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First teaser for Story of a Man


Kim Kang-woo

KBS’s Story of a Man [남자이야기] is revving up promo for its premiere (to follow Boys Before Flowers), starting with these character posters and its first teaser video (watch below).

Despite the hype, my initial impression is that the Song Ji-nah-penned corporate-crime-thriller series probably won’t be a match for her previous masterworks Sandglass or Eyes of Dawn, but her involvement is still drawing buzz. (Those two set the bar really high, and are among the highest-rated Korean dramas of all time, in addition to drawing overwhelming critical praise.)


Park Yong-ha, Park Shi-yeon

In Story of a Man, On Air actor Park Yong-ha is initially a carefree rich boy, living life without much effort. However, his outlook is shaken when he “loses money, love and family in one instant” and is imprisoned for attempted murder. In prison, his eyes are opened to the “real world” beyond the privileged one he’d lived in.

Realizing that money rules all, he toughens up and decides to square off against that money-driven world, facing powerful opponents as he enters the realm of finance and stocks.

Kim Kang-woo and his Marine Boy co-star Park Shi-yeon round out the lead trio. Kim is an ambitious, cold-hearted antagonist to Park Yong-ha and sees life as a game ruled by money. As such, expect to see him always perfectly coifed and wearing sleek designer suits (as below) — yum! Meanwhile, Park Shi-yeon plays the good-hearted girlfriend to Park Yong-ha.

Story of a Man airs its first episode on KBS on April 6.

I’ll be interested in seeing how this fares, given that it’s going up against Ja Myung Go and Queen of Housewives — both are new series that have had their potential stifled by the popularity of Boys Before Flowers, and both may pick up audiences after BBF ends.

Or (and this is my prediction), we may find that once BBF is done, audiences will be more in the mood for something entirely new and watch Story of a Man instead of jumping into a drama mid-way. Perhaps it’ll appeal to viewers who prefer more action-driven and hardened storylines now that East of Eden has wrapped. But what do I know? We’ll see soon enough.


Via Sports Khan, Mk.co.kr

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seems like a cool plott :]]
but probably not gonna watch it :[
first !!

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I wish the main male lead was someone more masculine than PYH. PYH is a decent actor, but he doesn't really seem to fit the image of the role he's playing in this particular drama.

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My comment above was made without reading the whole synopsis, so never mind... I didn't know he's playing a "carefree rich boy" who later "enters the realm of finance and stocks". This plot slightly reminds me of "Money Warfare (aka War of Money) in that the main guy goes through some extreme transformation.

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the teaser looks really promising ^^ I think when this drama starts, all the three of them (PJMG, QOHW, SOAM) will have a decent ratings, cause each of these dramas draw a different type of audience, but yeah let's wait and see.

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Hmm... That actor's kinda got a soft area to him, I'm not too sure if it'd fit with his character in the drama but well we'll see :) I'm getting more and more interested in this drama over all to be honest. I would have totally overlooked it if not for all the tidbits about it here :P

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Hrmm.. I'll probably give it a shot when it come out (Kim Kang-oo looks delish in those pictures, unf unf!), but I'm not expecting anything huge.

Not gonna lie, though, that teaser trailer did nothing for me. XD Probably because I only caught a couple of words ("돈! Money! お金!" made me LOL XD) but still. Hopefully there'll be some better ones out soon.

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i love PYH so maybe i'll watch his drama^^

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Im excited, i like this kind of drama rather than romance drama with all the same plot as the other ones i watched.

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Kim Kang-Woo looks muy muy delicioso but on another note the drama looks interesting and I'll be looking out for it.

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oh i hope someone subs this =(

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park yong ha yum!
@amy ditto! i thought of war of money too.

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first saw Park Yong Ha from On Air and he's the only reason I was able to finish that so-so series and am glad he got another new one coming soon...though I must admit that he lacks the 'height' for some action-driven series but I still think he deserves it coz he definitely got the 'abs' for it!!

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I love the animation of the bird. :)

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The drama can easily beat Ja Myung Go and Queen of Housewives in rating.. believe this year is KBS dramas' Year( boys beofre flowers- hateful but once again- story of a man- IRIS- six months)..

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i agree with lucky_kiss, it seems this is KBS Dramas' Year...
most of KBS dramas are topping the ratings. and i find the plot totally different...
if the writing is good, we need to see good acting to complement such writing.

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OK...this looks promising and something i can definitely look forwards too!

Sorry to say but BBF is kind getting draggy for me now and I'm wold love some real action and acting!

Hope the actors do the writing justice! coz it sound good!

and i hope the main girl isn't the typical goody-goody girl character they have in most kdramas....ugh! so unrealistic!

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This seems really interesting.

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^ @ 16: Sumaiya

The main actress is Park Si-yeon, she will definitely don't be the typical cute/innocent girl and I think it's one of the reasons of why they choose her.

Kim Kang-woo as the evil guy, Park Yong-ha as the hero who wants revenge plus Park Si-yeon between them , for sure it's will be fierce.

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I thought the main lead was supposed to be Lee Phillips, the last time I read. What happened? I was hoping to see more Lee Phillips...sigh!

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Kim Kang Woo is such a total hotness! Evil guys are always hotter! slurrpp...

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