Jungle Fish

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Jungle Fish
Jungle Fish.jpg
Promotional poster for Jungle Fish
GenreTeen drama
Written bySeo Jae Won
Kim Kyung Min
Im Chae Joon
Directed byChoi Sung Bum
StarringKim Soo-hyun
Park Bo-young
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1
Executive producer(s)Kim Gwang-Pil
Producer(s)Kim Jeong Hwan
Production location(s)Seoul, South Korea
Running time1 hour
Monday at 19:20 (KST)
Original networkKBS2
First shown inMay 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)
Related showsJungle Fish 2

Jungle Fish (Korean정글피쉬; RRJeonggeul Piswi) is a South Korean youth drama based on a true story that depicts the pressures placed on students to achieve and gain admission to prestigious colleges and universities. Its sequel Jungle Fish 2 aired two years later with a different cast.

Reruns were aired on sister channel KBS1 on 8 August 2008 at 13:00, 4 March 2009 at 14:05, 25 April 2010 at 14:00 and 4 August 2009 at 14:10.


  • Kim Soo-hyun as Han Jae Ta
  • Park Bo-young as Lee Eun Soo
  • Jang Ki-bum as Han Dong-hee
  • Min Ji as Kang Sol
  • Seo Hye Jin as Na Mi Rae
  • Hwang Chansung as Park Young Sam
  • Kim C as Jae Ta's uncle
  • Kim Dong-beom as speaker
  • Kim Jung Kyoon as Jae Ta's teacher
  • Lee Joo Suk as Eun Soo's teacher
  • Kim Hee Ryung as Eun Soo's mother
  • Woo Saeng Soon



3rd Seoul Drama Festival Award: Best Juvenile Series[1]

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prize


Jeonghwan Kim at the 68th Annual Peabody Awards for Jungle Fish

Peabody Award[2][3]


The drama was adapted into a movie and its special theatrical release took place on 23 September 2010 at the Lotte Cinema at Konkuk University entrance.[4]


  1. ^ "찬성·박보영·김수현..'정글피쉬' 출신 '다 떴네~'". 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Jungle Fish". The Peabody Awards. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ “Jungle Fish” Wins a Peabody.KBS World.2 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Special re-edit of Park Bo-young and Kim Soo-hyun's Jungle Fish". 20 September 2010.

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