Oct. 5th, 2012 11:23 pm
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal by Fleur on soompi)
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Even though I enjoyed the 'wronged woman' narrative of the main story of Ohlala Spouses (the drama makes no bones the husband is a scrumbag and is going to get a delicious come-uppance and a lesson from awesome wifey) but I confess my favorite thing were the little flashbacks into the spouses' past lives!

It was all so Gaksital and Capital Scandal. He was a freedom fighter! And she was a geisha who got the information from the Japanese officers for him!

There were smoochies...

And inevitable tragic demise (that whole storyline is actually much more secondary OTP of Capital Scandal, but Shin Hyun Joon is making me think Gaksital).

Oh, and note to all tragic lovers. When you do the whole 'in our next life, let's get married and live happily,' you should probably add a rider 'and please don't make me a cheating scumbag!'

Though I have to say, as an avid Gaksital watcher, the fact that Gaksital Mark 1 and Ueno Rie are knocking boots is mindblowing!

Oh, and Shin Hyun Joon may play a scumbag, but the man is hella hot nevertheless. (Also, I am sure his character will learn appropriate lessons about being a loving husband through fate and body swaps and divorce. But I still want a drama about geisha/rebel instead! Boooo).

Ueno Rie, the other woman...Does he know you lusted after his little brother in Gaksital?

Here for pretty angst.

Date: 2012-10-06 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's funny. Shin Hyun Joon isn't a good looking man, but he has hella charisma. I almost didn't make it through episode 1 because I wanted so much to hurt him so much. The drama will have to heap tons of misery on him for me to forgive him enough to let him come back to her.

Date: 2012-10-06 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
True. We'll see how it goes.

Date: 2012-10-06 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Really, he's my nightmare of the stereotypically abusive Korean husband. All you'd have to add is wife beating, and he'd be the poster boy. I can't imagine the number of housewives experiencing catharsis watching this drama.

Date: 2012-10-06 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wonder if thats why they wrote him that way. Cause usually the drama hero, even when he's kind of a jerk always falls for the heroine hard and then goes to great lengths to protect her/declare his love/shower her with a nice wardrobe etc etc lol. this guy is more like an ugly reality that alot of korean married women probably have to deal with. either that or an cold indifferent husband. I remember my japanese american friend who is working in japan atm now, telling me how sad she was hearing so many stories from married women who rly disliked their husbands and were clearly unhappy in their marriages but didnt really have options or plans to leave. and its pretty common in Japan (and Korea but a bit more in Japan) for women to quit work upon marriage, not even kids but as soon as they are married. its just kind of sad. and I remember reading how korean women have almost no options in terms of career advancement even after spending their lives in intense schools and colleges working their butts off for good grades only to have all of that just be used as something to make them more desirable wife prospects. Its no surprise why alot of women in asia purposely try to delay marriage esp when they manage to secure a decent job and advance their careers.

Date: 2012-10-06 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a really good point. Because the drama makes no bones he is a scumbag who deserves comeuppance - that's petty unique in a kdrama.

Date: 2012-10-06 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
True. I bet that accounts for the ratings...

Date: 2012-10-06 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The flashback scenes were very very prett.

My mind was reeling as I watched "original" Gaksital and Ueno Rie in bed. Like, woah! Thank you writers!

I'm loving the backbone of the wife. No wonder this drama is getting great ratings (considering it's a rom-com)... it's every Korean housewive's fantasy!

Can't wait to see the next eps!

Date: 2012-10-06 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, now I keep imagining Gaksital and Rie :P

I am rooting for the wife to teach him a lesson!


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