People who struggle to make ends meet aren’t always down in the dumps. Hwang Me Ri (Lee Ha Na) is known as “Merry” because of her optimistic nature and bubbly personality. Me Ri works as a street vendor, but she dreams of someday becoming a musician. Although life and work are hard, Me Ri is always upbeat and nothing gets her down. But all that changes when Kang Dae Gu (Ji Hyun Woo), a struggling writer, moves into her neighborhood. From the moment they meet, Dae Gu and Me Ri clash and a vicious battle of verbal warfare ensues. Caught in the crossfire are Seon Do Jin (Lee Min Woo), a straight-laced teacher that Me Ri has liked from childhood, and Lee So Ran (Wang Bit Na), who sets her eyes on the intriguing Dae Gu. What will become of Me Ri and Dae Gu’s war of words? “Merry Mary” is a 2007 South Korean drama series directed by Ko Dong Sun.