Weekend Fantasy Makjang Drama Durian’s Affair Breaks 6% Ratings on TV Chosun and Settles into a Curiously Addictive Watch

So my weekend dramas for the last few weekends have been prestige with Revenant then thoughtful meaning of life contemplation with See You in My 19th Life and finally stuff my face with stupid empty calories addiction that is Durian’s Affair (Lady Durian). The TV Chosun fantasy makjang drama is best known for coming from the wacko brain of screenwriter Im Sung Han who I have assiduously avoided due to trying to preserve brain cells and sanity but this one was just so weird sounding I checked it out purely for research purposes heh. Turns out it’s not as makjang as expected and also weirdly engaging – thanks to the central premise of a mother and daughter-in-law duo who have lost their sole purpose in life the son/husband in Joseon era and time travel to the present when said son is alive as the youngest member of a rich chaebol family. They settle in as servants and everyone is wary but curious about their period mannerisms but goes eh whatever just have these two weirdos hang around. Female lead Park Joo Mi is doing fine with her one expression of Joseon era noble woman stoicism and grace but it’s younger daughter-in-law relative newbie Lee Da Yeon that is a revelation and the reason I’m sticking around. Her acting is so natural and her presence really captivating onscreen. I want her to get her present day hubby back of course and those two are just adorable together with rookie Yoo Jung Hoo doing a solid job of playing a decent nice guy. This drama ratings keep increasing bit by bit and I’m enjoying having a drama I’m not invested in to watch on the backburner.

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Makjang Maestro Writer Im Sung Han Returns June 2023 with TV Chosun Time-travel Family Drama Lady Durian with Park Joo Mi and Choi Myung Gil

After K-drama land’s wildest screenwriter Im Sung Han went on a viewer brain cell destroying rampage in the early 2010’s writing stupider and stupider dramas culminating in the Princess Aurora bloodbath following by the Apgujeong Midnight Sun controversy and her … Continue reading

Screenwriter Im Sung Han of the Crazy Makjang Dramas Gets Upset at K-reporters for Misreporting Her Next Drama Fairy Durian as the Romance of a Mother-in-law and Her Daughter-in-law

Lololol I love this news story because there is so much meta especially when one knows the drama writing background of screenwriter Im Sung Han. She’s the writer of hit dramas Love ft. Marriage & Divorce, Princess Aurora, New Tales … Continue reading

Viewers in Awe of Writer Im Sung Han’s Prowess as Episode 12 of Marriage Lyrics and Divorce Music Season 2 is 70 Minutes of One Couple Arguing About Fidelity and Cheating and Still Got 10.688%, 12.538% Ratings

I think the buzz meter has turned between two competing makjang queens in K-drama land, Kim Sun Ok of Penthouse (seasons 1-3) has taken repeating killing and resurrecting main characters whereas Im Sung Han in Marriage Lyrics and Divorce Music … Continue reading

Sung Hoon and Lee Ga Ryung Lead Script Reading for TV Chosun Drama Marriage Lyrics and Divorce Music by Makjang Queen Screenwriter Im Jung Han

Next year is going to start off juicy with extra strong makjang in upcoming TV Chosun drama Marriage Lyrics and Divorce Music, heralding the return of no-longer-retired queen bee screenwriter Im Sung Han. She wrote the still epically insane Princess … Continue reading

Sung Hoon and Lee Ga Ryung Confirmed for Makjang Queen Screenwriter Im Sung Han’s Comeback Drama Marriage Story

The lambs are all lined up for the makjang slaughter to come, lol. The leads and full cast have been confirmed for crazy (in drama and real life) screenwriter Im Sung Han‘s comeback drama Marriage Story. She wrote New Tales … Continue reading