Chicago Typewriter (TV series)
|Written by||Jin Soo-wan|
|Directed by||Kim Cheol-kyu|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||70 minutes|
|Production companies||THE UNICORN |
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||April 7 –|
June 3, 2017
Chicago Typewriter (Korean: 시카고 타자기; Hanja: 시카고打字機; RR: Sikago Tajagi) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Yoo Ah-in, Im Soo-jung and Go Kyung-pyo. It ran from April to June 2017, with episodes every Friday and Saturday at 20:00 (KST) on tvN.
The series depicts three resistance fighters who lived during the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea, and are reincarnated into the present as a best-selling writer in a slump, a fan, and a ghostwriter.
It is an epic story of comradeship, friendship, love and betrayal that lasts 80 years. As the trio of writer, ghostwriter and fan race against time to find the truth of the past that haunts them, will their discovery affect their present?
- A renowned writer in a slump who has celebrity-looks and tons of fans but is extremely depressed on the inside
- Im Soo-jung as Jeon Seol / Ryu Soo-hyun / Anastacia
- Choi Myung-bin as young Jeon Seol
- Jo Min-ah as young Ryu Soo-hyun
- A veterinarian and literary fanatic who is an avid fan of Han Se-joo
- Go Kyung-pyo as Yoo Jin-oh / Shin Yool
- A ghostwriter with a genius writing style, who has dry humor and loves jazz music and antiques
- Kwak Si-yang as Baek Tae-min / Heo Young-min
- Son Sang-yeon as young Baek Tae-min
- A writer who envies Han Se-joo for his writing skills
People around Han Se-joo
People around Jeon Seol
- Yang Jin-sung as Ma Bang-jin
- Kwak Ji-hye as young Ma Bang-jin
- Jeon Soo-kyung as Wang Bang-wool
- Jung Yeon-joo as Bang-Jin's colleague
- Kang Hong-seok as Chef Won Dae-han
- Song Joon-hee as young Won Dae-han
- Ji Dae-han as Won Man-hae
People around Baek Tae-min
- Lee Kyu-bok as Song Jong-wook
- Kim Hyun-sook as Veterinarian
- Shim Min as Mi-young
- Kim Sung-hoon as Lee Jung-bong
- Park Ji-hoon as Jeon Doo-yeob
- Kim Ki-soo as Jo Sang-chul
- Park Seon-im as Hannah Kim
- Choi Kyo-shik as Gardener
- Hong Dae-sung as Bodyguard of Carpediem
- Cha Geon-woo as Butler of Yool's family
- Jung Byung-ho as Yang ho-pil
- Jeon Yi-rang as Jang Ki-bong
- Gam Seung-min as Yang Hyung-sik
- Kang Dong-yoong as Mr. Jo
- Lee Doo-seok as Comrade Kang
- Yoo Byung-jae as Deer keeper (episode 2)
- Choi Deok-moon as Jeon Seol's father (episode 3 & 16)
- Choi Song-hyun as MC (episode 3)
- Cosmic Girls as Themselves (episode 3)
- Jeon Mi-seon as Lim So-yoon / Madam Sophia (episode 9-11 & 13-16)
- Woo Do-im as Jo Sang-mi (episode 10-15)
The series was filmed at various places in Seoul - SEOUL SEOUL 3080, Hannam-dong Book Park, Ikseon-dong and Seodaemun Prison History Museum.
|Released||June 2, 2017|
|Label||CJ E&M MUSIC|
|Producer||Nam Hye-seung, Park Sang-hee|
|1.||"Chicago Typewriter" (시카고 타자기)||03:05|
|3.||"Blooming Memories" (아주 오래된 기억)||Baek Ye-rin||03:43|
|4.||"Writing Our Stories" (우리의 얘기를 쓰겠소)||SG Wannabe||03:59|
|5.||"Be My Light"||Kevin Oh||Kevin Oh||03:48|
|6.||"Come With Me"||Boni Pueri||03:58|
|7.||"Time Walk"||Boni Pueri||03:30|
|9.||"Blooming Memories" (Inst.)||03:43|
|10.||"Writing Our Stories" (Inst.)||03:37|
|11.||"Be My Light" (Inst.)||03:48|
|12.||"Ghostwriter Yoo Jin-oh" (유령작가 유진오)||02:36|
|13.||"Aim the Gun" (총을 겨누다)||03:02|
|14.||"Han Se-joo & Jeon Seol" (한세주의 전설)||03:21|
|15.||"Time Travel" (시간여행)||03:12|
|16.||"Remember the Novel We Wrote" (그날의 소설을 함께 기억해)||03:10|
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||April 7, 2017||2.649%||2.924%||3.8%|
|2||April 8, 2017||2.822%||3.253%||3.2%|
|3||April 14, 2017||2.235%||2.555%||2.3%|
|4||April 15, 2017||2.094%||2.688%||2.6%|
|5||April 21, 2017||1.920%||1.847%||1.9%|
|6||April 22, 2017||2.236%||2.840%||2.6%|
|7||April 29, 2017||2.449%||2.546%||2.4%|
|9||May 12, 2017||2.322%||2.761%||3.7%|
|10||May 13, 2017||2.275%||3.034%||2.0%|
|11||May 19, 2017||2.450%||2.657%||2.5%|
|12||May 20, 2017||2.252%||2.954%||2.4%|
|13||May 26, 2017||2.335%||2.795%||2.2%|
|14||May 27, 2017||1.444%||1.762%||1.7%|
|15||June 2, 2017||2.419%||2.975%||2.4%|
|16||June 3, 2017||2.162%||2.551%||2.9%|
- 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 and EBS).
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