‘Marry My Husband’: A Whimsical Revenge Journey on Prime Video

Marry My Husband is a series created by Shin Yoo-dam starring Park Min-young. With Na In-woo, Lee Yi-kyung and Song Ha-yoon.

Marry My Husband
Molly Se-kyung Molly Se-kyung

Marry My Husband stands out as a whimsical Korean series that merits patience and here’s why: do not be misled by its opening sequences. After the initial shock of the protagonist’s demise, a highly entertaining story unfolds featuring the exceptional Kang Ji-Won, portrayed by the stunning Park Min-Young. With glasses as her disguise, she attempts to become someone else.

The Plot

Kang Ji-Won is battling stomach cancer with only six months left to live. Fate, not yet satisfied, holds more surprises for her: she discovers her husband’s affair with her best friend, and to add insult to injury, they have taken out a life insurance policy on her.

Just when life seems unable to get any worse, a twist of fate intervenes. After a fatal accident, Kang Ji-Won is given a second chance at life, sent back ten years with memories intact to right her wrongs.

Now, a decade younger and wiser, Kang encounters the company’s CEO. She concocts a plan for her best friend to marry her duplicitous husband, freeing her future self from his deceit.

What ensues is an amusing tale of two friends entangled in a premeditated debacle—one of them blissfully unaware.

Marry My Husband
Marry My Husband

About The Series

For those unfamiliar, allow me to introduce you to Studio Dragon, one of Korea’s leading production houses specializing in romantic comedies. They are known for their humorous touch, quality production, and engrossing stories—though without sky-high budgets, they consistently deliver hits and sound business ventures.

Marry My Husband is another such triumph for both the studio and the viewer: it demands little but delivers much. While it may not boast the grandeur of the greatest TV production nor an unparalleled script, its strength lies in its excellent team. Masters of this genre, they execute the narrative with almost surgical precision.

The series excels across the board: it entertains, moves, and provides a love story that’s both engaging and charming. Yes, the elements might be predictable, and the situations often exaggerated, but the formula demands it. This special sense of humor requires a constant genre mash-up, presenting dramatic moments one minute and hilarious antics the next, breaking conventions and surprising viewers.

The Characters

In this narrative landscape, the women lead. The rivalry between Kang and Jeong offers substantial intrigue. Although the ultimate betrayal has yet to occur, the past foreshadows the vindictive actions of our protagonist. The men, Yoo and Park, embody the roles of the undesirable boyfriend and the charming executive. While not groundbreaking, it serves its purpose of providing uncomplicated entertainment.

Our Takeaway

Give it a chance if you’re looking for a light-hearted escape without high expectations; Marry My Husband won’t revolutionize your life. However, if you’re in the mood for something fun, casual, and requiring minimal mental investment, this series has all the ingredients to entertain and delight without burdening the viewer.

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Molly Se-kyung is a novelist and film and television critic. She is also in charge of the style sections.
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