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Chicago Typewriter

Title: 시카고 타자기 / Chicago Typewriter
Chinese Title: 芝加哥打字機
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2017-Apr-07 to 2017-June-03
Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:00


This drama is about three writers who lived in the 1930’s Japanese occupation of Korea, and are reincarnated into the present as a best-selling writer in a slump, an anti-fan, and a ghostwriter.


Main Cast

Yoo Ah In as Han Se Joo
Im Soo Jung as Jeon Seol
Choi Myung Bin as Jeon Seol (child)
Go Kyung Pyo as Yoo Jin Oh
Kwak Si Yang as Baek Tae Min
Son Sang Yeon as Baek Tae Min (young)

People around Han Se Joo

Jo Woo Jin as Go Ji Suk

People around Jeon Seol

Yang Jin Sung as Ma Bang Jin
Jun Soo Kyung as Wang Bang Woo
Kang Hong Suk as Won Dae Han
Ji Dae Han as Won Man Hae

People around Baek Tae Min

Chun Ho Jin as Baek Do Ha
Jo Kyung Sook Hong Soo Hui


Oh Na Ra as Secretary Kang
Ha Kyung Jo Sang Chul
Kim Sung Hoon as Lee Jung Bong
Na Hye Jin as Bang Jin’s colleague
Lee Kyu Bok as Song Jong Wook
Park Sun Im as Hanna Kim
Choi Song Hyun as MC (ep.3)

Production Credits

Director: Kim Chul Kyu
Scriptwriter: Jin Soo Wan

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2017-04-07 1 2.649 3.8
2017-04-08 2 2.822 3.2
2017-04-14 3 2.235 2.3
2017-04-15 4 2.094 2.6
2017-04-21 5 1.920 1.9
2017-04-22 6 2.236 2.6
2017-04-29 7 1.769 2.4
2017-04-29 8 2.449 2.8
2017-05-12 9 2.322 3.7
2017-05-13 10 2.275 2.0
2017-05-19 11 2.450 2.5
2017-05-20 12 2.252 2.4
2017-05-26 13 2.335 2.2
2017-05-27 14 1.444 1.7
2017-06-02 15 2.419 2.4
2017-06-03 16 2.162 2.9

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Official Site

Official Poster

Official Trailer
Early Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV
Trailer V
Trailer VI
Trailer VII
Trailer VIII
Trailer IX

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  1. 1 : Jow Says:

    Yoo Ah In! Surely great drama! Excited fan here

  2. 2 : MaxT Says:

    Hope it’s good.

  3. 3 : tigerb Says:

    the ‘chicago typewriter’ was used in the 1930s then?

  4. 4 : yuleeha Says:

    Ah In oppa last drama before military exam.. Hope this will be great. (amen)

  5. 5 : dramalady Says:

    Looking forward for Yoo Ah In new drama…..can’t wait

  6. 6 : YouLookLikeHim Says:

    Woahhh~ I will wait for this! Yoo Ah In~

  7. 7 : Sete ahmad harahap Says:

    Hope you going better n get well soon yoo ah in , all above I’ve been wait too long for this ,n surely this good drama as you deserve for us ,Luv you

  8. 8 : Choe77 Says:

    Say hello to Im Soo Jung, her first drama after 13 years since her last drama “I’m Sorry, I Love You.” and also heard her rejected two projects before taking this one (2013 SBS “All About My Romance, and 2016-2017 SBS “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim).

    Hope in a positive one for good result. Also say Hi to Go Kyung Pyo since his last year drama “Jealousy Incarnate” (2016). Hope after this, he avoid “second lead syndrome.”

  9. 9 : rani Says:

    Yoo Ah In and Go Kyung Pyo 😍😍

  10. 10 : Chicago Typewriter, o novo drama de comédia e romance da tvN Says:

    […] Fonte: Koreadrama […]

  11. 11 : Hannah Says:

    Watched the first episode and I think this drama is interesting!

  12. 12 : MaxT Says:

    The first 10 minutes are very boring and I doubt this drama is better than RDTK.

  13. 13 : heyoo Says:

    This drama is really interesting. Can’t wait for next week! 🙂

  14. 14 : Noya Says:

    There’s no evidence that the guy’s music hurts the people around him. There is evidence that the politics, ambitions and greed of those around the guy, causes misery. So why would the writer resort to putting that narrative in the mouths of the characters, when it is clear to the viewers it’s a fallacy? It diminishes the credibility and appeal of the characters themseves due to their lack of intelligence and humanity towards the main character.

  15. 15 : Namishranya Says:

    This is the problem; the songwriter helped his band member friends and the company earn a lot of money. He’s the creator of the product (compositions). They (Crude Play) are essentially the “sales people” and “marketing” while the management (Sole Music) takes care of administering the business. Without the product there is no revenue; no-one gets expensive apartments and drive convertibles.

    Knowing this, you would think they’d feel gratitude towards the one that created the hits. Yet they blame him for their misery. In fact, it was the politics and the greed that almost always ensues where a lot of money is made and fame and prestige are commodities.

    The dude with the red convertible hates. He hates how the others make him feel like he’s not a member of the band. Whoopee-doo. He should get over it. Grouping people together don’t automatically make them close. It’s life. He can always leave and do something else if bromance is his thing. But he needs them and he needs Sole Music.

    He attached himself onto a newbie and made her enter a verbal contract that limits her options to grow by working with other songwriters or producers.

  16. 16 : peejay Says:

    I’m a korean drama addict, and I know this drama is really good cause I watch it first RAW, and then with subtitle, like I did with Goblin, Jealousy Incarnate, Another Miss Oh, Moon Lovers, etc. Don’t know why rating is not picking up, even though I know it’s Pay TV. The characters are so good, especially Yoo Ah In. And he is such a fashionista! Love the clothes he wears. Wishing them the best! Fighting!

  17. 17 : Hannah Says:

    I don’t know why but I want to know more about what happened in 1930 rather than their current story right now. Han Se Ju’s character is so not my cup of tea.

  18. 18 : dramalady Says:

    Hannah, I agree with you. The script is running too much in circles of the present time. Han’s character does not make audiences like him. In fact, I like Yoo Ah In a lot so it makes me frustrated watching it.

  19. 19 : CoolBeans Says:

    I love the actors especially Yoo Ah In! I hate the mediocre script that is taking baby steps to build the characters and layout the scenario. Uggh! I really wish they would stop making average dramas that try to have both past and future events, like Siamdang, and fail to present an interesting story in both the past and future scenarios. The foster brother, or is it half brother, went from envious to evil. We know because he throws a cat who wants to play with him. Is this really necessary to make him wicked when being in the shadow of the lead character is more interesting without the wickedness? At least, I had some empathy for him! Now, I can’t stand looking at him. The ghost’s character is like a wet towel, Such a waste. I hope this picks up.

  20. 20 : Marivi Says:

    I watched every episode and loved it! All the actors are very good👍.

  21. 21 : Mee Says:

    This is just too dark for me. I guest their previous life is more frustating than the present. Even though i really curious about what was happen in their previous life, i’m afraid to know the truth.

  22. 22 : chetubs Says:

    Go Kyung Pyo is really promising korean actor. That’s why most of filipino who is watching korean drama loves him! Fighting!!

  23. 23 : Kool Says:

    I don’t understand why they still doing time-travel style of dramas nowadays? It’s just confusing and not appealing as before using again and again. Can see viewers like me are just confused and comparing like Saimdang, Light Dairy, Tomorrow with You and Tunnel are a few examples don’t receive good ratings. They should write simple, direct understanding and mainly focus on their main points of their plots.

  24. 24 : Hannah Says:


    First of all, this drama is not really time-travel style. The heroin just remembers her previous life and I think the past life is interesting because it’s set during Japanese occupation, not typical Joseon era. Tunnel is a good drama, the ratings are stable and quite similar to its precede drama, Voice.

  25. 25 : Sunflower93230 Says:

    This drama starts of slow, but then it catches fire! I love the way the characters bounce emotions back and forth yet continue towards building new relationships based on their past lives connections. The chemistry between the three main characters is wincingly endearing. The plot line so far has continued to add layers to the story that shed light on past events and propel the characters in the present. I think this drama has provided a good balance of mystery, surprise, angst, and humor. Totally loving it!

  26. 26 : Oversea Says:

    I began this drama because of Yoo Ah In and Go Kyung Pyo.
    The storyline is entertaining, I really like it.
    It was so long to see Im Soo Jung again, but she’s always very good in acting.
    We can feel the emotions between the main characters, the other cast are doing well too.
    I’m waiting for what will happen now ? Which reality is behind Han Se Joo’s fathers and Jeon Seol’s fathers? Who were killed in the past? …
    Good luck for all the cast and the writer…

  27. 27 : dramalady Says:

    The drama has a superb team of actors and actress. The story line is good. But the script is badly written and too slow. The script writer made no progress for weeks. I really love Yoo Ah In. I like all the other actors and actress. It’s a drama I expect I’ll addict to. Now I don’t know how to continue to watch it. I can’t abandon Yoo Ah In. I’ll continue to watch it. Fighting!

  28. 28 : Storm Says:

    I love this dog! He is so adorable! Even the cat is so adorable I want to Han Se Ju to adopt her.

  29. 29 : Hannah Says:

    It’s ridiculous how I’ve a second lead syndrome when he’s not even a human. And I love the 1930s settings, it’s so vintage and classy.

  30. 30 : Ellen Says:

    I stopped watching this drama after the cat was injured. I cannot enjoy a drama that thinks it’s okay to abuse animals as part of the story.

  31. 31 : ren Says:

    why rating this drama so low?? is such a great drama! yo ah in is great actor. After all the story line is great we must suport this drama!! come on fighting!

  32. 32 : yatinizam Says:

    Extremely great drama. Ignore the ratings. Just watch it. You will not regret it. Bonus point is all the three main leads are good looking. 😅…. I have a 23 year old son and yet my heart beat very fast whenever there are romantic scenes between the two main leads😘😂😅😊😍🙃🔥

  33. 33 : anne Says:

    this drama really good. how the editor try to match each other story, the way screenplay, role player, not over acting, story telling. all i give 5 stars from 5 . i really love this drama….

  34. 34 : Liz Says:

    The 1st & 2nd male cast is good in playing their role. The story also makes me so curious who’s kill both of them… cannot wait for the next episode…. this drama different with the others korean drama story that I ever watched

  35. 35 : Tayba Says:

    I hope someone from TVN reads these posts because regardless of the ratings in Korea, this is the BEST drama of 2017 so far. No other drama has come close to the brilliance of this production.

  36. 36 : nyopsss Says:

    I think this drama have same thing with goblin. But Chicago Typewrite is the great drama same with Goblin. Yoo Ah In looks great with his hair style. This drama can makes the audiace think about the riddle.
    Sorry for broken english.

  37. 37 : Anna Says:

    I always get goosebumps watching every episodes of this drama. This is seriously the best drama I’ve ever watched. Low ratings prove that not many people understand the work of art, tsk.

  38. 38 : Mel Says:

    DAEBAK!!! This drama is underrated. The synopsis didn’t do justice to the whole storyline. Me, I Love it to the bone. All the cast is great, the ost, the BGM, the storyline, the setting, the cinematography, the jokes, the quotes, the book reference and many more.

  39. 39 : In love with Chicago Typewriter OSTs | A Transient Wanderer Says:

    […] from a challenging week, I reward myself by watching ongoing kdrama. Currently obsessed with Chicago Typewriter which is very underrated, IMHO. This drama is superb. It definitely will be one of the best drama in […]

  40. 40 : Kikoy Says:

    Best drama I’ve ever watched. Love the storyline, the casts, ost, and also the cinematography. The story just make me curious in every episode. Can not wait for the next episode.
    I give a five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For this drama.

  41. 41 : Yura Says:

    The big question is
    Why the rating is low?
    Even in the pay tv channel but the rating is too low
    what’s wrong with korean netizen
    Don’t sleep guys this drama deserve more.

  42. 42 : MaxT Says:

    I still haven’t finished the first the episode yet. There are far too many better dramas out there worth watching FIRST.

  43. 43 : heynie Says:

    I love this drama. Brilliant scenario. Just like Tomorrow With You, how the writer connect all is superb. Great OST too.

  44. 44 : Betty995 Says:

    love this drama very much cus z scenes are really unique from what i’ve seen before plus great actors; im obsessed wz z 1st ost anyways!

  45. 45 : Oversea Says:

    I knew he was the traitor.
    That’s why he was punished for 80 years.
    He was enclosed in the typewriter.
    Instead of solving the problem, he made things worse.
    Now he remembers his past, and tries to arrange the events …
    This explain why he was killed by Jeon Seol, and why Jeon Seol was in pain…

  46. 46 : sanjinyeon Says:

    the last two episodes are so touching, i felt like crying to the bromance of Seju and Jin oh, the ending is so heartwarming and i love it, this kdrama is really worth watching for.

  47. 47 : shiva Says:

    fresh story so much different with all the dramas i have seen so far, loved it, great casts. loved Yoo Ah In, great performance. really worth watching

  48. 48 : N Says:

    I sooo love this drama! Did not expect it to be this good. It’s totally different from the typical korean dramas. Great cast and storyline. Highly recommended! 😀

  49. 49 : Hannah Says:

    This drama is so good. It’s beautifully written. Their scripts are so deep and patriotic. I love this drama so much. Highly recommended!

  50. 50 : silverswan Says:

    In fact this drama is so boring for me and I think both main actor and actress are not as well known as many other actors and actresses. I only watch till
    Episode 5, took me a week to watch these 5 episodes. So I think I will give up even though I had download the whole drama with English sub. I find Ruler is a better drama and it is better for me to watch Ruler than Chicago Typewriter. Good luck to all those who like the Chicago Typewriter, it is so boring for all the 5 Chapters so I do not like t continue watching only wasting my time..LOL

  51. 51 : Hope Says:


    Everyone has their own taste and preference in drama. I agree that this drama is a lil bit slow, but it has its own meaningful messages to give to its audience. Ruler drama is good as well, but it gives the viewers the twisted plots to make us curious to know what’s gonna happen next. But if you look on the bigger side of it, Ruler has nothing to offer to us other than twisted plots to make it draggy.

    And for your information, the actors and actresses here are mostly the experienced one though they may not be the “hallyu” star right now.

  52. 52 : khulood Says:

    awesome drama this is really perfect unique drama i just love it
    different story than any other drama .. none of the dramas has a same story this is what i like about it .. its so funny and awesome .. beautiful and perfect story .. love the actors all of them

  53. 53 : khulood Says:

    i just want to cry because i finished it last night
    last two episode makes me cry and happy at the same time
    i advice any one to watch it
    i really enjoyed
    as i watched many of Korean dramas
    its one of my perfect Korean dramas list
    happy to watched it

  54. 54 : Pearl Says:

    Daebakkk. This is a good drama. You must watch this drama. I’m so very touchable to watch this. Two thumbs up.

  55. 55 : Anzu Says:

    This drama is one the best Korean drama. I like the way of presenting story back and forth. People who can’t handle a dark drama might feel bore watching this drama. As most of the Korean drama fan are younger and they will like the typical romcom rather than this type of drama.

  56. 56 : Raymond Says:

    One of few drama that i promise i’ll never forget. Good job everyone who working on this drama, you’ve gone through alot.


  57. 57 : tigerb Says:

    a very good watch! this is not a ‘run of the mill’ s.k. drama, so it’s really worth spending time to understand why three people met again at present time to settle unfinished business decades before, when the chaos of war would not allow them to be happy. there’s no point comparing this series with another that was aired at the same time, nor the actors who starred in both. everyone has his own likes/bias/prejudices/etc. etc. etc. enjoy when you can, and drop it when you can’t. also, i don’t know exactly what qualifies a ‘hallyu star’, but i consider the two male leads in this series as better actors than some guys called ‘hallyu’ stars. cheerio!

  58. 58 : josefina leyson Says:

    I thought Sungkyunkwan Scandal was the best Korean drama among the ones I have watched, it made me cry and laugh and entertained fully over all. It comes second now to Chicago Typewriter, it is the best, no boring episodes and I liked how it ended.

  59. 59 : Raymond Says:

    Second time being here, and i thought this drama was one of the most underated drama i’ve ever seen. This drama was way better than what rating says.

  60. 60 : Malay girl Says:

    Very good and catchy drama with lovely soundtrack.
    I love Yoo Ah In’s acting…
    A story of love and friendship..
    In the end..I cried and happy at the same time.

  61. 61 : Kay Says:

    This was a decent drama with a unique story featuring two timelines. I liked the past timeline the best which was very interesting while the modern timeline wasn’t super engaging. Still a solid drama for the most part.

  62. 62 : Mei Says:

    Just finished watching the first episode while on ECQ. I’m three years late but better late than never. The storyline is very interesting and I love the actors. Can’t believe I missed this gem!

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