Edit this Page Edit Information. Watch Trailer. Buy on Amazon. Add to List. Ratings: 8. Reviews: 80 users. Score: 8. Add Cast. Han Groo Joo Jang Mi. View all Write Review. Other reviews by this user 1. Sep 26, 16 of 16 episodes seen. Completed 1. Overall Story Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Cancel. Aug 24, 16 of 16 episodes seen. Overall 9. Story 8. I though it wasn't to get merry at all. I think she told him just to date coz seriously their family is kind of messed up.
Imagine going through all that again. I believe with time she would change her opinion. However, from the preview I think she will change her mind in today's ep. I loved this episode! I like how the beginning of the episode was a reflection of their feelings and not an actual brawl!
There was so much good stuff I don't know where to begin! They are finally together! And Jang Mi is starting to live for herself and I think starting a business is the best thing for her! Like the fortuneteller said money and luck follows her! So i'm thinking it'll be a success! And I am really worried about her mom. She is sick isn't she?
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I hope its treatable! So worried! And I can't wait for the next episode when we get to see jealousy and cute couple moments again! Actually I have been wondering if the scriptwriter had Jung Mi and her friend as receptionists for branded bags for a literal meaning anot. For the past episodes, they have been trying to keep up with their temper and anger while dealing with customers.
Her friend said that she wanted to be 'sold off' when she is still 'of value', like how branded bags will lose their value as time passes, hence clinging onto a rich guy. Jung Mi also said that what was not meant to be hers will not be hers, like she and the branded bags which she touched and took care of everyday. So, being fired is actually not a bad thing. Why be attached to something that is not meant to be yours? From the start i have always feel that Jung Mi and branded bags just don't match.
Like what Yeo Reum said, when one talks about wine, you can't leave Jung Mi out. Everything falls nicely. Jung Mi is going to live for herself and not for others, and her leaving her job or ending the fake marriage happen at the right timing.
I know right?! I always thought it was a bit random as well. Plus through out the episodes she gave good critique to all of the dishes YR feed her.
And I can't wait to see how petty and jealously endearing KT will be with them 2 working together! It made me laugh so hard when she was thinking about cleaning and his mind was thinking naughty thoughts.
I was dying from his reactions to each innuendo comment she gave him. I'm really happy with Yeo-rim in this episode. That's how I'd like them to take his character forward. I squealed when he said he likes Ki-tae a lot and I found that totally sincere and believable. Jang-mi is definitely standing between them, but I'm proud of him for to allowing that to change his reluctant bromance with Ki-tae.
Same for Se-ah. I liked that she's truly ready to let Ki-tae go but is willing to still be a well-wisher who'd go through extremes to get him at a better place. What she did may have been wrong in strategy, but her thought was awfully sweet.
As for mom, I'm so glad she finally told that douche of a husband what he needed to hear eons ago. I really want them to get a divorce and for her to live a happier life without having to keep wearing the perfect-mask. I think Ki-tae's mom is such a fantastic character in that she's so ridiculously human. Her expectations of Jang-mi is very justified and I love how betrayed she felt when she believed the blogger was Jang-mi's form of revenge. I really wish dramas would do this more often.
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The cookie-cutter MIA are so yesterday. This is what I'd watch any day of the week And finally Jang-mi and Ki-tae who are just getting more awesome per episode - like that's even possible. I love the way they dealt with the break up, and how Ki-tae ended up telling her so simply that he loves her. The role reversals are fabulous and I'm really excited for the direction the last three episodes is taking.
While Jang-mi is definitely hurt in love, I still believe she believes in happily ever afters and marriages, etc. But its going to take a leap of faith for her to pursue that again after everything she's been through. But if there's one thing that can make her do it, it's love. Ki-tae will convince her like she did him.
I love the feel of full circle and this drama does that so well. I wish they were extending this, because I feel so reluctant to say goodbye Also, completely agree with GF. Dramas need to get creative like that; it drives the point home without driving viewers nuts. I feel so much for this episode because of some real life shit that is going on in my own personal life.
Then typically, in dramaland or in real life, the typical response will be 'Everything is too complicated to explain and it will take egos to explain. This is simply an excuse to just leave that person as it is without any explanation for your actions. Even if mum did something wrong in the past, like maybe neglecting dad too much, it is just wrong to betray her and have another woman OPENLY outside.
That line ' I want a reason. I feel her. Indeed, once dissapointed, you are afraid of venturing into a new relationship because you are afraid it wun meet your high expectations.
I now have my own reservations towards treating people too sincerely in real life now after going thru shit. Hence, i am now more afraid than before that ki tae's mum will not believe in jung mi as much as before, especially when the trust is broken the day itself when she start to believe in jung mi.
Genuine sincerity will be felt; it's not the lip service or the surface packaging gestures meant to 'show' you something. Finally, all the push-and-pull crap is over! I mean, there are only so many times Jang-mi could reject Ki-tae, so thank goodness for the last half of this episode. I was initially confused at the end of this episode because I just assumed they would date, and it never occurred to me that Ki-tae would want to marry soon.
I guess I totally missed that whole switching-roles thing even though I knew at some point their characters would go that way. I was so frustrated with last week's episodes, I couldn't even comment on the last one.
But now I'm just going to accept that people can have personality transplants in this drama. That's all a rom-com needs, a solid couple to root for. Everything else no matter how infuriating they get is just extra noise. Aw, I loved this episode. I didn't really expect them to find their way to each other right away and I actually like how they both had to struggle through a few things before they were really ready to be together. The issues are so realistic and this drama has done a wonderful job of making this relationship feel earned.
Haha well, Ki-tae really just needed to give her the necessary time and space she needed to focus on herself, if only for a little bit. I understand how, after falling for and trusting in someone for the first time in forever Ki-tae might be a little eager to just get married and be done with it. That's why I'm going to love this new dynamic between them, where he's hot and she's cold.
I think it was important for Jang-mi that she take some time to look after herself for once. But, I'm also glad that she realized that looking after yourself doesn't always have to require cutting the people you care about out of your life. Sometimes it just means slowing things down :. Anyway those last 15 minutes were especially wonderful. Cleaning Nemo's tank together! And Ki-tae's faces were seriously priceless!
Yay for hugs and kisses!
Marriage, Not Dating (Korean: ?? ?? ??; RR: Yeonae Malgo Gyeolhon) is a South Korean television series starring Yeon Woo-jin, Han Groo, Jeong Jinwoon, Han Sun-hwa, Heo Jung-min, and Yoon So-hee. It aired on tvN from July 4 to August 23, Original network: tvN. Marriage Not Dating (OST) lyrics with translations: Stop The Love Now (??? ?? ??), Love Lane, Call my name, Hope and hope (??? ???). 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/
Yay for divorce! Today's episode was so funny I bent over laughing. So much for innuendoes! Poor Gi Tae, I've never seen a man undress so fast and the shower scenes were priceless!
Glad to see that they could sit down and discuss "the act" like any healthy, normal couple. Kudos to this drama for treating sex as a normal part of a romantic relationship. One thing this show does right is that it shows how people can be amicable exes. I like how Jang mi is still pals with Yeo reum and Hoon Dong even though they are no longer dating. I liked how they all rallied round Gi tae to help him in his hour of need without even letting him know.
Trust Jang mi to get to the heart of the problem by giving sympathy to the plastic surgery addict. While Se ah went in with a sledgehammer, Jang mi went in with sincere kind words and got better results. It is true that you catch more flies with honey! I wonder how Gi tae's mom will feel when she finds out she was wrong about Jang mi, and why couldn't Jang mi stick up for herself and explain the situation? The misunderstanding felt so contrived!
Anyway, I really can't blame Jang mi for ONLY wanting to date Gi Tae and not marry him - with her first hand exposure to the messes of both families and all she has been through, and the fact that Gi Tae's mom thinks the worst of her, it's no wonder she wants to keep things low ley between them.
What's the deal with Jang mi's mother? Is she just dissatisfied with life? Or does she just want to make her husband miserable? It's not his fault that they are not rich, the man works hard to provide for his family, he's no slouch.
What more could she want? If she's so unhappy why is she dragging on their divorce instead of getting it settled amicably? There were many things running through my mind during that confrontation scene: "This is NOT the ultra violent confrontation scene we started the episode with phew We've reached the 'lay our emotions out on the table and stop running' portion of the drama I' was so done with denial", and, yes, "Your purse!
Your purse! You forgot your purse!! In a public space! At night!
Mamamoo - Love Lane (Marriage Not Dating OST)
Cell phone! Credit cards! That borderline domestic violence cold open was cringeworthy. I was hoping against hope the actual scene would not unfold that way. Dodged a bullet there. I was thinking the same and so cute to read it in the recap!
Hallelujah, they are finally together! His confession made my heart flutter.
Since she accepted, obviously she likes him back, but I was wishing she had confessed her feelings to him in return. Ki Tae has come a long way from wanting nothing more than to be alone to wanting nothing more than to date with the intention of marriage. I guess she doesn't want both of their families to get their hopes up again. Why did she make him shower if he's only going to be cleaning?
You get all sweaty and dirty when you clean; he's going to need another shower afterwards. Their back-and-forth banter looked natural. Do it. I can't. Just do it. She really has given up on Ki Tae. And that's the Hyun Hee we saw in episode 2 who stood up for her friend against her cowardly boyfriend I may actually end up liking these people by the end of this drama. Ki Tae's fake phone orders were my favorite scenes today. Ki Tae was eating chicken for days I like the double irony in Ki Tae bringing Hoon Dong chicken when there is chicken in his own restaurant and Yeo Reum asking Jang Mi to run his restaurant when she her family owns a restaurant.
I was offended by the age discrimination against Jang Mi, but I understand Korea is a different country where people get plastic surgery to be able to take a good picture for their resume before even being considered for a job. The writers miraculously redeemed Se-Ah - kind of, especially during the coffee scene. She was all like "Hey guys, thanks for your concern but don't worry about me now just go get that girl. I feel like such a cynic, but I don't buy those character turnarounds as "redemption.
It seems like the writers want us to like those characters, but they've been such mirth-sucking black holes that I just feel indifferent to them and pretend they don't exist. Yea I too feel it to be weird. Yeo-rum being cupid? Did I watch wrong drama? And if they manage to bring our OTP to right place, who am I to get mad.
Btw Mom sure have worst timing ever around Jang-mi, eh? Coincidentaly met the mistress not once but twice, caught Jang-mi supposedly red handed, again not once but twice. Thanks girlfriday for the super awesome fast recap!
You saved me from haunting your site all week-end. I guess the writer needed to create some conflict for the remaining episodes.
No matter, this show is great. True, Ki Tae is still rich, but his practice is in danger of going out of business. The focus was never on how poor Jang Mi was because Jang Mi's not poor, she's just working class. The focus is more on Jang Mi finding herself. Ki Tae offering to pay her in today's episode was so insulting, which I found to be out of character because he never bragged about his wealth before. Which reminds me, who do you think is Yeo Reum's backer for his restaurant?
Do you think it's Ki Tae? But Ki-tae wasn't bragging about his wealth. He was honestly clueless about how to fix things with Jang-mi's life, and money was the first thing he thought of. Stupid move, but not terribly out of character. And Ki-tae is getting flack for using money as compensation, but Jang-mi did the same thing to Yeo-reum. She felt bad about all the things she'd done to him the truffles, losing his job, breaking his heart I don't see that much of a difference between her gesture and Ki-tae's because he basically did put her in her situation.
You guys tapioca pearl and mo0mi make a good point. Then I'll buy all your chicken for you. Like Jang Mi said the Ki-tae she knows always chooses the most hurtful thing to say at all times. I am so happy with the direction the writer is taking. No more nonsense noble idiocy circling or missing each other except the wedding, com' on!
Jul 18, popgasa Mamamoo, Marriage Not Dating OST english, ???? ??, kdrama, kpop, lirik lagu, love lane, lyrics, mamamoo, marriage not dating, marriage over dating, ost, translation 2 Comments The way you talk always mysteriously stays near my ears. Aug 16, Marriage Not Dating: Episode 13 by girlfriday. The problem with filling your day with trying to forget the person you love is that you spend all day thinking about the person you love. It's an episode spent in denial, but in the cute way where everyone runs /5. Jul 01, The "Song of Songs" is a unique book in the Bible. There is no plot and no mention of God, but the piece says a lot about early Hebrew traditions surrounding marriage and love, using elaborate descriptions and complex relationships. The.
KT's confession was true to his character, you could still see how difficult for him trying to say "I want to be with you" and "I love you" but he did it and it was sincere. JM's "cool dating" shows how much she's grown as an independent woman, and while I wasn't expecting that I wasn't totally surprised because it shows us not only her growth but also how both of their roles are reversed now.
Game on! YWJ must be real tired with filming because the amount of breakouts and heavy make up is so obvious. Still, KT is the cutest love sick puppy yet with wolfy desires! I think this is the first time I have ever seen an episode where the writer actually explains to the audience why a successful guy has all this free time to stalk his loved one. We always see chaebols running around doing everything but work.
I loved how he try calling jm and going to her work to locate her instead of jus not doing anything after the wedding scene. Does anyone know what song was playing at the top of the hour when Jang-mi and Ki-tae were fighting?
Sure, the second leads are annoying as hell in the previous episodes. I just don't get Hyun-yi at all. But other than that, I can't say enough praises about it.
I absolutely love Ki-tae and Jang-mi's relationship, so much that I never want the show to end. I could just watch them doing their usual, daily activities and never get bored. To top that, just throw in a lot of sexy taims, thanks.
I mean, I know she's trying to help her friend but er hello, let the man eat his food okay. All through the confession scene, I kept thinking, who's minding her purse?
Very distracting couldn't concentrate on the kissing :P. My thoughts exactly. Doesn't make sense. That is something a woman would never do. I enjoyed this episode especially when KT was going to the naughty place in his mind. The fast strip and the shower scene with sound effects was hilarious. I'm glad KT mom finally woke up from her fake marriage and told her philandering husband about getting a divorce.
He wanted to have cake and eat it too. He should have been kick to the curb a long time ago and get a good divorce lawyer.
Finally, KT blurts out his true feelings, but I wish he said it in a different way since it sounded harsh. I love the reversal of attitudes, but it threw me regarding Jang Mi just wanting to date only.
All this time, she has been wanting to get married. I don't think it will last that long because KT won't be able to suppress his naughty thoughts. Thanks for recapping so fast. Can't wait to see KT's dad rejected by his mistress who has no interest in doing his laundry and making his meals!
After all that useless, aggravating angst. It feels really nice that we can finally get back to the we all know and fell in love with. Because I like Yoo-reum and Se-ah so much better when they aren't being clingy and manipulative.
And I'll just have to chip i with girlfriday because Yoo'reum's one sided love towards hyung is sooo cute. Yeon Woo-jin, once again, reigns this episode.
I bet that right after MND finishes he will get tons of romcoms offers, left and right. So will Han Groo, for that matter.
Both, him in the latter episodes, her in the earlier episodes, tackled comedy with so much ease but not overdramatic that you can't help but to laugh off your seat everytime they do something bizarre or out of place.
Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, Go together like a horse and carriage, This I tell ya brother, you can't have one without the other. Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, It's an institute you can't disparage, Ask the local gentry, and they will say is element'ry. Try, . 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 relationship in the /5.
Yeon Woo-jin's faces are definitely something to be praised of. He's not that handsome, IMHO. There are tons of Korean actors with faces many times more handsome and statuesque than his.
But funnier and more charming? I don't think so. I especially like his shy slash surprised smirk, I notice he does that a lot, like when he's in the fortune teller scene and here again when Jang-mi was telling him to go take a bath. I know you guys know which face I'm talking about because he is just so goddamn cute.
Oh, I think YR was being manipulative. That character seriously gives me the heebie-jeebies, she is so creepy. This drama is so utterly satisfying from a writer's perspective. There was such a clever flip of characterization here and you saw how absolutely honest it felt because the writer s have been diligently laying the groundwork for this in a believable fashion. When I compare this to something like Trot Lovers, another rom com with cute characters that started out silly and cute, and see where we end up on two completely different levels This episode nail it for me.
Finally yr has become the 2nd lead I been wanting. An open ear for jm to complain to while knowing noting will ever happen. Hoon is still the crack up he always will be but man I feel sorry for him. The mom still bother me tremendously in this one. If he stays by her side then she will never divorce him. Kt and jm were so cute this episode. The kiss. Ohh we need more. The best scene to me was kt realizing that jm would never try to purposely hurt him.
I was kinda nervous since we all know jm would jus enter his house without ringing the door bell even though kt keeps thinking she would so I was so surprise when he called her out for wanting to help him when she thought kt thought the same thing as his mom. I totally thought Jang Mi's idea of helping Ki Tae was to go online and leave nice comments under aliases and defend him to the bad commenters all "He's a great doctor who really cares about his patients!
Ben (BeBe Mignon) - Stop the Love Now (Lyrics) [Marriage Not Dating OST]
Highly recommended! Is it just me? Or does anyone else notice that during the scene when Jang Mi swatting flies, she looks like a cute tennis player holding a tennis racket. It's safer in Korea. Probably only manwon. Gi Tae flashes around ohmanwon in his wallet. Ha, about the purse! My friend left her phone in the subway when we were traveling in korea, an ajumma actually went off the train to give it back to her. Maybe income gap is nonexistent in korea lol. This is off topic, but your comment reminds me of when Yoon Doo Joon from Let's Eat, Iris 2, Beast had lamented about leaving his MP3 player on a bench in the subway station.
He realized it after he boarded the subway as the glass doors were closing. He got off at the next station and went back to the bench, but it was already gone. Reality is the huge disparity between the homeless living permanently in subway stations in their stowed away sleeping bags Seoul Station subway was memorable - there were even bonfires outside to cook their raw food in cans I think I'm the only one amused by Gi Tae's shirt during the confession scene.
Anyone read it? It says, "Lies" and "More lies" in a cross shape. I liked she smacked some boundaries on him and got upset about trying to secretly fund him, but then he threw back at her she was doing the same thing to him. The character reversal is nice and a bit true to life.
Often when your foundation gets shaked you swing too far in the other direction. Their version of that is not the exact same as the other person's version, which is a nice little bit. I'm guilty of watching the episode 4 times and then about more times on the park to apartment parts of the episode, mostly to study it. The acting was so good, and there were subtle parts I really liked, such as him wiping his hand before trying to grab her hand, and then when failing, wiping it again.
How he wiped his face and then paused, then doubled down anyway, paused for permission before the kiss, the way she grabbed his waist as a form of consent The under dialogue even in the silence was well done. Which is why I watched it about 4 more times. Plus the under dialogue of what she was thinking was also well mapped so that the noble idiocy didn't feel so idiotic. She had good reasons to stay away, but she couldn't bring herself to put herself in that mess again. Yeah, I get this is a bit more on the technical side, but it's because the emotional side was so well mapped, I wanted to see how they did it.
Im on mobile data but ive rewatched the park to apartment part for three times now!!! Aggressive nods to everything you said.
I lo o o o o ve their unspoken dialogs. What i really love about gitae is despite his seemingly rude behaviors he always respects jangmi's boundaries. He "asked" for consent. Not the usual forces kiss that kdramaland usually offers where the girl looks more pained than loved. Ggah im crazy for a guy who hugs before a kiss and gong gi tae did just that. I have so much respect for both leads in this show. I went into the show not knowing who they are but now i keep admiring their acting skills.
Its as if they put everything into the characters theyre playing. Like not once were they afraid to make facial expressions that might make them look less attractive. And that just earns so many respect points from my pov. You know the director and writer trusts the actors when they use large silences in between. There were at least 3 lean ins from different distances, 2 over the shoulders, yet it was cut together beautifully. That's at least 5 kisses and it was well mapped.
The acting was so good on him and her, and it's clear her confidence in herself to some degree has gone up, even if she says it wavers in front of him, she's still the one that proposed the cool relationship, meaning she's learning to be more selfish and ask for things she wants. A few times what she said and what he said contradicted their physical actions, which is just good acting overall But they both got it So satisfying.
I want to put together a scene half so well. I totally thought of how strangely appropriate his 'Lies and More lies' shirt was. I noticed his shirt, too.
I was like, "Whelp, looks like the coordi's trying to make a statement. And I have to say that the sound effects are very well placed in this drama. Even the simple scene became funny because of the sound effects.