Dating Agency: Cyrano
|Dating Agency: Cyrano|
|Based on||Cyrano Agency|
|Written by||Shin Jae-won|
|Directed by||Kang Kyung-hoon|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Bae Jong-pyeong|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Oh! Boy Project
|Original release||May 27– July 16, 2013|
Dating Agency: Cyrano (Hangul: 연애조작단; 시라노; RR: Yeonaejojakdan; Sirano) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-hyuk, Choi Sooyoung, Lee Chun-hee, Hong Jong-hyun and Cho Yoon-woo. 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.
The early working title was Flower Boy Dating Agency (Hangul: 꽃미남 연애조작단; RR: Ggotminam 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).
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
- Lee Jong-hyuk as Seo Byung-hoon
- 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.
- Choi Sooyoung as Gong Min-young
- 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.
- Lee Chun-hee as Cha "Master" Seung-pyo
- 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.
- Hong Jong-hyun as Moo-jin
- 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.
- Cho Yoon-woo as Ah-rang
- 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.
- Ha Yeon-joo as Hye-ri
- A waitress at Cha Seung-pyo's restaurant. She is attracted to Moo-jin and later starts dating him.
- Kim Jung-hwa as Yoon Yi-seol
- 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.
- Lee Min-woo as Go Do-il
- 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.
- Ji Jin-hee as Seon Jung-nam, Min-young's F-ranked client at her old agency (ep 1)
- 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)
- 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)
- Goo Eun-ae as Dokgo Mi-jin, a chef and Dal-in's former rival in a cooking competition (ep 6-8, 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)
- Gong Yoo as the magician Soo-ah likes (ep 9)
- 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)
Source: AGB Nielsen Korea (tvN+OnStyle combined ratings)
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- 어떤 설레임 (A Certain Heart Fluttering) - Ra.D
- 그대라는 한 사람 (The One Like You) - Jessica Jung
- Take My Hands Tonight - Big Baby Driver
- Chance! (Bossanova Ver.) - Peppertones
- Say Hello to the World - Big Baby Driver
- 그대라는 한 사람 (The One Like You) (Inst.) - Various Artists
- 어떤 설레임 (A Certain Heart Fluttering) (Inst.) - Various Artists
- Chance! (Guitar Ver.) - Peppertones
- 연애조작단; 시라노 (Dating Agency; Cyrano) - Various Artists
- 수상한 연인 (Suspicious Lover) - Various Artists
- 작전 시작 (Operation Starts) - Various Artists
- Miss Operation - Various Artists
- 꿈속을 걷다 (Walk My Dreams) - Various Artists
- Dark Spy - Various Artists
- Missing You A Lot - Various Artists
- 무언의 대화 (The Unspoken Dialogue) - Various Artists
- 나른할 시간 (Relaxing Time) - Various Artists
- 기다리는 마음 (Waiting for the Heart) - Various Artists
- I Am Here - Various Artists
- Supernova - Various Artists
- Psychedelic - Various Artists
|Thailand||Channel 7||June 1, 2016|
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- ""ภ.เกาหลีชุด เรื่อง "บริษัทวุ่นนักรักไม่จำกัด" (DATING AGENCY : CYRANO)"". Channel 7 (in Thai). Retrieved 2016-06-28.