Player (TV series)

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Player
Player (TV Series).jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asThe Player
Hangul플레이어
Genre
Created byStudio Dragon[1]
Written byShin Jae-hyung
Directed byGo Jae-hyun
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes14
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)iWill Media[1]
DistributorOCN
Release
Original networkOCN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseSeptember 29 (2018-09-29) –
November 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)
External links
Website

Player[2] (Hangul플레이어; RRPeulleieo) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Song Seung-heon, Krystal Jung, Lee Si-eon and Tae Won-suk [ko]. It aired on OCN's Saturdays and Sundays at 22:20 (KST) time slot from September 29 to November 11, 2018.[3][4][5][6]

Synopsis[edit]

The story about the four talented individuals in their respective fields who create an elite team to solve crimes in partnership with a righteous prosecutor. Together, they confiscate black money and make sure that those who earn money through crimes will be arrested.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A veteran conman from a family of investigators who was born bold and gifted with words.
A skilled driver who grew up in an orphanage after being abandoned by her parents.
A talented hacker who had a past with Chairman Chun.
A powerful fighter who had accidentally worked for "That Person".

Supporting[edit]

Public Prosecutors' Office[edit]

The prosecutor who teamed up with Ha-ri and his team.
  • Ahn Se-ho as Investigator Maeng Ji-hoon[11]
  • Lee Hwang-ui as Yoo Ki-hoon[12]

Target[edit]

  • Kim Jong Tae as that person
  • Kwak Ja-hyung as Chun Dong-seob

People around Ha-ri[edit]

Ha-ri's father and former team leader of Special Corruption Division.
A doctor and the only person who knows Ha-ri's past.

Others[edit]

  • Min Joon-hyun as Team Leader Shim Dal-soo[14]
  • Kang Min-tae as gangster
  • Kim Hyung-mook as Na Won-hak[15]
  • Lee Hwa-ryong[16]
  • Min Joon-hyun
  • Kim Sung-cheol as Ji Sung-goo[17]
  • Jin Mo as Wang Seob
  • Kim Seo-kyung

Special appearances[edit]

Production[edit]

Early working titles of the series are Hustle (허슬; Heoseul) and Round (; Pan).[21][22]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Player OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
Language
Label
  • Blending
  • Music Buddy

Part 1[edit]

Released on October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Player" (플레이어)
  • Dok2
  • Jinsil
  • Lee Jung-ha
  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Yang Sung-woo
Dok2 feat. Jinsil (Mad Soul Child)03:05
2."Player" (Inst.) 
  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Yang Sung-woo
 03:05
Total length:06:10

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."CHANGER"Kim Ho-kyung1601The Vane03:15
2."CHANGER" (Inst.) 1601 03:15
Total length:06:30

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Yesterday"Min Yeon-jae1601JK Kim Dong-wook04:00
2."Yesterday" (Inst.) 1601 04:00
Total length:08:00

Part 4[edit]

Released on October 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Bluffing"Min Yeon-jae1601Luna (f(x))03:07
2."Bluffing" (Inst.) 1601 03:07
Total length:06:14

Part 5[edit]

Released on November 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Born To Be A Player"Jung Min-wook
  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Yang Sung-woo
Hey Men03:01
2."Born To Be A Player" (Inst.) 
  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Yang Sung-woo
 03:01
Total length:06:02

Part 6[edit]

Released on November 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Anyone"
  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Yang Sung-woo
Nam Tae-hyun03:57
2."Anyone" (Inst.) 
  • Lee Jong-soo
  • Yang Sung-woo
 03:57
Total length:07:54

Ratings[edit]

  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[23] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul
1 September 29, 2018 4.474% 5.226% 4.3%
2 September 30, 2018 4.876% 5.638% 4.9%
3 October 6, 2018 4.092% 4.433% 4.8%
4 October 7, 2018 4.186% 4.180% 5.5%
5 October 13, 2018 3.720% 4.196% N/A
6 October 14, 2018 4.573% 5.097%
7 October 20, 2018 4.415% 5.393%
8 October 21, 2018 4.904% 5.302%
9 October 27, 2018 4.723% 5.531%
10 October 28, 2018 4.640% 4.928%
11 November 3, 2018 3.993% 4.425%
12 November 4, 2018 3.879% 4.116%
13 November 10, 2018 4.553% 4.780%
14 November 11, 2018 5.803% 6.249%
Average 4.488% 4.964% -
  • 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).

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "송승헌X정수정X이시언, '플레이어' 합류..막강 라인업- 스타뉴스". 스타뉴스 (in Korean). 2018-06-04. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
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  6. ^ "Swindling bad guys of dirty money, 'Player' aims to be a gratifying action series". Yonhap News. September 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Baek, Ji-eun. "[단독] 에프엑스 크리스탈, '허슬' 여주인공…연기 활동 박차". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
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  12. ^ "이황의, '플레이어' 출연 확정…대검차장 役으로 '부드러운 카리스마' 발산 예고". Hankooki (in Korean). June 21, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  13. ^ Kim, Na-rae (September 26, 2018). "유예빈, '플레이어' 출연 확정! '뛰어난 미모+무한한 잠재력' 시너지 '기대'". dspdaily (in Korean). Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "민준현, '플레이어' 합류…송승헌·정수정과 호흡". OBS News (in Korean). June 18, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "김형묵, OCN '플레이어' 출연…송승헌·크리스탈과 호흡". Naver (in Korean). TenAsia. June 14, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  16. ^ "이화룡, '예쁜누나' 변태 공차장→검사 '변신'...OCN '플레이어' 합류". Naver (in Korean). TenAsia. June 12, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
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  19. ^ "[★해시태그]"'플레이어' 촬영중"…홍석천, 크리스탈과 함께 인증샷" (in Korean). June 17, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  20. ^ ""압도적 분위기"… '플레이어' 또 다른 악역 왕지혜 등장" (in Korean). October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  21. ^ Moon, Ji-yeon. "[단독] 송승헌 '허슬' 출연..장르물 한번 더". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  22. ^ Yoo, Su-ah. ""기대되는 조합"…송승헌X크리스탈X이시언, '판'으로 뭉치나". Naver (in Korean). Maeil Economic Daily. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  23. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-09-23.

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