The Third Charm

The Third Charm[5] (Korean제3의 매력; RRJe3ui Maeryeok) is a 2018 South Korean television series directed by Pyo Min-soo and starring Seo Kang-joon and Esom. It explores the real side of relationships between couples. It aired on JTBC's Fridays and Saturdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot, from September 28 to November 17, 2018.[6][7][8][9]

The Third Charm
The Third Charm-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asThe 3rd Charm[1]
Hangul제3의 매력
GenreRomantic comedy[2]
Written by
  • Park Eun-young
  • Park Hee-kwon
Directed byPyo Min-soo [ko]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Production locations
  • South Korea
  • Portugal[3]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
DistributorJTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 28 (2018-09-28) –
November 17, 2018 (2018-11-17)
External links
Website

SynopsisEdit

Joon-Young (Seo Kang-joon) is a 20-year-old university student. He is a neat, good student, wearing unassuming glasses, jeans, white socks and white sneakers. He doesn't care about fashion. Joon-Young plans more than necessary and he is very sensitive. Joon-Young then takes part in his first blind date. There, Joon-Young meets Young-Jae (Esom) and they begin to date. Young-Jae, is also 20-years-old, is emotional, spontaneous and honest. She doesn't have parents, but she is really close to her older brother. They live together and rely on each other. Her dream is to become rich and she decided to work as a hairdresser's assistant rather than going to a university. A friend then dragged her to a blind meeting with a university student. There, she meets Joon-Young who has a totally different personality from her. A romantic comedy that follows the realistic romance of two individuals with completely opposite personalities who unexpectedly met on a group blind date. Where the two meet again with drastically different time in their lives two more times after the blind date.

CastEdit

MainEdit

A meticulous and principled university student who never deviates from his perfectly scheduled routines.[10]
  • Esom as Lee Young-jae
A spontaneous and emotional but honest woman who gave up college and started working as an assistant hairdresser.

SupportingEdit

Young-jae's brother. A barista who runs a coffee truck and dreams of becoming a screenwriter.[11]
Boss of the hair salon where Young-jae works.[12]
A talented plastic surgeon who has a crush on Young-jae.[13][14]
A police officer who likes Joon-young.[15]
  • Lee Sang-yi as Hyun Sang-hyun
Joon-young's best friend.[16]
Joon-young's younger sister.[17]
A top star loved by many due to her beautiful appearance. She is Young-jae's high school alumnus and rival.[18][14]
  • Oh Young-sil
Joon-young's mother.[19]
Joon-young's father.
Joon-young's close friend.[20]

ProductionEdit

  • The female lead role was first offered to Chun Woo-hee and Choi Soo-young in April and May 2018 respectively, but both actresses declined the offer.[21][22]
  • The first script reading was held in July 2018 at JTBC building in Sangam-dong, Seoul.[23]
  • Overseas filming took place in several cities in Portugal.[3]

Original soundtrackEdit

The Third Charm
OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2018
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelNHN Bugs, OU Entertainment

Part 1Edit

Released on September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Only You" (그대만 보여)Ra.L
  • Kaemi
  • Ra.L
Stella Jang03:10
2."Only You" (Inst.) 
  • Kaemi
  • Ra.L
 03:10
Total length:06:20

Part 2Edit

Released on October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Perhaps We" (어쩌면 우린)
KaemiJo Sung-mo04:00
2."You Have The Charms" (매력있어)
  • Ra.L
  • NAOMI
Ra.LCJM03:05
3."Perhaps We" (Inst.) Kaemi 04:00
4."You Have The Charms" (Inst.) Ra.L 03:05
Total length:14:10

Part 3Edit

Released on October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Think About You"
  • Hwang Seok-joo
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
YONGZOO03:40
2."Liked It" (좋았는데)
  • Ra.L
  • NAOMI
Ra.LBoramiyu04:05
3."Think About You" (Inst.) 
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
 03:40
4."Liked It" (Inst.) Ra.L 04:05
Total length:15:30

Part 4Edit

Released on October 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Maybe Not" (안되나봐)Stoner Tunes
  • Yang Dong-geun
  • Manuka
03:06
2."Maybe Not" (Inst.) Stoner Tunes 03:06
Total length:06:12

Part 5Edit

Released on October 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Hee Jae" (희재)Yang Jae-seonMGRIm Han-byul04:01
2."Hee Jae" (Inst.) MGR 04:01
Total length:08:02

Part 6Edit

Released on November 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."When It Rains" (비가 오면)Kim Eun-jaeKim Eun-jaeSoyou, Mad Clown03:35
2."When It Rains" (Inst.) Kim Eun-jae 03:35
Total length:07:10

Part 7Edit

Released on November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."With The Season" (계절을 담아)GaemiGaemiKim Yeon-ji04:31
2."With The Season" (Inst.) Gaemi 04:31
Total length:09:02

ViewershipEdit

The Third Charm : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
1TBD424695831623706727729437681583565466630446697TBD
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[24]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[25]
Nationwide Seoul
1 September 28, 2018 1.804% 2.240%
2 September 29, 2018 1.795% 1.850%
3 October 5, 2018 2.859% 3.057%
4 October 6, 2018 3.374% 3.237%
5 October 12, 2018 2.722% 3.007%
6 October 13, 2018 2.970% 3.026%
7 October 19, 2018 3.050% 3.614%
8 October 20, 2018 3.035% 3.058%
9 October 26, 2018 1.979% N/A
10 October 27, 2018 2.348% 2.227%
11 November 2, 2018 2.614% 2.910%
12 November 3, 2018 2.614% 2.700%
13 November 9, 2018 2.220% 2.340%
14 November 10, 2018 2.824% 3.089%
15 November 16, 2018 2.178% 2.349%
16 November 17, 2018 2.934% 3.071%
Average 2.583% 2.785%
  • 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).

ReferencesEdit

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