Temptation (Hangul: 유혹; RR: Yuhok) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kwon Sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo,Lee Jung-jin and Park Ha-sun. It airs on SBS on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes beginning July 14, 2014.
- Title: 유혹 / Yoohok
- Also known as: Seduction
- Genre: Melodrama, romance, family
- Episodes: 20
- Broadcast network: SBS
- Broadcast period: 2014-Jul-14 to 2014-Sept-16
- Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00
- Original Soundtrack: Temptation OST
Cha Seok-hoon is a naïve man who grew up a rural village in Gangwon Province. His intellect gets him into the country’s top university despite his family’s economic plight, and he takes on all sorts of part-time jobs, from quick services to construction work, in order to earn his tuition.
He then meets Na Hong-joo, a girl also from a poor family. Hong-joo is resigned to a miserable existence, until Seok-hoon brings happiness and hope into her life. They get married, and Hong-joo is a calm and understanding wife, always the first to sacrifice and make concessions. However, Seok-hoon finds himself plunged into massive debt due to business venture failure with another partner.
Yoo Se-young is a hotel heiress, trained to take over her father’s company from a young age. Called a “woman of iron,” she is a workaholic and a headstrong leader, and has no interest in love or marriage. One of her family friends is rich playboy Kang Min-woo, who unsuccessfully tried to seduce her in the past. Min-woo has everything he could ever want, and approaches life with the philosophy that you should have a hundred different faces for a hundred different women. He got married only because it was a requirement for his inheritance.
While on a business trip to Hong Kong, Se-young meets the troubled Seok-hoon and Hong-joo, and makes them a dangerous offer: In exchange for paying off Seok-hoon’s huge debts so that he could avoid going to jail, she asks for 3 days of time with him.
Seok-hoon makes a crucial choice and takes the deal. But his strange relationship with Se-young soon jeopardizes his marriage, while he starts to change after returning to Korea. His marriage with Hong-joo faces a real crisis and test of trust. Eventually they divorced. Meanwhile Se-young finds herself falling for Seok-hoon and confesses her deep feelings for him.
Episode ratings for the KBS2 drama Temptation
|Date||Episode||TNmS (%)||AGB Nielsen (%)|
|2014-07-14||01||9.6 (12th)||11.9 (8th)||7.6 (20th)||8.6 (15th)|
|2014-07-15||02||8.3 (17th)||10.3 (12th)||8.0 (18th)||9.1 (14th)|
|2014-07-21||03||8.2 (18th)||9.9 (13th)||9.0 (13th)||10.3 (8th)|
|2014-07-22||04||8.4 (16th)||10.8 (9th)||8.3 (16th)||9.3 (13th)|
|2014-07-28||05||8.8 (14th)||10.5 (10th)||9.0 (14th)||9.3 (13th)|
|2014-07-29||06||8.5 (15th)||10.4 (11th)||8.9 (13th)||9.6 (10th)|
|2014-08-04||07||6.9||8.7 (16th)||8.3||9.3 (16th)|
|2014-08-05||08||8.3 (18th)||10.3 (11th)||9.5 (12th)||10.7 (9th)|
|2014-08-11||09||7.2||9.5 (13th)||8.6 (13th)||9.2 (12th)|
|2014-08-12||10||7.4||9.6 (13th)||8.6 (13th)||9.3 (12th)|
|2014-08-18||11||7.9||9.6 (14th)||8.1 (19th)||9.0 (17th)|
|2014-08-19||12||8.3||10.7 (13th)||8.8 (14th)||9.3 (13th)|
|2014-08-25||13||(<8.1)||10.7 (13th)||9.6 (16th)||10.6 (9th)|
|2014-08-26||14||8.4 (17th)||10.9 (10th)||10.0 (12th)||10.7 (10th)|
|2014-09-01||15||9.3 (12th)||11.1 (9th)||11.3 (6th)||12.2 (6th)|
|2014-09-02||16||8.5 (18th)||11.0 (11th)||10.1 (12th)||11.4 (10th)|