Psychopath Diary
Promotional poster
Hangul싸이코패스 다이어리
Genre
Created byStudio Dragon
Written by
  • Choe Sung-jun
  • Kim Hwan-chae
  • Ryu Yong-jae
Directed byLee Jong-jae
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Running time77-80 minutes
Production companyKeyEast[2]
DistributortvN
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseNovember 20, 2019 (2019-11-20) –
January 9, 2020 (2020-01-09)
External links
Website

Psychopath Diary (Korean싸이코패스 다이어리; RRSsaikopaeseu Daieori) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Yoon Shi-yoon, Jung In-sun and Park Sung-hoon. It aired on tvN from November 20, 2019 to January 9, 2020.

Synopsis

Yook Dong-sik (Yoon Shi-yoon), an analyst who works at Daehan Securities, has a timid personality and he can't even get angry at the people who look down upon him. One day, shortly after failing on his attempt of suicide, he witnesses a murder. He unintentionally picks up a diary belonging to murderer, on which was written the log of his murders. He flees with the diary, but he is accidentally hit by Police Officer Shim Bo-kyung's (Jung In-sun) patrol car which causes him to suffer from retrograde amnesia. Due to the diary in his possession, Dong-sik mistakenly believes he is a psychopath. Since that moment, his behavior started to change. Bo-kyung, who got involved with Dong-sik, decides to catch the serial killer.

Meanwhile, Seo In-woo (Park Sung-hoon), the director and son of the chairman of Daehan Securities where Dong-sik works, turns out to be the heartless psychopath serial killer. He loses his diary when his 6th victim, a homeless old man tossed his diary away. He feels insecure ever since.[3]

Cast

Main

A timid and pushover man who works as a clerk at Daehan Securities. His weak personality begins to change when he perceive himself as a killer.[4]
An officer in a patrol station.[5]
The real psychopathic serial killer who is also the director of Daehan Securities where Dong-sik works at.[4]

Supporting

People around Yook Dong-sik

A high school student who spends most of his time browsing internet. He is spoiled a lot by his mother. However he is bullied at school.
A gangster who lives at Unit 708. He later addresses Dong-sik as his 'Big Boss' after mistakenly believes him to be a serial killer.

People around Shim Bo-kyung

People around Seo In-woo

People at Daehan Securities

Manager of Team 3 and Dong-sik's boss who is selfish and rude.
Dong-shik's cunning team member who claims to be his best friend
She is from Audit Team

Others

Special appearances

Production

The first script reading was held in August 2019 in Sangam-dong, Seoul.[9]

Original soundtrack

Psychopath Diary OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released2019-20
GenreSoundtrack
Language
LabelStone Music Entertainment

Part 1

Released on December 12, 2019 (2019-12-12)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Wanna be Bad" (슬퍼하고싶어)Woosung (The Rose)2:59
2."Wanna be Bad" (Inst.) 2:59
Total length:5:18

Part 2

Released on January 2, 2020 (2020-01-02)
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Stay the same" (동일하게)Cha Yeo-wool3:26
2."Stay the same" (Inst.) 3:26
Total length:6:52
Disc 2:
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Psychopath Diary" (Opening Title)Um Ki Yup, Um Ki Hyun, Lee Sun Gyeol2:54
2."Dongshik's Polka"Um Ki Yup, Um Ki Hyun, Lee Sun Gyeol2:35
3."Red Diary"Um Ki Yup, Park Min Ji2:40
4."Suspense"Kim Hee Jin1:40
5."Dongshik's related memories"Um Ki Yup, Um Ki Hyun, Park Min Ji3:46
6."Do I look like a pushover"Um Ki Yup, Um Ki Hyun3:10
7."I'm a Psycho"FaraEffect3:06
Total length:24:17

Viewership

Psychopath Diary : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
1440329451570563586613582507398426572502615719710536
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Media Research.[10]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[11]
Nationwide Seoul
1 November 20, 2019 1.766% 1.730%
2 November 21, 2019 1.463% 1.361%
3 November 27, 2019 1.928% 2.057%
4 November 28, 2019 2.206% 2.174%
5 December 4, 2019 2.368% 2.507%
6 December 5, 2019 2.212% 2.346%
7 December 11, 2019 2.424% 2.866%
8 December 12, 2019 2.299% 2.782%
9 December 18, 2019 2.014% 2.099%
10 December 19, 2019 1.693% 1.954%
11 December 25, 2019 1.708% 2.025%
12 December 26, 2019 2.295% 2.718%
13 January 1, 2020 1.939% 2.213%
14 January 2, 2020 2.423% 2.633%
15 January 8, 2020 2.685% 2.762%
16 January 9, 2020 2.983% 3.372%
Average 2.150% 2.350%
  • 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).

References

  1. ^ "윤시윤·정인선·박성훈, 코믹 스릴러 '싸이코패스 다이어리' 주연 확정". Naver (in Korean). Digital Times. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "'싸이코패스 다이어리' 이한위 허성태→이민지까지, 퍼펙트 라인업(공식)". Naver (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "'싸이코패스 다이어리' 윤시윤X정인선X박성훈, 캐스팅 확정…믿보 라인업 구축". Naver (in Korean). Hankyung. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Yoon Si-yoon, Jung In-sun, Park Sung-hoon Confirmed for "Psychopath Diary"". HanCinema. News1 Korea. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Yoon Si-yoon and Jung in-sun Courted for Drama "Psychopath Diary"". HanCinema. Xports News. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Kim Gyul to Star in "Psychopath Diary"". HanCinema. Wow TV. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "빅톤 정수빈, tvN '싸이코패스 다이어리' 합류…연기돌 행보(공식)". Naver (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Hwang Sun-hee and Choi Tae-hwan Confirmed for "Psychopath Diary"". HanCinema. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "'싸이코패스 다이어리' 윤시윤·정인선·박성훈, 첫 리딩부터 '시너지↑'". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  11. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2019.