Live or Die (TV series)

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Live or Die
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Hangul왜그래 풍상씨
Genre
Developed byKBS Drama Production
Written byMoon Young-nam
Directed byJin Hyung-wook
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes40
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Sang-heon
Kim Hee-yeol
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)Chorokbaem Media
Pan Entertainment
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkKBS2
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 9, 2019 (2019-01-09) – present (present)
External links
Website

Live or Die (Hangul왜그래 풍상씨; RRWaegeurae Pungsangssi; lit. What's Wrong, Poong-sang) is a South Korean television series starring Yoo Jun-sang, Oh Ji-ho, Jeon Hye-bin, Lee Si-young and Lee Chang-yeob. It premiered on January 9, 2019 and airs on KBS2's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST).[1][2]

Synopsis[edit]

The story of Lee Poong-sang, a lonely middle-aged man, who has never lived for himself.[3][4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The eldest brother and father figure of the family.
He is the second oldest sibling and is seen as the family's "lost cause".
She is the older twin and a university hospital doctor.
She is the younger twin and is seen as the family's black sheep.
  • Lee Chang-yeob as Lee Wi-sang (29 years old)[5][10]
He is the youngest sibling. He couldn't realize his dream of becoming a professional baseball player.

Supporting[edit]

Other family members[edit]

Poong-sang's wife.
Poong-sang, Jin-sang, Jeong-sang, Hwa-sang and Wi-sang's mother.
Boon-shil's father. He runs the laundry.
Poong-sang and Boon-shil's daughter.

Others[edit]

  • Ki Eun-se as Jo Young-pil (35 years old), Jeong-sang's friend.
  • Song Jong-ho as Jin Ji-ham (41 years old), Jeong-sang's senior at the hospital, he's a surgeon.
  • Choi Sung-jae as Kang Yeol-han (35 years old), Jeong-sang's colleague and past lover.
  • Lee Sang-sook as Jeon Dal-ja (60 years old), Super Woman from Chungcheong Province.
  • Choi Dae-chul as Jun Chil-bok (42 years old), Super Son and Jin-sang's friend.
  • Yoon Sun-woo as Yoo Heung-man, Lee Hwa-sang's ex-husband.
  • Lee Hyun-woong as Chonam's CEO.
  • Lee Myung-ho as Yang-shim's lover.
  • Kim Kiri as Kye Sang-ki, Young-pil's past lover.
  • Kim Kwang-young as a widower.
  • Lee Hyo-bi as the widower's daughter.
  • Ha Min as Su Sam University Hospital's director.
  • Cheon Lee-seul as Han Shim-lan.
  • Park Ha-joon as Young Ha-nam (12 years old).
  • Kim Hyo-gyeong as Jin Se-mi, Ji-shin and Su-jin's daughter.

Special appearances[edit]

  • Ha Jae-young as Lee Ju-gil (Poong-sang, Jin-sang, Jeong-sang, Hwa-sang and Wi-sang's father)
  • Ahn Nae-sang
  • Moon Hee-kyung
  • Oh Hyun-kyung
  • Hwang Dong-joo
  • Heo Seong-dae
  • Byeon Jeong-min as Bae Soo-jin (Ji-ham's wife)

Production[edit]

The first script reading took place on October 31, 2018 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.[11]

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS AGB Nielsen[12]
Nationwide Nationwide Seoul
1 January 9, 2019 5.4%[13] 5.9% (20th) 5.5% (NR)
2 5.8%[13] 6.7% (15th) 6.4% (17th)
3 January 10, 2019 6.4%[14] 6.5% (18th) 5.9% (19th)
4 7.5%[14] 7.8% (13th) 7.4% (12th)
5 January 16, 2019 6.8%[15] 6.4% (18th) 6.0% (NR)
6 6.7%[15] 6.5% (17th) 6.1% (19th)
7 January 17, 2019 7.4%[16] 8.1% (13th) 8.3% (12th)
8 8.4%[16] 10.2% (8th) 10.3% (7th)
9 January 23, 2019
10
11 January 24, 2019
12
13 January 30, 2019
14
15 January 31, 2019
16
17 February 6, 2019
18
19 February 7, 2019
20
21 February 13, 2019
22
23 February 14, 2019
24
25 February 20, 2019
26
27 February 21, 2019
28
29 February 27, 2019
30
31 February 28, 2019
32
33 March 6, 2019
34
35 March 7, 2019
36
37 March 13, 2019
38
39 March 14, 2019
40
Average % % %

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'왜그래 풍상씨' 휴머니즘으로 뭉친 문영남 작가·유준상". Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  2. ^ "'왜그래 풍상씨' 유준상, '동생 바보'의 고군분투 담긴 1차 티저 공개!". Special Times (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  3. ^ Yim, Hyun-su (9 January 2019). "Troubled family learns to value each other on Live or Die". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ Park, Jin-hai (9 January 2019). "Notorious drama writers tapped in to rescue falling viewership". The Korea Times. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "'왜그래 풍상씨' 유준상·오지호·전혜빈·이시영·이창엽, 5남매 확정". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  6. ^ "'왜그래 풍상씨' 유준상, 돈이 휘날리는 한복판에 섰다..그가 분노 폭발한 이유 뭘까?". Sedaily (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  7. ^ "'왜그래 풍상씨' 오지호, 사건사고 유발자 '진상'으로 돌아온다". News Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  8. ^ "'왜그래 풍상씨' 전혜빈, 촌철살인 팩트 폭격기 변신". JTBC News (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  9. ^ "'왜그래 풍상씨' 이시영, 유준상 화병 유발자...사고뭉치+프로 탈출러". News Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  10. ^ "이창엽, '해피투게더4'로 첫 예능 출격...대본 인증도 훈훈". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  11. ^ "'왜그래 풍상씨' 유준상부터 이시영까지, 한파 녹이는 불꽃 열연". Sports Chosun (in Korean). December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "SBS '황후의 품격' 수목극 절대지존, tvN '남자친구' 압도". Newsis (in Korean). January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "tvN 남자친구, 비상!···SBS 황후에 이어 KBS 풍상씨까지". Newsis (in Korean). January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "1월 16일 지상파 시청률, '왜그래 풍상씨' 수목극 1위..'황후의 품격' 결방". Break News (in Korean). January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "'왜 그래 풍상씨'만 올랐네, TV 수목드라마 시청률 경쟁". Newsis (in Korean). Naver. January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.

External links[edit]

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