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Korean Peninsula (TV series)

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Directed by
Lee Hyung-min

Written by
Yoon Sun-joo

Sujin Nam Daniel Rojas

Political Action Romance Drama

Hwang Jung-min Kim Jung-eun

Korean Peninsula (Hangul: 한반도; Hanja: 韓半島; RR: Hanbando) is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Hwang Jung-min and Kim Jung-eun. It aired on newly launched cable channel TV Chosun from February 6 to April 3, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 20:50 for 18 episodes.



Seo Myung-joon is a South Korean scientist who falls in love with North Korean scientist Im Jin-jae while developing an alternative energy source together. But when Myung-joon unexpectedly becomes the president of a reunified Korea, political tensions rise as a massive struggle for limited natural resources continues to divide the country.


  • Hwang Jung-min ... Seo Myung-joon
  • Kim Jung-eun ... Im Jin-jae
  • Jo Sung-ha ... Park Do-myung
  • Kwak Hee-sung ... Min Dong-ki
  • Jo Yi-jin ... Park Hye-jung
  • Ji Hoo ... Kang Dong-won
  • Sung Byung-sook ... Jung Hyun-sook
  • Kang Soo-min ...Baek Do-jin
  • Jung Jae-hun ... Seo Jang-yeob
  • Kim Jung-kyeon ... Hong Hak-soo
  • Jung Wook ... Shin Chang-seok
  • Lee Won-suk ... Kim Jung-sik
  • Lee Soon-jae ... Kang Dae-hyun
  • Ahn Nam-hee ... Na Yeon-sung
  • Choi Il-hwa .... Park Jung-pyo
  • Yeon Ye-hee ... Song Seung-joo
  • Lee Hae-young ... Han Young-hoon
  • Choi Dae-hoon ... Chae Dong-hoon
  • Jung Dong-hwan ... Oh Chang-il
  • Yoon Joo-sang ... Seok Joo-hwan
  • Go In-beom ... Chief of staff
  • Jung Dong-gyu ... Kim Won-ho
  • Park Geun-soo ... Jung Cheol
  • Jung Sung-Mo ... Jo Gook-cheol
  • Kim Ji-sook ... Han Kyung-ok
  • Kim Ha-kyun ...Kim Deuk-soo
  • Kim Su-hyeon ... Lee Young-choon
  • Jung Jin ... Jung Yong-gi
  • Seo Tae-hwa ... Kim Tae-sung
  • Park Chan-hwan ... Lim Cheol-woo
  • Heo Jung-gyu ... Dong Jung-geun
  • Lee Hee-seok ... Kang Hee-joong
  • Hwang Chan-woo ... Kim Yong-soo
  • Heo Jae-ho ... Jeon Joong-won
  • Yang Hee-yoon ... Lee Sung-ho
  • Jang Nam-yeol ... Kim Ho-taek
  • Lee Cheol-min ... Jo Kap-seok
  • Choi Jae-hwan ... Park Gwang-tae
  • Ji Woo-seok ... Cha Seung-jae
  • Kim Jae-rok ... Koo Yeon-cheol
  • Reception

    Despite a big budget of ₩10 billion, Korean Peninsula underperformed in the ratings. The action/political thriller premiered with a promising rating of 1.649%, but succeeding episodes dropped to around 0.8%. This led to TV Chosun cutting down the number of episodes from the planned 24 to 18.

    International broadcast

    In Thailand, the drama aired dubbed into Thai under the title วายร้าย สองคาบสมุทร (wāy r̂āy s̄xng khābs̄muthr; literally: Scoundrel of Two Peninsulas) on the Zaa Network (is currently Mono Plus) beginning early 2014.


    Korean Peninsula (TV series) Wikipedia