Abuse can manifest itself in subtle ways that can be hard to recognize, especially when you’re used to the behavior. Marry My Husband takes the familiar downtrodden female lead we’ve seen in K-dramas, but gives her a do-over, another chance to escape her abuse not just by romance, but by recontextualizing the Cinderella-esque hardships and allowing her, and us, to recognize abuse for what it is. The show is able to navigate all this without letting go of its breezy approach, and it’s just so satisfying to see Ji-won actively and successfully achieve her revenge.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Actor: Gong Min-jeung, Kwon BoA, Lee Gi-kwang, Lee Yi-kyung, Na In-woo, Park Min-young, Song Ha-yoon
Director: Park Won-gook