7th Grade Civil Servant

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7th Grade Civil Servant
7th Grade Civil Servant-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for 7th Grade Civil Servant
Also known as Level 7 Civil Servant
Genre Romance
Comedy
Action
Written by Chun Sung-il
Directed by Kim Sang-hyup
Oh Hyun-jong
Starring Choi Kang-hee
Joo Won
Composer(s) Park Se-jun
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Park Hong-gyun
Producer(s) Kim Jung-hwan
Editor(s) Lee Taek-joo
Location(s) Korea
Pattaya, Thailand
Cinematography Hong Sung-wook
Yoon Kwon-soo
Running time 60 minutes on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Appletree Pictures
Curtain Call Production
Broadcast
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run 23 January 2013 (2013-01-23) – 28 March 2013 (2013-03-28)
Chronology
Preceded by Missing You
Followed by When a Man Falls in Love
Related shows My Girlfriend Is an Agent
22 Tango
External links
Website
7th Grade Civil Servant
Hangul 7급 공무원
Hanja 七級公務員
Revised Romanization 7geup Gongmu-won
McCune–Reischauer 7kŭp Kongmu-wŏn

7th Grade Civil Servant (Hangul: 7급 공무원; hanja: 七級公務員; RR: 7geup Gongmuwon) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Choi Kang-hee and Joo Won as rookie spies who trained together, and later become NIS agents who must hide their real identities from each other even as they fall in love.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

It aired on MBC from January 23 to March 28, 2013 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[7]

The spy romantic comedy series is a remake of the 2009 film My Girlfriend Is an Agent.[8] Early working titles were Secret Agent War and The Secret Lovers.[9][10]

Plot[edit]

Love and espionage collide in this drama of the National Intelligence Service's rookie agents. Han Gil-ro (Joo Won) realizes his dream of becoming an international man of mystery, after a childhood spent pouring over James Bond films. Kim Seo-won (Choi Kang-hee) spices things up as a goofy, yet determined agent, but it's not all 007 glamor. Both Gil-ro and Seo-won must learn what it takes to uphold their sworn duty, even at the sacrifice of their happiness — and lives.

Cast[edit]

  • Kim Min-seo - Shin Sun-mi
  • Ahn Nae-sang - Kim Won-seok
  • Jang Young-nam - Jang Young-soon
  • Kim Soo-hyun - Mi-rae
  • Im Yoon-ho - JJ / Choi Woo-jin
  • Dokko Young-jae - Han Joo-man, Gil-ro's father
  • Im Ye-jin - Go Soo-ja, Gil-ro's mother
  • Lee Han-wi - Kim Pan-seok, Seo-won's father
  • Kim Mi-kyung - Oh Mak-nae, Seo-won's mother
  • Noh Young-hak - Kim Min-ho, Seo-won's younger brother
  • Choi Jong-hwan - Oh Kwang-jae, director of the NIS
  • Ha Shi-eun - Jin-joo
  • Son Jin-young - Kim Poong-eon
  • Lee El - Park Soo-young
  • Jung In-ki - Kim Sung-joon
  • Seo Seung-man - IT&TI manager
  • Lee Hye-eun - Won-seok's wife
  • Uhm Tae-woong - Choi Woo-hyuk (guest appearance, ep 1-4)

Reception[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings (%)[20] AGB Nielsen (%)[21]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 23 January 2013 12.8% 15.6% 12.7% 14.6%
2 24 January 2013 14.0% 16.0% 14.5% 16.9%
3 30 January 2013 16.0% 18.1% 15.9% 18.1%
4 31 January 2013 15.8% 18.8% 15.2% 17.2%
5 6 February 2013 17.1% 20.1% 16.0% 17.7%
6 7 February 2013 14.9% 16.8% 14.3% 16.0%
7 13 February 2013 13.3% 14.0% 12.7% 13.3%
8 14 February 2013 13.8% 15.1% 12.1% 13.2%
9 20 February 2013 12.6% 12.9% 12.5% 13.8%
10 21 February 2013 12.4% 13.1% 11.4% 12.5%
11 27 February 2013 11.8% 13.2% 10.0% 10.7%
12 28 February 2013 11.0% 11.8% 10.6% 11.8%
13 6 March 2013 10.0% 10.6% 9.2% 10.8%
14 7 March 2013 9.9% 11.3% 9.9% 10.8%
15 13 March 2013 8.8% 9.3% 7.9% 8.8%
16 14 March 2013 9.0% 8.8% 8.5% 9.1%
17 20 March 2013 9.3% 10.9% 9.8% 10.9%
18 21 March 2013 9.5% 10.8% 8.4% 9.0%
19 27 March 2013 7.9% 8.4% 7.5% 7.7%
20 28 March 2013 9.0% 9.4% 8.4% 8.6%
Average 12.0% 13.2% 11.4% 12.6%

Soundtrack[edit]

7th Grade Civil Servant:
Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released February 0, 2013 (2013-02-00)
Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B
Label Pony Canyon Korea
Part 1:
No. Title Artist Length
1. "너에게 가는 길" (My Way to You) 2PM Junho feat. Taecyeon 3:26
2. "너에게 가는 길 (inst.)" (My Way to You (inst.)) 2PM Junho feat. Taecyeon 3:26
Part 2:
No. Title Artist Length
3. "꽃이 핀다" (Flowers Bloom) Park Ji-hun of V.O.S 4:09
4. "Stranger"   Big Baby Driver 2:35
5. "꽃이 핀다 (inst.)" (Flowers Bloom (inst.)) Park Ji-hun of V.O.S 4:09
6. "Stranger (inst.)"   Big Baby Driver 2:35
Part 3:
No. Title Artist Length
7. "I'll Be There for You"   Led Apple Hanbyul 4:14
8. "말하지 그랬어" (You Should've Told Me) SpinEL (스피넬) 4:51
9. "I'll Be There for You (inst.)"   Led Apple Hanbyul 4:14
10. "말하지 그랬어 (inst.)" (You Should've Told Me (inst.)) SpinEL (스피넬) 4:51
Part 4:
No. Title Artist Length
8. "어떡해" (What to do) Melody Day  
9. "사랑할 줄 몰라서" (Don't know how to love) Ash Gray  
10. "어떡해 (inst.)" (What to do) Melody Day  
11. "사랑할 줄 몰라서 (inst.)" (Don't know how to love) Ash Gray  

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013
Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular Actor (TV) Hwang Chansung Nominated
Most Popular Actress (TV) Choi Kang-hee Nominated
MBC Drama Awards[22]
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Choi Kang-hee Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Joo Won Won

International broadcast[edit]

  • Japan: Aired on KNTV beginning March 30, 2013.[23]
  • Malaysia: Aired on TV9.
  • Thailand: Aired on workpointTV.
  • Philippines: Aired on Net 25 beginning February 3, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ho, Stewart (20 November 2012). "Joo Won, Choi Kang Hee, 2PM's Chansung and Others Hold First Reading for 7th Grade Civil Servant". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  2. ^ Lee, Hye-jin (20 November 2012). "Joo Won, 2PM Chansung Attend 1st Reading of New Drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Joo Won begins filming for 7th Level Civil Servant". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  4. ^ "7th Level Civil Servant releases stills of Choi Kang Hee meeting Joo Won for the first time". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  5. ^ Ho, Stewart (13 December 2012). "Joo Won, Choi Kang Hee Film Their First Scene for 7th Grade Civil Servant". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Choi Kang Hee gives Joo Won a beat down on Level 7 Civil Servant". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  7. ^ Kim, Hyun Rok (21 February 2013). "My Girlfriend is an Agent records the second highest audience rating". Star News. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  8. ^ Oh, Jean (3 February 2013). "Feels like you've seen it before?: Box office hits like My Sassy Girl coming to the small screen". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  9. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (23 October 2012). "Choi Kang-hee, Joo Won Readying for Battle of Love". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  10. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (26 May 2012). "Lee Dong-gun to return to K-dramas". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
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  12. ^ "Actor Joo Won confirmed for MBC TV drama Secret Battle of Man and Woman". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  13. ^ "Joo Won praises his Level 7 Civil Servant co-star Choi Kang Hee". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  14. ^ An, So-hyoun (22 January 2013). "Joo Won and Choi Kang Hee Are Close Despite Age Gap". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  15. ^ "JOO Won's Interview". MBC Global Media. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  16. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (10 April 2013). "Joo Won Chooses Choi Kang Hee of 7th Grade Civil Servant as His Best Partner". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  17. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (21 April 2013). "Interview: Joo Won Talks about His Three Years of Growth". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  18. ^ Ho, Stewart (31 October 2012). "2PM Chansung Joins Joo Won, Choi Kang Hee for Story of a Secret Man, Woman". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  19. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (6 December 2012). "2PM Chansung to Go Wild in New TV Series' Thailand Set". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  20. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  21. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  22. ^ "Live Updates: Winners of the 2013 MBC Drama Awards". Soompi. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  23. ^ Lee, Sun-min (13 March 2013). "MBC drama to air in Japan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 

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