World of the Married -- Episode 1: Explosive
What an explosive opening to this drama; five minutes in, and I was already fully invested. Kim Hee Ae (Ji Sun Woo) is an amazingly talented and classy actress -- I enjoy her to the fullest. Secondly, for the hour or so of this episode, time was at a standstill. And as I realized the episode was wrapping up, I started to panic, thinking I wouldn't be able to stand the suspense of another day, let alone a week, for the story to unfold. Waiting week in and week out will be torture; I know it already.
The drama tells Ji Sun Woo's story, a family medicine doctor, married to Lee Tae Oh, and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but her husband and others betray her. Meanwhile, Lee Tae Oh ( Park Hae Joon) dreams of becoming a famous movie director. He runs an entertainment business with the support of Ji Sun Woo. Even though he loves his wife, Lee Tae Oh falls into a dangerous relationship that not only threatens him but the stability of his whole family. As the story unfolded, it occurred to me that she may be living in a swinging community and not know it; everybody seemed suspect -- like they all knew what was going on, and she was the only one that didn't know.
It never crossed my mind that the whole damn neighborhood was a part of whatever her husband (and the lot of them, for that matter) were in on. I cannot stop thinking how such a strong and successful woman ends up with such a weak-ass man with a major inferiority complex -- the gull of that man, living off his wife and daring to cheat, like seriously. To that end, whatever Sun Woo does from here onwards, is fair game as far as I am concerned, and I am with her all the way. I cannot wait to see how she handles the situation. More than the husband, I cannot stand the women who knew and not only participated but went to such lengths to cover it up. I am dumbfounded by how disgusting they all are, and I hope she gets them one by one. Episode 1 here.