Marriage Contract

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I don’t know why I put myself through this. I knew walking in that this drama was going to be filled with heart-ache and cancer, but I watched it anyways. If I feel like shit it’s my own fault. Well on to the review.

Kang Hye Soo (UEE) is a single mother, who after her husband passed away is forced to raise her daughter by herself. After an aggressive brain tumour is found, Hye Soo struggles to find a way to pay off her late husband’s debt as to not leave her daughter, Cha Eung Sung (Shin Rin Ah), in trouble. She enters a short term contract with Han Ji Hoon (Lee Seo Jin) who is looking for a liver donor for his mother. For a sum of money she marries him and offers to give his mother part of her liver. But as fate would have it, life isn’t that simple.

So I’ll start off with, no one dies in the drama. It is suggested that Hye Soo doesn’t live long after the ending. This drama also if a very rough watch. Nothing ever goes right for the couple until the very end. So don’t expect this to be a light-hearted show, in my opinion. It’s a good show overall and the actors were on point. However, I feel like Kim Yong Geon might be a victim of typecasting. He is excellent in his role, but he feels very much the same character as in Cinderella that came after this series. I will nee to look up his previous roles to see the other characters that he’s played in the past.

Overall, if you can get over the death by cancer and horrid family, this is a show worth watching. It’s a great watch, but for the next little while I’m going to try and not watch shows that people have cancer in them.

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