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Royal Family teaser and stills

The first preview has been released for MBC’s Royal Family, which follows My Princess but bears very little resemblance to that show, despite the similarity in their names. Where My Princess is fluffy and romance-centric, Royal Family is going for a darker, more serious vibe, as you can see in the video

The “royal” part of the title is metaphoric, and refers to the chaebol’s status as modern-day royalty; the teaser refers to the people occupying the top 0.01% of society. Nothing like extreme riches and elitism to make characters relatable, hm?

Ji Sung sheds his king’s vestments from Kim Suro and goes clean-cut once again to play an elite prosecutor, Ji-hoon, in a relationship with an older chaebol woman, In-sook, played by Yeom Jung-ah (Working Mom, Tale of Two Sisters). The twist? In his youth he’d been a delinquent who was rescued from juvie by her, and she has supported him as he matured and achieved his own successes. (I am assuming the “support” is mostly the financial kind, not necessarily a romantic relationship — not until later, at least.)

The present day finds In-sook miserable within her chaebol family, JK Group. The family treats her poorly and she loses her husband; the teaser depicts scenes from the funeral, where her cold-hearted, brilliant-businesswoman mother-in-law (Kim Young-ae) harshly tells her to suck it up. The drama then follows In-sook’s ups and down as Ji-hoon sticks by her side throughout.

I can’t say that much about this drama captures my interest; PD Kim Do-hoon directed Spotlight, which I thought was a boring take on the world of TV news broadcasters, and writer Kwon Eum-mi’s previous drama was General Hospital 2, which I thought was a boring take on the medical profession. I do like the setup of the two lead characters, but I’m not sure that two interesting character studies are enough for me to stick through an entire drama.

The drama also stars Cha Ye-ryun, Ahn Nae-sang, Ki Tae-young, Jeon No-min, Lee Chae-young, and Lee Da-hee. It will be a Wednesday-Thursday show, premiering on March 2.

Via Mk.co.kr, TV Report

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i LOVE ji sung!!

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I love JI SUNG in swallow the sun.....

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YESSSSSSS!! I really enjoy watched JI SUNG in that drama "Shallow the Sun", yups! ^_______^

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At least this sounds better than Thorn Bush Bird (did i mention the title right? eegh, whatevz). Guess i'm just gonna stick with 49 Days for next Wed-Thurs shows.

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Same with me.

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I'm not really sure about this one. . . . . . Not really my type.

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Yeah! I'm looking forward to 49 Days too.

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A lawyer and an older chaebol woman? That sounds a lot like Midas.

I'll probably be watching the first few episodes for Ji Sung, but I'm not sure I'll be able to stay interested long enough to watch the whole thing.

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Ahn Nae Sang toooo???......this drama just got really hard to resist

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that looks not terrible just... really bad.

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I would have definately watched had Lee Mi Yeon been cast but the presmise sounds a bit interesting so I might give it a shot.

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Is it me or is Kim Young-ae looking very much like Bae Jong-ok in these stills?

Sadly the cast is doing nothing for me but the premise and show overall looks quite promising, really.
Especially compared to the impending joke that is the Athena successor (I mean, it seems just as ridiculous as its predecessor if not worse -- even that cast won't be able to save it! Arrgh!)
I also know I'll be staying far, far away from its timeslot competitor 49 days, too. (For the sheer principal of it, I hate on that writer.)
Thorn Birds I *might* check out, for Kim Min-jung. Plus, to see how Jung Eun-byul will fare. She's one of the most promising rookie actresses of this generation. She's FANTASTIC!

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Wow! See That... You talk about it in OT and there it is. JB you are amazing!!!!!!

Thanks!

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not liking ji sung's hairstyle in these pictures, bit of a bird's nest going on there... and yeom jung ah doesn't look much older than ji sung, but i'd rather watch her than lee mi yeon. wish they'd cast yoo ho jung as the leading lady though.

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one of the boys in the picture looks like this kid from an idol group my sister is into. I guess they're everywhere now.

I dont like the storyline but I'll probably check out the first episode. I love men in suits, what can I say?

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The plot nor the cast interest me but I might give it a try just because when Dream High and My Princess end, I won't know what to do with myself.

I'm going to try to watch MIDAS for Mon-Tues simply for Lee Min-jung. Who I ADORE. And I'm looking forward to 49 Days but it isn't premiering until mid-March.

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I have to give a try for ji sung, i became a fan watching swallow the sun, but i must confess, the premise doesn't sound that good or original plus with 49 days in the competition 2 weeks later...ahhhaa i have to stick to what i just said and give a try anyway

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even jisung ages *sobs*
miss him in "save the last dance for me"

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a parade of bad nose jobs and emo-looking casts

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though didn't like the plot of this drama from sound of it...bu still as I like Ji Sung will probably take a peek....

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yawn!

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thanks jb.

Why nowaday the drama is always the young men with older women ?, there are a few going on in kdrama

right now, quite tired of these scenes about their relationships, give us something fresh and not repetitive -to korean broadcast stations.

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sounds interesting , i am still in a Secret garden daze

kdrama crack is bad

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Jisung is not attractive being that skinny.

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The storyline doesn't attracts me, hope its like SG with amazing acting skills and witty lines or else it will bores me.
Anyways, I'll catch a couple of episodes because of Ji sung. He is an amazing actor. However, is it just me (or whatever reasons) that I feel that he's too skinny?

And, I no likey for his new hairstyle. He needs a new haircut. Where's his stylist?

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What are the ups and downs, or rather what is the plot to this story? Also, isn't that DongHo I see there!

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Actually, I saw this trailer while finishshing up another k-drama ep and thought it was for Midas for some reason... but now that I know it's not, it's like:

Thank god!!!

I was looking forward to Midas, and this trailer... is. so. boring. And so is the storyline.

So first episode me will watchy, but who thinks this drama will end up going poof instead?

At least I like the cast?

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it is the first time that i anticipate a KBS drama The Thorn Birds, not interested in Royal family and for 49 after i will watch a few episodes then i can Judge. not really like the female lead i only saw her in bad love and she was really bad there

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you should try Queen Seon Deok to see the female lead of 49 DAYS, she's sooo good there...

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OR Surgeon Bong Dal Hee.

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Looking forward for this drama also..^__^ Ji Sung..

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ji sung handsome even quite old.i dont like the heroin.look old.skip this drama

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Wow, the teaser looks pretty bad. I wanted to laugh the first 5 seconds. BUT I want to watch the romance between Ji Sung and the ahjumma, I wonder if they'll be able to pull it off. Probably not. :(

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I know this doesn't look amazing, but I at least like its tone. I am kind of tired of cutesy romances and if they manage to pull this more serious story off, I'll be happy to watch.

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Yeom Jung-ah is a draw for me but is it more than acting+make up on her face?!?

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Is this another noona and younger man love story? Why are Korean women so fascinated with younger men? Is this a trend?

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The teaser looks good to me , definitely watch it. Really like Ji Sung here, and the actress reminds me 'model' series, was she on it?
ah, in my opinion, this one is better than Midas.

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JI SUNG!!! ^____^ Wow, I really like his haircut cuz' he seem very good-looking! @[email protected]

Woooot Woooot!

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is that u-kiss' dongho i see there ?

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and also mishils seolwon . lol are my eyes messing with me ?

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Oh this is an AMAZING drama!!!! I know it doesn't look that appealing at first glance. But trust me when I say that I haven't missed a moment of it. There is so much mystery in the story that you just can't stop yourself from watching the next episode. Every single scene is vital to the story of the drama and there are absolutely no filler scenes which make you want to skip to the next scene.

The acting is superb. Every single character is so amazing in his/her role. I know that this drama doesn't come with superstars. Atleast for me it did not feel that way since I hadn't seen some of the actors before, but it is very very good.

Just watch the first episode and trust me you will be hooked!

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so much k-drama is by-the-book storyline so what i loved about this series is that you really couldn't trust what you've known about k-drama from the past because of all the twists and turns.

it's been a long time since i sacrificed sleep cuz i couldn't wait to see the next ep. (so if you don't have the time to see it all don't attempt to start; you just can't stop.)

dare i hope a sequel is in the works?!?!?!!!

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I'm stick with this drama!!
I'm getting curious of the ending, there's so much mystery in it that make you won't be able to skip to the next scene.

I like ji sung in this drama so charismatic and the woman lead also a talented artist.

I LOVE This drama. \(ˆ▽ˆ)/ ‎​​‎​

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i'm currently watching it.so far so good.love ji sung.

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people just give it a try. excellent acting, directing, music. and STORY!

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