Man Who Sets the Table

Man Who Sets the TableProfile

  • Drama: Man Who Sets the Table (working & literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Babsang Charineun Namja
  • Hangul: 밥상 차리는 남자
  • Director: Joo Sung-Woo
  • Writer: Park Hyeon-Ju
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 50
  • Release Date: September 2, 2017 – March 18, 2018
  • Runtime: Sundays 20:45 (70 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Lee Roo-Ri (Sooyoung) tries to get a job at big company, but she gives up. She doesn’t have a good relationship with her strict father. Lee Roo-Ri decides to travel to a foreign country to get away. There, she meets Jung Tae-Yang (On Joo-Wan) who goes by the YOLO motto. He wanders around the world and places priority on his happiness, but he also carries an emotional wound.

After she meets Jung Tae-Yang, Lee Roo-Ri has a turning point of her life.

Notes

  1. “Man Who Sets the Table” takes over the MBC Sundays 20:45 time slot previously occupied by “You Are Too Much” and followed by “Rich Family’s Son” March 25, 2018.
  2. First script reading took place June, 2017.
  3. Filming begins late June, 2017 and will also shoot on location in Guam.

Cast

Episode Ratings

Date Episode TNmS AGB
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-09-02 1 7.7% (13th) 7.5% (11th) 8.6% (11th) 9.4% (8th)
2017-09-03 2 8.1% (12th) 8.2% (11th) 9.8% (10th) 9.9% (10th)
2017-09-09 3 6.1% (15th) 5.4% (19th) 5.9% (18th) 5.6% (18th)
2017-09-10 4 8.3% (13th) 7.6% (14th) 8.8% (11th) 8.8% (10th)
2017-09-16 5 7.5% (15th) 7.0% (14th) 6.2% (18th) 5.6% (20th)
2017-09-17 6 9.2% (7th) 8.0% (10th) 9.6% (7th) 9.6% (7th)
2017-09-23 7 7.1% (14th) 6.7% (10th) 6.5% (15th) 6.0% (14th)
2017-09-24 8 10.1% (6th) 9.6% (8th) 9.8% (7th) 9.2% (8th)
2017-09-30 9 7.7% (14th) 7.2% (12th) 7.6% (12th) 7.4% (12th)
2017-10-01 10 9.6% (7th) 8.7% (7th) 9.9% (9th) 9.6% (9th)
2017-10-07 11 6.6% (14th) 5.9% (14th) 7.3% (13th) 7.0% (14th)
2017-10-08 12 8.8% (8th) 8.0% (10th) 9.7% (8th) 9.3% (9th)
2017-10-14 13 7.8% (12th) 6.3% (15th) 7.4% (12th) 6.8% (14th)
2017-10-15 14 9.7% (7th) 8.4% (8th) 9.9% (8th) 9.1% (9th)
2017-10-21 15 10.5% (3rd) 9.2% (3rd) 10.9% (4th) 10.6% (4th)
2017-10-21 16 12.1% (2nd) 11.1% (2nd) 12.7% (2nd) 12.4% (2nd)
2017-11-04 17 11.9% (3rd) 10.4% (3rd) 11.5% (4th) 10.9% (4th)
2017-11-04 18 12.1% (2nd) 11.3% (2nd) 12.9% (2nd) 13.1% (2nd)
2017-11-12 19 10.1% (6h) 9.4% (8th) 9.7% (7th) 8.9% (8th)
2017-11-12 20 11.2% (4th) 10.7% (5th) 12.6% (4th) 11.3% (5th)
2017-11-19 21 10.4% (6h) 9.6% (8th) 10.8% (5th) 10.2% (8th)
2017-11-19 22 12.1% (4th) 12.2% (4th) 14.1% (4th) 12.7% (4th)
2017-11-26 23 11.0% (6h) 9.5% (7th) 12.2% (6h) 11.4% (6h)
2017-11-26 24 12.6% (4th) 11.6% (5th) 14.5% (4th) 13.7% (4th)
2017-12-03 25 10.0% (9th) 9.6% (10th) 10.4% (9th) 10.0% (9th)
2017-12-03 26 13.6% (4th) 13.2% (4th) 15.1% (3rd) 13.7% (4th)
2017-12-10 27 10.5% (9th) 10.0% (9th) 10.7% (8th) 10.3% (9th)
2017-12-10 28 12.9% (4th) 11.7% (6h) 14.6% (4th) 14.1% (4th)
2017-12-17 29 11.5% (7th) 10.1% (8th) 12.3% (5th) 12.2% (6h)
2017-12-17 30 12.2% (4th) 10.9% (7th) 14.3% (4th) 14.2% (4th)
2017-12-24 31 10.7% (7th) 8.8% (8th) 10.1% (7th) 9.2% (8th)
2017-12-24 32 13.9% (4th) 12.1% (4th) 14.2% (4th) 13.2% (4th)
2018-01-07 33 14.1% (6h) 13.0% 12.9% (6h) 11.9% (7th)
2018-01-07 34 18.1% (2nd) 15.2% 17.3% (3rd) 16.1% (4th)
2018-01-14 35 13.9% (4th) 12.8% 14.3% (5th) 13.9% (5th)
2018-01-14 36 17.6% (2nd) 16.5% 18.6% (3rd) 18.1% (3rd)
2018-01-21 37 15.2% (4th) 14.1% 14.5% (5th) 13.5% (5th)
2018-01-21 38 17.2% (3rd) 16.3% 17.2% (3rd) 15.9% (4th)
2018-01-28 39 15.8% (4th) 15.1% 15.5% (5th) 14.8% (5th)
2018-01-28 40 17.2% (3rd) 16.6% 18.2% (3rd) 17.7% (4th)
2018-02-04 41 13.6% (4th) 12.8% 13.0% (5th) 12.2% (6th)
2018-02-04 42 17.2% (3rd) 16.1% 17.9% (3rd) 16.9% (3rd)
2018-02-11 43 10.8% (7th) 10.7% 11.9% (7th) 11.9% (6th)
2018-02-25 44 7.8% (16th) 7.8% (16th) 7.9% (15th)
2018-03-04 45
2018-03-04 46
2018-03-11 47
2018-03-11 48
2018-03-18 49
2018-03-18 50

Source: TNS Media Korea & AGB Nielson

  • NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 TV programs (including news, sports, variety, etc.) for that day according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.


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