Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

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Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency
Flower Crew-Joseon Marriage Agency.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul꽃파당: 조선혼담공작소
Genre
Written byKim Yi-rang
Directed byKim Ga-ram
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
Production
Producer(s)
  • Jeong Sung-taek
  • Park Hee-sul
  • Ju Bang-ok
Production company(s)
DistributorJTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseSeptember 16 (2019-09-16) –
November 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)
External links
Website

Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (Korean꽃파당: 조선혼담공작소; RRKkotpadang: Joseonhondamgongjakso) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Kim Min-jae, Gong Seung-yeon, Seo Ji-hoon, Park Ji-hoon and Byeon Woo-seok. It is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Kim Yi-rang who also wrote the series. It aired on JTBC's Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:30 (KST) time slot from September 16 to November 5, 2019.[2][3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

Ma Hoon, Young-soo, and Do Joon are Joseon's most successful marriage agency called Flower Crew and also known for their handsome features. Lee Soo, a blacksmith's son, wanted to marry his friend Gae-ttong, a wild and carefree girl, and requested Flower Crew to help him arrange the marriage. However, Ma Hoon, the leader of Flower Crew, rejected him continuously until he finally sees Lee Soo's genuine heart for Gae-ttong and agreed to arrange their marriage. On the marriage day, Lee Soo was captured and selected as the King of Joseon all of a sudden. How will the Flower Crew handle this crisis and what will happen to Gae-ttong and Lee Soo's marriage?

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Known as the most handsome man in Hanyang, he is also the leader and best matchmaker of the crew.
Lee Soo's first love. She has a stubborn personality and does many jobs to survive.
A 23-year-old blacksmith who learns that he is to be the new king of Joseon.
A fashionable man who is an asset to the Flower Crew as he can turn any client into a beauty.
  • Byeon Woo-seok as Do Joon[10]
    • Lee Seung-woo as young Do Joon
The Flower Crew's informant. He used to be rich before his family had financial problems.

Supporting[edit]

People around Ma Hoon[edit]

  • Park Ho-san as Ma Bong-deok
Ma Hoon's father, also, the Chief State Councillor

People around Gae-ttong[edit]

  • Jang Yoo-sang as Kang
    • Park Sang-hoon as young Kang

People around Lee Soo[edit]

  • Lee Yoon-gun as Lee Moon-seok
  • Ha Hoe-jung as Eunuch Jang
  • Ahn Da-bi as Se-ah

People around Do Joon[edit]

  • Ko Won-hee as Kang Ji-hwa
  • Jung Jae-sung as Kang Mong-gu
  • Kim Hye-ji as Seom Seom

Others[edit]

  • Kwon So-hyun as the Queen Dowager
  • Jang Eui-je as Hyun
  • Park Bo-mi as Chun-sim
  • Lee Chae-won as Ma Jeong-hwa
  • Choi Yi-seon as Tae-soo
Flower Crew servant

Special appearances[edit]

Production[edit]

The first script reading took place in April 2019 at JTBC Building in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.[11] Filming was wrapped up on October 10, 2019.[12]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2019
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelAMP LIVE

Part 1[edit]

Released on September 16, 2019 (2019-09-16)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."PIN GURURU" (핑그르르)
  • Kim Jong-chun
  • Lim Ji-soo
Kim Jong-chunLee Woo3:36
2."PIN GURURU" (Inst.) Kim Jong-chun 3:36
Total length:7:12

Part 2[edit]

Released on September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."It Was You" (그대였습니다)yodaKim Se-jinJeong Se-woon4:11
2."It Was You" (Inst.) Kim Se-jin 4:11
Total length:8:22

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Solar Eclipse" (개기일식)
  • Ahn Se-young
  • Son Yi-sak
  • Ahn Se-young
  • Son Yi-sak
  • Lee Gun-bin
Son Seung-yeon3:20
2."Solar Eclipse" (Inst.) 
  • Ahn Se-young
  • Son Yi-sak
  • Lee Gun-bin
 3:20
Total length:6:40

Ratings[edit]

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

Ep. Original broadcast date Title[a] Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[13]
Nationwide Seoul
1 September 16, 2019 A Divine Match: Plantain Lily
(하늘이 내린 인연: 비비추)[b]
4.278% 4.983%
2 September 17, 2019 Shyness: Hydrangea
(수줍음: 수국)[c]
3.752% 4.145%
3 September 23, 2019 Longing: Zinnia
(그리움: 백일홍)[d]
3.356% 3.401%
4 September 24, 2019 Shyness: Peony
(수줍음: 작약)[e]
3.496% 3.997%
5 September 30, 2019 A Secret Love: Wind Flower
(비밀스런 사랑: 나도바람꽃)[f]
3.056% 3.299%
6 October 1, 2019 A Fluttering Heart: Silk Tree
(두근거리는 마음: 자귀나무)[g]
3.017% 3.325%
7 October 7, 2019 A Second Chance: Peppermint Flower
(두 번째 기회: 박하꽃)[h]
3.297% 3.431%
8 October 8, 2019 Unachievable Love: Resurrection Lily
(이루어질 수 없는 사랑: 상사화)[i]
2.984% 3.185%
9 October 14, 2019 A Love Kept Hidden in My Heart: Marguerite
(마음속에 감춘 사랑: 나무쑥갓)[j]
3.107% 3.195%
10 October 15, 2019 Pitiful Love: Marigold
(가엾은 사랑: 홍황초)[k]
3.167% 3.305%
11 October 21, 2019 Lies: Morning Glory
(거짓말: 애기나팔꽃)[l]
2.735% 2.877%
12 October 22, 2019 I'm Worried About Your Love: Aster
(당신의 사랑이 걱정입니다: 과꽃)[m]
2.899% 2.757%
13 October 28, 2019 Hope: Bellflower
(소망: 도라지)[n]
2.932% 3.396%
14 October 29, 2019 The Return: Shiny Mint
(회황: 꽃향유)[o]
3.348% 3.330%
15 November 4, 2019 Don't Touch Me: Wolfsbane
(나를 건드리지 마세요: 투구꽃)[p]
3.199% 3.361%
16 November 5, 2019 Blossom for Eternity and Never Wither: Rose of Sharon
(영원히 피고또 피어서 지지않기를: 무궁화)[q]
3.828% 4.385%
Average 3.278% 3.523%
  • 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 and EBS).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Each episode title is paired with a flower or plant that serves as the theme for the episode.
  2. ^ 비비추 (RR: bibichu): Hosta longipes (Purple-bracted plantain lily)[14][15]
  3. ^ 수국 (RR: suguk): Hydrangea macrophylla[16]
  4. ^ 백일홍 (RR: baegilhong): Zinnia elegans (Common zinnia)[17]
  5. ^ 작약 (RR: jagyak): Peony (genus Paeonia)[18]
  6. ^ 나도바람꽃 (RR: nadobaramkkot): Enemion raddeanum (East Asian false rue anemone),[18] a species of flower of the family Ranunculaceae, related to the common windflowers (Anemone)
  7. ^ 자귀나무 (RR: jagwinamu): Albizia julibrissin (Silk tree)[18]
  8. ^ 박하꽃 (RR: bakhakkot), or simply 박하 (RR: bakha): Mentha arvensis var. piperascens (East Asian wild mint)[18]
  9. ^ 상사화 (RR: sangsahwa): Lycoris squamigera (Resurrection lily / Surprise lily)[19]
  10. ^ 나무쑥갓 (RR: namussukgat): Argyranthemum frutescens (Marguerite daisy)[20][21]
  11. ^ 홍황초 (RR: honghwangcho): Tagetes patula (French marigold)[22]
  12. ^ 애기나팔꽃 (RR: aeginapalkkot): Ipomoea lacunosa (White morning glory)[23][24]
  13. ^ 과꽃 (RR: gwakkot): Callistephus chinensis (China aster)[25]
  14. ^ 도라지 (RR: doraji): Platycodon grandiflorus (Chinese bellflower/balloon flower)[18][26]
  15. ^ 꽃향유 (RR: kkothyangyu): Elsholtzia splendens (Shiny mint)[18]
  16. ^ 투구꽃 (RR: tugukkot): Aconitum jaluense (Wolfsbane / monkshood)[18]
  17. ^ 무궁화 (RR: mugunghwa): Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of sharon / Korean rose)[18]

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