My Notes

The Good Wife

July 12, 2016

요즘 정말 화제의 드라마가 있다. 나에게. 나 혼자에게 화제인. 내 머리속에서 화제인 드라마다.

미국 드라마 the good wife 를 한국 버젼으로 만든 “굿와이프”.

I watched all 7 seasons of the American version. When I heard that tvn was making a Korean version of it. It wasn’t something I was looking forward to at first. I knew in the back of my head that it was going to be BIG. However, when I read who was playing the leading role, it was something to look forward to for sure.

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과연 한국 버젼이 미국 드라마의 7개의 시즌을 능가하는 그런 시청자의 집중력, 흔히들 말하는 넘겨보는 (and by this I mean people like me who skip through the whole 60 minutes by pressing the next button) 시청자들까지 사로잡을 수 있을까? 라는 생각을 했지만. 첫 회 부터 전도연이라는 “여자”는 정말 시청자를 끌어당기는데, 알수 없는 힘이, 매력이 있었다.

한국 정서에 맞는, 한국 사람의 사고 방식과 생각하는 방식을 완전히 콕 찝어서, “이건 한국 사람을 위해 만든겁니다” 라고 쓰듯이. 너무 자극 적이지도 않고 아주 매우 멋있게 스토리를 이끌었다.

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When I watched the first few episodes of the American version, I fell into a “motherhood cloud”. A very grey, unknown cloud that got me thinking. Actually thinking about everything and anything I could think of.

Who am I?

What do I want?

Why am I living like this?

What is the purpose of me doing this?

Why do I want to be here, in Singapore, living like this?

What do I want for my kids?

Is there a right or wrong?

What path am I taking for our family as a mother and why?

Who do I want to be in 5 years?

Would I even be able to work?

Would I be able to do the work I want to do?

내가 하고싶은것에 대해 고민해 본지가… 음.. 정말 생각도 안날 만큼 옛날 일 같다. Its almost like I never did. 근데 지금 와서 내가 아이들을 어느정도 키워놓고 무언가를 할 수 있을때, “무엇”을 할 수 있을까? There are so many options however, so many of them will be narrowed down because I’ve just bee freelancing for so long. Because I’ve been a stay at home mom for so long and because my ability to “keep up” will be.. well.. Lets just say it like this. I WILL BE OLD.

So here I am. Adding another prayer bullet on my list.

Trying to figure myself out.

I feel like I’m in high school again. Trying to see what options I have and which collage I can apply to. I feel like I’m going through a different adulthood speed bump called “motherhood-workhood”.


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