Wang's Family

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Wang's Family
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Promotional poster
Also known asKing's Family
The Wang Family
Genre Family
Romance
Comedy
Drama
Written by Moon Young-nam
Directed by Jin Hyung-wook
Starring Oh Hyun-kyung
Lee Tae-ran
Lee Yoon-ji
Jo Sung-ha
Oh Man-seok
Han Joo-wan
ComposerUhm Gi-yeob
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes50
Production
Executive producersMoon Bo-hyun
Kyung Myung-chul
Park Jae-sam
ProducersSong Hyun-wook
Park Hyun-sook
Production locationKorea
CinematographyHan Dong-gyeon
EditorOh Sang-hwan
Running timeSaturdays and Sundays at 07:55p.m. (KST)
Production companies Celltrion Entertainment
(formerly Dream E&M)
Distributor KBS
Release
Original network KBS2
Original release31 August 2013 (2013-08-31) 
16 February 2014 (2014-02-16)
Chronology
Preceded by You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin
Followed by Wonderful Days

Wang's Family (Korean : 왕가네 식구들; RR : Wanggane Siggudeul) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Oh Hyun-kyung, Lee Tae-ran, Lee Yoon-ji, Jo Sung-ha, Oh Man-seok and Han Joo-wan. It aired on KBS2 from August 31, 2013 to February 16, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 for 50 episodes. [1]

Contents

Plot

Wang Su-bak, the eldest daughter of the Wang family, had married into a wealthy family, but after her husband Go Min-joong goes bankrupt, she and her family have to move back into her parents' home.

Second daughter Ho-bak is also having financial difficulties with her jobless husband Heo Se-dal, while third daughter Gwang-bak suddenly decides to quit her stable job as a teacher to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

The Wang family must now face a number of challenges in Korean society, such as elitism, discrimination, the power dynamics between husband & wife and between parent & child, and the decision when to marry & have a child. [2] [3]

Cast

Main Cast

CastCharacterDescription
Oh Hyun-kyung Wang Su-bakEldest daughter of Wang Bong
Wife of Go Min-joong
Was Miss Korea pageant contestant
Mother of Ae-ji and Jung-ji
Jo Sung-ha Go Min-joongHusband of Wang Su-bak
Was wealthy but went bankrupt then starts delivery business
A filial son towards his father
Ex-boyfriend of Oh Soon-jung
Biological father of Mi-ho
Lee Tae-ran Wang Ho-bakSecond daughter of Wang Bong
Was mistreated by her mother since she was young
Wife of Heo Se-dal
Mother of Shin-tong and Bang-tong
Oh Man-seok Heo Se-dalHusband of Ho-bak
Son of Park Sal-ra
Elder brother of Young-dal
Good friend of Wang Don
Unemployed at the start, meets the hotel director and has an affair with her
Lee Yoon-ji Wang Gwang-bakThird daughter of Wang Bong
Girlfriend of Choi Sang-nam
Previously a teacher but resigns to be a writer
Han Joo-wan Choi Sang-namSon of Choi Dae-se
Likes Gwang-bak
Tries breaking up with Gwang-bak because her family despises him as he is a high school dropout
Has a lot of knowledge and life experience
A contractor

Wang Family

CastCharacterDescription
Na Moon-hee Ahn Gye-shimMother of Wang Bong and Wang Don
Jang Yong Wang BongHusband of Lee Ang-geum
Kim Hae-sook Lee Ang-geumWife of Wang Bong
Choi Dae-chul Wang DonYounger brother of Wang Bong
Likes Heo Young-dal
Moon Ga-young Wang Hae-bakFourth daughter of Wang Bong
A good student who wishes to be a captain
Choi Won-hong Wang Dae-bakOnly son of Wang Bong
Had no dreams in life until he met Choi Sang-nam
Boyfriend of Mi-ho

Go Family

CastCharacterDescription
Roh Joo-hyun Go Ji-shikFather of Min-joong
Kim Mi-raGo Min-sookSister of Min-joong
Lee Ye-seonGo Ae-jiDaughter of Min-joong & Su-bak
Jung Ji-yeonGo Jung-jiSon of Min-joong & Su-bak

Heo Family

CastCharacterDescription
Lee Bo-hee Park Sal-raMother of Se-dal and Young-dal
Was said to run a beauty salon in Myeongdong at first, opens a hair salon in the neighborhood, and later opens a cosmetic shop with her daughter
Kang Ye-binHeo Young-dalDaughter of Park Sal-ra; is a typical Barbie Doll inside out; has affection for Choi Sang-nam as she is attracted to rich men. However, after Sang-nam marries Gwang-bak, she develops feelings for and eventually marries Wang Don.
Lee Tae-wooHeo Shin-tongSon of Se-dal & Ho-bak
Hong Hyun-taekHeo Bang-tongSon of Se-dal & Ho-bak

Choi Family

CastCharacterDescription
Lee Byung-joon Choi Dae-seFather of Choi Sang-nam
Was enemies with Gwang-bak at first
Prohibits son from dating with Gwang-bak as he sees her as a rude girl
Failed in his marriage as his wife, Soon-jung's sister was a compulsive gambler
Has feelings for Park Sal-ra
Kim Hee-jung Oh Soon-jungAunt of Choi Sang-nam; Previously dated Min-joong
Mother of Mi-ho
Housekeeper of brother-in-law Dae-se's house
Was forced to break up with Min-joong as she needed to marry a rich old man to help repay her sister's gambling debts
Yoon Song-yiGoo Mi-hoDaughter of Soon-jung
Girlfriend of Dae-bak
Biological daughter of Min-joong

Extended Cast

CastCharacterDescription
Yoo Seung-bongJoo Jang-biDae-se's good friend
Kim Yoon-kyungEun Mi-ranWoman who Se-dal had affair with
Choi Jae-woongHo Nam-hyungWang Bong's ex-student
Lee Sang-sookOh Man-jungMother of Sang-nam
Kim Min-heeEditor Lee Kyung-ahMagazine Editor
Seo Jun-young Fake blind date manGwang-bak's primary school classmate
Han Hye-rin Baek Ji-hwaSang-nam's fiancé

Ratings

Episode ratings for KBS2 drama Wang's Family

DateEpisodeAverage audience share
TNmS Ratings [4] AGB Nielsen [5]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
2013-08-310120.2 (1st)19.5 (2nd)19.7 (1st)20.5 (2nd)
2013-09-010221.9 (1st)21.4 (2nd)23.8 (1st)24.9 (1st)
2013-09-070321.5 (1st)21.5 (2nd)21.2 (1st)21.7 (2nd)
2013-09-080423.6 (1st)24.5 (1st)24.6 (1st)25.8 (1st)
2013-09-140521.8 (1st)21.6 (2nd)22.3 (1st)22.7 (2nd)
2013-09-150624.8 (1st)25.8 (1st)24.7 (1st)26.5 (1st)
2013-09-210723.1 (1st)23.0 (2nd)22.1 (1st)21.6 (1st)
2013-09-220824.6 (1st)25.5 (1st)27.5 (1st)28.6 (1st)
2013-09-280926.4 (1st)28.0 (1st)26.3 (1st)26.6 (1st)
2013-09-291028.3 (1st)30.6 (1st)30.3 (1st)32.2 (1st)
2013-10-051125.0 (1st)25.3 (1st)25.3 (1st)24.9 (1st)
2013-10-061227.6 (1st)28.9 (1st)29.8 (1st)30.6 (1st)
2013-10-121323.6 (1st)25.1 (1st)23.1 (1st)22.3 (1st)
2013-10-131429.1 (1st)29.4 (1st)30.4 (1st)31.1 (1st)
2013-10-191527.0 (1st)27.5 (1st)26.1 (1st)26.3 (1st)
2013-10-201629.7 (1st)30.8 (1st)30.5 (1st)30.7 (1st)
2013-10-261727.9 (1st)27.8 (1st)26.7 (1st)27.2 (1st)
2013-10-271830.7 (1st)32.2 (1st)32.3 (1st)32.9 (1st)
2013-11-021928.3 (1st)29.6 (1st)28.2 (1st)29.4 (1st)
2013-11-032030.4 (1st)32.5 (1st)32.9 (1st)33.1 (1st)
2013-11-092128.3 (1st)29.8 (1st)29.5 (1st)29.2 (1st)
2013-11-102232.5 (1st)35.1 (1st)33.1 (1st)33.9 (1st)
2013-11-162327.2 (1st)27.9 (1st)28.3 (1st)28.8 (1st)
2013-11-172432.2 (1st)32.3 (1st)32.5 (1st)32.7 (1st)
2013-11-232533.7 (1st)35.3 (1st)29.2 (1st)29.4 (1st)
2013-11-242629.7 (1st)30.8 (1st)32.3 (1st)31.9 (1st)
2013-11-302732.0 (1st)33.8 (1st)29.5 (1st)29.9 (1st)
2013-12-012834.8 (1st)36.0 (1st)34.9 (1st)35.5 (1st)
2013-12-072932.1 (1st)33.7 (1st)30.6 (1st)31.0 (1st)
2013-12-083036.1 (1st)37.5 (1st)37.9 (1st)39.6 (1st)
2013-12-143133.3 (1st)36.7 (1st)33.4 (1st)34.0 (1st)
2013-12-153237.6 (1st)40.7 (1st)36.9 (1st)37.2 (1st)
2013-12-213332.7 (1st)34.3 (1st)32.4 (1st)33.3 (1st)
2013-12-223438.1 (1st)38.7 (1st)39.1 (1st)39.9 (1st)
2013-12-283533.3 (1st)34.3 (1st)34.1 (1st)34.8 (1st)
2013-12-293637.5 (1st)39.9 (1st)40.0 (1st)41.2 (1st)
2014-01-043735.2 (1st)39.1 (1st)36.2 (1st)35.5 (1st)
2014-01-053838.0 (1st)41.5 (1st)40.7 (1st)40.8 (1st)
2014-01-113936.7 (1st)39.5 (1st)37.6 (1st)38.5 (1st)
2014-01-124042.3 (1st)45.9 (1st)43.2 (1st)44.9 (1st)
2014-01-184137.7 (1st)41.1 (1st)39.7 (1st)39.7 (1st)
2014-01-194242.9 (1st)46.0 (1st)43.9 (1st)44.8 (1st)
2014-01-254342.3 (1st)45.7 (1st)41.2 (1st)41.8 (1st)
2014-01-264445.3 (1st)48.5 (1st)46.7 (1st)47.1 (1st)
2014-02-014542.3 (1st)44.3 (1st)39.3 (1st)38.2 (1st)
2014-02-024646.6 (1st)49.5 (1st)46.2 (1st)46.6 (1st)
2014-02-084742.3 (1st)45.5 (1st)41.3 (1st)41.2 (1st)
2014-02-094846.8 (1st)50.3 (1st)48.3 (1st)49.9 (1st)
2014-02-154937.2 (1st)39.8 (1st)38.3 (1st)38.5 (1st)
2014-02-165045.8 (1st)48.9 (1st)47.3 (1st)47.9 (1st)
Average32.6%34.3%33.0%33.6%

Sources: TNmS Media Korea, AGB Nielsen Korea

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNomineeResult
2013Top Excellence Award, Actress Kim Hae-sook Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Jo Sung-ha Won
Oh Man-seok Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Lee Tae-ran Won
Lee Yoon-ji Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Oh Hyun-kyung Nominated
Best New Actor Han Joo-wan Won
Best Young Actor Choi Won-hong Nominated
Best Young Actress Moon Ga-young Nominated
Best Writer Moon Young-nam Won
2014Best DramaWang's FamilyNominated

International broadcast

It aired in Thailand on PPTV beginning May 9, 2014. [7]

Remake

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