Suits (South Korean TV series)
Suits (Korean: 슈츠; RR: Syucheu) 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. It aired on KBS2 starting April 25, 2018 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) for 16 episodes.
|Based on||Suits by Aaron Korsh|
|Developed by||KBS Drama Production|
|Written by||Kim Jung-min|
|Directed by||Kim Jin-woo|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|Running time||60 mins|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||April 25 –|
June 14, 2018
|Related shows||Suits (U.S. version)|
Suits (Japan version)
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.
- Jang Dong-gun as Choi Kang-Seok
- Park Hyung-sik as Go Yeon-woo
- A genius rookie lawyer with an excellent memory. He is the equivalent of Michael Ross, portrayed by Patrick J. Adams.
- Chae Jung-an as Hong Da-ham
- Choi Kang-seok's capable assistant. She is the equivalent of Donna Paulsen, portrayed by Sarah Rafferty.
- Jin Hee-kyung as Kang Ha-yeon: Co-founder of “Kang&Ham”. She is the equivalent of Jessica Pearson, portrayed by Gina Torres.
- Ko Sung-hee as Kim Ji-na
- A paralegal who is perfect in what she does. She is the equivalent of Rachel Zane, portrayed by Meghan Markle.
- Choi Gwi-hwa as Chae Geun-sik: A lawyer and Kang-Seok's rival. He is the equivalent of Louis Litt, portrayed by Rick Hoffman.
- Choi Kang-Seok's informant who collects information and complete missions in secret for him.
- Lee Si-won as Se-hee
- Lee Tae-sun as Seo Gi-woong
- Son Yeo-eun as Kim Moon-hee
- Kim Young-ho as Ham Ki-taek
- Lee Yi-kyung as Park Joon-pyo (ep 1–2)
- Bewhy as himself (ep 3–4)
- Jang Shin-young as Na Joo-hee (ep 3–4)
- Kang-seok's ex-girlfriend
- Kwon Hyuk as Nam Sang-moo
- Son Sook as Madame Bae (ep 4)
- Son Seok-koo as David Kim (ep 5–6, 13, 15)
- Nam ki-ae as CEO Sim Young Joo (Namyoung CEO)
- Jeon No-min as Oh Byung-wook (ep 7)
- The remake was first announced in 2015, with the rights being sold to Korea's EnterMedia Pictures Co. Ltd.
- Suits is the second Korean drama co-produced by NBCUniversal after Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and the third series overall after Saturday Night Live Korea.
- This is Jang Dong-gun's first small-screen comeback in six years.
|Soundtrack album by |
Stone Music Entertainment
|1.||"If The Winds Blows" (바람 불면)||Jung Eun-ji||3:45|
|2.||"If The Winds Blows" (Inst.)||3:45|
|1.||"You In The Dream" (꿈 속의 그대)||Mamamoo||3:06|
|2.||"You In The Dream" (Inst.)||3:06|
|1.||"Rainy Road You And I" (비 오는 거리 너와 나)||Kang Min-kyung (Davichi), Kisum||3:50|
|2.||"Rainy Road You And I" (Inst.)||3:50|
|2.||"Calling You" (Inst.)||4:20|
|1.||"When I'm With You"||MLC||3:15|
|2.||"When I'm With You" (Inst.)||3:15|
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||AGB Nielsen|
|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)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2018||11th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress||Chae Jung-an||Won|||
|6th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Park Hyung-sik||Nominated|||
|Best Supporting Actor||Choi Gwi-hwa||Nominated|
|2nd The Seoul Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Ko Sung-hee||Nominated|||
|2018 KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Jang Dong-gun||Nominated|||
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Jang Dong-gun||Won|
|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|
- In Malaysia, broadcast on 8TV every Monday and Tuesday at 10:30pm to 11:30pm from May 7 to June 26, 2018.
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- "BewhY tries acting for the first time in 'Suits'". Kpop Herald. May 4, 2018.
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- "'슈츠' 장동건-박형식, 최강 투톱 브로맨스 '대본 리딩 현장도 화보'". Naver (in Korean). enews24. March 21, 2018.
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- "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.
- "[종합] '2018 KDA' 유동근, 대상 영예…'같이 살래요' 4관왕 '쾌거'". My Daily (in Korean). October 2, 2018.
- "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
- "'제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개". iMBC (in Korean). September 28, 2018.
- "[2018 KBS 연기대상] 유동근 대상 "장미희 덕분인데 내가 왜..대하드라마 부활 기원"". 10Asia (in Korean). January 1, 2019.