The Third Charm

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The Third Charm
The Third Charm-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asThe 3rd Charm[1]
Original title제3의 매력
GenreRomantic comedy[2]
Written by
  • Park Eun-young
  • Park Hee-kwon
Directed byPyo Min-soo [ko]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorJTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2018 (2018-09-28) – present (present)
External links
Website

The Third Charm[4] (Hangul제3의 매력; RRJe3ui Maeryeok) is a 2018 South Korean television series directed by Pyo Min-soo and starring Seo Kang-joon and Esom. It explores the real side of relationships between couples. It premiered on September 28, 2018 and currently airs on JTBC's Fridays and Saturdays at 23:00 KST time slot.[5][6][7][8]

Synopsis[edit]

The series tells the twelve-year love story of two individuals with completely opposite personalities who unexpectedly met on a group blind date.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A meticulous and principled university student who never deviates from his perfectly scheduled routines.[9]
  • Esom as Lee Young-jae
A spontaneous and emotional but honest woman who gave up college and started working as an assistant hairdresser.

Supporting[edit]

Young-jae's brother. A barista who runs a coffee truck and dreams of becoming a screenwriter.[10]
Boss of the hair salon where Young-jae works.[11]
  • Min Woo-hyuk as Choi Ho-chul
A talented plastic surgeon who has a crush on Young-jae.[12][13]
A police officer who likes Joon-young.[14]
  • Lee Sang-yi as Hyun Sang-hyun
Joon-young's best friend.[15]
  • Park Gyu-young as On Ri-won
Joon-young's younger sister.[16]
  • Shin Do-hyun as Kim So-hee
A top star loved by many due to her beautiful appearance. She is Young-jae's high school alumnus and rival.[17][13]
  • Oh Young-sil
Joon-young's mother.[18]
  • Park Ji-il
Joon-young's father
  • Han Byul as Dong-goo
Joon-young's close friend.[19]

Production[edit]

  • The female lead role was first offered to Chun Woo-hee and Choi Soo-young in April and May 2018 respectively, but both actresses declined the offer.[20][21]
  • The first script reading took place in July 2018 at JTBC building in Sangam-dong, Seoul.[22]

Original soundtrack[edit]

The Third Charm
OST
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released2018
Genre
Language
LabelNHN Bugs, OU Entertainment

Part 1[edit]

Released on September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Only You" (그대만 보여)Ra.L
  • Kaemi
  • Ra.L
Stella Jang03:10
2."Only You" (Inst.) 
  • Kaemi
  • Ra.L
 03:10
Total length:06:20

Part 2[edit]

Released on October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Perhaps We" (어쩌면 우린)
KaemiJo Sung-mo04:00
2."You Have The Charms" (매력있어)
  • Ra.L
  • NAOMI
Ra.LCJM03:05
3."Perhaps We" (Inst.) Kaemi 04:00
4."You Have The Charms" (Inst.) Ra.L 03:05
Total length:14:10

Part 3[edit]

Released on October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Think About You"
  • Hwang Seok-joo
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
YONGZOO03:40
2."Liked It" (좋았는데)
  • Ra.L
  • NAOMI
Ra.LBoramiyu04:05
3."Think About You" (Inst.) 
  • Seo Jae-ha
  • Kim Young-sung
 03:40
4."Liked It" (Inst.) Ra.L 04:05
Total length:15:30

Part 4[edit]

Released on October 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Maybe Not" (안되나봐)Stoner Tunes
  • Yang Dong-geun
  • Manuka
03:06
2."Maybe Not" (Inst.) Stoner Tunes 03:06
Total length:06:12

Part 5[edit]

Released on October 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Hee Jae" (희재)Yang Jae-seonMGRIm Han-byul04:01
2."Hee Jae" (Inst.) MGR 04:01
Total length:08:02

Part 6[edit]

Released on November 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."When It Rains" (비가 오면)Kim Eun-jaeKim Eun-jaeSoyou, Mad Clown03:35
2."When It Rains" (Inst.) Kim Eun-jae 03:35
Total length:07:10

Part 7[edit]

Released on November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."With The Season" (계절을 담아)GaemiGaemiKim Yeon-ji04:31
2."With The Season" (Inst.) Gaemi 04:31
Total length:09:02

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[23]
Nationwide Seoul
1 September 28, 2018 1.804% 2.240%
2 September 29, 2018 1.795% 1.850%
3 October 5, 2018 2.859% 3.057%
4 October 6, 2018 3.374% 3.237%
5 October 12, 2018 2.722% 3.007%
6 October 13, 2018 2.970% 3.026%
7 October 19, 2018 3.050% 3.614%
8 October 20, 2018 3.035% 3.058%
9 October 26, 2018 1.979% N/A
10 October 27, 2018 2.348% 2.227%
11 November 2, 2018 2.614% 2.910%
12 November 3, 2018 2.614% 2.700%
13 November 8, 2018 2.220% 2.340%
14 November 9, 2018 2.824% 3.089%
15 November 15, 2018
16 November 16, 2018
Average % %
  • 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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 3rd Charm". JTBC Worldwide. JTBC Content Hub. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Shin, Na-ra. "[단독] '제3의매력' 이솜 낙점… 서강준과 호흡". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Ha, Soo-jeong. "[단독] 천우희X서강준, 로코 커플된다..표민수 PD '제3의 매력' 주연". Naver (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  4. ^ 서강준(Seo Kang Joon)과 이솜(Esom), '스물여섯'의 마지막 날 (12월 31일) 제3의 매력(The Third Charm) 1회. YouTube (in Korean). JTBC Drama. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Seo Kang-joon and Esom on Board for "The Third Charm"". Hancinema. Newsen. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Park, Jin-young. "[공식입장] 서강준·이솜, JTBC '제3의 매력' 출연 확정..9월 첫 방송". Naver (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Kim, Sung-won. "'제3의 매력' 서강준X이솜, 20세→27세…7년간 2일만 연애한 이유". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "JTBC releases teaser for romantic drama 'The Third Charm'". Kpop Herald. September 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Seo Kang-joon to show off 'Third Charm'". Kpop Herald. July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "[공식입장]'제3의 매력' 양동근-이윤지, 출연 확정…서강준·이솜과 호흡". Sports Chosun (in Korean). July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "[단독] 이윤지, '제3의 매력' 주연 확정..서강준·이솜과 연기 호흡". OSEN (in Korean). July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "민우혁, 뮤지컬→안방극장까지 접수..'제3의 매력'에서 완벽男 변신". Herald Corporation (in Korean). July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Min Woo-hyuk and Shin Do-hyun Join Seo Kang-joon and Esom on "The Third Charm"". Hancinema. July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "김윤혜 '제3의 매력'으로 안방 복귀, 서강준 곁에서 극변하는 役". Hankyung (in Korean). September 4, 2018.
  15. ^ ""The Third Charm" Brings Lee Sang-yi-I On Board". Hancinema. Nate. August 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "박규영, JTBC '제3의 매력' 캐스팅…서강준 여동생 온리원役(공식)". Herald Corporation (in Korean). July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "'제3의 매력' 신도현, 이솜 라이벌 역 캐스팅..색다른 매력 보여줄까". Herald Corporation (in Korean). July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Oh Young-shil Joins "The Third Charm" as Seo Kang-joon's Mother". Hancinema. Sports Chosun. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  19. ^ ""The Third Charm" Brings in Han Byul as Seo Kang-joon's Friend". Hancinema. Nate. September 26, 2018.
  20. ^ Jo, Hye-in. "천우희·서강준 '제3의 매력' 출연 물망…JTBC 편성 [공식입장]". TV Daily (in Korean). TV Daily. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  21. ^ Shin, Na-ra. "[단독] 수영, 표민수 PD 만난다…'제3의 매력' 여주 유력". Naver (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  22. ^ "'제3의 매력' 서강준X이솜, 벌써부터 찰떡케미 '대본연습 공개'". OSEN (in Korean). August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  23. ^ "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 June 1, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2018.

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