“Little Women” is the new tvN mystery drama (also available on Netflix), starring Kim GoEun, Nam JiHyun, and Park JiHu in the main roles. The series follows the story of 3 sisters who try to fulfill their ambitions while struggling with poverty.
The drama has aired 4 episodes so far, which encouraged a lively debate over social media. The unpredictable and rapidly developing plot has kept the viewers in suspense. Moreover, the complexity of the characters leaves us wondering what their true motives are and who are the bad and good guys in the story. These factors leave the drama fans speculating over possible scenarios and interpretations of the new clues. If you are keeping up with the series, this article will be a great source for you to awaken your detective instinct and join the clue-hunting.
Here are some of the most interesting theories about “Little Women”’s plot:
Note: This article contains spoilers of the drama’s plot. We encourage you to watch the 4 emitted episodes first to understand the context.
Despite InJu (Kim GoEun) becoming the owner of such as huge fortune, there are many small details that point to a tragic finale for the character.
High heels – right from the start, the show emphasizes the importance of this symbol. We see InJu’s heel break, which forces her to switch her shoes with HwaYoung (Choo JaHyun). InJo appreciates the sneakers given by her friend, who decides to help her out even more by giving her luxury heels to enter the fancy dining place. This simple exchange of footwear could be a metaphor for HwaYoung’s contribution to helping her friend firstly achieve a comfortable life and later on – wealth. However, it might symbolize also the shift in roles – now InJu takes over HwaYoung’s place, leading the same road to a tragic end.
— kdrama archive (@kdramarchive) September 3, 2022
Edmond Dantes reference in the 3rd episode Won SangWoo (Lee MinWoo) suggestively compares InJu’s escape from his apartment to the character of the “The count of Monte Cristo” book. The synopsis provided by the viewer clearly points to the resemblance and mentions a crime that could be interpreted as the slush fund case in which the young woman is involved. The question is whether she will meet the same end as the French novel protagonist.
Did Won Sang-woo metaphorically addresses In-joo as Edmond Dantes? The protagonist in the noble ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ who was framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Damn is this freakin foreshadowing??!! #LittleWomen #LittleWomenEp3 #LittleWomenEp4 pic.twitter.com/3EF380B4aK
— inxiaomnia 🐳 (@imligayaligaya_) September 10, 2022
The relationship between Choi DoIl and InJu
Fans quickly fell for the supporting character of Choi DoIl, played by Wi HaJun. While his hard-faced and shallow aura might make him appear rather cold-hearted, there is a great possibility that we will yet get to see a development of his personality. In his conversation with InJu, the man states that there is nothing more precious to him than money, but some Netizens are convinced that his new acquaintance (InJu) is bound to make him change his mind.
“nothing in this world is more sacred than money”
god i can’t wait to see how he falls in love with injoo, realizing that his feelings for her is more sacred than anything, this is the kind of love story that drives me CRAZY AKZHSDIAJ #LittleWomen #LittleWomenEp2 pic.twitter.com/URmdrAxxIV
— laura (@diaryoflau) September 5, 2022
The relationship between InKyung and Ha JongHo
The oldest sister isn’t the only one, who seems to be on someone’s radar. We also meet Ha JongHo (Kang Hoon), who’s been a great friend of InKyung (Nam JiHyun) for many years. While his feelings toward Oh sister seem pretty obvious, the drama viewers sense that the numb image of the young woman is about to be broken when she realizes her affection for the life-long friend.
— 🌹 alchemy of souls || midnights (@autumnofdream) September 4, 2022
Good guys vs bad guys
Undoubtedly, the 3 protagonists are the stars of the drama, but the intriguing by-plots make up for the drama’s immersive experience. Though, it is still difficult to fathom what exactly awaits us in the following episodes, the online “detectives” have been altered. One of the elements that caught their interest was the magnificent intro of “Little Women”, which is actually full of hints. The symbols in the artwork can be connected to the characters, while the position of the figures indicates their influence on the lives of Oh sisters – good guys on the right side, bad guys on the left.
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Undoubtedly, “Little Women” is a series of many surprises and there are many more theories to be created as the story of the Oh sisters develops. We cannot wait to see what other mysteries challenge our minds and which of the above concepts turn out to be true.
Do you have any other theories about “Little Women”‘s plot? Share them with us!