My Mister

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My Mister
Promotional poster
Also known as My Ahjussi
Original title 나의 아저씨
Genre Drama
Created by Studio Dragon
Written by Park Hae-young[1]
Directed by Kim Won-seok[1]
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s)
  • Cho Hyung-jin
  • Kim Sang-heon
  • Park Ho-sik
Producer(s) Park Ji-hyun
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Chorokbaem Media
Distributor tvN
Original network tvN
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release March 21 (2018-03-21) – May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)
External links
Production website

My Mister (Hangul나의 아저씨; RRNa-ui ajeossi) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Lee Sun-kyun, IU, and Lee Ji-ah. It aired on tvN in 2018 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 (KST) time slot.[2][3][4]


My Mister tells 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.



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.
  • IU as Lee Ji-an[1]
    • Kim Gyu-ri as child Ji-an
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.


Dong-hoon's family[edit]

The mother of the three brothers. 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 eldest 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 youngest 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.
Ji-an's best friend, a hikikomori.

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.


A movie actress, and Park Ki-hoon's love interest.
Dong Hoon's friend
Owner of Jung Hee's Bar


  • 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
Released May 18, 2018
Genre Soundtrack, Ballad, Rock
Language Korean
Label Stone Music Entertainment

OST Part 1[edit]

Released on March 22, 2018 (2018-03-22)
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

OST Part 2[edit]

Released on March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29)
1."Adult" (어른)Seo Dong-sung, Lee Chi-hoonPark Sung-ilSondia04:20
2."Adult (Inst.)" (어른 (Inst.)) Park Sung-il 04:20
Total length:08:40

OST Part 3[edit]

Released on April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05)
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

OST Part 4[edit]

Released on April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
1."Dear Moon"IUKim Je-hwiKim Je-hwi04:58
2."Dear Moon (Inst.)" Kim Je-hwi 04:58
Total length:09:56

OST Part 5[edit]

Released on April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
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

OST Part 6[edit]

Released on April 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)
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

OST Part 7[edit]

Released on May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)
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

OST Part 8[edit]

Released on May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)
1."Forest" (숲)Park AsherPark AsherJi-sun04:26
2."Forest (Inst.)" (숲 (Inst.)) Park Asher 04:26
Total length:08:52


The drama was a critical and commercial success, consistently topping the cable television viewership ratings in its timeslot. 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.[17] My Mister drew a solid average viewership rating of 5% for a cable TV show and topped the Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings,[18] as well as the TV popularity ranking, six times during its nine week run.[19]

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.[20][17]


In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen Ratings[21] TNmS Ratings[22]
Nationwide Seoul
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%
May 3, 2018 3.187% 4.008% 3.0%
  • 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).


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  2. ^ "TV series 'My Mister' portrays humor, pathos of Korean 'ajeossi'". Yonhap News Agency. April 11, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Comforting life through meeting 'My Mister'". The Korea Herald. April 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ "TvN's new series 'My Mister' debuts at No. 1 on weekly TV chart". Yonhap News Agency. 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  5. ^ a b "[공식 전문] '나의 아저씨' 측 "나문희 최종 하차..고두심 합류"". Naver (in Korean). February 19, 2018. 
  6. ^ "[단독] 박호산, 오달수 후임으로 '나의 아저씨' 긴급 합류". Naver (in Korean). February 28, 2018. 
  7. ^ Kim, Mi-ji (December 9, 2017). "[종합] 이지아·tvN 양측 "'나의 아저씨' 출연 확정…이선균 아내 役"". Xsport News (in Korean). Retrieved December 10, 2017. 
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  9. ^ "Chang Ki-yong to Star in tvN's "My Mister"". HanCinema. December 3, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 
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  11. ^ 김영민 `나의 아저씨` 합류…이선균과 호흡 (in Korean). EDaily. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 
  12. ^ "[Lily's Take] Ryu Sun-young joins IU and Lee Sun-kyun in "My Mister"". HanCinema. January 28, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2018. 
  13. ^ "[단독] 헬로비너스 나라, '나의 아저씨' 출연…이선균·아이유와 호흡". Osen (in Korean). Nate. December 13, 2017. 
  14. ^ "[단독] '나의 아저씨', 오늘(18일) 대본리딩…이선균X아이유 총출동" (in Korean). December 18, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  15. ^ "[공식입장] '성추문' 오달수, 결국 '나의 아저씨' 하차 확정". Naver (in Korean). February 27, 2018. 
  16. ^ Kim Soo-kyung (February 28, 2018). "박호산, '나의 아저씨' 오달수 후임…'문래동 카이스트' 인기 잇는다(공식)". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  17. ^ a b "종영 '나의 아저씨'가 인생 드라마였던 모든 이유" [Finale, all the reasons why 'My Mister' was a life drama]. Naver. Retrieved May 21, 2018. 
  18. ^ "아이유X이선균 '나의 아저씨', 콘텐츠 영향력지수 1위". Naver. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  19. ^ "'나의 아저씨' TV 화제성 1위만 다섯 번째…2위는 '예쁜 누나'" ['My Ahjussi' is 1st place in 'TV popularity'...2nd place is 'Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food']. Naver. Retrieved May 21, 2018. 
  20. ^ "'나의 아저씨' 모든 배우의 '인생작'이 되다" ['My Mister' to be a 'life work' for all of its actors]. Naver. Retrieved May 21, 2018. 
  21. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 
  22. ^ "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 

External links[edit]

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