My Husband, Oh Jak Doo (South Korean Drama Review & Summary)
Genre: Romance, Family, Crime
Date Released: March 2018
No of Episodes: 24
- Kim Kang-woo as Oh Jak-doo
- Uee as Han Seung-joo
- Jung Sang-hoon as Eric Jo
- Han Sun-hwa as Jang Eun-jo
- Han Sang-jin as Bang Yong-min
- Park Jung-soo as Park Jung-ok
- Seol Jung-hwan as Han Seung-tae
- Park Min-ji as Kwon Se-mi
- Jung Chan as Hong In-pyo
- Jung Soo-young as Park Kyung-sook
- Kim Bo-mi as Bang Jung-mi
It is a cute drama that does grow on you. I have to admit that I was almost put off continuing to watch the series because I just couldn’t stand the evil mother and dumb brother of Seung Joo plus the super annoying Bang Jung-mi.
Thank goodness I persevered, Kim Kang Woo and Uee are so likeable that even if drama is a bit troublesome at first, I just had to continue on.
The story is about a woman, Seung Joo, who is 35 years old. She suffers discrimination for still being single.
Not only that, Seung Joo is now afflicted with panic attacks caused by too much responsibilities, family relationship and bereavement as well as work-related stress. To top all that, her house, which is mortgaged to the hilt, had become a serious crime scene. Someone was murdered in her house. She let a Canadian holiday maker stay only to get murdered.
To add more mystery, the assailant was really after her. He seemed to be punishing or trying to kill Seung Joo for something she did which caused the death of his wife, the mother of his cute child.
With all these goings on, Seung Joo went to the mountain to look at the inheritance from her beloved aunt, who passed away. The aunt was the only relative who loved her dearly.
In the mountain she found a lone tenant, Oh Jak Do, who asked her to allow him to continue living in the mountain house. Seung Joo agreed to the request as she does not really want to change anything, but she asked him to pretend to be her husband.
Unbeknown to Seung Joo, her brother stole her stamp and change the deed to the mountain property. Her mother was in connivance with the son. These two are really horrible. Seung Joo had continue to bankrole them as well as meet all the debts incurred by her no-good brother who engaged with get rich schemes, which always fail.
Oh Jak Do, who is a bit of hick came to live in Seoul to be with Seung Joo as a pretend husband.
He is beginning to be really protective of Seung Joo; with her health and safety. A number of times, he had to deal with men, including the assailant, who wanted to do her harm.
In episode 5, Oh Jak Do is not quite the hick that he was anymore. He had a shave and a haircut and looking yummy 🙂 and Seung Joo thought so too. 🙂
It seems that there might be some other love interests in the future episodes as Eun-jo, Oh Jak Do’s first love has come back to the scene. She is now a renowned gayageum musician as was Oh Jak Do, once upon a time.
There was also a bumbling but cute second male lead, Eric Jo, who has a massive crush on Seung Joo.
Yap this drama is becoming really interesting.