Radiant Office

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Radiant Office
Radiant Office poster.jpg
Also known asSelf-Radiation Office
Self-Dazzling Office
Self-Stunning Office
GenreRomantic comedy
Workplace drama
Written byJung Hoe-hyun
Directed byJung Ji-in, Park Sang-hoon
StarringGo Ah-sung
Ha Seok-jin
Kim Dong-wook
Lee Dong-hwi
Hoya
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Han Hee
Producer(s)Yoo Hyun-joong
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)MBC Drama Production Division
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMarch 15 (2017-03-15) –
May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04)
External links
Website

Radiant Office (Korean자체발광 오피스; RRJachebalgwang Opiseu; lit. Self-Dazzling Office) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Go Ah-sung and Ha Seok-jin.[1][2][3][4] The series is written by a rookie screenwriter who won the 2016 MBC TV Drama Screenplay Competition in Miniseries category.[5] It aired on MBC from March 15 to May 4, 2017 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) for 16 episodes.[6]

Synopsis[edit]

Eun Ho-won faces repeat rejections in her job search until despair drives her to attempt suicide. At the hospital, she learns she might be terminally-ill, but then at the same time, she also finally succeeds in getting hired. Thinking she has nothing to lose, she tackles her job and life with new perspectives. Her superior at work, Seo Woo-jin, considers her a pain in the neck. They become a bickering pair.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

A 28-year-old woman who never succeed at getting a steady job. Tired and sick of her life and multiple part-time jobs she does, she tries to commit suicide. She gets both happy and sad news at the same time. That she might be terminally-ill but also finally succeeds in getting hired as a contractual employee. Thinking she has nothing to lose, she tackles her job and life with new perspectives and bolder attitude.
A 38-year-old man who is the Head of Marketing team. He is an elite workaholic with perfect qualifications and work results. But he has uncompromising personality and sharp tongue, which often makes him at odds with his coworkers.
A 32-year-old man who has been failed to pass national civil service exam a few times, which resulted in him lacking professional work experience. Despite being abandoned by his materialistic girlfriend, he is still a romanticist at heart.
A 34-year-old emergency physician, he was the one who takes care of Ho-won when she was brought to the hospital after her attempted suicide. He keep tabs on her ever since and after he knows she works at his family's company, he becomes her secret guardian.
  • Hoya as Jang Kang-ho
A 28-year-old man who comes from a wealthy family in Gangnam. He has received the best education and upbringing that money can buy. Unfortunately, he suffers from panic disorder, which resulted in multiple failures of job interviews.

Supporting characters[edit]

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[7] AGB Nielsen[8]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 March 15, 2017 3.8% (N/R) 4.1% (N/R) 3.8% (N/R) 4.2% (N/R)
2 March 16, 2017 4.1% (N/R) 4.9% (N/R) 3.9% (N/R) 4.7% (N/R)
3 March 22, 2017 4.4% (N/R) 5.0% (N/R) 3.8% (N/R) 4.4% (N/R)
4 March 23, 2017 4.6% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 5.2% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R)
5 March 29, 2017 4.6% (N/R) 5.2% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R)
6 March 30, 2017 4.9% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R) 6.5% (N/R)
7 April 5, 2017 6.0% (N/R) 6.3% (N/R) 7.4% (18th) 7.7% (14th)
8 April 6, 2017 5.8% (N/R) 5.9% (N/R) 7.3% (19th) 7.4% (18th)
9 April 12, 2017 5.6% (N/R) 6.3% (N/R) 5.9% (N/R) 6.6% (N/R)
10 April 13, 2017 6.2% (N/R) 7.3% (N/R) 7.1% (19th) 8.2% (18th)
11 April 19, 2017 4.9% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 4.4% (N/R) 4.9% (N/R)
12 April 20, 2017 5.7% (N/R) 5.9% (N/R) 6.7% (20th) 7.0% (17th)
13 April 26, 2017 6.0% (N/R) 6.4% (N/R) 6.8% (17th) 7.7% (11th)
14 April 27, 2017 5.6% (N/R) 6.5% (N/R) 6.8% (18th) 7.7% (12th)
15 May 3, 2017 5.3% (N/R) 6.2% (N/R) 6.4% (17th) 7.3% (12th)
16 May 4, 2017 5.5% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R) 7.0% (14th) 7.5% (11th)
Average 5.2% 5.8% 5.9% 6.5%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017
36th MBC Drama Awards Drama of the Year
Radiant Office
Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries
Ha Seok-jin
Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries
Go Ah-sung
Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries
Kim Dong-wook
Nominated
Lee Dong-hwi
Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries
Han Sun-hwa
Won
Golden Acting Award, Actor in a Miniseries
Kwon Hae-hyo
Nominated
Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Miniseries
Jang Shin-young
Won
Best New Actor
Lee Ho-won
Nominated

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."101"Ho Yoon (of Closet)3:13
2."101" (Inst.) 3:13
Total length:6:26

Part 2[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."For Me"Gyepy3:50
2."For Me" (Inst.) 3:50
Total length:7:40

Part 3[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Stunning" (자체발광)Junggigo3:19
2."Stunning" (Inst.) 3:19
Total length:6:38

Part 4[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."It Would Be Love" (사랑이겠죠)ROO3:47
2."It Would Be Love" (Inst.) 3:47
Total length:7:34

Part 5[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Bittersweet Bliss" (아름다운 이야기)Hyun Jin-ju3:47
2."Bittersweet Bliss" (Inst.) 3:47
Total length:7:34

Part 6[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."101"Lee Won-suk (Daybreak)3:25
2."101" (Inst.) 3:25
Total length:6:50

Part 7[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Come to Me" (내게 와요)Lee Tae-il (Block B)3:51
2."Come to Me" (Inst.) 3:51
Total length:7:42

International broadcast[edit]

  • In Vietnam: Danet.vn & FPT Play (streaming online 3 hours after Korea)
  • In Peru: the series aired on August 28, 2018 at 6:50 pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ko Ah-seong and Ha Seok-jin in Radiant Office". Hancinema. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  2. ^ "Lee Dong-hwi, Kim Dong-wuk, Hoya to star in new MBC drama Radiant Office". Hancinema. 2017-01-30. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  3. ^ "Kwon Hae-hyo, Jang Sin-yeong, Sunhwa and others to star in MBC Radiant Office". Hancinema. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  4. ^ "Go Ah Sung, Ha Suk Jin, Sunhwa, Hoya, and more gather at 1st script reading for Glowing Office". Allkpop. 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  5. ^ "2016 MBC 드라마 극본공모". MBC. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  6. ^ Kim, Heewon (2017-03-13). "New Korean Drama Radiant Office Ready to Shine This Week". The Korea Daily. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  7. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved November 16, 2016.

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