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Daemul (finally!) begins filming

Who knew this day would ever come? After numerous delays and production problems, Daemul has begun filming and released its first stills. Pictured are Go Hyun-jung, who plays the country’s first woman president, and Cha In-pyo as a politician, in a scene where their realistic argument “sparked fireworks,” according to a producer.

Go said laughingly about the shoot: “My character came to debate a differing opinion with [Cha’s character] Kang Tae-san, but Cha In-pyo is so good-looking that my feelings relaxed and I found it difficult to argue with him.”

Daemul has been in the works for several years now, which includes a long pre-production period and its delays. Based on a manhwa, it will premiere next month, beginning October 6. It’ll replace My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, which means it’ll be running against Playful Kiss and Runaway. Tough timeslot!

Via Yonhap News

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I fell in love with her in QSD. she's the shit. can't wait to watch this drama

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word!

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So good in QSD & so funny-depraved noona on WU fox =D

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lol i can see you're a fan of WUF! noona-killing Chun Jung Myung is the best! and i will be faithful to Go Hyun-jung hime too :)

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If I lived in Korea, I would have trouble choosing which one to see and which one to DVR/Tivo. Fortunately I live here and the Internet is such a blessed place XD

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"the internet is for drama,
the internet is for drama,
do you know why net is born?
drama, drama, drama!"

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lol! definitely less risque than avenue q version

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LOL you guys! :)

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@gingerama: so true, so true!!!

I bought my laptop just for the sheer pleasure of watching my KDrama dose every single day!!!

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I have found my home. Where else do we get references to Avenue Q AND k-dramas?

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Why are there no pictures of Kwon Sang Woo? Daemul may do better in the ratings than MK. Ahjumas determine what to watch in the Korean households. Look at the ratings for Sung. Scandals. Pop idols do not guarantee high ratings.

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no. trust.. you need a solid storyline for the drama to succeed. sungskan doesn't. mainly due to the fact the drama and the original book which was very very popular are very different. many of QSD's viewer age included teens as well. korean viewers in general are alot smarter when it comes to watching dramas. they don't just pick dramas to watch because there are hot guys in it. which is alot different i guess to your choice of drama watching.

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I love Cha In-pyo and Go Hyun-jung's acting. Hope they make the drama worth watching.

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*mouth agape* Must. Watch. Must. Watch.

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I don't know why, but it would be a blast if Go Hyun-jung
took on the role in I Am Legend. She would be making a statement.

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i love GO since i saw QSD and i would watch anything she
is in. awesome actress and i am soo seeing this one.

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I love both Cha In-pyo and Go Hyun-jung - outstanding actors.

The latter can act especially with her eyes and the former...well he can be disreputable with me anytime hehe....

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@7 bo bae: OMG! High Five! I was totally thinking the same thing!

Anyway, I have been waiting for Daemul for a long, long time. I am absolutely PSYCHED that it is FINALLY filiming!

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Yay, I'm so glad this drama finally got off the ground. On the other hand, I feel bad for it because it's in such a tough spot. Go Hyun-jung rocks though so it might do well.

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''...but Cha In-pyo is so good-looking that my feelings relaxed and I found it difficult to argue with him.” --- haha, I (heart) her already.

Also, her tough-as-nails, tomboy character in Sandglass is probably the amazingest I've ever seen her, but there's something about these stills here where you can feel the actors' presence just oozing out of them.

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CHA IN PYO LOOKS GREATTTTT in those stills. I've always been a big fan of his and he just gets better looking with age *drools*. These two are great actors so this drama is definitely something to look forward to. not really looking forward to the kwon sang woo part but whatevs, must remain optimistic.

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ah finally mishill gets her shilla and then some! im thinking that she will finally have her revenge over QSD after all!!! very meta of her!! GHJ bashae~~~~~

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Just so like my comment down there, ahihihihi...

Silla around the time of her suicide at QSD (dunno, if she really commited jasal in real life, or even the Hwarang Segi, if you're a doubter...) or even at its height in jinheung's rule, consisted of about 2/3 of present-day South Korea (the cities of Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Incheon, & Ulsan; & the provinces of Gyeonggi, Gangwon, 90-95% of N. Chungcheong, & N. & S. Gyeongsang) & a chunk of North Korea, & so it's just right that she wrested some, 'no?

I can already imagine her past & present life, uttering,
"I-je...Mi-shil-ui si-dae-i-om(b)-ni-da...!"

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omg im so in awe! your knowledge of korean history is too good! most of the time i get confused and have to constantly keep referring to wikipedia lol! and pls translate my Hangul is not good :( mianeyo :(

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I am SO ready for this one! It is a tough timeslot but its the one drama I actually want to see! The other two are just eye candy suppliers:)

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Cha In Pyo!!!! Tough battle!!! Hope you recap this one too...

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swooon... these two individuals have proven themselves to be powerhouses as far as quality acting is concerned. I cannot WAIT until this premieres.

Cha In Pyo... how i loved thee from way back in the 90s.

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@charitee...totally agree! something about a man, a vest and a white shirt that exudes strength, sharpness and sophistication. Gosh, he truly is striking!

GHJ will surely give a strong portrayal. Who wouldn't melt in CIP's presence?

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In the 2nd pic, he looks so manly and hot.

*Gets off swooning stool*

Yes. Shallow. Me.

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I've seen GHJ only in What's Up Fox and I loved her there. My friends raves over her QSD role, and she says the same about her very expressive eyes.

I will definitely watch out for this; I love dramas where women are strong characters.

Reminds me of Mayor Shin Mi Rae, altho' this one is at a much higher level - President.

I haven't seen the lead actor in any drama, he does look like he's become handsomer as he aged. Another reason to watch this :)

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Holy shit, Can't she just stick with period dramas D: I really found her lovely (I really had a crush on her) On Queen Seundok D:

or if she wants to play this kind of role, Can we just give her a big ass hanbok and be done with it.

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OMG.

Drama. Over. Load.

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AGREE.

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Like sleeplessinwgtn, I enjoy shows with strong women characters. If anyone could play a president it's Go Hyun-jung. Hope the men in the cast can step up to the plate and equal her strength.

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Looking forward to this one. After having watched GHJ in What's Up Fox, she remains one of my fave Korean actresses.

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Damn! Go Hyun Jung AND Cha In Pyo in one drama?! I hope the writing can match at least half the talent of these two.

Too bad Kwon Sang Woo couldn't just go away. I already know he's going to be the annoying thorn in the side. Really, I thought after his ridiculous attempt to cover up his obvious drunk driving incident would have made him stay inside his house at least until the end of the year.

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mwahahahah! Ditto!
I was just thinking the same, I was all starry-eyed about show until I remembered Kwon Sang-woo is also in this. Cuuurse you, casting.

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"Too bad Kwon Sang Woo couldn’t just go away. I already know he’s going to be the annoying thorn in the side."

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His """acting""" drives me nuts!

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Never seen any of Cha In Pyo's drama but Geez !!! he is really handsome :) not to mention I have read so much about him being a good actor. And with Go Hyun Jung as the lead, I am so totally looking forward to this drama.

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cnt wait to see Kwon Sang Woo

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I absolutely adore her in QUEEN SEON DUK (I'm still on episode 35) and I'm sorry, but I'm team Mishil! hahah Sorry Queen Seon Duk... maybe if it were better by a better actress. :-X

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Lucky Daemul is going to be on SBS and NOT MBC!

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Go Hyun Joong is an outstanding actress, I remember seeing an interview with her where she mentioned that back in the days, her and Shim Eun Ha were rivals because all their dramas have them playing characters with memorable lines.

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Dang, my k-drama must-see-list is long already..

And now THIS?

(It's not that I mind, though)

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sounds like a thriller! i can't wait.

i remember meeting cha in pyo a l.a. years ago. he resembles my uncle a lot when he was younger but not he doesn't. haha.

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Easier timeslot! the only tough competition would be Runaway. Rain vs. GHJ! Nice fight!!

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Hated and loved Go Hyun Joong in QSD. Hated her character, but loved her acting.Just couldn't wait to see her do her bad deeds every week. I rooted for her and her evil spawn, Bidam (Kim Nam Gil). I thought their characters were so much fun to watch. I hope that DAEMUL will have a great script for both Go Hyun Joong and Cha In Pyo. Will love to watch them interact together. Both are great actors. Hope I will not be disappointed.
Hope they jazz up her wardrobe better. DAEMUL looks real dowdy..

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Oh how I wish that Jo Insung can play the gigolo rather than KSW.
But GHJ and Cha In Pyo are strong actors, so I guess I'm sold already!

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This looks like a serious version of Cityhall. But both leads will be interesting to watch. I think they have a chance against the playful kiss, its a different audience. As for runaway? well, we shall see.

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F.I.N.A.L.L.Y.

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1st pic alone: FEELING...MI-SHIL'S...VIBES!!!

That stance alone can send not only the nangdo & hwarangs a-tremble, but maybe a whole country (and the opposition)?? XD

Mi-shil's dream is fulfilled...after her suicide and got reincarnated into the 21st century, kekekekeke...

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YAYAY! I've been waiting for this! Hopefully there will be more stills released soon. I need to see what Lee Soo Kyung has been up to. xD

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Glad that she ended up doing QSD before Daemul. She's made a career playing progressive role models as well as being, with Kim Sun Ah, the Noona that brings the boys to the yard.

Beauty pageant, Sandglass and divorce created a mystique about her that was viewed with suspicion by many critics. Was she overrated? Why did she get A-list parts and still command A-list salaries?

Mishil was her Blueprint. She played a villain, but her Mishil was the redeeming and transforming narrative of her legacy. Though not even the main star, 2009's biggest show was molded by her will, ratings in tribute to Mishil's glory. Moreover, she was exemplar of defying the conventional wisdom that a 38-year old woman's status on TV/movies. The overrated suspicions abated. Her outlier career, now a singular legacy.

With that victory lap, she returns to Daemul.

In my perfect world, Daemul would be either a Lee Young Ae project, or a reunion between Go Hyun Jung and Lee Jung Jae. (And besides the immense squee meltdown that would come with "Sandglass Resurrection", Lee Jung Jae works a suit like noone but Cha Seung Won.) However, I think Kwon Sang Woo is a great fit here. The character is a younger gigolo. When you picture in your mind's eye a gigolo, who do you see? That's right, the thin white duke playing that white piano on that white beach.

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Cha In Pyo looks like he's aged quite a lot... But still dashing nonetheless!

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i think this is going to be great. though it's up against Runaway and Playful Kiss, I think they are going to pull off. they have great actors with blast acting.

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Hope this isn't going to be affected by the looming strike...

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she's not that pretty :(

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No, she's not "pretty" -- she's BEAUTIFUL!

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Cha In Pyo.... I love matured men.... He still looks awesome and hell the charisma... *swoon*
GHJ, pretty woman, so natural... And I heard she was the main attraction to watch QSD... Gotta watch her this time....
I love the actors.... That's really matters for me.... Hahaha...

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I've been waiting for this!
i love go hyun jung. she's beautiful!!

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omg i love 1st episode!!

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