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[Drama 2017-2018] Prison Playbook (Wise Prison Life), 슬기로운 감빵생활

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Prison Playbook

(Wise Prison Life)

슬기로운 감빵생활







Shin Won Ho

(Reply 1997, Reply 1994, Reply 1988)



Jung Bo Hoon


Episodes: 16 (TBC)


Broadcast Period

2017-Nov-22 to 2018-Jan-11,   Wednesday and Thursday 21:10 KST


About the Show

This drama is about a special place where a baseball player and a variety of people experience prison life. The drama will share the lives and stories behind these prisoners as well as events that take place there.


Production Information

Early working title was "Gamok" ("Prison").

Also Known as: Smart Prison Living, Wise Prison Life

First script reading took place July 17, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea.




Jung Kyung Ho as Lee Joon Ho

An elite prison guard



Park Hae Soo as Kim Je Hyuk

A star baseball player who turns into a convict overnight




Supporting Cast

Krystal Jung as Ji Ho

A traditional Oriental medicine student. She has a hotblooded, bright personality, and can be impulsive at times.



Im Hwa Young as Kim Je Hee

The younger sister of Kim Jae Hyuk.



Kang Seung Yoon as “Jean Valjean”


Lee Kyu Hyung as “Second-generation Chaebol”



Choi Sung Won as “Spot”



Jung Hae In as “Captain Yoo”


Sung Dong Il as Chief Jo


Jung Woong In as Assistant Chief Paeng



Choi Moo Sung as Kang Ki Soo


Kim Sung Chul as “Law Man”


Lee Ho Chul as “Good-for-nothing Low-life”


Jung Jae Sung as “Professor Myung”


Ahn Chang Hwan as “The Henchman”


Lee Hoon Jin as “Pinkie”


Park Ho San as “KAIST”


Jung Min Sung as “Dr. Ko”


Joo Suk Tae as prison operations chief


Ahn Sang Woo as prison manager


Park Hyung Soo as Department Chief Na


Kim Han Jong as large-goods carrier


Kang Ki Doong as prison guard


Choi Myun Dong (최연동) as vice chief



Yoo Jae Myung
Kim Kyung Nam
Kim Ki Nam
Lee Do Kyum
Shin Jae Ha
Choi Kwang Il
Im Chul Hyung
Yum Hye Ran
Kim Yong Woon


Source: Asianwiki | Dramawiki |  Koreandrama











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Answer Me PD returns with new tvN series Prison this fall

by girlfriday


This is a welcome change. As much I like the Answer Me franchise, I do think it’s time for the creators to branch out and do something new, so it’s exciting news to hear that PD Shin Won-ho (Answer Me 1988, Answer Me 1994, Answer Me 1997) will be returning to tvN this fall with a brand new series. The working title is Prison, and it’ll be a black comedy about prison inmates. Well, that’s certainly a departure…......



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JUL 11 2017

Jung Kyoung-Ho and Park Hae-Soo cast in tvN drama series “Wise Prison Life”


Jung Kyoung-Ho and Park Hae-Soo are cast in new tvN drama series “Wise Prison Life” (literal title). The drama series earlier went under the working title of just “Prison” (“Gamok”). As the title of the drama series suggests, the screenplay will revolve around life at a prison. Jung Kyoung-Ho and Park Hae-Soo will play lead roles. The exact air date for the drama series has yet to be finalized, but they are currently targeting a premier in October, with the series airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


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Jung Kyung-ho, Park Hae-soo headline Answer Me PD’s new prison drama

by girlfriday


We’ve finally got our jailbird lineup for the newest drama from PD Shin Won-ho of the Answer Me franchise, titled Smart Prison Living. In a departure from the throwback youth series that he’s known for, Shin PD’s new series will be a black comedy about the lives of inmates at a prison. Jung Kyung-ho (Missing 9, One More Happy Ending) has been confirmed in a starring role opposite stage actor Park Hae-soo, who most recently played the detective who chased Lee Min-ho and then became his friend in Legend of the Blue Sea (he was also in Six Flying Dragons, Master, The Pirates)...............


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WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon In Talks To Star In Next Drama From “Reply” Series PD


tvN has responded to reports stating that WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon will be starring in Shin Won Ho PD (producing director)’s next drama “Wise Prison Life” (tentative title).

A source from tvN said, “Besides Jung Kyung Ho and Park Hae Soo, we have not confirmed the rest of the cast. Shin Won Ho PD said he will reveal the rest altogether once it is confirmed.”

Kang Seung Yoon previously acted in MBC’s “High Kick: The Counter-Attack of the Short Legged,” web dramas “We Broke Up,” and “Love for a Thousand More.”

Viewers are anticipating Shin Won Ho PD’s upcoming drama as he worked on the hit “Reply” series and is known for casting idol singers in their break-out drama roles.

“Wise Prison Life” is about a special place where a baseball player and a variety of people experience prison life. The drama will share the lives and stories behind these prisoners as well as events that take place there.

The first table script reading session for the upcoming drama is scheduled to take place next week while the drama will air in the latter half of this year.

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JUL 17 2017

Krystal offered lead female role in tvN drama series “Wise Prison Life”


Krystal from idol group ‘f(x)’ has been offered the lead female role in tvN drama series “Wise Prison Life” (literal title) starring Jung Kyoung-Ho and Park Hae-Soo. Character descriptions have not yet been revealed. The drama series will be set at a prison and revolve around the inmates and staff members there. Drama series will be directed by Shin Won-Ho. He has directed popular tvN drama series “Reply 1997,” “Reply 1994” and “Reply 1988.”

“Wise Prison Life” will air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.




Krystal In Talks To Star In “Reply” Series PD’s New Drama

On July 17, reports revealed that f(x)’s Krystal might become the leading lady of Shin Won Ho PD’s upcoming drama “Wise Prison Life” (tentative title).

Since Shin Won Ho PD is behind the hit “Reply” series, many have been eagerly anticipating the casting for his next project.

A source from tvN spoke about the reports and said, “We plan on informing everyone about the casting for tvN’s new drama ‘Wise Prison Life’ through a statement later to prevent confusion.” The representative neither denied nor confirmed whether or not Krystal has been cast for the drama. The final casting will be revealed later.

WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon is also in talks to star in the drama. Krystal and Kang Seung Yoon previously acted together in the sitcom “High Kick: The Counter-Attack of the Short Legged.”

Meanwhile, “Wise Prison Life” tells the story of prisoners and prison guards. It is scheduled to air later this year.

Stay tuned for updates!

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Wait.. Krystal? As female lead to Jung Kyung Ho? is it gonna be like.... 'Heartless City' kinda interaction with the characters. :D

Also I hope this is not like  Prison Break kind of drama. I  saw the word Prison..so I'm thinking.. something like that.

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From baseball star to jailbird in Smart Prison Living tineybeanie


Smart Prison Living is approaching its premiere date, and promotions have begun with the first few posters being released. The show stars Park Hae-soo(Legend of the Blue Sea) as a prisoner and Jung Kyung-ho (Missing 9) as a prison guard; the black dramedy kicks off when Park, a superstar baseball player, somehow becomes a convicted criminal overnight. In prison, he becomes immersed into another world as he gets to know his inmates and how they ended up in jail.

In the poster above, Park Hae-soo wears a prisoner’s uniform and asks, “This probably isn’t the end of my life…right?” as he passes by Jung Kyung-ho. The same copy is shown in the next poster, featuring Park Hae-soo solo, while the last poster shows him during his superstar pitcher days, where there are two backgrounds juxtaposed of a crowded baseball stadium and a stark prison.

With Answer Me’s PD Shin Won-ho directing, it’s almost guaranteed that Smart Prison Living will be heartwarming. Kyaaah—excited already! Other cast members include Krystal (Bride of the Water God 2017), Jung Hae-in (While You Were Sleeping), Sung Dong-il (The Package), Yoo Jae-myung (Forest of Secrets), and Jung Woong-in (My Sassy Girl).

Wednesday-Thursday drama Smart Prison Living will begin airing on tvN starting November 22, after the end of Buam-dong Revenge Club.





Looking forward to this.

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@triplem If only...Reportedly Bo Gum went there to celebrate Shin PD’s birthday^^ 


Lee Chang Ju from Secret Forest was also in Reply 1988.  

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The Longest Yard baseball version? Even better I hope.

Anyway, I am looking forward to watch this drama. B) 

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