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Six Months and Seon-deok pray for success

Often, you’ll see the cast and crew of a drama holding a prayer ceremony as their production nears airtime, as a ritual to ask for future success and smooth sailing. Two upcoming drama productions just held their ceremonies this week on their respective sets — KBS’s Six Months (above) on the 7th, and MBC’s Queen Seon-deok (below) on the 8th.

KBS’s Six Months began filming on March 24 with stars Kim Ah-joong and Hwang Jung-min.

The drama also released some promotional stills taken recently that pretty much tell you all you need to know about the setup — pretty movie star meets ordinary citizen, and funny stuff ensues.

The drama will premiere on April 29 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

Meanwhile, the next day saw the prayer ceremony for the Queen Seon-deok folks, which was attended by its stars Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Jo Min-ki, and Jeon No-min.

Cast in the role of Queen Seon-deok herself, Lee Yo-won is one of the main stars but has yet to film (I presume that, as with many sageuk series, the first couple of episodes will start off in childhood and therefore won’t feature Lee Yo-won). Thus the actress explained, “Coming to the drama set directly like this, my heart is pounding. I wish I could start filming immediately.”

Seon-deok features a fairly extensive set, which encompasses not only the main palace but also Mi-shil’s (Go Hyun-jung) palace, mountain fortress, a bamboo forest, a training courtyard, etc.

The 50-episode drama will premiere in May on Mondays and Tuedays.

Via Asia Economy, Eto.co.kr

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Awfullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll it almost look like SANTERIA!!! i don't like that at alll :S

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Oooo kinda looking forward to Six Months..

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*blinks* Is that a head of a pig I see on display there? Umm. Does it have a particular meaning?

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fourth!! lol
yay six months!!

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I was familiar with Kim Ah-joong so I was already thinking about maybe watching Six Months when it came out but then I recently saw the episode of Family Outing that featured Hwang Jung-min as the guest and OMO! he was freaking hilarious. After seeing that episode, now I am even more curious as to how Six Months will be. Loved Kim Ah-joong in 200 Lbs. Beauty and can't wait to see what kind of chemistry she and Hwang Jung-min will have.

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@ Lorena:
Everyone has different beliefs and in Asia, this is a very common ritual. Giving food to the gods to ask for them to look after us is age-old and maybe you don't believe that it actually works, but things sometimes go very wrong without these rituals. Even if it's not logical, you have to understand that people who go to sea and crew of films and drama can be quite superstitious so it is psychologically very calming and reassuring to them. Please do not judge just because it's different from your culture/religion. It is very, very disrespectful and immature and making comments like "Awfullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll" don't really serve a purpose. Santeria and Taoist rituals (note: Buddhist rituals do not involve the offering of meat; only flower and fruits) are very, very different. Please do not draw conclusions based on ignorance about both religions.

And in response to Sere's question, the pig head is just symbolic. The body will probably be eaten by the cast and crew.

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Is Lee Yo-won the seductress in Soulmate? She looks like her but Dramawiki doesn't list Soulmate in her TV credits. It's driving me a bit nuts--need. another. BOF.to.occupy.my.brain.

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@Tori
I figured that much. You know, this is the kind of thing I'd like to learn about Korea. The customs and traditions, myths and religions and everything else are what make a country into what is it. Think I need to research a little bit. My knowledge of Korean culture is somewhat limited. It'd be definately interesting to learn more!

@Icahnaz (I'm sure I've spelled it wrong)
No, Min ae, the seductress in Soulmate, was played by Jang Mi In Ae

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usually they show the pig's profile, so i never noticed the brain innards...from this angle ;)
good luck to both teams!

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i don't have any intention on starting a fight i just think that kind of rituals are very awful and that's my opinion and you have to respect that...you say i draw conclusions based on my ignorance but nooooo ...i know very much about santeria and all that kind of things and because of that is why i said so...i don't have to tell you why or because i know about that...i just don't like that and i will never do. I don't believe in the salughter of animals just for beliefs or superstiotions...and if you felt kind of hurt because of my comment...i didn't mean it...sorry for you :-|

And excuse my english i'm not a native speaker it's just my 3rd language. You can say what you want....i just don't share or even care about your opinion. very rude by the way....you dont even know me to treat me like that.... don't bother in answering this because i'm not going to read it or reply it.

bye bye greetings!!! :D (not for u tori) jajajajaja

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by the way....in santeria there's a ritual where they put fruit and a pig head just like the picture above....bye

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i am waiting queen seokdeok of lee yo won. i think she cast good in drana & i like change of her^-^

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@ Lorena:
It doesn't matter whether you're going to respond to this or not because your first post and subsequent respond have me so cheesed off, I am about to explode. Do note that the language used in my first post was not rude or even that provocative. This is about to change, though.

SO WHAT if English is your third language? Am I supposed to pat you on your back and say that maybe your negative judgement of other cultures might have been accidental and you should be commended for knowing so many other languages? My response to your comment was triggered because your ignorance and readiness to judge is so apparent in spite of your poor command of English. I DO NOT have to respect your opinion when you don't know anything about Asian culture and stems from an intolerance of other practices unlike your own. Is an intimate acquaintance of Santeria supposed to absolve you of your quick willingness to jump to attack other religions? You know NOTHING about Asian religions. Do read my post on how the pig's body would have been eaten by the cast and crew. You're so willing to jump to conclusions and defend your ill-formed beliefs that you don't even take the time to read my post and understand why I am so angry. Writing statements like "I don’t believe in the salughter of animals just for beliefs or superstiotions" is just an example of that. They aren't slaughtered JUST for beliefs or superstitions. The whole pig is eaten. And what do people do with pigs' heads anyway? Maybe you eat them in your culture but most cultures, including Korean, just throw them away. It's not like they're going out of their way to get the pig's head. Unlike Santeria, these ceremonies do not involve going into trances. They also do not involve communication with spirits. We are praying to our deities and not the dead. You sound exactly like those bigots who say that thay have "Asian friends" to justify themselves making racist and ignorant statement about Asians when you try to justify your first post by saying that you know Santeria. So instead of being so proud about English being your third language, maybe you should be aware that you are not as knowledgeable or as smart as you think you are.

Of couse, this may be difficult for you as you are such a hypocritical and egocentric person that I don't even think you are capable of understanding my point of view. Everything apparently revolves around yourself. That is the only reason why you would write that I have to respect your opinion and then turn around and say "i just don’t share or even care about your opinion". You don't even have a shadow of a doubt that the judgements you so readily express could be wrong. If you want to be respected for your opinions, please respect those of others first. I don't think that the webmaster posted about the ceremonies for you to point fingers and jeer at their practices or because she thought that the ceremonies are wrong. It's just part of Asian culture and has nothing to do with vodoo or Santeria. But no, you just have to go and link it to Santeria and then proceed to inform everybody who visits this blog, many of whom are Asians, about how much you dislike Santeria and by proxy, East Asian religious ceremonies. Maybe if you showed others some respect first, they might actually show it to you as well.

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@ 13

Tell it like it is :-)

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I don't practice no santeria. I ain't got no crystal ball . . .

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@ TORI: WHATEVER I DON'T CARE !!!!!! GO TO SLEEP!!!! ;)

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Yeah, like Tori said, none of the animals are wasted/sacrificed simply for a religious ritual.

Basically food is prepared for the various deities and they are offered the food first. After the deities have "finished eating" then everyone else starts to eat the food.

So it's almost like an opening party, where the gods get to eat first. Nothing is wasted.

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I'm curious, how do Koreans determine when the deities have finished eating? In Taiwan we have these 2 crescent-shaped wood blocks. And once the incense is at the halfway mark we'll ask them if they are full and drop the blocks.

If one faces up, while the other faces down, then it means they're full :)

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Lorena got pwned...
But Tori's argument made sense too in the first place.

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Oh I like Kim Ah-joong very much!*_* So I'm really excited what she will be like in "Six Months".:3

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I love Hwang Jung Min. He is a fantastic actor and he's one of the few actors in Korea who's not just making a career out of his looks.

Has anyone seen him in Family Outing recently? When he's singing that curry song to the "Lion Sleeps Tonight" melody? He's hilarious and also a really skilled cook! He seems like a really down to earth guy to hang out with.

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@ Su, I thought I was going to pee in my pants! I know that there is hours and hours of filming going on so that an entertaining character can be developed out of the guest of the week. However, something tells me that the editing crew had a tough time leaving out material that week. :)

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@Tori Three cheers

@ Lorena You lack life experience and should learn to observe and learn instead of blurting out nonsense. You know not of what you speak.

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i love you lady mi shil

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i ove you arceon!!!
mwahhh
mwahh

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I'm so in love to queen seondok specially to deokman wish i could see her personally.......so guyz watch queen seondeok

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I lve watching Queen seon deok.. I hate lady mishil , I want to wreck hrr neck>> grrrrrrr. jaja.. go,, go,, go,, hwarang yeosen and deokman ,, I really lve ur tandem.. fighting,, go, go ,go

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`` i really like Queen seon deok !

its the best movie and i like the characters!!!

specially BIDAM !!

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I LOVE DEOKMAN (LEE YO WON)

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rewind pa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ilove u lee yo won 1 more time

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lee yo won
im your no.1
fan ....
your movie
the,, queen seondok....
is my favorite../
movie ..,,.,.
i love u.,.,.,.,.,..,.,...............

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deokman>>>>>>>>"""::
lee yo won>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<

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you are so beautiful...
another episode pls.

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i love you bidam

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some ppl like to judge and put labels on the others but if we judge and put the labels back to them ......they will whine it is unfair????!!! how crazy!!!

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@ lorena.. for short your too childish at things.. mind your own business or dont comment like that.

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