Marry Me Now
|Marry Me Now|
|Written by||Park Pil-joo|
|Directed by||Yoon Chang-beom|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||50[a]|
|Executive producer(s)||Oh Sung-min|
|Running time||80 min[a]|
|Production company(s)||GnG Production|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||March 17 –|
September 9, 2018
Marry Me Now (Hangul: 같이 살래요; RR: Gat-I Sallaeyo; lit. Shall We Live Together) is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Han Ji-hye and Lee Sang-woo. The series airs on KBS2 starting March 17, 2018.
The drama centers around a balanced, multigenerational family.
Park Hyo-seob, is a widower and a compassionate father to his four children; Park Sun-ha, Park Yoo-Ha, Park Jae-hyung and Park Hyun-ha. His life takes a turn when he meets his first love, Lee Mi-yeon after 36 years.
After their mother's untimely death, Park Sun-ha takes the responsibility of her younger siblings. She acts as a mother to the family.
In the other hand, the second daughter, Park Yoo-ha studied hard in medical school and finished her intern course but sacrifices her dream to become a doctor in order to get married to her love, who is from a rich family. They have a daughter, Eun-su. However, her life isn't perfect as people think it to be.
Meanwhile, Jung Eun-tae is an enthusiastic doctor. He volunteered for performing medical service abroad in Africa, but he comes back to Korea. Eun-tae is not interested in marriage because he believes he is like his father, who placed priority on his medical work over family.
Later, Park Yoo-ha and Jung Eun-tae's life gets intertwined.
She is Hyo-seob’s second daughter. She is a rational woman with a passionate heart. Whereas the eldest daughter Sun-ha looked after the siblings like a mother, Yoo-ha was the type who would give her younger siblings a lesson. The fact that she got into medical school made her the pride and joy of the family. When she got married to Seongun, a millionaire's son, she was called a Cinderella and became the envy of many women. Although Seongun made her forgo her dream of becoming a doctor, she still loved him. As time went by, she found herself gradually becoming a woman befitting a member of Seongun's family. As she did for Seongun, she starts to endure everything for her lovely daughter Eun-su.
He's an internist at Jahan Hospital. He is a cranky doctor who takes the lead in going on voluntary medical service abroad. He may be a rogue, but he's the finest doctor. People call him an arrogant, rude and unruly "mad dog," but he doesn't mind it at all because thanks to this nickname, no other doctor would try to get on his nerves. Surprisingly, he is the most caring brother and uncle to his older sister and his niece, and he's as generous as a saint to his patients. His late father was in the forefront of overseas medical services. Back then, he resented his father for being neglectful of his family while he was busy taking care of his patients. But when he followed his father's footsteps and served in Africa, at last he came to understand his father. But as a side effect, he decided not to get married. Dating is fine, but forget marriage. He doesn't want to hurt his family like his father did. He would commit to practicing medicine for his entire life. After serving in Africa for several years, he returns to Korea when his brother-in-law, who is the director of Jahan Hospital, calls for help. Eventually, he will start dating Yoo-ha
- Yoo Dong-geun as Park Hyo-seob
- Yoo In-hyuk as young Park Hyo-seob
He is a master shoemaker and owner of a handmade shoe store. At the same time, he is a compassionate father of four children. This man of perseverance has been making handmade shoes for several decades at the same spot. Ever since his wife passed away, he has been sacrificing his life for his children, who mean the world to him along with shoes. However, wind suddenly starts blowing in his peaceful life. He had wished that his eldest daughter would marry a reliable man, but she brings a younger boyfriend as a potential spouse. His town, where he's been living all his life, becomes target of redevelopment. On top of all, his first love, Miyeon, shows up after 36 years, just like a storm. And she's no ordinary woman. She's a proud building owner.
She is a woman of overbearing haughtiness. But she's also a majestic and elegant landlord. She is arrogant, but she behaves with common decency. She is rude, but she keeps it within bounds. She makes poignant remarks, but she only says the right things. That's why even her audacity and evil tongue seem to make her more charming. Every single investment she makes hits the jackpot, and everything prospers with her. Nevertheless, her life was not without a few bumps on the road. After her husband ran off overseas when his company went bankrupt, she started from the bottom and kept on rolling until she came to own a building. Although she is enjoying a glamorous single life, she feels empty inside somehow. In the beginning, she lives with her “son” Moon-sik. To recollect the happiest time of her life, she decides to restore the house in which she lived with her father in her twenties. Then she comes across Hyoseob, her first love and object of her hatred.
- Park Sun-young as Park Sun-ha
Hyo-seob’s first daughter. She became the Mom of the family after her mother passed away.
- Yeo Hoe-hyun as Park Jae-hyung
Hyo-seob’s only son. He’s trying to find a job
- Keum Sae-rok as Park Hyun-ha
Hyo-seob’s last born child.
- Choi Jung-woo as Yeon Chan-koo
- Kim Mi-kyung as Jung Jin-hee
- Park Se-wan as Yeon Da-yeon
- Kim Kwon as Choi Moon-sik
- Park Jun-geum as Woo A-mi
- Kang Sung-wook as Cha Kyung-su
- Kim Yoon-kyung as Chae Hee-kyung
- Hwang Dong-joo as Chae Sung-woon
- Kim Woo-hyuk as Ji Woong-hee
- Kang Yoo-Chan (Cameo)
The first script read was held in December 2017 at KBS Annex Building.
The "Hope Solidarity Union" (희망연대노조) recently expressed concern about the well—being of the drama's working staff. According to the union, the production staff members were exposed to a harsh working environment — they were overworked but their salary was too low. The HSU is currently mediating a dialogue between the staff, KBS, and GnG Production.
|1.||"꿈" (Dream)||Kim Jung Min (김정민)||3:46|
|2.||"커플" (Couple)||Taeha (태하)||3:10|
|3.||"여자로 살래" (Living as a woman)||Shin Yeong Ah (신연아)||3:43|
|4.||"내 안에 그 사람" (The Person Within Me)||Monday Kiz (먼데이 키즈)||3:59|
|5.||"그래도 사랑이야" (It's Still Love)||Beige (베이지)||3:56|
|6.||"사랑한다는 말" (Saying I Love You)||Ock Joo Hyun (옥주현)||3:43|
|7.||"사랑이란건" (The Thing Called Love)||Dong Woo (동우)||4:12|
- In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
- N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Average audience share|
|TNmS Ratings||AGB Nielsen|
|Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area||Nationwide||Seoul National Capital Area|
|1||March 17, 2018||24.5% (1st)||20.1%||23.3% (1st)||22.9% (1st)|
|2||March 18, 2018||28.2% (1st)||24.4%||27.1% (1st)||26.3% (1st)|
|3||March 24, 2018||24.4% (1st)||20.3%||23.1% (1st)||23.1% (1st)|
|4||March 25, 2018||28.3% (1st)||23.9%||26.7% (1st)||26.3% (1st)|
|5||March 31, 2018||23.1% (1st)||19.3%||21.8% (1st)||21.0% (1st)|
|6||April 1, 2018||28.3% (1st)||24.0%||27.7% (1st)||27.4% (1st)|
|7||April 7, 2018||25.2% (1st)||21.4%||23.2% (1st)||22.2% (1st)|
|8||April 8, 2018||29.8% (1st)||25.5%||28.3% (1st)||28.0% (1st)|
|9||April 14, 2018||26.9% (1st)||23.0%||24.8% (1st)||23.9% (1st)|
|10||April 15, 2018||30.9% (1st)||27.0%||29.4% (1st)||27.5% (1st)|
|11||April 21, 2018||26.1% (1st)||22.2%||26.6% (1st)||25.7% (1st)|
|12||April 22, 2018||31.3% (1st)||27.4%||31.6% (1st)||30.3% (1st)|
|13||April 28, 2018||26.1% (1st)||22.6%||25.7% (1st)||24.2% (1st)|
|14||April 29, 2018||30.2% (1st)||26.3%||30.4% (1st)||28.6% (1st)|
|15||May 5, 2018||25.3% (1st)||21.0%||23.7% (1st)||22.4% (1st)|
|16||May 6, 2018||29.1% (1st)||25.6%||26.7% (1st)||24.3% (1st)|
|17||May 12, 2018||28.4% (1st)||24.3%||27.8% (1st)||26.8% (1st)|
|18||May 13, 2018||32.3% (1st)||28.6%||30.7% (1st)||30.0% (1st)|
|19||May 19, 2018||27.5% (1st)||23.9%||24.1% (1st)||22.5% (1st)|
|20||May 20, 2018||30.8% (1st)||26.4%||29.1% (1st)||27.7% (1st)|
|21||May 26, 2018||25.1% (1st)||21.3%||24.5% (1st)||22.9% (1st)|
|22||May 27, 2018||28.9% (1st)||27.6%||31.5% (1st)||30.0% (1st)|
|23||June 2, 2018||27.8% (1st)||23.5%||25.8% (1st)||24.7% (1st)|
|24||June 3, 2018||33.0% (1st)||29.6%||30.5% (1st)||28.1% (1st)|
|25||June 9, 2018||28.0% (1st)||23.7%||28.0% (1st)||26.8% (1st)|
|26||June 10, 2018||31.4% (1st)||26.9%||31.7% (1st)||30.2% (1st)|
|27||June 16, 2018[b]||26.9% (1st)||22.6%||23.8% (1st)||21.7% (1st)|
|28||June 17, 2018||33.2% (1st)||29.4%||31.8% (1st)||30.0% (1st)|
|29||June 24, 2018[c]||32.1% (1st)||28.0%||31.4% (1st)||30.3% (1st)|
|30||June 30, 2018||29.8% (1st)||25.4%||29.7% (1st)||28.3% (1st)|
|31||July 1, 2018||34.2% (1st)||30.0%||34.2% (1st)||33.1% (1st)|
|32||July 7, 2018||26.7% (1st)||22.1%||26.9% (1st)||25.2% (1st)|
|33||July 8, 2018||33.0% (1st)||28.9%||33.1% (1st)||31.1% (1st)|
|34||July 14, 2018||27.7% (1st)||23.8%||27.1% (1st)||26.2% (1st)|
|35||July 15, 2018||32.5% (1st)||28.7%||32.1% (1st)||31.3% (1st)|
|36||July 21, 2018||28.6% (1st)||24.9%||27.1% (1st)||25.5% (1st)|
|37||July 22, 2018||33.5% (1st)||29.0%||32.6% (1st)||31.1% (1st)|
|38||July 28, 2018||29.8% (1st)||26.1%||28.9% (1st)||28.2% (1st)|
|39||July 29, 2018||33.3% (1st)||29.5%||32.0% (1st)||31.3% (1st)|
|40||August 4, 2018||28.2% (1st)||24.3%||27.4% (1st)||25.6% (1st)|
|41||August 5, 2018||30.9% (1st)||27.2%||32.4% (1st)||31.7% (1st)|
|42||August 11, 2018||29.5% (1st)||25.8%||29.2% (1st)||30.4% (1st)|
|43||August 12, 2018||32.9% (1st)||29.1%||34.4% (1st)||33.6% (1st)|
|44||August 18, 2018||30.3% (1st)||26.5%||30.6% (1st)||28.8% (1st)|
|45||August 19, 2018||33.0% (1st)||29.2%||33.4% (1st)||32.1% (1st)|
|46||August 25, 2018||28.8% (1st)||25.0%||29.2% (1st)||27.4% (1st)|
|47||August 26, 2018||24.6% (1st)||20.5%||25.0% (1st)||23.9% (1st)|
|48||September 2, 2018[d]||35.4% (1st)||N/A||34.0% (1st)||32.0% (1st)|
|49||September 8, 2018||32.3% (1st)||32.0% (1st)||29.8% (1st)|
|50||September 9, 2018||38.8% (1st)||36.9% (1st)||34.7% (1st)|
|Special||June 23, 2018||N/A||13.6% (1st)||13.4% (1st)|
Awards and nominations
|2018||11th Korea Drama Awards||Grand Prize||Yoo Dong-geun||Won|||
|Best Drama||Marry Me Now||Won|
|Best Screenplay||Park Pil-joo||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor||Lee Sang-woo||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Han Ji-hye||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Yeo Hoe-hyun||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Park Se-wan||Nominated|
|Best Original Soundtrack||"The Person Within Me" (Monday Kiz)||Won|
|6th APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Lee Sang-woo||Won|||
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Han Ji-hye||Nominated|
|2018 KBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize||Yoo Dong-geun||Won|||
|Top Excellence Award, Actor||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Chang Mi-hee||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Yoo Dong-geun||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Han Ji-hye||Won|
|Best New Actor||Kim Kwon||Won|
|Best New Actress||Park Se-wan||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Yoo Dong-geun & Chang Mi-hee||Won|
- This series is the final KBS series to air hour-length episodes, following a repacking of episodes in subsequent dramas and in accordance with the other drama time-slots.
- Delayed by an hour due to coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- No episode was shown on June 23 due to coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F match between South Korea and Mexico.
- No episode was shown on September 1 due to coverage of the 2018 Asian Games football match finals between South Korea and Japan.
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