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Lee Da-hae’s Ripley poster shoot

Lee Da-hae takes a femme fatale look for the poster shoot of her upcoming drama Ripley, and compares her character to a flower: “She has the charm of a dandelion, simple and friendly, but she’s also got the elegance of a rose, where you see her once and would never forget her. Miri is like a rose with sharp thorns who captivates people.”

O…kay. Dramas do love to overdo their symbology, don’t they? Furthering the association is that the character’s name is Jang Miri, which is close to the word for rose, jang-mi. Wink wink, nudge nudge. Get it?

The drama is about one “greedily ambitious woman, and the conflict and reconciliation between her and the two men who fall in love with her and are destroyed.” Lee Da-hae, bringing Micky Yoochun and Kim Seung-woo to ruin? Gah, it’s like the drama’s just asking for fanwars. I don’t look forward to that.

Ripley’s plot kicks off when Miri tosses out a lie she doesn’t mean, and gets mired in a web she can’t escape. Sort of like Lie To Me, only without the funny; it’s got a more serious tone and is described as a “traditional melodrama” (think Flames of Desire and Thorn Birds), so eeeeeeeek. Then again, if that’s your thing, maybe it’ll be a good counter to all the fluffy cute stuff coming out these days.

Ripley airs on Mondays and Tuesdays after The Duo ends, premiering its first episode on May 30.

Via Hankyung

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whoah! she looks rather thin in the first pic but oh so sexy in the second one! ;)

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She looks really beautiful ^^ A bit thin, but maybe that's just the way she is? @[email protected]~ Her arms!! XD She's pulling the look off, though, the red dress and stuff ^^ So not going to watch this drama, though! XD Not my thing D:

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Ah, Lee Da Hae...should I look forward to the crazy comments this will bring???

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LOL! That's exactly what I was thinking!

BTW, javabeans, I TOTALLY get the "rose/jang-mi" joke.
That made my day xD
*wink, wink* *nudge, nudge*

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ROFL. Yeah, MTE.
I'm expecting the comments more... HAHAHA.

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Not really liking the plot of the drama but i am liking LDH's photo. She looks pretty as always!

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That second picture is gorgeous!

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agreed. she's a beautiful woman! but woman needs to go back to doin' romcoms. can't see her doing serious roles ever since My Girl. She's great with LDW. He should co-star with her again after finishing up military service (and after the drama with KSA)!

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That dress is hot!

But she looks really thin. . .

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she's looking gorgeous as always but i'm not sure if i want to watch a melodrama.

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She really needs to eat... She's so thin! Pretty though :). But... Put on some weight please!!

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the world is chaotic enough, i'm not into melodrama stuff. i do loved her in My Girl but that's it. I prefer funny and trendy stuff nowadays.. :)

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OMG sexy back! :P

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She is Soooooooooo SEXY!. at last something for us men to SEE on dramabeans.

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Equality, baby, equality. Lol

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her nose seems unnatural?

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Get out of here please.

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but then they all do...heh

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If you have followed any post with LDH you would realise that such a statement would bring about the worst in her ardent supporters and the people who dont like her very much (of which there are a lot apparently) and will subsequently lead to someone writing a snide remarks about her acting,personality or Ripley leading someone else to retaliate with a snide remark about this blog and its followers and its allegedly unfair anti LDH bias.
Finally, after a small fanwar this page will get 100+ comments within which time countless insults and accusations will be thrown about and in the end everyone will feel rather tired.
In short LDH's PS has been discussed here time and time again.
We all know about it, some people accept it some people diss her for it but personally i'm here to talk about Ripley, and this freakin awesome poster!

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Don't worry, there are not many of LDH's fans in here actually, compared to old post.I think they are not interested to read it anyway.

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Actually i would consider myself a "Casual"
LDH fan
Having followed K-ent, the PS doesnt surprise me 90%+ of k actors have had it.
I thought LDH was brilliant in my girl i havent watched any of her other projects so i didnt really follow her "controversies".
I simply adore Yoochun in SKKS and i love KHJ and KSW.

I love fluffy kdramas as much as the next girl but with Ripley being based on real life events i am expecting substance.

I am really looking forward to this drama
Y(^_^)Y
For me this is the freshest drama in the May lineup.
but i will be following Lie to me for the fluff, and ofcourse KJH and YEH

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me too have accepted PS as part and parcel of K-ent. It was brave of Park Min Young to admit it publicly. It was very well done, she looks fabulous and so does LDH.

The plot sounds refreshing. Look forward to this new drama. LDH fighting!

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^lol, you're spot on mate.

as for her supposedly unnatural nose, i think it's alright, i've seen worse.

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Not a fan of Lee Da Hae's so am not gonna defend her much on this one. But I don't think she did her nose. Pics circa 2000-2001 made me think she only lost weight and did double-eyelid surgery, and a very well done one at that.

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Well, if you want a balanced drama world, why not weigh the cutesy with something more serious.

*sigh* Prejudice again, but oh well..this is your blog after all. Hands off. :)

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Welcome to the real world, honey. Bitchy bloggers are always biased but come to think of it, that's good! Otherwise I would not have known a sexy, outspoken LDH and come to love her! :)

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Wow! she rocks! I LOVE YOU LDH. Very Very sexy.

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I love the shoot, she looks absolutely gorgeous.

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"Gah, it’s like the drama’s just asking for fanwars. I don’t look forward to that."
me neither
she looks red hot...really liking the poster...the plot synopsis...not so much....but then again who knows I might be in the mood for something darker after all the froth

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JB i take it that you're leaning towards NOT recapping this then?
Question: I love you and GF but if you guys arent going to do it will you atleast consider Cassiopeia and Red Pill??
They were on fire recapping Sungkyunkwan scandal
love.them.
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LDH looks Beautiful!

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Pretty pictures, but I don't think I'm going to end up watching Ripley... too much melodrama and my eyes tend to try and roll themselves right out of my head. There's only so many GASP HOW UNBELIEVABLY CONVENIENT AND ALSO LIFE ALTERINGLY TRAGIC moments you can have before I just get downright annoyed.. <_<

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I know it says Lee Da He on the tittle, but....

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WHERE'S CHUNNIE???!!!!

BTW, she looks gorgeous.

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Beautiful, I cant wait for it :) counting down to the days

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She looks pretty as always (hence I never got the reason for all the PSs). :D

Anyway, after all the negative mulch about her, I was pleasantly surprised when I heard she was a close friend of Heenim. And how they normally curse at each other, with Heenim saying how tomboyish LDH was despite her feminine appearance. I never knew she had that side to her. :))

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Second pic is awesome.

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woo da-hae! might actually watch this.

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Who will win the ratings war this time?
Baby faced beauty no longer seems to be a strong contender so i think i'll put my money on Lie To Me Vs. Ripley.
I was surprised to see a YEH drama get a 9% start but then i heard it was because of a national Holiday. YEH's star power is tremendous and i expect the ratings to steadily rise but i feel like Ripley is tailored to Korean tastes and will give LTM a run for the money. We also cannot forget the veteran cast and Yoochun's status as korean ahjumma killer after SKKS. Also the Duo's high ratings will benefit Ripley.

Even though i am looking forward to Ripley more before Lie to Me aired i was expecting YEH to decimate the competition but i guess its hard to beat a Sageuk thats been running for ever immediately.
Either way May will be a wonderful month for dramas.

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Is City Hunter out of the ratings war running too?
Mustn't forget that particular drama...

LOL @ Yoochun as ahjumma killer. Spot on. lol :D

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I think city hunter is another timeslot so its not direct competition.

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i swear it seems like ahjummas have already marked him as THEIR future son in law,

Yoochuns ajumma fans are alternatively adorable/scarily hardcore ^O^ not to mention they rule who watches what on TV!

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I think Ripley is going to win the ratings game for Mon-Tues because like you said it will benefit from historical drama "Duo" high rating and after that drama ends the viewers will watch Ripley.

Koreans love melodrama like this one and this is the only melodrama airing in its timeslot the rest are romcoms. Plus it's based on a true story.

Yoon Eun Hye has ratings power, but she is basically the only one in that series that has a ratings pull. As much of a ratings queen she is known to be, realistically speaking, there is no way that she can win against 4 people Lee Da Hae, Yoochun, Kim Seung-woo and Kang Hye-jeon. That's 4 against 1 unless she has some sort of magical power. *rollseyes*

Kang Ji Hwan is popular but was never known to be a ratings getter. It also doesn't help that they have Sung Joon in that drama who cant act to save his life.

Compared to the Ripley cast who has Yoochun the ajumma killer and Lee Da Hae who had successful projects in the past like Yoon Eun Hye. Then they also have 2 known veterans Kim Seung-woo and Kang Hye-jeon who are very good.

I predict that this will premiere with 15% ratings.

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I'm so tired of the plucky heroines.

This is a welcome change. Out of all the May dramas, this is the one I'm anticipating the most.

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Agreed! Can't wait to see Lee Da Hae in this - I hope she wows us all (I miss My Girl....).

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completely agree. I think i'm on overkill mode because of all the recent plucky heroine.

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Holy COW! Those pics are gorgeous!

I didn't really enjoy her acting in recent years but I think she has the image of my Ripley. I foresee the fan-war comments already, will check this for MC's doze ^^

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The only drama I really like right now is Best Love. It''s chaming, witty with many LOL moments and I'm just in the mood for it.

I'm not sure what to make of Ripley. I might watch the first and last episodes like I do with every melodrama lol.

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I can't wait for this drama!!! I need it like yesterday! TT

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blegh. that description of the character is sooo lame.

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Please make it really dark, not the half-ass-she's-actually-a-good-girl kinda character.
Make her evil with no remorse, that'd be a challenge

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Sort of like Lie to Me? May I know which part? SEH and LDH's character is so different. The former is such a sweet heart but the latter's character sound manipulative. 2 total opposite different characters.

I dislike Flames of Desire and Thorn Birds. Too over the top for me personally. But, somehow I do not see Ripley in the same genre as these dramas nor the same as Lie to Me. I will watch a few episodes before I judge. I do hope Ripley is not a let-down like Lie To Me.

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It's only "sort of like Lie to Me" in the sense that the lead female tells a small lie in passing, and then it kind of snowballs and becomes a huge thing. She didn't mean that the characters themselves are similar, just that the premise that the two (very different stories) are built on are similar.

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Yeah, me too. If this is 'Lie to Me' without the funny, I will take it. Loved YEH in CP, but 'Lie to Me' is too predictable and all over the place.

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From AKP

"Lee Da Hae stated, “In this world, there are dull but endearing flowers like the dandelion, and there are also flowers like roses, which captivate you the moment you lay eyes on them. My character, ‘Miri’, is like a rose – she lures people in with her charms, as they remain oblivious of her thorns. I’ll be working my best to accurately portray ‘Miri’, a woman who lives life her own way.”

The main plot for “Ripley” centers around the hypocrisy and desires of people.

It revolves around a woman’s unintentional lie, which ultimately disturbs the lives of those around her by exposing their truths and secrets.

The pilot episode will air on May 30th."

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i think lee da hae has acted quite well in Green Rose. that's a melodrama.... right?? From the sound of this drama---"hypocrisy and desires of people"--- it wouldn't differ much from Tazza, Midas or Green Rose, I guess. I think I won't follow up on this drama, not a fan of melodramas.

On the other hand, I wonder if this drama is the best choice for Micky Yoochun's second drama... seems too serious for someone who has just started a drama career.

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LDH looks beautiful and gorgeous in those photos but a
little on the thin side. Big fan of hers and looking forward
to her upcoming series Ripley. Fighting!

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i am not a fan of melodramas either but I'll make an exception for Ripley. First, theres Yoochun whom I absolutely adore in SKKS. (& who led me to the world of JYJ.sigh.)
Second, LDH who was in My Girl. My first kdrama which of course pulled me into kdrama laland. I've never seen any of her other dramas so i look forward to seeing her this time.

I can endure watching few first episodes of melodramas but when it comes to the part where you go from hmmm..nahh...arghhhh...what the... do something !! s^$&@@#. i stop. Buy I am making an exception for Ripley. so Yey!

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What about Kang Hye Jung? Where does she fit into the love triangle (or square?)

After seeing her in Flowers for my Life, I so wish Kang Hye Jung would be the lead in another drama! :( I would have loved to see her with yoochun!

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her character is going to fall in love with yoochun

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That dress looks familiar. It's looks like the dress which Shin Mina wore last year for O'live TV CFs.

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She's pretty but dont you think she's too thin?

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I think all actresses are way too thin. O_o

Their friggin bones are sticking out of their shoulders.
The only normal one was that girl way back in the drama, "My Name I Sam Soon."

But why is it that we are picky about the way they look? As a woman, I think we should be more kind to each other... since we all face insecurities. :)

LDH looks so sad lately though...its her eyes. They show such sadness. Unless that's her character? Eh... will wait to watch. :)

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LOL, there's no such thing as TOO THIN in Korea. Even those that I think has normal weight is called fat from time to time

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She looks pretty and sexy. But again, she always looks pretty and polish in EVERY her drama, even in her role as a runaway slave in Chuno. LOL Girl seems not be able to uglified (is there a word like that??) herself for once. And is her character supposed to be a professor or what? Why she dresses like a seductress in this poster?

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No professor here. Professor is just the real life person who the story is supposedly 'inspired' by. This story though, is different, with the plot surrounds the hotel business.

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wow..that last picture is utterly gorgeous!!

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Not into melo but will probably watch a few episodes just because of Yoochun. If I don't get hooked, will not continue watching... melos drain me too much of my energy... i like rom coms better...

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oh noes! does that mean you won't be recapping Ripley? please Javabeans and Girlfriday! please tell me you guys will do recaps for this one! i will be watching this just for Yoochun and I am soooo not into melodramas either so your recaps will be greatly appreciated!

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i cant wait for this!!!!! seriously yoochun and lee dae hee <3333 i loved her in my girl and she looks really pretty in the posters

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too skinny...but still love her despite everything being said against her

But then I'm not into melo so I have to make a pass

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Stunning pictures, though I think they'd be even more stunning if she weighed about 10 more pounds.

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Ah, I don't know if I can handle Lie to Me without the funny...but I do like LDH, maybe I'll give the first episode a shot. I also want to see whether Micky has improved since Sungkyunkwan Scandal, although he was good in that I found him a BIT green, and I'm looking forward to his development as an actor.

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am i the only person who doesn't think she's pretty/gorgeous in the picture? the dress is so-drop-dead-gorgeous, but i can name 2 dozens other actress who can pull the dress out better.. :/

(just to tell her fans that i'm not her anti.. )

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Isn't it true for all 'nice' dresses? Lots of pretty girls will look nice in pretty dresses, I think... so it's all about the dresses, then...

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drop. dead. gorg. DRESS. ..heh. :P

an LDH post here and an LDW one right on top of it? are we in my dreams and it's 2006 and there's a party on my TV?! :P

i dunno, i dunno, usual i-just-can't-seem-to-like-her comments, etc.

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hm. ok. since it's LDH, I'm out.

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