Marry Him If You Dare

Marry Him If You Dare (2013)

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Set in the world of television broadcasting, Na Mi-rae travels back in time to prevent her 32-year-old self from marrying news anchor Kim Shin, thus sending her past self down a different path and enabling her to pursue the things she really wanted in life.

  • Native title:

    미래의 선택
  • Also Known as:

    Future's Choice ; Miraeui Suntaek ; Future Selection ; Mirae's Choice

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Emmers
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Dec 4, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
I was going to give this drama an 8... but then the last episode happened *cringe* and it went down to a 7.

The biggest problem with this drama was the story. It started out really promising. I loved the time travel concept and all the characters had interesting stories and motivations. Then somewhere in the middle it became a huge mess. Suddenly there were complicated time travel rules that contradicted themselves. read more The characters started to contradict themselves as well, and lose a lot of their motivations and, in some cases, likability. Everything became a big mess, but I held out hope for a nice, neat, happy ending, only to be extremely disappointed.

It's such a pity. I really loved most of the characters, mostly thanks to the actors and not the writing. Mi Rae was a very strong lead. She didn't fall into the usual annoying female lead cliches. Kim Shin ended up being really likable despite his first impressions. His smile killed me (in all the best ways). Yoo Kyung was a surprisingly likable female second lead, and I loved so many of the secondary characters, like Mi Rae's brother, Writer Bae, and the rest of the production team.

And then there were characters who couldn't be saved despite their charming actors. I'm looking at you, Se Joo! He started out so well. I was cheering for him like I usually do second leads. But then when the plot started getting messy, so did his character. The motivations became unclear and the charm disappeared. The other mess of a character was Future Mi Rae. After awhile I found her really annoying and lost all sympathy for her.

The music was okay, but if got pretty repetitive and wasn't always used at appropriate times. Overall, this show was a big disappointment. The only reason I finished it and gave it as high of a rating as I did was because I ended up caring about a lot of the characters. I really wanted to know what happened to them each week. If only they'd gotten a decent ending...
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Lumiere
39 of 43 people found this review helpful
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Dec 4, 2013
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Despite the interesting premise, MHIYD managed to commit one deadly mistake or two.

MHIYD chose to present itself as a romantic comedy. In other words, it promises its viewers funny moments while its protagonists develop a sweet or maybe light-hearted romance. Of course any regular k-drama watcher knows that even a romantic comedy gives its couple harsh obstacles which can become tiresome at some points, but they eventually overcome them and everyone read more would be happy in the end. MHIYD's biggest flaw was that it actively made 'the obstacle' the center of the story and managed to ultimately rob the show out of its comedy and romance all together. So, instead of watching two couples fighting obstacles to find love, we had to suffer as they fought love to NEVER be together. Consequently, there was only distress through most of the last third of the drama. Forget opposing parents and meddling second leads, crazy future ajummas are the worst!

And after all the trouble, we were told that all of this meddling was much ado about nothing. I won't spoil it for you but here's a close metaphor. Imagine that someone crashes a wedding just before the "I declare you husband and wife" part arguing that the couple can not be wed because they're in fact blood-related siblings and if they get married, a horrible disease would plague the nation and everyone would die. Fifteen episodes later, said-wedding crasher discovered that it was the wrong couple to begin with and all the created mess was a big mistake. Oops!

The finale could have worked out if the drama wasn't fixated over the romance and chose to focus on the characters's personalities and lives'challenges.

The saddest part is that MHIYD had a strong cast and refreshing characters. I would have loved to see more of Kim Shin and my favorite So Yoo Kyung. The pairings had chemistry and charm. Watching all of those interesting characters becoming dull and running through empty circles when they could have easily shined (if crazy ajumma just let them be on their own) was such a pity, even a shame! Such a waste of potential.

The acting was good. The music was fine I guess.

Obviously, the rewatch value is low.

One more major flaw: I still can't believe that the production cast K-drama's Kissing Queen as their female lead and we still got no kisses! (I'm sorry I had to get it off my chest!).
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I think these two dramas have some similarities.

First, their first female main roles almost have some similar characteristics, a messy woman with a messy hair and messy life who always got ridicules by others. They had a hard time building their careers. They both have crush with their superiors. And after so much hardship they made a change in their appearance.

Secondly, their first male main roles are fierce superiors, always being hard towards the first female main roles and eventually like them.

Thirdly, they have second male main roles who like the messy female main roles and always encourage them.

And lastly, they both contain plot stories that have connection with the past.
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    Dia Sep 23, 2015 - edited

    Honestly, I like KBS, but their dramas are the WORST ever!!
    When I read the plot I thought this drama is going to be amazing and I didn't understand why it has a low rating, but I see why now.
    Though I think I shouldn't complain since I only watched it for Yonghwa...

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    Intimation Sep 22, 2015

    it was hard to watch after episode 10. ending was unsatisfying. the rest is good. had a lot of potential it didn't meet sadly.

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    jxsilicon9 Mar 1, 2015

    This is Yoon Eun Hye worst series. This just went on and on for no reason. Pretty bad with interesting premise.

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    Mitsie Feb 27, 2015 - edited

    I've finished watching this drama, and the ending breaks my heart. I really love that Na Mi Rae and Park Se Joo will end up together. Maybe there's a good reason why it has to be an open ending.

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      CrazyBlonde Apr 7, 2015

      Hehe, you may want to check spoiler on your comment or reply. :P

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      Mitsie Apr 7, 2015
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      Mitsie Apr 7, 2015

      Sorry for that. Haha

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      CrazyBlonde Apr 7, 2015 - edited
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      Dia Sep 23, 2015
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    denise ann pendulas Feb 27, 2015

    i like yyon eun hye and jung yonghwa i dont like lee dong geun i like the story therefore but the most that i like is jung yonghwa not just becauze hes handsome but he is suit for his role charming i like yoon eun hye very muchyyyy but i dont like also the ending no one will be end up loving together im so very dissapointed im asking why? not jung yonghwa at the end yoon eun hye falls inlove with him so i really really dissapointed of this drama

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    denise ann pendulas Feb 27, 2015

    i like yyon eun hye and jung yonghwa i dont like lee dong geun i like the story therefore but the most that i like is jung yonghwa not just becauze hes handsome but he is suit for his role charming i like yoon eun hye very muchyyyy but i dont like also the ending no one will be end up loving together im so very dissapointed im asking why? not jung yonghwa at the end yoon eun hye falls inlove with him so i really really dissapointed of this drama

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    DBSK Feb 10, 2015

    I dropped this a year ago, but really want to pick it up again because I miss Eun Hye.

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    firiel Sep 25, 2014

    Sorry, but what's on her head?! She looks simply stupid!

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    LadyEclair Sep 15, 2014

    i liked it a lot it had a lot to promise and was entertaining as well...but wth is with that ending? it was a big let down as i was watching the last 2 eps T__T

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    angelmermaid Sep 13, 2014

    It's really not a bad drama AT ALL...people are just mad because of the ending (and lack of physical romance) but TBH the more I think about it, the more I'm really OK with how it ended. It was entertaining, well-acted and DIFFERENT.

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    guiong Aug 26, 2014

    I didn't watch is because I saw a clip when a baby boy walks of and they let him do it

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    ahtaena Aug 23, 2014

    Is this that bad? Why every one hate this so much?

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    kira Aug 23, 2014

    Seriously must be the worst drama I've ever seen lool

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    RhopalocerA Aug 10, 2014 - edited

    After reading the comments and reviews,it's more like Watch This if You Dare..sorry ehmm just as much as I love rom-com/fantasy drama,I don't dare...

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    OhRion Aug 8, 2014

    I'm currently watching it right now, I realy do hope that Na Mirae ended up loving Park Sejoo... But I guess that wont happen?! I'm a fan of Park Sejoo! he's nice, thoughtful, caring and also smart. I like the way he expresses his love for Na Mirae. My ideal type,lol....

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Oct 14, 2013 to Dec 3, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    KBS2
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 3 min.

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  • Score:

    6.6 (scored by 4,130 users)
  • Ranked:

    #3591
  • Popularity:

    #187

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