Best Wedding

Best Wedding (2014)

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Cha Ki Young was once a successful news anchor living the good life, but everything changed when she defied expectations and became a single mother. Jo Eun Cha was also once a news anchor, but left his career to campaign unsuccessfully for office. Though nothing quite pans out as expected for either Ki Young or Eun Cha, they've yet to discover what fate has in store for them. Meanwhile, four other couples read moregrapple with whether or not they can really have it all in modern romance.

  • Native title:

    최고의 결혼
  • Also Known as:

    Choigoui Gyeolhon; The Greatest Wedding; The Best Wedding; Best Marriage; Love and Marriage; The Greatest Marriage;

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Koichan
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May 8, 2015
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 3.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
“We had the same dream"

Synopsis and personal opinion:
An independent and self-made woman at the peak of her career meets a young immature man. They date each other for a while, but soon enough love apparently vanishes without leaving a trace … if a baby isn’t to consider a trace.
This is a story of struggles of a single mother in a hypocritical and corrupted society; a woman in a men’s read more world. While I’m not new to our society problems and how women are, more often then sometimes, treated, in a lot of episodes I was shocked, angry, in disbelief of how ridiculous certain events were. The writers tried to portray many social issues, : condition of single mothers in Korea, corruption, parental rights laws, work rights and ethics, mentally abusive parents etc. The love story itself was very subtle and wasn’t really the main point; the two main leads weren’t able to overcome and admit their own faults until the very end. I would somehow compare them to the English classical characters of “Pride and Prejudice”.
Park Tae Yeon isn’t Darcy, but he represents Pride. He can’t deal with reality, too prideful to analyze his own behavior in an adult way, to admit his own mistakes, take a step back and resolve the situation. He isn’t the typical lead, more of the anti-hero figure actually. I really wanted him to grow up, to fight for himself and for what he was feeling inside, but..
Cha Gi Yeon on the other hand is Prejudice. She’s strict, also very prideful but in a healthy way, she knows who she is and will fight until the end, but she isn’t able to bend, to understand more, to let herself go because she doesn’t trust men, almost a hermit.
Both aren’t able to comunicate, but hey .. ain’t nothing new in kdrama world.
Seems like people never want to sit and talk, but pile sh!t over sh!t until it all explodes.
I won’t digress with other characters or else this will be a very very long and boring review, but know that there’s a gold digger and I would like to pull her hair out. One by one. Slowly.

Actors:
No Min Woo -> I really like him, but I wish he chose a better character
Park Shi Yeon -> Surprising. Very very pretty
Bae Su Bin -> AWESOME!!! Neutral Bad character, fantastic interpretation

Music:
Personally didn’t like it. Nothing special and I actually don’t even remember one song

Recommend/Rewatch value:
Yes I do recommend, not for the "love story” but for opening eyes on social issues.
I liked it, in fact I watched the entire drama in 2 days, but the end and how FAST it was wrapped disappointed me pretty much. I had expectations on the characters development, but they didn’t give me this pleasure.
I won’t rewatch it.
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purplenette
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Dec 29, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Wow. They took exaggeration to a whole new level with Best Wedding. I love the writer is bringing to light an issue that is prevalent in some countries. I think in the US most judges tend to give custody to the mother, but it is a case by case basis in most states. Plus, in the US there are all kinds of family dynamics. If this drama (even exaggerated) is a depiction read more of Korean reality when it comes to single motherhood and what makes people family, then it is just sad. Honestly, this drama had me on an emotional roller coaster. I almost gave it a 10 for that alone. However, some of the characters could have been better developed. For example Park Tae Yong was all over the place. Even until the end I was uncertain of his character. I had the same feeling about Hyeon Myeong Yi. I also thought the side stories were unnecessary and boring. Regardless, the ending was OK.

Park Shi Yen and the writer did an excellent job balancing the strength and vulnerability of Hyeon Myeong Yi. Bae Su Bin was also good as the strange and unusual Jo Eun Cha. Their characters were the most consistent and had the best growth. The other actors were fine also. Little Dan is just too cute.

Side note: Although I don't find No Min Woo to be that great of an actor, he does strip a few times in this. Worth watching those parts. Keke

The music was appropriate.

I will never rewatch this.

This is a good drama. I recommend it.
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In both series the men find out after a few years that they have a child, the family doesn't like the mother and try to steal the baby. Both show the parents having other partners, both take a feminist path.
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In both dramas, the leads work as news anchor. We see them in their work place in most of the drama and can have a glimpse of how things work in this field.

One drama is a comedy/romance while the other is more of a drama with some comedy and romance.
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    BoaHanmock Jul 21, 2017

    very weird drama idk how I managed to finish it. Bae Soo Bin was hilarous and funny though.

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    Saphiros Jun 23, 2017 - edited

    Everyone, need your help please. I cant decide whether to watch this or not, all comments i saw reveal that this is an emotional rollercoaster. Usually i love angsty dramas with a pregnancg in the plot that leave you drained but only when i can make up for my tears with a nice ending. I saw videos and comments but need someone to scream WATCH it or STAY AWAY. So, should I watch this? Is it worth it? Thanks

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      SUNNY Jun 28, 2017 - edited

      I would not accept money to watch this again. Starts out good, then transforms into trash along with the main characters! The worst is the ending of some episodes bait you with hope that the drama will take a turn for the better. The female lead character is a small ray of sunshine in this darkness.

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      Saphiros Jun 28, 2017

      Thank you Sunny, I will look for smthg else then

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    steph_ravita May 22, 2017

    I don't see how the title fits the drama but okay! The first episode was actually the best for me. This drama has a super quick pace and the ending just felt kind of inconclusive? I mean it did conclude but it was so quick. Not bad and definitely an interesting premise.

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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017 - edited

    OK, where to start..I liked this series. At times it felt raw and plausible but it also had some moments of stubbornness and immaturity that made me question if such people exist. This series presents the portrait of single mothers from a feminist point of view in a society that still can't properly offer them the means and trust they very well earned.

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      Leeyhan Apr 17, 2017

      Your comment is everything I wanted to say!

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      nikhat May 4, 2017

      i just wanna know was the female lead in any relation with the second male lead....?? i guess i saw it somewhere she was with the second male lead so i wanna know...?

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    DhanYa Mar 15, 2017

    Crazy love song is awesome:)

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    SheWantsRevenge May 24, 2016 - edited

    There are a few things this drama did a good job at, particularly addressing feminism in respect to Korean culture and raising many questions and criticism but aside from that it was all over the place. It felt like I watched 3 totally different dramas... a foodie workplace romance, then a career drama, then a family melodrama. Some of the characters were all over the place as well. I definitely feel like I wasted my time here even though there were parts I like and parts that were realistic even when realism wasn't interesting but overall it didn't hold together for me.

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      Granuli Jul 10, 2016 - edited

      I've only watched the first episode and there already were some quite strong messages, some even directly addressed by Park Shi Yeon herself, totally loved that and her mostly very strong character!
      I understand that the main focus is the patriarchal society, especially in regard to single mothers, and that it probably does a good job addressing *some* of the insane issues women face. But it was disappointing to see that it wasn't devoid of sexism itself in other areas at the same time, brought to you by the very same characters who were otherwise so damn great in doing the exact opposite. All of that in the first episode. It's probably already amazing to at least get something addressed at all in a Korean drama, but there were scenes I really disliked for a "feminist" show, minor issues but still, and since the relationship is lacking and judging from the reviews this wouldn't improve, I'm probably not going to continue.

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    sweetmelissa May 7, 2016 - edited

    At first this drama starts off as weird but then it becomes addicting. I liked it for being different and realistic. It shows all the problems and discrimination that unmarried, single mothers and their children have to face in Korean society. Also, it shows & criticizes sexism, the patriarchal system, legal system, importance of clans, unfair absurd laws, problems of working women at their workplace, gender equality etc. in Korea. It was very sad to watch all this but at the same time also interesting. I heard about all these issues of Korea way before and this drama was like a confirmation. A very brave drama in that aspect.
    I detested Tae Yun and liked Gi Yeong. She's a very strong and independent woman who would do anything to protect her kid. Very admiring. She's so different from your usual dependant, whiny, weak candy girl that you usually find in kdramas. As for Bae Su Bin, he needs to get an award for his superb acting performance in this drama ! It was outstanding. The expressions he made just LOL :D I couldn't bring myself to hate him haha. Simply wonderful & hilarious acting <3

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    Sady Apr 10, 2016

    Nice drama. The characters are well written.

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    SkelliSkarlett Dec 6, 2015 - edited

    anyone noticed Jang ki Yong? dang he's so fine!! >.<

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      Eky74 Feb 4, 2016

      I noticed him! He's so handsome! I hope to see him in another drama....

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      SkelliSkarlett Feb 13, 2016

      me too!! He's known as a model but i'm sure he'll rise as an actor too!! :D i kept repeating his scenes HAHA

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    Veronica14 Sep 24, 2015 - edited

    So I basically watched one of the weirdest drama AND managed to finish it even tho it was boring 85% of the time.
    Don't watch if it's for the comedy or romance there's little to none
    But No Min Woo was cute ^^ oh and obviously Cha Dan is sooooo sooooo adorable!!

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    FadouBebo Sep 7, 2015 - edited

    Kuddos to Park Shi Yeon and Bae Su Bin for their acting in this intersting drama.. Their acting was never dull and kept the viewer want to watch more and more...A drama that tackles the subject of marriage, love and relationships and makes you question your views on it, makes you face your prejudices in a Makjang way :) Good entertainment :)

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    Ace May 2, 2015 - edited

    A great drama ruined by a rushed 5 minute ending, honestly made me so mad. The cast, the acting was amazing and I really enjoyed it, admit I cried a lot a times. Park Shi Yeon is such a good actress and Bae Su Bin was hilarious, I didn't know whether to hate him or love him at times, but the end was just so disappointing.

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    mikachan Apr 14, 2015

    I really hate Park Tae Yeon here........what a waste of my time

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 27, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Saturday
  • Network:

    TV Chosun
  • Duration:

    60 min.

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  • Score:

    7.2 (scored by 1,387 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1913
  • Popularity:

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