Welcome to Waikiki
|Welcome to Waikiki|
|Also known as|
|Written by||Kim Ki-ho|
|Directed by||Lee Chang-min|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||February 5 –|
April 17, 2018
|Followed by||Welcome to Waikiki 2|
Welcome to Waikiki (Korean: 으라차차 와이키키; RR: Eurachacha Waikiki) is a 2018 youth South Korean television series starring Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung and Son Seung-won. It aired on JTBC's Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 KST time slot from February 5, 2018 to April 17, 2018.
The story of three men who come to run a failing guesthouse called Waikiki. Complications spark when their guesthouse is visited by a single mother and her baby.
- Kim Jung-hyun as Kang Dong-gu
- A kind-hearted young man but is an "icon of misfortune" who dreams of becoming a movie director.
- Lee Yi-kyung as Lee Joon-ki
- The son of an A-list actor who wants to follow the footsteps of his father but is now an actor who lands minor roles.
- Son Seung-won as Bong Doo-sik
- A freelance writer who barely receives works.
- Jung In-sun as Han Yoon-ah
- A single mother.
- Ko Won-hee as Kang Seo-jin
- Dong-gu's sister who wants to be a journalist.
- Lee Joo-woo as Min Soo-ah
- Dong-gu's ex-girlfriend, a famous model.
- Kang Kyung-joon as Song Hyun-joon (ep. 9–16)
- Pastry chef, owner of bakery, instructor in Yoon-ah's school. In love with Yoon-ah.
- Park Sung-woong as Park Sung-woong, actor (ep. 1)
- Seol Jung-hwan as Lee Yoon-suk, Soo-ah's boyfriend (con artist) (ep. 1, 2, 10 & 11)
- Han Ji-sang as Tae Hyun, Seo-jin's college senior and first boyfriend (ep. 2 & 3)
- Kim Young-ok as Jang-gun's grandma (ep. 4)
- Lee Deok-hwa as Lee Deok-hwa, actor, father of Joon-ki (ep. 4)
- Jason Scott Nelson as Hostel Guest (ep. 4)
- Kim Seo-hyung as Kim Hee-Ja, actress (episode 4)
- Jo Woo-ri as Sun-woo, daughter of Doo-sik's boss (ep. 5)
- Jin Ye-sol as Kwon Hye-jin, script writer who wanted to date Joon-ki (ep. 5)
- Jeon Soo-kyung as owner of Waikiki Guesthouse (ep. 6)
- Wheesung as Wheesung, singer at wedding (ep. 6)
- Han Bo-bae as Yoon Mal-geum/Cherry, Doo-sik's first love, adult's movies' actress (ep. 7–9)
- Kang Kyun-sung as Kang Kyun-sung, actor playing masked octopus (ep. 10)
- Shin Seung-hwan as Min Soo-bong, Soo-ah's brother, UFC fighter (ep. 11)
- Tae In-ho as Kim Jae-woo, a producer at JBC (ep. 11-12)
- Kim Byung-se as Park Chang-ho, announcer (ep. 12)
- Yoon Se-ah as Dong-gu's university club senior (ep. 12)
- Kim Ki-hyeon as Min Ki-young, actor (ep. 13)
- Seo Yu-ri as Radio DJ Seo Yu-ri (ep. 13)
- Shin Hyun-soo as Philip, model (ep. 16)
- Lee Ha-yool as Seo Jin-woo, actor (ep. 16)
- Kim Kiri as MC Dacopy, rapper (ep. 19)
- Kim Jin-woo as Sol's father (ep. 20)
- Go Min-si as Lee Min-ah
- Ryu Hwa-young was first offered a major role, but declined.
- The first script reading of the cast was held on December 18, 2017 at JTBC building in Sangam-dong.
- On March 6, JTBC extended the show for four more episodes and aired two commentary specials in preparation for the extension.
|Welcome to Waikiki OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|1.||"Waikiki Wonderland" (와이키키 원더랜드)||UK||UK||Ulala Session||2:50|
|2.||"Waikiki Wonderland (Inst.)" (와이키키 원더랜드 (Inst.))||UK||2:50|
|1.||"Wild Dream"||Kim Eana||Cho Hyung-woo, JeA||Cho Hyung-woo||2:16|
|2.||"Wild Dream (Inst.)"||Cho Hyung-woo, JeA||2:16|
|1.||"Cheer Up" (잘하고있어)||Choi Sang-yeop, Park Se-joon||Park Se-joon, Woo Ji-hoon||Choi Sang-yeop||3:50|
|2.||"Cheer Up (Inst.)" (잘하고있어 (Inst.))||Park Se-joon, Woo Ji-hoon||3:50|
|1.||"Will You Come In" (들어와줄래)||KamDongis, Park Se-joon||KamDongis, Seo Jae-ha||Mind U||3:24|
|2.||"Will You Come In (Inst.)" (들어와줄래 (Inst.))||KamDongis, Seo Jae-ha||3:24|
|1.||"Fluttering Steps" (설레는 발걸음)||Park Se-joon, Han Joon||Park Se-joon, Lee Yoo-jin||Seunghee (Oh My Girl)||3:20|
|2.||"Fluttering Steps (Inst.)" (설레는 발걸음 (Inst.))||Park Se-joon, Lee Yoo-jin||3:20|
In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Episode title||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|1||The New World
|February 5, 2018||1.742%||2.6%|
|A Family is Born|
|2||Anyone Can Be a Wolverine
(누구나 그렇게 울버린이 된다)
|February 6, 2018||1.861%||2.2%|
|You Know What? It's a Secret|
|3||A Beautiful Farewell
|February 12, 2018||1.743%||1.8%|
|Are You Still Dreaming?|
(그대 아직 꿈꾸고 있는가)
|4||You Did a Good Job
|February 13, 2018||1.635%||2.2%|
|His And Her Circumstances|
(그 남자 그 여자의 사정)
|5||Nothing's Wrong With You!
|February 19, 2018||1.595%||1.9%|
|Perfect Room to Recover|
|6||Jealousy is My Power
(질투는 나의 힘)
|February 20, 2018||1.589%||2.1%|
|Marriage is an Insane Act|
|7||The Girl We Loved
(그 시절 우리가 사랑했던 소녀)
|February 26, 2018||1.733%||2.4%|
|When a Man Falls in Love|
(남자가 사랑할 때)
|8||A Cute Woman
|February 27, 2018||2.242%||2.6%|
|9||A Secret You Can't Tell
(말할 수 없는 비밀)
|March 5, 2018||2.007%||2.5%|
|My Gangster Lover|
(내 깡패 같은 애인)
|10||My Love Olivia
(내 사랑 올리비아)
|March 6, 2018||1.966%||1.9%|
|A Simple Confession|
(화려하지 않은 고백)
|Special||March 12, 2018||1.091%||1.8%|
|March 13, 2018||1.291%||1.8%|
|11||Night Of The Living Dead
(살아있는 시체들의 밤)
|March 19, 2018||1.837%||2.7%|
|I Love You So Much|
(진짜 진짜 좋아해)
|12||I'm a Woman Too
|March 20, 2018||2.102%||2.0%|
|Life And Death Situation|
|March 26, 2018||1.652%||2.6%|
|A Real Man|
|14||The Morning Dew in Colombia
|March 27, 2018||1.582%||2.2%|
|No Matter How Much I Think About You|
(아무리 생각해도 난 너를)
|15||Hide And Seek
|April 2, 2018||1.590%||1.9%|
|16||Their Wretched Love
(이 죽일놈들의 사랑)
|April 3, 2018||1.543%||1.8%|
|A Simple Confession 2|
(화려하지 않은 고백2)
|17||For New Couples
(시작하는 연인들을 위하여)
|April 9, 2018||1.941%||2.2%|
|Can Love Be Translated?|
(사랑도 통역이 되나요?)
|April 10, 2018||2.069%||2.0%|
|Dancing With Elizabeth|
|19||The Dancer in the Dark
(어둠 속의 댄서)
|April 16, 2018||1.616%||2.3%|
|Misfortune Always Comes|
|20||Because It Hurts
|April 17, 2018||2.081%||2.3%|
- 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 & EBS).
- Episode 10 was cut into 2 parts for the preparation of the extension of the show.
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