Familiar Wife


  • Drama: Familiar Wife (English title) / Wife That I Know (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Aneun Waipeu
  • Hangul: 아는 와이프
  • Director: Lee Sang-Yeob
  • Writer: Yang Hee-Seung
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: August 1 – September 20, 2018
  • Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:30
  • Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Time Travel
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Joo-Hyuk (Ji Sung) has been married to Woo-Jin (Han Ji-Min) for 5 years. Joo-Hyuk works at a bank and Woo-Jin works as a massage therapist. They have two young children. Due to having to pay off their apartment and supporting both of their parents, Joo-Hyuk and Woo-Jin have a hard time financially. Joo-Hyuk thinks his wife is a bad wife as well. He is even scared of her. Meanwhile, Woo-Jin is stressed from taking care of their young children and working at the same time. She has a hard time controlling her anger. Both of them are not happy with their current situation. One day, Joo-Hyuk meets his first love from his college days Hye-Won (Kang Han-Na). She tells him that she liked him back then.

Later, Joo-Hyuk helps a man on the subway and the man gives him two coins. These two coins causes Joo-Hyuk to travel back in time. When Joo-Hyuk wakes up, he finds himself in a totally different situation. He is married to Hye-Won not Woo-Jin.


  1. “Familiar Wife” takes over the tvN Wed. & Thu. 21:30 time slot previously occupied by “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” and followed by “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes” September, 2018.
  2. First script reading took place May 9, 2018 at Studio Dragon in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea.
  3. “Familiar Wife” has Ji Sung and Han Ji-Min playing lead roles together for the first time. They did previously appear in 2003 SBS drama series “All In” with Ji Sungplaying a second lead male role and Han Ji-Min playing the teen version of the lead female character.
  4. Couple poster for tvN drama series “Familiar Wife.”



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