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Title: 스탠바이 / Standby
Chinese Title: 待机备用
Genre: Sitcom, Romance
Episodes: 113
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Apr-09 to 2012-Oct-05
Air time: Monday to Friday 19:45 to 20:15


“Standby” is a drama that revolves around the life and love of entertainment producers, writers, announcers and more based in a broadcasting company called TV 11.

Ryu Jin plays Ryu Jin haeng, who is determined to become a top news anchor.


Main Cast

Ryu Jin as Ryu Jin Haeng
Lee Ki Woo as Ryu Ki Woo
Ha Suk Jin as Ha Suk Jin
Kim Soo Hyun (1985) as Kim Soo Hyun
Jung So Min as Jung So Min
Si Wan as Im Si Wan
Choi Jung Woo as Ryu Jung Woo
Park Joon Geum as Park Joon Geum
Kim Yun Woo as Kim Yeon Woo
Go Kyung Pyo as Kim Kyung Pyo
Simon D (사이먼 디) as Sam D

Supporting Cast

Jung Ga Ram as Jung Ga Ram
Kim Seung Pil as cameraman
Sa Mi Ja as Jeong Woo’s mother
Kim Ye Won as Kim Ye Won


Park Myeong Su as Ascetic Geosung
Julian Kang as Park Joon-Keum’s fan
Lee Chae Young as Ha Seok Jin’s first love
Ahn Hye Kyung as lawyer
Yoon Jin Sol as high school student on blind date
Hyemi as high school student on blind date
Park Mi Sun as Park Mi Sun
Kim Young Ok as Joon Keum’s mother
Choi Eun Kyung as president of education consulting company
Yoo So Young as So Ra
Hwang Kwang Hee as Ha Seok Jin’s younger brother
Yum Dong Hun as Ryu Jung Woo’s friend
Kim Kyung Jin as ascetic
Ha Dong Hoon as Rapper H
Park Eun Ji as Park Eun Ji

Production Credits

Director: Jun Jin Soo
Screenwriter: Ki Seung Tae, Kim Yoon Hee, Lee Eun Young, Park Jae Hyun, Park Min Jung, Yang Seo Yoon (양서윤)


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  1. 1 : Mic Says:

    Wow, good casts! Would be funny! Look forward to…

  2. 2 : City Hunter Says:

    This is a very interesting Korean Sitcom…so many in and out musical clips…and what is great it has good casting. Awesome!

  3. 3 : simpleaja.com Says:

    its interesting?? wow ,…

  4. 4 : via Says:

    Finally… I wish there will be more photo’s about the casts, but I just can’t believe its 100+episodes.. wow… can I watch it all?

  5. 5 : i Says:

    aw man…the 100+ episodes seem too much for me…thought it would be a regular 16-24 series…

  6. 6 : jayne Says:

    As much as I love Ryu Jin, I think 100+ episodes is too much for me 🙁

  7. 7 : GHSforever Says:

    Omo I love the cast already.
    I don’t want to see such a long drama again but damn I cannot resist by such an awesome cast!!
    Will watch it although this drama will kill my precious free time haha>:D

  8. 8 : remy Says:

    it’s a sitcom airing 3-5 episode a week. 23-45 minutes long per episode. taking about 6-7 months to finish. Kinda like the High Kick Series where this sitcom came from. I don’t know about this one. Yeah there’s alot of good faces here but no one of is a true comedian. Like the sitcom More Charming By The Day, i dont think it will be any close to High Kick 2&3. But let’s just hope for the best. Im not gonna watch it rigth away anyway. Wait until around june/july before I’ll start watching so there will be about 40-60 episode out.

  9. 9 : DL Says:

    Jung So Min, Nae Noona come backkkkkk yey… Cukkhae… Saranghae noona.

  10. 10 : KDaddict Says:

    Would love to see another side of Ryu Jin, after all those serious n ill-fated husband 2nd lead roles he had. Love Siwan! This sure sounds a lot better than Hi Kick 3!

  11. 11 : Grg Aaniitaa Says:

    Jung so min i like ur acting.i hope this drama will be best for u.best of luck.

  12. 12 : taraLuvJJ Says:

    love siwan since moon-sun, and jung su min too.. yeah i think the casts are great, but 100+ eps..??!! beside i never watch korean sitcom (is it the same with american sitcom..?! dunno) maybe i’ll skip this one out..

  13. 13 : [UPCOMING -DRAMA] 스탠바이 / Standby | Says:

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  14. 14 : muabuonkst Says:

    You can download this drama here

  15. 15 : Vic Says:

    haha,nobody’s watching these 100+ep kdramaS

  16. 16 : Micc Says:

    Don’t like it after two episodes. I think I am not made out for sitcoms.

  17. 17 : via Says:

    just read the recap from first week episode from dramabeans, I think its quite promising, maybe I will be watching it after all…

  18. 18 : OK OK OK Says:

    My sis said v nice. Ask me to watch. Very funny that she laughs alot. 😀

  19. 19 : upekshya Says:

    where i can watch this drama? is it good? jung so min was sooo cute in playfull kiss. so i think she is act well in this drama. so can you tell me where can i watch this drama?

  20. 20 : GHSforever Says:

    You can watch this drama on the following websites:

    http://www.dramacrazy.net/korean-drama/standby/ OR

    Some episodes are even subbed!

  21. 21 : KDaddict Says:

    I’ll start watching this as soon as I Need a Fairy finishes its run. I’ll miss it, n will comfort myself by watch Siwon, Ryu Jin and Beanpole. 🙂

  22. 22 : GHSforever Says:

    You should def watch it!!! I watch I need a fairy always live so I have time to watch Standby in my free time.
    It is really awesome and I always laugh my ass off!:D

  23. 23 : KDaddict Says:

    Good to see u here. I was feeling a bit lonely on I need a Fairy. I’m rooting for Cha Se Joo n Fairygirl to end up together. I think her mom may find her clothes n go home, but I hope she stays after he proposes. Haha. Will join u here next week.

    To ppl who worry abt its length:
    This is Not a KD; it is a sit-com. Each ep is less than 30 mins., plus sit-coms go much more quickly n make for easy watching: no angst, no suspense, no torture.

  24. 24 : GHSforever Says:

    @KDaddictYes I really hope that they end up together. But I wish that her mother will stay too. I really like her too.
    And yes I never get tired of sit-com. It is really easy too watch. It’s different than KD. I mean I am actually tired of Fashion King. I watched all the episodes till now and the characters are so plain stupid. The only reason I watch the drama is because of Shin Se Kyung and Lee Je Hoon. I’m kinda feel bad because of Lee Je Hoon. He took this role instead of the role of Prince Jae Ha in the King2hearts. I bet that he would have made an awesome Prince and King. But I am satisfied with Lee Seung gi so it does not matter. Okay I talked enough. See you then next week.:D

  25. 25 : KDaddict Says:

    Just typed a long message in response to #24, n it disappeared into cyberspace!

  26. 26 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 1:
    Oh, I just started it this morning.
    Ryu Jin plays a bumbling idiot, who can’t do anything rt. He was hired as a broadcaster just for his looks. It’s gt to see them make fun of sb w good looks on tv. This is much funnier than Hi Kick.
    There r plenty of familiar faces. Siwan is so pretty. Who is the girl who works in the convenience store? I know I’ve seen her recently, but in which drama?

  27. 27 : KDaddict Says:

    I like the chars in this show.
    The Ryu brothers r precious. Tho Ryn Jin’s char is incompetent, a cleanliness freak, he has a heart of gold. I wouldn’t have believed his fear of his father, except that I have a cousin who is the same way. As an adult, she is afraid to talk back to her mother, n would ask me to talk to her mother abt the smallest things on her behalf. The younger Ryu brother is so likable. I like how he is not afraid of his father. He is easy going, but has a mischievous side.
    Talking abt mischievous, I remember now! That girl in the store is from Mischievous Kiss. No wonder she looks so familiar, as does every one else on the show. It feels like meeting up with a group of old friends! Ha!

  28. 28 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 6:
    Ryu Jin Hwang IS a bumbling idiot alright! He thought Si Wan stole 1m won. I love that Si wan has so much air time. What a sensible young man his char is. N they keep making fun of Lee Ki Woo being as tall as a tree. Ha ha ha.

  29. 29 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 11:
    Siwan dresses up as Heo Yeom in METS.
    Ahhh! P-r-e-t-t-y!

  30. 30 : intyce Says:

    Why haven’t the episodes been subbed lately? =( I really want to catch up on this sitcom. BTW- can someone tell me if Ki Woo is supposed to be Jung So Min’s love interest in this show? They are so cute and funny together! =)

  31. 31 : KDaddict Says:

    It doesn’t look like Ki Woo is Jung So Min’s love interest, at least no to date. She has a rush on Ryu Jin’s char since the day they met in univ.

  32. 32 : KDaddict Says:

    My mistake. I was thinking of So Hyun, you were talking abt So Ming. Their love line is still Unclear up to ep 30. They seemed to have made a good connection at first, but nothing has come it of it yet.

    The love line between Daddy Ryu n the program director is entirely uninteresting.

  33. 33 : intyce Says:

    Thanks KDaddict! ^_^

  34. 34 : KDaddict Says:

    I hate stupid chars, even in a sitcom! Ryu Jin’s char is so incompetent that he can’t even rent an apt properly. He got v upset when his father wanted to propose to his boss, so he wanted to move out, huffing n puffing. That char must be in his mid to late 30’s. I say, it is hi time he moves out with Siwan, so that Siwan wouldn’t have to suffer his dad’s ill-treatment. But in the process of ap-hunting, he got all his money cheated by a con artist! What grown man with years of working experience would be that stupid! That is not sb I can respect, even as a fictional char.

  35. 35 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 35:
    Not too fond of this show right now, bc it is so focused on Father on his girlfriend. Siwan hasn’t been showing up much, nor So Ming. Lee Ki Woo is just a secondary char, n so is the girl next door, Soo Hyun. Not much story going on except Father’s courtship n wedding.

  36. 36 : nana Says:

    does anyone know what is the song appeared in Ep19 at 17:55 ????
    please let me know the title…thankssssssss guyss <3
    saranghae yeorobun!!

  37. 37 : MJN Says:

    @KDaddict where do you watch these episodes?

  38. 38 : KDaddict Says:

    I watch live on Korean tv.

  39. 39 : intyce Says:

    I’ve watched up to Ep.40 and I guess Si Wan has a little crush on So Min. ^_^ I thought So Min would be matched up with Ki Woo but it looks like he and Soo Hyun have something going on.

  40. 40 : Anna Says:

    Anyone know the song title in Ep19, at 18:00?
    when ryun jin bring the queen to meet his dad at a dinner, it’s actually music only, not a song..

  41. 41 : FBRS Says:

    LEE KI WOOOOOOOOO so damn hot… <3 kyaaaaaa

  42. 42 : japs Says:

    Lee Ki Woo & Jung So Min please!!!!!!!!!

  43. 43 : zeliha Says:

    I just don’t watch. But I wonder next to time watchs…

  44. 44 : Yukiieee Says:

    Where do you all watch it? I can’t seems to find it anywhere online with Englsih sub! 🙁

  45. 45 : hazimah Says:

    wow, jung so min looks great . Awesome drama (y)

  46. 46 : Victoria Says:

    Does anyone know where i can find these episodes but with English subtitles because the only one’s i can find are on a site but its in Korean and it wont let me play it

  47. 47 : jibkkotminam Says:

    yeahh..daebakkk..~~~ the sitcom is currently airing in BRUNEI DARUSSALAM’s local channel “RTB 2″…airs every mon-thurs at 8pm with malay subs^^~~

    with two episodes airs consecutively on each day..no commercial break at all..haha..tomorrow night’s will be the 11th & 12th eps^^^~~ woohoo..cant wait..interesting sitcom^^^^~ saranghaeyo seutaenbai^^~~

  48. 48 : it'sme! Says:

    where do you watch this because i can’t find it and when i do it won’t work but i’ve read the sypnosis and i really want to watch it 0___o

  49. 49 : ainah hyun min Says:

    i want to watch! standby! can

  50. 50 : K Says:

    Park Joon Geum’s daily word,”Is it a fun?”

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