based on the promos i thought little women would be a gritty, realistic family drama. it's much more flamboyant than that. i've seen people call it a makjang and while i don't feel it quite suits that category the show is very theatrical and twisty. realizing the writer worked on the handmaiden (2016 film) and the director was responsible for vincenzo explained a lot.
but. the main reason i stuck with this show was the female relationships. i frequently drop kdramas over fl/ml relationships hogging the screentime. this drama is light on the romance and only employs the male characters when necessary. yay. instead, the show is, at its core, about intriguing relationships between women. if nonas like female friendships, family bonds, rivalries, enemies, or f/f shipping potential... this show is for you.