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Watcher
Watcher 2019.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul왓쳐
GenreCrime, Thriller
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byHan Sang-woon
Directed byAhn Gil-ho
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Jinnie Choi
Kim Young-kyu
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)Studio Dragon
DistributorOCN
Release
Original networkOCN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJuly 6 (2019-07-06) –
August 25, 2019 (2019-08-25)
External links
Website
Production website

Watcher (Korean왓쳐; RRWatcheo; stylized as WATCHER) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Han Suk-kyu, Seo Kang-joon and Kim Hyun-joo. It aired on OCN every Saturday and Sunday at 22:20 (KST) from July 6 to August 25, 2019.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

After an incident involving Do Chi-kwang, Han Tae-joo and Kim Yeong-goon happens, the three join forces to try and uncover the truth.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A detective who has caught many criminals during his career. He hates corruption within the police and becomes leader of the internal affairs investigation team to find the truth about a particular incident.
A police officer who joins Do Chi-kwang's team after they become involved in the same incident.
A former prosecutor turned lawyer after she got involved too deep while working on a case and almost died. She starts working with Do Chi-kwang and Kim Yeong-goon.

Supporting[edit]

  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Hae-ryong[3]
Head of the Police Investigation Department, he is often in conflict with Do Chi-kwang.
  • Park Joo-hee as Jo Soo-yeon[4]
With a degree in Chemistry, she became part of the Scientific Investigation Team. After she makes a mistake, however, she decides to quit to join the internal affairs investigation team.
  • Joo Jin-mo as Park Jin-woo
Deputy Commissioner of police force.
Commissioner of police force.

Production[edit]

The series is directed by Ahn Gil-ho (Stranger, Memories of the Alhambra).[5]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Watcher OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2019
GenreSoundtrack
Language
Label

Part 1[edit]

Released on July 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Horizon"
  • Choi Jeong-in
  • Kim Tae-sung
  • Choi Jeong-in
  • POPKID
Ha Jin3:10
2."Horizon" (Inst.) 
  • Choi Jeong-in
  • POPKID
 3:10
Total length:6:20

Part 2[edit]

Released on August 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Watchin'"nafla
  • Kim Tae-sung
  • Curtis F
  • Nathan
nafla3:15
2."Watchin'" (Inst.) 
  • Kim Tae-sung
  • Curtis F
  • Nathan
 3:15
Total length:6:30

Part 3[edit]

Released on August 11, 2019 (2019-08-11)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Blurry"
  • Naiv
  • Jayins
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Jung Su-min
  • RUNY
Elli K3:18
2."Blurry" (Inst.) 
  • Park Geun-cheol
  • Jung Su-min
  • RUNY
 3:18
Total length:6:36

Part 4[edit]

Released on August 18, 2019 (2019-08-18)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Outsider" (아웃사이더)Ha Mel-liLee Sang-hoonLee Seung-yeol4:01
2."Outsider" (Inst.) Lee Sang-hoon 4:01
Total length:8:02

Ratings[edit]

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[6]
Nationwide Seoul
1 July 6, 2019 2.993% 3.576%
2 July 7, 2019 4.493% 5.306%
3 July 13, 2019 3.665% 4.130%
4 July 14, 2019 4.549% 5.223%
5 July 20, 2019 3.646% 4.071%
6 July 21, 2019 5.405% 6.198%
7 July 27, 2019 3.738% 4.336%
8 July 28, 2019 5.066% 5.687%
9 August 3, 2019 3.348% 3.895%
10 August 4, 2019 5.076% 6.044%
11 August 10, 2019 3.477% 3.797%
12 August 11, 2019 6.094% 6.567%
13 August 17, 2019 4.156% 4.367%
14 August 18, 2019 5.520% 6.029%
15 August 24, 2019 4.960% 5.346%
16 August 25, 2019 6.585% 7.198%
Average 4.548% 5.111%
  • This drama airs 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[edit]

  1. ^ "'Watcher' explores a mysterious incident". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Kim, Myung-mi (April 8, 2019). "'왓쳐' 한석규-서강준-김현주 출연확정, 막강 라인업 완성(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Kim, Ju-won (April 13, 2019). "[공식] 허성태, '왓쳐(WATCHER)' 출연 확정..한석규-서강준과 호흡". Sedaily (in Korean). Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Hwang, Su-yeon (April 24, 2019). "'왓쳐' 박주희 출연확정, 한석규·서강준과 호흡[공식입장]". Xports News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Park, So-young (January 24, 2019). "[단독] '비밀의숲' '알함브라' 안길호PD, OCN 장르물 'WATCHER'로 하반기 컴백". News Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 1, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2019.

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