The Forbidden Marriage Season 1 Review – A decent rom-com with mild-hearted moments


Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 2 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 3 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 4 -| Review Score – 4/5
Episode 5 -| Review Score – 4/5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 4/5
Episode 7 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 8 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 9 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 10 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 11 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 12 -| Review Score – 3.5/5


The Forbidden Marriage is the most recent sageuk on this planet of Korean historic dramas with a twist of recent and stylish tropes to garner a variety of viewers. We have 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 raise a wedding ban that he had introduced after she was murdered.

So, in fact, this results in chaos and hijinks with So-rang attempting 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 dangerous 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 a great steadiness of humour 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.

While The Forbidden Marriage takes time to seek out its groove on this fusion of a style, from the meme-y sound results to references to present traits like TikTookay and fashionable Ok-dramas, it workx out ultimately.

Well-fleshed-out characters enable the actors to indicate vary from Kim Young-dae being the grumpy king who simply falls in like to Park Ju-hyun portraying the beguiling con artist who really is righteousness personified.

However, Jo Soo-min as Hwa-yoon steals the present within the second half with her quick display time as she’s not solely intelligent however sturdy, standing up for herself and never taking anybody’s nonsense.

Her angle makes her the right foil to Kim Woo-seok’s Shin-won with his quiet and morose persona as he may do with somebody who makes him snigger.

Gwang Yi’s character added that little little bit of intrigue that the main homicide thriller couldn’t give us having revealed the dangerous guys and all of their actions from the get-go. However, he stored issues fascinating because it made us surprise if the Ok-drama will actually fall into the supernatural class or if he simply has a knack for appropriately predicting the long run.

However, 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 might not have one thing to do with the truth that Painter Jeong is performed by fashionable rapper Giriboy giving his character unlikely situations to make him extra necessary to the plot. We do hope that Ok-dramas don’t spoil their story-telling and succumb to the Knives Out the-most-well-known-man-has-an-apparent-significance trope by moulding the plot round their forged.

And whereas no Ok-drama is ideal and one ought to simply take pleasure in it with out trying on the technicalities, it’s true that one blunder can generally overshadow the entertaining expertise. This is seen with the way in which The Forbidden Marriage loses observe of the wedding ban’s function. It feels too handy that the King would blame Cho for the ban when he may have simply lifted it regardless of not remarrying because the Minister was solely concentrating on his brides.

And positive, we Ok-drama lovers do love comfortable endings, nevertheless it feels just like the battle was resolved manner too shortly ultimately. 

But all in all, The Forbidden Marriage is a decent rom-com full of sunshine-hearted moments and hilarious incidents that may have you ever laughing. The total 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 dangerous guys infuriating us as we hoped for his or her downfall.

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