Beautiful World (TV series)
|Written by||Kim Ji-woo|
|Directed by||Park Chan-hong|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Lee Jung-hee|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||MI Inc.|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||April 5, 2019 –|
Beautiful World (Hangul: 아름다운 세상; RR: Areumdaun Sesang) is a South Korean television series starring Park Hee-soon, Choo Ja-hyun, Oh Man-seok, Cho Yeo-jeong, Nam Da-reum and Kim Hwan-hee. It premiered on April 5, 2019 on JTBC.
It follows the story of a boy who becomes critically injured due to an incident of school violence and his family who seeks the truth and fights for justice in his name.
- Park Hee-soon as Park Moo-jin
- A high school physics teacher.
- Choo Ja-hyun as Kang In-ha
- Moo-jin's wife who runs a bakery named after their children.
- Oh Man-seok as Oh Jin-pyo
- The chairman of a private school foundation.
- Cho Yeo-jeong as Seo Eun-joo
- Jin-pyo's wife who is from a wealthy family.
- Nam Da-reum as Park Sun-ho
- Moo-jin and In-ha's son who is a third year middle school student when he becomes a victim of school violence.
- Kim Hwan-hee as Park Su-ho
- Sun-ho's younger sister who attends the same school.
- Hwang Tae-kwang as Lee Sang-woo
- A rich man who inherited a fortune from his parents.
- Seo Young-joo as Han Dong-soo
- A boy who lives without hope for the future in an unfortunate environment.
- Seo Dong-hyun as Oh Joon-seok
- Jin-pyo and Eun-joo's son.
- Lee Ji-hyun as Lim Sook-hee
- In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
- N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||April 5, 2019||2.178%||N/A|
|2||April 6, 2019||2.926%||3.099%|
|3||April 12, 2019||3.053%||3.515%|
|4||April 13, 2019||3.306%||4.006%|
|5||April 19, 2019||3.346%||3.637%|
|6||April 20, 2019||3.267%||3.621%|
|7||April 26, 2019||3.334%||3.665%|
|8||April 27, 2019||4.001%||4.553%|
|9||May 3, 2019||3.727%||3.921%|
|10||May 4, 2019||3.451%||3.804%|
|11||May 10, 2019||4.222%||4.451%|
|12||May 11, 2019||4.643%||4.885%|
|13||May 17, 2019||4.087%||4.505%|
|14||May 18, 2019||4.331&||5.284%|
|15||May 24, 2019||4.910%||4.871%|
|16||May 25, 2019|
- 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).
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- "배우 서동현, JTBC '아름다운 세상' 출연…남다름·김환희와 호흡". Naver (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
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