Marry Me, Mary! (매리는 외박중) or also known as Mary Stayed Out All Night is a romance comedy drama. This drama is funny and cute! If you like ogling at cute boys then this is it. Haha The story is not bad either. It gives you a sneak peak at how Korean drama get made. In terms of acting, I find them to be good too.
When I first watched Marry Me, Mary! teaser in KBS World, I was speechless man!
Asked my mom “Eeee are both of them girls?” LOL
Then when I start watching this drama… my mom asked me: Hey isn’t this guy the one in You’re Beautiful?
Found out he is. Wah! wah! This guy is really versatile. I couldn’t recognize him. Haha
I didn’t watch the whole epis of You’re Beautiful, just the first few epis coz I couldn’t stand this guy. So yeah he can make you hate him and like him at the same time. (fyi You’re Beautiful is showing in 8tv)
Korean title: 매리는 외박중
Korean romanization title: Maerineun Uibakjoong
International English title: Marry Me, Mary!
Literal title: Mary Stayed Out All Night
Chinese title: 玛丽外宿中
Running period in Korea: 8th November -28th December 2010
Running period on KBS World: 20th December 2010 -18th January 2011
Total episodes: 16
Runtime (Malaysia): Mon & Tues 2011 9.03pm-10.13pm (70 mins) KBS World
Based on the internet comic “Maerineun Uibakjoong” by Won Su-Yeon
Synopsis (source from KBS):
Mary Wi is a wanna-be eco-friendly designer, but she did not major in design, is not qualified and has no social connection in that field. She is cute looking, just like her late mother, but she is short-tempered like her dad. Mary’s dad believes that there’s no man who is trustworthy and he insists that he will pick Mr. Right for his daughter. Though they always quarrel, Mary is daddy’s little girl and thinks her father is the best. One day, Mary goes to a glam rock concert and there, sees a pretty looking but rough rocker, Mu-gyul who sings like there’s no tomorrow. On the other hand, Mary’s dad, since she was 5 year old, has already arranged Mary’s marriage with Jung-in, son of his rich friend, Jung-suk, who has supported him financially. To avoid the arranged marriage, Mary asks Mu-gyul to take wedding photo with her. Jung-in, then, enters the picture. Now, Mary will live in a pent house in the Chung-dam area with Jung-in, a rich president of an entertainment agency, while she lives with Mu-gyul, a poor indie-band rocker in an underground apartment in Hong-dae district, at the same time. After 100 days of polyandrous marriage, she will have to choose which one is Mr. Right. She goes through an inner conflict over two different men with different charms.
Moon Geun Young as Wi Mae Ri
Jang Keun Suk as Kang Mu Gyul
Kim Jae Wook as Jung In
Kim Hyo Jin as Seo Jun
Park Sang Myeon as Wi Dae Han (Mary’s dad)
Park Jun Gyu as Jung Suk (Jung In’s dad)
Lee A-Hyeon as Kam So Young (Mu Gyul’s mom)
Shim Yi-Young as Director Bang
Lee Sun Ho as Lee Ahn
Kim Min Kyu as Ri No
Geum Ho Suk as Yo Han
Park Chul Hyun as Leo
Kim Hae Rim as Ji-Hye
Lee Eun as So Ra
Jang Keun Suk as Kang Mu Gyul and Moon Geun Young as Wi Mae Ri (Mary aka Merry Christmas).
My summary: this drama is all about this lovely couple. Sorry Jung In, felt like you’re just a sub. Never really have a chance.
Ok not only is Jang Keun Suk a pretty boy. He can sing too!
He sang 4 tracks for this drama and they’re all good. My absolutely fav is I Will Promise You, second by Hello Hello.
Tsk tsk, Keun Suk rewrote epi 16 (last epi).
Photos from KBS.