Bubble Gum (TV series)
|Written by||Lee Mi-na|
|Directed by||Kim Byung-soo|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Kim Young-Kyoo|
|Camera setup||Single-camera setup|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hwa&Dam Pictures|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||26 October– 15 December 2015|
Bubble Gum (Hangul: 풍선껌; RR: Pungseonkkeom) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Dong-wook, Jung Ryeo-won, Lee Jong-hyuk and Park Hee-von. It airs on tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 beginning October 26, 2015.
Park Ri-hwan (Lee Dong-wook) comes from a wealthy family and he now works as an oriental medical doctor in his own clinic. He grew up with his best friend since childhood, Kim Haeng-ah (Jung Ryeo-won) who works as a radio producer. Haeng-ah's parents both died when she was young and she was taken care by Ri-hwan's mother after her father's death. Both Ri-hwan and Haeng-ah had feelings for each other but Haeng-ah is taking things slowly due to Ri-hwan's mother who does not want them to be together. The story also involves a chaebol, Yi-seul (Park Hee-von) who has feelings for Ri-hwan and Haeng-ah's ex-boyfriend, who is also her senior/director of the company she works in, who wants her back.
- Lee Dong-wook as Park Ri-hwan
- Jung Ryeo-won as Kim Haeng-ah
- Lee Jong-hyuk as Kang Suk-joon
- Park Hee-von as Hong Yi-seul
- Bae Jong-ok as Park Sun-young
- Lee Seung-joon as Kwon Ji-hoon
- Kim Ri-na as Noh Tae-hee
- Kim Jung-nan as Oh Se-young
- Lee Moon-soo as Chef Noh
- Park Chul-min as Kim Joon-hyuk
- Park Won-sang as Jo Dong-il
- Park Sung-geun as Go Sang-kyu
- An Woo-yeon as Ye Joon-soo
- Seo Jung-yeon as Aunt Gong-joo
- Go Bo-gyeol as Noh Dong-hwa
- Kim Sa-kwon as Hong Jung-woo
- Park Joon-geum as Yi-seul's mother
In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Episode||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|AGB Nielsen Ratings||TNmS Ratings|
|1||October 26, 2015||"????"
(저주가 깃든 아이)
|2||October 27, 2015||"You asked me, so I..."
(당신은 내게 부탁했지요, 그래서 나는…)
|3||November 2, 2015||"All I Want is What You Want"
(내가 원하는 건 네가 원하는 건)
|4||November 3, 2015||"????"
(오늘의 우리는 어제의 우리가 아닌 걸)
|5||November 9, 2015||"That's What You Really Mean"
(그게 진짜 네 마음이잖아)
|6||November 10, 2015||"????"
(어떤 꿈은 현실에 깊이 스며들기도 하죠)
|7||November 16, 2015||""????"
(화양연화, 그때는 알 수 없었던)
|8||November 17, 2015||"""
(얼룩져도 좋아, 흉터라도 괜찮아, 사라지지는 마)
|9||November 23, 2015||"Too heavy, Too Scary, Love""
(너무 무거운, 너무 무서운, 사랑)
|10||November 24, 2015||"Haeng-ah, I Love You'"
|11||November 30, 2015||"Memory is More Than Love'"
(기억이란 사랑보다 더)
|12||December 1, 2015||"I'm calling you, like an unending song"
(나는 너를 불러, 끝나지 않는 노래처럼)
|13||December 7, 2015||"????"
(깜깜한 밤하늘에 푸른 신호등)
|14||December 8, 2015||"????"
(그리움과 행복은 한 걸음 차이)
|15||December 14, 2015||"????"
(행복을 지켜내는 주문, 고마워)
|16||December 15, 2015||"????"
(그렇게 빈 틈 사이로 다시 봄이 옵니다)
It can be streamed internationally, on DramaFever, Viki and Viu.
- Philippines: Asianovela Channel (August 27, 2018)
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- Ghim, Sora (4 August 2015). "Lee Dong Wook And Jung Ryeo Won Join Bubble Gum". BNTNews. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.