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[Press Release] Inspired by Chinese Classic Novel, Fantasy Drama TV Series 'A Korean Odyssey' Wins Hearts of Women in their 40s

2018/02/07 | Permalink

K-drama heartthrob Lee Seung-gi Rebounds into the Television Screen as Charming Monkey King
 
CJ E&M's recent hit fantasy drama "A Korean Odyssey" maintained its first place position in its time slot across all cable channels in South Korea last week. Breaking down into the Seoul Capital Area, viewership rate among women in their 40s recorded a staggering average rate of 12.1% and a peak pf 13.6% (Nielson Korea), proving its strong popularity among female audiences.
 
"A Korean Odyssey" is a modern illustration of the prominent Chinese classic tale Journey to the West. The story is based on a wily Monkey King Son OH-Gong (played by Lee Seung-gi) and his friend King Wooma (played by Cha Seung-won) as the two thrive to find harmony in times of darkness. The romantic adventure and ghost hunting begins when Son meets Jin Seon-Mi (played by Oh Yeon-seo) who is CEO of a real estate company.
 
Featuring K-drama heartthrob Lee Seung-gi's first comeback into the TV screen in two years, the fantasy drama series is written by famous sister duo of screenwriting team known as the Hong Sisters.
 
"A Korean Odyssey" airs on CJ E&M's flagship channel tvN every Saturday and Sunday 21:00 (K.S.T.).

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