There have been plenty of good kdramas — but as a general rule, they don’t really run concurrently: there’re good ones here and there, many one or two every one or two years if we’re lucky.Â The last kdrama before Goong that I really truly loved was probably Hotelier, and that was ages and ages hence, and before that, All About Eve — yeah, you see?Â And while I have been fond of Dal Ja’s Springtime and — briefly — Witch Amusement, to have two kdramas at the same time?Â That’s wacky.
And this second kdrama, my friends, is definitely hilarious: Bad Couple.
A woman, Dang Ja, wants a baby, but not the husband that associated marriage shenanigans that go with it.Â When she realizes that in Korea, she can’t have a test-tube baby unless married, she starts scoping out people who might have good sperm…which brings her to Gi Chan, a brilliant if socially-retarded botanist.
I don’t have the heart to spoil the rest — suffice it to say, Dang Ja is after his babyjuice, and God damn it if she isn’t going to get it.Â But the imagery in this story so far, oh my GOD.Â It’s like somebody ripped open my Id and was like, “Go nuts”: attacked by horny wild pigs (no joke), killing plants with boiling water, babies sucking down liquor in their bassinets — I love it.Â I love it all.Â Oh yeah, and thirtysomething career women popping mancherries all over the place, since apparently Gi Chan has been saving himself for marriage.Â I love it so much.
Oh, and poor Gi Chan, who, after the second time Dang Ja bangs him,Â gets told he’s not all that great in bed, and then follows her out into the street to plead his case because really, nobody’s good at something when they just get started, right?Â HE HAS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.Â GOD.
I wanted to dig up images, but they’re hard to find on the internet so far, and sadly, I’m not downloading the actual files so no screencaps (for now, we’ll see if this changes) — but!Â If my description has intrigued you at all, tally-ho here to watch the series online with English subtitles.Â It comes highly recommended.