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The misadventures of three generations of Unkind Women

I’m still curious about KBS’s decision to make Unkind Women a Wednesday-Thursday show when everything about it screams family weekend drama. That’s not a bad thing — it just follows a pretty familiar pattern that I’m used to seeing in longer-running shows on Saturdays and Sundays. The series is about three generations of hot-blooded women living under one roof, and follows their downward spirals when nothing goes according to plan in any of their lives. The show is gearing up for a premiere next week, though you wouldn’t know it from the dearth of promo materials; a new longer trailer reveals a little more about the characters and the mishaps to come.

Kim Hye-ja (I Live in Cheongdam-dong) plays the matriarch, a sought-after cooking instructor who can cut you down to size with sharp words spoken in her characteristic sweet, melodic voice. Ha, those are the scariest kinds of moms. Her eldest daughter Do Ji-won (Healer) is a star news anchor who’s got a foul temper and a fouler mouth, but excels at just about everything. Life is great for her until she loses her anchor spot, after which her life begins to slope downward for the first time ever.

Second daughter Chae Shi-ra (Five Fingers) is the total opposite of her successful sister. She has a gambling problem and is a general mess through and through, who can never seem to get her life together. She had a daughter at the age of twenty and remained a perpetual teenager, though she does strive to make sure that her daughter is successful in all the ways that she’s not. In the trailer, she goes from crazy ajumma gangster with a frizzy perm to a chic professional woman, so something must happen to incite her total makeover.

Lee Hana (High School King of Savvy) is Chae Shi-ra’s daughter, and she’s a university lecturer who has a bunch of degrees but is pretty hapless in the real world. She’ll have the affections of a pair of half-brothers: Kim Ji-suk (Angel Eyes), a polished announcer-turned-PD, and Song Jae-rim (Surplus Princess), a fencing instructor. She’ll end up losing her job because of Kim Ji-suk, who then tries to fix her life, and she’ll work a bunch of part-time jobs where she meets Song Jae-rim. It’s a tough job, but juggling two hot bros kinda comes with the territory.

The teasers aren’t necessarily drawing me in, though the four women will probably be funny together. Given the producers — the PD of My Daughter Seo-young and the writer of Equator Man — I think it’s probably going to be a solid show. It’s not high-concept or sexy, but maybe it’s not such a bad idea to get another dose of comfort food in a weekday slot. Feel-good family hijinks are a dramaland staple for a reason.

Unkind Women premieres this coming Wednesday, February 25.

Via Osen

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Oh losing her job and working part-time jobs. Booo.

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Fighting!

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what is this I read?

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Seriously?

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LOL, ikr? After everything...

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Please don't spam..... I saw the same comment, word-for-word in another post somewhere.

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Yes, please don't spam. Or try to hijack threads.

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While I understand your passion, I think these thread hi-jacks will be counter productive and may cause folks to vote against rather than for.

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Yes and please bring stuff like this to my attention so that I can prune the threads before they get out of hand! (For instance, I find this comment difficult to delete now because of all the replies attached to it.)

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Will do and thanks!

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Maybe because the rating for weekdays drama has been suffer for a while, they try to experiments with this.

Aargh I like Kim Ji suk but I cant stand the female lead. T_T

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Me too. How I wish that Kim Ji-suk will star in a drama with a girl I'm willing to watch...

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Her lips are bothersome...

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I like those pics.

>"It’s a tough job, but juggling two hot bros kinda comes with the territory."

I want that job.

>"The series is about three generations of hot-blooded women living under one roof, and follows their downward spirals when nothing goes according to plan in any of their lives."
No one ever plans on being caught in between Song Jae-rim and Kim Ji-suk. But I won't fault a girl for trying. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

(On a non-shallow note, I'm curious about Do Ji-won/Myung-hee as an actress. :D Hope this drama is good *fingers crossed* *toes crossed* *talismans bought* *incense lit*)

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I'm watching this for Do ji won! I wanted to see more of her in the last episode of Healer.

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IKR?!

In a not-so-good actress, that role would've been bland and throwaway. She wasn't given much to work with. But we end up rooting and caring for her anyway.

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Yes, shes so gd in healer i want to c more of her!

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Me too! I'm actually really excited to see Do Ji-won playing such a different type of character after she played probably one of the kindest women on the planet in Healer.

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mary ~

I just know you're enjoying the shirtless SJR's show off his swordsmanship skills.

Lee Ha Na is on a roll,eh? First it was Seo In-Guk and Lee Soo-Hyuk. Now it's Kim Ji-suk and Song Jae-rim. Good fortune.

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Omg I know right Lee Hana is one lucky bitch haha :)) on the side note, I actually love her acting in High school King. She actually looks like a socially awkward girl instead of a pretty girl in ugly makeup like the rest of korean actresses playing this kind of role.

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i am glad kbs is offering something different. can't take two shows about multiple personalities on Wed Thurs anymore.

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Why can't you take two shows about multiple personality on the same day? You can only watch one at a time.

American tv is dominated by cops and lawyer shows. People would have nothing to watch if too many crime solving shows on tv was seen as a negative.

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Shamelessly here for shirtless Song Jea Rim, with a sword no less *swoons*

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Uh oh .... is Mary sharing these days?

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lol I was going to to post a similar comment because shirtless jae rim is what drew me in tbh

on a serious note, the teaser isn't that bad, it seems like something quite nice and fun to watch though I can already tell I'll be interested more in the older ladies, lee hana isn't doing it for me

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I have a sword too. *watching everyone closely*

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Lol?

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Haha :D

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hahahaha...

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Any word yet on whether this is being subbed at all?

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*waiting with you*

*dusting off DSS badge just in case*

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It's on KBS so it's definitely getting subbed for KBS World. Dramafever and/or Viki will probably have it too.

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Song Jae Rim its handsome but sorry girls, he's not a good actor for a leading role.

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I wonder about this too. I'm subscribed to Song Jae-rim alerts and there's this Korean news site that lists Kim Ji-suk first before Song Jae-rim.

Then in the teasers it doesn't show SJR very much. :(

Anyway, it seems to be a female-centric drama and I have a feeling the guys will just be "someone to romance" here. Not the focus of the story.

(Wow I sounded sane. hahaha~)

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I will catch it as its female-centric & guys are just the side dishes haha.

Go Unkind Women! Yay!

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Do Jiwon as a STAR news anchor is epic. Hahaa. would she takes some advice from her little brother STAR reporter Kim Moonho and his partner Chief Kang ?? ㅋㅋㅋ

finally Kim Jisuk without suits ?

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Nope. He's still an office kind of guy, I think(?)

His half-bro Rim is the one who teaches Kendo. But there will probably be a couple of scenes where they both wear the gear and spar. :)

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I hope kim jisuk gets the girl here....

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Those have got to be some of the most ultra sexy sword pictures I have ever seen. Bravo to the photographer.

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Awwwwww Kim Hye Ja sunbaemin ^........^ I love her, she's so sweet!!! Like actually, just watch her on "Running Man"

And..... RAWR!! SONG. JAE. RIM oppa as a fencing instructor <3<3<3

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Gotta love the irony that the commenter who seems most excited about this being a genuinely female-centric Drama is himself a male! I barely even know who SJR is, so don't care at all if his is "bit-part" lead, ecept insofar as that would make a nice role reversal from all the Dramas where the female leads were mere plot devices.

I'm very much hoping that Lee Ha Na will sing for the OST, she seems to be much more a musician who acts than an actor who sings, so I want to hear more of her lovely voice. Above all, though, I just want to hear that this Drama is gonig to be subbed, by SOMEONE, since there's no sign of it yet at the big three.

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I'm just curious, but which websites do you mean by "the big three"?

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Dramafever, Viki and Soompitv

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Ah I see. I thought soompi had live comments but I didn't know soompitv has videos with subs.

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i like the part where song jae rim doesn't wear a shirt

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I had to check dramawiki because I just couldn't remember what ended for this to start. There's no promotions or hype whatsoever for a weekday drama. It might do well in the ratings game though; KBS's family dramas are mostly all well received.

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Dunno who the shirtless guy is. I'm most excited about the return of Kim Hyeja and Chae Shira to the small screen. I would watch just the two of them for hours, they are amazing.

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Then you probably haven't met his "wife"...her name is "Mary" around DB :P

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I think family dramas are the only dramas that get ratings over 20 these days. But the fact that they air in a totally different timeslot often with no other drama as competition is one of the reasons they usually get those high ratings (especially KBS dramas). Since there hasn't been a Mon-Thurs drama to get anything close to 20 in the ratings since Empress Ki and YWCFTS (even with big names attached), KBS might be testing the waters with the family drama format during the week. It certainly didn't hurt when they aired "Baker King". I honestly don't like family dramas and only tolerate them for my favs. If it wasn't for Lee Hana and Song Jae Rim I would definitely skip it.

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me too..! all the way for Lee Hana and Song Jaerim..
don't know why people dislike Lee Hana so much.. smh..
she has her own charm..

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I adored her in King of High School. She's fun in real life too. She was a good MC on Peppermint.

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I tell you what they don't like about her...wait for it... her lips! Oh my, what can be wrong with a set of lips?
Anyhow, it doesn't really matter. We love her and that's all that counts.

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I love Lee Ha Na since Maeri Vs Daegu! Am marking this in my calendar so that I won't miss it!!!

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Ya,I like her too!She has her own charm and i like her voice,soft and demure.Fighting!

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Not fond of the writer or PD but this is a female centric drama, so of course I'll watch it :'). Neither Kim Ji Suk or Song Jae Rim are particularly good actors imo, the female cast will definitely carry the show.

I'm surprised KBS aren't promoting this bc they really need a hit weekday show. Blood's flopping already and The King's Face didn't do well either. I can't remember the last time they had a hit.

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Song Jae-rim shirtless?... 'nuff said. Where do I watch this? Sorry, mary, but I can't help but stare... Yummmmm..

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those kendo training photos? yummm....

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So... SJR et KJS are kind of I-don't-get-the-girl men's type. BUT, even if I like KJS, can we hope SJR will get the girl here?

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uhmmm...
can Jaerim play as too-younger-boyfie of Do Jiwon? ??

i dont see much of romance scenes in the teaser, so yeah maybe the focus will be on family matter.

Anyhow...i will watch this only for Jaerim. The shirtless Jaerim, in particular. #shamelesslyfangirling
#hidingfromMary

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I can already hear Mary running full speed in your direction.

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Oh my God. It's amazing to see Do Ji-won walk again. Choi Myung-hee might be the strongest handicapped woman in the history of drama. I'm totally in for Do Ji-won (Healer), Song Jae-rim (We Got Married- Olthakhuna Couple) and Kim Hye-ja (Goong). Fighting!

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Looks interesting. Other than Lee Ha Na in HSKOS, I haven't seen any of the females in anything. If it's a comedy I'll probably watch.

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It does sound like a wkend drama. But i'm interested in seeing things change. Looking forward to this.

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Oh Kim Ji Suk, will you get the girl finally or lose to someone younger ? Hm, I hope it won't be the latter.
Coz I hate when shows make the girl love for a pretty young one instead of a manly man.

But beside this, I hope that this drama will really become female-centric like it announced.

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Oh thank goodness that mary was able to write a couple of comments!!

I was seriously concerned.

I saw Song Jae-rim in a towel and then in some pictures shirtless ..... I said, "Oh no! Our mary's gonna faint!"

*putting away the smelling salts*

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Hmmm...

Yay for Do Ji-won at the screen. Will we ever see her famous Lady Park persona again??? :)

First time seeing Chae Shi-ra in a drama.

And YESYESYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSS for Song Jae-rim. Man did he get hot after WGM and trimming that hair. The thirst is real (after scouring YouTube, seeing him in SNL & Entertainment Weekly)

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