Jang Yeong-sil (TV series)

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Jang Yeong-sil
Jang Yeong-sil (장영실) Promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asJang Youngsil: The Greatest Scientist of Joseon
GenreScience
Historical period drama
Written byLee Myung-hee
Ma Chang-jun
Directed byKim Young-jo
StarringSong Il-gook
Kim Yeong-cheol
Kim Sang-kyung
Park Sun-young
Lee Ji-hoon
Son Byong-ho
Kim Byung-ki
Jung Han-yong
Im Hyuk
Kang Sung-jin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Hyung-il
Producer(s)Kim Sang-hwi [ko]
Running time50 minutes
Release
Original networkKBS1
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital Audio 1.0
Original releaseJanuary 2 (2016-01-02) –
March 26, 2016 (2016-03-26)
External links
Website

Jang Yeong-sil (Korean장영실) is a 2016 South Korean historical drama television series starring Song Il-gook, Kim Yeong-cheol, Kim Sang-kyung and Park Sun-young. It replaced The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War [ko] and aired on KBS1 from January 2, 2016 to March 26, 2016 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 (KST) for 24 episodes.

Plot[edit]

A television series talk about Jang Yeong-sil (Song Il-gook), a popular scientist of Joseon in the 15th century. Born as a slave but with the remarkable talent and the profound passion for astronomy, he was known by King Sejong (Kim Sang-kyung) and was recommended to the court. Jang Yeong-sil had a lot of contributions for the science-technology of Joseon, he has left many great inventions such as the water clock, the sundial, the astronomical instruments, the rain gauge and also many research on weaponry.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Royal household[edit]

Court officials[edit]

Seoungwan people[edit]

Dongraehyeon people[edit]

  • Lee Ji-hoon as Jang Hee-je (fictional character)
  • Kim Myeong-soo [ko] as Jang Sung-hwi – a Goryeo's scientist, minister and Jang Yeong-sil's father
  • Kim Ae-ran as Eun-wol – a Kisaeng and Jang Yeong-sil's mother (assumed character)
  • Son Ho-gyun [ko] as Jang Gi-bae (fictional character)
  • Kang Sung-jin as Seok-goo – Jang Yeong-sil's best friend (fictional character)
    • Lee Joon-seo as young Seok-goo
  • Kim Dae-jong [ko] as Kim Hak-joo – a noble and Jang Hee-je's friend (fictional character)
    • Lee Kye-in as young Kim Hak-joo

Hanyang people[edit]

Ming dynasty[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]

Ratings[edit]

In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[1] AGB Nielsen Ratings[2]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 January 2, 2016 8.5% 8.7% 11.6% 11.5%
2 January 3, 2016 8.6% 8.4% 11.5% 12.3%
3 January 9, 2016 9.6% 8.6% 10.2% 10.4%
4 January 10, 2016 9.0% 9.2% 11.3% 12.3%
5 January 16, 2016 9.8% 9.3% 10.1% 10.1%
6 January 17, 2016 10.0% 9.9% 12.2% 12.9%
7 January 23, 2016 12.2% 11.3% 14.1% 14.2%
8 January 24, 2016 12.4% 10.8% 14.1% 15.1%
9 January 30, 2016 10.7% 9.3% 12.2% 12.5%
10 January 31, 2016 10.4% 10.0% 13.4% 13.5%
11 February 6, 2016 9.9% 9.5% 11.9% 12.5%
12 February 13, 2016 9.2% 8.2% 10.9% 11.8%
13 February 14, 2016 9.1% 8.5% 10.3% 10.3%
14 February 20, 2016 9.0% 9.5% 11.0% 11.1%
15 February 21, 2016 9.2% 8.4% 11.7% 11.6%
16 February 27, 2016 8.8% 8.3% 10.8% 10.8%
17 February 28, 2016 9.6% 9.3% 11.7% 11.6%
18 March 5, 2016 10.5% 10.1% 11.5% 12.1%
19 March 6, 2016 9.7% 8.2% 11.8% 11.6%
20 March 12, 2016 9.4% 8.4% 10.4% 10.1%
21 March 13, 2016 10.1% 8.2% 12.0% 12.2%
22 March 19, 2016 9.5% 8.2% 10.4% 10.0%
23 March 20, 2016 10.5% 9.8% 11.9% 11.9%
24 March 26, 2016 9.4% 8.0% 10.2% 10.2%
Average ratings 9.7958% 9.0875% 11.55% 11.775%
Remark
  • Episode 12, scheduled to be broadcast on the evening of February 7, was canceled because South Korea was in emergency after the North Korea's missile launch (Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4) at 9:30 am in the same day.[3]

Original soundtrack[edit]

KBS Drama Jang Yeong-sil OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedApril 1, 2016 (2016-04-01)
GenrePop, K-pop, Soundtrack
Length1:37:32
LabelKBS Media
ProducerLee Chang-hee
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Black And White (Drama Mix Ver.) (Main Title)"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom1:27
2."Celestial"Lee Chang-hee, Choi Jae-woo2:24
3."Eclipse Festival"Choi Jae-woo1:38
4."Here We Are"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom4:03
5."Great Invention"Lee Chang-hee, Choi Myung-hee2:58
6."Bear Resentment"Lee Chang-hee, Choi Myung-hee3:03
7."I Am A"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom3:01
8."Inspiration"Lee Chang-hee, Yeo Ha-kyung2:37
9."My Kingdom My People"Yeo Ha-kyung3:39
10."Dia Black"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom2:27
11."Eureka"Choi Jae-woo, Yeo Ha-kyung1:39
12."Form A Distance"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Jae-woo2:24
13."Peacepul"Choi Myung-hee2:55
14."Twinkle"Yeo Ha-kyung2:39
15."Hostility"Yeo Ha-kyung2:26
16."Dreamscape"Kim Seo-hyun1:11
17."Here We Are (Slow Ver.)"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom2:20
18."Cloud Blac"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Jae-woo4:59
19."Look At The Sky"Choi Myung-hee1:50
20."Providence"Choi Myung-hee, Choi Jae-woo3:47
21."Second Way"Kim Joon-beom, Kim Seo-hyun4:16
22."Tic Toc"Yeo Ha-kyung, Kim Seo-hyun2:25
23."Whiter Happening"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom1:16
24."Curiosity"Choi Myung-hee2:42
25."Run To Death"Yeo Ha-kyung2:23
26."Conflicting"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Myung-hee4:33
27."Rage"Kim Seo-hyun2:27
28."Inventor Jang"Choi Myung-hee, Kim Seo-hyun1:33
29."Silver"Kim Joon-beom2:07
30."Jangs Lab"Kim Joon-beom, Choi Myung-hee6:17
31."Chopin : Prelude No.4 In E Minor Op.28-4"Various Artists3:45
32."Ivory White"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom6:51
33."Black And White (Classic Mix Ver.) (Main Title)"Lee Chang-hee, Kim Joon-beom1:29
34."Quf Ak Wnd"Kim Eun-myung2:01
Total length:1:37:32

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Song Il-gook Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Won
Best Young Actor Jung Yun-seok Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 28, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Oh, Ji-won (February 7, 2016). '장영실' 7일 결방, 북한 미사일 관련 프로그램 긴급 편성. TVDaily (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2016.

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