Flowers of the Prison

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Flowers of the Prison
TheFlowerInPrison.jpg
Promotional Poster
Also known asThe Flower in Prison
Hangul옥중화
Genre
Created byKim Ho-young
Written byChoi Wan-kyu
Directed by
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes51
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Ho-young
Producer(s)Son Gi-won
Production location(s)South Korea
Running time63-67 minutes
Production company(s)Kim Jong-hak Production
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 30 (2016-04-30) – November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)
External links
Official website
The Flower in Prison at Kim Jong-hak Productions

Flowers of the Prison[1] (Hangul옥중화; Hanja獄中花; RROkjunghwa; MROkchunghwa) is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Jin Se-yeon, Go Soo, Kim Mi-sook, Jung Joon-ho, Park Joo-mi, Yoon Joo-hee, Kim Soo-yeon [ko], Jun Kwang-ryul and Choi Tae-joon.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] It is MBC's special project drama to commemorate the network's 55th-founding anniversary. The drama also marks the 3rd time collaboration between director Lee Byung-hoon and writer Choi Wan-kyu, after Hur Jun and Sangdo.[10] It replaced Marriage Contract and aired on MBC every Saturdays and Sundays at 22:00 (KST) for 51 episodes from April 30 to November 6, 2016.

Plot[edit]

Set during the Joseon dynasty, the series details the story of Ok-nyeo (Jin Se-yeon), a girl who was born and raised in prison, and her adventures with the mysterious Yun Tae-won (Go Soo). She later becomes an advocate for the poor and unfairly accused through the Waeji-bu, the private litigation system in Joseon.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

People of Jeonokseo[edit]

Mapo-Songpa merchants[edit]

People around Jeong Nan-jeong & Yun Won-hyung[edit]

People of kisaeng room Sosolu[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Others[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

(on the Administrative Offices of the Joseon era which appeared in this drama)

  • Hyeongjo (형조, 刑曹): Board of Punishments (Ministry of Justice)
  • Jeonokseo (전옥서, 典獄暑): Royal Prison
  • Gamyeong (감영): Provincial Governor's Office
  • Naegeumwi (내금위, 內禁衛): the Palace Guards
  • Podocheong (포도청, 捕盜廳): Agency for the Arrest of Thieves
  • Pyeongsiseo (평시서, 平市署): Marketing Control Office
  • Sogyeokseo (소격서): A government office which handled the ritual aspect of Taoism of heaven, earth and stars

Source: Glossary of Korean History

Ratings[edit]

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

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[11] AGB Nielsen Ratings[12]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
Special April 27, 2016 8.3% (18th) 8.9% (14th) 8.7% (17th) 10.5% (7th)
Official broadcast
1 April 30, 2016 16.2% (2nd) 17.3% (3rd) 17.3% (2nd) 18.8% (2nd)
2 May 1, 2016 18.4% (2nd) 20.1% (2nd) 20.0% (2nd) 21.9% (2nd)
3 May 7, 2016 16.6% (2nd) 19.2% (2nd) 16.9% (2nd) 19.2% (2nd)
4 May 8, 2016 17.6% (2nd) 20.7% (2nd) 19.5% (2nd) 21.7% (2nd)
5 May 14, 2016 18.7% (2nd) 20.9% (2nd) 20.3% (2nd) 22.1% (2nd)
6 May 15, 2016 17.9% (2nd) 20.6% (2nd) 19.8% (2nd) 21.7% (2nd)
7 May 21, 2016 15.9% (2nd) 18.5% (2nd) 16.5% (2nd) 17.7% (2nd)
8 May 22, 2016 15.8% (3rd) 16.9% (2nd) 17.7% (2nd) 19.0% (2nd)
9 May 28, 2016 15.4% (2nd) 16.5% (2nd) 17.2% (2nd) 18.5% (2nd)
10 May 29, 2016 16.4% (2nd) 17.9% (2nd) 18.7% (2nd) 19.7% (2nd)
11 June 4, 2016 15.9% (2nd) 16.3% (2nd) 16.8% (2nd) 17.7% (2nd)
12 June 11, 2016 15.2% (2nd) 16.7% (2nd) 16.9% (2nd) 17.9% (2nd)
13 June 12, 2016 15.2% (3rd) 16.7% (2nd) 19.0% (2nd) 20.6% (2nd)
14 June 18, 2016 14.8% (2nd) 16.1% (3rd) 17.3% (2nd) 17.8% (2nd)
15 June 19, 2016 16.0% (3rd) 17.2% (3rd) 18.7% (2nd) 19.1% (2nd)
16 June 25, 2016 14.8% (2nd) 16.4% (2nd) 17.2% (2nd) 18.2% (2nd)
17 June 26, 2016 15.9% (3rd) 17.8% (2nd) 18.3% (2nd) 19.0% (2nd)
18 July 2, 2016 15.8% (2nd) 16.2% (2nd) 19.0% (2nd) 20.1% (2nd)
19 July 3, 2016 16.7% (3rd) 17.7% (2nd) 18.7% (3rd) 19.9% (3rd)
20 July 9, 2016 15.4% (3rd) 16.4% (2nd) 18.4% (2nd) 20.1% (2nd)
21 July 10, 2016 16.7% (3rd) 17.6% (2nd) 18.9% (2nd) 20.6% (2nd)
22 July 16, 2016 15.8% (3rd) 17.2% (3rd) 19.6% (2nd) 21.3% (2nd)
23 July 17, 2016 15.8% (3rd) 15.3% (4th) 19.9% (2nd) 21.5% (2nd)
24 July 23, 2016 18.1% (2nd) 18.9% (2nd) 19.7% (2nd) 21.9% (2nd)
25 July 24, 2016 18.5% (2nd) 18.6% (2nd) 19.8% (2nd) 20.7% (2nd)
26 July 30, 2016 18.7% (2nd) 21.2% (2nd) 19.6% (2nd) 21.0% (2nd)
27 July 31, 2016 18.9% (2nd) 19.7% (2nd) 21.1% (2nd) 21.8% (2nd)
28 August 7, 2016 17.7% (2nd) 17.1% (2nd) 19.0% (2nd) 19.6% (2nd)
29 August 21, 2016 16.7% (4th) 16.7% (4th) 19.4% (3rd) 20.7% (3rd)
30 August 27, 2016 15.5% (2nd) 15.3% (3rd) 18.5% (2nd) 20.2% (2nd)
31 August 28, 2016 17.6% (3rd) 17.5% (3rd) 19.9% (2nd) 21.5% (2nd)
32 September 3, 2016 17.0% (2nd) 17.9% (3rd) 18.3% (2nd) 19.8% (2nd)
33 September 4, 2016 17.5% (2nd) 18.5% (2nd) 20.0% (2nd) 21.1% (2nd)
34 September 10, 2016 16.9% (2nd) 17.7% (3rd) 20.0% (2nd) 21.0% (2nd)
35 September 11, 2016 18.0% (2nd) 18.6% (2nd) 21.3% (2nd) 22.9% (2nd)
36 September 17, 2016 15.0% (3rd) 15.4% (3rd) 18.0% (2nd) 18.2% (2nd)
37 September 18, 2016 19.3% (2nd) 17.8% (2nd) 22.0% (2nd) 22.6% (2nd)
38 September 24, 2016 17.4% (2nd) 17.1% (2nd) 20.6% (2nd) 21.7% (2nd)
39 September 25, 2016 19.6% (2nd) 19.5% (2nd) 20.8% (2nd) 21.6% (2nd)
40 October 1, 2016 18.0% (2nd) 19.0% (2nd) 19.9% (2nd) 21.4% (2nd)
41 October 2, 2016 20.1% (2nd) 20.9% (2nd) 21.4% (2nd) 22.3% (2nd)
42 October 8, 2016 18.9% (2nd) 19.3% (2nd) 21.0% (2nd) 21.6% (1st)
43 October 9, 2016 19.4% (2nd) 18.5% (2nd) 21.7% (2nd) 22.0% (2nd)
44 October 15, 2016 18.7% (2nd) 18.8% (2nd) 21.4% (2nd) 22.3% (2nd)
45 October 16, 2016 19.7% (2nd) 21.6% (2nd) 21.7% (2nd) 22.6% (2nd)
46 October 22, 2016 17.6% (2nd) 17.9% (2nd) 21.0% (2nd) 22.3% (2nd)
47 October 23, 2016 18.9% (2nd) 19.5% (2nd) 21.2% (2nd) 21.4% (2nd)
48 October 29, 2016 18.8% (2nd) 20.0% (2nd) 20.8% (2nd) 21.8% (2nd)
49 October 30, 2016 20.3% (2nd) 20.6% (2nd) 22.6% (2nd) 23.8% (2nd)
50 November 5, 2016 17.5% (2nd) 17.8% (2nd) 20.3% (2nd) 21.4% (2nd)
51 November 6, 2016 19.5% (2nd) 20.0% (2nd) 22.6% (2nd) 23.2% (2nd)
Average 17.31% 18.19% 19.53% 20.72%
Remarks
  • Episode 12 wasn't aired on Sunday June 5 due to broadcast of the football friendly match between Czech Republic and South Korea. This episode was aired on Saturday June 11, 2016.[13][14]
  • Episode 28 wasn't aired on Saturday August 6 due to broadcast of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This episode was aired on Sunday August 7, 2016.[15]
  • Episode 29 wasn't aired on August 13, August 14 and August 20 due to broadcast of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This episode was aired on Sunday, August 21, 2016.[16][17][18]

Original soundtrack[edit]

OST Part 1[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Only You (그대를 그대만을)"Cha Ji-yeon [ko]3:29
2."Only You (그대를 그대만을)" (Inst.) 3:29
Total length:6:58

OST Part 2[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."This is the One (이 사람 입니다)"Jamong [ko]4:11
2."This is the One (이 사람 입니다)" (Inst.) 4:11
Total length:8:22

OST Part 3[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Stand In Front of Love (사랑 앞에 서다)"V.O.S3:46
2."Stand In Front of Love (사랑 앞에 서다)" (Inst.) 3:46
Total length:6:92

Full album[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Only You (그대를 그대만을)"Cha Ji-yeon [ko] 
2."This is the One (이 사람 입니다)"Jamong [ko] 
3."Stand In Front of Love (사랑 앞에 서다)"V.O.S 
4."Ok-nyeo (옥녀)"  
5."Flower in Prison (옥중화)" (feat. Im Yoon-jung)  
6."Light of Jeonokseo (전옥서의 빛)"  
7."Path of Suffering (고난의 길)" (feat. Im Yoon-jung)  
8."A Tearful Flower (눈물로 핀 꽃)"  
9."Marketplace (저잣거리)"  
10."Happy Damo (행복한 다모)"  
11."Nostalgic Mother (그리운 어머니)"  
12."Young Ok-nyeo (어린 옥녀)"  
13."Slavery (처세술)"  
14."Deliberation (숙고(熟考))"  
15."Resolve (결단)"  
16."Chasing (추적)"  
17."Harsh Life (가혹한 인생)"  
18."A Chased Fate (쫓기는 운명)"  
19."Ambition (야망)"  
20."Dark Shadow (어두운 그림자)"  
21."Imitation (모의)"  
22."Stratagem (계략)"  
23."Getaway (도주)"  

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama The Flower in Prison Won
5th APAN Star Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Go Soo Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Nominated
9th Korea Drama Awards Best Production Director Lee Byung-hoon, Choi Jeong-kyu Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress Jin Se-yeon Nominated
Best New Actor Seo Ha-joon Won
MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Jin Se-yeon Nominated
Drama of the Year The Flower in Prison Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Go Soo Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Kim Mi-sook Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Seo Ha-joon Won
Choi Tae-joon Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Jin Se-yeon Won
Golden Acting Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Jung Joon-ho Won
Best Young Actress Jung Da-bin Won
Best Couple Award Seo Ha-joon and Jin Se-yeon Nominated

References[edit]

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