Come Back Mister

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Come Back Mister
Come Back Mister.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Please Come Back, Mister
  • Come Back, Uncle
  • Come Back, Ahjussi
  • Come Back Alive
Based on Mr. Tsubakiyama's Seven Days
by Jirō Asada
Written by Noh Hye-young
Directed by Shin Yoon-sub
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Shinyoung E&C Group
Hunus Entertainment
Distributor SBS
Original network SBS
Original release 24 February (2016-02-24) – 14 April 2016 (2016-04-14)
External links

Come Back Mister[1] (Hangul돌아와요 아저씨; RRDorawayo Ajeossi) is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Rain, Oh Yeon-seo, Kim In-kwon, Kim Soo-ro, Lee Min-jung, Lee Ha-nui, Choi Won-young and Yoon Park, based on the Japanese novel published in 2002, Mr. Tsubakiyama's Seven Days by Jirō Asada.[2][3][4][5] It aired on SBS from 24 February to 14 April 2016 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[6][7][8]


Kim Young-soo (Kim In-kwon) is a section chief in the women’s apparel section at Sunjin's department store. He and his wife Shin Da-hye (Lee Min-jung) do not get along because his long work hours and constant overtime distract him from home. During one of these overtimes, he accidentally falls from a roof and is killed. His company writes his death off as a suicide in order to not receive blame for overworking him.

Han Gi-tak (Kim Soo-ro) is a former gangster who runs a restaurant. He has loved actress Song Yi-yeon (Lee Ha-nui) for many years, but she has always distanced herself from him because of his lifestyle. Her ex-husband, Cha Jae-gook (Choi Won-young) has whipped up a scandal to force her to give him their child, and threatens Yi-yeon with it. Just as Gi-tak figures this out, he gets in a car accident and is killed at the same time as Young-soo.

Young-soo and Gi-tak both arrive in the afterlife, but they both feel that they must return: Young-soo to reconcile with his wife and prove his death was not a suicide, and Gi-tak to protect Yi-yeon. They are given two months and return to life in new bodies: Young-soo as Lee Hae-joon (Rain), a handsome young man; and Gi-tak as Han Hong-nan (Oh Yeon-seo), a pretty young woman. They have three rules:

1. They can not reveal their true identities.

2. Revenge is forbidden.

3. They cannot engage in human affairs.

If any of these rules are broken, the fact that either of them ever existed will be erased.


Main characters[edit]

  • Rain as Lee Hae-joon / Kim Young-soo
A handsome young man. Kim Young-soo reincarnated in Lee Hae-joon's body.
A pretty young woman. Han Gi-tak reincarnated in Han Hong-nan's body.
Shin Da-hye's husband. An assistant manager at women's apparel section at Sunjin's Department Store. After he died, he reincarnated himself as Lee Hae-joon.
A former gangster who runs a restaurant. He has loved actress Song Yi-yeon. After he died, he reincarnated himself as Han Hong-nan. He is Shin Da-hye's long lost brother.
Kim Young-soo's wife. Jung Ji-hoon's ex-girlfriend. After her husband died, she worked as a worker at Sunjin's Department Store. She is Han Gi-tak's long lost sister.
A famous actress who struggles after scandal. She is Han Gi-tak's love interest.
Shin Da-hye's ex-boyfriend and biological father of Kim Han-na. Worked under Kim Young-soo. After Kim Young-soo died, he was promoted to assistant manager at Sunjin's Department Store.
The president of Sunjin's Department Store and Song Yi-yeon's ex-husband.
Han Gi-tak former partner as gangster and Song Yi-yeon's bodyguard.

Supporting characters[edit]

Kim Young-soo's father.
Daughter of Kim young-soo and Shin Da-hye.
Natural enemy of Han Gi-tak.
Han Gi-tak's employee at his restaurant.
A worker for Re-Life Centre, who controls and watches over Lee Hae-joon and Han Hong-nan's actions.
A big boss who always prioritizes Han Gi-tak over Na Suk-chul.
President of Sunjin Group.
  • Oh Na-ra as Secretary Wang / X (unidentified spy)
A secretary and interpreter for the Sunjin Group's president.
A model who is used by Cha Jae-gook to be involved with Song Yi-yeon's scandal.
A young actress who really hates Song Yi-yeon.
Flies the real Lee Hae-joon but unfortunately gets into a plane crash and is found to be surviving in an isolated island.


The first script reading took place on December 22, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.

Original soundtracks[edit]

OST Part 1[edit]

Come Back Mister
Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Genre Pop, K-pop, soundtrack
Label Hunus Entertainment
CJ E&M Music
Track listing
2."Again" (Inst.)Noel4:57

OST Part 2[edit]

Track listing
1."Feel Alive"Topp Dogg2:28
2."Feel Alive (Rap Ver.)"Topp Dogg2:28

OST Part 3[edit]

Track listing
1."Moon Light"Son Hoyoung4:25
2."Moon Light (Inst.)"Son Hoyoung4:25

OST Part 4[edit]

Track listing
1."Because It's Love"Ailee3:08
2."Because It's Love (Inst.)"Ailee3:08

OST Part 5[edit]

Track listing
1."Close My Eyes"Lee Hyun3:55
2."Close My Eyes" (Inst.)Lee Hyun3:55

OST Part 6[edit]

1."Sadness of Love"Na Yoon Kwon4:25
2."Back Then"Hojoon (Topp Dogg)3:53
3."Sadness of Love" (Inst.)Na Yoon Kwon4:25
4."Back Then" (Inst.)Hojoon (Topp Dogg)3:53

OST Part 7[edit]

Track listing
1."X-Out"Ryu Ji Hyun3:46
2."You"Sang Do & Ho Joon (Topp Dogg)3:34
3."X-Out" (Inst.)Ryu Ji Hyun3:46
4."You" (Inst.)Sang Do & Ho Joon (Topp Dogg)3:34


The epilogue shows the life of the real Lee Hae-joon and his pilot surviving on an isolated island. Lee Hae-joon wants to fly back to Seoul because he has an important business, but unfortunately he gets into a plane crash. The epilogue is shown in Episode 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15.


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
TNmS Ratings[9] AGB Nielsen[10]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 24 February 2016 8.0% 10.5% 6.6% 7.6%
2 25 February 2016 9.0% 11.4% 7.6% 8.9%
3 2 March 2016 6.2% 8.0% 5.2% 6.0%
4 3 March 2016 6.9% 7.8% 5.5% 6.1%
5 9 March 2016 5.2% 5.7% 5.2% 5.7%
6 10 March 2016 5.9% 6.4% 5.4% 5.9%
7 16 March 2016 3.9% 4.5% 4.0% 4.2%
8 17 March 2016 4.7% 6.4% 4.0% 4.2%
9 23 March 2016 3.1% 3.8% 3.5% 3.8%
10 24 March 2016 3.6% 4.4% 4.1% 4.4%
11 30 March 2016 2.3% 2.8% 3.3% 3.6%
12 31 March 2016 3.7% 3.9% 3.8% 4.0%
13 6 April 2016 2.6% 2.7% 2.8% 2.9%
14 7 April 2016 3.6% 4.4% 3.2% 3.0%
15 14 April 2016 4.5% 4.8% 4.6% 4.9%
16 3.1% 3.3% 2.6% 2.4%
Average 4.8% 5.6% 4.5% 4.9%
  • Episode 15 was postponed to 14 April 2016 in favor of coverage of the National Assembly elections.
  • Episodes 15 & 16 aired back-to-back on 14 April.

International broadcast[edit]

Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore[edit]

The drama aired on pay-TV channel ONE in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia with localised subtitles, within 24 hours of the original South Korean broadcast, from 25 February 2016 until 15 April 2016. It also airs in Indonesia on Rajawali Television (RTV).


It aired in Vietnam on HTV3 beginning November 1, 2016.

United States[edit]

The drama airs in the Los Angeles DMA free, over-the-air on Asian American channel LA 18 KSCI-TV (channel 18) with English subtitles, Wed-Thurs 9:15PM, beginning 16 March 2016.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Best Supporting Actress
Oh Yeon-seo
24th SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama
Kim In-kwon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Fantasy Drama
Oh Yeon-seo
Special Acting Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama
Yoon Park
Special Acting Award, Actress in a Fantasy Drama
Lee Ha-nui
Ra Mi-ran
Idol Academy Award – Best Eating
Oh Yeon-seo


  1. ^ 《BEST》 Come Back Mister 돌아와요 아저씨|김인권·김수로, 정지훈·오연서로 환생 EP01 20160224. YouTube (in Korean). SBS Drama. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Lee Min Jung, Rain, and Oh Yeon Seo confirm roles on Please Come Back Mister". DramaFever. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lee Min Jung Will Romance Rain in 'Please Come Back Mister". Kdramastars. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rain to headline SBS TV drama 'Please Come Back, Mister'". KPopfighting. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lee Min-jung to star in drama with Rain". The Korea Times. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  6. ^ '안녕'→'돌아와요아저씨' 제목 변경, 비 출연 확정. TV Report. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rain returns to small screen". The Korea Times. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lee Min-jung, Rain to star in new TV series". The Korea Herald. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
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External links[edit]

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