Premiere Watch: Birthcare Center
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Family, melo
Episode count: 8
Reasons to watch: Our first November premiere is all about families and motherhood–and it’s not all roses and that new baby smell. Set within a luxurious birthcare center (basically a sort of hotel-hospital for childbirth), the women at the heart of the drama are coping with the transition to motherhood and all that it entails. For Eom Ji-won and Park Ha-sun juggling motherhood and their other ambitions is trickier than they could have anticipated. While they definitely start out as something close to frenemies, their time in the center may end up bringing them together as friends. This is the first time that I can remember seeing a drama set entirely at a birthcare center and this focus on the world of new mothers specifically is so intriguing to me. Being responsible for a new life, societal expectations for mothers, and a baby’s impact on a couple’s relationship with each other–there’s so much emotional territory to be mined!