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Lobbyist (TV series)

Promotional poster for Lobbyist
Format Action, Romance
Written by Choi Wan-kyu
Joo Chan-ok
Directed by Lee Hyun-jik
Boo Sung-chul
Starring Song Il-gook
Jang Jin-young
Han Jae-suk
Country of origin South Korea
No. of episodes 24
Location(s) South Korea
United States
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production companies Korea Pictures International, Inc.
Original channel Seoul Broadcasting System
Original run October 3, 2007 (2007-10-03) – December 26, 2007 (2007-12-26)
Preceded by How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor
Followed by Robber
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Lobbyist (Hangul: 로비스트; Hanja: 说客; RR: Lobiseuteu) is a 2007 South Korean television series produced by Korea Pictures International, Inc. that aired on SBS. Budgeted at ₩12 million, overseas filming locations included the United States and Kyrgyzstan. It starred Song Il-gook,[1] Han Jae-suk and Jang Jin-young (in her last performance).


Lobbyist centers around a fictional love story caught in the real-world scenario of international politics, secret weapons trading, and deadly lobbying activities.

Kang Tae-hyuk is a successor of a main munitions business company in Korea. He has an innate ability as a lobbyist and is a master schemer. His exploits take him to the United States where he deals with the mafia. He plans to sweep over the whole of Asia.


  • Song Il-gook as Harry / Kim Joo-ho
  • Jang Jin-young as Maria / Yoo So-young
  • Han Jae-suk as Kang Tae-hyuk
  • Heo Joon-ho as James Lee
  • Kim Mi-sook as Madam Chae
  • Yoo Sun as Eva / Yoo Moon-young
    • Park Eun-bin as young Moon-young
  • Choi Ja-hye as Karen / Kim Soo-ji
  • Kim Sung-kyum as Chairman Kang, Tae-hyuk's father
  • Lee Jae-yong as Jang Tae-sung, Mi-ran's father
  • Jung Yoon-jo as Jang Mi-ran
  • Sung Ji-roo as Yoo Sung-shik, Maria and Eva's father
  • Lee Mi-young as Kim Jung-soon, Maria and Eva's mother
  • Kim Da-hyun as Andy, Madam Chae's son
  • Sung Chang-hoon as Yang Dong-jin
  • Jun-seong Kim as Michael
  • Choi Min as "Yankee"
  • Bang Gil-seung as Park So-ja
  • Kim Yang-woo as "Brown Bear"
  • Kim Seo-ra as Maggie, Harry's aunt
  • Lee Seung-hyung as Tae-hyuk's stepbrother
  • Lee Jin-ah as Reporter Song
  • Manny Oliverez as mafia thug
  • Devin Rumer as mafia thug
  • John J. Quinn as Luciano
  • Brian Townes as Jack
  • James Nalitz as butler
  • Jefferson Smith as chauffeur
  • Park Ji-yeon as friend of deaf daughter (bit part, ep 21-22)


Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2007-10-10 1 12.6% (6th) 13.8% (6th)
2007-10-10 2 12.0% (9th) 13.5% (7th)
2007-10-11 3 15.7% (3rd) 16.6% (4th)
2007-10-11 4 14.1% (7th) 16.2% (5th)
2007-10-17 5 14.0% (6th) 15.3% (6th)
2007-10-18 6 15.6% (7th) 16.5% (6th)
2007-10-24 7 14.4% (6th) 15.3% (6th)
2007-10-25 8 21.3% (3rd) 22.4% (3rd)
2007-10-31 9 14.9% (6th) 16.2% (5th)
2007-11-01 10 14.7% (6th) 15.5% (6th)
2007-11-07 11 12.3% (11th) 13.1% (8th)
2007-11-08 12 12.3% (11th) 12.6% (9th)
2007-11-14 13 13.3% (8th) 13.9% (7th)
2007-11-15 14 12.2% (9th) 12.6% (8th)
2007-11-21 15 11.0% (14th) 11.5% (12th)
2007-11-22 16 11.6% (12th) 11.8% (12th)
2007-11-28 17 10.5% (15th) 10.3% (16th)
2007-11-29 18 12.6% (11th) 12.8% (11th)
2007-12-05 19 10.1% (17th) 10.1% (17th)
2007-12-06 20 14.6% (5th) 15.3% (3rd)
2007-12-12 21 12.1% (9th) 12.5% (9th)
2007-12-13 22 14.1% (8th) 14.9% (8th)
2007-12-20 23 11.6% (9th) 12.0% (10th)
2007-12-26 24 11.1% (12th) 11.6% (11th)
Average 13.3% 14.0%

Source: TNmS Media Korea

International Broadcast

In Japan the drama aired in 2008 on So-net.[2]


External links

  • official SBS website (Korean)
  • at HanCinema
  • Internet Movie Database
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