Night Light (TV series)

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Night Light
Night Light Poster.jpg
Also known asIllumination
White Nights
GenreMelodrama
Written byHan Ji-hoon
Directed byLee Jae-dong
StarringLee Yo-won
Jin Goo
Uee
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producer(s)Lee Joo-hwan
Producer(s)Lee Suk-gi
Cho Yoon-jung
Production location(s)Seoul, South Korea
Fukuoka, Japan
Nagoya, Japan
Running time60 mins
Production company(s)Night Light SPC[a]
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC
First shown inSouth Korea
Original releaseNovember 21, 2016 (2016-11-21) – January 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)
External links
Website

Night Light (Hangul불야성; RRBulyaseong) is a South Korean television series starring Lee Yo-won, Jin Goo, and Uee. It aired on MBC every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) starting from November 21, 2016.[1][2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

A story of three individuals propelled by their undying greed as they clamor for wealth and power in order to reign supreme at the top of the food chain. Seo Yi-kyung (Lee Yo-won), a cold crystal of a woman who is willing to do anything for her ambitions and she doesn't believe that greed is a sin. Park Gun-woo (Jin Goo), a warm-hearted, free-spirited man of integrity and the heir of a big company who got betrayed by his love, Yi-kyung, 12 years ago. Lee Se-jin (Uee) is a hired persona and comes from a poor family, she lost her parents when she was young, and desperately wants to escape from her situation.[5][6][7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A cold woman and the embodiment of heated passion who wants to be the queen of her own enterprise.
A chaebol's son with a free-spirited personality, and initially decides to put aside his status to pursue music.[10]
A poor woman who works multiple jobs to turn her life around.[12]

Supporting[edit]

S Finance[edit]

Sejin's family[edit]

Mujin Group[edit]

Tianjin Finance[edit]

BaekSong Foundation[edit]

Others[edit]

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

The first script reading took place September 27, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea and filming began on October 4 in Seoul.[15] The cast started filming in Fukuoka, Japan on October 16.[16] The filming then moved to Nagoya on October 30.

Payment controversy[edit]

Three months after the end of Night Light, the TV Chosun subsidiary C-Story, one of its producers, was accused of not duly compensating the actors of the drama. When sought for comment, the company's management said that it was "confused by the reports and that while payments have been delayed, they have been communicating with all of the as-yet-unpaid actors".[17]

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date
Episode # Date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[18] AGB Nielsen[19]
Nationwide Seoul National

Capital Area

Nationwide Seoul National

Capital Area

1
November 21, 2016
5.7% (NR)
5.9% (NR)
6.6% (NR)
6.8% (NR)
2
November 22, 2016
7.2% (18th)
8.2% (18th)
6.3% (NR)
6.3% (20th)
3
November 28, 2016
6.1% (NR)
6.3% (NR)
5.5% (NR)
5.7% (NR)
4
November 29, 2016
6.1% (NR)
6.5% (NR)
6.2% (NR)
6.8% (17th)
5
December 5, 2016
5.3% (NR)
5.9% (NR)
4.7% (NR)
5.3% (NR)
6
December 6, 2016
6.4% (NR)
7.3% (NR)
5.4% (NR)
6.3% (NR)
7
December 12, 2016
4.2% (NR)
4.5% (NR)
4.7% (NR)
5.5% (NR)
8
December 13, 2016
4.6% (NR)
4.6% (NR)
5.2% (NR)
5.8% (NR)
9
December 19, 2016
4.1% (NR)
5.0% (NR)
3.8% (NR)
4.7% (NR)
10
December 20, 2016
4.1% (NR)
5.0% (NR)
4.5% (NR)
5.4% (NR)
11
December 26, 2016
4.5% (NR)
5.5% (NR)
4.4% (NR)
5.4% (NR)
12
December 27, 2016
4.1% (NR)
5.0% (NR)
3.8% (NR)
4.7% (NR)
13
January 2, 2017
3.7% (NR)
3.9% (NR)
4.1% (NR)
4.3% (NR)
14
January 3, 2017
4.3% (NR)
4.4% (NR)
4.7% (NR)
4.8% (NR)
15
January 9, 2017
3.5% (NR)
3.5% (NR)
3.4% (NR)
3.9% (NR)
16
January 10, 2017
3.5% (NR)
3.9% (NR)
4.0% (NR)
4.5% (NR)
17
January 16, 2017
3.2% (NR)
3.3% (NR)
3.1% (NR)
3.2% (NR)
18
January 17, 2017
3.7% (NR)
4.6% (NR)
3.5% (NR)
4.4% (NR)
19
January 23, 2017
4.1% (NR)
5.0% (NR)
4.1% (NR)
5.1% (NR)
20
January 24, 2017
4.4% (NR)
4.8% (NR)
4.3% (NR)
4.7% (NR)
Average 4.6% - 4.6% -

Original soundtrack[edit]

Night Light
Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
GenrePop, K-pop, soundtrack
Label
ProducerCho Yoon-jung (executive)

OST Part 1[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Way" (길)
  • Park Jung-ok
  • Kim Joon-il
Park Jung-okXIA3:48
2."Way" (Inst.) Park Jung-ok 3:48
Total length:7:36

OST Part 2[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Like That Day" (그날처럼)Sungje (Supernova)3:57
2."Like That Day" (Inst.) 3:57
Total length:7:54

OST Part 3[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."For Me" (나를 위해)Bae Soo-jung4:32
2."For Me" (Inst.) 4:32
Total length:9:04

Charted songs[edit]

Chart Performance
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Remarks
KOR
Gaon
"Way"
(XIA)
2016
91
Part 1

International broadcast[edit]

Netflix acquired the international rights for the drama and is using the name White Nights for it.[21][22]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A joint venture of TV Chosun subsidiary C-Story and Victory Contents

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Actors remain unpaid for MBC's Night Light and KBS's Master–God of Noodle". Retrieved 2018-05-10.
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  19. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  20. ^ "Gaon Download Chart - Week 50". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  21. ^ 넷플릭스, MBC '불야성' 전 세계 190개 국가에 독점 배급!
  22. ^ New on Netflix