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Title: 피고인 / Defendant
Chinese Title: 被告人
Genre: Legal, Thriller
Episodes: 18 (16+2)
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-23 to 2017-March-21
Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00


Park Jung Woo (Ji Sung) is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself a convict on death row. Suffering from temporary amnesia, Jung-woo has no idea what transpired to land him in prison. He struggles to recover his memory and clear his name.


Main Cast

Ji Sung as Park Jung Woo
Uhm Ki Joon as Cha Min Ho
Han Ki Woong as Cha Min Ho (young)
Kwon Yoo Ri as Seo Eun Hye
Choi Yoo Ri as Seo Eun Hye (child)
Oh Chang Suk as Kang Jun Hyuk
Uhm Hyun Kyung as Na Yun Hee (Sun Ho’s wife)

People around Park Jung Woo

Son Yeo Eun as Yoon Ji Soo (Jung Woo’s wife)
Shin Rin Ah as Park Ha Yeon (Jung Woo’s daughter)
Kang Sung Min as Yoon Tae Soo (Ji Soo’s younger brother)
Sung Byung Sook as Oh Jeong Hee (Ji Soo’s mother)


Park Ho San as Choi Dae Hong
Lee Shin Sung as Go Dong Yoon
Han Ji Woo as Yeo Min Kyung

Chamyung Group

Jang Kwang as Cha Yeong Woon
Uhm Ki Joon as Cha Sun Ho (Min Ho’s twin brother)
Han Ki Won as Cha Sun Ho (young)
Ye Soo Jung as Myung Geum Ja
Kim Kyung Nam as Executive secretary


Yoon Yong Hyun as Room Leader
Woo Hyun as Mil Yang
Oh Dae Hwan as Mong Chi (Jung Woo’s aide)
Jo Jae Ryong as Woo Ruk
Kim Min Suk as Lee Sung Kyu
Jo Jae Yoon as Shin Chul Shik


Kim Seung Hoon as Prison Security Chief
Baek Ji Won as Eun Hye’s aunt
Seo Jung Yeon as Jung Woo’s doctor
Oh Seung Hoon as Kim Suk
Hwang Young Hee as Mong Chi’s older sister
Lee Kyu Sub as bodyguard
Lee Jung Hun as Yeo Sung Soo
Han Kyu Won as Lee Chan Young
Seo Dong Won as Oh Jong Min
Song Jae Ryong
Seo Kwang Jae


Oh Yeon Ah as Jennifer Lee (ep.7-8)
Lee Duk Hwa as prisoner number 2460 (ep.8)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Han Jung Hwan
Producer: Lee Sang Min
Director: Jo Young Kwang, Jung Dong Yoon
ScriptWriter: Choi Soo Jin, Choi Chang Hwan


Han Ye Seul was first offered the lead female role, but declined.


2017 SBS Drama Awards: Best Character Awards – Uhm Ki Joon (Defendant)
2017 SBS Drama Awards: Drama of the Year – Defendant
2017 SBS Drama Awards: Daesang – Ji Sung (Defendant)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-01-23 1 11.9 (5th) 13.9 (4th) 14.5 (4th) 16.3 (4th)
2017-01-24 2 12.9 (4th) 15.1 (4th) 14.9 (4th) 16.1 (3rd)
2017-01-30 3 12.8 (4th) 15.1 (3rd) 17.3 (3rd) 18.2 (2nd)
2017-01-31 4 14.8 (4th) 17.8 (3rd) 18.7 (3rd) 20.8 (2nd)
2017-02-06 5 14.2 (4th) 16.3 (3rd) 18.6 (3rd) 19.6 (2nd)
2017-02-07 6 15.3 (4th) 18.5 (2nd) 18.6 (3rd) 19.6 (2nd)
2017-02-13 7 15.8 (4th) 18.9 (3rd) 20.9 (3rd) 22.4 (2nd)
2017-02-14 8 16.6 (4th) 20.2 (2nd) 22.2 (2nd) 23.8 (2nd)
2017-02-20 9 15.9 (4th) 20.0 (2nd) 21.4 (3rd) 23.1 (2nd)
2017-02-21 10 16.8 (4th) 20.4 (2nd) 22.2 (2nd) 23.4 (2nd)
2017-02-27 11 19.8 (3rd) 22.7 (2nd) 23.3 (2nd) 24.6 (1st)
2017-02-28 12 19.0 (3rd) 22.1 (1st) 22.9 (2nd) 23.9 (2nd)
2017-03-06 13 18.8 (3rd) 22.2 (2nd) 23.7 (2nd) 25.4 (1st)
2017-03-07 14 20.1 (3rd) 24.3 (1st) 24.9 (2nd) 26.1 (1st)
2017-03-13 15 20.3 (3rd) 23.5 (2nd) 25.6 (2nd) 27.1 (1st)
2017-03-14 16 21.3 (3rd) 24.6 (1st) 25.4 (2nd) 27.1 (1st)
2017-03-20 17 24.8 (2nd) 29.0 (1st) 27.0 (2nd) 28.8 (1st)
2017-03-21 18 26.6 (2nd) 30.3 (1st) 28.3 (1st) 29.7 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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113 Responses to “Defendant”

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  1. 1
    misskrisel Says:

    Ji Sung is back!!!

  2. 2
    RR Says:

    yes waiting for the win drama in 2017

  3. 3
    shiva Says:

    can’t wait for this drama. glad Ji sung is back 🙂

  4. 4
    tigerb Says:

    is this like ‘enemy of the state’?

  5. 5
    Grace Says:

    Looking forward for ur new drama Ji Sung oppa. ❤

  6. 6
    sete harahap Says:

    Another drama will be promising daebak😎

  7. 7
    Anne Says:

    Omo Ji Sung oppa. 😍😍😍

  8. 8
    Batul Says:

    This looks interesting. Can’t wait for it to start👍🏽

  9. 9
    piet Says:

    Thrill drama…… wow… can’t….
    will be back drama at this years, and will be best drama.

  10. 10
    Ju Says:

    Plot reminds us of War of the Son… Except that Ji Sung, the defendant with amnesia, will be our main character.

  11. 11
    Dramaqueen Says:

    Hurray one of my fave actor,ji sung,hope this drama rocks it 🙂

  12. 12
    tsontso Says:

    I think Ji sung needs to think about how to choose his next role and drama. He really have to change his role because he already played this kind of role in Kill Me Heal me. It was amazing drama that i have ever watched but again the same role same character getting so bored .
    he is handsome and very talented actor but he just wasting his acting skill such as the same old role. He needs to show another different character.
    I think if he play romance drama it would be Great. I just dont understand why he wont choose romance drama. I think its because he is now married. Hmmmm…….. so bad.
    But he really needs to change his role in a drama.

  13. 13
    tagalog salita Says:

    wow ji sung !! i like this drama.

  14. 14
    Defendant - Ji Sung e Kwon Yoo Ri de volta a TV no novo drama da SBS Says:

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  15. 15
    ee Says:


  16. 16
    Era Says:

    #12: i agree w/ u…
    And i think the drama with amnesia things is really boring LOL

  17. 17
    Grace Says:

    Hope this drama will achieve high ratings such as romantic doctor kim. ❤

  18. 18
    Mel Says:

    #12 & #16: If you think this drama is going to be boring, then don’t watch.. nobody is forcing you to watch this drama.. & if I’m not mistaken, only the drama DDandara that he didn’t really had a real romance in that. As for KMHM, I think it’s a mixed of rom com + suspense kind of drama.. so don’t go around saying that his characters are always the same.. get your facts right before commenting.. Also, I don’t remember Ji Sung had that many amnesia dramas.. if you’re comparing other actors’ dramas, then don’t.. thanks..

    Btw, Defendant fighting!! will always support you, Ji Sung oppa~ <3 <3

  19. 19
    Shakti Says:

    Not a fan of Ji Sung but his acting improved over the years. This drama is of to a good start. Intrigue.

  20. 20
    Artie Says:

    High ratings for the first episode. Looking forward to this 😊

  21. 21
    Odies Says:

    Unexpectedly, this drama has pretty good ratings for Korean TV. One of
    main reason that I believe is because of “Dr.Romantic” after effect. “Dr.Romantic” has such high ratings and become one of “talk of town” drama and excelent story.

    Hope this drama crew don’t waste the story or else.

  22. 22
    Ace Says:

    #18: i agree with you regarding #12’s comment.
    Don’t act like you know it all if you havent watched most of Ji Sung’s work.
    FYI Ji Sung is a versatile actor. He’s done medical, rom-com, thriller, suspense and period drama. So i dont think you have the right to say that he needs to show another different character.

  23. 23
    Peyutnduy Says:

    If I didn’t pay attention to the casts list I won’t know that the young lawyer is Yuri-Girls’ Generation. She looks so much different than in Fashion King. Four years have changed her look a lot?

  24. 24
    soji Says:

    this is so dang gooood!!!!

  25. 25
    Salon Unirii Says:

    Iti doresti un par vopsit, sanatos, cu o culoare impecabila? Tehnica balayage este pentru tine! A fost inventata de francezi, dar o gasesti in salonul Jovial executata de cei mai profi hairstylisti care iti vor “picta” parul in cel mai natural mod posibil.

  26. 26
    Patbingsu Says:

    one word: daebak !!!

  27. 27
    MaxT Says:

    It’s a good drama and worth watching.

  28. 28
    Lolita Says:

    Ji sung is one of the best actor in Korea.
    He choose all the project carefully.
    And most of them has high ratings too😁
    I have watched ep 1&2 defendant.
    Total in love with the story, best villain and protagonist in a drama 😍😍😍
    I’m glad he choose defendant instead of rebel hong gil dong 😁

  29. 29
    Tyras Says:

    Just started watching ep 1. about Cha twins, ever thought of checking their identity by thumb print?

  30. 30
    Hannah Says:

    Omg, this drama is so intense!

  31. 31
    drakorfan Says:

    btw YURI’s acting is great!

  32. 32
    drakorfan Says:

    as for jisung , no doubt , he is excellent in every project he’s in…

  33. 33
    Ida Says:

    Can’t wait for next eps. Really interesting drama. Congrat Ji Sung ! You choose difficult role to play.

  34. 34
    Aries_nim Says:

    A great drama to start 2017 . I recommend this drama to anyone who want to watch it . 5 episode so far and i’m hooked to this drama . The suspense and thrill are daebak . As expected from ji sung ❤.

  35. 35
    Jenny Says:

    Again ! ! He chose the difficult role and he handled it very well ! Well done Ji Sung ! Highly recommended for those who are searching for new dramas.

  36. 36
    Hannah Says:

    I hate cliffhanger ending episode! I cannot wait for ep 7. Oh God, it’s getting more intense each episode. I really hope that Ha Yeon is still alive, please.

  37. 37
    Sami Says:

    It’s totally enjoyable much , the last ep its pretty awkward I can’t guess who is actually kills his family.
    aww can’t wait for the next ep so badly!

  38. 38
    Grace Says:

    Cant wait for the next episode. As expected Ji Sung never dissapoints. Fighting oppa! 😘

  39. 39
    Macie Says:

    Hope this drama will have additional episodes. Its plot is daebak especially ji sung.

  40. 40
    Samantha Says:

    Ji Sung is back!!!

  41. 41
    Sohee Says:

    More of this drama pls. I always look forward for mondays and tuesdays thanks to this drama. Kudos to the production.

  42. 42
    Joyce Says:

    What a great drama to start the year!

  43. 43
    coca Says:

    seriously ji sung is made for these kind of dramas it really suits him and show how amazing he is it shows his true talent and i really love that this drama is really good im in love.. not only ji sung but all of these actorq are amazing

  44. 44
    Taki Says:

    Omo. So high ratings!! 😰😰😰

  45. 45
    Garbage can(not) Says:

    Synopsis doesn’t seem appealing, but right after i watched the first episode, i can’t help but want more. This is soooo goood

  46. 46
    Hannah Says:

    This drama is soooo good. The writer manages to make sense of everything on how Jeong Woo suddenly became the criminal. Oh God, I can’t wait for ep 9 next week!

  47. 47
    nikki Says:

    Ji Sung is great no matter what role he picks. He has improved so much. To me, the reason why he picks these roles is the challenge of the character. Ever since I watched his work in Secret I got hooked. Fighting!

  48. 48
    Cuity17 Says:

    Emmmm.. Read all these comments… Seem that his character.. Totally different with Ahn yoona… Wakkk… Wakkk.. 😁😂 . Ji sung.. Fighting!!
    I”ll watch this later… After this end… Waiting for me JI suing.. 😘😘😍

  49. 49
    M.U.S.A Says:

    No doubt, Defendant is worth watching drama in 2017. 🙂 can’t wait for ep 9 tonight.

  50. 50
    Yona Says:

    Ji Sungg.. What a performance, how he held back his emotions when forced to face his nemesis.. How desperate and outraged he must have been felt but he managed.. The flicker in his eyes, soo captivating.. Yeoksi, uri ji sung oppa .. Jjangg!! 👍👍😍😍

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