‘Mary Stayed Out All Night’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
If You Like… Contract Marriages
by | September 19, 2013 | 261 Comments
We’re rolling out a new feature, which we’re calling the “If You Like…” series, intended to help you wade through dramaland waters for your favorite plot devices, character types, or recurring themes. ‘Cause you know you’ve got your favorites—or your Achilles heels, as the case may be—whether it’s a soft spot for heartbroken second leads... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 28, 2010 | 264 Comments
Hurricane Mary, coming through! This drama goes out the same way it began…totally insane. But you know, by now it’d be even MORE schizophrenic if the drama did a total 180 and started to make sense. So it’s best we go out with as much crazy as we started with. It’s time to embrace the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Mary ends, Athena maintains top ratings spot
by | December 28, 2010 | 41 Comments
One drama has bowed out of the Monday-Tuesday ratings race with its Tuesday finale, KBS’s Mary Stayed Out All Night, the rom-com that hasn’t been very rommy OR commy lately. It went out with a 7.3% rating, which is a tick upward from its Episode 15 number, 5.9%. We’ll be discussing the details of the... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 15
by | December 27, 2010 | 242 Comments
This episode is all Mu-gyul. Unfortunately, it’s all Mu-gyul being petulant and mopey, which tends to put a damper on things. I’ve already lost my mind trying to follow the wacky logic of this drama, and the last episode pushed girlfriday over the edge. Which means… now it’s time for Mu-gyul to lose his hold... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 25, 2010 | 155 Comments
I have to say, 2010 was a downright awesome year. It was the year of bromance, the year that Santa came in August, the year when guys had perms and noonas ruled, the year of the sparkly tracksuit and hoi-hoi, the year that makgulli made a comeback. But most importantly for me, it was the... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Heady with a chance of ho hum [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 24, 2010 | 146 Comments
This has been an exceptional year for kdramas. Just ask Kim Gab-soo, if you can catch him in an idle moment, that is. The man appeared in ten dramas this year, a number that is mind-boggling in itself and one which is bound to make Bae Yong-joon’s fans wail. But it isn’t just the sheer... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
A year of surprises and disappointments [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 22, 2010 | 186 Comments
It’s that time of year again, when we look back and size up the past twelve months of dramas. This is my fourth year (this is my fourth year?!) doing this, and it’s always one of my favorite posts to write, because while I love to analyze and parse dramas to within an inch of... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 14
by | December 21, 2010 | 472 Comments
Well, it finally happened. You knew it was coming. The episode in which girlfriday’s sanity gets kidnapped and sold on the black market. What’s the going rate for what’s left of my marbles?   EPISODE 14 RECAP So…Mu-gyul gets KIDNAPPED. No, really. I was hoping that maybe I just had too much to drink and... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 13
by | December 20, 2010 | 212 Comments
It’s like this drama went from zero to eighty in the span of seconds — one moment, it’s spinning its wheels while remaining in the same place for ten episodes, and then suddenly wheels find purchase on the gravel and speed off into the distance, careening wildly because all that speed makes it hard to... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 12
by | December 15, 2010 | 265 Comments
Pro: The episode had some fluffy, light, funny beats, which I’ve been missing lately. Con: This show has LOST ITS MIND. The plot makes no sense at all. Pro: At least the nonsensical plot is moving? Con: But there’s no consistency to the characters! Pro: How ’bout that awesome taunting look on Jang Geun-seok’s face... More »