Everything seems perfect in the life of the successful family doctor and associate director, Ji Sun Woo. She lives happily in Gosan with her handsome husband Lee Tae Oh, whom she financially helped establish an entertainment company, and their teenage son, Joon Young. However, the perfect image of a happy, loving family life shatters when she discovers that her husband is having an affair, and even their mutual friends are helping him conceal it. Devastated by the betrayal, she sets on a path of seeking revenge and recollecting her broken self. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Remake of the British TV series "Doctor Foster" . Edit Translation
- Native Title: 부부의 세계
- Also Known As: Bubuui Segye , The World of a Married Couple , The World of Husband and Wife , The Couple's World , Couple's World , World of Couples , The World of Couples , The World of the Couple , A Married Couple's World , Boobooui Sekye , The Married Life , A World of Married Couple
- Director: Mo Wan Il
- Screenwriter: Joo Hyun
- Genres: Thriller, Romance, Drama, Melodrama
Cast & Credits
No matter how beautiful a woman is. No matter how successful she is in her work life. No matter, how good she handles her house and children. No matter how smart, considerate, kind she is. Cheating men will cheat.
And then most of the time that woman has to deal with friends and family who will tell her to forgive the man, innocently selfish children who will ask her to compromise, outsiders who will gossip and an unapologetic man who will think it is his right to cheat. She'll be left with a destroyed family, broken pride and a stamp of a woman who couldn't handle her marriage.
This drama tells the story of what happens when you mess with the wrong woman.
Sun Woo is ruthless and takes no prisoners when it comes to revenge. Giving a new meaning to "Hell hath no fury, like a woman scorned", she is obsessive, borderline psychotic, scarily intelligent, calculating and even selfish but at the same time she is incredibly strong, bearing and someone who's been hurt in the most profound manner.
Kim Hee Ae's acting is beyond phenomenal, not unexpected from a four time Daesang winner. She hits every emotion on the spectrum to the point you are fully attuned with her character. She will make you love her fiercely, frustrate you to no end, question her motives, pity her and even hate her.
The shock value in this drama is no joke. Things that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams happen in the most iconic fashion and you're just left with your mouth hanging.
There's no passive watching this drama, for it wrenches feelings out of you. You'd be screaming at the screen, tearing at your hair and will probably think of throwing your phone at the wall once or twice.
Every aspect is exceptionally executed. Where there is emotion, you'll be crying your heart out. Where there is thrill, you'll be biting your nails to stubs. Where there is suspense, you would be sitting at the edge of your seat. Where there are makeout scenes, the entire room will feel hot.
None of the characters in this show are truly likable. The moment you start warming up to someone, they'll do something to screw you over. These people are extremely complex, selfish, vindictive, weak- human nature at its worst and that's the beauty of the show.
The music is amazing and added in just at the right moments. The writing plus dialogues are crisp (pretty loyal to the original series) but the direction and delivery by the actors takes the cake.
It's impossible to stop, once you start watching it and it maintains the tension from beginning to end with never a draggy moment.
A true masterpiece, that explores the dark waters of marriage, relationships and being human, it is not reccomended for people who can only root for righteous and wholly good characters. For this drama, leave your moral compass behind or it will explode.
Lastly, the drama beautifully succeeds in delivering its point:
Cheating is NOT ok and you don't have to forgive it. No matter how weak you get, no matter how hard it is (and it will be) no matter what the world says, no matter how much history you have, you don't have to compromise. No excuse should be enough.
The world of married is a place where there are no winners, you just have to do what's right by you. Because, before being a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a working woman: you are your own person.
I've never ever seen something like this. I mean, The World of the Married is now the highest-rated cable drama, so this should definitely tell you that this show is very special.
Why is it so special though? Because it's totally insane! From beginning to end, the show never lost its intensity. When you think that it's finally over, there's something even more shocking and twisted that will surprise the hell out of you. You honeslty can't predict anything in this drama, the characters took such actions that noone could've guessed!
Speaking of characters, they are definitely the strongest part of the drama. Ji Sun Woo -- a powerful, strong lady who was ready to destroy everyone who's trying to hurt her. And while she was a character that was easy to root for, some of her actions were very questionable. But well, that's what made the drama even more impactful.
And here comes my favourite character -- yes, the most hated character for 2020 - the horrible, disgusting, insolent Lee Tae Oh. You know, everyone can admit that he was a terrible person and even more terrible husband, but gosh, he was so interesting to watch.
While I saw that there are some people who felt symphatetic towards Da Kyung, I did not. Not even a bit. Sure, humans can't control their feelings. It's not impossible to fall for someone else's husband (especially when he's as hot as Park Hae Joon), but the moment you try to seduce him and ruin his family, that's when you became a horrendous person. I mean, she's not the only one to blame for the disaster that happened to Sun Woo's family since her husband was shit and has always been shit, but still, Da Kyung is not just an innocent princess.
All the actors delivered spectacular performances. Just wow, they left me speechless. Someone give an award to Kim Hee Ae and Park Hae Joon. I can't believe Hae Joon was hesitating whether he'd do a good job at portraying his character. Dude, you have my respect. It's been a while since I last saw such brilliant performance.
I would strongly recommend this if you're looking for a mature, complex drama with hella intense, gripping storyline and one of a kind characters. The World of the Married will make your blood boil but it's worth it.
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