Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 8 recap – “Ground into Double Play”

June 7, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Summary

“Ground into Double Play” is more of the same, even if a little progress is made, and the future still doesn’t look especially bright for Na-eun and Jun-hyeong.

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Summary

“Ground into Double Play” is more of the same, even if a little progress is made, and the future still doesn’t look especially bright for Na-eun and Jun-hyeong.

This recap of Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 8, “Ground into Double Play”, contains spoilers.


It probably doesn’t say much about Welcome to Wedding Hell that Hui-seon and Min-woo are a much more compelling couple than Na-eun and Jun-hyeong. “Ground into Double Play” starts with the former two, briefly, and when it quickly transitions to the usual pair it really does feel like something of a step-down.

Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 8 recap

The latest problem – aside from Jun-hyeong always being late because of work – is the small matter of a house. They want to buy one before the wedding, but Jun-hyeong’s isn’t selling, and his advice that they both just move into his place is – all together now! – ill-thought-out and hasty. It’d take Na-eun thrice as long to get to work. As ever, he doesn’t think.

Of course, Jun-hyeong is late for the opening of the wedding gifts. Through another communication mishap, Jun-hyeong’s mother ends up helping Na-eun select furniture to decorate their house. Imagine that! The mother-in-law is not the person you want advising you about your life decisions, and Na-eun’s friends tell her so. But what can you do?

Naturally, it doesn’t go well. They start off on the wrong foot, Na-eun wants Jun-hyeong to take her side, which he does, but she also doesn’t want to antagonize her future mother-in-law, so she acquiesces on certain things she otherwise wouldn’t, and the whole thing is just a mess, really. Jun-hyeong’s mother is surprised to hear she’s being overbearing, which is ridiculous, everyone fights, nothing gets bought, and, again, it’s all just a mess.

Finally, there’s some acknowledgment from Jun-hyeong that this cycle of arguments, lack of communication, and reconciliation isn’t really fixing any of the issues. It prompts him to put a bit more effort and sincerity into his apologies, and to consider more carefully how difficult marriage is. That’s a start, I suppose, but I still don’t have much hope for the future of these two.

You can stream Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 8, “Ground into Double Play” exclusively on Netflix.

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