Well, to begin, there’d be so many pleased cake eaters. Also, since men are supposedly less emotional and more rational, there shouldn’t be as much jealousy or backstabbing as a harem of women. (Actually even if there were only two double-X chromosomers, it’d still be a makjang melo soapfest.) Plus men make more money than a woman doing the same job, so it just makes more economic sense.
Top five recent reasons for polyandry are:
1. Jealousy Incarnate
Lee Hwa-shin and Go Jung-won are besties to begin with, and both would be sad without our kind-hearted and bubbly Pyo Na-ri. She’s had a 3-year crush on the former (whose stone-cold heart is finally thawing) and the latter is sexily sweet on her. She likes both! Threesome ftw!
When a girl wants to be Queen Uija of the 3,000 consorts, stopping at two is beyond frugal. With hotshot foot-actor Ryu Hae-sung’s devotion and cancer-surviving Dr Hong Joon-ki’s immaculate care, drama writer Lee So-hye will have more than a fighting chance against Stage 4 lung cancer. Or she could just eat popcorn while watching them try to one up winning her affections. (To be fair, I believe the kind doctor was expressing interest more to give her hope for fighting, but now that Hae-sung is in the fray, he might be secretly relieved.)
3. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
Arrogantly brainy Crown Prince. [Check]
Protective oppa who’s just as cute. [Check]
Enigmatically swoony bodyguard. [Check]
Best part is the boys are kinda friends already. If only our Ms Hong Ra-on had eyes for anyone other than the Crown Prince…
4. Scarlet Heart some long name or other
Just give Su the lot – So, Wook, Baek – all brothers anyway. No worries about genetic purity of her lineage if she’s Queen…
And something from a not-so-distant past…
5. Reply 1988
If you ask me, both Jung-hwan (Ryu Jun-yeol) and Taek (Bogummy) are wasted on Deok-sun (Hyeri), but hey, whatever it takes to quell one of the fiercest fan wars in K-drama. Leave the bickering to her and Jung-hwan. Taek could probably do with the mothering… And possibly fathering.