Temptation (2014 TV series)

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Temptation
Temptation 2014-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Temptation
Also known as Seduction
Genre Romance, Melodrama
Written by Han Ji-hoon
Directed by Park Young-soo
Starring Kwon Sang-woo
Choi Ji-woo
Lee Jung-jin
Park Ha-sun
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Han Jung-hwan
Producer(s) Cho Yoon-jung
Location(s) South Korea, Hong Kong
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Victory Contents
Distributor Seoul Broadcasting System
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release July 14 (2014-07-14) – September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)
Chronology
Preceded by Doctor Stranger
Followed by Secret Door
External links
Website program.sbs.co.kr/builder/programMainList.do?pgm_id=22000003583
Temptation at Victory Contents www.victents.com#/portfolio_detail?portfolio_num=23&type=DRAMA

Temptation (Hangul유혹; RRYuhok) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kwon Sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo, Lee Jung-jin and Park Ha-sun.[1] It aired on SBS from July 14 to September 16, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.[2][3][4][5] The drama reunites Choi Ji-woo and Kwon Sang-woo who both starred in the 2003 hit melodrama Stairway to Heaven.[6]

Plot[edit]

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 three days with him.

Seok-hoon makes a crucial choice and takes the deal. But his strange relationship with Yoo Se-young 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.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[9] AGB Nielsen[10]
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%
Average 8.2% 10.3% 8.9% 9.8%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014
3rd APAN Star Awards
Best Supporting Actress
Yoon A-jung
Nominated
22nd SBS Drama Awards
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
Choi Ji-woo
Nominated
Best Couple Award
Kwon Sang-woo and Choi Ji-woo
Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

  • It aired in Philippines on GMA Network from January 11 to March 10, 2016 and reaired on GMA News TV from April 1 to June 11, 2017.
  • It aired in Vietnam on D Dramas VTVCab7 from June 29, 2016.
  • It aired in Thailand on 3SD from November 22, 2016.[11]
  • It aired in Malaysia on TV2 from March 31, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (11 July 2014). "Look who's back together: Kwon Sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo re-united in SBS drama Temptation". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  2. ^ Chung, Joo-won (20 May 2014). "Kwon Sang-woo to star SBS TV show Seduction". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (21 May 2014). "Kwon back with Temptation". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  4. ^ An, So-hyoun (9 June 2014). "Choi Ji Woo and Kwon Sang Woo Cast as Leads in New Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  5. ^ Cho, Grace (11 June 2014). "Choi Ji-woo to star in Temptation with Kwon Sang-woo". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  6. ^ "FIRST LOOK: Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo reunite in 'Temptation'". Dramafever. July 8, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ Ha, Ji-won (3 July 2014). "Miss A's Fei to debut as actress on Temptation". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  8. ^ Kim, Erika (3 July 2014). "Lee Jung Jin and miss A's Fei Act Like a Couple for Temptation". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  9. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  10. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  11. ^ "เล่ห์ร้าย เล่ห์รัก". Channel 3 (in Thai). 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 

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