Mackerel Run

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Mackerel Run
Mackerel Run.jpg
Also known as Run! Mackerel
Go Mackerel
Genre Comedy
High school
Written by Baek Ji-hyun
Park Jae-hyun
Directed by Kim Yong-jae
Choi Young-hoon
Kim Hong-seon
Starring Lee Min-ho
Moon Chae-won
Kwon Se-in
Jung Yoon-jo
Go Kyu-pil
Jang Tae-hoon
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 8
Producer(s) Ha Seung-bo
Production location(s) Korea
Running time 50 minutes
Saturdays at 16:40 (KST)
Production company(s) Lee Ki-jin Media
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release 12 May (2007-05-12) – 30 June 2007 (2007-06-30)
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Mackerel Run (Hangul달려라 고등어; RRDalryeora Godeungeo) is a 2007 South Korean television series that aired on SBS from May 12 to June 30, 2007 on Saturdays at 16:40 for 8 episodes.

The high school sitcom was originally planned as a 24-episode series, but low viewership ratings in the 3-4% range led to its early cancellation.[1]

After cast members Lee Min-ho (Boys Over Flowers), Moon Chae-won (Painter of the Wind), and Park Bo-young (Scandal Makers) rose to fame in 2008-2009, cable network tvN aired reruns of the show at 11:00 beginning February 28, 2009.[2]

Lee, Moon and Park would later work together again in the 2008 comedy film Our School's E.T.; they were cast because director Park Kwang-chun had reportedly enjoyed watching Mackerel Run.[3]


Cha Gong-chan was able to enter the top private high school in the affluent Gangnam District, Myoung-mun High, because of his soccer skills. But when he quits the sport, he finds himself an outcast and starts cutting class. One day, a beautiful new girl transfers to the school, and when she walks into his class, Gong-chan falls for her instantly. He is finally enthusiastic about going to school, but the school administrator informs him that he will be expelled if he misses one more day. Gong-chan vows that he won't give up on either his school life or his love.


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Lee Byung-joon as Ma Do-shik, school administrator
  • Yoo Hye-ri as Heo Young-sook, Yoon-seo's mother
  • Lee Bong-gyu as Min Joo-hwa, Yoon-seo's father
  • Lee Kyung-jin as Lee Geum-ja, Gong-chan's mother
  • -- as Ahn Kyung-tae
  • -- as Kim Doo-son
  • -- as Yoon Taek-han
  • Min Ji-hyun as Ki Yeo-woon
  • Kim Joo-young as Go Kwi-dong
  • Na Seok-min
  • Kim Gook-bin
  • Kang Hyun-jung as Kyung-hwa
  • Kang Soo-min
  • Choi Myung-kyung

Popular culture[edit]

A song from this series titled Summer Sunshine (also known as Dallyora Kudongo) was covered by singer Holly Lindin for the 2010 CGI animated film Barbie in a Mermaid Tale. It plays during the beginning of the film.


  1. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (27 April 2010). "STAR DIARY: Lee Min-ho – Part 2". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Boys Over Flowers – News Review 4". KPCulture. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  3. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (29 April 2010). "STAR DIARY: Lee Min-ho – Part 4". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  4. ^ Kang, Myoung-seok (21 October 2009). "10LINE: Lee Min-ho". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

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