Phantom (TV series)

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Phantom
Phantom-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Phantom
Also known as Ghost
Genre Mystery, Psychological, Police procedural
Written by Kim Eun-hee
Directed by Kim Hyung-shik
Park Shin-woo
Starring So Ji-sub
Lee Yeon-hee
Composer(s) Choi Sung-wook
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Choi Moon-suk
Location(s) Korea
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) HB Entertainment
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release 30 May (2012-05-30) – 9 August 2012 (2012-08-09)
Chronology
Preceded by Rooftop Prince
Followed by To the Beautiful You
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 유령
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yuryeong
McCune–Reischauer Yuryŏng

Phantom (Hangul유령; RRYuryeong) is a 2012 South Korean television series, starring So Ji-sub, Lee Yeon-hee, Um Ki-joon, Kwak Do-won, and Song Ha-yoon.[1][2][3] The police procedural tackles crimes and clues in the cyber world, weaving a massive, twist-filled mystery of murders, identity switches, corruption and conspiracy.[4]

It aired on SBS from May 30 to August 9, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[5]

Plot[edit]

Kim Woo-hyun is the only son of a prominent police officer. Determined to make his own mark, he breezes through the police academy,[6] and along the way racks up accolades, top of the class honors, a lot of praise and perhaps envy from his colleagues.[7] Assigned to the cyber investigations unit,[8] Detective Kim finds himself entrenched in an intense cat and mouse game with faceless enemies in the cyber world. Tirelessly hunting a hacker named Hades, he traces the hacker's location to an apartment building and arrives just in time to witness an actress fall to her death from the high-rise.

What appears initially to be a suicide case reveals a trail of crime and conspiracy as Hades broadcasts a video clip showing a perpetrator pushing the actress to her death. Suspected to be the perpetrator, Hades is hunted down by Woo-hyun, who finds out that Hades is in fact his past roommate in the police academy, Park Ki-young. Ki-young escapes, and later infiltrates the police headquarters in search of an important evidence proving his innocence. He is caught by Yoo Kang-mi, with whom he watches a video titled 'Phantom' that reveals a murder linking right back to Woo-hyun. Ki-young once again escapes, but calls Woo-hyun to meet up with him in an abandoned factory. The factory explodes, and one died while the other suffered severe burns.[9] In a mistaken identity, Ki-young is sent to the hospital for treatment. Ki-young recovers and assumes Woo-hyun's identity, working together with Kang-mi to defeat the enigmatic nemesis and do justice for his friend's sacrifice.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Cyber Investigation Team[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Choi Daniel - Park Gi-young / Hades (ep 1-2, 6)[25][26]
  • Esom - Shin Hyo-jung (ep 1)
  • Kim Sung-oh - Shin Hyo-jung's fan (ep 1)
  • Lee Joon - passerby (ep 1)[27]
  • Jung Da-hye - Jung So-eun (ep 3)
  • Kang Sung-min - Yang Seung-jae (ep 3-4)
  • Kwak Ji-min - Kwon Eun-sol (ep 7)
  • Han Bo-bae - Kwak Ji-soo (ep 7-8)
  • Ha Seung-ri - Jung Mi-young (ep 7-8)
  • Kim Min-ha - Kim Hee-eun
  • Jin Kyung - Oh Yeon-sook
  • Jung Myung-joon - TV news announcer
  • Jang Hang-jun - building owner
  • Jeon In-taek - Jo Kyung-moon
  • Kwon Tae-won - Nam Sang-won

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[28] AGB Nielsen[29]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 30 May 2012 10.7% 13.4% 7.6% 8.6%
2 31 May 2012 12.1% 14.5% 8.9% 9.9%
3 6 June 2012 13.0% 17.7% 11.4% 13.3%
4 7 June 2012 14.2% 17.3% 11.8% 12.3%
5 13 June 2012 11.9% 15.3% 10.6% 11.9%
6 14 June 2012 13.1% 16.0% 12.2% 13.7%
7 20 June 2012 12.7% 14.9% 10.8% 11.8%
8 21 June 2012 14.1% 17.0% 11.2% 12.6%
9 27 June 2012 13.1% 15.8% 11.1% 11.6%
10 28 June 2012 13.5% 17.0% 11.0% 12.0%
11 4 July 2012 14.1% 17.1% 11.4% 12.0%
12 5 July 2012 15.6% 17.9% 13.8% 15.0%
13 11 July 2012 15.7% 19.6% 13.3% 14.3%
14 12 July 2012 17.0% 20.4% 14.2% 15.7%
15 18 July 2012 15.3% 18.3% 13.4% 14.9%
16 19 July 2012 16.0% 19.8% 13.9% 15.4%
17 25 July 2012 14.5% 16.9% 13.3% 15.0%
18 26 July 2012 16.5% 19.4% 15.3% 16.0%
19 8 August 2012 13.3% 16.5% 12.9% 14.3%
20 9 August 2012 13.7% 16.4% 12.2% 12.8%
Average 14.0% 17.0% 12.0% 13.2%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2012
5th Korea Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor So Ji-sub Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor Kwak Do-won Won
1st K-Drama Star Awards
Excellence Award, Actor So Ji-sub Nominated
SBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special So Ji-sub Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Um Ki-joon Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Lee Yeon-hee Nominated
Special Acting Award, Actor in a Drama Special Kwak Do-won Won
Jang Hyun-sung Nominated
Special Acting Award, Actress in a Drama Special Song Ha-yoon Nominated
Top 10 Stars So Ji-sub Won

Original soundtrack[edit]

Phantom
Original Sound Track
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released July 17, 2012
Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack, R&B
Label HB Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Phantom OST
No. Title Artist Length
1. "유령(같이 사랑했잖아) - Title" (Phantom (We Used to Love)) MBLAQ 4:00
2. "그리워 운다" (I Miss You So I Cry) Shin Bora[30] 4:14
3. "그리워서 눈물나서" (Tears Fall Because I Miss You) Lee Soo-young 4:05
4. "Burn Out" Block B 3:47
5. "어떻게" (How) Lee Ki-chan 4:15
6. "GHOST" Various Artists 1:29
7. "Save You" Various Artists 2:40
8. "Goodbye, My Face" Various Artists 2:50
9. "Mysterious Man" Various Artists 2:10
10. "Steganography" Various Artists 2:10
11. "New Life" Various Artists 3:12
12. "Beautiful Agony" Various Artists 2:26
13. "Stuxnet" Various Artists 1:49
14. "Slow Walking" Various Artists 1:00
15. "Black Out" Various Artists 1:32
16. "유령(같이 사랑했잖아) (Inst.)" (Phantom (We Used to Love) (Inst.)) Various Artists 4:00
17. "Burn Out (Inst.)" Various Artists 3:47

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV from January 27 to March 31, 2013.[31]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Ho, Stewart (3 May 2012). "So Ji Sub, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Daniel, MBLAQ's G.O. Hold Script Reading for Ghost". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
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  22. ^ Ho, Stewart (13 June 2012). "Fans of MBLAQ's G.O.Treat Staff of Ghost Out to Buffet Meal". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  23. ^ Ho, Stewart (11 June 2012). "MBLAQ's G.O. Tweets a Goofy Picture With Some of Ghost's Cast Members". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
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  29. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
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  31. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=24367

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