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[Drama 2017] Ms. Perfect (Perfect Wife) 완벽한 아내

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Indeed this Drama IS gettin' to be more makjang:crazy: This Drama should have ended with Eunhee locked up behind bars at the mental facility in ep.18<_< It's just so unsettling to see and put up with another 2 ep. of that crazy psycho Eunhee like 18 ep. of crazy wasn't enough seriously LoL?!:tongue: And also poor Jaebok, I mean this woman started off at first to be this strong dynamic lioness, only to crumble into this insecure mess in ep. 19. Junghee's Mom is beyond disgusting YUCK. I'm sure the Drama is tryin' to make Junghee redeem himself in these final ep. by doin' the ultimate sacrifice but it's really hard for me to feel anything at this point. I'm just as drained as Jaebok LoL no thanks to the neverending craziness that Eunhee keep bringing. Thank God for Bonggoo though:D he continues to shine as Jaebok's Knight In Shining Armor. Better luck next (life) time Bonggoo-ah~

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Is there no other job for JH to find except at construction site? I mean he couldn't apply to mini-mart as cashier?

AHA right? One would think his years of bein' at the office would get him a clerical job at the very least but nope. OR he could've been blacklisted by Eunhee/ Brian since y'know they're like the Mafia (or close enough) and all LoL:tongue:

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OST part 8: Anoc - As time goes by

 

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13 hours ago, lclarakl said:

 

@lc85, I couldn't agree with you more. There is really nothing much that happened in this drama. We were hooked by the mystery of EH. We were then hooked to know what was really going on with JH and why he's the way he is where EH is concerned. However, it just seems this is a drama where JB's life revolves around EH and JH. This drama really doesn't show her having a life outside of her wondering what's going on in their lives 75% of the time. 

Who really wants to be with a woman who is constantly worried about her ex-cheating husband because "they're my children father". Give me a freaking break. The kids have a father that loves them in his own way, but he's a horrible husband. She has a mother in law that is stupid and greedy, just like her son. They, for the most part, put money and position above everything. JH knew that EH killed NM but then protected her. He's loyal to no one. But this last episode he's gong to protect the family. He will probably be killed alone with EH.

I'm disappointed because I feel like I spent all these weeks watching a drama that centers on a wife then ex-wife running around after her husband, ex-husband's women and trying to protect him more than her children. I would have taken my kids and moved away from the danger. If JH lives, what is she going to do with the next woman in his life. Then she might as well stay married to the man if she's going to mother him.

Nodding in agreement here @lclarakl I too am disappointed because I had such expectations for JB and through ep 19, I felt let down. The drama synopsis made it seem like JB is the central character. But we were treated in Perfect Wife with watching just how evil EH can get -- but can't hate on her, she's mentally ill! And can't hate on JH - he's a victim and is really a "good" dad and is needed by the kids. He is just a spineless people pleaser, how can anyone hate on him??  With what happened to JB, it is apparent that some things can't be fixed, some people can't be fixed and there are just not enough episodes for us to see her come to this realization and move forward with BG.  How frustrating to watch this go on and on for episode after episode, hoping for it to turn a corner. 

The cast did very well though, with the material that they were given. So I guess that's a silver lining.

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The montage at the end reminded me of how cool the show had been at the beginning and why I had actually started watching it B)

I guess the last two episodes were a bit if of a stretch...but kudos to those who predicted how it would all go down, though I guess it was probably a little bit more dramatic :D

However one character I liked right through the end, and one I forgot to mention in my earlier post is Che Ri...the voice of reason and intelligence ...how charming and intuitive she was till the end, yet still maintaining that childhood innocence!

JB was the other...forever the knight in shining armour :)

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I was a bit surprised by Jae Bok's nightmares, but I am going to attribute that to the trauma she suffered from being kidnapped and institutionalized. 

I guess the writer, like I had been, was trying to find the good in JH...at least he decided to get on with his life and did not try to cling onto JB and the kids. One thing that bothered me was when he confessed to JB that she was his first and last love...but I guess that is true since Na Mi died.

The ending for the rest of the characters was neat, but I wanted just a tad more from JB and BG...I really disliked the ending scene...he looked awkward!

All in all it was a crazy ride...but with plenty of fun moments and likeable characters.

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F    I    N    A    L   E

 

"BRING DETERGENT,  I HAVE PLENTY OF TOILET PAPER"

 A perfect ending for the Perfect Wife

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Perfect Wife: Episode 19

by LollyPip

 

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Though things seem to be back to normal now that Jae-bok has handled her little Eun-hee problem, she can’t help but feel like it’s only the calm before the storm. A mother’s instinct is stronger than logic, and no matter how many times she’s reassured that Eun-hee can no longer hurt anyone, nothing can convince Jae-bok that there’s not something even worse looming on the horizon, threatening to harm her children.

 
EPISODE 19 RECAP

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Jae-bok goes to visit Eun-hee in the hospital, insisting even when the nurse seems reluctant to allow it. Jae-bok watches Eun-hee through the barred window in her door, and she goes pale with horror when she sees Eun-hee playing with Hae-wook’s favorite stuffed rabbit. But when she calls Eun-hee’s name, the face that turns to her is a stranger’s. Jae-bok yells that this isn’t Eun-hee and looks for help, but she sees her own children standing in the hall a short distance away. This has got to be a dream. In her white patient’s gown, Eun-hee moves to stand behind the children, smiling and caressing them possessively. Jae-bok runs after them when Eun-hee leads the children away, but when she turns the corner, they’re gone.

Little Hae-wook wakes her mom from the nightmare, which seems to go on when Jae-bok doesn’t see Jin-wook in the bedroom. Thank goodness, he was only nestled under the blankets. Jae-bok hugs her children tightly, grateful that it was only a dream. Jung-hee gets ready for work that morning, haunted by memories of Eun-hee being carted off to a mental hospital. He even sees her downstairs for just an instant, though it’s only his mother, who asks if he’s sure Eun-hee is locked up tight. Jung-hee tells her that he verified it, and after he leaves, she wonders greedily if she and Jung-hee will be able to remain living in this grand house. His day starts out badly when his driver quits, then gets worse when he finds his office being cleaned out by his assistant, Mr. Oh. Mr. Oh informs Jung-hee that his position at SJ Construction has been eliminated, taking satisfaction in telling him that he’s nothing now that Eun-hee is gone.

Jae-bok calls the hospital to reassure herself that Eun-hee is still there, unsettled after her horrible dream. Bong-gu and Sam-kyu both hover, worried about Jae-bok’s distracted state of mind. Bong-gu reassures Jae-bok that Eun-hee has to stay and receive treatment so that she can be questioned. But Jae-bok thinks it’s strange that every time she calls, the nurse says the same exact thing. Even when Sam-kyu says that he checked on her himself, Jae-bok can’t shake the feeling that Eun-hee’s not really at the hospital. To ease her fears, Bong-gu decides to take her to see Eun-hee.

Jung-hee arrives back at Eun-hee’s house after being fired to find his belongings packed. He’s handed a phone with Brian on the line, who tells Jung-hee to vacate the house now that Eun-hee is gone. When Jung-hee barks that he’s engaged to Eun-hee, Brian scoffs, aware that Jung-hee was disgusted by his sister. Unfortunately, Jung-hee has nowhere to go, since his mother gave his brother her fancy apartment to sell and start a business, assuming she would be moving into Eun-hee’s home. Bong-gu and Jae-bok are allowed to see Eun-hee, who looks weak and helpless in her hospital pajamas (and she’s in a much nicer hospital than she locked Jae-bok in, I was mistaken about that). She meekly comments that Jae-bok doesn’t look well, asking if it’s because of her. Jae-bok admits that she had been anxious, and that she came to confirm that Eun-hee is safely in the hospital.

 

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8 hours ago, lexicon said:

However one character I liked right through the end, and one I forgot to mention in my earlier post is Che Ri...the voice of reason and intelligence ...how charming and intuitive she was till the end, yet still maintaining that childhood innocence!

 

 

I agree, Che Ri was my absolute favorite character in this drama.

The synopsis for this drama needs to be rewritten--completely. It really does not fit the drama at all.

I really don't know what to say about this drama other than episodes 17-20 should have been episodes 7, 8, 9, 10 and more writing from the writer to match the synopsis. I don't know if I were a man if I would want to be with a woman who has 2 children and 1 adult child as an ex-husband that she mothers.  I'll just leave it at that.  To bad, it's not a rewatch for me. I will say that all the actors/actresses were superb in their roles---superb!!

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Well there ya have it an imperfect ending to Ms. Perfect (I know it's lame but hey I tried) They just had to ruin the one time Bonggoo and Jaebok had and their first date at that, no thanks to Eunhee! Although I was sure she survived the fire somehow. Ooo scratch that what a scary thought! 

Looks like the usual posters at this thread have dropped this drama post ep. 17, can't say I blame ya. I like how assertive Cheri was in 'interrogating' the Ahjusshi LoL. What a wise young lady she is. Oh well I had fun as usual, it (this drama) may have had a rocky premise but throughout it was really the awesomeness that is Jaebok that truly carried this drama and as much as I hate to admit - the actress playing Eunhee did a stellar job as well.

Take care y'all, buh-bye now XO.

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35 minutes ago, Latte_Anyday said:

Well there ya have it an imperfect ending to Ms. Perfect (I know it's lame but hey I tried) They just had to ruin the one time Bonggoo and Jaebok had and their first date at that, no thanks to Eunhee! Although I was sure she survived the fire somehow. Ooo scratch that what a scary thought! 

IKR! I was so looking forward to their first date. And yeah, I couldn't help but keep thinking "Is she really dead? Is this really the end?"

Okay, I'm finally ready to post some comments. Right after watching the final episode, my thoughts were all over the place. Having mixed feelings about the end, the show, the characters. I guess I'd say that basically I'm disappointed with the show. The show started well and with good premise, but dragged much towards the end, kinda derailed imo, and ended rather too abruptly (inevitable due to the dragging) with many hanging loose ends. I think the writer got too carried away portraying the craziness of EH (which was so very well acted by Jo Yeo Jung, salute!) that he/she kinda forgotten about the original plot/synopsis. Agreeing with some of you that JH and EH took too much of the center stage for the last few episodes. Anyhow, putting my comments on ep.20 in spoiler, just in case.

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The idea of having EH died from her own doing is quite good, however, the execution failed miserably for me. I think it doesn't take a genius to figure out that smoke from fire in such enclosed basement area, with two closed doors, cannot travel upstairs, reach and wake unconscious BG. If that had been the case, those people in the burning room would have passed out and probably died already from inhaling the smoke. And how can the fire spread so fast to the whole house from a basement with no window and only a door as opening. It would have been more believable for the fire to consume the whole mansion if they had not set the wedding to be held in the basement. But I guess the writer wanted to convey another level of creepiness by suggesting dungeon-like scene? Unnecessary.

Whatever happen to the minion who hit BG and tied him up? He just did his job as instructed by EH, took his money and left the house? So I guess he must be the one helping EH to bring JH and JB down the basement and tie them up to those chairs? Shouldn't he stick around and make sure his boss got her wish and no more job to do? It was supposedly a 2-person affair, the wedding I mean, but they have unexpected guests in BG and JB. Yet the minion was standing by around the house and knew what to do towards them? EH expecting BG and JB to crash the weding? Too random for minion to be around (at beginning) and then not around (at the end-- fire), if you get what I mean.

I guess I am just happy that EH is gone for good, and it is in character of JB to still want to save her. Do I wish for BG to save EH too?... Gotta admit I kinda wished he had, or at least tried, but couldn't. I thought there was still a chance to pull her out of the burning basement. They could've tried to save her, but still make it that after all she didn't survive. And no Brian, who promised to keep a close watch on his sister, showing up during the fire or after EH's death? He's just gone like that? And why is it even necessary to have one single scene of EH's father? Again, too random. Everything is too rush in this last episode. Again I blame it on the writer getting carried away with EH. Seriously, ep.19 and 20 could have been so good if written more tightly, instead of spending too much time with JB's nightmares and breaking down as well as the "slow-dancing" with EH's "is she cured or is she not cured" million-dollar question. Then also, why bring out the evidence of shoes and cellphone when they are not going to use it at all for police investigation?

The ending scene --- Oh come on... can we not even witness a quick hug and maybe a small peck on the cheek when BG saw JB and gave her flowers? They've been dating for a year, for crying out loud. Why so stingy with showing some affection?

Enough rant for today. Might come back for more if the finale still bothers me, otherwise, I'm all ready to say goodbye to the show with feeling of sadness because I keep thinking about the "could-haves" of the story/plot. Thank you all for the company.

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Perfect Wife: Episode 20 (Final)

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Although Eun-hee seems to be on her best behavior, Jae-bok knows her better than that and braces herself for the worst. With Jung-hee determined to sacrifice himself for his family, it could be up to Jae-bok to do the rescuing yet again. But with Eun-hee descending further and further into her madness, will it be possible for them all to survive her final play to win Jung-hee’s heart?

 
FINAL EPISODE RECAP

Eun-hee comes upstairs at the same time as Jung-hee comes downstairs, both responding to Bong-gu’s impatient ringing of the doorbell. Eun-hee lets Jung-hee answer the intercom and talk to Jae-bok, who asks if everything is okay. Jung-hee says harshly that she’s making a big deal out of nothing before cutting off the video feed. Playing the understanding fiancee to the hilt, Eun-hee says that Jung-hee should have let Jae-bok in, but he just tells her to stop cleaning the basement and get some rest. He goes to his room and considers texting Jae-bok an apology, but he deletes it without sending. Brian takes Jae-bok to speak to his father, where she pleads with him to put Eun-hee back in the hospital for her own good. She begs him as a fellow parent to think of what’s best for his child and not to act out of guilt for not being there while she was growing up. She even tells him that her own children are in danger, but her words fall on deaf ears. He doesn’t say a single word and only pages his men to escort her out.

Jae-bok calls Bong-gu after her failed attempt, and though he tries his best to sound perky for her sake, they both hear the weariness in each other’s voices. Bong-gu insists they meet at the office to cheer each other up, and after they hang up, we see that he’s at the site of Na-mi’s accident, still struggling to accept her death. Jung-hee continues logging his observations of Eun-hee, noting that she flips between manic and depressive moods. His mother, who is living in the house with them, seems to be a particular trigger with her bossy critical ways. After one incident when Jung-hee’s mom criticized the way Eun-hee organizes her freezer, Jung-hee witnessed Eun-hee chopping meat into a fine paste while in a sort of fugue state. Jung-hee writes that Eun-hee doesn’t express her anger as she used to do, but he can sense that her insanity is evolving. He adds that he’s afraid of her, but if he wants to protect his children and atone for his wrongful actions, then he has to stop her.

He writes a bit more in his observation diary, particularly about how much he misses his kids and how he wishes he’d appreciated how good life was when his family was together. He locks the diary away in his safe, which he keeps in his desk drawer at work. Jin-wook and Hae-wook miss their dad as much as he misses them, so they decide to pay their dad a surprise visit at work. Che-ri finds them waiting for the bus and invites herself along, saying bossily that she doesn’t trust them to go alone. Eun-hee cleans Jung-hee’s room and takes advantage of the opportunity to snoop. She doesn’t find anything until she feels around his nightstand drawer, and she pulls out a crumpled photo of Jung-hee with Jin-wook and Hae-wook.

She remembers showing him her new wall of his photos, and that he’d thanked her for loving him this much. He’d crushed that particular photo in his fist and told her that he doesn’t need anyone but her, but now she realizes with annoyance that Jung-hee was actually saving that picture.

 

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@ktcjdrama  Yes, whatever happened to the minion who tied up BG? Just another loose end, to a drama that really didn't have a point.

Some more thoughts on the drama

  • Finally met EH's chaebol Dad, between him and EH's mom, she didn't have a mental chance.
  • I agree with a comment I read on another side, which is that the episode 18 ending of EH in the asylum should have been the real ending, it was better.  As much as I felt she needed to be punished, burning herself alive was excessive. It was an obnoxious spectacle to make up for the poorly written drama.  
  • We never learned the story about JH and his family, suddenly a brother steals the mom's money. So random. 
  • The drama did have some good characters though ,such as beloved Che Ri as pointed out. It's just that the development was weak. The plot line had huge jumps of logic.
  • The acting was great and EH kept us mesmerized.
  • That little sweet house probably cost a small fortune, where did JB get the money? I was a paralegal, believe me, paralegal' don't make a lot of money even if the firm she was working for is doing well..... there are limits.
  • JH's music career seems to be picking up?  How did that happen? When did he stop performing in the first place and why? Was he struggling with his music career all along? How come we never saw his efforts, and disappointments etc. Only show him humiliating himself in the gigolo joint.
  • MIL went to Europe, how is she now? How is Bryan? , did EH's mom get out of jail?  How is BG's mother doing?
  • Due to conservative Korean  values especially for broadcast tv, I always felt it unlikely that JB and BG would end up together, married.  Especially could not happen while JH lives, repents, redeems himself and is such a caring father.  So, the screenwriter just leaves it up in the air, showing BG at the party as a good friend, and JH helping out the family with chores.

 

LASTLY, the more I think on it, that last phone conversation about detergent and toilet paper was insulting and disrespectful to the viewers. Its like the writer was purposely mocking us,  saying, "You dumb viewers want romantic endings, well this is what life is so why are you watching stupid dramas?"

 

 

 

 

 

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Gee, I really don't understand the intent of this writer or this drama.  Totally lacked showing character motivation or backstory, except that EH was abused as a child. 

As far as I'm concerned, they should have put EH under Cheri's control.   Miss Mini-Freud would have made EH sane again. :tongue::lol:

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Now that this show has ended, I think overall the show lacked heavily to produce dramatic moments in the later half and became a bit cliched. I think the reason the show worked at all was largely due to Jae Bok, Eun Hee and the excellent cast. The actors gave life to an otherwise poorly written drama that had some strongly written characters. I was sad to see Eun Hee burn herself in her fit of madness. Brian and Eun Hee were victims, I had hoped they'd have their tiny little happy ending but that didn't happen. It was an ending that more or less had left deep scars on everybody. Jae-Bok, Bong-Gu, Jae-Bok's kids and lets not forget Brian. Jung Hee, half of what had happened is his fault, he encouraged Eun Hee's madness for his own gain so I don't care if he is recovering or not frankly. He is despicable. Sure, Jae-Bok will eventually forgive and forget for the sake of her children but as a viewer I don't have to thankfully. He could rot in hell. 

Che-Ri, Che-Ri, my dear little fire house performer, I hope to see her in more dramas, she was delightful here. So, I hope Cho Yeo Jung wins at least one award for her wonderfully layered yet unrestrained portrayal of Eun Hee. Hats of to her. So, this is good bye for me. 

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Coming to say goodbye to you, all.

Finally, Ms. Perfect had come to an end. Even though it had ended,  I don’t know why I do not feel the closure as I supposed to. I feel a bit uneasy at the ending or so to say I feel out since ep.19. I feel like I want to shout to all those drama writers. I want to tell them to please stick and stay true to the characters you created. Please plan in advance what you want to convey in each episode. Please don’t just go slow pace from the start then to rush and fall out of your horse at the end. (I was haunted once from KBS Shrk (don’t know if I am allow to mentioned name of other drama here. So I just left out some alphabet there). I don’t want any more of such kind of ending.  

Apart from un-clarified plot, what I upset the most is JB screaming hell out of her nightmare(s). I can understand that she might get some paranoid. But screaming night in and night out, it is out of her character. She has been calm and strong to face head-on on whatever coming into her life. (I don’t mind a person has nightmare. But JB, screaming hell … my goodness, I pity her children. Will they get any sound sleep?) This is so unlike JB who we have seen from the first episode.

JH.. I do not pity him. He is a poor, greedy, immature man on earth. I don’t like the most when he called to tell JB that she is his first and last love… liar!!

EH.. this character keeps me wondering how different is crazy/mad/and psycho. She seems to be very intelligent and know what she is doing. By the way, the actress who portrayed EH did excellence job being EH though.

BG … my poor BG.. I personally really like this character. He is intelligence, warm, loving and caring even though trying to cover up with funky outlook. (I even want to have one for myself… ha). And even at the end, the love story between JB and him is still vague.

What about detergent and toilet paper? What is the meaning of that? Is JB getting JH back???

Lastly, Che-ri is my hero. She is the best in this drama !!

 

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@tingth @Nymeria289 I agree with the points you made on your posts.

I cringed when JH told JB that she was his first and last love. That was a flat out LIE. His first and last love is his a hole self. I secretly wished he died in the fire with EH. I dunno - may have been a cleaner ending. It would have closed any possibility of a JH and JB anything. 

Cheri, wise beyond her years, learning what not to do from the crazy grown-ups around her, knows exactly what she wants, says exactly what she means.. In the words of marshall mathers -- will the real Ms. Perfect please stand up?

Hope to see you all around in forums for other shows. It was fun to read all of your insightful comments. Thank you, all!

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On 5/3/2017 at 2:22 PM, Auntie Mame said:

 

Gee, I really don't understand the intent of this writer or this drama.  Totally lacked showing character motivation or backstory, except that EH was abused as a child. 

 

On 5/4/2017 at 0:53 AM, Nymeria289 said:

 

Now that this show has ended, I think overall the show lacked heavily to produce dramatic moments in the later half and became a bit cliched. I think the reason the show worked at all was largely due to Jae Bok, Eun Hee and the excellent cast. The actors gave life to an otherwise poorly written drama that had some strongly written characters. I was sad to see Eun Hee burn herself in her fit of madness. Brian and Eun Hee were victims, I had hoped they'd have their tiny little happy ending but that didn't happen.

 

On 5/5/2017 at 2:18 AM, tingth said:

Finally, Ms. Perfect had come to an end. Even though it had ended,  I don’t know why I do not feel the closure as I supposed to. I feel a bit uneasy at the ending or so to say I feel out since ep.19. I feel like I want to shout to all those drama writers. I want to tell them to please stick and stay true to the characters you created. Please plan in advance what you want to convey in each episode.

 

On 5/5/2017 at 11:21 AM, lc85 said:

I cringed when JH told JB that she was his first and last love. That was a flat out LIE. His first and last love is his a hole self. I secretly wished he died in the fire with EH. I dunno - may have been a cleaner ending. It would have closed any possibility of a JH and JB anything. 

 

On 5/3/2017 at 1:53 PM, maddymappo said:

LASTLY, the more I think on it, that last phone conversation about detergent and toilet paper was insulting and disrespectful to the viewers. Its like the writer was purposely mocking us,  saying, "You dumb viewers want romantic endings, well this is what life is so why are you watching stupid dramas?"

 

I have to say that each and everyone of you nailed everything that bothered me about this drama. It started out very well, but lost it's way midway through with no real point. I wish that the writer had focused on personal development of these characters, but it didn't. 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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May 13, 2017

Jo Yeo-jeong Adds Feather to Acting Cap with Psychopath Role

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

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Since making her debut nearly 20 years ago, actress Jo Yeo-jeong has developed a cute, cheerful and loveable on-screen image. She added a seductive, sexy note to this range of charms with her appearance in films such as "The Concubine" and "The Servant." 

In the KBS2 drama "Ms. Perfect," which concluded its run last week, Jo added another feather to her acting cap, playing the frightening, antagonist role of a woman whose mad obsession with a man leads her down a path of violence. While outwardly appearing to be the perfect wife who maintains a meticulously perfect home, she is in fact prone to psychopathic behavior as a result of childhood abuse inflicted by her parents.

"Ms. Perfect" initially gained attention as a vehicle for star Ko So-young's return to TV after 10 years. While the show's viewer ratings were disappointing, Jo's turn as the obsessive woman didn't go unnoticed, garnering much praise. "It was such a great honor to act along with Ko, who was the biggest star on TV when I was growing up," Jo said.

"To be honest, I didn't know the character would be this weird when I accepted the role," she said. "I'm actually quite laid back. I rarely get obsessed about things, I'm not the jealous type, and I don't regret much. So this role intrigued me a lot, and I was eager to take on the challenge of playing someone who is so completely different from myself."

"There weren't many examples that I could turn to as a reference, as my character was very much a social outlier. So I just reminded myself of all the bad people I've met in my life."

These days, it's not uncommon for the antagonist to grab more attention than the hero of a story. Some even say that if you want to be a star, you need to play a "bad guy." "It's probably because people get a vicarious thrill watching the antagonist do all the bad things that they aren't allowed to do," Jo said.

But does playing such an intense character make it harder to choose her next project? Jo said she doesn't worry about such things. "People around me were concerned when I once made a film that required a lot of nudity, but I wasn't bothered by it at all. As long as I remain true to my roles and commit to them with all my heart, then I think everything will be okay." 

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May 20, 2017

Actress Ko So-young Upbeat Despite Less Than 'Perfect' TV Comeback

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

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Actress Ko So-young recently wrapped up a TV series that marked her return to acting after a 10-year break.

But her comeback role in the mystery series "Ms. Perfect" proved to be a frustrating one, morphing halfway through from a struggling housewife into a somewhat "dark and multifaceted" character with whom viewers struggled to empathize.

Ko admitted it was a challenge to portray such an inconsistent character. "I think it would have been better if the series had remained with a character that viewers could relate to. Provocative scenes were added with the aim of drawing attention from viewers, but they just made the story confusing, even absurd, which led to poor ratings," Ko said.

Ko managed to draw some positives from the experience, however. "I relished working with all the cast members, and I believe the role will help me move beyond my stereotyped image, allowing me to take more diverse parts in the future," she said.

"After a 10-year hiatus, I didn't expect to get a big break. I used to play mostly chic and glamorous roles, which limited my acting horizons to some degree. But while the role was overly complicated due to the lack of a clear storyline, it brought out a warmer side of myself. That will help me broaden my range to accommodate more every-day, girl-next-door type of roles in the future."

Ko said she feels refreshed and full of energy after a decade away from acting. "I want another project soon. Hopefully I can find one before the year is out. My husband has been very supportive too." 

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