Heard It Through the Grapevine (TV series)

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Heard It Through the Grapevine
HeardItThroughTheGrapevine.jpg
Also known as
  • Heard It as a Rumor
  • I Heard a Rumor
Genre
Created byHan Jung-hwan
Written byJung Sung-joo
Directed byAhn Pan-seok
Starring
Composer(s)Lee Nam-yeon
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes30
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Gil Don-seop (episodes 1 to 16)
  • Kim Hee-yeol (episodes 17 to 30)
[a]
Producer(s)Lee Sang-min
Cinematography
  • Kang Seung-gi
  • Lee Seok-min
Editor(s)Jo Eun-kyung
Running time65 minutes
Production company(s)Paulownia (episodes 1 to 16)
Pan Entertainment (episodes 17 to 30)[a]
DistributorSeoul Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkSeoul Broadcasting System
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 2.0
Original releaseFebruary 23 (2015-02-23) –
June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02)
External links
Website

Heard It Through the Grapevine (Korean풍문으로 들었소; RRPungmuneuro Deoreotso) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Yoo Jun-sang, Yoo Ho-jeong, Go Ah-sung, and Lee Joon.[2][3][4][5][6][7] It aired on SBS from February 23 to June 2, 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 30 episodes.

Plot[edit]

Heard It Through the Grapevine is a black comedy that satirizes the presumptuous and materialistic ideas by the top upper class in Korea, who are indulged in imperialistic power and thrive on inherited wealth and lineage.

Han Jeong-ho (Yoo Jun-sang), and Choi Yeon-hee (Yoo Ho-jeong), are a wealthy couple from a prestigious family. Their reputation is suddenly turned upside down because their teenage son, Han In-sang (Lee Joon), impregnates his girlfriend from an ordinary family, Seo Bom (Go Ah-sung). Bom is determined to endure being isolated from her own family and humiliation from her in-laws for the sake of her child's future, while In-sang struggles between his love for Bom and his family's high expectations.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

The patriarch of the Han family, a prestigious and wealthy clan which for generations has produced many highly respected and successful lawyers who've influenced South Korea's politics and economy. Like his predecessors, Jeong-ho is strict and a perfectionist.
Jeong-ho's beautiful, elegant and intelligent socialite wife. She secretly knows that her son feels burdened and pressured to live up to his family's expectations, but has never spoken up about it.
Jeong-ho and Yeon-hee's son. In-sang has received the best education and upbringing that money can buy. On the surface he seems like a perfect boy, but he actually feels pressured by his family and peers. Even though Bom told him not to meet her again, his love for her makes him break his promise.
The second-eldest daughter of an ordinary family living in a poor neighborhood. She is determined to have a better future, therefore she strives hard in her studies. Smart, popular, and well-spoken, she was chosen to attend a prestigious English camp, where she meets and falls in love with Han In-sang.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Jang Hyun-sung as Seo Hyeong-shik (47)
  • Yoon Bok-in as Kim Jin-ae (45)
  • Gong Seung-yeon as Seo Noo-ri (22)
  • Jeon Suk-chan as Seo Chul-shik (43)
  • Park So-young as Han Yi-ji (16)
  • Baek Ji-yeon as Ji Young-ra (45)
  • Jang Ho-il as Song Jae-won (45)
  • Kim Ho-jung as Uhm So-jeong (45)
  • Seo Jeong-yeon as Lee Seon-sook (43)
  • Lee Sun-joo as Hong Geum-yeon (60)
  • Gil Hae-yeon as Yang Jae-hwa (53)
  • Jang So-yeon as Min Joo-young (29)
  • Lee Hwa-ryong as Kim Tae-woo (35)
  • Park Jin-young as Baek Dae-hun (60)
  • Baek Ji-won as Yoo Shin-young (37)
  • Kim Kwon as Yoon Je-hoon (26)
  • Jung Yoo-jin as Jang Hyun-soo (18)
  • Kim Jung-young as Jung-soon (55)
  • Jung Ga-ram as Sung Min-jae (18)
  • Kim Hak-sun as Butler Park (58)

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[8] AGB Nielsen[9]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 February 23, 2015 6.8% 8.7% 7.2% 8.3%
2 February 24, 2015 7.9% 10.6% 8.1% 9.7%
3 March 2, 2015 7.0% 9.9% 6.5% 7.2%
4 March 3, 2015 7.9% 10.5% 8.7% 10.0%
5 March 9, 2015 8.1% 10.2% 8.3% 9.4%
6 March 10, 2015 8.3% 10.7% 9.0% 10.4%
7 March 16, 2015 8.2% 10.5% 10.1% 11.8%
8 March 17, 2015 8.3% 11.1% 9.3% 10.6%
9 March 23, 2015 8.7% 11.5% 10.7% 13.0%
10 March 24, 2015 9.4% 12.5% 10.5% 12.2%
11 March 30, 2015 9.1% 11.9% 10.3% 12.1%
12 March 31, 2015 9.5% 12.7% 12.0% 13.7%
13 April 6, 2015 9.2% 11.7% 11.3% 12.4%
14 April 7, 2015 10.3% 13.2% 11.0% 12.3%
15 April 13, 2015 10.5% 13.2% 11.6% 13.3%
16 April 14, 2015 10.1% 13.1% 11.7% 12.9%
17 April 20, 2015 11.1% 13.4% 11.6% 12.2%
18 April 21, 2015 11.3% 13.6% 12.8% 13.6%
19 April 27, 2015 9.8% 12.1% 11.1% 12.9%
20 April 28, 2015 10.9% 14.2% 12.2% 13.7%
21 May 4, 2015 8.3% 10.2% 9.3% 9.8%
22 May 5, 2015 10.8% 14.1% 10.9% 11.6%
23 May 11, 2015 9.3% 11.3% 10.6% 11.5%
24 May 12, 2015 9.4% 11.4% 10.1% 10.6%
25 May 18, 2015 8.8% 10.9% 10.4% 11.3%
26 May 19, 2015 9.2% 11.7% 10.8% 11.8%
27 May 25, 2015 9.3% 11.6% 10.0% 11.5%
28 May 26, 2015 9.2% 11.4% 9.8% 11.2%
29 June 1, 2015 9.6℅ 12.0% 11.0% 12.0%
30 June 2, 2015 11.1% 14.9% 11.7% 12.9%
Average 9.2% 11.8% 10.3% 11.5%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015
51st Baeksang Arts Awards[10]
Best Drama Heard It Through the Grapevine Won
Best Director (TV) Ahn Pan-seok Nominated
Best Screenplay (TV) Jung Sung-joo Nominated
Best New Actor (TV) Lee Joon Nominated
Best New Actress (TV) Go Ah-sung Won
Baek Ji-yeon Nominated
8th Korea Drama Awards
Best Drama Heard It Through the Grapevine Nominated
Best Production Director Ahn Pan-seok Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor Yoo Jun-sang Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor Lee Joon Won
4th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Yoo Jun-sang Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Yoo Ho-jeong Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Lee Joon Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Go Ah-sung Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jang Hyun-sung Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Gil Hae-yeon Won
Best New Actress Baek Ji-yeon Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Yoo Jun-sang Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Go Ah-sung Won
Special Award, Actor in a Drama Special Jang Hyun-sung Won
New Star Award Go Ah-sung Won
Gong Seung-yeon Won

International broadcast[edit]

Asianovela Channel - beginning December 2018

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b On April 15, SBS announced that Pan Entertainment (producer of Winter Sonata, Moon Embracing the Sun, Man from the Equator, Mama, Legendary Witches and Kill Me, Heal Me, among others) will assume the production duties for Heard It Through the Grapevine instead of Paulownia (producer of Secret Door). According to SBS, that was because of "internal issues" within Paulownia. Therefore, Pan Entertainment vice-president Kim Hee-yeol became the co-executive producer replacing Paulownia CEO Gil Don-seop.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SBS '풍문으로 들었소' 제작사, 팬엔터로 교체 (SBS Heard It Through the Grapevine appoints Pan Entertainment as new producer)". Yonhap. April 15, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Sung, So-young (January 26, 2015). "Lee Joon lands another role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Go Ah Sung Cast as Lee Joon's Love Interest on Heard It Through the Grapevine". Soompi. January 29, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Jung, Yeawon (February 2, 2015). "Lee Joon, Ko Ah Sung and More Attend Script Reading for I Heard Some Rumor". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Im, Se-young (February 23, 2015). "[Photo] Lee Joon, Ko Ah Sung and More Gear Up for I Heard It Through the Grapevine". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  6. ^ Min, Kyeong-won (April 3, 2015). "Go comes of age in latest role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Yoon, Hyo-jung (May 31, 2015). "Interview: Lee Joon Was Cast in I Heard It Through the Grapevine Within 5 Minutes of Meeting the PD". enewsWorld. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  10. ^ Lee, Hoo-nam; Kim, Hyung-eun (May 28, 2015). "Baeksang honors new, veteran stars". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 28, 2015.

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