Punch (TV series)

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Punch
Punch TV series poster.jpg
Genre Political
Thriller
Drama
Written by Park Kyung-soo
Directed by Myoungwoo Lee
Starring Kim Rae-won
Kim Ah-joong
Cho Jae-hyun
Seo Ji-hye
On Joo-wan
Country of origin South Korea
Original language Korean
No. of episodes19
Production
Executive producersHan Jung-hwan
Moon Bo-mi
ProducerKim Dong-ho
Production locationKorea
Running time70 minutes
Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 ( KST)
Production companyHB Entertainment
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release15 December 2014 (2014-12-15) –
17 February 2015 (2015-02-17)
External links
Website

Punch ( Korean펀치; RRPeonchi) is a 2014–2015 South Korean television series starring Kim Rae-won, Kim Ah-joong, Cho Jae-hyun, Seo Ji-hye and On Joo-wan. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] It aired on SBS from 15 December 2014 to 17 February 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 19 episodes. [6] [7]

Plot

Punch is a record of the last six months of Park Jung-hwan's life. He is the chief of the anti-corruption investigation team for the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. To get to his position, Jung-hwan has made compromises to achieve what he thought of as the greater good, though it meant losing some of his soul in the process. But when he gets diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and told that he only has six months left to live, it makes Jung-hwan reexamine his life choices. He decides to pursue justice whatever the cost, even if it means sacrificing his life. This is his last attempt to make things right, one final "punch" against the crooked world. And his main goal is bringing down his boss Prosecutor General Lee Tae-joon, whose friendly public face masks his unscrupulous morals and rampant corruption.

Helping Jung-hwan in his quest is his ex-wife, Shin Ha-kyung. Ha-kyung is an idealistic prosecutor for the Seoul District, and chose her profession over having a lucrative law career. She divorced Jung-hwan because he was obsessed with ambition and never had time for her and their young daughter, Ye-rin. But that doesn't mean she doesn't still care for him, though her concern is mixed with resentment.

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Ratings

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 December 15, 2014 6.7% (NR) 8.6% (19th) 6.3% (NR) 8.6% (19th)
2 December 16, 2014 6.6% (NR) 7.4% (NR) 6.8% (NR) 7.4% (NR)
3 December 22, 2014 6.7% (NR) 7.4% (NR) 6.6% (NR) 7.6% (NR)
4 December 23, 2014 7.7% (18th) 9.2% (17th) 7.7% (NR) 8.5% (17th)
5 December 29, 2014 7.7% (NR) 9.2% (14th) 8.7% (18th) 9.3% (14th)
6 January 5, 2015 9.3% (18th) 11.6% (11th) 9.6% (16th) 10.1% (13th)
7 January 6, 2015 9.8% (15th) 12.7% (7th) 10.1% (15th) 10.7% (12th)
8 January 12, 2015 9.8% (15th) 11.3% (10th) 9.1% (17th) 9.6% (15th)
9 January 13, 2015 10.0% (14th) 12.3% (8th) 9.6% (16th) 9.6% (17th)
10 January 19, 2015 10.8% (13th) 12.7% (8th) 10.4% (11th) 10.8% (9th)
11 January 20, 2015 11.5% (9th) 14.4% (5th) 12.3% (8th) 13.3% (5th)
12 January 26, 2015 11.1% (11th) 13.7% (8th) 11.4% (8th) 12.2% (7th)
13 January 27, 2015 11.9% (10th) 15.3% (4th) 12.2% (8th) 13.5% (6th)
14 February 2, 2015 11.2% (13th) 13.5% (6th) 12.5% (8th) 13.8% (6th)
15 February 3, 2015 12.4% (10th) 15.2% (6th) 12.8% (6th) 14.0% (5th)
16 February 9, 2015 12.1% (12th) 14.4% (6th) 12.7% (6th) 14.2% (5th)
17 February 10, 2015 11.9% (11th) 14.8% (6th) 11.9% (8th) 13.1% (5th)
18 February 16, 2015 12.7% (8th) 15.1% (5th) 14.0% (5th) 14.7% (5th)
19 February 17, 2015 14.8% (5th) 17.2% (4th) 14.8% (4th) 14.9% (4th)
Average 10.2% 12.3% 10.6% 11.3%

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Drama Punch Nominated
Best Actor (TV) Kim Rae-won Nominated
Cho Jae-hyun Nominated
Best Screenplay (TV) Park Kyung-soo Won
15th Gwangju International Film Festival
Grand Prize (Daesang) Cho Jae-hyun Won
Best TV Star Seo Ji-hye Won
4th APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award,
Actor in a Miniseries
Kim Rae-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jang Hyun-sung Nominated
Park Hyuk-kwon Nominated
Best Writer Park Kyung-soo Won
SBS Drama Awards
Best Actor (medium-length drama) Cho Jae-Hyun Won
Kim Rae-won Nominated
Best Actress (medium-length drama) Choi Myung-gil Won
Kim Ah-joong Nominated
Special Actor (medium-length drama) Kim Eung-soo Nominated
On Joo-wan Nominated
Special Actress (medium-length drama) Seo Ji-hye Nominated
PD Award (chosen by PDs from KBS, SBS & MBC) Kim Rae-won Won
Cho Jae-Hyun Nominated
Top 10 Stars Won
Best Couple Award Kim Rae-won and Kim Ah-joong Nominated
4th CARI K Drama Awards
Drama of The Year Punch Nominated
PD Award for The Best Ensemble Casts Won
Best Director Lee Myung-Woo Nominated
Best Screenplay Park Kyung-soo Won
Best Actor Kim Rae-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Cho Jae-hyun Won
Best Supporting Actress Choi Myung-gil Nominated

International broadcast

It aired on ONE TV ASIA in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia premiering on 12 January 2015. [8]

References

  1. ^ Choi, Shin-ae (4 November 2014). "Kim Rae Won, Kim Ah Joong, and Jo Jae Hyun Confirm for Punch". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Kim Rae-won Likes to Push Himself to the Limit". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Kim A-joong Returns to TV in Legal Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ Kim, Jin-seok (5 March 2015). "Weight loss for roles took a toll on actor". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Kim A-joong Rediscovers the Fun of Acting". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. ^ Jones, Julie (19 November 2014). "Punch To Detail One Man's Dangerous Pursuit of Justice". KDramaStars. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Cameras begin rolling on SBS's Punch". Dramabeans. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  8. ^ "ONE packs a Punch with new legal thriller starring Kim Rae Won". ONE TV ASIA. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.

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