Are You Human?

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Are You Human too?
Are You Human?.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul너도 인간이니
Genre
Created byKBS Drama Production
Written byJo Jung-joo
Directed byCha Young-hoon[1]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes36[a]
Production
Executive producer(s)Lee Jae-gil
Running time35 minutes[a]
Production company(s)KBS Media
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Budget10 billion[3]
Release
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 4 (2018-06-04) – August 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)
External links
Website

Are You Human?[4] (Hangul너도 인간이니; RRNeodo Inganini; lit. Are You Human Too?) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Seo Kang-jun and Gong Seung-yeon.[5] It aired on KBS2's Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot, from June 4 to August 7, 2018.[6][7][8]

Synopsis[edit]

Oh Laura, a renowned scientist, was forced to part with her young son, Nam Shin. To cope with her loss, over the years, she builds various AI robots modelled after him, naming them Nam Shin I, II and III. Decades later, after surviving an attempt on his life, Nam Shin slips into a coma. To protect his position as the heir to a chaebol, Laura sends Nam Shin III to take his place and fulfil his duties.

Kang So-bong was a member of Nam Shin's security detail until she was disgracefully dismissed. She becomes Nam Shin III's bodyguard, determined to get to the bottom of his strange comments and behaviour. However, she gets more than what she'd bargained for when she starts falling for him - and has to keep him safe from the very people who'd tried to murder Nam Shin.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A third generation heir who falls into coma after an unexpected accident. His mother Oh Laura, an authority on brain science and artificial intelligence leads the creation of an android, Nam Shin III, in a bid to maintain his position as heir to a chaebol conglomerate.
A former MMA fighter who had to quit due to an injury from competition, and then worked as a bodyguard. She’ll come to protect Nam Shin III, and although she does it out of selfish motive at first, she later comes to care for him genuinely.
Nam Shin’s secretary and only friend. A pragmatic and realistic person. His background is tied to Nam Shin’s company, PK Group, in that he was raised in an orphanage that the conglomerate funded, and went on to become a top student at a university also backed by PK Group.
Nam Shin’s fiancée. Her father is a high-level director at PK Group and Nam Shin's opponent.
Nam Shin's mother and an expert in the field of intelligence. Described as intelligent and intensely focused, she's also the lead researcher working on developing the android with a secret team of top scientists.
Nam Shin's opponent, Seo Ye-na's father. A high-level director of PK group who wants to become the head of the company.
Nam Shin's grandfather. CEO of PK group. A sly and cunning man.

Supporting[edit]

  • Choi Deok-moon as David
  • Kim Hye-eun as Nam Ho-yeon
  • Seo Eun-yool as No Hee-dong
  • Kim Won-hae as Kang Jae-sik
  • Kim Hyun-sook as Reporter Jo[14]
  • Oh Hee-joon as Jo In-tae
  • Cha Yub as Robo Cop[15]
  • Chae Dong-hyun as Ko Chang-jo[16]
  • Cha In-ha as Hwang Ji-yong
  • Cho Jae-ryong as Secretary Park
  • Choi Byung-mo as Choi Sang-guk[17]
  • Oh Eui-sik as Cha Hyun-joon
  • Oh Han-kyul as A.I. robot Nam Shin I
  • Lee Joo-chan as A.I. robot Nam Shin II
  • Oh Joo-eun as Team Leader

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

  • The series is written by Jo Jung-joo (The Princess' Man, 2011) and directed by Cha Young-hoon (Uncontrollably Fond, 2016).[18][19]
  • The first script reading was held in June 2017 at KBS Annex in Yeouido, Seoul.[20]
  • Filming began in late June 2017 and wrapped up on November 29, 2017.[5] Some parts of the filming took place in Czech Republic.[21]
  • The entire series production has taken two years to complete which had cost a total of 10 billion won (US$ 9.23 million).[22]
  • Go A-ra was offered the role of the female lead but declined.[23]
  • The drama was screened at the Cannes International Series Festival prior to its premiere.[24]

Original Soundtrack[edit]

Are You Human? OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
GenreSoundtrack
LanguageKorean
LabelOU Entertainment[25]
NHN Bugs
ProducerGaemi

Part 1[edit]

Released on June 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Is This Love?(" (사랑인걸까?)17HOLIC, Choi Ha-na, RaviDino SeoVIXX03:16
2."Is This Love?(" (Inst.) Dino Seo 03:16
Total length:06:32

Part 2[edit]

Released on June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."LOVE"Heo Seong-jin, Gaemi, ChangjoGaemi, Heo Seong-jinLyn, Hanhae03:54
2."LOVE" (Inst.) Gaemi, Heo Seong-jin 03:54
Total length:07:48

Part 3[edit]

Released on June 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Who Are You?" (너, 누구니?)Go Dong-geun, Red Haired AnneGo Dong-geun, Red Haired AnneRed Haired Anne03:45
2."The Longing Dance"Im Ji-eunGaemiIm Ji-eun03:20
3."Who Are You?" (Inst.) Go Dong-geun, Red Haired Anne 03:45
Total length:10:50

Part 4[edit]

Released on July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Heart"Gaemi, YodaGaemi, Kim Se-jin2BiC03:42
2."Heart" (Inst.) Gaemi, Kim Se-jin 03:42
Total length:07:24

Part 5[edit]

Released on July 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Tell Me" (말해줘요)Jin Hyo-jeongJin Hyo-jeongKim Na-young03:25
2."Tell Me" (Inst.) Jin Hyo-jeong 03:25
Total length:06:50

Part 6[edit]

Released on July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."For The First Time"Gaemi, Tae Yoon-miGaemiGB903:36
2."For The First Time" (Inst.) Gaemi 03:36
Total length:07:12

Part 7[edit]

Released on July 23, 2018 (2018-07-23)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."In Your Eyes (Drama Ver.)" (눈을 맞추면 (Drama Ver.))Heo Sung-jin, Lee So-won, YeziGaemi, Heo Sung-jin, Hong Sung-joonYongzoo, Yezi03:45
2."Milagro"Im Ji-eunGaemiIm Ji-eun02:42
3."In Your Eyes (Drama Ver.)" (Inst.) Gaemi, Heo Sung-jin, Hong Sung-joon 03:45
Total length:10:12

Part 8[edit]

Released on July 30, 2018 (2018-07-30)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Why Do We"DMEANOR, HILOHILO, DMEANOR, Eco Bridge, Aron KimDMEANOR04:15
2."Why Do We (English Ver.)"HILOHILO, DMEANOR, Eco Bridge, Aron KimDMEANOR04:15
3."Why Do We" (Inst.) HILO, DMEANOR, Eco Bridge, Aron Kim 04:15
Total length:12:45

Part 9[edit]

Released on August 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."You Are My Love"Gaemi, Kim Se-jinGaemi, Kim Se-jinSeo Kang-jun03:35
2."You Are My Love" (Inst.) Gaemi, Kim Se-jin 03:35
Total length:07:10
Disc 2:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."R U Human (Opening Title)"Gae Mi2:39
2."I'm Human (C.D only)"Gae Mi4:18
3."Beyond"Gae Mi2:40
4."Break down"Gae Mi3:10
5."For the first time (orchestra ver.)"Gae Mi2:43
6."A.I To Human"Lee Geon Young4:05
7."R U Sure?"Lee Geon Young2:56
8."Peaceful"Lee Geon Young3:46
9."A.I"Park Yoon Seo3:31
10."Signal"Park Yoon Seo3:11
11."Close"Park Yoon Seo2:56
12."Conspiracy"Park Jung Hwan3:06
13."Bulgar Man"Park Jung Hwan2:38
14."Fighter"Park Jung Hwan3:14
15."I Know You"Park Jung Hwan2:44
16."Truth"Park Mi Seon2:53
17."Impossible"Lee Seong Gu2:09
18."Don't Believe"Lee Seong Gu2:56
19."Heart Break"Lee Seong Gu3:09
20."Carry On"Se Jin Kim2:55
21."LoL"Hye Sung Jin2:27

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.
Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS[26] AGB Nielsen[27]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 June 4, 2018 6.1% 6.3% 5.2% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
2 6.9% 7.2% 5.9% (NR) 6.1% (NR)
3 June 5, 2018 5.4% 5.6% 5.0% (NR) 5.2% (NR)
4 5.9% 6.1% 5.3% (NR) 5.5% (NR)
5 June 11, 2018 5.5% 5.7% 5.4% (NR) 5.6% (NR)
6 7.0% 7.2% 6.3% (NR) 6.5% (NR)
7 June 12, 2018 8.0% 8.3% 7.7% (6th) 7.4% (4th)
8 9.6% 9.7% 9.9% (3rd) 9.8% (2nd)
9 June 18, 2018 5.2% 5.4% 5.5% (19th) 5.7% (NR)
10 5.2% 5.5% 5.0% (NR) 5.3% (NR)
11 June 25, 2018 5.0% 5.2% 4.6% (NR) 4.8% (NR)
12 5.7% 5.9% 5.3% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
13 July 3, 2018 5.2% 5.4% 4.8% (NR) 5.0% (NR)
14 6.4% 6.8% 5.9% (NR) 6.1% (NR)
15 5.2% 5.3% 4.8% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
16 4.6% 4.8% 4.2% (NR) 4.4% (NR)
17 July 9, 2018 4.7% 4.9% 4.3% (NR) 4.4% (NR)
18 5.5% 5.7% 5.2% (NR) 5.5% (NR)
19 July 10, 2018 5.0% 5.3% 4.6% (NR) 4.8% (NR)
20 5.9% 6.0% 5.5% (NR) 5.6% (NR)
21 July 16, 2018 4.8% 4.9% 4.4% (NR) 4.5% (NR)
22 5.5% 5.6% 5.1% (NR) 5.3% (NR)
23 July 17, 2018 4.7% 4.8% 4.4% (NR) 4.7% (NR)
24 5.8% 6.1% 5.4% (19th) 5.2% (NR)
25 July 23, 2018 5.3% 5.1% 4.6% (NR) 4.4% (NR)
26 6.2% 5.9% 5.6% (19th) 5.5% (NR)
27 July 24, 2018 6.4% 6.2% 5.0% (20th) 4.8% (NR)
28 7.7% 7.4% 6.0% (17th) 5.3% (20th)
29 July 30, 2018 5.1% 4.5% 4.7% (NR) 4.3% (NR)
30 5.7% 5.4% 5.9% (18th) 5.5% (NR)
31 July 31, 2018 5.2% 4.8% 5.2% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
32 6.0% 5.5% 6.0% (13th) 5.7% (18th)
33 August 6, 2018 6.8% 6.5% 5.0% (NR) 4.7% (NR)
34 6.2% 5.9% 5.3% (NR) 5.1% (NR)
35 August 7, 2018 6.3% 6.4% 6.5% (13th) 6.7% (10th)
36 7.6% 7.7% 7.8% (7th) 7.9% (6th)
Average 5.9% 6.0% 5.5% 5.5%
  • Episodes 9 and 10 aired later than usual on June 18 due to the coverage of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F match between South Korea and Sweden.
  • Episodes 11 and 12 were not aired on June 19 due to coverage of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H match between Colombia and Japan.
  • Episodes 13 and 14 were not aired on June 26 due to coverage of a 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C match between Denmark and France.
  • Episodes 13 and 14 were not aired on July 2 due to coverage of a 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Mexico. The episodes aired back-to-back on July 3.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Seo Kang-joon Nominated [28]
32nd KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Won [29]
Lee Joon-hyuk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Gong Seung-yeon Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Yu Oh-seong Nominated
Kim Won-hae Won
Best Supporting Actress Kim Sung-ryung Nominated
Kim Hyun-sook Won
Best Couple Seo Kang-joon & Gong Seung-yeon Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In order to circumvent Korean laws that prevent commercial breaks in the middle of an episode, what would previously have been aired as single 70 minute episodes are now being repackaged as two 35 minute episodes, with two episodes being shown each night with a commercial break between them.[2]

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