Wonderful Days (TV series)

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Wonderful Days
Wonderful Days TV series-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as Very Good Times
Genre Melodrama
Family
Romance
Written by Lee Kyung-hee
Directed by Kim Jin-won
Starring Lee Seo-jin
Kim Hee-sun
Ok Taecyeon
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 50
Production
Executive producer(s) Moon Bo-hyun
Producer(s) Han Sang-woo
Location(s) Korea
Running time Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Samhwa Networks
Release
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Original release 22 February (2014-02-22) – 10 August 2014 (2014-08-10)
Chronology
Preceded by Wang's Family
Followed by What's With This Family
External links
Website [<span%20class="url">.kbs.co.kr/drama/wonderfuldays/ www.kbs.co.kr/drama/wonderfuldays/%20www<wbr/>.kbs<wbr/>.co<wbr/>.kr<wbr/>/drama<wbr/>/wonderfuldays<wbr/>/]</span>]
Korean name
Hangul 참 좋은 시절
Hanja 좋은時節
Revised Romanization Cham Joeun Sijeol
McCune–Reischauer Ch'am Choŭn Shijŏl

Wonderful Days (Hangul참 좋은 시절; RRCham Joheun Sijeol) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Lee Seo-jin, Kim Hee-sun and Ok Taecyeon.[1] It aired on KBS2 from February 22 to August 10, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 50 episodes.[2] Written by Lee Kyung-hee, the drama tells the story of a prosecutor who returns to his hometown after 15 years and tries to reconnect with his long-estranged family and friends.[3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

Kang Dong-seok overcame poverty and left his small town to become a successful prosecutor. A genius with an aloof kind of charisma, his arrogance and ill temper puts him at odds with many people, including his estranged family. After 15 years, Dong-seok is transferred back to his hometown and reconnects with his roots, re-learning the value of neighborly warmth in the countryside and the true meaning of love and family. His misfit siblings include Dong-hee, his younger brother who works for a money-lending business; his older brother Dong-tak, an events emcee who dreams of becoming an actor; and his twin sister Dong-ok, who is developmentally challenged and remained in a childlike state ever since an accident during their childhood.[5]

Quick-tempered and swift-fisted, Dong-hee was kicked out of high school for getting into a brawl in an attempt to protect his classmate Seo Jeong-ah, who came to him three months later to tell him that she's pregnant. Fifteen years later, Dong-hee finds himself living with Seo's twins, who are being raised as his siblings, while scraping together a living as a bodyguard in the same company as Dong-seok's first love, Cha Hae-won. Despite her hardships in life, such as her father's bankruptcy, Hae-won is an upbeat woman, and eventually the feelings between her and Dong-seok are rekindled.[6]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Dong-seok's younger brother [6][8]

Supporting[edit]

Kang family
Dong-seok's older brother
Dong-seok's twin sister
Dong-seok's, Dong-tak's, Dong-hee's, Dong-ok's father
Dong-seok's, Dong-tak's, Dong-hee's, Dong-ok's mother
Tae-seob's second wife and Dong-hee's bobiological mother
  • Oh Hyun-kyung as Kang Ki-soo
Dong-seok's, Dong-tak's, Dong-hee's, Dong-ok's grandfather
Dong-suk's uncle
Dong-seok's uncle
  • Kim Dan-yool as Kang Mool,
Dong-tak's son
Dong-hee's twin daughter
Dong-hee's twin son
Cha family
Hae-won's older sister and becoming wife of Dong-tak's
  • Noh Kyung-joo as Lee Myung-soon
Hae-won's mother

Extended[edit]

  • Park Joo-hyung as Oh Seung-hoon
  • Lee Elijah as Kim Ma-ri
Dong-hee's love interest
Seung-hoon's father
Dong-ok's love interest
  • Yoon Ji-sook as Choi Mi-sook
  • Jang Joon-yoo as Han Jae-kyung
  • Oh Yong as Park Kyung-soo
  • Lee Yoo-joon as Bong Gook-soo
  • Kim Kwang-min as Jo Won
  • Lee Cho-hee as Seo Jung-ah
Dong-hee's ex and mother of twins

Ratings[edit]

In the tables below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings AGB Nielsen
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 February 22, 2014 25.2% (1st) 26.8% (1st) 23.8% (1st) 23.7% (1st)
2 February 23, 2014 29.6% (1st) 32.3% (1st) 30.3% (1st) 30.7% (1st)
3 March 1, 2014 26.8% (1st) 27.8% (1st) 26.4% (1st) 26.7% (1st)
4 March 2, 2014 27.9% (1st) 30.9% (1st) 27.9% (1st) 27.7% (1st)
5 March 8, 2014 25.6% (1st) 26.8% (1st) 24.0% (1st) 23.7% (1st)
6 March 09, 2014 28.0% (1st) 29.6% (1st) 28.1% (1st) 27.3% (1st)
7 March 15, 2014 23.6% (1st) 24.6% (1st) 24.8% (1st) 24.5% (1st)
8 March 16, 2014 26.1% (1st) 27.8% (1st) 28.3% (1st) 27.9% (1st)
9 March 22, 2014 23.7% (1st) 24.7% (1st) 25.2% (1st) 25.4% (1st)
10 March 23, 2014 26.7% (1st) 28.0% (1st) 27.1% (1st) 27.4% (1st)
11 March 29, 2014 24.5% (1st) 25.7% (1st) 23.7% (1st) 22.5% (1st)
12 March 30, 2014 25.7% (1st) 33.9% (1st) 33.0% (1st) 34.3% (1st)
13 April 5, 2014 22.3% (1st) 24.4% (1st) 22.4% (1st) 22.3% (1st)
14 April 6, 2014 24.9% (1st) 27.0% (1st) 24.9% (1st) 24.6% (1st)
15 April 12, 2016 22.0% (1st) 23.1% (1st) 21.9% (1st) 21.6% (1st)
16 April 13, 2016 23.2% (1st) 25.0% (1st) 24.1% (1st) 24.3% (1st)
17 April 19, 2014 18.7% (1st) 19.5% (1st) 19.4% (1st) 18.6% (1st)
18 April 20, 2014 21.5% (1st) 22.8% (1st) 23.4% (1st) 24.0% (1st)
19 April 26, 2014 23.2% (1st) 24.4% (1st) 24.2% (1st) 24.9% (1st)
20 April 27, 2014 27.0% (1st) 28.1% (1st) 27.9% (1st) 27.3% (1st)
21 May 05, 2014 21.7% (1st) 22.9% (1st) 22.3% (1st) 22.4% (1st)
22 May 04, 2014 23.0% (1st) 24.6% (1st) 21.4% (1st) 21.8% (1st)
23 May 10, 2014 22.0% (1st) 23.1% (1st) 22.7% (1st) 21.5% (1st)
24 May 11, 2014 24.3% (1st) 25.5% (1st) 26.6% (1st) 26.3% (1st)
25 May 17, 2014 21.8% (1st) 22.6% (1st) 20.7% (1st) 20.6% (1st)
26 May 18, 2014 24.7% (1st) 26.6% (1st) 26.3% (1st) 26.4% (1st)
27 May 24, 2014 23.1% (1st) 24.1% (1st) 22.0% (1st) 20.7% (1st)
28 May 25, 2014 27.1% (1st) 29.2% (1st) 27.5% (1st) 26.5% (1st)
29 May 31, 2014 22.8% (1st) 25.3% (1st) 23.0% (1st) 22.5% (1st)
30 June 01, 2014 26.2% (1st) 28.2% (1st) 26.7% (1st) 26.6% (1st)
31 June 06, 2014 23.0% (1st) 23.7% (1st) 21.7% (1st) 20.5% (1st)
32 June 08, 2014 24.6% (1st) 25.9% (1st) 24.8% (1st) 24.1% (1st)
33 June 14, 2014 21.1% (1st) 23.3% (1st) 21.4% (1st) 21.5% (1st)
34 June 15, 2014 23.8% (1st) 25.3% (1st) 25.7% (1st) 26.3% (1st)
35 June 21, 2014 20.3% (1st) 22.1% (1st) 22.2% (1st) 21.6% (1st)
36 June 22, 2014 22.6% (1st) 23.4% (1st) 24.0% (1st) 23.6% (1st)
37 June 28, 2014 22.0% (1st) 23.3% (1st) 23.1% (1st) 23.7% (1st)
38 June 29, 2014 26.4% (1st) 26.9% (1st) 25.1% (1st) 24.7% (1st)
39 July 05, 2014 23.0% (1st) 23.6% (1st) 22.8% (1st) 21.7% (1st)
40 July 06, 2014 24.3% (1st) 24.5% (1st) 26.2% (1st) 25.2% (1st)
41 July 12, 2014 23.1% (1st) 24.0% (1st) 23.1% (1st) 22.8% (1st)
42 July 13, 2014 27.5% (1st) 29.2% (1st) 26.5% (1st) 26.5% (1st)
43 July 19, 2014 24.1% (1st) 24.0% (1st) 23.2% (1st) 22.8% (1st)
44 July 20, 2014 25.7% (1st) 26.9% (1st) 26.4% (1st) 25.9% (1st)
45 July 26, 2014 21.9% (1st) 22.7% (1st) 21.4% (1st) 22.1% (1st)
46 July 27, 2014 24.8% (1st) 26.4% (1st) 25.6% (1st) 25.2% (1st)
47 August 02, 2014 22.6% (1st) 23.0% (2nd) 23.2% (1st) 20.9% (2nd)
48 August 03, 2014 26.3% (1st) 28.3% (2nd) 26.9% (1st) 26.3% (2nd)
49 August 09, 2014 23.7% (1st) 23.0% (2nd) 23.0% (2nd) 22.9% (2nd)
50 August 10, 2014 26.5% (2nd) 27.4% (2nd) 27.7% (2nd) 27.2% (2nd)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards Best Young Actress Hong Hwa-ri Nominated
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Lee Seo-jin Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Kim Hee-sun Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Ok Taecyeon Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Ryu Seung-soo Won
Best Supporting Actress Kim Ji-ho Nominated
Best Young Actor Choi Kwon-soo Won
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Kim Hee-sun Nominated
Youn Yuh-jung Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Lee Seo-jin Nominated
Ok Taecyeon Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Kim Hee-sun Nominated
Kim Ji-ho Won
Best Supporting Actor Ryu Seung-soo Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jin Kyung Nominated
Best New Actor Park Bo-gum Nominated
Best Young Actor Choi Kwon-soo Nominated
Best Young Actress Hong Hwa-ri Won
Joo Da-young Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network(s)/Station(s) Series premiere Title
 Thailand PPTV
Channel 9 MCOT HD
April 20, 2015
August 4, 2017
มหัศจรรย์แห่งรัก (Mahatsachan Haeng Rak; literally Miracle of Love[9]
ความทรงจำแห่งรัก (Kwamsongcham Haeng Rak; lit: Memory of Love)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (10 February 2014). "Kim Hee-sun gets Wonderful". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  2. ^ Kim, Jessica (24 February 2014). "Love from Star, Wonderful Days Top Overall Weekly TV Chart". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Lee Seo Jin, Kim Hee Sun, and Taecyeon Finish First Script Reading of Very Good Days". Soompi. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  4. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (31 January 2014). "Kim Hee Sun, Lee Seo Jin, Gong Yoo, 2PM's Taecyeon and More Wish Happy Lunar New Year". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  5. ^ MacDonald, Joan (7 February 2014). "Very Good Times Will Soon Be Here". KDramaStars. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  6. ^ a b Oh, Jean (18 February 2014). "Ok Taec-yeon to play troubled bodyguard". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  7. ^ Lee, Sun-min (6 January 2014). "New drama for Kim Hee-sun". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  8. ^ Lee, Sun-min (15 October 2013). "TV drama considers adding Taecyeon". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  9. ^ "ตัวอย่างซีรีย์ Wonderful Days มหัศจรรย์แห่งรัก (20/04/58 09:00น.)". youtube (in Thai). 25 August 2015. 

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