Sometimes the comedy is so broad and physical that it’s impossible to take this show seriously.Yet at the same time, there are moments of emotional resonance that you can genuinely enjoy, interspersed throughout the show.Props to Han Groo’s delivery; not only is The Funny executed without a shred of vanity, Han Groo as Jang Mi comes across with a substantial amount of emotional resonance right off the bat, even when her character makes choices that we question.In a world of characters where almost everyone has a calculated agenda, Jang Mi shines as a woman who isn’t afraid to act according to what her heart says, even when it disagrees with her head.
The Wacky is just the way this particular world works, is all.
Marriage Not Dating’s strength is really in its execution and its primary cast’s committed performances.
Han Groo and Yeon Woo Jin both turn in heartfelt performances while being fully committed to The Funny, and the result is cracktastic, laugh-out-loud hilarity with an inner core of true emotion.
Combined with its cheerful pace, I quickly got into a happy, enjoyable rhythm with this show, and it wasn’t hard to put on a bit of my wacky hat too, for a change.
Yeon Woo Jin as Ki Tae Yeon Woo Jin is great as the proud, vain and petty Ki Tae, who also happens to be more of a dork than he’d care to admit.