Item (TV series)

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Based onItem
by Kim Jung-seok and Min Hyung[1]
Written byJung Yi-do
Directed byKim Sung-wook
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)MBC
Original networkMBC TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)
External links

Item (Hangul아이템; RRAitem) is an upcoming South Korean television series based on the KakaoPage webtoon series of the same name[1] and set to be a mystery fantasy drama.[2][3] It stars Ju Ji-hoon, Jin Se-yeon, Kim Kang-woo and Kim Yoo-ri. It is scheduled to premiere on MBC on February 11, 2019.[4]


A criminal profiler and a prosecutor work together in their attempts to decipher the secrets behind various objects which have special protection powers.



A prosecutor who tries very hard to rescue his niece while also finding himself in a mystery of supernatural items.
A criminal profiler who possesses a lot of skills and, even when confronted to shocking crime scenes, stays composed.
A sociopath who collects items with supernatural powers by using his power and wealth. He murders anyone who tries to get in his way.


Shin So-young's father who helps Kang Gon. He is also a veteran investigator.
A catholic priest.
Jo Se-hwang's father.
  • Shin Rin-ah as Kang Da-In
Kang Gon's niece.
  • Oh Seung-hoon as Seo Yo-han[10]
A good-looking detective with a lot of skills who earns the attention of women. Also Shin So-young's colleague.
  • Kim Do-hyun as Choi Ho-joon[11]
Leader of the Special Investigation Unit's profiler team and Shin So-young's boss.


The first script reading was held on September 20, 2018 with the attendance of cast and crew at the MBC in Sangam-dong. The author of the original webtoon was also present.[17][18][19]

The lead couple Ju Ji-hoon and Jin Se-yeon have previously worked together in 2012 Five Fingers drama series.[19]


  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[20] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul
1 February 11, 2019
3 February 12, 2019
5 February 18, 2019
7 February 19, 2019
9 February 25, 2019
11 February 26, 2019
13 March 4, 2019
15 March 5, 2019
17 March 11, 2019
19 March 12, 2019
21 March 18, 2019
23 March 19, 2019
25 March 25, 2019
27 March 26, 2019
29 April 1, 2019
31 April 2, 2019
Average % % %


  1. ^ a b Kim Jung-seok and Min Hyung. "아이템 (Item)". KakaoPage (in Korean). KakaoPage Corporation.
  2. ^ "[단독] '천만배우' 주지훈, MBC '아이템' 주인공…내년 첫방". IS Plus (in Korean). 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ "[공식입장] 주지훈 측 "'아이템', 검토 중인 작품 중 하나"". Xports News (in Korean). 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ Lee Ye Eun (10 September 2018). "2019 상반기 최고 기대작, MBC 월화드라마 '아이템' 믿고 보는 배우 주지훈 캐스팅 확정". iMBC (in Korean).
  5. ^ "Ju Ji-hoon to return to small screen". Kpop Herald. 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ Lee Min-ki (11 September 2018). "MBC 측 "'아이템' 여주인공 진세연 확정, 주지훈과 호흡"(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean).
  7. ^ Yoon Hyo-jung (12 September 2018). "[공식입장]'아이템' 김강우 출연 확정, 소시오패스 악인 변신". News1 (in Korean).
  8. ^ Jung Yu-na (11 September 2018). "[공식]김유리, '아이템' 출연 확정…2년 만에 안방극장 '컴백'". Chosun (in Korean).
  9. ^ Park Seok-soo (13 November 2018). "배우 이대연, MBC 새월화 '아이템'서 진세연 아버지 신구철 役". OSEN (in Korean).
  10. ^ Yoo Chung-hee (3 October 2018). "오승훈, '아이템' 출연 확정..시크한 형사役 [공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean).
  11. ^ Hong Hye-min (21 September 2018). "김도현, '아이템' 출연 확정…진세연과 동료 호흡 [공식]". Star Hankooki Ilbo (in Korean).
  12. ^ "[단독] '미션' 이정현, '아이템' 합류 확정...주지훈과 호흡". News1 (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
  13. ^ "[공식] 김민교, MBC '아이템' 출연 확정…주지훈·진세연과 호흡". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
  14. ^ "[공식] 신예 임영식, MBC '아이템' 캐스팅···주지훈·진세연과 호흡". SE Daily (in Korean). 10 October 2018.
  15. ^ "이성우, MBC '아이템' 합류…주지훈X진세연과 호흡". Sports Donga (in Korean). 25 October 2018.
  16. ^ "육진수, '아이템' 출연 인증샷…'강렬 카리스마'". Sports Khan (in Korean). 4 November 2018.
  17. ^ Kim Ji-won (19 October 2018). "주지훈X진세연 '아이템' 대본 리딩 현장 어땠나". Tenasia Hankyung (in Korean).
  18. ^ Mun Soo-yeon (19 October 2018). "'아이템' 주지훈·진세연·김강우, 첫 대본 리딩 공개…원작 웹툰 작가도 참석". Stoo Asiae (in Korean).
  19. ^ a b "[N디데이] 주지훈x진세연 재회…'아이템' 오늘(20일) 첫 대본 리딩". Naver (in Korean). News1 Korea. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  20. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved June 20, 2018.

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