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Dr. Champ makes do with fake Taereung

A few more stills have been released of SBS’s Dr. Champ, which stars Kim So-yeon and Uhm Tae-woong as orthopedic surgeons at the Olympic training facility, Taereung National Village. Jung Kyeo-woon is a national judo athlete who trains there and develops a romantic storyline with Kim. In these stills, Jung’s character saves his doctor (Kim) from being injured in a hit and run.

Jung has been practicing judo for upwards of six hours daily, while Kim said, “I’ve always wanted to play a doctor at least once, so I’m very happy to take off the prosecutor’s robe and put on the doctor’s gown. In order to portray the various aspects of the medical profession realistically, like treatment and surgery, I’m studying really hard.”

One disappointment for the crew is that the real Taereung has denied their request to film at their site. According to one production rep, Taereung is busy preparing for the upcoming Asia Games that will take place in Guangzhou, China. Taereung reportedly said that if not for the Games, they would have readily agreed. However, shooting would possibly impede the athletes’ training and ultimately they couldn’t accommodate the filming crew.

Instead, the production is faking Taereung and filming at Yongin University, which is called the “judo mecca.” The rep expressed disappointment because using the real location would have added another layer of reality to the drama, but is satisfied with their mock Taereung.

In addition to Kim, Uhm, and Jung, the cast also includes Cha Ye-ryun as a swim coach, Kang So-ra as a swimmer, Jung Seok-won and Shindong as judo players, and Song Ji-eun as a friend and possible love interest to Jung.

Dr. Champ will follow I Am Legend and premieres on SBS on September 27.

Via Sports Chosun

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sounds good.

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well.... i guess it can't be helped! :) I'm sure that most ppl won't be able to tell the difference anyway~

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I'm not satisfied about Uhm Tae-woong's being lead actor, so disappointed. especially after seeing Kim So-yeon with a wonderful partner in prosecutor princess.. :(

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But UTW has so much charm/charisma. Have you seen him smile? It's a-dorable. He totally sealed it for me in "Resurrection." It's JKW that worries me. He's much more limited than UTW.

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Totally agree UTW & PSH aren't even in the same league. For one UTW can act. Resurrection is my top 5 kdrama.

Much as I find PSH charming he is not much of an actor.

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UTM is a fantastic actor. He oozes charisma.

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Is UTW the lead actor here???
I want him to be pair up with Kim Seo Yeon. But, it seems KSY is more has screen time with JGW. It's confusing.

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Maybe it's just me, but I thought PSH was pretty 'blah' in prosecutor princess. He looked like a movie star trying to act as a lawyer, instead of being lawyer (the character)

IMO, PSH is hot but forgetable, OTW is not so hot but unforgetable..

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totally agree with you there :)
PSH is heaps good looking but appearance isn't what makes an actor. UTW is an extremely versatile actor so I'm really looking forward to seeing him in this drama but it just seems the rest of the cast (excl. KSY) is pretty blah..... i guess i'll just have to wait until i've seen the first ep :)

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Man! I wished they had brought her back in Athena...

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Same here.
I loveed here in IRIS!
She outshine them.

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lol KSY still looks like HR in PP, same hair style and face expression. I wish she have long straight hair here

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I'm excited abt this drama. Can't wait.

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erm, im pretty sure javabeans already posted this trailer in a previous post ^_^;;

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really?

aha i guess i didn't see it x)

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Please let it be UTW as the lead. JKW is such a newbie and havent seen UTW as lead since Ressurection!

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I hate Jung Kyeo Woon.... and even though I'll probably attempt watch this for Kim So Yeon, I may cringe. Uhm Tae Woong is okay (not fond of him in Queen Seon Duk) but I'm hoping that Kim So Yeon's character will end up with HIM instead! This way, it'll spare us some Jung Kyeo Woon scenes, and thankfully so!

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UTW apparently was not as good in QSD but he was the H-Bomb in Resurrection. Please check it out. His acting talent is undeniable and even if you still don't find him hot, Resurrection is such a great kdrama with all around great acting & storyline its worth the watch.

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UTW's talent was totally WASTED in Queen Snoredeok.
The man oozes charisma.

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I <3 Kim So-yeon. She can immerse herself into just about any role and make it memorable.
I'm really looking forward to seeing KSY and CYR as adversaries. Girl-crushes FTW. Uhm Tae-woong, who?

Oh wait, there's Jung Seok-won. *wipes sweaty forehead*

Shindong from Suju is in it, too? Cool. First I'm hearing of it.

@crysalide
UTW is the lead as far as I know. Him and KSY are slated as the OTP here. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Huh? Weird. I just commented but it ain't here.

Anyway, was just saying how much I love KSY and how she can immerse herself into any given role and make it a memorable one.
I'm looking forward to seeing her and CYR as adversaries. Girl-crushes FTW, Uhm Tae-woong, who? Haha!

And Jung Seok-won, I dig.

Didn't know Shindong from Suju had been cast.

@crsyalide and aX
Uhm Tae-woong is slated as the main male lead and to form an OTP with KSY, so fingers crossed for those two.

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I feel the same!I am looking forward to watch the new drama.

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I just love KSY's expression and body language in that last pic. ^_^

But where are the pics of UTW? I'm so looking forward to this and Cyrano Agency.

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UTW was sleepwalking through QSD. If he woke up even once he would have matched KNG beat-for-beat in the crazy dude acting category.

I think he was just a nice sunbae and gave Bidam the chance to steal the show, the queen, and the crazy.

Acting skill and onscreen charisma-wise - UTW is a hella lucky co-star for Kim So Yeon to get, and vice-versa.

Honestly, these two are going to smolder up the screen. :-)

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hehe cant agree with you more...i think things were ok till mishil's death acting wise with KNG and UTW, UTW was his charming solid self if nothing else and KNG was wacky and adorable in a burgeoning psycho sort of a way.

but once the big draw died i think the writers had to bump up bidam to fill the void and in order to do that yushin had to becoming oh so boring that u'd have to turn to bidam even if he was a raving but dumb sociopath ( but a HAWT one nonetheless!!) i think that yushin's character was scarified for the ratings and UTW jus had to take one for the team :(

he is gonna be soooooo badass as house rip off! I CANT WAIT FOR THIS ONE !

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"Honestly, these two are going to smolder up the screen."

Its the only reason I'm going to check it out. I want some smoke baby.

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It won't be just smoke. It'll be a raging fire. Call 911! (or 119 for those in Korea) ;)

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Blanche: "Fire! Fire!"

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im soo sooooo loooking forward to this one! might even be brave enough to watch it while it airs instead of marathoning it... ma hye ri and yushin rang FTW!!!!!

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I love Kim So-yeon, and can't wait to see her in this drama.

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I want to watch this just for Kim seo Yeon's sake!

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I love Kim So Yeo and Uhm Tae Woong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UTW 's so excellent in Resurrection and The Devil, my favourite actor.

Kim So yeon - one of my most favourite actresses.

Desperately hope KSY pair up with UTW. I can't help seeing JGW as the 1st male lead. Please, please, KSY and UTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sounds not good. Playfull Kiss is much better.

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i cant wait for kim so yeon...

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i don't get why so many poster use Psh just to praise UTW's acting. He even not in this drama. Quite childish imo. Not a good comparison. I Know UTW is a terrified actor. But PSH is not that bad either. Sorry for my comment. Yes he is not a terrified actor yet. Buy he is not bad either.
And i think it's not a bad think to have good looking face. Although acting skill is the most important.

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