THE STRANGE HOUSEKEEPER
Title : The Suspicious Housekeeper / The Strange Housekeeper
Genre: Family, Mystery
Director: Kim Hyung Shik (Ghost, Sign, I Am Legend, Cain and Abel)
Screenwriter: Baek Woon Chul
Broadcast network: SBS, every Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2013-Sep-23
A new housekeeper works in a house which full of broken souls since they lost their mother and this strange housekeeper is destined to fix their souls and bring smile and happy days back.
“I will do anything whatever you order. I am housekeeper, Park Boknyeo.”
With grey jumper, big cap and big bag, she comes. Though she looks like zombie, if you look her carefully, she is too pretty to be a housekeeper. She should be prettier if she smiles, but, her mouth never opens and her eyes look very empty. So, it is hard to read her feeling.
“I think that husband/father’s duty is just transferring money. Though my thought was wrong, I had to do it because I am their father”
41 years old with 4 children, manager of one company. He loved his deceased wife. It was long time ago. As there are 4 children, it means that he ever loved her.
His children went abroad for education.
He alone stayed in Korea for making and transferring money for them.
Whenever the transferring day comes, he feels like his spine collapses because of hardness. Suddenly, his wife passes away.
“Why you gave birth to me? I would rather not born”
18 years old , Sang Chul’s first daughter.
Since her mother committed suicide, she tried to take care of younger brothers and sister. Among Sangchul’s 4 children , she is the only daughter who cares Sangchul since she has spent times with him longer than other children.
15 years old , Sangchul’s son. He does not have any favorite things to do. School, exercise, nothing he likes. But he’s good at making people angry.
But, he has good tongue to taste food. Before Boknyeo works for his family as a housekeeper, it has no meaning. But, since Boknyeo came to his family, he tends to follow Boknyeo to learn her cooking skill.
13 years old , SangChul’s son. He is an honor student at school. His hobby are reading books and study. So, among Sangcul’s children, he is the smartest. But, he has a cold personality.
“Will you really do anything for me? Then, will you go with me to meet mommy?”
7-year-old kindergarten girl. Sangchul’s youngest daughter. Cute and curious girl.
39 years old. She is a mother of 4 children and Sangchul’s ex-wife who committed suicide.
She sacrificed many things for children her education. But, the reward was her husband’s immoral adultery affairs.
She walks like ballet dancer. Whenever she appeared , male staffs in the office stopped their own work and watched her.
She decides to seduce Sangchul who is a capable manager in the office. But, when she feels her-father’s image from Sangchul, she gets confuse.
“I found out my mistakes just after my daughter died.”
When his daughter insisted to marry Sangchul who has nothing, he cut relationship with her.
But, he really wanted happiness for his daughter.
On daytime, he visits Sangchul to push Sangchul to give up those 4 children to him.
But on nighttime, he visits his daughter’s grave and cries.
“Children, as an aunt, I am another mother of you!”
She’s kind but she’s also careless. Even when she’s boiling one ramyun, she often forgets to close gas! So, her kindness brings inconvenience for Sanhchul and the children.
Another manager at Sangchul’s company.
He has simple and kind personality. He always smiles. As a kind senior who likes to help new employees, he has good reputation in company. But, he never won over Sangchul. So, he always seeks for a chance.
28 years old. Sangchul’s junior in the company.
Though he looks naïve outwardly, he is calculative man.
Eun Sang Chul’s family
Eun Sang Chul’s late wife’s family
Park Geun Hyung as Woo Geum Chi
Shim Yi Young as Woo Na Young
People around Eun Sang Chul
Yoon Hee Suk as Manager Choi
Jang Seo Won as Lee Dong Shik
People around Park Bok Nyeo
Kim Hae Sook as Director Hong
Jung Suk Yong as Shin Jung Man
Bang Eun Hee as Uh Jin’s mother
Lee Seung Hyung as Uh Jin’s father