Hey Ghost, Let's Fight
|Hey Ghost, Let's Fight|
|Also known as||Bring It On, Ghost|
|Based on||Let's Fight, Ghost|
by Im Man-sup a/k/a Im In-su
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Lee Dae-il|
|Directed by||Park Joon-hwa|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Choi Kyung-sook|
|Production company(s)||Creative Leaders Group 8|
|Original release||July 11 –|
August 30, 2016
Hey Ghost, Let's Fight (Korean: 싸우자 귀신아; RR: Ssauja Gwisin-a; also known as Bring It On, Ghost) is a South Korean television series starring Ok Taec-yeon, Kim So-hyun and Kwon Yul. It is adapted from webtoon of the same name which was serialized on Naver from 2007 to 2010. The series aired on cable network tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot for 16 episodes from July 11 to August 30, 2016. The series was well-received domestically and internationally. It was ranked as the 9th most watched cable drama in Korea during 2016.
Park Bong-pal (Ok Taec-yeon) has grown up with the ability to see ghosts. He uses his power to work as an exorcist, banishing ghosts in order to make enough money to undergo a procedure that will take his ability away. At a haunted high school, he encounters Kim Hyun-ji (Kim So-hyun) a feisty high school student who, because of a traffic accident, became a wandering spirit. Hyun-ji believes that Bong-pal might hold the secret as to why she is a spirit. In order to be freed from endlessly wandering the earth and be able to ascend to the next life, Hyun-ji convinces Bong-pal to let her move in, and the two become ghost fighting partners.
With Hyun-ji, Bong-pal finds that he can fight even stronger ghosts, but also learns that not all ghosts are malevolent. Working and living together, Bong-pal, a long time loner, finds himself falling in love with Hyun-ji, who returns his feelings. However, both are unaware that they are being stalked by an evil spirit that was the cause of Hyun-ji's accident, and is the reason Bong-pal can see ghosts.
The male protagonist. Bong-pal is a 23-year-old Economics student and he lived with an exorcist. He can see and interact with ghosts, whom he beats up into leaving their haunts. Due to his ability, he grew up avoiding people and was always a loner before he met and fell in love with Hyun-ji.
The female protagonist. A middle high-school student who, since a car accident when she was 19, has roamed the earth for five years as a wandering spirit. With no memory of her past, she is unable to move on. Discovering that Bong-pal may hold the secret to her past, she moves in with him and becomes his ghost-fighting partner. She can see how ghosts were killed, allowing her to help Bong-pal in dispelling them. Living and fighting, together and against each other, she falls in love with Bong-pal.
The main antagonist. At 31, he is the youngest professor of veterinary medicine at Bong-pal's university. He has been possessed on his will by a powerful evil spirit for so long that it is almost impossible to discern the difference between the two. Before possessing Hye-sung, the spirit had tried to possess the young Bong-pal, and the fragment of the spirit that remains in Bong-pal is the reason he can see ghosts. Fearing a ritual weapon that can destroy him, and the spirit that possesses him, Hye-sung has stalked Bong-pal for years and was responsible for the death of his parents.
People around Bong-pal
A 55-year-old Buddhist monk, he has been Bong-pal's spiritual protector since childhood, and was responsible for casting out the spirit that had tried to possess him.
- Kim Min-sang as Park Ji-hoon
Bong-pal's father, in possession of a ritual weapon that can destroy the spirit, has been running from the evil spirit since encountering it again at Bong-pal's high school graduation. Believing that his father has abandoned him, Bong-pal is estranged from his father, unaware that he has been trying to protect him by leading the spirit away from him.
- Son Eun-seo as Hong Myung-hee
Bong-pal's mother, a powerful medium, refused to allow an evil spirit to possess her son. In vengeance the spirit manifested itself as a black mist and pushed her into the path of a car that killed her. Part of Bong-pal's trauma is his seeing her at her funeral and her ascension.
People around Hye-sung
- N/A as Joo Yong-man
A 53-year-old man, he is Hye-sung's stepfather.
- Yook Mi-ra as Kang Eui-sook
A 53-year-old woman, she is Hye-sung's stepmother.
- N/A as Yoo Jeong-tae
A 29-year-old man, he is Hye-sung's friend.
- Lee Do-yeon as Oh Kyung-ja
The ghost of 32-year-old woman, one of Hye-sung's victims in real life. Hyun-ji's friend, the two being ghosts together, her spirit form was destroyed by Hye-sung.
A 26-year-old 3rd year Physical Education student and the president of the university ghost hunting club "Ghost Net".
A 25-year-old 3rd year Computer and Information Science student and the vice-president of "Ghost Net".
A 25-year-old, she is a 4th year Economics student on whom Bong-pal has a crush.
- Park Kyu-young as Lee Se-in
- Nam Kyung-min as nurse Jung
A 27-year-old woman
- Yeon Ji-hae as nurse Kim
A 24-year-old woman
- Yoon Seo-hyun as detective Yang
A 46-year-old man, he is a sergeant of Mapo Police Station criminal case, who is highly suspicious of Hye-sung for his connections of multiple murder cases.
- Jung Ji-soon as detective Kim
A 41-year-old man, he is the chief of Mapo Police Station criminal case
- Choi Min-geum
- Oh Ha-nui
- Seo Yoon-ah as Noh Hyun-joo
- Yoon Joo
- Kim Choo-wol
- Lee Jeong-hyuk
- Kwon Ban-seok
- Hyun Jeong-cheol
- Yoon Sung-won
- Yeom Ji-hye
- Son Seung-hee
- Kim Hyo-myung as union club president
- Seo Kwang-jae as monk Myung-cheol's acupuncturist friend
- Seo Jeong-ha
- Lee Ye-rim
- Son Young-soon as dead child's grandmother
- Park Gyu-young
- Oh Eun-byul
- Kwon Ji-hwan
- Kim Sang-woo
- Lee Jin-mok
- Lee Min-sung
- Kwon Soon-joon
- Kang Min-ah as Kim Eun-sung
- Joo Boo-jin as guest house's grandmother
- Kim Do-yoon
- Park Geon-rak
- Choi Yoon-joon
- Kim Joon-won as detective
- Choi Soo-im as Hyun-min's younger brother
- Son Seon-geun
- Yook Mi-ra
- Park Geon
- Park Gwi-soon as monk
- Park Hyung-joon as doctor
- Yoon Hee-won as Hyun-ji's father
- Park Jae-hong
- Ha Min
- Yoo An
- Ahn Soo-bin
- Lee Han-joo
- Han Ji-woon
- Im Jae-geun
- Ri Min
- Jung Jong-hyun
- Kim Mi-hye
- Kim Hye-rim
- Jo Seon-mook
- Go Jin-young
- Lee Jae-soo
- Shin Dong-hoon
- Ahn Sung-geon
- Kang Ji-woo
- Lee Ho
- Kim Ji-eun
- Choi Hyo-eun
- Kim So-yi
- Park Sung-gyun
- Kim Joo-young
- Park Dae-won
- Lee Dong-hee
- Jo Ah-jin
- Cha Min-hyuk
- Lee Jae-won
- Ahn Ye-eun
- Kim Soo-jeong
- Yang Ha-young
- Lee Se-young as ghost (episode 1)
- Choi Hong-man as ghost (episode 1)
- Shim Hyung-tak as teacher (episodes 1, 5, 16)
- Woo Hyeon as ghost (episode 1)
- Lee Jeong-eun as apartment's woman president (episode 2)
- Han Bo-reum as Miz (episode 3)
- Choi Dae-sung as sauna's owner (episode 4)
- Goo Bon-im as monk Myung-cheol's acquaintance (episodes 5, 10, 11, 15)
- Park Hyun-sook as Kim Eun-sung's mother (episode 7)
- Kim Ji-young as Kim In-rang's grandmother (episode 7)
- Choi Ji-na as Seo Jeong-geum – 48-year-old, Hyun-ji's mother (episodes 7, 11)
- Park Choong-seon as national CSI's autospy staff (episodes 7, 10)
- Jin Yi-han as Hyun-min (episodes 9, 10)
- Lee Soo-kyung as Shin Soo-kyung (episodes 9, 10)
- Yoon Bong-gil as union club's secretary (episode 10)
- Kim Hee-won as detective (episode 12)
- Seo Hyun-jin as department store clerk (episode 13)
- Kwon Hyuk-soo as client (episode 16)
- Yoon Doo-joon as Goo Dae-young (episode 16)
- Kim Hyun-sook as shaman (episode 16)
In March 2016, tvN announced that they would be adapting and producing a drama version of Hey Ghost, Let's Fight a popular 2007-2010 manhwa by Im In-soo, under the same title. On April 27, Kim So-hyun's agency confirmed that she would join the drama, with male lead Ok Taec-yeon and Kwon Yul joining on May 4.
The first script reading was held on May 18, 2016 at CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Episode 1 was aired on July 11, 2016 on tvN channel.
|Hey Ghost! Let's Fight OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|1.||"I Can Only See You (너만 보여)"||Ryu Ji-hyun & Kim Min-ji||3:03|
|2.||"I Can Only See You (너만 보여)" (Inst.)||3:03|
|2.||"Midnight Run" (Inst.)||3:16|
|1.||"Coincidence (우연한 일들)"||Kim So-hee (C.I.V.A) & Song Yu-vin||4:03|
|2.||"Coincidence (우연한 일들)" (Inst.)||4:03|
|1.||"Console Myself (나를 위로해)"||Rocoberry||3:30|
|2.||"Console Myself (나를 위로해)" (Inst.)||3:30|
|1.||"Dream (꿈)"||Kim So-hyun||3:33|
|2.||"Dream (꿈)" (Inst.)||3:33|
|1.||"U & I"||Sumin||3:32|
|2.||"U & I" (Inst.)||3:32|
|1.||"Let's fight ghost" (Opening Title)||Various Artists||2:37|
|2.||"Dance with ghosts"||Various Artists||2:23|
|3.||"Hello ghost"||Various Artists||2:31|
|4.||"Heaven and ware wolf"||Various Artists||2:24|
|5.||"Hyun ji and Bong pal"||Various Artists||2:15|
|6.||"Ghosts and Blous"||Various Artists||1:25|
|7.||"Ghost net"||Various Artists||2:32|
|8.||"Ghost Cowboy"||Various Artists||2:08|
|9.||"Ghost Hunting"||Various Artists||2:21|
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||July 11, 2016||4.055%||5.228%||3.6%|
|2||July 12, 2016||4.063%||4.473%||4.2%|
|3||July 18, 2016||3.515%||4.237%||3.4%|
|4||July 19, 2016||3.866%||3.937%||3.7%|
|5||July 25, 2016||3.493%||3.559%||3.0%|
|6||July 26, 2016||3.379%||4.143%||4.2%|
|7||August 1, 2016||2.393%||2.122%||3.6%|
|8||August 2, 2016||3.668%||3.555%||5.1%|
|9||August 8, 2016||2.848%||3.100%||3.4%|
|10||August 9, 2016||3.630%||4.202%||4.3%|
|11||August 15, 2016||3.029%||3.883%||3.6%|
|12||August 16, 2016||3.178%||3.800%||3.7%|
|13||August 22, 2016||2.135%||1.824%||2.3%|
|14||August 23, 2016||3.492%||3.893%||4.1%|
|15||August 29, 2016||3.247%||4.092%||3.3%|
|16||August 30, 2016||4.311%||4.755%||5.3%|
- 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).
- Algeria: Aired on DTV starting August 13, 2016 every day except Friday at 6PM (AST), with Arabic subtitles.
- Malaysia: Aired on 8TV starting August 25, 2016 on Thursdays & Fridays at 21:30 (MST).
- Philippines: It was aired on GMA Network since September 18, 2017 under the title Let's Fight Ghost.
- Thailand: Aired on Channel 8 starting August 25, 2016 on Saturdays & Sundays at 10:45 (THT).
- Vietnam: Aired on cable network K+NS starting January 23, 2017 on Mondays & Tuesdays at 20:00 (GMT+7)
- In South Asia, the series aired on tvN Asia under the title Hey Ghost, Let's Fight, within 24 hours of its original telecast.
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