Suits (South Korean TV series)

Suits (Korean슈츠; RRSyucheu) is a South Korean television series starring Jang Dong-gun and Park Hyung-sik. The drama is based on the American television series of the same name by Aaron Korsh.[3][4] It aired on KBS2 starting April 25, 2018 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) for 16 episodes.[5][6]

Suits
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Promotional poster
Hangul슈츠
GenreLegal drama
Based onSuits by Aaron Korsh
Developed byKBS Drama Production
Written byKim Jung-min
Directed byKim Jin-woo
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sebastian Dong-hun Lee
  • Moon Bo-hyun
  • Park Ki-ho
  • Park Sung-hye
Producer(s)Kim Hye-jung
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 mins
Production company(s)
DistributorKBS
Release
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 25 (2018-04-25) –
June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14)
Chronology
Related showsSuits (U.S. version)
Suits (Japan version)
External links
Website

SynopsisEdit

A capable and distinguished lawyer of the law firm "Kang&Ham" Choi Kang-Seok recruits a young man named Go Yeon-Woo who has a retentive memory but not a law degree. An adaptation from the American TV show Suits.

CastEdit

MainEdit

A legendary lawyer. He is the equivalent of Harvey Specter, portrayed by Gabriel Macht.
A genius rookie lawyer with an excellent memory. He is the equivalent of Michael Ross, portrayed by Patrick J. Adams.
Choi Kang-seok's capable assistant. She is the equivalent of Donna Paulsen, portrayed by Sarah Rafferty.
A paralegal who is perfect in what she does. She is the equivalent of Rachel Zane, portrayed by Meghan Markle.

SupportingEdit

Choi Kang-Seok's informant who collects information and complete missions in secret for him.

Special appearanceEdit

Kang-seok's ex-girlfriend

ProductionEdit

Original soundtrackEdit

Suits OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2018
GenreSoundtrack
LanguageKorean
LabelNaymNaym Entertainment
Stone Music Entertainment

Part 1Edit

Released on April 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Dream"DK (December)3:02
2."Dream" (Inst.) 3:02
Total length:6:04

Part 2Edit

Released on May 2, 2018 (2018-05-02)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."If The Winds Blows" (바람 불면)Jung Eun-ji3:45
2."If The Winds Blows" (Inst.) 3:45
Total length:7:30

Part 3Edit

Released on May 9, 2018 (2018-05-09)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."You In The Dream" (꿈 속의 그대)Mamamoo3:06
2."You In The Dream" (Inst.) 3:06
Total length:6:12

Part 4Edit

Released on May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Rainy Road You And I" (비 오는 거리 너와 나)Kang Min-kyung (Davichi), Kisum3:50
2."Rainy Road You And I" (Inst.) 3:50
Total length:7:40

Part 5Edit

Released on May 23, 2018 (2018-05-23)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Now"Vromance3:10
2."Now" (Inst.) 3:10
Total length:6:20

Part 6Edit

Released on May 30, 2018 (2018-05-30)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Propose" (프로포즈)GB93:57
2."Propose" (Inst.) 3:57
Total length:7:54

Part 7Edit

Released on June 7, 2018 (2018-06-07)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Calling You"LAURA4:20
2."Calling You" (Inst.) 4:20
Total length:8:40

Part 8Edit

Released on June 13, 2018 (2018-06-13)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."When I'm With You"MLC3:15
2."When I'm With You" (Inst.) 3:15
Total length:6:30

RatingsEdit

In the tables below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Broadcast date Title Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[15] AGB Nielsen[16]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 April 25, 2018 Fate gets decided by the choice you make, not coincidence.
(운명을 결정짓는 건, 우연이 아니라 선택이다.)
8.2% (12th) 8.7% 7.4% (10th) 7.5% (9th)
2 April 26, 2018 If you have a chance to throw a dice, throw it without hesitating. The moment you throw it, you'll advance at least one square.
(주사위를 던질 기회가 왔다면 , 주저 말고 던져라. 던지는 순간 최소한 한 칸은 전진한다.)
7.7% (12th) 8.1% 7.4% (11th) 7.0% (11th)
3 May 2, 2018 There always lies a dark side behind the face of the truth. Therefore...
(진실의 얼굴 뒤에는 언제나 어두운 이면이 존재한다.)
8.0% (11th) 8.5% 9.7% (7th) 10.6% (6th)
4 May 3, 2018 ...Therefore, the truth doesn't always win just because it shows itself.
(...그러므로, 진실이 얼굴을 드러낸다고 항상 승리하는 것은 아니다.)
8.4% (10th) 8.9% 10.2% (5th)
5 May 9, 2018 To catch a hyena, you must use rotten meat as your bait.
(하이에나를 잡으려면, 썩은 고기를 미끼로 써야 한다.)
7.8% (10th) 8.2% 8.9% (8th) 9.1% (7th)
6 May 10, 2018 They drink the same water, but cows make milk, whereas snakes make poison.
(같은 물을 마시지만 , 소는 우유를 만들고, 뱀은 독을 만든다.)
6.5% (19th) 6.8% 7.9% (9th) 7.7% (9th)
7 May 16, 2018 Is a sheath truly unnecessary for a knife called justice?
(정의라는 칼에는 칼집이 필요 없는가?)
7.8% (13th) 8.1% 8.8% (8th) 8.7% (7th)
8 May 17, 2018 Justice is giving back everyone what they rightfully deserve.
(정의란 각자가 당연히 받아야 할 것을 돌려주는 것이다.)
6.8% (19th) 7.2% 7.4% (11th) 7.1% (14th)
9 May 23, 2018 You can't go back in time and start over again, but you can still aim for a new ending starting from now.
(과거로 돌아가 새롭게 시작할 순 없지만 현재로부터 새로운 결말을 맺을 순 있다.)
10.3% (8th) 10.7% 9.9% (7th) 9.5% (6th)
10 May 24, 2018 You can prove your worth by showing the kind of risk you are willing to take.
(당신의 가치를 증명하는 건 어떤 종류의 위험을 감수하느냐에 달려있다.)
10.5% 9.6% (7th) 9.2% (8th)
11 May 30, 2018 If you wish to swallow a demon, you must swallow its horns too.
(악마를 삼키려면 뿔까지 목구멍으로 넘겨야 한다.)
8.8% (10th) 9.1% 8.8% (7th) 8.5% (7th)
12 May 31, 2018 If you have blind faith about your ideals, you'll be betrayed by the reality.(이상을 맹신하면, 현살에 배신 당한다.) 8.7% (11th) 8.9% 9.8% (6th) 9.7% (6th)
13 June 6, 2018 The moment you fly up with wings called lies, you will not be landing.(거짓말이라는 날개를 달고 이륙한 순간 착륙은 없다.) 8.7% 9.0% 8.4% (6th) 8.8% (5th)
14 June 7, 2018 The best way to keep a secret is... not telling it to anyone.
(비밀을 지키는 가장 완벽한 방법은 아무에게도 말해주지 않는 것이다.)
9.6% 10.1% 9.2% (5th) 9.7% (4th)
15 June 13, 2018 When you lose your destination, look back on the path that you've walked thus far.
(목적지를 잃었을 땐, 걸어온 길을 돌아보라.)
9.1% 9.4% 9.1% (3rd) 9.5% (3rd)
16 June 14, 2018 Life will not tell you... where the destination is.
(삶은 당신에게 목적지를 알려주지 않는다.)
10.0% 10.6% 10.7% (5th) 11.3% (4th)
Average 8.5% 8.8% 8.9% 9.1%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Chae Jung-an Won [17]
6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Park Hyung-sik Nominated [18]
Best Supporting Actor Choi Gwi-hwa Nominated
2nd The Seoul Awards Best Supporting Actress Ko Sung-hee Nominated [19]
2018 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Jang Dong-gun Nominated [20]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Jang Dong-gun Won
Park Hyung-sik Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Choi Gwi-hwa Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Ko Sung-hee Nominated
Best New Actor Son Seok-gu Nominated
Netizen Award Park Hyung-sik Won

International broadcastEdit

  • In Malaysia, broadcast on 8TV every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30pm to 11:30pm from May 7 to June 26, 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jang Dong-gun, Park Hyung-shik team up for remake of Suits". Dramabeans. September 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Lee, Hyo-won (June 2, 2015). "USA's 'Suits' to Get South Korean Remake". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ "Jang Dong-gun cast for Korean remake of US series 'Suits'". The Korea Herald. September 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jang Dong-gun, Park Hyung-sik to Star in Remake of U.S. TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. September 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Korean adaptation of 'Suits' adds local color to popular U.S. drama". Yonhap News Agency. April 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lawyers to wear tailored 'Suits' in Korea". The Korea Herald. April 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Actress Ko Sung-hee considering role in 'Suits'". The Korea Herald. January 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ko Sung-hee to Star in "Suits"". Hancinema. TV Daily. March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Choi Yu-hwa to star in 'Suits'". Kpop Herald. March 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lee Si-won Joins Park Hyung-sik's "Suits"". Hancinema. TV Report. March 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Lee Tae-seon to Join "Suits" as Elite Lawyer". Hancinema. edaily. April 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "BewhY tries acting for the first time in 'Suits'". Kpop Herald. May 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Kwon Hyuk Wooed for "Suits"". Hancinema. Osen. April 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "'슈츠' 장동건-박형식, 최강 투톱 브로맨스 '대본 리딩 현장도 화보'". Naver (in Korean). enews24. March 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "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 April 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "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 November 19, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  17. ^ "[종합] '2018 KDA' 유동근, 대상 영예…'같이 살래요' 4관왕 '쾌거'". My Daily (in Korean). October 2, 2018.
  18. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "'제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개". iMBC (in Korean). September 28, 2018.
  20. ^ "[2018 KBS 연기대상] 유동근 대상 "장미희 덕분인데 내가 왜..대하드라마 부활 기원"". 10Asia (in Korean). January 1, 2019.

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