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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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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Oct 21, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I LOVED THIS!!! It is definitely a new favorite of mine. I just finished it in 3 days and wanted to re-watch it immediately...but I'm trying to hold off lol. It's the first drama I've given 10's across the board.

Story: It's obviously not the first drama to do the arranged marriage thing but this time it's not just to keep a rich boy away from a poor girl like most I've read more seen. Mary and Moo Kyul only enter into a fake marriage when her dad wants to marry her to his friend's son, in part to pay his debts and give her a better life. I liked that they didn't start the arranged marriage to rip a couple in love apart. It was a fresh story line for me. Of course, characters do fall in love and parents try everything they can to separate them but the story isn't overly angsty. This drama was really pretty funny too. I think I've laughed more in this drama than others I've seen. The love story was perfect and you get to see a lot of the main couple together. Usually characters who love each other will spend most of the time pushing the other away or denying their feelings so you don't get to see a lot of the really sweet moments, but this drama delivers in that area. There were some episodes that dragged and left you wondering what the hell some of these characters are thinking/doing but that was only a few.

Acting/Cast: I loved all of the cast for this drama! JGS was perfect for Moo Kyul. I just saw him in You're Beautiful and thought this character suited him so much better. He's good at playing everything! He's good at serious but Moo Kyul had a lighter side to him that was really funny/playful and cute that JGS pulled off amazingly! Mary was really great too. At times I didn't feel she was as old as she was supposed to be but then others, she would whip out some words of wisdom and seem really mature. Also, Moo Kyul and Mary had really great chemistry. Whether they were friends or a couple, it was completely believable. Kim Jae Wook was good in this too. I like how his character sort of lightened up throughout the drama and he didn't seem quite so stiff. It didn't flow as well as Moo Kyul but it was there. Of course the 2 fathers were absolutely annoying, but what's new. The ex-girlfriend wasn't too bad in this either. She wasn't excessive in trying to win back Moo Kyul so that was refreshing. And I loved Moo Kyul's band mates and Mary's friends. Always supporting them and lightening the mood.

Music: The OST was awesome! I love every single song and I usually don't pay any attention to the music. But seeing how Moo Kyul was a rocker, it was kind of hard not to. JGS has an amazing voice and did 3 of the songs, I believe.

Re-watch Value: Yes a hundred times!!! Like I said above, I wanted to start re-watching immediately after completing the drama but I'm going to make myself wait a little bit.

Overall: 10,10,10!!! Although parts of the story dragged and you had moments of wanting to jump into the TV to explain some misunderstanding that was causing unnecessary drama, everything else about this drama makes up for it. All in all, great story, memorable music, amazing cast and characters...what more do you need?! Definitely a must see!
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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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    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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      lettuceloveHJ Jul 14, 2014

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

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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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    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.

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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 10, 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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    South Korea
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    Nov 8, 2010 to Dec 28, 2010
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 2 min.


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    7.2 (scored by 9,242 users)
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