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Official posters for 49 Days

With only one more day before 49 Days premieres, here are the official posters for the fantasy drama, which is pretty enough, despite making it look like our boys are sprouting from the ladies’ heads, Athena-style.

I do like the water motif, which alludes to the drama’s premise wherein Nam Gyuri must “earn the tears” of three people in order to return to the land of the living, as stated by her hottie reaper boy, Jung Il-woo. The second poster, which features Lee Yo-won (the body that the main character inhabits as she tries to earn her way back), employs more overt teardrop imagery. Both posters feature the tagline, “Do you have three people who truly love you?”

That’s pretty sad, actually, to realize that it’ll be a daunting task to find three people who love you. At least, daunting enough to carry 16 episodes of will-she-or-won’t-she suspense. And if she doesn’t find those three people, will she get eternity with Jung Il-woo instead? I’m sure living would be preferable, but as far as consolation prizes go, it could be worse…

I’m really hoping 49 Days sparks my interest, if only because I’m in something of a drama dry spell at the moment. There are a bunch of new series available for watching (Midas, Royal Family, Thorn Birds, Crime Squad, The Duo…), but none have held my attention for longer than an episode. I’ve tried, but nothing’s sticking. And while I’ve long ago learned not to pin hopes based on cast, this one’s hitting the right buttons for me, with Seo Ji-hye, Jo Hyun-jae, and Bae Soo-bin joining the above-named leads.

Well, if it doesn’t work out, maybe it’s a hint to turn my attention to something older that I’ve been meaning to catch up on…

49 Days premieres tomorrow, March 16, on SBS in the post-Sign timeslot.

Via SBS.co.kr

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I thinks it's eeringly beautiful.

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It looks like the cover of a 1970's era romance book with the long hair, swirlies and flowers.

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My first thought too! It's like Agatha Christie cover too.

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Now I know why I like it ^-^

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At least it's better than the X-Men: First Class posters (which pisses off long time fans like me).

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You took my words. It's beautiful, everything about this drama has been so pretty. Even the premise. I'm really looking forward to this. Hopefully it won't disappoint.

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Nam Gyu Ri really look like a doll in the poster xD buh I'm hoping this drama turn good

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agreed.. almost like lifeless mannequin.. almost creepy..

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Actually I thought she look like a character from Final Fantasy....so surreal...lol

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Me too. Once Paradise Ranch ends, there's nothing else to watch. 49 Days sounds the most interesting of the entire week's lineup.

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Wow. Bad photoshopping

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You took the words right out of my mouth. Even I could do better.

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Okay, i thought i was the only one.I'm not that skilled, but even i could see that they could have made a little more effort and could have made things cleaner.

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Totally what I was thinking.................

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I think that it's not an instance of bad photoshopping as much as an intentionally less slick look. See above comment 1.1 re: a harkening back to 1970s romance cover.

I actually think it's quite a lovely and appropriately moody, even forlorn, poster.

That teardrop pendent, however, no...

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The sharpness of the outlines reminds me of etchings on glass.

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everyone in Korea will try to get that necklace now eh?

the first poster is gorgeous..

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Wow even I can do that with photoshop.

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Oh Javabeans I miss reading your recap........

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I know! I keep coming to this site to see what's new and I'm even thinking of watching Crime Squad so I can hang out again...

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ok. I'll pretend that I'm not at all excited for this

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why pretend?
the let-down will be all the same in your heart.

but yeah... I'll try not to act like I'mma wait at my computer all night for raw videos, and watch it live. >_<

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LOL !!!

pretending style !

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Ever since Dream High ends, I was searching for dramas to watch, and watched 2 Out in the 9th Inning, after reading the review, but now, I'm almost finished [2 more episode], maybe I should watch this next. Hopefully it'll be so much fun!!

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me too! I just finished the second episode though..

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I especially like the top poster. Lee Yo-won is so pretty. I am a little vague on what direction they will take this. Will it be all about Nam Gyuri's character and her journey or will they also include Lee Yo-won's Journey? I can't wait to watch. and it's not just for Jong Il woo... What? It's not!

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It looks really really good but I just hope it'll live up to the hype.

I'm scared of bringing my hopes up or setting my hopes on any drama these days;

The crush and burn of "What's Up" still weighs on my mind :P

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And yes, I'm currently down with nothing to watch.
So I'm gonna wing it and watch an older drama.
I've actually heard of Story of a Man somewhere previously on this sight. I forgot where...
It's gathered pretty much good reviews from people, so I started to watch up to episode 4 and read the recaps.
I really love it.
I want someone to make another drama with insanely interesting characters. Evil and psychotic 2nd lead? Genius.
Dowoo has a sexy head tilt.

As for 49 Days, it hasn't really caught my interest. None of the currently airing dramas have. But there's always one that surprises you. At least I hope this time.
Probably gonna watch it for lee yo won. (since I loved her in QSD.)

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Story of a man was all sorts of flawless IMO.
Kdrama's need to take more of an original plot line like SOAM, get away from all the teen-angsty-doesheloveme?-doIlovehim?-whyismylifesotragic,yetimsopretty-cry-cry-sob-sob-happyending story line.

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DITTO.
Story of A Man definitely is one of the best kdrama of all time, IMO.

so that's why I kind of feeling butthurt with the no airtime for What's Up as the writer is THE Song Jin-ah. *sigh*

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I third that! Amazing!

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Have you seen 'The Devil'? The plot is about a mysterious character that has caused the deaths of friends and other people close to the detecive that is investigating those deaths.

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(we're going back a few years here, aren't we?) Lucifer?? .... Oh God, It wasn't the most loved drama on the whole, but I personally really liked it.

Joo JiHoon + shin MinAh + Uhm TaeWoong

The story line too was unlike most things at that time. I think that was one of the reasons that got me hooked in the first place.
I especially likes TaeWoong's character it seemed very multi-layered and intricate.
plus at the time it was nice to have JiHoon back in a drama after Goong.

... I have this on DVD somewhere I think I might get it out and watch it again now that you've mentioned it.

^^

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Love 'The Devil/Lucifer'... one of my favorite... the acting is great especially from both male lead.. Joo Ji Hoon surpises me a great deal.. although I like him but his acting in Goong is rather flat... it's good to see JJH and SMA in this.. I saw them in the Naked Kitchen first before I saw the Devil.. thought they have great chemistry... i am kinda backward i know..

The devil is one underrated drama and for anyone loves some exciting/misery/suspect drama.. this is a must watch..
I also own the dvd and have to watch it again soon so that I can really catch all the minor detail that I might have missed when i first watch it...

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argh. hate typos -_-

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Someone got very happy with the photoshop brush/effects overload!

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i actually really like the posters! sort of ethereally pretty.

can't have enough pretty when it comes to this cast, can we?!!

SO. EXCITED!!!!

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I'm not big on Nam Gyuri but Jung Il Woo and SooBin Ahjusshi are flawless sweet amazing babies.

I'm praying to the drama Gods that this will hit all the right buttons for me if.
if not I guess I'll have to wait it out until the new Hong sisters drama.

poster: Bleh. but kind of beautiful.
I want that neclace, I don't know the significence of it yet, but I'm sure it'll be important.

p.s. Yo Won ... so pretty.

Is JB or GF going to be re-capping this? I hope soemone does. If it piques your drama interests.

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The necklace is the receptacle that will contain the tears shed by three people unrelated to the Nam Gyuri character for her.

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Oh really? Well that sounds interesting. I still want it.

Aigoo... the more I know about this drama the more I feel myself getting hyped up.
It'll lead to an inevitable let down, I know.

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I watched the 10 min preview.
I noticed that at least TWO of the peeps who came to see her in the ER had tears in their eyes.
So, what's up with that?

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Nam Gyuri is pretty but then when she moves... o_o

I'm just glad I'm not addicted to any drama these days because final exams are approaching fast

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ahh! nam gyuri is so freaky looking.

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Does anyone know if viki and S2 are subbing?

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viki is subbing it (they sub any ol' thing)

I suppose S2 will sub it aswell.

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http://www.viki.com/channels/2770-49-days

Having said that there is acute lack of Ko-En subbers around..or less.I see the same names trying to do so many dramas.Poor hardworking subbers.

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The good news though, is that since you're in your drama dry spell now, you can find time to work on your 101 to-do lists that you've been piling up. Maybe catch up on some series that you've been meaning to watch but never had time? LOL, you and GF talked about that in the podcasts.

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I'm with javabeans and her dry kdrama spell. I've watched none of the new dramas which are airing/justed aired. None of the plot lines got my attention. But 49 days sure did with their 'find 3 people who are willing to cry for you out of love and you get to live'
Javabean poses an interesting question-if ones does not get the 3 tears in times does that mean one is stuck with cute reaper boy forever!!!!

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It wouldn't be much of a punishment to have pretty boy reaper as a constant companion (unless he's ridiculously flawed personality-wise, haha!). So, I'm thinking that upon failure something beyond horrible happens because the time limit alone wouldn't pack enough of a dramatic punch.

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I like Royal Family, I hope you guys give it a try

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I don't know about you guys but Midas seems like a pretty good drama so far. Yeah the premise may seem overused but the cast is doing one hell of a job portraying their characters. Special props to Kim Hee-ae who is so deliciously good in her role she may even be outshining Jang Hyuk a little, lmao.

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Ahaaa...

Lee Yo Won...

she's so pretty !!

i wish i could put her poster in my wall and staring at her everyday.... :D

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the poster so fantasy.. Love it !!
and they bring me to the highest hope as my waiting is almost done..

has been waiting for this drama for more than 2 months, and Tommorrow, yeah Finally TOMMORROW !!!

WELCOME 49 DAYS !!! :)

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btw, do you know that 49 DAYS OST Part 1 has been released today?
here : http://www.mediafire.com/?uqeyv05ryy33odo#1

there's sooo much interest so that the OST released before the drama air..hahahaha...

BTW, the Song by Song Young Eun is soooo nice, but SAD........

and i really miss Lee Yo Won !!!!

Welcomeback My Queen !! :)

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Okay...that humongous teardrop is just plain silly.

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If that teardrop necklace is really for the three people's tears, how is she going to get the tears in there? Will they just magically appear in there? O_O;;

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there is a daily drama I believe in Men..with the guy that played the player in Coffee Prince.

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LOLWHUT? that was so random.
but do you mean:

Kim Dong Wook?

I beleive the director of 'I beleive In Men' also directed 'Coffee Prince' Lee Eun Kyu

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That was random but everyone was moaning about the lack of dramas post Dream High.

Even I am not watching any current dramas.

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To fill my dry spell, I'm watching 9 End 2 Outs, per Girl Friday's rec (watched through 6 eps, my feelings are mixed :x), and finally, The Return of Iljimae - rated 10 / 10 by both DB & GF! I enjoyed 10 eps over the weekend while my husband was out of town.. ^^ and greatly enjoyed reading DB's old recaps of it.

I may have to check out this 49 Days if only because Iljimae is in it.. hahaha

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I'm not on any Kdrama too, nothing caught my attention. The premise of this one is not me and more tears? Will follow yours and see. Waiting for 'Festival' and 'the City Hunter' and maybe the Jang Nara's drama.

In the mean time, just finished the US 'Due Date', man what a weird characters caught up together, at the end I got use to them and fell in love with all of them,LOL. Dark freaking hilarious comedy ever!

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I'm hOping this is good also because I also have ran out of good dramas to watch. None of the shows airing are interesting. I watched 9 end 2 outs already after GFs recap and it was so so cute. I enjoyed the relationship between the lead couple. I am also currently watching return of the Iljimea. It is so beautiful. Jung Ii woo is amazing so I hope he gets his character in this.

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I feel the same way...i'm not really into anything that's currently playing. Well, I started watching New Tales of Gisaeng which has an interesting premise...but probably not enough to keep my attention for 50 episodes.

I'm pinning a lot of hope in 49 days...

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Totally the kind of story I like. I like these...stoies with deep meanings that always have unexpected turns and are real tear-jerkers at the end cause you are so...absorbed by them. Seriously, I DO cry at films often, but only if the story absorbs me, and that happes with less and less dramas for me recently. (Sadly.)
But when I'm absorbed, I cry at every little tear any of the good characters sheds...really. I. BALL.
And this one is giving me high hopes of being such a drama. Since I think it IS going to be one where you can't foresee the turns...cause actually, once I see something coming, I start imagining it in the most awesome way it could ever happen ( iny my eyes) and then they do it differently and i'm disappointed....and that keeps me from being absorbed in a story that is foreseeable.
Which this one won't be. Hopefully.
P.S.: WYH CAN'T I COME UP WITH SUCH GREAT STORIES, EVER? DDD:

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Is it just me but I think Midas is one of the most watchable dramas in a long while (except for maybe Dream High). It's pretty exciting and it has me panting for the next time episode - something that hasn't happened since SKK Scandal.

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IMO Midas is pretty much the drama that has re-ignited my love for the newer kdramas [this year]. (I'm too stuck in the late 90's early 2000's drama period... ;___;)

It's nice to see some genuine 'genius' roles.
Plus I've always liked Jang Hyuk, most things that he's attatched to are watchable, without me wanting to claw my dead brain cells out.

//never watched Dream High - purely because I tend not to like 'Idol Drama's' [YAB being the exception] ... but I seriosuly waver about not watching it when I hear good things about Kim SooHyun. '_'

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really excited for this one! hope it doesn't disappoint

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i haven't watched anything since dream high ended...You have no idea how bloody excited I am for this!!!!! ^^

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what javabeans. not interested in crime squad? dang. i guess there goes the recaps. pity. i'm loving the drama.
hmm. 49 days. utter disaster or a success. i'm scared...

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Can someone please fill me in on how it's possible for Nam Gyu Ri's spirit to possess/inhabit the body of Lee Yo Won? In "Who Are You" Goh Ara's Dad was literally dead whereas Yoon Kye Sang was in a deep coma.

Tears of 3 loved ones - well, will mine count? I reckon I'm going to shed buckets of tears for this drama. Plus, she's so cute. Love her feisty bits in "Life is Beautiful". What's there not to love about her?

I'm hoping the identity crisis between the female leads will provide some comic relief - I don't think my tear ducts can cope with 16 episodes of forlorn crying!

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I would assume it's very similar, otherwise Gyu Ri will have little screen time (the actress, not the character).

It seems like Lee Yo Wons character is pretty miserable and quiet, and the Gyu Ri-character is easily excitable and princess like, so I expect her to do crazy stuff while in the wrong body.

I watched the 10 minute preview and it seemed alright. Some scenes were weird but I think it's because they were shortened, I'll have to check it out tomorrow.

If the reaper is the last to cry does it count? This show is kind of easy to read already so I hope it throws some curve balls.

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Yeah I was aiming toward hot-reaper-boy being one of the three to cry aswell.

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This is the first drama in 2011 that im looking forward to watching only . Bae soo bin is so handsome !

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OMO OMO TOMORROW!!! *super excited* :D

But can someone confirm it, is reaper really Lee Yo Won dead lover who seems to be her center of the world? She want to suicide for him right? I read more and more about it but still not dare to believe. They will be supeeeer good looking couple. Can't believe just the idea is enough to hooked me. We'll see...

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I really like the concept for the posters but the execution seems a bit amateurish. I wonder what will happen to Lee Yo Won once Nam Gyu-Ri returns to her own body. And past the initial episode or two - i wonder if we will ever get to see Lee Yo Won's character as herself??

can't wait!!

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of course we'll see her in two characters, as herself and as Nam Gyu Ri, becoz NGR takes Lee Yo Won's sleeping time, then when she wakes up, there will be the real Lee Yo Won as Song Yi Kyung

*PS : LOL, sorry i then i'm mistaken

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I like the poster, it's kind of catchy & gives a mysterious feeling... that's why I am watching this drama. And Lee YoWon's really so pretty in the poster.

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Ah ah, yes it's TODAY! not tommorrow.. lol

yeah i'm super excited counting hours till night comes.

this sounds sad, but seeing the 40 sec teaser why do i laugh? Lee Yo Won is so funny and hillarious once she's possessed. i this gonna make me hooked in !

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love all posters.
but i wonder what the necklace is for in 2nd poster?
who has it?

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it's teardrop pendant, maybe as symbol for the teardrops Shin Ji Hyun has to collect.

it's owned by Shin Ji Hyun (Nam Gyu Ri / Lee Yo Won)

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The first poster kinda looks like fanart, the stuff fans used to photoshop :P It's not bad I'd say, but not something superb. Can't wait !

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love the colours and softness of the poster. however, perhaps the execution is so amateurish, like fanart, it makes me scrutinise it further and notice the poor blending and choice of pictures - couldn't they just use the official photos? i can see the bg of a wooden panel in the picture of the guy below Jung Il-woo. it's nonetheless a rather enjoyable process of studying the effects used since other kdrama posters have usually been a slipshod job of putting the drama logo/name on a photo of the cast with little artistic input. so kudos for the effort here! heh.

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i actually think this drama has a lot of potential
the story seems pretty original/interesting
i also really like the previews

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drama dry spell in kdramaworld so im been checking the old one and i found lawyers of korea oh my second lead and one of my fav actor in my princess is on it and it so rom com like my princess no evil second lead just a mom of jun pyo caliber ...... but looking forward for this

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I think the first poster is really pretty. Not so much the second.

Not much interested in this drama right now... maybe if you gals recap it when it comes out it might spark my interest :P

that said, ........Oooooh, Bae Soo Bin O_O <3

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Why do you people mock the poster?

i think the posters are so pretty, it's different from the common K-Drama these day.

i love different atmosphere they bring even from the posters.

Love it !!

BTw, yeah lee yowon is so pretty :D

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