Partners for Justice (season 1)

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Partners for Justice
Partners for Justice poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Forensic
  • Investigation Couple
Hangul검법남녀
Genre
Created bySon Hyung-suk [ko]
Written by
  • Min Ji-eun
  • Won Young-Sil
Directed byNo Do-cheol
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Moon Bo-mi
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)HB Entertainment [ko]
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMay 14 (2018-05-14) –
July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)
Chronology
Followed byPartners for Justice (season 2)
External links
Website

Partners for Justice (Korean검법남녀; RRGumbeobnamnyeo) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Jung Jae-young and Jeong Yu-mi. It aired on MBC in May 2018 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST) time slot.[1][2]

In October 2018, MBC announced that it was renewed for a second season, which premiered in 2019.[3][4][5]

Synopsis[edit]

About a forensic doctor and prosecutor who work together to solve cases.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A forensic doctor with ten years of experience at the National Forensic Service. Although his skills are recognized, he is eccentric and has a picky personality.
A rookie prosecutor working in the 8th Eastern District. She was born into a wealthy family and possesses photographic memory. She is bright and warm-hearted, albeit a little clumsy.
Chief Detective.[6]
  • Park Eun-seok as Kang Hyun
An elite prosecutor who is Eun Sol's Senior.[7]
A researcher and pharmacologist at the National Forensic Service.[8]

Supporting[edit]

  • Ahn Suk-hwan as No Han-shin
  • Kim Ho-jung as Oh Hwa-soo
  • Park Jun-gyu as Kang Dong-sik
  • Park Hee-jin as Cheon Mi-ho
  • Kim Min-ha as Park Mi-young
  • Joo Jin-mo as Park Joong-ho
  • Song Young-kyu as Ma No-dam[9]
  • Ko Kyu-pil as Jung Sung-joo
  • Noh Susanna as Han Soo-yeon
  • Ko In-beom as Eun Ki-sang
  • Kim Seo-ra as Han Mi-mo
  • Kang Sun-sook as Byeolgyo woman
  • Kim Ki-moo as Detective Park
  • Min Pil-joon as Detective Kang
  • Yoon Ji-min as Lee Hye-sung[10]
  • Baek Seung-hoon as Seo Jung-min
  • Oh Man-seok as Do Ji-han

Production[edit]

First script reading took place late March 2018 at MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, South Korea.[11]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Released on May 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Can't Breathe"earattack, JooheonearattackMonsta X (Kihyun, Jooheon)03:25
2."Can't Breathe (Inst.)" earattack 03:25
Total length:06:50

Part 2[edit]

Released on May 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Truth"Min Yeon-jae1601JK Kim Dong-wook03:50
2."Truth (Eng. Ver.)"Min Yeon-jae1601JK Kim Dong-wook03:50
3."Truth (Inst.)" 1601 03:50
Total length:11:30

Part 3[edit]

Released on June 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Walking" (걸어가)TaeyunmiGaemi, Kim Se-jinMinzy03:31
2."Walking (Inst.)" (걸어가 (Inst.)) Gaemi, Kim Se-jin 03:31
Total length:07:02

Part 4[edit]

Released on June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."It's Alright" (괜찮아)HanaGaemiLee Seok-hoon03:45
2."It's Alright (Inst.)" (괜찮아 (Inst.)) Gaemi 03:45
Total length:07:30

Part 5[edit]

Released on June 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Sun Like A Star"Gaemi, Heo Sung-jin, yuNdAkHeo Sung-jin, Ha Hyung-jooG.Urban, yuNdAk (OBROJECT)03:20
2."Sun Like A Star (Inst.)" Heo Sung-jin, Ha Hyung-joo 03:20
Total length:06:40

Part 6[edit]

Released on July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."White Rain" (하얀비)Gaemi, HangzooGaemiHangzoo, Stella Jang03:35
2."White Rain (Inst.)" (하얀비 (Inst.)) Gaemi 03:35
Total length:07:10

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.
  • TNmS stop publishing their report from June 2018.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS[12] AGB Nielsen[13]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 May 14, 2018 4.3% (NR) 4.4% 4.5% (NR) 4.7% (NR)
2 4.7% (NR) 4.8% 4.9% (NR) 5.1% (NR)
3 May 15, 2018 5.0% (NR) 5.2% 4.7% (NR) 5.3% (NR)
4 5.9% (NR) 6.3% 6.5% (13th) 7.8% (10th)
5 May 21, 2018 4.3% (NR) 4.5% 4.7% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
6 5.1% (NR) 5.3% 5.2% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
7 May 22, 2018 5.3% (NR) 5.5% 5.6% (NR) 5.8% (NR)
8 6.5% (17th) 6.7% 6.3% (17th) 6.5% (18th)
9 May 28, 2018 5.8% (NR) 6.6% 5.8% (20th) 6.5% (17th)
10 6.8% (20th) 7.0% 6.7% (16th) 6.9% (14th)
11 May 29, 2018 5.0% (NR) 5.8% 5.6% (18th) 6.4% (17th)
12 5.6% (NR) 6.3% 6.4% (15th) 7.1% (10th)
13 June 4, 2018 6.0% 6.8% 7.0% (13th) 7.7% (10th)
14 7.0% 7.9% 7.7% (8th) 8.5% (6th)
15 June 5, 2018 6.2% 6.5% 6.7% (10th) 7.2% (10th)
16 7.4% 7.6% 8.2% (5th) 8.4% (5th)
17 June 11, 2018 6.7% 7.0% 6.9% (16th) 7.1% (15th)
18 7.8% 7.9% 7.7% (7th)
19 June 25, 2018[a] 6.2% 6.8% 6.5% (19th) 7.3% (10th)
20 7.1% 7.6% 8.1% (7th) 8.5% (6th)
21 July 3, 2018[b] 6.6% 7.1% 6.8% (17th) 7.3% (14th)
22 7.7% 7.9% 8.0% (10th) 8.3% (9th)
23 6.2% 6.3% 6.6% (20th)
24 7.1% 7.4% 7.5% (13th) 7.8% (12th)
25 July 9, 2018 7.5% 8.1% 7.4% (15th) 8.0% (10th)
26 8.3% 8.5% 9.0% (6th) 9.0% (8th)
27 July 10, 2018 7.1% 7.8% 7.1% (13th) 7.9% (9th)
28 8.7% 9.3% 9.0% (5th) 9.6% (5th)
29 July 16, 2018 6.5% 6.6% 6.7% (15th) 6.9% (15th)
30 8.4% 8.7% 8.4% (6th) 8.5% (7th)
31 July 17, 2018 7.5% 8.0% 7.7% (8th) 8.2% (6th)
32 9.5% 10.2% 9.6% (5th) 10.3% (4th)
Average 6.6% 7.0% 6.7% 7.3%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 2018 MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Jung Jae-young Nominated [14]
Drama of the Year Partners for Justice Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Jung Jae-young Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Jeong Yu-mi Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Park Eun-seok Nominated
Best Supporting Cast in Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Park Jun-gyu Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No episodes were aired on June 12 due to news coverage on the 2018 DPRK-US Singapore Summit, on June 18 due to live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F match between South Korea and Sweden, and on June 19 due to live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H match between Columbia and Japan.
  2. ^ No episodes were aired on June 26 due to live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C match between Denmark and France, and on July 2 due to coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico. In return, four episodes were aired back-to-back on July 3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[공식] 정재영X정유미, '검법남녀' 출연 확정…명품 드라마 탄생 예고". Sports Donga (in Korean). April 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Courtroom series with strong personalities fill small screen". Kpop Herald. May 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "[이슈IS] MBC 최초 시즌물 '검법남녀', 아리송한 시즌2 발표 ((ISSUE IS) MBC to renew Partners for Justice for season 2)". JTBC News. July 18, 2018.
  4. ^ ""Partners For Justice" In Talks For Second Season". Soompi.
  5. ^ https://www.hankyung.com/article/201904021989H
  6. ^ [공식입장] 이이경 측 "'검법남녀' 출연 확정…강력계 형사 役". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ [단독] 박은석, '검법남녀' 출연…정재영·정유미와 호흡. Xports News (in Korean). March 27, 2018.
  8. ^ [단독] 스테파니 리, '검법남녀' 약학박사役 꿰찼다..이이경과 호흡. enews24 (in Korean). March 28, 2018.
  9. ^ 송영규, ‘검법남녀’ 합류…정재영과 라이벌(공식). Star MBN (in Korean). April 13, 2018.
  10. ^ 윤지민, '검법남녀' 특별출연…6년 만에 단발머리 파격 변신. News1 (in Korean). May 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "'검법남녀' 정재영X정유미, 첫 대본리딩 마쳤다..본격 시작". Star News (in Korean). April 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings at Naver". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "소지섭 '데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상'(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD]". Newsen (in Korean). December 31, 2018.

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