Top Star U-back

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Top Star U-back
Top Star U-back.jpg
Promotional poster
Original title톱스타 유백이
GenreRomantic Comedy
Written by
  • Lee Si-eun
  • Lee So-jeong
Directed byYoo Hak-chan
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes11
Production company(s)tvN
Original networktvN
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16) – present (present)
External links

Top Star U-back[1][2] (Hangul톱스타 유백이; RRTopseuta 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.[3][4][5][6]


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


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
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

Special appearances[edit]


The first script reading for the drama was held on September 5, 2018 with the attendance of cast and crew.[11]


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[12]
Nationwide Seoul
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
Average % %
  • 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).


  1. ^ "Top Star U-back [Title in the URL]". Tving (in Korean). tvN. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. ^ TOP STAR U-BACK [티저] 외딴섬에 유배 간 톱스타 유백! 여기가.. 제가 지낼 곳이라고요? 181116 EP.0. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. ^ POP, 헤럴드 (2018-08-28). "정은표, tvN '톱스타 유백이' 출연 확정…몸짱 ♥꾼 변신[공식]" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  4. ^ "Top Star Yoo Baek (Korean Drama - 2018) - 톱스타 유백이". HanCinema. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  5. ^ POP, 헤럴드 (2018-10-18). ""촌티 작렬"…'톱스타 유백이' 전소민, 마성의 섬소녀로 변신" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  6. ^ "'톱스타 유백이' 11월 16일 첫방, 김지석·전소민·이상엽 대본 리딩 공개". (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  7. ^ Kim Hyun-jung (2018-08-08). "[공식입장] 김지석, '톱스타 유백이' 주인공으로 안방 컴백". Xports News (in Korean).
  8. ^ Yoon Hyo-jung (2018-09-17). "[공식입장]전소민, tvN '톱스타 유백이' 여주인공…김지석과 호흡". News1 (in Korean).
  9. ^ Park Hye-mi (2018-07-19). "이상엽, '톱스타 유백이' 캐스팅…한국의 잭스패로우 최마돌 役 [공식입장]". Stoo Asia (in Korean).
  10. ^ "'톱스타 유백이' 이상엽 "김지석 복근에 아재美로 맞설 것" [일문일답]". Sports Donga (in Korean). 2018-11-08.
  11. ^ "'톱스타 유백이' 김지석-전소민-이상엽, '코믹력X꿀케미 만렙' 뿜뿜". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 2018-11-08.
  12. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved July 11, 2016.

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