The Chaser

Details
Title: 추적자 / Chugyeogja
Also known as: Father’s War
Genre: Crime, mystery, action, thriller
Episodes: 16 + 2 Specials
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2012-May-28 to 2012-Jul-24
Air time: Monday & Tuesday Night 21:55

Synopsis
Detective Baek Hong Suk (Son Hyun Joo) lost his 15-year-old daughter in a car accident and his wife died from shock shortly afterwards. He then searches for the truth related to his daughter’s death and learns that her death is tied with a conspiracy.
Reporter Seo Ji Won (Go Joon Hee is the daughter of an owner of large corporation. She helps Detective Baek Hong Suk to uncover the truth on his daughter’s death. While covering the story, she finds out that her brother-in-law Kang Dong Yoon (Kim Sang Jung), a top presidential candidate, is involved in corruption. Reporter Seo Ji So comes into conflict between her family and the truth.

Cast
Son Hyun Joo as Baek Hong Suk
Kim Sang Joong as Kang Dong Yoon

Hong Suk’s family
Lee Hye In as Baek Soo Jung
Kim Do Yun as Song Mi Yeon

Dong Yoon’s family
Kim Sung Ryung as Seo Ji Soo
Go Joon Hee as Seo Ji Won
Park Geun Hyung as Company president Seo
Jun Noh Min as Seo Young Wook
Nam Da Reum as Kang Min Sung

People around Hong Suk
Ryu Seung Soo as Choi Jung Woo
Park Hyo Joo as Detective Jo
Kang Shin Il as Lieutenant Hwang
Choi Joon Yong as Yoon Chang Min
Jo Jae Yoon (조재윤) as Park Yong Sik

People around Dong Yoon
Jang Shin Young as Shin Hye Ra
Jun Gook Hwan as Jang Byung Ho
Song Jae Ho as Yoo Tae Jin
Otani Ryohei as Bae Sang Moo
Lee Yong Woo as PK Joon

Other People
Kim Min Ha (김민하) as Hyo Jin
Jung Soo In (정수인) as Choi Jung Woo’s secretary
Song Young Kyu as private prosecutor
Lee Jung Kil as Jo Dong Soo (cameo)

Production Credits
Producer: Lee Hyun Jik
Director: Jo Nam Kook
Screenwriter: Park Kyung Soo
Episode Ratings

Episode ratings for SBS drama The Chaser

Date Episode TNmS (%) AGB Nielsen (%)
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-05-28 01 10.0 (12th) 12.6 (6th) 9.3 (12th) 10.3 (8th)
2012-05-29 02 10.9 (5th) 13.5 (4th) 9.9 (9th) 11.0 (6th)
2012-06-04 03 11.6 (6th) 14.7 (4th) 9.2 (15th) 9.7 (11th)
2012-06-05 04 11.5 (6th) 14.1 (4th) 9.8 (8th) 10.3 (9th)
2012-06-11 05 13.2 (5th) 16.5 (4th) 10.6 (7th) 10.7 (7th)
2012-06-12 06 12.5 (4th) 15.1 (3rd) 11.1 (5th) 11.9 (4th)
2012-06-18 07 13.2 (4th) 14.5 (4th) 11.5 (5th) 12.4 (4th)
2012-06-19 08 13.2 (4th) 14.1 (4th) 13.3 (4th) 14.2 (4th)
2012-06-25 09 13.6 (4th) 16.3 (4th) 12.4 (4th) 13.1 (4th)
2012-06-26 10 13.8 (4th) 15.8 (4th) 13.2 (4th) 14.2 (4th)
2012-07-02 11 14.0 (5th) 15.9 (4th) 13.1 (4th) 13.9 (4th)
2012-07-03 12 15.3 (4th) 16.2 (5th) 13.5 (4th) 14.3 (4th)
2012-07-09 13 20.0 (3rd) 22.4 (1st) 17.9 (3rd) 19.7 (3rd)
2012-07-10 14 23.1 (2nd) 26.7 (1st) 20.7 (3rd) 22.2 (2nd)
2012-07-16 15 22.1 (3rd) 26.6 (1st) 20.4 (3rd) 21.5 (1st)
2012-07-17 16 25.1 (1st) 28.3 (1st) 22.6 (2nd) 23.8 (1st)
Average 15.2% 17.7% 13.7% 14.6%
2012-07-23 Special 1 10.3 (14th) 10.8 (8th) 9.8 (15th) 11.3 (8th)
2012-07-24 Special 2 7.1 (<8.4) 6.6 (<7.8)

Sources: TNmS Media KoreaAGB Nielsen Korea

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Recognitions

2012 SBS Drama Awards
Daesang (Grand Prize) (Son Hyun Joo)
3 Brodcasting Stations Producers Award (Park Geun Hyung)
Excellence Award, Actor – Miniseries (Kim Sang Joong)
Excellence Award, Actress – Miniseries (Kim Sung Ryung)
Special Acting Award, Actress – Miniseries (Jang Shin Young)
Top 10 Stars Award (Son Hyun Joo)
New Star Award (Park Hyo Joo)
New Star Award (Go Joon Hee)

2012 Grime Awards
Excellence Picture Award (Jung Ki Hyun, Kim Dae Kwon)

2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards
Daesang (Grand Prize) (Son Hyun Joo)

2012 5th Korea Drama Awards;
Best Actor Award (Kim Sang Joong)