Perfect Wife

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Perfect Wife tells the story of Shim Jae-bok, a middle-aged mother of two children and loving wife to his husband. Due to a difficult financial situation, she must earn money to support her family while still performing her duties at home. She is the kind of woman who will do anything for her family. However, in the process of wanting the best future for them, she has neglected herself to an extent that has almost took her identity. An unexpected incident in her life would lead her to regain herself and realize the cheerful optimistic woman within her.  


General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Perfect Wife
  • Other Titles: Ms. Perfect
  • Genre: Mystery, Comedy
  • Director: Yoon Kyung-ah
  • Writer: Hong Seok-ku
  • No. of Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast Period: Feb 27 – May 2, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:00 Korean Standard Time, Mon & Tue
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: KBS (free-to-air)
  • Production Company(s): KBS Media
  • Preceded by: Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
  • Followed by: Fight For My Way

Main Cast & Characters

Go So-young as Shim Jae-bok. As a wife who lives for her two children and husband, Shim Jae-bok neglected herself to the point that she has almost lost her sense of self. She rediscovers the cheerful optimistic personality within her after a strange incident that comes her way.

Yoon Sang-hyun as Goo Jung-hee. Goo Jung-hee is the husband of Shim Jae-bok. He seems cowardly and petty to others but is actually a nice family man.

Jo Yeo-jung as Lee Eun-hee. As a woman who comes from a rich family, Lee Eun-hee has the has the financial freedom and independence to do as she pleases. She meets Shim Jae-bok and becomes involved in the mysterious events that would change their lives.

Sung Joon as Kang Bong-goo. Kang Bong-goo is a lawyer who dreams of marrying a rich girl.  As long as the woman comes from a really rich family, he doesn’t care if she is divorced or if she has children. A series of events, however, would lead him to fall in love with Shim Jae-bok who is just an ordinary housewife working hard to support her family.


Perfect Wife Viewership Ratings Data The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Episode #Broadcast dateNielsen KoreaTNMS
1Feb 27, 20173.
2Feb 28, 20174.
3Mar 6, 20175.
4Mar 7, 20174.
5Mar 13, 20173.
6Mar 14, 20174.
7Mar 20, 20173.
8Mar 21, 20174.
9Mar 27, 20176.
10Mar 28, 20176.
11Apr 3, 20175.
12Apr 4, 20175.
13Apr 10, 20174.
14Apr 11, 20175.
15Apr 17, 20175.
16Apr 18, 20175.
17Apr 24, 20174.
18Apr 25, 20174.
19May 1, 20174.
20May 2, 20176.

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1
    • No. 1: I Am What I Am by Youjeen (Cherry Filter)
    • No. 2: I Am What I Am (instrumental)
  • OST Part 2
    • No. 1: Dangerous by Hyoseong (Secret)
    • No. 2: Dangerous (instrumental)
  • OST Part 3
    • No. 1: It is Raining by Ahn Hyun-jung
    • No. 2: It is Raining (instrumental)
  • OST Part 4
    • No. 1: I Miss you by MIII
    • No. 2: I Miss You (instrumental)
  • OST Part 5
    • No. 1: Don’t Know by Shin Jae
    • No. 2: Don’t Know (instrumental)
  • OST Part 6
    • No. 1: Behind You by Lee Sang-gon (Noel)
    • No. 2: Behind You (instrumental)
  • OST Part 7
    • No. 1: I’m Okay by Kil Gun
    • No. 2: I’m Okay (instrumental)
  • OST Part 8
    • No. 1: As Time Goes By by Anoc
    • No. 2: As Time Goes By (instrumental)


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