Haechi
Promotional poster
Hangul해치
Hanja獬豸
Genre
Written byKim Yi-young
Directed byLee Yong-suk
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes48[a]
Production
Executive producers
  • Kim Nam-pyo
  • Sohn Ki-won
Production locations
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes[a]
Production companyKim Jong-hak Production
DistributorSeoul Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 11 (2019-02-11) –
April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
External links
Website
Production website

Haechi (Korean해치; Hanja獬豸; RRHaechi) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Jung Il-woo, Go Ara, Kwon Yul and Park Hoon. Produced by Kim Jong-hak Production, it aired on SBS's Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 (KST) from February 11 to April 30, 2019.[3][4]

Synopsis

Set during the Joseon Dynasty period, the series follows four people from different walks of life who came together to help Yi Geum, Prince Yeoning (later King Yeongjo) claim the throne and reform the Saheonbu.[5]

Cast

Main

An intelligent and zealous prince who is discriminated against for his mother's lowly background.
A female police detective who investigates crimes. She has a talent for both martial arts and foreign languages, and is considered the best investigator at the Saheonbu.
A passionate man who seeks justice and aims to protect the weak and the poor. He is preparing for the civil service exam to become a public officer.
A ringleader of the masses.

Supporting

Special appearance

Production

First script reading took place December, 2018 at SBS Ilsan Production Studios in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

On March 7, it was reported during the filming of the drama Go Ara ruptured her Anterior talofibular ligament which resulted her to be hospitalised and wear a cast.[7][8]

Original soundtrack

Haechi OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Recorded2019
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelVlending, SBS Contents Hub

Part 1

Released on February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Love Poem" (순애보)Jeon Chang-yeob, Kim Kyeong-beomJeon Chang-yeob, Kim Kyeong-beom, Kim Ji-hwanJung-in4:11
2."Love Poem" (Inst.) Jeon Chang-yeob, Kim Kyeong-beom, Kim Ji-hwan 4:11
Total length:8:22

Part 2

Released on April 3, 2019 (2019-04-03)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Story Conveyed By The Wind" (바람이 전하는 이야기)Jeon Chang-yeob, Kim Kyeong-beomJeon Chang-yeob, Kim Kyeong-beom, HelloGoodBoyJeon Woo-sung (Noel)4:56
2."Story Conveyed By The Wind" (Inst.) Jeon Chang-yeob, Kim Kyeong-beom, HelloGoodBoy 4:56
Total length:9:52

Ratings

Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
TNmS AGB Nielsen[9]
Nationwide Nationwide Seoul
1 February 11, 2019 The Lowly Prince
(천한 왕자)
5.4% 6.0% (20th) 6.9% (16th)
2 6.6% 7.1% (14th) 7.1% (11th)
3 February 12, 2019 Your Name Is...
(너의 이름은)
6.0% 6.4% (15th) 7.3% (12th)
4 6.9% 6.9% (11th) 7.5% (8th)
5 February 18, 2019 The Misfortunes of Virtue
(미덕의 불운)
6.0% 5.0% (NR) 5.8% (19th)
6 6.8% 6.3% (15th) 7.0% (14th)
7 February 19, 2019 The Night of Fate
(운명이 헤매는 밤)
5.6% 5.1% (NR) 5.6% (20th)
8 6.5% 5.9% (18th) 6.4% (15th)
9 February 25, 2019 Back to the Living
(다시, 산자에게)
N/A 5.4% (NR) 6.0% (16th)
10 6.0% 6.1% (17th) 6.4% (14th)
11 February 26, 2019 Wavering Alliance
(흔들리는 동맹)
5.3% 5.0% (NR) 5.4% (NR)
12 6.7% 6.4% (13th) 6.8% (11th)
13 March 4, 2019 The Art of Propaganda
(선동의 기술)
N/A 4.9% (NR) 5.5% (19th)
14 6.3% 6.4% (15th) 7.1% (9th)
15 March 5, 2019 The Beginning of the Counterattack
(반격의 서막)
6.4% 6.6% (17th) 7.3% (14th)
16 7.3% 7.9% (10th) 8.6% (5th)
17 March 11, 2019 The Strike of Man
(사람의 가격)
5.7% 6.5% (18th) 6.8% (15th)
18 6.7% 7.5% (12th) 7.8% (11th)
19 March 12, 2019 The Girl with the Black Tattoo
(검은 무신을 한 소녀)
5.9% 6.1% (18th) 6.8% (128th)
20 7.1% 7.2% (13th) 7.7% (10th)
21 March 18, 2019 The Limp, The Face with Smallpox Scars
(절름발이, 얽은 얼굴, 아홉 손가락)
5.8% 5.5% (20th) 6.2% (16th)
22 6.8% 7.0% (11th) 7.6% (10th)
23 March 19, 2019 A Criminal Transaction
(죄의 거래)
6.0% 5.7% (18th) 6.0% (16th)
24 7.0% 6.7% (12th) 7.3% (7th)
25 March 25, 2019 Temptation
(미혹)
6.3% 6.5% (17th) 6.9% (14th)
26 6.5% 6.8% (12th) 7.2% (11th)
27 March 26, 2019 Decisive Battle
(결전)
6.1% 6.7% (13th) 7.1% (12th)
28 6.9% 7.4% (9th) 8.3% (6th)
29 April 1, 2019 6.7% 7.2% (13th) 7.7% (9th)
30 7.6% 8.1% (9th) 8.7% (7th)
31 April 2, 2019 The Trace of Evil
(악의 흔적)
7.1% 7.8% (7th) 8.6% (7th)
32 7.8% 8.4% (5th) 9.1% (5th)
33 April 8, 2019 A Sorrowful Duty
(슬픈 사명)
6.4% 7.5% (11th) 8.6% (7th)
34 7.0% 8.2% (8th) 9.1% (6th)
35 April 9, 2019 The Rights to Become a King
(군왕의 자격)
7.1% 7.4% (15th) 7.4% (12th)
36 8.3% 8.2% (7th) 8.5% (7th)
37 April 15, 2019 A Black Chaos
(검은 환란)
6.1% 6.2% (16th) 6.4% (15th)
38 6.8% 7.1% (9th) 7.4% (9th)
39 April 16, 2019 6.3% 6.9% (10th)
40 7.3% 8.1% (7th) 9.0% (7th)
41 April 22, 2019 Rebellion
(변란)
6.6% 7.3% (10th) 8.1% (7th)
42 7.3% 8.0% (6th) 8.8% (5th)
43 April 23, 2019 Triumph
(승전)
7.2% 7.5% (8th) 8.2% (8th)
44 7.7% 8.2% (5th) 9.0% (5th)
45 April 29, 2019 An Old Hope
(오래된 희망)
6.6% 6.9% (13th) 6.9% (11th)
46 6.7% 7.0% (12th) 7.1% (7th)
47 April 30, 2019 Haechi: The Legendary Beast That Differentiates Good and Evil
(해치: 선악을 구부하는 전설 속의 동물)
6.5% 7.1% (10th) 7.4% (9th)
48 7.3% 7.4% (8th) 7.7% (8th)
Average 6.6% 6.8% 7.4%

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2019 SBS Drama Awards Producer Award Jung Il-woo Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-Length Drama Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-Length Drama Go Ara Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-Length Drama Kwon Yul Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-Length Drama Bae Jung-hwa Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Park Hoon Nominated
Best Character Award, Actor Jung Moon-sung Won
Best Couple Award Jung Il-woo and Go Ara Nominated

Notes

  1. ^ a b In order to circumvent Korean laws that prevent commercial breaks in the middle of an episode, what would previously have been aired as single 70 minute episodes are now being repackaged as two 35 minute episodes, with two episodes being shown each night with a commercial break between the two.[1]

References

  1. ^ Park, Jin-hai (May 16, 2017). "Drama viewers angry over commercial breaks". The Korea Times. PressReader. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  2. ^ 《HAECHI》 Preview. YouTube. SBS Drama. February 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "SBS announces the cast of 'Haechi'". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Fusion Sageuk "Haechi" Casts Jung Il-woo, Kwon Yool, Go Ara and Park Hoon". Hancinema. October 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "'해치' 정일우x고아라→이경영까지, 비장미 甲 폭풍전야 포스터 공개 [Oh!쎈 컷]". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  6. ^ "최수임, SBS '해치' 출연…정일우 정실부인 서씨 役 [공식입장]". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  7. ^ Kim Eun-ae (7 March 2019). 고아라・'해치' 양측 "촬영 중 발목 인대 찢어져..향후 일정 문제無"[공식입장]. OSEN (in Korean).
  8. ^ Jang Jin-ri (9 March 2019). 고아라 측 "발목 인대 파열, 입원 치료 불가피...'해치' 촬영 협의" (전문)[공식입장]. OSEN (in Korean).
  9. ^ "Nielsen Korea". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). Retrieved February 11, 2019.