About Time (TV series)

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About Time
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Hangul멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임
Genre
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byChu Hye-mi
Directed byKim Hyung-sik
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bae Sun-hae
  • Lee Chan-ho
  • Lee Min-jin
Producer(s)
  • Kim Na-kyung
  • Park Eun-kyung
Production company(s)Story TV
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMay 21 (2018-05-21) –
July 10, 2018 (2018-07-10)
External links
Website
Production website

About Time (Korean멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임; RRMeomchugo Sipeun Sungan: Eobauttaim; lit. A Moment I Want to Stop: About Time) is a 2018 fantasy romance South Korean television series starring Lee Sang-yoon and Lee Sung-kyung. It aired on tvN from May 21 to July 10, 2018 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:30 KST time slot.[1][2]

Synopsis[edit]

Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-kyung) is a musical actress who has a special ability to see a person's life span. She meets a man who has an ability to stop her life-clock, and the two fall in love with each other.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Chief director of a cultural foundation.[3][4]
A musical actress with an unfortunate fate who can see the lifespan clocks of people.[3]
A musical director who is known for his genius abilities, but lacks humanity.[5]
Director of a musical magazine who has a one-sided love for Do-ha.[6]
Choi Michaela's best friend.[7]
Choi Michaela's younger brother who loves Sung-hee.[8]

Supporting[edit]

Do-ha's family[edit]

Lee Do-ha's cold-hearted father.[9]
Do-ha's older brother.[4][10]
Do-ha and Do-bin's half brother.[4][10]
Do-bin's wife. An aloof and elegant rich woman who hides a secret.[11]

Michaela's family[edit]

Choi Michaela's spoilt mother.[9]

People around Do-ha[edit]

Do-ha's friend and doctor.[10]
Do-ha's secretary.[10]
Do-ha's first love.[12]

People around Michaela[edit]

A reliable ally of Choi Michaela who secretly shares her same ability.

Extended[edit]

Production[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

About Time OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2018
Genresoundtrack
LanguageKorean
LabelStone Music Entertainment, CREAHUB

Part 1[edit]

Released on May 22, 2018 (2018-05-22)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Amazing Thing" (신기한 일)Lee Sang-hoonLee Sang-hoon, Choi Hye-sungKim E-Z (GGot Jam Project [ko])03:14
2."Amazing Thing (Inst.)" (신기한 일 (Inst.)) Lee Sang-hoon, Choi Hye-sung 03:14
Total length:06:28

Part 2[edit]

Released on May 29, 2018 (2018-05-29)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Yesterday"Mathi, Park Geun-chul, Jung Su-minPark Geun-chul, Jung Su-minPark Bo-ram04:16
2."Yesterday (Inst.)" Park Geun-chul, Jung Su-min 04:16
Total length:08:32

Part 3[edit]

Released on June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Maybe"RUNY, Park Geun-chul, Jung Su-minPark Geun-chul, Jung Su-min, RUNYHui (Pentagon)04:21
2."Maybe (Inst.)" Park Geun-chul, Jung Su-min, RUNY 04:21
Total length:08:42

Part 4[edit]

Released on June 19, 2018 (2018-06-19)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Tears Flow" (눈물이 나)MackelliMackelliMackelli03:40
2."Tears Flow (Inst.)" (눈물이 나 (Inst.)) Mackelli 03:40
Total length:07:20

Part 5[edit]

Released on June 26, 2018 (2018-06-26)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."My Room"Mathi, Park Geun-chul, Jung Su-minPark Geun-chul, Jung Su-minHong Dae-kwang03:35
2."My Room (Inst.)" Park Geun-chul, Jung Su-min 03:35
Total length:07:10

Ratings[edit]

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[22]
Nationwide Seoul
1 May 21, 2018 1.766% 2.249%
2 May 22, 2018 2.103% 2.842%
3 May 28, 2018 1.338% 1.327%
4 May 29, 2018 1.491% 1.766%
5 June 4, 2018 1.483% 1.595%
6 June 5, 2018 1.652% 2.098%
7 June 11, 2018 1.452% 1.493%
8 June 12, 2018 2.083% 2.344%
9 June 18, 2018 0.887% 1.206%
10 June 19, 2018 1.628% 1.562%
11 June 25, 2018 1.262% 1.380%
12 June 26, 2018 1.888% 1.952%
13 July 2, 2018 1.838% 1.828%
14 July 3, 2018 1.491% 1.739%
15 July 9, 2018 1.239% 1.574%
16 July 10, 2018 1.771% 1.985%
Average 1.586% 1.809%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

International broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

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