Beyond the Clouds (TV series)
|Beyond the Clouds|
|Revised Romanization||Taeyang-eun Gadeukhi|
|Literally||The Full Sun|
|Written by||Heo Sung-hye|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Distributor||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||February 17– April 14, 2014|
Beyond the Clouds (Hangul: 태양은 가득히; Hanja: 太陽은 가득히; RR: Taeyangeun Gadeukhi; MR: T'aeyang'ŭn Kadŭkhi; lit. The Full Sun) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Yoon Kye-sang, Han Ji-hye and Cho Jin-woong. It aired on KBS2 from February 17 to April 14, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
Jung Se-ro (Yoon Kye-sang) is a hardworking young man who works multiple part-time jobs while studying for the foreign civil service exam. His father is a petty criminal and a con man, and their family lives a transient life because of his deals, currently staying in Thailand.
Despite wanting an honest life for himself, Se-ro's dreams are shattered on the night of a glamorous jewel exhibition opening in Bangkok. His father dies in an incident involving stolen diamonds, and because Se-ro was at the scene when another man was shot, he is accused and arrested for murder. After spending five years in a Thai prison, upon his release he takes up a new identity and becomes a con man just like his father. He joins a ring of jewel smugglers led by Park Kang-jae (Cho Jin-woong), with whom he shares a brotherly bond. Kang-Jae was raised like a son by Se-ro's father, who taught him all the tricks of the trade. But Kang-Jae has harbored a lifelong jealousy towards the real son, which is stoked further when the woman he loves, smuggling accomplice Seo Jae-in (Kim Yoo-ri) also falls for Se-ro.
Then Se-ro meets Han Young-won (Han Ji-hye), the cold-hearted heiress to a jewelry brand. She was madly in love with her fiancé Gong Woo-jin (Song Jong-ho), and had closed herself off after his death. But Se-ro draws her out into the world, while Young-won gives him a reason to live when he had all but given up. They fall in love, not knowing that the man Se-ro was accused of killing had been Young-won's fiance. His love for her becomes his punishment, but also his salvation.
- Yoon Kye-sang as Jung Se-ro
- Han Ji-hye as Han Young-won
- Cho Jin-woong as Park Kang-jae
- Kim Yoo-ri as Seo Jae-in
- Lee Dae-yeon as Jung Do-joon, Se-ro's father
- Jung Won-joong as Shin Pil-do
- Kim Young-ok as Hong Soon-ok
- Lee Jae-won as Hong
- Woo Hyun as Hama
- Kim Yoon-sung as Cha Pyo
- Song Jong-ho as Gong Woo-jin, Young-won's fiancé
- Kim Yeong-cheol as Han Tae-oh, Young-won's father
- Jeon Mi-seon as Baek Nan-joo, Young-won's stepmother
- Son Ho-jun as Han Young-joon, Young-won's half brother
- Kim Sun-kyung as Section chief Min
- Ahn Ji-hyun as Kang Han-na
- Song Young-kyu as Kang Hak-soo
- Lee Sang-hoon as Secretary Ahn
- Seunghee as Jewelry saleswoman (cameo)
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||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||17 February 2014||4.0%||4.3%||3.7%||3.8%|
|2||17 February 2014||5.3%||5.5%||5.1%||5.9%|
|3||24 February 2014||3.5%||4.1%||3.8%||4.6%|
|4||25 February 2014||4.5%||4.6%||5.2%||6.1%|
|5||3 March 2014||3.7%||4.5%||3.3%||3.6%|
|6||4 March 2014||4.2%||4.8%||3.6%||3.9%|
|7||10 March 2014||3.0%||3.5%||2.6%||2.7%|
|8||11 March 2014||3.6%||3.0%||3.0%||3.3%|
|9||17 March 2014||3.1%||4.0%||3.0%||3.6%|
|10||18 March 2014||3.6%||4.6%||3.5%||4.1%|
|11||24 March 2014||3.0%||3.1%||3.0%||3.1%|
|12||25 March 2014||2.6%||3.4%||2.5%||3.1%|
|13||31 March 2014||1.9%||2.5%||2.3%||2.7%|
|14||1 April 2014||2.0%||3.0%||2.2%||2.3%|
|15||7 April 2014||2.7%||3.5%||2.6%||3.3%|
|16||8 April 2014||2.8%||3.5%||2.7%||2.6%|
- "Beyond the Clouds". KBS World. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
- Lee, Cory (30 December 2013). "Yoon Kye-sang, Han Ji-hye to Pair Up in New KBS's Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- Lee, Sun-min (20 December 2013). "Role in the Sun for Yoon Kye-sang?". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- Ha, Soo-jung (23 January 2014). "Yoon Kye Sang and Han Ji Hye Take 'Script Shots' in Thailand for New Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-02-17.
- "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-02-17.