The Producers Korean Drama
The Producers
Korean title: 프로듀사
KBS, 12 episodes
May 15 – June 20, 2015

A cheeky workplace romantic comedy, The Producers centers around, aptly, the producers working in KBS's variety department, featuring a bevy of cameo appearances from stars and a cascade of tongue-in-cheek references to showbiz, celebrities, and industry practices. Kim Soo-hyun continues his hot streak of hit projects as the bumbling rookie producer who's book-smart and street-stupid, while Cha Tae-hyun is his jaded veteran PD sunbae. Gong Hyo-jin plays a veteran PD whose prickly outer shell hides a softer inner marshmallow, and IU rounds out the cast as the haughty Kpop superstar. Shows are produced, mistakes are made, and people fall in love multiple times over.

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‘The Producers’


Drama Casting & News
KBS revisits “variety drama” format with upcoming comedy The Best Hit
by | February 14, 2017 | 13 Comments
KBS hinted at this last year, and now we have confirmation that the station is indeed reviving its hybrid “variety drama” format, which it initially attempted back in 2015 with The Producers. The new comedy series is titled The Best Hit, and although it’s not technically a Producers Season 2, it’s being unofficially called that... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 20, 2016 | 294 Comments
Another week, another Team Dramabeans check-in! I’m feeling the lull now that this crop of shows has started to wind down, and even shows I’d enjoyed thoroughly are staring to lose their luster. Or maybe it’s just that I’m sick of being stuck in bed with nothing to do other than watch dramas. That probably... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS gives Producers-esque variety dramas a second try
by | January 2, 2016 | 54 Comments
Looks like KBS is ready to give its experimental variety-meets-drama format another go, despite meeting with mixed reviews (some of that very critical) the first time with The Producers. I’m surprised to hear of it, since it seemed like they were so quick to give up on the idea at the first resistance it got,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa goes Zen [Year in Review, Part 8]
by | December 24, 2015 | 97 Comments
Another year, another Christmas Eve delivery completed! Not gonna lie, recent years haven’t been the rosiest for Old Saint Nick, but this year, I decided to do something about it. If by something I mean nothing, in that the doctor ordered me to take some time off the elf toy assembly line and get some... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Giving 2015 a hand [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 14, 2015 | 227 Comments
As we’ve mentioned, we here at Dramabeans Central have been changing up our year-end review series, trying out new features and reworking others. It’s been an ongoing process looking for ways to make things fresher and better, and it felt like we were due for an update. Change is scary, but change is good! Aside... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Top 10: Korean dramas about friends-to-lovers romances
by | October 30, 2015 | 131 Comments
javabeans: Did everyone like the first Top 10 feature? I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it… in that capping my workload to just 10 entries (…ish) is really working for me. girlfriday: Being limited is really liberating. It also means we have the energy to think up new lists on new topics, which keeps it... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #29
by | August 2, 2015 | 149 Comments
Podcast time! Time to check in with the latest batch of shows, whether it’s squeeing over the fun or groaning over the flaws.   Podcast #29 Running time: 52:56   Topics and dramas discussed: Who Are You—School 2015, Warm and Cozy, The Producers: Just a quick recap winding down those shows, which ended after our... More »


Drama Casting & News
Producers writer, Master’s Sun PD team up for new SBS drama
by | June 29, 2015 | 112 Comments
After just wrapping on the KBS variety showbiz drama The Producers, it’s been announced that star writer Park Ji-eun will be heading back to SBS for her next project, where she had her last mega-hit You From Another Star in 2013-14. Over at SBS, she’ll be re-teaming with PD Jin Hyuk, of Doctor Stranger and... More »


Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 12 (Final)
by | June 20, 2015 | 304 Comments
Well, it’s been a fun run, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Producers, which ends on a lesson about what it’s like to secure longevity, whether that’s with a program, a career, or relationships. And as the show has managed to do all series long, it’s really the relationships we care about, using... More »


Drama Recaps
The Producers: Episode 11
by | June 19, 2015 | 180 Comments
Today’s episode is all about ratings, and by extension, how to get someone to turn their gaze in your direction, and how to earn their love. All our characters discover the hard way that pure effort alone isn’t enough to win hearts, and they each take big steps to chase that elusive goal, whether it’s... More »