Tale of Fairy

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Tale of Fairy
Tale of Fairy-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asMama Fairy and the Woodcutter[1]
Hangul계룡선녀전
Genre
Based onTale of Gyeryong Fairy
by Dol Bae
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written byYoo Kyung-sun
Directed byKim Yun-cheol
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Lee Jin-suk
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)JS Pictures
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseNovember 5 (2018-11-05) –
December 25, 2018 (2018-12-25)
External links
Website

Tale of Fairy[2][3] (Korean계룡선녀전; RRGyeryongsunnyeojeon; lit. Tale of Gyeryong Fairy) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Moon Chae-won, Yoon Hyun-min, Seo Ji-hoon, Jeon Soo-jin and Kang Mi-na. It is based on the popular webtoon of the same title by Dol Bae which was first published via Naver Webtoon in 2017. The series aired on tvN from November 5 to December 25, 2018.[4][5][6]

Synopsis[edit]

Story of a 699-year-old fairy who has lived since the Koryeo dynasty, but has lost her wings and thus unable to ascend to heaven. In the modern time, she works as a barista and meets two potential reincarnations of her former husband, who died after accidentally falling down a cliff.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A 699-year old fairy who currently works as a barista, and has a special ability to talk to plants. She appears outwardly as an old woman, but only few can see her true youthful beauty.
A biology professor. One of Ok-nam’s potential husband reincarnation.
A graduate student at the Lee Won University, Department of Biology. Another one of Ok-nam’s potential husband reincarnation. He has the ability to read the animals thought.
A professor at Lee Won University. Jung Yi-hyun's psychiatrist and close friend, who has a one-sided love for him.
Daughter of Sun Ok-nam, who is in reality a tiger who evolved into a human through training. She is also secretly a writer of steamy fiction.

Supporting[edit]

Deities[edit]

A guardian deity operates a coffee truck at Lee Won University.
A pigeon deity who lost the ability to fly.
An immortal wizard.

Lee Won University[edit]

  • Yoo Jung-woo as Eum Kyung-sul[17]
An aspiring film director. He has a crush on Jeom Soon-yi.
  • Yoo Ah-reum as Ahn Jung-min[18]
A graduate student at the Lee Won University, Department of Biology.
  • Ahn Seung-kyun as Oh Kyung-sik[19]
A graduate student at the Lee Won University, Department of Biology.
  • Yum Dong-hun as Professor Park
Jung Yi-hyun's rival.
Others[edit]
  • Yoo In-soo[20]
  • Han Da-hee as Jung Yi-hyun's first love[21]
  • Baek Hyun-joo as Kim Geum's mother

Special appearance[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Kang So-ra was cast in the lead female role but had to back out of the drama due to scheduling conflicts.[23]
  • The first script reading was held on May 27, 2018.[24][25]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Tale of Fairy
OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2018
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelGenie Music, Stone Music Entertainment, withHC

Part 1[edit]

Released on November 13, 2018 (2018-11-13)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."With Coffee"
  • Park Geun-chul
  • DANI
  • Lee Sang-hoon
  • Lee Jong-hoon
HOONS03:16
2."With Coffee" (Inst.) 
  • Lee Sang-hoon
  • Lee Jong-hoon
 03:16
Total length:06:32

Part 2[edit]

Released on November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Peach Paradise"
  • Park Geun-chul
  • DANI
D.SOULMina (Gugudan)03:31
2."Peach Paradise" (Inst.) D.SOUL 03:31
Total length:07:02

Part 3[edit]

Released on November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Deer's Tears (feat. SAya!)" (사슴의 눈물)
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Su-min
  • DANI
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Su-min
Monday Kiz04:15
2."Deer's Tears (feat. SAya!)" (Inst.) 
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Su-min
 04:15
Total length:08:30

Part 4[edit]

Released on December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."In My Dream"
  • Park Geun-chul
  • RUNY
  • RUNY
  • IVeR
RUNY03:23
2."In My Dream" (Inst.) 
  • RUNY
  • IVeR
 03:23
Total length:06:46

Ratings[edit]

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

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[26]
Nationwide Seoul
1 November 5, 2018 5.628% 6.214%
2 November 6, 2018 4.992% 5.727%
3 November 12, 2018 3.140% 2.987%
4 November 13, 2018 4.157% 4.425%
5 November 19, 2018 3.371% 3.588%
6 November 20, 2018 3.579% 3.835%
7 November 26, 2018 3.300% 3.716%
8 November 27, 2018 3.481% 4.169%
9 December 3, 2018 3.576% 3.947%
10 December 4, 2018 3.889% 4.083%
11 December 10, 2018 3.004% 3.581%
12 December 11, 2018 3.330% 3.486%
13 December 17, 2018 3.683% 4.222%
14 December 18, 2018 3.862% 4.386%
15 December 24, 2018 3.698% 4.029%
16 December 25, 2018 3.787% 3.587%
Average 3.780% 4.124%
  • 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).

International broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (2018)". CJ ENM. CJ ENM. Archived from the original on July 20, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tale of Fairy [Title in the URL]". tving.com. tvN/CJ ENM. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^ taleoffairy [계룡선녀전] 문채원 ′서방님의 환생을 기다리옵니다♡′ 181105 EP.0. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "'Kye-ryong Fairy' starts airing on Nov. 5". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Upcoming tvN series adds laugh-inducing twist to old Korean fairytale". Yonhap News. October 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Moon Chae-won as age-defying fairy in 'Gyeryong Fairy Tale'". Kpop Herald. October 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Moon Chae-won to star as fairy in upcoming drama". Kpop Herald. 9 May 2018.
  8. ^ '계룡선녀전' 고두심, 선녀로 돌아온다…문채원과 2인 1역 호흡. Sports Chosun (in Korean). May 16, 2018.
  9. ^ [단독] 문채원, '계룡선녀전' 여주인공 확정..윤현민과 커플 호흡. Osen (in Korean). May 9, 2018.
  10. ^ a b '계룡선녀전' 한현민, 선계 커피 신선 '칼디' 역으로 출동! 문채원과 케미!. My Daily (in Korean). November 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Kim Seong-won (May 14, 2018). [공식]서지훈, '계룡선녀전' 주연 캐스팅 "좋은 연기 보여드릴 것". Sports Chosun (in Korean).
  12. ^ 전수진, '계룡선녀전' 합류…윤현민과 절친케미 예고. Sports Seoul (in Korean). May 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "Gugudan's Mina joins cast of webtoon-based TV series 'Gyeryong Fairy Tale'". Kpop Herald. May 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ahn Young-mi Joins "Gyerong Fairy Tale"". Hancinema. Nate. May 14, 2018.
  15. ^ a b c "'계룡선녀전' 안길강X황영희X김민규, 계룡산 신선 3인방으로 합류". TenAsia (in Korean). May 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "[단독] 임하룡X안영미, '계룡선녀전' 합류…신스틸러 오누이". TV Report (in Korean). May 14, 2018.
  17. ^ '계룡선녀전' 유정우, 훈훈한 소년美 뽐내는 반전 비하인드 공개. Maeil (in Korean). November 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "신예 유아름, tvN '계룡선녀전' 캐스팅…윤현민·서지훈과 호흡". TenAsia (in Korean). September 19, 2018.
  19. ^ 안승균, '서른이지만' 이어 '계룡선녀전' 캐스팅 확정···열일 행보. Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). July 30, 2018.
  20. ^ [공식] 유인수, '계룡선녀전' 출연 확정…'라이프' 이어 활약 예고. Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). June 4, 2018.
  21. ^ '계룡선녀전' 한다희, 출연 확정…윤현민 짝사랑女(공식). Herald Corporation (in Korean). May 31, 2018.
  22. ^ a b c "'계룡선녀전' 문채원X윤현민X서지훈, 흥미진진 로맨스". Star Money (in Korean). November 20, 2018.
  23. ^ "Kang So-ra Will Not Star in "Gyeryo8ng Fairy Tale"". Hancinema. Ilgan Sports. April 17, 2018.
  24. ^ Jung An-ji (June 5, 2018). "'계룡선녀전' 문채원X윤현민X고두심, '열정폭발' 대본리딩 현장". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean).
  25. ^ Kim Jae-yeon (June 5, 2018). '계룡선녀전' 문채원-윤현민-서지훈-고두심, 이 훈훈한 조합은 대체 무엇?!. iMBC Enews (in Korean).
  26. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 22, 2018.

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