Man to Man (TV series)

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Man to Man
Man to Man (2017 1.jpg
Also known asMan x Man
Written byKim Won-suk
Directed byLee Chang-min
StarringPark Hae-jin
Park Sung-woong
Kim Min-jung
Chae Jung-an
Yeon Jung-hoon
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)Ham Young-hoon
Producer(s)Park Jun-seo
Hwang Ji-seon
Production location(s)Seoul, South Korea
Budapest, Hungary
Running time60 mins
Production company(s)Drama House [ko]
Mountain Movement Story[a]
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
First shown inSouth Korea
Original release21 April (2017-04-21) – 10 June 2017 (2017-06-10)
Preceded byFour Men
External links
Production website

Man to Man (Hangul맨투맨) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Park Hae-jin, Park Sung-woong, Kim Min-jung, Chae Jung-an and Yeon Jung-hoon.[2][3]


A longtime celebrity Yeo Woon-gwang (Park Sung-woong) suddenly has a need for a bodyguard and hires Kim Seol-woo (Park Hae-jin), a man trained in special investigations and a mysterious man of many talents. In reality, Seol-woo is a NIS black ops agent who has his own agenda and the role of bodyguard is only a cover to achieve his goals. The drama is about the twisty events they encounter and the budding bromance between the star and bodyguard. In addition, Seol-woo gets romantically involved with Cha Do-ha (Kim Min-jung), the manager of Woon-gwang.



Main protagonist of the series. An elite black ops agent known only to the highest tiers of national intelligence. He never fails at a mission and keeps everything hidden behind a poker face. As he takes on a secret mission to protect a Hallyu star, he meets his greatest challenge.
A stuntman turned Hallyu action star, an actor beloved for being a bad guy onscreen. He hides a secret from his past.
Female lead of the series. Head of Woo-gwang's fanclub who later gets a job at his management company as his manager. She meets both Seol-woo and Woon-gwang, and gets entangled with them.
A former Miss Korea who is currently married to Seung-jae and the ex-girlfriend of Woon-Gwang. After marriage, she has a son and lives the life of a devoted wife, but is wary of her husband.
Primary antagonist of the series. A third-generation chaebol who lost his father very suddenly. His goal is to find the 3 wooden carvings and will stop at nothing to achieve this. He hides his vast ambition and though he managed to marry the woman he loves, he knows that she loves Woon-gwang and is determined to see his downfall.


People around Cha Do-ha[edit]

Do-ha's father. He has spent time in prison and his past is covered in a veil.
Do-ha's friend and flat mate.

People around Mo Seung-jae[edit]

  • Kim Hyun-jin as Secretary Jang
  • Jeon Kook-hwan as Ji Chang Wook

People around Song Mi-eun[edit]

  • Lee Min-ho as Mo Jae-young(son)


A national intelligence agent and deputy director. Boss of Dong-hyun and Seol-woo.
  • Kang Shin-il as Im Suk-hoon, NIS Director
  • Jeong Man-sik as Lee Dong-hyun. Currently a public prosecutor but still conducts covert activities for NIS. Main contact of Seol-Woo
  • Kim Jong-goo as Robert Yoon

Chewing Entertainment[edit]

CEO of Chewing Entertainment in which Woon-gwang belongs to.
  • Oh Hee-joon as Yang Sang-sik, Woon-gwang's general manager.[7]
  • Han Ji-seon as Choi Seol-a, stylist
  • Lee Ah-jin as Son Jung-hye, makeup artist

Baek Corporation[edit]

A powerful politician in cahoots with Seung-jae and his family.
  • Tae In-ho as Seo Ki-chul, a black ops agent and alpha team leader who goes head to head with Seol-woo.
  • Moon Jae-won as Team leader Yong Jae-min
  • Jo Seung-yeon as Choi Jae-hyuk


Mi-eun's friend and owner of a luxury brand shop in which Woon-gwang is the face of.

Special appearance[edit]

  • Jung Dong-gyu as Attorney-General
  • Son Jong-hak as Park Joon-won, Songsan Group's Finance Director
  • Rátóti Zoltán as Maffia Boss



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

Episode # Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen [13] TNmS [14]
Nationwide Seoul
1 April 21, 2017 4.055% 4.808% 3.6%
2 April 22, 2017 4.074% 4.535% 4.1%
3 April 28, 2017 2.527% 2.866% 2.4%
4 April 29, 2017 3.462% 3.835% 3.0%
5 May 5, 2017 3.229% 3.682% '2.4%
6 May 6, 2017 2.452% 2.379% 2.8%
7 May 12, 2017 3.289% 3.569% 3.7%
8 May 13, 2017 4.028% 4.612% 3.7%
9 May 19, 2017 2.988% 3.277% 2.5%
10 May 20, 2017 2.356% 2.240% 3.0%
11 May 26, 2017 2.828% 3.284% 2.9%
12 May 27, 2017 3.290% 3.722% 3.0%
13 June 2, 2017 2.498% 2.964% 2.5%
14 June 3, 2017 3.092% 3.511% 3.4%
15 June 9, 2017 2.601% 2.809% 2.8%
16 June 10, 2017 4.022% 4.436% 3.9%
Average 3.174% 3.533% 3.1%
  • Note: This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC & EBS).

Original soundtrack[edit]

Man to Man OST
Soundtrack album
GenreK-pop, soundtrack
LabelJTBC Content Hub,
Sony Music

OST Part 1[edit]

1."Take Your Hand"VIXX03:32
2."Take Your Hand" (Inst.) 03:32
Total length:07:04

OST Part 2[edit]

1."Destiny" (운명처럼)Park Boram, Basick03:55
2."Destiny" (Inst.) 03:55
Total length:07:50

OST Part 3[edit]

1."The Reasons" (너란 이유)Huh Gak04:05
2."The Reasons" (Inst.) 04:05
Total length:08:10

OST Part 4[edit]

1."Full of Wonders" (신비로운 걸)Vromance03:06
2."Full of Wonders" (Inst.) 03:04
Total length:06:10

OST Part 5[edit]

1."Open Your Mind" (마음아 열려라)Mamamoo03:45
2."Open Your Mind" (Inst.) 03:45
Total length:07:30

OST Part 6[edit]

1."Aurora" (오로라)Yangpa03:41
2."Aurora" (Inst.) 03:41
Total length:07:22

OST Part 7[edit]

1."Map of Heart" (마음의 지도)Standing Egg03:52
2."Map of Heart" (Inst.) 03:52
Total length:07:44

OST Part 8[edit]

1."You"Czaer feat. Far East Movement and Babylon03:09
Total length:03:09

OST Part 9[edit]

1."Temperature of Tears" (눈물의 온도)Soul Latido04:05
2."Temperature of Tears" (Inst.) 04:05
Total length:08:10

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network(s)/Station(s) Series premiere Title
South Korea JTBC April 21, 2017 - June 10, 2017 (JTBC金土連續劇) 맨투맨 (드라마) ( ; lit: )
 United States Netflix has purchased exclusive international broadcasting rights of "Man to Man". It will air the episodes at the same time the drama is aired in South Korea. The episodes will also have subtitles in over twenty different languages immediately available upon release.[15] () Man to Man (TV series) ( ; lit: )
 Philippines GMA Network s part of GMA The Heart of Asia 2017's #HOAat14 and the tentative title of the drama is Man to Man.[16] () Man to Man (TV series) ( ; lit: )
Italy Netflix Italia , 2017 - , 2017 () Man to Man (TV series) ( ; lit: )
 Thailand AMRIN TV HD (อมรินทร์ทีวี) April 1861 - June 7, 2018 (Every Wednesday and Thursday at 22.45 - 23.45) สุภาพบุรุษสายลับ ( ; lit: )



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