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Kim Sun-ah prepares for revenge in SBS noir Secret Boutique

A new video teaser has been released for SBS noir drama Secret Boutique, featuring actors Kim Sun-ah (Red Moon, Blue Sun), Jang Mi-hee (Black Knight), Kim Jae-young (100 Days My Prince), and Kim Tae-hoon (Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset).

The story is set within Korea’s elite circles, where there is a constant fight for power, revenge, and survival. As the central character, Kim Sun-ah plays the role of Jenny Jang: a self-made woman who rose through the social tiers from the bottom. At 18, she left her home at the orphanage and started working at a public bath house in Gangnam (one of Seoul’s richest neighborhoods). Through her work, she familiarized herself with the faces of the most powerful and elite women in Seoul, gained their trust, learned their secrets, and became their go-to person. On the surface, she now appears to be the owner of a fancy boutique, but her real business involves performing private services for Korea’s elite and taking care of their matters discreetly. However, this is only the first part of Kim Sun-ah’s plans as her true goal is to rise higher – her next step being to usurp the queen of the Dae-oh chaebol group (played by Jang Mi-hee).

The newly released teaser starts with Kim Sun-ah walking into a church. She is lit from the back, and only her silhouette and shadow can be seen. In voice-over, Kim Tae-hoon says, “You’ll have to deal with the consequences now for staying silent that time in the past.” As he speaks, it cuts to Kim Tae-hoon and Kim Sun-ah dressed as bride and groom, and walking down the aisle in an outdoor wedding ceremony. The scene is somewhat romantic with the sun setting in the background and flower petals flying in the air. However, there is a sense of coldness with the wind blowing strong, the lighting dark, and the groom’s stoic face.

We cut to Kim Jae-young who sadly says, “I want you to be happy, Noona.” before walking away. Kim Sun-ah remains still and she responds in voice-over, “Right now, I am happier than I’ve ever been before.” In contrast to her words though, we briefly see Kim Sun-ah standing with a woman in a quickly flooding room, before cutting away to Kim Sun-ah walking barefoot down a series of hallways, dressed in a robe and soaking wet. In-between the shots of her walking, there is an intercut of Jang Mi-hee slowly turning to look askance as she says, “Endangering my position means the removal of everything along the way.”

Flashback to a bus skidding off the road and falling sideways down a hill. There are several people injured, some unconscious and presumably dead, and the camera shot transitions to focus on a young girl who survived. Cut to present-day Kim Sun-ah taking off her sunglasses as she says, “A person who’s frozen and living in the past. That person, standing right in front of you, is me.” Returning to the past again, we see someone’s hands taking a bejeweled ring from an unconscious person. Back in the present, we see a close-up of Kim Sun-ah’s hands mirroring the movements of pulling off a ring. In a wider shot, we see that Kim Sun-ah is sitting at her desk in her office and the teaser ends with her voice-over: “Regardless of how things end, I’m going to go ahead with my plans no matter what.”

Writing for SBS’s new drama is a relatively new writer, Heo Sun-hee. Directing will be done by PD Park Hyung-ki, who previously worked with Kim Sun-ah on Scent of a Woman.

SBS noir Secret Boutique is currently set to premiere next week, on September 18, and will be airing Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS.

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this cinematography!!! i may watch just for the visuals.

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Got to agree. I don't know about the plot but man! It's got style!

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It looks so great! I love Kim Sun-ah!

But Kim Jae Young will be in two drama airing in the same time? He will be in Beautiful Love Wonderful Life too.

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Kim Sun Ah!!!!

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so happy that dramabean finally put up a teaser about kim sun ah's latest drama, 'secret boutique'! & even though the atmosphere is chilly, she looks damn good in that wedding gown. reminiscent of the style she wore in 'city hall'

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oh boy, this looks like it could be funnnn

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I know she is a good actress, but I can't like her or her projects. Again another chaebol's people story. Rich and famous, apparently good people, but full of flaws and secrets.
Whatever happened to normal characters and their stories???

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Her last drama was Children of Nobody which had no chaebols whatsoever and was a great drama...the one before that was also not about Chaebols...In fact her drama profile has some iconic characters not related to Chaebols...whatever are you talking about??

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Well, no, I wasn't talking about her with the chaebol's dramas. I meant in general... And of course it was an exaggeration on my part.
About her, I don't know all her work nor have I watched her, but what I remember is that every time a new drama is announced, I don't like the plot and that is why I don't watch it, not necessarily because of her.

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So, wait. In your original comment you said, and I qoute,

"I know she is a good actress, but I can't like her or her projects."

And now you're saying,

"About her, I don't know all her work nor have I watched her, but what I remember is that every time a new drama is announced, I don't like the plot and that is why I don't watch it, not necessarily because of her."

So you say you don't like her and in the same breath say you have never watched her and that you don't like her works because of the plot. Than goes on to say it's not necessarily because of her? You're a walking contradiction.

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I have only watched her in "My name is kim sam soon", and I assume she is a good actress because of all the praises she receives here in. Db. I know it is a classic, but I didn't like Kim Sam soon and I watched it all. Maybe one drama is not enough to appreciate the quality of anybody's acting, so again I am always guessing she acts quite well. But I have reviewed the plots of most of her recent dramas after Kim Sam soon (except for I do, I do), and I haven't felt attracted to watch any. The reference to a chabol's story comes from so many teasers of Woman of dignity, which I didn't watch but was following the recaps.

I am sorry to be contradictory, maybe I feel I don't like her, because I didn't like Kim sam soon (the whole drama). But by the way, I hope one day I can watch "the scent of a woman", that drama feels interesting and pretty for me... I will find out 😉
@gem28 I was not confused, but it is true I have only watched one of her dramas.

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"I can't like her or her projects" ...that's your words...so you haven't seen her projects or followed her yet you wrote that.....I think you are confusing her with some other actress probably.

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watching one drama performance of the actor/actress alone cannot define how good they are in their craft.
I believe that if you haven't follow most of their projects, you cannot tell how good their project is and if their acting skills is good or bad.

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@judepps, hi... I never judged her or her projects to be bad. I said I cannot like her, I don't feel I like this particular actress or most of her works, at least what we know about them before watching them. This is just about taste...

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The posters and previous teasers were great but this one used one of my favourite Cowboy Bebop's OST. That's so cool!!! I'm too excited for this to begin!

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I think I'm going to watch this one, the cinematography looks amazing!

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Kim Sun-ah climbing the social ladder is a great watch. Although I didn't watch Women of Dignity in its entirety, but from what I saw, she's good in that drama.

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Kim sun-ah is the first actress ever (in any countries cinema) I fell in love with and this one looks like such a feast to eyes, I am gonna catch up to it :)

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