Strong Girl Bong-soon
|Strong Girl Bong-soon|
|Written by||Baek Mi-kyung|
|Directed by||Lee Hyung-min|
|Theme music composer||Moon Sung-nam|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16 + 1 special|
|Executive producer(s)||Song Won-sub|
|Running time||70 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Drama House|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||February 24 –|
April 15, 2017
Strong Girl Bong-soon (Korean: 힘쎈여자 도봉순; RR: Himssenyeoja Do Bong-sun; lit. Strong Woman Do Bong-soon) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Park Bo-young in the title role as a woman with superhuman strength, with Park Hyung-sik and Ji Soo. It aired every Friday and Saturday on JTBC starting from February 24, 2017, to April 15, 2017.
The series was a commercial hit and became one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Cast
- 3 Production
- 4 Original soundtrack
- 5 Ratings
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 International broadcast
- 8 Aborted U.S. adaptation
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) was born with superhuman strength. Her strength is hereditary and passed along only to the women in her family. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. She desperately wants to become a delicate and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her crush, In Guk-doo (Ji Soo), a police officer. Thanks to her strength, she gets a job as bodyguard to rich heir Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik), the CEO of a gaming company, Ainsoft. In contrast to Guk-doo, Min-hyuk is an eccentric man who is playful, a little spoiled, has no regard for rules, and dislikes policemen. He has recently received anonymous threats and has even been stalked, leading him to hire Bong-soon as his bodyguard after seeing her beat up a bunch of men after they threatened an old man who was an elementary school bus driver.
A series of kidnapping cases happen in Dobong-dong, the district Bong-soon lives in, and she is determined to catch the culprit, who targeted her best friend. With help and training from Min-hyuk, she manages to control her strength to use it for good causes. Min-hyuk and Bong-soon find their relationship growing into something more.
- A young woman born with superhuman strength who tries to use her powers for good.
- An oddball chaebol heir and CEO of a gaming company, who hides his pain underneath his cheeky demeanor.
- An idealistic rookie detective who is passionate about justice.
People around Do Bong-soon
- Ahn Woo-yeon as Do Bong-ki
- Lee Hyo-dan as young Do Bong-ki
- Bong-soon's twin brother.
- Shim Hye-jin as Hwang Jin-yi
- Bong-soon's mother.
- Yoo Jae-myung as Do Chil-goo
- Bong-soon's father.
- Park Bo-mi as Na Kyung-shim
- Bong-soon's friend.
- Baek Soo-ryun as Lady Soon-shim
- Bong-soon's maternal grandmother.
- Kim Mi-hee as Myung-soo's mother
- Kim Soo-yeon as Jae-soon's mother
People around Ahn Min-hyuk
- Jeon Seok-ho as Secretary Gong
- Min-hyuk's secretary.
- Han Jung-kook as Ahn Chul-do
- Min-hyuk's father, Chairman of Ohsung Group.
- Kim Seong-beom as Ahn Dong-ha
- Min-hyuk's half-brother.
- Shim Hoon-gi as Ahn Dong-suk
- Min-hyuk's formerly trusted half-brother.
- Lee Se-wook as Ahn Kyung-hwan
- Min-hyuk's half-brother.
People around In Guk-doo
- Seol In-ah as Jo Hee-ji
- Guk-doo's girlfriend
- Yoon Ye-hee as Jung Mi-hwa
- Guk-doo's mother.
People at Baek Tak Party
Do Bong Police Station Criminal Team 3
- Choi Moo-in as Team Leader Yook
- Oh Soon-tae as Bulgom (Brown Bear)
- Joo Ho as Neokboi (Knock Boy)
- Choi Hyung as Heollaengyi (Hell Angel)
- Kim Won-suk as Dotbogi (Magnifying Glass)
- Kim Won-hae as Oh Dol-ppyeo
- Head of Development Planning Team; doppelgänger of Kim Kwang-bok.
- Jang Mi-kwan as Kim Jang-hyun
- A psychotic criminal.
- Son Hyo-eun as Jung Hyang-sook
- A murder victim.
- Choi Hyun-seo as Kim Ji-won
- High-school teacher; the first kidnapped victim.
- Choi Young-shin as Lee Joo-young
- Dance instructor; the second kidnapped victim.
- Min Ji-hyun as Pharmacist
- The third kidnapped victim.
- Kim Young-choon as Il Jin
- A high school student and the leader of Bong-soon's lackeys.
- Yoo In-soo as Kang Goo
- One of Bong-soon's lackeys.
- Hong Ye-ri as Ho Soon-yi
- Do Bong Walnut shop employee.
- Kim Tae-soo as Oh Hyun-joong
- The contract killer.
- Lee Ho-chul as Team Leader Jo
- Oh Hyun-joong's associate.
- Hapkie as Member of Baek Tak Party
- Kim Won-jun as Subway Molester
- Lee Jung-kwi as High School boy bullied by Il Jin's gang
- Jun Byung-chul as Lee Woo-jin
- Kang Ji-young as JTVC announcer (Ep. 2, 8, 10 & 13)
- Lee Cheol-min as Fortuneteller (Ep. 4 & 7)
- Kim Won-hyo
- Song Won-geun as Song Won-geun, Theatre actor (Ep. 7 & 8)
- Yoon Sang-hyun as Charles Go (Ep. 8)
- Lee Soo-ji as Voice Phishing specialist
- Jung Chan-min as Voice Phishing specialist
- Jang Sung-gyu as JTVC announcer
- Kwon Hyuk-soo as fake Indian Monk Nizamuddin / Jo Dal-bong (Ep. 12–14)
- Lee Sang as the Ainsoft Receptionist (Ep. 14)
- Clara Lee as Lee Bong-soon, Dental Hygienist (Ep. 16)
The drama is written by Baek Mi-kyung who previously wrote Beloved Eun-dong and directed by Lee Hyung-min of Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-gi. Filming started in October 2016 and finished on April 11, 2017.
|Strong Girl Bong-soon |
|Label||JTBC Content Hub,|
Warner Music Korea
|1.||"Your Garden" (그대란 정원)||Jung Eun-ji (Apink)||04:03|
|2.||"Your Garden" (그대란 정원 (Inst.))||04:03|
|5.||"How Would It Be" (어떨까)||Standing Egg||03:49|
|6.||"How Would It Be" (어떨까 (Inst.))||03:49|
|7.||"Pit-A-Pat" (두근두근)||Kim Chung-ha||03:30|
|8.||"Pit-A-Pat" (두근두근 (Inst.))||03:28|
|9.||"Double Trouble Couple"||Mamamoo||03:30|
|10.||"Double Trouble Couple" (Inst.)||03:30|
|11.||"I Fall In Love" (사랑에 빠진 걸까요)||Vromance feat. Obroject||03:20|
|12.||"I Fall In Love" (사랑에 빠진 걸까요 (Inst.))||03:20|
|13.||"Super Power Girl"||Every Single Day||03:55|
|14.||"Super Power Girl" (Inst.)||03:55|
|15.||"Because of You" (그 사람이 너라서)||Park Hyung-sik||03:53|
|16.||"Because of You" (그 사람이 너라서 (Inst.))||03:53|
In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Episode titles||Average audience share|
|1||February 24, 2017||Ridiculous Punks
|2||February 25, 2017||Culprit's Thought
|3||March 3, 2017||That Person's Secret
|4||March 4, 2017||Her True Identity
|5||March 10, 2017||Seems As If They're Friends, and Yet Not
(친구인 듯 친구 아닌)
|6||March 11, 2017||Happy Together
|7||March 17, 2017||Changes
|8||March 18, 2017||One Step Closer
(한 걸음 더)
|9||March 24, 2017||Love Risking One's Life
(목숨 건 사랑)
|10||March 25, 2017||Find A Hidden Heart
(숨은 마음 찾기)
|11||March 31, 2017||Timing
|12||April 1, 2017||Help Me
|13||April 7, 2017||Nevertheless
|14||April 8, 2017||A Prelude to the Battle
|15||April 14, 2017||Level Up
|16||April 15, 2017||Final
|Special||April 17, 2017||—||0.8%||(NR)||0.6%|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Best Actress||Park Bo-young||Nominated|||
|Best New Actor||Ji Soo||Nominated|
|Best Mini-series||Strong Girl Bong-soon||Nominated|||
|Best Actress||Park Bo-young||Nominated|
|Outstanding Korean Actress||Won|
|Popularity award||Park Hyung Sik||Won|||
- Thailand: Broadcast on Channel 7 every Saturday and Sunday at 09:45 starting August 26, 2017.
- Philippines: Premiered on October 4, 2017, as part of GMA Network's The Heart of Asia under the title Strong Girl Bong-soon.
- Malaysia: Broadcast on 8TV every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30pm to 11:30pm starting July 2 till September 17, 2018.
- Singapore: Broadcast on cable TV channel Hub VV Drama every Saturday at 10pm starting March 24, 2018. It was also broadcast every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm on Channel U, starting October 13, 2018.
- Sri Lanka: Available to stream on Iflix with Sinhalese and English subtitles.
- Worldwide, broadcast on internet broadcasting company Rakuten Viki, Viu, Netflix after the broadcast in Korea.
Aborted U.S. adaptation
On November 9, 2018, it was announced that an adaptation of the series was in development at The CW from CBS Television Studios and writer Melissa Scrivner-Love, with Ronda Rousey and Ben Silverman also set to executive produce. The project, titled Strong Girl, would have followed "a former war photographer named Rayna who discovers she is indestructible and potentially the strongest woman in the world. Ghosted by [her Special Operations fiancé] when she reveals her newfound power to him, Rayna is hired as a bodyguard by a billionaire named Oliver, who sees her true potential." On February 8, 2019, it was revealed that the script was not picked up to pilot.
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