Argon (TV series)

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Argon (아르곤) - poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asArogon[1]
Created byStudio Dragon
Written by
  • Joon Young-shin
  • Joo Won-gyu
  • Shin Ha-eun
Directed byLee Yoon-jung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes8
Executive producer(s)
  • Park Ho-sik
  • Song Jung-woo
Producer(s)Jo Moon-joo
Production company(s)Daydream Entertainment
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseSeptember 4 (2017-09-04) –
September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)
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Argon (Korean아르곤; RRAreugon) is a 2017 South Korean television series directed by Lee Yoon-jung, starring Kim Joo-hyuk and Chun Woo-hee as 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.[2][3][4][5]

It was one of Kim Joo-hyuk's last projects before his death on October 30, 2017.[6]


The story of truthful reporters who strive to deliver the facts in a world full of fake news.[7]



A perfectionist news anchor, reporter and leader of a news program called Argon.[8]
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.[8]


The producer of Argon and a veteran reporter.[9]
The report bureau chief.[9]
A lawyer and long-time friend of Baek-jin.[9]
A veteran writer.[9]
A smart newspaper reporter from the finance department.[9]
  • 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.[10]


The first script reading of the cast was held on July 12, 2017.[13][14]


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
AGB Nielsen[15] TNmS[16]
Nationwide Seoul
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%
Average 2.698% 2.985% 2.6%
  • 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).


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b Jie, Ye-eun. "Kim Joo-hyuck, Chun Woo-hee to star in 'Argon'". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Kim, Jin-seok. "[단독]김주혁·천우희, tvN '아르곤' 주인공 '확정'". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Chosun. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Kim, Su-ji. "김주혁, 천우희 '아르곤' 출연…'치인트' 이윤정 PD 연출". Naver (in Korean). Dispatch. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Shin, So-won. '아르곤' 김주혁·천우희·박원상 라인업확정, 9월 첫방. Naver (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Kim Joo-hyuk's Unforgettable On-Screen Appearances | Viu". Viu. November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Kim, Young-rok. "김주혁X천우희, tvN '아르곤' 출연 확정…9월 방송 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Kim Joo-hyeok and Chun Woo-hee to star in tvN "Argon"". Hancinema. Dailian. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Kim Joo-hyeok and Chun Woo-hee to star in "Argon"". Hancinema. Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Park Minha from Nine Muses to star in "Argon"". Hancinema. Newsen. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Jeon, Hyo-jin. "지일주, tvN '아르곤' 출연…김주혁·천우희와 호흡 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Kwak, Hyun-soo. "지윤호, tvN '아르곤' 출연 확정...이윤정 PD와 두 번째 만남 [공식입장]". Naver (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Lee, Ah-young. "tvN "김주혁·천우희 '아르곤' 월화극 편성…'하백' 후속" (공식)". Naver (in Korean). Xports News. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  14. ^ Hyun, Ji-min. "'아르곤' 대본 리딩 공개...압도적 김주혁X섬세한 천우희". Naver (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2017.

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