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DKZ’s Jaechan Confirmed To Join Kim Hee Sun And Kim Nam Hee In New Drama

Nov 29, 2023
by S. Kim
 

DKZ’s Jaechan is confirmed to star in a new drama!

On November 29, Sports Kyunghyang reported that Jaechan will star in the new drama “Our Home” (literal title) together with Kim Hee Sun, Kim Nam Hee, and more.

In response to the report, Jaechan’s agency Dongyo Entertainment shared, “It is true that Jaechan will star in ‘Our Home.’ Please show lots of interest and support.”

“Our Home” is a black comedy that tells the story of the main character Noh Young Won (Kim Hee Sun), who is recognized as the best family psychologist in Korea. Noh Young Won’s career and family are put at risk by an unknown blackmailer, and she tries to protect her family by collaborating with her mother-in-law and mystery novel writer Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young). Nam Ji Yeon of “So I Married the Anti-Fan” will write the screenplay, and producing director Lee Dong Hyun who helmed “Doctor Lawyer” and “She Knows Everything” will be in charge of production. The drama also stars Kim Nam Hee as Noh Young Won’s husband and Hong Sa Gang’s only son Jae Jin.

Jaechan will reportedly play the role of Young Won and Jae Jin’s son in the drama.

“Our Home” kicked off filming with the goal of broadcasting next year as a Friday-Saturday drama on MBC. Stay tuned for more updates!

https://www.soompi.com/article/1629083wpp/dkzs-jaechan-confirmed-to-join-kim-hee-sun-and-kim-nam-hee-in-new-drama

 

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by lo_ve, November 29, 2023
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After Semantic Error, DKZ Park Jae Chan will return to acting in a new MBC K-drama. 

According to media outlets on November 29, Park Jae Chan will be working closely with main lead Kim Hee Sun in the upcoming K-drama Our House

This will be the comeback of Park Jae Chan to acting after three years. The idol actor became more known after he led the BL K-drama Semantic Error with Park Seo Ham, Song Ji Oh, Kim Noh Jin, Kim Won Ki, and Cha Jae Hoon

Park Jae Chan made his debut in 2019 as a member of the boy group DKZ. He also started his acting career in the same year. 

The idol actor will also star in the upcoming K-drama The Woman Who Plays with Uhm Tae Goo, Han Sun Hwa, Kwon Yool, Kim Hyun Jin, Park Jae Chan, and Yang Hyun Min

Aside from being active as an actor, Park Jae Chan is also active as a DKZ member and as a solo. He will be holding his solo fan meeting tour next month.

 

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Our House will be led by Kim Hee Sun, Lee Hye Young, Kim Nam Hee, Yeonwoo, Lee Joo Young, and Jung Heon
 
The upcoming K-drama will revolve around two women who will work together to protect their families. Korea's top psychological counselor and her mother-in-law will somehow find out about the secrets and truths about their husbands and protect their families from an unknown blackmailer.
 
In the K-drama, Park Jae Chan will play the role of Do Hyun, the son of Kim Hee Sun's character Noh Young Won, and Kim Nam Hee's character Hong Jae Jin. He lives an exemplary life both at school and at home. 
 

The upcoming K-drama will be the partnership of director Kim Seung Woo (Bring Me Home) and writer  Nam Ji Yeon (So I Married an Anti-Fan). 

Our House has already begun its production and will reportedly premiere in 2024. According to reports, Our House will be part of MBC's Friday and Saturday K-drama timeslot.

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/dkz-s-park-jae-chan-to-be-kim-hee-sun-s-son-in-a-new-mbc-k-drama

 

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Jung Gun Joo Joins Kim Hee Sun And DKZ’s Jaechan In New Drama

Jan 19, 2024
by E. Cha
 

Jung Gun Joo has joined the cast of MBC’s upcoming drama “Our Home” (literal translation)!

“Our Home” is a new black comedy starring Kim Hee Sun as Noh Young Won, the top family psychiatrist in all of Korea. When an anonymous blackmailer puts Young Won’s career and family at risk, she teams up with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young), a mystery novelist, to protect their family.

On January 19, Jung Gun Joo was confirmed to be appearing in the drama in the role of Moon Tae Oh. Moon Tae Oh gets involved with Young Won’s family after becoming the tutor of her son Do Hyun (played by DKZ’s Jaechan). In contrast to his innocent and cheerful face, his mysterious actions will heighten the suspense of the story.

“Our Home” is currently set to air on MBC as a Friday-Saturday drama later this year.

Are you excited to see Jung Gun Joo in this star-studded new drama?

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1638079wpp/jung-gun-joo-joins-kim-hee-sun-and-dkzs-jaechan-in-new-drama

 

 

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News bites: January 20, 2024

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Jung Geon-joo (The Secret Romantic Guesthouse) has been added to the cast of MBC’s Our House, suspiciously becoming involved with Kim Hee-sun (Remarriage & Desires) and Lee Hye-young’s (Big Bet) family when he’s hired as a tutor to Kim’s son. The black comedy thriller has PD Lee Do-hyun (Doctor Lawyer, She Knows Everything) at the helm, with writing by Nam Ji-yeon (So I Married an Anti-fan). [News1]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/01/news-bites-january-20-2024/

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Apr 12, 2024
by E Ezeji

Upcoming drama “Bitter Sweet Hell” (also known as “Our Home”) has shared photos from its script reading!

“Bitter Sweet Hell” is a new black comedy starring Kim Hee Sun as Noh Young Won, the top family psychiatrist in all of Korea. When an anonymous blackmailer puts Young Won’s career and family at risk, she teams up with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young), a mystery novelist, to protect their family.

The drama is a collaboration between writer Nam Ji Yeon of “So I Married the Anti-Fan” and producing director Lee Dong Hyun, who helmed “Doctor Lawyer” and “She Knows Everything.”

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The script reading began with opening remarks from director Lee Dong Hyun and writer Nam Ji Yeon, and then the actors took turns sharing their determinations and aspirations for the project.

Kim Hee Sun impressed with her detailed and skillful portrayal of Noh Young Won, Korea’s best family counselor who is loved by the general public. Noh Young Won is a character who lives a perfect life while juggling between work and family, but when an incident shakes everything up, she begins to cooperate with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang to protect her family.

 

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Lee Hye Young exuded a powerful aura in her character as Noh Young Won’s mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang, a mystery novelist who is a devoted mother to her only son Choi Jae Jin. Lee Hye Young effortlessly switched between comedy and seriousness with her unique low-pitched voice. Kim Hee Sun and Lee Hye Young perfectly portrayed the bickering chemistry between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law, who start working together to protect their family against threats.

 

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Kim Nam Hee impressed with his portrayal of a family man who dotes on his wife, mother, and son in his character Choi Jae Jin, who is Noh Young Won’s husband and a famous plastic surgeon. 2PM’s Chansung perfectly captured the immature and stubborn traits of Noh Young Won’s mischievous younger brother Noh Young Min.

 

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Ahn Gil Kang added fun to the story with his portrayal of restaurant owner Park Kang Sung, who would do anything for Hong Sa Gang. DKZ’s Jaechan plays Choi Do Hyun, Noh Young Won and Choi Jae Jin’s handsome son, who is brilliant and well-mannered.

 

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by lo_ve, April 11, 2024
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The K-drama Our House starring Kim Hee Sun and Lee Hye Young will officially premiere this month.

On April 11, the first script reading of Our House happened. It was also confirmed that the K-drama will air its first episode on May 24. 

Aside from Kim Hee Sun and Lee Hye Young, the series will be led by Kim Nam Hee, Yeonwoo, Lee Joo Young, Jung Heon, and 2 PM Hwang Chan Sung.

The upcoming K-drama will be helmed by directors  Lee Dong Hyun (Doctor Lawyer), Kim Seung Woo (Bring Me Home) and writer  Nam Ji Yeon (So I Married an Anti-Fan).

Our House will revolve around the team up of Korea's top psychological counselor and her mother-in-law. The two will work together to discover the secrets and truths about their husbands and protect their careers and families from an unknown blackmailer. 

The production team of the K-drama shared, "We have faith in the well-made drama due to the casts' brilliant acting skills that made us cry even from the first script reading. Please look forward to 'Our House' which will be a feast for various transformation and reversal acting."

Our House will be part of MBC's Friday and Saturday K-drama timeslot. The first episode will air on May 24 at 9:50 PM KST. 

 

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Kim Hee Sun will portray the role of Noh Young Won, Korea's best psychological counselor and a valued public personality. She is wise and smart and also famous in the whole country. Although her life seems perfect, she has a secret that can taint her name.

Lee Hye Young will portray the role of Hong Sa Gang, the mother-in-law of Kim Hee Sun's character Noh Young Won. She is a famous mystery novel writer and has devoted her life to her only son, Choi Jae Jin. One day, she gets caught up in an incident and starts to seek help and cooperate with her daughter-in-law who she doesn't like. 

Actor Kim Nam Hee will portray the role of Choi Jae Jin. He is the husband of Noh Young Won. he is a doctor who is doing his best to become known to the nation. 

Hwang Chan Sung will portray the role of Noh Young Min. He is the immature younger brother of Noh Young Won.

 

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/mbc-k-drama-our-house-confirms-its-premiere-date

 

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by Lily Alice, April 12, 2024
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MBC's upcoming Friday-Saturday drama Bittersweet Hell unveiled stills from the script reading.

Bittersweet Hell is a black comedy that tells the story of Noh Young Won, a renowned family counselor, whose career and family are threatened by an unknown blackmailer. This leads her to collaborate with her mother-in-law, a mystery novel writer, to protect her family.

Doctor Lawyer director is helming the K-drama, with the screenplay written by Nam Ji Yeon

The K-drama features talented actors such as Kim Hee SunLee Hye YoungKim Nam HeeYeonwooHwang Chan Sung, Kwon Hae Hyo, Ahn Kil KangPark Jae ChanJung Gun JooShin So YoolJung Heon, Yang Jae Hyun, and Kim Seon Kyung, among others.

 

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Kim Hee Sun plays Noh Young Won, South Korea's top family counselor and a beloved public figure.

Lee Hye Young plays Hong Sa Gang, Noh Young Won's mother-in-law and a mystery novel writer who devoted her life to her only son, Choi Jae Jin. 

At the script reading, Kim Hee Sun and Lee Hye Young vividly portrayed the chemistry between their characters, as the on-screen daughter-in-law and mother-in-law unite against threats to their family, evoking laughter.

 

Kim Nam Hee transforms into Choi Jae Jin, a doctor who is making a name for himself as a skilled reconstructive plastic surgeon and Noh Young Won's husband. He is kind towards his wife and mother.

 

Hwang Chan Sung takes on the role of Noh Young Min, Young Won's mischievous younger brother.

Ahn Kil Kang transforms into Park Kang Sung, who runs a corn noodle restaurant. He is Hong Sa Gang's helper who is ready to do anything for her.

 

Jae Chan comes as Choi Do Hyun, Noh Young Won and Hong Jae Jin's son. He has perfect grades and good manners.

Jung Gun Joo portrays Moon Tae Oh, Do Hyun's math tutor, who is a bit secretive. 

Shin So Yool plays Oh Ji Eun, a fellow plastic surgeon working in the same hospital as Choi Jae Jin.

Bittersweet Hell will premiere on May 24. More news about the K-drama's OTT streaming service is yet to come.

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/upcoming-black-comedy-k-drama-bittersweet-hell-reveals-premiere-date

 

 

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April 16 2024

Teaser poster for MBC drama “Bitter Sweet Hell”

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Teaser poster added for MBC drama series “Bitter Sweet Hell” starring Kim Hee-Seon, Lee Hye-Young, & Kim Nam-Hee. The human black comedy drama series follows a famous family psychologist played by Kim Hee-Seon and her often antagonist mother-in-law played by Lee Hye-Young as they try to protect their family from a blackmailer. Caption on the poster asks “How is your family?”

“Bitter Sweet Hell” first airs May 24, 2024 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Friday & Saturday 9:50 PM time slot after “Chief Detective 1958“).

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: No Young-Won (Kim Hee-Seon) is a psychology consultant and a celebrity. Her personal life is just as impressive as her work career. She is married to Jae-Jin (Kim Nam-Hee), who is a successful doctor. He is considerate and sympathetic as a husband and a parent. Although No Young-Won is envied by others, she has frequent conflicts with her mother-in-law Hong Sa-Gang (Lee Hye-Young). Her mother-in-law is a writer of mystery books. She is charismatic and sensitive.

Meanwhile, No Young-Won gets involved in an unexpected case. This places No Young-Won and her family in danger. No Young-Won and her mother-in-law Hong Sa-Gang try to protect their family.

 

https://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/teaser-poster-for-mbc-drama-bitter-sweet-hell

 

 

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20240416121849_bitter-sweet-hell-1_ab8d8Kim Hee Sun, Lee Hye Young, And More Form An Unusual Family In Upcoming Drama "Bitter Sweet Hell"

Apr 16, 2024
by E Ezeji
 

MBC’s upcoming drama “Bitter Sweet Hell” has released its first poster!

“Bitter Sweet Hell” is a new black comedy starring Kim Hee Sun as Noh Young Won, the top family psychiatrist in all of Korea. When an anonymous blackmailer puts Young Won’s career and family at risk, she teams up with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young), a mystery novelist, to protect their family. The drama is a collaboration between writer Nam Ji Yeon of “So I Married the Anti-Fan” and producing director Lee Dong Hyun, who helmed “Doctor Lawyer” and “She Knows Everything.”

Kim Hee Sun will star as Noh Young Won, Korea’s most famous family counselor, who is loved by the general public. Lee Hye Young will play Noh Young Won’s mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang, a mystery novelist who is a devoted mother to her only son, Choi Jae Jin.

Kim Nam Hee will star as Choi Jae Jin, Noh Young Won’s husband and a famous plastic surgeon, while Kwon Hae Hyo will play Noh Young Won’s father-in-law Choi Go Myun. DKZ’s Jaechan will play Choi Do Hyun, Noh Young Won and Choi Jae Jin’s handsome son, who is brilliant and well-mannered.

The newly released poster shows a family photo that captures all five members of Noh Young Won’s family with different facial expressions. Noh Young Won is captured smiling elegantly, Choi Do Hyun has a faint smile on his face, and Hong Sa Gang is wearing a serious expression, while Choi Jae Jin and Choi Go Myun smile brightly for the camera.

The dim glow of a flashlight casts light on the faces of the family members, revealing mysterious numbers beside each of them. These numbers, starting with “1” next to Choi Go Myun, “2” for Choi Jae Jin, “3” for Hong Sa Gang, “4” beside Choi Do Hyun, and finally “5” for Noh Young Won, create an unsettling atmosphere. The poster’s caption, “How is your family?”, piques viewers’ curiosity about the significance of the numbers assigned to each of the family members and what might have happened to them.

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News bites: April 17, 2024

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MBC sends their ominous greetings with a first poster for Bittersweet Hell, capturing a photo of our central family whom Kim Hee-sun (Remarriage & Desires) and Lee Hye-young (Big Bet) will fiercely fight to protect. While I fear for Kwon Hae-hyo’s (Wedding Impossible) fate as number one on the list, we’ll soon find out how the black comedy and thriller unfolds on May 24. [MBC]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/04/news-bites-april-17-2024/

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Apr 26, 2024
by E Cha
 

MBC’s upcoming drama “Bitter Sweet Hell” has unveiled its main poster!

“Bitter Sweet Hell” is a new black comedy starring Kim Hee Sun as Noh Young Won, the top family psychiatrist in all of Korea. When an anonymous blackmailer puts her career and family at risk, Noh Young Won teams up with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young), a mystery novelist, to protect their family.

In the newly released poster, Noh Young Won and Hong Sa Gang sit at the same table in similar poses, suggesting that they are in the same boat and working together to solve a mystery. The table in front of them is also littered with photos and other clues.

However, despite their similar poses, the vastly different expressions on their faces highlight the contrast between the two women. Noh Young Won, who is using a small flashlight to illuminate the family photo in her hand, is visibly nervous as her gaze flits off to one side.

Meanwhile, Hong Sa Gang stares calmly into the camera with a sharp, discerning look in her eye, hinting at her keen and perceptive nature. In the poster’s caption, she coolly asks her daughter-in-law, “You still don’t know [what’s going on]? We’ve fallen into a trap.”

 

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The “Bitter Sweet Hell” production team commented, “In our main poster, we wanted to capture the unique alliance between mother- and daughter-in-law Noh Young Won and Hong Sa Gang, along with the meaning of the dancing shadows in the background.”

They went on to add, “Please look forward to the premiere of ‘Bitter Sweet Hell,’ which will provide a new viewpoint and message that is different from our preexisting notions of family.”

“Bitter Sweet Hell” will premiere on May 24 at 9:50 p.m. KST.

 

 
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News bites: April 27, 2024

by tccolb

  • A new poster has come creeping in for MBC’s upcoming Bittersweet Hell, where family psychologist Kim Hee-sun (Remarriage & Desires) and crime novelist Lee Hye-young (Big Bet) are putting on their sleuthing caps to protect their family from a mysterious blackmailer. Broadcasting on weekends following Chief Detective 1958, the black comedy and thriller premieres on May 24. [MBC]

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Kim Hee Sun And Lee Hye Young Are On Different Pages In New Poster For "Bitter Sweet Hell"

MBC’s upcoming drama “Bitter Sweet Hell” has released a new poster!

 

“Bitter Sweet Hell” is a new black comedy starring Kim Hee Sun as Noh Young Won, the top family psychiatrist in all of Korea. When an anonymous blackmailer puts Young Won’s career and family at risk, she teams up with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young), a mystery novelist, to protect their family. The drama is a collaboration between writer Nam Ji Yeon of “So I Married the Anti-Fan” and producing director Lee Dong Hyun, who helmed “Doctor Lawyer” and “She Knows Everything.”

 

Kim Hee Sun will star as Noh Young Won, Korea’s most famous family counselor, who is loved by the general public. Lee Hye Young will play Noh Young Won’s mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang, a mystery novelist who is a devoted mother to her only son, Choi Jae Jin.

 

The newly released poster captures Noh Young Won and Hong Sa Gang standing against the backdrop of a snowy mountain with very different facial expressions. Noh Young Won is captured with an intense gaze and serious expression. On the other hand, Hong Sa Gang is laughing while looking up in the sky.

 

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The Korean title of “Bitter Sweet Hell” is a pun that can be interpreted in two distinct ways: the Korean word “woori” can mean a “cage” or “pen” for raising animals, but it can also mean “our,” which would make the meaning of the drama’s title “our home.”

 

Commenting on the title of the drama, the production team shared, “We wanted to show a fresh take on the traditional concept of family.” They added, “Amidst the unpredictable chaos and plot twists of our story, we wanted to give viewers a precious chance to reconsider the true meaning of family.”

 

“Bitter Sweet Hell” will premiere on May 24 at 9:50 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1658288wpp/kim-hee-sun-and-lee-hye-young-are-on-different-pages-in-new-poster-for-bitter-sweet-hell

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Kim Hee Sun Has A Seemingly Perfect Family In "Bitter Sweet Hell"

MBC’s upcoming drama “Bitter Sweet Hell” has released stills of Kim Hee Sun!

 

“Bitter Sweet Hell” is a new black comedy starring Kim Hee Sun as Noh Young Won, the top family psychiatrist in all of Korea. When an anonymous blackmailer puts Young Won’s career and family at risk, she teams up with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young), a mystery novelist, to protect their family. The drama is a collaboration between writer Nam Ji Yeon of “So I Married the Anti-Fan” and producing director Lee Dong Hyun, who helmed “Doctor Lawyer” and “She Knows Everything.”

 

Having played various characters throughout her 32-year career, Kim Hee Sun is a well-established actress known for her versatility. After tackling roles ranging from romantic comedies to melodramas and even actions films, Kim Hee Sun will be making her first venture into the black comedy genre through her role in “Bitter Sweet Hell.”

 

In the upcoming drama, Kim Hee Sun will star as Noh Young Won, Korea’s most famous family counselor, who is loved by the general public. Noh Young Won appears to have everything—a successful career, a doctor husband, wealthy in-laws, and a handsome son who is a model student—which makes her the envy of the public. However, Noh Young Won struggles to maintain her seemingly perfect family, which has its own share of petty problems just like any other family.

 

The newly released stills depict successful doctor Noh Young Won receiving a Doctor of the Year award and also doing her best as a dedicated wife and mother at home.

 

At the award ceremony, NohYoung Won delivers her acceptance speech with an emotional expression while holding a trophy and a bouquet of flowers in her arms.

In the next photo, she is seen personally picking out her husband’s work outfit with a sweet smile on her face, while in another, she is captured sitting on the bed and chatting with her son, who has just woken up.

 

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On why she chose to star in the drama, Kim Hee Sun shared, “When I first received the script, I laughed so hard that I cried while reading it. I chose this drama because the plot was so unique and unlike anything I had ever seen before.”

 

She continued, “There have been many dramas about conflicts between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, but I think this may be the first time I’ve seen a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law team up. It was fascinating to see how these two very different women come together to protect their familiy and how they come to understand each other in the process. I felt even more confident about taking on the role knowing that I would be working together with actress Lee Hye Young.”

 

Describing her character, Kim Hee Sun explained, “Noh Young Won is a very independent and rational woman. She has put in a tremendous amount of effort to perfectly maintain both her career and her family. She prioritizes her family above all else, and she is a wise person who strives to be a peacemaker and ensure her family’s happiness. However, as she learns about the hidden sides of her family that she thought she knew, she experiences tremendous shock, betrayal, anger, and confusion with each new day. Because of that, I paid even more attention to controlling the intensity of my emotions [in my acting].”

 

The production team of “Bitter Sweet Hell” commented, “Kim Hee Sun is bringing Noh Young Won to life with her incredible immersion, character understanding, and tireless analysis.” They added, “Please look forward to Kim Hee Sun’s performance.”

 

“Bitter Sweet Hell” will premiere on May 24 at 9:50 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1658302wpp/kim-hee-sun-has-a-seemingly-perfect-family-in-bitter-sweet-hell

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Lee Hye Young Is Kim Hee Sun's Mystery Novel-Writing Mother-In-Law In "Bitter Sweet Hell"

May 01, 2024
by E Cha

Lee Hye Young has shared her thoughts on her upcoming MBC drama “Bitter Sweet Hell”!

“Bitter Sweet Hell” is a new black comedy starring Kim Hee Sun as Noh Young Won, the top family psychiatrist in all of Korea. When an anonymous blackmailer puts her career and family at risk, Noh Young Won teams up with her mother-in-law Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young), a mystery novelist, to protect their family.

The youngest daughter of a wealthy family, Hong Sa Gang burst onto the Korean literary scene like a comet in the 1970s, when she emerged as a controversial rising author. After a failed romance with a penniless poet, she wound up marrying her current husband, and she has since devoted her entire life to her son Choi Jae Jin (Kim Nam Hee).

Despite various rough patches, Hong Sa Gang prides herself on having built a perfect family through her sacrifices—and when her daughter-in-law unexpectedly becomes more famous than she could have imagined, Hong Sa Gang tries to keep her in check.

 

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Lee Hye Young commented, “The main character’s job is a psychiatrist, and I think I looked forward to how much comfort that character would give us. Each person has their own story and problems, and there’s a limit to how successful treatment can be if it uses the same old formula or is measured by the same yardstick. I had the thought that people need custom-tailored treatment.”

As for how she made up her mind to star in “Bitter Sweet Hell,” the veteran actress recalled, “Knowing the directing skills of director Lee Dong Hyun, whose humor has depth while also understanding the power of empty spaces, I had faith that he would not only give us comfort and laughter but also touch our hearts. That’s why I made the decision [to appear in the drama].”

 

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Describing her own character, Lee Hye Young remarked, “I think [Hong Sa Gang] is a strong woman who tried to heal and overcome the wounds she received from her family through the idea of ‘family.’”

“I think Hong Sa Gang’s charm is that she knows how to read and notice things that don’t appear on the surface,” she continued, “and that she has a strange and eccentric side as an author. I think those charms wound up determining her attitude towards life.”

 

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1658446wpp/lee-hye-young-is-kim-hee-suns-mystery-novel-writing-mother-in-law-in-bitter-sweet-hell

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News bites: April 30, 2024

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  • Taking us up to the snowy mountains in MBC’s newest poster for Bittersweet Hell, a wintry cold surrounds our mother-in-law and daughter-in-law pair: Kim Hee-sun (Remarriage & Desires) and Lee Hye-young (Big Bet). Taking over the weekend slot following Chief Detective 1958 on May 24, the black comedy and thriller also stars Kim Nam-hee (Chicken Nugget) and Yeonwoo (Numbers). [MBC]

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/04/news-bites-april-30-2024/

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