Kim Sun-ah to become a Woman of Dignity?
Kim Sun-ah (Masked Prosecutor) may be returning to television, and is reportedly considering a 20-episode drama titled Woman of Dignity, which comes from the writer of JTBC’s romance melodrama Beloved Eun-dong. The official statement from Kim’s camp is that she received the offer and it’s only one of several projects she’s looking at, so we can’t get too excited yet, though I’m just happy to know she’s thinking of returning to dramaland soon.
Woman of Dignity tells a success story of a woman who enjoys a luxurious, privileged life, only to lose everything, who then finds her way back. It’s something of a riches-to-rags-to-riches trajectory, although I suppose if you take the long view, it’s really a rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches journey since she grew up poor (although she works hard as an adult to hide her lowly origins). She met her wealthy husband, a quasi-chaebol’s son, while working as a flight attendant, but quit that job upon marriage; now in her late thirties, she enjoys an ultraluxurious lifestyle as a rich housewife. That is, until her father-in-law is ruined and her husband betrays her, suddenly leaving her at rock bottom.
The show hasn’t specified a genre (and the description could fit a number of them — I can see it being a human drama, hard melodrama, or romantic comedy, for instance) but it does purport to examine the lives of modern women and the place of the ajumma in society. My bet’s on thoughtful dramedy, although I’ll take any genre as long as the drama is decent; it’s been so long since I’ve seen Kim Sun-ah in something worthy of her and I keep hoping the next project will be the one.
Woman of Dignity plans to begin filming in August and is aiming for a broadcast late this year, although no word has been given yet of a broadcaster or timeslot.
Via Sports World
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