Yeo-Reum is just a chilled - laid back character. I really like that about him. He is watching all this chaos around Jang-Mi and trying to figure out how to catch her attention without looking dumb or interferring.
The character that irritates me is Hoon-Dong. He charges Jang-Mi with stalking and now he wants her back. Just plain weird. Its almost as if he is the "damsel in distress". Just saying. That last screencap? That hug? One of my favorite moments in this show so far because the urgency in his hug reveals the vulnerability that he has hidden deep down, and I'm so happy it is Jang-mi who brings it out.
This show is one of my favorites in a while. I think you have great insight into both the main characters. They are living pseudo-fantasies, but now that they are interfering with each other's, it's jerking them back to reality. I love this setup, I love this couple. I definitely hope for Ki-tae's mom to turn into a character I love I already sort of do and not go the typical mother-in-law route we're used to seeing in dramaland.
I want her and Jang-mi to be best friends at the end of this show. As for Yeo-reum and Se-ah, they can both go away with their money and business deals and leave my precious OTP alone. The manga-ish reactions and the sound effects and comedic-timings are so on point it's almost unbelievable. The reactions are adorably over the top that it presents EXACTLY how anyone would feel in that situation who hasn't ever thought of breaking out into a full-blown acrobatic dance after a long day of work?
Yet, who has actually done that? I appreciate Girlfriday and LollyPip's recaps but this is a show where recaps just don't do it justice.
You must watch it to get it. At least, in my opinion. Agree - sometimes the facial expressions etc are as much a part of the scenes as the dialogue. I think this is only like the 2nd drama out of hundreds that I have gone back and rewatched almost the entire show.
Ki Tae goes shirtless really pretty often in this drama!! He's never been this hawt for me! And I love Han Groo and all her eye rolling! I googled her and was very impressed by her academic and dance achievements! I don't know what Yeon Woo-jin is doing differently, but it is working because I have never even been attracted to him before and now I'm completely smitten Yeon Woo Jin always played the antagonist second leads before.
So happy to see him get an adorable role here. Both men are flower boy pretty, but neither has chocolate abs. I can't wait to see Song Joong Ki's post-Army abs!!! True, but before that he had a little noona-romance in the weekend series Ojakkyo Brothers and I really liked him there.
I thought he was really endearing as the playboy that fell head over heals for an older woman, but I still wasn't personally attracted to him.
That's why I'm so surprised with him here :. Super happy to see you also recapping this show, LollyPip. Your comments are always insightful and it's clear that you're really enjoying the show, although it helps that the show is actually good so far, ha.
I laughed so, SO hard at episode 4. I loved JangMi's victory dance, beating KiTae with a fish and the dramatic way they showed her cooking, haha. Also KiTae crashing the date - so funny how jealous he is already and how much he behaves like his family, although he doesn't even realize it. This show can be so silly and odd at times which I love but it also has a lot of heart.
I completely agree that the leads are on opposite ends of the same coin and I love the idea that they can help each other find balance in their lives. Also I love their banter and how honest they are with each other.
This is my first time really rooting for a couple just because of how much potential there is for them to enrich each other's lives. If they were open to it, they could really help to bring out good in the other and it's a real testament to the crafting of the characters and how well they're played that this is already clear so early on.
For now, I'm happy that they're starting out just being concerned about each other. Despite his prickliness, KiTae seems to genuinely care about JangMi and he clearly feels badly for her when she gets dumped on which happens a lot. He could certainly use more tact but I think he really wants JangMi to make better decisions for herself. And on the flip side, JangMi starts caring about people so quickly - she worries about KiTae, about his mother and his grandmother.
She has a really big heart and she tries so hard to reach out and connect with people even if they've hurt her and let her down. She's definitely flawed but there's a lot of good in her personality too. I'm really looking forward to learning more about these characters and their motivations, especially for the side characters like YeoReum and HyunHee. Except for HoonDong and his mother, the characters all seem to have a lot of depths left to plumb.
The actor who's playing the male lead is hilarious. His comedic timing is priceless and you can just see how much effort he's putting into being just so cool all the time. I keep having flashbacks to Killer Girl K with Jang mi. It's such a different character for the actress and everytime she starts beating on someone, I half expect her to snap their neck or pull out a sniper rifle and snicker to myself. I do wish she'd dial down the histrionics at times, especially the desperate clingy 'he likes me, he likes me not' thing she has going on with WannaBeChef boy who until this week, I kept waiting for him to play the secret chaebol card because he's so insolent around his boss.
What really intrigues me is the dichotomy between the two sets of parents and the damage they've clearly done to the leads. What you have, in all honesty, is two couples who would have divorced a long long time ago if they were in the U. And they've both held their marriages together for the sake of their children and the scandal it would cause otherwise. And how it's stitched together is frayed in different ways that create a lot of ongoing issues for their families and offspring. Maybe it's the multiple divorces in my family, but the similar but different approach to these two failed marriages and their impact on the next generation fascinates me.
I am really starting to like Han Groo. I find her very sexy with that "I am doing something naughty" smile of hers and healthy figure. She also seem to feel right at home doing a comedic role. TvN sure knows who to cast for their rom-com heroines. I really like the characters and the story of the show. If I had to pick one thing I don't like about the show then it would be Yeo-Reum. He just seems like your cut and paste flower boy character plus he's being played by Jinwoon who I kinda lump with Taecyon as far as acting ability goes.
He doesn't have to smile on every scene. Please please give less screen time to yeo rim. He is either at the restaurant serving food or in the kitchen making food everytime I'm he is with jang mi. This guy couldn't be any cheaper. I get that jang mi is keeping her ongoing relationship with him since she figures nothing will ever happen with gi tai but yeo scenes are so boring.
I actually think Yeo-Reum's weird smiling is exactly that, weird. Thank you! I completely agree with you, I just couldn't quite put it into words so I didn't write anything. But, yes I totally think that the actor's smiling all the time actually suits what this character is supposed to be.
He's certainly very mysterious, and always seems to flicker between seeming genuine and fake. Han Groo is a total badass as well! Have you seen her in Girl K? She's fantastic. Reminds me a bit of Ha Ji Won in that she throws herself into different roles and has this healthy, easy beauty about her but also has a fierce side.
I have been thinking this ". I can already see some movement in that direction, they are like sharks circling each other that have not decided to be partners or eat each other. This is one of the very few dramas I have seen where the MIL actually had any depth beyond just being an evil bitch, and most other characters also have far more depth than in most dramas - it is not just a 2-person OTP show with a random 3rd wheel tossed in for the shipping wars effect.
I don't understand why Ki-tea family is being quiet about dad's affair, it seems like dad is the only one who thinks that no one know about the affair. I think it is a case of nobody wants to confront it, and nobody wants to cause a scandal that might affect his promotion. I think this show aside from being funny as hell, is also showing that ignoring bad things does not equal being happy.
I don't see a lot of happy people in that family. It pretty much is a marriage of convenience for the pair. I mean, she would prolly lose a lot of face if she admits publicly that her husband's a dirty cheater. She puts up with it, even though she doesn't like it, to protect the family name. She never really liked him that way? Is Mom a robot person? Honestly, I first decided to watch this drama because of Yeon Woo-jin.
And of course, Jinwoon is always adorable. But good god, Han Groo is such a revelation. This is the first time I've seen her in anything and I'm in love. She's just wonderful. Then you have to see her in Killer K Girl. She did her own stunts!
It's very gory so maybe you can just see the trailer? I just want to say I freakin' love that drama. Like really really really. It's just so freakin' good. The characters, acting, storyline, directing, music This rom-com is pulling out all the stops which is why it's so great! There are so much crazies that Ki Tae and Jang Mi have and with continue to put themselves in.
It's like a roller coaster ride and I'm definitely happy to be on it. Ki Tae is a goner. He's fallen hook, line and sinker. All it takes is for him to admit it. I just want Jang Mi to realize it soon. Forget about Yeo Reum. He's not the one. I love love love the director and the actors of this drama-not only is the acting amazing along with the comedic timingthe effects and little musical cues are some of the best I've seen in a drama.
Can we talk about the wonderfully awesome sound effects? Seriously that cat yowl when she was messing with Nemo the first time almost had me rolling on the floor. I'm so glad I gave this drama a chance. But now I'm all caught up! The waiting game is never fun. Thanks for this!!! It's got all the makings of a great drama at least for me with the family conflict, witty banter and romance. Love it! Can't wait to see and read more about it!
Loving this drama, but seriously, couldn't Ki Tae figure out to remove the hinge-pins from the bathroom door to take the door off rather than be trapped for two days?! What about throwing something out the window to gain attention? I mean he would have been so hungry, he would have eaten the soap. After a long, long drama dry spell, this show gives me LIFE. It is hilarious, sweet, surprisingly realistic in its depiction of relationships, mature, zippy, fun, and the OTP is just perfect.
I love that their relationship is not treated as this precious, immutable thing, but rather a pairing that pushes each person to grow in ways they didn't expect or want, but needed. It's not a story of a woman fixing a tortured man, or a man rescuing a helpless girl, but a situation in which two people heal each other and learn about genuine companionship in the process.
I love it so much. Haha I've been starved for good rom-coms and now I'm gorging on them. Haha, I'm right there with you. I had almost forgotten what a crack drama looked like, and now it seems like I've lost every semblance of self-control I thought I had. All of my defenses against drama obsessions are rusty since I haven't had to use them for so long.
OMG, have they added some sort of "artistic genius" powder to the water over there? What is going on? And where can I get some?
She really does, doesn't she? It's a testament to Han Groo's acting skills that Jang Mi never comes across as pathetic or bumbling. I think it helps that Jang Mi follows her moral compass into embarrassing situations, eyes wide open at the potential fallout. She stirs up trouble wherever she goes because she doesn't privilege being comfortable over speaking her mind.
I love that KT understands this about her. Having summed her up accurately, he has been counting on her to embarrass herself for him. He understands that she can't stop caring, that she cannot hide her true feelings. If something ticks her off, she retaliates. If she loves something, she hangs on for dear life. What he doesn't realize is how much he admires her for that, and how much he nomu nomu nomu nomu wants to be able to do that himself.
At the memorial, when she started doing the shots, and gathering steam, he anticipated her blow up with glee. And when she started in on Dad, instead of looking worried, he was interested in how this all was going to fall out. Like a dog who hears a novel sound and tilts his head a little. It scared him, but he didn't try to stop her.
Mom took her out before Dad answered. I think little kid KT wanted to hear what Bad Dad had to say to weasel out of her heated spot light. When KT admits that the way she lives is better than his shut down and shut off existence, he will understand how valuable she is as a person.
I can't wait!!
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I cant stop laughing at the piggyback scene. Surely she had a lot of energy. Thanks so much for recapping this Lollypip and girlfriday!
Really loving this show so far and having dramabeans recaps always enhances my drama-watching experience because often one of you re-cappers will catch something I didn't or be able to explain something that slipped through the cultural gap for me. Can't wait for more. You are almost caught up! Thanks for the fab recap and your thoughts and time. TvN is amazingly talented for recognizing such shows A spl thanks to Jang mi and ki tae for fab delivery of acting.
After doctor drama, i just recognize how imp is the author so my big thnaks to you. She was part of the Ha, Ha, Ha family. Thank you so much, Lollipips, for team tagging this with GirldFriday. I checked this drama out cause marriage of convenience is a beloved trope for me plus I really like Han Groo from watching her in "A Warm Words". By the time I got to ep. It's by far the best kdrama on. The dried fish beating was one of the best kdrama beatdowns ever.
And the main secret how to enjoy it - is not take it too serious, because otherwise some things are really ridiculous. Like Gi Tae's mom coming to her work place and asking her to give her some time. The girl is working, has a supervisor and obligations! Would that momhave done the same if Jang Mi have been for example a pilot or a surgeon? Work ethic is still the same. I think I'm dropping this drama.
It has so much potential in the first 2 episodes. I find that I can't root for our heroin much. I don't understand who she really like for the record, I've watched till episode 6 and she doesn't have much layers to her character. At least, emotionally. I don't know if it's her acting, or the script, but she's so over the top with the funny scenes so I don't find it that funny anymore. I don't get how the guys fell in love with her? She's kind, yes, and put herself first before others but I thought that scene was funny though.
Poor Nemo :. I thought it was funny he identified it as Nemo later on when he was drunk and Jang Mi carried him home, it's like subconsciously he let her affect his opinion on something and change him without him realizing it. I like the little things on this drama. The funny scenes doesn't affect me much. My take is that KT is falling for how honest, sincere and selfless she can be Add to that attraction and just generally enjoying her company, it's easy to see why he might fall for her.
I mean, he seemed happy in the flashbacks shown with SA, his then fiance, so I don't see him as a person that genuinely and wholeheartedly wants to be alone forever Though i really don't like his character much, most of which i think has to do with the actor.
Why JM fell for YR She doesn't manipulate him and wears him down, fair enough. Like you said, maybe that's why the Gi Tae likes her. That's my problem too, though. Jang Mi likes Yeo Reum just because. It really made no sense at all how she develop feelins for YR. That's the biggest issue i have with the girl - she fell in love too soon and too hard. She should have learnt from her past experiences. Is tap water in Seoul so bad that a doctor would risk dying from dehydration rather than take a drink?
I wondered about that for a long time, and finally found out that, no it is not. In fact it some of the cleanest of any country.
The reason they have so much bottled water in dramas is because of product placement, not tap water issues. I still feel like she has more of a thing for yeo reum since she thinks he really wants a relationship with her and ki tai is still using her to separate himself from the world.
If KT can learn from her how to let loose, and she could learn to protect her heart more, they would be a perfect team. So excited you guys are covering this wonderful drama! I'm impressed by Han Groo's acting so different from when she was in Girl K and I love how layered each of the characters are. This show has helped me end my drama drought! Also, does anyone know what the ratings are for this show? I hope the domestic audience is enjoying the drama as much as I am. Epic win. Started watching a day or two ago, have to restrain myself not to watch al the episode's in one go I love when Ki-tae locks her in the restroom and then tells her to be alone for a while because she just broke up with someone.
It was total wish fulfillment because often I want to shake some sense into some of my friends and also into a drama romantic lead! Extracurricular: Series review, part 1. Memorist: Episodes Final. I bet you she is going to turn out to be Jang Mi's biggest supporter in the future.
I can see this happening also, even though Mom now acts like she hates Jang Mi, I think she also sees what she wishes she could be or could have been, so perhaps she is also a bit jealous, or maybe just starting to question herself about her priorities. I love your comments about Jang-mi challenging Mom's ideas about her own choices and priorities. Rather than being accident-prone or a pushover, I get the sense that Jang-mi is a revolutionary who speaks truth to power-or perhaps more accurately, that she is the revolutionary who speaks emotional honesty to a severely repressed, messed-up system.
That's why I absolutely love details like in the last episode, when Jang-mi took grandma to task for remaining silent even though grandma knew Jang-mi and momma were being taken advantage of. And I loved even more that even though grandma was affronted at first, the comment really made her stop and think, "was I complicit in this?
Should I have said something? She can't help but speak her mind, and she is in touch enough with her own emotions that she is able to call out the small injustices around her. Most families have some form of dysfunction or repression that is only visible from an outside perspective. Good post - and even beyond about cutting through the family cover-up bullshit, I think it is also taking a slam at the whole Korean system of "elders - right or wrong, they are always right" Confucian way of thinking.
That is a very touchy subject in Korea, but it seems to me that there is some element of that thinly disguised as ranting and Mom and Grandma. This drama really caught me off guard. Super Like! There's a certain "freshness" to this drama, or perhaps it's just that I so like the actress playing Joo Jang Mi.
Couldnt agree more! I'm glad that Jang mi isn't a meek girl. She and Ki tae have a sizzling chemistry though they're bickering most of the time. Cant wait to see they're getting married! Jus looking at the images above with their fake date. If he had laud his cards on the table it would of been a done deal but since YR is the one she believes is pursuing her she can't let opportunities be wasted.
LOL really love their fake date! They're actually enjoying every moments,it seems a lot like love ; i just dont really get it why she keeps going to YR, it's not like he's. He's not that nice either and pretentious,and he hurts her feelings in several occasion before. There's that magical, element of 'real' and believeable, even in all it's hilariously entertaining high drama.
Totally enjoying the ride so far, even though I was turned off initially by her clingyness in ep 1. I think that all families are dysfunctional, they just vary in degrees. But these 'sets' of parents are polar opposites and to the n'th degree of extreme dysfunction. GiTae parents are controlling and wanting to keep up appearances.
JangMi parents are not supportive to the point of abandonment. I loved this episode for the humor and the heart! I loved how we got to see even more sides to them! Also I appreciate this drama having all the characters being multi layered.
I feel a lot of dramas dont do this enough. Also I found it hilarious how the fake date started with them being cold towards each other until the end when you couldn't tell it was fake at all!! A lot like the relationship!!! Thanks so much for the ates by the way!! When I read them I can understand the little jokes that aren't conveyed well if you don't understand the language yourself!
Ki-tae's Mom won me over in this episode Plus I am a big fan of Kim Hae-Sook. I get this feeling that despite her own issues, that Jang Mi is the only one that really understands what Mom is going through. Agreed : hopefully they'll get along soon. Dude, I totally fast forwarded to the end to figure out the reason for the angst, JUST to miss the poop incident, JUST to catch them speaking about it, JUST to be totally confused, then relieved muahahhahahah that they were actually okay.
Not bad, this show. Thanks for the speedy and wonderful recap, girlfriday! I love the writing and where this show seems to be heading. I really love this stage of the contact relationship and that the writing is letting things develop naturally without rushing while still managing to keep up the pace and keep things interesting. I had no idea what to expect from the dramatic angsty beginning and laughed my head off while feeling so bad for Jang Mi at the actual events.
It's going to make watching this drama even more awesome!! No way!
There's an actual twitter account?! Haha that's fantastic!
That's like in Let's Eat when they had the actual Shiksa blog up! I'm just really adoring the relationships, especially between the leads, but also between the leads and Ki-tae's mother. I also love that their mainly Ki-tae's internal issues are still the driving force of the drama, in that, instead of just doing this marriage charade for his apartment, he's really doing it to protect himself.
And I'm really liking the direction the drama is taking us with all the characters. This drama is just clever, fun and doesn't take itself too seriously Best trolling by a writer for an episode. The episode is chock full of metaphors and toilet humor literally?
Real funny! I couldn't laugh at the poop scene. It is awful, I'm imagined it and I thought I smelt it. I don't think it was supposed to be laugh out loud funny, but more of a OMG - laughing and crying at the same time moment. The poor girl. I jus keep re watching and re watching this drama. I love the scenes of jang mi and ki tai together.
Haha but this episode was epic. I really thought he did something horrible to her and u can see in his eyes he was genuinely sorry if jang mi felt hurt by the comments. I jus don't get why she doesn't see his sincerity.
It's great that his character doesn't really need much work with. He is friendly and understanding of the people around him but he doesn't give into pressure from either his ex or his mother. He is able to relate and even sympathize with people which as a whole new element to k drama from my experience Other than opening himself up more I think jang mi has the furthest to go.
Hopefully u can fully understand ki tai sincerity even though it looks like the two aren't in any real relationship but once they start caring and worrying for the other it's gonna get good. I'm really like this drama up to now but I have to say I just don't love the bathroom humour.
I basically fast forwarded from the "at least have some wine! I couldn't. I'm glad I'm reading these recaps to know what I missed in those minutes, though! In other news, I know there are some Yeo-reum haters out there I love him! I don't care, I'll keep the sexy man with the sexy cooking and the sexy back all to myself!
Obviously not as emotional as an OTP-omg-finally-they-kiss kiss but there's something about him removing the pot to get closer that really did it for me. Idc for YR characte much since i know he is there to provoke the lead but if that kiss was really so satisfying there is hardly any talk of it.
Most the time if it's the first kiss and u r really into it. I myself would of jus toss the pot on the floor but he casually place it on the table. I feel like the kiss was jus to test where she was at with ki tai. Then the whole u kiss me at night thing. The dude came on to her. I get it takes to to mingle but if he didn't force the issue nothing would of happen.
He jus seems even more ridiculously childish to me when he threw away her kimchi I agree with you, I dislike Yeo-reum more and more with each episode. Not just because he's coming between our OTP, but because he seems dishonest. Everything he says and does around Jang-mi seems so calculated and smooth, as girlfriday said, not a guy to trust. But more than that, the way he acts around Jang-mi, blowing hot and cold, with times when he's deliberately intensely focused on her, and then times when he ignores her or even gets irritated at her over stupid things, does not give me "this guy likes you" vibes.
Plus, I don't care what anyone says, no guy would give a girl he likes almost-spoiled food on a "date".
Also, how can Jang-mi not blame him for the poop incident? Yeah, I'm not convinced he's trustworthy either but I'm OK with the ambivalence right now. We'll know he's true colours soon enough. Meanwhile, y'all can have Ki-tae, I'll keep sexy man with the sexy eyes and the sexy back all to myself. I'll chain him to my kitchen and it shall be wonderful.
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Not gonna argue with you about his sexiness, it's his actions that give me weird vibes. Other than the cooking of course, I agree with you about a man who cooks. YR is going to be the catalyst that drives jang mi to ki tai. I hope. I feel like once she gets to know his personality and wat he hasn't done for her and realizes what ki tai has done she will fall harder than before.
YR just comes off as really skeevy and it's a combo of the writing and subpar acting I think. Like the actor is trying too hard to look good all the time and it's noticeable and it's blending in with the character himself trying his best too charm people at all times. I actually love Jinwoon in the K-pop world, but he's so irritating in this. Skeevy is the right word. Jang Mi is an idiot for falling for all the dishonesty and then spoiler forgiving him for it because of his "past".
The lead actor has grown on me so much. I still don't find him very attractive, but he's hilarious! The guy seriously cant act.
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I dont care if he's sexy or what. We all know he has killer smile,but no need to smile all the time,right? On the other hand I'm glad that he's not that adorable. At least we're not gonna have a second lead syndrome. I'm not even going to argue 'cause what's the point? I totally get YR being hurt over people rejecting his food, though I think that in his place I would feel like these people just stomped all over my dreams. I would be very dejected!
And I would totally take it out on anyone that was around me at the time. I'm not sure that YR truly likes JM he's the second lead so I'm thinking he either does already or soon will - that's basically in his job description but I have no shame in admitting that men that cook are a huge turn on so I'm biased.
I have no problems with KT, I think he'll be super cute once the full onset of the feels sets in Ki-tae IS disturbingly anal. That's one of those things you can put up with in dramaland but perhaps not in a real guy.
Other name: ?? ?? ?? / Gyeolhoneul Gidaehae / Not Dating Marriage / Anticipate Marriage / Marriage Without Love / Marriage Without Dating Description: Wealthy plastic surgeon Gong Ki Tae is a successful and happy bachelor who does not want to find himself a wife. He believes that his life is perfectly planned, and being single is the only option he accept. Anticipate Marriage, Marriage Over Love, Marriage Without Dating, Marriage Without Love Volunteer Team Marriage, Not Dating Volunteer Team Broadcast Network tvN Broadcast Period to Rating PG Korea Romantic Comedy Korean Drama Idol Drama/10(K). I think this is one of those dramas where you sit back and say "Wow, so this is also a way a Korean Drama can be made". I mean, don't get me wrong, there were some kdrama cliches in Marriage Not Dating but nothing was overbearing. In fact, I loved those cliches too. And it was an extremely refreshing romantic-comedy/
Then again, Jang-mi is well on her way to breaking him of his fastidious ways No I agree, it is endearing, in a drama lead. How cute is his little egg timer? But I think in real life I would just kick him out of the kitchen and do all the cooking myself, lol.
Thire kiss was pretty hawt and natural, and I believe his feelings for her are genuine, but YR I don't hate While he's nice and all, he constantly all smiley while getting his business done. That part doesn't sit well with me. And if you appreciate Jang Mi's gift of kimchi, well then you like her kimchi and keep it anyways.
Could not love this drama more, totally anchored by Han Groo's committed and energetic performance. With concept shows like this, you really depend on high quality actors to continuously sell the lunacy of the premise, and these are managing to do that and then some.
Love it! The most entertaining ct of this drama for me is the ambiguity of feelings for most of the characters. You hear them say something and always have to ask yourself if they are being sincere at that point or just acting. Or are they acting like they're acting?
The actors must be having a ball with these roles! Same here, and it seems like both shows are getting better as they go. Let's hope that trend continues! Thanks for the recap! Still, the build-up to the "typhoon explosion" was so well done, and so unexpected, and it just worked on so many levels.
Gross and uncomfortable though it was at times, lol. It makes those basic tropes multilayered and complex so that they come to life in a completely fresh way. Another thing I love is how real the problems our characters face are. Instead of having ridiculous or overly dramatic problems like birth secrets, murder and fauxcest, we have insecurity, bad breakups, abandonment issues, quietly dysfunctional families and what I suspect in Jang-mi may be borderline alcoholism.
Just saying, the girl has had a LOT of drinks in these 5 eps. And yet these "normal" problems, rather than being boring, are way more relatable, which in turn makes the characters easier to root for.
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They just feel like real people, which is a credit to both the acting and writing. I have had the feeling since ep1 that the people in this show most anyway seem to be a lot more real than in most dramas.
And even though some of the tropes might seem a bit icky or uncomfortable or disquieting, most of us can relate to them even if we don't talk about them in public :P. My only complaint about this drama is that Jang Mi has no outlet or support. I wanted so badly for Hyun Hee to be a safe haven for her in this messy situation but Hyun Hee is grappling with her own objectives with Hoon Dong. I just want a little more sisterhood so that when the laughs subside and the drama rolls in Jang Mi has someone to encourage her.
I agree, the poor girl really needs a good girl friend, to balance all the guys around her with their various ulterior motives. Someone who sincerely is there for her instead of just wanting something from her. Then again, I can see her and Ki-tae's mom forming that kind of connection down the line, after seeing their lovely moment of empathy in this episode.
That would be awesome, and such a great reversal. I agree that she needs someone unconditionally on her side without ulterior motives. Kitae doesn't have one either though Hoon Dong is a friend but not a reliable one who will give good advice and have his back. But watching as the episodes go on now to 6one of the things I like most about this series is that they are each becoming the other's best friend.
Someone they can tell anything to and who will listen, someone who will give advice or opinions even if they aren't what the person wants to hear but rather what they need to hear, one that can say the painful truths and listen to it as well. They may seemingly go in opposing directions but generally they pull or push towards the same direction in the end. They can't seem to help it. Totally agree.
They are one of the few relationships in the show based on complete honesty with each other - despite the fact that it's not an actual relationship or so think, bwahaha.
It's surprising to me how much they tell each other that they don't tell other people; I feel like a lot of the time it's unintentionally revealed, but I think Ki-tae's actually being honest, even if he doesn't realize it, when he tells his mom it's nice to have someone he can relax and share his secrets with.
Both he and Jang-mi are so alone in important ways - Ki-tae just keeps his relationships very closed off and impersonal and never lets anyone in, while Jang-mi is perpetually lonely even though she surrounds herself with people. I think they unconsciously recognize that in each other, and that, along with the fact that their fake relationship makes it easier to say what they think without worrying about the consequences, makes them so comfortable around each other.
Also on a slightly related note, I love how naturally and gradually they slipped into banmal with each other. Aided greatly by Jang-mi's drunkenness. I get the feeling they didn't really register the moment, and I didn't either exactly, but now they talk to each other like a long-established couple.
I love it. I'm just glad it didn't happen in front of all the ladies because that is just not something you can come back from. I love that this was the typhoon they were talking about though - I was really expecting it to be something much more serious than a long winded setup for a poop joke, lol. I love this OTP so much.
They were so, SO cute on their fake dates. It's adorable how much KiTae is warming up to her and hilarious that he doesn't even realize it yet. His face as he scrolled through the pictures of them and then his anger when he stormed out to drag her away from YR but he decided against it. Yeo Reum is starting to annoy me more as he becomes a viable romantic rival but I know that he's a necessary catalyst to rile up KiTae's growing feelings of jealousy.
Still I wish that JangMi wasn't so quick to run back to him after he left her high and dry at the beginning. What more needs to happen for her to realize that she has to be more careful who she gives her heart to? You can't just go around trusting everybody!
I also feel like the ruse would be a lot easier to maintain if JM waited to go out with YR until they were done with the scheme but then we wouldn't get all the shenanigans, I know. I know a lot of people thought the soup kiss was hot but I thought JangMi looked sweaty and un appealing with the soup all over her face like a child so it didn't do anything for me.
Plus I don't like her with YeoReum so I was too busy screaming nooooooooo at my computer to enjoy anything. I appreciate them acknowledging how insightful JM is though. She's the only one who really empathizes with KiTae's mother and who sees her pain and she sees that YR's aloofness hides a painful scar as well what is with the parents on this show?! It's nice to see that she isn't only clingy and too earnest.
I think the Chairman's wife lady got what Jang Mi was going through - even though all the men seemed totally oblivious. That may have prompted her "she is not a robot" remark. I burst out laughing at that scene. I can't believe they actually made her poop in her pants. That's hilarious. I am loving it. But when will the romance between kitae and jang mi begin?
Am desperately waiting for it. Yoreum is good alright but he cannot be the one for her. Kitae go get the girl! Forget about marriage and just tell her you like her. I love the song posted above! I don't know what the song is saying I don't speak Korean but I'm assuming it's about that happy feeling you get when you fall in love. That's the vibe I get from the song anyhow. It's effervescent and bubbly and it makes me smile and giddy. I'm adding it to my "Yihee" playlist which is basically made up of songs whose lyrics and melody make me giddy or kilig as we call it in the Philippines.
On to the show: I cringe for Jang-mi. Poor girl can't catch a break. I laughed like mad when I realized that dramatic opening sequence was about poop in the pants.
And Yeo-reum. I'm not sure yet what I feel about him. He's such an odd mix of gentleman and jerk, perfect man and bastard. I mean the good looks and cooking are great but his bouts of immaturity and assiness are very off-putting. Also, I loathe pretty boys who know they're pretty and are so self-assured of their prettiness that they assume all girls have a thing for them or will have thing for them eventually if they didn't at the beginning.
Thank goodness for Ki-tae who is consistent and doesn't blow hot and cold. I really like his character despite his flaws and occasional misanthropy. That bitch ex-fiancee of his is UGH. She's so smug and self-serving! What she wants, she gets. And she'll do whatever it takes. She's the most annoying character her. More annoying than the immature douche Hoon-dong. He, at least, is hilariously pathetic and harmless. In love with this drama. This episode sealed the deal. The typhoon was both hilarious and mortifying, and I was cringing and bursting out in laughter at the same time!
Omg this drama is hands down my favourite of the year so far. I very, very rarely re-watch dramas but I could watch this over and over and never get bored. I like the ambiguity of some of the relationships- despite the wacky premise the realness of this and the commitment of the actors really sells it. And this episode in particular was absolutely hilarious.
Once I realised what the typhoon was referring to I almost had to watch through my fingers, dreading what was going to happen, but when they replayed the opening scene I was crying with laughter. Thank you girlfriday and LollyPip for the recaps! I was actually waiting for a little graphic in nature when they zoom in on her legs and started goin upwards.
Jul 22, Marriage Not Dating: Episode 5 by girlfriday. The contract romance fairy dust starts to work its magic on our not-a-couple, because as we all know, acting like you're in love has a way of making you feel all the attendant highs and lows anyway/5. Marriage Not Dating Ep 3 English subbed - Dramanice. Watch full episodes free online of the tv series Marriage Not Dating with subtitle in English. The following Marriage Not Dating Episode 3 English Sub has been released. Watch full episode of Marriage Not Dating Series at Dramanice. Jul 21, Marriage Not Dating: Episodes by LollyPip. I love it. Marriage Not Dating is light, airy, and funny while also delivering a nice healthy dose of heart and depth. We're starting to get glimpses into characters' pasts that indicate that not everything is cuteness and romance in these people's lives, and I think the show is setting a nice balance between hilarious hijinks /5.
I fersure thought they were gonna have something dripping down and I was anticipating it so much I forgot to even breath. Thet are truly suffering from 'sins of the father'. Lesson to be learned - Parents out there - your words and actions or inaction puts a stamp on your kids that they carry thruoughout life. I really dislike Yeo-reum. When I first started this drama, I didn't realize he'd get so much screentime. Couldn't agree more. The only thing good is that there is no 2nd lead syndrome bout wanting him with jang mi.
It's one thing to give an actor that could act like hoon with screen time but YR couldn't act for the life of him. I have an idea for Ki-taes mom: make them get married! She must know that he is so hung up on his privacy, I think she will at some point just make them get married. Then they will chicken out badly People are saying that he's a bad actor and it comes across into his character?
Could totally be possible! I'm so busy reading the subtitles since I don't speak Korean that I can fully admit that I may lose out on the subtleties of the performance. All I know is that he belongs chained in my kitchen smiling that smile. Thank you Girlfriday for the great recap. I am loving this drama and you have voiced my take on it like you where in my head lol.
The one thought I would like to add is I have enjoyed is the cold scene in the front but in ep6 I noticed that my perception of the scene initially was very different than at end. I really like the use of this tool. I know that the dialog is rapid pace and clever, but most of the time, the subs steamroll right over the puns and give us little of the flavor. I never ever thought I would appreciate a poignant moment being brought on by bathroom humor, but as you said, GF, this show keeps surprising us.
The show this reminds me of - Kim Sam Soon - had that no toilet paper scene that I loved, too, in how it further defined the OTP's relationship. Why is this show soooo good?
Laica said it well when she talks about how relatable the characters are. They are people we know in situations we have been in. I mean, admit it, everyone there was a time when you also needed to find a bathroom stat. Only they take the situation and BLOW it up and make it as ridiculous as it could possibly be.
BUT - the silly people running around and falling down to all the goofy sound effects and music are lovable. We laugh with them but want to give them hugs at the same time.
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Even in all its 'drama' moments, we get pulled in by how 'real' and relatable it is, and how human some of the feelings are Thanks jomo! I agree with that it has a bit of the KSS vibe, in that we cringe for the main character and laugh with her, while totally rooting for her in the moment.
Despite her mistakes, and maybe even because of them. And yeah, this is definitely one of those shows where a lot is lost in translation, unfortunately. And in the age of lightning-fast subs. It's quite funny, hopefully the writers keep up the momentum.
I have never cried so much This blows every bathroom-walk-in and crazy-drunks incidents out of the water, pun intended! And the fact that they're both cool and accept that this is just a normal human problem afterwards is so lovely.
This is no doubt the best rom-COM in a while. Aaaaah I love this drama. I started watching the first two episodes last weekend and ended up watching all six and still want moar. Heh, how cute is it that she's named Jangmi- "rose" and she's both soft and prickly at the same time.
And Yeoreum is "summer", right? I don't know what Ki-tae means but when I tried Google Translate on the Ki-tae twitter his name was translated to "air pacific. Jangmi's like a walking disaster a lot of the time I was covering my eyes in secondhand mortification a lot of the time and yet peeking through my fingers in helpless fascination. I love her so much already- she gets into such embarrassing situations but she always comes out fighting, even if not unscathed. With this "typhoon" incident- I'm guessing Mom's warming up to her already Part of the reason why I love this drama so much is the way it circumvents typical Kdrama tropes and brings in unexpected depth and "atypicalness" to it's characters.
I've read so much "hate" for Yeo-Reum's character online. But what is a second lead?