Three Brothers (TV series)

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Three Brothers
Also known as Suspicious Brothers
Strange Brothers
Genre Drama
Romance
Family
Written by Moon Young-nam
Directed by Jin Hyung-wook
Starring Ahn Nae-sang
Oh Dae-gyu
Lee Joon-hyuk
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 70
Production
Location(s) South Korea
Running time Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 (KST)
Release
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital
DTS Digital Sound
Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Original release October 17, 2009 (2009-10-17) – June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13)
Chronology
Preceded by My Too Perfect Sons
Followed by All About Marriage
External links
Website

Three Brothers (Hangul수상한 삼형제; RRSesanghan Samhyeongje) is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Ahn Nae-sang, Oh Dae-gyu, Lee Joon-hyuk, Park In-hwan, Do Ji-won, Kim Hee-jung and Oh Ji-eun. It aired on KBS2 from October 17, 2009 to June 13, 2010 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 70 episodes.[1][2]

One of the highest-rated Korean dramas in the year it aired, it topped the TV viewership ratings chart throughout its run, reaching 40%.[3] Because of its high ratings, the originally scheduled 50 episodes was extended by 20 more. The family drama revolves around a retired police officer and his three very different sons—one is bankrupt, one is a successful businessman, and one is a police officer who marries an ex-convict's daughter.

Plot[edit]

Kim Soon-kyung is a retired police officer and father of three sons, Geon-kang, Hyun-chal and Yi-sang.

Eldest son Geon-kang has experienced many trials and failures in life, including bankruptcy and divorce. He later gets remarried to his wife Chung-nan.

Middle son Hyun-chal is a successful businessman, the envy of the town and pride of his father. His wife Woo-mi often sacrifices her happiness for the benefit of their family.

Youngest son Yi-sang followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a police officer. But father and the son often clash, especially when Yi-sang marries Eo-young. Eo-young is the daughter of his father's deadly foe, an ex-convict Soon-kyung investigated and eventually arrested a long time ago.

Cast[edit]

Kim family
  • Park In-hwan as Kim Soon-kyung (father)
  • Lee Hyo-choon as Jeon Kwa-ja (mother)
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Kim Geon-kang (eldest son)
  • Oh Dae-gyu as Kim Hyun-chal (middle son, businessman)
  • Lee Joon-hyuk as Kim Yi-sang (youngest son, police officer)
  • Do Ji-won as Uhm Chung-nan (Geon-kang's wife)
  • Kim Hee-jung as Do Woo-mi (Hyun-chal's wife)
  • Kim Jin-seong as Kim Hyun-soo (Hyun-chal and Woo-mi's son)
  • Jung Yun-seok as Jong-nam (Chung-nan's son)
Joo family
  • Oh Ji-eun as Joo Eo-young (Yi-sang's girlfriend)
  • Noh Joo-hyun as Joo Beom-in (Eo-young's father)
  • Jang Da-yoon as Joo Boo-young (Eo-young's younger sister)
Supporting cast
  • Lee Bo-hee as Gye Sol-yi (Woo-mi's mother)
  • Lee Jang-woo as Baek Ma-tan (police officer, Yi-sang's friend)
  • Lee Jung-gil as Yoo Chi-jang
  • Kim Ae-ran as Tae Yeon-hee
  • Go Se-won as Wang Jae-soo (Eo-young's ex-boyfriend)
  • Im Seo-yeon as Ji Seong-mi (Jae-soo's fiancée)
  • Yoon Joo-hee as Lee Tae-baek
  • Kim Min-hyuk as Sa-joong
  • Lee Sang-sook as Nan-ja
  • Son Jong-beom as Police sergeant Yoo
  • Na Jong-soo as Bang Beom-yong
  • Bang Joong-hyun as Ha Haeng-sun
  • Yoo Gyum as Na Dong-ki
  • Oh Shi-eun

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2009
KBS Drama Awards[4]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Ahn Nae-sang Nominated
Lee Joon-hyuk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Do Ji-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Go Se-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Bo-hee Nominated
Best New Actress Oh Ji-eun Nominated
Best Couple Award Lee Joon-hyuk and Oh Ji-eun Nominated
2010
KBS Drama Awards[5]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama Park In-hwan Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Do Ji-won Nominated
Kim Hee-jung Nominated
Lee Bo-hee Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Bo-hee Won
Best New Actress Oh Ji-eun Won

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2009-10-17 1 24.3 (1st) 24.3 (1st)
2009-10-18 2 28.2 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2009-10-24 3 19.3 (1st) 19.4 (1st)
2009-10-25 4 25.6 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2009-10-31 5 24.0 (1st) 24.9 (1st)
2009-11-01 6 27.6 (1st) 27.0 (1st)
2009-11-07 7 24.1 (1st) 23.4 (1st)
2009-11-08 8 30.6 (1st) 30.1 (1st)
2009-11-14 9 24.1 (1st) 24.0 (1st)
2009-11-15 10 28.4 (1st) 28.2 (1st)
2009-11-21 11 25.6 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2009-11-22 12 32.5 (1st) 33.0 (1st)
2009-11-28 13 27.9 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2009-11-29 14 32.6 (1st) 32.8 (1st)
2009-12-05 15 20.0 (2nd) 19.7 (2nd)
2009-12-06 16 32.4 (1st) 32.2 (1st)
2009-12-12 17 27.5 (1st) 27.3 (1st)
2009-12-13 18 32.6 (1st) 32.6 (1st)
2009-12-19 19 27.9 (1st) 27.8 (1st)
2009-12-20 20 34.2 (1st) 33.4 (1st)
2009-12-26 21 29.2 (1st) 28.6 (1st)
2009-12-27 22 34.2 (1st) 33.6 (1st)
2010-01-02 23 31.4 (1st) 31.2 (1st)
2010-01-03 24 38.5 (1st) 37.9 (1st)
2010-01-09 25 33.1 (1st) 32.8 (1st)
2010-01-10 26 37.9 (1st) 37.6 (1st)
2010-01-16 27 32.8 (1st) 32.9 (1st)
2010-01-17 28 40.2 (1st) 40.4 (1st)
2010-01-23 29 33.4 (1st) 33.1 (1st)
2010-01-24 30 39.7 (1st) 40.1 (1st)
2010-01-30 31 34.6 (1st) 34.6 (1st)
2010-01-31 32 41.7 (1st) 41.9 (1st)
2010-02-06 33 34.6 (1st) 34.7 (1st)
2010-02-07 34 41.7 (1st) 41.5 (1st)
2010-02-13 35 27.8 (1st) 27.1 (1st)
2010-02-14 36 21.1 (1st) 20.4 (1st)
2010-02-20 37 32.4 (1st) 31.8 (1st)
2010-02-21 38 38.1 (1st) 38.2 (1st)
2010-02-27 39 31.1 (1st) 30.7 (1st)
2010-02-28 40 37.5 (1st) 38.0 (1st)
2010-03-06 41 33.8 (1st) 33.0 (1st)
2010-03-07 42 39.9 (1st) 39.9 (1st)
2010-03-13 43 31.5 (1st) 30.6 (1st)
2010-03-14 44 39.9 (1st) 39.5 (1st)
2010-03-20 45 35.0 (1st) 34.4 (1st)
2010-03-21 46 39.5 (1st) 38.6 (1st)
2010-03-27 47 33.4 (1st) 33.1 (1st)
2010-03-28 48 40.5 (1st) 40.2 (1st)
2010-04-03 49 33.6 (1st) 32.7 (1st)
2010-04-04 50 37.0 (1st) 37.6 (1st)
2010-04-10 51 36.4 (1st) 36.2 (1st)
2010-04-11 52 42.5 (1st) 42.5 (1st)
2010-04-17 53 34.8 (1st) 35.1 (1st)
2010-04-18 54 41.6 (1st) 41.4 (1st)
2010-04-24 55 35.2 (1st) 35.2 (1st)
2010-04-25 56 40.3 (1st) 40.0 (1st)
2010-05-01 57 33.6 (1st) 32.9 (1st)
2010-05-02 58 42.0 (1st) 42.4 (1st)
2010-05-08 59 28.7 (1st) 28.1 (1st)
2010-05-09 60 42.0 (1st) 42.1 (1st)
2010-05-15 61-62 33.5 (1st) 33.6 (1st)
2010-05-22 63 36.4 (1st) 36.1 (1st)
2010-05-23 64 43.8 (1st) 43.8 (1st)
2010-05-29 65 33.9 (1st) 33.3 (1st)
2010-05-30 66 34.7 (1st) 35.7 (1st)
2010-06-05 67 35.6 (1st) 36.1 (1st)
2010-06-06 68 41.4 (1st) 41.5 (1st)
2010-06-12 69 20.5 (5th) 20.4 (5th)
2010-06-13 70 39.8 (1st) 40.4 (1st)
Average - -

Source: TNS Media Korea

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oh, Jean (16 October 2009). "Another weekend hit for KBS?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ Kim, Sun-young (16 June 2010). "REVIEW: TV series Three Brothers - Final episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia (7 June 2010). "Three Brothers commands TV charts for 16th week". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  4. ^ Lim, Hye-seon (4 January 2010). "Lee Byung-hun scores triple wins at KBS Acting Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  5. ^ Cho, Bum-ja (3 January 2011). "Jang Hyuk scores top prize at KBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 

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