Missing You (2013 TV series)

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Missing You
I Miss You-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Missing You
Also known as I Miss You
Genre Romance
Melodrama
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Suspense
Written by Moon Hee-jung
Directed by Lee Jae-dong
Park Jae-beom
Starring Yoon Eun-hye
Park Yoochun
Yoo Seung-ho
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 21
Production
Location(s) South Korea
Cinematography Jung Seung-woo
Kim Seon-cheol
Running time 60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run 7 November 2012 (2012-11-07)  – 17 January 2013 (2013-01-17)
Chronology
Preceded by Arang and the Magistrate
Followed by 7th Grade Civil Servant
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 보고싶다
Revised Romanization Bogosipda
McCune–Reischauer Pogosip'ta

Missing You (Hangul: 보고싶다; RR: Bogosipda; also known as I Miss You) is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Yoon Eun-hye, Park Yoochun and Yoo Seung-ho. It aired on MBC from November 7, 2012 to January 17, 2013 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 21 episodes.

Middle school sweethearts Jung-woo and Soo-yeon were separated in a horrifying tragedy that continues to weigh down on them as adults. Now a guilt-ridden detective, Jung-woo has been desperately searching for Soo-yeon for years, but when he crosses paths with her again, she has already become someone else with a new identity.

The show's depiction of the rape of the teenage female protagonist (albeit off screen) caused controversy among viewers and netizens.[1]

Plot[edit]

15 year old Lee Soo-yeon (Kim So-hyun) is a victim of bullying at school, targeted because her father was a murderer. Through a series of fated events, she meets Han Jung-woo (Yeo Jin-goo), the son of a chaebol and gangster. Jung-woo protects Soo-yeon from the bullies, they become friends and soon fall in love. One day, Jung-woo was kidnapped and Soo-yeon, who witness the abduction, attempts to help - only to be taken by the kidnappers as well.

Kang Hyung-joon's Mother, the mistress of Jung-woo's grandfather, and Jung-woo's Father have been fighting over a big sum of money. She finally succeeds in moving the money to a Swiss bank with the help of her nurse Jun Hye-mi. Wanting to leave Korea safely with Hyung-joon as soon as possible, Hye-mi was order to have Jung-woo kidnapped until they can flee out of the country. However, due to an unexpected accident during the time when Jung-woo and Soo-yeon are both kidnapped, they became separated. Jung-woo is rescued from the kidnappers by his father but unable to return to help Soo-yeon, who is presumed to be dead. Jung-woo's Father, wanting to cover up the incident, bribes the kidnappers and the police to fake Soo-yeon's death. However, Hyung-joon has saved Soo-yeon's life and killed a detective that was chasing after them. Soo-yeon flees out of the country with Hyung-joon and Hye-mi.

Fourteen years later, Jung-woo (now Park Yoochun) is now a homicide detective and has set his mind on finding Soo-yeon, believing that she is not dead. Soo-yeon (now Yoon Eun-hye) is now known as Zoey Lou, a rookie fashion designer who appears to have a bright personality, but still carries the emotional scars of her past inside her. Fate leads to the meeting of the two, but Joy is unforgiving towards Jung-woo for abandoning her during the kidnapping. Meanwhile, Kang Hyung-joon (Yoo Seung-ho), rich with the money his mother took from the Han family, returns to Korea for revenge. He appears warm and nice, but turns out to be a psychopathic murderer and uses the alias Harry Borrison to get his revenge on Jung-woo's father for murdering his mother.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The series was written by Moon Hee-jung, who previously wrote The Last Scandal of My Life and Can You Hear My Heart. Director Lee Jae-dong previously helmed Can't Lose and Thank You.

Teenage actors Yeo Jin-goo and Kim So-hyun were first cast as the younger versions of the leading characters, and they appeared in the first four episodes. They previously played Crown Prince Lee Hwon and Lady Yoon Bo-kyung, respectively, in MBC drama Moon Embracing the Sun.[16] In September 2012, Park Yoochun officially signed on as the male lead,[17] and in October, Yoon Eun-hye was cast in the female lead role; this is her first melodrama.[18][19]

Episode 13, originally scheduled for broadcast on December 19, 2012, was preempted by election special Decision 2012. It aired on Thursday, December 20 instead, resulting in only one episode for that week.[20] The series was extended by one episode and ended on January 17, 2013, concluding with 21 episodes.[21]

Reception[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the first two episodes achieved a nationwide rating of 7.7 and 6.2 percent respectively. Both of which ranked third behind rivals The Innocent Man on KBS and The Great Seer on SBS.[22][23]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[24] AGB Nielsen[25]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 7 November 2012 7.7% 8.4% 7.7% 9.0%
2 8 November 2012 6.9% 7.9% 6.2% 7.2%
3 14 November 2012 8.0% 10.0% 6.6% 7.6%
4 15 November 2012 8.4% 9.9% 7.0% 7.5%
5 21 November 2012 10.3% 12.1% 10.2% 11.2%
6 22 November 2012 11.9% 14.0% 11.0% 12.7%
7 28 November 2012 12.5% 15.0% 10.6% 11.9%
8 29 November 2012 12.1% 14.2% 10.1% 11.8%
9 5 December 2012 10.7% 12.5% 11.0% 12.5%
10 6 December 2012 12.9% 15.3% 11.5% 12.7%
11 12 December 2012 14.2% 17.4% 11.7% 13.3%
12 13 December 2012 13.9% 17.9% 11.6% 13.8%
13 20 December 2012 11.9% 15.1% 9.7% 10.8%
14 26 December 2012 12.2% 15.2% 10.5% 11.8%
15 27 December 2012 10.9% 13.8% 11.2% 12.8%
16 2 January 2013 11.1% 12.9% 10.9% 12.4%
17 3 January 2013 12.2% 15.0% 10.4% 12.2%
18 9 January 2013 11.8% 14.0% 10.2% 11.8%
19 10 January 2013 12.9% 15.4% 10.9% 12.8%
20 16 January 2013 12.3% 15.4% 10.6% 11.7%
21 17 January 2013 11.8% 14.4% 11.6% 13.2%
Average 11.3% 13.6% 10.0% 11.5%

Soundtrack[edit]

  1. 떨어진다 눈물이 (The Teardrops Are Falling) – Wax[26]
  2. 바라보나봐 (Just Look At You) – Chung Dong-ha of Boohwal[27]
  3. 니 얼굴 떠올라 (Reminds of You) – Byul (feat. Swings)
  4. 사랑하면 안돼요 (Don't Love Me) – Lee Seok-hoon of SG Wannabe[28]
  5. 마법의 성 (Magic Castle) – Melody Day
  6. 슬픔 (Sorrow)
  7. 외로움 (Loneliness)
  8. 절망 (Despair)
  9. 두려움 (Awe)
  10. 기다림 (Waiting)
  11. 보고싶다 (I Miss You)
  12. Decisive (Inst.)
  13. 마법의 성 (Magic Castle) (Inst.)
  14. 사랑하면 안돼요 (Don't Love Me) (Inst.)
  15. 니 얼굴 떠올라 (Reminds of You) (Inst.)
  16. 바라보나봐 (Just Look At You) (Inst.)
  17. 떨어진다 눈물이 (The Teardrops Are Falling) (Inst.)
  18. The Wind is Blowing (Inst.)

Awards[edit]

2012 MBC Drama Awards
2013 Baeksang Arts Awards

International broadcast[edit]

  • Malaysia Malaysia - On TV9 with Malay subtitles from January 28 to June 2013 at 9:30 p.m. for 21 episodes.
  • Japan Japan - On DATV with Japanese subtitles from March 28, 2013 for 21 episodes.[31] On TV Tokyo beginning April 2015.[32]
  • Greece Greece - On TV100 from September 4, 2013 with Greek subtitles for 21 episodes.
  • Vietnam Vietnam - On HTV3 with Vietnamese dubbed from June 3, 2014 at 9:30 p.m for 21 episodes.
  • Thailand Thailand - On Workpoint TV with Thai dubbed from October 8, 2014 at 10:30 p.m for 21 episodes.

References[edit]

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