I just totally love this show, which is rare nowadays as I am close to terminal burnout on anymore of the formula driven cliché ridden ones that have dominated for so long. I don't think Mom would be as awesome if the character were to be handed to another actress. Yeon Woo Jin is such an amazing actor, hope he gets plenty of lead roles from now on. Their chemistry was intense yet warm, blazing yet comfortable, easy yet charming. But Ki-tae is sure her parents will make up, and even bets on it: If her parents get back together, Jang-mi has to marry him. Agajdkslldnsnahajjsjd this is def the best romcom of 2014.
Actually, all the 3 female leads here appeared much more mature than their real ages, which isn't a bad thing. The drama went and exceeded my expectations. Also loved how Ki Tae peeled all those chestnuts after saying he wouldn't do it. Crying and hugging each other, leaving cheating dad gobsmacked whilst they celebrate living together hahaha. While I know a majority of you guys felt her character changed too abruptly, I think her main personality remained the same.
I was sobbing for them both in happiness. It sits as my second favorite forever and this drama totally deserves a number one spot if only i wasnt so fond of my fangirling busan high schooler. It's wonderful to see the effects of last episode lasting and for him to make sure that she's being honest about what she wants. And, reading all the comments here are all positive. The only concern is that she will lose that breast, but Ki-tae tells Jang-mi not to worry, since he knows a great doctor. I'm going to cry blood of tears tomorrow or something. She still thinks Jang-mi is frying chicken all day, and finally hears that she opened a restaurant with her friends.
It takes up a weekend family drama theme but tells it in much more economical ways for starters, in 16 episodes instead of 50 and still hits all the poignant emotional beats between parents and children. 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. 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. Seriously, I'm all for family love and healing but I'd like to trade some of those numerous tears for the laughs I miss. Instead of giving Jang-mi personal satisfaction, this just led to her being dismissed and overlooked by her friends and family. 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.
But they learned how to love and accept one another in spite of that, and maybe even because of that. And it is soo, soo, gut-wrenching and satisfying to watch. 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. I also liked how the water made Dad look like he peed his pants, but I wish the makgulli shower was real because it would have been another brownie point for Jang Mi. It was someone cracked open a window and let all the musty craziness out. It was just plain heartwarming, and hilarious and insightful towards the end.
Too bad she couldn't see what was right under her nose with her mom's cancer. But with breast cancer as long as the prognosis is good there is a very high chance of recovery! They all looked out for each other, were there when the other person needed a shoulder. But, this drama is just one of a kind. Marriage isn't just about loving each other but loving each other's family too. It's amazing how they have all evolved over 15 eps isn't it? Jus when I thought it couldn't get any better. Will look forward to another drama by the same actors.
Aunt shows Grandma the magazine interview that Ki-tae did and when she reads the part about why he loves being in that apartment his best memories are of being there alone as a child , she decides to go pay him a visit. It's been a very long while since I've been obsessed with a drama and really fear withdrawals. The writer also seems to be very smart with pacing and plot points for the most part so I will trust that this will not make the final episode a confusing one. Man, those aunts of GiTaes are so damn annoying. Jang-mi says she likes the small tub, and they canoodle as she says in voiceover that at that point, they still trusted each other. I liked Grandma, Aunt, and Lee Hoon-Dong, too! Mom just spins on her heels and walks out without a word.
Every time Yeon Woo Jin smiled my heart melted. I'll just live in my happy land where I still have 16 episodes to look forward to. And when his voice broke, my heart broke too. Jang-mi is distracted all day at work, and the team sighs that business has slowed severely after their grand opening. I'm super emotional about it too. 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.
I mean, they are pretty annoying at times. And can I just take a minute to talk about that skinship? Hoon Dong was quite annoying at the beginning but they quickly turned his character into one that you can't help but like despite his hopeless mama's boy syndrome. I was just checking viki and it appeared, I read the description and watched episode 1. Him crying lile a child in that scene, omg. While they talk, Ki-tae accidentally finds the envelope of postcards from Dad and swipes them. Of course it had its flaws, too, and I admit there were some moments that weren't as strong. Fingers crossed that tomorrow's episode is full of awesome and that I don't die from heartache at the end of such a perfect drama.
I'm really glad that most the actors are pulling me in. I am now officially in love with Gong Gi Tae and Yeon Woo Jin. Reload the page first if any error appears. So excited to see him win-over her parents next episode and help them come together again! 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! All in all, i now have an ideal relationship type thanks to this drama. Yeon Woo Jin, though adorable, doesn't have the abs of an idol or male model, and Han Groo is cute in a very natural way. I didn't for a moment think it lowered its level and even if I started seeing it late, I totally feel the withdrawals. Very happy to hear Marriage Not Dating scored good ratings because Han Groo and Yeon Woo Jin deserve all the recognition.