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  • Drama: My Husband Oh Jak Doo
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Mar 3, 2018 - May 19, 2018
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,034 users)
  • Ranked: #1603
  • Popularity: #1094
  • Watchers: 2,821

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Han Seung Joo has chosen to stay single. She cannot afford to get married, nor is she confident wants to be. However, certain events transpire that cause her great fear of being alone, and she finds herself needing the blanket of safety and security a spouse can bring as well as the benefits the perception of marriage affords women in Korean society. This is why Seung Joo decides to hire a man to be a stand-in husband, and the man she chooses is Oh Jak Doo. This drama depicts the process of Han Seung Joo, the materialistic protagonist, meeting Oh Jak Doo, the innocent stand-in husband, and finding true love and happiness.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Mar 3, 2018 - May 19, 2018
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,034 users)
  • Ranked: #1603
  • Popularity: #1094
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
ChinguMode
17 people found this review helpful
May 19, 2018
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
For the first half of this drama at least, it tells a good story about the struggles of a successful career woman who defies society by refusing to marry but ends up pursuing a contract relationship anyway.

Han Seung-joo, played by Uee, is not just single - she's alone. Her family are judgemental, abusive parasites and her friends have their own lives. She inherits a mountain from her Aunt that her family is intent on developing into a resort. But when she feels threatened in her own home, she decides to hire a man to be her husband. Oh Jak-doo (Kim Kang-woo) is seemingly a lowly herb-gatherer from the mountain she now owns and he accepts the role in exchange for her leaving his mountain home undeveloped.

At the beginning, this drama had an intelligent script that seemed to be at war with the Makjang direction. It doesn't matter how strong or independent you are, it was saying, you still need somebody to be on your side. In essence, everybody needs a mountain. Seung-joo's mountain was both figurative and literal: when things got too difficult for her, she now had somewhere solid and unchanging to rest.

From the start, the Makjang direction was extremely jarring. Full of intense close-ups, overwrought - almost screeching - line deliveries, and long scenes devoted to the bumbling slapstick antics of three mountain Halmeonis, the direction was a sour note in a otherwise enjoyable show.

Unfortunately, by about episode 14 it became obvious the director knew something we didn't. The show veered sharply into Makjang and never recovered. At a daunting 24 episodes, this meant almost half the drama was full of contrived conflict, opaque character motivations and general audience confusion. And screeching. There's a lot of screeching.

While Kim Kang-woo's Oh Jak-doo is often swoonworthy, the show is stolen repeatedly by the affectatious and pretentious Eric Cho as a second male lead, played with a lot of heart and self-awareness by Jung Sang-hoon. Uee also gives her character a lot of strength and vulnerability but both she and Kim Kong-woo struggle with their characters once their motivations get murky.

The performances are not enough to save what is, in the end, a poorly-written and badly-paced soap opera that has little overall point to make about anything.

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Completed
Neeb
4 people found this review helpful
Jun 7, 2018
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Wow wow just wow amazing cast, perfect acting the story is breath taking,I have never watch a more perfect ending like this drama, there chemistry is over the roof, this drama portrayed a love, sacrifice for one another no matter the distance I will be with you, love conquers all, because you you love someone it does not mean you won’t achieve your own goals in life, you can do exactly both love and career at the same time and be happy with your soulmate,
Forget about the bad reviews and just start watching.
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