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Title: 발효가족 / Fermentation Family
Chinese Title: 发酵家族
Also Known as: Kimchi Family
Genre: Family, Romance
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Dec-07 to 2012-Feb-23
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 20:45

Synopsis

Set within the famous Korean restaurant Chunjiin, known especially for their kimchi dish. Ki Ho Tae who grew up as an orphan, begins to work at the restaurant in search for his past. Lee Kang San is the owner of this restaurant dreams to be the best chef.

Cast

Main Cast

Song Il Gook as Ki Ho Tae
Park Jin Hee as Lee Kang San
Lee Min Young as Lee Woo Joo
Choi Jae Sung as Kang Do Sik
Kang Shin Il as Lee Ki Chan
Kim Young Hoon as Oh Jae Hoon
Yoon Hee Soo as Na Eun Bi
Lee Dae Keun as Mr. Sul
Kim Byung Choon as Han Pyung Man
Lee Il Hwa as Jung Geum Joo

Supporting Cast

Lee Kan Hie as Kang San’s mother
Choi Yong Min as Oh Myung Cheol
Jung Ae Ri as Jung Hyun Sook
Choi Duk Moon as Jo Dae Sik
Kim Sang Hoon as Kim Dong Soo
Jo Jae Wan as Park Hyun Soo
Lee Tae Woo as Hyun Soo (child)
Oh Yong as Jo Mi Nam
Kim Ki Bok as Detective
Lee Ah Rin as Bo Yo
Hwang Young Hee as So Jung

Cameo

Jo Yeon Woo as Choi Yong Bin
Kim Ha Eun as Ji Hyun
Shin Hyeon Tak as Sung Jin
Kim Bo Mi as Hye Young
Shin Hyun Bin as Yukie
Choi Jae Sup as Yoo Jung Ho
Kim Kyu Cheol as Jung Sung Min
Seo Dong Hyun

Production Credits

Director: Park Chan Hong
Screenwriter: Kim Jee Woo

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide
2011-12-07 1 1.56
2011-12-08 2 0.68
2011-12-14 3 1.22
2011-12-15 4 0.80
2011-12-21 5 1.06
2011-12-22 6 0.80
2011-12-28 7 0.95
2011-12-29 8 1.15
2012-01-04 9 1.08
2012-01-05 10 0.78
2012-01-11 11 0.67
2012-01-12 12 0.53
2012-01-18 13 0.71
2012-01-19 14 0.64
2012-01-25 15 0.82
2012-01-26 16 0.81
2012-02-01 17 0.88
2012-02-02 18 0.98
2012-02-08 19 1.01
2012-02-09 20 1.06
2012-02-15 21 0.84
2012-02-16 22 0.80
2012-02-22 23 0.61
2012-02-23 24 0.69

Source: AGB Nielsen

*** 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. ***

Poster

Official Site

Other Photo from jTBC site

Trailer

OST – here

Watch Online in Dramafever.com

195 Responses to “Fermentation Family”

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  1. 151
    Sun Says:

    Last episode :

    Everyone in Cheon Ji In made kimchi together (((and had a happy ending.)))

    🙂

    http://www.hancinema.net/spoiler-fermented-family-song-il-gook-and-jeong-ae-ri-reconcile-through-kimchi-39146.html

  2. 152
    Sun Says:

    on March 15

    Happy days 2 ((( Song & his wife )))

  3. 153
    Sun Says:

    General service channel JTBC drama “Fermented Family” ended successfully, with both forgiveness and reconciliation.

    😀

    http://www.hancinema.net/spoiler-fermented-family-ends-with-forgiveness-and-reconciliation–39145.html

  4. 154
    Canary Says:

    http://www.hancinema.net/spoiler-fermented-family-song-il-gook-and-park-jin-hee-hug-37445.html

    love you more 🙂

  5. 155
    tc Says:

    Started watching this drama and managed to marathon the show until 10 eps in 2 days. The cinematography is fantastic and I have never seen such beautiful views. The best part of the show is the food particularly the various types of kimchi which make the viewers hungry and want to eat the food served at the restaurant.

    However, i find that there is not much plot advancement and only focus on the mystery behind Ho Tae’s background. The romance also takes a slower pace than usual Kdramas and I can only see some sparks between the couple after 9 eps. Despite the good food, finds it strange that there are not many customers during mealtimes and only have the usual two old mens. Also find it hard to accept a hero that does not do much daily apart from normal chores and quite irritated with the second sister’s character who is so naive!

    This show is really for those who have patience and enjoy dramas without real angst or suffering. Will have to pause and jump back in again when I crave the food and have more patience . Is the pace of second half of the show better than the first half?

  6. 156
    LoLo Says:

    congrats mr.song…how i wish im the bride,huhuhu…
    im your avid fan and wish to see u in person

    15 march 🙂 😉

    http://popseoul.wordpress.com/2008/03/19/a-listers-at-song-il-gooks-wedding

  7. 157
    sulfanti Says:

    why i cann’t watch it trough you tube????
    i’ve been waiting for so long….
    i stopped in ep 12

    would your let me know how to get to watch???

    please, i seek your help!!!!

  8. 158
    Saranghae Says:

    @Kaddict:u missed one half of ur life if u havent watch yet The Prrincess Man!my God its one of the best sageuk romance drama with happy ending!the storyline was superb the casts were great and Park Shi Hoo totally amazing as always I love all his series!he’s truly a great actor!

  9. 159
    Saranghae Says:

    opps my comment about the princess man was intended for Torri not for KDaddict:) So Torri u gotta watch The Princess Man 🙂 its truly one of the best sageuk romance drama with happy ending!highly recommended!

  10. 160
    peyutnduy Says:

    it’s an interesting drama but a bit boring since the pace was quite slow…
    i skipped ep.17-23 so i didn’t know about ki ho tae’s father relation with his maternal mother. perhaps someone here can tell me briefly about it? thanks!

  11. 161
    Sun Says:

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    HappY News

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    Song Il-gook welcomes triplets

    http://www.hancinema.net/song-il-gook-welcomes-triplets-40071.html

  12. 162
    Toy Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOU 😆

  13. 163
    http://www.mastiwallz.com Says:

    Criss I am Waiting for movie and i am the big fan

  14. 164
    Canary Says:

    VeRy NiCe 🙂

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Song-Il-Gook/69360248130

  15. 165
    Canary Says:

    Holding on to hope

    http://www.hancinema.net/holding-on-to-hope-40775.html

  16. 166
    Canary Says:

    Kang Shin-il continues acting despite cancer

    http://www.hancinema.net/kang-shin-il-continues-acting-despite-cancer-40419.html

  17. 167
    SUN Says:

    Hi iiiii 😉

    Easter bring Fun, Easter bring Happiness,

    Easter bring God Endless Blessings,

    Easter bring fresh love…

    Happy Easter to You

    with all best wishes

    love YOu More 🙂

  18. 168
    mehboob Says:

    So excited to watch it…….

  19. 169
    Halla Says:

    I am enjoying this drama and I hope you will too!.

  20. 170
    Sina Says:

    Beautiful drama. Love every episode.

  21. 171
    dodz Says:

    Haven’t posted in an online forum for a long time but I feel the urge to do this now after having just completed watching this drama series. It’s been a long while since a book I’ve read or a movie or drama I’ve watched has spoken to me so clearly, so movingly and so personally as this drama has, It’s not just about kimchi-making. It’s also about how the making of kimchi is so closely tied to the life you’ve led and are leading & to the people you’ve met and are with in your life. More so, the story of making kimchi is wonderfully wrapped up with the core idea of the importance of the ability to accept yourself (flaws and all) and your place in life among the people that matters to you. All the characters (major and minor) have unitedly performed so well to bring about a sense of wholesomeness to this drama series. There is no other word than the word ‘superb’ to describe Song il Gook’s portrayal of Ki Ho Tae or Ko Han Dol in this drama. There is such a great scent of invigorating freshness to the idea of humanity after watching this drama. I do thank everyone involved in the production of this series for such a beautiful piece of work.

  22. 172
    Mone Says:

    love you,ur my best actor

  23. 173
    Rowena Says:

    i am truly amazed with this drama. first things first, the scenic views around the restaurant is very breath taking. and the kimchi that they highlight in each episode looks very appetizing. for a non korean like myself, the only kimchi i know is the lettuce kimchi and the radish kimchi. i never realized how many different kinds of kimchi there is and not all of them are spicy. the main actor and the actress are also amazing with their character portrayals which is very believable. i guess the only character i don’t like in this drama is the older sister, uju because she is so innocent that she comes off as stupid sometimes. also the grandfather who comes with the oriental doctor can be a bit rowdy, i don’t think korean harabuji are like that in real life. the story line…oh my god…what can i say? it’s really really good. i don’t know why some people think this drama had a slow plot line, for me it was just right, with the right amount of suspense that will keep you guessing on gi ho tae/ ko han dol’s past. also there are other subplots like the robin hood serial killer and the gangster that fell in love with uju, and lee gichan if he would ever return back home, in every episode i think the writers tried to add in a little bit of the story on the different subplots. so the watcher is not only focused on one or two story but every character in the restaurant have their own stories to tell. this drama is so good, that i had to stop watching the other regular shows i am following and i just focused on this drama until i finished it. i guess the whole point of this drama that like kimchi which can be spicy at first bite, so is life that can be harsh on individuals. but if you endure it, everything becomes better. and like kimchi which has different ingredients, the people working in the restaurant, with different past and different motivations, all work together to make chun ji in the best kimchi restaurant. the music in the drama is also very good. love the drinking song which park jin hee sang while drinking makgeoli, and the main theme heaven earth man, very refreshing to hear arirang interpreted in a very modern way. for me, this drama is perfect…the best…for now…

  24. 174
    SOUSOU Says:

    AMAZING DRAMA ESPECIALLY EPISODE 1 LOVE YOU SIG

  25. 175
    SUN Says:

    Hi
    Miss you 😉

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsQQguY7u48&feature=related

  26. 176
    sun Says:

    HI

    GOOD MORNING

    WELL COME 2 ((( Korean Drama & Song ))) facebook

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  27. 177
    sun Says:

    To all Arabic sigers

    you can come with us in this (( http://koreaworld.yoo7.com/ )))

    we very Happy

    Hi Korea drama

  28. 178
    zarima USA Says:

    just finished watching this.. and i could say its worth watching… try it

  29. 179
    witlily Says:

    Very good drama, heartwarming story.

  30. 180
    ance Says:

    seems like a good drama…i think i will love this drama coz it’s song il gook!

  31. 181
    Sina Says:

    A very nice drama. Makes you feel good that there are lots of good loving people in this world.

  32. 182
    Hanako Says:

    Great drama but the ending was not fantastic though. It is all about love and warmth , and also forgiveness in this movie. I love the Earth and Man restaurant with the ancient building and the beautiful scenery surroundings.
    I love the way they make all kinds of Kimchi which is real interesting as I had seen my Koren friend making it too. It is an emotional story , some sad parts though but it is great family story somehow. Something different with all those great main actors and actresses

  33. 183
    love me:song il gook Says:

    i am an iranian. i’m in love with song il gook .it is a beautiful drama.please give her vote. thank you

  34. 184
    any Says:

    It’s a beautiful movie! Please, watch!

  35. 185
    CH Says:

    one of the best drama….very positive message

  36. 186
    mc Says:

    Although I’ve probably watched hundreds of dramas this is the first time I’ve felt compelled to comment on one. I thought this drama was quite good: the storyline, the acting, the scenery and the kimchi making. I think all the actors did an excellent job in their roles and every role really contributed to the story. I was especially impressed with the young actress that played Eun Bi. Her character was important to the story and her speaking and facial expressions were very perfect. I also enjoyed watching Lee Min Young/Lee Woo Joo when she would open the pot of rice/stew/kimchi/etc and would smell and smile. The look on her face made me wish I could smell it too! This drama had just the right amount of romance, comedy, mystery, and evil.

  37. 187
    ann Says:

    where was this drama filmed-exotic place.

  38. 188
    Canary Says:

    Hi Song

    UR the best actor that Ive ever seen.please come back and show US your arts of acting more n more.U FOREVER

  39. 189
    jewles Says:

    Just watched it again. It’s one of my very favorite dramas. No nonsense just people and their hearts, evil and good. The dialog while making kimchi, although some are lost in translation, and the scenery are to die for!

  40. 190
    malu Says:

    song Il Guk is my favorite Korean actor, he’s the reason why i got hooked on k dramas. Nice to see him again in this drama. Hope he’ll have more dramas to come.

  41. 191
    key Says:

    Ive been watched the 2nd epd n i didnt get anything. I think this drama isnt intersting at all….
    The actor n actress ia good but the story looks like horrible. Or it just have a bad start….
    Hoping the next epd will more interesting

  42. 192
    wild@ Says:

    good drama, i like it

  43. 193
    Fullheart5 Says:

    Watched for the second time. This drama made me a Song Il Gook fan. Now he is on The return of Superman. I get to see him more. Already watched most of his dramas.

  44. 194
    Korean Drama Review FF | Drama and Show Reviews and Recommendations Says:

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  45. 195
    lesle Says:

    I’m slowly watching Fermentation Family the second time since mid-June; in addition to all the other comments, may I add that the photography, the cinematography if that’s the right word here, is outstanding! Repeat, Outstanding!
    I presume the director, Park Chan-Hong, was involved but nowhere can I find the name of the Director of Photography, as it’s called in the US.
    Whomever it was, he or she deserves an award.

    Lesle
    Tallahassee, Florida
    https://AstrayFrt.blogspot.com/

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