Orange Marmalade (TV series)

Orange Marmalade (Korean오렌지 마말레이드; RROrenji Mamalleideu) is a 2015 South Korean television series based on the webtoon of the same name which was serialized on Naver WEBTOON from 2011 to 2013.[1][2] Starring Yeo Jin-goo, Kim Seolhyun, Lee Jong-hyun and Gil Eun-hye, it aired on KBS2 from May 15 to July 24, 2015 on Fridays at 22:35 for 12 episodes.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Orange Marmalade
Promotional poster
Based onOrange Marmalade
by Seok Woo
Written byMoon So-san
Directed byLee Hyung-min
Choi Sung-bum
StarringYeo Jin-goo
Kim Seolhyun
Lee Jong-hyun
Gil Eun-hye
Opening theme"The Scent"
Ending theme"It's Fine" / "Magic" (Inst.)
ComposerErica YK Jung (Chung Yea-kyung)
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes12
Executive producersLee Sang-hoon
Jang Sung-joo
ProducersKim Jung-hwan
Kim Hyung-joon
Kim Kyung-won
CinematographyUhm Joon-sung
Running time50 minutes
Production companiesA Song For You Culture Industry Co., Ltd.
Zen Production
Original release
NetworkKorean Broadcasting System
ReleaseMay 15 (2015-05-15) –
July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)

Plot edit

Set in a fantasy world where humans and vampires coexist, the latter have evolved and no longer rely on human blood as food. Still, they are feared and discriminated against by society, causing many of them to hide their true nature and live as "normal" citizens, or else become outcasts.

Baek Ma-ri (Kim Seolhyun) is a socially withdrawn teenage girl hiding her vampire identity. Driven away from several neighborhoods, she is eager to settle down in her new city and live quietly. But things change when she accidentally kisses the neck of the most popular boy at her high school, Jung Jae-min (Yeo Jin-goo), and falls in love with him.

Cast edit

Main characters edit

  • Song Ui-joon as young Jae-min

He is the most popular boy in school. His mother married a vampire when he was in middle school, causing him to quit music. He has hated vampires ever since. He falls for Baek Ma-ri when she transfers to his school, not knowing that she is a vampire.

As a child she was shunned and became an outcast. Determined to graduate from high school, she transfers to a new school and hides her vampire identity. She eventually falls for Jung Jae-min, but is caught in a love triangle with her childhood friend and fellow vampire, Han Si-hoo. She dreams of becoming a musician.

He is a vampire and Baek Ma-ri's childhood friend. His uncle had married Jung Jae-min's mother when he was in middle school. He has feelings for Ma-ri, and becomes involved in a love triangle with her and Jae-min.

She is the most popular girl in school. Used to getting her way, she doesn't like the fact that Baek Ma-ri has captured Jung Jae-min's attention. She resorts to bullying Ma-ri and hiding that fact behind her sweet demeanor.

Supporting characters edit

  • Ahn Gil-kang as Baek Seung-hoon
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Song Sun-hwa
  • Song Jong-ho as Han Yoon-jae
  • Lee Il-hwa as Kang Min-ha
  • Jo Yi-hyun as Baek Joseph
  • Jo Min-ki as Jung Byung-kwon
  • Jung Hae-kyun as Jo Joon-gu
  • Oh Kyung-min as Choi Soo-ri
  • Park Gun-woo as Hwang Beom-sung
  • Lee Da-heen as Ae-kyung
  • Kim Ji-ah as Yoon Min-sun
  • Lee Yoo as Ah-ra and Ae-kyung's friend
  • Joo Ho as Biology teacher

Ratings edit

Episode # Original airdate Average TNmS ratings[11] Average AGB Nielsen ratings[12]
Season One (modern day)
1 May 15, 2015 4.8% 4.2%
2 3.7% 3.3%
3 May 22, 2015 4.9% 4.1%
4 May 29, 2015 3.6% 3.3%
Season Two (Joseon dynasty)
5 June 5, 2015 4.4% 3.9%
6 June 12, 2015 4.2% 4.9%
7 June 19, 2015 3.9% 3.4%
8 June 26, 2015 2.8% 2.5%
9 July 3, 2015 3.2% 2.8%
Season Three (modern day)
10 July 10, 2015 2.6% 3.1%
11 July 17, 2015 2.5% 2.6%
12 July 24, 2015 2.3% 2.4%
Average 3.5% 3.4%

Key: Blue-lowest rated episode; Red-highest rated episode.

The series also aired on KBS World two weeks after its initial broadcast, with subtitles.

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actress Kim Seol-hyun Nominated
4th APAN Star Awards Kim Seol-hyun Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Yeo Jin-goo Won
Best New Actress Kim Seol-hyun Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor Yeo Jin-goo Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress Kim Seol-hyun Won
Best Couple Award Yeo Jin-goo and Kim Seol-hyun Nominated

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Kim, Jae-heun (May 13, 2015). "Yeo Jin-goo promises romance in Orange Marmalade". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Won, Ho-jung (May 15, 2015). "Drama Orange Marmalade looks to break vampire mold". The Korea Herald. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Park, Ah-reum (February 10, 2015). "Yeo Jin Goo, CN Blue's Lee Jong Hyun and AOA's Seolhyun Considering New KBS Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Hong, Hye-jin (February 25, 2015). "Yeo Jin-goo joins cast of Orange Marmalade". K-pop Herald. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Ghim, Sora (February 25, 2015). "Yeo Jin Goo To Return To The Small Screen". BNTNews. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Ghim, Sora (February 27, 2015). "Lee Jong Hyun Will Make The Perfect Vampire". BNTNews. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  7. ^ Ghim, Sora (March 2, 2015). "Seolhyun To Steal Hearts As A Vampire". BNTNews. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Hong, Hye-jin (March 3, 2015). "Seolhyun cast for Orange Marmalade". K-pop Herald. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  9. ^ Park, Ah-reum (March 16, 2015). "CN Blue's Lee Jong Hyun, AOA's Seolhyun, Yeo Jin Goo and More Gather for Orange Marmalade". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  10. ^ Lim, Jeong-yeo (July 28, 2015). "Orange Marmalade stars show mixed feelings on wrap-up". K-pop Herald. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  11. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 28, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  12. ^ "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 July 3, 2015.

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