Dating Agency: Cyrano

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Dating Agency: Cyrano
Dating Agency Cyrano-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Romance
Comedy
Based on Cyrano Agency
Written by Shin Jae-won
Directed by Kang Kyung-hoon
Starring Lee Jong-hyuk
Choi Sooyoung
Lee Chun-hee
Hong Jong-hyun
Cho Yoon-woo
Composer(s) Park Se-joon
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) Bae Jong-pyeong
Producer(s) Kang Hee-joon
Lee Ye-rim
Cinematography Kang Seung-gi
Hong Seung-hyuk
Editor(s) Yoo Seong-yeop
Baek Eun-ja
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Oh! Boy Project
CJ E&M
Distributor tvN
Release
Original network tvN
Original release May 27 (2013-05-27) – July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
External links
Website cyrano.interest.me

Dating Agency: Cyrano (Hangul연애조작단; 시라노; RRYeonaejojakdan; Sirano) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-hyuk, Choi Sooyoung, Lee Chun-hee, Hong Jong-hyun and Cho Yoon-woo.[1][2][3] Based on the 2010 romantic comedy film Cyrano Agency, the series is about a dating agency that orchestrates romantic scenarios for paying clients, all in an effort to raise enough money to save an old theater.[4]

The early working title was Flower Boy Dating Agency (Hangul꽃미남 연애조작단; RRGgotminam Yeonaejojakdan). It is the fourth in cable channel tvN's "Oh Boy" project targeted at the teenage demographic, following Flower Boy Ramen Shop (2011), Shut Up Flower Boy Band (2012), and Flower Boys Next Door (2013).

Plot[edit]

This drama is about a dating agency that orchestrates romantic scenarios for paying clients, all in an effort to raise enough money to save an old theater. After Seo Byung Hoon (Lee Jong Hyuk) loses his best friend in an accident, the once-renowned theater director suffers from guilt and decides to save his late friend’s theater troupe. Using his masterful stage skills, he forms the Cyrano Dating

Cast[edit]

After he loses his best friend in an accident, the once-renowned theater director suffers from guilt and decides to save his late friend's theatre troupe. Using his masterful stage skills, he forms the Cyrano Dating Agency.
A romantic, and one of the members of the dating agency. She believes the true feelings of her clients are more important than profit for the agency and is attracted to Byung-hoon.[5][6][7][8]
The chef of the restaurant that's next door to the theater where the dating agency is housed. He is the loan shark who originally lent the money to Do-il for the Cyrano theater, and is later revealed to be Do-il's younger brother. He is attracted to Min-young.[9]
Recruited into the dating agency because of his genius engineering skills, he is the brains behind all hi-tech gadgets used by the agency in the field. He becomes Hye Ri's boyfriend in episode 14.
A 19-year-old high schooler who dreams of becoming a theater actor.
Min-shik and Young-dal are Seung-pyo's loan shark goons, who intimidate Byung-hoon into paying his debt, and occasionally join in the agency's missions. Both of them eventually become Cyrano's prominent actors.
A waitress at Cha Seung-pyo's restaurant. She is attracted to Moo-jin and later starts dating him.
Byung-hoon's first love from high school, who ended up marrying Do-il. She was the one driving during Do-il's accident, which causes numbness to her right hand at times.
Do-il, Yi-seol and Byung-hoon were best friends in high school and founders of the Cyrano Theater Troupe. He later married Yi-seol, and died in a car accident.

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Ji Jin-hee as Seon Jung-nam, Min-young's F-ranked client at her old agency (ep 1)[10]
  • Lee Chung-ah as ballerina Seol Yoo-jin, the A-ranked client Jung-nam likes (ep 1)
  • Choi Won-young as the sommelier Yoo-jin likes (ep 1)
  • Im Hyung-joon as veterinarian Jin Joon-hyuk (ep 1-3)
  • Lee Yoon-ji as librarian Ma Jae-in (ep 1-3)
  • Lee Taemin as idol singer Ray/Yang Ho-yeol (ep 3-5)[11]
  • Yoon Seo as Min Se-kyung, the girl Ho-yeol has a crush on, but who likes Arang (ep 3-5)
  • Lee Kwang-soo as Choi Dal-in, a baker who's a masochist in love (ep 6-8)[12][13]
  • Goo Eun-ae as Dokgo Mi-jin, a chef and Dal-in's former rival in a cooking competition (ep 6-8, 14)[14]
  • Lee Yong-joo as Yeom Chi-moo, Mi-jin's chef ex-boyfriend who betrayed her (ep 8)
  • Jung Yu-mi as Bong Soo-ah, a creepy-looking "Ghost Girl" who hides behind her hair and can't look men in the eye (ep 8-9)[15]
  • Gong Yoo as the magician Soo-ah likes (ep 9)[16]
  • Ye Ji-won as nurse Lee Hae-shim (ep 10-12)
  • Im Won-hee as firefighter Kim Chul-soo (ep 10-12)
  • Yoon So-jung as Madam Hwang, Moo-jin's grandmother and a dementia patient (ep 10-12)

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide
2013-05-27 1 0.311%
2013-05-28 2 0.368%
2013-06-03 3 0.291%
2013-06-04 4 0.335%
2013-06-10 5 0.271%
2013-06-11 6 0.188%
2013-06-17 7 0.291%
2013-06-18 8 0.310%
2013-06-24 9 0.263%
2013-06-25 10 0.211%
2013-07-01 11 0.129%
2013-07-02 12 0.239%
2013-07-08 13 0.160%
2013-07-09 14 0.314%
2013-07-15 15 0.246%
2013-07-16 16 0.241%
Average 0.261%

Source: AGB Nielsen Korea (tvN+OnStyle combined ratings)

Original soundtrack[edit]

  1. Chance! - Peppertones
  2. In the Same Storm - Big Baby Driver
  3. 어떤 설레임 (A Certain Heart Fluttering) - Ra.D
  4. 그대라는 한 사람 (The One Like You) - Jessica Jung
  5. Take My Hands Tonight - Big Baby Driver
  6. Chance! (Bossanova Ver.) - Peppertones
  7. Say Hello to the World - Big Baby Driver
  8. 그대라는 한 사람 (The One Like You) (Inst.) - Various Artists
  9. 어떤 설레임 (A Certain Heart Fluttering) (Inst.) - Various Artists
  10. Chance! (Guitar Ver.) - Peppertones
  11. 연애조작단; 시라노 (Dating Agency; Cyrano) - Various Artists
  12. 수상한 연인 (Suspicious Lover) - Various Artists
  13. 작전 시작 (Operation Starts) - Various Artists
  14. Miss Operation - Various Artists
  15. 꿈속을 걷다 (Walk My Dreams) - Various Artists
  16. Dark Spy - Various Artists
  17. Missing You A Lot - Various Artists
  18. 무언의 대화 (The Unspoken Dialogue) - Various Artists
  19. 나른할 시간 (Relaxing Time) - Various Artists
  20. 기다리는 마음 (Waiting for the Heart) - Various Artists
  21. I Am Here - Various Artists
  22. Supernova - Various Artists
  23. Psychedelic - Various Artists

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network Airing dates
 Thailand Channel 7 June 1, 2016[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (April 16, 2013). "SNSD Sooyoung, Lee Chun Hee, and More Participate in Cyrano Agency Script Reading". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lee, Sun-min (May 24, 2013). "Cast gathers to hype Cyrano". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Lee, Sun-min (June 20, 2013). "InStyle shoots Cyrano cast members". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bae, Sun-young (June 12, 2013). "Dating Agency: Cyrano Cast Talks of Manipulating Romance". TenAsia. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lee, Eun-ah (May 22, 2013). "Girl's Generation Sooyoung Trying Not to Act Pretty for New Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved May 24, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (May 22, 2013). "SNSD's Sooyoung Thanks Her Group for Helping Her with Her Acting". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (May 22, 2013). "SNSD's Sooyoung Says She Wants to Use Cyrano Agency on Seohyun". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (July 17, 2013). "Girl's Generation's Sooyoung Bids Farewell to Cyrano Fans". TenAsia. Retrieved March 30, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (April 3, 2013). "Lee Chun Hee to Join Lee Jong Hyuk and SNSD′s Sooyoung in tvN's Cyrano Agency". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (May 16, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin, Lee Chung Ah, and Others to Cameo on Cyrano Agency". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 3, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin to Make his Appearance on Dating Agency Cyrano on 6/3". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ Son, Bo-kyung (June 5, 2013). "Lee Kwang Soo and Goo Eun Ae to Cameo in Dating Agency; Cyrano". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ Kim, Joy (June 12, 2013). "Lee Kwang-soo plays romantic patissier in Dating Agency: Cyrano". BNTNews. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  14. ^ Kim, Joy (June 17, 2013). "Lee Kwang-soo and Koo Eun-ae to show sweet cream kisses". BNTNews. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 18, 2013). "Gong Yoo and Jung Yu Mi to Appear on Dating Agency Cyrano". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (June 20, 2013). "Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi to Play cameos in Dating Agency: Cyrano". TenAsia. Retrieved June 20, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  17. ^ ""ภ.เกาหลีชุด เรื่อง "บริษัทวุ่นนักรักไม่จำกัด" (DATING AGENCY : CYRANO)"". Channel 7 (in Thai). Retrieved 2016-06-28. 

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