Switch: Change the World

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Switch: Change the World
Switch Change the World.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asSwitch
Original title스위치 – 세상을 바꿔라
GenreLegal drama
Created byLee Yong-seok for SBS
Written byBaek Woon-cheol
Directed byNam Tae-jin
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32[a]
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Jo Sung-hoon
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)C-JeS Production[2]
DistributorSBS
Release
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMarch 28 (2018-03-28) – May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)
External links
Website

Switch: Change the World (Hangul스위치 – 세상을 바꿔라; RRSeuwichi – Sesangeul Bakkwora) is a South Korean television series starring Jang Keun-suk and Han Ye-ri. It aired on SBS's Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 KST time slot from March 28 to May 17, 2018 for 32 episodes.

Synopsis[edit]

The series explores the gray area between legal and illegal.[3]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sa Do-chan: an intelligent man who is smart enough to take the bar exam, but who in reality is a conman.
  • Baek Joon-soo: a prosecutor who is the spitting image of Do-chan.
A Prosecutor. She is a friend of Prosecutor Baek Joon-soo since their college days. She later discovers about Sa Do-chan and ended up pairing up with him to solve a big drug case.

Supporting[edit]

Namsan Club[edit]

The head of an art gallery and a famous figure in the art industry.
A living legend in the political domain and the former prime minister.

People around Sa Do-chan[edit]

A genius hacker that is part of a group of frauds.
Do-chan's father

Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office[edit]

The head of the Supreme Prosecutor's Office. He has a strong trust in his juniors, but also has a thirst for power.
Chief prosecutor. He is an introverted man who is barely adjusting to his career.
  • Cha Yub [ko] as Investigator Go
  • Bae Min-hee as Jin Kyung-hee[7]
Assistant prosecutor.
  • Seo Young-soo as Gil Dae-ro
  • Yoo In-ae as Kang Mi-ran

Ha-ra's family[edit]

  • Kim Seo-ra as Ha-ra's mother
  • Lee Joo-yeon as Oh Sa-ra
Ha-ra's younger sister

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

  • The early working title of the series was Peacock King (공작왕; Gongjagwang).[8][9]
  • The first script reading took place on February 7, 2018 with the attendance of main cast and production crew.[10]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Released on March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Crazy"Teen Top3:14
2."Crazy" (Inst.) 3:14
Total length:6:28

Part 2[edit]

Released on April 11, 2018 (2018-04-11)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."No One"Soya3:40
2."No One" (Inst.) 3:40
Total length:7:20

Part 3[edit]

Released on April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Blow My Mind"Giryeon4:40
2."Blow My Mind" (Inst.) 4:40
Total length:9:20

Part 4[edit]

Released on April 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Raise Me Up"Lee Hong-gi (F.T. Island)3:35
2."Raise Me Up" (Inst.) 3:35
Total length:7:10

Part 5[edit]

Released on May 2, 2018 (2018-05-02)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Stars In The Night Sky" (밤하늘 별)Naeun, Jinsol (April)3:40
2."Stars In The Night Sky" (Inst.) 3:40
Total length:7:20

Part 6[edit]

Released on May 9, 2018 (2018-05-09)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Destiny"Cha Yeoul3:25
2."Destiny" (Inst.) 3:25
Total length:6:50

Ratings[edit]

  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
TNmS[11] AGB Nielsen[12]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 March 28, 2018 A Con Artist's Heart Beats Slowly

(사기꾼의 심장은 천천히 뛴다)

6.2% (NR) 6.7% 7.0% (12th) 7.5% (9th)
2 7.3% (15th) 7.7% 7.9% (11th) 8.3% (6th)
3 March 29, 2018 Secretly in Danger

(은밀하게 위태하게)

7.0% (14th) 7.4% 6.8% (13th) 7.3% (11th)
4 7.5% 7.6% (11th) 8.1% (8th)
5 April 4, 2018 The Person Who Can Say I Am Who I Am

(나를 나라고 말할 수 있는 자)

5.5% (NR) 6.1% 5.6% (NR) 6.2% (19th)
6 6.4% (20th) 7.3% 6.7% (15th) 7.6% (10th)
7 April 5, 2018 You Can't Shake Hands While Making A Fist

(주먹을 쥐고는 악수할 수 없다)

6.6% (19th) 7.5% 6.6% (17th) 7.6% (12th)
8 6.7% (17th) 7.8% 7.6% (15th) 8.7% (9th)
9 April 11, 2018 Moving Target

(움직이는 과녁)

5.8% (18th) 6.0% 5.8% (18th) 6.1% (14th)
10 6.5% (17th) 6.8% 6.9% (11th) 7.2% (10th)
11 April 12, 2018 A Person's Attention Is Directed To That Which He Is Curious

(시선은 궁금한 곳을 향한다)

5.2% (NR) 5.4% 5.7% (18th) 5.9% (15th)
12 6.3% (18th) 6.7% 6.8% (13th) 7.3% (11th)
13 April 18, 2018 Ready or Not, Here I Come

(꼭꼭 숨어라 머리카락 보일라)

5.1% (NR) 5.8% 4.9% (NR) 5.5% (18th)
14 5.8% (18th) 6.2% 5.7% (16th) 6.1% (16th)
15 April 19, 2018 Betrayal Eats Up The Soul

(배신은 영혼을 잠식한다)

6.3% (16th) 6.8% 6.3% (16th) 7.1% (12th)
16 6.9% 6.6% (14th) 7.2% (11th)
17 April 25, 2018 Jealousy Leads To Rage, and Rage Leads to Mistakes

(질투는 분노를 낳고 분노는 실수를 낳는다)

5.8% (NR) 6.2% 5.1% (NR) 5.9% (16th)
18 6.1% (18th) 6.5% 6.4% (14th) 6.8% (12th)
19 April 26, 2018 Secrets Blend In While the Truth Gets Revealed

(비밀은 스며들고 진실은 드러난다)

6.9% 5.3% (19th) 6.1% (16th)
20 6.4% (17th) 7.1% 6.3% (15th) 7.0% (11th)
21 May 2, 2018 A Bird Flies With Two Wings

(새는 두 날개로 난다)

5.1% (NR) 5.2% 4.8% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
22 5.8% (18th) 6.1% 6.0% (18th) 6.3% (18th)
23 May 3, 2018 Don't Set a Trap in the Dark

(어둠 속에서는 덫을 놓지 않는다)

6.7% (17th) 6.9% 6.2% (15th) 6.4% (15th)
24 6.9% (15th) 7.0% 6.5% (14th) 6.6% (13th)
25 May 9, 2018 Fury Makes the Heart Beat Faster

(분노는 심장을 빨리 뛰게 한다)

5.5% (NR) 5.6% 4.7% (NR) 4.9% (NR)
26 6.0% (18th) 6.2% 5.9% (17th) 6.1% (15th)
27 May 10, 2018 Between Apathy and Passion

(냉정과 열정 사이)

6.9% (16th) 7.4% 5.9% (15th) 6.5% (12th)
28 7.0% (14th) 7.9% 7.2% (11th) 8.1% (8th)
29 May 16, 2018 A Waterfall Makes Raging Torrents

(폭포는 급류를 만든다)

5.1% (NR) 5.2% 5.1% (NR) 5.3% (NR)
30 5.3% (NR) 5.5% 5.6% (19th) 5.8% (NR)
31 May 17, 2018 Change the World

(세상을 바꿔라)

6.7% (20th) 7.2% 6.7% (18th) 7.3% (12th)
32 7.0% (17th) 7.4% 7.0% (16th) 7.4% (11th)
Average 6.2% 6.7% 6.2% 6.7%

Note[edit]

  1. ^ In order to circumvent Korean laws that prevent commercial breaks in the middle of an episode, what would previously have been aired as single 70 minute episodes are now being repackaged as two 35 minute episodes, with two episodes being shown each night with a commercial break between them.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Jin-hai (May 16, 2017). "Drama viewers angry over commercial breaks". Press Reader. The Korea Times. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Sohn, Paul Bong-shik. "장근석 "머리도 자르고 심기일전"". Sports Kyunghyang. Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jang Keun-suk cast for new TV series on SBS". Yonhap News. Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jang Geun-suk Will Play Two Roles in "Switch - Change The World"". HanCinema. Segye. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jung Woong-in to Star in "Switch - Change The World"". Hancinema. Star MK. January 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Rookie Ahn Seung-hwan to star in "Switch - Change The World" as genius hacker". Hancinema. TV Daily. February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c ""Switch - Change The World" Choi Jae-won, Park Won-sang, and Bae Min-hee Become Prosecutors". Hancinema. TenAsia. March 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Chung, Catherine. "Jang Keun-suk considers becoming 'Peacock King'". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Shin, Min-hyun. "장근석 측 "SBS 새 드라마 '공작왕' 제안받고 검토 중" [공식]". Naver (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Park, Jin-young. "[Oh!쎈 컷] '스위치' 장근석x한예리, 열정의 첫 대본리딩..최강 라인업". OSEN (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 13, 2018.

External links[edit]

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