Netflix’s ‘Love (ft Marriage and Divorce)’ is a classic tale of revenge and betrayal splattered against feministic undertones. It revolves around three married women, one in her 30s, the other in her 40s, and the third one in her 50s, who work on a radio show and try to navigate through their complicated marriages. They are then dedicated to fixing up their lives by seeking revenge on their husbands or finding the courage to break free from such toxicity. Created by Phoebe Lim, Yu Jun, and Lee Seung-hoon, the drama series initially premiered on January 23, 2021, on TV Chosun and Netflix. The show has caused a stir in its home country South Korea where it received rave reviews, and the streaming giant thought it best to welcome it to its neverending list of impactful TV shows. If you’re curious about the third season, here’s everything we know about it!
Love (ft Marriage and Divorce) Season 3 Release Date
‘Love (ft Marriage and Divorce)’ season 2 released on June 12, 2021, on Netflix and ended on August 8, 2021. The episodes air on TV Chosun the same day. The second season has 16 episodes with a runtime of 66-73minutes each.
The second season performed even better with a steep increase in its viewership. So here’s what we know about the third season. According to sources, the third season is already in discussion, although we are yet to hear an official word about its renewal. The show has been a strong rating driver for the channel, and the season 2 finale leaves many plot threads unresolved. So, it most probably will roll out at least another edition. In case the network decides otherwise, the news won’t sit well with its diehard fans, who might then take action across different platforms to make sure it returns. Such is its current reach.
The first episode of the show itself garnered a 6.9% viewership rating nationwide, making it the highest-rated drama of TV Chosun back then, outperforming superhit Korean drama series like ‘Queen: Love and War,’ ‘Kingmaker: The Change of Destiny,’ and ‘Grand Prince.’ The second season performed even better as far as ratings are concerned. Reports suggest that the sixteenth episode of the second season bagged an average nationwide rating of 16.58%, the highest the show has ever received. The show is currently the eighth highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history. With a record as impressive as this, it is unlikely that the series would be canceled. Moreover, it is one of the few Korean shows that have stretched beyond a single season, unlike most of them.
Towards the end of season 2, Ga-bin is devastated over the death of her parents and heavily repents destroying Hae-ryun and Si-eun’s marriage. After Ga-bin breaks up with Hae-ryun, he seems to regret ending his marriage to Si-eun. Hye-ryung apologizes to her ex-in-laws and to Song Won, who is pregnant with Sa-hyeon’s baby. The soon parents-to-be decide to get married after the birth of their baby. By the end of the season finale, Song Won goes into labor. Elsewhere Pi-young and Yu-sin share a moment, although the former is clear that she is only in touch with her ex-husband for the sake of their daughter Ji-a.
In flash-forward sequences, we see Sa-hyeon getting married to A-mi, Seo Ban to Song Won, and Pi-young to Dong-ma. In the closing moments of the sophomore run, Ji-a seems to be possessed by her grandfather’s spirit and angrily attacks Dong-mi to choke her to death. Hence, it is clear that the ending has opened up multiple cliffhangers that require at least another season to unfold. Having said that, if it is confirmed that there will be another cycle, we will have to wait for a few months until the production wraps up. So, in all probability, we can expect Love (ft Marriage and Divorce) season 3 to release sometime in Summer 2022.
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