Emergency Couple

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Emergency Couple
Official Poster - Emergency Man and Woman.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as 'Emergency Man and Woman
Emergency Boy and Girl'
Genre Romance
Comedy
Medical drama
Written by Choi Yoon-jung
Directed by Kim Cheol-kyu
Starring Song Ji-hyo
Choi Jin-hyuk
Lee Pil-mo
Choi Yeo-jin
Clara
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 21
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Chan-ho
Producer(s) Yoon Hyun-ki
Production company(s) Content K Co. Ltd.
Distributor tvN
Release
Original network tvN
Original release January 24 (2014-01-24) – April 5, 2014 (2014-04-05)
Chronology
Related shows Rettai Vaal Kuruvi
External links
Website program.interest.me/tvn/119couple

Emergency Couple (Hangul응급남녀; RREung-geumnamnyeo; lit. "Emergency Man and Woman") is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Song Ji-hyo and Choi Jin-hyuk with Lee Pil-mo, Choi Yeo-jin and Clara.[1][2] It aired on cable channel tvN from January 24 to April 5, 2014 on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:40 for 21 episodes. The romantic comedy/medical drama is about a divorced couple whose tumultuous feelings for each other are rekindled when they become reunited years later as interns at the same hospital.[3]

Due to the popularity of the drama, it was extended by one episode. Broadcasting rights of the drama were also sold to 9 countries.[4] A special music talk show titled Reply with Music - Emergency Couple was aired on May 6, 2014, to thank the audience for their support.[5]

Plot[edit]

While in their early twenties, a medical school student, Oh Chang-min, and a dietitian, Oh Jin-hee, fall in love and marry despite his family's strong opposition.[6][7] Chang-min comes from a family of wealthy, successful doctors who believe Jin-hee isn't good enough for him, which thus prompts them to cut him off financially after he marries her. In order to earn money right away, Chang-min gives up his dream of becoming a doctor, and instead becomes a pharmaceutical salesman. He is miserable at his job, while Jin-hee's inferiority complex deepens as her husband's family continues to look down on her. They begin to fight constantly and eventually get a divorce. Six years later, Chang-min has gone back to med school to pursue his dream, while Jin-hee has also put herself through med school. They end up as interns at the same hospital, where they'll have to work in the emergency room together for three months.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Im Hyun-sung as Park Sang-hyuk, intern and Young-ae's husband
  • Chun Min-hee as Lee Young-ae, intern and Sang-hyuk's wife
  • Choi Beom-ho as Go Joong-hoon, chief of Emergency Medicine
  • Park Sung-geun as Ahn Young-pil, surgeon
  • Heo Jae-ho as Jang Dae-il, third year resident
  • Kwon Min as Kim Min-ki, first year resident
  • Kim Hyun-sook as Choi Mi-jung, ER head nurse
  • Lee Sun-ah as Heo Young-ji, ER nurse
  • Choi Yu-ra as Son Ye-seul, ER nurse
  • Lee Mi-young as Jo Yang-ja, Jin-hee's mother
  • Jeon Soo-jin as Oh Jin-ae, Jin-hee's younger sister
  • Park Doo-sik as Kim Kwang-soo, indie singer and Jin-ae's husband
  • Park Joon-geum as Yoon Sung-sook, Chang-min's mother
  • Kang Shin-il as Oh Tae-seok, Chang-min's father
  • Park Ji-il - as Yoon Sung-gil, Chang-min's uncle
  • - as Yoon Sung-mi, Chang-min's first aunt
  • - as Yoon Sung-ja, Chang-min's second aunt

Cameo appearances[edit]

  • Yoon Joo-sang as priest (ep 1 and 14)
  • Lee Han-wi as Dr. Jeon Hyung-seok (ep 1)
  • Jeon Soo-kyung as hospital director (ep 1)
  • Yoon Bong-gil as drunk patient with gun (ep 2)
  • Jung Joo-ri as Chang-min's blind date (ep 3)[16]
  • Gary as a Mr Taxi(ep 6)[17][18][19][20][21]
  • DickPunks as indie band (ep 6)
  • Nam Jung-hee as female patient (ep 18-19)
  • Narsha as female patient (ep 19)
  • Kim Kang-hyun as male patient (ep 19)

Ratings[edit]

Episode Original airdate AGB Nielsen ratings[22][23]
Average rating Peak rating
1 January 24, 2014 2.4% 3.7%
2 January 25, 2014 2.7% 3.8%
3 January 31, 2014 1.68%  ?
4 February 1, 2014 2.8% 3.7%
5 February 7, 2014 3.4% 4.6%
6 February 8, 2014 3.0% 4.3%
7 February 14, 2014 3.6% 5.1%
8 February 21, 2014 3.7% 4.7%
9 February 22, 2014 3.6% 4.7%
10 February 28, 2014 3.4% 4.3%
11 March 1, 2014 4.1% 4.8%
12 March 7, 2014 4.4% 5.5%
13 March 8, 2014 4.1% 5.0%
14 March 14, 2014 4.2% 5.5%
15 March 15, 2014 4.1% 4.9%
16 March 21, 2014 4.0% 5.2%
17 March 22, 2014 5.0% 5.9%
18 March 28, 2014 4.1% 5.2%
19 March 29, 2014 4.8% 5.6%
20 April 4, 2014 4.9% 5.7%
21 April 5, 2014 5.0% 5.9%

Note: 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 & EBS).

Original soundtrack[edit]

Emergency Couple : Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released April 18, 2014 (2014-04-18)
Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack
Label CJ E&M
No. Title Artist Length
1. "응급남녀" (Emergency Couple) Various Artists 1:14
2. "설렘" (Romance) Various Artists 2:23
3. "Love Again" 3rd Coast (써드코스트) 2:36
4. "모두 다 이별을 경험한다" (Everyone Experiences The Breakup) Various Artists 2:01
5. "꽃향기" (Scent of a Flower) Lim Jeong-hee 4:46
6. "병원 인턴 백서" (Hospital Internship Paper) Various Artists 2:33
7. "진희 비트" (Jin Hee Beat) Various Artists 3:32
8. "그때 우리 사랑은" (The Way We Loved) Park Shi Hwan 3:39
9. "어루만지다" (Pacify) Various Artists 2:41
10. "I Am" Joo Ah 4:46
11. "꽃향기" (Scent of a Flower) Choi Jin-hyuk 3:43
12. "우리가 우리였을 때" (When We Were) Various Artists 3:29
13. "Love Again (Inst.)" Various Artists 2:36
14. "꽃향기 (inst.)" (Scent of a Flower (Inst.)) Lim Jeong-hee 4:46
15. "그때 우리 사랑은 (Inst.)" (The Way We Loved (Inst.)) Park Shi Hwan 3:39
16. "꽃향기 (inst.)" (Scent of a Flower (Inst.)) Choi Jin-hyuk 3:43
17. "I Am (Inst.)" Joo Ah 4:46

International broadcast[edit]

It started airing in Thailand on PPTV HD from October 29, 2014 to June 12, 2015 at 10:00.[24] It is also available to stream on Iflix with a variety of subtitles in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Cory (December 24, 2013). "Song Ji-hyo, Choi Jin-hyuk Join 1st Script Reading Session of New tvN Series". TenAsia. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lee, Min-ji (December 20, 2013). "Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk Film Teaser Video for Emergency Man and Woman". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Divorced doctors in love". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 22, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Daily-News/view?flag=2&articleId=1000&lgroupId=A120200
  5. ^ "Emergency Couple to hold a special music talk show". Daily K Pop News. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ Lee, Cory (January 7, 2014). "Song Ji-hyo, Choi Jin-hyuk Turn Runaway Bride and Groom for New TV Series". TenAsia. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (January 7, 2014). "Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk Run Through Myeongdong in Wedding Attire". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lee, Sun-min (January 22, 2014). "Song Ji-hyo goes back to acting in new divorcee role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa. "Song Ji Hyo Shows Her Determination for Emergency Couple". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 21, 2014). "Song Ji Hyo Doesn't Want to Get Married Yet". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi. "Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk Got Close After Pulling Each Other’s Hair Out". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (April 18, 2014). "Interview: The Four Charms of Choi Jin Hyuk". enewsWorld. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ Jung, Jin-young (April 19, 2014). "Interview: Choi Jin Hyuk Constantly Told Himself Song Ji Hyo is Pretty". enewsWorld. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ 응급남녀 이필모의 재발견.."국치프, 여심 흔드는 새 로코 캐릭터!" [Discovery of Lee Pil-mo, new romantic comedy character]. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). March 29, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ Oh, Jean (January 21, 2014). "Clara to show her true self". The Korea Herald. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gagwoman Jung Ju Ri to Make a Cameo in Emergency Couple". Soompi. January 30, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  17. ^ Lee, Min-ji (February 3, 2014). "Gary to Cameo in Song Ji Hyo's Drama Emergency Couple". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Gary to make a cameo appearance in Song Ji Hyo's drama Emergency Couple". Allkpop. February 3, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Gary cameos as a chauffeur for Song Ji Hyo's Emergency Couple". Allkpop. February 8, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  20. ^ Jung, Jin-young (February 12, 2014). "Gary and Song Ji Hyo Get Close in BTS Photo of Emergency Couple". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  21. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (March 7, 2014). "Song Ji-hyo thanks Gary". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  22. ^ [ AGB 닐슨 미디어리서치 홈페이지.]
  23. ^ This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which has a relatively small audience compared to free TV/public broadcasters (SBS, KBS, MBC).
  24. ^ "ตัวอย่างซีรีย์ Emergency Couple ปักเข็มรัก สลักใจเธอ ตอนจบ (12/06/58 10:00น)". Youtube (in Thai). May 5, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  25. ^ "iflix is the destination for Korean content" (PDF). iflix. 

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