The Village: Achiara's Secret

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The Village: Achiara's Secret
The Village Achiara's Secret (마을 - 아치아라의 비밀) poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Thriller
Mystery
Written by Do Hyun-jung
Directed by Lee Yong-suk
Starring Moon Geun-young
Yook Sung-jae
Shin Eun-kyung
On Joo-wan
Jang Hee-jin
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Running time 65 minutes
Production company(s) The Story Works
RaemongRaein Co. Ltd.
Distributor SBS
Release
Original network SBS
Original release 7 October (2015-10-07) – 3 December 2015 (2015-12-03)
External links
Website

The Village: Achiara's Secret (Hangul마을 – 아치아라의 비밀; RRMaeul – Achiaraui Bimil) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Yook Sung-jae and Moon Geun-young.[1][2][3][4][5] It aired on SBS from 7 October – 3 December 2015 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[6][7][8]

Plot[edit]

Achiara is a quiet, peaceful village with hardly any crime. However, on her first day in the town, English teacher Han So-yoon discovers a buried corpse. As the townspeople speculate on the identity of the dead person and the reason she was killed, rookie policeman Park Woo-jae – who has finally accomplished his dream of becoming a policeman after failing the exam three times – team up with So-yoon to uncover the secrets hidden in the seemingly idyllic town.[9][10]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

So-yoon decides to travel back to Korea after discovering a strange letter which points to the village of Achiara after her grandmother's death. Upon her arrival, she starts her search for the sender of the letter and realizes her family has many hidden secrets unbeknownst to her.
Woo-jae is an enthusiastic police officer and son of a crime boss, his police post based in the village Achiara. After a period of peace and low crime rates in the village, Woo-jae gets excited when a chain of serial murders occur and tries his utmost to solve the mystery.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Shin Eun-kyung as Yoon Ji-sook
  • On Joo-wan as Seo Ki-hyun
  • Jang Hee-jin as Kim Hye-jin
  • Park Eun-seok as Nam Gun-woo
  • Lee Yeol-eum as Shin Ga-young
  • Kim Min-jae as Inspector Han
  • Jang So-yeon as Kang Joo-hee
  • Ahn Seo-hyun as Seo Yoo-na
  • Jung Sung-mo as Seo Chang-kwon
  • Woo Hyun-joo as Kyung-soon
  • Choi Won-hong as Ba-woo
  • Choi Jae-woong as Kang Pil-sung
  • Ryu Tae-ho as Head of police station
  • Kim Yong-rim as Chang-kwon's mother
  • Jung Soo-young as Cha Min-joo
  • Kim Sun-hwa as Mrs. Hong
  • Moon Ji-in as Soon-young
  • Jo Han-chul as Choi Hyung-kil
  • Jung Ae-ri as Ji-sook's mother

Ratings[edit]

The blue color indicates lowest rating while red color indicates highest rating.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[11] AGB Nielsen[12]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 7 October 2015 6.2% 7.5% 6.9% 7.5%
2 8 October 2015 6.1% 6.9% 5.9% 6.1%
3 14 October 2015 7.0% 8.1% 7.1% 7.8%
4 15 October 2015 5.5% 6.5% 5.2% 5.9%
5 21 October 2015 4.6% 7.2% 5.1% 5.5%
6 22 October 2015 5.7% 7.3% 5.2% 5.6%
7 28 October 2015 4.7% 5.7% 4.8% 5.4%
8 29 October 2015 5.8% 7.7% 7.0% 8.1%
9 4 November 2015 4.8% 5.8% 4.9% 5.7%
10 5 November 2015 5.1% 6.0% 5.4% 5.9%
11 12 November 2015 7.4% 8.2% 6.3% 6.7%
12 18 November 2015 4.5% 5.7% 6.3%
13 19 November 2015 4.4% 5.4% 5.9% 6.3%
14 25 November 2015 4.6% 6.0% 5.5% 5.8%
15 2 December 2015 4.3% 4.9% 6.8% 8.2%
16 3 December 2015 6.1% 7.2% 7.6% 9.0%
Average 5.5% 6.5% 5.9% 6.3%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015
23rd SBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Moon Geun-young Won
Shin Eun-kyung Nominated
Top 10 Stars Moon Geun-young Won
Special Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jang So-yeon Nominated
New Star Award Yook Sung-jae Won
Lee Yeol-eum Won

International broadcast[edit]

  • Malaysia Malaysia – It aired on ONE TV ASIA between October 8, 2015 to December 4, 2015. Each episode aired within 24 hours after the original South Korean broadcast with a variety of subtitles.[13]
  • Singapore Singapore – It aired on ONE TV ASIA between October 8, 2015 to December 4, 2015. Each episode aired within 24 hours after the original South Korean broadcast with a variety of subtitles.[14]
  • Indonesia Indonesia – It aired on ONE TV ASIA between October 8, 2015 to December 4, 2015. Each episode aired within 24 hours after the original South Korean broadcast with a variety of subtitles.[15]

Notes[edit]

  • The broadcast of Ep. 11 scheduled on 11 November 2015, was cancelled due to the baseball match.
  • The broadcast of Ep. 15 scheduled on 26 November 2015, was cancelled due to the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Won, Ho-jung (27 October 2015). "Achiara actors clueless of plot". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Jin, Min-ji (25 August 2015). "Moon Geun-young returning to TV". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yook Sung-jae, Moon Geun-young to star in mystery drama". The Korea Times. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Yook Sung Jae to partner Moon Geun Young for The Village: Achiara's Secret". Kpop Fighting. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Jin, Min-ji (3 September 2015). "Yook Sung-jae to star in new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Jin, Min-ji (20 August 2015). "Shin Eun-gyeong to star in new series". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "On Joo-wan to star in The Village: Achiara's Secret". Hancinema. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Mystery drama Achiara to be web cartoon". The Korea Times. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Jeon, Yun-hee (2 September 2015). "'마을-아치아라의 비밀' 문근영·육성재 확정 "200% 믿는다"". Review Star (in Korean). Herald Corporation. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Shin, Na-ra (10 September 2015). ""23년 전 나는 죽었다"미스터리한 문근영...'마을' 티저 공개". TV Report (in Korean). Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "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 26 December 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  13. ^ http://www.onetvasia.com/shows/village
  14. ^ http://www.onetvasia.com/shows/village
  15. ^ http://www.onetvasia.com/shows/village

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