Splash Splash Love

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Splash Splash Love
Splash Splash Love.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre
Written byKim Ji-hyun
Directed byKim Ji-hyun
Starring
Opening theme너에게 퐁당 (Splash Into You)
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes2
DistributorNaver
Release
Original networkMBC
Naver TV Cast
Picture format2160p (UHD)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseDecember 13 (2015-12-13) –
December 20, 2015 (2015-12-20)
External links
Website

Splash Splash Love (Hangul퐁당퐁당 LOVE; RRPongdang Pongdang LOVE) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Seul-gi and Yoon Doo-joon. It initially aired on web platform Naver TV Cast in a 10-episode format. It was then broadcast by MBC on December 13 and 20, 2015 in two 60-minute episodes.[1][2][3][4]

The series aired two years after the popular novel Moonlight Drawn by Clouds was serialized on Naver in 2013.[5] Like Splash, Moonlight is about the love story between a cross-dressing eunuch and a monarch. The novel is the original work from which the drama Love in the Moonlight (2016) was adapted from.[6]

Plot[edit]

Danbi is a senior high school student taking the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT). However she has an irrational fear of mathematics, and in order to escape taking the test travels through a time portal to the Joseon era.

In Joseon she is mistaken for a eunuch and serving in the palace becomes a confidante of King Lee Do. Danbi finds that in the Joseon Dynasty her high school level of math and science makes her the greatest scientist in the entire Kingdom. She falls in love with the King and inspires him in his reform of the country.

However, fearing for their own privileges, Danbi becomes the target of traditionalist courtiers who seek her death. Having a hand in saving both the King and the Queen, Danbi becomes friends with the Queen who, in order to allow the King and Danbi to be together, endorses Danbi becoming a royal consort. Presented to the Queen Dowager, who is a doppelganger of her own mother, Danbi becomes very home sick and therefore decides to return to her era. Lee accepts her decision, and they leave, heading for the beach, where they share a passionate good bye of each other before Danbi disappears into the portal in the water. When she has disappeared, Lee swears that he will find her again, no matter how long it will take. Back in her own time, Danbi one day watches a singer on the screen at her work, and is stunned that the artist is a living copy of the King’s bodyguard. The singer declares a love song and sings about a "splash of love", when it suddenly starts to rain outside.

Outside on the street, Danbi notices a water pool and seriously considers stepping into it, returning to Lee, when she is suddenly approached by a man who silently holds up an umbrella over her head. She looks up and realizes he is the king, the living copy of Lee, and they stand silently looking into each other's eyes for a long while before he breaks the silence by telling her that they have met before - "a long time ago", he adds, and the viewer is shown a flashback of an earlier occasion on a bus where Danbi dropped her things on the floor and he helped her picking them up. It is heavily implied that he is the reincarnation of Lee, who has now finally found his love again just as he swore he would all those years ago.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Cameo[edit]

Subtitle for each episode[edit]

Episode Date Subtitle Running time
Episode 1 2015 December 10 The sweet rain falling on Joseon[8] 13:35
Episode 2 2015 December 11 Useful Gosam[9] 14:10
Episode 3 2015 December 12 I hate Gosam[10] 18:37
Episode 4 2015 December 13 Gosam is in my heart[11] 11:02
Episode 5 2015 December 14 Don't go, Gosam[12] 18:59
Episode 6 2015 December 17 Gosam embracing the Sun[13] 11:49
Episode 7 2015 December 18 Don't cry Gosam[14] 16:55
Episode 8 2015 December 19 Gosam is a woman[15] 14:53
Episode 9 2015 December 20 You are my dream[16] 8:52
Episode 10 2015 December 21 Good luck, Danbi[17] 24:03

Original soundtracks[edit]

No.TitleArtistsLength
1."Fondant to You"Kim Hyung Joong3:15
2."Don't Go"Jung Ji-chan (One More Chance)3:45
3."Fondant to You" (Violin Intro Ver.)Remi3:29
4."Fondant to You" (Violin Intro Ver.)Kim Hyung-joong3:31

Ratings[edit]

Episode Date TNmS (%) AGB Nielsen (%)
Nationwide Nationwide
1
December 13, 2015
3.5
3.3
2
December 20, 2015
3.0
2.5

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016
11th Seoul International Drama Awards
Best Actress Kim Seul-gi Nominated
Best Screenwriter Kim Ji-hyun Nominated
Best TV Movie Splash Splash Love Nominated
44th International Emmy Awardss
Best TV Movie / Mini-series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "김슬기-윤두준, MBC 단막극 '퐁당퐁당 LOVE'서 '연인 케미' 선보일 예정" (in Korean). Chosun.com. 2015-10-13. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  2. ^ "'퐁당퐁당러브' 김지현 PD "쓸모없음에 너무 얽매이지 말았으면" (in Korean). Yonhap News. 2016-01-03. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  3. ^ "시공초월 '퐁당퐁당LOVE' 윤두준-김슬기 만남 통했다" (in Korean). Jungang Ilbo. 2015-12-12. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  4. ^ Kim Soo-hyang (2016-02-04). "'Splash Splash Love' reruns on New Year's holiday". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  5. ^ "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds". Naver.
  6. ^ "박보검, 하반기 기대작 '구르미 그린 달빛' 남자 주인공 왕세자역 확정 (구르미 그린 달빛)". KBS.
  7. ^ Lee, Hye-won (9 December 2015). "Yoon Doo-joon to appear in Pongdang Pongdang Love". KPop Herald. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  8. ^ Naver TV cast "Splash Splash Love"
  9. ^ Naver TV cast "Splash Splash Love"
  10. ^ Naver TV cast "Splash Splash Love"
  11. ^ Naver TV cast "Splash Splash Love"
  12. ^ Naver TV cast "Splash Splash Love"
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  14. ^ Naver TV cast "Splash Splash Love"
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  16. ^ Naver TV cast "Splash Splash Love"
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