Big Mouth (South Korean TV series)

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Big Mouth
Big Mouth (South Korean TV series).jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asBig Mouse[a][2]
Hangul
빅마우스
Revised RomanizationBingmauseu
Genre
Created by
Developed byKim Ho-jun (planning)[6]
Written byKim Ha-ram[7]
Directed by
  • Oh Chung-hwan[6]
  • Bae Hyun-jin[6]
Starring
Music byPark Se-joon[8]
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producerAhn In-yong[6]
Producers
  • Lee Sang-baek[6]
  • Kim Young-gyu[6]
Production companies
Distributor
Budget₩30 billion[9]
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Original releaseJuly 29 (2022-07-29) –
September 17, 2022 (2022-09-17)

Big Mouth (Korean빅마우스; RRBingmauseu) is a 2022 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-suk, Im Yoon-ah, and Kim Joo-hun. It aired from July 29 to September 17, 2022 on MBC TV's Fridays and Saturdays at 21:50 (KST) time slot.[10][11] It is also available for streaming on Disney+ in selected regions.[12]

Synopsis[edit]

The series tells the story of an underperforming lawyer who gets caught up in a murder case. In order to survive and protect his family, he digs into a huge conspiracy among the privileged upper classes.[1][10][13]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

A third-rate lawyer with a ten percent success rate, called "Big Mouth" by his legal acquaintances due to his tendency to speak before acting. His life is suddenly in danger when he is mistaken for a genius conman known as "Big Mouse".[a][14]
Chang-ho's supportive wife who is a nurse and has a bold personality, as well as outstanding beauty.[1][15]
The ambitious mayor of Gucheon, whose goal in life is to become the most dignified president.[16][17]

Supporting[edit]

NR Forum[edit]

The president of the media conglomerate Gukdong Daily and the chairman of the NR Forum.[16]
The director of Chilbong Academy.[18]
  • Lee Yoo-joon as Han Jae-ho
A surgeon.[19]
  • Oh Ryung as Lee Du-geun
Legal counsel of NR Forum.[18]
Managing director of OC Group.[18]
Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology at Gucheon University Hospital.[18]
Jae-ho's wife who is a culinary researcher.[18][20]
  • Kim Kyu-seon as Ashley Kim
Ji-hoon's wife, who is a Korean-American and the director of Woojung Gallery.[21]
A prosecutor at Gucheon Public Prosecutors' Office.[18]

Gucheon Hospital[edit]

Do-ha's wife who is the director of Gucheon Hospital.[16]
  • Kim Seon-hwa as Park Mi-young
The head nurse at Gucheon Hospital.[22]
  • Park Se-hyeon as Jang Hee-joo
A nurse at Gucheon Hospital.[18]

Gucheon Prison[edit]

  • Jeong Jae-sung as Park Yoon-gap
The prison warden of Gucheon Prison.[23]
  • Kim Dong-won as Gan Su-cheol
A prison officer at Gucheon Prison.[24]
A scammer with three previous convictions who respects the genius conman "Big Mouse".[16][25]
  • Yang Hyung-wook as Noh Park
A prisoner at Gucheon Prison.[26]

People around Chang-ho[edit]

Mi-ho's father.[26]
A lawyer who is Chang-ho's best friend and assistant.[27]

Extended[edit]

  • Yoo Tae-ju as Tak Kwang-yeon
A psychopath death row inmate at Gucheon Prison.[28][29]
  • Song Kyung-cheol as Yang Chun-sik
A gang leader.[30]
  • Park Jeong-bok as Go Tae-sik
A prisoner at Gucheon Prison.[31]

Special appearances[edit]

Production and release[edit]

It was reported that filming was scheduled to start in the second half of 2021, with a budget of ₩30 billion.[9][17]

Big Mouth was initially confirmed to be released on tvN.[10] However, in April 2022, it was announced that the series would air on MBC TV's newly established Fridays and Saturdays time slot instead, in July.[36]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Released on August 6, 2022 (2022-08-06)[37]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Brand New"Justhis
  • Woo Ji-hun
  • Park Se-joon
Justhis2:51
2."Brand New" (Inst.) 
  • Woo Ji-hun
  • Park Se-joon
 2:51
Total length:5:42

Viewership[edit]

Big Mouth : South Korea viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
11.1241.1291.4311.6851.7321.9511.9771.8882.0081.7712.0542.2281.5341.9602.1452.5271.822
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea.[38]
Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
Nielsen Korea[38] TNmS[39]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 July 29, 2022 6.2% (7th) 6.3% (7th) 5.6% (10th)
2 July 30, 2022 6.1% (5th) 6.4% (4th) 6.1% (7th)
3 August 5, 2022 7.6% (4th) 8.1% (4th) 8.1% (5th)
4 August 6, 2022 8.6% (2nd) 8.7% (2nd) N/A
5 August 12, 2022 9.8% (4th) 10.0% (3rd) 9.6% (4th)
6 August 13, 2022 10.8% (2nd) 10.8% (2nd) 10.0% (2nd)
7 August 19, 2022 11.2% (3rd) 11.4% (3rd) 10.1% (4th)
8 August 20, 2022 10.4% (2nd) 10.3% (2nd) 9.6% (2nd)
9 August 26, 2022 11.5% (2nd) 11.7% (2nd) 11.0% (2nd)
10 August 27, 2022 10.0% (2nd) 10.2% (2nd) 9.4% (2nd)
11 September 2, 2022 11.4% (4th) 11.4% (3rd) 11.2% (4th)
12 September 3, 2022 12.0% (2nd) 12.0% (2nd) 11.4% (2nd)
13 September 9, 2022 8.3% (4th) 8.3% (4th) N/A
14 September 10, 2022 10.6% (2nd) 10.3% (2nd) 10.1% (2nd)
15 September 16, 2022 12.3% (3rd) 12.4% (3rd) 10.5% (3rd)
16 September 17, 2022 13.7% (2nd) 13.9% (2nd) 12.5% (2nd)
Average 10.0% 10.1% 9.7[b]
  • In the table above, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes ratings that were not released.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award ceremony Year Category Nominee(s) / Work Result Ref.
MBC Drama Awards 2022 Grand Prize (Daesang) Lee Jong-suk Won [40]
Drama of the Year Big Mouth Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Lee Jong-suk Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Im Yoon-ah Won
Best Couple Award Lee Jong-suk and Im Yoon-ah Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Big Mouth" and "Big Mouse" are both written as 빅마우스 in Korean.[1]
  2. ^ This average ratings is calculated based on the published ratings, the exact average ratings is unknown due to multiple ratings not published.

References[edit]

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  38. ^ a b Nielsen Korea ratings:
    • "Ep. 1". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). July 29, 2022. Archived from the original on July 30, 2022. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
    • "Ep. 2". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). July 30, 2022. Archived from the original on July 31, 2022. Retrieved July 31, 2022.
    • "Ep. 3". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). August 5, 2022. Archived from the original on August 7, 2022. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
    • "Ep. 4". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). August 6, 2022. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
    • "Ep. 5". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). August 12, 2022. Retrieved August 13, 2022.
    • "Ep. 6". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). August 14, 2022. Archived from the original on August 14, 2022. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
    • "Ep. 7". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). August 19, 2022. Archived from the original on August 27, 2022. Retrieved August 20, 2022.
    • "Ep. 8". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). August 20, 2022. Archived from the original on August 27, 2022. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
    • "Ep. 9". Nielsen Korea (in Korean). August 26, 2022. Archived from the original on August 27, 2022. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
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  39. ^ TNms ratings:
    • "Ep. 1". Breaknews (in Korean). July 30, 2022. Archived from the original on July 30, 2022. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
    • "Ep. 2". Breaknews (in Korean). July 31, 2022. Archived from the original on July 31, 2022. Retrieved July 31, 2022.
    • "Ep. 3". Breaknews (in Korean). August 6, 2022. Archived from the original on August 6, 2022. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
    • "Ep. 5". Breaknews (in Korean). August 13, 2022. Archived from the original on August 14, 2022. Retrieved August 13, 2022.
    • "Ep. 6". Breaknews (in Korean). August 14, 2022. Archived from the original on August 14, 2022. Retrieved August 14, 2022.
    • "Ep. 7". Breaknews (in Korean). August 20, 2022. Archived from the original on August 20, 2022. Retrieved August 20, 2022.
    • "Ep. 8". Breaknews (in Korean). August 21, 2022. Archived from the original on August 21, 2022. Retrieved August 21, 2022.
    • "Ep. 9". Breaknews (in Korean). August 27, 2022. Archived from the original on August 27, 2022. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
    • "Ep. 10". Breaknews (in Korean). August 28, 2022. Archived from the original on August 28, 2022. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
    • "Ep. 11". Breaknews (in Korean). September 3, 2022. Retrieved September 3, 2022.
    • "Ep. 12". Breaknews (in Korean). September 4, 2022. Retrieved September 4, 2022.
    • "Ep. 14". Breaknews (in Korean). September 11, 2022. Archived from the original on September 11, 2022. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
    • "Ep. 15". Breaknews (in Korean). September 17, 2022. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
    • "Ep. 16". Breaknews (in Korean). September 18, 2022. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
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