Three Brothers (TV series)

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Three Brothers
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Also known asSuspicious Brothers
Strange Brothers
Genre Drama
Romance
Family
Written by Moon Young-nam
Directed by Jin Hyung-wook
Starring Ahn Nae-sang
Oh Dae-gyu
Lee Joon-hyuk
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes70
Production
Production location(s) South Korea
Running timeSaturdays and Sundays at 19:55 (KST)
Release
Original network Korean Broadcasting System
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital
DTS Digital Sound
Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Original releaseOctober 17, 2009 (2009-10-17) 
June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13)
Chronology
Preceded by My Too Perfect Sons
Followed byAll About Marriage
External links
Website

Three Brothers (Korean : 수상한 삼형제; RR : Sesanghan Samhyeongje) is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Ahn Nae-sang, Oh Dae-gyu, Lee Joon-hyuk, Park In-hwan, Do Ji-won, Kim Hee-jung and Oh Ji-eun. It aired on KBS2 from October 17, 2009 to June 13, 2010 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 70 episodes. [1] [2]

Contents

One of the highest-rated Korean dramas in the year it aired, it topped the TV viewership ratings chart throughout its run, reaching 40%. [3] Because of its high ratings, the originally scheduled 50 episodes was extended by 20 more. The family drama revolves around a retired police officer and his three very different sons—one is bankrupt, one is a successful businessman, and one is a police officer who marries an ex-convict's daughter.

Plot

Kim Soon-kyung is a retired police officer and father of three sons, Geon-kang, Hyun-chal and Yi-sang.

Eldest son Geon-kang has experienced many trials and failures in life, including bankruptcy and divorce. He later gets remarried to his wife Chung-nan.

Middle son Hyun-chal is a successful businessman, the envy of the town and pride of his father. His wife Woo-mi often sacrifices her happiness for the benefit of their family.

Youngest son Yi-sang followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a police officer. But father and the son often clash, especially when Yi-sang marries Eo-young. Eo-young is the daughter of his father's deadly foe, an ex-convict Soon-kyung investigated and eventually arrested a long time ago.

Cast

Kim family

Joo family

Supporting cast

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryRecipientResult
2009
KBS Drama Awards [4]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Ahn Nae-sang Nominated
Lee Joon-hyuk Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Do Ji-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Go Se-won Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Bo-hee Nominated
Best New Actress Oh Ji-eun Nominated
Best Couple Award Lee Joon-hyuk and Oh Ji-eun Nominated
2010
KBS Drama Awards [5]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama Park In-hwan Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Do Ji-won Nominated
Kim Hee-jung Nominated
Lee Bo-hee Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lee Bo-hee Won
Best New Actress Oh Ji-eun Won

Ratings

DateEpisodeNationwideSeoul
2009-10-17124.3 (1st)24.3 (1st)
2009-10-18228.2 (1st)28.3 (1st)
2009-10-24319.3 (1st)19.4 (1st)
2009-10-25425.6 (1st)25.2 (1st)
2009-10-31524.0 (1st)24.9 (1st)
2009-11-01627.6 (1st)27.0 (1st)
2009-11-07724.1 (1st)23.4 (1st)
2009-11-08830.6 (1st)30.1 (1st)
2009-11-14924.1 (1st)24.0 (1st)
2009-11-151028.4 (1st)28.2 (1st)
2009-11-211125.6 (1st)25.2 (1st)
2009-11-221232.5 (1st)33.0 (1st)
2009-11-281327.9 (1st)28.3 (1st)
2009-11-291432.6 (1st)32.8 (1st)
2009-12-051520.0 (2nd)19.7 (2nd)
2009-12-061632.4 (1st)32.2 (1st)
2009-12-121727.5 (1st)27.3 (1st)
2009-12-131832.6 (1st)32.6 (1st)
2009-12-191927.9 (1st)27.8 (1st)
2009-12-202034.2 (1st)33.4 (1st)
2009-12-262129.2 (1st)28.6 (1st)
2009-12-272234.2 (1st)33.6 (1st)
2010-01-022331.4 (1st)31.2 (1st)
2010-01-032438.5 (1st)37.9 (1st)
2010-01-092533.1 (1st)32.8 (1st)
2010-01-102637.9 (1st)37.6 (1st)
2010-01-162732.8 (1st)32.9 (1st)
2010-01-172840.2 (1st)40.4 (1st)
2010-01-232933.4 (1st)33.1 (1st)
2010-01-243039.7 (1st)40.1 (1st)
2010-01-303134.6 (1st)34.6 (1st)
2010-01-313241.7 (1st)41.9 (1st)
2010-02-063334.6 (1st)34.7 (1st)
2010-02-073441.7 (1st)41.5 (1st)
2010-02-133527.8 (1st)27.1 (1st)
2010-02-143621.1 (1st)20.4 (1st)
2010-02-203732.4 (1st)31.8 (1st)
2010-02-213838.1 (1st)38.2 (1st)
2010-02-273931.1 (1st)30.7 (1st)
2010-02-284037.5 (1st)38.0 (1st)
2010-03-064133.8 (1st)33.0 (1st)
2010-03-074239.9 (1st)39.9 (1st)
2010-03-134331.5 (1st)30.6 (1st)
2010-03-144439.9 (1st)39.5 (1st)
2010-03-204535.0 (1st)34.4 (1st)
2010-03-214639.5 (1st)38.6 (1st)
2010-03-274733.4 (1st)33.1 (1st)
2010-03-284840.5 (1st)40.2 (1st)
2010-04-034933.6 (1st)32.7 (1st)
2010-04-045037.0 (1st)37.6 (1st)
2010-04-105136.4 (1st)36.2 (1st)
2010-04-115242.5 (1st)42.5 (1st)
2010-04-175334.8 (1st)35.1 (1st)
2010-04-185441.6 (1st)41.4 (1st)
2010-04-245535.2 (1st)35.2 (1st)
2010-04-255640.3 (1st)40.0 (1st)
2010-05-015733.6 (1st)32.9 (1st)
2010-05-025842.0 (1st)42.4 (1st)
2010-05-085928.7 (1st)28.1 (1st)
2010-05-096042.0 (1st)42.1 (1st)
2010-05-1561-6233.5 (1st)33.6 (1st)
2010-05-226336.4 (1st)36.1 (1st)
2010-05-236443.8 (1st)43.8 (1st)
2010-05-296533.9 (1st)33.3 (1st)
2010-05-306634.7 (1st)35.7 (1st)
2010-06-056735.6 (1st)36.1 (1st)
2010-06-066841.4 (1st)41.5 (1st)
2010-06-126920.5 (5th)20.4 (5th)
2010-06-137039.8 (1st)40.4 (1st)
Average--

Source: TNS Media Korea

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