Love Alarm

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Love Alarm
Love Alarm.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul좋아하면 울리는
Genre
Based onLove Alarm
by Chon Kye-young [ko]
Developed byJiyoung Park
for Studio Dragon
Written by
  • Lee Ah-yeon
  • Seo Bo-ra
  • Kim Sae-bom
Directed byLee Na-jung
Starring
Ending themeIn My Dreams by Tearliner [ko] feat. Love X Stereo
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Jinyee Kim
Producer(s)Kijae Kim
CinematographySpackman Entertainment Group[1]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time42–56 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network
  • Netflix
Picture format4K (16:9 UHDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)

Love Alarm (Korean좋아하면 울리는; RRJoahamyeon Ullineun) is a South Korean romance television series. The series is based on the webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young [ko]. It stars Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram and Song Kang. [4] The series premiered on Netflix on August 22, 2019.[5][6][7]

Synopsis[edit]

Love Alarm revolves around the story of a disruptive technology, that enables users to discover love through an application that notifies whether someone within the vicinity of a 10-meter radius has romantic feelings for them.[2]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A young girl who is bright and happy despite her family's painful history.[8]
  • Jung Ga-ram as Lee Hye-yeong
    • Jung Ji-hoon as young Hye-young
Sun-oh's best friend who secretly likes Jo-jo.
  • Song Kang as Hwang Sun-oh
    • Kim Ji-woo as young Sun-oh
A handsome model who grew up in a rich family and likes Jo-jo.[9]

Supporting[edit]

Students[edit]

Jo-jo's best friend. She secretly likes Il-sik.
A vibrant judo student and was Jo-jo's boyfriend.[10]
Jo-jo's cousin. She is a popular girl at school and gets proposed by Cheong Duk Gu but she instead develops hatred for him.[11]
  • Lee Jae-eung as Cheong Duk Gu
Developer of the Love Alarm application.[12]
  • Choi Joo-won as Sun-oh's playful and energetic high school classmate.[13]

Parents and relatives[edit]

A popular actress who has a distant relationship with her son Sun-oh.
A very loving and caring mother to Hye-Young.[13]
  • Park Sung-yun as Jojo's aunt and Gul-mi's mother.
  • Yeom Ji-young as Jo-jo's mother.
  • Kim Young-ok as Jo-jo's grandmother.

Others[edit]

A popular idol star.[14]
  • Kim Si-eun as Yook-ji
Sun-Oh’s new girlfriend.
  • Jo Yoo-jung as Mon Sun
Jo-jo's wedding hall co-worker.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"The Flash of Lightning Before It Thunders"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon, Seo Bo-ra & Kim Sae-bomAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
2"There’s Nothing Anyone Can Do When You Like Someone"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon, Seo Bo-ra & Kim Sae-bomAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
3"The Miracle of Two People Liking Each Other"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon & Seo Bo-raAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
4"The Best Feeling in the World Is Knowing There’s Someone on My Side"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon & Seo Bo-raAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
5"The Gravity of Liking Someone"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon & Seo Bo-raAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
6"Your Heart Is Safe Now"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon & Seo Bo-raAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
7"Something I’ve Been Holding Back and Can Only Say to You"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon & Seo Bo-raAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)
8"One Is Bigger Than Any Other Number in the World"Lee Na-jungLee Ah-yeon & Seo Bo-raAugust 22, 2019 (2019-08-22)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On January 5, 2017, Netflix announced that it would produce its first original South Korean television series, with a release planned for 2018.[15] The premiere date was eventually pushed back to August 2019.

Casting[edit]

The male lead role was initially offered to Ahn Hyo-seop but he declined the offer.[16]

Lee Na-jung casted Kim So-hyun as Jojo is because of high synchronisation rate in appearance and her rich acting skills that is beyond her age.[17] Moreover, Kim was the first choice to play Kim Jo-jo by Love Alarm webtoon author Chon Kye-young and online fans.[18] As the reason for casting Jung Ga-ram, the director praised his eyes, saying they were lyrical, clear and clean, not like other actors in their 20s these days.[19] Meanwhile, Song Kang went through audition competing with 900 people and got casted.[20]

Promotion[edit]

Love Alarm held an interactive experience zone from August 18 to September 1 at Lotte World Tower World Park Square. Each space decorated as if the app function in the drama is visualized in reality and gives a romantic experience to lovers, friends and family who visited the place.[21] Moreover, an app has been released for the promotion events, that looks like the one in the series, but works differently.[22][23]

Original soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack of "Love Alarm" released seven main theme songs and fourteen background music.[24] It was released through several music portals, including MelOn, iTunes, and Spotify.[25][26][27]

Love Alarm OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedSeptember 6, 2019
GenreSoundtrack
Length1:04:11
Language
Label
CD 1
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Love Alarm" (feat. Taru)Tearliner [ko]TearlinerTearliner1:46
2."In My Dreams" (feat. Love X Stereo)Annie KoTearlinerTearliner4:05
3."Falling Again"
  • Chairman
  • 이광희
  • Hodge
ChairmanKlang4:12
4."A Man for All Seasons" (feat. Zitten [ko])
  • Mini
  • Tearliner
  • Tearliner
Tearliner3:44
5."In My Little Mind"
  • Chairman
  • 이광희
  • Hodge
ChairmanHodge4:26
6."Blooming Story" (feat. Jo Hae-jin)
  • Mini
  • Tearliner
Sentimental SceneryTealiner2:44
7."In My Dreams" (feat. Love X Stereo) (Acoustic Ver.)
  • Annie Ko
  • Tearliner
  • Tearliner
Tealiner4:07
Total length:25:04
CD 2
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Morning Alarm"TealinerJeon Hye-rimTearliner1:12
2."Raindrops"Kim Wan-jungKim Wan-jungKim Wan-jung2:06
3."Bygones"TearlinerKang Ji-hoonTearliner1:59
4."I Won't Heartbroken"
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
  • Hyun Hyun Seo
  • Min Ji Young
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
4:11
5."We Finally"TearlinerSentimental SceneryTearliner1:38
6."Gaze"
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
  • Hyun Hyun Seo
  • Min Ji Young
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
4:42
7."Dawn Whisper"TearlinerSentimental SceneryTearliner1:39
8."Two Hearts"
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
  • Hyun Hyun Seo
  • Min Ji Young
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
3:43
9."Miss September"TearlinerSentimental SceneryTearliner1:23
10."At The Bus Stop"
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
  • Hyun Hyun Seo
  • Min Ji Young
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
4:20
11."Trauma"
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
  • Hyun Hyun Seo
  • Min Ji Young
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
  • Min Ji-young
4:30
12."Mirroring"TearlinerSentimental SceneryTearliner1:44
13."Jojo"
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
Seo Hyun-il
  • Lee Kwang-hee
  • Seo Hyun-il
3:51
14."Voice"Sentimental ScenerySentimental ScenerySentimental Scenery2:09
Total length:39:07

References[edit]

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  27. ^ "Love Alarm 좋아하면 울리는 (Original Soundtrack)", www.spotify.com, September 6, 2019

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