Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 4
by | November 16, 2010 | 302 Comments

Well, you were warned. Second lead ‘shippers, guard your hearts. Jung-in goes for the kill, and I don’t know about Mary, but everyone else gets slain. See, this is what happens when you marry two men. It gets confusing, for everyone involved. Including me. Couldn’t you have just gotten a job or gone into hiding? At least things are getting more fun, now that the triangle is in full effect.

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP

Mary walks in to find her two husbands in a compromising situation (I know. But this isn’t fanfic. I swear, I’m not making this up.) She runs over to Mu-gyul, screaming, “Jagi-ya!” and drags him out before he can protest being kicked out without a shirt on. Are you at least wearing pants? Because if you’re not wearing pants, this recap is going to end up in a very different place…

Mary scoots him out of there, and even stops him from going back to get his guitar. The less husband-to-husband contact, the better. Well that’s what you say. She promises to bring his guitar to him after work, and adds that he shouldn’t be working with a guy like Jung-in. Only a crazy person would insist on marrying a girl who’s in love with someone else, and when she reasons that someone who thinks of marriage as a business deal can’t be trusted, Mu-gyul agrees that it’s weird.

At the office, Mary asks Jung-in to leave Mu-gyul alone, but he’s intent on bringing him in to do the music for the drama. Seo-jun comes by with a new cell phone for Mary as an apology for the other day, and Mary declines the gift, replying cheerily that her phone isn’t broken, but she’ll accept the apology. Later she sees Jung-in and Seo-jun walking around together, and wonders why he isn’t dating and marrying someone who suits him, and is instead dragging her into this arranged hullabaloo. Two words: Daddy Issues.

He sees that Mary’s been reading the script and asks her what she thinks. She says that it’s a fresh idea to do a music rom-com, but that it skews too young—adults won’t watch it. Haha. Well, my mom would beg to differ.

She asks for Mu-gyul’s guitar, but Jung-in insists on returning it himself. So Mary shows up running like a madwoman at Mu-gyul, screaming, “JAGI-YA!” to warn him that Jung-in insisted on following her here. She tries to keep them from talking, but Jung-in shoves her in the van to have a chat with Mu-gyul. Haha. It’s hilarious how she’s at DEFCON 1 and the guys are like, Do you hear something? Nope. Don’t hear a thing.

She climbs out the back and tries to stop them, but Mu-gyul pulls her aside with a hand to the forehead, (It’s somehow adorable the way he manhandles her like a puppy; I don’t know why.) saying that he’ll take care of it on his own. He asks Jung-in what his deal is, insisting on marrying a woman who is already married. He adds that he’s been scammed by managers before, and that he can’t trust a guy who treats marriage like a business. Mary smiles to herself, and Jung-in is silenced, for now.

Mary’s dad gets a talking-to by Jung-seok, who tells him to take care of this Mu-gyul character for good. Dad insists that he’s too much of a playboy to stick with Mary, and that he swore nothing happened between them. Jung-seok thinks him a fool for trusting a boy who’s running around with his daughter, and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that if Mary chooses Mu-gyul at the end of the hundred days, the debt money must be returned.

Dad goes straightaway to track Mu-gyul down, but finds that Mary’s with him, before her scheduled time. They see him spying on them, so they make a run for it and hide in a karaoke room. Dad follows them all the way there, so they’re forced to sing, despite Mu-gyul’s hatred of these places. He refuses to sing, so Mary picks up the mic and begins to sing, eliciting a look of sheer horror on Mu-gyul’s face. “What the…you’re totally tone deaf!”

Hahaha. He takes the mic from her and belts out a song, making her swoon. Dad hears from the hallway, and freaks out: “No, no…what do I do? He’s totally good!” After hearing Mu-gyul sing, he’s so impressed that he’s certain Mary’s fallen head over heels. Are you sure you’re not the one who’s smitten?

They finally borrow a bike to shake him for good, and as they ride along, Mary tells him that he was really cool back there, with the singing. He looks back at her, like he’s going to say something snarky, but then breaks into the cutest smile ever: “So what…you like me now?”

Flutter. Flutter. Sigh.

Mary: “NO! Just…objectively speaking, you were cool.” Mu-gyul: “I know.” Aaaaand, we’re back down to Earth. Okay.

They ride around Hongdae, and Mary stops him when they pass by a yarn store. They end up back at Mu-gyul’s place, and he builds a makeshift heater while she knits herself some mittens. Aw, they’re so cute. She finds out that she’s two weeks older than him, and teases him to call her noona from now on.

Mu-gyul: “Hey, noona, you actually look like a girl, doing that.” Mary: “I AM a girl.”

He blows on his hands to warm them up, and she asks if he wants a pair of mittens too. He nods, so she asks for his hand, to measure it against hers. Excuse for skinship! He peers at her scar while she measures his hand, and asks how she got it. She doesn’t remember, and just knows that Dad told her she hurt herself while playing, at the age of four. She’s nearing curfew, so she leaves the mittens half-done, and promises to finish later.

Jung-in’s drama production reaches a standstill, as he worries over how to deal with costs while the drama has no airdate. Dad comes by to make things clear to Jung-in, as far as Mary is concerned: she must choose HIM at the end of the hundred days, or Dad will pull all of his investments in Jung-in’s company. Time to turn on the charm, lover boy.

He comes by to pick her up the next day, for a two-day trip to his father’s house. Mary calls Mu-gyul on the way, making a show of how this is an infringement of the contract hours, and that they should ask for a four-day vacation in exchange. Jung-in agrees to whatever she wants, but asks her to do her best this weekend.

He leaves as soon as they get there for a meeting, to try and talk the lead actor out of pulling out of the drama because the production might get pushed back. Seo-jun arrives to announce that she’s in regardless, because she believes in the project. She invites Jung-in to her birthday party later that night, but he declines.

Left alone in the house, Mary wanders around, and can’t shake the feeling that the place feels familiar. She just assumes she must’ve seen it in a drama. Oh, dear. Please no birth secrets, Show. Just…no.

She sees a picture of her parents with Jung-in’s father, and wonders who the man is, which is exactly when he walks into the room. She thanks him for repaying her father’s debts, but doesn’t understand why he wants her for a daughter-in-law. He says that he knew her mother before she even met her father, and promises to tell her more about it later.

They sit down for some awkward tea, and Jung-seok tries his hardest to find something in common with Mary, or some activity to do. He lands at ba-dook, a Korean chess-like game. Mary doesn’t know how to play, but she does know one game…

Jung-in comes home to the sound of his father laughing and playing a game with Mary, and finds them using the ba-dook pieces in a game of marbles. That’s exactly what I used to do with MY dad! Man, this scene is totally bringing back memories.

The three of them eat an awkward meal, and Mary is clearly more comfortable with Jung-seok, who she calls “ajusshi,” and hardly looks at Jung-in. She finds out that Dad is recovering from cancer, and tells him to take care of himself.

Meanwhile, Mu-gyul keeps a hairy eyeball locked on a surprise visitor…it’s Mary’s dad, who tries to do his best impression of an imposing figure, and fails miserably. He tells Mu-gyul that he’s not husband material, and that Mary will suffer if she’s with him. Mu-gyul just laughs at Dad’s seriousness, and tells him to take it up with Mary.

He gets a call from Mom, and runs out to meet her, brushing off Mary’s dad. Mom is heartbroken yet again, and Mu-gyul tells her to just date and stop falling in love. He asks her of the three—faith, hope, and love—which is most important. She says love, but he says no—it’s dependability. He tells her to stop meeting men she loves, and start meeting men who are dependable.

Mom asks where he heard that from, and he tells her it’s the girl she met that night outside his place. Mom: “Oh, that cute girl who looks like a puppy!” Haha. Now we know where he gets the expression from.

Mom sighs that she’s so lonely, and suggests that she and Mu-gyul live together. He perks up at the idea, but says it’s okay—she’ll just end up leaving once she finds a new boyfriend anyway. She hugs him and apologizes for bringing him up this way, with no father and going from relatives’ homes here and there.

He doesn’t seem bitter about it in the least, and says that it’s all in the past now. He looks at her sweetly and asks if she wants ice cream. Heh. He’s so the parent in this relationship. Looks like he and Mary are birds of a feather.

Mary’s dad follows them and snaps a picture, thinking that this’ll prove that Mu-gyul is home-wrecking cougar-bait. But while Mu-gyul is paying for the ice cream, Mom gets a call from the ex-boyfriend and runs out without a word, leaving him holding the ice cream alone. Aw, poor kitty.

He eats the freezing cold ice cream alone in the park, and Mary calls, to put on another show in front of Jung-in. She screams “jagi-ya” so many times that he asks her to stop because he’s getting goosebumps from the cheese-factor. She replies that she misses him too, and he scoffs that she should get an award for her acting. Jung-in smirks to himself as he listens to her, probably amused at how hard she’s overacting to sell the fact that she’s in LURVE.

She asks Mu-gyul what’s most important—faith, hope, or love—and reminds him that dependability is most important, and that a family is built on that. Even though he rolls his eyes at first, her words hit him, especially in light of his evening with Mom.

She yells, “I love you!” and hangs up. It comes out of the blue, and both of them are a little stunned at the outburst. She stares wide-eyed, surprised at herself, and Mu-gyul can’t help but smile. Aw. So. Cute.

Seo-jun sits alone at her own birthday party, holding Mu-gyul’s guitar pick and thinking of him. Sigh. Been there, done that. A small group of people from the drama production arrives with cake and presents, but it doesn’t do much to lift her spirits. She gets a text from Mu-gyul’s bandmates, and meets them for a drink.

Jung-in fills his dad in on his drama production woes, but insists on seeing it through, despite Dad’s protests to let it go. Have to say, Jung-seok’s eyebrow raise is definitely a contender for the hall of fame. Mary’s dad arrives as well, to reassure him that he’s taken care of the Mu-gyul situation.

Mary wanders about the house, and happens across an old picture of Jung-in piggybacking her when they were both kids. That totally counts as a piggyback in this episode. I say we’re on, for the countdown!

Jung-in finds her, and they both stare at the picture wondering why he’s piggybacking her, and why they don’t remember. Please don’t be brother and sister. Please don’t be brother and sister.

The two dads reminisce about old times, and the fact that when Mary and Jung-in were little, they had planned to marry them off to each other. Well that’s cute, if their families were close when they were young that they had played and piggybacked and whatever, but the fact that Jung-seok is still clearly in love with Mary’s mom makes it all a bit squicky.

Mary asks Jung-in what the inscription on the photograph says. Jung-in: “I’m here. I will protect you. Forever.” Oh, swoon. Here we go. Third leg of triangle, locked and loaded.

Jung-in asks to see Mary’s scar, and she refuses. She wonders why he doesn’t remember anything about them meeting as kids, since he was about eight in the photograph. But he doesn’t remember anything from that age, and doesn’t really want to.

He does admit that it’s romantic—that their relationship began twenty years ago. He tells Mary that regardless, he’s going to marry her at the end of the hundred days. She balks that he’s going back on his word that he didn’t care about marriage and that she just had to get through the hundred days. He claims that things have changed, and that he needs her to choose him in the end.

She declares that she’ll be doing no such thing, and reminds him that she’s in love with someone else. She turns to leave, but trips and falls. Oy. Jung-in sighs, and then…

Piggyback? Seriously? Hahahahaa…okay this really does need to become a running gag through the whole series now, because it’s becoming like clowns in a car at this point. He carries her in, and the two dads beam.

Mu-gyul sits at home, and finds Mary’s notes on their love story (the version she told Dad). He calls it a “goosebump-inducing romance novel,” but then smiles gleefully while reading it. He catches himself, and looks around his empty apartment furtively, like he doesn’t want to get caught enjoying it. Heh.

He tries on the half-finished mittens to keep his hands warm, and when his phone rings, his first thought is, “Is it Mary Christmas?” Aw.

Sadly, no, it’s his friends calling, and he comes out to find Seo-jun there. She awkwardly suggests that they start dating again in front of everyone, and Mu-gyul says that she ought to know—when something’s over for him, it’s over. That’s that.

Ouch. She insists on heading out to the bathroom alone, and his friends marvel that Seo-jun is still hung up on Mu-gyul, still wearing the guitar-pick-necklace that he made for her. He reminds them that they’re the ones who told him to marry Mary, and they reply that Seo-jun’s more his type, but peg him as having developed feelings for Mary anyway.

He denies it and walks out, further upset when he gets a text and it’s STILL not from Mary. Heh. He walks home, but finds Seo-jun being attacked in the street by a couple of drunk guys. (Sigh. Of course she is.)

He gives them a good beating and drags her away, yelling that he told her not to go out by herself. He asks if she’s okay, and she says no, as she hugs him tightly. Ugh. I hate it when the second lead is damsel-in-distressy. So. Much.

Meanwhile, Jung-in ices Mary’s ankle, and she asks why he’s changed his mind about marrying her. He says that it’s good for business and what his father wants. He says that his father is like a god to him, and Mary looks at him curiously.

He reaches over to put her feet up on a pillow, and she hides under the covers. She reaches for her phone to call Mu-gyul (fast becoming a defense mechanism), but he takes the phone out of her hand, and tells her not to call: “Kang Mu-gyul is my rival now.”

Kyeow!

He reaches his hand out and brushes aside her hair, touching her scar tenderly. He repeats the words, “I will protect you.” As he kisses her on the forehead.

COMMENTS

Glad that the second leads are stepping up to the plate, ’cause I’m already hating Seo-jun, but that’s the point, right? It’s looking like a good game of four-square, although of course, nobody beats the ridiculous amount of Cute from Mu-gyul and Mary. I suppose now that she has a past with Jung-in, he’ll be a contender for her heart, especially if he keeps up with the knight-in-shining-armor bit.

It’s interesting that all the characters are all damaged in some way, but Mary and Mu-gyul are able to stay sunny despite spending their entire lives…essentially raising themselves. I like that they’re bright and cheery, and manage to turn their situations around, because they’ve lived enough in the real world to know that the only person you can count on is yourself. As Mu-gyul says to his mom, “You live alone and you die alone.”

But when they see that the other is dependable too—trustworthy in a way that only they know the value of—they’ll hopefully come to rely on each other. I like that they’re both cynical based on what they’ve experienced, and yet optimistic enough to be their adorable selves.

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , , , ,
SPONSORED VIDEO
302 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. lyra

    yey!! ive been waiting for your recap the whole day! it’s worth the agony. haha.

    thank you ! <3

     (0)


    • 1.1 Ms Guccibabie

      I know that this is a bit off topic but went does “You’re My Pet” come out?

       (0)


    • 1.2 ruby jean luyahan

      jang geun suk is realyy…amazing..and awesome .and ive been waiting your recap all day long….also…hahah…im sure marry stayed out all night is a big hit
      But of couse…to all eels please support jang geun suk in this upcoming yahoo asia buzz award…tnx
      By the way wen is your my pet coming?

       (1)


    • 1.3 ash

      when will episode 5 come out….iam so eager to read it, i have been waiting for it like like 3 dayes ..aaaahhhhh iam so crazy about this drama

       (0)


  2. opoppanaxx

    eheheheh. 2nd??

     (0)


  3. twylah

    much love.much love. ;)

     (0)


    • 3.1 dandelion

      twylah, do u happen to know the rizza that i know? Haha. Gotcha. We’re both addicted much, eh? :)

       (0)


      • 3.1.1 twylah

        hah.yes.we both know raiza.haha. of all places to meet *here in dramabeans* yay!!!!do you go to soompi too?

        me.i’ve had it baaaaddd….(livestream?live recaps?)hehe

         (0)


  4. Crew

    “As he kisses her on the forehead.”

    I actually let out a surprised gasp. over dramatic much? maybe, but yay for the plot picking up! I love waffle sun ki!

    I mean.. Kim Jae Wook

     (0)


    • 4.1 anicasreign

      ditto!

       (0)


    • 4.2 Shery

      he was cuter as waffle sun ki…

       (0)


      • 4.2.1 rich

        I agree! I guess it’s because he looks too thin here. But he’s still dashing anyway. XD

         (0)


    • 4.3 Carinne

      This kissable ending made me curl up like a baby with a smile, as Jung-in’s voice echoes a kid’s theme phrase “I will protect you.”

      I can’t believe it, my mother says she likes this series. I was in shock ‘cos she didn’t like YAB at all.

       (0)


    • 4.4 hmseen

      ditto! he’s more adorable and very good looking as sun ki.. his features are not suitable with the MMM hairdo…I kinda hate it although I adoreeee KJW…

      It’s is cold to make it personal when it is all business even to him….and yet he kissed Mae-Ri’s forehead?

       (0)


  5. yogic

    sigh, tomorrow morning it will be time for me to match up this recap with the raw version of the latest episode. its sort of like watching it subbed…

    i begged my boyfriend to do subbing duties on one of the many websites… or just for me. he said hes too busy working 60-70hours a week. whatever. i need my kdramas. le sigh.

     (0)


    • 5.1 Shery

      Be persistent! If your bf would translate it that would be too cool of him. I need ep 4 subbed!!! :((

       (0)


  6. kdrama lover

    yayy :)
    im so gald you did this :)
    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     (1)


  7. anicasreign

    I refreshed the page maybe about 10 times. Thanks for the recap.. Loved the cuteness factor in this episode.

    <3

     (0)


  8. brookeeve

    I love this show on unparalleled basis. It could be that every time a cliche pops up that I take a drink….

    BTW, isn’t the doubles on a bicycle a cliche? I always thought it was! And they already have cancer covered…

    Now I’m just waiting for food porn in the next episode!

     (0)


    • 8.1 yogic

      i like this pattern you have. next week: cliche drinking game! im pretty sure my monday-tuesdays need a little alcohol in them.

       (0)


      • 8.1.1 ohemgee

        the drinking game should be everytime MGY yells out “JAGI-YA!!!”.

        LOL.

         (0)


        • 8.1.1.1 lynx

          lols. then it might very drunk mondays n tuesdays… n hangover wednesdays for which by the time u recover on thursdays… its time to start again on fridays….

           (0)


    • 8.2 brookeeve

      This person on Youtube listed the top 100 cliches, and I follow that list for the drinking game. She/he (whatever) had to separate the list into two videos, so this is only the link to the first 50. The second link should be on the page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFtielLzk08

       (0)


      • 8.2.1 buhdoop

        brookeeve, that was hilarious.

         (0)


      • 8.2.2 Destefani

        That link was so funny!!! She/He is absolutely right!!! Thank you for sharing this.

         (0)


  9. Lordj

    Yipee…. thanks much

     (0)


  10. 10 :D

    the last picture is adorable (the one with mung-mung and meow)

     (0)


    • 10.1 lyra

      ditto.

      the second lead (Jung -in )established a strong hold at episode 4 to become Mukyul’s rival for Mae-ri. Lest the hotness and gorgeous overload of KJW, for a second, i was mesmerized and stunned looking at him attempting to kiss Mae-ri at the last scene…sigh.
      HOWEVER!

      this photo reminded me how strong the DOG-CAT MUGNMUNG KEEYEOW relationship of Maeri and Mukyul. a scapp that speaks a lot , no mushy pose here. but i just can feel the natural chemistry . it’s beaming. from the song itself, my precious, like a gem indeed. ♥

      sigh again.

       (0)


  11. 11 Anon

    Too… Cute… *asphyxiates*

     (0)


  12. 12 sari

    Huahh.. Can’t wait for next week..

     (0)


  13. 13 jn91

    Thanks for the recap~~!! It’s so sweet of Mu-gyul waiting Mary’s phone call/text! XD

     (0)


    • 13.1 Destefani

      YEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!

       (0)


  14. 14 Ani

    Oi! Too cute! Mung mung!

     (0)


  15. 15 thay

    Monday-Tuesday,you’d better come faster..I.NEED.A.CURE.FOR.MY-MONG-MONG-YAONG-COUPLE.PERIOD.

     (0)


    • 15.1 lyra

      now i love mondays. LMAO

       (0)


  16. 16 Disneyfan

    Wow, this episode is the best so far. JGS is starting to fall for sweet little MGY and so is KJW?

     (0)


    • 16.1 Anonymous

      i agee, best scene when Jung-in’s silence is loud enough for the audience to feel he’s beginning to fall in love with Mary

       (0)


  17. 17 Kristy

    During the first half of the episode, I thought I was going to surf the internet and switch back to watch it when Mary and Mu-gyul are in the scene (coz they just got uber amount of chemistry that I totally love). I was telling myself that I don’t need to watch it raw coz it’s kinda flat.

    But the 2nd half , especially towards the tail end of the episode, I love that the 2nd leads stepped up the game (just like you said). Now that the story got more complicated, I definitely continue to watch it raw (note, I don’t understand Korean….so Thank you SO MUCH for the recaps).

    Thanks so much for the recap. It totally totally helps fill the missing parts that I couldn’t understand (mostly on the dialogues). Really appreciated your super fast work on recapping.

     (0)


  18. 18 norimaki

    GF, the last words uttered by JUng In in the last scene were : boku ga iru ( I’m here ) , then he kissed mary …

    thanks for the recap ! I loved it !

     (0)


  19. 19 Anonymous

    i knew i stayed up late for a good reason!

     (0)


  20. 20 ohemgee

    BEST CAP YET!!!!

    this show makes me fawn so much it’s embarrassing.

     (0)


  21. 21 ockoala

    Everyone needs a crack drama once a year. Somehow, inexplicably, this has become my crack drama. Thank for the wonderful recap, GF! Loved every word.

    I worry the screen will burst with too much charisma once the boys realize they love this puppy-girl-cat-thing and turn on their almighty brand of JGS v KJW charm.

    Strangely, neither JGS nor KJW can get too far away from playing guys with serious parental issues.

     (0)


  22. 22 mellowyel

    super cliched, yet adorable and hilarious. this is why i am already hooked on this drama. why oh why did i discover k-dramas? losing too much sleep…

     (0)


  23. 23 Lisa

    Mu-gyul and Mary are too cute for words. Only K-drama I can watch without any subtitles.

     (0)


    • 23.1 gmei

      haha! me too! this is the first k-drama that i watch even if there’s no available sub yet.. also the first k-drama i watch on live streaming even it takes a hundred buffering seconds.. i love MSOAN so much!

       (0)


      • 23.1.1 mhaia

        same here.. I don’t understand korean but with the help of the recap you get the sense of every diaglogue said.

        keep it up and don’t get tired of recapping MSOAN!

         (0)


      • 23.1.2 gala

        a kind soul out there has already provided subs. eps1-2 are already out. check out soompi to get the site.

         (0)


    • 23.2 brookeeve

      I agree, I know all the cliches so I know exactly what they’re talking about even if I don’t understand the language at all!

       (0)


  24. 24 Anonymous

    Going to watch tonight for the first time, but I just wanted to post that I had a grey volkswagon van!!!! Do my eyes deceive me?

     (0)


  25. 25 Sera

    Yup. As norimaki said, what he did say was I’m here/boku ga iru and not I’ll protect you/boku ga kimi wo mamote ageru (both of which were on the photograph, so).

     (0)


  26. 26 ilukd

    Kim Jae Wook … is just hot and handsome ….

     (0)


    • 26.1 ruby jean luyahan

      jang geun suk jang geun suk jang geun sukjang geun suk….hes so cool and handsome…love him so much

       (0)


  27. 27 alittlepaperstory

    Thank you so much! This series is basically a major squeeling session…A very good refill for an empty soul that was left by SKKS. ^_^

     (0)


  28. 28 k

    Ah, you didn’t mention the bit where Mu-gyul says to Mary about how her acting is so good, it’s Daesang-worthy. Obviously a cute nod to MGY’s Daesang win for her acting in “Painter of the Wind.”

    I feel like this ep gave the drama a much-needed energy. Now I’m curious about the story, whereas before, I was just tuning in to watch JGS and MGY’s adorable chemistry.

     (0)


  29. 29 staples

    I was so upset about JGS’s hair before the drama started, but it actually looks better than any of his 100 hairstyles from You’re Beautiful. Anyone else agree?

     (0)


    • 29.1 twylah

      agree.much much better.i like this carefree jgs than uptight jgs in you’re beautiful. much much cuter.

       (0)


    • 29.2 lyra

      i agree. LOL. as everybody else notices and compare notes about the hairstyle. i love his mukyul style better.

      his androgynous hype here is what teasing my curiosity the most. geesh.

      and am so talkative nowadays. what did this drama did to me?

       (0)


    • 29.3 lyra

      i agree. LOL. as everybody else notices and compare notes about the hairstyle. i love his mukyul style better.

      his androgynous hype here is what teasing my curiosity the most. geesh.

      and am so talkative nowadays. what this drama did to me?

       (0)


      • 29.3.1 javabeans

        No way, Mu-gyul is adorable but that hair…! well, let’s just say it would look good on ME. Hwang Tae-kyung had some wacked-out ‘dos, but he definitely had his moments:

        In my book, right now Tae-kyung hotness > Mu-gyul hotness. (Though cuteness-wise, Mu-gyul totally wins.)

         (0)


        • 29.3.1.1 girlfriday

          I vote for the hybrid version, like maybe current style, but worn up, for maximum hotness, like so:

           (0)


          • 29.3.1.1.1 sshahi

            omg! i loved it whenever he tied his hair in YAB. i wud totally die if he did it in this drama as well. i wonder if he will cut his hair later in the drama. JGS’ hairstyle alone deserves a blog. if later on he changes a hairstyle, you guys, Dramabeans or Girlfriday, should totally write about it. i wud if i cud, only my piece wont be as interesting ;D

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.1.2 lyra

            kyaa! by the mere hairstyle , all of us here may die in an instant. LOL.

            in manwha, mukyul cut his hair. i wonder if the drama will follow that lead. harhar. fangirl alert!

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.1.3 zaida

            totally agree, whenever he tied his hair in yab, is his best looks!!!!

            but i do like this new look

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.1.4 heejung

            I’ve gotta agree with girlfriday here^^

            But personally, my favorite jgs-hair is the picture from the announcement of kimi wa petto here I swear, that hair was at least 50% of the reason I was so excited about kimi wa petto haha :D

            btw, I really hope that project is still on. I would LOVE jang geun suk in that role ><

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.1.5 Jnt1024

            GF, I don’t know why this is…I’ve normally been attracted to clean cut, manly guys with short hair…but from the first time JGS spoke and when he pulled his long-ish hair into a pony…it was LOVE! I now love everything about him and in my book he can friggin’ weark a mohawk and he’d still be hot! LOL

             (0)


        • 29.3.1.2 lessaofpern

          Even if this guy shaved his head he would still be hot!!! It’s all in his eyes and his expressive arching eyebrows. :D Just cover the top picture with two fingers (where the hair is) and you will see the proof. I can rest my case now :D

           (0)


          • 29.3.1.2.1 lessaofpern

            O.K. I forgot to mention the VOICE too :D

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.2.2 sshahi

            totally agree and his voice….

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.2.3 brookeeve

            right on!

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.2.4 zaida

            agree ;)
            eyes+frowns+smiles+voice=perfection=jgs

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.2.5 microwatts

            ia…He could wear an ugly hat and clothes, read a phonebook on camera and I would watch it and it would hilarious

             (0)


          • 29.3.1.2.6 Destefani

            He is sooooooo charming. Everytime he smiles and look at her with those sweet-puppy-eyes I feel like melted butter on the floor.
            I like the drama very much. What a beautiful couple with Mary.

             (0)


        • 29.3.1.3 Eleven11

          Saved and Saved. Thanks, almighty overlords!

           (0)


          • 29.3.1.3.1 twylah

            uh.uh. am having second thoughts now. time capsule to You’re Beautiful, and indeed, Tae Kyung had his moments. the pictures reminded me how crazzzzyyyyyy i was then…..

            but the carefree spirit is absolutely refreshing to watch…

             (0)


        • 29.3.1.4 Rina

          I have to agree with lyra – I like Mu-gyul’s hair just not on him. Wish I could get my hair to look like that.

           (0)


          • 29.3.1.4.1 Rina

            Forgot to mention, lyra pointed out that in the manhwa Mu-gyul cuts his hair. I wonder if they’ll do that in the drama and what kind of hairstyle they’ll go for.

             (0)


    • 29.4 Anonymous

      Agree :)

       (0)


      • 29.4.1 mhaia

        At first, I’m dissappointed with curly hair ‘coz he look prettier than a girl but as the drama progress he looks better on it and it suit his character perfectly.

        JGS looks nice in any hairstyle.. he can carry it all the way!

        @sshahi if JGS tie his hair on MSOAN like on YB, its not only that would die maybe every girl watchining MSOAN will die.. :)

         (0)


        • 29.4.1.1 sshahi

          LOL..u are right.. but i know few girls who dont get it. they dont see wht i see…and i am like “how can u resist him? look at his eyes, his voice and omg! his smile and his cute teeth”

          now, i wanna see him in a short-do after 8 episodes may be :)

           (0)


          • 29.4.1.1.1 mhaia

            yeah.. how can you resist him? he is so irresistible :)

             (0)


          • 29.4.1.1.2 Jnt1024

            @sshahi: Ditto to all of the above! U’ve just listed the qualities that made me fall for JGS in the first place!

            Oh and guys…i do love Mugyuls hair right now cause it so suits his character and somehow it makes him look more beautiful and androgynous…which attracts me for some reason….Athough I must agree with microwatts…he can wear whatever, do whatever and he will still be attractive! LOL

            But I’m so thankful that JGS is one of the best actors out there…he makes his characters come alive and he really internalizes and stays true to the characters.

            Btw, I know some of you do not care so much for his wardrobe in MSOAN…but just like the hairstyle I think his ecclectic fashion suites MuGyul so well! I find nothing wrong with him at all! He’s PERFECT!

            I love Maeri also…MGY is a terribly talented actress!

             (0)


    • 29.5 minie

      me me me!!!! hahahahahahahhahhaa

       (0)


    • 29.6 lyra

      SPOILER or PREVIEW (whatever it is , please dont kill me LOL)

      this just came in.
      JGS already cut his hair. ^^

       (0)


  30. 30 Candia

    Thanks girlfriday,

    like your comment written it will be stereotype kdrama if family – sickness/ broken ties /childhood / illegitimate child/ and if it is a lost and found brother/sister plots then oh ! kdrama run out of ideas.

     (0)


  31. 31 shailee

    omg!!!! I FREAKING LOVE YOU!!!! hahahaaa its so descriptive!!! NOW I JUST NEED TO WAIT FOR THE SUBS TO COME OUT! xDDD
    if it wasnt for you, i would be watching RAWS right now, and i cant understand korean so it would have sucked!
    i literally refreshed this page 20 times lol

     (0)


  32. 32 John

    What’s Four-Square about? Explain the game rules.

     (0)


    • 32.1 tiq

      four square of love between jung in-mary- mu gyul- seo jun,, and i hope there’s something happen between seo jun and jung in,, :D

       (0)


    • 32.2 girlfriday

      It’s a schoolyard game with four squares, and each person stands in a square, and one bouncy ball is passed back and forth. Yeah, it’s about as exciting as it sounds.

      What? I went to public school, okay? :)

       (0)


      • 32.2.1 sillysunshine

        loved that game! use to play it until we couldn’t see the ball no more … whatever happen to good ole street games like that … ?? … I know … trying to grow up … urgh! sucks!

         (0)


      • 32.2.2 tiq

        haha,,so i was wrong…sorry…still wondering was i play that game in my past…

         (0)


  33. 33 lessaofpern

    Girlfriday!!!!! Thank you for the lovely recap!!!! I love the piggyback in each episode :D It does seem like they have made it a running gag. The kiss at the end was so sweet too.

     (0)


    • 33.1 twylah

      true.am finding it totally amusing that they have a piggy back for each episode (well, as pointed out by girlfriday, in this episode, it has two — the pix and the actual piggy back). At this point I think I’d miss the piggy back gag if they won’t have it at ep. 5

       (0)


  34. 34 Ashley

    Mary and Jung-in are not going to be siblings. If that were the case, Jung-in’s Dad would not be trying to get them together. Clearly they have some kind of childhood trauma in common (maybe they both witnessed the death of Mary’s Mom?) but Jung-in’s Dad would know if there was a possibility he was Mary’s father, and he’d sure as hell know if Jung-in was the son of Mary’s mother, so unless the man is really, really, REALLY sick they’re not siblings.

    That being said, this show really is cute. I even like the constant piggybacking!

     (0)


    • 34.1 ai*

      it could work out if Jung In was adopted, like maybe at age 8! that’s why he can’t (wouldn’t want to) remember stuff before that and why he sees Jung Seok as a god rather than a father. Mary’s mum might have admitted to Jung Seok but maybe not Mary’s dad about Mary’s true paternity then Jung Seok would be getting his real daughter to be his ‘daughter-in-law’ ….. this is getting too cliche-laden even for me!

      i’m tracking the 1 piggyback per episode too….so cute!

       (0)


    • 34.2 ai*

      it could work out if Jung In was adopted, like maybe at age 8! that’s why he can’t (wouldn’t want to) remember stuff before that and why he sees Jung Seok as a god rather than a father, being eternally grateful to him. Mary’s mum might have admitted to Jung Seok but maybe not Mary’s dad about Mary’s true paternity then Jung Seok would be getting his real daughter to be his ‘daughter-in-law’ ….. this is getting too cliche-laden even for me!

      i’m tracking the 1 piggyback per episode too….so cute!

       (0)


    • 34.3 anais

      I think we should remember that this is based on the manhwa by the writer of the Full House manhwa. Unless the manhwa itself contains this makjang narrative turn, I doubt the drama will make such a twist.

       (0)


    • 34.4 Jomo

      Totally guessing here: that Jung-in’s mother, Mary and Jung In were in a car crash together. Jung In’s mother died. Mary got the scar, and Jung In also survived, but with amnesia of the event.

       (0)


      • 34.4.1 lynx

        That would be a good cliche.

         (0)


    • 34.5 Destefani

      Ok. This is my humble opinion.
      Maybe he does not know he is real Mary´s father (well….not yet)
      If I remember well, current Mary´s father commented that he met with Mary´s mother and they fell in love immediately AND they got married QUICKLY (someone was pregnant and needed to get married as soon as possible???)
      Why Jung-in´s house is so familiar for Mary?
      Why Jung-in´s father looks so in love with Mary´s mother?
      Why he went to Japan and live there for years. Heart broken?
      URGH!!! I have a mess in my mind!!!!
      Looking forward to Monday!!!!!!

       (0)


  35. 35 pickmePICKME

    OMO can i just say that i love how Jang Geun Seuk and his mom are together. So adorbable. Heheh I want him. But too bad his mom is so flighty. Sad Sad. And ugh, this girl seo woo or w.e had to complicate everything huh? man im so upset. I just hope Jang geun Seuk stays with his honest self and be straight with mae ri. Or mae ri end up with Kim jae wook. But ugh, i can already see the heartbreak coming on, and Mae Ri being all noble and not fighting for her man. Or maybe she will, like bish plzz hes mineeee hehe…no i dont think she wil sad face

     (0)


  36. 36 cherrie

    girfriday thank you !.

    I think we are taken for a ride with mae ri’s father being the catalyst to ignite MG’s romance towards his daughter.

     (0)


  37. 37 lessaofpern

    Does anyone know where I can read this Korean Manhwa on-line?

     (0)


    • 37.1 lyra

      http://cartoon.media.daum.net/series/view/mary/85
      ^^

       (0)


      • 37.1.1 pohonphee

        I can watch K drama raw, without subtitle…but It can’t do with Manhwa, though I can read Hangul. Is there another site at which It get translated?

        Hee I ask too much :)

         (0)


        • 37.1.1.1 Destefani

          In general, I see the drama raw. After that I go to dramajoy.com or viikii.net or mysoju.com or blogspot.com
          I can see the dramas there in English and/or Spanish.
          Personally, I love this website. I really enjoy reading the recaps and the comments. It lets you analise the drama in more details. Besides, you can find beautiful photos in this website…perfect for my screensaver!!!

           (0)


          • 37.1.1.1.1 Destefani

            Sorry, I meant twssg.blogspot.com

             (0)


      • 37.1.2 lessaofpern

        Thank you the art is very nice. Unfortunately I can’t read Hangul yet (just ordered some children’s books and flashcards from Amazon. In hopes of learning some this year.) With dramas I can understand at least 50% of the dialog without subs. Time permitting, I first try to watch it raw, then subbed. I watched most of SKKS raw and then read the recaps here. I was understanding the story, but I was not picking up on the subtle things.

        If anyone knows where a TRANSLATED site is, that would be fantastic. Thanks in advanced !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

         (0)


  38. 38 jyyjc

    i’m guessing that jungin doesn’t remember knowing mary when they were young because maybe he caused her to have that scar and maybe it was a pretty serious accident that it became a repressed memory.

     (0)


  39. 39 Rossi

    As always, you are amazing. I have nothing constructive to add except in that cap with Jung-in listening to Mary’s over the top phone acting, I got such a strong desire to turn Twilight-ish and bite his neck. -_-

    My god, the pretty!

     (0)


  40. 40 TgM4

    Is it just me? I am finding the two lead guys way prettier than the lead girl lol…was totally digging the gay angle in d beginning :P
    YAOIIIIII !!!

     (0)


    • 40.1 Jodasg

      Me too! I tot the finishing scene in eps 3 whereby JGS woke up naked & KJW walk out of the bathroom after shower makes them a couple. LOL

       (0)


      • 40.1.1 microwatts

        Poor Mary would have to stay out all night without her guys and I wouldn’t even care.

         (0)


  41. 41 Doris

    thank you girlfriday !

    Birds of a feather flock together,
    will this rhyme changed girlfriday ?

     (0)


  42. 42 Dele

    I adore this drama and Mu Gyul’s yummy smile. Seriously, I get all excited on M/T when it starts. I’ll go to sleep after 70 minutes of laughter and smiles.

    Thanks!!!!!

     (0)


  43. 43 MeIguess

    I guess this episode was for the second leads then? Ahh JGS is so cool. Please dont goo. Kajima!!! I want to learn korean so bad. Would someone liek to teach me?

     (0)


    • 43.1 Destefani

      I am learning Korean by myself. Library, amazon, books, cds, watching the dramas with no subtitles, listening songs in my car while I drive… You can do it!!!!

       (0)


  44. 44 Stephanie

    “I like that they’re both cynical based on what they’ve experienced, and yet optimistic enough to be their adorable selves.”

    I like how you described it. Not wanting to be emo boy/girl but not wanting to be hurt either.

     (0)


    • 44.1 Jomo

      Oh! Oh!
      This is why they won’t end up together. They don’t compliment each other because they ahve the same strenghs.
      Jung In needs Mary more because of the trauma-thing-that-has-yet-to-be-revealed.

      Stepping on JI/MR Bandwagon starting at the forehead scar kiss.

      Also guessing MR will save JI’s drama because of her level of addiction-expertise.

       (0)


  45. 45 kaigou

    Wait, but if they actually skip a cliche — the omg-we’re-siblings plot-twist — wouldn’t that kinda be noticeable by its absence? Seems more likely that Mary’s going to lampshade that plotline, as well, just like she did the “maybe he’s gay (and that’s why he doesn’t care)” bit.

    I definitely think there should be a banner just for this kdrama… sort of like the kind you see on construction sites and in restaurant kitchens: “___ days since last accident!” except in this case, it’s “___ minutes since last piggyback!”

     (0)


  46. 46 Melissa

    Great. My heart is broken in to two pieces now. One for Mu-gyul and one for Jung-in! Argh darn it graaah!!!

     (0)


    • 46.1 Melissa

      Also, I’ll be needing to develop this skill called tripping-when-a-hot-guy-is-nearby

       (0)


      • 46.1.1 ria

        hoho.i’d want to master it too

         (0)


  47. 47 xmga

    thanks for the recap, love it… so addicted and hooked with k-dramas, cant wait for Monday to arrive. Gomawo!

     (0)


  48. 48 Mary Mary Mary

    Thankyou thankyou and thankyou! I really hope they are not brother and sister. That would ruin itttttt

     (0)


  49. 49 Mary Mary Mary

    Thanks for the recap! I really hope they are not brother and sister. That would ruin itttttt

     (0)


  50. 50 Alvina

    oh woe is me and my poor heart. Why do I always end up falling for the underdog?

     (0)


    • 50.1 gala

      fingers tap, tap, tap. but who is really the underdog? hmmm i mean, is it really safe to say that Jung-in is the underdog here? i dont know, but it seems this drama can go either way and it wouldn’t be surprised [say, Maeri ends up with JI.] i always love opposites-attract concept, and i think MR and JI are exactly that. but, MR and MG are so good together, they just click that you still want them together.

      oh, i’m sooooo in love with JGS’s and MGY’s voice. it’s like these two are meant to: really nice, mellow girly voice with really magnetic, manly voice. when these two are talking, im just all ears intently!

       (0)


Add a Comment

Name (required)

Mail (will not be published)

Website

 characters available. Comments will be truncated at the word limit.