Money Flower

Money FlowerProfile

  • Drama: Money Flower (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Donkkot
  • Hangul: 돈꽃
  • Director: Lee Hyeong-Sun
  • Writer: Lee Myung-Hee
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 24
  • Release Date: November 11, 2017 – February 3, 2018
  • Runtime: Saturdays 20:45
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

“Money Flower” tells the story of people who are driven by greed.

Kang Pil-Joo (Jang Hyuk) grew up at an orphanage, but he now works as a managing director of a legal team at a corporation. He is acknowledged for his intelligence and his exemplary job performance. Some of those that work around him are jealous of him.

Na Mo-Hyun (Park Se-Young) is an environmental activist and a science teacher at a middle school. She is a good listener and laughs a lot. She dreams of a love driven by fate.

Notes

  1. “Money Flower” takes over the MBC Saturdays 20:45 time slot previously occupied by “Bad Thief, Good Thief” and will be replaced by “My Husband Oh Jak-Doo” on March 3, 2018.
  2. Han Chae-Ah was first offered the lead female role, but declined.
  3. First script reading took place September 26, 2017 at MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, South Korea.

Cast

 

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Episode Ratings

Date Episode TNmS AGB
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-11-11 1 10.4% (4th) 10.4% (3rd) 10.3% (4th) 10.2% (4th)
2017-11-11 2 11.7% (2nd) 12.2% (2nd) 12.7% (2nd) 12.6% (2nd)
2017-11-18 3 8.7% (6th) 8.4% (5th) 10.5% (5th) 10.5% (4th)
2017-11-18 4 10.2% (3rd) 10.6% (3rd) 12.8% (3rd) 12.6% (3rd)
2017-11-25 5 9.0% (8th) 8.7% (5th) 11.4% (3rd) 11.4% (3rd)
2017-11-25 6 11.3% (2nd) 11.0% (2nd) 15.1% (2nd) 14.9% (2nd)
2017-12-02 7 9.1% (6th) 9.1% (5th) 11.1% (4th) 11.4% (4th)
2017-12-02 8 12.0% (3rd) 12.5% (2nd) 15.3% (2nd) 15.6% (2nd)
2017-12-09 9 10.5% (6th) 9.9% (4th) 11.2% (5th) 10.7% (5th)
2017-12-09 10 14.8% (2nd) 14.5% (2nd) 16.7% (2nd) 16.6% (2nd)
2017-12-16 11 10.9% (4th) 10.8% (5th) 11.7% (4th) 11.6% (4th)
2017-12-16 12 14.9% (2nd) 14.7% (2nd) 17.2% (2nd) 17.0% (2nd)
2017-12-23 13 11.2% (4th) 11.0% (4th) 12.1% (3rd) 11.7% (3rd)
2017-12-23 14 14.1% (2nd) 13.9% (2nd) 16.5% (2nd) 15.4% (2nd)
2018-01-06 15 13.4% (4th) 12.3% 15.5% (3rd) 15.7% (3rd)
2018-01-06 16 15.9% (2nd) 14.8% 18.5% (2nd) 18.5% (2nd)
2018-01-13 17 13.5% (3rd) 12.4% 14.9% (3rd) 14.5% (3rd)
2018-01-13 18 16.5% (2nd) 15.4% 18.8% (2nd) 18.4% (2nd)
2018-01-20 19 14.2% (3rd) 13.1% 17.0% (3rd) 17.1% (3rd)
2018-01-20 20 16.4% (2nd) 15.3% 20.7% (2nd) 20.6% (2nd)
2018-01-27 21 15.5% (3rd) 14.7% 18.3% (3rd) 19.1% (3rd)
2018-01-27 22 19.1% (2nd) 18.9% 22.8% (2nd) 23.0% (2nd)
2018-02-03 23 16.0% (3rd) 15.8% 18.0% (3rd) 18.2% (3rd)
2018-02-03 24 21.1% (2nd) 20.8% 23.9% (2nd) 24.0% (2nd)

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.

Awards

  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – December 30, 2017
    • Best Actor (weekend drama) (Jang Hyuk)
    • Best Actress (weekend drama) (Lee Mi-Sook)
    • Excellent Actor (weekend drama) (Jang Seung-Jo)


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