‘The World of the Married’ Rewrites the History of Cable TV with 30 Percent Viewership

Credit: JTBC

Everything about The World of the Married was perfect until the end. It also surpassed the 30 percent viewership mark, leaving behind a new history of cable TV.

JTBC’s The World of the Married ended with a deep aftertaste on May 16. Amid the favorable reviews, the final episode recorded 28.4 percent viewership nationwide and 31.7 percent viewership in Seoul metropolitan area (based on Nielsen Korea), presenting a wonderful finale to its phenomenal record-breaking trend.

At first, everything seemed to have come in order once again. However, Lee Tae Oh (Park Hae Joon) ‘s obsession started to drag him down the pitfall, along with Ji Sun Woo (Kim Hee Ae) and Lee Joon Young (Jeon Jin Seo).

After asking his son to forget everything about him, Lee Tae Oh tried to kill himself by throwing himself in front of a truck but survived. With ambiguous remorse, Ji Sun Woo and Lee Tae Oh held each other tightly in their arms and wept. Lee Joon Young, who was watching everything, disappeared as if he were running away from “repeated” situations that he got fed up with.

Only after they lost the most precious one, Jin Sun Woo and Lee Tae Oh were able to break off a dreadful relation that entangled them. Lee Joon Young returned home after a whole year. Ji Sun Woo’s narration gave off a strong echo, pointing out the essence of love and relations to the end. Viewers’ enthusiastic praised were poured out for the most “‘The World of the Married’-like” ending.

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