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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 951 users)
  • Ranked: #377
  • Popularity: #815
  • Members: 2,840

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The Good Wife
8.3
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Ratings: 8.3/10 from 951 users
# of Members: 2,840
Reviews: 8 users
Ranked #377
Popularity #815
Members 951

A husband works as a successful prosecutor and his future appears bright, but he gets arrested for corruption in a political scandal. His wife who worked as an attorney prior to their marriage, now resumes her career after a 13 year hiatus. She begins to find her true identity.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Jul 8, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Network: tvN
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 951 users)
  • Ranked: #377
  • Popularity: #815
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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palak
38 people found this review helpful
Aug 28, 2016
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I started The Good Wife to alleviate the painful wait for the new episodes of Doctors (oh, the irony). And 2 episodes in, I was absolutely engaged! The Good Wife is not a typical drama. It has a mature tone and deals with mature issues. When a normal Korean drama deals with cheating on your spouse, they make it all cheesy and overly dramatic. I just love how they handled the cheating in this drama. It was so realistic and you completely understood where each character came from.

The female lead was amazing. She was so calm and dignified and yet, there is a subtle change occurring within her throughout, simmering beneath the diplomatic surface. It never explodes or exposes itself completely. You cannot hold that change to one single moment. You can't point at one moment and say "there she is finally!" But you can feel the change constantly, scene after scene. Until it has become a part of her completely.

I love her character. It is so deep and yet we can all relate to it somewhere. The rest of the cast is equally amazing. Nana's character was brilliant. She was so unique in her style and I loved her screen-time, especially with Hye Kyung. I didn't know much about Nana before I started this show (except that she wins the title of "most beautiful face" a lot). But I really look forward to seeing her in more roles (and different ones). I didn't know much about Jun Do Yeon either (except that she was paid A LOT for this drama). But I she was so good here, I ended up checking out a couple of her movies (and loving them!).

The guys were awesome. Jung Won was sooo sexayyy. Like MY GOD. He's like a bad boy who grew up like some really fine wine. I'll be crushing on him for a while. The romance was unexpectedly awesome. The drama is full of sexual tension and I am not complaining.

Tae Joon was another complex character who was a delight to watch. The whole time you are wondering WHO THE HELL IS HE? WHAT IS HE THINKING? This guy had me really confused with his sometimes-bad-sometimes-good character. But then I realized the catch. This is how he is supposed to be. This is how we all are. There is no black or white. There are good sides to us and there are dark sides. And that is exactly how he was. He was a scary man but he was a gentle father. He was trying to do something right using wrong methods. He loved his wife but he succumbed to temptation. A lot. He was human.

The music was perfect for the drama and this drama can definitely be watched again for the complexities and the surprisingly swoon-worthy romance that takes it's own sweet time to build.

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BrightestStar
8 people found this review helpful
Sep 7, 2016
Overall 8.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 3.0
This was undeniably a quality drama, but I just couldn't fully enjoy it like most, I'm not sure why. Actually I know why, I didn't like the romance between those two characters at all, and felt like it was forced. Or not forced but out of place. I might be in the minority here. I just can't help think of other considerations that make me dislike this couple in many ways.

In any case, I couldn't drop this drama because of quiet a few reasons. First of all, as most know I always focus on characters and acting, and this is a forte in this drama. As for acting it varied from appropriate to awesome, and the awesome ones had a great chance at exploring complicated, and unpredictable characters.

My 2 favourite characters are Lee Tae Joon and Seo Myung Hee. He's completely badass, unpredictable and scary, no one can mess with him. She's just an awesome boss.

Kim Hye gyung was interesting for the most part, but I know in real life, I wouldn't want to be friends with her. Her bangs and bitchy cold look rubs me the wrong way. I was jealous of her wardrobe though, and honestly I liked that she's pragmatic about all. I love her relationship with her son. That moment when he wished her to win was so heartfelt.

Age wise, I'd argue Yoon Kye Sang to be completely miscast. In the role of Seo Jung Won he was awesome, but it's too obvious he's younger than those he's involved with. He's not that much younger but he looks it. I enjoyed the most his relationship with his sister. I can totally relate to the older sister/younger brother. A younger sibling is always a younger siblings, no matter how much he gets older :P

I have to mention music was AWESOME! The camera work felt like watching a movie.

Plot wise is where I had some trouble. The cases were interesting, but I didn't like how they go about solving them. Kim Dan was too convenient as a character. Basically if you needed any character that is good in any sort of thing, she would be it. She felt like a plot device used to get the story go, and a lazy one at it.

In any case I'm glad I got to watch this drama, even though I had to push myself to watch at times :P

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