[HanCinema's News] JTBC Announces Original Version of "The World of the Married" to Air in Its Timeslot
By William Schwartz | Published on
jTBC recently released more details about the upcoming two episode special for "The World of the Married", which will air on May 22nd and 23rd. As expected, the special program will feature various interviews with actors of the drama, including Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, Kim Young-min, Park Sun-young, and Lee Moo-saeng.
Somewhat more surprising was the announcement that the original British version of "The World of the Married", 'Doctor Foster', would be airing in its timeslot until "Graceful Friends" premieres sometime in July. Even for late night timeslots foreign dramas do not typically air on networks known for their domestic dramas.
But the decision makes sense. "The World of the Married" has stoked a great deal of interest in 'Doctor Foster', particularly as regards to adaptational changes. The title character of 'Doctor Foster' is significantly younger than Kim Hee-ae's version, and portrayed more negatively. Han So-hee's character, by contrast, shows significantly more active agency than does her equivalent in the original british drama. All of these factors are likely to be highlighted by fans in this new broadcast.
Written by William Schwartz
"The World of the Married" is directed by Mo Wan-il, written by Joo Hyeon-I, and features Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, Han So-hee, Park Sun-young, Kim Young-min, Chae Gook-hee. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/03/27~2020/05/16, Fri, Sat 23:00 on jTBC.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.