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My Husband Oh Jak Doo

My Husband Oh Jak Doo
This poster does not accurately represent this drama at all! Even though it's lovely.

My Husband Oh Jak Doo has a lot of things going for it. For one thing it has one of my favorite Kdrama tropes: a contract marriage! I just love, love love those! So why didn't I get further than the 12th episode? Well that's because My Husband Oh Jak Doo has another trope, and that's the one where one of the main leads rejects the other one to 'protect' them. I just hate it when they do that... So anyway, back to the review!

My Husband Oh Jak Doo: the story 


My Husband Oh Jak Doo tells the story of Han Seung Joo has chosen to stay single. She is a successful career woman, and doesn't seem to long for anything else. Her next career move is producing a documentary. This is how she comes into contact with her love interest: Oh Jak-Doo. Oh Jak-Doo is a country bumpkin who lives a very simple life up on a mountain.


Contract marriage 


Then someone is murdered, and Han Seung Joo doesn't feel very safe anymore in her own home. Which is why when Oh Jak-Doo comes to ask for her help, she gets the idea for a win - win situation: a contract marriage. In return she'll help protect Oh Jak-Doo's mountain home, and Han Seung Joo will feel safer in her own home.

Love starts to grow while living together 


This is where my favorite part of this Kdrama started: them living together. They start to develop romantic feelings for each other, but then things happen.

Han Seung Joo's horrific brother causes problems, and she doesn't agree with the choice Oh Jak-Doo makes. They break up, partly because of Oh Jak-Doo's choice and partly because Han Seun Joo wants to protect Oh Jak-Doo.

This is the part where I started to lose interest in this drama. I tried to hang in there, but in the end I gave up. It was just way too frustrating.

The trailer of My Husband Oh Jak Doo 



My Husband Oh Jak Doo: summing up 


My Husband Oh Jak Doo starts out as an interesting and romantic Kdrama. Especially for those Kdrama fans who love contract marriage stories. It's sweet and romantic. Unfortunately it starts to drag on, and with 24 episodes it's waaaay too long.

 It got a 7,6 at My Dramalist, which is generous. 

So if you want to watch this drama, I recommend you do so until episode 13. After that, things start to go South.

All in all, My Husband Oh Jak Doo is a reasonably nice Kdrama, but not great and quite frustrating after the 13th episode. And then you'll have 11 more to go!

Anyway, I looked it up, and this drama does have a happy ending, which is good to know.

Too bad I wasn't there anymore to see it.

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