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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DammitJanet
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Jan 11, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Woooahhhh...

It's soooo hard not posting spoilers... really. REALLY HARD.

This is my first review, so please forgive me if it is not up to par with the others..

I've been going through a Jang Geun Suk phase (okaaayyy, I still am! *puckers up to avatar*) and because I think he's a charismatic actor and LOVE to hear him sing, I decided to watch Mary Stayed Out All Night...

Since the only read more drama I watched with him in it was You're Beautiful, it was a pleasant shock to see how different his appearance was and how he still remains so handsome *drools*!! (Seeing him in Beethoven Virus is another pleasant surprise as well!!)

Dragging myself back from JGS's external talents *nails clinging to the door*, let's talk about Mary staying out all night.

I can't say it was perfect. I still have to watch that perfect drama... it's kinda like looking for that elusive perfect burger (if you guys know where the perfect burger is (and drama) please hit me up with a message! Was it close to perfect? Well, it had it's aspects for perfection:

The actress playing Mae Ri: PERFECT for the role. Just absolutely Brilliantly PERFECT. I cannot picture someone else in it. She was quirky, fun, entertaining, endearing.. She looked like a cute kitten (MAOW)and I LOVED how loyal she was. I keep trying to look back and see if she irritated me, if she made me want to throw a tantrum and scream even for a second, "YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR MY JGS!" and the answer is, reluctantly, stubbornly, mumblingly, no.
I am glad I saw her cast in this and witnessed her such high quality acting skills. Her voice even suited the role! Can you believe that??

Our JGS playing Kang Moo Gyul: He wasn't perfect- I lavu him but, I cannot lie- but he had his moments of perfection, but otherwise, he played a very SOLID role. I suppose the issue is, he had some traces of You're beautiful that I kept seeing in his acting, but then, it might be his acting style and no actor can completely change their acting style (Unless you're Gerard Butler- What do you mean you ask? Dudes and dudettes- The Phantom of the Opera and then Leonidas from 300?? If that's not a switch, I dunno what is!)
I enjoyed how relaxed Moo Gyul was was and how hardworking he was. I liked how he expressed and showed me what a free spirit he wanted to be, yet still showed his vulnerability.

The supporting male lead- Robot Director (forgot his name O_o): Close to perfect. He was supposed to play a quiet, intense role and he did. He felt stiff and robotic, and he showed how his mind worked.
I really enjoyed how he wasn't the villain in the drama and was trying to find his own path.

The music in this was PERFECT... I've downloaded the songs and listen to them often.Usually music is sad and depressing about how he/she got away, how you have to get over the person, how you don't get loved back... but the songs I remember from here are beautiful, warm, sincere and just make you melt into marshmellow cotton candy chocolate goodness.
Listening to "My precious" makes me feel like I've been swept away to a field of grass and I'm laying on the grass, feeling the early morning sun's rays gently warming up my skin, sinking into my being delicately, as if I am indeed, precious.
It reminds me of the feeling of KNOWING you are loved. Such a wonderful wonderful song.

The Storyline/drama: This was good, but like every plot, some aspects just dragged on for no reason. Close to the end it felt like there was not enough content so they had to add things and make more drama... But then, why not lengthen the sweet moments between the couple? Hehe, now you know what I'm going for!

Would I watch this again? Most probably. It's better than other drama I've watched, but I'd fastforward through parts to get to the good stuff :)

Do I recommend this: Heck Yeah, it's sweet, it's funny, it has it's heartache moments and the music is just so heartwarming.
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Shyrlean
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Aug 22, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I really admired how each character was portrayed on this drama. Even if other people don’t like how the story goes, for me this is a great drama since the characters were portrayed well. Moon Geun Young is so cute and was able to portray her character well. The only thing that got to my nerves is.. why Mae Ri didn't fight to his dad, like saying the words "if you really read more want me to be happy, don't force me to marry someone I don't love, or like "do i look happy, all you care is how we'll pay the debt that you have".. But I guess that's also part of the story that made me stay watching - because I'm waiting for that part (unfortunately, it didn't happen, hehe). I hate his dad but there is a part of him that I also understand as Mae Ri’s father. Since Moo Kyul was not completely able to let him see that he loves his daughter and that he will do everything for her. He is just scared that her daughter will suffer the same faith as her mother (But ofcourse He and Moo Kyul, are very different from each other). Kim Jae Wook and Kim Hyo Jin also did great in this drama, i love their characters. Geun Suk was able to portray the character of Kang Moo Kyul too. He has this ability to attract people around him, not only for the fact that he is so irresistibly good looking but also because he can make the viewer’s feel the character he is trying to portray. His eyes - facial expressions, he does not have it to say it by words just by looking at him, you can already understand what he is trying to tell the viewer. And most especially when he sings, it is breath taking.
This drama also shows reality about relationships. How we should learn to TRUST our partners. How you should reach out especially if you know that your partner have misunderstood you, importance of loyalty and being able to wait faithfully.
The soundtracks for this drama are totally AWESOME. It's really true that you can play it all day - everyday without even getting tired on it. I even downloaded the music videos with eng sub for all the songs to make sure not only I know how to sing the songs but I also understand the songs.
All in all I will definitely recommend people to watch this drama since it is truly entertaining and worth watching =)
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A character that has to get married but don't want to comes up with a plan in introducing a fake 'fiancee'.
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same actor (jang geun suk), also the girl is a bit weird (but cute). jang geun suk's hair sytle (also the'style') is almost the same. but in pretty boy his acting is developed and IU is really cute (and her acting's one of the best among idol :P)
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    deeevaniii 8 days ago

    my preciiouuussssssssssssssssss

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    justine 8 days ago

    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 8 days ago

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

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    Sweety-Face 27 days ago

    l dont like jang geun suk

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      lettuceloveHJ 10 days ago

      Me neither, so I have a hard time being convinced to watch anything with him in it

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    iiamxmee 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.

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    Destati13 Dec 14, 2013

    This always happens...the bad reviews I hear make me hesitant to watch the drama, but I end up watching anyway since I'm a fan of JGS, and then I end up loving the drama after all. LOL. I guess I'll just start watching dramas and forming my own opinions first instead of using reviews to decide for me. Anyways~ This drama was cute and very enjoyable! I had fun watching it and really liked listening to the music in it too.

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    unniedunnie Dec 13, 2013

    Such a cute drama.

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    prettytin Dec 1, 2013

    i didn't like this drama. at first it was okay, then i don't know what happened. it became boring

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      anagard Dec 9, 2013

      I totally agree with those,but like in all Jang Geun Suk dramas, music is beautiful.

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    TAMAREXXE Nov 20, 2013

    I'm liking this drama so far. Big fan of JGS he is amazing. I'm hoping that Maeri ends up with Kang Moo Kyul, because I frankly don't find Kim Jae Wook attractive.

    Have reached episode 6 and frankly, my negative vibe towards the Maeri character is growing exponentially. Is she retarded? I mean seriously what 24 year old apart from severely mentally handicapped individuals acts that way? I don't know who to fault, Moon Geun Young or the director for letting her get away or perhaps forcing? her to take the part of a 24 year old and interpret it as a naive 14 year old? I get a vibe of Meg Ryan's early work, from Maeri's clothes, hairstyle, to her walk, it's all reminiscent of Meg's work in "Prelude to a Kiss".

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    Potatos_ Oct 27, 2013

    I dislike how dramas can be so long because the longer a drama is, I get less interested in it... I just start to get bored of it, if thats the word im looking for.. bored...

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    Kairiqu Oct 19, 2013

    Why, oh WHY?! Jun In oppa....????

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.

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  • Score:

    7.2 (scored by 8,789 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1721
  • Popularity:

    #147

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