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'A World Of Married Couple': Our New Fave K-Drama Is Dark And Twisted

Definitely not your usual kilig drama.
PHOTO: A World of Married Couple/JTBC

Another new K-drama is here and we’re already hooked. A World of Married Couple is one of JTBC’s newest releases, and it has already set a new record for the highest premiere ratings for the network. The show stars Kim Hee Ae (her last drama was four years ago: Second To Last Love) and Park Hae Joon (you may have last seen him in Arthdal Chronicles). They play a couple whose marriage takes a turn after Hee Ae’s character, Ji Sun Woo, suspects that her husband, Lee Tae Oh, is having an affair.

Here are some fast facts why you should watch the show on Viu Philippines.

  1.  The trailers are enough to get you searching for the show. It’s dark and steamy.

    Check out 00:26—do you spot a familiar face from Crash Landing On You?

  2. The storyline is so engaging. It's also different from the usual cute and kilig K-dramas that most of us are familiar with. During the first two episodes, you’ll keep trying to guess how everything unfolds. “Ano ba talaga problema dito?” “Sino ba yung kabit? Totoo ba?!” are questions I actually blurted out while watching the first two episodes.

  3. The show received R-ratings, not because of display of violence or sexual scenes, but because what the show is just too realistic. “It’s a story about a married couple and the overall setting of the drama couldn’t be dealt with lightly. The ratings weren’t given based on the violence or the sexual elements, but because the actors’ portrayal (of married life) were too realistic that the scenes seemed more tense, grave and sensational,” said the show’s producer Mo Wan Il during a press conference. 
  4. The show is based on a the widely successful BBC show, Doctor Foster. You can look it up if you don’t mind seeing some spoilers, but I suggest not to so you can really enjoy this K-drama adaptation. Here's a relatively spoiler-free trailer:

  5. Kim Hee Ae’s character, Doctor Ji Sun Woo is pretty badass. Here’s a sneak peek at one of her early scenes at the hospital.

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The show airs every Friday and Saturday at 10:50 PM KST—it took over the slot previously held by Itaewon Class. You can check it out every weekend on Viu Philippines! As of publishing, two episodes are currently out.

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