Basketball (빠스껫 볼)

Basketball-02

Title: 빠스껫볼 / Basketball
Chinese Title: 篮球
Genre: Period, Sport, Romance, Action, Melodrama
Episodes: 18 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-14 to 2013-Dec-17
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Synopsis

Set during the turbulent years of the Japanese occupation until independence, and a few years before the division of Korea into North and South, the story is about the first and last time that Korea had a single, unified national basketball team, which made history by advancing to the quarterfinals of the 1948 London Olympics.

The drama follows the loves, conflicts, unity, and emotional victory of young athletes who cling to the sport as the bright spot in the darkness of their times.

Kang San (Do Ji Han) is from a poor family. He struggles to get away from poverty. Through the game of basketball, he becomes successful and meets Choi Shin Young (Lee Elijah) who come from a rich family. He dreams of their love overcoming the disparity in their social standing.

Meanwhile, Min Chi Ho (Jung Dong Hyun) is a basketball star enjoying nationwide popularity. With his fame, he inspires pride and spirit in his compatriots in the midst of the difficulties suffered during the Japanese occupation. He and Kang San become rivals in basketball and love.

Cast

Main Cast

Do Ji Han as Kang San
Lee Elijah as Choi Shin Young
Jung Dong Hyun as Min Chi Ho

People around Kang San

Park Soon Chun as Geum Nam
Son Bum Joon as Hwang Bok Joo
Jin Kyung as Bam Shil Daek
Kim Bo Mi as Mi Sook

People around Shin Young

Kim Eung Soo as Choi Je Gook
Yeeun as Go Bong Soon

People around Chi Ho

Ahn Suk Hwan as Min Tae Shin
Kang Sung Min as Oh In Soo
Jung In Sun as Hong Byeo Ri
Jang Hee Soo as Chi Ho’s mother

People at Basketball Club

Gong Hyung Jin as Gong Yoon Bae
Ji Il Joo as Lee Hong Gi
Kang Kyung Hun as Hong Ki’s mother
Jung Seung Kyo as Bae Sung Won
Han Yong Soo (한영수) as Yong Goo
Park Gun (박건) as Soo Dong
Choi Chang Gyun(최창균) as So Chil Bok

Privy Council

Lee Han Wie as Marquis Yoon Deok Myung
Go In Bum as Byun Joon Pyo
Ha Yong Jin as Takeshi

Transformation Guru

Jo Hee Bong as one man band (a guy who plays many different roles)

Others

Lee Min Ji as Chong Gam Boo
Lee Jung Jin as basketball athlete (cameo)
Oh Ji Ho (cameo)
Kang Nam Gil as Byeo Ri’s father (cameo)

Production Credits

Production Company: CJ E&M
Chief Producer: Park Ho Shik
Producers: Shin Dae Shik, Jung Jung Do
Director: Kwak Jung Hwan, Song Hyun Wook
Screenwriter: Kim Gwa Jang

Note

– A Special documentary which will show the introduction to the characters of this drama will air on 2013-Oct-14. (source)

– This drama was cut down from its initial order of 24 episodes to 18. Producers insist that it has nothing to do with its ratings (and relatively low buzz factor), but rather because they have decided that they are not equipped to tell the story they want to tell in that amount of time and therefore will not tell it. (source)

– This drama broadcast simultaneously on tvN, Channel CGV, Super Action, XTM, Story On.

Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II

Watch Online in Viki.com

Watch Online in Dramafever.com

Credit : Korean Drama

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