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A pool of blood and tears of regret for Woman of Dignity

The upcoming JTBC drama about the scandalous lives of the wealthy, Woman of Dignity, has released two new teasers. They give us a better idea of how the social reversal happens between two women who are in opposite stations in life: chaebol daughter-in-law Woo Ah-jin, played by Kim Hee-sun (Angry Mom), and Park Bok-ja, the woman who desperately wants to become like her, played by Kim Sun-ah (Masked Prosecutor).

The teaser below begins with the elderly chaebol tenderly calling for Park Bok-ja, and she looks toward him while her voiceover says: “I wanted to live as her [Woo Ah-jin], not Park Bok-ja.” Then we see the beginning stages of their relationship as Park Bok-ja begs for a job in Woo Ah-jin’s household. But as soon as she becomes a caretaker for the chaebol father-in-law, she begins exerting subtle power as the old man continues to rely on her as a source of support.

Eventually some of the old man’s children have enough of this blatant gold-digging, and one woman slaps Park Bok-ja across the face, saying that she’s only a servant. One by one, other family members confront her, saying that she’ll never leave with anything from this household, and Woo Ah-jin asks her what she truly wants. A bruised Park Bok-ja replies to her that she wants to become like Woo Ah-jin, but it looks like her desires may not end in a happily-ever-after, as the last scene shows her wearing expensive clothing, but lying in a pool of blood.

The next teaser starts where the last ended, and Park Bok-ja wonders whether she’ll be reborn. A man’s voiceover says that despite the circumstances pointing to Park Bok-ja, he’s sure that she isn’t the culprit. Woo Ah-jin walks down a long hall wearing a glamorous floor-length gown, while she thinks: “Everyone dreams of being happy. The journey of life begins with a strong pressure to become happy.”

Then, the scene switches to Park Bok-ja who begins enchanting the old chaebol with flirtatious looks and invitations to dance. When Woo Ah-jin scolds Park Bok-ja, telling her to stay within the boundaries of propriety, in front of her, the caretaker looks repentant. But the next moment has her looking awfully annoyed.

Then for some reason, she comes in through the doors all bloodied and bandaged, but instead of taking into account her injuries, Woo Ah-jin yells at her for not keeping to the boundaries while Park Bok-ja replies that she’ll never leave this house. We go back to the original scene of her lying in a pool of blood with a tear streaming down her face, pondering: “What if I had stopped then?” A woman in sunglasses, who looks to be Woo Ah-jin, is the last person in her thoughts.

Just judging from these teasers, Woman of Dignity looks like a spooky secret story of chaebol abuse and ambition-driven revenge. I’m totally down to see how the relationship between Park Bok-ja and Woo Ah-jin will play out in the end, and who will end up on top.

JTBC Friday-Saturday drama Woman of Dignity begins June 16, following the end of Man to Man.

Via JTBC 1, JTBC 2

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Okay, at this point they must have thrown away the "human comedy" part of the show and are now going full-on melo. Which is disappointing, because I hardly ever finish melos (or watch them past episode 4).

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I am not a fan of melos either. Too soapy for my tastes. I think I will wait till it's finished and the versict is in on whether this is a good show to watch. Which is disappointing since I love the two female leads. But, it just seems like it's going to be one big angst fest filled with backstabbing and manipulation.

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I had no intention to watch this "live" but after confusing me with the switching between dark and comedy in the promos, guess I'll watch the first ep at least to satisfy my curiosity. What the hell is this show about?

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😒 did I miss the part that makes us laugh? eeeek😲

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Okay, where's the "human comedy" part? Unless jtbc was trying to be sarcastic...

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or maybe they mean "(dark) human comedy"...

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Crap, no womance!

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I don't think I will like this, too much tension in the air.

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I still have no f****** clue what the tone of this show is supposed to be -- that second teaser may have had the "human comedy" they were touting before? This still looks more like it could go full on campy melo a la Mask.

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Ha, maybe that's it. Or most of what we just watched will "turn out to be a dream"?

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Is it wrong that I'm hoping for full out 80s soap-esque antics? I'm talking Dynasty levels of soapy goodness -- champagne throwing, hair pulling, push in the pool catfights, all while decked out in diamonds and fur, with multiple marriages and loads of backstabbing? Because as much as I love a good female friendship, that ain't here from what I've seen so far.

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I keep on checking out the Woman of Dignity posts and I'm getting more confused each time.

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Oh my. This seemed too melo for me too. Not my cup of tea. kim Sun ah seemed like a manipulative villain here. Is she trying to take over the role of chaebol kim hee Sun in this story ??

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"A pool of blood and tears of regrets" seemed to imply that the plot will end up in a tragedy ending (for kim Sun ah). Maybe she fail at her manipulating in the end and have to suffer instead.

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Maybe everything here takes place in one-third of the show, and for the rest, they work together finding the true culprit of whatever crime happened..? *trying to find the "human comedy"*

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As usual, it is hell being rich in Korea. Why don't these people all start small restaurants? That is the path to true happiness in Kdramas.

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especially restaurants that sell chicken :)

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fried chicken + beer ??

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Uh... is there some kind of language barrier or cultural differences going on here... because where's the comedy part? XDDD.

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the acting is already so intense. whah i can't wait watching it for the first episode

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Well this sure is dark,if done right this could be one heck of a drama,even more with two amazing actresses!

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the trailers do not entice me and look entirely too dreary for me. unless recaps come out with this drama being amazing, i may skip it. i'm a bit disappointed because i've been looking forward to kim sun ah's return. i was hoping for something more light.

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Woah! this is my drama that waited for .

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