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Bad Housewife TV Series (2005)

불량주부, Mischievous Wife, Bad Wife

genre: TV, Drama, Comedy, Romance
country: South Korea
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. While husband Su-han finds out that a district office gives cooking lessons and struggles with the relentless power of solidarity of housewives in his community, breadwinner Mi-na learns to how to get along with her superior and make decisions such as buying her own clothes or her husband's shoes.

The subject of "Bad Housewife" 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.

"Bad Housewife" demonstrates that what is important in drama is not some unusual subject or incident but an ability to create a story out of unimportant things. When Su-han and Mi-na find themselves in the new situation, the drama could provide excitement just by showing their changes and the tensions between people around them.

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Released: Mar 1, 2005

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Production: SBS
Distribution: SBS
Investment: SBS
Public Relation: SBS

Format: Beta-SP
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
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