Something About 1 Percent

Something About 1 Percent[1] (Korean1%의 어떤 것; RR1%ui Eotteon Geot; lit. 1% of Something) is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Ha Seok-jin and Jeon So-min. It is based on the novel of the same title, which was previously made into a television series in 2003. It was broadcast in South Korea, China, Japan and the United States. The drama was first aired on September 30, 2016 on Oksusu, a mobile broadcasting app owned by SK Telecom. The drama then was scheduled to air on Dramax on Wednesdays to Thursdays at 21:00 beginning October 5, 2016.[2][3][4]

Something About 1 Percent
1 Percent Of Anything Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as1% of Anything
One Percent of Anything
Something About One Percent
Based onSomething About 1%
by Hyun Go-woon
Written byHyun Go-woon
Directed byKang Cheol-woo
StarringHa Seok-jin
Jeon So-min
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production locationSouth Korea
Running time40 minutes
Wednesdays to Thursdays at 21:00 (KST)
Production companiesGodin Media
IHQ Inc.
DistributorIHQ Inc.
SK Telecom
Original networkDramax[a]
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 5 (2016-10-05) –
November 24, 2016 (2016-11-24)
Related showsSomething About 1% (2003)
External links


Lee Jae-in (Ha Seok-jin) is the ruthless heir of a wealthy family who has to get married in order to inherit his grandfather's fortune. Lee Jae-in engages in a six-month contract for a pretend relationship with Kim Da-hyun (Jeon So-min) an elementary school teacher chosen for him by his grandfather, the head of the family. The teacher doesn't realize, and the heir doesn't know, that the grandfather was the person the teacher had rescued when he collapsed outside her school. So the pair get off to a rough start when the heir insists on dating and the teacher thinks he is a marriage scammer. It takes a while but 'One Percent of Anything' is a romance drama about what happens when the pair discover their pretend relationship has gotten too real.



Main CastEdit

  • Ha Seok-jin as Lee Jae-in,[6] a third generation chaeboel hier who currently runs the SH hotel. He is arrogant and has a filthy mouth which brings him to clash constantly with his grandfather. He is strict and workaholic which earns him the wrath of Da-hyun
  • Jeon So-min as Kim Da-hyun,[7] a simple school teacher who loves her job and is a kind lady. She unknowingly saves Jae-in's grandfather after which he includes her in his will in a attempt to teach Jae-in the morals of life.

Supporting castEdit

Jae-in's familyEdit

  • Joo Jin-mo as Lee Gyu-chul (Jae-in's grandfather), the chairman of the prestigious SH group who wants his grandson to learn the morals of a life instead of being a workaholic
  • Lee Kan-hee as Kang Se-hee (Jae-in's mother). She adopted Jae-in after his father died in an accident. She loves him as her own and is supportive of his decisions
  • Lee Hae-in (I.B.I) as Soo-jung (Jae-in's half-sister) - She often runs away from home and finds herself falling for Ji-su.
  • Kim Hyung-min as Min Tae-ha (Jae-in's cousin)
  • Kim Min-sang as Min Hyuk-joo (Tae-ha's father)
  • Kim Si-young as Lee Soo-yeong (Tae-ha's mother)

People around Jae-inEdit

  • Kim Sun-hyuk as Park Hyung-joon
  • Seo Eun-chae as Han Joo-hee

Da-hyun's familyEdit

  • Lee Sang-hoon as Kim Jin-man (Da-hyun's father)
  • Lee Young-sook as Jung Mi-jung (Da-hyun's mother)

People around Da-hyunEdit

  • Baek Seung-heon as Ji-su
  • Im Do-yoon as Jung Hyun-jin
  • Choi Sung-jae as Jung Sun-woo (Hyun-jin's half-brother)

SH Alpensia Hotel StaffEdit

  • Jo Jae-ryong as Kang Dong-suk
  • Park Jin-joo as Han Yoo-kyung
  • Kim Doo-hee as Choi Chang-soo

Original soundtrackEdit

Part 1Edit

1."I Want You Bad"Lee Hae-in, Baek Seung-heon2:40
2."364 Days Of Dream"Na Yoon Kwon3:34
3."Love Therapy"Na Yoon Kwon, Han Yeri4:18
4."Nothing is Easy"Kim So Hyun3:41


In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.[8]

Ep. Title Date AGB Nielsen
1 From Destiny to Fate: 1 Percent Chance of Love
(인연에서 운명까지: 사랑 확률 1%)
October 5, 2016 N/A
2 Match Point. I Don't Play Losing Games
(매치포인트. 지는 게임은 안 합니다.)
October 6, 2016 0.529%
3 A Problematic Man; 'This is cheating, you know.'
(문제적 남자; 이러는 건 반칙인데요.)
October 12, 2016 0.713%
4 Business Relationship; 'You'd Better Not Fall For Me!'
(사업적 관계; 그러니까, 나한테 반하지 말아요.)
October 13, 2016 0.766%
5 Just Like Everyone Else; 'Starting To Do Things I've Never Done'
(남들처럼; 한 번도 안 해본 일들의 시작)
October 19, 2016 0.624%
6 Just Like Everyone Else - Spending Time Together In Our Busy Lives
(남들처럼 - 바쁜 일상의 시간을 나누다.)
October 20, 2016 0.826%
7 The Meaning of a Gift - From a Mere Memory to a Treasured One
(선물의 뜻 - 기억이 추억으로 채워지는)
October 26, 2016 1.287%
8 A Confession of Sorts: "Stay here. At my house. By my side."
(어떤 고백: 여기 있어. 우리 집에, 내 옆에.)
October 27, 2016 0.936%
9 Jealousy Is An Unexpected Emotion I've Never Felt Before
(질투라는 건, 한 번도 느껴보지 못한 의외의 감정)
November 2, 2016 0.897%
10 Hate-Love - 'Should I Spare Them?'
(미운 정: 그러니까 이 남자를 살려둬야 하는 걸까?)
November 3, 2016 0.868%
11 Do You Want to See This Though Until The End, Even Though It May Be Hard?
(취중진담, 우리 힘들어도, 끝까지 가볼래?)
November 9, 2016 0.496%
12 Her Absence - It Feels Like My Heart is Going to Disappear
(그녀의 부재 - 심장이 사라질 것 같은)
November 10, 2016 0.790%
13 The End of The Contract - Don't Meet A Good Person
(계약의 끝 - 좋은 사람 만나지 마요)
November 16, 2016 0.848%
14 A Lie - 'Will time really heal me?'
(거짓말 - 시간이 약이 될까요?)
November 17, 2016 0.751%
15 I Love You - The True Feelings That He Revealed Too Late
(사랑해 - 너무 늦은 그 남자의 진심)
November 23, 2016 0.760%
16 One Percent of Luck - The Person Who Makes Me Perfect
(1%의 행운 - 나를 완벽하게 하는 사람)
November 24, 2016 1.254%
Average 0.823%

Note: 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 & EBS).


Filming began on June 6, 2016 and finished on August 16, 2016.

International broadcastEdit

  • In the Philippines, it was aired on GMA Network from December 3, 2018 to January 4, 2019.[9]


  1. ^ Dramax (Korean: 드라맥스) is a cable TV channel owned by IHQ Inc., which also co-produced this drama series.


  1. ^ "리메이크 드라마 [1%의 어떤 것 Something About 1 Percent]". YouTube. iHQ. Retrieved February 4, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Jo, Hyun-joo (5 October 2016). "'1%의 어떤 것', 원작보다 설레는 계약 연애가 온다". 10asia. Retrieved 2016-10-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "1%의 어떤 것, 옥수수-드라맥스 편성 확정...10월 5일 첫방 - 한국경제TV". Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  4. ^ MTN. "IHQ, 드라마 '1%의 어떤 것' 리메이크 제작… 채널 드라맥스 독점 방영". MTN. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  5. ^ "Something About 1% - 2016 (Korean Drama - 2016) - 1%의 어떤 것".
  6. ^ "'1%' 하석진, 강동원 이어 역대급 캐릭터 만들까". Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  7. ^ [리폿@이슈] '1%의 어떤 것' 하석진·전소민, 원작 아우라 넘을까. TV리포트 (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  8. ^ "1%의 어떤 것 시청률". Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  9. ^ Something About 1%: Huwag pakawalan | Teaser. YouTube. GMA Network. November 22, 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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