The World of the Married

The World of the Married Korean drama starring Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon


A respected doctor believes she has a perfect life thanks to his loving husband, son, and everyone around her. But soon she suspects that his husband is cheating on her and finds out a terrible secret involving her friends that gives her the shock of her life.

The World of the Married is a remake of the UK television series “Doctor Foster.” It became the first-ever JTBC drama to hit the 10% mark in TV ratings during its premiere week.

The World of the Married is now the highest-rated Korean drama in cable TV in terms of both peak and average nationwide ratings.

General Info

  • Official English Title: The World of the Married
  • Also Known As: Couple’s World
  • Genre: Melodrama
  • Director: Mo Wan-il (Misty)
  • Writer: Joo Hyun (Revolutionary Love)
  • No. of Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Period: March 27 to May 16, 2020
  • Time Slot: Friday & Saturday @ 22:50 KST
  • Running Time: 60-90 minutes per episode
  • TV Network: JTBC (cable)
  • Production Company(s): JTBC Studios
  • Preceded by: Itaewon Class
  • Followed by: Elegant Friends
  • Streaming Sites: Viu

Main Cast

Kim Hee-ae in The World of the MarriedKim Hee-ae as Ji Sun-woo
Park Hae-joon in The World of the MarriedPark Hae-joon as Lee Tae-oh
Han So-hee in The World of the MarriedHan So-hee as Yeo Da-kyung
Park Sun-young in The World of the MarriedPark Sun-young as Go Ye-rim
Kim Young-min in The World of the MarriedKim Young-min as Son Je-hyuk
Chae Gook-hee in The World of the MarriedChae Gook-hee as Seol Myung-sook
Lee Kyoung-young in The World of the MarriedLee Geung-young as Yeo Byung-gyu
Kim Sun-kyung in The World of the MarriedKim Sun-kyung as Eom Hyo-jung
Jeon Jin-seo in The World of the MarriedJeon Jin-seo as Lee Joon-yeong
Sim Eun-woo in The World of the MarriedShim Eun-woo as Min Hyun-seo
Lee Hak-joo in The World of the MarriedLee Hak-joo as Park In-gyu


Episode No.Broadcast DateNationwide Ratings
(Nielsen Korea)
1March 27, 20206.260% (LOWEST)
2March 28, 20209.979%
3April 3, 202011.882%
4April 4, 202013.986%
5April 10, 202014.676%
6April 11, 202018.816%
7April 17, 202018.501%
8April 18, 202020.061%
9April 24, 202020.539%
10April 25, 202022.913%
11May 1, 202021.122%
12 May 2, 2020 24.332%
13 May 8, 2020 21.087%
14 May 9, 2020 24.307%
15 May 15, 2020 24.442%
16 May 16, 2020 28.371% (HIGHEST)




You can read our review of the series (episodes 1-6) here.

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