Premiere Watch: 9.9 Billion Won Woman
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Episode count: 32 episodes (35 minute episodes)
Jo Yeo-jung headlines as a woman who’s known no happiness or peace during her life. She turned to marriage to escape an abusive family, but the man she married (played by Jung Woong-in) turned out to be abusive as well. Jo Yeo-jung is just barely making it through each day when something happens that feels like a miracle to her: she lands 9.9 billion won in cash (roughly $9 million). But that windfall may lead to the road to perdition as it sets into play something that goes far beyond her. Jo wasn’t alone when she came into the cash, she was with her frenemy Oh Nara’s playboy husband, Lee Ji-hoon and they become secret co-conspirators. Though she’s spent her life being trampled and abused, the cash motivates her to fight for both the money and a better life. Though details aren’t clear yet, Jo also encounters disgraced cop Kim Kang-woo at his very lowest point. As he hunts for the truth behind his beloved sibling’s murder, the questions quickly pile up. Will everyone’s path merge at a junction of murder and money? Will greed win out over conscience? Will this Kim Kang-woo role be able to make us forget about Item?