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YMMV: The Politician's Wife
  • Moe: Flora.
  • Values Dissonance: It's interesting to note how this show and its Spiritual Successor, The Politician's Husband both treat the subject of marital rape. Although in both cases, the perpetrators escape any sort of criminal justice, in Husband, which is set in present-day 2013, both characters involved at least acknowledged it for what it was. Wife, which is now a period piece, on the other hand, doesn't seem to comment on it, averting Rape as Drama in a really weird way. In 1995, when it was made, the marital rape exception had only been taken off the books a few years previously, so one has to wonder whether either party actually thought of it as a crime at all.
  • The Woobie: Flora. You have to feel for the kids as well, given how powerless they are to do anything about their situation.

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