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Perfect happiness turns to utter emotional wreckage in A Couple’s World

A new teaser and two promo posters have been dropped for upcoming melodrama A Couple’s World, starring Kim Hee-ae (Second to Last Love) and Park Hae-joon (Arthdal Chronicles). What began as love turns into betrayal for one couple. The posters show the couple’s home torn apart with remnants of messy fights like a broken chandelier and books and plates strewn about. The explosive emotions and hatred turns into a fierce, inescapable vortex.

Initially, Kim Hee-ae plays a woman who has it all: a peaceful household, a husband who is unwavering in his love, an obedient son who meets her high expectations; power and reputation in a society that values both. The teaser begins with her narrating that everything around her was perfect, as wheat billows in the wind along with her wedding veil.

Park Hae-joon plays Kim Hee-ae’s husband who is an impulsive, passionate romantic at heart with a strong sensitive side. He slowly approaches her in the wheat field. They share a moment of laughter, but suddenly the scene changes, and it looks like he succumbs to a moment of temptation with an unseen woman. Kim Hee-ae finds incriminating photos in his possessions, and begins crumpling them up, and throwing his clothes down. The happiness she believed to be ironclad begins to falter piece-by-piece.

She is seen getting wet in the rain, when someone covers her with an umbrella. The next scene shows her striding down a corridor dressed in all black, looking determined. Then, we turn back to the rain where she cries in grief and disbelief as the sounds of a honking car are heard. Her son’s voice calls to her: “Mom. Mom.”

The last scene of the teaser shows their family photo, with Kim Hee-ae wearing her wedding gown, but the white of her dress is marred by dripping blood. Black mourning clothes, car accident sounds, and her son’s voice—the teaser seems to hint at his death as perhaps the linchpin in the downfall of the relationship.

According to reports, A Couple’s World will feature two other couples with their own problematic pasts and secrets that serve as a foil to the main couple. They will consist of Park Sun-young (Marry Me Now) and Kim Young-min (Crash Landing on You), and Lee Kyung-young (Hyena, Vagabond) and Kim Sun-kyung (Chocolate).

Other actors that have been confirmed in the cast lineup include: Chae Gook-hee (FantastiC), Han So-hee (Abyss), Lee Hak-joo (Be Melodramatic), Shim Eun-woo (Diary of a Prosecutor), and Lee Moo-saeng (Chocolate).

JTBC Friday-Saturday drama A Couple’s World, directed by PD Mo Wan-il (Misty) and written by Joo Hyun (assisted by Kang Eun-kyung), will begin broadcasting on March 27 after Itaewon Class finishes its run.

Via YTN, Hankyung

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My queen is back swinging from the Chandelier.

I'm not going to like you Park Hae-joon in this. Am I?

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Noooo I wanted to like him in a role again :((

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You know all those hundreds of melodramas and rom-coms where the candy and the idol end up in perfect harmony?

Well this is how they end up after a few years.

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Candy sobers up and becomes a Real Woman. Idol feels bereft. The Candy he loved has disappeared, along with his hair. Desperate to recapture those cute little Candy-ish touches that melted his young idol heart, he turns to a New Candy, younger, with a fresh set of Candy tricks to keep him enthralled...

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@yyishere This absolutely made me laugh out loud while I was having a bad day at work. :)

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Kim Hee Ae is really good in roles like this. I first saw her in "Secret Affair" (one of my favorites). Then in "Midas," she's completely different--and wonderful in "Mrs. Cop." She plays strong female characters.

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Well that pic is HOT!

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I'm in. It looks to be a tasteful, quiet piece of melodrama, much like VIP was. One of the reasons why I liked VIP was because it dealt with infidelity realistically, and the ending, to me, was perfect. A drama that tackled a controversial theme in a mature and realistic manner. I hope this drama will be as good. The catalyst for the breakdown of the marriage is loss, I guess - just as it was in VIP. I am not looking forward to THAT. It broke my heart in VIP.

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I cringed a bit when you credited the great Kim Hee-ae with 'Second to last Love', as I judge it one of her rare misfires. Its like crediting Yoon Se-ah with 'Melting Me Softly' instead of 'SKY Castle'

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