In the midst of the enhanced community quarantine to slow down the spread of Covid-19, many of us have gotten into the habit of binge watching K-Drama. My husband and I have been victimized by this trend and we have both enjoyed watching romantic comedy shows. Now, a new show has hit a nerve among middle aged women– The World of the Married Korean Drama. And here are the reasons why I am undecided to proceed watching it.
The World of the Married Korean Drama
Before I proceed, I just want to tell you a bit about this new K-Drama series. The World of the Married was released a couple of months ago and the series isn’t done yet. It stars Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, and Han So-hee.
So basically, it’s the story of a perfect marriage that is ruined by cheating and a web of betrayal. The story is very intriguing and the portrayal is so passionate that the viewer could not help but take sides. Without being too cheeky, the good character is almost saintly — too good to a fault.
On the other hand, the cheater is very crafty and deceptive, like a slithering snake.
Eventually, despite the love and sacrifice, we see that a good person can take a drastic turn when there is no longer anything to lose.
Why I Am Undecided to Proceed
Hubby and I watch TV at night as our way of unwinding at the end of the day. We tuck the kids for the night and wait for them to fall asleep before we can binge watch on our favorite shows.
Both of us had been enjoying American crime drama series. But recently, we have taken a liking to K-Dramas, finishing a total of three shows together. Here are the three that we have finished and truly enjoyed:
- What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
- Crash Landing on You
- Terrius Behind Me
We had a lot of laughs and kilig moments with these shows. But now with The World of the Married, I am not so sure.
Honestly, The World of the Married is too realistic. There’s nothing fanciful there, just your regular drama show depicting real life. There are no emoticons on the screen nor cute musical scoring. That’s not really entertaining for me.
Stirs up negative emotions.
It took me a while to heal my heart and mind. I have very strong and volatile emotions that I cannot really discuss lengthily right now but let’s just say I had to go through a lot to achieve peace. Too my years to reach my current state. But after just one episode, there are things stirring in my heart and they are not exactly pretty.
Suggests wrong ideas.
After watching the first episode, I hugged my hubby and said, “You’re only mine, ok?” And he replied, “What? You just watched that and now you’re feeling doubtful already?”
He’s right. This show can shake you or make you mad. Paranoia can creep up.
Hubby doesn’t like it.
Since it is just a drama show, hubby doesn’t like it. He likes action, suspense, mystery, and of course, rom-com. When he realized that it’s a dramatic show, he watched something else while I was glued to the TV. So it’s no longer a TV date.
I may not handle the scenes.
The betrayal in the plot are just a tad too many. I couldn’t believe it and the temperamental part of me may not be able to handle it. We watch TV to be entertained and also to be mentally stimulated. But if it makes me sad or scared, that’s no longer entertainment for me. hehe
The posts of my friends on Facebook are making me curious. But right now, we are watching Arsenal Military Academy, a Chinese TV series and it seems like our cup of tea. So right now, I am still unsure if I would like to proceed.
The World of the Married episode 9 has just been released and people are talking a lot. This just means that the story is riveting and the production is really good. It’s just all too real for me.
Well, let’s see.
Other marriage stories
Meanwhile, here are other marriage stories in this blog:
- Why I Will Never Make Dalgona Coffee Ever Again
- Jayvee and Dawn: God’s Perfect Timing for a Dream Wedding
- Dan and Sheann: When God Sets the Stage for Your Love Story
- Stylist Alee Benson Finds True Love and Eternal Life
- CBTL: Mondays Made Better With You
- Homecooked Dishes that Bagged Me a Boyfriend (Eventually the Husband)
- Red Flags That Say You’re in an ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP