Familiar Wife: Is It Worth Watching?

What would happen if you were to change any part or any event in your life? Is the grass really always greener on the other side? Well this is exatly what the KDrama we’re talking about today tackles.

It’s not the newst of Korean productions, however it was only recently uploaded on Netflix. It originally aired in Korea in 2018 and featured one of my Korean favorite actors: Ji Sung. KDrama enthusiasts will remember him for sure for his performance in Defendant. If you haven’t watched yet try that one out too. Because of that series can’t get the name Cha Min-ho out of my head. Onece you watch it you’ll understand why.

Also the female main character is one you might have come across in other Korean TV series. We talked about Han Ji-min when we covered “One Spring Night“. Make sure to read my article about that drama too.

Although I love that Kdrama, it’s not the main topic of today’s post. Back To today’s topic, “Familiar Wife”.

Familiar Wife Poster

Why I Deeply Appreciated The Story

The way the story of the lives of Cha Joo-hyuk (played by Ji Sung) and Seo Woo-jin (played by Han Ji-min) is told is really nice and gets you thinking. You get to see both points of view of the male and femail character. So that you can understand the reason why each of them is behaving towards each other.

The reason why I really appreciated this way of narrating the facts is that in everyday life doing this is often the hardest thing to do. It’s not easy to look at things from a different point of view than your own. Even harder is to try to not think only about ourselves but think of how what we do can make others around us feel.

A Bit About The Story

The story is revolves around the lives, and initially the marriage, of Joo-hyuk (a Bank clerk) and Woo-jin (initially workingin a beauty parlor). They are a married couple as many others around the world, who after years of marriage have fallen into the routine of life. However little by little they have been taking each other for granted and slowly drifted apart, getting in to arguments and fight ever more often.

Two Main Characters of Familiar Wife
Two Main Characters of Familiar Wife

The last straw that broke the camel’s back, between them comes the day when Woo-jin has no other option to count on Joo-hyuk to pick up the kids from kindergarten while she takes care of some VIPs at work. Due to an unfortunate sequence of events he’s not able to make it. She ends up picking the kid’s up and they have their biggest fight ever. This is when Joo-hyuk starts thinking he want’s to get a divorce.

Things Are About to Change

Joo-hyuk accidentally bumps into an old high-school friend Lee Hye-won. She confesses to him that back in the day she used to have a crush on him, but things never fell into place for them to be together.

Joo-hyuk’s life though is about to be flipped upside down. A homeless person on the subway gives him 2 500 Won coins telling him that a gravitational change in the universe is about to take place. Joo-hyuk won’t understand how to use these coins until he has to go out of town for work and comes across a deserted and mysterious toll gate. The toll gate only will accept the 500 Won coins he received from the man on the subway. However the toll gate is a gateway to go back in time.

He will go back to the day he met Woo-jin. He will change his past in order to marry Hye-won. Joo-hyuk will soon find out fate will bring bring Woo-jin barging back into his life. To know the rest you’ll need to watch the full series.

2 Young Main Characters of Familiar Wife
2 Young Main Characters of Familiar Wife

Is Familiar Wife Worth Wathing?

My answer to that question is, absolutely yes. It’s a nice story, as most korean dramas there are some funny parts and some deeper part which I assure you will get you thinking. Also I’m sure you’ll find yourself relating to some parts of the story of the two main characters. Let me know in the comments what you thought about the series.