Inspiring Generation

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Inspiring Generation
Inspiring Generation-p1.jpg
Also known as Age of Feeling
Grateful Generation
Generation of Gratitude
Generation of Youth
Genre Period drama
Action
Drama
Romance
Written by Chae Seung-dae
Directed by Kim Jung-gyu
Ahn Joon-yong
Starring Kim Hyun-joong
Im Soo-hyang
Jin Se-yeon
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 24
Production
Executive producer(s) Jung Hae-ryong
Producer(s) Choi Ji-young
Location(s) Korea
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Raymmo
Release
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Original release January 15 (2014-01-15) – April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
Chronology
Preceded by Bel Ami
Followed by Golden Cross
External links
Website
Inspiring Generation
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gamgyeoksidae
McCune–Reischauer Kamgyŏksidae

Inspiring Generation (Hangul감격시대; Hanja感激時代; RRGamgyeoksidae) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kim Hyun-joong, Im Soo-hyang and Jin Se-yeon.[1][2] It aired on KBS2 from January 15 to April 3, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.[3]

Based on the manhwa by Bang Hak-gi (published daily by Sports Seoul from June 1985 to June 1988), the drama series had a budget of US$14 million and its story depicts the loves, friendships and patriotism of young Korean independence fighters in 1930s Shanghai.[4]

Plot[edit]

A story of violence, love and friendship that travels between Korea, China and Japan in the 1930s.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[14] AGB Nielsen[15]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 15 January 2014 7.9% 9.2% 7.8% 7.7%
2 16 January 2014 7.8% 9.2% 7.7% 7.7%
3 22 January 2014 8.9% 9.2% 9.6% 10.3%
4 23 January 2014 8.9% 8.3% 7.9% 8.4%
5 29 January 2014 7.7% 8.6% 7.0% 7.9%
6 30 January 2014 7.9% 8.7% 8.3% 8.8%
7 5 February 2014 7.0% 7.2% 8.4% 8.6%
8 6 February 2014 7.4% 9.3% 8.9% 9.4%
9 12 February 2014 8.8% 9.4% 10.0% 10.7%
10 13 February 2014 9.9% 11.6% 11.4% 12.8%
11 19 February 2014 8.8% 9.1% 10.3% 10.8%
12 20 February 2014 8.2% 9.8% 9.8% 10.2%
13 26 February 2014 8.7% 9.3% 9.3% 9.7%
14 27 February 2014 8.9% 10.3% 9.7% 10.1%
15 5 March 2014 10.0% 10.9% 12.0% 12.7%
16 6 March 2014 10.3% 11.6% 12.5% 13.3%
17 12 March 2014 10.7% 12.2% 12.2% 13.2%
18 13 March 2014 10.0% 11.4% 12.6% 13.2%
19 19 March 2014 9.2% 10.2% 11.0% 11.1%
20 20 March 2014 10.8% 12.4% 12.1% 12.8%
21 26 March 2014 10.0% 11.4% 11.6% 12.3%
22 27 March 2014 10.3% 10.9% 12.3% 13.6%
23 2 April 2014 9.8% 10.4% 11.1% 11.5%
24 3 April 2014 10.7% 11.6% 12.3% 13.5%
Average 9.0% 10.0% 10.2% 10.8%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Kim Hyun-joong Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Im Soo-hyang Nominated
Best New Actor Yoon Hyun-min Nominated
Best Young Actor Kwak Dong-yeon Won

International broadcast[edit]

While it aired in Korea, the drama was simultaneously available online (with subtitles in several languages) on Singapore-based video streaming website Viki.[16]

It aired in Japan on cable channel DATV beginning August 9, 2014.[17][18]

In Thailand aired on PPTV HD beginning March 20, 2015.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oh, Jean (3 December 2013). "Kim Hyun-joong's pretty boy days over? Hallyu star to play tough fighter in new gangster drama". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  2. ^ Jung, Yeawon (2 December 2013). "The Age of Feeling Showcase Gathers Kim Hyun Joong, Jin Se Yeon and More". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Inspiring Generation, Overcoming Hallyu Drama's Limit". KBS Global. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  4. ^ Chung, Ah-young (10 January 2014). "Epic dramas to rule small screen in 2014". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  5. ^ Park, Jin-yong (5 July 2013). "Kim Hyun Joong confirmed for KBS 2TV Grateful Generation". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  6. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (9 April 2014). "Interview: Kim Hyun Joong Plans on Enlisting in the Army Next Year". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  7. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (12 April 2014). "Interview: Kim Hyun Joong Talks About Facing Drama Competition with Kim Soo Hyun". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  8. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (19 April 2014). "Interview: Kim Hyun Joong Says No More to Uniforms and Flower Boy Roles". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  9. ^ Park, Ji-ryun (19 April 2014). "Interview: Kim Hyun Joong Talks Love, Relationships and Marriage". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  10. ^ "Kim Hyun-joong Sheds Nice Guy Image in Latest Gangster Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  11. ^ Lee, Sun-min (8 August 2013). "Iris 2 star takes lead role in new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  12. ^ Kwon, Soo-bin (26 November 2013). "Jin Se Yeon to Become Kim Hyun Joong's Sweetheart in The Age of Feeling". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  13. ^ Jung, Ji-won (2 December 2013). "Kim Jae Wook to Act as Kim Hyun Joong's Rival in The Age of Feeling". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  14. ^ "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 2014-01-15. 
  15. ^ "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 2014-01-15. 
  16. ^ Parker, Stephanie (13 January 2014). "5 Reasons to Watch Inspiring Generation on Viki". Viki Blog. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  17. ^ http://datv.jp/p000554/
  18. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (2 June 2014). "Kim Hyun-joong meets fans in Japan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  19. ^ "Inspiring Generation ยอดนักสู้สามแผ่นดิน". dara.truelife (in Thai). 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 

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