Mistress (South Korean TV series)

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Mistress Korea poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Based onMistresses
by S. J. Clarkson and Lowri Glain
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written by
  • Go Jung-woon
  • Kim Jin-wook
Directed byHan Ji-seung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes12
Executive producer(s)
  • Cho Hyung-jin
  • Kim Sang-heon
Production company(s)Chorokbaem Media
Original networkOCN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 28 (2018-04-28) –
June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)
Related shows
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Mistress (Korean미스트리스; HanjaMiseuteuriseu) is a 2018 South Korean television series based on the 2008–10 U.K. series of the same name. It stars Han Ga-in, Shin Hyun-bin, Choi Hee-seo and Goo Jae-yee. The series aired on OCN from April 28 to June 3, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays at 22:20 (KST).[1][2][3]


Revolves around the story of four women in their 30s and their complex relationships - each on her own path to self-discovery as they brave the turbulent journey together.



Owner of a cafe shop. A widow who lives alone with her daughter after her husband died in an accident. After receiving a call from a mysterious number, strange things start to happen around her.[4][5]
A psychiatrist. After her ex-boyfriend's death, she meets a patient named Sun-ho who happens to be the son of her ex-boyfriend and can read her thoughts. She began to feel anxious after Sun-ho starts to suspect her.[6]
A high school teacher and wife of a famous chef. She dreams of a perfect home, but is stressed due to pregnancy issues. After making a mistake one night, she becomes fearful.[7]
A law firm secretary who lives to fulfill her ambitions. Her life gets complicated when the wife of her ex-boyfriend comes to the law firm as a client and asks for help in finding evidence of her husband's infidelity.[8]


A complex man who stayed close to Se-yeon's side and takes care of her, but hides a dark secret.[9]
Son of Cha Min-jae.[10]
Jung-won's husband. Chef of a popular cooking program.[11]
A teacher. He is bold and honest, and gets along with his students.[12]
Se-yeon's deceased husband. He was a sweet and caring man, who died when he left on a business trip to China.[13]
A divorce specialist who is also a Casanova, but he doesn't believe in love. Do Hwa-young's partner in work.[14]
Sun-ho's father. Eun-soo's lover.

Special appearance[edit]


The first script reading was held on March 15, 2018 at Studio Dragon's main office in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.[15]


  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[16] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 April 28, 2018 1.601% 1.673% 1.4%
2 April 29, 2018 1.579% 1.715% 1.3%
3 May 5, 2018 0.826% N/A 1.1%
4 May 6, 2018 0.831% 1.2%
5 May 12, 2018 0.873% 0.9%
6 May 13, 2018 1.366% 1.619% 1.3%
7 May 19, 2018 0.826% N/A 1.0%
8 May 20, 2018 1.402% 1.374% 1.2%
9 May 26, 2018 1.115% N/A 1.0%
10 May 27, 2018 1.469% 1.4%
11 June 2, 2018 1.275% 1.5%
12 June 3, 2018 1.642% 1.700% N/A
Average 1.234% 1.616% 1.2%
  • 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).


  1. ^ "Han Ga-in's 'Mistresses' to air in April". Kpop Herald. March 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "'Mistresses' to show anxieties of ordinary women". Kpop Herald. April 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "British drama 'Mistresses' gets first Asian remake in Korea". Yonhap News Agency. April 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "OCN 측 "한가인 BBC 리메이크 `미스트리스` 출연 맞다"". Naver (in Korean). MK. January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Han Ga-in to Make Return with Remake of British TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. March 14, 2018.
  6. ^ [단독] 신현빈, '미스트리스' 출연 확정..한가인·이희준과 호흡. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). February 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Choi Hee-seo to Star in OCN "Mistress"". Hancinema. Xports News. January 29, 2018.
  8. ^ [공식] 구재이, '음주운전' 8개월 만에 복귀 '미스트리스' 확정. Sports Chosun (in Korean). February 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "이희준, OCN '미스트리스' 남자 주인공 출연 확정". Star MK (in Korean). February 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "정가람, '미스트리스' 출연 확정 "선호 캐릭터 위해 5kg 체중감량"". Maeil Newspaper (in Korean). March 22, 2018.
  11. ^ [단독] 박병은, '미스트리스' 최희서 남편 역 출연확정. Daum (in Korean). February 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ji Il-joo to Star in "Mistress" With Choi Hee-seo". Hancinema. Hankook Ilbo. March 31, 2018.
  13. ^ ‘미스트리스’ 이희준-오정세-박병은-지일주, 완벽한 조합…캐스팅 확정. Kookje (in Korean). March 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Kim Hee-jin-III in "Mistress"". Hancinema. News1. March 27, 2018.
  15. ^ ""찰떡 호흡"…한가인x신현빈x최희서x구재이 '미스트리스' 첫 대본 리딩". TenAsia (in Korean). March 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved April 28, 2018.

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