Familiar Wife

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Familiar Wife
Familiar Wife.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Wife That I Know
  • Wife I Know
Hangul아는 와이프
Genre Drama
Created byStudio Dragon[1]
Written byYang Hee-sung
Directed byLee Sang-yeob
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)
  • Cho Hyung-jin
  • Kim Sang-heon
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)Chorokbaem Media[1]
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseAugust 1 (2018-08-01) –
September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
External links

Familiar Wife (Korean아는 와이프; RRAneun Waipeu; lit. Knowing Wife) is a romantic fantasy South Korean television series starring Ji Sung, Han Ji-min and Kang Han-na. It aired on tvN from August 1 to September 20, 2018.[2][3]


A married couple suddenly finds themselves living entirely different lives after their fates magically change through an unexpected incident.

Cha Joo Hyuk works at a bank and has been married to Seo Woo Jin for five years. When a strange incident happens one day, Joo Hyuk makes a decision that impacts his life and those around him in unexpected ways. Suddenly, the life he had with Woo Jin and his best friend, Yoon Joong Hoo are gone and he is leading a very different life.

How will his first love, Lee Hye Won, factor into his new life? And will it be possible to get his old life back?



An ordinary bank employee.
A married woman who tries her best to balance between career and family life. She has been married to Joo-hyuk for five years.
Cha Joo-hyuk's first love.


People around Cha Joo-hyuk[edit]

Joo-hyuk's best friend. His life is changed completely along with Joo-hyuk due to an unexpected incident.

People around Seo Woo-jin[edit]

Bank employees[edit]

Special appearance[edit]


Original soundtrack[edit]

Familiar Wife OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
LabelStone Music Entertainment

Part 1[edit]

Released on August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
1."Love Me Again"Ji Pyeong-kwon, TaibianJi Pyeong-kwon, TaibianSF903:16
2."Love Me Again (Inst.)" Ji Pyeong-kwon, Taibian 03:16
Total length:06:32

Part 2[edit]

Released on August 16, 2018 (2018-08-16)
1."Let Me Stay"Lee Jong-won, Ji Pyeong-kwonYeom Seung-jae, Ji Pyeong-kwonJohn Park02:51
2."Let Me Stay (Inst.)" Yeom Seung-jae, Ji Pyeong-kwon 02:51
Total length:05:42

Part 3[edit]

Released on August 23, 2018 (2018-08-23)
1."No Longer Mine" (왜 몰랐을까)DingoDingoRoy Kim03:36
2."No Longer Mine (Inst.)" Dingo 03:36
Total length:07:12

Part 4[edit]

Released on September 6, 2018 (2018-09-06)
1."Let Me Show You"Cho MichelleDamon Sharpe, Rob Persaud, Adam Argyle, Cho MichelleN.Flying03:06
2."Let Me Show You (Inst.)" Damon Sharpe, Rob Persaud, Adam Argyle, Cho Michelle 03:06
Total length:06:12

Part 5[edit]

Released on September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13)
1."You In My Dream" (꿈 속의 너)Lee Jong-won, NamooJi Pyeong-kwonDamsonegongbang03:01
2."You In My Dream (Inst.)" Ji Pyeong-kwon 03:01
Total length:06:02

Part 6[edit]

Released on September 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
1."Hello"Park Woo-sangPark Woo-sangU Sung-eun03:20
2."Hello (Inst.)" Park Woo-sang 03:20
Total length:06:40
Disc 2:
1."Between us"Various Artists2:40
2."Eternally"Various Artists2:24
3."IF"Various Artists2:22
4."Memories"Various Artists2:14
5."Morning Walk"Various Artists2:54
6."One fine day"Various Artists2:57
7."The Beginning"Various Artists2:10
8."Time to remember"Various Artists2:23


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings recorded by the series.

Ep. Original broadcast date AGB Nielsen[17]
Nationwide Seoul
1 August 1, 2018 4.680% 4.910%
2 August 2, 2018 5.535% 6.548%
3 August 8, 2018 5.104% 6.160%
4 August 9, 2018 6.209% 7.523%
5 August 15, 2018 6.621% 7.774%
6 August 16, 2018 7.259% 8.594%
7 August 22, 2018 6.506% 7.445%
8 August 23, 2018 6.950% 7.847%
9 August 29, 2018 6.879% 7.892%
10 August 30, 2018 8.210% 9.741%
11 September 5, 2018 7.096% 8.422%
12 September 6, 2018 8.106% 9.636%
13 September 12, 2018 7.449% 9.121%
14 September 13, 2018 7.875% 9.369%
15 September 19, 2018 6.709% 7.831%
16 September 20, 2018 7.870% 8.937%
Average 6.816% 7.984%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Best Original Soundtrack "No Longer Mine" (Roy Kim) Nominated [18]

International broadcast[edit]

  • The drama is broadcast 24 hours after its original South Korean broadcast on tvN Asia with subtitles in Singapore, Malaysia,Mongolia (Mongol Tv HD)2019 and Indonesia Premium Version at 2 August 2018 at 9:45 PM (SIN).[19]
  • In the Philippines, the series will air on GMA Network's The Heart of Asia in 2019 as part of the 16th anniversary celebration.


  1. ^ a b c "지성, tvN '아는 와이프' 출연..로맨스 판타지로 컴백(공식)". Star News (in Korean). Money Today. February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ji Sung to Pair with Han Ji-min in Upcoming TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. June 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Fantasy romance 'Familiar Wife' reminds us of value of familiarity in relationships". Yonhap News Agency. July 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Actress Han Ji-min to return after three-year hiatus". Kpop Herald. July 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "'Angelic' Han Ji-min takes role of angry, 'Familiar Wife'". Kpop Herald. July 25, 2018.
  6. ^ 강한나, ‘아는 와이프’ 출연확정…지성·한지민과 호흡 [공식입장]. Naver (in Korean). Sports Donga. May 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jang Seung-jo to Star in "Knowing Wife"". Hancinema. Sports Donga. April 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "[공식] 오의식, tvN '아는 와이프' 출연 확정···지성·한지민과 호흡". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). July 4, 2018.
  9. ^ [공식] 이정은, '아는 와이프' 출연···지성-한지민 잇는 키 활약. Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). July 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "손종학, tvN 새 수목드라마 '아는 와이프' 출연 확정…지성과 호흡". Star Hankook (in Korean). May 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "VIXX's N to Join Ji Sung & Han Ji Min's New Drama". SBS News. April 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "Kim So-ra to star in "Knowing Wife" as Joo Hyang-sook". Hancinema. Sports Khan. May 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lee You-jin Recruited for "Knowing Wife"". Hancinema. Nate. May 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "강기영, tvN '아는 와이프' 특별 출연..어떤 역할일까?". MK (in Korean). September 12, 2018.
  15. ^ '아는 와이프', 특별출연도 특급...조정석, '의리의리'한 카메오 현장 포착 '무슨 역할?'. iMBC (in Korean). Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "'아는 와이프' 지성X한지민, 설렘 지수 높인 '현실 부부 케미'". Sports Chosun (in Korean). May 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "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 June 1, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  18. ^ 2018코리아드라마어워즈 후보 공개. KDFO.org (in Korean). September 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Familiar Wife". tvN Asia.

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