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The Running Mates: Human Rights

Title: 달리는 조사관 / The Running Mates: Human Rights
Early Title: Running Investigator / The Defender: Human Rights
Genre: Crime, Social
Episodes: 14
Broadcast network: OCN
Broadcast period: 2019-Sep-18 to 2019-Oct-31
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 23:00


This drama is based on novel “Dalrineun Josagwan” by “Song Shi Woo/송시우” which was published on 2015-Oct-22 by “Sigongsa”.

It’s follows investigators for the Human Rights Promotion Commission. They fight for those whose human rights are violated.

Han Yoon Seo (Lee Yo Won) works as an investigator for the Human Rights Promotion Commission. She investigates cases based only on the only facts, while trying to stay impartial throughout the investigation. Because of this, she is often mistakenly thought to lack empathy. She also carries a secret and an emotional scar from her past that she cannot tell anyone. Meanwhile, Bae Hong Tae (Choi Gwi Hwa) is a former prosecutor. He was dispatched to the Human Rights Promotion Commission and began to work as an investigator for that organization. He is righteous and tends to act before thinking things through. Both of them have conflicts on everything, but they work together for the people who need their help.


Main Cast

Lee Yo Won as Han Yoon Seo
Choi Gwi Hwa as Kang Ho Joon

Human Rights Commission

Jang Hyun Sung as Kim Hyun Seok
Oh Mi Hee as Ahn Kyung Sook
Kim Joo Young as Bu Ji Hoon
Lee Joo Woo as Lee Dal Sook


Shim Ji Ho as Oh Tae Moon
Jang Hyuk Jin as Jang Dong Suk
Kim Roe Ha as Han Kwang Ho
Oh Jae Kyun as towel complainer
Park Bo Kyung as habitual complainer to HRPC
Jang Jung Yeon as Ji Soon Goo
Choi Hong Il as Jeong Kwang Tae
Lee Jin Soo (이진수) as Chae Min Joon
Jung Sung Il (정성일) as Jung Won Chul
Jung Eun Pyo as Jung Boo Sun
Ryu Sung Rok (류성록) as Jung Il Byung
Lee Jong Hwa as Lee Sung Woo
Lee Kyung Young as Kim Boo Chul
Kim Kang Hyun as Oh Tae Sun
Jeon Noh Min as army commander
Kwon Hae Sung


Jo Sun Mook as Choi Jong Bok (ep.1)
Hwang Jae Hee (황재희) as So Ji Hye (ep.1-2)
Im Il Kyu as Lee Eun Yool (ep.1-2)
Jo Soo Min as Han Yoon Jin (ep.3)
Han Kyu Won as Detective Yoon Joo Kang (ep.3-4)

Production Credits

Production Companies: Studio Dragon, Daydream Entertainment
Director: Kim Yong Soo
Scriptriter: Baek Jung Chul

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2019-09-18 1 1.207 -
2019-09-19 2 1.300 -
2019-09-25 3 1.180 -
2019-09-26 4 1.057 -
2019-10-02 5 0.813 -
2019-10-03 6 0.8 -
2019-10-09 7 0.819 -
2019-10-10 8 0.892 -
2019-10-16 9 0.6 -
2019-10-17 10 0.4 -
2019-10-23 11 0.9 -
2019-10-24 12 0.909 -
2019-10-30 13 0.8 -
2019-10-31 14 1.091 -

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

*** 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 Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV
Trailer V

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  One Comment

  1. 1 : Jukbang Says:

    This was the most depressive drama ever . . The beginning is the end.

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