Shark (2013 TV series)
Promotional poster for Shark
|Also known as||Don't Look Back: The Legend of Orpheus|
|Written by||Kim Ji-woo|
|Directed by||Park Chan-hong
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|Executive producer(s)||Hwang Eui-kyung|
|Running time||60 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||Annex Telecom|
|Original channel||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Original run||27 May 2013– 30 July 2013|
|Preceded by||Queen of the Office|
|Followed by||Good Doctor|
Shark (Hangul: 상어; RR: Sangeo, also known as Don't Look Back: The Legend of Orpheus) is a 2013 South Korean television series, starring Kim Nam-gil and Son Ye-jin. It aired on KBS2 from May 27 to July 30, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55.
Han Yi-soo (Kim Nam-gil) loses his father and narrowly escapes death because of the owners of Gaya Hotel Group, the family of Jo Hae-woo (Son Ye-jin), his first love. A wealthy and influential Japanese businessman adopts him, and 12 years later he returns to Korea with a new identity and carefully plots to avenge Hae-woo's family. Hae-woo, who believed that Yi-soo was dead, becomes a prosecutor to find out the truth about what happened to him. The two become caught between love and revenge.
- Kim Nam-gil as Han Yi-soo
- Yeon Joon-suk as young Yi-soo
- Son Ye-jin as Jo Hae-woo, the only daughter and heir to Gaya Hotel Group, who refuses to live life as an heiress and becomes a prosecutor.
- Kyung Soo-jin as young Hae-woo
- Lee Jung-gil as Jo Sang-deuk, Hae-woo's grandfather and CEO of Gaya Hotel Group.
- Ha Seok-jin as Oh Joon-young, Hae-woo's husband.
- Noh Young-hak as young Joon-young
- Nam Bo-ra as Han Yi-hyun, Yi-soo's sister.
- Ahn Seo-hyun as young Yi-hyun
- Park Won-sang as Detective Byun Bang-jin
- Kim Gyu-chul as Jo Eui-seon, Hae-woo's father.
- Lee Si-eon as Kim Dong-soo
- Oh Hee-joon as young Dong-soo
- Lee Jae-gu as Junichiro Yoshimura
- Jung Won-joong as Chief Prosecutor Oh Hyun-shik, Joon-young's father and Hae-woo's boss.
- Jung In-gi as Han Young-man, Yi-soo's father.
- Jung Kyung-soon as Mrs. Park
- Kim Min-sang as Jung Man-chul
- Jo Jae-wan as Detective Oh
- So Hee-jung as Kim Young-joo
- Choi Deok-moon as Kang Hee-soo
- Jung Ae-yeon as Lee Hwa-young
- Ju Jin-mo as the old Korean man in Okinawa
- Shark's Tale - Various Artists
- 천국과 지옥 사이 (Between Heaven and Hell) - BoA
- 슬픈 동화 (Sad Story) - Chung Dong-ha of Boohwal
- Alone in the Dark - Various Artists
- 몇 날 며칠 (Countless Days) - Na Yoon-kwon
- Lost - Various Artists
- 지독한 사랑 (Poison Love) - Lim Jeong-hee
- Assassin - Various Artists
- 고독한 왈츠 (Lonely Waltz) - Various Artists
This production marks Son Ye-jin's return to television three years after Personal Taste in 2010, and the first acting project for Kim Nam-gil since being discharged from mandatory military service. Regarding his revenge trilogy, director Park Chan-hong explained that the first part, Resurrection focused on the man seeking revenge; then part two The Devil included the victim of revenge in the story; and the last third took into account both the victim and perpetrator to the story structure.
On April 29, 2013, the production company Annex Telecom released promotional stills of the two leads Son Ye-jin and Kim Nam-gil, at the drama's first shoot on April 24–25 in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. This was followed by a 40 second teaser video on May 9, showing Kim and a shark swimming. Promoter Shall We Talk explained, "The reason we named the drama Shark and why Kim Nam-gil talks about sharks in the clip is because the lives of the two main characters are similar to that of sharks, which can't stop swimming."
|Episode #||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||27 May 2013||7.3%||7.9%||8.2%||8.7%|
|2||28 May 2013||7.0%||7.6%||6.7%||7.2%|
|3||3 June 2013||6.5%||7.5%||6.7%||7.0%|
|4||4 June 2013||7.5%||7.5%||7.3%||7.9%|
|5||10 June 2013||7.4%||8.2%||8.8%||9.4%|
|6||11 June 2013||8.0%||8.6%||8.5%||9.0%|
|7||17 June 2013||6.9%||8.7%||7.9%||8.8%|
|8||18 June 2013||6.2%||9.1%||6.9%||7.2%|
|9||24 June 2013||7.5%||8.9%||7.8%||8.5%|
|10||25 June 2013||7.4%||7.6%||7.0%||7.6%|
|11||1 July 2013||9.4%||10.6%||9.4%||10.6%|
|12||2 July 2013||9.7%||11.1%||10.3%||11.5%|
|13||8 July 2013||9.9%||11.5%||9.4%||10.7%|
|14||9 July 2013||10.6%||11.3%||10.4%||11.6%|
|15||15 July 2013||9.6%||10.1%||10.5%||11.6%|
|16||16 July 2013||10.5%||11.3%||9.8%||10.1%|
|17||22 July 2013||9.8%||10.0%||9.7%||10.8%|
|18||23 July 2013||10.0%||10.4%||9.8%||10.8%|
|19||29 July 2013||9.3%||10.5%||8.4%||8.7%|
|20||30 July 2013||10.3%||11.4%||10.7%||11.8%|
Awards and nominations
|2013||KBS Drama Awards||Best Child Actor||Yeon Joon-suk||Won|
|Best New Actress||Kyung Soo-jin||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||Kim Nam-gil||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Son Ye-jin||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor||Kim Nam-gil||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Son Ye-jin||Nominated|
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