I just started watching this show a little while ago, so I don't know all the players and storylines. But I have to say I think Deavan and Ari thought that the simple fact that they were White women moving to non-White countries would be enough to make them royalty and be treated as such. I think both women are surprised that the people of South Korea and Ethiopia need someone to be more than just a White girl to be impressed. Without a red carpet being constantly rolled out for them, they are realizing that they're going to have to live like the 'locals' and that doesn't sit too well with them. As for Brittany, I think she thought that being American was enough.
When I first started watching, I despised Jihoon. I never liked Deavan (and that child!) but I could barely stand to watch Jihoon. I'm actually starting to feel a bit of sympathy for Jihoon which just shows how horrible Deavan, her mother and her daughter are. Jihoon is who he is. Weak, spoiled and in way over his head. Did he ever pretend to be anything else? I didn't like his mother but now I realize she's the only one who knows what's up. She realizes it's a shitshow and she's just counting the days when she gets to drive Deavan and Druscilla to the airport for the last time. And Daddy Jihoon just keeps his mouth shut and hangs on to his beautiful grandbaby.
Like Kenny, I remember the plague years and I can't believe that these people are having unprotected sex with men they barely know. Did I just miss the newsflash about HIV (not to mention other STDs) disappearing? Using a child as a way to hang on to someone is the lowest thing a person can do. If the man/woman doesn't want you for YOU, a child isn't going to make a difference. It just means that there will be three miserable people, instead of two.
As far as I'm concerned, I hope Ari DOES have her baby in Ethiopia. It would serve her right for choosing a man based on muscles and dreadlocks. She had a meltdown the second she was left alone with Bini. The only people I feel an ounce of pity for are the poor children being brought into such horrible situations.
And don't get me started on Jenny and Summit!