The Lady in Dignity

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The Lady in Dignity
Woman of Dignity Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asLady with Class
Hangul품위있는 그녀
Hanja品位있는 그女
Revised RomanizationPumwiinneun Geunyeo
LiterallyWoman of Dignity
Written byBaek Mi-kyung
Directed byKim Yoon-chul
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes20
Executive producers
  • Jang Min-ae
  • Kim So-jung
  • Na Ye-seu-ran
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesJS Pictures
Drama House
Original networkJTBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 16 (2017-06-16) –
August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19)

The Lady in Dignity[1] (Korean품위있는 그녀) is a South Korean television series starring Kim Hee-sun, Kim Sun-ah, Jung Sang-hoon with Lee Tae-im and Lee Ki-woo.[2] The series aired on cable network JTBC on Fridays and Saturdays at 23:00 (KST) time slot from June 16 to August 19, 2017.[3] It became one of the highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history.[4]


The story of an elegant Cheongdam-dong woman named Woo Ah-jin (Kim Hee-sun), who relished a life of luxury by marrying a quasi-chaebol son, until Park Bok-ja (Kim Sun-ah) walks into her life.



A cheerful, elegant and charismatic woman who married into a rich family, but hit rock bottom after her husband's betrayal.
A cool and unfazeable woman who climbs her way up the social totem pole despite coming from a small village.
Youngest son of Ahn Tae-dong and also Ah-jin's cheating husband.
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.
A coma patient turned lawyer. He had feeling toward Ah-jin and willing to help her either with her father-in-law's business or her divorce process


People around Ah-jin[edit]

People around Jae-suk[edit]


  • 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-seok
  • 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

Special appearances[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

The Lady in Dignity OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
LanguageKorean, English
LabelPoong Entertainment
Warner Music Korea Ltd.

Part 1[edit]

1."When the Cold Wind Blows" (찬바람이 불면)E-QLO
  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
2."When the Cold Wind Blows" (Inst.) 
  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
Total length:09:54

Part 2[edit]

1."Fly with the Wind" (돌려놔)Kun-yo
  • Kun-yo
  • Yudam
  • Lee Won-suk
  • Lee Seong-hyun
Navi, Lina03:37
2."Fly with the Wind" (Inst.) 
  • Kun-yo
  • Yudam
  • Lee Won-suk
  • Lee Seong-hyun
Total length:07:14

Part 3[edit]

1."Only Love You" (너만 사랑하다가)
  • Han Sang-won
  • The Brothers
Han Sang-wonThe Brothers03:36
2."Only Love You" (Inst.) Han Sang-won 03:36
Total length:07:12

Part 4[edit]

1."Don't Want To Believe" (믿고 싶지 않아)BlueblackJionLee Si-eun03:58
2."Don't Want To Believe" (Inst.) Jion 03:58
Total length:07:56

Part 5[edit]

1."I Miss You" (보고싶어)
  • Oh Sung-hwan
  • Jung Young-a
  • Oh Sung-hwan
  • Jung Young-a
Kim Seong-ri03:46
2."I Miss You" (Inst.) 
  • Oh Sung-hwan
  • Jung Young-a
Total length:07:32

Part 6[edit]

1."Drunken Night (Drama ver.)" (보고싶어)
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Kun-yo
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Kang Seung-hyun
  • Blue Mangtto
  • Rubatov
Norwegian Wood03:38
Total length:03:38

Part 7[edit]

2."Anything" (Inst.) 03:15
Total length:06:30

Part 8[edit]

1."Why" (왜)
  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
The NuTs04:04
2."Why" (Inst.) 
  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
Total length:08:08

Part 9[edit]

  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
  • Stephanie
  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
  • Sui.Jay
2."Anding" (Inst.) 
  • E-QLO
  • B.O.K
  • Sui.Jay
Total length:07:38


The Lady in Dignity is one of JTBC's highest rated drama with a single episode rating of 12.065%.[4] 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.[5]

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).[6]


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
AGB Nielsen[7] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 June 16, 2017 A Life With a Great View
(전망 종은 인생)
2.044% 2.435% 2.2%
2 June 17, 2017 Matisse & Kandinsky
(마티스와 칸딘스키)
3.108% 3.126% 2.5%
3 June 23, 2017 Dangerous Gossip
(위험한 가십)
2.871% 3.273% 2.8%
4 June 24, 2017 Choice and Secret
(선택과 비밀)
3.285% 3.149% 3.8%
5 June 30, 2017 Greed, With Love
(탐욕은 사랑을 타고)
3.609% 3.658% 2.6%
6 July 1, 2017 Night Before the Storm
4.518% 5.250% 3.5%
7 July 7, 2017 Triangle
4.091% 4.346% 2.4%
8 July 8, 2017 The Glass Ceiling and The Glass Floor
(유리천장과 유리바닥)
5.795% 6.285% 5.9%
9 July 14, 2017 Prologue of War
(전쟁의 서막)
5.010% 5.196% 4.2%
10 July 15, 2017 The Last Brunch
(마지막 브런치)
6.899% 7.326% 7.6%
11 July 21, 2017 Twisted Fate
(억갈린 운명)
8.476% 9.062% 8.0%
12 July 22, 2017 Charm of Mutual Benefit
(상생의 묘미)
8.944% 9.493% 8.3%
13 July 28, 2017 Show Me the Money
(쇼 미 더 머니)
6.773% 7.068% 6.0%
14 July 29, 2017 Timing
9.131% 9.575% 8.5%
15 August 4, 2017 The Suspects
7.398% 8.089% 6.6%
16 August 5, 2017 Unpredictable Future
9.986% 10.364% 9.9%
17 August 11, 2017 Just Like Her
(그 녀 처럼)
8.430% 8.982% 7.7%
18 August 12, 2017 The Point of No Return
(돌아올 수 없는 지점)
9.748% 10.250% 9.2%
19 August 18, 2017 Nobody Knows
(아무도 모른다)
9.694% 9.953% 7.2%
20 August 19, 2017 Curtain Call
12.065% 12.692% 10.9%
Average 6.594% 6.979% 6.0%
  • 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.
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 [8]
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 [9][10]
Best Actress Kim Hee-sun Nominated
Kim Sun-a Nominated
Best Screenplay Baek Mi-kyung Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jung Sang-hoon Nominated


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  2. ^ '품위있는그녀' 대본리딩 포착, 김희선-김선아 첫만남 어땠나. Newsen (in Korean). October 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "김희선X김선아 '품위녀', JTBC 편성 확정 [공식]". TV Report (in Korean). March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "August 19, 2017 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (JTBC) 금토드라마(품위있는그녀) 12.065%
  5. ^ "Actress plays double-face in 'Woman of Dignity'". The Korea Times. 2017-06-20.
  6. ^ "Instagram post by <더 패키지> 매주 금•토 밤 11시! • Oct 1, 2017 at 12:51am UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-25. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  7. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  8. ^ '서울어워즈' 송강호·나문희·지성·박보영 주연상…·'박열'·'비숲' 대상[종합]. TV Report (in Korean). October 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "[2018 백상예술대상 종합] tvN '비밀의 숲'·영화 '1987' 대상 영예+3·4관왕". Osen (in Korean). May 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "제54회 백상예술대상, TV·영화 각 부문별 수상 후보자 공개". JTBC (in Korean). April 6, 2018.

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