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.
Review – Tomorrow’s Cantabile / Naeil’s Cantabile
Surprisingly odd, funny and enduring drama about a bunch of talented young musicians. It’s a drama filled with a big cast of memorable characters – each with their own instruments and problems – but each with a common goal: To Get Better, To Succeed. The friendships and struggles make this show shine. I thought this might be a mindless throw-away show, which is why I popped it in this week… as I’ve been extremely tired after work and wasn’t in the mood to think much. I was just looking for a feather light diversion, but instead got a quality gem of entertainment. I laughed, I worried, I got emotionally involved, and I wondered what would happen to ALL OF THE CHARACTERS as the show moved from episode to episode. It starts off quite silly but quickly settles into more structure and higher stakes as the plotlines establish themselves.
Overall Rating – 8.5/10. Brainwashed Into Loving Classical Music Through Adorable Characters.
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Review – Another Oh Hae Young
Okay, so here’s the cool plot of this show. A man gets stood up on his wedding day and his bride-to-be, Oh Hae Young, disappears without a trace and no explanation. Embittered, a year or so later he hears Oh Hae Young is going to marry again and, encouraged by his best friend, he sets out on a scheme of revenge. He sabotages the future husbands business, which results in the future husband landing in jail. Embarrassed by his sudden turn of fortune, the future husband breaks off his wedding by dumping Oh Hae Young. Revenge complete! Except… it wasn’t the same Oh Hae Young who had stood up the other guy a year before. It was a woman who had the same name… so, basically, the guy had just ruined the life of two complete strangers with his vendetta! Oh, the cruel twists of fate! Then, even crazier, he starts to fall in love with this new Oh Hae Young… right when the other Oh Hae Young shows back up and wants back in his life! Whooohoo! It’s a wild ride. Apart from when it wasn’t… which was, unfortunately, quite a bit of the time.
There was so much I liked about this show, yet it often left me wanting… and, truth be told, quite bored.
Overall Rating – 6.5/10. Hit Men Should Be Sure They Don’t Ring The Wrong Doorbell.
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