Watch ' Marriage, Not Dating ' with our fast and smooth mobile player, optimized for your phone and tablet. How do you get your meddlesome family off your back? Gi Tae is a confirmed bachelor who has no interest in getting married, but he faces tremendous pressure from his family to settle down. To get them off his back, Gi Tae brings Joo Jang Mi Han Groo and introduces her as his future wife, knowing full well that his family would never accept her. Jang Mi agrees to the fake relationship because she is starting to lose hope that she will be able to find the perfect love after her failed past relationships.
Then she passes out. Meanwhile Yeo-reum and Jang-mi are asleep side-by-side in the dining room, her on a bench and him on a row of chairs.
Ki-tae tries to reach Jang-mi but remembers that her phone was ruined, and speeds up to try to get to the restaurant before his mother does. Cable network tvN is on a roll, and Marriage Not Dating is the latest in a string of light, fresh, airy rom-coms with characters that just draw you in and make you fall in love. The magic lies in the characters who may seem like standard drama stereotypes at the outset, but the more we get to know them, the more they surprise us with their depth and individuality.
For me, a drama is made or broken by its characters, and the characters are what this show does to perfection. Whenever I start to think he might be having feelings for Jang-mi, he does something like agree to collect information about her and Ki-tae for Se-ah only to turn around and show flashes of jealousy by asking Jang-mi multiple times about her feelings for Ki-tae.
I think that he revealed a lot when he said to Se-ah that Jang-mi must be something great since everyone is obsessed with her lately. All in all, I think the show is playing to its strengths by letting the characters shine above all else, and I would honestly watch these people and their relationships no matter what the overarching plot happened to be.
Your email address will not be published. I'm digging the hell out of this drama. Jang Mi's character is quirky, zaney, devoted and believable. There's no "damsel in distress" syndrome going on with her. I really don't care about the other love characters molding aside from the OTP because the OTP and their families are making me laugh so much. XD I can't wait for their "Marriage".
Ki Tae's mother reminds me of Secretary Kim in Ugly Alert very scheming ,controlling and obsessed with her priorities. Love Love Love it!!!!
It is so funny and the characters have such a fresh feeling about them. I can't wait until they really fall for each other! I'm pretty sure that Ki-Tae will be the one falling first!! I'm sooo loving it. That's why he keeps asking her to continue their fake relationship even though she keeps asking him to end it! Thank you so much for your wonderful recaps! As always, your insightful descriptions and feelings on the show give me food for thought.
I am so glad that you are recapping this series. I love the complexity of the characters. They are so layered. I adore how the writers are not revealing TOO much too soon. It is actually tantalizing to get to know them slowlyhow they think and how they respond to situations. It mirrors real life in this way. It speaks volume about the writer that even though she doesn't reveal too much at one time, the episodes never feel slow moving at all.
Where do you guys watch this. I tried Viki a few days ago but it wasn't available in my area I live in the States.
Didn't see it on Dramafever either. Any suggestions? It's on Viki and they do have it available in the US, so I'm not sure why it's giving you trouble. I also highly recommend kdrama. They have excellent video quality and very accurate subtitles.
Viki occasionally tells me that a video isn't available in my area too, but after a refresh or two, it works i live in the US as well. As far as actual subtitles go, more is always better so I toggle between the two subs viki and kdrama. Viki definitely has some lines that are incorrectly translated though - some just don't make sense in the context of the show when the corresponding kdrama.
I really love this drama. I was telling one of my friends about it today and explaining the crossed love lines etc is entertaining in of itself. She told me that she had this huge grin on her face just from reading my plot and character synopsis. I adore this drama and I am soooooo thankful for the recap. I like Fated to Love You, but I am enjoying this one a little more.
I have actutally rewatched some of the episodes already because I love the attraction and tension between our two leads. I think your recap is right on - this drama is also flushing out the other characters and they are colored in various hues of gray - not black and white Restaurant Guy - total rich jerk, but he realize his mistake and I believe is truly repentance; Girlfriend at Work - good sounding board coworker, but she is clearly after Restaurant Guy; Ex-Girlfriend Rich Doctor - has not moved on and will do whatever it takes to protect and keep her man in his home all alone.
Plus I am curious why Ki-tae abandon his family Why does Grandmom feels it is her fault? Ki-tae's Mom is so proper and polite, so why would she even accept a marriage sham? Why is the aunt single I'm just curious because usually in K-drama they do not have a single older female hanging out while they are trying to marry off a younger family member I am just wondering?
What is Yeo-reum's story? He is tall, handsome, great smile, nice body, good dancer, budding chief, body made for jeans or a tux, but really Why is he in this drama I really love this drama, and episode were my favorite so far because it shows how much Ki Tae leads a lonely life and he's not happy about it even if he doesn't admit yet.
I also love that Jang Mi drinks at every episode lol, seriously every time she ends up with soju or any other drink XD. Can u guys be more right. He is the least expressive person in the show.
He is like a kid that only wants to go after jang mi since it's seems everyone else is out to get her. His only goal to me is to make gi tei jealous and realize his own feelings her jang mi. 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.
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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.
Mar 13, THE SHORT VERDICT: Wacky fun with a lot of heart. Marriage Not Dating's strength is really in its execution and its primary cast's committed performances. Han Groo and Yeon Woo Jin both turn in heartfelt performances while being fully committed to The Funny, and the result is cracktastic, laugh-out-loud hilarity with an inner core of. Sep 27, We are half way through the season 1 of Not Dating! Thanks for watching Episode 3 of #notdatingwebseries! Trent & Lauren discuss the episode, and let you know what's to expect in Episode 4 - out. 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/
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.
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. Jul 13, Marriage, Not Dating Episode 3 Recap. July 13, July 16, This episode shows our hero that sometimes it's nice to not be alone. Gi Tae thinks he likes solitude but what he really needs is a person to stand next to him, to be there when he needs them most and Jang Mi just might fit the bill. Jang Mi: "Why do you dislike marriage. Jul 11, Marriage, Not Dating Episode 3; Not Dating, Marriage Episode 3; Anticipate Marriage Episode 3; Gyeolhoneul Gidaehae Episode 3; Marriage Without Love Episode 3; Marriage Without Dating; 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.
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.
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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!! I can also see that Jang Mi and Yeo Reum may not be that great of an idea. He finds her amusing and doesn't really want to give it ago.
At least that's what I felt when they finally got their "date". I really like the idea of seeing that the second lead may not be compatible with the female lead. Ki Tae seems cold. This episode give us glimpses into a warmer side that he keeps hidden. It also shows that because his mom manages people, that's what he does.
Her control freak ways are probably the biggest factor for his need for alone time. Or even whatever happened in the past between him and Se Ah. Though I wonder why granny thinks she has something to do with it? Maybe his mom has her confused.
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I'm a little confused why Jang Mi's friend is so self righteous. After all she knows the full story of what happened between her and Hoon Dong. It hasn't even been that long.
Yet she states Jang Mi is toying with him and that if they're really friends they'll sort it out. Yet, I think Jang Mi is a good enough person that if she would have talked with her first it would have been better.
Probably Jang Mi's main concern would be how her friend would get treated by Hoon Dong. Yes, the friend -Hyun Hee-didn't make bold moves, but she is circling. Oh, and the debate!
Marriage, Not Dating Episode 10 Recap. AT ALL. But she sees that he has his bags packed, episode he confesses that episode had to take out the security deposit on his apartment to pay for the truffles. Ki-tae plays video games at home, but his . Jul 19, Marriage Not Dating: Episodes by girlfriday. Now that my recap slate has freed up, I can finally turn my attention to something new. Marriage Not Dating is the newest Friday-Saturday offering from tvN, and I've been enjoying it immensely for its witty banter, laugh-out-loud humor, and its refreshing take on romance. Not to mention that there's a hilarious contract /5. 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).
It was Nemo, Ki Tae just likes to seem so above it. From blackmail, spying and so on. The family is so forceful who wouldn't flee. Since his family is weird about caring he just can't understand or deal with people who openly and freely care.
Though it's clear he was moved by Jan Mi's open heart in the first place. It's funny that Jang Mi knows him so well. Such as for his home password: "He's a narcissist it's his birthday. I think they'd love being in laws for real. Though it makes me sad that finally Jang Mi's parents are talking over their joy of their daughters future marriage. The thing that really ruined this for me was how mean Ki Tae was and that whole locked in the bathroom thing! He had wine and water! He should have been fine just hungry.
That is the ridiculous thing. Especially since being "saved" will clearly alter something between Ki Tae and Jang Mi. This should just show Jang Mi he's stupid. Also, I don't really care for leads who spend more time drunk than sober. I hope this will not be one of those dramas.
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