Temptation (2014 TV series)
Promotional poster for Temptation
|Also known as||Seduction|
|Written by||Han Ji-hoon|
|Directed by||Park Young-soo|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Executive producer(s)||Han Jung-hwan|
|Location(s)||South Korea, Hong Kong|
|Running time||Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||Lee Kim Productions|
|Original network||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Original release||July 14, 2014– September 16, 2014|
|Preceded by||Doctor Stranger|
|Followed by||Secret Door|
Temptation (Hangul: 유혹; RR: Yuhok) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kwon Sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo, Lee Jung-jin and Park Ha-sun. It aired on SBS from July 14 to September 16, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.
Cha Seok-hoon is a naïve man who grew up a rural village in Gangwon Province. His intellect gets him into the country's top university despite his family's economic plight, and he takes on all sorts of part-time jobs, from quick services to construction work, in order to earn his tuition.
He then meets Na Hong-joo, a girl also from a poor family. Hong-joo is resigned to a miserable existence, until Seok-hoon brings happiness and hope into her life. They get married, and Hong-joo is a calm and understanding wife, always the first to sacrifice and make concessions. However, Seok-hoon finds himself plunged into massive debt due to a failed business venture with another partner.
Yoo Se-young is a hotel heiress, trained to take over her father's company from a young age. Called a "woman of iron," she is a workaholic and a headstrong leader, and has no interest in love or marriage. One of her family friends is rich playboy Kang Min-woo, who unsuccessfully tried to seduce her in the past. Min-woo has everything he could ever want, and approaches life with the philosophy that you should have a hundred different faces for a hundred different women. He got married only because it was a requirement for his inheritance.
While on a business trip to Hong Kong, Se-young meets Seok-hoon and Hong-joo, and for her amusement, she makes them a dangerous offer to test their marriage: In exchange for paying off Seok-hoon's debts so that he could avoid going to jail, she asks for four days with him.
Seok-hoon makes a crucial choice and takes the deal. But his strange relationship with Se-young soon jeopardizes his marriage. Upon their return to Korea, Seok-hoon and Hong-joo's marriage is unable to survive this crisis of trust, and they eventually divorce. Meanwhile, Se-young finds herself genuinely falling for Seok-hoon.
- Kwon Sang-woo as Cha Seok-hoon
- Choi Ji-woo as Yoo Se-young
- Lee Jung-jin as Kang Min-woo
- Park Ha-sun as Na Hong-joo
- Kim So-young as Yoo Se-jin
- Kim Sung-kyum as Yoo Dal-ho
- Hong Yeo-jin as Jung Yoon-seok
- Joo Jin-mo as Choi Seok-gi
- Jo Mi-ryung as Myung-hwa
- Kim Hyung-bum as Jo Young-chul
- Choi Il-hwa as Na Shi-chan
- Lee Jung-shin as Na Hong-gyu
- Ahn Se-ha as Park Han-soo
- Jo Hwi-joon as Roy
- Yoon A-jung as Han Ji-sun
- Jung Hye-sun as Im Jung-soon
- Kim Ji-young as Kang Yoon-ah
- Heo Jung-eun as Kang Sung-ah
- Choi Hyun as Kim Doo-hyun
- Hwang Seok-ha as Chairman Doo
- Fei as Jenny
- Maria Cordero as Tina, Jenny's friend
|Episode #||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||July 14, 2014||9.6%||11.9%||7.6%||8.6%|
|2||July 15, 2014||8.3%||10.3%||8.0%||9.1%|
|3||July 21, 2014||8.2%||9.9%||9.0%||10.3%|
|4||July 22, 2014||8.4%||10.8%||8.3%||9.3%|
|5||July 28, 2014||8.8%||10.5%||9.0%||9.3%|
|6||July 29, 2014||8.5%||10.4%||8.9%||9.6%|
|7||August 4, 2014||6.9%||8.7%||8.3%||9.3%|
|8||August 5, 2014||8.3%||10.3%||9.5%||10.7%|
|9||August 11, 2014||7.2%||9.5%||8.6%||9.2%|
|10||August 12, 2014||7.4%||9.6%||8.6%||9.3%|
|11||August 18, 2014||7.9%||9.6%||8.1%||9.0%|
|12||August 19, 2014||8.3%||10.7%||8.8%||9.3%|
|13||August 25, 2014||8.1%||9.8%||9.6%||10.6%|
|14||August 26, 2014||8.4%||10.9%||10.0%||10.7%|
|15||September 1, 2014||9.3%||11.1%||11.3%||12.2%|
|16||September 2, 2014||8.5%||11.0%||10.1%||11.4%|
|17||September 8, 2014||6.7%||8.2%||6.6%||7.2%|
|18||September 9, 2014||8.1%||9.8%||8.3%||8.9%|
|19||September 15, 2014||7.7%||9.6%||8.8%||9.7%|
|20||September 16, 2014||10.1%||12.6%||10.8%||11.7%|
Awards and nominations
||Best Supporting Actress||Yoon A-jung||Nominated|
||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special||Kwon Sang-woo||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Choi Ji-woo||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special||Lee Jung-jin||Nominated|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Kwon Sang-woo||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Kwon Sang-woo and Choi Ji-woo||Nominated|
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- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-07-14.