Two Weeks (TV series)

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Two Weeks
Two Weeks TV series-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Two Weeks
Genre
Written by So Hyun-kyung
Directed by
  • Son Hyung-seok
  • Choi Jung-kyu
Starring
Composer(s)
  • Oh Seok-joon
  • Jeon Jong-hyeok
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) Go Dong-sun
Producer(s) Kim Moon-soo
Location(s) Korea
Cinematography
  • Choi Jung-gil
  • Oh Gyu-tae
Editor(s) Baek Hae-gyeong
Production company(s) JS Pictures
Release
Original network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original release August 7 (2013-08-07) – September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)
External links
Website

Two Weeks (Hangul투윅스; RRTuwikseu) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Joon-gi, Kim So-yeon, Ryu Soo-young, Park Ha-sun, Kim Hye-ok, Jo Min-ki and Lee Chae-mi.[1] It aired on MBC from August 7 to September 26, 2013 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.[2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

Jang Tae-san is a small-time gangster who has learned to survive with his fist and wits. He meets and falls in love with a college student, Seo In-hye, who sees a good heart and wounded soul underneath his tough exterior.[4] When In-hye gets pregnant, Tae-san prepares to leave the gangster organization to start a life with her. But he is blackmailed by the gang boss, Moon Il-seok, who wants Tae-san to be his fall guy for an assault charge and go to prison in his place; Il-seok threatens to kill In-hye if Tae-san refuses. So Tae-san tells In-hye to get an abortion and cruelly breaks up with her, then goes off to prison for several years.

Eight years later, Tae-san is running a small pawnshop. One day, In-hye unexpectedly pays him a visit and tells him that she cut ties with her disapproving family and had the baby after all. But her daughter Soo-jin has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Since she isn't a match, that leaves Tae-san. Reeling from the discovery that he's a father and wanting to do something good for once in his meaningless life, Tae-san agrees to the undergo the surgery, which is scheduled to take place in two weeks. But he becomes embroiled in political intrigue when Il-seok conspires with a corrupt politician Jo Seo-hee to frame Tae-san for the murder of an undercover agent, who had infiltrated the gang under the orders of prosecutor Park Jae-kyung. Tae-san is arrested by detective Im Seung-woo, who happens to be In-hye's current fiance. While being transported, the police car he's in gets into an accident and Tae-san escapes. Now a fugitive, he is hunted by both the police and an assassin, and what ensues is two weeks of his desperate struggle to save his life and his daughter's.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Orphaned at a young age when his father left and his mother committed suicide, Tae-san became a small-time gangster. After getting falsely accused of murder and learning that he has a daughter with leukemia, Tae-san spends the next two weeks in a life-or-death struggle to save himself and the girl.
A smart and warmhearted prosecutor who is determined to find out the truth about Jang Tae-san's murder case. She soon becomes convinced of his innocence and tries to help him.
A talented detective who comes from a long line of police officers in his family. He's leading the police manhunt for the fugitive Jang Tae-san, and is In-hye's current boyfriend.
She is the first love Tae-san can't forget, and unbeknownst to him, In-hye raised their daughter Soo-jin as a single mother for eight years. After Soo-jin's leukemia diagnosis, In-hye and Tae-san embark on a race against the clock to save their daughter's life.
A corrupt politician.
A businessman with seemingly legit business interests, but is deep down a cruel and heartless man who will do everything to silence Jang Tae-san, who knows his secret.
In-hye and Tae-san's eight-year-old daughter who has leukemia. She also hopes of meeting her father someday.

Supporting[edit]

A professional assassin who has served in the French Foreign Legion, who is hired by his father Il-seok to kill Tae-san before he's captured by the authorities.
  • Kim Hyo-seo - Park Ji-sook
Soo-jin's doctor.
Chief prosecutor.
A prosecutor. He is Jae-kyung's senior colleague, and a Daddy-Long-Legs figure to her.
Rookie cop.
A bar girl who was working undercover for Jae-kyung. She is murdered by Il-seok, and Tae-san is framed for her death.
  • Park Joo-hyung - Im Hyung-jin
  • Kim Bup-rae - Hwang Dae-joon
  • Kim Young-choon - Jang Seok-doo
  • Chun Ho-jin - Han Chi-gook
  • Ahn Se-ha - Go Man-seok
Tae-san's best friend.
Seo-hee's son that Jae-kyung flew to Chicago in search of.
  • Hyun Nam - So-young
  • Nam Kyung-eup - Im Ki-ho
  • Ahn Daniel - Student
  • Greena Park - Woman in labor
  • Go In-beom - Jae-kyung's father
  • Seo Yi-sook - Deaf woman
  • Chae Bin - Deaf woman's daughter

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[13] AGB Nielsen[14]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 August 7, 2013 7.6% 8.7% 7.5% 8.9%
2 August 8, 2013 7.7% 9.2% 8.0% 9.8%
3 August 14, 2013 10.3% 12.8% 10.0% 12.1%
4 August 15, 2013 8.8% 10.5% 9.2% 11.1%
5 August 21, 2013 8.6% 10.9% 8.1% 9.1%
6 August 22, 2013 9.2% 10.4% 10.1% 12.0%
7 August 28, 2013 8.5% 10.7% 9.4% 10.3%
8 August 29, 2013 9.0% 10.4% 11.5% 13.4%
9 September 4, 2013 9.8% 11.4% 9.5% 10.6%
10 September 5, 2013 9.9% 10.8% 9.9% 11.3%
11 September 11, 2013 9.4% 11.1% 9.5% 10.8%
12 September 12, 2013 9.4% 11.2% 11.0% 12.4%
13 September 18, 2013 8.3% 9.7% 8.7% 10.0%
14 September 19, 2013 8.6% 10.4% 8.8% 9.7%
15 September 25, 2013 9.3% 10.5% 9.4% 10.8%
16 September 26, 2013 10.4% 11.9% 11.0% 12.9%
Average 9.1% 10.7% 9.5% 11.0%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013
2nd APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor Lee Joon-gi Won
Excellence Award, Actress Kim So-yeon Won
Acting Award, Actor Chun Ho-jin Nominated
Best Writer So Hyun-kyung Won
MBC Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Lee Joon-gi Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Kim So-yeon Nominated
Park Ha-sun Nominated
Golden Acting Award, Actor Jo Min-ki Nominated
2014
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular Actor (TV) Lee Joon-gi Nominated
Most Popular Actress (TV) Park Ha-sun Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

It began airing in Japan on cable channel KNTV on December 27, 2013.[15]

It began airing in Thailand on digital television MONO29 on 2015.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (June 25, 2013). "Two Weeks Holds First Script Reading with Lee Joon Gi and Park Ha Sun". enewsWorld. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (July 9, 2013). "Lee Joon-gi Rolls Out Teaser for New TV series". 10Asia. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (July 31, 2013). "Lee Joon-gi back in summer thriller: Hallyu star plays hero out to save daughter in Two Weeks". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lee Joon-gi meets Park Ha-sun". MBC Global Media. July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (May 7, 2013). "Lee Joon-gi Confirms TV Comeback in August". 10Asia. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kim, Joy (May 7, 2013). "Lee Joon-gi announces his next project; it will be MBC drama Two Weeks". BNTNews. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (August 1, 2013). "Lee Joon Gi Says He Was Scared to Death While Shooting Two Weeks". enewsWorld. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (August 13, 2013). "Lee Joon-gi surprises by playing father". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lee Joon-gi says he grew up a lot after playing a father". The Dong-a Ilbo. October 18, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (May 16, 2013). "Kim So-yeon Cast in Lee Joon-gi Drama". 10Asia. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (June 11, 2013). "Ryu Soo Young Cast for MBC Drama Two Weeks". enewsWorld. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (July 31, 2013). "Park Ha Sun Says She Loves Children So Much She's Open to Adoption Too". enewsWorld. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.kntv.co.jp/prog/detail/?p=27501
  16. ^ "Two Weeks 14 วัน ขอให้ฉันปกป้องหัวใจเธอ". MONO29. August 18, 2015.  Thai: ภาษาไทย

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