Welcome 2 Life
Promotional poster
Also known asYou Only Live Twice
Hangul웰컴2라이프
Genre
Written byYoo Hee-kyung
Directed by
  • Kim Geun-hong
  • Shim Soo-yeon
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes32[a]
Production
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes[a]
Production companyKim Jong-hak Production[4]
DistributorMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseAugust 5 (2019-08-05) –
September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)
External links
Website
Production website

Welcome 2 Life (Korean웰컴2라이프; RRWelkeom-2-Raipeu) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Jung Ji-hoon, Lim Ji-yeon and Kwak Si-yang. It was broadcast on MBC TV from August 5 to September 24, 2019.

The series was first scheduled to premiere on July 29, 2019 but was pushed back for a week due to live coverage of the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.[5][6]

Synopsis

The series is about a skilled lawyer who enters a parallel world due to an unfortunate accident.[7]

Cast

Main

An ace but selfish lawyer from JK Law Firm, one of the nation's top five law firms.[1]
Jae-sang's ex-girlfriend who is an impulsive detective and has tough personality.[1]
A police officer who is Si-on's partner.[1]

Supporting

Yulgaek Law Firm

Sekyung Police Department

Sekyung Prosecution

Others

Ratings

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[8] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 August 5, 2019 4.5% (NR) 5.1% (16th) 5.3%
2 6.3% (8th) 7.0% (6th) 6.9%
3 August 6, 2019 5.3% (17th) 5.8% (14th) 5.7%
4 6.8% (10th) 7.1% (6th) 7.4%
5 August 12, 2019 4.4% (NR) N/A
6 5.6% (16th) 6.4% (15th) 7.1%
7 August 13, 2019 4.2% (NR) 4.9% (NR) N/A
8 5.0% (15th) 5.6% (16th) 6.0%
9 August 19, 2019 3.9% (NR) N/A N/A
10 5.0% (19th) 5.8% (12th)
11 August 20, 2019 4.3% (NR) 4.6% (20th)
12 4.5% (20th) 4.7% (18th) 6.1%
13 August 26, 2019 4.1% (NR) 4.8% (20th) N/A
14 5.5% (14th) 5.9% (12th) 5.2%
15 August 27, 2019 3.5% (NR) N/A N/A
16 4.4% (NR) 5.9%
17 September 2, 2019 3.8% (NR) 5.0%
18 4.8% (16th) 4.8% (17th) 6.3%
19 September 3, 2019 4.0% (NR) N/A 4.8%
20 4.9% (17th) 4.6% (19th) 5.8%
21 September 9, 2019 3.8% (NR) N/A 5.0%
22 5.1% (16th) 4.9% (17th) 6.2%
23 September 10, 2019 4.2% (NR) N/A 4.9%
24 5.2% (17th) 5.3% (17th) 6.2%
25 September 16, 2019 3.9% (NR) N/A N/A
26 4.7% (19th) 4.9% (19th) 6.2%
27 September 17, 2019 4.4% (NR) N/A 5.3%
28 5.9% (14th) 6.2% (12th) 6.6%
29 September 23, 2019 N/A 4.6% (19th) 5.5%
30 6.1% (13th) 6.3% (11th) 7.2%
31 September 24, 2019 4.2% (19th) 4.2% (19th) 6.5%
32 6.0% (12th) 6.2% (8th) 8.4%
Average [b] [b] [b]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2019 MBC Drama Awards[9] Grand Prize (Daesang) Lim Ji-yeon Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Jung Ji-hoon Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Lim Ji-yeon Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Kwak Si-yang Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Jang So-yeon Nominated
Best New Actress Park Shin-ah Nominated
Best Supporting Cast in Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Son Byong-ho Nominated
Best Young Actor/Actress Lee Soo-ah Won
Best One-minute Couple Award Lim Ji-yeon and Jung Ji-hoon 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.[3]
  2. ^ a b c Due to some ratings not recorded, the exact average rating is unknown.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "'웰컴2라이프' 정지훈·임지연·곽시양, 출연 확정…'검법남녀2' 후속작 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Sports DongA. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "'웰컴2라이프' 정지훈, 악질 변호사로 연기 변신! 첫 스틸 공개". iMBC (in Korean). Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  3. ^ Park, Jin-hai (May 16, 2017). "Drama viewers angry over commercial breaks". The Korea Times. PressReader. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "'웰컴2라이프' 정지훈vs임지연, 무슨 인연이길래..'극혐' 표정 포착". Naver (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "'웰컴2라이프' 악질 변호사→강직 검사 정지훈, 180도 반전 메인 포스터 공개!". iMBC (in Korean). Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "'웰컴2 라이프', 8월5일 첫 방송 확정…'검법남녀2' 후속 [공식입장]". Naver (in Korean). Xports News. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "[공식]비 측 "'어차피 두번 사는 인생', 검토 중인 작품 중 하나"". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  9. ^ Kim, Hyun-jung (30 December 2019). 김동욱, 영예의 대상…'특별근로감독관 조장풍' 5관왕 겹경사 [MBC 연기대상](종합) [Dongwook Kim, the subject of honor ... 'Special Labor Inspector Jo Jang-Pung' 5 Kings Double Slope [MBC Drama Awards] (Comprehensive)]. Xports News (in Korean) – via Naver.