Drama Festival

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Drama Festival

Drama Festival is a series of 10 one-act dramas. It will feature dramas by up and coming directors and writers as well as unconventional and experimental works. This marks the return of MBC one-act series after six years since Best Theater in 2007.


  • Title: 드라마 페스티벌 / Drama Festival
  • Episodes: 10
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: 2013-Oct-02 to 2013-Dec-12

Episode 1

The Marvelous Sunshine Funeral Home For The Elderly
  • Title: 햇빛 노인정의 기막힌 장례식 / Haetbit Noinjeong-ui Gimakhan Jangryeshik (The Marvelous Sunshine Funeral Home For The Elderly)
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Oct-02
  • Air time: Wednesday 22:00

Comedy and touching story of elderly in Sunshine Apartment Home for Elderly. A fake funeral held to help a friend pay for cancer surgery.

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Episode 2

  • Title: 불온 / Bulon
  • Also known as: Rebellious / Unrest
  • Genre: Period, mystery, political, action
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Oct-03
  • Air time: Thursday 22:00

A story set in Joseon Dynasty about men who suffer due to an unfair system and corrupt government. It relates to murder cases happen during era of King Sung Jong.

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Previous MBC Next
Two Weeks Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 Medical Top Team

Episode 3

For the other short drama with the same title Boy Meets Girl, see Boy Meets Girl.
Boy Meets Girl
  • Title: 소년 소녀를 다시 만나다 / Sonyeon Sonyeoreul Dasi Mannada (Boy Meets Girl)
  • Genre: Romance, family
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Oct-17
  • Air time: Thursday 23:20

First love blooms again after 15 years.

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Episode 4

Sleeping Witch
  • Title: 잠자는 숲속의 마녀 / Jamjaneun Soopsokui Manyeo (Sleeping Witch)
  • Genre: Mystery, romance
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Oct-24
  • Air time: Thursday 23:15

After high school science lab explosion 16 years ago, Ah Mi wake up in the hospital room. Her remains are the memories of 16 years ago, the world is already 2013.

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Episode 5

Swine Escape
  • Title: 상놈탈출기 / Sangnomtalchoolgi (Swine Escape)
  • Also known as: Escaping Slavery
  • Genre: Period, political, action
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Oct-31
  • Air time: Thursday 23:35

One day, a son to the prime minister during Joseon era finds himself the victim of a conspiracy plot and is thrown into slavery, and from there he embarks on a mission to prove his real identity and free himself.--Dramabeans

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Episode 6

Surviving in Africa
  • Title: 아프리카에서 살아남는 법 / Ahpeurikaeseo Salahnamneun Beob (Surviving in Africa)
  • Genre: Family, melodrama, human
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Nov-07
  • Air time: Thursday 23:15

A daughter and her mom encountering after 10 years of separation. The daughter is pestered by the group of other students in the class whereas her mother has been the leader of the school bully during her school days. Through their encounter, the drama tries to tell what is the most precious value of life : confidence in oneself.--MBC Global Media

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Episode 7

Principal Investigator - Save Wang Jo Hyun!
  • Title: 수사부반장-왕조현을 지켜라! / Soosaboobanjang - Wangjohyuneul Jikyeora (Principal Investigator - Save Wang Jo Hyun!)
  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Nov-14
  • Air time: Thursday 23:15

A drama set in 1989 about a high school student who's in love with a bus driver Wang Yoo Mi, who has similar looks to Wang Jo Hyun, a beautiful Chinese actress of the 1980s.--Kdramastars

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Episode 8

Lee Sang That Lee Sang
  • Title: 이상 그 이상 / Leesang Geu Leesang (Lee Sang That Lee Sang)
  • Also known as: Lee Sang Lee Sang Lee Sang / Lee Sang the more / Crow’s-eye View
  • Genre: Period, drama
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Nov-28
  • Air time: Thursday 23:15

A drama set in 1930s based on renowned Korean author Lee Sang. This drama won't focus on recapturing Lee's days in literature which he has been known as the outsider of the Korean literary but will focus on young Lee Sang having various charm, through imagine ‘Is it true that only what he did was writing?’ and ‘What if his genius was displayed in another field?’.--Innolife

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Episode 9

Haneuljae's Murder
  • Title: 하늘재 살인사건 / Haneuljae Salinsageon (Haneuljae's Murder)
  • Also known as: The Murder
  • Genre: Period, family, romance
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Dec-05
  • Air time: Thursday 23:15

A period drama about a woman's tale of love and respect from the 1950s Korean war.

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Episode 10

Me, Dad, Mom, Grandma and Anna
  • Title: 나 엄마 아빠 할머니 안나 / Nae omma appa harmeoni anna (Me, Dad, Mom, Grandma and Anna)
  • Genre: Family, melodrama
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Dec-12
  • Air time: Thursday 23:15

A story of Anna and a mother who lives in wheelchair because of polio.

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Episode Ratings

Date Episode Subtitles TNmS (%) AGB Nielsen (%)
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-10-02 01 The Marvelous Sunshine Funeral Home For The Elderly 6.4 7.9 6.1 7.1
2013-10-03 02 Rebellious / Unrest 4.4 (<7.3) 4.5 5.5
2013-10-17 03 Boy Meets Girl 2.5 (<7.3) 2.5 (<7.7)
2013-10-24 04 Sleeping Witch 3.9 (<8.4) 3.1 (<8.2)
2013-10-31 05 Swine Escape / Escaping Slavery 3.6 (<9.1) 4.3 (<7.9)
2013-11-07 06 Surviving in Africa 2.5 (<8.1) 2.7 (<7.7)
2013-11-14 07 Principal Investigator - Save Wang Jo Hyun! 2.7 (<8.6) 3.2 (<8.4)
2013-11-28 08 Lee Sang That Lee Sang 2.7 (<8.9) 2.4 (<8.9)
2013-12-05 09 Haneuljae's Murder 3.4 (<7.8) 3.0 (<7.8)
2013-12-05 10 Me, Dad, Mom, Grandma and Anna 2.4 (<9.1) 2.3 (<8.3)
Average 3.5% - 3.4% -

Sources: TNmS Media Korea, AGB Nielsen Korea


  • 2014 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Silver Award / TV Special-Dramatic (Crow’s-eye View/Lee Sang That Lee Sang)

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