The Lady in Dignity
|The Lady in Dignity|
|Also known as||Lady With Class|
|Written by||Baek Mi-kyung|
|Directed by||Kim Yoon-chul|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||JS Pictures|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||June 16 –|
August 19, 2017
The Lady in Dignity (Korean: 품위있는 그녀; RR: Pumwi Inneun Geunyeo; lit. Woman of Dignity) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Hee-sun, Kim Sun-ah, Jung Sang-hoon with Lee Tae-im and Lee Ki-woo. The series aired on cable network JTBC on Fridays and Saturdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot from June 16 to August 19, 2017. It became one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history.
- Kim Hee-sun as Woo Ah-jin
- A cheerful, elegant and charismatic woman who married into a rich family, but hit rock bottom after her husband's betrayal.
- Kim Sun-ah as Park Bok-ja
- A cool and unfazeable woman who climbs her way up the social totem pole despite coming from a small village.
- Jung Sang-hoon as Ahn Jae-suk
- Ah-jin's cheating husband.
- Lee Tae-im as Yoon Sung-hee
- Ji-hoo's sexy art teacher who is overwhelmed with greed for fame and honor. She betrays Ah-jin who helped her into the art world and cheats with her husband Jae-suk.
- Lee Ki-woo as Kang Ki-ho
- A coma patient turned lawyer.
People around Ah-jin
- Yoo Seo-jin as Cha Ki-ok
- Lee Hee-jin as Kim Hyo-joo
- Jung Da-hye as Oh Kyung-hee
- Oh Yeon-ah as Baek Joo-kyung
- Moon Hee-kyung as Madam Geum
- Choi Yoon-so as Heo Jin-hee
People around Jae-suk
- Kim Yong-gun as Ahn Tae-dong
- Seo Jeong-yeon as Park Joo-mi
- Han Jae-young as Ahn Jae-goo
- Oh Na-ra as Ahn Jae-hee
- Yoon Sa-bong as Yoon-su
- Lee Chae-mi as Ahn Ji-hoo
- Song Young-gyu as Jang Sung-soo
- Kim Bub-rae as Seo Moon-tak
- Chae Dong-hyun as Kim Bong-shik
- Hwang Hyo-eun as Chun Bang-soon
- Jo Sung-yoon as Goo Bong-chul
- Lee Jung-eun as Gook Sun-young
- Song Tae-yoon as Choi Ki-suk
- Seo Kyung-hwa as Mrs. Jo
- Lee Geon-woo as Ahn Woon-kyu
- Yoon Ye-in as Kyung San-daek
- So Hee-jung as Oh Poong-sook
- Park Jin-woo as Head of Department Park
- Lee Young-hoon as Mr. Kim
- Lee Kan-hee as Madam Kwak
- Kim Sun-bin as Han Min-ki
- Baek Seung-hoon as Bodyguard
- Baek Bo-ram as Se-hee
- Jeon Soo-kyung as Director Seo
- Jun Hun-tae as Detective Lee
- Park Hoon
- Ryu Seung-soo as Ah-jin's father
- Jung Yu-mi as Client (Episode 6)
- Yoon So-yi as Fishmonger (Episode 20)
|The Lady in Dignity OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
Warner Music Korea Ltd.
|1.||"When the Cold Wind Blows" (찬바람이 불면)||E-QLO||Ivy||04:57|
|2.||"When the Cold Wind Blows" (Inst.)||04:57|
|1.||"Fly with the Wind" (돌려놔)||Kun-yo||Navi, Lina||03:37|
|2.||"Fly with the Wind" (Inst.)||03:37|
|1.||"Only Love You" (너만 사랑하다가)||Han Sang-won||The Brothers||03:36|
|2.||"Only Love You" (Inst.)||Han Sang-won||03:36|
|1.||"Don't Want To Believe" (믿고 싶지 않아)||Blueblack||Jion||Lee Si-eun||03:58|
|2.||"Don't Want To Believe" (Inst.)||Jion||03:58|
|1.||"I Miss You" (보고싶어)||Kim Seong-ri||03:46|
|2.||"I Miss You" (Inst.)||03:46|
|1.||"Drunken Night (Drama ver.)" (보고싶어)||Norwegian Wood||03:38|
|1.||"Why" (왜)||The NuTs||04:04|
The Lady in Dignity is one of JTBC's highest rated drama with a single episode rating of 12.065%. Culture critic Jung Duk-hyun says that the drama is not just a soap opera about couples' affairs, but a "social drama" where the two women's confrontation symbolizes the power and class structures of the society.
Due to its popularity, JTBC did a rerun of the series from October 2–6, 2017 with four-episode marathon per day starting from 7:00 (KST).
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||June 16, 2017||A Life With a Great View
(전망 종은 인생)
|2||June 17, 2017||Matisse & Kandinsky
|3||June 23, 2017||Dangerous Gossip
|4||June 24, 2017||Choice and Secret
|5||June 30, 2017||Greed, With Love
(탐욕은 사랑을 타고)
|6||July 1, 2017||Night Before the Storm
|7||July 7, 2017||Triangle
|8||July 8, 2017||The Glass Ceiling and The Glass Floor
|9||July 14, 2017||Prologue of War
|10||July 15, 2017||The Last Brunch
|11||July 21, 2017||Twisted Fate
|12||July 22, 2017||Charm of Mutual Benefit
|13||July 28, 2017||Show Me the Money
(쇼 미 더 머니)
|14||July 29, 2017||Timing
|15||August 4, 2017||The Suspects
|16||August 5, 2017||Unpredictable Future
|17||August 11, 2017||Just Like Her
(그 녀 처럼)
|18||August 12, 2017||The Point of No Return
(돌아올 수 없는 지점)
|19||August 18, 2017||Nobody Knows
|20||August 19, 2017||Curtain Call
- 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
|2017||10th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor||Lee Ki-woo||Nominated|
|Hot Star Award||Lee Tae-im||Won|
|1st The Seoul Awards||Best Drama||The Lady in Dignity||Nominated|||
|Best Actress||Kim Hee-sun||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jung Sang-hoon||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Seo Jeong-yeon||Nominated|
|2nd Asia Artist Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Kim Hee-sun||Won|
|2018||54th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Director||Kim Yoon-chul||Won|||
|Best Actress||Kim Hee-sun||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Baek Mi-kyung||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Jung Sang-hoon||Nominated|
- In Singapore, the drama aired on weekdays from 9pm to 10pm on Mediacorp Channel 8 from October 2 to October 27, 2017 with the title Lady In Class (有品味的她). It was dubbed into Mandarin, with Korean as the second audio track.
- In the Philippines, it premiered on November 5, 2018 on GMA Network as part of the 15-year anniversary of GMA The Heart of Asia.
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- "김희선X김선아 '품위녀', JTBC 편성 확정 [공식]". TV Report (in Korean). March 22, 2017.
- "August 19, 2017 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea.
1st (JTBC) 금토드라마(품위있는그녀) 12.065%
- "Actress plays double-face in 'Woman of Dignity'". The Korea Times. 2017-06-20.
- "Instagram post by <더 패키지> 매주 금•토 밤 11시! • Oct 1, 2017 at 12:51am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
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- "K-drama Lady With Class is Desperate Housewives done Gangnam style". The Straits Times. October 11, 2017.
- Ang bagong handog ng GMA Heart of Asia Teaser. YouTube. GMA Network. October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.