Hi Bye, Mama!
Promotional poster
Hangul하이바이, 마마!
Genre
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byKwon Hye-joo
Directed byYoo Je-won
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Running time62–86 minutes
Production companyMI Inc.
Distributor (International)
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 22 (2020-02-22) –
April 19, 2020 (2020-04-19)
External links
Website

Hi Bye, Mama! (Korean하이바이, 마마!; RRHaibai, Mama!) is a 2020 South Korean television series starring Kim Tae-hee, Lee Kyu-hyung and Go Bo-gyeol. It aired on tvN from February 22 to April 19, 2020.[2][3]

Synopsis

Cha Yu-ri (Kim Tae-hee) has been a ghost since she died in a tragic accident five years ago. Through a reincarnation project, she is given the possibility to become human again if she succeeds in going back to her place within 49 days. However, her husband, Cho Gang-hwa (Lee Kyu-hyung), is now remarried. She has to choose between her own or her husband's happiness.[4]

Cast

Main

Supporting

Yu-ri's family and entourage

People around Gang-hwa

Ghosts at the ossuary

Special appearances

Production

Early working title of the series is Goodbye Mom (Korean안녕 엄마).[10]

Kim Tae-hee and Bae Hae-seon have worked together in the SBS Drama Yong-pal in 2015.

Original soundtrack

Hi Bye, Mama! OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2020
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelStone Music Entertainment

Part 1

Released on March 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Time, Like a Shining Star" (별처럼 빛나는 시간)Son Go-eun (MonoTree)Son Go-eun (MonoTree)Park Ji-min3:18
2."Time, Like a Shining Star" (Inst.) Son Go-eun (MonoTree) 3:18
Total length:6:36

Part 2

Released on March 8, 2020 (2020-03-08)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Touch"
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Dani
  • Jung Su-min
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Su-min
Kim Young-geun4:49
2."Touch" (Inst.) 
  • Park Geun-chul
  • Jung Su-min
 4:49
Total length:9:38

Part 3

Released on March 15, 2020 (2020-03-15)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."To You" (너에게)HenHenHen3:44
2."To You" (Inst.) Hen 3:44
Total length:7:28

Part 4

Released on March 22, 2020 (2020-03-22)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Hopefully Sky" (하늘바라기)
  • Duble Sidekick
  • Jung Eun-ji
  • Long Candy
Sohyang4:30
2."Hopefully Sky" (Inst.) 
  • Duble Sidekick
  • Jung Eun-ji
  • Long Candy
 4:30
Total length:9:00

Part 5

Released on April 12, 2020 (2020-04-12)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."In The Night"
  • Jayins
  • Han Jae-wan
  • Jayins
  • Han Jae-wan
Parc Jae-jung4:20
2."In The Night" (Inst.) 
  • Jayins
  • Han Jae-wan
 4:20
Total length:8:40

Viewership

Hi Bye, Mama! : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
11.6141.6581.5831.9151.6931.7021.8601.5501.5681.6781.4921.5771.2401.2731.2321.5121.572
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[11]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Title Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[12]
Nationwide Seoul
1 February 22, 2020 Life is Full of Unpredictable Surprises
(인생은 예측 불가능의 연속이다)
5.895% 6.209%
2 February 23, 2020 Forgotten Season
(잊혀진 계절)
6.111% 6.220%
3 February 29, 2020 Realizing the Beauty of Life is Only Possible After Death
(죽어보니, 알 수 있는 것들 '美生')
5.373% 5.384%
4 March 1, 2020 There is Nothing That Won't Happen to Me
(나에게 일어나지 않을 일은 없다)
6.519% 6.793%
5 March 7, 2020 Every Moment When Chance Turns Into Fate
(우연이 운명으로 변하는 모든 순간들)
5.663% 5.971%
6 March 8, 2020 Even in the Face of Death, Family is Still My Number One
(죽음 앞에서도 나만 생각하지 않게 하는 것 '가족')
5.769% 5.745%
7 March 14, 2020 Where Flower Blooms and Falls
(꽃이 피고 진 자리)
6.101% 5.958%
8 March 15, 2020 People Who Can't Say Goodbye
(이별에 서툰 사람들)
5.428% 5.550%
9 March 21, 2020 Goodbye and Hello to Your Light
(안녕, 당신의 빛)
5.859% 6.122%
10 March 22, 2020 Your Place Where I Cannot Reach
(내게 주어진 '내 몫의 인생')
5.431% 5.930%
11 March 28, 2020 The Share of Life Given to Me
(내게 주어진 '내 몫의 인생')
5.324% 6.025%
12 March 29, 2020 The Days I Was Forgotten
(내가 가려진 날들)
5.227% 5.517%
13 April 11, 2020 A Story I Could Not See
(나는 볼 수 없었던 이야기)
4.707% 5.086%
14 April 12, 2020 It's Not Your Fault
(당신 탓이 아니다)
4.226% 4.460%
15 April 18, 2020 My Life's Tomorrow
(내 인생의 '내일')
4.795% 5.178%
16 April 19, 2020 Petals Fall, But the Flower Endures
(꽃잎이 떨어져도 꽃은 지지 않네)
5.133% 5.737%
Average 5.473% 5.743%
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • This drama aired on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).
  • On March 29, 2020, it was reported that the drama would take a week-long break from broadcasts on April 4 and 5 due to inevitable changes in the schedule and to ensure a more stable production process. Special broadcasts were aired instead.[13]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Lee Jung-eun and Kim Seul-gi reprised their roles from the 2015 television series Oh My Ghost which was helmed by the same director as Hi Bye, Mama!

References

  1. ^ Hi Bye, Mama! Official Teaser Netflix. The Swoon. January 24, 2020. Retrieved January 31, 2020 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Joan (January 9, 2020). "Ten Highly Anticipated K-Dramas Planned For 2020". Forbes. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  3. ^ Kim, Hye-young (December 28, 2019). "김태희, 5년 만에 '인생캐' 만나 복귀 "연기 그리울 때 좋은 작품 만나 감사해"". iMBC (in Korean). Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  4. ^ Choi, Ju-ri (January 3, 2020). "'하이바이,마마!' 김태희, 드디어 베일 벗은 '49일 리얼 환생 스토리'". Sedaily (in Korean). Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  5. ^ Lee, Jae-lim (November 29, 2019). "Kim Tae-hee to return in 'Hi Bye'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  6. ^ "Actress Kim Tae-hee returns with fantasy comedy drama after 5-year hiatus". The Korea Times. February 18, 2020. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  7. ^ Tae, Yu-na (January 29, 2020). "'하이바이,마마' 이규형, 가슴 시린 눈물부터 따스한 미소까지...첫 스틸컷 공개". Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "Child Actor Seo Woo-jin Returns in "Hi Bye, Mama!"". HanCinema. March 4, 2020. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Lee Jung-eun Makes Special Appearance in "Hi Bye, Mama!"". HanCinema. February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  10. ^ Jang, Ji-min (November 4, 2019). "이규형, 김태희와 '안녕 엄마'서 호흡 맞출까? '출연 긍정 검토'". Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  11. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved February 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "[공식]'하이바이 마마' 4월 4-5일 결방 결정 "안정적인 제작 위해"". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved March 29, 2020.