Top Star U-back
|Top Star U-back|
|Original title||톱스타 유백이|
|Directed by||Yoo Hak-chan|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||November 16, 2018– present|
Top Star U-back (Hangul: 톱스타 유백이; RR: Topseuta Yoobaeki; lit. Top Star Yoo Baek) is a romantic comedy drama special. It premiered on November 16, 2018 at 23:00 KST and airs once a week on Fridays on tvN.
The story of a narcissistic, a former idol and A-list actor who is banished to a remote island after causing some major trouble. While struggling to adapt to his new surroundings, he eventually strikes up a romance with an islander who has very little in common.
- A narcissistic A-list actor and former idol. After causing some major trouble, Yoo Baek is forced to lie low for a while, and he ends up leaving Seoul for a temporary stay on a remote island.
- An unsophisticated, tough-as-nails islander who is unpredictable but bright and optimistic. She is hardworking and doesn’t care about anything aside from her studies, her work as a diver, or the supermarket she runs.
- A sailor and the top star of Yeojeuk Island, who makes a glorious return home on a deep-sea fishing vessel
- Jung Eun-pyo as Kim Gook-seop
- Dong-choon's father
- Jung Yi-rang as Lee Hyang-gi
- Dong-choon's mother
- Huh Jin as Jang Heung-deuk
- Song Byung-suk as Goon San-deuk
- Lee Han-wi as Choi Han-bong
- Choi Ma-dol's father
- Kim Hyun as Yang Bang-sil
- Choi Ma-dol's mother
- Yoo Joo-won as Park Dong-man
- Kim Jung-min as Kang Min
- Teacher of island
- Lee Ah-hyun as Ah Seo-ra/Ashura
- Only doctor of island, have a crush on Kang Min
- Ye Soo-jung as Kang-soon's grandmother
- Jo Hee-bong as Seo-il
- Yoo Baek's CEO
- Huh Jung-min as Nam Jo
- Yoo Baek's rival
- Kim Min-suk as Park Dong-choon
- Yoo Baek's manager
- Yoon Bok-in as Yoo Baek's mother
- Baek Il-seob as himself (Ep. 1)
- Han Suk-joon as MC in ceremony (Ep. 1)
- Hong Yun-hwa as woman in police station (Ep. 1)
- Im Soo-hyang as herself (Ep. 3)
- Yoo In-na as radio host DJ (Ep. 5, voice only)
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||November 16, 2018||2.829%||3.372%|
|2||November 23, 2018||2.806%||2.733%|
|3||November 30, 2018||3.094%||3.196%|
|4||December 7, 2018||2.846%||3.067%|
|5||December 14, 2018||2.230%||2.067%|
|6||December 21, 2018|
|7||December 28, 2018|
|8||January 4, 2019|
|9||January 11, 2019|
|10||January 18, 2019|
|11||January 25, 2019|
- 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).
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- Yoon Hyo-jung (2018-09-17). "[공식입장]전소민, tvN '톱스타 유백이' 여주인공…김지석과 호흡". News1 (in Korean).
- Park Hye-mi (2018-07-19). "이상엽, '톱스타 유백이' 캐스팅…한국의 잭스패로우 최마돌 役 [공식입장]". Stoo Asia (in Korean).
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