Anyone remember Jewel of the Palace or more commonly known as Dae Jang Geum? I hope you do because that was one of the best Korean dramas ever produced and also because if you remember that drama, you must have remembered the love interest of Jang Geum (Lee Young Ae) that is Min Jung Ho. Ji Jin Hee was the man playing Jung Ho and when I found out he’s the leading man in He Who Can’t Marry, I was ecstatic! He is after all one fine good-looking man. Hehe 😛
He Who Can’t Marry (결혼 못하는 남자) is a special, fun and enjoyable drama. Ahhh… I LOVE this drama so much! Best of all you have Ji Jin Hee at his very best; I can laugh for hours just watching his weird quirky behavior and comical expression… this really is a man who knows how to act and bring out the very best of Jo Jae Hee. The rest of the characters were well-played too. I’m not sure why this drama has low ratings (in South Korea and worldwide) but I definitely recommend it to you all. It’s really fun!
Korean title: 결혼 못하는 남자
Korean romanization title: Gyeolhon Motaneun Namja
International/Literal title: He Who Can’t Marry / The Man Who Can’t Get Married
Running period in Korea: 15th June 2009 to 4th August 2009
Total episodes: 16
Genre: Comedy, romance
Based on Japanese drama: Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
Synopsis (source from KBS):
“Love story of an extremely stubborn and absolutely inflexible 40-year-old bachelor.” Here is a man who just turned forty. He has his own architectural company and you can find some fine architectures if you google his name. Just by looking at his good appearance or his job, it would be hard to believe that he is not married yet. However…. Here is a man who doesn’t know how to communicate with other people. He is obstinate and never thought of living together with somebody. One day, he comes across a lady doctor who is quite similar to himself. After that day, he feels like to talk to her and rely upon her. Slowly, he starts to change. He becomes intimate with the dog next door, starts to meddle in another´s affairs, and realizes the preciousness of people around him. Would he be able to get married after all? If he gets married, who would be good for him? And how is he going to propose?
Jo Jae Hee (aka Ji Jin Hee) with the lovable Sanggu. Ahh I’m falling for you Chihuahua.
Ji Jin Hee as Jo Jae Hee
Uhm Jung Hwa as Jang Mun Jeong
Kim So-Eun as Jeong Yu Jin
Yang Jeong A as Yun Ki Ran
Yu Ah In as Park Hyeon Kyu
Lim Ho as Park Kwang Nam
Bae Min Hee as Jo Yun Hee
Kim Byeong Ki as Jang Bong Su
Jeon Yang Ja as Kang Hye Ja
Yu Tae Yong as Mun Seok Hwan
Running period on KBS World (encore): 10th October 2011 to 3rd November 2011
Encore run time (Malaysia): Mon to Thurs 3.20pm-4.30pm (70 mins) KBS World, repeat is on Saturday 9.40pm-1.40am (4 epis per week) @ Astro CH391
I have 4 favorites from the OST; 사랑핼래 (Want To Love) ~ the main song, 그대는 예뻐요, Oh3 and 입가에 맴돌던 얘기. There are a couple songs that I’ve not heard before. Well, Ji Jin Hee and Uhm Jung Hwa each sang a song as well.
I’ve actually watched this drama online few days ago and now waiting for this coming Saturday for the last 4 epis. 🙂 (tsk that means I’m watching it twice! Hahaha)
Remember to watch it. Highly recommended. You’ll thank me later. 🙂
Photos from KBSWORLD.