I just finished the last four episodes today which I had recorded last week. I can’t believe I could sit through almost 46 episodes daily and then waited one week later to finish watching the last four episodes.
Mi Sol and Suk Bin were high school sweethearts. She was just entering the university when she found out she was pregnant. Suk Bin’s mother immediately sent her son off to US to study and forced Mi Sol to go for an abortion. Unknown to her, Mi Sol did not go through with the abortion and gave birth to a son, Yong woon, which Mi Sol’s mother raised as her own.
Seven years later, Suk Bin is back with a new wife. His family have been living with his uncle’s in-law since he was young and he dislikes the way his mother tries to please his uncle’s mother-in-law, whom he calls Granny. His aunt has died and Suk Bin’s mother wants Suk Bin to inherit Granny’s business, as Granny’s late daughter has no children. She found out later that Granny has been frantically searching for her daughter’s illegitimate son, whom she had given away at birth and tries to thwart her attempts to locate the child.
Suk Bin finds out that he is infertile from catching VD in US. He discovers his son Yong Woon and plans to fight for custody. Mi Sol is dating So Rong and faces disapproval from So Rong’s family for being an unwed mother. The family wants her marry So Rong without the son.
So Rong discovers that he is adopted. Suk Bin and his mother find out that Granny’s grandson is actually So Rong, who works in Granny’s company. They plot to get him in trouble to get him out of Granny’s company.
Would Suk Bin and his mother succeed?
I like how the story comes full circle, with the central theme on unwed mothers and how they are ostracised in conservative Korean society. The story is balanced in that the villains are never always the winners throughout the story. They encounter setbacks as well and are often fraught with worries if their scheme would succeed or would be discovered.
Still, the victims are often portrayed as too kind-hearted, so much so that I feel they deserve the suffering for being so stupid.
Still, I thoroughly enjoy watching this drama. You would too.