Unkind Ladies

Unkind Ladies (Korean착하지 않은 여자들; RRChakhaji Anheun Yeojadeul) is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Kim Hye-ja, Chae Shi-ra, Do Ji-won and Lee Ha-na.[1][2] It aired on KBS2 from February 25 to May 14, 2015 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.

Unkind Ladies
UnkindLadiesPoster.jpg
Also known asUnkind Women
GenreFamily
Drama
Romance
Written byKim In-young
Directed byYoo Hyun-ki
Han Sang-woo
StarringKim Hye-ja
Chae Shi-ra
Do Ji-won
Lee Ha-na
Composer(s)Park Sung-jin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producer(s)Shin In-soo
Jung Hae-ryong
Producer(s)Yoon Jae-hyuk
Kim Dong-hwi
Production location(s)Korea
CinematographyKim Kyung-ho
Editor(s)Ahn Young-rok
Park Kyung-hyun
Running time65 minutes
Production company(s)IOK Media
Release
Original networkKorean Broadcasting System
Picture format1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 2.0
Original releaseFebruary 25 (2015-02-25) –
May 14, 2015 (2015-05-14)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Three generations of a family of women are led by matriarch Kang Soon-ok, a famous cooking instructor to the rich and famous. Her older daughter Kim Hyun-jung is a rising network anchor at a television station, while younger daughter Kim Hyun-sook is the black sheep of the family. Jung Ma-ri is Hyun-sook's daughter but takes after her aunt by being accomplished, and is on track to become the youngest professor at the university where she works. Ma-ri gets caught up in a love triangle between a pair of half-brothers, reporter Lee Doo-jin and kendo instructor Lee Roo-oh.[3]

CastEdit

Main charactersEdit

Supporting charactersEdit

CameosEdit

  • Jang Gwang as traditional fortune-teller (episode 1)
  • Joo Jong-hyuk as Ma-ri's student (episode 1)[7]
  • Julian Quintart as Leif Garrett (flashbacks)
  • Lee Sang-yoon as top star (episode 3)
  • Boyfriend as popular idol group (episode 5)
  • Park Chil-yong as jewelry appraiser (Ahn Jong-mi's uncle; episode 6)
  • Choi Jong-hoon & Choi Ha-na as adulterous couple (episode 8)
  • Lee Seung-yeon as junior anchorwoman (episode 8)
  • An Si Wu as presentator on the train (episode 15)
  • Lee Su Han as helper of presentator on the train (episode 15)
  • Lee Yong Seong as helper of presentator on the train (episode 15)
  • Lee Sang-joon as pianist (episode 19)
  • Lee Deok-hwa as Han Ki-young, Mo-ran's ex-fiancé (episodes 21-22)

RatingsEdit

Episode # Original broadcast date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[8] AGB Nielsen[9]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 February 25, 2015 8.8% 10.3% 9.1% 9.4%
2 February 26, 2015 8.9% 10.4% 9.8% 10.2%
3 March 4, 2015 10.1% 13.0% 11.8% 12.2%
4 March 5, 2015 9.5% 12.8% 11.5% 12.7%
5 March 11, 2015 9.1% 11.8% 12.0% 13.1%
6 March 12, 2015 9.5% 11.9% 12.2% 13.3%
7 March 18, 2015 9.6% 12.2% 12.1% 12.4%
8 March 19, 2015 9.5% 12.5% 13.7% 14.7%
9 March 25, 2015 9.8% 11.3% 12.8% 13.9%
10 March 26, 2015 10.3% 11.7% 12.9% 13.8%
11 April 1, 2015 9.9% 12.0% 11.9% 12.1%
12 April 2, 2015 10.6% 12.3% 13.7% 15.1%
13 April 8, 2015 10.5% 11.9% 13.6% 14.0%
14 April 9, 2015 10.4% 12.4% 12.7% 13.4%
15 April 15, 2015 10.0% 11.5% 12.1% 12.3%
16 April 16, 2015 9.4% 11.5% 12.2% 12.8%
17 April 22, 2015 9.8% 10.9% 12.1% 12.7%
18 April 23, 2015 8.8% 9.8% 12.4% 13.9%
19 April 29, 2015 8.5% 9.9% 11.4% 11.8%
20 April 30, 2015 9.7% 10.9% 11.2% 11.8%
21 May 6, 2015 9.8% 11.5% 12.6% 13.6%
22 May 7, 2015 9.1% 10.4% 11.5% 11.9%
23 May 13, 2015 9.7% 11.1% 12.2% 13.4%
24 May 14, 2015 9.7% 11.6% 12.0% 12.9%
Average 9.6% 11.5% 12.1% 12.8%

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Chae Shi-ra Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Do Ji-won Nominated
29th KBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actress Chae Shi-ra Won
Kim Hye-ja Nominated
PD Award Kim Hye-ja Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Park Hyuk-kwon Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Chae Shi-ra Nominated
Kim Hye-ja Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Kim Ji-seok Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Seo Yi-sook Nominated
Kim Hye-eun Nominated
Lee Mi-do Nominated
Best New Actor Song Jae-rim Nominated
Best Young Actor Chae Sang-Woo Nominated
Best Writer Kim In-Young Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Points not to miss in Unkind Women". Hancinema. February 24, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Jones, Julie (February 27, 2015). "The Four Women Of Unkind Women Are Looking For Happiness". KDramaStars. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Sung, So-young (December 13, 2014). "Song nabs his 1st lead role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Kwon, Ji-youn (March 23, 2015). "Angry Moms are back on screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Veteran Actress 'Goes Wild' in New TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  6. ^ Park, Ah-reum (February 23, 2015). "Song Jae Lim Talks about Finally Protecting a Woman and Not a Man in Unkind Women". enewsWorld. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Ghim, Sora (February 9, 2015). "Ryan Makes His Comeback To The Small Screen With A Cameo". BNTNews. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "TNmS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNmS Ratings (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 28, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 26, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2015.

External linksEdit