Sketch (TV series)

Sketch (Korean스케치; RRSeukechi) is a South Korean television series starring Jung Ji-hoon (Rain), Lee Sun-bin, Lee Dong-gun, Jung Jin-young, Kang Shin-il, Lim Hwa-young and Lee Seung-joo. It aired on JTBC from May 25, 2018 to July 14, 2018.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Sketch
Sketch (2018 TV series)-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul스케치
GenreAction
Fantasy
Crime
Written byKang Hyun-sung
Directed byLim Tae-woo
Starring
ComposerJi Pyung-kwon
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producers
  • Bae Ik-hyun
  • Lee Hyang-bong
  • Park Joon-seo
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time60 mins
Production companiesDrama House JTBC
Neo Entertainment
DistributorJTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMay 25 (2018-05-25) –
July 14, 2018 (2018-07-14)

SynopsisEdit

The plot revolves around an ace detective, Kang Dong-soo (Jung Ji-hoon), and a female detective, Yoo Shi-hyun (Lee Sun-bin), who can sketch out the future as they try to capture a serial killer.

CastEdit

MainEdit

An ace detective armed with excellent intuition and executive ability.
A member of a Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Command who seeks revenge for the death of his wife.
A detective who has the psychic ability to sketch out drawings of what will happen three days in the future.
A mysterious man. Chief of Internal Affairs.
Team leader of the Butterfly Project.
A technical assistant of the Butterfly Project that provides crucial information to the team.
Song Ji-woo as young Oh Young-shim
Prosecutor and elder brother of Yoo Shi-hyun.

RecurringEdit

Kang Dong-soo's fiancé

Special appearanceEdit

ProductionEdit

Hwang Jung-eum was offered the lead role but declined.[12]

This drama reunites Rain and Lee Dong-gun who have worked together 15 years ago in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go to School.[13]

The first script reading took place in March, 2018 at the JTBC building in Sangam, Seoul.[14]

Original soundtrackEdit

Sketch
OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2018 (2018)
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelWarner Music Korea

Part 1Edit

Released on June 8, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."On This Strange Road" (이 낯선 길에서)
  • Lim Tae-woo
  • Namu
Ji Pyung-kwonDZO3:26
2."On This Strange Road" (Inst.) Ji Pyung-kwon 3:26
Total length:6:52

Part 2Edit

Released on June 15, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Faded" (옅은)SunBee
  • Ji Pyung-kwon
  • Yeom Seung-jae
SunBee2:47
2."Faded" (Inst.) 
  • Ji Pyung-kwon
  • Yeom Seung-jae
 2:47
Total length:5:34

Part 3Edit

Released on June 22, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Sailing"DamonJi Pyung-kwonDamon3:51
2."Sailing" (Inst.) Ji Pyung-kwon 3:51
Total length:7:42

Part 4Edit

Released on June 30, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Becoming A Butterfly" (나비가 되어)
  • Ji Pyung-kwon
  • Lee Jong-won
Ji Pyung-kwonKimmaster3:39
2."Becoming A Butterfly" (Inst.) Ji Pyung-kwon 3:39
Total length:7:18

Part 5Edit

Released on July 6, 2018
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Sunset"All AgainstJi Pyung-kwonAll Against5:05
2."Sunset" (Inst.) Ji Pyung-kwon 5:05
Total length:10:10

ViewershipEdit

Sketch : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
1654753694753622685538548674502519505490528552566599
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[15]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[16] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 May 25, 2018 3.254% 3.977% 3.4%
2 May 26, 2018 3.682% 4.518% 3.3%
3 June 1, 2018 2.982% 3.455% 3.0%
4 June 2, 2018 3.196% 3.826% 3.3%
5 June 8, 2018 3.222% 4.135% 2.9%
6 June 9, 2018 3.405% 3.696% 3.0%
7 June 15, 2018 2.459% 2.902% 2.6%
8 June 16, 2018 2.448% 3.639%
9 June 22, 2018 2.835% 3.275% 3.0%
10 June 23, 2018 2.559% 2.878% 2.7%
11 June 29, 2018 2.535% 3.232% 2.6%
12 June 30, 2018 2.590% 2.943% 2.8%
13 July 6, 2018 2.234% 2.832% 2.4%
14 July 7, 2018 2.487% 2.850% 2.6%
15 July 13, 2018 2.620% 3.086%
16 July 14, 2018 2.324% 2.416%
Average 2.802% 3.354% [a]
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
  • This drama aired 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 Nominee Result Ref.
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Lee Sun-bin Nominated [17]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Due to some ratings not recorded, the exact average rating is unknown.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "[단독] 비, JTBC '스케치' 주인공…2년만의 안방 복귀". Naver (in Korean). News1. February 13, 2018.
  2. ^ [공식입장] 비 측 "'스케치' 출연 확정"..2년만에 안방극장 복귀. Naver (in Korean). OSEN. February 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rain, Lee Dong-gun cast for cop series 'Sketch'". Yonhap News Agency. March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lee Dong-gun, Rain to star as investigators in 'Sketch'". Kpop Herald. March 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "New JTBC drama features Jung Ji-hoon, Lee Dong-gun as antagonists". Kpop Herald. May 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "New crime thriller poses philosophical question on how justice is served". Yonhap News Agency. May 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "[단독] 아빠 된 비, 내년 3월 JTBC '스케치'로 컴백". Naver (in Korean). YTN. November 10, 2017.
  8. ^ [공식입장] 이동건 측 "'스케치' 출연 확정"···득녀 후 첫 작품. Naver (in Korean). Seoul Economic Daily. March 5, 2018.
  9. ^ a b [공식입장] '스케치' 측 "이선빈-임화영 출연 확정". Naver (in Korean). Seoul Economic Daily. March 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "[공식입장] 이선빈x정진영, '스케치' 합류…정지훈·이동건과 호흡". News1 (in Korean). April 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Kim Soo-kyung (July 7, 2018). "윤복인, '스케치' 특별 출연...임화영의 어머니 연기" [Bok-in Yoon to make a special appearance in 'Sketch'... Lim Hwa-young's mother acting]. Ten Asia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  12. ^ "비·황정음, JTBC '스케치' 출연 않기로…드라마 복귀 불발". Naver (in Korean). News1. January 11, 2018.
  13. ^ ‘스케치’ 정지훈 “거친 매력 속 슬픔 표현하기 위해 고민 중” (in Korean). Sports Donga. May 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Gang Seo-jung (April 10, 2018). "[Oh!쎈 컷] '스케치' 정지훈X이동건X이선빈X정진영, 대본리딩 공개 '긴장감'". The Korea Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  15. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  16. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  17. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.

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