Dream High

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Dream High
DreamHigh PromotionalPoster.png
Promotional poster for Dream High
Genre Comedy
Romance
Music
Format Television series
Written by Park Hye-ryun
Directed by Lee Eung-bok
Starring Suzy[1][2]
Kim Soo-hyun
Taecyeon
Eunjung
Wooyoung
IU
Opening theme "Dream High"
Ending theme "Only Hope"
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16 (1 special)
Production
Producer(s) Bae Yong-joon
Park Jin-young[3]
Location(s) Seoul, South Korea
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55
Production company(s) KeyEast[4]
JYP Entertainment[5]
CJ Media
Distributor Korean Broadcasting System
Broadcast
Original channel KBS2
Picture format 480i SDTV/1080i HDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital
DTS Digital Sound
Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Original run January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03) – February 28, 2011 (2011-02-28)
Chronology
Preceded by Marry Me, Mary!
Followed by Detectives in Trouble
Related shows Dream High 2
External links
Website

Dream High (Korean: 드림하이) is a South Korean television series broadcast by KBS2 in 2011. It features miss A's Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun, T-ara's Eunjung, IU, and 2PM's Taecyeon and Wooyoung.[6][7][8]

The drama was popular among teenagers, and brought in viewership ratings in the 18 to 20 percent range during its two-month run. A special episode, where the cast of the show performed the Dream High Special Concert on a stage near Seoul, was aired on March 1, 2011, the day after the series ended.[9]

Its sequel Dream High 2 aired a year later with a different cast.[10]

Reruns were aired on sister channel KBS1 from August 12 to September 5, 2013 at 13:00, following KBS News 12.

Plot[edit]

Six students at Kirin High School have the dream of becoming K-pop idols. During their school years, they learn how to develop their singing, songwriting and dancing skills while undergoing personal growth. They also go through their love life and start to develop feelings for each other. Each one of the students has his or her own strengths and weaknesses, but they strive to debut with the support and guidance of each other.

Cast[edit]

Main characters
Supporting characters
  • Ahn Gil-kang as Ma Doo-shik
  • Ahn Sun-young as Kang Oh-sun (Oh-hyuk's older sister)
  • Ahn Seo-hyun as Go Hye-sung (Hye-mi's younger sister)
  • Lee Hye-sook as Song Nam-boon (Sam-dong's mother)
  • Choi Il-hwa as Hyun Moo-jin (Jin-guk's father)
  • Park Hyuk-kwon as Go Byung-jik (Hye-mi's father)
  • Park Hwi-soon as Jin-gook's roommate (ep 1-2, 5)
Kirin teachers
Kirin students
  • Jun Ah-min as Jo In-sung (Jin-gook's friend)
  • JOO as Jung Ah-jung
  • Han Ji-hoo as Park Do-joon
  • Yoon Young-ah as Lee Lia
  • Park Jin-sang as Jun Tae-san
  • Han Bo-reum as Ha So-hyun
Cameo appearances


Soundtrack[edit]

Dream High: Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)
Genre Soundtrack, R&B, teen pop
Label LOEN Entertainment
Producer Park Jin-young
No. Title Artist Length
1. "드림하이" (Dream High) Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun, Eunjung, JOO 3:47
2. "Someday"   IU 3:38
3. "My Valentine" (feat. Park Jin-young) Taecyeon & Nichkhun 4:07
4. "못 잊은 거죠" (If) Park Jin-young 3:55
5. "Maybe"   Sunye 3:01
6. "사랑하면 안될까" (Can't I Love You) Changmin & Jinwoon 3:35
7. "가지마" (Don't Go) Jun.K & Lim Jeong-hee 4:20
8. "어떤이의 꿈" (A Part of This Dream) San E (feat. So Hyang of POS) 3:16
9. "겨울아이" (Winter Child) Suzy 3:39
10. "Dreaming"   Kim Soo-hyun 3:42
11. "못 잊은 거죠 (Inst.)" (If) Park Jin-young 3:55
12. "Maybe (Inst.)"   Sunye 3:01
Total length:
43:47

Reception[edit]

On October 5, 2011, Japan's daily paper Sankei Sports reported that Dream High was handed the grand prize and Hallyu award at the SKY PerfecTV! Awards which took place in Tokyo.[12]

On October 24, 2011, Dream High was given the Special Award for Foreign Drama at the 5th International Drama Festival held in Tokyo.[13]

On December 31, 2011, Dream High won the following at the KBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Lee Yoon-ji; Best New Actor and Popularity Award for Kim Soo-hyun; Best New Actress for Suzy; and Best Couple Award for Kim Soo-hyun and Suzy.

On May 10, 2012, Dream High was honored at the Rose d'Or, the global entertainment television festival ceremony which took place at Lucerne, Switzerland. It won the Golden Rose under the Youth category, the first ever Korean production to do so.[14][15][16]

On March 7, 2013, Dream High was honored as the Best Foreign Soap Opera at the 2013 USTv Students Choice Award in the Philippines, it is an annual awarding ceremony that recognized excellence and Christian values in Philippine television programs and personalities. The awards were based on students’ preferences survey that accounts for Roman Catholic values.[17][18][19]

Ratings[edit]

In the tables below, the red numbers represent the lowest ratings and the blue numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date TNMS ratings[20] AGB ratings[21]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 2011-01-03 11.3 (8th) 14.2 (5th) 10.7 (13th) 11.2 (13th)
2 2011-01-04 11.5 (10th) 13.9 (6th) 10.8 (14th) 11.4 (13th)
3 2011-01-10 11.7 (8th) 13.8 (5th) 13.1 (7th) 13.3 (7th)
4 2011-01-11 13.4 (4th) 15.4 (5th) 13.8 (5th) 14.3 (5th)
5 2011-01-17 13.7 (3rd) 15.8 (3rd) 15.5 (3rd) 17.0 (4th)
6 2011-01-18 13.1 (4th) 15.9 (4th) 15.8 (4th) 17.1 (4th)
7 2011-01-24 15.3 (3rd) 17.5 (3rd) 15.9 (3rd) 17.2 (4th)
8 2011-01-31 14.9 (3rd) 17.4 (3rd) 16.3 (4th) 17.7 (5th)
9 2011-02-01 14.9 (3rd) 16.9 (4th) 16.7 (3rd) 18.3 (5th)
10 2011-02-07 16.7 (3rd) 19.2 (3rd) 17.6 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
11 2011-02-08 16.6 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd) 17.9 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
12 2011-02-14 15.8 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd) 16.7 (3rd) 18.9 (3rd)
13 2011-02-15 17.2 (3rd) 20.1 (3rd) 17.9 (3rd) 20.1 (3rd)
14 2011-02-21 16.4 (3rd) 18.9 (3rd) 17.6 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
15 2011-02-22 17.2 (3rd) 19.7 (3rd) 17.9 (3rd) 19.5 (3rd)
16 2011-02-28 18.2 (3rd) 20.7 (3rd) 17.2 (3rd) 18.6 (3rd)
Average 14.9% 17.3% 15.7% 17.0%
Special 2011-03-01 12.1 (6th) 14.4 (5th) 12.2 (9th) 13.6 (8th)

List of awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Director (TV) Lee Eung-bok Nominated
Best New Actor (TV) Kim Soo-hyun Nominated
Park Jin-young Nominated
Best New Actress (TV) Suzy Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor (TV) Kim Soo-hyun Nominated
Park Jin-young Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress (TV) Suzy Nominated
IU Nominated
Eunjung Nominated
4th Korea Drama Awards Best Writer Park Hye-ryun Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Uhm Ki-joon Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Yoon-ji Nominated
Best New Actor Kim Soo-hyun Won
Best New Actress Suzy Nominated
Popularity Award Kim Soo-hyun Won
6th Seoul International Drama Awards Best Miniseries Dream High Nominated
13th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST "Someday" - IU Nominated
SKY PerfecTV! Awards Grand Prize Dream High Won
Hallyu Award Kim Soo-hyun Won
5th Tokyo International Drama Festival Awards Special Award for Foreign Drama Dream High Won
3rd Bugs Music Awards OST of the Year "My Valentine" - Taecyeon & Nichkhun
feat. Park Jin-young
Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Suzy Nominated
Best New Actor Kim Soo-hyun Won
Park Jin-young Nominated
Best New Actress Suzy Won
IU Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Yoon-ji Won
Best Child Actress Ahn Seo-hyun Nominated
Popularity Award Kim Soo-hyun Won
Suzy Nominated
Best Couple Award Kim Soo-hyun and Suzy Won
Taecyeon and Suzy Nominated
Wooyoung and IU Nominated
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song of the Month (February) "Dreaming" - Kim Soo-hyun Won
2012 Rose d'Or Awards Golden Rose (Children & Youth) Award Dream High Won
7th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama Dream High Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actress Suzy Nominated
2013 USTv Students' Choice Awards Best Foreign Soap Opera Dream High Won

International broadcast[edit]

Adaptations[edit]

The drama was adapted into a Japanese stage musical,[25] with Yuya Matsushita and Bright's Nanaka playing the roles of Song Sam-dong and Go Hye-mi, respectively. It had runs at the New National Theatre Tokyo from July 3 to 20, 2012, and was produced by the "Dream High: Musical Production Committee" (ミュージカル「ドリームハイ」製作委員会?), composed of TBS, Avex Live Creative, Nelke Planning and Lawson HMV Entertainment.[26][27][28]

After the publication of Dream High Special Making Book in February 2011 which contained behind-the-scene stories and photos as well as special interviews with the show's cast, a two-volume "image novel" was also released featuring still cuts from the drama.[29]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cast members pose at a press event for TV drama "Dream High" at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cast members of TV drama "Dream High" pose on the set of the show in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Lee, Seung-han (28 December 2010). "Park Jin-young says "wants to make 'Dream High' a reality"". 10Asia. 
  4. ^ Hong, Lucia (14 April 2010). "KEYEAST, JYP, CJ Media team up for drama "Dream High"". 10Asia. 
  5. ^ Cho, Bum-ja (13 August 2010). "CJ-JYP-KEYEAST drama "Dream High" to air in January 2011". 10Asia. 
  6. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (28 December 2010). "Yonsama-JYP soap to reignite hallyu". The Korea Times. 
  7. ^ Lee, Seung-han (28 December 2010). "PREVIEW: KBS TV series "Dream High"". 10Asia. 
  8. ^ Sung, So-young (30 December 2010). "Networks announce new season of drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  9. ^ "'Dream High' Cast Set for Musical Reunion in Japan". The Chosun Ilbo. 17 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Kim, Myung-hun (30 January 2012). "PREVIEW: KBS TV series "Dream High 2"". 10Asia. 
  11. ^ Hong, Lucia (8 December 2010). "Bae Yong-joon takes part in shoot for "Dream High"". 10Asia. 
  12. ^ Hong, Lucia (7 October 2011). "KBS "Dream High" wins two honors at TV awards ceremony in Japan". 10Asia. 
  13. ^ "Kim Soo Hyun Attends "Tokyo International Drama Festival Awards" for "Dream High"". Soompi.com. 26 October 2011. 
  14. ^ Cho, Chung-un (29 February 2012). "KBS drama ‘Dream High’ nominated for European award". The Korea Herald. 
  15. ^ Ho, Stewart (11 May 2012). "‘Dream High’ Wins Grand Prize at the ‘Rose d’Or’ Awards". enewsWorld. 
  16. ^ Hong, Lucia (11 May 2012). "KBS' "Dream High" honored with win at Rose d'Or Awards". 10Asia. 
  17. ^ http://philnews.ph/2013/03/08/ustv-awards-2013-complete-list-of-winners/
  18. ^ http://www.mykiru.ph/2013/03/ustv-awards-2013-winners-list.html
  19. ^ http://www.newzgrid.com/entertainment/9th-ustv-students’-choice-awards-winners-2013
  20. ^ TNmS Media Korea(Korean)
  21. ^ AGB Neilson Media(Korean)
  22. ^ Kim, Jessica (21 July 2011). ""Dream High" to show on TBS starting July 29". 10Asia. 
  23. ^ "الدراما الكورية "حلم الشباب" قريبا على MBC4" [Korean drama "A Dream of Youth" soon on MBC4] (in arabian). 20 August 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Dream High e Talent High School 2, le serie teen in onda su Super!" [Dream High and Talent High School 2, teen series on Super!] (in italian). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  25. ^ "Dream High: Musical" (in Japanese). Dream High: Musical Production Committee. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  26. ^ Kamarudin, Syahida (22 March 2012). ""Dream High" adapted to Japanese musical". Yahoo!. 
  27. ^ "Yuya Matsushita and Cast of "Dream High Musical" Attends Press Conference". JPopAsia. 18 June 2012. 
  28. ^ "Interview with Yuya Matsushita and NANAKA for Dream High Musical". Oricon via JPopAsia. 17 May 2012. 
  29. ^ Kim, Heidi (30 March 2011). "KBS "Dream High" re-made into image novel". 10Asia. 

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