|Also known as||Miss Hammurabi|
|Based on||Miss Hammurabi|
by Moon Yoo-seok
|Written by||Moon Yoo-seok|
|Directed by||Kwak Jung-hwan|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||May 21 –|
July 16, 2018
Ms. Hammurabi (Hangul: 미스 함무라비; RR: Miseu Hammurabi) is a 2018 South Korean television series written by Moon Yoo-seok, the chief judge of Seoul Eastern District Court, and starring Go Ara, Kim Myung-soo and Sung Dong-il. It is based on the screenwriter's own novel of the same name, which was first serialized in 2015 on The Hankyoreh and was later published in paperback form in 2016 by Munhakdongne Publishing Group. It aired on JTBC's Mondays and Tuesdays 23:00 KST time slot from May 21 to July 16, 2018 for 16 episodes.
The series tells the story of the life of judges and the various disputes that they have to settle.
- Go Ara as Park Cha Oh-reum
- A passionate and idealistic rookie judge who stays by her beliefs and stands for justice.
- Kim Myung-soo as Im Ba-reun
- An elite judge who prioritizes principles and sticks to the rules.
- Sung Dong-il as Han Se-sang
- A down-to-earth chief judge with years of experience and knowledge who understands the harsh realities of life.
- Ryu Deok-hwan as Jung Bo-wang
- An elite judge from Department 43, beside Department 44, who knows almost everything about everyone.
- Lee Elijah as Lee Do-yeon
- A stenographer for Department 44, who has a secret nighttime job.
- Lee Tae-sung as Min Yong-joon
- Ahn Nae-sang as Chief presiding judge
- Cha Soon-bae as Sung Gong-choong
- Lee Won-jong as Bae Gong-dae
- Kim Hong-fa as Chief Judge
- Lee Cheol-min as Maeng Sa-sung
- Yum Ji-young as Yoon Ji-young
- Lee Yea-eun as Lee Dan-di
- Kim Young-ok as O-reum's grandmother
- Ko In Beom as Im Ba Reun's father
- Park Sun-cheon as Im Ba-reum's mother
- Ko In-beom as Im Ba-reum's father
- Cha Soo-yeon as Hong Eun-ji
- Lee Kan-Hee as Park Cha O Reum's mother
- Hong Hee Woon as Lawyer Go Jin Tae
- Kim Wook as Lee Ga On
- Ms. Hammurabi was planned to be 100% pre-produced.
- This series reunites Sung Dong-il and Go Ara who previously worked together in Reply 1994 (2013) and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016).
- The first script reading of the cast was held on January 16, 2018.
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||May 21, 2018||3.739%||4.179%||3.7%|
|2||May 22, 2018||4.553%||5.201%||4.8%|
|3||May 28, 2018||5.045%||5.487%||4.9%|
|4||May 29, 2018||4.924%||5.147%||4.1%|
|5||June 4, 2018||4.735%||5.049%||4.8%|
|6||June 5, 2018||5.083%||5.612%||5.2%|
|7||June 12, 2018||4.475%||4.726%||4.4%|
|8||June 18, 2018||4.523%||4.660%||4.7%|
|9||June 19, 2018||4.495%||5.053%||4.6%|
|10||June 25, 2018||3.838%||4.262%||4.0%|
|11||June 26, 2018||3.867%||3.946%||4.1%|
|12||July 2, 2018||3.763%||3.825%||3.9%|
|13||July 3, 2018||3.438%||3.704%||3.3%|
|14||July 9, 2018||4.121%||4.494%||4.2%|
|15||July 10, 2018||4.490%||5.354%||4.5%|
|16||July 16, 2018||5.333%||5.916%||5.6%|
- 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).
Awards and nominations
|2018||6th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Go Ara||Nominated|||
|Best New Actor||Kim Myung-soo||Nominated|
- Na, Won-jeong. "Film studios see TV as the future: As movie sales slow, creators have big ideas for the small screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- "Ms. Hammurabi". JTBC Worldwide. JTBC Content Hub. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- Hong, You-kyoung. "JTBC to air legal drama written by a judge". Korea JoongAng Daily. JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- Kim, Seul-ji. "'미스 함무라비' 고아라·엘 캐스팅 확정…新법정물 탄생 예고(공식)". Naver (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- Moon, Yoo-seok. "문유석 판사의 미스 함무라비 (Judge Moon Yoo-seok's Miss Hammurabi)". The Hankyoreh Serials (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
- "미스 함무라비" (in Korean). Munhakdongne Publishing Group. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
- "Miss Hammurabi' to search for warmhearted justice". Kpop Herald. May 21, 2018.
- "Real-life judge behind 'Miss Hammurabi'". Kpop Herald. June 18, 2018.
- "Go Ara shares feelings on 'Ms. Hammurabi'". Kpop Herald. July 17, 2018.
- "Lee Tae-sung to Star in JTBC's "Miss Hammurabi"". HanCinema. Nate. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- Park, Gwi-im. "고아라X엘, JTBC '미스 함무라비' 주인공 확정…5월 편성 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- Hyun, Ji-min. "'미스 함무라비' 고아라X김명수X성동일, 대본 리딩부터 터졌다". Naver (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean).
- "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Retrieved January 22, 2018.
- "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
|JTBC Monday-Tuesday dramas|
|Previous program||Ms. Hammurabi
(May 21 – July 16, 2018)
|Something in the Rain
(April 23 – May 15, 2018)
(July 23 – September 11, 2018)
- "JTBC 측 "'와이키키' 후속, '예쁜누나' 재방 편성" [공식]". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. April 18, 2018.