Abyss (TV series)
|Created by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Moon Soo-yeon|
|Directed by||Yoo Je-won|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Neo Entertainment|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||May 6 –|
June 25, 2019
Abyss (Korean: 어비스; RR: Eobiseu) is a South Korean television series starring Park Bo-young, Ahn Hyo-seop and Lee Sung-jae. It aired on tvN's Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:30 KST time slot from May 6 to June 25, 2019.
Go Se-yeon is a beautiful prosecution lawyer at the top of her game, and Cha Min is her friend, an unattractive but rich heir to a cosmetics empire. They are both revived into different bodies by supernatural beings using an “Abyss” after their deaths in separate incidents. The “Abyss” is a celestial object which has the power to revive anything that has died; the reincarnated bodies take on the appearance of that person's soul. Go Se-yeon takes on a plainer appearance, whilst Cha Min becomes very attractive and young; virtually the opposite of before. They start working together to find out the reason for their revival and who caused Go Se-yeon's death.
- A prosecution lawyer who is murdered by the Eomsan-dong serial killer. She tries to figure out who killed her and how she has been reincarnated.
- The rich yet unattractive successor to a cosmetics company who is reincarnated as an attractive young man after his death. He has been friends with Go Se-yeon since childhood.
- A skilled surgeon who is referred to as a legend in the medical community. He has a mysterious demeanour and hidden secrets.
- The police detective who is head of the investigation into Go Se-yeon's death.
- Cha Min's fiancée who mysteriously disappears just before their wedding.
- A prosecution lawyer and one of Go Se-yeon's colleagues before her death.
- Cha Min's domineering mother and head of the family's cosmetics empire.
- Song Sang-Eun as Lee Mi-do
- Go Se-yeon's former colleague and Dong-Cheol's ex-girlfriend, who has left Korea for the United States.
- Lee Chul-min as Park Gi-man
- The vengeful father of a victim of the Eomsan-dong serial killer.
- Shim Yoon-bo as Mr. Kim
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|
|1||May 6, 2019||3.858%||4.836%|
|2||May 7, 2019||3.682%||4.620%|
|3||May 13, 2019||3.142%||3.791%|
|4||May 14, 2019||3.219%||4.024%|
|5||May 20, 2019||2.743%||3.345%|
|6||May 21, 2019||3.346%||3.720%|
|7||May 27, 2019||2.365%||2.817%|
|8||May 28, 2019||2.339%||2.956%|
|9||June 3, 2019||2.704%||3.353%|
|10||June 4, 2019||2.251%||2.979%|
|11||June 10, 2019||2.273%||2.360%|
|12||June 11, 2019||2.156%||2.537%|
|13||June 17, 2019||2.151%||2.370%|
|14||June 18, 2019||2.035%||2.168%|
|15||June 24, 2019||2.043%||2.308%|
|16||June 25, 2019||2.282%||2.889%|
- 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).
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- Kim, Ji-won (March 14, 2019). "'어비스' 이시언X한소희X권수현, 캐스팅 확정...신스틸러 3인방 활약 예고". News Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- Lee, Won-seok (March 20, 2019). 새 드라마 대본 리딩서 '콧소리'내며 상대 배우에게 애교 부리는 박보영. Insight (in Korean). Retrieved March 29, 2019.
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