Mistress (South Korean TV series)
by S. J. Clarkson and Lowri Glain
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Directed by||Han Ji-seung|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Production company(s)||Chorokbaem Media|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||April 28 –|
June 3, 2018
Mistress (Korean: 미스트리스; Hanja: Miseuteuriseu) 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).
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.
- Han Ga-in as Jang Se-yeon
- 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.
- Shin Hyun-bin as Kim Eun-soo
- 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.
- Choi Hee-seo as Han Jung-won
- 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.
- Goo Jae-yee as Do Hwa-young
- 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.
- Lee Hee-joon as Han Sang-hoon
- A complex man who stayed close to Se-yeon's side and takes care of her, but hides a dark secret.
- Jung Ga-ram as Cha Sun-ho
- Son of Cha Min-jae.
- Park Byung-eun as Hwang Dong-seok
- Jung-won's husband. Chef of a popular cooking program.
- Ji Il-joo as Kwon Min-gyu
- A teacher. He is bold and honest, and gets along with his students.
- Oh Jung-se as Kim Young-dae
- Se-yeon's deceased husband. He was a sweet and caring man, who died when he left on a business trip to China.
- Kim Hee-jin as Yang Jin-gun
- A divorce specialist who is also a Casanova, but he doesn't believe in love. Do Hwa-young's partner in work.
- Lee Hae-young as Cha Min-jae
- Sun-ho's father. Eun-soo's lover.
- Jang Hee-jung as Baek Jae-hee
- Kim Min-soo as Kang Tae-oh
- Lee Sang-hee as Park Jung-sim
- Kim Ho-jung as Na Yoon-jung
- Choi Yu-hwa as Jin Hye-rim
- Lee Ha-na (Ep. 12)
- 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|
|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|
- 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).
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- [공식] 구재이, '음주운전' 8개월 만에 복귀 '미스트리스' 확정. Sports Chosun (in Korean). February 7, 2018.
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- "정가람, '미스트리스' 출연 확정 "선호 캐릭터 위해 5kg 체중감량"". Maeil Newspaper (in Korean). March 22, 2018.
- [단독] 박병은, '미스트리스' 최희서 남편 역 출연확정. Daum (in Korean). February 26, 2018.
- "Ji Il-joo to Star in "Mistress" With Choi Hee-seo". Hancinema. Hankook Ilbo. March 31, 2018.
- ‘미스트리스’ 이희준-오정세-박병은-지일주, 완벽한 조합…캐스팅 확정. Kookje (in Korean). March 14, 2018.
- "Kim Hee-jin-III in "Mistress"". Hancinema. News1. March 27, 2018.
- ""찰떡 호흡"…한가인x신현빈x최희서x구재이 '미스트리스' 첫 대본 리딩". TenAsia (in Korean). March 21, 2018.
- "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved April 28, 2018.