From “Death’s Game” to “Marry My Husband”, a series of throwback dramas are hitting home theaters and gaining popularity
- By: Nat.O
- 4 weeks ago
Recently, from TVING’s original “Death’s Game” to tvN’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Marry My Husband”, a series of throwback dramas are hitting home theaters and gaining popularity.
TVING’s original series “Death’s Game” is a life-changing drama in which Choi Yi Jae (Seo In-guk), who is on the verge of falling into hell, experiences death and life 12 times due to the judgment made by Death (Park So-dam). The entire Part 2 was released on the 5th.
Choi Yi Jae, the main character of “Death’s Game”, is a 31-year-old job seeker for 7 years. He applies to numerous large companies but fails. His girlfriend of 6 years also leaves him, and he hits the worst. When he hears the news that his ex-girlfriend is marrying someone else, Choi Yi Jae becomes pessimistic about his current life and climbs to the roof of a building to commit suicide.
However, a mysterious woman named Death punishes her for taking her life lightly and causes her to suffer 12 deaths, causing Choi Yi Jae to be reincarnated 12 times. He is punished by living a new life and going through 12 lives and deaths, regardless of age or gender, from a 3-year-old chaebol to a baby.
The biggest advantage of “Death’s Game” is the diverse cast of actors assigned to the main characters and the variety of genres. This was also possible because it was a regression.
Choi Yi Jae portrays different people in different situations, from Park Jin-tae (Choi Si-won), a third-generation tycoon, to extreme sports athlete Song Jae-seop (Sung Hoon), 17-year-old high school student Kwon Hyuk-soo (Kim Kang-hoon), aspiring martial arts player Jo Tae-sang (Lee Jae-wook), and a baby and mother (Kim Mi-kyung). You will be reincarnated 12 times.
As each of the 12 characters has a different story, it offers a variety of fun in 10 genres, including action, romance, thriller, horror, fantasy, human drama, comedy, noir, detective story, and school drama. In addition, “Death’s Game” garnered great sympathy by capturing the meaning and value of life and death in these 12 reincarnations.
Romance regressions are also gaining great popularity. tvN’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Marry My Husband” is about Kang Ji-won (Park Min-young), who was murdered after witnessing her husband’s affair with her best friend, returns to 10 years ago and experiences the second episode of her life, returning the gutter-like fate to them. It is a full-fledged destiny pioneering drama.
Kang Ji-won, a terminally ill cancer patient, lives day to day with her in-laws and husband Park Min-hwan (Lee Yi-kyung) who don’t treat her like a person, and the miserable situation of not being able to pay hospital bills from a tiring work life to witnessing her husband’s affair with her best friend Su-min Jeong (Song Ha-yoon). They continued to behave in a shameless manner until, during a physical fight, they pushed Kang Ji-won to death.
It was 10 years ago that Kang Ji-won, who seemed like everything was over, opened his eyes again. It was a time when everything was the same as before, including the terminal cancer diagnosis, marriage with my boyfriend, and my friend’s affair. Things happen, but Kang Ji-won, who realizes that he can pass this fate on to someone else, decides to pass on his miserable first life to his best friend Jeong Soo-min.
First of all, Kang Ji-won delivers a huge blow to Jeong Soo-min, who has been gaslighting her by pretending to be her best friend. Before being reincarnated, Kang Ji-won fell for Jeong Soo-min’s trick and visited the class reunion and experienced the nightmare of being bullied again. Accordingly, Kang Ji-won received help from Yoo Hee-yeon (Choi Gyu-ri) and came to the reunion with a 180-degree change. He directly explained the misunderstandings that had accumulated from the past and presented cider.
Of course, there are still some twisted threads left. From a stolen plan to the biggest betrayal, my best friend and husband’s affair. In this situation, Kang Ji-won has a more harsh attitude and is anticipating a cider counterattack with reinforcements such as Yoo Ji-hyuk (Na In-woo), Yoo Hee-yeon, and Yang Joo-ran (Gong Min-jeong) at his back.
In particular, in the 6th episode that aired on the 16th, Park Min-hwan and Jeong Soo-min revealed their crush on each other and started a full-fledged affair, while Kang Ji-won and Ryu Ji-hyuk noticed each other’s return through a BTS song, and their revenge was in full swing. It appears that
Due to the unconventional development, viewership ratings are also rising every day. The viewer rating for the 6th episode recorded an average of 8.3% and a maximum of 10.5% based on Nielsen Korea’s households in the metropolitan area, and an average of 7.8% and a maximum of 9.5% for households nationwide, exceeding double-digit viewership ratings and breaking its own record every day. Attention is focused on the developments that “Marry My Husband” will present to viewers in the future.