Sky Castle

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Sky Castle
Sky Castle.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asPrincess Maker
Original titleSKY 캐슬
Genre
Written by
  • Yoo Hyun-mi
Directed by
  • Jo Hyun-tak
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kim Ji-yeon
  • Moon Bo-mi
  • Park Joon-seo
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 23, 2018 (2018-11-23) – present (present)
External links
Website

Sky Castle (HangulSKY 캐슬; RRSKY Kaeseul; stylized as SKY Castle) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Yum Jung-ah, Lee Tae-ran, Yoon Se-ah, Oh Na-ra and Kim Seo-hyung. It airs on JTBC's Fridays and Saturdays at 23:00 KST time slot starting from November 23, 2018.[2][3][4][5]

The black comedy was an unexpected commercial hit, recording 9.5% in ratings and topping the Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings as well as the TV popularity ranking in Korea.[6][7] It enjoyed explosive response from viewers for its relatable storyline about Korea's competitive education system.[8] Culture critic Jung Duk-hyun accounted the success of the drama due to the curiosity and uneasiness of looking at those rich elite families' education obsession.[9]

Synopsis[edit]

In an apartment building in the suburbs of Seoul, ambitious mothers try to make princes and princesses out of their sons and daughters.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Sky Castle
OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2018
Genre
Language
LabelWarner Music Korea

OST Part 1[edit]

Released on November 23, 2018 (2018-11-23)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Princess Maker" (프린세스메이커)Cheon Dan-bi3:31
2."Princess Maker" (Inst.) 3:31
Total length:7:02

OST Part 2[edit]

Released on November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Time is On My Side" (시간은 언제나 나의 편)Romantic Punch3:30
2."Time is On My Side" (Inst.) 3:30
Total length:7:00

OST Part 3[edit]

Released on December 7, 2018 (2018-12-07)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."It Has To Be You" (너여야만 해)ABOUT3:36
2."It Has To Be You" (Inst.) 3:36
Total length:7:12

OST Part 4[edit]

Released on December 12, 2018 (2018-12-12)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."We All Lie"Ha Jin3:15
2."We All Lie" (Inst.) 3:15
Total length:6:30

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[22]
Nationwide Seoul
1 November 23, 2018 1.727% N/A
2 November 24, 2018 4.373% 4.584%
3 November 30, 2018 5.186% 6.035%
4 December 1, 2018 7.496% 8.144%
5 December 7, 2018 7.487% 8.623%
6 December 8, 2018 8.934% 9.754%
7 December 14, 2018 8.432% 9.667%
8 December 15, 2018 9.539% 10.471%
9 December 21, 2018
10 December 22, 2018
11 December 28, 2018
12 December 29, 2018
13 January 4, 2019
14 January 5, 2019
15 January 11, 2019
16 January 12, 2019
Average %
  • 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 & EBS).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3 South Korean shows to watch on Netflix in December". Korea Herald. December 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "JTBC 하반기 기대작 'SKY 캐슬' 4인방 캐스팅 확정". JTBC News (in Korean). August 28, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "염정아 JTBC 'SKY 캐슬' 주연…11월 방송". Yonhap News (in Korean). August 28, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Elite-focused Black Comedy "SKY Castle" Holds Script Reading". Hancinema. October 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "'SKY Castle' captures elite moms' education craze". The Korea Times. November 25, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "'SKY 캐슬' 김혜윤 "시청률 1%→9%, 다들 포상휴가 기대중"[EN:인터뷰]". Newsen (in Korean). December 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "'SKY캐슬', 송혜교X박보검 '남자친구' 밀어내고 드라마 화제성 1위" [TV: 'Sky Castle' dethrones 'Boyfriend' as most hyped drama]. Newsen (in Korean). December 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "'SKY 캐슬', 예측불가 전개에 자체 최고 또 경신→10% 눈앞 [TV성적표]" ['Sky Castle' climbs viewer ratings with relatable characters about the Korean education system]. Sports Seoul (in Korean). December 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Viewers drawn into drama mocking Korea's insane education craze". The Korea Times. December 11, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "'SKY 캐슬' 염정아X이태란X윤세아X오나라 출연확정 '믿고 보는 라인업'[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). August 28, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "김서형, JTBC 'SKY 캐슬' 출연확정..미스터리 입시코디네이터[공식입장]". OSEN (in Korean). August 30, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "'SKY 캐슬' 정준호x최원영x조재윤x김병철 확정..JTBC 흥행史 잇는다[공식]". TV Report (in Korean). August 29, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "이현진, 'SKY 캐슬' 캐스팅..김서형의 엘리트 비서役". News 24 (in Korean). August 31, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "SKY 캐슬' 김혜윤부터 송건희까지, '캐슬 2세들'의 탄탄한 연기력". Sports Donga (in Korean). December 5, 2018.
  15. ^ "[공식] '아역 출신' SF9 찬희, '스카이캐슬' 황우주 役 캐스팅" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  16. ^ "Rookie Kim Dong-hee Joins "SKY Castle"". Hancinema. News Nate. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "'SKY캐슬' 신스틸러 조병규 주목… 반항아美". Sports Donga (in Korean). December 15, 2018.
  18. ^ "김보라 'SKY 캐슬' 출연확정, 염정아 윤세아와 호흡(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). October 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "'스카이(SKY)캐슬' 신예 이주연 누구? '다양성 영화 신인배우 발굴 프로젝트 오디션'서 400대 1 경쟁 뚫기도". Asia Today (in Korean). November 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "'불타는 청춘' 이연수, 'SKY 캐슬' 특별 출연 [공식]". My Daily (in Korean). December 7, 2018.
  21. ^ "[단독] '강남미인' 박유나, 'SKY 캐슬' 합류…윤세아·김병철 장녀 役". Korea Times (in Korean). December 17, 2018.
  22. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2018.

External links[edit]

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