While You Were Sleeping (2017)

While You Were SleepingProfile

  • Drama: While You Were Sleeping (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Dangshini Jamdeun Saie
  • Hangul: 당신이 잠든 사이에
  • Director: Oh Choong-Hwan
  • Writer: Park Hye-Ryun
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 32
  • Release Date: September 27 – November 16, 2017
  • Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Hong-Joo (Bae Suzy) lives with her mother and helps her run a pork restaurant. Hong-Joo is haunted by seeing the future deaths of others in her dreams. What’s worse is that she does not know when the deaths will happen, but she tries to stop her dreams from becoming reality. One night, Hong-Joo dreams about the death of her own mother.

Meanwhile, Jae-Chan (Lee Jong-Suk) is a rookie prosecutor. He meets Yoo-Beom (Lee Sang-Yeob) at the prosecutors’ office. Yoo-Beom was Jae-Chan’s private tutor when Jae-Chan was a student, but an incident caused Jae-Chan to dislike him. Yoo-Beom was a prosecutor, but he now works as a lawyer. He takes on any case that brings him money.

Jae-Chan and his younger brother move to new house and they become neighbors with Hong-Joo. One night, Jae-Chan dreams that Yoo-Beom drives Hong-Joo’s car and this leads to a chain of events including the death of Hong-Joo’s mother and then Hong-Joo. When Jae-Chan senses that his dream is about to become real, he takes extreme action to stop it. Yoo-Beom becomes furious at Jae-Chan, but Hong-Joo hugs him and thanks him. Jae-Chan and Hong-Joo later work together to solve other cases.

Notes

  1. “While You Were Sleeping” takes over the Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Reunited Worlds” and followed by “Judge vs. Judge” on November 22, 2017.
  2. First script reading took place January 20, 2017 in Mokdong, Seoul, South Korea.
  3. Filming begins February, 2017 and finished July 27, 2017 at Wonbang set in Paju, South Korea.
  4. Kim So-Hyun to make cameo appearance.
  5. Yoon Gyun-Sang and Lee Sung-Kyung to make cameo appearance. They previously worked with director Oh Choong-Hwan in 2016 SBS drama series “Doctors.”
  6. First day of filming still images from SBS drama series “While You Were Sleeping.”
  7. Still images of Bae Suzy in SBS drama series “While You Were Sleeping.”
  8. 5 character posters for SBS drama series “While You Were Sleeping.”
  9. Still images of Yoon Gyun-Sang & Lee Sung-Kyung’s cameo appearance in SBS drama series “While You Were Sleeping.”

Cast

Trailers

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Episode Ratings

Date Episode TNmS AGB
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-09-27 1 8.2% (16th) 9.1% (9th) 7.2% (19th) 8.1% (12th)
2017-09-27 2 9.4% (14th) 10.8% (8th) 9.2% (10th) 10.4% (6th)
2017-09-28 3 8.0% (17th) 8.7% (11th) 8.3% (16th) 9.8% (10th)
2017-09-28 4 9.3% (10th) 10.2% (9th) 9.2% (12th) 10.9% (8th)
2017-10-04 5 NR 5.2% (18th) NR 5.6% (17th)
2017-10-04 6 5.5% (19th) 5.7% (14th) 6.1% (11th) 7.0% (7th)
2017-10-05 7 8.3% (13th) 8.2% (11th) 7.9% (14th) 8.2% (10th)
2017-10-05 8 9.6% (7th) 9.9% (3rd) 8.9% (9th) 9.6% (6th)
2017-10-11 9 7.8% (17th) 9.3% (10th) 8.1% (13th) 10.0% (7th)
2017-10-11 10 8.9% (15th) 10.2% (8th) 9.4% (8th) 11.5% (5th)
2017-10-12 11 7.5% (18th) 7.8% (13th) 8.9% (12th) 10.3% (8th)
2017-10-12 12 8.5% (12th) 8.9% (8th) 9.7% (10th) 11.8% (6th)
2017-10-18 13 7.6% (18th) 9.5% (8th) 8.6% (8th) 9.5% (6th)
2017-10-18 14 9.1% (10th) 11.4% (6th) 10.0% (5th) 11.3% (4th)
2017-10-19 15 NR 7.7% (18th) 7.9% (16th) 8.9% (10th)
2017-10-19 16 8.0% (18th) 8.9% (11th) 8.9% (11th) 9.9% (8th)
2017-10-25 17 7.7% (15th) 8.1% (12th) 7.3% (16th) 7.9% (10th)
2017-10-25 18 8.8% (12th) 9.7% (8th) 8.9% (7th) 10.0% (4th)
2017-10-26 19 NR 7.0% (15th) 8.2% (12th) 9.6% (8th)
2017-10-26 20 7.4% (18th) 8.7% (8th) 8.9% (8th) 10.3% (6th)
2017-11-01 21 6.5% (16th) 7.6% (11th) 6.9% (13th) 7.9% (9th)
2017-11-01 22 7.6% (11th) 8.9% (6th) 8.4% (7th) 9.7% (5th)
2017-11-02 23 7.0% (18th) 7.1% (16th) 7.3% (17th) 8.3% (13th)
2017-11-02 24 8.2% (14th) 9.0% (7th) 8.6% (9th) 9.9% (7th)
2017-11-08 25 NR 7.2% (18th) 6.8% (17th) 8.2% (9th)
2017-11-08 26 6.8% (19th) 8.4% (11th) 8.6% (7th) 10.0% (6th)
2017-11-09 27 7.7% (18th) 9.3% (9th) 7.7% (12th) 8.9% (9th)
2017-11-09 28 8.7% (14th) 10.1% (7th) 9.6% (8th) 11.3% (5th)
2017-11-15 29 7.2% (16th) 8.1% (9th) 8.1% (8th) 9.3% (6th)
2017-11-15 30 8.7% (10th) 10.0% (6th) 9.6% (7th) 11.0% (5th)
2017-11-16 31 7.6% (16th) 8.6% (10th) 8.7% (11th) 10.0% (7th)
2017-11-16 32 8.7% (13th) 9.5% (6th) 9.7% (7th) 10.9% (5th)

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 SBS Drama Awards – December 31, 2017
    • Best Actor (Wednesday & Thursday drama) (Lee Jong-Suk)
    • Best Actress (Wednesday & Thursday drama) (Bae Suzy)
    • Excellent Actor (Wednesday & Thursday drama) (Lee Sang-Yeob)
    • Best Supporting Actor (Kim Won-Hae)
    • Best Couple Award (Lee Jong-Suk & Bae Suzy)


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