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Sim Jung Woo is an intelligent and handsome young man. He was the youngest to place first in the state examination, but he was picked to become the princess' husband. During their wedding ceremony, the princess suddenly died. Sim Jung Woo's life changed and he became the most unfortunate man. According to the Joseon period custom, he is not able to take the government post and he can't remarry. He then becomes involved with Jung Soon Deok. Jung Soon Deok is a widow whose late husband was the second son of the first vice-premier. She secretly leads another life under the pseudonym of Yeo Joo Daek. As Yeo Joo Daek, she works as a matchmaker and also peddler of women's items like cosmetics and accessories. She is the best matchmaker in the capital city of Hanyang. Sim Jung Woo and Jung Soon Deok become involved with each other and they try to get older single men and women to marry as matchmakers. (Source: AsianWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Português (Brasil)
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Oct 30, 2023 - Dec 25, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2 Viki
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,825 users)
  • Ranked: #3187
  • Popularity: #1094
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Ongoing 16/16
Aimen
67 people found this review helpful
Dec 1, 2023
16 of 16 episodes seen
Ongoing 8
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.5

Hilarious

I don't understand how can people hate on this drama..!!!???? I find it hilarious(swimming on tableㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ) I absolutely love silly adorable dramas with no complicated stories....
I'm literally livin' for both of those cuties......♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

I suggest, watch this if you want something little and funny...A story that will make you feel warm in these cold days.........


p.s: Hot men alert......RoWoon along with SooDuk's hwatttt oraboni(sorry, can't remember his name rn)....😌🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Completed
pollobi brototi
24 people found this review helpful
Dec 25, 2023
16 of 16 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.5
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Original, heartwarming, thoughtful, hilarious with quiet a few really amazing characters

I absolutely adored this saeguk. I binged it in almost 3 days. The concept is fascinatingly original, the characters and plot deliciously mature, I'd say there's almost no part of this show that was unnecessary (something very rare in Kdramas). I practically started watching bcz everyone was hating it despite the unusual plot summary (I have no idea why'd people not admire a well-made project like this). It has some veteran actors in their best forms playing some of the best developed characters. The king and the mother-in-law of the Jo family were flawless.
In fact, it has one of the finest negative characters I've seen in a while. And she's a smart, wise, plotting woman who is infinitely complex as a character to simply be a villain. I loved that dialogue when she said, "Must you disappoint me till the end?" She literally savored the death of her husband! And Rowoon's character improved with every episode. I loved how frank Jung Woo is. He confessed multiple times, and with such heart! It's a beautiful, thoughtful drama. The exaggerated comedy complemented the dark assassination plots. I actually enjoyed how childlike our hero is, his innocence never undermined his courage. And Sun Duk is such a mature character, I loved how she listened to the encounter of the princess and Jung Woo, I don't think the expression of love can get any more profound. I loved how Jung Woo mentioned his remark to his father as cruel. Those are bits of life. The matchmaking of lady Yoeju too was fine in its deductive finesse, it was a display of strategy at its finest. Lady Sam Soon was a literal delight. I wasn't fond of all the pairings (I'd have liked the farmer to fall for Doo Ri, it was so predetermined I wished they'd show that people don't always fall in love with who they're supposed to be with. The 14-year-old prince and 24-year-old lady Ha Na was another daring move. I don't know if 14-year-old kids actually fall for older women like this or vice versa especially considering how grown-up Ha Na is and how mature her taste is) but at this point I'd rather not complain (and it all worked out in the end like pieces coming together in a puzzle).
Could not find a single plot hole in the drama till the end. And I have to mention the playful music and stunning visuals. The interiors were especially detailed. The pingfengs (folding screens) in every room were so pretty and distinct (I especially liked the mother-in-law's minimalist and the princess's maximalist flower-patterned screens). In a way they reflected the personality of the inhabitants. There were also indicative cinematography, pretty visuals and nice locations (probably common in every high budget saeguk, so I digress).
The ending was fitting, wise, not shocking but reassuring and very proper. I loved it. I think the last I contemplated rating a Kdrama 9 was 'Flower of Evil' and even that didn't have a perfect ending. This was a well written, well-acted and well executed drama, which managed to strike the right balance between light and dark and remained warm till the end.

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Details

  • Drama: The Matchmakers
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aired: Oct 30, 2023 - Dec 25, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2, Viki
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 3,825 users)
  • Ranked: #3187
  • Popularity: #1094
  • Watchers: 14,309

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