The Musical (Korean Drama)
Current user rating: 93/100 (949 votes)
- Drama: The Musical
- Revised romanization: Deo Myujikeol
- Hangul: 더 뮤지컬
- Director: Kim Kyung-Yong
- Writer: Kim Hee-Jae
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 15
- Release Date: September 2, 2011 -- December 23, 2011
- Runtime: Fri. 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Ko Eun-Bi (Ku Hye-Sun) is a medical student, but she dreams of becoming a musical actress. She thinks about musicals all day and even dreams about musicals at night.
Hong Jae-Hee (Daniel Choi) comes back to South Korea. He used to compose songs for musicals, but now writes pop songs. His friend says that Jae-Hee changed because of his break-up with Bae Kang-Hee (Ok Joo-Hyun) 6 years ago.
One day, Eun-Bi practices a song while out in a park and Hong Jae-Hee, who fell asleep in the park after drinking too much alcohol, is awaken by her singing. Jae-Hee tells Eun-Bi that he wrote the song "Maria Maria" that she is singing. Eun-Bi doesn't believe him. Jae-Hee advises her that without talent she shouldn't think of becoming a musical actress.
Eun-Bi, ignoring Jae-Hee's opinion, decides to take time off from medical school to take part in numerous auditions. She fails all of them. With only 2 weeks left before she has to return to medical school Eun-Bi becomes desperate. She spots an audition advertisement looking for a male musical actor. Eun-Bi decides to take part in the audition dressing up as a man. Her ruse is discovered though by Yoo-Jin (Park Ki-Woong), an investor for musicals, and she is kicked out from the audition.
In the bathroom of the audition, Eun-Bi meets a woman named Sa Bok-Ja (Park Kyeong-Rim). Bok-Ha insists she is a musical instructor and gives lessons to Eun-Bi. Bok-Ja even moves into Eun-Bi's apartment. Eun-Bi then decides to take a year off from school, believing that with lessons from Bok-Ja she cam make her dreams come true.
A creative musical contest is then held by an investment company led by Yoo-Jin. Meanwhile, a friend of Jae-Hee asks him to write two songs for the contest, but Jae-Hee refuses. Later, Jae-Hee drinks with a bunch of people including Bok-Ja. Bok-Ja has become drunken and grabs Jae-Hee without letting him go. Jae-Hee takes Bok-Ja back to his place and uses her cellphone to call someone. The person that answers is Eun-Bi. A short while later, Eun-Bi arrives at Jae-Hee's place. Jae-Hee learns that Eun-Bi wants to become a musical actress and asks her to sing to a melody while he plays something on the piano. Eun-Bi improvises lyrics about how she met her musical teacher and also a drunken man who insisted he wrote the song Maria Maria. Jae-Hee now remembers her from the park. Eun-Bi also now realizes that the man in the park was really Jae-Hee ...
- "The Musical" is thought to become Korea's first musical drama.
- Filming will take place on location in New York City's Broadway area starting in July.
|Ku Hye-Sun||Daniel Choi||Park Ki-Woong||Ok Joo-Hyun||Ki Eun-Se|
|Ko Eun-Bi||Hong Jae-Yi||Yoo Jin||Bae Kang-Hee||Seo Ra-Kyung|
Additional Cast Members:
- Park Kyeong-Rim - Sa Bok-Ja
- Kim Hyun-Sung - Han Sang-Won
- Oh Jung-Se - Goo-Jak
- Kim Yong-Min - Joon-Hyuk
- Kim In-Seo - Sang-Mi
- Lee Do-Kyeong - Eun-Bi's dad
- Jung Young-Sook - Yang soon-Yi (Eun-Bi's grandma)
- Kang Ji-Hoo - Hyun Kwang-Seo
- Cha Kwang-Soo - Yoo Jin-Young (Jin's dad)
- Ahn Yeo-Jin - Sun-Hee (Jin's mom)
- Park Keun-Hyeong - Company president Yoo (Jin's granddad)
- Jo Won-Hee - Vice president Yoo (Jin's uncle)
- Lee Ji-Hyung - Yoo Jae-Joon (Jin's cousin)
- Kim Jin-Ho - Company president Seo
- Chu So-Young - Ahn Sung-Ha
- Seo Bum-Suk
- Hong Ji-Min - (cameo)
|2011-09-02||1||8.3 (15th)||10.9 (7th)|
Source: TNS Media Korea / * NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea.