In another twist on the standard kdrama Cinderella story, the men in this show exist for no reason other than to be prizes for the ladies. Under normal circumstances, the genders would be reversed and we’d spend 16 hours watching a woman be tugged back and forth by two men like a rag doll. But in Perfect Wife, it’s Jung Hee who gets that treatment. (Only nobody really cares because he’s so boring and the ladies around him are so interesting.)
I also love that decency and respect live in the strangest places in this show. Instead of ditching her husband’s former squeeze after getting her drunk, President Park’s wife piggybacked Hye Ran all the way to Jae Bok’s house, where she knew she would be safe. And Jae Bok herself didn’t mock the high school classmate who had a girl crush on her–instead she treated her with kindness and helped her find happiness after her jarring move around the world. That’s what I’m talking about, Drama Overlords.
I don’t get all these people getting pissy and unsubbing to Hannah because she finally smoked weed on camera. We knew this was coming and she admits it openly enough AND weed is legal in California!
So what if 14 year olds want to smoke weed? Surely it’s better they get relaxed and chill because of weed than hyped up and angry because of alcohol?!
I want to write an alternate history to SCANDAL where Mellie becomes President - but she’s also perpetually drunk - and Sally Langston maintains her position as Vice President. It’s like The Odd Couple but Drunker.