Scent of a Woman (TV series)

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Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Scent of a Woman
Genre Romance
Drama
Format Television series
Written by Noh Ji-seol
Directed by Park Hyung-ki
Starring Kim Sun-ah
Lee Dong-wook
Uhm Ki-joon
Seo Hyo-rim
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Location(s) Korea, Japan
Running time Saturdays and Sundays at 21:50 (KST)
Production company(s) AStory
Broadcast
Original channel Seoul Broadcasting System
Original run 23 July 2011 (2011-07-23) – 11 September 2011 (2011-09-11)
Chronology
Preceded by New Tales of Gisaeng
Followed by Living in Style
External links
Website
Production website
Korean name
Hangul 여인의 향기
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yeo-in-ui Hyang-gi
McCune–Reischauer Yŏ-in-ŭi Hyang-gi

Scent of a Woman (Hangul: 여인의 향기; hanja: 女人의 香氣; MR: Yeoin-eui Hyanggi) is a 2011 South Korean television drama series starring Kim Sun-ah, Lee Dong-wook, Uhm Ki-joon and Seo Hyo-rim.[1] It aired on SBS from July 23 to September 11, 2011 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.

Synopsis[edit]

As a single, unmarried woman in her mid-thirties, Lee Yeon-jae (Kim Sun-ah) is meek and timid, considered a spinster by society. After spending ten years working for the same travel company owned by Kang Chul-man, she is falsely accused of stealing from a client. In addition to enduring the accusations of her superiors, she is diagnosed with gallbladder cancer with approximately six months left to live. Mustering up her courage, Yeon-jae resigns and embraces her remaining six months of life.

Embarking on her first vacation alone, she splurges on clothes and flies first-class to Okinawa Island, Japan, where she runs into the man of her dreams, Kang Ji-wook (Lee Dong-wook), who happens to be the son of her former boss. Ji-wook is a rich young man, cynical and lifeless, until he falls in love with Yeon-jae. Together they live out a series of misadventures, both comical and bittersweet, as Yeon-jae completes each dream in her Bucket List.[2]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Kim Hye-ok as Kim Soon-jung, Yeon-jae's mother
  • Sa Hyun-jin as Yoo Hye-won, Yeon-jae's best friend
  • Choi Jung-hoon as Oh Sang-mok, Yeon-jae's and Soon-jung's hot-tempered landlord
  • Lee Jung-gil as Kang Chul-man, Ji-wook's father
  • Park Jung-sun as Park Sang-woo
  • Kim Kwang-gyu as Yoon Bong-kil, Yeon-jae's office mate/tango instructor
  • Shin Jung-geun as Noh Sang-shik, Yeon-jae's office manager
  • Son Sung-yoon as Nam Na-ri
  • Nam Gung-won as Im Joong-hee, Se-kyung's father
  • Shin Ji-soo as Yang Hee-joo, cancer patient who treats Yeon-jae as her elder sister
  • Cha Ji-yeon as Cha Ji-yeon, tango instructor
  • Xiah Junsu as Kim Junsu (cameo, episode 5)
  • Kwon Oh-joong as Kwon Yool, Yeon-jae's first love (cameo, episode 8)
  • Lee Won-jong as Andy Wilson, pianist
  • Jeong Dong-hwan as Kim Dong-myung, Yeon-jae's high school teacher

Original soundtrack[edit]

  1. Blue bird – Rottyful Sky
  2. You are so beautiful – Junsu
  3. 유앤아이 (You and I) – MBLAQ
  4. 버킷리스트 (Bucket list) – JK Kim Dong-uk
  5. Better Tomorrow – She'z
  6. 화답 (Response) – Lee Young-hyun
  7. 유앤아이 (You and I) – Fly High
  8. Una Notte Perfetta – Edan
  9. Promise U
  10. Blue Tango
  11. The Dancer
  12. Jalousie – La Ventana
  13. 키다리 아저씨 (Daddy-Long-Legs)
  14. Por una cabeza
  15. Yeon-jae's Theme
  16. Babu Babu
  17. 여인의 향기 (Scent of a woman)
  18. You are so beautiful (Edit ver.) – Junsu

Episode ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[6] AGB Nielsen[7]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 23 July 2011 13.9% 15.8% 15.8% 15.6%
2 24 July 2011 13.9% 15.1% 15.6% 19.0%
3 30 July 2011 13.1% 15.4% 15.1% 16.8%
4 31 July 2011 12.5% 13.4% 15.7% 17.8%
5 6 August 2011 16.2% 18.5% 18.6% 20.6%
6 7 August 2011 17.0% 18.6% 18.3% 20.6%
7 13 August 2011 16.8% 19.6% 18.0% 20.4%
8 14 August 2011 16.7% 19.7% 17.1% 19.1%
9 20 August 2011 17.8% 21.5% 18.2% 20.3%
10 21 August 2011 18.6% 21.9% 18.3% 20.2%
11 27 August 2011 16.7% 18.8% 18.8% 21.0%
12 28 August 2011 16.4% 18.7% 18.8% 21.3%
13 3 September 2011 16.4% 19.6% 17.7% 19.8%
14 4 September 2011 16.4% 18.1% 18.2% 20.4%
15 10 September 2011 15.7% 17.1% 16.7% 17.9%
16 11 September 2011 14.1% 14.9% 14.1% 15.4%
Average 15.7% 17.9% 17.2% 19.3%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2011
CETV Awards
Top Ten Hottest Asia Award Kim Sun-ah Won
[8]
Korea Drama Awards
Best Supporting Actor Uhm Ki-joon Nominated
SBS Drama Awards
New Star Award Seo Hyo-rim Won
[9]
Top 10 Stars Lee Dong-wook Won
Kim Sun-ah Won
Special Acting Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama Kim Hye-ok Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama Uhm Ki-joon Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama Lee Dong-wook Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama Kim Sun-ah Won
Best Drama Scent of a Woman Nominated
2012 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Kim Sun-ah Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

In September 2011, it was announced that the drama's rights were sold eight Asian countries, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.[10] This was followed by promotional events attended by the two lead actors, Kim Sun-ah and Lee Dong-wook on December 5–6 in Singapore and Malaysia, respectively, for ONE TV ASIA.[11][12]

It first aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV from July 23 to September 11, 2011.[13] It was re-aired on TBS as part of the network's "Hallyu Select Frame" beginning June 7, 2012,[14] and on cable channel BS-Japan.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, So-jung (1 June 2011). "Kim Suna, Lee Dong-wook and Um Ki-joon cast in new drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  2. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (20 July 2011). "REVIEW: SBS TV series Scent of a Woman - 1st Episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  3. ^ Lim, Ju-ri (10 August 2011). "Dramas broaden their portrayals of women". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  4. ^ "ONE Exclusive Interview - Lee Dong Wook". ONE TV ASIA. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (10 June 2011). "Seo Hyo-rim to star in Kim Suna drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  6. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  7. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  8. ^ Choe, Min-ji (21 October 2011). "Kim Sun Ah Honored with the 2011 Top 10 Hottest Asia Award". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  9. ^ Kim, Jessica (2 January 2012). "Han Suk-kyu reclaims glory at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  10. ^ Hong, Lucia (5 September 2011). "SBS series Scent of a Woman sold to 8 countries". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  11. ^ Hong, Lucia (22 November 2011). "Kim Suna, Lee Dong-wook to promote SBS series in Singapore and Malaysia". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  12. ^ "Scent of a Woman Press Conference in Singapore". Soompi. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  13. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=22338
  14. ^ http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanryu-select/scent/
  15. ^ http://www.bs-j.co.jp/onnanokaori/

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