Top Management (TV series)

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Top Management
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Official poster
Hangul탑 매니지먼트
Genre
Based onTop Management
by Jang Woo-san
Written by
  • Jang Eun-mi
  • Kim Jung-hee
  • Lim Jung-min
  • Park Seul-gi
  • Yoo Su-ji
  • Yoon Yang-woon
Directed byYoon Sung-ho
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Yoon Shin-ae
Producer(s)
  • Greg Lee
  • Sohn Jong-han
  • Yoo Hye-min
Running time20–43 minutes
Production company(s)Studio 329
DistributorKakao M and YouTube Premium[1][2][3]
Release
Original networkYouTube Premium
Picture format4K (UHDTV)
Original releaseOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31) – present (present)

Top Management (Hangul탑 매니지먼트; RRTab Maenijimeonteu) is a South Korean web television series that premiered on October 31, 2018 on YouTube Premium.[a][4] It is based on an original novel by Jang Woo-san about idols who dream about going on stage, which was published in 2015 by Munpia.[5][6] The series stars Seo Eun-soo, Ahn Hyo-seop and Cha Eun-woo.[2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

The story centers on an aspiring, but struggling, idol group, "S.O.U.L," and the group's trainee-turned-manager who has the power to foresee the future.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • Lee Joo-seung as LJ / Joo Seung-ri
  • Park Hee-von as Kang Jae-young
  • Cha Rae Hyung as Kevin
  • Park Jong Hwan as Kim Hyun-jo
  • Kwon Eun-bin as Eunbin
  • Z.Hera as Song Haena
  • Kim Ji-min as Park Seul-gi
  • Yoo Hye-in as Hailey

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Gravity Acapella" - S.O.U.L (feat. Mook)[9][10]
  • "Sunshine" - Jung Yoo-ahn & Shin A-rin
  • "Together" - Cha Eun-woo[11]
  • "I Will Show You" - Ahn Hyo-seop & Z.Hera
  • "Me In" - Bang Jae-min (feat. Chancellor)
  • "Hold Me" - Park Jin-young
  • "Spring" - Lee Won-seok
  • "It's Love" - Lee Donghae
  • "Camouflage" - Kevin Woo
  • "Get Myself With You" - MCKay
  • "Sugar Cane" - S.O.U.L (feat. Casper)
  • "Get Myself With You" - S.O.U.L

Episodes[edit]

Each episode is named after a k-pop song.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Into The New World"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
2"Blood Sweat & Tears"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
3"Knock Knock"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
4"Russian Roulette"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
5"As for Me (Yes I Am)"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
6"Don't Touch Me"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
7"I Don't Care"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
8"Love Me Right"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
9"Fake Love"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
10"Mr. Simple"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
11"Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
12"Replay"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
13"Love Scenario"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
14"24 Hours"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
15"As If It's Your Last"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
16"Me Gustas Tu"Yoon Sung-hoJang Hu-sanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The first three episodes are currently available for free on the YouTube channel of 1theK.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top Management". YouTube (in Korean). Studio 329 Co., Ltd. and Kakao M Corp.
  2. ^ a b c "Cha Eun-woo to star in YouTube Original show 'Top Management'". Kpop Herald. October 29, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "YouTube to air Korean original drama themed with K-pop idols". Yonhap News Agency. October 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "YouTube Red is getting its first K-drama soon". SBS. April 26, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "New Web-drama "Top Management" Peeks Into Korean Drama Market". Hancinema. October 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Jang, Woo-san. "탑 매니지먼트". Munpia (in Korean). Munpia Inc.
  7. ^ "Rising actors, singers collaborate for new band S.O.U.L". The Korea Times. October 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ahn Hyo-seop Turns From Athlete to Genius Musician". Hancinema. TV Report. October 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "'탑매니지먼트' 안효섭X차은우X정유안X방재민 '소울', 스페셜 앨범 공개". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "슈퍼주니어에 갓세븐 진영까지..'탑매니지먼트', 초호화 OST '기대UP'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). November 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "[SBS Star] Cha Eun-woo Sings About the Struggle of Being Too Handsome". SBS News. November 16, 2018.

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