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Poseidon

Drama Title: Poseidon
Korean Title: 포세이돈
Revised Romanization: Po-se-i-don
Chinese Title: 波塞冬
Genre: Action
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Place: South Korea
Broadcast Network: KBS
Broadcast Period: 19 September 2011 – 8 November 2011
Language: Korean
Air Time: Monday and Tuesday 21:55 PM

Preceded By: Myung Wol the Spy / Beautiful Spy
Followed By: Brain

Program Aim

Over 2,000 incidents; over 11,000 victims; about 750 billion won in damages. This is the record of maritime incidents that took place throughout the year 2009.

Diverse maritime incidents including minor ones such as fishing boat crashes and sea crimes such as illegal trafficking, defections and immigration incidents, break out in the sea around the nation surrounded by the sea on three sides.

Other incidents included North Korean incursion past the NLL (Northern Limit Line), the shelling of a South Korean island by North Korea’s seaside artillery batteries, sea terrors and pirates appearing in the sea of southeast Asian countries.

This drama features stories about the Korean Maritime Police who are guarding the Korean territorial waters, which is 4.5 times larger than the land territory, with a fifteenth of the manpower of the regular police on the land. It depicts many spectacular images and various maritime incidents that have rarely been seen on the TV screen.

It gives light on the people who rescue the lives of others in life-threatening environments. They overcome terrible hardships to rescue the survivors of accidents in the sea.

Their superhuman efforts and sense of justice is extraordinary, but they simply consider it a part of their job.

What is the meaning of the ocean for those who jump into the hellish scenes of accidents every day?

The program features the works, loves and lives of the seamen who are at once innocent, wild, hot and tenacious.

The story revolves around the people who regard the sea as their living base and raises an alarm regarding selfishness and the trend to debase human life that is prevalent in our society.

Plot Summary

“Poseidon” is a drama similar to USA’s NCIS: “Naval Criminal Investigative Service” that depicts a story of a group of special forces from the National Maritime Police Academy (Korean Coast Guard) which in charge of sea rescue, counter-terrorism and other special missions. The drama takes its name from the Poseidon Team, a special forces unit of the Marines, and is being produced by Yoo Cheolyong and Cho Kyuwon from “IRIS.”

Using the strong bonds of humanity as a basis, and through the challenges faced by the protagonists and their spirit of self-sacrifice, the drama movingly shows the significance of life and the stories of how people overcome obstacles in life.

Synopsis

After losing his wife in an accident, Kwon Jung Ryul (played by Lee Sung-jae), a naval officer, becomes a total workaholic and sets out out to uncover a mafia organization linked to an unsolved case.

Kim Seon Woo (played by Choi Siwon) was a rookie agent in Athena, a onetime ace officer who’d enjoyed a steady rise. However, after getting caught up in a messy case, his career ground to a halt. The former hotshot is now the problem child of the special forces team Poseidon, and he’s put on the investigation team looking into that unsolved case. Also on that case is the sole female officer on the team, Lee Soo Yoon (played by Lee Shi-young)

Cast

Choi Si-won (최시원) as Kim Seon Woo / Kim Sun Woo (김선우)
Lee Shi-yeong / Lee Si Young (이시영) as Lee Soo Yoon (이수윤)
Lee Seong-jae / Lee Sung Jae (이성재) as Kwon Jung Ryul (권정률)
Han Jeong-soo / Han Jung Soo (한정수) as Oh Min Hyuk (오민혁)
Jin Hee-kyeong (진희경) as Hyun Hae Jeong / Hyun Hye Jung (현해정)
Jeong Woon-taek (정운택) as Lee Chung Sig / Lee Choong Shik (이충식)
Jang Dong-jik (장동직) as Gang Ju Min / Kang Joo Min (강주민)
Park Seong-gwang / Park Sung Kwang (박성광) as Kim Dae-seong (김대성)
Lee Byeong-joon (이병준) as Director Koo (구서장)
Son Jong-beom (손종범) as Oh Kyeong-gam (오경감)
Kil Yong-woo (길용우) as Oh Yong Gap (오용갑)
Kim Soo-hyun (김수현) as Kwon Ha-na (권하나)
Lee Joo-sil / Lee Joo Shil (이주실) as Cha Myung Joo (차명주)
Kim Yoon-seo (김윤서) as Hong Ji Ah (홍지아)
Im Ki Hyuk (임기혁) as Kim Sang Soo (김상수)
Choi Jung Woo (최정우) as Han Sang Goon (한상군)
Park Won Sook (박원숙) as Uhm Hee Sook (엄희숙)
Choi Ran (최란) as Young Ran (영란)
Kim Tae Hyung (김태형) as Uh Yeon Tae (우현태)
Jun Mi Sun as Park Min Jung
Lee Sang Hoon (이상훈) as Lee Won Tak (이원탁)
Jang Won Young (장원영) as Ahn Dong Chool (안동출)
Kim Joon-bae (김준배) as Jung Duk Soo (정덕수)
Yi Dong Sin (이동신) as Gwon Chang Beom (권창범)
U-Know Yunho (유노윤호) as Kang Eun Chul (강은철) – Special cameo appearance
Jeon Mi-seon (전미선) as Bag Min Jeong (박민정)

Poseidon Characters Description

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Gwak Ki Won
Director: Yoo Chul Yong (유철용) and Oh Sang Won
Screenwriter: Jo Gyu Won (조규원)
Production Company: H2O Production

Episode Synopsis

Episode Ratings (Ranking)

Date Episode Nationwide (TNmS) Seoul (TNmS) Nationwide (AGB Nielson) Seoul (AGB Nielson)
September 19 2011 1 7.6 (>20th) 6.8 (>20th)
September 20 2011 2 6.6 7.1
September 26 2011 3 7.0 6.4
September 27 2011 4 6.2 6.3
October 3 2011 5 5.0 7.0
October 4 2011 6 6.4 5.8
October 10 2011 7 5.6 6.6
October 11 2011 8 9.2 (16th) 9.6 (13th) 8.5 (20th) 9.4 (19th)
October 17 2011 9 9.2 (17th) 9.2 (18th) 7.9
October 18 2011 10 8.3 7.4
October 24 2011 11 9.3 7.1
October 25 2011 12 9.2 (19th) 7.3
October 31 2011 13 8.4 7.3
November 1 2011 14 9.4 (18th) 9.2 (15th) 7.7
November 7 2011 15 8.4 8.2
November 8 2011 16 10.3 (15th) 11.5 (9th) 8.9 (19th) 9.0 (18th)

Source: TNmS and AGB Nielson

Trivia

  • The Poseidon original casting was Eric Mun Jung Hyeok, Kim Kang Woo, Kim Ok Bin, Jeon Hye-bin, and Yunho (the TVXQ band member remains as cameo), but they all left the set after the filming of drama was repetitively delayed since 2010, due to Yeonpyeong-do incident and bad weather. The drama had recorded up to five episodes worth of footage before recasting is done.

Official Site
Official Behind the Scene Videos

Poseidon Trailers

Poseidon OST Part 1 – No
Poseidon OST Part 2 – The Way to Break Up
Poseidon OST Part 3 – The People I Love
Poseidon OST Part 4 – Think of It as a Dream
Poseidon OST Part 5 – Maybe It’s a Dream

Poseidon Wallpapers

Watch online with English subtitle at viki.com.
Watch online with Chinese subtitle at letv.com and tudou.com.

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