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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. 51
    Anne Says:

    Omg the drama is extended to 2 episodes. So happy for this drama. 😊😊😊

  2. 52
    Jane Says:

    Ji Sung is the best of the best! So glad to see good ratings which he deserves
    I hope to see him always in dramas.
    I want to thank Ji Sung for contributing and entertaining is with his superb performance just like what he did for Kill me Heal me

  3. 53
    Jane Says:

    I agree with #18. Don’t understand how #12 could conclude that Ji Sungs dramas are all the same. I think #12 haven’t watched all of Kill me Heal me. This drama portay Ji Sung in 7 personalities. Ji Sung did it so well for each personality. This is not an easy feat as you can confused and get the personalities crossed
    So how can this drama be the same as Defendant?
    I would say Ji Sung is always challenging himself with different roles.
    Oh one more thing: I think Um ki Koon is always great actor as an evil person! Not an easy feat too!
    I cheer for the superb performance and their contributions to entertain us.
    Thanks a lot, ajumami to all actors, production crew

  4. 54
    Hannah Says:

    I am a little bit confused with the ending of ep 10. Why is suddenly Ha Yeon at Chamyung hospital? I wonder if it’s some kind of Min Ho’s plot as well because in the beginning, Sung Kyu took Ha Yeon to different hospital, and then suddenly the gangs came to the hospital and Sung Kyu took Ha Yeon to different place. I wonder if it’s really Sung Kyu who took Ha Yeon to Chamyung hospital or it’s a trap for Jeong Woo.

    This drama really challenges my ability to think what’s going to happen next and trying to figure out Jeong Woo’s and Min Ho’s reasoning when they did something.

  5. 55
    Mee Says:

    @Hannah : chamyung hospital owned by cha family, sung kyu think that’s the safest place for ha yeon because cha min ho wouldn’t think that he will have heart to take ha yeon there.

  6. 56
    nie Says:


  7. 57
    Joy Says:

    Happy birthday oppa! ❤❤❤

  8. 58
    alexandrina Says:

    Happy birthday, my favorite actor!

  9. 59
    M.U.S.A Says:

    happy birthday Jisung ahjussi 🙂

  10. 60
    YONA Says:

    Saeng-il Chukahamnida, Ji seong Oppa 😘😘😘

  11. 61
    James Says:

    OMG! This movie is the best movie with Jisung in it! He plays a tough role. He is so fantastic guy! I liked it so much. I can not wait until next monday and tuesday for new episodes. 100% all good actors in there!

  12. 62
    Hannah Says:

    This week’s episodes are so good!! It’s so nerve-wrecking. I can’t wait for ep 13!

  13. 63
    nie Says:

    goshhhh super super excited every mins!!!!

  14. 64
    Sirk19 Says:


  15. 65
    yee lyn Says:

    One of the best korean drama i’ve seen! Ji Sung is awesome for his acting!

    You guys should watch this! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  16. 66
    Jen Says:

    Omg !!!! Just finished ep 13! My heart is still bumping so rapidly even after finished watching it . I can’t stop thinking about the story !!! Best drama of the year !!!!!!!

  17. 67
    rosa Says:

    reallly a goood dramaaaaa!!!! Ji Sung is just the BEST !!! he deserves the daesang this year!
    and cant wait for ep 14!

  18. 68
    lizzy Says:

    BEST DRAMA OF 2017!!
    well donee Ji sung your truly the best 🙂
    really curious about the end of the drama,cant wait!

  19. 69
    Jane Says:

    Oh yes! Ji Sung truly deserve to be awarded the best Daesang award
    And this drama Defendant deserves to be awarded “best drama of the year “

  20. 70
    GT Says:

    This drama is intense and so gooddd, you really cant wait to watch the next ep. And Ji sungs acting is truly wonderful!! hope that the raitings get higher it really deserves it. But i have one qeustion this drama is second place but what is the first place then????

  21. 71
    lee Says:

    Great dramaa!! hopee that jung woo finds eun hye fast and that bastard min ho is really getting on my nerves:(

  22. 72
    Hannah Says:

    4 more episodes! I can’t wait to see how this drama would end. I’m happy that it seems Jeong Woo’s chance to win is getting bigger and bigger.

  23. 73
    jane Says:

    BEST DRAMA OF 2017!!!

  24. 74
    st Says:

    omgg cant waitttttt for ep 15:( and daebak those raitings getting higher each ep,totally deserved, hope that it reaches 30%! 🙂

  25. 75
    kim Says:

    Ji sung ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  26. 76
    sia Says:

    T^T omg I cant wait for next EP!!!!
    Totally good Series of 2017

  27. 77
    min Says:

    This drama really takes you in, the emotions of ji sung daebak!
    but 4 episodes left cant wait to see how its going to end and hope that min ho gets what he deserves!!!

  28. 78
    unima Says:

    Uhm Ki Joon, he is like a fine wine, with age becomes only better.

  29. 79
    yeelyn Says:

    This is what an actor should be! Ji Sung acting is the best! Congrats to the cast, director (49 days) and to the writer (city hunter)!

  30. 80
    Leah Says:

    This drama is the best crime drama ever. Good job SBS. I have seen this drama from eps 1, and never skip one. Keep waiting till the end. I hope cha min ho and his men will rotten in jail forever.

  31. 81
    SBS On Going Dramas – KDRAMA Says:

    […] 피고인 / Defendant / 被告人 Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-23 to 2017-March-21 Air Time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00 […]

  32. 82
    hyong Says:

    BEST DRAMA OF 2017
    You really need to watch this drama it has everything!!

  33. 83
    Hannah Says:

    Next week is the finale for this drama! I can’t wait!!

  34. 84
    piet Says:

    I hope, thats wiil be happy ending drama

  35. 85
    maria Says:

    Very good acting of Jisung and the other main actor acting as cha min ho. A really must watch drama!!!

  36. 86
    Timmy Says:

    Ji Sung is at his best! But i’m bored with Uhm Ki Joon’s acting. He’s not bad as Cha Min Ho, but he’s the same villain from another drama… lack of emotion, not convincing enough as a dangerous person, he’s just annoying and need slap in the face.

  37. 87
    hyong Says:

    can’t wait how its going to end, 2 episodes left! its really a great drama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but im sad that it’s going to end soon 🙁

  38. 88
    gun Says:

    that scene when jung woo find his daughter you need tissues its very emotional and im so sad that sung kyu died he deserved to stay till the end. cant wait for the next episode ❤❤❤

  39. 89
    Grace Says:

    Ji sung daebak!!!

  40. 90
    Hannah Says:

    Can’t wait for the last episode!!!

  41. 91
    Jane Says:

    Ji Sung- DAEBAK!
    Um Ki Joon- the best evil villain. He did it well too!
    All the casts and production crew 👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍

  42. 92
    Sanna Says:

    Its really sad that its going to end soon just 1 episode left😱😭 i wish it could be longer❤️ But overall an amazing dramaa!!!!!😄 And the rating almost 30%, hope that it reaches the 30%mark overall an great drama!! Ji sung❤️

  43. 93
    rookie Says:

    Just finished the last ep. Superb ending. Satisfied!!!

  44. 94
    ting Says:

    daebak hope to see more this kind of drama in the future congrats to all production staff

  45. 95
    sue Says:

    wow their ending… congratulation… 1st place… great drama…

  46. 96
    Jane Says:

    👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 DAEBAK!
    Congratulations to Ji Sung and all the casts and all the production crew! You all did well to give us a good drama!! Thanks a zillion!!

  47. 97
    Mayce Says:

    TWO THUMPS UP…season 2 please 😅😄😍😘

  48. 98
    Mayce Says:

    TWO THUMPS UP👍👍..season 2 please 😄😄😍😘

  49. 99
    alexandrina Says:

    The best drama.JI Sung and UKJ and all actors thank for yours talents.Please, season 2!

  50. 100
    Hannah Says:

    Love the ending! It’s nicely wrapped! Great drama indeed!

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