Revolutionary Love

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Revolutionary Love
Revolution (변혁의 사랑)-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asRevolution[1]
Hangul변혁의 사랑
GenreRomantic comedy[2]
Created by
Written byJoo Hyun
Directed bySong Hyun-wook
Creative director(s)
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)
  • Ahn Jae-hyun
  • Shin Sang-yoon
  • Kim Young-kyu
  • Jang Young-woo
Producer(s)Lee So-yoon
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Samhwa 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)
External links

Revolutionary Love[6] (Korean변혁의 사랑; RRByeonhyeogui Sarang; lit. Byun Hyuk's Love) 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 on tvN every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 KST from October 14 to December 3, 2017.[7][8][9][10]


The story of friendships, loves and youthful hopes of people from different spoon classes.[11]



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]
A hardworking young woman who has high education but makes a living by working part-time jobs.[8][12]
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]

Byun Hyuk's brother.[15]
Byun Hyuk's father.
  • Seo Yi-an as Hong Chae-ri
The youngest daughter of Chairman Hong, the owner of a chain of hotels. Byun Hyuk's ex-girlfriend.[16]
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.
Byun Hyuk's aunt.

People around Baek Joon[edit]

An air stewardess and Baek Joon's best friend.[17]
  • Jeon Bae-su as Baek Joon's father
  • Hwang Young-hee as Baek Joon's mother

People around Je-hoon[edit]

  • Choi Gyu-hwan as Hwang Myeong-soo
A prosecutor at the Seoul Central Court.[18]
Je-hoon's father.


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 who was involved in arresting Byun Hyuk, but later becomes his neighbour by coincidence.
  • 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


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[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%
  • 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).

International broadcast[edit]

  • In Sri Lanka, the drama is available to stream on-demand via Iflix with Sinhalese and English subtitles. During its original run, episodes of the series were available to stream on Iflix 24 hours after their original South Korean broadcast with Sinhalese and English subtitles.[22]
  • In Malaysia, it aired on 8TV from November 13, 2017, 9:30pm to 10:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • In Indonesia, it aired on Sony One from March 13 to April 6, 2018.[23]
  • In the Philippines, it will air on Asianovela Channel this 2020.
  • It will premiere in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia on tvN Asia on (Upcoming) 2019 with a variety of subtitles.


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  23. ^ "Revolutionary Love". Sony One. Retrieved April 1, 2018.

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