Remember (South Korean TV series)

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Remember
Remember – War of the Son (리멤버 – 아들의 전쟁) Promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre
Created by Park Young-soo
Written by Yoon Hyun-ho
Directed by Lee Chang-min
Creative director(s)
  • Ham Joon-ho
  • Kim Yoon-hee
Starring
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Jang-soo
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Logos Film
Distributor SBS
Release
Original network SBS TV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release 9 December 2015 (2015-12-09) – 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18)
External links
Website
Production website

Remember[1] (Hangul리멤버 – 아들의 전쟁; RRRimembeo – Adeul-ui Jeonjaeng; lit. Remember: War of the Son) is a South Korean thriller television series starring Yoo Seung-ho, Park Sung-woong, Park Min-young, Namkoong Min and Jung Hye-sung.[2][3][4] It aired on SBS from December 9, 2015 to February 18, 2016 for 20 episodes.[5]

Namkoong Min's standout performance as the story's antagonist won him an Excellence Award for Actor in a Miniseries at the 5th APAN Star Awards, as well as nominations for Grand Prize at the year-end SBS Drama Awards and for Best Actor at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards.

Synopsis[edit]

Seo Jin-woo has a special condition called hyperthymesia which allows him to remember almost every day in perfect detail. While his father, Seo Jae-hyuk on the other hand, developed an Alzheimer's disease, making him lose his memories. When Seo Jae-hyuk was wrongfully convicted of murder, Jin-woo vows to prove innocence of his father. Four years later, Jin-woo becomes a lawyer to put the real criminal behind bars but bribery, corruption, and betrayals would not give him an easy road to justice.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Lived with his father after his mother and brother died in a car accident when he was young. Using his superior memory, he was able to become the youngest lawyer in South Korea after dropping out of high school to prove the innocence of his father before he gets executed.
A lawyer with a hundred percent success rate but is infamous for fighting the case for the rich and powerful regardless of whether his clients are innocent or guilty. He is known to speak Korean with a very thick Gyeongsang accent. When he first met Jin-woo, he was reluctant to take on his father's case due to the high chances of losing however, Jin-woo reminded him of his younger self, which softened his heart and made him take on the case, which he eventually lost on purpose due to pressure from Il-Ho company. He was signed under Il-Ho legal team after the case, but still supports Jin-woo deep in his heart. It was revealed that the car accident his dad caused years ago was the same accident that Jin-woo's family got into.
Apart from Park Dong-ho, she is the only one to believe Seo Jin-woo's father innocence and unconditionally supports Jin-woo during tough times. She helped her parents deliver Papa John's pizza while she was a university student. 4 years later, she became a prosecutor in order to fight for Jin-woo's father and believes in the ways of honesty and truth but is always hindered by her superiors bribed by Il-Ho company.
The twisted and rich antagonist, Nam Gyu-man, is responsible for the crime for which Seo Jin-woo's father is wrongly accused of. He is described to be ruthless and brutal, even having a separate legal team from his company to handle his misbehaviour. However, he is seen to fear his father's wrath terribly.
Living in a bubble of an upper class, she is the sister of Nam Gyu-man and is also adored by her father. She is also Lee In-ah's classmate and colleague, and is quickly attracted towards Seo Jin-woo for his amazing skills.

Supporting[edit]

Jin-woo's father. He was wrongly accused for the crimes of Nam Gyu-man and sentenced to death. He suffers from Alzheimer and is unable to prove himself innocent.
Chairman of Il-Ho company, also Gyu-man & Yeo-kyung's father. He will stop to anything to protect his company.
Il-Ho company's section chief and Nam Gyu-man's right-hand man. He is obedient and loyal to Gyu-man and is often his punching bag. :However, he does not agree with Gyu-man's extreme ways of handling issues.
The leader of a gang, who is like a father figure to Park Dong-Ho. He submits to the authority of the Nam family.
A prosecutor who is described as excellent at fabricating stories in trials. He handled the trial of Seo Jae-hyuk 4 years ago and has since moved up the ranks quickly, becoming Lee In-ah's section chief and misusing his power to cover the crimes of Il-Ho company. He is also the rival of Park Dong-ho.
A judge with a sense of justice. The death of Jung-ah's father fueled him to work even harder to ensure that criminals are given well-deserving sentences.
A prosecutor and the superior of Lee In-ah. Often seen reprimanding In-ah for not working within the frame of a prosecutor but understands and supports her.
Park Dong-ho's right-hand man.
Jin-woo's neighbour. She was asked to sing at Nam Gyu-man party and was raped there. Nam Gyu-man murdered her brutally after she scratched his face with a broken glass.
Upon finding a clue that suggests Seo Jae-hyuk is not the culprit, he informs his attorney, Hong Moo-suk, not knowing that Moo-suk sides with Il-Ho. He was subsequently found dead and is presumed to have committed suicide because of his daughter's death.
Part of Chairman Nam's scheme to get rid of the Vice President of Il-Ho company, she framed Vice President Kang for sexual assault to get money for her mother's operation.

Soundtrack[edit]

Title Korean title Artist
"Cold" 시리다 K.Will
"Can You Hear Me" 들리나요 Jooyoung
"Don't You Know" 모르나요 Jang Jane
"Hate" 미워진다 Bro
"Winter Wind" 겨울바람 Hanbyul
"I Can Love You" 사랑한다 할 수 있기에 Bobby Kim

Ratings[edit]

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[7] AGB Nielsen[8]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 9 December 2015 6.6% (20th) 8.1% (14th) 7.2% (20th) 8.2% (15th)
2 10 December 2015 7.9% (18th) 9.6% (8th) 9.7% (16th) 10.8% (9th)
3 16 December 2015 9.6% (13th) 12.3% (5th) 11.7% (5th) 13.9% (5th)
4 17 December 2015 10.0% (12th) 11.9% (3rd) 12.1% (6th) 14.3% (4th)
5 23 December 2015 11.2% (8th) 13.4% (3rd) 13.4% (5th) 15.8% (3rd)
6 24 December 2015 11.4% (6th) 13.4% (2nd) 13.4% (4th) 14.8% (3rd)
7 6 January 2016 13.2% (5th) 15.9% (2nd) 15.7% (4th) 18.1% (2nd)
8 7 January 2016 14.2% (5th) 18.6% (2nd) 15.6% (4th) 17.7% (2nd)
9 13 January 2016 14.6% (6th) 18.0% (2nd) 16.4% (4th) 19.1% (2nd)
10 14 January 2016 16.2% (4th) 20.0% (2nd) 16.4% (4th) 19.0% (3rd)
11 20 January 2016 16.1% (4th) 19.3% (2nd) 15.1% (4th) 16.3% (2nd)
12 21 January 2016 16.6% (4th) 18.7% (2nd) 16.6% (4th) 18.8% (3rd)
13 27 January 2016 15.6% (5th) 18.7% (2nd) 15.1% (4th) 17.9% (3rd)
14 28 January 2016 17.6% (3rd) 19.7% (2nd) 15.6% (4th) 17.9% (3rd)
15 3 February 2016 15.3% (6th) 18.7% (2nd) 16.3% (3rd) 18.6% (3rd)
16 4 February 2016 17.8% (2nd) 20.9% (2nd) 17.0% (3rd) 19.8% (2nd)
17 10 February 2016 15.9% (3rd) 19.3% (2nd) 16.3% (3rd) 18.5% (3rd)
18 11 February 2016 18.3% (3rd) 23.1% (2nd) 18.0% (3rd) 20.3% (3rd)
19 17 February 2016 17.9% (4th) 21.7% (2nd) 18.1% (3rd) 20.9% (2nd)
20 18 February 2016 20.1% (2nd) 23.7% (2nd) 20.3% (2nd) 22.6% (2nd)
Average 14.2% 17.3% 15.0% 17.2%

*The broadcast of Episodes 7 and 8 scheduled on the 30th and 31st of December 2015, respectively, was postponed due to the annual SBS Entertainment Awards and SBS Drama Awards.

International broadcast[edit]

  • In India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the drama is available on the online streaming service, Viu with Chinese, English, Indonesian and Malaysian subtitles.[9]
  • In Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Cambodia, it is aired by One TV Asia with English, Malay and Chinese subtitles.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor
Yoo Seung-ho
Nominated
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor
Namkoong Min
Nominated
5th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Won
1st Asia Artist Awards Best Celebrity Award, Actor Won
24th SBS Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Genre & Fantasy Drama
Park Min-young
Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama
Yoo Seung-ho
Won
Special Acting Award, Actor in a Genre Drama
Park Sung-woong
Won
Lee Si-eon
Nominated
Special Acting Award, Actress in a Genre Drama
Jung Hye-sung
Nominated
Idol Academy Award – Best Drudge
Yoo Seung-ho
Nominated
Lee Si-eon
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ 《BEST》 Remember 리멤버|깊어진 유승호의 병세, 박성웅 '애절한 눈물' EP20 20160218. YouTube (in Korean). SBS Drama. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Yoo Seung-ho bridges movie, terrestrial and cable dramas". The Korea Herald. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  3. ^ "FIRST LOOK: SBS thriller Remember, starring Yoo Seung Ho, Namgoong Min, and Park Min Young". Drama Fever. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Park Min-young, Yoo Seung-ho star in new TV drama". The Korea Times. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Yoo to star as lawyer in thriller-melodrama". The Korea Times. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "'Remember' ushers in robust supporting cast". Kpop Herald. November 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "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 27 November 2015.
  8. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  9. ^ https://vulcanpost.com/504461/online-korean-movie-drama-platform-viu-launches-spore-content-free/
  10. ^ "One TV Asia".

External links[edit]

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