Marry me, Mary aired on 8th of Nov night on KBS, with all the anticipations and the high-profile launch coverage, did it deliver what everyone expected? To me maybe not from the start, but we surely hope it picks up the speed later on.
The drama gained around 8% rating for its first two episodes, not too bad for its premier. Let us give it a bit of time and I know this post will not be my only one for this drama.
Jang Geun Suk and Moon Geun Young led the opening, Moon plays Wi Mea Ri a girl who is jobless, schoolless, loveless and in debt. Yet, she has this bright personality that helps her to get through the tough times in her life. She runs into Kang Moo Kyul by Jang Geun Suk, a popular and handsome rock band lead singer. They become ‘friends’ and Moo Kyul agrees to help Mae Ri to get out of an arranged marriage with Byun Jung In (Kim Jae Wook) by pretending to be her other husband. Mae Ri will spend her day with Jung In and evening with Moo Kyul during the 100 days, at the end of the trial Mae Ri will decide who to marry.
Hard to match up the expectations, that is my first impression for the 2 episodes. So now I am tuning the expectation button in order to give this drama a fair shot.
Some quick comments here. I am not sure how you feel about Jang Geun Suk in this drama (feel free to give your views), for me I am not feeling his character coming through yet. I get the point that Kang Moo Kyul is a free-spirited singer with no baggage attitude but it is not working for me somehow.
A few shots in the first episode where they focused on Jang are supposed to be stunningly beautiful, yet they fall right through my eyes that I can not see any sparkles. I love Jang in You’re beautiful, Hwang Tae Kyung is charismatic with a personality that captures me right from the start. I hope he will bring out the personality of Moo Kyul harder and sooner.
Quoting my twitter buddie, there is no chemistry between Jang and Moon yet. I do agree to certain extent, they are not acting on the same level YET. I have to say yet a lot, because it only just started and we should give it a bit more time.
One person I have to talk about is Kim Jae Wook, he surprised me here and currently he is leading me to the show. He plays this workaholic drama producer who looks so refined in his preppy outfit, he is talking to me in Jung In language and I am secretly siding with him right now.
I am certainly following this drama till the end, will check in half way to talk a bit more about it.