Children of the 20th Century

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Children of the 20th Century
20th Century Boy and Girl poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul20세기 소년소녀
Revised Romanization20segi Sonyeonsonyeo
Literally20th Century Boy and Girl[1]
Genre
Created byLim Hwa-min
Written byLee Sun-hye[1]
Directed byLee Dong-yoon[1]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korean
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Ji Sung-bum
Producer(s)Jang Jae-hoon
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time35 min
Production company(s)Huayi Brothers
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseOctober 9 (2017-10-09) –
November 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)
External links
Website

Children of the 20th Century[2] (Hangul20세기 소년소녀; RR20segi Sonyeonsonyeo; lit. 20th Century Boy and Girl) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Han Ye-seul and Kim Ji-suk with Lee Sang-woo, Ryu Hyun-kyung and Lee Sang-hee. The series aired on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST), from October 9 to November 28, 2017.

Synopsis[edit]

The story follows three women in their mid-thirties as they navigate their love lives, friendships, and their familial ties.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

An idol turned actress adored by many. Despite her good looks and fame, she has not dated before.
An investment banker with a Harvard MBA, and a background in Wall Street. He is innocent in love and remains loyal to his first love.
A former boy band member of Boys Be Ambitious. Sa Jin-jin's crush since young. He is also Ji-won's step brother.
A flight attendant who is constantly on a diet and takes the initiative to ask guys out.
A lawyer who has had perfect grades since young.
  • Ahn Se-ha as Jung Woo-sung[7]
    • Kwon Do-kyun as young Jung Woo-sung
A gynecologist. He was handsome when he was young, but his looks drastically changed after he grew older. He attended the same school as the Four Bongos.
A highly principled lawyer who doesn’t care for money or glory. Young-shim's boss.

Supporting[edit]

People around Jin-jin[edit]

Chamjin Entertainment[edit]

  • Kim Kwang-shik as Jang Gi-bong, Jin-jin's manager
  • Lee Jae-kyoon as Lee Hong-hee, Jin-jin's road manager
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Mi-dal (Cho Mi-hyun), Jin-jin's stylist

People around Ji-won[edit]

  • Kim Tae-hoon as Lee Seung-goo, Ji-won's step father
  • Kim Young-soon as Lee Gwang-hee, Ji-won's mother
  • Shin Se-hwi as Lee Ha-ram, Ji-won's half-sister
  • Jung Jae-ho as Kim Tae-hyun, Ji-won's assistant

People around A-reum[edit]

  • Choi Beom-ho as Han Hak-gyu, A-reum's father
  • Yoon Bok-in as Yoon Bok-in, A-reum's mother
  • Jang Hee-ryung as Jang Ji-hye, A-reum's colleague
  • Lee Chang-yeob as Lee Dong-hoon, a co-pilot that A-reum had a crush on

People around Young-shim[edit]

  • Kim Yik-tae as Jang Jang-soo, Young-shim's father
  • Park Myung-shin as Kim Young-ja, Young-shim's mother

Others[edit]

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

  • The drama's working title was No Sex and the City.[12]
  • Due to a strike at MBC, the series did not air on September 25, 2017 as originally planned.[13]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Released on September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Ordinary Day" (보통의 날)Banana, 17Holic, Shoulder GangsterShoulder GangsterStanding Egg03:43
2."Ordinary Day" (Inst.) Shoulder Gangster 03:43
Total length:07:26

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Diary" (일기)Jinli, Glory FacesGlory Faces, Jinli, MingkiGugudan03:37
2."Diary" (Inst.) Glory Faces, Jinli, Mingki 03:37
Total length:07:14

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 16, 2017 (2017-10-16)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Love Letter"March, BananaDino SeoGolden Child03:28
2."Love Letter" (Inst.) Dino Seo 03:28
Total length:06:56

Part 4[edit]

Released on October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."The Days" (그날들)Kim Chang-giKim Chang-giJeon Sang-geun04:22
2."The Days" (Inst.) Kim Chang-gi 04:22
Total length:08:44

Part 5[edit]

Released on October 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Boy And Girl" (소년, 소녀)17HOLIC, Yoonghee, BananaDino SeoNam Tae-hyun04:07
2."Boy And Girl" (Inst.) Dino Seo 04:07
Total length:08:14

Part 6[edit]

Released on November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."The Day Not Very Far Away" (아주 멀지 않은 날에)Flight TicketFlight TicketMeloMance03:45
2."The Day Not Very Far Away" (Inst.) Flight Ticket 03:45
Total length:07:30

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Episode # Original Broadcast Date Title Average Audience Share
TNmS Ratings AGB Nielsen[14]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 October 9, 2017[a] The Girl We Used to Love 4.9% (NR) 5.5% (NR) 4.2% (NR) 4.8% (NR)
2 4.6% (NR) 5.3% (NR) 3.9% (NR) 4.7% (NR)
3 Love Story 4.7% (NR) 5.4% (NR) 3.5% (NR) 4.2% (NR)
4 3.8% (NR) 4.7% (NR) 3.1% (NR) 3.9% (NR)
5 October 16, 2017 Love Letter 3.6% (NR) 4.0% (NR) 3.2% (NR) 3.6% (NR)
6 3.9% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 3.5% (NR) 4.0% (NR)
7 October 17, 2017 August's Christmas 4.5% (NR) 4.8% (NR) 3.7% (NR) 4.1% (NR)
8 4.7% (NR) 5.2% (NR) 4.3% (NR) 4.8% (NR)
9 October 23, 2017 Everyone Has A Secret 3.7% (NR) 4.3% (NR) 3.2% (NR) 3.9% (NR)
10 4.1% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 3.7% (NR) 4.0% (NR)
11 October 24, 2017 Happy Together 4.3% (NR) 5.1% (NR) 3.0% (NR) 3.8% (NR)
12 4.7% (NR) 5.6% (NR) 3.0% (NR) 3.9% (NR)
13 October 30, 2017 P.S. I LOVE YOU 3.8% (NR) 3.9% (NR) 2.8% (NR) 3.1% (NR)
14 3.8% (NR) 4.0% (NR) 3.1% (NR) 3.2% (NR)
15 October 31, 2017 Stand By Me 4.1% (NR) 4.2% (NR) 3.3% (NR) 3.4% (NR)
16 4.0% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 3.5% (NR) 3.9% (NR)
17 November 6, 2017 Ten Reasons Why I Can't Love You 3.3% (NR) 3.4% (NR) 2.5% (NR) 2.6% (NR)
18 3.4% (NR) 3.5% (NR) 2.7% (NR) 2.8% (NR)
19 November 7, 2017 We Got Married 4.3% (NR) 4.9% (NR) 2.9% (NR) 3.5% (NR)
20 3.9% (NR) 4.1% (NR) 2.8% (NR) 3.0% (NR)
21 November 13, 2017 Sweet as Honey - As sweet as a dream 4.2% (NR) 4.4% (NR) 2.8% (NR) 3.0% (NR)
22 3.8% (NR) 4.1% (NR) 2.7% (NR) 2.9% (NR)
23 November 14, 2017 I Love You, I'm Sorry, Thanks 3.8% (NR) 4.2% (NR) 3.4% (NR) 3.8% (NR)
24 3.8% (NR) 4.1% (NR) 3.0% (NR) 3.3% (NR)
25 November 20, 2017 While You are in Love 2.2% (NR) 2.4% (NR) 1.8% (NR) 2.0% (NR)
26 2.7% (NR) 3.0% (NR) 2.1% (NR) 2.4% (NR)
27 November 21, 2017 Before Sunrise 2.7% (NR) 2.8% (NR) 2.1% (NR) 2.2% (NR)
28 3.2% (NR) 3.3% (NR) 2.3% (NR) 2.4% (NR)
29 November 27, 2017[b] Begin Again 4.1% (NR) 4.3% (NR) 3.2% (NR) 3.4% (NR)
30 4.5% (NR) 5.0% (NR) 3.5% (NR) 3.9% (NR)
31 November 28, 2017 Happy Ending 3.7% (NR) 4.5% (NR) 2.8% (NR) 3.6% (NR)
32 5.0% (NR) 5.8% (NR) 4.0% (NR) 4.7% (NR)
Average 3.9% 4.3% 3.1% 3.5%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017
36th MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama
Kim Ji-seok
Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama
Han Ye-seul
Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama
Lee Sang-woo
Nominated
Golden Acting Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama
Ahn Se-ha
Nominated
Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama
Ryu Hyun-kyung
Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor
Kim Ji-seok
Nominated
Popularity Award, Actress
Han Ye-seul
Nominated
Best New Actress
Lee Sang-hee
Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Four episodes were shown back-to-back as no episodes would be aired on October 10 due to a football friendly match between South Korea and Morocco.
  2. ^ Moved to 20:50 due to low ratings. The original time-slot was taken over by the following drama Two Cops.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kim, D. (28 June 2017). "Han Ye Seul And Kim Ji Suk's Upcoming Drama "No Sex And The City" Gets New Title". Soompi. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Children of the 20th Century". MBC. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Han Ye Seul confirms her small-screen return with new drama 'No Sex and the City'". allkpop. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Kim Ji-suk, Han Ye-sul confirm lead roles in 20th Century Boy and Girl". DramaBeans. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  5. ^ "gugudan's Mina To Make Acting Debut Through New MBC Drama With Han Ye Seul". Soompi. 11 July 2017.
  6. ^ "[단독] SF9 인성, '20세기 소년소녀'로 첫 연기 도전..김지석 아역". Chosun (in Korean). 16 July 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d "20th Century Boy and Girl adds Lee Sang-woo as second lead". DramaBeans. 15 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Actress Ryu Hyun Kyung joins cast of '20th Century Boy and Girl'". Allkpop. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Lee Sang Woo & Cross Gene's Shin cast in '20th Century Boy and Girl'!". Allkpop. 21 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Han Sun Hwa To Make Special Appearance In "20th Century Boy And Girl"". Soompi. 31 August 2017.
  11. ^ "'루키' 골든차일드, '20세기 소년소녀' 카메오 출연 ("Rookies" Golden Child to cameo on "20th Century Boy and Girl")". TV Report (in Korean). September 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "MBC lines up fall rom-com No Sex and the City". DramaBeans. 22 February 2017.
  13. ^ "MBC strike pushes back premiere of new drama '20th Century Boy and Girl' by two weeks". Allkpop. 1 October 2017.
  14. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-13.

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