The Good Wife (South Korean TV series)

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The Good Wife
The Good Wife (굿 와이프) - poster.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreDrama
Based onThe Good Wife
by Robert King & Michelle King
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written byHan Sang-woon
Directed byLee Jeong-hyo
StarringJeon Do-yeon
Yoo Ji-tae
Yoon Kye-sang
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Jo Moon-joo
Jinnie Jin-hee Choi
Kim Young-kyu
Producer(s)Han So-jin
Lee So-yoon
Production location(s)Choi Yoon-man
Han Hwi-soo
Editor(s)Lee Hyun-mi
Kwon Hyo-rim
Production company(s)Studio Dragon
Under license from CBS Television Distribution
DistributorStudio Dragon
Release
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i
Original releaseJuly 8 (2016-07-08) –
August 27, 2016 (2016-08-27)
External links
Website
Production website

The Good Wife (Korean굿 와이프; RRGut Waipeu[a]) is a South Korean television series starring Jeon Do-yeon, Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Kye-sang.[1][2] It is a Korean drama remake of the American television series of the same title[3] which aired on CBS from 2009 to 2016. It replaced Dear My Friends and it broadcast on the cable network tvN on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:30 (KST) for 16 episodes from July 8 to August 27, 2016.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Jeon Do-yeon as Kim Hye-kyung – newly hired lawyer[5][6]
  • Yoo Ji-tae as Lee Tae-joon – prosecutor, Hye-kyung's husband
  • Yoon Kye-sang as Seo Joong-won – Law Firm's co-managing partner (sharing position with his older sister Seo Myung-hee), and friend of Hye-kyung[7]

MJ Law Firm[edit]

  • Kim Seo-hyung as Seo Myung-hee – Law Firm's co-managing partner (sharing position with her younger brother Seo Joong-won)
  • Nana as Kim Dan – Law Firm's investigator, Hye-kyung's colleague
  • Lee Won-keun as Lee Joon-ho – newly hired lawyer, Hye-kyung's rival[8]
  • Cha Soon-bae [ko] as David Lee – divorce lawyer, Hye-kyung's colleague

People around Lee Tae-joon[edit]

  • Kim Tae-woo as Choi Sang-il – deputy inspector of Seyang District Prosecutors Office, Tae-joon's opponent[9]
  • Jeon Seok-ho as Park Do-seop – inspector of Seyang District Prosecutors Office, Sang-il's right arm
  • Tae In-ho as Oh Joo-hwan – Tae-joon's lawyer

Kim Hye-kyung's family[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

  • Choi Byung-mo as Lee Jong-in – the judge in charge of Lee Tae-joon's case and Kim In-young's case
  • Yoon Joo-sang as Seo Jae-moon – Joong-won's father
  • Ray Yang [ko] as Amber
  • Bae Hae-seon [ko] as Shim Eun-sook – Sang-il's wife
  • Go Joon [ko] as Jo Gook-hyun – steel development's representative, Lee Tae-joon's bribery related person
  • Han Gap-soo [ko] as Kang Seok-beom – Gook-hyun's driver
  • Park Ah-in [ko] as Lee Yeon-joo – lawyer
  • Oh Yeon-ah as Lee Soo-yeon – lawyer
  • Gong Sang-ah as Kim In-young – Park Dong-hyun's wife, suspect of Park Dong-hyun's murder case
  • Jung Ji-ho
  • Song Ha-rim [ko] as apartment security, witness of Park Dong-hyun's murder case
  • Lee Young-shil as apartment's cleaning lady
  • Na Da-woon
  • Song Yoo-hyun [ko]
  • Geum Seo-yeon as Sevi – In-young's daughter
  • Chae Dong-hyun [ko] as Jang Dae-seok – Mooil Group lawyer
  • Uhm Hyun-kyung as Lee Eun-joo – rape victim
  • Kim Ki-moo [ko] as Kim Sang-man – character accompanied by Lee Eun Joo
  • Jung Dong-hyun [ko] as Jung Han-wook – 3rd generation chaebeol, suspect of Lee Eun-joo's rape case
  • Lee Bong-gyu [ko] as talk show's political commentator
  • Ahn Hye-kyung [ko] as talk show host
  • Yoon In-jo [ko] as sex shop madame
  • Na Soo-yoon [ko] as Kim Dan's friend at prosecutor's office
  • Kang Hee
  • Sung Gi-yoon [ko] as the judge in charge of Lee Eun-joo's rape case
  • Seol Chang-hee [ko]
  • Jang Tae-min [ko]
  • Lee Gi-seop as Jang Dae-seok's junior, witness of Lee Eun-joo's rape case
  • Park Seon-im as Hana – Seo Joong-won's meeting woman
  • Moon Ah-ram as Choi Yoon-jin – hotel staff
  • Jung Da-woon [ko] as Kim Ye-ji – Eun-joo's friend
  • Kang Jeong-goo
  • Song Young-hak [ko] as detective who tried to arrest Jung Han-wook
  • Lee Hyun-bae as the judge in charge of Seo Jae-moon's case
  • Jo Soon-chang [ko] as traffic police
  • Lee Yoon-sang as KJ Products's finance director
  • Park Chul-min
  • Kim Kwang-tae
  • Lee Gyu-seop [ko] as Cheol-goo
  • Jung Seon-ah
  • Im Pyung-soon
  • Jo Hwi [ko] as Sang-il's divorce lawyer
  • Do Yool-gok
  • Kim Bong-soo as Sai Yoichi
  • Park Joo-yong
  • Yoon Da-kyung [ko] as Dong-hyun's mother
  • Kim Jeong-young [ko] as Jae-yeol's mother
  • Jung Jae-min as Jung Jae-yeol
  • Jung In-wook
  • Kang Shin-goo
  • Seo Dong-gap
  • Ryu Chang-woo
  • Jang In-ho
  • Kim Jae-heum
  • Lee Eun-shil
  • Sung Hyun-mi
  • Kim Bo-ri
  • Han Dae-ryong
  • Choo Gwi-jeong [ko] as Kim Hee-ae – the judge in charge of Lee Ho-jin's dignity-related case
  • Na Cheol as Na Joong-gi – Lee Hyo-jin's common-law relationship husband
  • Jeon Seok-chan [ko] as Lee Hyo-jin's older brother
  • Park Tae-sung [ko] as Woo-sung – Lee Hyo-jin's doctor, Joong-won's friend, witness
  • Hong Seo-joon as gynecologist – Lee Hyo-jin's related plaintiff witnesses
  • Han Tae-il [ko] as Lee Hyo-jin's adult relative
  • Kim Tae-rang
  • Kim Ji-eun as Lee Ho-jin
  • Kim Mi-hye as Kim Mi-hye – CNB News reporter
  • Kim Jae-cheol
  • Kwon Gi-joo
  • Kang Sung-cheol as hospital's security team member
  • Kang Chan-yang
  • Choi Nam-wook
  • Seo Hyun-woo [ko] as Baek Min-hyuk – inspector
  • Kang Dong-yeop [ko]
  • Seo Hyun-cheol [ko] as Son Byung-ho – presiding judge, the judge in charge of Lee Tae-joon's case
  • Kim Tae-hwan
  • Jung Jong-woo
  • Choi Hyun-jeong
  • Shin Dong-eun
  • Hwang Yoon-geol [ko]
  • Jung Soo-in [ko]
  • Sung Nak-kyung
  • Ha Ji-eun [ko]
  • Lee Joo-seok [ko] as judge
  • Park Ji-a as medical staff
  • Kim Tae-hwan [ko]
  • Kim Min-kwang
  • Choi Young [ko]
  • Im Jae-geun
  • Go Ah-chim
  • Baek Joon-hyuk
  • Kim Seo-kyung [ko] as Kim Woo-yeol – Kim Dan's colleague at prosecutor's office
  • Uhm Soo-jeong [ko] as Ji-eun – Park Jeong-jin's wife
  • Kang Ki-dong as Jung Shi-yeon's boyfriend
  • Lee Myung-haeng [ko] as Park Jeong-jin
  • Jang Do-yoon
  • Kim Bo-hyun as Jung Shi-yeon
  • Jo Hye-jin
  • Jung Ye-ji
  • Jin Ki-joo as Song Hee-soo
  • Jang Joon-ho as MJ Law Firm's fired lawyer
  • Lee Ik-joon [ko]
  • Park Ik-joon
  • Kim Hyung-gi
  • Kim Do-hae
  • Kang Min-seo
  • Min Ye-ji
  • Park Joo-hee [ko] as Do Han-na
  • Seo Byung-deok
  • Gong Jung-hwan [ko]
  • Lee Sang-hwa
  • Lee Jong-eun
  • Kim Joon-won
  • Park Seon-young
  • Woo Hye-young
  • Ha Jin
  • Lee Shi-on
  • Kim Min-sang [ko]
  • Choi Myung-gil

Cameo appearances[edit]

Ratings[edit]

In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[10] TNmS[11]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 July 8, 2016 3.966% 4.172% 3.2%
2 July 9, 2016 3.765% 3.772% 3.0%
3 July 15, 2016 4.771% 4.715% 4.9%
4 July 16, 2016 4.503% 5.101% 3.2%
5 July 22, 2016 5.382% 6.831% 5.1%
6 July 23, 2016 3.954% 4.970% 3.4%
7 July 29, 2016 5.183% 6.152% 3.8%
8 July 30, 2016 3.887% 4.838% 2.7%
9 August 5, 2016 4.818% 5.322% 4.4%
10 August 6, 2016 4.313% 4.963% 4.2%
11 August 12, 2016 4.455% 4.717% 4.4%
12 August 13, 2016 4.222% 5.110% 4.0%
13 August 19, 2016 5.203% 5.760% 4.3%
14 August 20, 2016 4.108% 4.759% 3.3%
15 August 26, 2016 5.921% 6.487% 4.6%
16 August 27, 2016 6.232% 7.261% 5.3%
Average 4.668% 5.308% 3.99%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Breath (숨)"Nell5:01
2."Breath (숨)" (Inst.) 5:01
Total length:10:02

Part 2[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."The Light"Jo Jeong-hee (조정희)3:09
2."The Light" (Inst.) 3:09
Total length:6:18

Part 3[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."When I Dream"Jang Jane3:51
2."When I Dream" (Inst.) 3:51
Total length:7:42

Production[edit]

The series is being directed by Lee Jung-hyo whose prior work includes I Need Romance and Witch's Romance.[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Nana Nominated
9th Korea Drama Awards Nominated
1st Asia Artist Awards Best Rookie Award, Actress Won
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated [13]
11th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards Best Actor Yoo Ji-tae Won [14]

International broadcast[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The series' Korean name is a direct transliteration of its English name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim Jin-seok (April 14, 2016). [단독]'굿 와이프', 월화→금토 "7월 8일 첫방송". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Han Hye-ri (April 20, 2016). '굿와이프', 웰메이드 드라마의 시작을 알리다. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jeon Do-yeon returns to small screen for the first time in 11 years". The Korea Times. February 18, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Jung, Min-kyung (May 12, 2016). "Sneak peek of tvN drama 'The Good Wife'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Yoon Go-eun (February 24, 2016). "전도연, 11년만 드라마 출연…tvN '굿 와이프'". Yonhap News Agency (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  6. ^ Park Jin-hai (July 18, 2016). "Jun Do-yeon dominant in 'Good Wife'". The Korea Times. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Heo Jeong-yoon (April 28, 2016). '굿와이프' 윤계상, 매력만점 '독신남'으로 변신. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Yoon Ji-yoon (April 12, 2016). "이원근, tvN '굿 와이프' 합류..'전도연-유지태와 호흡'". IssueDaily (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Jung Sol-hee (April 15, 2016). 김태우, '굿와이프' 출연 확정…초호화 특급 라인업 완성. OBS News (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings on Naver". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 8, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ Ahn, Sung-mi (April 14, 2016). "Yoon Kye-sang to return with 'The Good Wife'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  13. ^ http://isplus.live.joins.com/100sang/Candidate/c_sub1.aspx?tp=1&nr=53&pidx=1811
  14. ^ "'Goblin' wins big at Korea Cable TV Awards Show, but not Gong Yoo". Yahoo. March 11, 2017.

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