Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 2 recap – “Missed Sign”

May 24, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
K-Drama, Netflix, Streaming Service, TV, Weekly TV
3.5

Summary

“Missed Sign” is a little step up, confidently moving through some new dynamics while also teasing things to worry about in the future.

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3.5

Summary

“Missed Sign” is a little step up, confidently moving through some new dynamics while also teasing things to worry about in the future.

This recap of Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 2, “Missed Sign”, contains spoilers.


The trouble with signs is that people see them everywhere, even when they’re not necessarily there. And when you’re banking something as big and important as a relationship, much less a marriage, on the wordless signs between partners, all of which are open to interpretation, then you’re probably opening yourself up to some difficulties. In the opening of the second – and improved – episode of Welcome to Wedding Hell, this conversation takes the form of a baseball analogy, but the implication is pretty clear.

Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 2 recap

What’s also clear is that weddings are a big commitment with a lot of logistical difficulties. Who takes the lead? Should it be the man, as tradition dictates, or the woman, as Jun-hyeong’s friend Min-woo advises? Does doing what’s best for your partner mean letting her shoulder plenty of responsibility, or trying to do things for her in a way that you assume she’d like?

Here’s an even bigger question: What about the parents?

Na-eun and Jun-hyeong’s parents haven’t met yet, and they need to, so Jun-hyeong finds an appropriate venue, and the date is set. Na-eun’s mother is acting like she’s going to war, while Jun-hyeong is not-so-politely trying to keep his mother muzzled. Both halves of the couple caution the other about their respective parents and decide to steer the conversation safely away from any talk of contentious matters like gifts and dowries. For the sake of safety, Na-eun comes up with some signs to keep things under control.

And, of course, Jun-hyeong misses basically all of them. The whole thing’s a cavalcade of near-misses, but a well-timed and earnest speech from Jun-hyeong manages to smooth over any potential disagreements. The ball seems to be back in Jun-hyeong and Na-eun’s court, but with looming matters to attend to such as the exorbitant costs, the idea that they have it all under control seems increasingly ridiculous.

I’m looking forward to seeing how badly everything goes.

You can stream Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 2, “Missed Sign”, exclusively on Netflix.

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