We’re less than one week from the premiere of the next SBS weekend drama called Goddess of Marriage and the show has pretty much released all the main stills and teasers that reveal the general gist of what to expect. This is definitely a weekend drama for sure, with a sprawling cast that are all connected in the usual six-degrees of separation ways. The drama releases two official posters this weekend, with one featuring its four leading ladies and one with the entire cast. I like the all-ladies one (cutely standing in front of a kitchen island but with no domestic vibe) because for once the main female cast is genuinely diverse in age, style, and acting talent. Nam Sang Mi is of course the leading lady and has a low key warmth, Jo Min Soo is sharp and edgy with equal parts vulnerability and bravado, Lee Tae Ran does steely society lady perfectly, and chameleon Jung Yung Nam is over-the-top without being clownish as the trying to please wife. The full cast poster has cheeky little touches thrown in like household appliances and home objects discreetly inserted into the background. It’s impossible to tell which of the two leading men in Kim Ji Hoon and Lee Sang Woo will have a bigger role and/or get the girl in the end, but Kim Ji Hoon is definitely the scowly prototypical rich jerk type while Lee Sang Woo is the affable down to earth nice guy. I know which one ought to get the girl in real life, but in K-dramas and with this being a 32-episoder, anything can happen. SBS released another teaser that makes this drama look so screechy and shrilly and I hope its just bad editing to show more action-filled moments in the teaser. I don’t think I can handle a drama with this much yelling all around. I also think I’m going to loathe the other three secondary male leads who are the husbands since they appear to be either losers, philanderers, or control freaks. Ugh, I hope this drama ends in divorces all around or collectively epiphanies.
Teaser for Goddess of Marriage: