Defendant

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Synopsis

Defendant tells the story of Park Jung-woo, a righteous prosecutor at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office who is accused of killing his wife and daughter. He is wrongfully charged of murder and faces a death sentence, but finds it difficult to assert his innocence as he suffers from temporary amnesia that took four months of his memory.

General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Defendant
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Legal, Thriller
  • Director: Jo Young-gwang
  • Writer: Choi Soo-jin
  • No. of Episodes: 18
  • Broadcast Period: Jan 23 – Mar 21, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:00 Korean Standard Time, Mon & Tue
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: SBS (free-to-air)
  • Production Company(s): Signal Entertainment Group, The Story Works
  • Preceded by: Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim
  • Followed by: Whisper

Main Cast & Characters

main cast of Korean drama Defendant

Ji Sung as Park Jung-woo. Park Jung-woo is the righteous prosecutor who is falsely accused of killing his wife and daughter. He will fight back against those who framed him and clear his name.

Kwon Yuri as Seo Eun-hye. Seo Eun-hye is a lawyer who will defend Park Jung-woo on trial.

Uhm Ki-joon as Cha Min-ho/Cha Sun-ho

Oh Chang-suk as Kang Joon-hyuk

Uhm Hyun-kyung as Na Yeon-Hee

Ratings

Defendant Viewership Ratings Data
The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Episode # Broadcast date Nielsen Korea TNMS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 Jan 23, 2017 14.5 16.3 11.9 13.9
2 Jan 24, 2017 14.9 16.1 12.9 15.1
3 Jan 30, 2017 17.3 18.2 12.8 15.1
4 Jan 31, 2017 18.7 20.8 14.8 17.8
5 Feb 6, 2017 18.6 19.6 14.2 16.3
6 Feb 7, 2017 18.6 19.6 15.3 18.5
7 Feb 13, 2017 20.9 22.4 15.8 18.9
8 Feb 14, 2017 22.2 23.8 16.6 20.2
9 Feb 20, 2017 21.4 23.1 15.9 20.0
10 Feb 21, 2017 22.2 23.4 16.8 20.4
11 Feb 27, 2017 23.3 24.6 19.8 22.7
12 Feb 28, 2017 22.9 23.9 19.0 22.1
13 Mar 6, 2017 23.7 25.4 18.8 22.2
14 Mar 7, 2017 24.9 26.1 20.1 24.3
15 Mar 13, 2017 25.6 27.1 20.3 23.5
16 Mar 14, 2017 25.4 27.1 21.3 24.6
17 Mar 20, 2017 27.0 28.8 24.8 29.0
18 Mar 21, 2017 28.3 29.7 26.6 30.3
Average 21.7 23.1 17.7 20.8

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1
    • No. 1: Dreaming Now by Son Dong-woon (Highlight)
    • No. 2: Dreaming Now (instrumental)
  • OST Part 2
    • No. 1: Until the End by San E
    • No. 2: Until the End (instrumental)
  • OST Part 3
    • No. 1: Winter Tree by Suran
    • No. 2: Winter Tree (instrumental)
  • OST Part 4
    • No. 1: Trauma by Raun

News & Developments

References

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