Marry My Husband

Marry My Husband

A Cinderella-esque female K-drama lead finally dishes out karma in this breezy time travel-enabled do-over

7.9

TV Show

South Korea
Korean
Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
2024
PARK WON-GOOK
Gong Min-jeung, Kwon BoA, Lee Gi-kwang

TLDR

Hui-yeon is the friend we all need!

What it's about

Just before dying, Kang Ji-won discovers that her husband Park Min-hwan is cheating on her with her best friend Jung Soo-min. However, she wakes up to her life ten years ago, just before their marriage. To avoid the unhappy events they went through, Ji-won decides to change their lives, starting by encouraging her friend to marry her former husband instead.

The take

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.

What stands out

Marriage can make or break your life, all depending on the partner that you chose to wed. Unfortunately, the female lead of Marry My Husband chose wrongly, but luckily for her, she has an opportunity to make a different choice when thrown back into the past. This concept stands out from other time travel dramas because Ji-won isn’t trying to solve a mystery over what happened, or trying to maintain continuity for any timelines– Ji-won just wants to change her life. It’s already clear what’s at stake for her, we’ve already seen what could happen. The concept practically drives itself with the way Marry My Husband treats time travel as a plot device.

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