They stay true to themselves as the show manages to tie up all the loose ends nicely, leaving me feeling like everyone gets the ending they deserve. Ki-tae and Jang-mi stand in their wedding finery, at an altar under a stormy sky, both of them looking angry and hurt. Ki-tae turns and walks away, leaving Jang-mi alone at the altar. While they talk, Ki-tae accidentally finds the envelope of postcards from Dad and swipes them. Ki-tae suggests they go see her father, since they now have his address.
They're cold openings are so well done and not cliched lie most dramas. Now i get to to share the love. Thank you for recapping! I've been completely in love with this show since day 1. I hope it get's a lot of love. It has been a while since I watched a drama all over again like times in a week while waiting for the next episode to come.. Thanks for covering this show!
I watched the first two episodes on a whim, and was surprised by how fun and charming it is! My current entertainment too - Fated To Love you and this one Marriage Without Dating I stumbled upon entirely by accident, because the captivating offerings out there were so dismal.
Have yet to pick up High Sch King of Savvy the title put me off but will soon - seems an enjoyable ride for me. My current entertainment too - Fated To Love you and this one Marriage Without Dating I stumbled upon entirely by accident, because the offerings out there were so dismal.
Have yet to pick up High Sch King of Savvy the title put me off but will soon - seems like an enjoyable ride. I must've replayed that scene so much - you know where she's banging on the bathroom door with the beer bottle, and she's raging to come face to face with her jerk ex. Then, when the door finally opens My heart breaks as I watch her eyes Thank you girlfriday and LollyPip for agreeing to taking this show on: I was on the fence at first about the show and wanted to see what others were thinking.
Thankfully I watched until ep and realized that although the heroine is a clingy, stalking mess I couldn't help but root for her. She likes the 2nd? She doesn't try to change him and just accepts him as he is. When she gets knocked down she just feels sad then bounces right back I love it! I am so happy that it's being recapped here!! Such a refreshing show and it's absolutely hilarious.
I think in addition to the witty banter and great comedy, the music choices have all been so awesome and just make each scene that much more hilarious and epic feeling lmao. I totally agree that the music pieces bring up the lightness and freshness of the show I find Han Groo an amazing actress. I've not watched any of her other shows, but I might do so. She is a young actress with great potential to continue to be the lead.
Fantastic writing and directing too. I really enjoy this show for the insanity it is. Jang-mi is a wonderful character that you can't help but root for. Yeah, I cringed a lot at her stalker-tendencies, but at the same time, there is such a realness to her that I can't be bothered too much by her flaws.
She's so full of gusto and good intentions. I love the banter between her and Ki-tae, who is also a great character in his own right. I find his honesty however brutal refreshing since it's rare for male characters to be that way in many dramas.
He's got his assy flaws, but like Jang-mi, he has that realness as well. I'm anxiously waiting for the moment they fall in love! I agree about KiTae's honesty. I mean, he definitely could use some tact but a lot of the things he says to JangMi, she really needs to hear. And the same goes for her calling him out on some of the things he does. It's nice to see a show actually acknowledging when people overstep their boundaries and not just ignoring it or treating it like cute or endearing behavior.
Thank you so much for the recap. I'm loving this show because the characters are so fun to watch. Gi Tae's actions may be embarassing but her sincerity is believable and heartbreaking that you'll end up rooting for her.
And her spunkiness makes her loveable. Already finished the first 4 episodes and the chemistry between Gi Tae and Jang Mi is just sizzling hot. And Yeo Reum just has this winsome smile that makes you melt.
Thank you so much girlfriday and LollyPip for recapping this drama. I just love it so much. The way that the characters interact is just so cute and enjoyable, it really makes my day. In fact, I'm re-watching the first four episodes. I really can't get enough.
To think that I already had enough list of other dramas waiting to be watched but this show just that addictive. I just had to rewatch them again while killing the time to wait for another whole week. Thanks for recapping I love this show!!
D Am at episode 5 so far: It has captured my heart, hook, line and sinker. I'm glad Girlfriday and LollyPip are recapping this show. MND is adorable and hilarious, a total riot and a keeper. I've been wanting a place where I can comment and share my appreciation for the show and here it is.
Ask and ye shall receive. So, thank you thank you! I've been hoping that there would be recaps of this show! It's definitely one of my favorite shows right now!Marriage Not Dating MV ¦ I Don't Love You Too
I love the humor and romance, and its one of the shows I anxiously wait for every week. Thanks so much for picking it up girlfriday!
She's great at doing comedy too. One of my faves of the summer. So funny and I love the cast. Every episode gets sillier and more hilarious. Thanks for recapping this one. TvN can do no wrong when it comes to rom-coms lately. I am a little late to the party but I thoroughly enjoyed marathoning the first few episodes. Han Groo is such a hoot and she has some of the best crazy-eyes I have seen in Kdrama heroines.
Yeon Woo Jin or as I call him "Korea's Seth Macfarlane", well I think he kinda looks like him doesn't seem like your typical jerk hero, he's just trying to hang on to that bachelor life.
Jin Woon is trouble with a capital T. Any guy who knows he's good looking and has no qualms flaunting it is always trouble. He almost immediately reminded me of Leonardo Dicaprio and then I suddenly saw so many Viki commenters remarking the same thing. I think it's the eyes and head shape. Thank you so much!!! I figured with all the shows you guys were recapping this would be impossible!
I'm so grateful because I'm loving the show as well: And both the leads are awesome! I love the pattern of the episodes, where they begin with an incident, and then backtrack to show us how they got there. Not to mention, it ensures that something dramatic has to happen each episode, which is fun. Oh my goodness what an expected surprise. Thank you thank you. I really want this recap so that you guys can catch the nuances which I usually don't get.
Thank you so much for this. I am really enjoying this drama it's got some solid acting. And the comedy is so spot on. Oh my, I never knew that I could laugh like that, watching a drama. I was cracking up watching ep.
Love the directing, acting and everything. Han groo looks like yoon eun hye here. Thou both of them have their own charm. This show is such a mix of real people acting like real people in real situations, I have to wonder where has this writer been? Each episode seems to uncover more layers of each person, they are not just static robots playing roles that never change.
Every episode the mom gets revealed more and more, and with each episode she seems more vulnerable. I highly suspect that mom does not really dislike JM - she is jealous how JM can be so free wheeling while she keeps everything bottled up for appearances sake.
The writer Joo Hwa Mi, has a few other credits to her name. Thanks for the info. Thank you for the info! I've been meaning to check out Hope For Dating for awhile so now that I know the writer is the same person, I'm definitely going to move it up on my to watch list.
From the next episode you'll find it the reason behind it is his father. Thank you girlfriday and Lollypip! So happy you're both recapping this now.
It's a gem of a show and I just love to hear your thoughts on it! Can't wait till you catch up! I am loving this show its my current addiction and cannot wait for friday and Saturday night just for this show. I watched the first two episodes when I was really tired and had trouble following the sequence of events, and the logic behind. You saved me a lot of time and head scratching!
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So far I love the acting and the chemistry between the couples or would-be couples. I love this show. I love the cast and really like Jang-mi a lot. I don't get the criticisms about her. Plus the chemistry of the leads! I don't see the complaints about the lack of chemistry either. Anyway, my biggest shock was Sun-hwa. I've watched her since Invincible Youth so she'll always be Blank Sunhwa to me, but she's surprisingly good as Se-ah and she looks better now than before maybe due to maturity partly, and some tweaks from surgery too.
We have the same schedule. Tried Trot Lovers but after the last episode, I have to let that go. I'll watch It's Okay, It's Love and see if it's any good.
My week is fully booked with rom coms and I'm in heaven. I really hope that this drama continues being awesome because I just love seeing our leads banter. I agree about SunHwa. Not only have I struggled through the long drought of dull and mediocre shows for weeks, but then I get slammed with two of the greatest shows yet - this and Fated to Love You.
What is really interesting to me is that the lead girl in each drama are so different from each other, yet both are totally lovable and easy to relate to. If nothing else, they would upset a lot of the old school ajumas watching.
I saw the epic typhoon evasion yesterday and can't imagine the quirky Jangmi anywhere else but cable network xD. Thank you for recapping. The news about this show failed to impress me even though I do like both leads Kim Hae-sook is awesome in everything, isn't she?
Kim Hae-sook in IN everything, too. I wonder how much time she spends going between shoots. I guess if all of these actors were stuck in 7 season shows as the same character like US TV, it would get boring. It must be better to be able to try on different personas every few months. Finally, someone's recapping this! I like the show so I want to spill out my feels..
I've seen it until ep 5 and it's starting to tick me off. I just feel like there are so many characters and they're confusing me. I love Yeon Woojin so I'll probably stick to it hoping that things will be better. Plus you guys are recapping it! I think I get you. Probably because up until now the center focus of the show has been really towards the main leads. Though I really love their approaches onto the conflicts and hijinks of those two, I couldn't help but feel hanging around about the other roles' motives or something.
Anyway, up until now I still love the execution so hoping they could maintain or even surprise us on next episodes. I'm so happy you are recapping this.
I knew there were things I missed like this , won bid: So far I watch mainly for the comedy. It really makes me laugh loud: Is this a friendship??
Yes, a couple of episodes later it seems to me that they know each other well and are sort of playing each other like showing Hoon Dong how douchy he is, or that Yeo Reum and Hoon Dong don't believe Ki Tae's dating. Still, there is also Jangmi Oh My Freakin' God, I am so happy that you are recapping this drama because it's just so freakin' good that I thought it was such a shame that no one is talking about it.
So, I ended up recommanding it to every site I know XD. They are just so hot, cute, adorable, hot, cute and adorable together lol. Han Groo and Yeon Woo Jin have such a great chemistry together. And they are portraying their characters so well. Like really, those roles were meant to be acted by them. I really thought it was going to be the usual romcom storyline with contract marriage but no, it's so refreshing. It takes the formula but plays it with such wits. I'm enjoying this show so much!
Can't wait for the next batch of episodes. Your comments are exactly how I felt while watching this show. Crossing my fingers that it gets better and better! Just checked out the first ep. Yeon Woo-jin is so charming. I do like that his character isn't the typical drama jerk. Because of Yeon Woo-jin, I will continue to watch this one. I like Jinwoon, but his character smiles too much for me.
It's all very curious. Han Groo is the bomb diggity, and I am enjoying her acting immensely.
I also love me some Yeon woo-jin. I can feel the love starting to develop slowly but surely. I think it was most evident with their "date", with Jang mi smelling the flower and smiling, and Gi tae looking at the pictures The scene where they both tried to get popcorn at the same time was cute too: His constant smiling grates on my nerves and takes me out of everything.
He just seems like a pretty boy actor trying to come off as handsome on screen instead of an actual person. You're not the only one, haha!! I want to slap him every time he does anything bad to Jang Mi and appears with this silly smile in his face. But the show is so fun and addicting, I can forgive this smile issue I thought the same about the second lead character. He does smile alot that it kind of annoys me. Hope his character isn't going to be like that throughout the entire 16eps!
Not that i want him to end up with Jang Mi no matter how good looking or charming he is. Can't wait for the next eps.
I knew Han Groo was going to be amazing and I'm happy she's finally getting a chance to shine. But it's Yoon Woo Jin who became the pleasant surprise. He's giving such an amazing energetic performance and he has great chemistry with Han Groo. We had almost 6 months with very few dramas worth watching and now it seems almost every new drama is worth watching.
Here and there it reminds me of Kim Sam Soon - in big ways with the first ep: Girl gets dumped upstairs at hotel while Boy purposely bombs his mother set-up blind date downstairs. Little ways are the guitar background music - I don't know why exactly - but it puts me in the same feeling set. Right up there with KSS. The way she sticks up for herself - I cheer loudly in my living room.
I've been talking about it all over the internet. Does anyone else talk like him? Mostly, I love how they waste no time anywhere telling the story. From the way it starts in the middle - to the rapid fire dialog and fast movement between scenes. The writers have a LOT of script written, it seems, and don't mind sharing it all with us. And here is the best part - it's all "Show don't tell. We are not being treated like idyots. They both can be loosely out of control and crazy but such vulnerable and somewhat lovable.
She is not that too pretty but just enough to charm viewers to like her character. Now its time for young actress to snab leading role! Thank you very much for this surprise , I checked The website couple of days ago to find out if there is a recap for this promising drama.
Now I am glad to see this post. And I had been wondering why dramabeans hadnt made any recaps?? But, here it is! Thank you for the recaps. Like girlfriday said, it's a refreshing rom com! I'm so glad you're able to recap this show! All of the wedding guests run for cover, leaving Ki-tae and Jang-mi to stand in the rain at the altar all alone.
Jang-mi says in voiceover that in life, the worst things happen during the best times, but you can get through life because the best things also come with the worst. Soaked and deserted by family and friends, Ki-tae and Jang-mi just look at each other and begin to laugh. They exchange wedding rings in the pouring rain, as Jang-mi thinks how marriage involves not just them, but both of their families.
There will be lots of family issues, but marriage is worth it to be together. This goes for the parents as well as the leads, because none of them really changed dramatically; they only learned to accept themselves and take responsibility for their own happiness.
Nobody had to have a personality transplant in order for someone to love them… yes they all changed some, but they just became better versions of themselves. Before, their quirks and hangups were holding them back, but they learned to take those qualities in themselves and use them in a positive way instead of letting the personality trait be in control. Instead of giving Jang-mi personal satisfaction, this just led to her being dismissed and overlooked by her friends and family.
But I believe that even though he did a lot of growing, Ki-tae still stayed essentially himself through the course of the show… he simply learned how to turn his protective instincts to the people he loves rather than keep it all for himself.
But the best thing about this entire show has always been the focus on family. None of us live in a vacuum and, good or bad, our families shape and define who we are. Jang-mi and Ki-tae were dysfunctional because their families were dysfunctional — but rather than fighting the future in-laws for control like so many drama characters, they actually drew those families in and worked on healing them.
But they learned how to love and accept one another in spite of that, and maybe even because of that. The best dramas are ones that not only make you laugh and root for the characters, but make you feel something special, and I think I can confidently say that this show did that and did it well. It is in some ways the least romantic and most realistic of depictions since we have characters who run the gamut from happily wed, happily divorced, to some whose marriages resemble war buddies who are in it till the end because no one else would know their pain.
This series is a standout among rom-coms for its fresh take on contemporary romance, its flawed characters who were allowed to remain flawed, and the lovely sense of humor that the writer and director shared—there was a cohesion in the writing and directing that was palpable, in that we were made to feel all of the right beats in all the right ways, which is actually rare. I loved the setup, but it started to drive me nuts the way we felt trapped there. The series was at its best early on, when the humor crackled and the couple was forced to act loving on the surface while antagonism brewed underneath.
But once they started using it to misrepresent scenes altogether with footage that was a direct lie, it stopped being clever and felt manipulative; they lost meaning when I could only start counting them as fantasy sequences. At least the finale went out on the kind of cold open I had loved early on.
Marriage Not Dating was a relative success for tvN it reached a high of 4. I love watching actors grow role by role, and these two had such a fantastically timed growth spurt in the same drama opposite one another.
It underscored that the secondary loveline in the drama—between Jang-mi and her future mother-in-law—was something that changed Mom as a daughter-in-law as well. I loved that the familial thread ran through the show from beginning to end, and that despite the romance being the hook, family is what we end on.
Your email address will not be published. I will miss this drama a lot. Can't believe it's over.. Watch her in 'Warm Words'..
She's the only reason i keep watching the show. While I found the show entertaining. I didn't actually like a single one of the characters, and especially Gong Gi Tae. In that last episode his attempts to cheer her up or whatever it was he was doing when trying to force to her to eat and joke around with him and talk about marriage when she's trying to find her father to tell him her mother has cancer were appalling!
And that thing with the letter - what gives him the right to open her mother's private letter, read the contents, steal it, and then refuse to let her daughter see it? I would have ripped him a new one right there. I will say the product placement for the LG portable photo printer in the last episode totally got me. I immediately looked it up and may still buy it I bought LG G3 after watching this drama when I saw the printer..
If I found out my mother had cancer, I'd love to have Gong Ki-tae there doing all those things for me: I mean, making sure I eat, holding my hand, and then staying with my father and comforting him all night? I couldn't ask for anything more. Mostly because all that those things really show is that he's trying, that he's worried for me and that in itself is something lovely even if he doesn't know exactly how to convey it perfectly.
Although, I personally think him going out of his way to mend the relationship between Jang-mi's parents is a pretty wonderful way to convey how much he cares for them, but that's just me: The fact that he did all those things is just his way of showing love and concern to the ones he care for.
It may not be super romantic, but that just makes him, him. Thank you DB for the recaps. I appreciated it so much. This one of the less-buzzed drama when it began but ended with a bang. I have to agree that the second leads with the exception of Hoon Dong, he's such dork didn't contribute as much as to the awesomeness of this series but the families made up for them esp GT's mom. Yay, the three women being together forget dad, girl power FTW.
And don't make me start with the wedding. If it ended with a simple wedding, it's not MND. The kiss at the end perfectly wraps up their story and now that's a kiss. I agree that the big weakness in this show were the second leads, Se Ah and YR. Neither one of these characters were written particularly well - their motives were fuzzy, and they hanged allegiances and directions without notice or reason.
But the acting was also very poor - both characters were played by idols, with little acting experience, and it showed. Both of them were more concerned with looking good than showing some real emotion, and neither of them were able to give any unspoken clues about their character. I got so sick of their plastic, enigmatic smiles. I understood the rest of the characters, I felt like they were real people, and then there was Ken and Barbie.
Thanks for the recaps guys! I still have to catch up on the drama, but I did read all the recaps. I can say I am pretty much satisfied with the ending: D Gi Tae and Jang Mi made one awesome pair! This drama was very fresh and funny. This adds onto my list of most fave dramas. Gonna watch out for the leads from now on, they were fun to watch.
Was consistent from start to finish. Watching this became a bonding time with my wife who kept on nagging me to check whether the latest episode was already out. This was also a great consolation after being disappointed so much with Doctor Stranger not that they have any relation. Good directing, writing, and most of all, good actors. This drama did not have any pretensions at being life-like, or having any deep meaning.
It never attempted to moralize or to stylize the scenes again, unlike Doctor Stranger. It was just plain heartwarming, and hilarious and insightful towards the end.
Congratulations to all the production staff and the cast. Will look forward to another drama by the same actors. Incidentally, am not Korean. But I am beginning to love Korean culture and actors. Have watched tons of Korean dramas.
Thank you as well to all who do the subs. Looking forward to visit Korea with my wife one day. MND was a good drama. I started off loving it but midway it lost its addictiveness to me and it wasn't as funny as it used to be. They took too long to have the OTP start dating and the angst and the two leads going around in circles aggravated me to no end. In spite of all of this I still liked this drama and when the leads did get together they were magic on screen.
They have such wonderful chemistry, I hope they are able to reunite in another drama or movie someday. The ending left me wanting more, idk I just didn't like the ending that much even though that kiss was amazing.
They kept mentioning a plot twist so much that I thought it was going to be something epic, but all it was was whats her name getting knocked up by that one doctor guy.
That was a let down. However, I loved that Gi Tae's mom found her happiness in the end. Her husband's family screwed her up so badly that it's understandable why she acts the way she does.
Overall I enjoyed this drama even if some of my love for it at the beginning wore off towards the end. It's still one of the best rom-coms of for me and I will put it on my repeat list for rainy days. Even though I love this show which has ne comparing it to coffee prince.. I understand girlfriend take on the cold scene in the beginning.. With everything else showing now.. I can't even get through half the episodes without folding it in but I have been waiting and even watching without subs since I was so anxious for this show..
Probably the best thing for this ending was that not everyone got redeems in some unreasonable way.. Thank you Lollypip and girlfriday for the great and heartfelt recaps. Love this series so much but wished we had more time to just savor the OST relationship for a little longer. As well as seeing Ki-tae's dad suffer a whole lot more. And by the way, what with Jang-Mi's mom, yikes!! What a whiny self centered woman! I really loved the OTP, but the scene that by far made me grin the most was the one where the 3 women collectively kicked dad to the curb.
I didn't think he had it in him. Thank you guys so much for the great recaps and insight you've provided and to all the commenters who left such great comments about the show as well. You two said what I wanted to say and more so much better than I ever could have, especially your last lign here, girlfriday, ha.
I'm going to miss this show so much, especially the lead couple. They had so many adorable, sweet, wonderful and heartfelt moments in the last few episodes and it was a joy to witness them grow as people and as a couple. The actors did a fabulous job with these roles and they've definitely put those two on the map for me. And because I didn't get to comment on it in the last recap, I still love, love, LOVE the moment between Kitae and his mother on the phone and the ones here between KiTae's mom, aunt and halmoni.
I love how much this show emphasised the importance of family. It did a tremendous job of showcasing that even if they're dysfunctional and you're not close to them - your family still shapes you into who you are in a big way. It was wonderful seeing the love between the women in KiTae's family and seeing his father get his comeuppance and Mom get her fire back.
I was waiting for that. Just like how JangMi's parents made a scene at the hospital while making up - seeing that made me realize that she got her "scene-making" ways from them. I also loved the realism in their decision to get married.
They know firsthand just how badly marriages can go but even so, they're still willing to give it a try and try their best to love and support each other despite whatever twists life may throw at them. I also loved the cleverness in the writing, the crazy sound effects, the awesome ost and the cute effects on screen. When this drama started I forgot about it and all the news that were posted here.
I was just checking viki and it appeared, I read the description and watched episode 1. This drama made me laugh, even cry a little and made me care for many of the characters. Ki-tae and Jang-mi are so good and so cute together, and I only can agree, the family aspect in this drama is one of its strongest angles.
Maybe is not a perfect drama but the crazy second lead and the flaws here and there never made me abandon it, because I was so in love with the good stuff that I could pass through that. I still can't believe that this drama is over.
I'm so going to miss it.
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Been playing the OSTs over and over again. It's my first time seeing Han Groo act and I'm even surprised because she's so young! Her acting is on point and she's so good at comedy. Yeon Woo Jin's characters are so scary and he was a killer in Arang but the first time I saw him was in Ojakgyo Brothers and from then on, I knew he'd do well in a rom com. I admit that this drama kinda bored me halfway through it and I actually stopped watching. I had to catch up on 4 episodes at once.
It's the 2nd leads. I love Sunhwa and Jinwoon but omg their characters are so annoying. Then the bestfriend was just annoying too.
Still, I enjoyed the drama and it was a fun watch among all the dramas airing now. Gi Tae's "I know that there's no such thing as love that last forever.
Despite that, I want to try loving you forever. T like seriously, no kidding.
Usually, I get bored half way through and find myself FF all the annoying and useless bits. But I thoroughly enjoyed each and every episode of this one! I mean, they are pretty annoying at times. But somehow I get the satisfaction of seeing the leads jealous of seeing one another with their own respective cockblocker hahaha. If we were to compare, there are definitely many more worse second leads out there. The one thing I truly appreciate about the show is how it works so well to build up relationships so realistically, whether it is between a mother and son, mother and daughter-in-law, husband and wife etc.
The last episode wrapped up things pretty nicely. Loved the scene between grandma, aunt and mom. Crying and hugging each other, leaving cheating dad gobsmacked whilst they celebrate living together hahaha. Seriously, those two are amazing. Yeon Woo Jin is so damn charming in the show, so much so that I wanna get a Ki-tae myself. A girl can dream. Han Groo did a great job as Jang-mi too. Her movements are always so dramatic yet still somewhat natural at the same time.
Looking forward to see her future projects for sure. This is the best drama I have watched by far! Can't wait for the drama that is supposed to replace it too! Thank you for recaps! And thank you dramagods for such a zippy and hilarious rom-com. Oh, I must also thank whoever did the sound effects in this show. Gaaah, is it over already?! I am super glad however, that Gi Tae's mom was able to get the treatment she deserved all these years, and that Gi Tae's Dad didn't get a free for all happy ending just because he was the main character's father.
Same with Jang Mi's parents, I kind of wanted them to have a chance to lay down all their grievances especially Jang Mi's mom because I feel as though the reunion will be temporarily.
Anyhoo, that's some of my thoughts. All in all, a great show, I hope that tvN continues to produce awesome shows like this: Such a satisfying ending to a solid drama.
I have to admit the earlier episodes were my favourite, it went flat in the middle for me but the ending was done nicely. I cried when the three ladies cried when grandma finally let go of her daughter in law and cried again when mum offered to live with the other 2 ladies and left dad to go eat crap for all they cared..
And yay for a show that uses more than the main leads in an effective way. I still wouldn't say all characters were likable or well-developed and used as in my other favorite show of the season, High School King of Savvy.
I liked the portrayal of the leads and their families best here - including grandma, aunt, even sleazy dad and his mistress. Hoon-dong was funny once you get past the first few episodes where he was quite repulsive - and he did get his comeuppance in the shape of his wife insert evil grin here.
Se-ah and Yeo-rum I cared for even less except for during the beach escapade. I thought at that point they might have an interesting friendship between all of them but after that unfortunately things went back to square one. It might be the writing, the acting or a combination of both but they have not added anything aside from being plot devices. Putting that weakness aside there are many things I loved about the show.
Ki-tae's silent reconciliation with his mom over the phone was awesome. Loved that he understood her value too late and there was no turning back. The couple who seemed like the perfect family ended up divorcing while the ones who were always fighting ended up together because they actually loved each other in their own crazy way.
Thanks TVN for giving us a realistic relationship of 30 somethings in which people really kiss, sleep together and have romantic moments in a bathtub!
It was short, cute and touching. Aw, I loved Missing You. I just watched it last week. The story surprised me with how lovely it turned out to be despite it's shortness and Yeon Woo-jin is wonderful in it. What a fitting end to a wonderful, hilarious, and heartfelt show. It had it's missteps here and there, but, all in all, it did everything I wanted it to and then some.
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As of now, it's my favorite rom-com of Any drama that puts a smile on your face and makes your heart feel full just thinking about it is an amazing drama in my book. I adore Yeon Woo-jin and Han Groo so much and this was the perfect drama to showcase just how far they've come in just a few years time.
I'm so attached to them and their characters that it's actually hard to see them separate, but I'm glad that it was them that got to be each other's partner in their first leading roles because they really play off each other so fantastically. I can't wait to see where they go from here! And I loooooooved it. What a perfect wedding hahaha! I do have to agree with Jang-mi the Yeon Woo-jin looks very sexy all wet in fact, I noticed that in the very first episode too, lol and theres something so hot about the way he wipes his face before grabbing her for a kiss.
And if that wasn't enough, the way he smiled at her before going in for more! But what I loved most was the way he proposed! There's no way of knowing what obstacles and rough times they'll have to go through, so it's lovely the way he declared that despite that, he has faith that the good times with her will make what ever roadblocks they face in the future worth it.
And then the end just drove in that idea that even if they're making a scene at their own wedding, at least they're facing the issues they face head on and get back to smiling and laughing in no time: Honestly, I usually write so much more and I feel like there's a lot more I want to say, but I'm actually in the middle of rewatching the drama haha, and writing about is making me want to return to watching it LOL.
Perhaps, I'll return later and write more: Such a big fan of both leads and it was so refreshing to see a mother-in-law who was not pure evil just to supply a drama with a stock villain. Very rarely do I love a series all the way through but this definitely ranks up there as a show that's perfect to binge-watch on a rainy day.
It's too bad that the guests did not get to hear their vows, but one of the sweetest parts about this episode is that the audience got to hear those vows during the second proposal when Ki Tae promised to do his best to love her forever and Jang Mi promised to trust him. Their affection for each other is real and palpable and not just for show.
Maybe cos i have sons.. I cried, then ran to the kitchen to make my sons' favorite chicken dish Cutting this into two since my comment is too long! Sigh, the episode I hate commenting on most is the last.
Because it just means I gotta accept that the end is here. I loved this show; I didn't for a moment think it lowered its level and even if I started seeing it late, I totally feel the withdrawals.
This last episode is my favourite I think, mostly because the family ties are so well addressed rather than sugar coated. I loved that Jang-mi's parents aren't suddenly romantic and that Ki-tae's mom decided to live with the women who's been by her side through it all. I just see it happening in real life to these characters who seem so real and alive themselves. Everyone felt organic rather than puppets controlled by a master. I really started hating Se-ah somewhere in the middle, but I'm glad she was redeemed quickly.
While I know a majority of you guys felt her character changed too abruptly, I think her main personality remained the same.
She was still controlling but maybe focused on another target - first it was to get Ki-tae back, then it was to make Ki-tae's life perfect. I'm glad she got her happy ending even if I really expected the father of the child to be Yeo-rim.
As for Yeo-rim, I was really sad he left the restaurant because I felt his bond with both Jang-mi and Ki-tae was way more powerful than some temporary jealousy. But in a drama that focuses on characters being realistic, its good that he's moving on because eventually things happen, people change as well as circumstances.
I also really loved the portrayal of friendship and loyalty here. It's actually very understated and sometimes ignored with many other things happening, but it's one of my favourite aspects. They all looked out for each other, were there when the other person needed a shoulder. Everyone has a different connection and they aren't bonded as a group but more so individually.
It's just so awesome. And finally Ki-tae and Jang-mi. I feel like I've said everything I wanted to about how great they are together and as individuals. But I can probably go on forever. Instead, I'll just say the reason I love them so much is because Yeon Woo-jin and Han Groo are just so good at portraying them. Their chemistry was intense yet warm, blazing yet comfortable, easy yet charming. Both are ridiculously talented and I expect great things from them in the future.
I hope they get a chance to be main leads in network channels and take on bigger challenges. Definitely the breakout stars of the year for me. I've never seen them in anything before and I'm just so mighty impressed. I can probably carry on, but I'll stop lol. I love this show and I hope that those who haven't seen it yet will give it a try. I'll miss it, but endings like these make me feel like they all exist in the world I live, just that maybe I won't get to see them onscreen anymore.
That makes me feel better actually, which in turn makes me feel delusional LOL. Han Groo is awesome! TvN seems to really like wedding scenes in their dramas this year. They seemed so mature in this drama. Jin Woon needs to work on his acting. He needs to loosen up and act more natural.
There is nothing more intimidating than a flock of meddling ahjummas. I can't help but wonder how it feels for Yeon Woo-jin and Han Groo to go from having so much skinship with one another while shooting the drama and, as we know, the real time far exceeds the reel time to none presumably after the drama wrapped.
Their pheremones must feel confused! I'm excited for both of the leads and enjoyed them each immensely in this, but I've got to give extra props to Han Groo for being such a natural at the physical comedy.
Anyway, they made a delightful OTP that I shall remember fondly for a long time. I super loved that Mom, Grandma, and Aunt were equally thrilled about staying together and giving Dirtbag the boot. Especially in the context of Korean family values. I would've liked to have seen Jang Mi and Ki Tae's Mom enjoying a newfound bond with one another on this ep. Marathoned it in 2 days. Always wanted to check it out coz the first episode recap sounds really good and am glad I get to marathon it instead.
Thanks for the recaps. I agree that both leads really gave their best in their roles Hopefully they will move on to bigger and better projects. Thing is I feel that cable sometimes used lesser known actors who doesn't command the same buzz but somehow produces better results.
It's telling that a number of cable dramas are actually more entertaining than the ones on the main stations. It's a peculiar trend but as long as us viewers remain the beneficiaries Man, those aunts of GiTaes are so damn annoying.