Confession Couple

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Confession Couple
Confession Couple poster.png
Promotional poster
Also known asGo Back Couple
Hangul고백부부
Genre
Based onDo it one more time (한번 더 해요)[1]
by Hong Seung-pyo and Kim Hye-yeon
Developed byKBS Drama Production
Written byKwon Hye-joo
Directed byHa Byung-hoon
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Ha Won
  • Han Suk-won
Producer(s)
  • Son Soo-chun
  • Yoo Woong-shik
Running time70 min
Production company(s)
  • Confession Couple S.P.C.
  • KBS N
  • ZIUM Content Co. Ltd.
DistributorKBS
Release
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseOctober 13 (2017-10-13) –
November 18, 2017 (2017-11-18)
External links
Website

Confession Couple (Korean고백부부; RRGobaekbubu; lit. Go Back Couple) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Son Ho-jun and Jang Na-ra. It premiered on October 13, 2017 and aired every Friday and Saturday at 23:00 (KST) on KBS2.[2][3]

The series was based on the Naver webtoon Do it one more time (Korean한번 더 해요; RRHanbon deo haeyo) by Hong Seung-pyo (a/k/a Miti) and Kim Hye-yeon (a/k/a Gugu), which was first published online in 2016.[1][4][5]

Plot[edit]

Choi Ban-do and Ma Jin-joo are both 38 years old and married with a little son. Both are struggling through daily lives that leave them exhausted and unhappy. Ban-do is a pharmaceutical salesman who spends his days begging people to buy his medicines and his evenings either drinking with prospective clients or helping an arrogant and cruel hospital director (Park Hyun Suk) to hide the fact that he is cheating on his wealthy wife. Jin-joo is a housewife who raises their son while struggling to find meaning in her life and feels lonely and abandoned by Ban-do. After coming to a breaking point in their relationship, Ban-do and Jin-joo wake up to find themselves as 20-year-old university students. They don't know why they are there or how long they will stay so they decide to enjoy it and make different choices than they did the first time around. These decisions impact their families and friends. [6]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

People around Ban-do[edit]

Ban-do's classmate in the civil engineering department. He is a weakling and comic relief, but tries to change due to his love for Yoon Bo Reum.
Ban-do's classmate in the civil engineering department. A man with a bright and charming personality and great hair who is called naive and a little dumb.
  • Go Bo-kyul as Min Seo-young[7]
A ballet major whom Ban-do admired but was too shy to approach in the past
Ban-do's senior at university. In the present, he is the director of a hospital and forces Ban-do to help him cheat on his wife.
  • Kim Byeong-ok as Choi Gi-il, Ban-do's father[9]
  • Jo Ryun as Kang Kyung-sook, Ban-do's mother[9]
  • Go Eun-min as Choi Ja-yeon[9]
Ban-do's sister. She bullies her brother, but also stands up for him.

People around Jin-joo[edit]

Jin-joo's best friend. A former university cheerleader with an easygoing personality and a high alcohol tolerance.
  • Jo Hye-jung as Chun Seol[7]
Jin-joo's best friend in university. She has an innocent and goody-two-shoes appearance, but can be an odd-ball with sarcastic remarks.
A popular upperclassman in the same history department as Jin-joo. He has a one-sided crush on her.

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

The drama, directed and written by the production team of The Sound of Your Heart,[2] is the first production of Zium Content, the production company founded by ex-KBS drama producer Han Seok-won (Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth) in early 2017. It was co-produced by KBS N.[11]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Remarks
Gaon
"Wind Song" Sohyang(소향) 2017 51 Part 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Ratings[edit]

  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the Top 20 daily rankings.
Episode # Broadcast Date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[13] AGB Nielsen Ratings[14]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 October 13, 2017 5.2% (20th) 5.5% (19th) 4.6% (NR) 5.3% (NR)
2 October 14, 2017 6.1% (NR) 6.4% (13th) 6.0% (NR) 6.6% (15th)
3 October 20, 2017 4.9% (NR) 5.5% (20th) 5.2% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
4 October 21, 2017 5.3% (NR) 6.0% (16th) 4.8% (NR) 5.5% (NR)
5 October 27, 2017 5.3% (NR) 5.4% (19th) 5.5% (19th) 5.8% (20th)
6 October 28, 2017 5.2% (NR) 5.6% (14th) 5.5% (NR) 6.0% (20th)
7 November 3, 2017 6.1% (18th) 6.3% (17th) 5.8% (17th) 5.8% (18th)
8 November 4, 2017 5.5% (19th) 6.3% (12th) 6.7% (12th) 7.1% (12th)
9 November 10, 2017 6.9% (17th) 7.3% (14th) 6.5% (16th) 6.4% (15th)
10 November 11, 2017 6.9% (12th) 7.9% (6th) 6.0% (18th) 5.5% (20th)
11 November 17, 2017 6.6% (17th) 7.0% (15th) 5.4% (20th) 5.7% (19th)
12 November 18, 2017 7.6% (10th) 7.9% (6th) 7.3% (11th) 7.6% (11th)
Average 6.0% 6.4% 5.8% 6.1%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2017 31st KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Jang Na-ra Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Won
Netizen Award - Female Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Son Ho-jun Nominated
Netizen Award - Male Nominated
Best New Actor Jang Ki-yong Nominated
Best Couple Award Jang Na-ra and Son Ho-jun Won
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jang Na-ra Nominated [15]

International broadcast[edit]

  • In Philippines, the series aired on ABS-CBN from June 11 to July 20, 2018 under the title Go Back Couple.[16] The series re-aired on Asianovela Channel on December 24, 2018.
  • In Malaysia, the drama is currently airing on Channel 395 Astro TVN (Asia).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "[단독]'마음의소리' 하병훈PD, 신작은 '고백부부'..웹툰 한번 더!". Naver. July 18, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Son Ho-jun and Jang Nara together in new drama "Confession Couple"". Hancinema. August 30, 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  3. ^ "Son Ho Jun And Jang Nara To Star In New KBS Variety Drama As A Couple". Soompi. August 30, 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  4. ^ "한번 더 해요". Naver Webtoon. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "성인웹툰 '한번 더 해요' 실사판 드라마 '고백부부' 예고편 영상". Insight. October 1, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.dramafever.com/drama/5130/Go_Back_Couple/
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Trios of best friends, rivals, and enemies for KBS's Confession Spouses". Dramabeans. 5 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Heo Jeong-min to join "Confession Couple"". Hancinema. 5 September 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f ""Confession Couple" Lee Byung-joon, Jo Ryun, Minji, and Ko Eun-min". Hancinema. 3 September 2017.
  10. ^ "TVXQ's U-Know Yunho to cameo in Son Ho Jun's upcoming drama". KBS World. September 19, 2017.
  11. ^ '고백부부' 손호준, '흰난닝구+성냥 두 개' 빅재미 졸음퇴치룩
  12. ^ Cumulative sales for "Wind Song":
  13. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  14. ^ "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 March 17, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "Go Back Couple Abangan". YouTube. ABS-CBN. Retrieved May 22, 2018.

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