Bubble Gum (TV series)

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Bubble Gum
TvN's Bubble Gum (풍선껌) Promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Written by Lee Mi-na
Directed by Kim Byung-soo
Creative director(s)
  • Jung Ji-hyun
  • Kwon Young-il
  • Choo Sang-kyoo
Composer(s) Nam Hye-seung
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s) Kim Young-Kyoo
  • Lee So-yoon
  • Yoo Seul-ki
  • Jun Byung-moon
  • Lee Jung-hyuk
Editor(s) Lee Mi-kyung
Camera setup Single-camera setup
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Hwa&Dam Pictures
Distributor tvN
Original network tvN
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release 26 October (2015-10-26) – 15 December 2015 (2015-12-15)
External links

Bubble Gum (Hangul풍선껌; RRPungseonkkeom) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Dong-wook, Jung Ryeo-won, Lee Jong-hyuk and Park Hee-von.[1][2] It airs on tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 beginning October 26, 2015.[3]


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.





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[4] TNmS Ratings[5]
1 October 26, 2015 "????"
(저주가 깃든 아이)
1.232% 1.0%
2 October 27, 2015 "You asked me, so I..."
(당신은 내게 부탁했지요, 그래서 나는…)
1.736% 1.7%
3 November 2, 2015 "All I Want is What You Want"
(내가 원하는 건 네가 원하는 건)
0.866% 1.0%
4 November 3, 2015 "????"
(오늘의 우리는 어제의 우리가 아닌 걸)
1.316% 1.4%
5 November 9, 2015 "That's What You Really Mean"
(그게 진짜 네 마음이잖아)
1.065% 1.0%
6 November 10, 2015 "????"
(어떤 꿈은 현실에 깊이 스며들기도 하죠)
1.697% 1.4%
7 November 16, 2015 ""????"
(화양연화, 그때는 알 수 없었던)
1.113% 1.1%
8 November 17, 2015 """
(얼룩져도 좋아, 흉터라도 괜찮아, 사라지지는 마)
1.310% 1.0%
9 November 23, 2015 "Too heavy, Too Scary, Love""
(너무 무거운, 너무 무서운, 사랑)
1.105% 1.0%
10 November 24, 2015 "Haeng-ah, I Love You'"
(행아야, 사랑해)
1.396% 1.7%
11 November 30, 2015 "Memory is More Than Love'"
(기억이란 사랑보다 더)
0.754% 1.0%
12 December 1, 2015 "I'm calling you, like an unending song"
(나는 너를 불러, 끝나지 않는 노래처럼)
1.705% 1.4%
13 December 7, 2015 "????"
(깜깜한 밤하늘에 푸른 신호등)
0.710% 0.8%
14 December 8, 2015 "????"
(그리움과 행복은 한 걸음 차이)
1.335% 1.2%
15 December 14, 2015 "????"
(행복을 지켜내는 주문, 고마워)
0.766% 1.0%
16 December 15, 2015 "????"
(그렇게 빈 틈 사이로 다시 봄이 옵니다)
1.179% 1.3%
Average 1.21% 1.19%

Note: 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).

International Brodcast[edit]

It can be streamed internationally, on DramaFever, Viki and Viu.


  1. ^ Jin, Min-ji (23 July 2015). "Acting pair to share the screen again". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ Jones, Julie (23 July 2015). "Lee Dong Wook And Jung Ryeo Won To Play Lovers In Bubble Gum". KDramaStars. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ Ghim, Sora (4 August 2015). "Lee Dong Wook And Jung Ryeo Won Join Bubble Gum". BNTNews. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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