Chicago Typewriter (TV series)

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Chicago Typewriter
Chicago Typewriter Poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Hangul시카고 타자기
Genre
Written byJin Soo-wan
Directed byKim Cheol-kyu
Starring
Composer(s)Nam Hye-seung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kim Jin-yi
  • Park Ji-young
Producer(s)Kim Ki-jae
Cinematography
  • Park Jae-hong
  • Kwon Young-joon
Editor(s)Kim Na-young
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)THE UNICORN
Studio Dragon
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 7 (2017-04-07) –
June 3, 2017 (2017-06-03)
External links
Website

Chicago Typewriter (Korean시카고 타자기; Hanja시카고打字機; RRSikago 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.[1][2][3][4][5]

Synopsis[edit]

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?

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The main cast at a press conference
  • Yoo Ah-in as Han Se-joo / Seo Hwi-young.[6]
    • Choi Min-young as young Han Se-joo
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[7]
    • Choi Myung-bin as young Jeon Seol
    • Jo Min-ah as young Ryu Soo-hyun
A veterinarian and literary fanatic who is a fan of Han Se-joo
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

People around Han Se-joo[edit]

People around Jeon Seol[edit]

People around Baek Tae-min[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Lee Kyu-bok [ko] as Song Jong-wook
  • Kim Hyun-sook 김현숙 as Veterinarian
  • Shim Min [ko] as Mi-young
  • Kim Sung-hoon 김성훈 as Lee Jung-bong
  • Park Ji-hoon as Jeon Doo-yeob
  • Kim Ki-soo 하경 as Jo Sang-chul
  • Park Sun-im [ko] 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

Cameos[edit]

Production[edit]

The series is written by Jin Soo-wan who wrote the hit dramas Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) and Kill Me, Heal Me (2015).[8][9]

This drama marks Im Soo-jung's small screen comeback after 13 years since 2004.[10]

The series was filmed at various places in Seoul - SEOUL SEOUL 3080, Hannam-dong Book Park, Ikseon-dong and Seodaemun Prison History Museum.[11]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Chicago Typewriter
OST Album
Soundtrack album
ReleasedJune 2, 2017 (2017-06-02)
GenreSoundtrack
LanguageKorean, English
LabelCJ E&M MUSIC
ProducerNam Hye-seung, Park Sang-hee
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistsLength
1."Chicago Typewriter" (시카고 타자기) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 03:05
2."Satellite" (위성)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
  • Jello Ann
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
SALTNPAPER03:52
3."Blooming Memories" (아주 오래된 기억)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
  • MIYO
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • MIYO
Baek Ye-rin03:43
4."Writing Our Stories" (우리의 얘기를 쓰겠소)
  • CuzD
  • Ricky
  • Dona
  • CuzD
  • Ricky
  • Dona
SG Wannabe03:59
5."Be My Light"Kevin Oh
  • Daniel Davidsen
  • Katrine "Neya" Klith
  • Peter Wallevik
  • Singing Beetle
Kevin Oh03:48
6."Come With Me"
  • Kim Hee-jin
  • Jo Hye-eum
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
Boni Pueri03:58
7."Time Walk"
  • Jello Ann
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
Boni Pueri03:30
8."Satellite" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 03:52
9."Blooming Memories" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • MIYO
 03:43
10."Writing Our Stories" (Inst.) 
  • CuzD
  • Ricky
  • Dona
 03:37
11."Be My Light" (Inst.) 
  • Daniel Davidsen
  • Katrine "Neya" Klith
  • Peter Wallevik
  • Singing Beetle
 03:48
12."Ghostwriter Yoo Jin-oh" (유령작가 유진오) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 02:36
13."Aim the Gun" (총을 겨누다) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 03:02
14."Han Se-joo & Jeon Seol" (한세주의 전설) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 03:21
15."Time Travel" (시간여행) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 03:12
16."Remember the Novel We Wrote" (그날의 소설을 함께 기억해) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Sang-hee
 03:10
Total length:56:16

Ratings[edit]

In this table, The blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[12] TNmS[13]
Nationwide Seoul
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%
8 3.162% 2.8%
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%
Average 2.27% 2.71% 2.59%
  • 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).

International broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 유아인·임수정·고경표, '시카고 타자기' 확정 "이번주 리딩" (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  2. ^ "tvN's 'Chicago Typewriter' still needs to prove itself". Yonhap News Agency. April 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Can 'Chicago Typewriter' break time-slip drama mold?". The Korea Herald. April 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "'Chicago Typewriter' to air in April, starring Yoo Ah-in, Im Soo-jung, Go Kyung-pyo". Kpop Herald. March 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "(LEAD) tvN doubles down on time-slip genre with 'Chicago Typewriter'". Yonhap News Agency. April 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "Yoo Ah-in lands lead in tvN drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. February 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "Actress Im Soo-jung Returns to TV After More Than a Decade". The Chosun Ilbo. April 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "Popular Screenplay Writer Jin Soo-wan to Return with a New tvN Drama @ HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database". Hancinema.net. 2016-12-13. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  9. ^ "[단독]유아인, tvN ´시카고 타자기´ 주인공 – 일간스포츠". Isplus.live.joins.com. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  10. ^ "Im Soo-jung returns for the first time in 13 years with tvN "Chicago Typewriter"". Hancinema. 2017-04-02. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  11. ^ "Time Traveling to Retro Seoul of Chicago Typewriter". VisitSeoul.net. 28 April 2017.
  12. ^ "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 June 1, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  13. ^ ": TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다. :". www.tnms.tv. Archived from the original on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  14. ^ https://tvnasia.net/en/tvn-asia/schedule.html?country=Cambodia&timezone=+7

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