This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair begins on Friday, and since the only thing I’m doing is catching up on Running Man and Flower in Prison, I think I’ll give TWMWWHAA a shot. I’m a bit anxious at the fact that it’s supposed to be a comedy, but the last time I was this concerned, the drama (Heard It Through the Grapevine) turned out to be wonderful. We’ll see how it goes–if it doesn’t turn out well, I’ll probably bail after two episodes. In the meantime, here are my hopes for the show:
- An explanation for how Hyun-woo and Soo-yeon got to where they are now. I want to see their best times (probably in flashbacks). I want to know why these two chose each other. I want to see why this is a relationship Hyun-woo wants to save. And most importantly, I want to know what has changed in their relationship that Hyun-woo actually thinks his wife is planning on cheating on him. Have they drifted apart? Was their love story built too much on fantasy and not enough real-world experience? Have work or friends or family gotten between them?
- We get to see Soo-yeon’s opinion on her relationship with her husband. This one’s more of a long shot, considering the title of the drama itself puts Hyun-woo as the main point of view and the question of whether or not she is cheating is central to the narrative, but I want to see her life from her perspective. I mean, Hyun-woo can’t be clued into everything going on with her if he gets caught by surprise with the hotel reservation. If she does end up cheating, I want to understand why.
- Hyun-woo tries all of his internet advice and fails. Yeah, I know it’s cruel, but I don’t want any of his internet advice to work because complete strangers having the answer just wouldn’t be fulfilling. If Hyun-woo is going to reconnect with his wife, he needs to be able to do it because what of he knows of her. He can’t just lucky into some good advice and fix all of his problems. Well, I mean, he can, but that will irritate me.
- The women get to have female friends and co-workers. We have three ladies, and at least two of them work outside the home. (I don’t think those two work with each other…) I want them to have female friends and co-workers (and I want them to pass the Bechdel Test every now and then, too).
Are you planning on watching the drama? If so, what are your hopes for it?