Cruel Temptation


Main cast: Jang Seo-hee, Kim Seo-hyung, Byun Woo-min, Lee Jae-hwang
Director: Oh Sae-kang
Total Episodes: 129
Audio Tracks: Korean, Mandarin
Subtitle: English, Chinese
Rated: PG
Studio: SBS
Release Date: 2008.12.01
Production Year: 2008
Running Time: Approx. 5400 min (129 Episodes)
No. of Disc: 15

Product Description

Technical Infomation

Format: NTSC
Dvd: Dvd 9 Dual Layer
Video: Mpeg 2
Audio: Dolby Digital AC3
Audio Channels: 2
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Resolution: 720×480 px
Format: NTSC
Region code: All Countries
Special Features: Interactive Menus, Scene Selections


If you are a woman, whether or not you are happy with your current lot in life, you always dream of how your life could have been had you traveled down a different path. However, by indulging yourself in movies or dramas, you can vicariously live out your own dreams of a life and love that “could have been.”

“Temptation of Wife” is a drama that indulges such romantic fantasies. It is based on the life of a housewife-turned-vamp who takes revenge on her unfaithful husband and back-stabbing friend and seeks a new life and love of her own. The gradual and painful collapse of an innocent housewife and her latter transformation into a femme fatale will capture the attention of viewers everywhere!


Although Eun-jae is married to Gyo-bin against her will, she is extremely devoted to both her husband, Gyo-bin and her in-laws. However, as if mocking her innocent and faithful heart, Gyo-bin has an affair with one of Eun-jae’s dearest friends, Ae-ri. After being found out, Gyo-bin and Ae-ri drown Eun-jae and leave her for dead. They disguise Eun-jae’s death as an accident and they even hold funeral for her, pretending to be extremely grieved. After the funeral Eun-jae no longer legally exists. By a twist of fate, however, Eun-jae is pulled from the water in the nick-of-time by Geon-u and becomes a step daughter in Geon-u’s family since Geon-u’s real sister had long since been missing. After she pulls herself together, Eun-jae starts to plan how to destroy her traitorous husband, Gyo-bin.


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Gu Eun-jae performed by Jang Seo-hee

As a graduate of a top art school, Eun-jae dreams of becoming a make-up artist. However, her dream is cruelly dashed when she unexpectedly becomes pregnant with Gyo-bin’s child. She is just as talented as her friend schoolmate Ae-ri as a makeup artist, but she has to give up her dreams after she gets married to Gyo-bin. Although her loveless marriage is void of happiness, Eun-jae tries to be an incredibly faithful wife to her husband, and to take good care of her in-laws. But things start to dramatically change as she realizes that her life is filled with lies and deception. After being grievously betrayed by her beloved husband and trusted friend, she became a whole different person.

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Jeong Gyo-bin performed by Byun Woo-min

Gyo-bin has feelings for Eun-jae since high school, but Eun-jae never returned the feeling. Obsessed with Eun-jae, Gyo-bin gets her pregnant and marries her against Eun-jae’s will. After Eun-jae has a miscarriage, Gyo-bin starts having brazen affairs, without any feeling of remorse. Later on, Gyo-bin and Ae-ri get to know each other, and Ae-ri, as a greedy and ambitious woman, makes a move on Gyo-bin. Gyo-bin is able to resist her at first and sends her to Paris in order to cover up the affair. Five years later, however, after Ae-ri comes back from Paris as a successful make-up artist, Gyo-bin falls for her again. Finally, at Ae-ri’s insistence, Gyo-bin divorces Eun-jae.

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Sin Ae-ri performed by Kim Seo-hyeong

On the outside, she’s Eun-jae’s dearest friend, but on the inside, she is a wicked woman who desperately wishes to become famous. Ae-ri is jealous of Eun-jae for marrying Gyo-bin, a rich man. Although Ae-ri was qualified for top universities, she had to go to a community college due to her and her family’s dire financial circumstances. She has always been jealous of Eun-jae who married into a wealthy family. One fateful night, Ae-ri sleeps with Gyo-bin and uses his hush money to study in Paris. After returning back home, she ruins her friend Eun-jae by seducing Gyo-bin and convincing him to divorce Eun-jae.

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Min Geon-u performed by Lee Jae-hwang

Although he is an orphan and grew up without the influence of parental authority, he grew up to be an upstanding man. He’s a kind, gentle person with principles. Geon-u feels that meeting Eun-jae was his destiny and falls in love with her after he saves her life. As a competent and charming architecture, Geon-u works for Gyo-bin’s company, and gains Gyo-bin’s unshakable trust. He is a charming man that no woman can resist. Kind, warm-hearted and at times very rational, Geon-u is always there to protect and take care of Eun-jae.

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