Backstreet Rookie

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Backstreet Rookie
Also known asConvenience Store Saet-byul
Hangul편의점 샛별이
Genre[1][2]
Based onConvenience Store Saet-byul
by Hwalhwasan and Geumsagong
Written bySon Geun-joo
Directed byMyoungwoo Lee
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Jung Tae Won
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)Taewon Entertainment


Studio.S (SBS)
Distributor
Release
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
External links
Website

Backstreet Rookie[3] (Korean편의점 샛별이; RRPyeonuijeom Saetbyeoli; lit. Convenience Store Saet-byul) is an upcoming 2020 South Korean television series starring Ji Chang-wook, Kim Yoo-jung, Han Sun-hwa and Do Sang-woo. It is based on the webtoon Convenience Store Saet-byul written by Hwalhwasan, illustrated by Geumsagong and published in 2016–2017.[4][5] It is the first Korean drama invested in by the global channel Lifetime and produced by Taewon Entertainment.[6] The series is set to air on SBS TV at 22:00 (KST) time slot every Friday and Saturday, starting from June 19, 2020.

Synopsis[edit]

Choi Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) runs into a group of female high school students, including Jung Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung). The girls look like troublemaker. Jung Saet-byul asks Choi Dae-hyun to do an errand for them, which is to buy cigarretes from a convenience store, he bought them the cigarettes and gave Jung Saet-byul his number but she never calls him.

Four years later, Choi Dae-hyun runs a small convenience store after resigning. While looking for a part-time worker to work the night shift at his convenience store, Jung Saet-byul applies for the job and starts working there.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A 29-year-old convenience store manager with tall and hunky character who makes every women turn around. He is a little bit clumsy and weird despite his cold appearance. He is kind and sympathizes with others and gets too immersed in someone else's situation.[7]
The owner of four-dimensional character yet refreshing beauty. Even though she has amazing athletic ability and great fighting skills, Saet-byul is a 22-year-old young woman who loves flowers, loves friends, and enjoys retro-sensational songs and fashion.[7]
Choi Dae-hyun's girlfriend and former boss, also a convenience store headquarter's Public Relations team leader. A 31-year-old career woman with intellegence, beauty and abilities. She is the daughter of the second largest shareholder of the convenience store head office, but has been admitted with skill and has been promoted with clear results.[11]
The son of the convenience store's owner and currently a convenience store's head office director. He has been properly educated since childhood. He is the next leader of the company.[7]

Supporting[edit]

People around Choi Dae-hyun[edit]

  • Im Moon-suk as Han Dal-shik
29 years old, Choi Dae-hyun's close friend, he is a webtoon writer.
58 years old, she is Choi Dae-hyun's mother.
58 years old, he is Choi Dae-hyun's father, and previously Four Great Night band's singer.

People around Jung Saet-byul[edit]

19 years old, Jung Saet-byul's little sister.[12]
  • Seo Ye-hwa as Hwang Geum-bi
22 years old, Jung Saet-byul's close friend.
  • Yoon Soo as Cha Eun-joo
22 years old, Jung Saet-byul's close friend.

Four Great Night band members[edit]

  • Lee Yoon-hee as Cha Kye-buk
58 years old, he is the former keyboardist of the band Four Great Night.
58 years old, he is the former guitarist of the band Four Great Night and owns a restaurant in Busan.
  • Bae Gi-bung as Gu Kwang-tae
58 years old, he is the former drummer of the band Four Great Night.

Others[edit]

  • Lee Ju-ha as Kang Seung-tae
29 years old.
60 years old, Yoo Yeon-joo's mother.
  • Ho Jae-hee as Bae Bu-jang
  • Ji Chan as Kang Song-tae
  • Shin Yoon-jung as Kim Jung-ha
  • Lee Ju-ha as Woo Hyun-ji

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

The main cast (Ji Chang-wook, Kim Yoo-jung, Han Sun-hwa and Do Sang-woo) will promote the series on the 507th episode of the variety show Running Man.[14]

Ratings[edit]

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

Ep. Part Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[15] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 1 June 19, 2020
2
2 1 June 20, 2020
2
3 1 June 26, 2020
2
4 1 June 27, 2020
2
5 1 July 3, 2020
2
6 1 July 4, 2020
2
7 1 July 10, 2020
2
8 1 July 11, 2020
2
9 1 July 17, 2020
2
10 1 July 18, 2020
2
11 1 July 24, 2020
2
12 1 July 25, 2020
2
13 1 July 31, 2020
2
14 1 August 1 , 2020
2
15 1 August 7, 2020
2
16 1 August 8, 2020
2
Average % % %

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Narin (May 7, 2020). "[SBS Star] Ji Chang Wook & Kim Yoo Jung Meet for a Read-through for Their Drama". SBS News. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "'편의점 샛별이' 이명우 PD "지창욱·김유정, 캐스팅 딱이라고 생각"". Naver (in Korean). May 26, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Backstreet Rookie [Title in the URL]". SBS. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  4. ^ Cho, Yoon-sun (May 7, 2020). "지창욱X김유정 '편의점 샛별이' 대본 리딩부터 '환상 케미'". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  5. ^ Ahn, Sun-young (April 7, 2020). "한선화, SBS '편의점 샛별이' 유연주 役 출연 확정!.. 지창욱-김유정과 호흡". Gukje News (in Korean). Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "Ji Chang-wook and Kim Yoo-jung Confirm Roles in "Backstreet Rookie" by the PD of "The Fiery Priest"". HanCinema. January 29, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d "Backstreet Rookie – Characters". SBS (in Korean). Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  8. ^ "Ji Chang-wook and Kim Yoo-jung Confirm Roles in "Backstreet Rookie" by the PD of "The Fiery Priest"". HanCinema. January 29, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Kang, Sun-ae (January 29, 2020). "지창욱X김유정, 웹툰 원작 드라마' 편의점 샛별이' 남녀 주연 발탁". SBS News (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  10. ^ "Ji Chang-wook and Kim Yoo-jung Confirm Roles in "Backstreet Rookie" by the PD of "The Fiery Priest"". HanCinema. January 29, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  11. ^ Kang, Sun-ae (April 7, 2020). "한선화, 지창욱 여자친구 된다…'편의점 샛별이' 캐스팅". SBS News (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Solbin to Star in "Backstreet Rookie"". HanCinema. March 29, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  13. ^ Lee, Woo-joo (May 20, 2020). "김민규, '편의점 샛별이' 특별출연 "김유정 초등학교 동창". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  14. ^ Park, Ji-young (May 22, 2020). "[단독]지창욱X김유정, '런닝맨' 뜬다…'편의점 샛별이' 열혈 홍보". Joy News 24 (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  15. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 30, 2020.

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