There are two things that can happen when a drama isn’t ready to air and take over a time slot. The predecessor can either be extended or a filler short drama aired as a quickie patch, or else the not-ready drama loses its time slot. For the upcoming SBS Kim Soo Hyun-penned Thrice Married Woman, it’s casting woes are now legendary and quite public, so the SBS actions to bandage the wound is also getting publicity. Last weekend SBS jumped the gun and announced that Goddess of Marriage would be extended four episodes to end at 36 in order to give Thrice Married Woman more time to lock down a cast. But then the GoM production team publicly countered back and shot down the extension news and said it wasn’t confirmed yet and likely won’t happen. So if the extension can’t happen and there are no short dramas in the can to air, that leaves SBS with the only other viable option which is to yank Thrice Married Woman from the time slot until it can get its act together and schedule another drama in its stead. That drama is reported to be Kind Words, which was originally slated for the Mon-Tues time slot in November after The Suspicious Housekeeper. Kind Words hasn’t officially confirmed its cast yet but the three leads are reportedly Ji Jin Hee, Han Hye Jin, and Kim Ji Soo. It’s the story of a middle-aged couple who fall into a dangerous love. It’s weird that I got a big smile when I read the drama title since drama land has been wallowing in angst that even a title as simple and positive as Kind Words is like a breath of fresh air. Of course that title could be misleading, but it sure beats going completely the opposite direction like Scandal: That Very Shocking and Immoral Incident. So far Thrice Married Woman has gone through the following actor and actress candidates and none of them have worked out for various reasons: Han Ga In, Kim Sa Rang, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Ji Ah, Jo Han Seon, and Han Suk Jin. The only confirmed cast members at this point are Eom Ji Won and Song Chang Eui. I don’t know if those two should be pleased they made the cut or decidedly nervous that they are not going to have any co-stars and therefore no drama at all. It’s kinda like winning the raffle, but the prize is a shit-ton of manure. Not that I’m saying TMW is poo….but we’ll have to wait and see if the drama is worth being super picky about its cast.
The Goddess of Marriage extension could still happen but that just means Kind Words with this likely cast will get a Mon-Tues time slot after The Suspicious Housekeeper so don’t expect it to be dropped as a project.
Thank you for the update on this drama, which seems to be a drama of its own…
I heard something like this about Thrice Married Woman taking the weekly slot after Suspicious Housekeeper, thereby booting Kind Word to the weekend slot after Goddess of Marriage but Kim Ji Soo’s casting articles state that Kind Word will follow Suspicious Housekeeper. I’m super confused at this point.
Also, can I just say, Kim Ji Soo does not seem to age. At all.
What a mess, SBS… You’ve got obligations when you produce a drama so if TMW is not ready, give the slot to s/o else. That’s only fair.
There is no way “Thrice Married Woman” will be ready on time. Even after they finally pick a lead actress they still have to go through rehearsals and script readings… and if the writer is as picky as they say, those are going to take a looooooong time until the writer is satisfied.
“Kind Words” looks like a pleasant drama.
I adore Ji Jin Hee. He was the only reason I kept watching The Great Seer.
Isn’t Ji Jin Hee currently filming a movie in Hong Kong?
I just die and went to heaven! I adore Ji Jin Hee! and I’m beyond happy that he’s back in dramaland. He was marvelous in Dong Yi. I would never forget that scene when Dong Yi told him ( the King!) to get on all 4 then she naturally climbed on his back! His expression: CLASSIC!
I just can’t wait for this drama, JI JIN HEE is truly a very good ACTOR, counting from his previous portrayal of “THE MAN WHO CAN’T MARRY, DONG HI, TAKE CARE OF ME CAPTAIN” and a lot more, either comedy romance or drama, he is truly great, HE is so popular in the PHIL’s as well. Looking forward for it, FIGHTING!