NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

In New MBC Drama, A Good Wife and Mother Marries a Braggart

2005/10/07 Source

The phrase "a good wife and wise mother" is no longer the ideal model for a woman nowadays. In a world where women's' rights are respected and their advancement in society encouraged, the traditional good wife and wise mother model is equivalent to unilateral sacrifice and subordination for an increasing number of women. Then to modern girls and guys, is the traditional model no more desirable?

A new TV drama poses this question to us. A new weekend drama of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) titled "Will You Marry Me" offers the opportunity to think about what a good wife and wise mother model means in the modern world.

It tells an enjoyable story of ordinary women of marriageable age, their worries, weddings, and marital lives, and describes what the position and meaning of a woman in a family can be.

A 33-year-old Hong Na-young, a vain old maid, is a manager of a wedding promotion agency. Being almost mid-thirty, she often gets stressed because others pressure her to get married. When determined to do something, she sticks it out, and her life dream now is getting married. Although she is admired by others to be successful in her career, she secretly dreams of being a good wife and wise mother.

Her character is played by Kang Sung-yeon (29) in her return to the screen 20 months after she took part in "The Boss", a Korea Broadcasting System drama. "When I read the script, it felt like my own story. I'll try to show a candid story of women of marriageable ages", she said.

The drama doesn't only tell the story from the female side. Marriage is just as momentous to men as it is to women. Actor Yoon Da-hoon (42) represents men's view about marriage in the drama. His comeback is also a long-waited one. He hasn't appeared on TV since 2003 when he was involved in a violence case.

His role is 37-year-old bachelor Jeong Jae-won, a manager of the sales department at an import car dealer. Being a braggart and show-off, his life's dream is marrying a girl of "good qualifications". One day, he meets Na-young on a blind date arranged by a matchmaking agency. Despite the disapproval of their families, they get married.

You may think this gives away the story, but this part is just the appetizer. The main menu, their exciting life as a married couple, is waiting.

"I really hoped to be able to act again in front of a camera", Yun said.

Along with the main characters' story, an obstetrics intern, Jeong Jae-jun (Bae Soo-bin), who dreams of being a good husband and wise father, and Kwon Eun-son (Lee So-yeon), a colleague of Na-young, show their own marriages to be more cool-headed and realistic.

Source :

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news
  • Live to Busan: Pusan International Film Festival
    2005/10/06 (Source)
    One of Asia's largest film events, the Pusan International Film Festival, which is simply known as PIFF, kicked off this evening in the southeastern city of Busan.
    We are going to go live to Busan where our Sohn Hee-kyung is standing by.

    AHN CHAK-HEE, ANCHOR: Hello Hee-kyung.

    SOHN HEE-KYUNG, ,...

  • Pusan Int'l Film Festival Opens Thursday
    2005/10/06 (Source)
    The annual Pusan International Film Festival has opened Thursday night in the southern port city of Busan.

    The nine-day event kicked off with Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's "Three Times", while Hwang Byeong-kook's "Wedding Campaign" will close the festival on October 14th.

    Opening in 199,...

  • Kim Yunjin's Star Rising on U.S. Network TV
    2005/10/06 (Source)
    Korean actress Kim Yunjin's popularity in the U.S. is growing after her part in ABC's "Lost" became bigger in recent weeks. On Wednesday (local time), Kim made an appearance on the popular Los Angeles area Fox network morning show "Good Day LA".

    The actress took part in the live broadcast for som,...

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations

About | Privacy policy | Contact | Partners

Mobile version