American watcher hoping someone will kindly answer some questions about this drama/South Korean society. Maybe the subtitles are a little off, but I am currently on episode 8 but wondering the following:
1. Is being a single dad really this taboo in South Korea? They basically refer to Ji-ho as damaged. Is this because he was never married, had sex outside of marriage, or because the mom left him? What part is considered shameful or is it all of it?
2. They are constantly referring to Jeong-in having a hard time if they were together. Is it again because he somehow brings shame to her by having a child?
3. She has broken up with Gi-seok multiple times at this point. I don't understand. Does he have to agree to the break-up? Why does she have to do it in person? And, why would she be viewed as a cheater at this point when she has broken up with him already and he isn't getting the point?
4. Are divorced women taboo? I don't understand why Seo-in needs to give up her career opportunity because she may get a divorce?
5. Is Ji-ho supposed to be a lot older than Jeong-in? Is Jae-in supposed to be inappropriately younger than the guy she is chasing?
6. It is obvious that Ji-ho's family is less wealthy than Gi-seok's. But, I feel like in America, Ji-ho's job as a pharmacist would likely require more education and be paid higher than Gi-seok's position as a bank manager. He also drives that nice volvo. Is Ji-ho supposed to be of a different social status than Jeong-in and Gi-seok?