[Review] This Week, My Wife’s Having an Affair – 이번주, 아내가 바람을 핍니다

COUPLES THERAPY

Do Hyun Woo (Lee Sun Kyun) is a television producer who has been married to his wife, Jung Soo Yeon (Song Ji Hyo), for seven years.  Despite believing that his marriage was impenetrable, he discovers that his wife may be on the verge of having an affair.

At first, he turns to his friends, Lawyer Choi Yoon Gi (Kim Hee Won) and Ahn Joon Young (Lee Sang Yeob) for advice as they are both married.  However, Yoon Gi is a serial cheater and savvy at finding ways from his wife, Eun Ah Ra (Ye Ji Won), from finding out.  Joon Young is also unhelpful as he always believed that Soo Yeon and Hyun were the picture perfect couple and the news of the infidelity takes an emotional toll on him.  And yet, Joon Young’s own life is full of mystery as he uses work as an excuse to get closer to a fellow colleague at work, the production crew’s main writer and divorcee, Kwon Bo Young (BoA).

To make matters worse, Do Hyun’s company is interested in making a new program all about wives who cheat on their husbands. At a loss about what to do, he turns to people on the internet for their perspective on the matter.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 11/14/16

Apologies for the late post this week as I’ve been enjoying some time away and just made it back home Sunday night.  I still have a lot of shows to catch up on but there were a few dramas I’ve managed to keep up with.  There have been a few dramas featuring the topic of affairs and I was curious to check out This Week, My Wife’s Having an Affair based on a Japanese drama.  Not only did I find the premise interesting but I love the main cast members.  And so, I had to wonder if the drama would be melo or if they would lean towards comedy.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is a good blend of both giving it a realistic, bittersweet, tragically comical feel to it.

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[Review] Master: God of Noodles – 마스터: 국수의 신

CLIPPING SHORT THE NOODLES OF LONGEVITY

Kim Gil Do (Jo Jae Hyun) is the master of stealing identities.  He kills his friend Ha Jung Tae and his family in order to take his identity in order to build an empire from a traditional noodle restaurant.

However, Ha Jung Tae’s young son survives and takes on the name, Moo Myung (Chun Jung Myung), meaning “no name”.  He grows up with two other friends at the orphanage, Chae Yeo Kyung (Jung Yoo Mi) and Park Tae Ha (Lee Sang Yeob), and eventually meets Kim Da Hae (Gong Seung Yun).  All three are connected to Kim Gil Do and each have their own agenda when it comes to him.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 5/2/16

Master: God of Noodles just started airing last week.  Despite the fact that Master is yet another dark drama about revenge, I will say that I am very intrigued by it.  It’s a bit early to say whether the drama will be a success but I do think that the story is interesting enough to keep watching.  Plus, I’m glad that I’ve got another Wed/Thurs drama to invest my time in as I just recently quit Ddanddara/Entertainer which wasn’t holding my interest.

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