Tracer (TV series)

Tracer (Korean트레이서; RRTeureiseo) is a 2022 South Korean television series starring Im Si-wan, Go Ah-sung, Son Hyun-joo and Park Yong-woo. The series revolves around the people working at the National Tax Service. It is an original drama of OTT media service Wavve and is available for streaming on its platform. It also aired on MBC TV from January 7 to March 25, 2022.[3][4]

Tracer
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Promotional poster
Hangul트레이서
Genre
Created byWavve Studios
Written byKim Hyun-jung[1]
Directed byLee Seung-young[1]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Production
Producers
  • Kim Na-young
  • Kang Young-mo
  • Park Jae-seop
Production companyWest World Story[1]
Distributor
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Original releaseJanuary 7 (2022-01-07) –
March 25, 2022 (2022-03-25)

Series overviewEdit

Streaming televisionEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
18January 7, 2022 (2022-01-07)[3]January 28, 2022 (2022-01-28)[5]
28February 18, 2022 (2022-02-18)[5]

Television broadcastEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18January 7, 2022 (2022-01-07)[4]January 29, 2022 (2022-01-29)[5]
28February 26, 2022 (2022-02-26)[6][7]March 25, 2022 (2022-03-25)[8]

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Im Si-wan as Hwang Dong-joo, a former accountant who is now the head of the National Tax Service's Central Branch Tax Bureau.[9]
    • Park Min-soo as young Hwang Dong-joo[10]
  • Go Ah-sung as Seo Hye-young, a team member of the 5th Bureau of Taxation.[9]
  • Son Hyun-joo as In Tae-joon, the head of the Central Regional Tax Service.[9]
  • Park Yong-woo as Oh Young, the manager of the 5th Bureau of Taxation.[4]

SupportingEdit

  • Chu Sang-mi as Min So-jeong, deputy commissioner of the National Tax Service Headquarters.[11]
  • Park Ji-il as Baek Seung-ryong, commissioner of the National Tax Service Headquarters.[12]
  • Choi Jun-young as In Do-hoon, Tae-joon's son who is the director of Inspection Division of the Central Regional Tax Office.[13]
  • Kim Do-hyun as Cho Jin-gi[14]
  • Kim Gook-hee as Noh Sun-joo[15]
  • Yoo Dong-hun[16]
  • Jang Seong-yoon[17]
  • Moon Su-in as Kim Han-bin[18]
  • Lee Jung-shik as Kim Young-tae[19]
  • Yeon Je-wook as Park Seong-ho[20]
  • Moon Won-joo as Ko Dong-won
  • Shin Hyun-jong[21]
  • Kang Seung-ho as Han Kyung-mo[22][23]
  • Jeon Bae-soo as Jang Jeong-il[24]

Special appearancesEdit

  • Park Ho-san as Hwang Chul-min, Dong-joo's father.[25]
  • Woo Hyun as Yang Young-soon, a non-tax payer of one billion won in clone funds.[26]
  • Im Seon-woo as Shin Da-hye, the director of Oz Foods who is being investigated for tax evasion by the five tax bureaus.[27]
  • Kim Tae-baek as Batnam, a whistleblower who accuses the unjust and brutal act of loan sharks.[28]
  • Kim Young-seong as the chief of Gold Cash.[29]
  • Lee Chang-hoon as Ryu Yong-shin, the financial director of PQ Group.[30]
  • Kim Soo-hyung as Hye-young's older sister.[31]
  • Jo Jun-hyung[32]

Original soundtrackEdit

Part 1Edit

Released on January 7, 2022 (2022-01-07)[33][34]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Buzzer Beater"Cho Yu-ri (Jam Factory)
  • Kim Myeong-kyu
  • Young Chance
A.C.E2:58
2."Buzzer Beater" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Myeong-kyu
  • Young Chance
 2:58
Total length:5:56

Part 2Edit

Released on January 8, 2022 (2022-01-08)[35][36]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Rest"
  • Zozo (Eldorado)
  • Shin Sarah
  • Jang Won
  • Cha Dong-hoon
Salt N Paper3:02
2."Rest" (Inst.) 
  • Jang Won
  • Cha Dong-hoon
 3:02
Total length:6:04

Part 3Edit

Released on January 14, 2022 (2022-01-14)[37][38]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Dawn" (새벽)Whoami (Jang Hee-won, Enchanter)Whoami (Jang Hee-won, Enchanter)Jang Hee-won3:23
2."Dawn" (새벽; Inst.) Whoami (Jang Hee-won, Enchanter) 3:23
Total length:6:46

Part 4Edit

Released on January 21, 2022 (2022-01-21)[39][40]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Masquerade"
  • Jeff Kim
  • Limno (Eldorado)
  • Brown Code
  • Hanye
  • Jeff Kim
HeeJin (Loona), JinSoul (Loona)3:12
2."Masquerade" (Inst.) 
  • Brown Code
  • Hanye
  • Jeff Kim
 3:12
Total length:6:24

Part 5Edit

Released on January 28, 2022 (2022-01-28)[41][42]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Fire"
NuvocityIm Si-wan3:30
2."Fire" (Inst.) Nuvocity 3:31
Total length:7:01

Part 6Edit

Released on January 29, 2022 (2022-01-29)[43][44]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."One & Only"
  • Jeff Kim
  • Hanye
  • Limno (Eldorado)
  • Jeong Do-young
  • Hanye
Suran3:34
2."One & Only" (Inst.) 
  • Jeong Do-young
  • Hanye
 3:34
Total length:7:08

ViewershipEdit

Tracer : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678
11.3161.1171.4881.3361.4281.4211.3151.3791.332
20.8961.0850.7861.067N/A1.3071.0071.520N/A
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea.[45]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
Nielsen Korea[46] TNmS[47]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
Season 1
1 January 7, 2022 7.4% (11th) 8.0% (9th) 5.9% (11th)
2 January 8, 2022 6.0% (13th) 6.5% (10th) 4.4% (18th)
3 January 14, 2022 8.6% (7th) 9.0% 6.5% (9th)
4 January 15, 2022 7.7% (6th) 8.7% (3rd) 5.5% (14th)
5 January 21, 2022 8.0% (8th) 8.7% (8th) 5.9% (10th)
6 January 22, 2022 7.8% (6th) 8.6% (2nd) 4.9% (18th)
7 January 28, 2022 7.8% (8th) 8.1% (8th) 5.6% (13th)
8 January 29, 2022 7.6% (6th) 8.0% (2nd) 5.1% (15th)
Average 7.6% 8.2% 5.4%
Season 2
9 February 26, 2022[a] 5.0% (19th) 5.0% (18th) N/A
10 6.2% (11th) 6.4% (9th)
11 March 5, 2022[b] 4.6% (18th) 4.8% (15th) 4.4% (18th)
12 March 11, 2022 6.5% (9th) 6.9% (9th) 4.8% (18th)
13 March 12, 2022 4.1% (21st) 4.3% (20th) N/A
14 March 18, 2022 8.1% (7th) 8.5% (5th) 4.8% (15th)
15 March 19, 2022 6.1% (13th) 6.5% (10th) 4.5% (19th)
16 March 25, 2022 9.0% (5th) 9.8% (4th) 6.0% (11th)
Average 6.2% 6.5% N/A
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes ratings that were not released.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Baeksang Arts Awards 2022 Best Actor – Television Im Si-wan Nominated [49]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Television broadcast for season 2 started on February 26, 2022 due to the broadcast of 2022 Winter Olympics and the debate of the 20th South Korean presidential election candidates.[6][7]
  2. ^ The series was canceled on March 4, 2022 due to the broadcast of a news special.[48]

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    • "Ep. 1". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 8, 2022. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
    • "Ep. 2". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 9, 2022. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
    • "Ep. 3". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 15, 2022. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
    • "Ep. 4". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 16, 2022. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
    • "Ep. 5". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 22, 2022. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
    • "Ep. 6". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 23, 2022. Retrieved January 23, 2022.
    • "Ep. 7". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 29, 2022. Retrieved January 29, 2022.
    • "Ep. 8". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). January 30, 2022. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
    • "Ep. 9–10". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). February 27, 2022. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
    • "Ep. 11". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). March 6, 2022. Retrieved March 6, 2022.
    • "Ep. 12". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). March 12, 2022. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
    • "Ep. 13". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). March 13, 2022. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
    • "Ep. 14". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). March 19, 2022. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
    • "Ep. 15". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). March 20, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
    • "Ep. 16". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). March 26, 2022. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  47. ^ TNmS ratings:
    • "Ep.1" (in Korean). Retrieved January 9, 2022.
    • "Ep.2" (in Korean). Retrieved January 9, 2022.
    • "Ep.3" (in Korean). Retrieved January 15, 2022.
    • "Ep.4" (in Korean). Retrieved January 16, 2022.
    • "Ep.5" (in Korean). Retrieved January 22, 2022.
    • "Ep.6" (in Korean). Retrieved January 23, 2022.
    • "Ep.7" (in Korean). Retrieved January 29, 2022.
    • "Ep.8" (in Korean). Retrieved January 30, 2022.
    • "Ep.11" (in Korean). Retrieved March 6, 2022.
    • "Ep.12" (in Korean). Retrieved March 12, 2022.
    • "Ep.14" (in Korean). Retrieved March 19, 2022.
    • "Ep.15" (in Korean). Retrieved March 20, 2022.
    • "Ep.16" (in Korean). Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  48. ^ Park Seo-yeon (March 4, 2022). "'트레이서', 오늘(4일) 뉴스특보로 결방[공식]" ['Tracer' canceled today (4th) as a news special [Official]] (in Korean). Herald Pop. Retrieved March 4, 2022 – via Naver.
  49. ^ Ahn Byung-gil (April 11, 2022). "58회 백상예술대상 후보 공개…영광의 주인공은?" [58th Baeksang Arts Awards nominations revealed... Who is the hero of glory?] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Retrieved April 11, 2022 – via Naver.

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