Marriage Not Dating
Refusing to go along with his family's wishes to get married, Kong Ki Tae brings home a fake girlfriend that his parents would never approve of.
Marriage Not Dating
Yeon Woo Jin (A Divorce Lawyer in Love, When a Man Loves) and Min Han Groo (Can We Get Married?) star in a romantic comedy that proves even the biggest lies cannot stop real love from finding its way. Kong Ki Tae (Yeon Woo Jin) has the perfect life. He is a handsome and successful plastic surgeon whose inconsiderate nature and preference for solitude means he has no interest in settling down any time soon. His family, however, wants his life to become a bit more wholesome and pressurizes him to get married. Unfortunately, tying the knot is not on our 33-year-old bachelor’s mind, so he makes a plan that seems destined to succeed. In order to remove his family from his nuptial case, Kong Ki Tae recruits Joo Jang Mi (Min Han Groo), a woman his family would never accept, to be his fake girlfriend. Joo Jang Mi has had multiple failed relationships. She works in a luxury store, but cannot afford any such items for herself. She genuinely believes in true love, but also fears being alone. And, with her age soon to hit the “big thirty” ceiling, she isn’t deemed particularly desirable in the marriage market. In a way, this fake relationship is the closest thing she currently has to finding anyone, so she accepts Kong Ki Tae’s offer. But, at the end of the day, it is all a big lie nonetheless. Can our two partners in crime keep up the ruse, or is this fake marriage doomed to hit the rocks long before it reaches the altar?
Adding to the drama are Han Yeo Reum (2AM member and Madame Antoine actor Jung Jin Woon), a restaurant waiter who falls for Jang Mi but has faced abandonment in the past and is therefore afraid to let anyone get too close, and Kang Se Ah (Secret member and God’s Gift - 14 Days alum Han Sun Hwa), Ki Tae’s former fiancè, and a successful plastic surgeon in her own right, who has become convinced that she does not need a man in her life and therefore starts blackmailing her ex for his sperm to grow her own child.
Marriage Not Dating is directed by Song Hyun Wook, a versatile show runner who fans will remember for his work on varied dramas like Another Oh Hae Young and Brain, and is written by small screen debutant Joo Hwa Mi. The first script reading for the series took place on May 30, 2014 at the CJ E&M; Center in Seoul, South Korea, with filming beginning almost immediately after. Marriage Not Dating premiered on tvN on July 4, 2014 in the 8:50PM timeslot, with subsequent episodes airing every Friday and Saturday. The series ran for a duration of 16 episodes, with the finale airing on August 23, 2014.
The extended cast for Marriage Not Dating includes Yeon Woo Jin as Kong Ki Tae, Min Han Groo as Joo Jang Mi, Jung Jin Woon as Han Yeo Reum, Han Sun Hwa as Kang Se Ah, Huh Jung Min as Lee Hoon Dong, Yoon So Hee as Na Hyun Hee, Im Ye Jin as Na So Nyeo, Park Joon Gyu as Joo Kyung Pyo, Kim Hae Sook as Shin Bong Hyang, Kim Gab Soo as Kong Soo Hwan, Kim Young Ok as Noh Jum Soon, Park Hee Jin as Kong Mi Jung, Lee Bo Hee as Hoon Dong's mother, Choi Hyun as Chef Uhm Dae Sik, Kim Hye Ji as mall manager, Lee Yun Kyung as Kong Soo Hwan's affair, and Kim Ha Yoo as child Jang Mi, with cameos by Nam Ji Hyun as Ki Tae's blind date, Lee Han Wie as judge, Choi Dae Chul as Hoon Dong's friend, Heo Joon as charity party MC, Kim Choo Wol as Ki Tae's aunt, and Julien Kang as Richard Bernstein.
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