Something in the Rain

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Something in the Rain
A man puts his arm around a woman as they walk in the rain sharing one red umbrella.
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food
  • Pretty Sister Who Treats Me to Meals
Hangul밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나
GenreRomance
Created byJTBC
Written byKim Eun
Directed byAhn Pan-seok
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Choi Kwan-yong
  • Ma Jung-hoon
  • Park Joon-seo
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 30 (2018-03-30) – May 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
External links
Website

Something in the Rain (Hangul밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나; RRBap Jal Sajuneun Yeppeun Nuna; lit. Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food) is a 2018 South Korean television series directed by Ahn Pan-seok and starring Son Ye-jin and Jung Hae-in. The series marks Son Ye-jin's small screen comeback after five years. It was broadcast on JTBC every Friday and Saturday at 23:00 KST from March 30 to May 19, 2018. It was also aired on the subscription service Netflix with subtitles.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The series was a commercial hit and became one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history.[7][8]

Synopsis[edit]

The series explores the relationship of two people as they go from being "just acquaintances" to "a genuine couple".

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A single woman in her mid-30 who works as a store supervisor in a coffee franchise. Despite being an easygoing person, she lives a rather hollow life. She suddenly feels romantic feelings towards her best friend's younger brother.[9]
Kyung-seon's younger brother who is a character designer at a computer video game company. He has returned to the country from his work abroad after three years.[10][11]

Supporting[edit]

Joon-hee's older sister and Jin-ah's best friend who runs a coffee shop.[12]
Jin-ah's younger brother and Joon-hee’s best friend.[13]
Jin-ah's mother.[13]
  • Oh Man-seok as Yoon Sang-ki
Jin-ah's father.[13]
  • Yoon Jong-suk as Kim Seung-chul
Joon-hee's university friend.[14]
  • Jung Yoo-jin as Kang Se-young
  • Joo Min-kyung as Geum Bo-ra
  • Lee Joo-young as Lee Ye-eun
  • Lee Hwa-ryong as Gong Cheol-goo
  • Seo Jeong-yeon as Jung Young-in
  • Lee Chang-hoon as Choi Joong-mo
  • Park Hyuk-kwon as Nam Ho-gyun
  • Kim Jong-tae as Jo Kyung-sik
  • Oh Ryong as Lee Gyu-min
  • Jang Won-hyung as Kim Dong-woo

Production[edit]

  • The first script reading of the cast was held on January 25, 2018 at JTBC building in Sangam-dong.[15]
  • As a result of the drama receiving high viewership ratings, a three-day reward vacation to Japan was awarded for the cast and the crew which was scheduled from May 29 to 31, 2018.[16][17]

OST[edit]

Something In The Rain OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
GenreSoundtrack
LanguageKorean, English
LabelSony Music
Drama House

Part 1[edit]

Released on April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Something in the Rain"Rachael YamagataLee Nam-yeon (이남연)Rachael Yamagata4:56

Part 2[edit]

Released on April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."La La La"Lee Nam-yeon (이남연)Lee Nam-yeon (이남연)Rachael Yamagata3:40

Ratings[edit]

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

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[18] TNmS[19]
Nationwide Seoul
1 March 30, 2018 4.008% 4.239% 3.8%
2 March 31, 2018 3.752% 4.177% 4.8%
3 April 6, 2018 4.222% 4.621% 4.4%
4 April 7, 2018 4.756% 5.434% 5.9%
5 April 13, 2018 5.134% 6.001% 5.4%
6 April 14, 2018 6.187% 7.069% 6.5%
7 April 20, 2018 5.322% 6.202% 6.4%
8 April 21, 2018 5.499% 5.936% 5.7%
9 April 27, 2018 6.177% 6.769% 5.9%
10 April 28, 2018 5.757% 6.713% 6.6%
11 May 4, 2018 5.637% 7.018% 5.9%
12 May 5, 2018 5.520% 6.320% 6.1%
13 May 11, 2018 5.564% 6.598% 5.4%
14 May 12, 2018 7.281% 8.313% 6.3%
15 May 18, 2018 5.883% 6.486% 5.7%
16 May 19, 2018 6.787% 7.661% 7.1%
Average 5.468% 6.222% 5.7%

* 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).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Wi Ha-joon Nominated [20]
13th Seoul International Drama Awards Excellence Award for Korean Drama Something in the Rain Won [21][22]
Outstanding Korean Actor Jung Hae-in Nominated
Outstanding Korean Actress Son Ye-jin Won
6th APAN Star Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated [23][24]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Jung Hae-in Won
Best Supporting Actress Jang So-yeon Won
K-Star Award, Actor Jung Hae-in Won
2nd The Seoul Awards Best Actress Son Ye-jin Nominated [25]
Best New Actor Jung Hae-in Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor Won
Hallyu Artist Award Won
Korea Contents Awards Presidential Commendation Something in the Rain Won
2019 23rd Asian Television Awards Best Drama Series Won [26][27]
Best Director Ahn Pan-seok Nominated
Best Actress Son Ye-jin Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Director Ahn Pan-seok to come back with "Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food"". Hancinema. Joy News 24. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Son Ye-jin to Return to TV with New Drama Series". The Chosun Ilbo. Chosun Media. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Hong, Dam-young. "Actress Son Ye-jin to return to small screen". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jung Hae-in falls for Son Ye-jin in new drama". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Finding 'Something in the Rain'". Kpop Herald. March 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Could Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-in be the next Song-Song couple?". The Korea Herald. May 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "May 12, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. The Nielsen Company. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 1st (JTBC) 금토드라마(밥잘사주는예쁜누나) 7.281%
  8. ^ Hwang, So-young. "[시청률IS] 종영 2회 남긴 '예쁜누나', 7% 돌파 자체 최고…土夜 1위". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Actress Son Ye-jin to return to small screen after 5 years". Yonhap News. Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "손예진, JTBC '밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나'…5년만의 안방 극장 컴백(공식)". Naver (in Korean). Segye. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "[공식] '밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나' 정해인, 출연확정…손예진과 호흡". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Shin, Na-ra. "손예진X정해인 '예쁜누나', 장소연부터 오만석까지 연기파 라인업 완성". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "Jang So-yeon, Wi Ha-joon, Kil Hae-yeon and Oh Man-seok-I Join "Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food"". HanCinema. Nate. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Rookie Yoon Jong-suk to Star in "Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food"". HanCinema. TV Report. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  15. ^ Moon, Ji-yeon. "손예진X정해인 '밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나' 대본리딩..케미". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  16. ^ "[단독] '밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나', 포상휴가 간다...29일 일본행". Star Hankook (in Korean). May 20, 2018.
  17. ^ Son Hyo-jung (May 20, 2018). "'예쁜누나' 포상휴가, 손예진 정해인도 간다…일본行[공식]". TV Report (in Korean).
  18. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  19. ^ "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  20. ^ "2018코리아드라마어워즈 후보 공개". KDFO.org (in Korean). September 22, 2018.
  21. ^ "Lee Bo-young wins best actress at drama awards". The Korea Times. 4 September 2018.
  22. ^ "'서울드라마어워즈' 박서준, 한류드라마 연기자상 수상 영광". Herald Pop (in Korean). September 3, 2018.
  23. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
  24. ^ "이병헌, '미스터 션샤인' 대상 수상..정해인 2관왕(종합)[2018 APAN]". Osen (in Korean). 13 October 2018.
  25. ^ "'제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개". iMBC (in Korean). September 28, 2018.
  26. ^ "JTBC, 대상·'미스티' 김남주 최우수 포함 ATA 첫 4관왕 영예". Naver. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  27. ^ "2018 Nominees". Asian TV Awards.

External links[edit]

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  1. ^ "JTBC 측 "'와이키키' 후속, '예쁜누나' 재방 편성" [공식]". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. April 18, 2018.