DVD RC3 (Codefree DVD-player required), NTSC
Director: Han Jeong-Hwan
Cast: Park Jin-Hee, Shim Hye-Jin
Released: 2006 [Korea]
Sub-genre: Comedy, Drama
Subtitles (removable): English, Korean
Features: Full Screen, Dolby Digital 2.0
Distributor: SBS Production [Korea] 2007
A hard working ajumma (housewife) always giving 100% at home, even going as far as forgiving her husband when he cheats on her. A sexy twentysomething flight attendant who is having an affair, but can't seem to convince her lover to abandon his wife and come live with her. A cheating husband, torn between the comfortable, caring but unexciting everyday routine with his wife and the energizing but complicated relationship with his lover. This is a common K-drama scenario, but Come Back, Soon Ae adds a little twist to the mix: the souls of 40-something Soon Ae (Shim Hye Jin of Hello Francesca) and sexy young Cho Eun (Park Jin Hee of Love Talk) are exchanged in a freak accident. Ajumma Soon Ae suddenly finds herself in the mood for a little Chanel and high heels, while sexy Cho Eun can't wait to clean the bathroom the moment she wakes up. What can poor Il Seok (Yoon Da Hoon of Hyena) do? He got into this by himself, so now he has to solve all the problems!
With a tried-and-true Freaky Friday formula, Come Back Soon Ae is one of the funniest dramas of recent memory, helped along by the comic talents of Yoon Da Hoon and Shim Hye Jin, already well used to sitcom trappings, and Park Jin Hee who fits with the tone of the show perfectly. The drama was produced by Han Jung Hwan of My Fair Lady and written by Choi Soon Shik, a veteran of comedies going back to 80s classics like Three Families Under One Roof. The show maintained very high ratings up until the end, proving once again the popularity of eclectic comedies in recent years.