NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 16

2015/06/07 | 876 views | Permalink

The greater theme this episode is well-meaning lies. Surprisingly enough this is actually well-integrated into all three spotlighted storylines. I can't tell whether this was intentional or just a coincidence, but mostly I'm just relieved that the rich family storyline has been given some much needed comparative context. It turns out all the characters are likely to sink or swim together on these problems.

First, let's take the obvious opening hook- Deok-in running into her husband at the big fancy rich person party. Kyeong-cheol is fortunately not quite as dumb as he looks, and manages to avoid turning everything into a scene. But from his angle the situation is a sympathetic one. Whatever Deok-in and Jin-woo are trying to do, at the very least it's insulting to have these in-laws look at Deok-in much more nicely than they ever look at him.

Where Kyeong-cheol is wrong is assuming that social class is an issue. The weird part about the rich family is that, for all their stuffy jerk-like behavior, acting elitist to low-class people seems to be the one thing they don't particularly care about. It's only the people who lack that background who get particularly upset about lower-class interlopers. This feels like commentary about something, although I'm not sure what yet.

Interestingly, niceness goes the opposite way in the storyline with Deok-in's mother. First, I must commend Kim Hae-sook's performance. She's really capturing Kim Jung-eun's subtle mannerisms, such that these two really do like mother and daughter. Unfortunately, as the last episode established, the rapport between these two characters is based almost entirely on lies. Deok-in knows at this point that she should just let the story end here instead of letting the lies get even worse. But that's just the problem. Deok-in really does have a nicety complex, and it's going to take a lot of serious soul-searching to get past that.

Now, as for the cliffhanger, this is probably the most explicit case of dishonesty predictably ending in disaster. And it's especially appropriate that the longest lasting piece of deceit is the one that falls apart first. The whole issue with secrets here just doesn't work, and I especially appreciate how well this reverberates throughout the larger storyline. Kyeong-cheol and Jin-hee definitely have their flaws, but they have been honest about their situation and for this reason, they don't have very many weaknesses. Everyone else, though, is likely to suffer through a rather serious escalation.

Review by William Schwartz

"Make a Woman Cry" is directed by Kim Geun-hong and Park Sang-hoon-III, written by Ha Cheong-ok and features Kim Jung-eun, Song Chang-eui, Lee Soon-jae, Ha Hee-ra, Oh Dae-gyu and Lee Tae-ran.

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Make a Woman Cry" Episode 16"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Drama of the week

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations