Big (TV series)

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Big
Big2012-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Big
Genre Romance
Comedy
Drama
Body swap
Written by Hong Jung-eun
Hong Mi-ran
Directed by Ji Byung-hyun
Kim Sung-yoon
Starring Gong Yoo
Lee Min-jung
Shin Won-ho
Bae Suzy
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Location(s) South Korea
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) BON Factory
Release
Original network KBS2
Original release June 4 (2012-06-04) – July 24, 2012 (2012-07-24)
Chronology
Preceded by Love Rain
Followed by Haeundae Lovers
External links
Website www.kbs.co.kr/drama/big/

Big (Hangul) is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung.[1][2] The romantic comedy/body swap series aired on KBS2 from June 4 to July 24, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.

Written by the Hong Sisters, Big was Gong Yoo's first television series after The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince in 2007 and since being discharged from mandatory military service.

Plot[edit]

Gil Da-ran (Lee Min-jung) is a struggling substitute teacher trying to get her certificate. She is engaged to a kind and handsome doctor, Seo Yoon-jae (Gong Yoo); it is a fairy-tale-come-true until one month before the wedding, Yoon-jae inexplicably becomes distant. At the same time, Da-ran meets an 18-year-old transfer student from the United States, Kang Kyung-joon (Shin Won-ho), who's got an attitude towards everyone except Da-ran. Kyung-joon gets into a fateful car accident with Yoon-jae and the two of them drive over the guard rail and into the deep waters. Yoon-jae tries to save Kyung-joon but in the process, Yoon-jae ostensibly dies and Kyung-joon ends up in a coma. Kyung-joon soon wakes up finding himself in Yoon-jae's body.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Baek Sung-hyun as Gil Choong-shik, Da-ran's brother
  • Jang Hee-jin as Lee Se-young
  • Kim Seo-ra as Ahn Hye-jung, Yoon-jae's mother
  • Ahn Suk-hwan as Gil Min-kyu, Da-ran's father
  • Yoon Hae-young as Lee Jung-hye, Da-ran's mother
  • Jo Young-jin as Seo In-wook, Yoon-jae's father
  • Choi Ran as Kim Young-ok, vice principal
  • Moon Ji-yoon as Na Hyo-sang, PE teacher
  • Shin Ji-soo as Lee Ae-kyung, math teacher and Da-ran's friend
  • Jang Hyun-sung as Kang Hyuk-soo, Kyung-joon's uncle
  • Go Soo-hee as Lee Kyung-mi, Kyung-joon's aunt-in-law
  • Im Ji-eun as Kang Hee-soo, Kyung-joon's mother
  • Lee Hee-jin as the bride (cameo, episode 1)

Original soundtrack[edit]

Big: Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released July 27, 2012
Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B, teen pop
Label Bon Factory, CJ E&M
CD 1:
No. Title Artist Length
1. "너라서" (Because It's You) Davichi 4:16
2. "사랑이라면" (If You Love) Noel 3:46
3. "한사람" (One Person) Huh Gak 3:58
4. "미운사람" (Hateful Person) Beast 3:09
5. "Hey U" Venny 3:21
6. "어떤날" (Some Days) Venny 3:24
7. "내가 좀 이상해" (I Feel So Weird) Kim Ha-na 3:47
8. "눈물이 또 나요" (Tears Fall Again) Park Sang-joon 3:58
9. "그래도 사랑해" (I Still Love You) Suzy 4:45
10. "너라서 (Special Track)" (Because It's You) Gong Yoo 4:50
CD 2:
No. Title Artist Length
1. "너라서 (Inst.)" (Because It's You) Various Artists 4:16
2. "사랑이라면 (Inst.)" (If You Love) Various Artists 3:46
3. "한사람 (Inst.)" (One Person) Various Artists 3:58
4. "미운사람 (Inst.)" (Hateful Person) Various Artists 3:09
5. "Hey U (Inst.)" Various Artists 3:21
6. "어떤날 (Inst.)" (Some Days) Various Artists 3:24
7. "내가 좀 이상해 (Inst.)" (I Feel So Weird) Various Artists 3:47
8. "눈물이 또 나요 (Inst.)" (Tears Fall Again) Various Artists 3:58
9. "그래도 사랑해 (Inst.)" (I Still Love You) Various Artists 4:45
10. "너라서 (Special Track) (Inst.)" (Because It's You) Various Artists 4:50

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[3] AGB Nielsen[4]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 4 June 2012 8.9% 10.4% 7.9% 8.9%
2 5 June 2012 8.0% 9.7% 7.4% 8.1%
3 11 June 2012 7.1% 8.4% 8.4% 9.4%
4 12 June 2012 7.6% 8.9% 7.9% 8.9%
5 18 June 2012 8.2% 10.1% 8.0% 9.3%
6 19 June 2012 8.9% 11.1% 8.3% 9.3%
7 25 June 2012 8.5% 9.7% 8.9% 10.4%
8 26 June 2012 7.8% 9.2% 7.9% 8.7%
9 2 July 2012 7.4% 7.8% 8.1% 9.1%
10 3 July 2012 8.8% 9.8% 8.1% 9.0%
11 9 July 2012 9.5% 10.5% 9.2% 10.4%
12 10 July 2012 9.6% 11.0% 8.9% 10.1%
13 16 July 2012 8.6% 9.2% 8.2% 9.7%
14 17 July 2012 8.6% 9.4% 7.8% 8.8%
15 23 July 2012 10.1% 10.2% 9.7% 10.8%
16 24 July 2012 11.5% 12.0% 11.1% 12.2%
Average 8.7% 9.8% 8.5% 9.5%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2012
Korean Hallyu Awards
Best Male Model Advertising Shin Won-ho Won
Best Rookie Actor Shin Won-ho Won
5th Korea Drama Awards
Best OST One PersonHuh Gak Nominated
4th MelOn Music Awards[5]
Best OST Nominated
14th Mnet Asian Music Awards[6]
Best OST Nominated
KBS Drama Awards[7]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Gong Yoo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Lee Min-jung Nominated
Suzy Nominated
Best Couple Award Gong Yoo & Lee Min-jung Nominated
Baek Sung-hyun & Suzy Nominated
Popularity Award Suzy Won
2013
49th Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular Actress (TV) Lee Min-jung Nominated
Suzy Nominated
8th Seoul International Drama Awards[8]
Outstanding Korean Drama Big Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actor Gong Yoo Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actress Lee Min-jung Nominated
Outstanding Korean Drama OST[9] Hateful PersonBEAST Nominated
One PersonHuh Gak Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on CSTV beginning August 3, 2012.[10]

It aired in Malaysia on KBS World and 8TV under the title "真爱上错身" (read as "Zhen Ai Shang Cuo Shen", literally: True Love goes into the wrong body).

It aired in Cambodia on Hang Meas HDTV beginning December 2012.

It aired in the Philippines on GMA Network from March 4 to May 3, 2013.

It aired in the Middle East on MBC 4 beginning May 18, 2013, dubbed as Man ana?.("من انا", literally: Who Am I?).

It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 beginning July 7, 2015, dubbed as Run Nai Huajai Kor Ja Rak . ("รุ่นไหนหัวใจก็จะรัก", literally: Love without generation).[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (16 April 2012). "Actors hope to score Big in new show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  2. ^ Oh, Jean (29 May 2012). "Lee Min-jung says Gong Yoo is a riot in new drama". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  3. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  4. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Winners from the 2012 MelOn Music Awards!. Allkpop. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  6. ^ "Winners - 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards". Mnet Asian Music Awards. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Winners from the 2012 KBS Drama Awards!". Allkpop. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  8. ^ "Seoul International Drama Awards: 2013 People's Choice & Outstanding Korean Drama". Soompi. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  9. ^ "서울드라마어워즈 2013 OST 인기투표". Daum (in Korean). 3 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  10. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (14 July 2012). "Gong Yoo has big plans for Japan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  11. ^ ""ภ.เกาหลีชุด "รุ่นไหน หัวใจก็จะรัก" (BIG)"". Channel 7. 19 August 2015.  Thai: ภาษาไทย

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