-( Baek-Hee Has Returned / Baekheega Dolawadda / 백희가 돌아왔다) is South Korean Drama TV Series Director by Cha Young-Hoon, Writen by Im Sang-Choon and Starring by Kang Ye Won, Hee Jin Ji Hee, Kim Sung Oh, Choi Dae Chul, In Gyo Jin. Aired on KBS2 Network with 4 of Total Episode. Airing Every Mon & Tue 22:00 since June 6 – June 14, 2016.
The Drama is About Yang Baek-Hee (Gang Ye-Won) returns to the quiet island Sumwol for the first time in 18 years. She has changed her identity.
Baek-hee Has Returned follow Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho in the KBS Monday-Tuesday lineup and kicks off on June 6; it’ll be followed by Beautiful Mind, which premieres on June 20.
Drama Title: Baek-Hee Has Returned (literal title)
Revised romanization: Baekheega Dolawadda
Hangul: 백희가 돌아왔다
Director: Cha Young-Hoon
Writer: Im Sang-Choon
Release Date: June 6 – June 14, 2016
Air Time: Mon & Tue 22:00
Country: South Korea
Original Soundtrack: Baek Hee Has Returned OST
When I first heard about KBS scheduling four-episode drama Baek-hee Has Returned at the last minute to air before Beautiful Mind, I thought it would be mostly filler — potentially entertaining, but mostly there to give Beautiful Mind a few extra weeks of preparation. But now the production has cast Kang Ye-won (Insane, Love Clinic, Haeundae, Bad Guys) to play the lead and is courting Jin Ji-hee (Seonam High School Investigators) to play her daughter, and with PD Cha Young-hoon of Gaksital and Joseon Gunman at the helm, I’m suddenly a lot more interested.
- Kang Ye Won as Yang Baek
- Hee Jin Ji Hee as Shin Ok Hee
- Kim Sung Oh as Woo Bum Ryong
- Choi Dae Chul as Cha Jong Myung
- In Gyo Jin as Hong Doo Shik
- Choi Phillip as Shin Ki Joon
- Kim Hyun Sook as Hwang Jang Mi
- Yoo Hae Jung as Hong Bo Reum
- Jo Yang Ja as Jum Rye
K-Drama Baek-hee Has Returned Episode 1-4 is set on a quiet island and centers around a woman named Yang Baek-hee, described as a Scarlett O’Hara in the past. For reasons untold, Baek-hee creates a new identity and returns for the first time in eighteen years with daughter in tow. At first I thought Kang was too young to play Jin Ji-hee’s mother (although that may be the int nt), but on second look I can see it working: Kang is 36, while Jin just turned 16.
The show’s one-line description makes it sound mysterious and vaguely gothic, but there’s reference to it also being a comic family drama — so maybe more heart, less nerve. (I’ll be honest, I kind of want the gothic Daphne du Maurier version.) In any case, the drama promises to showcase warm mother-daughter chemistry between the actresses, and since both of them are talented and engaging, I look forward to the dynamic.