Marriage, Not Dating
|Marriage, Not Dating|
Promotional poster for Marriage, Not Dating
|Also known as||Marriage Over Love
Marriage Without Love
Marriage Without Dating
Let's Get Married
|Written by||Joo Hwa-mi|
|Directed by||Song Hyun-wook
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|Original language(s)||Korean, English|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Running time||Fridays and Saturdays at 20:40 (KST)|
|Production company(s)||IOK Media|
|Original release||July 4– August 23, 2014|
|Followed by||Plus Nine Boys|
|Marriage, Not Dating|
|Hangul||연애 말고 결혼|
|Revised Romanization||Yeonae Malgo Gyeolhon|
|McCune–Reischauer||Yŏnae Malgo Kyŏlhon|
Marriage, Not Dating (Hangul: 연애 말고 결혼; RR: Yeonae 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. It aired on tvN from July 4 to August 23, 2014 on Fridays and Saturdays at 20:40 for 16 episodes.
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.
- Yeon Woo-jin as Gong Gi-tae
- 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.
- Han Groo as Joo Jang-mi
- 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.
- Jeong Jinwoon as Han Yeo-reum
- 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.
- Han Sunhwa as Kang Se-ah
- 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.
- Heo Jung-min as Lee Hoon-dong
- 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.
- Yoon So-hee as Nam Hyun-hee
- 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.
- Kim Hae-sook as Shin Bong-hyang, Gi-tae's mother
- Seemingly cold and aloof, she's obsessed with marrying off her son Gi-tae, but he constantly thwarts her schemes.
- Kim Kap-soo as Gong Soo-hwan, Gi-tae's father
- A doctor who's cheating on his wife with a younger mistress.
- Im Ye-jin as Na So-nyeo, Jang-mi's mother
- She and her husband run a chicken and soju restaurant, and are constantly bickering.
- Park Jun-gyu as Joo Kyung-pyo, Jang-mi's father
- 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.
- Kim Young-ok as Noh Geum-soon
- Gi-tae's grandmother, and the only member of his family who approves of Jang-mi.
- Lee Bo-hee as Hoon-dong's mother
- 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
- Lee Han-wi
- Nam Ji-hyun as Ki-tae's blind date (ep 1)
- Choi Dae-chul
- Heo Jun
- Ahn Hae-sook
- Kim Jung-min as Power blogger with a plastic surgery addiction (ep 13)
- Julien Kang as Richard Bernstein (ep 14)
|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%|
Source: AGB Nielsen Korea (cable standard ratings)
Awards and nominations
||Best Young Actor||Jeong Jinwoon||Nominated|
|Best Young Actress||Han Sunhwa||Nominated|
||Best Kiss Award||Yeon Woo-jin and Han Groo||Nominated|
- Singapore: It aired on Mediacorp Channel U from January 19 to February 17, 2015 at the 10pm time slot.
- Malaysia: Media Prima's TV9, replacing Emergency Couple. It began airing in April 2015.
- Philippines: It aired on ABS-CBN under the title Let's Get Married beginning May 4, to June 19, 2015. It was later reaired on Jeepney TV since August 12, 2017.
- Thailand: It aired on Channel 7 beginning April 27, 2017.
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