Melting Me Softly

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Melting Me Softly
Melting Me Softly.jpg
Promotional
Hangul날 녹여주오
Genre
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byBaek Mi-kyung
Directed byShin Woo-chul
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Producers
  • Baek Mi-kyung
  • Choi Yeon-ju
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time60 minutes
Production companyStory Phoenix
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseSeptember 28 (2019-09-28) –
November 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
External links
Website

Melting Me Softly (Korean날 녹여주오; RRNal Nokyeojuo; lit. Melt Me) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Ji Chang-wook, Won Jin-ah and Yoon Se-ah. Created by Studio Dragon and produced by writer Baek Mi-kyung's own company Story Phoenix, it aired on tvN every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST) from September 28 to November 17, 2019.[1][2]

Synopsis[edit]

Ma Dong-chan (Ji Chang-wook) and Ko Mi-ran (Won Jin-ah) take part in a 24-hour experiment where both are frozen. Things don't go as expected and they wake up from the frozen capsule 20 years later instead of 24 hours. In order to survive the side effects of their cryogenic sleep, they must follow a set of restrictions to maintain their body temperature at 31.5°C (max. 33°C/88-91°F) and keep their heart rate normal. The scientist behind the experiment is the only one who knows the key to their survival but he has lost his memory after an accident. Racing against time, the story focuses on two dynamic individuals' attempt to resume normalcy and catch up on the lost time of their lives.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

People around Dong-chan[edit]

  • Yoon Seok-hwa as Kim Won-jo, Dong-chan's mother (55/75)
  • Kim Won-hae as Ma Pil-gu, Dong-chan's father (59)
  • Kang Ki-doong as Ma Dong-sik (29), Dong-chan's younger brother
  • Han Da-sol as Ma Dong-joo (30), Dong-chan's younger sister
  • Lee Do-gyeom as Baek Young-tak (35), Dong-joo's ex-husband, a police detective.
    • Lee Do-yeob as old Young-tak (55)
  • Lee Joo-young as Lee Hye-Jin, Dong-sik's wife
  • Oh Ah-rin as Ma Seo-yoon[5] (7), Dong-sik's daughter

People around Mi-ran[edit]

  • Gil Hae-yeon as Mi-ran's mother (46/66)
  • Park Choong-sun as Mi-ran's father (45/65)
  • Park Min-soo as Go Nam-tae (12)
    • Yoon Na-moo as adult Nam-tae (32), Mi-ran's brother

People at the broadcast station[edit]

People at the campus[edit]

  • Cha Sun-woo as Hwang Byung-shim (24), Mi-ran's ex-boyfriend
  • Song Ji-eun as Oh Young-seon (24) Mi-ran's best friend, who married Byung-shim
  • Oh Ha-nee as Park Kyung-ja (24) Mi-ran's other best friend.
  • Choi Bo-min as Hwang Ji-hoon (19), Hwang Byung-Shim and Young-sun's son, a freshman at Korea University who develops a crush on Mi-ran.
  • Kang Yoo-seok as Park Young-joon (19) Ji-hoon's best friend, a freshman at Korea University.

Others[edit]

  • Lee Bong-ryun as Park Yoo-ja
  • Seo Hyung-chul as Hwang Gab-soo (46/66)
  • Lee Moo-saeng as Jo Ki-beom (45)
    • Kim Wook as young Ki-beom (25)
  • Kim Bup-rae as Lee Hyung-do/Lee Seok-do

Special appearances[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Won Jin-ah and Yoon Se-ah have previously starred together in Rain or Shine (2017). The first script reading took place in June 2019.[6]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Melting Me Softly OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Recorded2019
GenreSoundtrack
Language
Label

Part 1[edit]

Released on October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Right In Front Of You" (네 앞에)
  • Park Geun-chul
  • DANI
  • Jung Su-min
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Su-min
  • DANI
K.Will4:00
2."Right In Front Of You" (Inst.) 
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Su-min
  • DANI
 4:00
Total length:8:00

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."You Have To Tell Me" (꼭 말해줘)
  • Han Jae-wan
  • Jayins
  • Han Jae-wan
  • Jayins
Yeonjung (Cosmic Girls)03:13
2."You Have To Tell Me" (Inst.) 
  • Han Jae-wan
  • Jayins
 03:13
Total length:06:26

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 20, 2019 (2019-10-20)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."When Love Passes By" (사랑이 지나가면)Lee Young-hoonLee Young-hoonJi Chang-wook04:11
2."When Love Passes By" (Inst.) Lee Young-hoon 04:11
Total length:08:22

Part 4[edit]

Released on October 27, 2019 (2019-10-27)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Ice Doll" (얼음인형)
  • Park Geun-chul
  • dani
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Goo-hyun
Parc Jae-jung4:10
2."Ice Doll" (Inst.) 
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Goo-hyun
 4:10
Total length:8:20

Ratings[edit]

Melting Me Softly : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
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1652816882864536658547701299511330429453456379549566
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[7]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[8]
Nationwide Seoul
1 September 28, 2019 The Origin Of Cryogenics 2.486% 2.606%
2 September 29, 2019 Resurrection 3.177% 2.858%
3 October 5, 2019 The Days We Lost 3.163% 3.278%
4 October 6, 2019 Some Like It Cold 3.201% 3.250%
5 October 12, 2019 The Destiny Of 31.5 Degree! 2.063% 2.126%
6 October 13, 2019 Captain Korea 2.481% 2.777%
7 October 19, 2019 All About Love 1.843% 2.101%
8 October 20, 2019 Fling and Fight 2.419% 2.511%
9 October 26, 2019 Between the Cold and the Passion 1.160% N/A
10 October 27, 2019 Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien 2.074% 1.983%
11 November 2, 2019 Family, After All 1.461% N/A
12 November 3, 2019 To Die or To Be Mad 1.622%
13 November 9, 2019 The Truth Too Late 1.774% 1.491%
14 November 10, 2019 The People Who Want To Get Frozen 1.765% 1.271%
15 November 16, 2019 Hot Guy and Cold Girl 1.432% N/A
16 November 17, 2019 Melting Me Softly 2.282% 2.407%
Average 2.150% [a]
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
  • This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to some ratings not recorded, the exact average rating is unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Ji-won (August 27, 2019). "'날 녹여주오', 9월 28일 첫방...'가장 뜨거운 온도 33도' 지창욱X원진아 포스터". Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Silly cryogenic plot device may work in 'Melting Me Softly': Freeze two characters, thaw them out 20 years later, and then see what happens". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Tae, Yu-na (June 18, 2019). "원진아, 지창욱 복귀작 '날 녹여주오' 여주 확정 (공식)". Ten Asia (in Korean). Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Cho, Yoon-sun (July 9, 2019). "[공식] 윤세아, tvN '날 녹여주오' 주연 확정…'지창욱 첫♥' 아나운서役". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Kim, Myeong-mi (July 18, 2019). "아역 오아린 '날 녹여주오' 출연확정, 지창욱 조카 변신(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Lee, Yu-jin (July 11, 2019). "'날 녹여주오' 화기애애 첫 대본 현장 공개". Sports Khan (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2019.

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