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Live (라이브; Laibeu) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Jung Yoo Mi, Lee Kwang Soo, Bae Sung Woo, and Bae Jong Ok. It aired on tvN from March 10 to May 6, 2018 every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 KST.


The drama revolves around the incidents that occur in the police force and the joy, sorrow, and pain that police officers experience as they try to protect justice.

Yeom Sang Soo is determined to live in the mainstream of society by becoming a public official. However, he becomes an icon of misfortune with every case that he handles and runs into conflict with a superior. Han Jung Oh is Yeom Sang Soo's co-worker and a female officer that works to fight male chauvinism. The two characters with high fighting spirit join efforts to solve incidents.[1]


  • Jung Yoo Mi as Han Jung Oh
    • Park Han Sol as Young Han Jung Oh
A female officer who works to fight male chauvinism.
  • Lee Kwang Soo as Yeom Sang Soo
    • Oh Han Kyul as Young Yeom Sang Soo
An ordinary man who, after being discharged from the military, joins the police force in an effort to have a normal life in mainstream society. However, he becomes an icon of misfortune with every case that he handles and runs into conflict with a superior.
  • Bae Sung Woo as Oh Yang Chon
A former Violent Crimes Unit Detective. He was promoted quickly to the rank of Captain after solving several violent crime cases, but he is demoted due to an unexpected incident and is thrown into difficulties at the patrol division.
  • Bae Jong Ok as Ahn Jang Mi
Oh Yang-chon's wife, and another detective. She has past ties with Han Jung Oh and goes through a rough patch with Yang-chon in their marriage.

  • Sung Dong Il as Ki Han Sol
  • Jang Hyun Sung as Eun Kyung Mo
  • Lee Eol as Lee Sam Bo
  • Lee Joo Young as Song Hye Ri
    • Yun Hae Bin as Young Song Hye Ri
  • Lee Si Eon as Kang Nam Il
  • Shin Dong Wook as Choi Myung Ho
  • Kim Gun Woo as Kim Han Pyo
  • Jo Wan Ki as Kim Min Seok, a police sergeant
  • Baek Seung Do as Go Seung Jae
  • Lee Soon Won as Ban Jong Min
  • Kim Jong Hoon as Min Won Woo
  • Nam Moon Chul as Lee Sang Ho
  • Jang Hyuk Jin as Lee Joo Young, a detective
  • Cha Jong Ho as Detective Jang
  • Go Min Si as Oh Song Yi
  • Lee Dong Yong as Kim Kyung Jin, Kyung Mi's drunk father
  • Lee Soon Jae as Yang Chon's father
  • Woo Hyun Joo as Jung Oh's mother
  • Yeom Hye Ran as Sang Soo's mother
  • Jang Ho Joon as Yang Chon's son
  • Seo Hye Jin as Nam Il's wife
  • Yoo Su Bin as a police academy cadet

  • Jun Suk Ho as Jung Oh's senior (Ep.1)
  • Kim Chang Hwan as Sang Soo's friend (Ep.1)
  • Ok Joo Ri as a colleague of Sang Soo's mother (Ep.1)
  • Kang Shin Il as Ho Cheol, a detective (Ep.2)
  • Kim Mi Hye as a news anchor (Ep.2)
  • Go In Bum as a former parliamentarian (Ep.4)
  • Jung Jong Woo as a member of a sting operation (Ep.7)
  • Jeon Heon Tae as Man Yong's father (Ep.9+11)
  • Hong Kyung as Yoo Man Yong (Ep.9-11)
  • Kim Tae Hoon as Yeom Sang Joon, Sang Soo's older brother
  • Choi Hong Il as Min Soo Man, an apartment complex security guard
  • Lee Jae Woo as Dong Kyo, an abusive officer
  • Ahn Do Kyu as Seo Hyung
  • Park Shi Jin as Choi Jin
  • Jun Yeo Bin as Young Jae
  • Kim Sun Kyung as Lee Han Soon
  • Im Ga Young as Seo Jin
  • Park Ji Il as Jung Oh's father
  • Son Young Sun as Han Soon's mother
  • Yeo Woon Bok as Song Hye Ri's father
  • Jo Dal Hwan as Sang Soo's partner
  • Park Gye Yoon as Man Yong's friend
  • Kim Jae Chul as a fraudulent man
  • Kim Jin Seo as a police officer
  • Kwak Min Ho as a gang boss
  • Park Chan Woo as a criminal
  • Jun Eun Mi as a court of law counselor
  • Kim Joo Ah as the woman who puts food in the refrigerator
  • Choi Go as the boy from the Internet Cafe
  • Jin Hyun Kwang as an inspector
  • Jang Tae Min as the man who made a wooden sword
  • Jung Dong Gyu as a member of the National Assembly
  • Song Kyung Eui as an interviewer
  • Gu Da Song as a student who secretly goes to the nightclub
  • Choi Hee Do as a copycat
  • Jo Ah Ra as the PC Room mother
  • Kim Jin Ah as a student's mother
  • Moon Yong Il as a mechanic
  • Song Geul Song Geul as a news anchor
  • Ha Jin as a police officer
  • Shin Hyun Jong as a taxi driver
  • Kim Dae Hyun as a detective
  • Lee Min Ryung
  • Myung Seok Geun
  • Son Woo Hyun
  • Lee Won Jin
  • Go Jin Myung
  • Sung Chan Ho
  • Jang Hae Song
  • Shin Hee Gook
  • Choi Kwang Il
  • Lee Chae Min
  • Na Do Yool
  • Park Geon Rak
  • Sung Min Soo

  • Soundtrack[]

    Main Article: Live OST


    In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

    Episode Aired Average audience share
    AGB Nielsen TNmS
    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
    Episode 01 March 10, 2018 4.337% (1st) 4.857% (1st) 4.2%
    Episode 02 March 11, 2018 3.293% (1st) 3.575% (1st) 3.3%
    Episode 03 March 17, 2018 4.087% (1st) 5.079% (1st) 3.7%
    Episode 04 March 18, 2018 5.832% (1st) 6.135% (1st) 5.1%
    Episode 05 March 24, 2018 4.865% (1st) 5.578% (1st) 5.0%
    Episode 06 March 25, 2018 5.067% (1st) 5.800% (1st) 5.1%
    Episode 07 March 31, 2018 4.940% (1st) 5.924% (1st) 5.4%
    Episode 08 April 1, 2018 5.457% (1st) 6.209% (1st) 4.6%
    Episode 09 April 7, 2018 5.521% (1st) 6.423% (1st) 5.3%
    Episode 10 April 8, 2018 6.083% (1st) 6.706% (1st) 6.2%
    Episode 11 April 14, 2018 6.238% (1st) 7.162% (1st) 5.9%
    Episode 12 April 15, 2018 6.653% (1st) 7.110% (1st) 6.9%
    Episode 13 April 21, 2018 7.058% (1st) 8.618% (1st) 5.5%
    Episode 14 April 22, 2018 6.802% (1st) 7.363% (1st) 6.5%
    Episode 15 April 28, 2018 6.711% (1st) 8.068% (1st) 6.4%
    Episode 16 April 29, 2018 7.047% (1st) 8.022% (1st) 6.9%
    Episode 17 May 5, 2018 6.638% (1st) 7.615% (1st) 5.6%
    Episode 18 May 6, 2018 7.730% (1st) 8.730% (1st) 7.4%
    Average 5.798% 6.610% 5.5%

    This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).


    This is Noh Hee Kyung and Kim Kyu Tae's fifth collaboration; actor Lee Kwang Soo had previously worked with both Kim and Noh on It's Okay, That's Love and Noh on Dear My Friends.

    The first script reading was held on November 16, 2017.

    Awards and nominations[]

    Year Award Category Recipient Result
    2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Jung Yoo Mi Nominated
    6th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries
    Best Supporting Actor Bae Seong Woo
    2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actor (TV)


    • This drama took over the timeslot previously occupied by "A Korean Odyssey" and was followed by "Lawless Lawyer" on May 12, 2018.[2]