According to EDaily, the series's success was led by director Mo Wan-il, whose detailed and sensuous directing that focused on the emotions and psychology of the characters differentiated the series from other shows about adultery.  The primary filming location was in Gangwon Province at Chuncheon City, which is the fictional city of Go-san in the series, and Gangneung City. The conflicted interests around the women in Go-san Women's Association creates a tense atmosphere.  However, after facing criticisms from a portion of viewers for including some aggressive scenes in Episode 7 and Episode 8, the rating was altered back to 19 or older starting from the ninth episode in order for the production team to be able to capture the complex emotions that the characters will face in future episodes.  Kang Eun-kyung, who wrote popular TV series such as King of Baking, Kim Takgu (2010) and Dr. At first sight, JTBC’s new Friday-Saturday series “The World of the Married” seems like just another average Korean love affair TV drama, but this one seems to be taking a different path. Sun-woo seems to have everything from a successful career to a happy family, but unbeknownst to her, she is betrayed by her husband and friends. , The series emerged as the most-talked-about series in South Korea in the first half of 2020.  Although the series was criticized for its portrayal of sex and violence, it received critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction and acting performances, with Mo Wan-il winning Best Director and Kim Hee-ae winning Best Actress at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards.. Search for "The World of the Married" on Amazon.com, Title: Meanwhile, Lee Tae Oh dreams of becoming a famous movie director. It was criticized for the manner in which it depicts the theme. For the seventh and eighth episodes, they were lowered to allow those aged 15 or older to watch them. Couple's World) is a 2020 South Korean television series starring Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, and Han So-hee. Two years after his divorce with Sun-woo, Tae-oh and Da-kyung return to Go-san with their daughter and host a combined housewarming and wedding reception. Joon-young, knowing that things can never go back to the way they were, begins to distance himself from his mom, while Da-kyung notices something strange about Joon-young's behaviour. Da-kyung tries to improve her relationship with Joon-young, and attempts to convince him to live with her and Tae-oh. Sun-woo goes to a divorce lawyer for a consultation, but finds his unfiltered advice unpleasant and disgusting. Sun-woo and Tae-oh continue to blame each another for the cause of their broken family, while Joon-young feels anxious about the problems between his parents. 14 of 16 people found this review helpful. When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world. As Sun-woo becomes overwhelmed with doubt and anxiety, Tae-oh notices the changes in his wife's behaviour.  Jung Deok-hyun, a pop culture critic, called the series "a great significance", as there have been no Korean television show restricted to viewers over 19 that achieved the same success as The World of the Married and said that the series opened the door for other shows to contain more mature content. This is.. well amazing drama, the plot is twisted(you never see it coming) every episode is giving you a shock therapy. What do you think about Joonyoung and the way he acts? She wants to stab Tae-oh with a scissor and in her mind she already has done so, but she backs out of the idea last minute. Additionally, various parodies were made about the series by other entertainment programs, Korean celebrities and the online community.  The album contains 6 original soundtracks and 28 musical scores. View production, box office, & company info, ‘The Victims’ Game’, ‘The Bad Kids’ head nominations for Asia Contents Awards, Korea’s Jtbc to Adapt BBC Drama ‘Undercover’, Global Bulletin: Neither Covid nor Brexit Could Stop Rise from Opening its London Office. , The first script-reading was held on September 30, 2019. Sun-woo decides that it's best for her son if she leaves Go-san and suddenly quits her job at the hospital. The mystery surrounding the accident continues with the CCTV footage of the incident missing. On the other hand, there were viewers who found the "first-person perspective" camerawork to be refreshing and experimental in the Korean drama scene as it added to the overall tension of the moment. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others. Everything seems perfect in the life of the successful family doctor and the associate director, Ji Sun Woo. However, he eventually accepted the offer after talking to a friend.  The unprecedented "detailed first-person perspective" of the scene was said to be too aggressive for television and could possibly be a trauma trigger for some viewers. Based on BBC One's drama series Doctor Foster starring Suranne Jones, it tells a story of a married couple whose betrayal of one another leads to a whirlwind of revenge, grief, forgiveness and healing. The World of the Married Meanwhile, Tae-oh arrives late at night to meet Sun-woo, whose mind has been filled with complicated thoughts after a series of unexpected situations that happened in her life. Da-kyung taunts Sun-woo by confessing that she has an affair with a married man for two years. Use the HTML below. The World of the Married (Korean: 부부의 세계; Hanja: 夫婦의 世界; RR: Bubu-ui Segye; lit. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others. It aired on JTBC on Fridays and Saturdays from March 27 to May 16, 2020.  According to The Guardian, the drama won praises for its realism with its portrayal of life after divorce and how it broke the way how men are usually portrayed in Korean dramas, as well as featuring plot lines implying issues that were not featured in the original series such as dating violence and the widening social inequality and gender inequality in the Korean society. Tae-oh tries to respect Da-kyung's way of disciplining Joon-young, but the situation moves in an uncontrollable direction. In the trunk, she finds a phone with a background picture of a young woman - Da-kyung - who has the same hair colour as the strand found on Tae-oh's scarf. Meanwhile, Sun-woo tries to help Hyun-seo escape In-kyu.  In a meeting held on 27 May 2020, the broadcasting review subcommittee of the Korea Communications Standards Commission decided on the administrative guidance "recommendation" for the drama due to its controversial scenes and the re-broadcasting of the same content during the youth viewing protection hours. It tackles failed relationships, infidelity, and betrayal—everything married couples strongly want to avoid. Da-kyung, who waited for her husband until late at night, is overwhelmed with uncertainty due to Tae-oh's unpredictable actions. (2020– ). After getting back together, Da-kyung is frustrated that Tae-oh cannot give up on his son's custody. Even though he loves and cares for his wife, Tae-oh sets himself up in a dangerous position with an extramarital affair. For the associate director position, Sun-woo visits Byung-gyu but it ends up with an unpleasant conversation. Committee member Park Sang-soo claimed that "the scene of the assault is cruel" and that "the scene of the female character demanding the luxury bag shows a disgusting view of women". It aired on JTBC on Fridays and Saturdays from March 27 to May 16, 2020. Could their love win over the adulterate world around them? , The series is the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, overtaking SKY Castle with its final episode reaching a nationwide rating of 28.371%. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. , The series was met with praises from critics for steering away from the typical revenge storyline and instead focuses on the complex aspects of marriage life. , There was also a controversial scene that was deemed to be a "commercialization of sex" in the drama when a female character asked for a luxury bag in return for sexual favours. , The series's soundtrack is compiled in a two-part special album released on May 25, 2020. With Hee-ae Kim, Hae-Joon Park, So-hee Han, Young-min Kim. The fashion, dubbed as "Kim Hee-ae Fashion" and "Ji Sun-woo Style", boosted a style that mixes inner outfit, outer outfit and shoes of similar colors. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.  Edmund Lee of South China Morning Post gave the drama series 4.5 out of 5 stars and called it "one of the best Korean dramas in years" due to its "masterfully scripted story of infidelity and revenge" and "vividly caustic dialogue, melancholic plot twists and some wonderfully convincing performances". Captivating and very realistic. Ji Sun-woo (Kim Hee-ae) is a revered family medicine doctor and the associate director at Family Love Hospital. The clothes and hats that Han wore were all sold out in stores across the country for two days after the episode was aired. In a spur of anger, she throws all of Tae-oh's belongings in a suit case and is ready to kick him out, only for Tae-oh to go home drunk.