'Doctor Cha' Episode 2 Review: Jung-sook smashes boundaries set by In-ho and becomes her own person
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Netflix's newest addition 'Doctor Cha' has shattered many stigmas related to the life of married women and the struggles they face every day. Korean dramas take up some of the very important themes and package them with a good plot and amazing storytelling. 'Doctor Cha' released its second episode recently. The show started with a bang. The story is great and there are many themes to it, with a phenomenal cast and an exceptional color scheme.
The cool tones of the show take away from the intriguing topics that it discusses. The makers have taken a shot of drama with a bit of sarcasm and created something outstanding. Starting with a slow pace, 'Doctor Cha' has gained momentum in its second episode. The slow pace of the show is its charm, and the body language of the characters is the highlight.
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Turning resentments into power
This Korean show stands out from the crowd for its outstanding drama that is highlighted with a kick of sarcasm. Episode 2 starts with Jung-sook, who is tired of always fending for her family and has given up on them to take care of her. She goes on a shopping spree and gets everything that was once passed down to her by her mother-in-law. She is fierce and free; her mind is set, and the unpainted part of her kitchen cabinet doesn't bother her anymore.
The metaphors are clear and Jung-sook's vision is clearer. She is angry and isn't keeping it inside. She is letting her husband know that he wasn't the best husband so far. A scene that is quite thrilling to watch is when Jung-sook enters her husband's room, slaps him in his sleep, and later tells him that he wasn't the best husband. The scene reminds us of a snippet from the movie 'Send Me No Flowers' when Doris Day slaps Rock Hudson in his sleep.
The script has room to breathe
The story's pace is brilliantly put into place and creates room for the plot to breathe and grow. The characters have room to develop and create their own arc. Jung-sook's character arc is already a brilliant study in understanding the perspective of a woman, especially one in middle age. Although Jung-sook has been a housewife for two decades, the script didn't show her as a tottered idiot who knows nothing and pretends she is something she is not.
The pace of this story is magical and keeps you wanting more. The great part about releasing new episodes weekly is that it creates room for the audience to speculate and understand Jung-sook's character more. In the end, this show is much more than a binge-worthy K-drama and has plenty of weight and perspective to it.
'Doctor Cha' Episodes 1 and 2 are available to watch on Netflix.