VIP (South Korean TV series)

VIP (Korean브이아이피; RRBeuiaipi) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Jang Na-ra, Lee Sang-yoon, Lee Chung-ah, Kwak Sun-young, Pyo Ye-jin and Shin Jae-ha. It aired on SBS TV's Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot from October 28 to December 24, 2019.[1]

VIP
VIP 2019 TV series.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul브이아이피
Genre
Created byMyoungwoo Lee
Written byCha Hye-won
Directed byLee Jung-rim
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Producer(s)Song Kyung-hwa
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)The Story Works
DistributorSBS
Release
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format2160p (UHDTV)
Original releaseOctober 28 (2019-10-28) –
December 24, 2019 (2019-12-24)
External links
Website

SynopsisEdit

The story of Sung Un Department Store's team who works for VIP clients which constitute the top 1% of their customers.

One day after a receiving a text message of her husband's infidelity from an anonymous source, Na Jeong-seon begins to suspect her husband and her colleagues of having an affair. In her quest to discover the truth, she ends up revealing more than one secret that her colleagues are hiding.

CastEdit

MainEdit

VIP TeamEdit

Wife and colleague to Seong-joon. She is from an affluent family and graduated from a prestigious university who landed a high-level job at Sung Un Department Store without much difficulty.
The team leader of Sung Un Department Store's VIP management team and husband of Na Jeong-seon.
A professional and fashionable section chief of VIP task force and ace of the team. She has recently returned from a year off work due to a former scandal with her boss, who was in charge of HR.
A working mother of two young sons who had missed few promotions due to multiple maternity leaves, despite having worked for six years in the company. Getting a promotion in the VIP task force is her goal.
She comes from a poor family and fights for survival. She lands a job at the VIP task force and becomes the center of office gossip. Her hiring caused the team members’ lives to change with her secrets unveiled.
A new employee at the VIP task force. He has been brought up in a comfortable surrounding with a prestige education. He acts cautiously of his actions in front of his seniors at work.

SupportingEdit

Sung Un Department StoreEdit

Mi-na's husband
  • Park Sung-geun as Ha Jae-woong
  • Jang Hyuk-jin as Bae Do-il
  • Cho Seung-yeon as Ha Young-woong
  • Lee Jin-hee as Kang Ji-young

OthersEdit

Special appearancesEdit

ProductionEdit

The first script reading took place on April 18, 2019. Filming began on May 9 and ended on October 26, 2019, two days before the premiere of the series.[4]

ViewershipEdit

VIP : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
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11.0591.2631.3541.4071.2761.4691.3061.8941.8982.0812.0062.1592.1632.2482.4682.6881.796
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[5]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Part Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[6] TNmS[7]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 1 October 28, 2019 5.9% (17th) 6.7% (15th) 6.1% (18th)
2 6.8% (15th) 7.8% (9th) 6.6% (15th)
2 1 October 29, 2019 6.5% (13th) 6.9% (12th) 6.4% (13th)
2 7.6% (7th) 8.2% (5th) 7.4% (12th)
3 1 November 4, 2019 6.0% (17th) 7.1% (12th) 6.8% (15th)
2 8.0% (10th) 9.4% (3rd) 7.5% (14th)
4 1 November 5, 2019 7.4% (10th) 8.5% (4th) 6.9% (13th)
2 9.1% (5th) 10.4% (2nd) 8.2% (8th)
5 1 November 18, 2019[a] 5.9% (18th) 6.7% (12th) 6.0% (20th)
2 7.8% (10th) 9.1% (5th) 7.6% (12th)
6 1 November 19, 2019[a] 6.1% (15th) 7.0% (10th) 6.8% (15th)
2 9.0% (4th) 10.4% (3rd) 8.9% (8th)
7 1 November 25, 2019 6.4% (14th) 7.1% (13th) 7.0% (15th)
2 8.1% (10th) 9.0% (4th) 8.2% (10th)
8 1 November 26, 2019 8.5% (8th) 9.1% (6th) 7.5% (11th)
2 11.4% (4th) 12.4% (2nd) 9.9% (7th)
9 1 December 2, 2019 8.3% (10th) 8.9% (6th) 7.8% (13th)
2 11.3% (4th) 12.3% (2nd) 9.2% (7th)
10 1 December 3, 2019 10.6% (5th) 11.4% (3rd) 8.0% (10th)
2 12.7% (2nd) 13.5% (2nd) 10.4% (7th)
11 1 December 9, 2019 9.6% (6th) 10.8% (5th) 8.4% (10th)
2 12.2% (4th) 13.6% (2nd) 10.6% (7th)
12 1 December 10, 2019 10.0% (6th) 11.0% (4th) 8.5% (9th)
2 13.2% (2nd) 14.2% (2nd) 10.7% (7th)
13 1 December 16, 2019 10.6% (5th) 12.0% (4th) 9.2% (10th)
2 13.1% (3rd) 15.0% (2nd) 11.0% (5th)
14 1 December 17, 2019 11.2% (5th) 12.6% (3rd) 10.2% (7th)
2 13.9% (2nd) 15.7% (2nd) 12.6% (4th)
15 1 December 23, 2019 11.9% (5th) 13.8% (3rd) 9.8% (7th)
2 14.9% (2nd) 16.6% (1st) 12.9% (3rd)
16 1 December 24, 2019 12.0% (3rd) 13.0% (3rd) 11.5% (5th)
2 15.9% (2nd) 17.7% (1st) 14.2% (3rd)
Average 9.8% 10.9% 8.8%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2019 2019 SBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Shin Jae-ha Nominated [8]
Best New Actress Kwak Sun-young Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Chung-ah Won
Best Character Award (Actress) Pyo Ye-jin Won
Excellence Award in Miniseries (Actor) Lee Sang-yoon Won
Top Excellence Award in Miniseries (Actress) Jang Na-ra Nominated
Producer Award Won

International broadcastEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Broadcast is delayed due to the SBS 2019 WBSC Premier 12 baseball game broadcast.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yeon, Hwi-seon (June 5, 2019). "장나라X이상윤→이청아·곽선영까지, SBS 'VIP' 캐스팅 완료 [공식]". Osen (in Korean). News Chosun. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Kang, Seo-jung (August 7, 2019). "'VIP' 장나라, 나정선 차장님 변신 스틸 첫공개..고혹+청초미[Oh!쎈 컷]". Osen (in Korean). News Chosun. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Moon, Ji-yeon (March 28, 2019). "[단독] '라이징 스타' 신재하, 'VIP' 합류..장나라·이상윤과 호흡". News Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  4. ^ ""VIP" Proves to Be a Notable Success of Fifty Two Hour Work Week Plan". HanCinema. November 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  7. ^ TNmS ratings:
  8. ^ Kim, Soo-hyung (January 1, 2020). "'열혈사제' 김남길, 대상으로 '8관왕' 기염‥'VIP' 장나라, 프로듀서상 (종합) [2019 SBS 연기대상]". Osen (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2020 – via Naver.

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