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A few more points for Chil Woo…

Hmm, they’re slowly winning me over with their cast…

KBS’s new fusion sageuk Strongest Chil Woo (or Choi Kang Chil Woo) seemed a little like another attempt at what they’d just done with Hong Gil Dong — funny, jokey, comedic historical. And while I enjoyed Hong Gil Dong for what it was, I can’t say it was a quality drama. (There were flashes of something interesting, but ultimately I think it was too uneven.) Plus we have Iljimae coming up — not just one but two different series — so I wasn’t really all that interested in Eric‘s turn in Chil Woo — even after they added Gu Hye Sun to the cast.

But now they’ve gone and added two more actors I dig, Lee Eon from Coffee Prince and Kim Byul from Taereung National Village. I don’t know what it is about the foursome, but for some reason they feel well-matched to me. But on the other hand, it doesn’t exactly scream serious work of art. I’ll be watching this one merely to see how well its sense of humor fares.

I’ve been disappointed enough in the past to not put too much faith in a series’ actors to carry a show, but I will say that Chil Woo just got a little more interesting. The drama airs on KBS2 in the beginning of June.

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really? you like gu hye sun's acting?

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they all look really good in their costumes!! especially lee eon! the sageuk style really suits him!

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lee eon looks like a skinny buff version of yeon from HGD :D

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am an eric fan so far i have enjoyed his projects on tv, am looking forward to this... it'll be interesting for me to see him on national garb... whoever is given him as lady love he would always look like he is genuinely liking the girl... so i never mind if the girl stink on her acting or not.... i liked Han Ga-in, Jeong yu mi,

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ditto.. they all look fantastic in traditional dress.. & i'm excited for lee eon.. he's a terrific actor.. so is kim byul.. she's cute as a button & a smart cookie to boot.. gu hye sun is very wide-eyed & innocent.. have never been astounded by her acting, but haven't been annoyed by it either so everything balances out..

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This drama wouldn't interest me in the slightest otherwise, but it has Goo Hye Sun (she was absolutely, 100% awesome in The King and I. It's a shame more people didn't see how much she improved in that drama), Oh Man Seok in a cameo role, and now Kim Byul. I'll be watching the first two or three episodes for these three actors alone.

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i can't wait...i hope this is a good drama...i loved eric in QSS ^___^
i hope it's a good story...

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i like kim byul. she's cute..i hope she gets more projects

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Ooh. This is getting me excited ^O^

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the cast looks ok, but i think it is a little too soon since HGD ended, i still haven't seen the last episode because of the spoilers. i will check this out for the 2 male actors but i'm worried about the storyline. who is the writer/ what other dramas have they written?

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I'm so glad they decided to replace Seo Woo with Kim Byul. Seo woo is so awkward looking to me. Hopefully Eric will be able to redeem himself with Strongest Chil Woo. Que Sera Sera was absolutely horrible for me.

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Ugh...a wannabe HGD? With Eric? No, thanks.

Hm...Iljimae with Lee Junki? Yes, please. (너무 멋있어~~)

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It doesn't really matter to me who they get for the guy's roles, but I would never, ever deprive myself of the pleasure of seeing Goo Hye Sun in anything! She's the one who really hooked me on KDRama as Yang Gukwha in Pure in Heart, was without doubt the best thing going in The Kind And I, (both of which she won, or shared the best new actress award, from KBS and SBS, respectively) and is about as cute as any person has a right to be. If it's a comedy, the girl with the "rubber face" is the one to go to. Count me in, BIG TIME!!!!!!

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@Annie, the plot of QSS might not be of your liking but Eric's acting there passed the test with flying colour.

If it's the rating is that you refer to "Eric be able to redeem himself with Strongest Chil Woo", I think it's a bit unfair to pin the whole drama's failure/success squarely on a leading actor/actress. Sure, big name stars would grap people's attention at first but drama rating depends on so many more variables: the production, the budget, the directing, the competion at it's time of broadcast but the most important one to me is the writer & the script.

For sure this drama is in for a tought battle with many big name competions at its time of broadcast

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@phiphi. I wasn't referring to the ratings at all. Rarely do I based a drama's sucess on its ratings. Rating means nothing to me. Que Sera Sera was not a good drama in my opinion. The plot, the acting, etc. I'm sure others though it was amazing but I did not, Despite the fact that I am a huge Eric fan, I was not impressed with his acting. I hope that Eric can come back with a good quality drama and thus "redeeming" himself.

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@Annie, I respect your opinion about QSS. Each person has a different taste in their liking of dramas.

I was surprised that you had doubt about Eric's acting there. I'm not saying this because I'm an Eric's fan but the Korean media also gave him a thump up for his acting ability in QSS.

Any how, hope you tune in for Strongest Chil Woo so we can discuss more about Eric's acting!!!

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I love the casting!

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I kept looking at the pictures...I don't see how they are well-matched. LOL. Javabeans, you must see something that I'm not...
For QSS and Eric, I will give this series a chance. Hopefully it will be something worthwhile and entertaining.

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QSS is the reason why I'm hooked on anything about Eric Mun. Heck, I didn't know anything about Shinhwa in the first place.

I saw the teasers of Strongest Chil Woo and I'm saying this will be the first time I'm going to watch a traditional Korean drama (fusion or not). I just didn't dig Korean actors and actresses garbed in traditional Korean costume.

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