Mary Stayed Out All Night

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Mary Stayed Out All Night
Promotional poster for Mary Stayed Out All Night
Also known as Marry Me, Mary!
Genre Romance, Comedy
Based on Mary Stayed Out All Night 
by Won Soo-yeon
Written by In Eun-ah (ep 1-10)
Go Bong-hwang (ep 11-16)
Directed by Hong Suk-goo
Kim Young-kyun
Starring Moon Geun-young
Jang Keun-suk
Kim Jae-wook
Kim Hyo-jin
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s) Jung Sung-hyo
Producer(s) Han Sang-woo
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55
Production company(s) ACC Korea
Original channel Korean Broadcasting System
Original release 8 November 2010 (2010-11-08) – 28 December 2010 (2010-12-28)
Preceded by Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Followed by Dream High
External links
Korean name
Hangul 매리는 외박중
Hanja 매리는 外泊中
Revised Romanization Maerineun Oebakjung
McCune–Reischauer Maerinŭn Oebakjung

Mary Stayed Out All Night (Hangul: 매리는 외박중; also known as Marry Me, Mary!) is a 2010 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Moon Geun-young, Jang Keun-suk, Kim Jae-wook and Kim Hyo-jin. It is based on the Daum webcomic of the same title by Won Soo-yeon.[1] It aired on KBS2 from November 8, to December 28, 2010 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.


Wi Mae-ri (Moon Geun-young) is a stubborn young woman with no dating experience. She looks like her late mother, but her hot temper comes straight from her deadbeat father (Park Sang-myun). Her father's business failures always make trouble, but Mae-ri still loves him. Because she can't afford college tuition, she temporarily stops attending college, and without any special skills, starts to work odd jobs. One day, driving friends around as one of those jobs, she accidentally hits musician Kang Mu-gyul (Jang Keun-suk) and over a series of events, they become friends. Mae-ri's father proposes that she marry his rich friend's son Byun Jung-in (Kim Jae-wook) to pay off their debts. She refuses; when her father won't let her, and in fact forges the couple's signatures on a marriage registration, she pretends to have already married Mu-gyul. Instead of accepting that, her father proposes a deal: spend 100 days with both of them and afterwards, she can decide who she wants to marry. And from there, a love triangle forms...


Main characters[edit]

  • Moon Geun-young as Wi Mae-ri, Dae-han's daughter who has her father's hot temper and her mother's looks
  • Jang Keun-suk as Kang Mu-gyul, Absolute Perfection lead singer and guitarist and Seo-joon's ex-boyfriend
  • Kim Jae-wook as Byun Jung-in, head representative of JI Entertainment, a well-known drama company
  • Kim Hyo-jin as Seo-joon, actress, Mu-gyul's ex-girlfriend

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Park Jun-gyu as Jung-suk, Jung-in's father
  • Park Sang-myun as Wi Dae-han, Mae-ri's father
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kam So-young, Mu-gyul's mother
  • Shim Yi-young as Director Bang, Mu-gyul's former agent
  • Lee Sun-ho as Lee An, male lead actor of drama Wonderful Day
  • Kim Min-gyu as Ri-no, band member
  • Geum Ho-suk as Yo-han, band member
  • Park Chul-hyun as Re-oh, band member
  • Lee Eun as So-ra as Mae-ri's friend
  • Kim Hae-rim as Ji-hye as Mae-ri's friend
  • Chae Min-hee as Jang PD
  • Yoon Yoo-sun as drama writer


Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2010-11-08 01 6.7% 7.3%
2010-11-09 02 7.0% 7.3% (20th)
2010-11-15 03 8.7% (15th) 8.8% (13th)
2010-11-16 04 7.0% 7.1% (20th)
2010-11-22 05 7.1% (19th) 7.2% (18th)
2010-11-29 06 6.6% 7.2%
2010-11-30 07 7.1% 7.4% (19th)
2010-12-06 08 5.6% 6.7%
2010-12-07 09 5.1% 6.5%
2010-12-13 10 5.6% 6.9%
2010-12-13 11 6.1% 7.2%
2010-12-14 12 5.0% 6.8%
2010-12-20 13 5.9% 6.9%
2010-12-21 14 5.9% 6.8%
2010-12-27 15 5.3% 6.6%
2010-12-28 16 6.6% 7.4%
average 6.3% 7.1%

Source: TNS Media Korea


  • Writer In Eun-ah left the drama due to its low ratings and discord with the production team. She was replaced with Go Bong-hwang, who took over the script from episode 11, which aired on December 14. The last episode was written by Jang Keun-suk.[citation needed]
  • Co-stars Jang Keun-suk and Moon Geun-young held fan meetings on August 18 and 23, 2011 in Tokyo and Osaka, respectively, which were attended by 60,000 people.[2][3]


2010 KBS Drama Awards
2011 Seoul International Drama Awards
  • Outstanding Korean Actress - Moon Geun-young
  • Excellent Korean Drama - Mary Stayed Out All Night

International broadcast[edit]

Despite low ratings in South Korea, the series was a huge hit in Japan in terms of both ratings and DVD sales.[4] It aired there on cable channel DATV beginning February 16, 2011.[5] This was followed by a popular run on terrestrial network TBS beginning May 20, 2011, due to the Korean Wave appeal of lead actor Jang Keun-suk.[3][6]

It aired in the Middle East on MBC 4 beginning November 7, 2013, dubbed as Tazawajini ya Mary.


  1. ^ Kim, Hannah (16 September 2010). "Moon Geun-yeong stars in new romantic comedy". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Mary concert photos released". Korea JoongAng Daily. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Moon Geun Young enjoys drama concert of Mary Stayed Out All Night with 60,000 fans in Japan". 27 August 2011. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Mary Stayed Out All Night is a Hit in Japan in Ratings and DVD Sales". A Koala's Playground. 12 June 2011. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (3 May 2011). "Jang makes record debut on Oricon chart". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 

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