Glory Jane

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Glory Jane
Glory Jane-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Glory Jane
Also known as Man of Honor
Young-kwang's Jae-in
The Glory of Jae-in
Young Love Jane
Genre Romance
Melodrama
Action
Sports
Written by Kang Eun-kyung
Directed by Lee Jung-sub
Starring Chun Jung-myung
Park Min-young
Lee Jang-woo
Opening theme "Glory Jane (Title)"
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 24
Production
Location(s) Korea
Running time 60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Kim Jong-hak Productions, DRM Media
Broadcast
Original channel Korean Broadcasting System
Original run October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12) – December 29, 2011 (2011-12-29)
Chronology
Preceded by The Princess' Man
Followed by Wild Romance
External links
Website
Production website
Korean name
Hangul 영광의 재인
Revised Romanization Young-kwang-eui Jae-in
McCune–Reischauer Younggwangŭi Chaein

Glory Jane (Hangul: 영광의 재인; RR: Young-kwang-eui Jae-in; lit. "Young-kwang's Jae-in" or Man of Honor[1]) is a 2011 South Korean television drama series, starring Chun Jung-myung,[2] Park Min-young,[3][4] and Lee Jang-woo.[5] The series follows the romantic and professional trials of an aspiring nurse and two baseball players as they strive for their love and dreams.[6] It aired on KBS2 from October 12 to December 29, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.[7][8]

Synopsis[edit]

Yoon Jae-in (Park Min-young) is a hardworking nurse who does not remember her past. In fact she is the daughter of Yoon Il-goo (Ahn Nae-sang) who was the president of a trading company. Yoon Il-goo was killed in a car accident orchestrated by his friend Seo Jae-myung (Son Chang-min), to make sure that Jae-myung takes over control of the company. When Jae-in's mother Eun-joo (Jang Young-nam) received news of her husband's accident she took Jae-in and drove to the hospital. However, due to heavy rain, they got into a car accident caused by Jae-myung's goons, which separated the mother and daughter. Jae-myung ordered Kim In-bae (Lee Ki-yeol) who works as his chauffeur to send Jae-in, who had lost all of her memories at the time, to an orphanage, where In-bae told her to never forget her name. 17 years later, In-bae's son, Young-kwang (Chun Jung-myung), is a baseball player and one of the league's most promising sluggers, but he's since been demoted to the minors. He had a fallout with his rival, Jae-myung's son, Seo In-woo (Lee Jang-woo), who not only comes from a rich family but is currently the league's top star. While injured, Young-kwang meets Jae-in, and she saves him with a blood transfusion. Under Jae-myung's orders, In-bae is chased and killed in an accident orchestrated by his goons, to prevent In-bae from revealing Jae-myung's dark secrets. Young-kwang decides to quit being a baseball player and owning his father's noodle shop. Jae-in also quits her job as a nurse to find a job with Young-kwang. In-woo finds himself disowned by his father, and the three of them apply for jobs at Jae-myung's office. Young-kwang and In-woo continue to vie for Jae-in's affections in a bitter rivalry that goes far back to their childhoods. Seo In-chul (Park Sung-woong) also enters their lives; his lover is Kim Kyung-joo (Kim Yun-joo), who happens to be Young-kwang's runaway sister. Then Eun-joo awakens from her coma.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-10-12 1 7.3% 8.2%
2011-10-13 2 9.1% (18th) 9.4% (19th)
2011-10-19 3 12.3% (6th) 13.6% (6th)
2011-10-20 4 12.3% (8th) 14.7% (6th)
2011-10-26 5 12.0% (8th) 13.1% (7th)
2011-10-27 6 12.3% (9th) 13.7% (6th)
2011-11-02 7 12.2% (8th) 14.0% (6th)
2011-11-03 8 14.0% (6th) 16.1% (5th)
2011-11-09 9 12.9% (10th) 12.3% (9th)
2011-11-10 10 12.6% (8th) 12.3% (9th)
2011-11-16 11 13.1% (7th) 14.2% (6th)
2011-11-17 12 13.2% (7th) 14.3% (5th)
2011-11-23 13 11.9% (9th) 14.6% (4th)
2011-11-24 14 12.9% (7th) 14.7% (4th)
2011-11-30 15 12.6% (8th) 15.2% (4th)
2011-12-01 16 12.4% (7th) 14.0% (4th)
2011-12-07 17 13.9% (5th) 16.7% (4th)
2011-12-08 18 14.5% (5th) 15.9% (5th)
2011-12-14 19 15.4% (4th) 17.1% (4th)
2011-12-15 20 16.2% (4th) 18.8% (3rd)
2011-12-21 21 14.3% (4th) 16.6% (4th)
2011-12-22 22 15.2% (5th) 17.3% (4th)
2011-12-28 23 21.8% (1st) 24.9% (1st)
2011-12-28 24 20.2% (3rd) 22.1% (2nd)
average 13.5% 15.2%

Source: TNS Media Korea

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2011
19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards
Best New Actress in a Drama Nam Bo-ra Won
KBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor Chun Jung-myung Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress Park Min-young Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Chun Jung-myung Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Park Min-young Won
Best Supporting Actor Son Chang-min Nominated
Best New Actor Lee Jang-woo Won
Best Young Actor Ahn Do-gyu Nominated
2012
7th Seoul International Drama Awards
Outstanding Korean Drama Glory Jane Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

  •  Japan It aired on cable channel KNTV from February 4 to April 22, 2012.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Korean, Youngkwang means "honor" and jaein means "man." The title is also a pun on the protagonists' names.
  2. ^ Ko, Kyoung-seok (1 August 2011). "Chun Jung-myung cast in Park Min-young series". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  3. ^ Kim, Jessica (27 July 2011). "Park Min-young cast in new drama set for Oct premiere". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  4. ^ Hong, Lucia (5 October 2011). "Park Min-young says always dreaming and wishing for more". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (21 September 2011). "Cast of new KBS TV series Glory Jane attend script reading". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  6. ^ Oh, Jean (5 October 2011). "KBS' Glory Jaein looking to hit home run". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  7. ^ Jin, Young-ju (7 October 2011). "KBS Drama Glory Jane Will Continue Unbeaten Record". KBS Global. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  8. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (14 October 2011). "REVIEW: KBS TV series Glory Jane – 1st Episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  9. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=22575

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