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Bitter Sweet Hell

May 24, 2024
60min
Season: 1
Episodes: 12
Status: released

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Bitter Sweet Hell TV Series Details:

Hangul 우리, 집
Literal meaningOur House
Revised Romanization Uri, jip
McCune–Reischauer Uri, chip
Country South Korea
Language Korean
GenreBlack Comedy, Thriller
Season1
Episodes12
Release dateMay 24, 2024 – June 29, 2024
Aired onFriday, Saturday
Running time60min
StarringKim Hee-sun
Lee Hye-young
Kim Nam-hee
Yeonwoo
Developed byKwon Seong-chang (planning)
Directed by Lee Dong-hyun
Wi Deuk-gyu
Written byNam Ji-yeon
Produced byYoo Hong-gu
Lee Sung-hoon
Kim Kyung-jae
Jung Dong-seok
Kim Byung-min
Executive producerCha Sang-min
Production CompanyRed Nine Pictures
Distributor MBC TV

Bitter Sweet Hell TV Series Cast & Character:

Main

  • Kim Hee-sun as Noh Young-won: a successful family psychological counselor who lives a perfect life that many would envy.
  • Lee Hye-young as Hong Sa-gang: Young-won’s mother-in-law who is a famous mystery novel author and a devoted mother to her only son.
  • Kim Nam-hee as Choi Jae-jin: Young-won’s husband and Sa-gang’s son who is a doctor.
  • Yeonwoo as Lee Se-na: a mysterious person with many secrets.

Supporting

  • Young-won and Sa-gang’s family
    • Kwon Hae-hyo as Choi Go-myeon: a former Prosecutor General and Young-won’s father-in-law.
    • Park Jae-chan as Choi Do-hyun: Young-won and Jae-jin’s son.
    • Hwang Chan-sung as Noh Young-min: Young-won’s childish younger brother.
  • People around Young-won
    • Choi Jeong-in as Ra-kyung: Young-won’s secretary.
  • People around Sa-gang
    • Ahn Gil-kang as Park Kang-sung: Sa-gang’s helper and runs a corn noodle restaurant.
  • People around Jae-jin
    • Shin So-yul as Oh Ji-eun: a plastic surgeon.
    • Jung Gun-joo as Moon Tae-oh: Do-hyun’s tutor.
  • Others
    • Jung Heon as Gu Kyung-tae: a police officer.
    • Han Sung-min as So Yi: Do-hyun’s senior who is honest and outspoken.
    • Han Sang-jo as Park Seung-jae: Kang-sung’s nephew and Young-min’s friend.
    • Jeong Woo-in as Jung Doo-man: a private investigator.

Extended

  • Bae Woo-jin

Storyline:

As a celebrity psychiatrist married to a successful surgeon, No Yeong Won (Kim Hee Sun) seems to be living the perfect life. But her perfect world comes crashing down when she discovers that her husband, Choi Jae Jin (Kim Nam Hee), has been having an affair with Lee Sae Na (Yeonwoo), a mysterious woman whose sudden arrival triggers a series of tragic events. Desperate for answers, Yeong Won teams up with her mother-in-law, Hong Sa Gang (Lee Hye Young) to save their family from utter ruin. This thrilling 2024 South Korean mystery drama was directed by Kim Seung Woo.

About Bitter Sweet Hell TV Series:

Bitter Sweet Hell (Korean: 우리집) is a South Korean black comedy thriller television series written by Nam Ji-yeon, and starring Kim Hee-sun, Lee Hye-young, Kim Nam-hee, and Yeonwoo in the lead roles.

Actress Kang Hae-rim was originally confirmed to portray Lee Se-na. However, in October 2023 disclosed that the series had been temporarily suspended in August after roughly five episodes were filmed. This pause was due to a reorganization prompted by lead actress Kim Hee-sun’s commitments to her movie promotions. Additionally, the production shifted from JPX Studio to Red Nine Pictures. During this hiatus, Kang Hae-rim dropped out of the series. In January 2024, it was announced that actress Yeonwoo had joined the cast previously held by Kang Hae-rim.

Kim Seung-woo, was initially announced to participate as the creator and director of the series. In November 2023, it was revealed that the director was also changed to Lee Dong-hyun, who directed She Knows Everything (2020) and Doctor Lawyer (2022).

The film was originally scheduled for release in the second half of 2023, under its former title Gaslighting (가스라이팅; Gaseuraiting).

Bitter Sweet Hell was released on MBC TV on May 24, 2024, and aired every Friday and Saturday at 21:50 (KST).

Bitter Sweet Hell TV Series Episodes List:

Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by Nielsen Korea (Average TV viewership ratings).

EpisodeOriginal Broadcast DateNationwideSeoul
1May 24, 20246.0% (6th)5.7% (6th)
2May 25, 20245.5% (4th) 5.2% (3rd)
3May 31, 20246.2% (7th) 6.3% (4th)
4June 1, 20244.9% (5th) 4.5% (5th)
5June 7, 20246.0% (7th)6.2% (4th)
6June 8, 20245.1% (5th)4.9% (5th)
7June 14, 20245.1% (10th)4.9% (9th)
8June 15, 20244.8% (5th) 4.5% (5th)
9June 21, 20245.5% (9th)5.6% (6th)
10June 22, 20244.9% (6th)4.7% (7th)
11June 28, 20245.6% (8th)5.6% (5th)
12June 29, 20245.5% (6th)5.0% (6th)

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