Title: 불량주부 / Bul-lyang Joo-boo / Bad Housewife
Chinese Title : 不良主妇
Also known as: Mr. Housewife / Bad Wife / House Husband
Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2005-Mar-21 to 2005-May-17
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

 

Synopsis

The story is about Su-han, a fatherly man in his mid-thirties, who becomes a full-time home manager after voluntary retirement, while his wife Mi-na becomes the breadwinner who had only concentrated on household chores up until then.

The subject of ‘Bad Wife’ is quite ordinary compared to other dramas. There is no amnesia nor is there an innocent child who contracts a fatal disease like other Korean dramas in the same time-slot. The changing roles of a husband and wife are not such an extraordinary or an unusual subject for a TV drama.

However, in such a banal setting, the drama succeeds in bringing out a variety of entertaining situations. By changing roles with each other, the married couple comes to face a new environment and, due to the new environment, they face changes through understanding and conflict. The drama realistically describes the process of such change, by providing a few details of some ordinary lives.

Cast

Son Chang Min as Goo Soo Han
Shin Ae Ra as Choi Mi Na
Lee Young Yoo as Goo Song Yi (Soo Han & Mi Na’s daughter)
Jo Yeon Woo as Ji Sun Woo
Yoo Min as Park Yoo Jin (Soo Han’s neighbor)
Ji Sang Ryul as Goo Suk Joon (Soo Han’s friend)
Lee Kyung Sil as Lee Kang Ja
Kim Sung Kyum as Goo Bon Hwan (Soo Han’s father)
Yeo Woon Kye as No Jin Ye (Soo Han’s mother)
Kim Ja Ok as Park Ok Ja (Mi Na’s mother)
Kang Jung Hwa as Nam Eun Mi

Production Credits

Head Producer: Gong Yeong Hwa
Producer: Kim Gyeong Ho
Directors: Yoo In Shik, Jang Tae Yoo
Assistant Directors: Oh Jin Suk, Kwon Hyuk Chan (Assistant)
Screenwriters: Kang Eun Jung, Sul Joon Suk