Red Balloon (2022) Korean Drama

TV Chosun’s Red Balloon (2022) follows the lives of four individuals who are frustrated about their personal life, seeking freedom from their heartaches to fulfill their hidden desires: a school teacher failed to pass the teaching examination, a powerless man running the business of his rich father-in-law, a struggling wife living a life of conflict with her mother-in-law, and a doctor who doesn’t like his job but became one to please his parents.

Genre: Slice of life, Comedy
No of episodes: 20
Writer: Moon Yeong-nam
Director: Jin Hyeong-wook
Network: TV Chosun
Date: December 17, 2022

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Nielsen Korea: Nationwide TV Viewership Rating

RatingSouth Korean
viewers in millions
Episode2022 – 2023
3.7%0.7521December 17
4.5%0.8892December 18
5.0%1.0523December 24
6.1%1.3114December 25
7.0%1.1395December 31
7.0%1.4836January 1
6.1%1.2197January 7
6.9%1.4898January 8
6.7%1.3639January 14
7.7%1.56510January 15
6.9%1.42811January 28
7.9%1.63412January 29
7.5%1.57913February 4
8.0%1.66814February 5
8.8%1.86715February 11
9.4%1.89616February 12
8.9%1.89317February 18
10.0%2.03818February 19
10.2%2.07319February 25
11.5%2.45720February 26
Source: Nielsen Korea

Good Data: Drama Buzzworthy Rankings

2022 – 2023Red BalloonSeo Ji-hyeHong Soo-hyun
December week 49th
December week 55th
January week 15th
January week 26th9th
January week 3
January week 44th
February week 14th9th
February week 23rd8th
February week 34th7th9th
February week 44th9th
Source: Good Data Korea

Official posters from TV Chosun

Official trailer