Fashion King (TV series)

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Fashion King
Poster of Fashion King.jpg
Promotional poster for Fashion King
GenreRomance, Drama
Written byLee Sun-mi
Kim Ki-ho
Directed byMyoungwoo Lee
StarringYoo Ah-in
Shin Se-kyung
Kwon Yuri
Lee Je-hoon
Ending theme"Dreaming of You" by Lee Jin-sung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
English
No. of episodes20
Production
Producer(s)Choi Moon-suk
Production location(s)Seoul
New York City
Las Vegas
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time60 minutes
Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s)Lee Kwan-hee Productions
(LKH Productions)
Release
Original networkSBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 19 (2012-03-19) –
May 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
Chronology
Preceded byHistory of the Salaryman
Followed byThe Chaser
External links
Website

Fashion King (Korean패션왕; RRPaesyeon Wang) is a 2012 South Korean television drama starring Yoo Ah-in, Shin Se-kyung, Lee Je-hoon and Kwon Yuri.[1][2][3] It aired on SBS from March 19 to May 22, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

Plot[edit]

Fashion King tells the story about a young aspiring designer Kang Young-gul (Yoo Ah-in) who has nothing and starts his fashion business as a vendor on Dongdaemun Market. He has never had any goals or dreams for a bright future until he meets Lee Ga-young (Shin Se-kyung) who loses both parents in an accident at a young age and grows up into a smart, determined young woman with a natural talent for designing. After receiving a scholarship to the New York Fashion School, Ga-young travels to America hoping to achieve her dream of becoming a designer.[4]

Meanwhile, Jung Jae-hyuk (Lee Je-hoon) is a second-generation chaebol to a large enterprise that covers construction, distribution, and fashion, while his ex-girlfriend, Choi Anna (Kwon Yuri) now works under a top internationally renowned designer. Gradually, Jung Jae-hyuk loses interest in Choi Anna and sets his sights onto Lee Ga-young. But Ga-young's heart is for Young-gul, and Young-gul's heart is for Anna, so will this love square ever be settled? And who will win and become Fashion King?

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Jang Mi-hee as Madame Jo
  • Han Yoo-yi as Shin Jung-ah
  • Cha Seo-won as Miss Go
  • Ra Jae-woong as Chil-bok
  • Kim Il-woo as Jung Man-ho
  • Lee Hye-sook as Yoon Hyang-sook
  • Yoon Gi-won as Secretary Kim
  • Kim Byung-ok as Director Kim

Extended cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Fashion King OST
No.TitleArtistLength
1."폭우 (Inst.)"Various Artists 
2."I'll Be Waiting"Seohyun4:47
3."Shouldn't Go"Soul Star (feat. Beige)4:36
4."Love Like This"Lee Young-hyun (Big Mama)4:25
5."Dreaming of You"Lee Jin-sung (Monday Kiz)3:43
6."Best Love"Lee Hyun (8Eight)3:50
7."That Man"Nam Gyu-ri 
8."You're a Wall"M to M4:50
9."Standstill"K.Heart4:22
10."Appreciate (Inst.)"Various Artists 
11."Step 1 (Inst.)"Various Artists 
12."폭우 (Inst.)"Various Artists 
13."Step 4 (Inst.)"Various Artists 
14."Shadow (Inst.)"Various Artists 
15."Love Like This"Lee Je-hoon5:00

Ratings[edit]

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

Episode # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings[12] AGB Ratings[13]
Average audience share
Entire Country Seoul National Capital Area Entire Country Seoul National Capital Area
1 March 19, 2012 12.4% 14.8% 10.0% 11.0%
2 March 20, 2012 11.5% 13.5% 8.9% 9.5%
3 March 26, 2012 12.3% 14.8% 9.2% 10.5%
4 March 27, 2012 11.6% 14.2% 9.6% 10.9%
5 April 2, 2012 12.6% 14.3% 10.1% 11.4%
6 April 3, 2012 12.7% 14.4% 10.4% 12.0%
7 April 9, 2012 11.9% 14.3% 9.0% 10.3%
8 April 10, 2012 10.7% 12.6% 9.7% 10.6%
9 April 16, 2012 12.5% 13.2% 10.6% 12.0%
10 April 17, 2012 11.1% 13.1% 9.6% 10.7%
11 April 23, 2012 11.3% 11.9% 9.8% 11.2%
12 April 24, 2012 11.6% 14.1% 9.4% 10.7%
13 April 30, 2012 10.8% 13.1% 9.4% 10.6%
14 May 1, 2012 10.9% 13.4% 9.9% 10.8%
15 May 7, 2012 10.7% 12.6% 9.2% 10.0%
16 May 8, 2012 10.9% 12.3% 9.2% 10.0%
17 May 14, 2012 11.0% 12.2% 9.5% 10.4%
18 May 15, 2012 11.4% 12.9% 9.5% 10.4%
19 May 21, 2012 11.2% 13.3% 9.5% 10.1%
20 May 22, 2012 10.8% 12.8% 9.6% 10.4%
Average 11.4% 13.3% 9.6% 10.6%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2012
5th Korea Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress Shin Se-kyung Nominated
Best New Actress Kwon Yuri Nominated
SBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Shin Se-kyung Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Yoo Ah-in Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jang Mi-hee Nominated
New Star Award Kwon Yuri Won
Best Couple Award Yoo Ah-in and Shin Se-kyung Nominated
2013
49th Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular Actress (TV) Kwon Yuri Won

International broadcast[edit]

  • It aired in Vietnam on HTV2 from December 7, 2012.
  • It aired in Thailand on Workpoint TV in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fashion King reveals official profiles for Yuri, Yoo Ah In, and more. Allkpop. 3 February 2012.
  2. ^ Suk, Monica (14 March 2012). "Yoo A-in says Fashion King casts know what they are doing". 10Asia.
  3. ^ Choi, Bo-ran (14 March 2012). "Yoo Ah In talks about Fashion King: "We may be young, but it doesn't necessarily mean we're amateurs"". Star News. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  4. ^ Yun, Seong-yeol (16 February 2012). "Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung visit Manhattan, New York". Star News. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (17 March 2012). "Yoo Ah-in bares his fashion secrets". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013.
  6. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (4 June 2012). "Yoo Ah In – "These things I have, I'm worried that they will make me ordinary."". 10Asia via Otayamin.
  7. ^ "Yoo Ah In Reveals Thoughts About His Role in Fashion King". TV Daily via Soompi. 7 June 2012.
  8. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (9 June 2012). "Yoo Ah In On Fashion King End, Acting and His Goals". enewsWorld.
  9. ^ "Yu-ri of Girls' Generation Shines in TV Drama Fashion King". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Girls' Generation's Yuri talks about acting in Harper's Bazaar". Allkpop. 25 June 2012.
  11. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (9 June 2012). "Interview: Lee Je Hoon Looks Up to His Fellow Actors". enewsWorld.
  12. ^ (in Korean) TNmS Multimedia Ratings Page Archived 2012-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ (in Korean) AGB Nielsen Media Research Ratings Page Archived March 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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