I hope this gets picked up by the groups with a wider country reach soon. I am quite happy with episode one. I hope you all enjoyed it. Here are my first thoughts. Or well, about 1/3 of them, because I have a word limit and had to erase so much text. Have fun with the series, folks! I'm out to avoid any future spoilers. [HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Good Wife" Episode 1
"The Good Wife" starts with a focus on the present and gives us only the bare essentials of the past. Episode one establishes the scandal and we flash forward to a point where our heroine has a husband in jail, nothing but her phone contract to her name and a family to support. We are introduced to some key characters and our lead gets her first court case. It is a packed, straightforward and stylish premiere for the drama.
Kim Hye-kyeong's (Jeon Do-yeon) position is dire, but rather than focusing on her handling of her husband's scandal, we get to see her just as she begins to bounce back. This is a smart decision in terms of pacing, because we get to the fun part of her work as a lawyer right away. It is also much more realistic. A woman with a big mess on her hands and teenage children who need her has little time to sort her feelings out.
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