Three Days (TV series)

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Three Days
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Promotional poster
Also known as3 Days
Genre Action
Thriller
Written by Kim Eun-hee
Directed byShin Kyung-soo
Hong Chang-wook
Starring Park Yoochun
Son Hyun-joo
Park Ha-sun
So Yi-hyun
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Young-sub
Producer(s)Lee Sang-min
Song Jin-seon
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)Golden Thumb Pictures
C-JeS Entertainment
Release
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original releaseMarch 5 (2014-03-05) 
May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul
쓰리 데이즈
Revised Romanization Sseuri Deijeu
McCune–Reischauer Ssŭri Teichŭ

Three Days (Korean : 쓰리 데이즈; RR : Sseuri Deijeu) is a 2014 South Korean action-thriller television series starring Park Yoochun, Son Hyun-joo, Park Ha-sun, Yoon Je-moon, So Yi-hyun, Jang Hyun-sung and Choi Won-young. [1] [2] It aired on SBS from March 5 to May 1, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:55 p.m. for 16 episodes. [3]

Contents

Inspired by the "real time" format of American series 24 , [4] the narrative of Three Days is divided into three parts; Part 1: The Prelude, Part 2: The Showdown, and Part 3: Judgement, with each segment lasting for 72 hours.

Plot

The President of South Korea goes on holiday at a private villa. In the middle of the night, three gunshots are fired, and the president goes missing. His bodyguards, led by elite agent Han Tae-kyung, have three days to find the president and escort him safely back to the Blue House.

Three Days follows the intertwining fates of those sworn to protect the president, the president himself, his political staff, and the true power players in the shadows who decide whether he lives or dies.

Cast

Main characters

Supporting characters

Staff of PSS

  • Ahn Gil-kang as Kim Sang-hee, Chief Director of Presidential Bodyguards
  • Kwon Min as Chief of the Situation Center
  • Kim Jung-hak as Moon Sung Min
  • Jo Young-jin as Blue House's Senior Civil Affairs
  • Yoon Seo-hyun as president's bodyguard
  • Kim Min-jae as Hwang Yoon Jae
  • Park Hyuk-kwon as Goo Ja Kwang
  • Jin Hyuk as Park Sang Gyu
  • Kim Hyo-sun as Kim Hyo Sun
  • Seo Gun-woo as president's bodyguard
  • Joo Yung-ho as president's bodyguard
  • Kim Han-joon as president's bodyguard
  • Yoo Sang-jae as team leader of 2nd support staff reporting to the president
  • Yoo Jung-rae as Jung Rae

Extended Cast

  • David No as Ahn Kyung-nam
  • Dong Ha as Killer Yo-han
  • Lee Dae-yeon as Han Ki Joon (Han Tae Kyung's father)
  • Go In-bum as Yang Dae Ho
  • Kim Hyung-kyu as Yo Han
  • Lee Jae-yong as Choi Ji Hoon
  • Min Sung-wook as Oh Young Min
  • Jo Hee-bong as Lee Jae Woong
  • Jung Won-joong as Kwon Jae Yun
  • Lee Kyung-young as Kim Ki Bum
  • Jang Dong-jik as Major Ri Chul Kyu
  • Jun Jin-ki as Hwang Kyung Joon
  • Nam Myung-ryul as Min Hyun Ki
  • Kim Jong-soo as Byun Tae Hoon
  • Jung Wook as Kwon Yong Han
  • Park Sung-hoon as Lee Dong Sung
  • Lee Hyun-wook as Kim Do Jin's right-hand man
  • Ha Jun as Presidential guard
  • Jang In-sub as Policeman
  • Jin Seon-kyu as Tattoo man killer
  • Kim Hak-sun
  • Woo Sang-wook
  • Ahn Ji-hye
  • Kim Myung-jin
  • Nam Moon-chul
  • Heo Joon-suk
  • Son Jong-hak
  • Baek Seo-bin
  • Lee Jae-won
  • Kim Tae-yoon

Production

Three Days initially encountered pre-production difficulties. After negotiations stalled between production company Golden Thumb Pictures and broadcaster SBS, on December 4, 2013, SBS removed the drama from its February 2014 programming slate. Five days later, SBS changed its mind and placed the drama back in its original airing schedule. But lead actor Park Yoochun, who had already re-adjusted his shooting schedule for the film Haemoo after the supposed cancellation of Three Days' timeslot, found the schedules of those two projects overlapping, leaving his casting uncertain. [10] On December 20, 2013, a press release confirmed that Park was still the lead actor, and that his scheduling problems had been resolved. [11] [12] Park then underwent training in fighting and defense skills for his role as a presidential bodyguard. [13] [14] He continued filming despite suffering a shoulder injury on set. [15]

Screenwriter Kim Eun-hee (who previously penned Sign and Phantom ) had worked on the show's concept for over two years. Prior to filming, she had already written 6 episodes of the 16-episode series, in order to give the cast ample time to prepare and get into character. [16]

The first script reading took place on November 13, 2013 at SBS Ilsan Production Center. [17] With a budget of ₩10 billion, filming of the series began on December 26, 2013, [18] and the broadcasting ended on May 1. [19]

Ratings

Episode #Original broadcast dateAverage audience share
TNmS Ratings [20] AGB Nielsen [21]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1March 5, 201412.8%16.4%11.9%12.5%
2March 6, 201412.3%15.0%11.1%12.0%
3March 12, 201412.5%14.8%11.7%12.9%
4March 13, 201414.5%17.4%12.7%14.2%
5March 19, 201413.0%15.0%12.2%14.0%
6March 20, 201412.8%15.7%12.9%14.1%
7March 26, 201412.4%14.9%11.3%12.5%
8March 27, 201412.1%14.2%11.0%11.2%
9April 2, 201411.3%13.9%10.4%11.1%
10April 3, 201412.2%14.3%11.9%12.6%
11April 9, 201412.0%14.5%11.3%12.6%
12April 10, 201412.2%14.8%12.0%12.4%
13April 23, 201410.5%11.8%11.1%12.4%
14April 24, 201411.5%13.1%11.9%12.9%
15April 30, 201410.9%12.6%12.3%13.9%
16May 1, 201413.2%15.4%13.8%15.9%
Average12.3%14.6%11.8%13.0%

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryRecipientResult
2014
3rd APAN Star Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Park Yoochun Nominated
SBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries [22] Park Yoochun Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Park Ha-sun Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Son Hyun-joo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries So Yi-hyun Won
Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries Jang Hyun-sung Nominated
Top 10 Stars Park Yoochun Won
Netizen Popularity Award Park Yoochun Nominated
Best Couple Award Park Yoochun and Park Ha-sun Nominated

International broadcast

It aired in Malaysia on ONE TV ASIA via Astro Channel 393 with English, Chinese and Malay subtitles and later on Astro Shuang Xing via Channel 324 and Channel 307 (HD) starting April 12, 2015 at 7.00 PM.

It aired in Indonesia and Singapore on ONE TV ASIA.

In China, the rights to stream the drama online were sold for US$50,000 per episode. [23]

It aired in Japan on cable channel KNTV on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning August 9, 2014. [24] [25]

It aired in Thailand on PPTV HD on Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. from June 22 to August 18, 2015. [26]

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