Marriage, Not Dating

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Marriage, Not Dating
Marriagenotdating-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Marriage, Not Dating
Also known asMarriage Over Love
Marriage Without Love
Marriage Without Dating
Let's Get Married
GenreRomance
Comedy
Drama
Written byJoo Hwa-mi
Directed bySong Hyun-wook
Lee Jong-jae
StarringYeon Woo-jin
Han Groo
Jeong Jinwoon
Han Sunhwa
Heo Jung-min
Yoon So-hee
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean, English
No. of episodes16
Production
Production location(s)Korea
Running timeFridays and Saturdays at 20:40 (KST)
Production company(s)IOK Media
Release
Original networktvN
Original releaseJuly 4 (2014-07-04) – August 23, 2014 (2014-08-23)
External links
Website
Marriage, Not Dating
Hangul
연애 말고 결혼
Hanja
戀愛말고結婚
Revised RomanizationYeonae Malgo Gyeolhon
McCune–ReischauerYŏnae Malgo Kyŏlhon

Marriage, Not Dating (Hangul연애 말고 결혼; RRYeonae Malgo Gyeolhon) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Yeon Woo-jin, Han Groo, Jeong Jinwoon, Han Sunhwa, Heo Jung-min, and Yoon So-hee.[1][2] It aired on tvN from July 4 to August 23, 2014 on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:40 for 16 episodes.

Plot[edit]

Wealthy plastic surgeon Gong Gi-tae has no interest in getting married; marriage is all shop girl Joo Jang-mi dreams about. In an effort to get his parents off his back about the constant string of blind dates and marriage prospects, Gi-tae purposely brings Jang-mi home to meet his parents posing as his girlfriend, certain that they'll never approve of her. This romantic comedy portrays a man who doesn’t want to get married, and a woman who has no luck with potential marriage prospects.[3]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

A 33-year-old successful plastic surgeon with an abrasive personality. Gi-tae enjoys solitude too much to settle down, much to the dismay of his parents.[4][5]
A 29-year-old girl who earnestly believes in true love despite her countless failures in previous relationships. As an employee at a luxury brand shop, she is surrounded by luxury products, but has none of her own. Although her age and socio-economic class make her an unattractive bride in the "marriage market," Jang-mi still wants to find the right man to marry, because her greatest fear is being alone.[4]
A restaurant waiter with aspirations of becoming a chef. Though playful and sweet, Yeo-reum's painful past (his mother abandoned him as a child) makes him push away anyone who gets too close. But he finds himself falling for Jang-mi.[6][7][8]
Like her former fiance Gi-tae, Se-ah is a rich, single plastic surgeon, plus her father is a hospital director. After their break-up, Se-ah's convinced that women (including herself) can do without men. In order to get pregnant, she begins to blackmail Gi-tae into giving her his sperm.[8]
The owner of an upscale restaurant, and Gi-tae's best friend. Hoon-dong once dated Jang-mi but broke her heart and even accused her of being a stalker. But when she gets over him, he regrets his actions and begins pursuing her again.[5]
Jang-mi's coworker who wants to hit the jackpot by marrying a rich man. Hyun-hee develops real feelings for Hoon-dong after their one-night stand.

Supporting characters[edit]

Seemingly cold and aloof, she's obsessed with marrying off her son Gi-tae, but he constantly thwarts her schemes.
A doctor who's cheating on his wife with a younger mistress.
She and her husband run a chicken and soju restaurant, and are constantly bickering.
He and his wife are so happy and excited to have a future doctor son-in-law, that Jang-mi is unable to tell her parents the real score between her and Gi-tae.
  • Park Hee-jin as Gong Mi-jung
She gets bribed by her sister-in-law Bong-hyang into tailing Gi-tae and Jang-mi, hoping to find proof that their relationship is fake.
Gi-tae's grandmother, and the only member of his family who approves of Jang-mi.
A wealthy widow who dotes on and spoils her only son.
  • Choi Hyun as Chef Uhm
He works at Hoon-dong's restaurant where he is skimming off the profits. He is also antagonistic towards Yeo-reum.
  • Lee Yeon-kyung as Soo-hwan's mistress

Cameo/guest appearances[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Episode # Broadcast date Title Nationwide
1 4 July 2014 The polite way to break up 0.85%
2 5 July 2014 Widespread advantageous kindness: Maintaining your fishpond 1.36%
3 11 July 2014 Being happy on your own 1.75%
4 12 July 2014 For whom we cook pancakes 1.57%
5 18 July 2014 Words I can only say to you 1.90%
6 19 July 2014 Me, who looks alone, isn't alone, but seems alone 1.51%
7 25 July 2014 It's okay even if it's not okay 2.21%
8 26 July 2014 Marry me if you can 2.13%
9 1 August 2014 One night in a faraway place 2.38%
10 2 August 2014 The thing you should keep hidden until the very last moment 2.00%
11 8 August 2014 Confession (Go back) 2.61%
12 9 August 2014 Will sincerity get through? 1.97%
13 15 August 2014 Don't lean and don't expect 3.31%
14 16 August 2014 Sorry for not being cool / Thanks for not being cool 2.05%
15 22 August 2014 Two women who love one man 2.28%
16 23 August 2014 Nevertheless, marriage 1.62%
Average 1.97%

Source: AGB Nielsen Korea (cable standard ratings)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Best Young Actor Jeong Jinwoon Nominated
Best Young Actress Han Sunhwa Nominated
2016
tvN10 Awards
Best Kiss Award Yeon Woo-jin and Han Groo Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chung, Joo-won (26 June 2014). "Marriage over Love has both reality and romance: director". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  2. ^ Go, Soo-jin (21 May 2014). "2AM's Jung Jin Woon, Secret's Han Sun Hwa, Yeon Woo Jin, and Han Groo Cast in Marriage, Not Dating". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
  3. ^ http://www.zoommovie.com/en-my/product-9464.html?t=marriage-not-dating
  4. ^ a b Kim, Min-jin (26 June 2014). "Yeon Woo-jin and Han Groo reveal each other's charms". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  5. ^ a b Chung, Joo-won (26 June 2014). "Yeon Woo-jin, Huh Jeong-min talk about 'some culture'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  6. ^ Kim, Min-jin (26 June 2014). "2AM's Jinwoon admits it's hard being a 'bad guy'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  7. ^ Kim, Min-jin (26 June 2014). "Jinwoon shares his true thoughts on 'marriage'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  8. ^ a b Kim, Min-jin (26 June 2014). "Jinwoon and Sunhwa talk about 'idols in acting business'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  9. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (20 May 2015). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (May 15-17, 2015): Ai-Ai's first Magpakailanman episode beats MMK; Healing Hearts continues to beat rivals". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  10. ^ "[Update] แผนรัก..วิวาห์กำมะลอ ช่อง 7สี *เริ่ม 27 เม.ย.*นี้". popcornfor2 (in Thai). 2017-04-10.

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