Shark (2013 TV series)

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Shark
Shark-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Shark
Also known as Don't Look Back: The Legend of Orpheus
Genre Revenge
Melodrama
Thriller
Romance
Format Television drama
Written by Kim Ji-woo
Directed by Park Chan-hong
Cha Young-hoon
Starring Kim Nam-gil
Son Ye-jin
Composer(s) Kim Hyung-seok
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
Production
Executive producer(s) Hwang Eui-kyung
Producer(s) Ji Byung-hyun
Editor(s) Kim Young-joo
Location(s) Korea, Japan
Cinematography Park Seong
Jang Byung-wook
Running time 60 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Annex Telecom
Broadcast
Original channel Korean Broadcasting System
Picture format HDTV
Original run 27 May 2013 (2013-05-27) – 30 July 2013 (2013-07-30)
Chronology
Preceded by Queen of the Office
Followed by Good Doctor
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 상어
Revised Romanization Sang-eo
McCune–Reischauer Sangŏ

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.[1]

The series is the third installment of the revenge trilogy by director Park Chan-hong and writer Kim Ji-woo, following Resurrection in 2005 and The Devil in 2007.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

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.[3]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • 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.[4]
    • 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
  • Kim Gyu-chul as Jo Eui-seon, Hae-woo's father.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • 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

Original soundtrack[edit]

  1. Shark's Tale - Various Artists
  2. 천국과 지옥 사이 (Between Heaven and Hell) - BoA[8]
  3. 슬픈 동화 (Sad Story) - Chung Dong-ha of Boohwal
  4. Alone in the Dark - Various Artists
  5. 몇 날 며칠 (Countless Days) - Na Yoon-kwon
  6. Lost - Various Artists
  7. 지독한 사랑 (Poison Love) - Lim Jeong-hee
  8. Assassin - Various Artists
  9. 고독한 왈츠 (Lonely Waltz) - Various Artists

Production[edit]

This production marks Son Ye-jin's return to television three years after Personal Taste in 2010,[9] 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.[2]

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.[10] 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."[11]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[12] AGB Nielsen[13]
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%
Average 8.5% 9.4% 8.7% 9.5%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013 KBS Drama Awards Best Child Actor Yeon Joon-suk Won
Best New Actress Kyung Soo-jin Won
Nam Bo-ra Nominated
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oh, Jean (22 May 2013). "Kim Nam-gil back to being bad". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bae, Sun-young (23 May 2013). "Kim Nam-gil and Son Ye-jin Returning with Hot Romance and Cold Revenge". TenAsia. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Bae, Sun-young (29 May 2013). "Review: KBS Mon/Tue Drama Don't Look Back – Episode 1". TenAsia. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Lee, Sun-min (27 March 2013). "Son Ye-jin returns to the small screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (21 May 2013). "Honey Lee Says Only Good Things Have Come From Opening Up About Yoon Kye Sang". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lee Honey on wrap-up interview "I hope this project moved viewers."". KBS Global. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (17 April 2013). "Lee Soo Hyuk Returns to Television with Son Ye Jin and Kim Nam Gil". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (27 May 2013). "BoA Sings Theme Song for Shark OST". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Lee, Sun-min (22 May 2013). "Stars of Shark pose for pictures". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Lee, Gyeong-ho (29 April 2013). "Photos of Kim Nam Gil and Son Ye Jin performing in the new series Shark are released". Star News. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (9 May 2013). "Teaser Clip of Follow-up Drama to Queen of Office Released". TenAsia. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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