Kim Ji-suk rivals Song Jae-rim in Unkind Women
The main love triangle is complete for KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Unkind Women, due out next month: Kim Ji-suk (Angel Eyes) has been cast to rival Song Jae-rim (Surplus Princess) for the affections of Lee Hana (High School King of Savvy), who plays the granddaughter of three generations of not-so-nice women living under one roof. This drama has undergone a number of casting changes in the last few weeks, but things finally seem to be settling down and the production held its first script read this week with the full cast.
Kim Hye-ja (Mother) plays the matriarch, a cooking teacher with a sharp tongue and two adult daughters. Do Ji-won will go from KBS Monday-Tuesday show Healer right over to this one on Wednesday-Thursday, where she’s been cast as the eldest daughter, a successful news anchor. Chae Shi-ra (Five Fingers) plays her sister, who became a mother at age 20 and grew up alongside her own daughter, played by Lee Hana. And Sohn Chang-min (Feel-Good Day) has been cast as Do Ji-won’s love interest.
Kim Ji-suk will play Song Jae-rim’s half-brother — he’s an announcer with a boy-next-door image who comes from a wealthy family and is blessed with looks, brains, and confidence. He’ll be partly responsible for Lee Hana losing her teaching job, so he sets out to help her because he feels bad. Little by little he’ll fall for her in the process, and the two brothers will end up rivals.
The drama comes from the PD of My Daughter Seo-young and Brain, and the writer of When a Man Loves and Equator Man. Based on creds, it should turn out to be a strong family melodrama; I just hope it’s the heartwarming kind and not the histrionic kind. If by unkind we’re talking about four smart women who speak their minds, I’m all for that.
Unkind Women follows King’s Face in February.
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