Itaewon Class

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  • Drama: Itaewon Class
  • Revised romanization: Itaewon Kkeulasseu
  • Hangul: 이태원 클라쓰
  • Director: Kim Sung-Yoon
  • Writer: Jo Gwang-Jin (webcomic & screenplay)
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: January 31 - March 21, 2020
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday 23:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

On the first day of attending his new high school, Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) punches his classmate Jang Geun-Won, who was bullying another classmate. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung). The bully's father runs restaurant business Jagga where Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s own father works. CEO Jang Dae-Hee demands to Park Sae-Ro-Yi that he apologizes to his son, but Park Sae-Ro-Yi refuses. Because of his refusal, Park Sae-Ro-Yi gets expelled from school and his father gets fired from his job. Soon, an accident takes place. Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father dies in a motorcycle accident caused by his ex-classmate Jang Geun-Won. Burning with anger, Park Sae-Ro-Yi viciously beats Jang Geun-Won. He is soon arrested and receives prison time for the violent assault. Park Sae-Ro-Yi decides to destroy the Jagga company and take revenge upon CEO Jang Dae-Hee and his son Jang Geun-Won. Once Park Sae-Ro-Yi is released from prison, he opens a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), who is popular on social media, joins Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s restaurant and works there as a manger. She has feelings for Park Sae-Ro-Yi.


  1. "Itaewon Class" takes over the JTBC's Friday & Saturday 23:00 time slot previously occupied by "Chocolate" and followed by "The World of the Married" on March 27, 2020.
  2. Based on webcomic "Itaewon Class” by Jo Gwang-Jin (published from December 27, 2016 to July 3, 2018 via Daum Webtoon Company).
  3. "Itaewon Class" is the first drama series produced by movie company Showbox.
  4. First script reading took place August, 2019 at JTBC Building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea.
  5. Related titles (drama series):
    1. Itaewon Class (JTBC / 2020)
    2. Roppongi Class (TV Asahi / 2022)


DanBam Pub

Itaewon Class-Park Seo-Joon.jpg Itaewon Class-Kim Da-Mi.jpg
Park Seo-Joon Kim Da-Mi
Park Sae-Ro-Yi Jo Yi-Seo
Kim Dong-Hee Itaewon Class-Ryoo Kyung-Soo.jpg Lee Joo-Young Itaewon Class-Chris Lyon.jpg
Kim Dong-Hee Ryoo Kyung-Soo Lee Joo-Young Chris Lyon
Jang Geun-Soo Choi Seung-Kwon Ma Hyun-Yi Tony Kim

Jang Ga Group

Itaewon Class-Yoo Jae-Myung.jpg Itaewon Class-Kwon Na-Ra.jpg Itaewon Class-Ahn Bo-Hyun.jpg Itaewon Class-Kim Hye-Eun.jpg
Yoo Jae-Myung Kwon Na-Ra Ahn Bo-Hyun Kim Hye-Eun
Jang Dae-Hee Oh Soo-A Jang Geun-Won Kang Min-Jung
Itaewon Class-Hong Seo-Jun.jpg Jang Young-Hyeon Yoo Da-Mi Lee Young-Jin Park Yong
Hong Seo-Jun Jang Young-Hyeon Yoo Da-Mi Lee Young-Jin Park Yong
Mr. Kim Jangga Pub staff (ep.3)) Secretary Kim Seon-Ae (ep.4-) Jangga exec. (ep.4) Jangga exec. (ep.4)
Kang Woo-Je Lee Joon-Hyuk
Kang Woo-Je Lee Joon-Hyuk
Jangga employee (ep.4-) Park Jun-Gi (ep.11-12-13)

Sae-Ro-Yi's past

Itaewon Class-Son Hyun-Joo.jpg Itaewon Class-David Lee1.jpg Yoon Kyung-Ho Choi Yoo-Ri Won Hyun-Joon
Son Hyun-Joo David Lee Yoon Kyung-Ho Choi Yoo-Ri Won Hyun-Joon
Park Sung-Yeol Lee Ho-Jin Oh Byung-Heon Oh Hye-Won Kim Hee-Hoon

Yi-Seo's mother

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Kim Yeo-Jin
Jo Jung-Min

Childhood days

Choi Myung-Bin Ok Ye-Rin Kim Ji-Young Itaewon Class-Kim Tae-Yul.jpg Choi Min-Young
Choi Myung-Bin Ok Ye-Rin Kim Ji-Young Kim Tae-Yul Choi Min-Young
Jo Yi-Seo (young) (ep.3) Oh Soo-A (child) (ep.6) Oh Soo-A (teen) (ep.6) Jang Geun-Soo (young) (ep.2,5) Jang Dae-Hee (young) (ep.13)

The Best Pub show

Kim Yong-Jin Kim Il-Joong Kim Seong-In Kyung Ki-Hyun Itaewon Class-Han Bom.jpg
Kim Yong-Jin Kim Il-Joong Kim Seong-In Kyung Ki-Hyun Han Bom
The Best Pub director (ep.6,12-13) The Best Pub host (ep.11,13) The Best Pub staff (ep.12) The Best Pub staff (ep.12) bathroom gossip girl (ep.12)
Choi So-Hyun Kim Hyo-Myung
Choi So-Hyun Kim Hyo-Myung
bathroom gossip girl (ep.12) The Best Pub staff (ep.13)

IC Company

Lim Jae-Geun Nam Jung-Woo
Lim Jae-Geun Nam Jung-Woo
executive (ep.13) executive (ep.13)


Itaewon Class-Ahn Sol-Bin.jpg Itaewon Class-Jwa Chae-Won.jpg Uhm Hye-Soo Hwang In-Joon Kim So-Young
Ahn Sol-Bin Jwa Chae-Won Uhm Hye-Soo Hwang In-Joon Kim So-Young
student who liked Park Sae-Ro-Yi (ep.1) Choi Ga-Yeong (ep.1) Lee Jin-Hui (ep.1) Sae-Ro-Yi's teacher (ep.1) radio program DJ (ep.1)
Itaewon Class-Baek Seung-Hyeon.jpg Chu Jung-Hoon Itaewon Class-Kim Ik-Tae.jpg Bae Ki-Bum Itaewon Class-Jang Nam-Boo.jpg
Baek Seung-Hyeon Chu Jung-Hoon Kim Ik-Tae Bae Ki-Bum Jang Nam-Boo
Sae-Ro-Yi's teacher (ep.1) student (ep.1-2) Gwangjin High Principal (ep.1) Cho Man-Ki (ep.2) prisoner (ep.2,4)
Itaewon Class-Hong Seok-Cheon.jpg Itaewon Class-Eom Ji Man.jpg Shin Na-Ra Yoon Se-Woong Lim Ye-Eun
Hong Seok-Cheon Eom Ji-Man Shin Na-Ra Yoon Se-Woong Lim Ye-Eun
Seok-Cheon (ep.2,4,16) shipyard manager (ep.2) restaurant owner (ep.2) teacher (ep.3) Lee Ga-Bin (ep.3)
Han Ye-Ji Yoon Hee-Jung Itaewon Class-NCA.jpg Itaewon Class-Cha Chung-Hwa.jpg Lee Tae-Kyoung
Han Ye-Ji Yoon Hee-Jung NC.A Cha Chung-Hwa Lee Tae-Kyoung
Bok-Hui (ep.3,5) Bok-Hui's friend (ep.3,5) Bok-Hui's friend (ep.3,5) Bok-Hui's mother (ep.3) Jo Yi-Seo's teacher (ep.3)
Itaewon Class-Yoon Park.jpg Moon Yoo-Kang Kim Ki-Bu Itaewon Class-Ahn Lu-A.jpg Itaewon Class-Bae Bo-Ram.jpg
Yoon Park Moon Yoo-Kang Kim Ki-Bu Ahn Lu-A Bae Bo-Ram
Seong-Hyeon (ep.3) violent guy (ep.4) violent guy's friend (ep.4) Choi Kyung-Hee (ep.6) Oh Soo-A's teacher (ep.6)
Jung Yoo-Min Lee Do-Hye Itaewon Class-Ri Min.jpg Itaewon Class-Seo Eun-Su.jpg Itaewon Class-Bret Allan Lindquist.jpg
Jung Yoo-Min Lee Do-Hye Ri Min Seo Eun-Su Bret Allan Lindquist
Seo Jeong-In (ep.6) DanBam customer (ep.6) DanBam job applicant (ep.6) DanBam job applicant (ep.6) DanBam customer (ep.7)
Sung Chan-Ho Cha Mi-Kyung Choi Nam-Wook Gu Bon-Jin Jung Eui-Soon
Sung Chan-Ho Cha Mi-Kyung Choi Nam-Wook Gu Bon-Jin Jung Eui-Soon
DanBam landlord (ep.7) Kim Soon-Rye (ep.8-) Yongsan District Office clerk (ep.8) driver rear-ended (ep.9) Thai restaurant owner (ep.9)
Shin Dong-Ryuk Seo Myung-Chan Baek Seung-Chul Itaewon Class-Jeon No-Min.jpg Bae Sung-Il
Shin Dong-Ryuk Seo Myung-Chan Baek Seung-Chul Jeon No-Min Bae Sung-Il
attorney (ep.10) judge (ep.10) father in debt (ep.11) Do Jung-Myeong (ep.11-12) investor (ep.12)
Choi Ga-In Itaewon Class-Choi Gyo-Sik.jpg Yoon Bok-Sung Song Ji-Woo Itaewon Class-Kim Jin-Sung.jpg
Choi Ga-In Choi Gyo-Sik Yoon Bok-Sung Song Ji-Woo Kim Jin-Sung
investor (ep.12) investor (ep.12) doctor (ep.13) Jang Sang-Soon (ep.13) Bo-Hyeon (ep.13)
Uhm Tae-Ok Lim Jung-Min Kang Hyoung-Suk Itaewon Class-Park Bo-Gum.jpg
Uhm Tae-Ok Lim Jung-Min Kang Hyoung-Suk Park Bo-Gum
business professor (ep.14) shareholder (ep.14) masked nurse (ep.14-15) handsome chef (ep.16)

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Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB
Nationwide Seoul
2020-01-31 1 4.983% 5.283%
2020-02-01 2 5.330% 5.634%
2020-02-07 3 8.013% 8.253%
2020-02-08 4 9.382% 10.692%
2020-02-14 5 10.716% 11.986%
2020-02-15 6 11.608% 12.636%
2020-02-21 7 12.289% 13.215%
2020-02-22 8 12.562% 13.990%
2020-02-28 9 13.965% 14.903%
2020-02-29 10 14.760% 16.160%
2020-03-06 11 13.798% 15.496%
2020-03-07 12 13.398% 14.817%
2020-03-13 13 13.101% 14.344%
2020-03-14 14 14.197% 15.568%
2020-03-20 15 14.661% 16.012%
2020-03-21 16 16.548% 18.328%

Source: AGB Nielson


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