Woman of Dignity lands on JTBC’s weekend schedule
Finally, some news about Kim Hee-sun and Kim Sun-ah’s drama Woman of Dignity! It feels like the drama was announced ages ago and then all went silent on it, and I’d been wondering if it would ever get a broadcaster or a timeslot. It’s cable station JTBC that has picked it up, which announced that it will premiere Woman of Dignity as a Friday-Saturday show following Park Hae-jin’s action drama Man to Man, which will follow current rom-com hit Strong Woman Do Bong-soon.
It makes sense that JTBC would end up this drama’s broadcaster, given that writer Baek Mi-kyung wrote romance melo Beloved Eun-dong for the station, as well as current smash hit Strong Woman Do Bong-soon. (She wrote Woman of Dignity first, which is a fully pre-produced show, although it airs after Strong Woman.) With that drama drawing so much buzz and ratings for JTBC, I can see why they’d take on another drama from their hitmaker. And while I don’t expect that Woman of Dignity will be the same kind of funny as Do Bong-soon, I’ll admit that the writer connection is raising my expectations.
Woman of Dignity features Kim Hee-sun and Kim Sun-ah playing, essentially, opposites: Kim Hee-sun’s character, Ah-jin, is the woman who married into chaebol wealth and is the epitome of Cheongdam-dong ritziness, while Kim Sun-ah’s character, Bok-jo, has more countrified roots but aspires to climb up the social ladder. Ah-jin’s cushy life falls apart when her husband cheats on her, her father-in-law loses his wealth, and she’s cast of the chaebol family. Despite those troubles, the drama is described as having a comic and cheerful tone, while mixing in some bitter realities along the way.
Other cast members include SNL funnyman Jung Sang-hoon (also of Jealousy Incarnate), Lee Ki-woo (Memory), Lee Tae-im (My Heart Twinkle Twinkle), and Lee Hee-jin (Riders—Catch Tomorrow). Directing is PD Kim Yoon-chul of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and Could We Marry.
Woman of Dignity premieres in June.
Via TV Report
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- Main foursome finalized for Kim Sun-ah’s Woman of Dignity
- Kim Hee-sun up to join Kim Sun-ah in Woman of Dignity
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