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Cheer Up

Cheer Up: Cast, Synopsis, Trivia

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General Information

  • International Title: Cheer Up
  • Original Title: 치얼업 (romanization: Cheer Up)
  • Genre: Romance
  • No. of Episode: 16
  • Airing Date: 2022.10.03 ~ 2022.11.22
  • Airing Slot: Wednesday – Thursday
  • Broadcasting Channel: SBS
  • International Distributor: Viu
  • Starring: Han Ji Hyun, Bae In Hyuk, Kim Hyun Jin, Jang Gyuri
  • Director: Han Tae Sub
  • Screenwriter: Cha Hae Won
  • Highest Rating: TBA
  • Awards: TBA


Do Hae Yi (Han Ji Hyun) is a diligent freshman at Theology Department, Yonhee University. Despite her family’s poor financial background, she has a bright personality. Hae Yi works several part-time jobs to support herself and her family. One day, Jae Yi is offered to join Theia —the legendary Yonhee University cheerleading squad— in return for money.

She has a crush on the team’s captain Park Jung Woo (Bae In Hyuk). Meanwhile, a rich and famous campus crush Jin Sun Ho (Kim Hyun Jin) is also interested in Hae Yi. As time passed, Hae Yi became more invested in the cheerleading squad than she intended.

Cheer Up Cast

cheer up korean drama han ji hyun as do hae yi

Character: Do Hae Yi
Portrayed by: Han Jin Hyun
Han Ji Hyun’s notable works: Penthouse I-III (SBS/ 2020~2021)

cheer up korean drama bae in hyuk as park jung woo

Character: Park Jung Woo
Portrayed by: Bae In Hyuk
Bae In Hyuk’s notable works: My Roommate is a Gumiho (tvN/ 2021), At A Distance Spring is Green (KBS2/ 2021), Why Her? (SBS/ 2021)

cheer up korean drama kim hyun jin as jin sun ho

Character: Jin Sun Ho
Portrayed by: Kim Hyun Jin
Kim Hyun Jin’s notable works: N/A

Extended Cast

Jang Gyuri as Tae Cho Hee
Lee Eun Saem as Joo Sun Ja
Yang Dong Geun as Bae Young Woong
Ryu Hyun Kyung as Shin Ji Young
Nam Joong Gyu as Soo Il
Eun Hae Seong as Lee Jae Hyuk
Yoo Yi Jun as the President of the Broadcasting Club at Yonhee University
Lee Jung Jun as Ki Woon Chan
Byun Yoon Jung as Seong Chul Mo
Jang Young Nam as Seong Chun Yang
Lee Min Jae as Do Jae Yi
Baek Ji Won as Hwang Jin Hee
Hyun Woo Seok as Kim Min Jae
Han Soo Ah as Han So Yun
Kim Shin Bi as Lim Yong Il
Song Duk Ho as Song Ho Min
Lee Jong Hyuk as Kyu Jin
Jung Shin Hye as Lee Ha Jin
Park Bo Yeon as Lee Yoo Min
Lee Seung Min

Cameo & Special Appearance

Jang Na Ra as senior and former cheerleader at Yonhee University

Character Relationship Chart

cheer up korean drama cast character relationship chart

Original Soundtrack

‘Confession’ by Sam Kim
‘RINGING’ by Mijoo
‘Enjoy This Moment’ by Stella Jang

Trailer Videos

Awards & Nominations



  • The university name (Yonhee University) used in the drama was Yonsei University’s former name.
  • Yonhee university is based on Yonsei University, while the rival Hokyung University is based on Korea University.
  • This is Han Ji Hyun’s first leading role in terrestrial TV.
  • This is Jang Gyuri’s first drama project after leaving fromis_9 to focus on her acting career.
  • ‘Cheer Up’ is set in 2019.

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