episode 1 -| Overview Rating – 3.5/5
episode 2 -| Overview Rating – 3.5/5
episode 3 -| Overview Rating – 3.5/5
episode 4 -| Overview Rating – 4/5
episode 5 -| Overview Rating – 4/5
episode 6 -| Overview Rating – 4/5
episode 7 -| Overview Rating – 3.5/5
episode 8 -| Overview Rating – 3.5/5
episode 9 -| Overview Rating – 3/5
episode 10 -| Overview Rating – 3/5
episode 11 -| Overview Rating – 3/5
episode 12 -| Overview Rating – 3.5/5
The Forbidden Marriage is the newest sageuk on the earth of Korean historic dramas with a twist of recent and stylish tropes to garner a variety of viewers. We have now our con artist with a harmful secret, So-rang scamming King Lee Heon and pretending to be possessed by his late spouse in order that he can get closure and carry a wedding ban that he had introduced after she was murdered.
So, after all, this results in chaos and hijinks with So-rang making an attempt to not get caught by the King and the 2 unknowingly falling in love with one another.
We get the standard Ok-drama tropes as properly from the plain unhealthy guys being the supply of all their issues to So-rang’s former fiance and the King’s greatest buddy, Shin-won, beginning off 2023 by giving us second-lead syndrome.
We get steadiness of humor and melodrama right here too, with So-rang’s very premise of faking her divine powers and the underlying thriller of who killed the King’s spouse.
Whereas The Forbidden Marriage takes time to search out its groove on this fusion of a style, from the meme-y sound results to references to present tendencies like TikTok and fashionable Ok-dramas, it really works out in the long run.
Effectively-fleshed-out characters enable the actors to point out vary from Kim Younger-dae being the grumpy king who simply falls in like to Park Ju-hyun portraying the beguiling con artist who truly is righteousness personified.
Nevertheless, Jo Soo-min as Hwa-yoon steals the present within the second half together with her quick display screen time as she’s not solely intelligent however robust, standing up for herself and never taking anybody’s nonsense.
Her perspective makes her the right foil to Kim Woo-seok’s Shin-won together with his quiet and morose persona as he might do with somebody who makes him snort.
Gwang Yi’s character added that little little bit of intrigue that the key homicide thriller couldn’t give us having revealed the unhealthy guys and all of their actions from the get-go. Nevertheless, he stored issues attention-grabbing because it made us surprise if the Ok-drama will really fall into the supernatural class or if he simply has a knack for accurately predicting the long run.
Nevertheless, it does really feel odd that the writers glossed over Hae-young’s emotions for the poor guard Chun-seok by pairing her with Painter Jeong regardless of their little interplay.
It might or could not have one thing to do with the truth that Painter Jeong is performed by fashionable rapper Giriboy giving his character unlikely eventualities to make him extra necessary to the plot. We do hope that Ok-dramas don’t break their story-telling and succumb to the Knives Out the-most-famous-guy-has-an-obvious-importance trope by molding the plot round their solid.
And whereas no Ok-drama is ideal and one ought to simply take pleasure in it with out wanting on the technicalities, it’s true that one blunder can typically overshadow the entertaining expertise. That is seen with the way in which The Forbidden Marriage loses monitor of the wedding ban’s goal. It feels too handy that the King would blame Cho for the ban when he might have simply lifted it regardless of not remarrying because the Minister was solely focusing on his brides.
And positive, we Ok-drama lovers do love joyful endings, however it feels just like the battle was resolved manner too rapidly in the long run.
However all in all, The Forbidden Marriage is a good rom-com filled with light-hearted moments and hilarious incidents that may have you ever laughing. The general plot is gripping sufficient to have viewers hooked as we wait with bated breath for So-rang to flee her rip-off unscathed with the unhealthy guys infuriating us as we hoped for his or her downfall of her.