Title: Marry me, Mary!
AKA: Mary stayed out all night
Genre: Romance, comedy
Broadcasting period: 2010-Nov-08 to 2010-Dec-28
Cast: Moon Geun Young, Jang Geun Suk, Kim Jae Wook, Kim Hyo Jin, Park Joon Gyu, Park Sang Myun, Lee Ah Hyun ...
Wi Mae Ri (Moon Geun Young) is a young girl who lost her mother at young age and whose father has been chased by debtcollectors for several years. Even though living such a life with many obstacles she manages to keep her spirits high and is always cheerful. One day she accidently hits a young man, Kang Mu Gyul, while driving (not driving fast but she still hit him). She starts chasing him so he can sign that it is not her fault so that he later on cant report her because if he did she would lose money and she cannot afford it. The problem is that Kang mu Gyul doesnt sign anything since he doesnt trust people because he has been betrayed but people (mostly his ex-manager). The two of them get to know each other. Meanwhile, Mae Ri's father meets his old friend and the friend tell him that he will pay all his debts if he agrees to let his daugther marry his son. The father agrees but Mae Ri has other plans. She does not want an arranged marriage so she convinces Mu Gyul to play her husband and tell her father that she is in love and she has married someone else. But her fathers friend doesnt want to give up that easily so they make a deal. A 100 day contract. Mae Ri has to spend 100 days with Mu Gyul and her-father's-friend's-son and then when the 100 days are up she has to chose between the two of them.
The dramas two lead roles are played by two of my favorite actors Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Suk, though i might have expected a little bit too much of this drama. The story is new for me but it still wasnt really tht interesting. I mean it wasnt bad, it was fun while watching it but it wasnt "WOW!" haha. It needed something more,, something to spice it up. Also there wasnt as much comedy in it as i would want there to be. It i werent for the actors i might even have given it up because its a.. okay drama. And i dont like watching those! if you'r gonna watch might as well watch something more WoWish. But the good thing is that the love lines are very clear and who they love and who they wanna go for and it not like they go back and forth. Thank God! :P
☆☆☆☆/ 4 out of 5 stars
♥ ♥ ♥ ½/ 3½ out of 5 hearts
I actually didn’t expect much of this drama, mainly because people said to watch Secret Garden instead and Jenji rated it low; I think that’s what made me love it. It had all elements in making it a good drama, and I enjoyed every part of it. I felt I could relate to the characters, and not to mention understand them. Surprisingly I liked all the characters, even the ‘bad’ guys, and the entire supporting cast. Jang Geun Suk is perfect; the director was smart, choosing him, because he does every one of his scenes with credibility, and he even fixes all the small errors in the drama, which you would hate. But I can’t say that the other actors are bad; the four main actors do a splendid job.
I don’t think I have anything bad to say about it, except it being a bit heavy towards the end, but the final ending is good, better than those ‘and they lived happily ever after’. More realistic, and cute.
To sum up, I totally recommend it. I have no clue why Jenji rated it so low. Maybe the tables are turning? Im becoming ‘the nice one’, whereas Jenji is being ‘the critical one’? Hahah, anyhow, fun – without being ridicules, romantic – without being mushy, and interesting – without being confusing :)
☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥½ / 4½ out of 5 hearts