Golden Cross (TV series)

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Golden Cross
Golden Cross TV series.jpg
Promotional poster for Golden Cross
GenreDrama
Revenge
Romance
Thriller
Written byYoo Hyun-mi
Directed byHong Suk-goo[1]
Kim Jong-yeon
StarringKim Kang-woo
Lee Si-young
Um Ki-joon
Han Eun-jung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producer(s)Lee Gun-joon
Production location(s)Korea
Running time70 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST)
Production company(s)Pan Entertainment
Release
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Original releaseApril 9 (2014-04-09) –
June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)
Chronology
Preceded byInspiring Generation
Followed byGunman in Joseon
External links
Website

Golden Cross (Hangul골든 크로스; RRGoldeun Keuroseu) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kim Kang-woo, Lee Si-young, Um Ki-joon, Han Eun-jung and Jeong Bo-seok. It aired on KBS2 from April 9 to June 19, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 for 20 episodes.

Plot[edit]

A shadowy society known as "Golden Cross" dominates the Korean economy and marketplace with its deep connections and financial power. Prosecutor Kang Do-yoon gets entangled in their dealings when one of their plots gets his beloved sister murdered, a crime for which his father then gets framed. Do-yoon vows revenge on Seo Dong-ha, the powerful man behind the organization, but complications arise when he learns that Seo is the father of the woman he loves, his colleague Seo Yi-re. Yi-re is a righteous and truth-seeking prosecutor; she grew up respecting and obeying her father, and her life is thrown into disarray when she discovers his dark side. Meanwhile, Seo nurtures a protegee, businessman Michael Jang, whose greed and ambition soon makes him challenge his mentor for the top spot. A clash of wills, fortunes, and egos commences.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[3] AGB Nielsen[4]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 9 April 2014 5.0% 5.2% 5.7% 6.1%
2 10 April 2014 5.2% 5.3% 5.0% 5.4%
3 23 April 2014 4.7% 5.0% 5.3% 5.7%
4 24 April 2014 4.9% 5.2% 5.1% 5.9%
5 30 April 2014 5.4% 5.7% 6.6% 7.6%
6 1 May 2014 5.9% 6.4% 6.1% 7.0%
7 7 May 2014 6.9% 7.1% 7.2% 7.6%
8 8 May 2014 7.2% 7.4% 8.0% 8.0%
9 14 May 2014 7.3% 7.7% 8.0% 9.0%
10 15 May 2014 6.9% 7.6% 8.0% 8.8%
11 21 May 2014 7.1% 7.6% 7.6% 7.8%
12 22 May 2014 6.8% 7.2% 7.6% 7.9%
13 28 May 2014 8.7% 9.5% 9.2% 9.7%
14 29 May 2014 7.7% 7.9% 9.2% 9.7%
15 4 June 2014 10.8% 13.1% 11.3% 12.6%
16 5 June 2014 8.7% 9.2% 10.1% 11.5%
17 11 June 2014 9.2% 10.6% 10.7% 11.8%
18 12 June 2014 8.6% 9.6% 9.1% 10.1%
19 18 June 2014 8.1% 8.6% 9.2% 9.7%
20 19 June 2014 9.5% 10.1% 10.1% 11.0%
Average 7.2% 7.8% 8.0% 8.6%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Kim Kang-woo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Lee Si-young Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Han Eun-jung Won

Production[edit]

Park Si-hoo was originally considered for the role of Michael Jang, but continuing public outrage regarding his sexual assault case in 2013 led broadcaster KBS to cancel his casting.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golden Cross PD Explains Why He Didn't Cast Any Idols". Soompi. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  2. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (25 March 2014). "Lee Si Young Takes the Lead Role in New Drama Golden Cross". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  3. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  5. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (28 February 2014). "Park Si-hoo returns to KBS". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  6. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (7 March 2014). "TV not ready for Park Si-hoo". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-09.

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