Argon (TV series)
|Also known as||Arogon|
|Created by||Studio Dragon|
|Directed by||Lee Yoon-jung|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Production company(s)||Daydream Entertainment|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||September 4– September 26, 2017|
Argon (Hangul: 아르곤; RR: Areugon) is a 2017 South Korean television series directed by Lee Yoon-jung, starring Kim Joo-hyuk and Chun Woo-hee about passionate reporters. The series marks Chun Woo-hee's first small screen lead role. It aired on cable channel tvN every Monday and Tuesday at 22:50 (KST) from September 4 to September 26, 2017.
The story of truthful reporters who strive to deliver the facts in a world full of fake news.
- Kim Joo-hyuk as Kim Baek-jin
- A perfectionist news anchor, reporter and leader of a news program called Argon
- Chun Woo-hee as Lee Yeon-hwa
- A temporary employee who gets transferred to the Argon team in the last 3 months of her contract and fights to become an official reporter
- Park Won-sang as Shin Chul
- The producer of Argon and a veteran reporter
- Lee Seung-joon as Yoo Myung-ho
- The report bureau chief
- Shin Hyun-bin as Chae Soo-min
- A lawyer and long-time friend of Kim Baek-jin
- Park Hee-von as Yook Hye-ri
- A veteran writer
- Shim Ji-ho as Uhm Min-ho
- A smart newspaper reporter from the finance department
- Park Min-ha as Lee Jin-hee
- Also known as "the pretty writer" who loves being called that she relies on tricks and charm more than her writing skills to get her through work
In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||September 4, 2017||2.500%||2.569%||3.0%|
|2||September 5, 2017||2.869%||3.180%||2.4%|
|3||September 11, 2017||2.588%||2.625%||2.6%|
|4||September 12, 2017||2.411%||2.587%||2.9%|
|5||September 18, 2017||2.602%||3.238%||2.3%|
|6||September 19, 2017||3.068%||3.424%||2.6%|
|7||September 25, 2017||2.786%||2.934%||2.8%|
|8||September 26, 2017||2.761%||3.325%||2.5%|
- 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 & EBS).
- AROGON [메이킹] 김주혁x천우희! 버럭 혹은 하트 뿅뿅 아르곤 티저&포스터 촬영 현장! 170904 EP.1. YouTube. tvN Drama. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
- Jie, Ye-eun. "Kim Joo-hyuck, Chun Woo-hee to star in 'Argon'". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Kim, Jin-seok. "[단독]김주혁·천우희, tvN '아르곤' 주인공 '확정'". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Chosun. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Kim, Su-ji. "김주혁, 천우희 '아르곤' 출연…'치인트' 이윤정 PD 연출". Naver (in Korean). Dispatch. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Shin, So-won. "'아르곤' 김주혁·천우희·박원상 라인업확정, 9월 첫방". Naver (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "Kim Joo-hyuk's Unforgettable On-Screen Appearances | Viu". Viu. November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
- Kim, Young-rok. "김주혁X천우희, tvN '아르곤' 출연 확정…9월 방송 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "Kim Joo-hyeok and Chun Woo-hee to star in tvN "Argon"". Hancinema. Dailian. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "Kim Joo-hyeok and Chun Woo-hee to star in "Argon"". Hancinema. Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "Park Minha from Nine Muses to star in "Argon"". Hancinema. Newsen. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Jeon, Hyo-jin. "지일주, tvN '아르곤' 출연…김주혁·천우희와 호흡 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Kwak, Hyun-soo. "지윤호, tvN '아르곤' 출연 확정...이윤정 PD와 두 번째 만남 [공식입장]". Naver (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Lee, Ah-young. "tvN "김주혁·천우희 '아르곤' 월화극 편성…'하백' 후속" (공식)". Naver (in Korean). Xports News. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Hyun, Ji-min. "'아르곤' 대본 리딩 공개...압도적 김주혁X섬세한 천우희". Naver (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Official website (in Korean)
- Argon at Studio Dragon (in Korean)
- Argon at Daydream Entertainment (in Korean)
- Argon at HanCinema
- Argon on IMDb
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