father's company when it is framed for corruption and then acquired at a knockdown price by a client of Yong Moon-goo. The corruption charge led to her father's arrest; he died shortly afterward.
The first female division commander since the founding of the army who beats out competition from a hundred male soldiers who wanted her place. She behaves harshly toward her son, Noh Tae-nam, especially when he misbehaves and disgraces her name, and inflicts traumatizing punishment on him, such as asking him to hold a live grenade. She was also responsible for the death of Bae-man's parents, Woo-in's father's accident and other crimes. She is the main antagonist of the series. She was later exposed for corruption, and sentenced to death for multiple murders and other crimes.
A lawyer and former prosecutor from a special division. He works for Commander Noh by keeping her reputation as the highest woman in the military as clean as possible. He also reports to her on Noh Tae-man's misbehavior so she can directly punish him. He was later jailed for being Hwa-young's accomplice in her criminal acts.
  • Kim Woo-suk as Noh Tae-nam[5]
Son of Noh Hwa-young and also a third-generation chaebol who becomes the chairman of a leading conglomerate in his late 20s. He also owns a bar named Cartel, where he and a celebrity singer named Allen regularly invite women whom they drug, sexually assault and rape while videotaping them. Even though he acts tough when committing crimes, he is deeply frightened of his mother and mandatory military service. Due to relentless bullying while in the military, he slowly matured and realise the error of his ways, as well as his mother's. He was close to his pet dog "Bolt", whom he treated with affection and compassion.

SupportingEdit

People around Do Bae-manEdit

Do Bae-man's aunt, who raised Do Bae-man after his parents passed away. She is a veteran homicide detective who, together with Cha Woo-in, helps Han Se-na after she was assaulted by Allen and Noh Tae-man. She later dated Bae-man's superior Joo-hyuk and had a child with him after their marriage.
  • Kwon Dong-ho as Seo Rak[7]
CEO of Seorak Cheonji, an illegal gang-related business. He hold grudges against Do Bae-man after his father was sent to prison.
  • Lee Jin-soo as Do Sung-hwan[6]
Do Bae-man's father, 20 years ago, worked as a military judge in the 58th Army Brigade. He died in a fiery car accident.
  • Chae Song-hwa as Yoo Jung-yeon[6]
Do Bae-man's mother, 20 years ago, worked as a military judge in the 58th Army Brigade. She died in the same car accident.

People around Cha Woo-inEdit

  • Kang Young-seok as Kang Ha-joon[8]
A representative of a military industry who helps Cha Woo-in.
  • Yoo Hye-in as Han Se-na[9]
Ambitious model and a fan of idol singer Allen. She sent an Instagram DM to him and got a response from Allen. She was excited to meet Allen in Noh Tae-nam's nightclub. However her meeting with Tae-nam and Allen was the beginning of her misfortune, that leads to Cha Woo-in setting up revenge upon Allen and his friends in his penthouse.

Patriotic Association memberEdit

  • Nam Kyung-eup as Lee Jae-sik[10]
A person who is in charge of the Defense Minister.
  • Lee Jung-yeon as Hong Moo-seop[11]
Commander of the 4th Squadron. An elite who rose to the position after graduating from the sixth grade and passed the bar exam. Among the members of the Patriotic Association, he is the least revealing of himself. He has been faithful to Lee Jae-sik for a long time, but his position is being narrowed by being obscured by Noh Hwa-young. He pretends to be generous on the outside, but if he catches Noh Hwa-young's weakness at any time, he is determine to target her weakness. He was also involved in assaulting his assistants and lower-ranked recruits, both physically and sexually.
  • Lim Cheol-hyung as Won Ki-chun[12]
Commander of the 4th Battalion Search Battalion and the youngest member of the Patriotic Association, a secret organization in the army in which Noh Noh-young was the first female corps commander. He was initially thought to have heroically saved a recruit at a minefield and lost a leg, but it was revealed he intentionally shot the recruit and his leg was deliberately amputated as part of his facade. He was later killed by Hwa-young upon the exposure of his facade.

People around Noh Hwa-youngEdit

  • Jo Hye-won as Yang Jong-sook[13]
Noh Hwa-young assistant. She was sexually assaulted by Hong Moo-seop in the past, and unlike Hwa-young, she was morally-conflicted by her and Hwa-young's immoral acts.

Military Law Office PeopleEdit

  • Lee Tae-hyung as Yeom Sang-jin[14]
A veteran investigator from the 58th Division's Military Law Office. He used to work for Bae-man's parents and was the investigator in charge of the investigation of the accident that killed Bae-man's parents 20 years ago.

Military Law Office, 4th Infantry DivisionEdit

  • Park Jin-woo as Seo Joo-hyuk[15]
Legal advisor with authority in the 4th Infantry Division Military Law Office, he was the direct superior of Do Bae-man and Cha Woo-in, the highest rank in the military law firm. He later dated Bae-man's aunt and became her husband.
A military investigator in the Military Law Office, who has excellent computer use and driving skills.
  • Kim Han-na as Ahn Yu-ra[17]
An investigator and Cha Woo-in's assistant.

OthersEdit

  • Park Sang-nam as Allen[18]
A handsome idol singer and Noh Tae-nam's close friend. Both of them often hangs out in Cartel and commits gross misdeeds toward women they invite. One of his victims was Han Se-na, who asks Cha Woo-in for help. Cha Woo-in kidnaps him and his accomplice friends.
  • Ryu Seong-rok as Ahn Soo-ho[19]
A Sergeant Major, he is the son of the president of Gusan Bank. He is double faced and pretends to be "good guy" when he has actually committed murder in the past during his school days. Out of revenge due to Bae-man arresting him, he met up with Seo Rak and asked him to help kill Bae-man.
  • Kim Byung-chun as Military judge[20]
  • Kim Yo-han as Pyun Sang-Ho[21]
A obese but friendly recruit who befriends Tae-nam, and was the only person in the army who treats Tae-nam with kindness and compassion. However, due to excessive bullying and sexual abuse by the other recruits, Sang-ho went berserk and causes a mass shooting case, which killed thirteen people, and he was sentenced to death by the military court; the surviving bullies were subsequently punished for their wrongdoings as well.

Special appearanceEdit

  • Baek Hyun-joo as Hong Kyung-ok[22]
The younger sister of the corps commander Hong Mu-seop.

ProductionEdit

On January 25, 2022, photos from the first script reading were published.[23]

Original soundtrackEdit

Part 1Edit

Released on March 8, 2022[24][25]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Doberman" (도베르만)
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo (A.muse)
  • Kim Si-hyuk (A.muse)
  • Nam Gi-moon (A.muse)
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo (A.muse)
  • Kim Si-hyuk (A.muse)
  • Nam Gi-moon (A.muse)
Ha Hyun-woo3:07
2."Doberman" (도베르만; Inst.) 
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo (A.muse)
  • Kim Si-hyuk (A.muse)
  • Nam Gi-moon (A.muse)
 3:07
Total length:6:14

Part 2Edit

Released on March 15, 2022[26]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."My Zone"
  • Snnny
  • Joy Yang
SnnnySaay2:28
2."My Zone" (Inst.) Snnny 2:28
Total length:4:56

Part 3Edit

Released on March 22, 2022[27]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Ignite"
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo
  • Kim Si-hyuk
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo
  • Kim Si-hyuk
Yelo3:58
2."Ignite" (Inst.) 
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo
  • Kim Si-hyuk
 3:58
Total length:7:56

Part 4Edit

Released on April 5, 2022[28]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Dive in"
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo
  • Kim Si-hyuk
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo
  • Kim Si-hyuk
Isaac Hong3:59
2."Dive in" (Inst.) 
  • Jay Kim
  • Kim Beom-joo
  • Kim Si-hyuk
 3:59
Total length:7:58

Part 5Edit

Released on April 12, 2022[29][30]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Flame" (불꽃)
  • Nmore (Prismfilter)
  • Gesture (Prismfilter)
  • Nmore (Prismfilter)
  • Gesture (Prismfilter)
Kim Han-gyeom3:22
2."Flame" (불꽃; Inst.) 
  • Nmore (Prismfilter)
  • Gesture (Prismfilter)
 3:22
Total length:6:44

ViewershipEdit

Military Prosecutor Doberman : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
11.2631.5761.5891.8381.7802.0881.7121.9351.7371.6151.6061.9351.7531.8961.9302.2791.783
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea.[31]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(Nielsen Korea)[31]
Nationwide Seoul
1 February 28, 2022 5.263% (1st) 5.862% (1st)
2 March 1, 2022 7.009% (1st) 8.119% (1st)
3 March 7, 2022 7.201% (1st) 7.701% (1st)
4 March 8, 2022 7.878% (1st) 8.387% (1st)
5 March 14, 2022 7.928% (1st) 8.888% (1st)
6 March 15, 2022 8.666% (1st) 10.016% (1st)
7 March 21, 2022 7.832% (1st) 9.022% (1st)
8 March 22, 2022 8.791% (1st) 9.794% (1st)
9 April 4, 2022 7.676% (1st) 8.405% (1st)
10 April 5, 2022 7.424% (1st) 8.436% (1st)
11 April 11, 2022 7.473% (1st) 8.423% (1st)
12 April 12, 2022 8.742% (1st) 9.498% (1st)
13 April 18, 2022 8.248% (1st) 9.538% (1st)
14 April 19, 2022 8.848% (1st) 10.492% (1st)
15 April 25, 2022 8.641% (1st) 9.465% (1st)
16 April 26, 2022 10.081% (1st) 10.966% (1st)
Average 7.981% 8.938%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • 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).
  • Episode 9 onwards were pushed back by a week due to the broadcast of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match airing on the timeslot of Episode 9 and 10.[32]

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