Cable channel tvN has churned out some notable drama series in the past few years–Answer Me 1997 and Answer Me 1994 to name just a few–and this newest addition to their Friday-Saturday lineup hints at joining that growing list as one strong rom-com contender for this summer.
You can watch the raw video of the episode here.
It’s the cliched story of a rich young man who doesn’t want to marry (portrayed by Yeon Woo Jin) and a “common” girl who does (portrayed by Han Groo) and how these unlikely two meet, fall in love, etc.
Despite the classic yet overused genuine-girl-meets-rich-arrogant-boy story, this series seems to have a solid handle on telling a compelling and entertaining story. It doesn’t hurt that leading the cast are two strong actors from today’s new generation of young bloods.
Han Groo (I adored her in One Warm Word opposite Park Seo Joon, another strong actor) and Yeon Woo Jin (He first registered on my Kdrama radar as the tragic Joo Wal of Arang and the Magistrate) lead the cast, well supported by veteran actors like Kim Hae Sook (I absolutely LOVE her!) and Kim Kap Soo.
Anyone smell a hit rom-com on tvN’s hands? 😉
So far, I’ve only been able to catch a brief glimpse of the series (video clips below, courtesy of YouTube and tvN) but I really like what I’ve seen. Both the acting and script are solid, ranging from the comedic to the dramatic and back again as agilely as any Kdrama lover can hope. 🙂
Just look at these two as Joo Jang Mi (Han Groo) laments Gong Gi Tae’s (Yeon Woo Jin) interference during her big romantic night with his friend, Lee Hoon Dong (Heo Jung Min).
I’m including a few of the released video clips of these two…Hopefully, you should be able to get a good idea of their chemistry together from these clips. Oh, and did I happen to mention that our youngest from 2AM (Jung Jin Woon) adds to the cuteness and fun of this series? 😉
Let me know if you’ll be joining me on this adventure…I think it’s safe to say that Marriage, Not Dating will be one of my new exercise dramas. 😉
Ki Tae runs interference at his friend’s (I already dislike this friend, Lee Hoon Dong) request:
Ki Tae delivers news to Jang Mi that Hoon Dong no longer wants to see her:
Jang Mi confronts Hoon Dong, needing to find closure…face to face: