My Mister

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My Mister
MyMisterposter.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asMy Ahjussi
Hangul나의 아저씨
GenreDrama
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byPark Hae-young[1]
Directed byKim Won-seok[1]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producers
  • Cho Hyung-jin
  • Kim Sang-heon
  • Park Ho-sik
ProducerPark Ji-hyun
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time90 minutes
Production companyChorokbaem Media
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMarch 21 (2018-03-21) –
May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)
External links
Website
Production website

My Mister (Korean나의 아저씨; RRNa-ui ajeossi) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Lee Sun-kyun and Lee Ji-eun. The series was directed by Kim Won-seok and written by Park Hae-young. Produced by Chorokbaem Media, it aired on tvN in 2018 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 (KST) time slot.[2][3][4]

The drama received critical acclaim, winning Best Drama at the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards.

Synopsis[edit]

My Mister tells us the story of three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has been living a hard life of her own, as they come together in healing each other's past scars.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The second oldest of the three brothers. He works as an engineer at an architectural firm and always has a safety-first approach to life. He is quiet and stoic, but also goes all in for the people he loves.
A woman who is enduring many hardships in life. She is tasked with finding out Park Dong-hoon's weaknesses at the command of her boss, who runs a company she is temporarily working for, but soon ends up falling for his warm charms and learns to trust someone for the first time.

Supporting[edit]

Dong-hoon's family[edit]

The mother of the three . A loving mother who worries about her eldest living apart from his family, and her youngest, who has yet to get married despite being over 40.
Dong-hoon's elder brother. He is a middle-aged man who was fired from his job and then ran two failing businesses, which ended up in him being chased out of his own home. Though he has to live under his mother's roof, he's a romanticist at heart who always thinks about ways to find happiness.
Dong-hoon's younger brother. He was once seen as a genius director because an independent film he shot when he was twenty was invited to the Cannes Film Festival. However, 20 years have passed since his glory days and he has yet to successfully launch his career as a movie director.
Park Dong-hoon's wife.
Park Sang-hoon's wife.

Ji-an's family[edit]

Lee Ji-an's deaf grandmother.

People around Ji-an[edit]

A loan shark, liked Ji-an when he was young.
Ji-an's best friend, a hikikomori.
Kwang-il's partner.

People in company[edit]

Dong-hoon's college junior and Ji-an's boss, currently working as a CEO.
Dong-hoon and Ji-an's co-worker.

Extended[edit]

A movie actress, and Park Ki-hoon's love interest.
Dong-hoon's friend and has dated Jung-hee in the past.
Owner of Jung-hee's Bar, friends with Dong-hoon.

Production[edit]

  • The first script reading was held on December 18, 2017.[14]
  • On February 19, 2018, it was confirmed that Na Moon-hee has dropped out of the drama due to schedule conflicts and was replaced by Go Doo-shim.[5]
  • On February 28, 2018, it was confirmed that Oh Dal-su was removed from the drama following allegations of sexual abuse[15] and was replaced by Park Ho-san.[16]

Original soundtrack[edit]

My Mister OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMay 18, 2018
Genre
LanguageKorean
LabelStone Music Entertainment
Original Soundtrack (Parts 1–8)
Part 1
Released on March 22, 2018 (2018-03-22)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."That Man" (그 사나이)Ham Jung-ahHam Jung-ahLee Hee-moon03:55
2."That Man (Inst.)" (그 사나이 (Inst.)) Ham Jung-ah 03:55
Total length:07:50
Part 2
Released on March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Adult" (어른)Seo Dong-sung, Lee Chi-hoonPark Sung-ilSondia04:20
2."Adult (Inst.)" (어른 (Inst.)) Park Soung-il 04:20
Total length:08:40
Part 3
Released on April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."An Ordinary Day" (보통의 하루)Park AsherPark AsherJung Seung-hwan04:36
2."An Ordinary Day (Inst.)" (보통의 하루 (Inst.)) Park Asher 04:36
Total length:09:12
Part 4
Released on April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Dear Moon"IUKim Je-hwiKim Je-hwi04:58
2."Dear Moon (Inst.)" Kim Je-hwi 04:58
Total length:09:56
Part 5
Released on April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."One Million Roses" (백만송이 장미)Sim Soo-bongRaimonds PaulsKo Woo-rim04:40
2."One Million Roses (Inst.)" (백만송이 장미 (Inst.)) Raimonds Pauls 04:40
Total length:09:20
Part 6
Released on April 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."There's Rainbow (Band ver.)" (무지개는 있다 (Band ver.))Seo Dong-sungPark Sung-ilVincent Blue03:26
2."There's Rainbow (Acoustic ver.)" (무지개는 있다 (Acoustic ver.))Seo Dong-sungPark Sung-ilO.WHEN03:16
Total length:06:42
Part 7
Released on May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."My Image Reflected In My Heart" (내 마음에 비친 내 모습)Yoo Jae-haYoo Jae-haKwak Jin-eon04:33
2."My Image Reflected In My Heart (Piano Ver.)" (내 마음에 비친 내 모습 (Piano Ver.))Yoo Jae-haYoo Jae-haKwak Jin-eon04:53
Total length:09:26
Part 8
Released on May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Forest" (숲)Park AsherPark AsherJi-sun04:26
2."Forest (Inst.)" (숲 (Inst.)) Park Asher 04:26
Total length:08:52
Original Soundtrack (Disc 2)
Disc 2
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Title of My Mister" (Opening Title)Various Artists0:39
2."A Secret Deal"Various Artists2:56
3."A Path of Heart"Various Artists2:32
4."Background Check"Various Artists3:01
5."Crumpled Life"Various Artists2:03
6."Dangerous Child"Various Artists2:20
7."Guilty"Various Artists2:08
8."Last pride"Various Artists2:00
9."My Mister"Various Artists2:15
10."Operation plan"Various Artists2:17
11."Our Family"Various Artists3:15
12."Person like that"Various Artists1:08
13."Realism"Various Artists1:08
14."Social Life"Various Artists2:15
15."Three Brothers"Various Artists2:32
16."Their love law"Various Artists2:17
17."Trap"Various Artists2:23
18."Tap"Various Artists2:15
19."The Truth Revealed"Various Artists2:24
20."When you want to rest your mind"Various Artists2:59
21."Way back home"Various Artists3:11
22."We both feel sorry for you"Various Artists2:40
23."Weight of life"Various Artists2:47

Reception[edit]

The drama received critical acclaim for its screenplay and direction. The cast similarly received praise for their performances, which viewers called 'life work' for all of the actors.[17][18]

Viewership[edit]

This series airs on tvN, 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). The drama was a critical and commercial success, consistently topping the cable television viewership ratings in its time slot. Its final episode recorded a 7.352% nationwide audience share according to Nielsen paid platform making the episode one of the highest rated in Korean cable television history.[18] My Mister drew a solid average viewership rating of 5% for a cable TV show and topped the Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings,[19] as well as the TV popularity ranking, six times during its nine week run.[20]

My Mister : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
10.8670.8460.7430.7190.8180.9250.9811.1481.0541.2330.9501.2601.2691.3641.3221.6001.069
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[21]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[22] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 March 21, 2018 3.923% 4.467% 4.6%
2 March 22, 2018 4.133% 4.786% 4.1%
3 March 28, 2018 3.373% 4.102% 3.9%
4 March 29, 2018 3.611% 3.851% 4.3%
5 April 4, 2018 3.936% 4.838% 3.7%
6 April 5, 2018 4.038% 4.468% 4.6%
7 April 11, 2018 4.487% 5.234% 4.7%
8 April 12, 2018 5.313% 5.671% 4.6%
9 April 18, 2018 4.803% 5.413% 3.8%
10 April 19, 2018 5.824% 6.472% 5.6%
11 April 25, 2018 4.965% 5.926% 4.6%
12 April 26, 2018 6.035% 6.572% 5.5%
13 May 9, 2018 5.635% 6.227% 5.3%
14 May 10, 2018 6.468% 7.374% 5.5%
15 May 16, 2018 5.819% 6.221% 5.7%
16 May 17, 2018 7.352% 8.170% 7.2%
Average 4.982% 5.612% 4.9%
Special May 3, 2018 3.187% 4.008% 3.0%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Best Drama My Mister Nominated [23]
Best Screenplay Park Hae-young Nominated
6th APAN Star Awards Grand Prize Lee Sun-kyun Nominated [24][25]
Best Production Director Kim Won-seok Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Lee Ji-eun Won
Best Supporting Actor Park Ho-san Won
Best New Actor Jang Ki-yong Won
K-Star Award, Actress Lee Ji-eun Nominated
2nd The Seoul Awards Grand Prize (Drama) My Mister Won [26][27]
Best Actor Lee Sun-kyun Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Park Ho-san Nominated
Best New Actor Jang Ki-yong Nominated
MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards OST Award "Adult" Nominated [28]
31st Korean Broadcasting Writers’ Awards Writer Award (Drama Division) Park Hae-young Won [29]
2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Drama My Mister Won [30]
Best Director Kim Won-seok Nominated
Best Actor Lee Sun-kyun Nominated
Best Actress Lee Ji-eun Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Oh Na-ra Nominated
Best New Actress Kwon Nara Nominated
Best Screenplay Park Hae-young Won

References[edit]

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