You know you love a drama when it elicits the entire breadth of emotions from anger to happy tears in a single episode. Even more clear how much I’m loving tvN drama Knowing Wife (Familiar Wife) is that I equally love/hate male lead Ji Sung‘s character and can’t wait to see him both suffer for his selfish choices and ultimately find redemption by overcoming his own failures and repairing the hurt that he has inflicted on others. He is such a wanker for only seeing his own struggles in being a husband financially supporting a family and losing sight of everything his wife Han Ji Min deals with in being a mother physically and emotionally supporting a family.
The choice he made to re-do his past to lead to a different future outcome where he’s married to the princess rich girl thus has an easier financial load in life, but has to deal with her self-absorbed whims and snobby attitude. I feel zero sympathy for him yet am crying when I watch Ji Sung showcase all the emotionally complexities of this character grieving over the past he threw away, and caring for the mother-in-law who still remembers him in this reality. Yet another amazing performance from the reliable Ji Sung, and this time his leading lady in Han Ji Min is equally delivering a great performance.