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.
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.
I’ve been in procrastination mode the last week or so. Trying to get my head back into the game and finish up a few reviews I’ve left hanging.
FROM BREAK UP TO MAKEUP
Set in 1997, the drama follows a cosmetics company struggling to keep afloat during the fallout of the IMF financial crisis. Kim Hyung Joon (Lee Sun Kyun) convinces his fellow employees that by sponsoring a Miss Korea candidate all the way towards the crown might help bring brand awareness to their small, struggling company. Oh Ji Young (Lee Yeon Hee) is a mere department store elevator girl but back in the day she was the most popular girl in school who had all the boys chasing her. Until Hyung Joon, her ex-boyfriend, shows up one day with the promise of making her the next Miss Korea.
LOVE AND MARRIAGE
Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy marries girl. Boy grows tired of her nagging. Boy hires the Casanova next door to seduce girl so he’ll be granted a divorce. In a nutshell, that’s the silly premise behind All About My Wife.
Doo Hyun (Lee Sun Kyun) is a timid man who is too afraid to ask for a divorce from his nagging wife, Jung In (Im Soo Jung). To others, she’s the perfect wife.
Behind closed doors, the two have lost that spark and romance that thrilled them in the beginning of their relationship. Doo Hyun asks the womanizer next door, Sung Gi (Ryu Seung Ryong), to seduce his wife in order to concoct the “perfect breakup” scenario.
SOLID POLICE WORK
Neighboring police stations of Mapo and Seodaemun are pitted against each other in the endless battle to catch the most criminals. The two police chiefs Jo Joon Goo (Joo Jin Mo) and Lee Yong Gap (Lee Han Wi) have hated each other since their days at the academy. Chief Jo’s star detective is Hwang Jae Sung (Park Joong Hoon), who repeatedly uses any means necessary in order to catch criminals even if it means snatching them from Seodaemun District’s hands. Lee Yong Gap brings in Jung Ee Chan (Lee Sun Gyun) to trump them. At first, Detective Jung is reluctant to exude more energy than necessary in order to catch criminals.