tvN’s ‘Good Wife’ starring Jeon Do-yeon off to good start

July 11, 2016

SEOUL, July 11 (Yonhap) — TvN’s new series “Good Wife” got off to a good start with four percent viewership on its first broadcast last week.

The Friday-Saturday night series on the cable channel has been highly anticipated among Korean drama fans as Jeon Do-yeon, one of the country’s most established actresses, made her long-awaited comeback to television after 11 years of focus on cinema.

A scene of tvN's "Good Wife" (Yonhap)

A scene of tvN’s “Good Wife” (Yonhap)


“Good Wife” is the Korean remake of the popular American soap opera of the same name on CBS. She plays Kim Hye-kyung, a former attorney-turned housewife who is forced become a lawyer again after her husband (Yoo Ji-tae) is mired in a scandal and put behind bars.

In the first episode that aired last Friday, Kim persistently tackled a difficult case that she ultimately resolves. She so compellingly portrayed the confusion the lead character goes through while she is turning herself back into an independent, professional woman working in the legal field after having lived her life as a stay-at-home housewife for nearly 15 years.

The first episode reconfirmed why the actress is considered one of the best and had done so well on TV and on the silver screen. At its highest, the viewership hit 5.9 percent, a rate considered excellent for a cable drama.


A compilation of scenes from tvN's "Good Wife" (Yonhap)

A compilation of scenes from tvN’s “Good Wife” (Yonhap)

A scene from "Good Wife" shows Jeon Do-yeon (L) (Yonhap)

A scene from “Good Wife” shows Jeon Do-yeon (L) (Yonhap)