Mary Stayed Out All Night

Mary Stayed Out All Night (2010)

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Wi Mae Ri is the cheerful, pragmatic daughter of a failed businessman who had grown used to being constantly on the move to escape from debtors. She becomes fast friends with the free-spirited indie singer Kang Moo Kyul when she nearly ran him over in a car. Meanwhile, her father Wi Dae Han is saved from his debtors by his old friend, Jung Suk, who had just returned from considerable success in read morethe Japanese entertainment industry. Jung Suk, who had harboured a secret love for Mae Ri's mother, sets up a deal with Dae Han to have Mae Ri marry his son, Jung In. In a desperate attempt to escape this predicament, Mae Ri begs Moo Kyul to pose as her husband, and finds herself in even more trouble than before when her father proposes a 100-day period in which she has to divide her time equally between Moo Kyul and Jung In, after which she has to decide who to marry.

  • Native title:

    매리는 외박중
  • Also Known as:

    Marry Me, Mary! ; Maerineun Oebakjoong

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asayenyah
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Apr 14, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This is a nice and cute drama! I enjoyed it so much! It’s not the best drama ever, of course. In my opinion is a refreshing drama. Makes you relax. It's also really funny! Is one of my favourite dramas.
I enjoyed the performances. They did a really nice job!
If you haven't watched a drama yet this is a good one to start with. Probably the best to start with.
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haha63
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Jun 28, 2013
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
When I first began this drama I thought I would really like it. It had a cast I was well familiar with, and I noticed it was receiving decent ratings from viewers, but despite that I can honestly say that this drama was terrible. Acting wasn't the problem... This drama was just poorly written. Once I hit the 8th episode I just started skimming through episodes. I became so bored with this read more drama that I couldn't even stand to watch it anymore, and would just pray that I finished it quickly. I hated the character development... Or lack there of. Watching each of these characters throughout all 16 episodes was probably the most frustrating thing about the drama.

The acting wasn't bad. The actors did a decent enough job portraying their characters, but overall.. I just couldn't come to like any of the characters. Starting with the parents. I really just can't grasp why the writers made them out to be so controlling and insensitive to their own children. I mean forcing a marriage that either side really didn't want in the first place is ridiculous, and then Moo Kyul's mom was pretty much irrelevant in this drama. All she did was cause her son pain, mooch off of him and Mae Ri, and cause problems the whole time and it got old real fast. Seo Joon was annoying as well. The type of characters I hate most are when the 2nd female leads become so jealous and angry because they can't get the man they wanted that they start meddling with the main couple's relationship. And I get it's supposed to make the main couple stronger in the end, but to me it was just a nuisance to watch. And then the 3 main actors: I felt Kim Jae Wook was a little stiff in this drama.. I don't know if it was just his character's own trait, but to me he was always very mono-toned and did a poor job in portraying his emotions. Mae Ri was too weak of a character to like. Letting herself become bossed around by the 2 fathers when she's pretty much old enough to make her own decisions. I thought Moo Kyul was okay in the beginning, but as he started realizing his feelings he became to over dramatic. Never letting Mae Ri explain herself when he would see something between her and Jung In and letting himself completely misunderstand. He was a little pouty to like as well. But I don't think it's the actors fault for that, all the blame definitely goes towards the 2 writers.

The OST wasn't that bad.. Some of the songs were actually enjoyable, but I couldn't help but wonder who picked out the background music for this drama. I mean the one with the random meows or the angelic sounding ones? Whose bright idea was it to pick that?

Overall.. I'm disappointed with this drama. I think it could have been a lot better if it was maybe written differently, but I'll always be left with what could have been. The ending wasn't exactly to my liking, but it wasn't bad either. Poor Jung In got the short end of the stick though.. I've gotta say, I didn't really like him in the beginning of the drama, but I definitely softened up to him towards the end. Overall.. I personally didn't like this drama. Some people may have, but I didn't. Therefore I will probably never watch this again. It was cute and some scenes were laughable, but it just wasn't to my liking. Watch it if you want, but I don't recommend it.
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Both have practically the same story. The problematic father who has debts to pay, the main male lead singer, the male second lead businessman that works with the female lead, an annoying second female lead, etc.
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    AnisahSherriff 9 days ago

    Loved it more than I thought I was going to. Love the songs. I did not like the parents and wished that Mary had more backbone. No drama will ever be perfect right ;)

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    JangSoo Jan 20, 2015

    I´m currently watching this kdrama and it´s really good!!! I can spend one day watching all those episodes... One of the best Jang Geun Suk´s kdrama!!! Love Moon Geun Young!!

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    Twyx Jan 4, 2015

    W.. wait. JKS ruins dramas? OMG XD Ok, everyone has his/her own opinion.
    I feel totally the opposite. This drama was just a normal romantic comedy with some clichè and such, but I think all the actors, JKS ABOVE ALL, made this drama very nice to watch. I really couldn't wait to find the time to keep watching it. Oh and the songs... adorable! Nice job, Jang Keun Suk!

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    NewKDramaAddict Dec 6, 2014

    I was a Moon Geun Young fan so that was why I watched this original, but this made me a semi-fan of Jang Geun Suk. I loved the OST! Like everyone, I wanted Kim Jae Wook to have a happy ending too!

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    Ari Oct 6, 2014
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    SimbiAni Sep 28, 2014

    MaeRi is a cheerful, bookish dreamer who just wants to keep going to college, but her father's endless debt issues have finally grounded her; to make matters worse, she's been laid off ("slow economy") yet again.

    JungIn is a stoic, loner businessman who just wants to keep managing his entertainment company, which is in the process of developing a potential TV series, but his father has demanded that he get married ASAP or he'll lose all financial funding for said show, possibly including his entire company & inheritance as well.

    MooKyul is a (solo) street musician by day, & (band) club rocker by night, who just wants to keep his group together while still making unique indie rock & who'd rather put up with being uncomfortably cold & poor before selling out to become a popstar idol; with serious abandonment issues due to a youth-obsessed flighty mother, he's extremely passionate about loyalty & guards his heart very closely.

    See how this unlikely trio ends up inexplicably intertwined! <3

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    deeevaniii Jul 17, 2014

    my preciiouuussssssssssssssssss

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    justine Jul 16, 2014

    the beginning was interesting then it became so-so at the middle and just too predictable at the end. anyway, kim jae wook is seriously sooo good looking i was rooting for him while i watch the entire drama. pls get a main role soon.

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    seluluhan Jul 16, 2014

    This started off okay, then it just got so boring and predictable lol

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    Sweety-Face Jun 27, 2014

    l dont like jang geun suk

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      Tiihii Aug 23, 2014

      I saw him in Bel Ami/Pretty Boy... and I don't really like him either. but since he's so popular, I'm curious to know what's that all about. Did you watch this drama? Is he so annoying that I shouldn't waste my time watching it?

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      Sweety-Face Aug 23, 2014

      every drama he's in
      he just ruined everything

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      lettuceloveHJ Aug 25, 2014

      I saw him in Baby & I, by accident, on Netflix and actually liked his character there since it was a good movie. The other time was in You're Beautiful, and I found him grueling to watch for multiple episodes there. Quite frankly, I'm not curious about his popularity lol!

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      Tiihii Aug 25, 2014

      Thanks guys! ;)

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      Zha Jan 29, 2015

      I first saw JGS in You're Beautiful. I end up liking Yong Hwa. Lol. I admit he is cute when he smile but his acting doesn't appeal to me. Though he looks good when singing like he owns the stage but that's it. I picked up this drama because of the lead girl. I love her in Autumn's Tale. She was just a kid back then. I was curious on how she acts. She is indeed a great actress though I am having a hard time convincing myself that she was the same age as mine in this drama. She doesn't age a bit. She is sooooo cute. Lol. Anyway, back to JGS, sadly I end up falling to the second lead again. Though I'm going to finish this drama for the sake of finishing it.

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    patiikaa Jun 18, 2014

    It was my first drama I've seen. I love it!! It's really funny and interesting. Moon Geun Young is very pretty and cute and Jang Geun Suk is really handsome. Great drama!! <3

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    siracorn Mar 14, 2014

    Is no one going to mention her dad selling and beating her? Really?
    What about the emotional manipulation? Sexual assault? Stalking and kidnapping? Nobody? Anybody? Ok...

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      winnie Mar 14, 2014

      I actually don't remember any of that happening or maybe I blocked it from memory lol...I do know it's the worst drama I've watched and rated it a 3. Don't know why I didn't drop it when I should have but I was a newbie back then. We all make mistakes :)

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    Miow Feb 15, 2014

    Moon Geun Young, she is wonderful! *_*

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    siracorn Jan 17, 2014

    hah, I dont know wassup with you k-drama fans but I feel like I cant find a single popular k-drama which you guys seem to like.
    Anywhooo, I like the first four episodes I've seen but I dont feel like its gonna be anything special.

    Good characters tho. I like all of them so far.

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    I saw this last year but have only found this site so I have a lot to say about this drama hahaha. I absolutely loved it! It has to be by far my favorite Korean Drama and the song 'My bus' was so good I had to download it. It was predictable and I had mapped out the whole drama in the second episode but it was still enjoyable to watch.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Nov 8, 2010 to Dec 28, 2010
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.2 (scored by 9,802 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2091
  • Popularity:

    #327

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