Entourage (South Korean TV series)

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Entourage
안투라지
Entourage korea poster.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreBlack comedy
Drama
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written bySeo Jae-won
Kwon So-ra
Directed byJang Young-woo
StarringCho Jin-woong
Seo Kang-joon
Lee Kwang-soo
Park Jung-min
Lee Dong-hwi
Opening theme"MASITNONSOUL" by Hyukoh
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Jinnie Jin-hee Choi
Kim Young-kyu
Producer(s)Ham Sung-hoon
Shin Ye-ji
Running time59 minutes
Production company(s)Studio Dragon
Under license from Warner Bros. International Television
DistributortvN
Studio Dragon
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 4 (2016-11-04) – December 24, 2016 (2016-12-24)
Chronology
Related showsEntourage (U.S. TV series)
External links
Website

Entourage (Hangul안투라지; RRAnturaji) is a South Korean television series starring Cho Jin-woong, Seo Kang-joon, Lee Kwang-soo, Park Jung-min and Lee Dong-hwi. It is a black comedy drama about life in the entertainment industry, based on the American drama series of the same name. It started airing on cable network tvN from November 4, 2016, and finished airing December 24, 2016.[1][2]

The series was a commercial failure and scored low ratings in South Korea. Some have argued that this is because the series is atypical of Korean dramas, particularly due to its black humour and perhaps American vibe. [3]

Synopsis[edit]

A story about a movie star and his entourage of buddies navigating their way through show business and enjoying all the perks along the way.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The CEO of a management company, a powerful and well-connected agent who turns Young-bin from a pretty-boy actor into a rising star.
A rising superstar in his 20s, known for his handsome looks. Despite his fame, he is a vapid actor with delusions of artistic grandeur.
Young-bin's cousin. A former member of Sugar Boys, an idol group who debut in the late 90s. Now he is a struggling actor desperate for more fame.
A.k.a. "Cup Noodles", he is Young-bin's best friend. An average boy-next-door who gets thrown into the world of showbiz when his best friend becomes a star. He now acts as Young-bin's personal manager and despite his will, is treated badly by the CEO, causing him to be skeptical about his job.
Young-bin and Ho-jin's childhood friend. A happy-go-lucky guy who is bright and positive, but has no luck with the ladies. He acts as the driver and odd job man of the group.

Supporting[edit]

  • Kim Hye-in as Seo Ji-an, a fancy interior designer with celebrity connections
  • Ahn So-hee as Ahn So-hee, a famous actress and Young-bin's first love, later girlfriend
  • Choi Myung-gil as Kang Ok-ja, co-president of Eun-gab's management company and Ji-an's mother
  • Yoon Ji-hye as Yoon Se-na, Eun-gab's wife
  • Amber Liu as Joy Jung, Eun-gab's secretary and wishes to become manager.
  • Ryu Han-bee as Kim Yoo-bin, Eun-gab's daughter
  • Jang So-yeon as Jo Tae-young, CEO of Idea Production Company

Special appearances[edit]

Production[edit]

First script reading took place on May 28, 2016 at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. Filming began on June 1, 2016 at a club in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea; and wrapped up on September 26, 2016.

Entourage is entirely pre-produced and is expected to premiere simultaneously in Korea, Japan and China.[15] The airing rights to the show are sold to China for 300,000 USD per episode.[16]

Original soundtrack[edit]

OST - MIXTAPE #1[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."MASITNONSOUL (맛있는술)"Hyukoh3:56
2."MASITNONSOUL (맛있는술)" (Inst.) 3:56
Total length:7:52

OST - MIXTAPE #2[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."The Good"Dok2 (feat. Hash Swan)3:00
2."The Good" (Inst.) 3:00
Total length:6:00

OST - MIXTAPE #3[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."2Night"Eddy Kim & Punchnello 
2."2Night" (Inst.)  

OST - MIXTAPE #4[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."Entourage"Samuel Seo 
2."Entourage" (Inst.)  

OST - MIXTAPE #5[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."Even You"Reddy (feat. Kim Boa of Spica) 
2."Even You" (Inst.)  

OST - MIXTAPE #6[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."Put it down"Dok2 (feat. Kim Hyo-eun and Changmo) 
2."Put it down" (Inst.)  

OST - MIXTAPE #7[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."Up up and away"Beenzino (Prod by Shimmy Twice) 
2."Up up and away" (Inst.)  

Ratings[edit]

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

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen Ratings[17] TNmS Ratings
Nationwide Nationwide
1 November 4, 2016 2.264% 2.8%
2 November 5, 2016 1.162% 1.5%
3 November 11, 2016 1.621% 1.8%
4 November 12, 2016 0.749% 1.2%
5 November 18, 2016 0.946% 1.4%
6 November 19, 2016 0.617% 0.8%
7 November 25, 2016 1.072% 1.1%
8 November 26, 2016 0.670% 0.8%
9 December 2, 2016 1.117% 1.4%
10 December 3, 2016 0.695% 0.9%
11 December 9, 2016 1.046% 1.4%
12 December 10, 2016 0.916% 1.0%
13 December 16, 2016 0.784% 1.6%
14 December 17, 2016 0.705% 1.1%
15 December 23, 2016 0.960% 1.0%
16 December 24, 2016 0.736% 1.0%
Average 1.004% 1.3%

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).

International broadcast[edit]

In China, the drama will be aired via the online platform, Tencent Video, at the same time as in Korea. For Japan, the episodes will with a 1-week delay via the Mnet Japan channel. In Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Australia, the show will be aired with a 3-day delay on tvN Asia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim Jin-seok (March 15, 2016). "서강준·이광수·박정민·이동휘, '안투라지' 출연 확정[종합]". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "KPOP NEWS - [Photo] Seo Kang Jun, Lee Kwang Soo and More Attend ′Entourage′ Press Conference". Mwave. October 25, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Daily Sports (November 13, 2016). "Rating of tvN 'Entourage' is declining, from 2.264% (ep 1) to 0.749% (ep 4)". Nate Pann (in Korean). Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Jin Min-ji (June 25, 2016). "Ha Jung-woo to make cameo in 'Entourage'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ha Jung-woo and Kim Tae-ri to also make special appearances on 'Entourage'". Allkpop. June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  6. ^ ""The Handmaiden" Park Chan-wook, Ha Jeong-woo and Kim Tae-ri finish their parts in "Entourage"". WOW Korea Economic TV. Hancinema. August 18, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Mamamoo to make cameo appearance on "Entourage"". Korea JoongAng Daily. Soompi. June 15, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Choi Young-ah (June 8, 2016). ""의리의 멍광남매" 송지효, 이광수 '안투라지' 특급 카메오". YTN (in Korean). Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Actor Jin Goo Joins Star-Studded Cameo Lineup For "Entourage"". Asia Economic Daily. Soompi. June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  10. ^ Kim Yeon-ji (June 16, 2016). "[단독] 이준익 감독, '안투라지' 특별출연…'동주' 박정민과 의리". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  11. ^ ""Entourage" Remake Boasts Impressive List Of Celebrity Cameos". Insight. Soompi. June 30, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  12. ^ Emily You (June 23, 2016). "Kang Ha Neul to make special appearance in the upcoming drama 'Entourage'". Korea.com. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Kim Gi-bang to make special appearance in "Entourage"". XPorts News. Hancinema. July 5, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "In Gyo Jin And So Yi Hyun Join Long List Of Cameos In tvN's "Entourage"". Naver. Soompi. August 15, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  15. ^ Lee Mi-young (May 13, 2016). "[단독]'안투라지', 국내 드라마 최초 한·중·일 동시방영 추진". Joy News 24 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  16. ^ Kim Jin-seok (June 22, 2016). "[단독]'안투라지', 中서 '태후'보다 높게 판권 판매". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.

External links[edit]

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