Ms. Hammurabi

Ms. Hammurabi[2] (Korean미스 함무라비; RRMiseu Hammurabi) is a 2018 South Korean television series written by Moon Yoo-seok, the chief judge of Seoul Eastern District Court, and starring Go Ara, Kim Myung-soo and Sung Dong-il.[3][4] It is based on the screenwriter's own novel of the same name, which was first serialized in 2015 on The Hankyoreh and was later published in paperback form in 2016 by Munhakdongne Publishing Group.[5][6] It aired on JTBC's Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot from May 21 to July 16, 2018 for 16 episodes.[7]

Ms. Hammurabi
Ms. Hammurabi-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asMiss Hammurabi
Hangul미스 함무라비
GenreLegal drama
Based onMiss Hammurabi
by Moon Yoo-seok
Written byMoon Yoo-seok
Directed byKwak Jung-hwan
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Ham Young-hoon
  • Jang Kyung-ik
  • Kim Woo-taek
Producer(s)
  • Kim Da-yea
  • Kwon Ji-young
  • Park Woo-ram
  • Shin Yoon-ha
Production company(s)Studio&New[1]
DistributorJTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMay 21 (2018-05-21) –
July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
External links
Website
Production website

The series was well-received by viewers for its fresh perspective on judges as well as its honest depiction of adversities in modern-day Korean society.[8][9]

SynopsisEdit

The series tells the story of the life of judges and the various disputes that they have to settle.[1]

CastEdit

MainEdit

A passionate and idealistic rookie judge who stays by her beliefs and stands for justice.
An elite judge who prioritizes principles and sticks to the rules.
A down-to-earth chief judge with years of experience and knowledge who understands the harsh realities of life.
An elite judge from Department 43, beside Department 44, who knows almost everything about everyone.
A stenographer for Department 44, who has a secret nighttime job.

SupportingEdit

  • Lee Tae-sung as Min Yong-joon[10]
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Chief presiding judge
  • Cha Soon-bae as Sung Gong-choong
  • Lee Won-jong as Bae Gong-dae
  • Kim Hong-fa as Chief Judge
  • Lee Cheol-min as Maeng Sa-sung
  • Yum Ji-young as Yoon Ji-young
  • Lee Yea-eun as Lee Dan-di
  • Kim Young-ok as Oh-reum's grandmother
  • Park Sun-cheon as Im Ba-reum's mother
  • Ko In-beom as Im Ba-reum's father
  • Cha Soo-yeon as Hong Eun-ji
  • Lee Kan-hee as Park Cha Oh-reum's mother
  • Hong Hee-woon as Lawyer Go Jin-tae
  • Kim Wook as Lee Ga-on

ProductionEdit

Original soundtrackEdit

Ms.Hammurabi OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelMusic & New
Studio & New

Part 1Edit

Released on May 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Like that day" (그날처럼)Hwang Seon-ho4:22
2."Like that day" (Inst.) 4:22
Total length:8:44

Part 2Edit

Released on May 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Everyday with you" (일상그리고너)Illuwa band3:59

Part 3Edit

Released on June 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Someday, Somehow" (언젠가어띻게든)U-Mb5 (ft.Hodge)4:26
2."Someday, Somehow" (Inst.) 4:26
Total length:8:42

Part 4Edit

Released on June 11, 2014 (2014-06-11)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."You are the apple of my eye" (내눈의사과입녀다)U-Mb5 (ft.Sam Carter)3:49

Part 5Edit

Released on June 25, 2014 (2014-06-25)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Ususu" (우수수)Haru4:39
Disc 2:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Code of Hammurabi" (Opening Title)Various Artists3:03
2."Amor Fati"Various Artists3:48
3."Book Store"Various Artists2:46
4."Cider Attack"Various Artists1:55
5."Hello"Various Artists3:04
6."Miss Hammurabi"Various Artists4:12
7."Melody of star crossed lovers"Various Artists2:42
8."Melody of star crossed lovers (Piano ver.)"Various Artists5:31
9."Misstic"Various Artists3:48
10."Season of Star"Various Artists3:08
11."The Typewriter"Various Artists2:21
12."Tears of a City"Various Artists2:33

RatingsEdit

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[13] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 May 21, 2018 3.739% 4.179% 3.7%
2 May 22, 2018 4.553% 5.201% 4.8%
3 May 28, 2018 5.045% 5.487% 4.9%
4 May 29, 2018 4.924% 5.147% 4.1%
5 June 4, 2018 4.735% 5.049% 4.8%
6 June 5, 2018 5.083% 5.612% 5.2%
7 June 12, 2018 4.475% 4.726% 4.4%
8 June 18, 2018 4.523% 4.660% 4.7%
9 June 19, 2018 4.495% 5.053% 4.6%
10 June 25, 2018 3.838% 4.262% 4.0%
11 June 26, 2018 3.867% 3.946% 4.1%
12 July 2, 2018 3.763% 3.825% 3.9%
13 July 3, 2018 3.438% 3.704% 3.3%
14 July 9, 2018 4.121% 4.494% 4.2%
15 July 10, 2018 4.490% 5.354% 4.5%
16 July 16, 2018 5.333% 5.916% 5.6%
Average 4.401% 4.788% 4.4%
  • 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 Ref.
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Go Ara Nominated [14]
Best New Actor Kim Myung-soo Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Na, Won-jeong. "Film studios see TV as the future: As movie sales slow, creators have big ideas for the small screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ms. Hammurabi". JTBC Worldwide. JTBC Content Hub. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Hong, You-kyoung. "JTBC to air legal drama written by a judge". Korea JoongAng Daily. JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Kim, Seul-ji. '미스 함무라비' 고아라·엘 캐스팅 확정…新법정물 탄생 예고(공식). Naver (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Moon, Yoo-seok. "문유석 판사의 미스 함무라비 (Judge Moon Yoo-seok's Miss Hammurabi)". The Hankyoreh Serials (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  6. ^ 미스 함무라비 (in Korean). Munhakdongne Publishing Group. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Miss Hammurabi' to search for warmhearted justice". Kpop Herald. May 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Real-life judge behind 'Miss Hammurabi'". Kpop Herald. June 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Go Ara shares feelings on 'Ms. Hammurabi'". Kpop Herald. July 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lee Tae-sung to Star in JTBC's "Miss Hammurabi"". HanCinema. Nate. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Park, Gwi-im. "고아라X엘, JTBC '미스 함무라비' 주인공 확정…5월 편성 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Hyun, Ji-min. "'미스 함무라비' 고아라X김명수X성동일, 대본 리딩부터 터졌다". Naver (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.

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