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-cheol
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Producer(s)
  • Baek Mi-kyung
  • Choi Yeon-ju
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Story 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) are both frozen during an experiment. They wake up 20 years later instead of 24 hours later and must keep their body temperature at 31.5° (max. 33°/88-91° in Fahrenheit) in order to survive.

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 husband
    • Lee Do-yeob as old Young-tak (55)
  • 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]

  • Im Won-hee as Son Hyeon-gi (48)
  • Jung Hae-kyun as Kim Hong-seok (41/61)
  • Han Jae-i as producer Su
  • Hong Seo-baek as producer Lee

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)
  • Oh Ha-nee as Park Kyung-ja (24)
    • Park Hee-jin as old Kyung-ja (44)
  • Choi Bo-min as Hwang Ji-hoon (19)
  • Kang Yoo-seok as Park Young-joon (19)

Others[edit]

  • 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]

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]

  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[7]
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]
  • 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 and EBS).

Notes[edit]

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

International broadcast[edit]

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 September 28, 2019.

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