• Drama: The World of the Married
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Mar 27, 2020 - May 16, 2020
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 12,922 users)
  • Ranked: #332
  • Popularity: #215
  • Watchers: 33,091

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Everything seems perfect in the life of the successful family doctor and associate director, Ji Sun Woo. She lives happily in Gosan with her handsome husband Lee Tae Oh, whom she financially helped establish an entertainment company, and their teenage son, Joon Young. However, the perfect image of a happy, loving family life shatters when she discovers that her husband is having an affair, and even their mutual friends are helping him conceal it. Devastated by the betrayal, she sets on a path of seeking revenge and recollecting her broken self. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ A remake of the BBC One television series "Doctor Foster". Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Mar 27, 2020 - May 16, 2020
  • Aired On: Friday, Saturday
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 12,922 users)
  • Ranked: #332
  • Popularity: #215
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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225 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2020
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 23
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
A train wreck in the best way possible, The World of the Married is a drama with full blown craziness in all its glory.

No matter how beautiful a woman is. No matter how successful she is in her work life. No matter, how good she handles her house and children. No matter how smart, considerate, kind she is. Cheating men will cheat.

And then most of the time that woman has to deal with friends and family who will tell her to forgive the man, innocently selfish children who will ask her to compromise, outsiders who will gossip and an unapologetic man who will think it is his right to cheat. She'll be left with a destroyed family, broken pride and a stamp of a woman who couldn't handle her marriage.

This drama tells the story of what happens when you mess with the wrong woman.

Sun Woo is ruthless and takes no prisoners when it comes to revenge. Giving a new meaning to "Hell hath no fury, like a woman scorned", she is obsessive, borderline psychotic, scarily intelligent, calculating and even selfish but at the same time she is incredibly strong, bearing and someone who's been hurt in the most profound manner.

Kim Hee Ae's acting is beyond phenomenal, not unexpected from a four time Daesang winner. She hits every emotion on the spectrum to the point you are fully attuned with her character. She will make you love her fiercely, frustrate you to no end, question her motives, pity her and even hate her.

The shock value in this drama is no joke. Things that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams happen in the most iconic fashion and you're just left with your mouth hanging.

There's no passive watching this drama, for it wrenches feelings out of you. You'd be screaming at the screen, tearing at your hair and will probably think of throwing your phone at the wall once or twice.

Every aspect is exceptionally executed. Where there is emotion, you'll be crying your heart out. Where there is thrill, you'll be biting your nails to stubs. Where there is suspense, you would be sitting at the edge of your seat. Where there are makeout scenes, the entire room will feel hot.

None of the characters in this show are truly likable. The moment you start warming up to someone, they'll do something to screw you over. These people are extremely complex, selfish, vindictive, weak- human nature at its worst and that's the beauty of the show.

The music is amazing and added in just at the right moments. The writing plus dialogues are crisp (pretty loyal to the original series) but the direction and delivery by the actors takes the cake.

It's impossible to stop, once you start watching it and it maintains the tension from beginning to end with never a draggy moment.

A true masterpiece, that explores the dark waters of marriage, relationships and being human, it is not reccomended for people who can only root for righteous and wholly good characters. For this drama, leave your moral compass behind or it will explode.

Lastly, the drama beautifully succeeds in delivering its point:

Cheating is NOT ok and you don't have to forgive it. No matter how weak you get, no matter how hard it is (and it will be) no matter what the world says, no matter how much history you have, you don't have to compromise. No excuse should be enough.

The world of married is a place where there are no winners, you just have to do what's right by you. Because, before being a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a working woman: you are your own person.

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Ongoing 16/16
59 people found this review helpful
Apr 12, 2020
16 of 16 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Captivating and very realistic. Highly recommended for mature audience.

This is a mature psychological drama that can be difficult to watch at times. Yet it is so captivating, you cannot help but yearn for more. The drama deals heavily with the issue of marital affairs and how they affect people's lives. Even though this topic might be uncomfortable for some, it is worth a try. You can always stop if it gets too painful.

The target audience for this drama is over 21. Not only because of the sexual references but also because of the characters. The viewers tend to identify with the main character and it is a woman in her early 40s. She is an established doctor who seems to lead a perfect life. She has a supportive husband, a well-behaved son, a great job, and a beautiful house. Yet it all starts to fall apart once she learns about her husband's affair. She feels betrayed and alone in her battle against her husband, his mistress, and society that supports maintaining the beautiful facade while hiding the ugly truth.

My experience tells me that some men might not enjoy watching this drama as much because almost every single guy in this drama is beyond pathetic. The cheating husband is portrayed in the worst possible way. It is hard to find another sleazeball of this caliber. The abusive boyfriend, who keeps beating up his girlfriend, is not much better.

What is amazing about this drama? The story is so unpredictable. Even though you can see where it all is going, the twists and turns will keep you in a constant state of suspension and will give you a huge dose of dopamine. The actors are doing a fantastic job. I had a hard time calling them "actors" because they seem to be real people. They are living their roles. The whole drama creates this very realistic feel, you start believing it the moment you start watching.

I do not know how it is going to end but I am grateful for the ride.

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