My Husband's Woman

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My Husband's Woman
Also known as My Man's Woman
My Husband's Lover
Written by Kim Soo-hyun
Directed by Jung Eul-young
Starring Kim Hee-ae
Bae Jong-ok
Kim Sang-joong
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 24
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s) Samhwa Networks
Segyo Entertainment
Media Plant
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release 2 April (2007-04-02) – 19 June 2007 (2007-06-19)
Preceded by The Person I Love
Followed by Catching Up with Gangnam Moms
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My Husband's Woman (Hangul내 남자의 여자; RRNae Namjaui Yeoja; lit. "My Man's Woman") is a 2007 South Korean television series starring Kim Hee-ae,[1] Bae Jong-ok, and Kim Sang-joong. It aired on SBS from April 2 to June 19, 2007 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.

Written by renowned TV scribe Kim Soo-hyun in her no-nonsense yet provocative style, the TV series explores the intimate and painful ordeal of women on both sides of the story behind an extramarital affair, delving into the minds of the betrayed and the betrayer.[2][3]

It was the second highest-rated Korean drama of 2007 (next to Jumong), and won Kim Hee-ae the Grand Prize ("Daesang") at the 2007 SBS Drama Awards.[4][5]


Ji-soo (Bae Jong-ok) is an unassuming housewife leading a happy life with her college professor husband Joon-pyo (Kim Sang-joong) and their son. But trouble lurks when Ji-soo's widowed friend Hwa-young (Kim Hee-ae) accompanies Ji-soo and her family on a trip and secretly begins a love affair with Joon-pyo. One day, Ji-soo hosts a barbecue party at her house and invites Hwa-young and her sister Eun-soo (Ha Yoo-mi). Besieged by passion, Hwa-young and Joon-pyo end up making out inside the kitchen, but soon get caught red-handed by Eun-soo. Shocked and sickened to her stomach, yet nervous about what her fragile sister might do if she ever finds out, Eun-soo threatens Hwa-young and Joon-pyo to end the affair immediately. But truth has a way of slipping out, and Ji-soo's perfect life comes crashing down when she learns that her husband is having an affair with her friend. In the aftermath of the revelation, the psychological warfare begins, and to retaliate, Ji-soo decides to have an affair herself with her old college friend (Lee Jong-won).


Main characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Ha Yoo-mi as Kim Eun-soo, Ji-soo's sister
  • Kim Byung-se as Heo Dal-sam, Eun-soo's husband
  • Song Yi-woo as Heo Jin-joo, Eun-soo's daughter
  • Jang Ki-bum as Heo Joon-goo, Eun-soo's son
  • Song Jae-ho as Kim Yong-deok, Ji-soo's father
  • Nam Seung-min as Kim Kyung-soo, Ji-soo's brother
  • Oh Se-jung as Boo Yong-hwa, Kyung-soo's wife
  • Seo Woo-rim as Ms. Hwang, Joon-pyo's mother
  • Choi Jung-hoon as Chairman Hong, Joon-pyo's father
  • Park Ji-bin as Hong Kyung-min, Ji-soo's and Joon-pyo's son
  • Kim Young-ae as Hwa-young's mother
  • Lee Hoon as Lee Dong-ha, Hwa-young's brother
  • Song Sun-hee
  • Kwon Yong-chul
  • Joo Min-soo

Episode ratings[edit]

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2007-04-02 1 11.2 (14th) 11.8 (14th)
2007-04-03 2 13.1 (12th) 14.2 (10th)
2007-04-09 3 12.8 (9th) 14.1 (9th)
2007-04-10 4 15.8 (8th) 17.1 (6th)
2007-04-16 5 17.5 (6th) 18.7 (4th)
2007-04-17 6 20.0 (4th) 21.6 (3rd)
2007-04-23 7 18.9 (4th) 20.0 (4th)
2007-04-24 8 21.5 (2nd) 23.0 (2nd)
2007-04-30 9 21.0 (2nd) 22.9 (2nd)
2007-05-01 10 22.2 (2nd) 24.3 (2nd)
2007-05-07 11 19.4 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd)
2007-05-08 12 22.1 (2nd) 24.4 (2nd)
2007-05-14 13 23.7 (2nd) 25.3 (2nd)
2007-05-15 14 27.2 (2nd) 29.3 (1st)
2007-05-21 15 25.2 (2nd) 27.0 (2nd)
2007-05-22 16 25.9 (2nd) 28.1 (1st)
2007-05-28 17 29.3 (1st) 32.8 (1st)
2007-05-29 18 31.6 (1st) 35.4 (1st)
2007-06-04 19 32.4 (1st) 34.9 (1st)
2007-06-05 20 32.3 (1st) 33.5 (1st)
2007-06-11 21 33.4 (1st) 36.6 (1st)
2007-06-12 22 35.1 (1st) 37.5 (1st)
2007-06-18 23 33.7 (1st) 36.0 (1st)
2007-06-19 24 38.7 (1st) 40.3 (1st)
Average 24.3% 26.2%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1st Korea Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang) Kim Hee-ae Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor Kim Sang-joong Won
SBS Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang) Kim Hee-ae Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress Bae Jong-ok Nominated
Kim Hee-ae Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Kim Sang-joong Won
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries Ha Yoo-mi Won
Producer's Award Bae Jong-ok Won
Top 10 Stars Kim Hee-ae Won
Best Couple Award Kim Byung-se and Ha Yoo-mi Won
44th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Drama My Husband's Woman Nominated
Best Actress (TV) Kim Hee-ae Nominated
Best Screenplay (TV) Kim Soo-hyun Nominated

Plagiarism allegations[edit]

Writer Kim Soo-hyun strongly denied the accusations of plagiarism by Ryu Gyeung-ok, who claimed that My Husband's Woman was very similar to her own TV drama That Woman, Ok-hui.[6]


  1. ^ "Actress Kim Hee-ae". The Dong-a Ilbo. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  2. ^ Yang Sung-hee, Park Jeong-ho (4 July 2007). "Mining new ground on an age-old topic". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  3. ^ Chun, Su-jin (24 August 2007). "TV Review: A drama-writing legend reaches her limit". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "My Man's Woman Empties Streets". The Chosun Ilbo. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  5. ^ "Adultery, Evil Mothers-in-Law: Korean Soaps in 2007". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 December 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  6. ^ "Stealing words?". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 June 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 

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