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The World of the Married
A revered medical doctor’s seemingly perfect life is overturned when she discovers her husband’s infidelity. In her pursuit to retaliate against his betrayal, a bitter back-and-forth ensues between the two.
They both seek to exact revenge on the other. The World of the Married smashed TV ratings after its finale episode rated at 28.37%. It broke its own record of 24.44% which it had set just an episode prior.
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Even after years of loyalty to them and their business, Yoon Hyun-woo gets betrayed and murdered by the Jin family. In an inexplicable turn of events, he wakes up in 1987 as Do-jun. He is the grandson and heir-apparent of the Soonyang Group, the same company that forsakes him. He hatches a well-calculated plan to take down the chaebol family from the inside out.
A poor boy born into a house servant’s family travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident. He soon grows up to become an American military officer. He returns to his homeland and falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter. All while unveiling a sinister plot by foreign nationals to colonize Korea.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Woo Young-woo is an exceptionally diligent but socially awkward attorney with savant syndrome. She’s initially met with prejudice by her peers at her new job, but case after case, she proves just how skilled and resilient she is. Right by her side is her best friend Dong Geu Ra-mi, and Lee Joon-ho, a charming litigator at their law firm.
In modern-day Seoul, prestigious chef Jang Bong-hwan of the President’s Blue House gets caught in a scuffle that leads him to fall off a building. When he wakes up, he realizes he’s traveled back to the Joseon period. His soul is now inhabiting the body of Queen Kim So-yong. Unable to escape this odd situation, he sets out to learn more about the queen’s life but ends up getting caught in the Kingdom’s political drama.
In Itaewon Class, Ex-con Park Saeroyi and his misfit group of employees work to turn their modest bar into the number one pub in Itaewon. Reaching their goal turns out to be an uphill battle as they deal with the ruthless CEO of Jangga Co., a.k.a. the man responsible for setting off a chain of events that landed Saeroyi in jail in the first place.