Across various platforms the preview for the upcoming thirteenth episode of "The World of the Married" broke 1.2 million views on May 6th. Even by the already high standards set by previous videos of "The World of the Married" this is quite high, and most likely related to the shocking conclusion of the twelfth episode.
In the twelfth episode, the lead characters played by Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon comisserate over their son and their shattered relationship. The scene escalates into a passionate kiss and an implied sexual encounter. In the following voiceover, Park Hae-joon can be heard saying that he will come back, while Kim Hee-ae encourages him to protect his existing marriage.
These events follow on top of a previous conflict wherein both spouses are discussed as possible culprits for a death that is ultimately ruled as a suicide. Consequently, the future storyline trajectory of "The World of the Married" has been deliberately left in an ambiguous place. Hence the appeal of a preview, which may offer tantalizing hints as to where the story will go for its final four episodes.
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~Now airing, 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.
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