Three Days (TV series)

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Three Days
Threedays-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as3 Days
GenreAction
Thriller
Written byKim Eun-hee
Directed byShin Kyung-soo
Hong Chang-wook
StarringPark Yoochun
Son Hyun-joo
Park Ha-sun
So Yi-hyun
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Young-sub
Producer(s)Lee Sang-min
Song Jin-seon
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)Golden Thumb Pictures
C-JeS Entertainment
Release
Original networkSeoul Broadcasting System
Original releaseMarch 5 (2014-03-05) –
May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul
쓰리 데이즈
Revised RomanizationSseuri Deijeu
McCune–ReischauerSsŭri Teichŭ

Three Days (Korean쓰리 데이즈; RRSseuri Deijeu) is a 2014 South Korean action-thriller television series starring Park Yoochun, Son Hyun-joo, Park Ha-sun, Yoon Je-moon, So Yi-hyun, Jang Hyun-sung and Choi Won-young.[1][2] It aired on SBS from March 5 to May 1, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:55 p.m. for 16 episodes.[3]

Inspired by the "real time" format of American series 24,[4] the narrative of Three Days is divided into three parts; Part 1: The Prelude, Part 2: The Showdown, and Part 3: Judgement, with each segment lasting for 72 hours.

Plot[edit]

The President of South Korea goes on holiday at a private villa. In the middle of the night, three gunshots are fired, and the president goes missing. His bodyguards, led by elite agent Han Tae-kyung, have three days to find the president and escort him safely back to the Blue House.

Three Days follows the intertwining fates of those sworn to protect the president, the president himself, his political staff, and the true power players in the shadows who decide whether he lives or dies.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

Staff of PSS[edit]

  • Ahn Gil-kang as Kim Sang-hee, Chief Director of Presidential Bodyguards
  • Kwon Min as Chief of the Situation Center
  • Kim Jung-hak as Moon Sung Min
  • Jo Young-jin as Blue House's Senior Civil Affairs
  • Yoon Seo-hyun as president's bodyguard
  • Kim Min-jae as Hwang Yoon Jae
  • Park Hyuk-kwon as Goo Ja Kwang
  • Jin Hyuk as Park Sang Gyu
  • Kim Hyo-sun as Kim Hyo Sun
  • Seo Gun-woo as president's bodyguard
  • Joo Yung-ho as president's bodyguard
  • Kim Han-joon as president's bodyguard
  • Yoo Sang-jae as team leader of 2nd support staff reporting to the president
  • Yoo Jung-rae as Jung Rae

Extended Cast[edit]

  • David No as Ahn Kyung-nam
  • Dong Ha as Killer Yo-han
  • Lee Dae-yeon as Han Ki Joon (Han Tae Kyung's father)
  • Go In-bum as Yang Dae Ho
  • Kim Hyung-kyu as Yo Han
  • Lee Jae-yong as Choi Ji Hoon
  • Min Sung-wook as Oh Young Min
  • Jo Hee-bong as Lee Jae Woong
  • Jung Won-joong as Kwon Jae Yun
  • Lee Kyung-young as Kim Ki Bum
  • Jang Dong-jik as Major Ri Chul Kyu
  • Jun Jin-ki as Hwang Kyung Joon
  • Nam Myung-ryul as Min Hyun Ki
  • Kim Jong-soo as Byun Tae Hoon
  • Jung Wook as Kwon Yong Han
  • Park Sung-hoon as Lee Dong Sung
  • Lee Hyun-wook as Kim Do Jin's right hand man
  • Song Ha-joon
  • Kim Hak-sun
  • Woo Sang-wook
  • Ahn Ji-hye
  • Kim Myung-jin
  • Nam Moon-chul
  • Heo Joon-suk
  • Son Jong-hak
  • Baek Seo-bin
  • Lee Jae-won
  • Kim Tae-yoon

Production[edit]

Three Days initially encountered pre-production difficulties. After negotiations stalled between production company Golden Thumb Pictures and broadcaster SBS, on December 4, 2013, SBS removed the drama from its February 2014 programming slate. Five days later, SBS changed its mind and placed the drama back in its original airing schedule. But lead actor Park Yoochun, who had already re-adjusted his shooting schedule for the film Haemoo after the supposed cancellation of Three Days' timeslot, found the schedules of those two projects overlapping, leaving his casting uncertain.[10] On December 20, 2013, a press release confirmed that Park was still the lead actor, and that his scheduling problems had been resolved.[11][12] Park then underwent training in fighting and defense skills for his role as a presidential bodyguard.[13][14] He continued filming despite suffering a shoulder injury on set.[15]

Screenwriter Kim Eun-hee (who previously penned Sign and Phantom) had worked on the show's concept for over two years. Prior to filming, she had already written 6 episodes of the 16-episode series, in order to give the cast ample time to prepare and get into character.[16]

The first script reading took place on November 13, 2013 at SBS Ilsan Production Center.[17] With a budget of ₩10 billion, filming of the series began on December 26, 2013,[18] and the broadcasting ended on May 1.[19]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[20] AGB Nielsen[21]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 March 5, 2014 12.8% 16.4% 11.9% 12.5%
2 March 6, 2014 12.3% 15.0% 11.1% 12.0%
3 March 12, 2014 12.5% 14.8% 11.7% 12.9%
4 March 13, 2014 14.5% 17.4% 12.7% 14.2%
5 March 19, 2014 13.0% 15.0% 12.2% 14.0%
6 March 20, 2014 12.8% 15.7% 12.9% 14.1%
7 March 26, 2014 12.4% 14.9% 11.3% 12.5%
8 March 27, 2014 12.1% 14.2% 11.0% 11.2%
9 April 2, 2014 11.3% 13.9% 10.4% 11.1%
10 April 3, 2014 12.2% 14.3% 11.9% 12.6%
11 April 9, 2014 12.0% 14.5% 11.3% 12.6%
12 April 10, 2014 12.2% 14.8% 12.0% 12.4%
13 April 23, 2014 10.5% 11.8% 11.1% 12.4%
14 April 24, 2014 11.5% 13.1% 11.9% 12.9%
15 April 30, 2014 10.9% 12.6% 12.3% 13.9%
16 May 1, 2014 13.2% 15.4% 13.8% 15.9%
Average 12.3% 14.6% 11.8% 13.0%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014
3rd APAN Star Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Park Yoochun Nominated
SBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries[22] Park Yoochun Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Park Ha-sun Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Son Hyun-joo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries So Yi-hyun Won
Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries Jang Hyun-sung Nominated
Top 10 Stars Park Yoochun Won
Netizen Popularity Award Park Yoochun Nominated
Best Couple Award Park Yoochun and Park Ha-sun Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Malaysia on ONE TV ASIA via Astro Channel 393 with English, Chinese and Malay subtitles and later on Astro Shuang Xing via Channel 324 and Channel 307 (HD) starting April 12, 2015 at 7.00 PM.

It aired in Indonesia and Singapore on ONE TV ASIA.

In China, the rights to stream the drama online were sold for US$50,000 per episode.[23]

It aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning August 9, 2014.[24][25]

It aired in Thailand on PPTV HD on Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. from June 22 to August 18, 2015.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Cory (November 4, 2013). "Park Yuchun to Be Back to the Small Screen". TenAsia. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Baek, Hee-youn (November 5, 2013). "Park Yu-chun set to tackle drama role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (February 26, 2014). "Park Yu-chun tackles high-stakes thriller". The Korea Herald. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Three Days aims to be Korean 24". Dramabeans. March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 26, 2014). "JYJ's Park Yoo Chun Wanted to Be in Three Days After Receiving the First Script". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (March 5, 2014). "Yu-chun joins thriller 3 Days". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Lee, Jawon (March 19, 2014). "Park Yoo Chun Makes Comments On His Appearance In Three Days". TenAsia. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "'쓰리데이즈' 손현주, 무한대로 시청자를 이끄는 '배우의 힘', The power of Son Hyun-joo". TV Report. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  9. ^ Lee, Cory (November 14, 2013). "So E-hyun, Yoon Je-moon Join Park Yuchun's New TV Series". TenAsia. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  10. ^ Lee, Cory (December 12, 2013). "Park Yuchun Faces Difficulty Starring in New TV Series". TenAsia. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  11. ^ Lee, Cory (December 20, 2013). "Park Yuchun to Start Filming New TV Series Next Month". TenAsia. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Lee, Sun-min (December 21, 2013). "Drama fixes date, keeps star". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  13. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 23, 2014). "JYJ's Park Yoo Chun Practices Being a Body Guard for Three Days". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Lee, So-dam (February 7, 2014). "JYJ's Park Yoo Chun Gets Suited Up for Three Days". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  15. ^ Lee, Na-rae (February 21, 2014). "JYJ Park Yoo Chun Continues Filming Despite Shoulder Injury". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  16. ^ Lee, Na-rae (December 20, 2013). "JYJ Park Yoo Chun's New Drama Three Days to Start Filming This Month". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  17. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 30, 2013). "Park Yoo Chun and the Cast of Three Days Hold First Script Reading". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  18. ^ Yoo-min, Kim (November 13, 2013). "Park Ha Sun confirmed for SBS TV drama Three Days". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  19. ^ "100억원과 시청률 1위, 수치로 평가할 수 없는 '쓰리데이즈' 의미, The meaning of Three days which we can't evaluate with numbers". Munwha Ilbo. May 2, 2014.
  20. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  21. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  22. ^ Kim, Min-jin (January 1, 2015). "Park Yoo-chun swipes screen industry in 2014". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  23. ^ "New Korean drama series sells for $120,000 per episode in China". The Korea Herald. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  24. ^ "Micky Yoochun's drama to be shown in Japan". Hancinema. July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  25. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=28242
  26. ^ "Three Days ล่าทะลุฟ้า ท้าลิขิตชีวิต". PPTV Thailand (in Thai). Retrieved May 7, 2016.

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