Three Brothers (TV series)

Three Brothers (Korean수상한 삼형제; RRSesanghan Samhyeongje) is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Ahn Nae-sang, Oh Dae-gyu, Lee Joon-hyuk, Park In-hwan, Do Ji-won, Kim Hee-jung and Oh Ji-eun. It aired on KBS2 from October 17, 2009, to June 13, 2010, on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 70 episodes.[1][2]

Three Brothers
Three Brothers (TV series)-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asSuspicious Brothers
Strange Brothers
GenreDrama
Romance
Family
Written byMoon Young-nam
Directed byJin Hyung-wook
StarringAhn Nae-sang
Oh Dae-gyu
Lee Joon-hyuk
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes70
Production
Executive producerMoon Bo Hyun (KBS)
Production locationSouth Korea
Running time60 minutes
Production companyJS Pictures
Release
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Picture format480i SDTV
Audio formatDolby Digital
DTS Digital Sound
Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Original releaseOctober 17, 2009 (2009-10-17) –
June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13)
Chronology
Preceded byMy Too Perfect Sons
Followed byAll About Marriage

One of the highest-rated Korean dramas in the year it aired, it topped the TV viewership ratings chart throughout its run, reaching 40%.[3] Because of its high ratings, the originally scheduled 50 episodes was extended by 20 more. The family drama revolves around a retired police officer and his three very different sons—one is bankrupt, one is a successful businessman, and one is a police officer who marries an ex-convict's daughter.

PlotEdit

Kim Soon-kyung is a retired police officer and father of three sons, Geon-kang, Hyun-chal and Yi-sang.

Eldest son Geon-kang has experienced many trials and failures in life, including bankruptcy and divorce. He later gets remarried to his wife Chung-nan.

Middle son Hyun-chal is a successful businessman, the envy of the town and pride of his father. His wife Woo-mi often sacrifices her happiness for the benefit of their family.

Youngest son Yi-sang followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a police officer. But father and the son often clash, especially when Yi-sang marries Eo-young. Eo-young is the daughter of his father's deadly foe, an ex-convict Soon-kyung investigated and eventually arrested a long time ago.

CastEdit

Kim familyEdit

  • Park In-hwan as Kim Soon-kyung (김순경) (father)
  • Lee Hyo-choon [ko] as Jeon Kwa-ja (전과자) (mother)
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Kim Geon-kang (김건강) (eldest son)
    • Do Ji-won as Uhm Chung-nan (엄청난) (Geon-kang's wife)
    • Jung Yun-seok as Jong-nam (종남) (Chung-nan's son)
  • Oh Dae-gyu as Kim Hyun-chal (김현찰) (middle son, businessman)
    • Kim Hee-jung as Do Woo-mi (도우미) (Hyun-chal's wife)
    • Kim Jin-seong as Kim Hyun-soo (김혼수) (Hyun-chal and Woo-mi's older son)
    • Kwon Min-jong [ko] as Kim Sang-tae (김상태) (Hyun-chal and Woo-mi's younger son)
  • Lee Joon-hyuk as Kim Yi-sang (김이상) (youngest son, police officer)

Joo familyEdit

Supporting castEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2009
KBS Drama Awards[4]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Ahn Nae-sang Nominated
Lee Joon-hyuk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Do Ji-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Go Se-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Bo-hee Nominated
Best New Actress Oh Ji-eun Nominated
Best Couple Award Lee Joon-hyuk and Oh Ji-eun Nominated
2010
KBS Drama Awards[5]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama Park In-hwan Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Do Ji-won Nominated
Kim Hee-jung Nominated
Lee Bo-hee Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Bo-hee Won
Best New Actress Oh Ji-eun Won

RatingsEdit

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2009-10-17 1 24.3 (1st) 24.3 (1st)
2009-10-18 2 28.2 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2009-10-24 3 19.3 (1st) 19.4 (1st)
2009-10-25 4 25.6 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2009-10-31 5 24.0 (1st) 24.9 (1st)
2009-11-01 6 27.6 (1st) 27.0 (1st)
2009-11-07 7 24.1 (1st) 23.4 (1st)
2009-11-08 8 30.6 (1st) 30.1 (1st)
2009-11-14 9 24.1 (1st) 24.0 (1st)
2009-11-15 10 28.4 (1st) 28.2 (1st)
2009-11-21 11 25.6 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2009-11-22 12 32.5 (1st) 33.0 (1st)
2009-11-28 13 27.9 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2009-11-29 14 32.6 (1st) 32.8 (1st)
2009-12-05 15 20.0 (2nd) 19.7 (2nd)
2009-12-06 16 32.4 (1st) 32.2 (1st)
2009-12-12 17 27.5 (1st) 27.3 (1st)
2009-12-13 18 32.6 (1st) 32.6 (1st)
2009-12-19 19 27.9 (1st) 27.8 (1st)
2009-12-20 20 34.2 (1st) 33.4 (1st)
2009-12-26 21 29.2 (1st) 28.6 (1st)
2009-12-27 22 34.2 (1st) 33.6 (1st)
2010-01-02 23 31.4 (1st) 31.2 (1st)
2010-01-03 24 38.5 (1st) 37.9 (1st)
2010-01-09 25 33.1 (1st) 32.8 (1st)
2010-01-10 26 37.9 (1st) 37.6 (1st)
2010-01-16 27 32.8 (1st) 32.9 (1st)
2010-01-17 28 40.2 (1st) 40.4 (1st)
2010-01-23 29 33.4 (1st) 33.1 (1st)
2010-01-24 30 39.7 (1st) 40.1 (1st)
2010-01-30 31 34.6 (1st) 34.6 (1st)
2010-01-31 32 41.7 (1st) 41.9 (1st)
2010-02-06 33 34.6 (1st) 34.7 (1st)
2010-02-07 34 41.7 (1st) 41.5 (1st)
2010-02-13 35 27.8 (1st) 27.1 (1st)
2010-02-14 36 21.1 (1st) 20.4 (1st)
2010-02-20 37 32.4 (1st) 31.8 (1st)
2010-02-21 38 38.1 (1st) 38.2 (1st)
2010-02-27 39 31.1 (1st) 30.7 (1st)
2010-02-28 40 37.5 (1st) 38.0 (1st)
2010-03-06 41 33.8 (1st) 33.0 (1st)
2010-03-07 42 39.9 (1st) 39.9 (1st)
2010-03-13 43 31.5 (1st) 30.6 (1st)
2010-03-14 44 39.9 (1st) 39.5 (1st)
2010-03-20 45 35.0 (1st) 34.4 (1st)
2010-03-21 46 39.5 (1st) 38.6 (1st)
2010-03-27 47 33.4 (1st) 33.1 (1st)
2010-03-28 48 40.5 (1st) 40.2 (1st)
2010-04-03 49 33.6 (1st) 32.7 (1st)
2010-04-04 50 37.0 (1st) 37.6 (1st)
2010-04-10 51 36.4 (1st) 36.2 (1st)
2010-04-11 52 42.5 (1st) 42.5 (1st)
2010-04-17 53 34.8 (1st) 35.1 (1st)
2010-04-18 54 41.6 (1st) 41.4 (1st)
2010-04-24 55 35.2 (1st) 35.2 (1st)
2010-04-25 56 40.3 (1st) 40.0 (1st)
2010-05-01 57 33.6 (1st) 32.9 (1st)
2010-05-02 58 42.0 (1st) 42.4 (1st)
2010-05-08 59 28.7 (1st) 28.1 (1st)
2010-05-09 60 42.0 (1st) 42.1 (1st)
2010-05-15 61-62 33.5 (1st) 33.6 (1st)
2010-05-22 63 36.4 (1st) 36.1 (1st)
2010-05-23 64 43.8 (1st) 43.8 (1st)
2010-05-29 65 33.9 (1st) 33.3 (1st)
2010-05-30 66 34.7 (1st) 35.7 (1st)
2010-06-05 67 35.6 (1st) 36.1 (1st)
2010-06-06 68 41.4 (1st) 41.5 (1st)
2010-06-12 69 20.5 (5th) 20.4 (5th)
2010-06-13 70 39.8 (1st) 40.4 (1st)
Average - -

Source: TNS Media Korea

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oh, Jean (16 October 2009). "Another weekend hit for KBS?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  2. ^ Kim, Sun-young (16 June 2010). "REVIEW: TV series Three Brothers - Final episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia (7 June 2010). "Three Brothers commands TV charts for 16th week". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  4. ^ Lim, Hye-seon (4 January 2010). "Lee Byung-hun scores triple wins at KBS Acting Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  5. ^ Cho, Bum-ja (3 January 2011). "Jang Hyuk scores top prize at KBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-13.

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