Marriage, Not Dating

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (1,221)

Marriage, Not Dating is a romantic comedy television series that aired on tvN from July to August 2014. The show follows the story of Gong Gi-tae, a successful plastic surgeon who has no interest in getting married, and Joo Jang-mi, a woman who is determined to find a husband but keeps failing at every attempt. When Jang-mi's family thinks that she's dating Gi-tae, the two decide to pretend that they're a couple to avoid getting set up for blind dates by their families.

The show starts off with Gi-tae, who is dreading his upcoming blind date with a colleague's sister. He persuades Jang-mi to pose as his girlfriend, hoping that his plan would prevent his mother from setting him up for marriage again. However, Gi-tae's plan backfires when his mother, who is the CEO of a marriage consultancy firm, finds out that Gi-tae is in a relationship and insists on meeting Jang-mi's family. In a desperate attempt to prevent his mother from meddling in his love life, Gi-tae lies to his family that he and Jang-mi are getting married.

As the two continue to pretend to be in a relationship, their feelings for each other start to grow. While Gi-tae initially only saw Jang-mi as a means of getting his mother off his back, he slowly starts to become attracted to Jang-mi's lively personality and kind heart. Similarly, Jang-mi who originally disliked Gi-tae for his cold and unapproachable attitude, starts to see beyond his facade and discovers his true caring nature.

Along the way, the two face numerous obstacles as they try to keep up their act. Jang-mi's ex-boyfriend, who is still in love with her, tries to sabotage their relationship by exposing their real intentions. Meanwhile, Gi-tae's mother, who disapproves of Jang-mi, tries to break them up by introducing Gi-tae to other women.

As the series progresses, the two eventually fall in love and realize that they don't need to pretend to be a couple anymore. However, they soon realize that their families won't accept their relationship, and they must overcome societal expectations and family pressures to be together.

The show has a delightful cast, including Han Groo as Jang-mi, Woo-jin Yeon as Gi-tae, and Jin-woon Jung as Han Yeo-reum, Jang-mi's somewhat attached friend. The characters are well-developed, and the chemistry between the cast members is tangible, adding to the show's entertaining value. Additionally, the show's humor is top-notch, with various comedic scenes and situations that keep the audience engaged and entertained.

Marriage, Not Dating explores themes such as familial expectations and societal pressures to get married. The show provides an insightful commentary on the Korean dating culture and the struggle that many young singles face when trying to balance their career aspirations and love life.

In conclusion, Marriage, Not Dating is an engaging romantic comedy that delivers a fresh take on the genre. The compelling storyline, well-crafted characters, and well-timed humor make for an entertaining viewing experience. The show's exploration of societal expectations and familial pressures adds a layer of depth to the story and makes for a relatable viewing experience for audiences of all ages.

Marriage, Not Dating is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on July 4, 2014.

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Nevertheless, Getting Married
16. Nevertheless, Getting Married
August 23, 2014
Jang Mi and Ki Tae's relationship drama ends with the fanfare that only this couple could create. Each family's attempt to reconcile is resolved in unexpected ways.
Two women who loved one man
15. Two women who loved one man
August 22, 2014
Ki Tae and Jang Mi struggle to clean up the mess they created with the fake marriage now that they are really dating. Jang Mi's restaurant is having trouble with business.
Sorry for Being Uncool
14. Sorry for Being Uncool
August 16, 2014
Jang Mi and Ki Tae share the news that they are dating. Each's ability to be casual and cool about it is tested.
Don't Rely on Anyone or Expect Anything
13. Don't Rely on Anyone or Expect Anything
August 15, 2014
Jang Mi begins to explore being alone. Ki Tae struggles with the loss of Jang Mi.
Will Sincerity be Understood?
12. Will Sincerity be Understood?
August 9, 2014
Hyun Hee and Hoon Dong prepare for their wedding. Ki Tae and Jang me are struggling with the results of living a lie for so long.
Go Back
11. Go Back
August 8, 2014
Grandma confronts Ki Tae and Jang Mi about the upcoming marriage. Hoon Dong tries to get his mother to accept Hyun Hee
What You Must Never Let Anyone Find Out
10. What You Must Never Let Anyone Find Out
August 2, 2014
Hoon Dong's mother meets Hyun Hee. Jang Mi's mother tries to keep up with Madam Shin and the marriage problem swells to unthinkable proportions.
A Night Far Away From Home
9. A Night Far Away From Home
August 1, 2014
Jang Mi runs off with Yeo Reum, and a runaway bride sparks a getaway for the whole gang that begins to unravel.
Marry Me If You Can
8. Marry Me If You Can
July 26, 2014
Ki Tae tries to goes out of his way to keep Jang Mi away from Han Yeo Reum with unexpected results. Madam Shin does the unthinkable.
It's ok to not be ok
7. It's ok to not be ok
July 25, 2014
Jang Mi's last ditch effort to save Ki Tae's secret raises questions as to whether or not the pair is suddenly falling for one another. Madam Shin and Kang Se Ah work together to get Ki Tae in line.
Am I Single or Not?
6. Am I Single or Not?
July 19, 2014
After her very public embarrassment, Jang Mi insists that it's time for her and Ki Tae to come clean. Ki Tae's past becomes his present once again.
What I Can Only Tell You
5. What I Can Only Tell You
July 18, 2014
Ki Tae's mother decides to take matters into her own hands to prove that her son's relationship with Jang Mi is an act. Hoon Dong has a change of heart and enlists his mother's help bringing about a perfect storm for everyone.
For Whom We Cook Pancakes
4. For Whom We Cook Pancakes
July 12, 2014
Ki Tae's family puts Jang Mi to the test to find out if her intentions in the relationship are pure.
Being Happy On Your Own (Actually… Surviving on Your Own)
3. Being Happy On Your Own (Actually… Surviving on Your Own)
July 11, 2014
After pretending to be a couple, Jang Mi and Ki Tae must work even harder to keep up the ruse once their families decide to take matters into their own hands. Hoon Dong attempts to win Jang Mi back.
People Management
2. People Management
July 5, 2014
Ki Tae and Jang Mi join forces to help one another with their respective dating dilemmas. Their master plan gets them much more than they bargained for.
How to Break up in a Civil Way
1. How to Break up in a Civil Way
July 4, 2014
Doctor Gong Ki Tae and his best friend find their way through the adventures of dating. Reluctant to go on another blind date, Ki Tae finds himself mixed up in his best friend's relationship in ways he never imagined.
Where to Watch Marriage, Not Dating
Marriage, Not Dating is available for streaming on the tvN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Marriage, Not Dating on demand at Amazon Prime and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 4, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,221)