Cunning Single Lady

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (1,042)

Cunning Single Lady is a South Korean romantic comedy television series that aired on MBC from February to April 2014. The show revolves around Na Ae-ra, a strong-willed and cunning woman who was once married to a successful businessman named Cha Jung-woo, but they divorced due to financial struggles. However, after five years of living separately, Ae-ra starts to feel regretful of her decision as Jung-woo becomes a successful entrepreneur, and she decides to win him back.

The lead actress, Lee Min-jung, portrays Na Ae-ra, who is initially introduced as a quirky, energetic, and determined character. Despite facing several failures in her career, she has never once given up her dreams and is always trying to find ways to succeed. She also has a tendency to manipulate situations to her advantage, which is the trait that earned her the nickname "Cunning Single Lady."

The lead actor, Joo Sang-wook, plays Cha Jung-woo, a smart and successful businessman who started his own company after their divorce. He is a complete opposite of Ae-ra, as he is calm and collected, and has a strong work ethic. However, he still holds feelings for his ex-wife, but is hesitant to rekindle their relationship due to their past.

Kim Gyu-ri plays the role of the ambitious and confident Gook Yeo-jin, who works at Jung-woo's company and is romantically interested in him. She is often in competition with Ae-ra for Jung-woo's affection, and the two women frequently engage in petty fights.

Seo Kang-jun portrays the character of Kook Seung-hyun, who is Jung-woo's secretary and a close confidant. He is somewhat of a mediator between Ae-ra and Jung-woo, often trying to get them to reconcile. He is also secretly in love with Yeo-jin, but is too shy to confess his feelings.

The plot is centered around Ae-ra's efforts to win back Jung-woo, but it also highlights the story of their past and how their relationship gradually deteriorated due to financial struggles. As the series progresses, Ae-ra devises several plans to get closer to Jung-woo, but they often backfire, making Yeo-jin take advantage of the situation.

The show addresses themes such as love, forgiveness, and second chances. It also highlights the importance of having a strong support system and working towards achieving your goals even when things seem impossible. Moreover, it showcases the dynamics of workplace relationships and the drama that often ensues in such environments.

The chemistry between Lee Min-jung and Joo Sang-wook is a highlight of the show, and their comedic timing is spot on. They portray their characters with ease, making it easy for viewers to root for them to get back together. The supporting cast also provides a good balance, with Kim Gyu-ri, in particular, delivering a standout performance.

Overall, Cunning Single Lady is an enjoyable romantic comedy that is both heartwarming and funny. It has a perfect blend of romance, humor, and drama that will keep viewers hooked until the end. The show's portrayal of relationships and career struggles is relatable and realistic, making it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Cunning Single Lady is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on February 27, 2014.

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Episode 16
16. Episode 16
April 24, 2014
I can't say yes to this proposal. Jung Woo resigns from his position as CEO, and Ae Ra gets mad at Jung Woo for leaving the company. Seung Hyun asks Jung Woo to come back, but instead, Jung Woo says Yeo Jin will lead them well. The game faces problems, and Jung Woo is the only one who can fix them, but Yeo Jin is torn. After Jung Woo returns to fix the game, Yeo Jin and Jung Woo decide to work together. Jung Woo proposes to Ae Ra, apologizing for trying to leave when things got hard.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
April 23, 2014
Why am I here? Ae Ra pities Jung Woo when she hears about what happened between Jung Woo and Chairman Gook. She makes dinner for Jung Woo at his penthouse.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
April 10, 2014
I'm Gook Seung Hyun, who will take the Director position from now on. Jung Woo blames himself and feels sorry when he realises why Ae Ra had turned back from him.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
April 9, 2014
I might turn a bit romantic. Jung Woo realises that he really has feelings for Ae Ra and tries to approach her again.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
April 3, 2014
I can't eat and sleep because of Ae Ra! Seung Hyun talks about his family and asks Ae Ra out sincerely. Ae Ra couldn't resist Seung Hyun.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
April 2, 2014
How big are your feelings toward Ae Ra? Seung Hyun tells Jung Woo that he will ask Ae Ra out and Jung Woo keeps and eye on him.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
March 27, 2014
Force Ae Ra to quit! Ae Ra is confused after Seung Hyun's confession, tries to put distance, but Seung Hyun keeps expressing his feelings towards Ae Ra.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
March 26, 2014
Ae Ra and Jung Woo gets closer. The rumor of Jung Woo and Yeo Jin dating spreads out through the whole company after the funeral. Ae Ra is very uncomfortable at the news.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 20, 2014
Jung Woo and Ae Ra on an advertisement together. Jung Woo rescues Ae Ra from danger. However, he gets injured during it.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 19, 2014
That's my idea. Ae Ra tries to get used to the company, but it's not easy because of the abuse from Wang-team-jang,
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 13, 2014
Upon Seung Hyeon's recommendation, Ae Ra goes ahead with the discount coupon promotion through her company. However, a customer who ate at her family's restaurant gets admitted to the hospital and puts Ae Ra in a difficult situation...
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
March 12, 2014
To thank Ae Ra for helping the company, Jeong Woo and Yeo Jin take Ae Ra and Seung Hyeon to dinner. While Yeo Jin and Seung Hyeon excuse themselves from the table, Ae Ra and Jeong Woo act prickly towards each other. When Ae Ra comes home, she finds out that her brother has been secretly hiding out at Min Young's place. Ae Ra continues to seek her petty revenge against Jeong Woo...
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
March 6, 2014
Ae Ra is frustrated and upset that she's being accused of stealing user information. Though she tries to clear things up, she finds that it's not easy to do so. Her team tries to set her up for failure, but with Seung Hyeon's help, she successfully completes her first project. As a reward, she gets invited to the "dinner with the CEO" event and faces Jeong Woo.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
March 5, 2014
At Jeong Woo's cold attitude, Ae Ra decides to seek revenge and makes up her mind to join his company as an intern. Jeong Woo finds out that she applied for the internship, and he finds her attitude to be ridiculous. At the interview, Ae Ra runs into Guk Seung Hyeon, who was forced by his father to be there...
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
February 27, 2014
Cha Jung Woo tries to have revenge on his ex-wife after he has successed in life. Jung Woo becomes speechless when he sees Ae Ra in the police station after getting a call from them. He fells back in memories when Ae Ra demanded for a divorce.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
February 27, 2014
Ae Ra grew up seeing her father repeatedly fail at his businesses. Hence, her dream is to marry a man with a stable government job and to live an ordinary life. Ae Ra dates Jeong Woo, a student preparing for the civil exam. After he passes the exam, they get married. On the 100th day of their marriage, Jeong Woo quits his job unexpectedly. Ae Ra's not too sure about this decision, but she supports him financially by working part-time jobs. However, after repeated failed attempts on Jeong Woo's part, Ae Ra becomes exhausted and demands a divorce. Three years later, Ae Ra lives at her friend's house, barely making enough of a living. Then one day, Ae Ra finds out that Jeong Woo has become a rich entrepreneur who is now a CEO of D&T Soft Ventures...
Where to Watch Cunning Single Lady
Cunning Single Lady is available for streaming on the MBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cunning Single Lady on demand at Amazon Prime and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    February 27, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,042)