Hello Monster

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I Remember You
I Remember You promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asRemember You[1]
GenreThriller
Mystery
Police procedural
Written byKwon Ki-young
Directed byNoh Sang-hoon
Kim Jin-won
StarringSeo In-guk
Jang Nara
Choi Won-young
Park Bo-gum
ComposerLee Pil-ho
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producersJinnie Jin-hee Choi
Park Ji-young
Jung Sung-hyo
ProducersHwang Ui-kyung
Lee Na-jung
Park Woo-ram
CinematographyPark Sung
Kim Kyung-ho
EditorKim Young-joo
Running time70 minutes
Production companyCJ E&M
Release
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 2.0
Original releaseJune 22 (2015-06-22) –
August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul
너를 기억해
Hanja
Revised RomanizationNeoreul gieokae
McCune–ReischauerNŏrŭl kiŏk'ae

Hello Monster (Korean너를 기억해; RRNeoreul Gieokhae; lit. I Remember You) is a South Korean television series starring Seo In-guk, Jang Na-ra, Choi Won-young and Park Bo-gum.[2][3][4] It aired on KBS2 from June 22 to August 11, 2015 every Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[5][6]

Despite the show's lacklustre ratings, audiences and critics alike praised its story and the performances of the cast, particularly Park Bo-gum's performance.[7]

Synopsis[edit]

Genius profiler Lee Hyun (Seo In-guk), returns home to Korea after something from a case he's been sent triggers a memory he thought he'd lost forever. Unbeknownst to him, one of his team members, Detective Cha Ji-an (Jang Na-ra), has been investigating him for some time. She is aware that his father was murdered and his brother disappeared under mysterious circumstances involving a criminal named Lee Joon Young (Do Kyungsoo) -- whom they both want found and incarcerated. Each seeks to unravel the other, unaware that they've been drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse by a master player and that both truth and evil are closer and far more twisted than they think.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Seo In-guk as Lee Hyun / David Lee
    • Hong Hyun-taek[8] as young Lee Hyun
Lee Hyun was a "strange child" who caught the attention of his father, a police inspector, who later confined him in a small room to prevent him from breeding criminal thoughts. An intelligent child, he later studies abroad and becomes a reputed professor. Strangely, he loses his childhood memories, and a series of events lead him to return to South Korea. There he tries to solve numerous murder cases that seem to be linked to one another in order to find his long-lost little brother, whom he presumed to be the serial killer.
  • Jang Na-ra as Cha Ji-an
    • Park Ji-so as young Cha Ji-an
Cha Ji-an's father mysteriously disappeared together with Lee Joon-young, a convicted prisoner who was said to have escaped from confinement. She becomes a police inspector and meets Lee Hyun, the boy she has been stalking since her childhood. Their similar circumstances lead them together as they work to solve criminal cases.
Born as a result of rape, Joon-young was neglected as a child. He soon bred murderous thoughts and became a murderer who eventually escaped from prison. 20 years later, he returned with the identity of Lee Joon-ho.
  • Park Bo-gum as Jung Sun-ho / Lee Min
    • Hong Eun-taek[8] as young Lee Min
Lee Min shared a close relationship with Lee Hyun as a child and often confided his darkest secrets to him. He feels neglected later on as he was under the misconception that he had been abandoned by his brother after their father was murdered. He later appears nearly 20 years later using the name Jung Sun-ho.

Supporting[edit]

The leader of the special investigator team and son of the police commissioner.
  • Min Sung-wook as Son Myung-woo
Special investigator member and senior of Cha Ji-an. He is cynical and is annoyed by Lee Hyun's attitude.
The youngest member of the team. He is a bright young man who is cheerful.
Special investigator team member. He is a slightly quiet person. Unbeknownst to the team, he is one of the kid that Lee Joon-young saved from his hellish childhood life.
Planning director of the investigation team and Lee Hyun's adoptive mother.
  • Nam Kyung-eup as Kang Seok-joo
Police commissioner and father of Kang Eun-hyuk

Guest and cameo appearances[edit]

Cha Ji-an's aunt.
Lee Hyun's and Min's father.
A chaebol, who is a serial killer and Jung Sun-ho's defendant
Lee Hyun's indebted friend, who Hyun always ask a favor from
  • Lee So-yoon
  • Yoo Hyung-kwan as Yang Jin-seok
  • Park Gun-rak
  • Lee Won-jae
  • Ha In-hwan
  • Bae Ki-bum
  • Han Young-kwan
  • Yoon Dong-young
  • Dong Yoon-seok
  • Song Ui-joon
  • Shin Jae-ha as Park Dae-young (episode 5)
A serial killer whose motive is to avenge his mother and little sister's death
  • Kim Jong-gu as Shin Jang-ho
  • Jung Jong-ryul
  • Kim Kyu-chul as Park Young-chul (episode 5)
Park Dae-young's father, a prisoner who was accused of killing his wife and daughter
Lee Han-chul's son
Lee Jung-ha's friend. His father was murdered by Lee Han-chul.
  • Ryu Sung-hyun as Lee Han-chul (episodes 6–7)
Lee Jung-ha's father, a serial killer and rapist
  • Lim Seong-eon as Ji Hyun-sook (episodes 9–10)
Myung-woo's blind date, who later was abducted by a serial killer and his girlfriend
  • Ko Kyu-pil as Park Soo-yong
  • Park Jae-woong as Do Jae-shik (episode 10)
A serial killer
  • Lee El as Kang Sung-eun (episodes 9–10)
Do Jae-shik's girlfriend and accomplice
  • Kim Min-kyung
  • Hwang Min-ho

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 Average audience share
TNmS[9] AGB Nielsen[10]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 June 22, 2015 Every Child's Story Begins with Their Parents 5.6% 5.4% 4.7% 4.7%
2 June 23, 2015 Hello, Monster 5.6% 5.8% 4.7% 4.5%
3 June 29, 2015 Thou Shall Not Kill, But... 5.2% 5.8% 4.7% 4.8%
4 June 30, 2015 The Suspect, Lee Hyun 4.9% 5.0% 4.0% 4.1%
5 July 6, 2015 Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past 4.6% 4.8% 4.6% 4.8%
6 July 7, 2015 The Blood of a Murderer 5.4% 5.5% 4.8% 4.9%
7 July 13, 2015 Let's Be Partners? 5.0% 5.2% 4.7% 4.5%
8 July 14, 2015 Remember Me 4.2% 4.7% 4.6% 5.0%
9 July 20, 2015 Stalker S 4.5% 4.6% 4.9% 5.1%
10 July 21, 2015 Find Me 4.6% 4.7% 5.0% 5.0%
11 July 27, 2015 Birth of a Monster 4.7% 5.1% 4.8% 4.9%
12 July 28, 2015 If I Had to Kill Somebody... 4.6% 5.5% 5.0% 5.2%
13 August 3, 2015 What Choice Would You Make? 4.1% 4.1% 4.5% 4.7%
14 August 4, 2015 Lee Joon-young's Room 4.7% 4.9% 5.3% 5.4%
15 August 10, 2015 Is a Happy Ending Possible? 4.6% 5.0% 4.5% 4.9%
16 August 11, 2015 I Remember You 4.3% 4.3% 5.1% 5.3%
Average 4.8% 5.0% 4.7% 4.9%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2015
8th Korea Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress Jang Na-ra Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor Seo In-guk Nominated
Best Screenplay Kwon Ki-young Nominated
4th APAN Star Awards
Best New Actor Park Bo-gum Nominated
29th KBS Drama Awards
Best Supporting Actor Won
Popularity Award, Actor Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mini-series Seo In-guk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mini-series Jang Na-ra Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network(s)/Station(s) Series premiere Title
Malaysia Malaysia TV2 September 2 - October 7, 2018 (Sunday - Tuesday, 20:30 - 21:30);[11] December 23, 2018 - ongoing (Sunday - Tuesday, 20:30 - 21:30) [reaired] I Remember You

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remember You (2015)". CJ ENM. CJ ENM. Archived from the original on July 20, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Jin, Min-ji (April 25, 2015). "Seo In-guk takes on drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 15, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lee, Min-ji (June 4, 2015). "I Remember You Releases Photos of Jang Nara and Seo In Guk". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Yoon, Sarah (June 16, 2015). "Jang Na-ra 'had concerns' about age gap with costar Seo In-guk". K-pop Herald. Retrieved June 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Lee, Nancy (June 8, 2015). "Seo In Guk and Jang Nara's Sexy Poster for I Remember You Unveiled". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ghim, Sora (June 8, 2015). "Hello Monster Releases Its Couple Poster Of The Leads". BNTNews. Retrieved June 15, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Hello Monster: The Discovery of Actor Park Bo-gum". Newsen.
  8. ^ a b Hong Hyun-taek and Hong Eun-taek are biological brothers.
  9. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 28, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/the-star-malaysia-star2/20180902/281818579705869

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