The Good Wife

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The Good Wife


  • Title: 굿 와이프 / Goot Waipeu
  • Tagline: His scandal, her story
  • Genre: Legal, political
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jul-08 to 2016-Aug-27
  • Air time: Friday & Saturday 20:30
  • Original Soundtrack: The Good Wife OST
  • Related TV show: Good Wife (TBS, 2019), Rose War (CCTV, 2022)


The drama about a woman, Kim Hye Kyung (Jun Do Yun), who assumes responsibility for her family after her husband, Lee Tae Joon (Yoo Ji Tae), is thrown into prison after a very public scandal. Lee Tae Joon was a prosecutor with the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office who gets sent to prison and whose wife is then propelled to return to her former career as a lawyer to support her family.

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Production Credits


  • This drama is an adaptation of the American CBS TV series The Good Wife (2009-2016), starring Juliana Margulies. This drama will be the first ever US show to be remade in Korea.
  • This drama was specially aired on tvN for the broadcast channel's 10th year anniversary.
  • This drama marks Jun Do Yun's return to the small screen after 11 years. Her last drama series was the 2005 SBS drama, Lovers in Prague.
  • Kim Dan, played by Nana is the first bisexual character in Korean drama history.
  • Jun Do Yun received 90 million won (approximately $79,000) per episode thus making it the highest pay for a cable drama. She broke the previous record set by Ko Hyun Jung for her role in Dear My Friends.

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