4:27 pm - 01/26/2018

"Prison Playbook" Round Up - Interviews, Behind the Scenes Vids and Cast Social Media [Media Heavy]

As tvN’s “Prison Playbook” came to an end on January 18, several cast members talked about their experience during filming and shared their thoughts on what the drama meant to them.

Shin Won Ho, the producing director (PD) of “Prison Playbook,” shared his final thoughts on the drama. When asked what message he hoped viewers would take away from the show, he replied, “It makes no sense to say what message I want to convey. I think my mission is to throw a diverse array of stories and different sides of life [at the viewers] to offer them an enjoyable, emotional experience. I think it’s up to the viewers to decide what they want to take away from it.”

In a statement released through FNC Entertainment, Jung Hae In [Captain Yoo] remarked, “‘Prison Playbook’ was a new challenge and the greatest of joys [for me]. I gained wisdom and life lessons while filming the drama.”

The actor also expressed his immense gratitude for everyone involved with the drama, saying, “I want to give my love and thanks to director Shin Won Ho and the crew for giving me the opportunity to act and also for making the set such a happy place that it was hard for us to hold back our laughter whenever we filmed. I also give my love and thanks to my Cell 2, Room 6 family, who took good care of me even though I was lacking in many ways.”

He went on, “I sincerely thank the viewers for enjoying ‘Prison Playbook’ together with us until now. I think it was because of the fans’ enjoyment that I was able to gain the energy I needed to film [the drama]. It was truly a blessing.”

Actress Im Hwa Young [Kim Jae Hee] also thanked the viewers of the show, expressing her regret that “Prison Playbook” was already over. She commented, “It seems like just yesterday that I was introducing myself as [my character] Kim Jae Hee, and I’m already saying my goodbyes and thanking you for having loved the character.”

She added, “I would like it if ‘Prison Playbook’ were a drama that remained forever in viewers’ memory.”

Actor Jung Woong In {Lt. Paeng] shared that he had initially been worried about the chemistry between his prison guard character and the various inmates, but that his concerns had turned out to be unnecessary.

He explained, “Because the actors I worked with treated me warmly and made me comfortable, they turned the character of Chief Paeng into the warmest character in the world. I want to thank them for that.”

The actor also spoke fondly of the drama in general, saying that he was happy to have had the chance to play a different type of role. He noted, “I think it speaks to the strength of this drama that I was able to play this kind of character, even though I’m known for playing villains.”

Lee Kyu Hyung [Hanyang] remarked, “I filmed the drama with a happy and grateful heart, thanks to the fact that ‘Prison Playbook’ received a great deal of love. Thank you so much for giving [the drama] lots of love.”

He went on to promise, “I will return and show you an improved version of myself in another drama. I will always continue to work hard and do my best.”

[Subbed behind the scenes vids]

[Cast social media updates]














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Such a fantastic drama. It's finally up on US Netflix now.
kristinl356 27th-Jan-2018 01:23 am (UTC)
This was such a fantastic show. I'm so sad it's over. It really found a place in my heart. I think it's probably the best show of 2017 for me. I never imagined I'd be able to watch three 90 minute episodes in a single day but this show is so thoroughly enjoyable. The characters really feel like family. I'll be excited to see all of these actors in new shows.
kenata 27th-Jan-2018 02:24 am (UTC)
i loved this show a lot but i'm reallllly bitter about the end to hanyang's narrative arc
demeulemeester 27th-Jan-2018 10:28 am (UTC)
same ;__; i mean, it's realistic but IT HURT!!
kenata 27th-Jan-2018 07:24 pm (UTC)
altho i know a shit ton of characters kept talking about how difficult and impossible drug addictions are as ~foreshadowing, i feel like their decision to showcase the wholehearted support from the rest of the cellmates (esp. since the foundation of his character was based on the neglect n trauma he faced as a child), along with the earnestness in hanyang's character development meant they were setting him up for success. for me, the end of his narrative in juxtaposition to the rest of the characters' happy endings rlly hurts T_T and so it feels cheap to me!!
hibaalhadid 27th-Jan-2018 07:18 pm (UTC)
ughhhhhhhhhh I was biting my fingers and pleading to my screen please don't, you did an amazing job so far
and when he did it I cried, that's how much I was invested in this LOL
kenata 27th-Jan-2018 07:25 pm (UTC)
me too...!!! they did such an amazing job with connecting the audience with their core cast and in fleshing out each character and their backstories...that this hit really, really hard and i'm pretty upset about it still tbh :(
reader17 5th-Feb-2018 02:04 am (UTC)
You sound like me, I was actually talking to the screen when he went to open the door, "come on just get out of the car, you can just leave, don't do it!". I felt so bad for him especially because I think it was a setup, I know no one made him get in the car, and no one made him take the drug but it was to convenient that the guy was there and the police showed up! I keep thinking why didn't the boyfriend or father go get him everything would of been different :(
daynr 27th-Jan-2018 02:34 am (UTC)
ooooh, so excited it's on netflix. I am going to download it for on-the-go viewing. I've heard good things about it!
hibaalhadid 27th-Jan-2018 07:19 pm (UTC)
you'll LOVE it, it's sooooo good
lechuza_yoya 27th-Jan-2018 03:51 am (UTC)
thank you for putting this together OP.
so sad is over
weneedmedicine 27th-Jan-2018 06:05 am (UTC)
I'm only on episode 4, but it's really good so far minus the creepy romance that I easily skip over. Also, I have no clue how I got through reply 1988, because these movie length episodes just isn't cutting it!! this show is lucky that I'm already invested in the characters.
tsuyoi_hikari 27th-Jan-2018 08:05 am (UTC)
2017 surprisingly has sooo many good dramas. I usually only have 1 or 2 dramas per year that I thought was worthy of B+ or A but last year has plenty of them. From Secret Forest to Circle to Go Back Couple (which I didn't expect at all), I hope year 2018 will be the same.
lemonadetea 27th-Jan-2018 08:19 am (UTC)
Ooh, I'm glad it's on Netflix now! I only wasn't watching it because I would've had to hunt for it. I'll definitely watch when I have time.
raved 27th-Jan-2018 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm going to start watching this one soon! Thanks, OP.
I like your JBL icon too.
hibaalhadid 27th-Jan-2018 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'm so sad it ended, it was a fun drama to watch, Lt. Paeng was so cute and fun interacting with the inmates, also the cell mates were so cute and their chemistry was sooo good

I'm already missing them :(
reader17 5th-Feb-2018 02:06 am (UTC)
I enjoyed this drama so much! It was so good I loved all of the characters and I already miss that it is over. I am glad some of them had a happy ending, but I am upset about Hanyang's (looney) I thought he ending should of been different :(
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