One The Woman | Series Review

“Humans are complex and multi-faceted.” Out of all the memorable lines in the drama, this one was my favorite. It’s a kind reminder that people are always complicated and unpredictable. And just like Cho Yeon-ju, we may never understand how some things just happen, it’s important to always keep your ground, know your goal, and do it at your own pace. One The Woman delved into the lives of two characters played by one woman, and though it’s not easy to live your own life, she managed to live two – simultaneously! There were so many things happening in the drama that it’s hard to keep up sometimes, especially when you miss a scene. The story is complex, yet the execution made it seem light. Maybe because the tone is comedic, but the main conflict, the entangled relationships, and the mystery persona need a certain amount of focus to truly enjoy the story.

Lee Honey played dual characters in the drama, prosecutor Cho Yeon-ju and chaebol daughter Kang Mi-na. We have been so exposed to countless chaebol dramas that it’s not shocking anymore when the story revolved around the maltreatment against Mi-na, both from her own family and her husband’s side. Chaebols are a different breed. No wonder the poor lady escaped and had her face changed. And as a twist of fate, another woman, who looks exactly like her for unexplained reasons, happened to be at the same place at the same time when she vanished. One The Woman had a perfect mix of makjang, comedy, action, and romance.

The love story was a breath of fresh air, too. I was so trapped into the Kim Nam-gil and Lee Honey ship from The Fiery Priest that the unexpected chemistry of Lee Sang-yoon and Lee Honey excited me so much! Every time things get difficult, Yeon-ju and Seung-wook’s interactions work like the magic powder they’re promoting. They bring so much joy to the audience that it makes the villainous scenes more bearable.

Speaking of villains, Han Sung-hye (Jin Seo-yeon) has got to be one of K-dramas worst (or best?) baddie ever. She’s pure evil until the end! Her devilish ways are endless, she’s worse than a psycho serial killer. She is more dangerous than a psychopath because her greed and hatred run too deep. Jin Seo-yeon did an amazing job portraying her.

Overall, even though there were loose threads, the drama was a fun weekend watch. It’s perfect for your end-of-the-week self-care treat. The fun outweighed the stress. Seeing the downfall of the rich and powerful is always gratifying.

G Alley

🦸🏻‍♀️ An Yu-jun (Lee Won-geun) is a perfect soul: unassuming, principled, loyal, cute.

🦸🏻‍♀️ Cho Yeon-ju impersonating Kang Mi-na will forever be iconic.

🦸🏻‍♀️ These photos from their rating promise fulfillment give me life!

🦸🏻‍♀️ Not SBS teasing us with another season potential!

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