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 during Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot from February 5 to April 17, 2018.
Three very different young men – Dong Goo (Kim Jung Hyun), who dreams of becoming a film director, Joon Ki (Lee Yi Kyung), an eccentric actor who performs to make a living, and Doo Shik (Son Seung Won), a freelancer writer who fiddles around doing nothing most of the time - open a guest house named “Waikiki” in Itaewon, where many foreigners come to stay. Although they have no clue how to run it, they’re eager to earn money to pay for the production of their upcoming film. They are joined by Dong Goo (Kim Jung Hyun)’s younger sister, Seo Jin (Ko Won Hee), who actually manages the household in Waikiki, single mother Yoon Ah (Jung In Sun), who has made an unexpected entrance at the guest house with her baby, and Dong Goo (Kim Jung Hyun)’s ex-girlfriend Soo Ah (Lee Joo Woo).
- 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. Picking himself up after a painful breakup, he starts working again. He falls for Yoon-ah.
- 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 stuck in minor roles. He is very determined to make it on his own and would go to great lengths in order to land better roles. He is allergic to walnut. He eventually sees Seo-jin as a woman.
- Son Seung-won as Bong Doo-sik
- A timid freelance writer who barely receives work. He currently works in a convenience store and whiles his time away writing a web story.
- Jung In-sun as Han Yoon-ah
- A single mother who ends up staying in the guesthouse with her daughter Sol in exchange for helping out. She makes the other residents uncomfortable with her quirky behavior and is prone to forgetting things and causing accidents. She initially wanted to be a rapper but later on studied in earnest to be a pastry chef. Afraid of trusting men again, she eventually agrees to be Dong-gu's girlfriend.
- Ko Won-hee as Kang Seo-jin
- Dong-gu's sister who wants to be a journalist but had difficulty landing a job. Joon-ki calls her Chewbacca, later on shortened to Bacca. Her facial hair is a source of embarrassment and she has to shave it regularly. She falls for and starts a relationship with Joon-ki in but hides it from her disapproving brother.
- Lee Joo-woo as Min Soo-ah
- Dong-gu's ex-girlfriend, a famous model, who suddenly broke up with him. She ends up staying in the guesthouse when her new boyfriend ran away with all her money. She tries to make a comeback with Doo-sik's help.
- 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.
- Lee Jung-hyuk as Kim Woo-sung
- Ryu Hye-rin as Jin-joo
- Lee Ji-ha as Ji-soo's mother
- Kim Ji-sung as Ah-young
- 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)
- Go Min-si as Lee Min-ah, Doo-sik's co-worker (Ep. 3)
- Choi Ri as Ji-min, Joon-ki's waxer (Ep. 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 (Ep. 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)
- Jung Soo-young as Department store person
- Kim Ki-hyeon as Min Ki-young, actor (Ep. 13)
- Seo Yu-ri as Radio DJ Seo Yu-ri (Ep. 13)
- Kang Hong-seok as Hong-suk (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)
- Kim Ho Chang as Lee Sang Heon (Ep. 6)
- 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|
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||February 5, 2018||The New World
|A Family is Born|
|2||February 6, 2018||Anyone Can Be a Wolverine
(누구나 그렇게 울버린이 된다)
|You Know What? It's a Secret|
|3||February 12, 2018||A Beautiful Farewell
|Are You Still Dreaming?|
(그대 아직 꿈꾸고 있는가)
|4||February 13, 2018||You Did a Good Job
|His And Her Circumstances|
(그 남자 그 여자의 사정)
|5||February 19, 2018||Nothing's Wrong With You!
|Perfect Room to Recover|
|6||February 20, 2018||Jealousy is My Power
(질투는 나의 힘)
|Marriage is an Insane Act|
|7||February 26, 2018||The Girl We Loved
(그 시절 우리가 사랑했던 소녀)
|When a Man Falls in Love|
(남자가 사랑할 때)
|8||February 27, 2018||A Cute Woman
|9||March 5, 2018||A Secret You Can't Tell
(말할 수 없는 비밀)
|My Gangster Lover|
(내 깡패 같은 애인)
|10||March 6, 2018||My Love Olivia
(내 사랑 올리비아)
|A Simple Confession|
(화려하지 않은 고백)
|Special||March 12, 2018||1.091%||1.8%|
|March 13, 2018||1.291%||1.8%|
|11||March 19, 2018||Night Of The Living Dead
(살아있는 시체들의 밤)
|I Love You So Much|
(진짜 진짜 좋아해)
|12||March 20, 2018||I'm a Woman Too
|Life And Death Situation|
|13||March 26, 2018||Secretly Greatly
|A Real Man|
|14||March 27, 2018||The Morning Dew in Colombia
|No Matter How Much I Think About You|
(아무리 생각해도 난 너를)
|15||April 2, 2018||Hide And Seek
|16||April 3, 2018||Their Wretched Love
(이 죽일놈들의 사랑)
|A Simple Confession 2|
(화려하지 않은 고백2)
|17||April 9, 2018||For New Couples
(시작하는 연인들을 위하여)
|Can Love Be Translated?|
(사랑도 통역이 되나요?)
|18||April 10, 2018||Stalker
|Dancing With Elizabeth|
|19||April 16, 2018||The Dancer in the Dark
(어둠 속의 댄서)
|Misfortune Always Comes|
|20||April 17, 2018||Because It Hurts
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