Queen of Housewives - 내조의 여왕

Synopsis from MBC Global Media

A bittersweet success story of a man whose wife does everything she can to help her husband get a leg up in society so that she can also reap the rewards from his success and become a glamorous housewife. But what is the real reason that drives her and her female friends to obsess about success?
A modern-day Cinderella who wasn’t able to nab a knight in shining armor! Here we have one woman who pours all her energy into making her husband a success in society. Another woman who is like a servant gets her hands on the glass slipper, which fits! Then there’s the woman who steps on a princess with the stiletto heel of her shoe. The realities of women’s social clubs! The power of their husbands determines the pecking order of their wives’ status in society. A real princess who has all the material things in life that she could ever want but remains unhappy! And a woman who wants to be loved.

Cast / Characters

Cheon Ji-Ae / Wife of a salaried office worker (Kim Nam-Joo)

Cheon Ji-ae used to be the most popular girl in school. Her beauty was her power. Looking for a prince who would let her put on glass shoes, she found Ohn Dal-Soo who was a medical student of Seoul National University, and got married to him. Everyone envied her and she thought all she had to do was to wear her crown.

However life is not that simple. Dal-Soo had a good IQ score but he was coward and indecisive. He faints in every anatomy class. Finally he drops out of medical school. She thought he'd be still fine since SNU medical shool has a good reputation. However, Dal-Soo had difficulty in adjusting to work. He left or was kicked off his company.

She can’t live like this forever! In an old story, the princess Pyung-Gang trained the stupid Ohn-Dal and make him a general! She decides to do whatever it takes to make her husband a success...

Ohn Dal-Soo / Ji-Ae's husband, Salaried worker (Oh Ji-ho)

The youngest child in his family. Lacking in determination and willpower. Indecisive.
But he has an excellent memory and gained admittance to the medical school of Seoul National University, the top university in the nation. However that was the start of his tragedy.

He is not social and has no nerve. He has a weak stomach and no patience. While going to medical school, he is ostracized after several faints in anatomy class. Finally he drop out of school.

When he was a freshman, he met Ji-Ae in a blind date and got married to her as she wanted to marry him as soon as possible.

Yang Bong-Soon / Wife of Senior Manager (Lee Hye-young)

Ji-Ae was Bong-Soon's dream. She shadows Ji-ae and was like her servant when they went to school together. When Joon-hyuk, whom she had a crush on, had eyes for Ji-Ae, she asked Ji-Ae if she could like him but only disgraced herself. She carefully devised a plan to split them up but nobody knew that.

One day, Ji-ae moves next door to her apartment. She also learns that Ji-Ae’s husband works under her husband. So she starts to get on Ji-ae’s nerves on purpose, knowing that she has the upper hand.

Han Joon-Hyuk / Bong-Soon's husband, Senior Manager (Choi CHul-Ho)

He is very ambitious and aims to reach the top executive position in the company. He rams through projects through sheer determination.
He was given big promotions for someone of his age. He is a demanding boss who makes employees cower in fear.
Most of the time, he looks heartless and cold.
At first, he looks down at Ji-Ae, his first sweetheart, when they meet again but in reality, he finds it hard to control his emotions that he feels for her after seeing her tears.

Eun So-Hyun / Wife of CEO (Sun Woo-sun)

She is the youngest daughter of the founder of Queens Group and her husband is the company president of Queens Food.
She married her husband under an arranged marriage set up by her parents to solidify the merger of her in-law’s company with her family’s company.

At home, her husband shows no interest in sex but he carries on multiple affairs. So So-hyun has a sixth sense for sniffing out cheating husbands. After having had enough of her husband’s infidelity, she shocks her husband with an explicit ultimatum.
She tells him that she’ll have a torrid affair with one of the employees that work for him.

Heo Tae-Joon / So-Hyun's husband, CEO (Yoon Sang-Hyun)

He was very much in love with another woman before he was forced by his parents to marry So-hyun in an arranged marriage. He knew So-hyun since they were kids and never found her adorable or attractive. They have no sex over 5 years of their marriage.he carries on numerous affairs while married to So-hyun but then... So-Hyun issues an ultimatum that she’ll have an affair with someone whom he knows.
Someone whom I know?

At first, he thought it was just an interesting declare.
However, he is getting curious.

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