The Suspicious Housekeeper

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The Suspicious Housekeeper
Suspicious Housekeeper-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for The Suspicious Housekeeper
Also known asThe Mysterious Housekeeper
The Mystery Housemaid
The Strange Housekeeper
GenreFamily drama
Black comedy
FormatTelevision series
Created byKazuhiko Yukawa (original screenplay)
Written byBaek Woon-chul
Directed byKim Hyung-shik
StarringChoi Ji-woo
Lee Sung-jae
Wang Ji-hye
Kim So-hyun
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Production
Location(s)Korea
Running timeMondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channelSeoul Broadcasting System
Original run23 September 2013 (2013-09-23) – present
Chronology
Preceded byEmpire of Gold
Followed byOne Warm Word
Related showsKaseifu no Mita
External links
Website
 
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The Suspicious Housekeeper
Suspicious Housekeeper-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for The Suspicious Housekeeper
Also known asThe Mysterious Housekeeper
The Mystery Housemaid
The Strange Housekeeper
GenreFamily drama
Black comedy
FormatTelevision series
Created byKazuhiko Yukawa (original screenplay)
Written byBaek Woon-chul
Directed byKim Hyung-shik
StarringChoi Ji-woo
Lee Sung-jae
Wang Ji-hye
Kim So-hyun
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes20
Production
Location(s)Korea
Running timeMondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channelSeoul Broadcasting System
Original run23 September 2013 (2013-09-23) – present
Chronology
Preceded byEmpire of Gold
Followed byOne Warm Word
Related showsKaseifu no Mita
External links
Website

The Suspicious Housekeeper (Hangul: 수상한 가정부; RR: Susanghan Gajeongbu) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Choi Ji-woo, Lee Sung-jae, Wang Ji-hye and Kim So-hyun. It airs on SBS on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes beginning September 23, 2013.[1]

It is a remake of Kaseifu no Mita (家政婦のミタ?, "I am Mita, Your Housekeeper"), a hit Japanese drama that aired on NTV in 2011.[2]

Plot[edit]

Park Bok-nyeo is a mysterious housekeeper who will do whatever is asked of her, even, so the rumor goes, if that means murder. Her latest stint involves caring for a recently widowed father, and his four troubled children, all of whom are grappling with the aftermath of their mother's sudden death. The stoic new arrival, who shows barely any trace of emotion, acts as a catalyst for the family members to understand each other better and reconcile their relationships.

Father Sang-chul employs a housekeeper when his wife died. And an employment agency manager gives him a warning that he should be careful about Bok-nyeo who obeys everything she's told. Meanwhile, when Hye-kyul said that she wants to see her mom as a birthday gift, her aunt Na-young promises her she will show her, her mom. . .

Han-kyul found out that her mom committed suicide because of her father's adultery. She visits Song-hwa, the adulterous woman, and showed her mom's last will to her. Meanwhile, Sang-chul is displeased with Bok-nyeo and asks the employment agency manager to send them another housekeeper instead of Bok-nyeo. . .

Han-kyul shows her mom's will to her younger brothers and sister and said that she couldn't live with father anymore. And she leaves the house and goes to her mother's parents' home. Meanwhile, to make her family reconciled, Hea-kyul asks Bok-nyeo to kidnap her. . .

The 4 children ask their father, Sang-chul, to leave the house. And they ask their father to allow Bok-nyeo to work again with role of being their mom. Meanwhile, Bok-nyeo saw when Sang-chul meets with Song-hwa. Sang-chul tries to clear up the misunderstanding. However, Geum-chi, Sang-chul's father-in-law, who sees Bok-nyeo and Sang-chul together begins to question their relationship. . .

When Han-gyul goes to meet Sang-chul in his room to discuss about Bok-nyeo, she sees Sang-chul's couple ring. She becomes enraged. Meanwhile, Doo-gyul looks up Bok-nyeo on the internet and stumbles upon obscene material by accident and this was discovered by Bok-nyeo. . .

Han-gyul makes up her mind to get revenge on Sang-chul. And Bok-nyeo says to her that the most fearful thing to parents is when their children become destroyed. Meanwhile, rumors begin to swirl about Han-gyul and her sexual relationship with others. Because of that, Han-gyul decides to run away from home. . .

Su-hyeok has resolved Han-kyul's misunderstanding about having sexual relationships with others, and asked her to forgive his former mistakes. And Han-kyul said she will leave the band. Meanwhile, 4 children asked about Bok-nyeo's family and she said, she had killed her family. . .

Cast[edit]

Title controversy[edit]

On September 6, 2013, the Korean Women Workers Association and the National House Management Cooperative held a press conference in front of SBS and denounced the use of the word gajeongbu (which literally translates to "a house woman") in the title, saying it belittles housekeepers. They asked that the production change the title to gajeong-gwanlisa ("house manager"), while the National Institute of the Korean Language recommended using gasa-doumi ("housework helper"). An official from the network said that they are retaining the word gajeongbu because it is the Korean word equivalent for the Japanese source material's kaseifu. Instead, they compromised by refraining from using the controversial word in the script, and added a scene that explains what to call people who clean and cook at the homes of others, and what the appropriate title is for them.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oh, Jean (16 September 2013). "Choi Ji-woo to play modern-day Mary Poppins". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (20 August 2013). "Choi Ji-woo, Lee Sung-jae Mark a Beginning of New Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  3. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (31 July 2013). "Choi Ji-woo to Play Housekeeper in Upcoming Drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  4. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (31 July 2013). "Choi Ji Woo Cast as Lead in Korean Version of Kaseifu no Mita". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Choi Ji-woo to Play Housemaid in New Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Dispute hits 'housekeeper' drama". The Korea Herald. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  7. ^ Lee, Sun-min (12 September 2013). "SBS refuses to budge over drama title controversy". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 

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