My Absolute Boyfriend

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My Absolute Boyfriend
Hangul절대 그이
Genre
Based onAbsolute Boyfriend
by Yuu Watase
Written byYang Hyuk-moon
Directed byJung Jung-hwa
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes40
Production
Executive producer(s)Lee Mi-ji
Teddy Jung [ko]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)Apollo Pictures
iHQ
DistributorSeoul Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMay 15, 2019 (2019-05-15) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

My Absolute Boyfriend[1] (Korean절대 그이; RRJeoldae Geui) is a South Korean television series based on the Japanese manga series of the same name; starring Yeo Jin-goo, Bang Min-ah and Hong Jong-hyun. It premiered on May 15, 2019 and airs on SBS TV Wednesdays & Thursdays at 22:00 KST.

Synopsis[edit]

Uhm Da-da (Bang Min-ah) is a special effects makeup artist. She is secretly dating the popular actor Ma Wang-joon (Hong Jong-hyun), who is on the rise. As Wang-joon gets busy because of work and tired of their relationship, their seven-year-long relationship ends. And that is when Zero Nine (Young-gu) (Yeo Jin-goo), a humanoid robot who is programmed to be in love with his one and only girlfriend, appears in her life. An accidental kiss activates Young-gu and he takes Da-da as his girlfriend. As Da-da and Young-gu get closer and fall for each other, a mystery man tries to harm Da-da by threatening her to break up with Wang-joon, who secretly wants her back. Meanwhile, Diana (Hong Seo-young), the original owner of Zero Nine, comes after them to take Young-gu back. In the end, My Absolute Boyfriend is about the love with a robot who is humane and unstinting. Throughout the series, Young-gu shows what true love is as he learns about love and becomes the absolute boyfriend.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

An android programmed to become the perfect boyfriend. He takes Da-da as his girlfriend and gives his selfless love and dedication to her.
A special effects makeup artist at Real, which she inherited from her late father. A recent break-up with her boyfriend Wang-joon left her insecure about love. Upon activating Young-gu, she slowly begins to learn more about true love from Young-gu.
A top actor whom in spite of his immense popularity, always seems to lose his cool around his girlfriend. He becomes jealous when Young-gu appears in his life and he tries to win back Da-da.

Supporting[edit]

  • Hong Seo-young as Diana[5]
The original owner of Zero Nine, she is a young heiress who requested an android robot to be made due to her loneliness. She lost her right hand to a fire when she was a teenager and this led her to resent humans.
A Kronos Heaven employee who is Young-gu's creator. He acts as a brotherly figure to Young-gu, and gives him advice in dating Da-da. The damage of a previous model, Zero Seven, leads him to prevent Young-gu's delivery to Diana.
  • Gong Jung-hwan as Ko Ji-seok[7]
Leader of the Kronos Heaven research lab in South Korea, who is known as the world's best mechanics expert. He is Bo-won and In-hyuk's superior.
Bo-won's colleague at Kronos Heaven. He returns to the company to force the delivery of Zero Nine to Diana.
A special effects makeup artist in Um Da-da's team as well as Da-da's best friend.
  • Kim Do-hoon as Yoo Jin
A special effects makeup artist in Um Da-da's team. The youngest member of the team, he hits it off with Bo-won as they share the same interests.
Ma Wang-joon's manager. She is the only one to know about Da-da and Wang-joon's secret relationship, and encourages Wang-joon to go public in his relationship with Da-da.
Ma Wang-joon's agent at KIN Entertainment. He is later revealed to be the perpetrator of the break-up threats who wants Wang-joon and Da-da to be separated so as to safeguard his "investment".
  • Choi Joo-won as Hwa-ni[11]
A rookie star under Geum's agency who despises Wang-joon for being one of South Korea's top actors.
  • Go Jung-min as Park Ran
The director of the company Diana inherited, who is the only one Diana can trust. She stays in Diana's mansion to look after her.

Special Appearance[edit]

The winner of the Best Male Lead at the awards ceremony in 2017. He presents the award to Wang-joon.
Um Da-da's late father and founder of the Real special effects studio. He taught Da-da the make-up techniques from when she was young.

Production[edit]

  • The series was previously titled Romantic Comedy King, and was in talks to air on OCN but was ultimately cancelled.[12]
  • The lead roles of Um Da-da and Ma Wang-jun were previously offered to Song Ji-hyo and Chun Jung-myung respectively, but both declined.[12]
  • The first script reading was held on June 22, 2018 and filming began in July.[13]
  • Filming is complete and is set to air in May 2019 with 40 episodes.[14]

Original soundtrack[edit]

My Absolute Boyfriend OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2019
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelKakao M

Part 1[edit]

Released on May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Like A Starlight" (별빛처럼)
  • Jay Kim
  • LeeBangWonSaDan
  • Sharon
  • Lee An
  • 89
  • Jay Kim
  • LeeBangWonSaDan
  • Sharon
  • Lee An
  • 89
Lena Park3:47
2."Like A Starlight" (Inst.) 
  • Jay Kim
  • LeeBangWonSaDan
  • Sharon
  • Lee An
  • 89
 3:47
Total length:7:34

Part 2[edit]

Released on May 23, 2019 (2019-05-23)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Still Waiting For You" (바라고 바라고)Lee Seung-heeLee Seung-heeSeungjun4:03
2."Still Waiting For You" (Inst.) Lee Seung-hee 4:03
Total length:8:06

Part 3[edit]

Released on May 31, 2019 (2019-05-31)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Mr. Stranger"
  • atomik
  • K.lee
  • MHL
Kisum, Eunha (GFriend)3:10
2."Mr. Stranger" (Inst.) 
  • atomik
  • K.lee
  • MHL
 3:10
Total length:6:20

Part 4[edit]

Released on June 6, 2019 (2019-06-06)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."My Absolute Boyfriend" (초능력 나의 그대)Shim Hyun-boShim Hyun-boKei (Lovelyz)3:24
2."My Absolute Boyfriend" (Inst.) Shim Hyun-bo 3:24
Total length:6:48

Part 5[edit]

Released on June 13, 2019 (2019-06-13)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Already Gone" (여느 때처럼)Yoon SongYoon SongBily Acoustie4:15
2."Already Gone" (Inst.) Yoon Song 4:15
Total length:8:30

Part 6[edit]

Released on June 20, 2019 (2019-06-20)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Tuk Tuk Tuk" (툭툭툭)Jay KimPark Seo-hyunBIYA3:24
2."Tuk Tuk Tuk" (Inst.) Park Seo-hyun 3:24
Total length:6:48

Ratings[edit]

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
AGB Nielsen TNmS
Nationwide Nationwide
1 May 15, 2019 2.1% 2.4%
2 2.4% 2.5%
3 May 16, 2019 3.1% 3.7%
4 3.5% 3.4%
5 May 22, 2019 2.6%
6 3.0%
7 May 23, 2019 2.9% 3.2%
8 3.0% 2.9%
9 May 29, 2019 2.5%
10 2.7%
11 May 30, 2019 2.9%
12 2.7%
13 June 5, 2019 2.3%
14 2.7%
15 June 6, 2019 3.4%
16 3.1%
17 June 12, 2019 1.8%
18 1.8%
19 June 13, 2019 3.2%
20 2.9%
21 June 19, 2019 2.0%
22 2.5%
23 June 20, 2019
24
25 June 26, 2019
26
27 June 27, 2019
28
29 July 3, 2019
30
31 July 4, 2019
32
33 July 10, 2019
34
35 July 11, 2019
36
37 July 17, 2019
38
39 July 18, 2019
40
Average % %

References[edit]

  1. ^ [절대 그이] 메이킹 Ver.1 '여진구x방민아 말랑말랑 달콤 짜릿 로맨스' / 'My Absolute Boyfriend' Making. YouTube (in Korean). SBS NOW. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  2. ^ 여진구, 드라마 '절대그이' 주인공 출연 확정…연인 피규어 役(공식). Herald Corporation (in Korean). July 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Girl's Day Minah to find 'Absolute Boyfriend'". Kpop Herald. May 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "[단독] '절대그이' 홍종현 남주인공…민아X여진구도 가세". Sports Chosun (in Korean). May 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hong Seo-young to Star in "Absolute Boyfriend" With Yeo Jin-goo". Hancinema. Hankook Ilbo. July 1, 2018.
  6. ^ [공식] 최성원, ‘절대그이’ 출연…허당 로맨티스트 변신. Sports Donga (in Korean). July 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Gong Jung-hwan to Join "Absolute Boyfriend"". Hancinema. Nate. July 12, 2018.
  8. ^ [공식] 권현상, 드라마 ‘절대 그이’ 출연…여진구와 호흡. Sports Donga (in Korean). June 20, 2018.
  9. ^ [단독] 차정원, '절대 그이' 출연 확정…여진구·걸스데이 민아와 호흡. Asia Economy (in Korean). July 4, 2018.
  10. ^ 배우 하재숙, ‘절대 그이’ 출연 확정 ‘홍종현 매니저 여웅으로 활약’. Sports Donga (in Korean). July 5, 2018.
  11. ^ [공식] 신예 최주원, 드라마 ‘절대그이’ 캐스팅…본격 데뷔. Sports Donga (in Korean). July 5, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "위기의 '로코킹', 천정명X송지효 출연 불발…여진구 "검토"(종합)". My Daily (in Korean). April 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "[Oh!쎈 컷] '절대그이' 여진구·민아·홍종현, 첫 대본 리딩부터 환상 케미". Osen (in Korean). July 10, 2018.
  14. ^ 여진구, 홍종현 커피차 인증샷 “왕이 된 진구 위해”[SNS★컷]. Newsen (in Korean).

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