Review – My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week / Listen to Love
This is one of those shows that reminds me why I am single. But cheers to all the working moms in the world – cause let’s face it, you are doing twice the work and haven’t been thanked for it since mother’s day of last year, right? Though Lee Sun Gyun is adorable and has a gorgeous voice (his new drama My Mister is incredible, also someone please force him to read audiobooks), I pretty much found him impossible to love in this show. I kept thinking, “Let’s see how well you do with your kid for a week without your wife around, ya jerk.” And then, when we finally get that scene, he can’t even handle it for one day. He pawns his kid off onto his coworkers and friends, who seem to instinctively understand joint parenting more than the married, child rearing couples on this show. Not that it is all the husband’s fault. I hated Song Ji Hyo’s character just as much. The bland, lowered eyed, push over wife – desperately trying to be perfect, always smiling, always agreeable. Use your words, people. If you act like a doormat, you can’t be surprised when people walk all over you.
Though there was a lot to dislike about this show, I did find most of it enjoyable. The shenanigans of the unfaithful lawyer. The online community marriage counseling. The side romance of the two television producers was delightfully awkward and unusual. And I liked the ending, though I wanted more. The exploration into the nature of affairs, the motivations, the suspicions, and the consequences were interesting but also only waded into, not fully explored. I watched the whole show – after jumping ship on several shows recently, it was nice to find something that actually drew me enough to finish it. So… I give it a “Meh.” A nice middle grade. Not bad, not good, but definitely not just right.
Overall Rating – 6.5/10. Tuna Mayo Gets Her Happy Ending Via a Shotgun & a Hot French Dude.