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Dasom goes from city-slicker idol to Strange Daughter-in-Law

The first teaser is out for KBS’s Strange Daughter-in-law, formerly titled Killing Mother-in-Law, which was too misleading for the light comedy, and then Taming Mother-in-Law, which some deemed too disrespectful. The first title was a bad one that made me wonder if we were actually talking about murder (it turned out to be a metaphor), but the second one would have been fine by me; ultimately, though, the show is centered around the fake-daughter-in-law played by Dasom, so I guess it all works out.

The show looks like it’s going for tongue-in-cheek light humor, with Dasom playing an idol star who gets cast on a reality show whose concept is “daughter-in-law experiment.” She’ll have to navigate the tricky role of playing the daughter-in-law in a rural clan head household—where gender roles are old-fashioned and steeped in generations of tradition.

In the teaser, Dasom hears that she got the offer to be the lead in a new program, and is ready to exult, thinking it’s a drama. Then she hears what the program is and has an immediate turnaround, barking, “Are you kidding me? I’m from Sistar! You want me to go to the sticks? I won’t do it!” Cut to: Dasom dressed in hanbok, being put to chores at a rural house.

It’s a cute preview, though I notice it’s almost exactly like the one SBS put out for its spoiled-rockers-work-in-the-countryside comedy Modern Farmer. Well, the concepts are similar, though let’s hope Strange Daughter-in-Law goes a little lighter on the toilet gags.

Dasom isn’t playing herself in the show, though her casting fits the image well (much like Hong-ki fitting right in playing the less-successful version of himself in Modern Farmer); her character, In-young, is past her peak as an idol and goes on the show as image rehab. She’ll start out as a trendy diva with rude manners, clashing with faux-mother-in-law Go Doo-shim, as well as two other daughters-in-law.

Sohn Eun-seo plays a strong careerwoman who is the daughter-in-law to another woman (Jang Mi-hee), a perfectionist at work who then endures all sorts of daughter-in-law trials at home. Kim Yoon-seo plays the elder daughter-in-law in the same family as Dasom; she married an immature husband and now wants to return to work as a teacher, leaving behind much of her daughter-in-law duties. Good thing Dasom’s around to pick up her slack? Though something tells me Dasom is more likely to create more work for them than helping… Cue comedy!

Strange Daughter-in-Law follows KBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama I Remember You and premieres on August 17.

Via MBN

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Sounds like it's a drama version of the actual reality show "The Great Marriage" which aired on JTBC. I believe Ailee and Soyu (ironically from SISTAR) were on it and they were placed in traditional families as "daughters-in-laws".

Anyway, sounds quirky enough that I might tune in for this.

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I believe I've read somewhere that they will actually become real in laws , I don't know the actor playing the role whom dasom will mary to though ...

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That "disrespecting elders" (ie MIL's) is actually an official form of censorship peculiar to Korean dramas. That is why you NEVER see the most evil MIL's in the world get slapped, or even challenged. "..Showing disrespect for elders on TV is considered very bad for Korean society. In August 2005, KBS
was punished by the Korean Broadcasting Commission for airing a scene in a drama in which a daughter-in-law slapped her mother-in-law in the face.."

So that is why elders can be the most evil people ever and never get called on it. Not sure if this rule applies to cable TV or not.

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do you know which drama was it ?
After watching so many kdramas with evil MILs watching it will satisfy my soul D=

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No, I tried to find it once just for that scene, but I suspect it may have been edited out. And seems to be a few 2005 dramas that have not been subbed, so may be one of those.

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The 4th person to comment- I got a golden goose. Nahh nah nah nah nah

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Isn't Ki Tae Young the hubby?

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Man. I feel really sorry for daughters of in laws. Do they really have to take some crap?

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I don't really know much about Dasom's acting, but she looks lovely with her short hairstyle. And she is cute and expressive in the teaser.

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Oh it looks cuter than I thought...I was watching either way

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I think I might enjoy this drama. It looks cute and funny.

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Dasom was pretty awesome in Melody of Love. Happy to see her onscreen again~

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Dasom's acting was horrible in Melody of Love. She got a lot of harsh criticism from K-netizens and I-netizens. http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com/2014/06/dasoms-acting-earns-poor-remarks.html

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Article: Finale 'Love Rides the Song' gives birth to acting idol Dasom

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+4,228, -70] ....? I'm pretty sure the journalist has never seen an episode of this drama.

2. [+3,416, -91] What do you mean acting idol ㅋ She was really bad;;

3. [+2,678, -70] Huh?..........

4. [+2,513, -54] Look at that title... The journalist is asking for antis.

5. [+2,510, -56] Used to think she was pretty but realized how wrong I was...

6. [+639, -15] When I first saw her in SISTAR, I thought she looked the most innocent and pretty but the more you look at her, the weirder she looks. Flat nose, thick neck, there's an imbalance.

7. [+487, -17] The absolute worst idol I've ever seen act to date

8. [+456, -8] No acting idol... She couldn't act, didn't look as pretty as I originally thought, and dragged the plot on too long...

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lol be pretty telling if it comes in higher in the rating than IRY

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