Revolutionary Love

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Revolutionary Love
Revolution (변혁의 사랑)-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asRevolution[1]
Hangul변혁의 사랑
Revised RomanizationByeonhyeog-ui Sarang
LiterallyByun Hyuk's Love
GenreRomantic comedy[2]
Created by
Written byJoo Hyun
Directed bySong Hyun-wook
Creative directors
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Executive producers
  • Ahn Jae-hyun
  • Shin Sang-yoon
  • Kim Young-kyu
  • Jang Young-woo
ProducerLee So-yoon
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production companySamhwa Networks[3]
Budget6.96 billion[4][5]
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseOctober 14 (2017-10-14) –
December 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)

Revolutionary Love[6] (Korean변혁의 사랑; RRByeonhyeog-ui Sarang) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Choi Si-won, Kang So-ra and Gong Myung about young people's challenges as they move forward in society. The series marks Choi Si-won's first acting project after his military service. It aired from October 14 to December 3, 2017 on tvN's Saturdays and Sundays at 21:00 KST time slot.[7][8][9][10]


Byun Hyuk (Choi Si-won) is the happy-go-lucky second son of Byun Kang-soo (Choi Jae-sung), the chairman of Gangsu Group. Byun Woo-sung (Lee Jae-yoon), the elder son of Byun Kang-soo, is jealous of his younger brother and seizes opportunities to bring him down.

Kwon Jae-hoon (Gong Myung) is a long time friend of Byun Hyuk and is employed by Gangsu Group to cover up the follies of Hyuk. Jae-hoon's father is a loyal driver of Kang-soo and also has gone to jail because of Hyuk's mistake, which is the cause of Jae-hoon's hatred towards Hyuk.

Baek Joon (Kang So-ra) is a street-smart girl who has multiple part-time jobs and refuses to settle in a full-time permanent job. Her father was wronged by Gangsu Group after being a loyal employee for a long time. She has a crush on Jae-hoon, who is extremely cold towards her.

Byun Hyuk accidentally meets Baek Joon in a cleaner uniform leading Joon to believe he is just an employee of Gangsu Group. Later, when Hyuk is kicked out of his house, he comes to live with Jae-hoon. Joon forces Hyuk to take part-time jobs and in the process imbues him with the confidence to fight Gangsu Group's misconduct and oppressive business policies and practices.

With Woo-sung and Kang-soo fighting hard to bring Hyuk down, Kwon Jae-hoon, Byun Hyuk and Baek Joon unite to expose the corruption of Gangsu Group.[11]



  • Choi Si-won as Byun Hyuk, an unemployed third-generation chaebol who hides his true identity as the second son of a wealthy family and begins living in a studio apartment.[8][12]
  • Kang So-ra as Baek Joon, a hardworking young woman who has a university education but makes her living by working part-time jobs.[8][12]
  • Gong Myung as Kwon Jae-hoon, a highly intelligent young man who is the chief of a secretarial team at a company owned by Byun Hyuk's family.[13][14]


People around Byun Hyuk[edit]

  • Lee Jae-yoon as Byun Woo-sung, Byun Hyuk's brother.[15]
  • Choi Jae-sung as Byun Kang-soo, Byun Hyuk's father.
  • Seo Yi-an as Hong Chae-ri, the youngest daughter of Chairman Hong, the owner of a hotel chain. She is Byun Hyuk's ex-girlfriend.[16]
  • Kyeon Mi-ri as Jung Yeo-jin, Byun Hyuk's mother.
  • Jung Chan-bi as Byun Se-na, Byun Hyuk's sister.
  • Kim Eung-suk as Byun Gang-ho, Byun Huk's uncle.
  • Kim Ye-ryeong as Byun Geum-hee, Byun Hyuk's aunt.

People around Baek Joon[edit]

People around Je-hoon[edit]

  • Choi Gyu-hwan as Hwang Myeong-soo, a prosecutor at the Seoul Central Court.[18]
  • Lee Han-wi as Kwon Choon-sub, Je-hoon's father.
  • Kim Ki-doo as Chief Yang, Jae-hoon's co-worker.


  • Choi Dae-chul as Lee Tae-kyung, Baek Joon's colleague at the construction company.
  • Seo Hyun-chul as Kim Ki-sub, Baek Joon's colleague at the construction company.
  • Hwang Jung-min as An Mi-yeon, Baek Joon's colleague at the construction company.
  • Kang Young-seok as Jang Cheol-min, a policeman involved in arresting Byun Hyuk, who later becomes his neighbour by coincidence. He becomes Yeon-hee's boyfriend.
  • Kim Seung-wook as Sul Gi-hwan, an employee of Byun Group. He was a friend of Baek Joon's father.
  • Song Young-kyu as CEO Min
  • Yoon Jeong-hyuk as General Manager Han
  • Lee Tae-kyung as Byun Hyuk's friend

Special appearance[edit]


  • The series is produced by Samhwa Networks and created by Studio Dragon and Kang Eun-kyung's creative group called Plot Line (글Line).[3][19]
  • The first table script reading of the cast took place on September 10, 2017.[2]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Revolutionary Love
Original soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
LabelCJ E&M Music

Part 1[edit]

1."Between Strange Romance" (이상한 연애 사이)LeeOn
  • LeeOn
  • Mirja Lakso
Cheon Dan-bi3:12
2."Between Strange Romance" (Inst.) 
  • LeeOn
  • Mirja Lakso
Total length:6:24

Part 2[edit]

1."Love U"
  • Park Woo-sang
  • Han Jae-hwan
  • Park Woo-sang
  • Han Jae-hwan
2."Love U" (Inst.) 
  • Park Woo-sang
  • Han Jae-hwan
Total length:6:54

Part 3[edit]

1."Go Ready Go"
  • Uhm Ki-yeom
  • Lee Young-joo
  • Park Woo-sang
  • Shape
Dawon (Cosmic Girls)3:41
2."Go Ready Go" (Inst.) 
  • Park Woo-sang
  • Shape
Total length:7:22

Part 4[edit]

1."Sing My Song"
  • Gustav Karlstrom
  • Gustav Karlstrom
  • Leif Sundin
  • Jo Michelle
Goo Keun-byul3:37
2."Sing My Song" (Inst.) 
  • Gustav Karlstrom
  • Leif Sundin
  • Jo Michelle
Total length:7:14

Part 5[edit]

1."My Way" (내 멋대로)
  • Kim Won
  • Kim Won
Yeontae (IN2IT)4:21
2."My Way" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Won
Total length:8:42


Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
Nielsen Korea[20] TNmS[21]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 October 14, 2017 2.501% 2.698% 2.2%
2 October 15, 2017 3.533% 3.485% 4.0%
3 October 21, 2017 2.762% 2.970% 3.2%
4 October 22, 2017 3.796% 3.683% 3.4%
5 October 28, 2017 3.032% 2.736% 2.3%
6 October 29, 2017 3.676% 3.466% 2.8%
7 November 4, 2017 2.792% 2.724% 2.8%
8 November 5, 2017 2.494% 2.274% 2.8%
9 November 11, 2017 2.792% 2.637% 2.3%
10 November 12, 2017 2.637% 2.692% 2.0%
11 November 18, 2017 2.690% 2.547% 1.8%
12 November 19, 2017 2.854% 2.692% 2.4%
13 November 25, 2017 2.729% 2.382% 2.0%
14 November 26, 2017 2.568% 2.670% 1.8%
15 December 2, 2017 2.418% 2.263% 1.6%
16 December 3, 2017 3.306% 3.257% 2.1%
Average 2.911% 2.864% 2.5%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This series aired 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).


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