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First (vague and inexplicable) look at SBS’s Midas

These two teasers are just about the most uninformative previews EVER, but hey, for those of you looking forward to the upcoming drama Midas, at least it’s something?

Sure, it’s meant to be a tease, but almost takes that word too far since we barely get a glimpse of the three series stars: Jang Hyuk (Chuno), Kim Hee-ae (My Man’s Woman), and Lee Min-jung (Smile, You). Apparently we’ll have to wait for the third and fourth trailers before getting more of an idea what this drama’s about, if we’re lucky. What we’ve been told so far is that it deals with the business world and mergers and acquisitions, with characters who are hedge fund managers and rich folk and playboys.

See if you can glean any added meaning out of the preview spots:

Midas is scheduled for Mondays and Tuesdays on SBS, and will take up the slot currently held by Athena, which is hanging in there in the lower teens, ratings-wise, but seems to be slipping just a little bit with each week. (Nobody’s going to be calling Athena a failure, but given all the hoopla and how producers were positioning it to follow in IRIS‘s 30%+ ratings footsteps, it’s a blow to be found in last place. Though I won’t argue with it, since I’m gobbling up competitor Dream High like it’s candy-laced crack — or crack-laced candy? — and Queen of Reversals is heating up as it heads to its finish.)

In any case, that puts the Midas premiere at Monday, February 28. In addition to the three actors pictured here, it also stars Noh Min-woo (Mr. Emo Boy from My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho), Jung Seok-won (Dr. Champ’s judo player and bromance partner), Kim Sung-oh (Secret Garden’s hilarious Secretary Kim), and newcomer Seo Joo-ae.

Via Star News

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Ummmm..... nothing gleaned.

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was it just me, or Jang Hyuk is extra.... manly..???

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This drama is just what you guessed it was. About the life of mergers & acquisitions, the stock market, lives of chaebols.
Jang Hyuk is Kim Do Hyun. He is the best at everything but with no ambition. His father left the family and his mother raised him in hardship. He just wants to have a job in a law firm and live his life comfortably but he isn't allowed that. His ambition then is to gain money. His girlfriend is Lee Min Jung's character Lee Jung Yun.

Lee Min Jung is Lee Jung Yun. She's been dating Do Hyun for 6 years. She attended nursing school. And gets a job in Korea's best hospital. She later finds that Do Hyun has another woman as he changed after he joined the law firm. She then goes to tempt Yoo Myung Joon (a chaebol) to get revenge.

Kim Hee Ae is Yoo In Hye. Her family's networth is comparable to Samsung and Hyundai. She got a MBA from USA. She is the president of her own multi-billion dollar hedge fund company. She doesn't have much of a social life because she is constantly tending to her business. She has quite a large family with 5 siblings from all different mothers.

Noh Min Woo is Yoo Myung Joon. Yoo In Hye's biological younger brother. He hates his father and does everything that his father hates until he meets Jung Yun. He finds that he has terminal stage of cancer and Jung Yun is his nurse. And this is where their relationship starts to bloom from patient to nurse and further.

Credits to Crunchyroll forum.

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Oh god this cast is the definition of perfection. I just hope it lives up to its potential.
Also Lee Min-jung...WOOT!!!!!!

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I agree, couldn't care less about the plot but LOVE the cast!

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OK from that I would not have the foggiest what that drama was about. The Asianstalker and I are just watching it for Noh Min Woo. We loved him in Rock Rock Rock! :D

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ditto for no min woo!^^

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Just watched Rock!Rock!Rock! last weekend and found out Noh Min Woo's next project is Midas, so I'm on the watching for Noh Min Woo ship as well. I love to watch actors grow and am hoping his supposed "playboy" character in this drama will bring out a new dimension in his acting...he's also very pretty to look at. ;)

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I can't wait to see how he will be like as a player :P

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That explained nothing and yet I am still excited because this cast looks good.

Also, has anyone staked their claim on Jung Seok-won? If not I'd like to take this opportunity to say he is mine. :)

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Sorry sister, there is a que here, the back is way over there.

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Dang! I thought he was an under-the-radar hottie. Ah, well!

And just for the record I'm a dude. :P

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if it weren't for the cast, wouldn't even think of watching it

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Whut not only do I get Lee min jung and jang Hyuk, but ALSO Jung Seok-won AND Noh Min Woo? Damn I'm soo in on this one.

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This trailer is too short, I blinked and missed it.
But I do remember the funny voice saying "Miidas".

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lol i kept replaying that part and laughing. don't know why i find it so funny ahaha

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Ohmygod YOU AND ME TOO.

The voice.... ROFL. I laughed. Too much.

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LOVED the voice. I almost want to turn into my text message alert sound, but I shall resist...for now.

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LOL you're giving me ideas!

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LOLOLOLOLOLOL! (shook my head)

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Ok now I can't get that voice out of my head....it's like clichique's head tilt all over again! AAARGHHHHHHHHH

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Okay, with that cast, I'm in. But all I got from the trailers was that someone likes to wear their bling and that JH will not be sporting a mane of glory.

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I miss the mane of glory :'(

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And these teasers are supposed to make me watch the drama?! Watch what? Pretty fonts and blurry pictures? Honestly, I love kdramas but their promo videos are bad, really bad.

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they just wanted early buzz, most kdrama don't release teasers until the finale week of the previous title. MBC's The Duo (the very first teaser) has also done the same type of teaser as here...Both that drama and this one (midas) used their poster shoot to create mystery.

I'm anticipating the next teaser as it'll be more than a mere poster shoot *_*

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No matter how much I love No Min Woo... I hope this won't be a second Bad Guy... with the lil exception that we don't have World Cup this time

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No Minwoo .. wasn't in Bad Guy o_o

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i think you mistaken Kim Jae Wook for No Min Woo. Kim Jae Wook was the second lead in Bad Guy. both of them have been compared for having similar features. and i like both of them. lolz!

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As my mom would say, "Clear as mud!"

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Lol my third grade teacher used to say that...

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lee min jung is the lead right? but why is the ending picture jang hyuk with kim hee ae?!?

but otherwise, i'm super stoked about the cast. hot guys galore! mr mane of glory w/o the mane, emo boy and judo boy?!!? yay!!!

i was watching kiss me, kill me last night and was delightfully surprise to find secret garden's secretary kim as a gangster! haha i love that guy

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bwahahahhahaa those two trailers, if i can even call them that, are hilarious!! MIDASsss ...

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All I think about is MIDAS...the place where you get your car fixed!

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Lol same.

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Hahahaha... Hilarious!
I mean... those really were inexplicable and vague.

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The first one look more like an opening theme for a hollywood crime series,
but still, looking forward to it,.

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hahah in the second trailer they used the same music as they used in the jejoongwon trailer

you can verify here
http://asianmediawiki.com/Jejungwon

(after second 18 the same music begins)

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Boy, he's lookin pretty!

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OMG the trailer is awe-ful and awful. I can't believe in my eyes I can see something like this as trailer. It looks like it's made from some cheap after effect project grabbed illegally from the internet or for free download. OMG!

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it's not a trailer lol it's a teaser. very big difference (:

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To me, it seems like the trailers are saying: "Everyone is very pretty and well-dressed and wears a lot of expensive clothes and jewellery. Also, lots of expensive venues you could never afford, but will like to ogle!!"

There are worse reasons to watch a drama. ;-)

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i have watched for pretty before, and it has not served me well (i'm looking at you, mary.... and on air.) maybe some glitterati injected will ---------

oh who am i kidding?! it has jang hyuk, I'M WATCHING.

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Watching this Lee Min-jung. And Jang Hyuk.

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You gotta admit, it's a lot like the American teaser trailers where I just stare at the screen (whether in theaters or at home) and just ask myself "What the hell is that show/movie supposed to be about?" HAHAHA. Other than that, the genre doesn't intrigue me (I'd rather have my Tuesday dose of NCIS thank you very much) but best of luck to the actors. Fighting!

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stupid trailer,

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Im waiting for the love-lines the most,.
JangHyuk-MinJung-Minwoo, wootsss!!

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MIDAS fighting!

Another Daesang, JH?

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Will watch for Noh Min-Woo! Woohoo!

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Well, well, it's all very clear...

The first teaser tells us it's happening in A CITY (OMG !)

The second tells us there will be PEOPLE in it !!!

But, more seriously, if we extrapolate on the second teaser, and the fact that they never show the top of the head of anyone... Robots? Aliens with an antenna coming out their skulls ?

Oh the possibilities...

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LOL!

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lol...whats with lee min jung and fund manager?...there seems to be a connection since she also dates a fund manager guy in "cyrano" (Daniel Choi)..:))

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Lol... um ok all I got out of those trailers were pretty people and a safe... so wild guess... pretty people trying to open a safe?
Midas... is that supposed to be like the Midas touch? maybe Jang Hyuk's character has the ability to turn anything into gold?
figuratively speaking lol

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I think it would have been a bit more informative (and appealing) if they just did 55 consecutive, .2 second shots, of Jang Hyuk's face...

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The last picture, she is taller than Jang hyuk, so she could be his rival in business.

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hahhahaha

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Will wait with anticipation to watch Jang Hyuk and Noh Min-woo on screen :3 *shivers with glee*

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First trailer:
Mission Impossible letters AND music!
Building windows...at night!
More shiny letters!
Safe-opening...of JUSTICE!
Shiny MIDAS letters
City skyline...in Sepia!
2/28...bet you can't wait now!
Embossed MIDAS!
"Mai-dassss" in Japanese game show announcer voice

Second trailer:
Male shadow profile!
Female shadow profile (look at the lacy sleeves!)
Female?Shaggy dog? shadow!
Rapid-fire: diamond earring!diamond ring!Stoic, rich lady!
FLASH!
Girl's Eyes!Mouth!Downcast sad face profile!
Man's backneck!righthand!lefthand!lips!upperhalfofface!
Embossed writing!
Pretty man, lady, and another lady!
"Mai-dassss" in Japanese game show announcer voice

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The shaggy dog....could it be a werewolf? MIdas' alter ego?

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Hmmm, don't know, but if it is a Werewolf, it better be pretty. Oh, and it has to be rich, definitely a rich werewolf. But that might cause a problem since the second most important sign of wealth, next to diamonds, in K-drama land is fur. I simply don't know how I'd feel about a werewolf in a fur vest, it just seems cannibalistic...

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It sounded like Mould-less to me...like an advertisement for anti-mould spray

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See, all those rich men and women they spray
MOULD-LESS on their expensive clothes that keeps mould away.....cos seems like I saw water and ships???? Or was I imagining things? The parties held in ships on water, and we know water attracts MOULD (say this in kind conversational way the way the invisible guy said MOULD-LESS.....)

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Haha. Naturally, they have to protect their fur vests.

But I don't think I saw a boat. It might have been a bridge, the sequence after the sepia-toned city skyline was too quick, they only had 10 seconds so some of the wealth symbolism had to be a quarter of a second long...it must have been tough to choose, but the editors seem to feel city skylines represent wealth better than bridges or boats.

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I am looking forward to Noh Min-woo's and Jung Seok-won's performance in this show.

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Very inteerressstttinnnnngg........I am shocked that everyone (I read every different comments) are talked so negative about this trailer and teaser - but EXCEPT me.

You all would never know that if this drama might be good because of trailer.......Lol, we will see what's going on. (nods) yups yups!

Keep it up, MIDAS!

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Umm, okay. I'm checking this out at least once for Lee Min-jung, but I can't say it interests me too much and this uninformative trailer doesn't help. I guess SBS is trying to keep it mysterious so we'll be interested, or something.

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Im in for Lee MinJung=)

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definitely watching it for the cast of actors.

and i love me some secretary kim!

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LOVE the cast, but I'm not finding myself interested in this drama. I hope the production does something more to let us know what it is about and why we should watch it.

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Errrr.....it's about MIDAS.

No idea why we should watch it.

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From the time I saw the post with Jang Hyuk's photo, all I can think of is his hair looks exactly like Hyun Bin's hair in Secret Garden. Is this the new trend in Korea?

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I've read about your life flashing before your eyes in that split sec before a crash happens....now I know what that means....just watch MIDAS.

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Hmm Midas...for some reason I think this could work really well as a makjang...still a drama about mergers, acquisitions, hedge funds PLUS Jang Hyuk just throw in some embezzlement, meaningless sex and hostile takeovers and I'd definitely watching his.

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you might just get all of that LOL

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Finally, I can see Jang Hyuk oppa on screen again!

I love all the cast Min Jung-Min Woo! YEAH~

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oh i just love a clean-up Jang Hyuk =)

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sounds like Hotelier. will watch for Jang Hyuk, Noh Min-woo and Secretary Kim. btw, Sec. Kim's name will be Kim Do Chul? almost like Kim Dol Chu (a joke in Secret Garden). None of the heroins caught my eye. Lee Min jung bore me in Cyrano ^^;

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The teasers don't really make me interested in the drama. More so the actors. Jang Hyuk, Lee Min Jung and now also Jung Seok Won and Kim Sung Oh? I'm so in. As long as the story will be at least a little bit interesting.
Has anyone else seen Kim Sung Oh in Ajusshi? I almost couldn't recognize him as Secretary Kim in Secret Garden!

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i like all the casts , i will watch this for few epi and will go from there .

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Wow. Indeed... Teasers are not supposed to leave you without any takeaway or impressions. What I saw was like a CG, stock images + cast photoshoot added with video effects and a short voice-over pronouncing Midas? Argh.

I'm going on a whim here to assume that the production team hasn't passed on enough footage or material to the promotion team but it's the reached the deadline to be "teasing" viewers about the upcoming show and that's why we have two versions of literal nothingness.

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LEE MIN JUNGGGGGGGGGG <3 SO GORGEOUS :)

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My mind immediately jumped to "The Apprentice". Maybe it was the music?

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