We Got Married

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We Got Married
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GenreReality television
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes373
Executive producerIm Jeong-ah
ProducerJeon Seong-ho
Original networkMBC
Original release16 March 2008 (2008-03-16) –
6 May 2017 (2017-05-06)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationUri Gyeolhon Haesseoyo
McCune–ReischauerUri Kyŏlhon Haessŏyo

We Got Married (Korean우리 결혼했어요) was a South Korean reality variety show that aired on MBC from 2008 to 2017.[1] The show paired up celebrities who pretended to be married couples and completed various challenges together.[2] The show ran for four seasons and inspired several spin-offs, including a "global edition" of the show that featured non-Korean celebrities.[3]

Pilot special[edit]

The show's pilot episode was aired on 6 February 2008 as a Korean New Year special. On the episode, four arranged celebrity couples had to prepare dinner with a fixed amount of money.


Season 1[edit]

With a new format and slightly different couples, newlyweds are given a mission to complete each week. As during the special pilot episode, interviewed participants provide a unique perspective on the ongoing relationship conflicts and developments. All of the recorded material is then played in front of the participants, MCs, and audience who add commentary or clarification.

Beginning with a Lunar New Year's Special in 2009 with three new couples, a new format is introduced into the show, first forecasted through the addition of Kangin and Lee Yoon-ji. Each couple is given a concept to portray; in Kangin and Lee Yoon-ji's case, a college couple living with a limited income.

Original couples

Additional couples

Season 2[edit]

As of May 2009, the producers announced another change in the format with all four couples departing, cutting down to just one couple and shortening the show to just 60 minutes. The show will now portray a more realistic side to what a marriage is, instead of "the painted image of marriage based on romance". For the first time, a real couple is cast in the show. Guest celebrities are invited to be show's commentators for each episode so that they can share their opinions on marriage on behalf of their age group. SG Wannabe's Kim Yong-jun and Hwang Jung-eum also do the interview room together dressed in wedding attire.

However, due to low ratings, the show returned to its old format with the addition of a make-believe couple actor Park Jae-jung and After School member Uee on 2 August 2009. For the Chuseok special, Brown Eyed Girls' Gain & 2AM's Jo Kwon and SG Wannabe's Lee Seok-hun & host Kim Na-young appeared as two new couples. The episode achieved Season 2's highest rating, and Gain and Jo Kwon were announced to be a permanent couple.

Couple List (New Format)

Couple List (Old Format)

Season 3[edit]

Season three officially begins on 9 April, with two additional couples upon the departure of Yonghwa & Seohyun, as well as a new format. Park Hwi-sun and K.Will are added for Season 3 to the cast as MCs.

Couple List

Season 4[edit]

Couple List


In late March 2010, MBC stopped broadcast of new episodes due to labour strikes, with repeats airing instead.[8] This event, compounded with the ROKS Cheonan sinking incident, which caused cancellation of most variety shows at the time, resulted in a backlog of footage for the couples Jo Kwon & Gain and Yonghwa & Seohyun. This resulted in the contents of their latest episodes being of footage recorded some months previously, rather than the normal 1–2 weeks of the original.

During Lee Joon & Oh Yeon-seo's season 4 tenure (broadcasting from September 2012 through February 2013), Oh Yeon-seo was observed meeting in public with Lee Jang-woo, her male co-star from the drama series, Here Comes Mr. Oh.[9] When pictures and videos were released in January 2013, media and WGM fans surmised Oh Yeon-seo and Lee Jang-woo, formerly of WGM (Season 3), were in a romantic relationship. Because Oh Yeon-seo and Lee Joon were in the midst of filming WGM at the time this news was released, the integrity of their virtual marriage was questioned by fans.[10] The negative reaction was further exacerbated by Oh Yeon-seo's multiple declarations of romantic interest in Lee Joon (e.g. as her "ideal type" and wanting to meet with him outside of filming).[11] This backlash and perceived broken trust resulted in fans voicing their desire for Oh Yeon-Seo to exit WGM.[12] Shortly after the rumors of Oh Yeon-seo and Lee Jang-woo's relationship surfaced, Lee Joon publicly expressed his frustration about not having his voice heard, with online fans suggesting it was due to his overbearing workload and/or Oh Yeon-seo's alleged relationship with Lee Jang-woo.[13] A few weeks later, Lee Joon and Oh Yeon-seo ended their tenure on WGM.[14]


Pit-a-Pat Shake[edit]

MBC aired a new show based on We Got Married. The emphasis of the show was described as a shift from married life to the dating period. The head producer of Pit-a-Pat Shake was the original producer of We Got Married, when couples such as Seo In-young and Crown J as well as Shin Ae and Alex aired. The success of the earliest and most memorable couples gave people high hopes for the pilot. A Lunar Year Special was filmed and aired as the pilot episode.[15]

The female idols in the spin-off Pit-a-Pat Shake were KARA's Seungyeon, After School's Lizzy, SISTAR's Hyorin, and SECRET's Sunhwa.[16] Super Junior's Sungmin was partnered with Hyorin.[17] MBLAQ's Lee Joon was paired with Lizzy, actor Lee Tae-sung with Seungyeon and comedian Park Heeson with Sunhwa.

Chinese version[edit]

The Chinese version of We Got Married paired Korean and Chinese celebrities. Two out of three pairings were international: T-ara's Hyomin and Super Junior's Kyuhyun. It was produced by MBC to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of South Korea's diplomatic ties with China. It aired as a Valentine's Day special in China on an entertainment channel of Shanghai Media Group and on MBC on 25 February but with only the Korean segments.[18]


Global Edition[edit]

A global edition spinoff of the widely popular We Got Married, get to see how the on-screen virtual marriage between idol celebrities from different countries work out through weekly missions and candid interviews. Couples are paired from Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

Season 1

Release date: April 7, 2013 - July 14, 2013

Season 2

Release date: April 5, 2014 - July 12, 2014[19][20]

We Are In Love[edit]

The licensed remake of popular South Korean Variety Show We Got Married, titled “We Are In Love” was broadcast starting on 19 April 2015. It has the same basic format except that the couples are not 'married' but 'dating'. This change was made in order to present a more realistic story in which couples first must be in love to form the basis of marriage and then get married.


1st Season (2015)

2nd Season (2016)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2008 MBC Entertainment Awards[21] Best Brand Award We Got Married team Won
Best Writer Kang Je-sang Won
Best Couple Award Kim Hyun-joong and Hwangbo Won
2009 MBC Entertainment Awards[22] Best Newcomer Award Kim Yong-jun Won
Hwang Jung-eum Won
Uee Won
3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards[23] Hot Couple Award Kim Yong-jun and Hwang Jung-eum Won
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award Jo Kwon and Gain Won
Best Newcomer Award Won
Popularity Award Jung Yong-hwa and Seohyun Won
Nichkhun and Victoria Won
Bugs Music Awards Best Variety Star (Bronze) Jo Kwon Won
2011 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer Award Eunjung Won
Lee Jang-woo Nominated
Excellence Award Park So-hyun Won
Best MC Award Park Mi-sun Won
2012 MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award Kang So-ra and Leeteuk Won
Best Newcomer Award Hwang Kwanghee Won
Yoon Se-ah Won
Best Couple Award Julien Kang and Yoon Se-ah Nominated
Hwang Kwanghee and Han Sun-hwa Nominated
Lee Joon and Oh Yeon-seo Nominated
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer Award Jeong Yu-mi Won
Star of the Year Taemin Won
Son Na-eun Won
Yoonhan Won
Jung Joon-young Won
Excellence Award Lee So-yeon Won
Best Couple Award Lee Tae-min and Son Na-eun Nominated
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award Hong Jong-hyun and Yura Nominated
Namkoong Min and Hong Jin-young Nominated
Song Jae-rim and Kim So-eun Won
New Star Award Namkoong Min Won
Hong Jong-hyun Won
Kim So-eun Won
Best Newcomer Award Nominated
Song Jae-rim Won
Yura Won
Excellence Award Hong Jin-young Won
2015 MBC Entertainment Awards New Star Award Kwak Si-yang Won
Joy Won
Park Cho-a Won
Popularity Award for Variety Show Oh Min-suk and Kang Ye-won Won
Best Rookie Award Kwak Si-yang Nominated
Oh Min-suk Nominated
Yook Sung-jae Won
Best Couple Award Kwak Si-yang and Kim So-yeon Nominated
Oh Min-suk and Kang Ye-won Nominated
Yook Sung-jae and Joy Won
Top Excellence Award for Variety Show Kang Ye-won Nominated
Kim So-yeon Won
2016 16th MBC Entertainment Awards Program of the Year We Got Married Season 4 Nominated
Top Female Excellence Award in Variety Show Lee Guk-joo Won
Male Excellence Award in Variety Show Sleepy Nominated
Female Excellence Award in Variety Show Park Na-rae Won
Cao Lu Nominated
Male Rookie Award in Variety Show Yang Se-chan Nominated
Female Rookie Award in Variety Show Kim Jin-kyung Nominated
Solar Nominated
Popularity Award Jo Se-ho and Cao Lu Won
Best Couple Award Eric Nam and Solar Won
Choi Tae-joon and Yoon Bo-mi Nominated
Jo Se-ho and Cao Lu Nominated
Jota and Kim Jin-kyung Nominated
Sleepy and Lee Guk-joo Nominated
2017 17th MBC Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award, Variety Category Lee Guk-joo Nominated


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