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Ripley poster and character stills

Ripley’s first poster is out! It’s intriguing and a little bit creepy, which is what I think they were going for.

But what I find more interesting is the photo below, which features Lee Da-hae holding the drama’s script. As you may recall, the drama was initially titled Goodbye, Miss Ripley, then dropped most of that to settle on Ripley. But on the script below, the Korean title is written as Miss Ripley, and the English reads Mrs. Ripley Who I Loved. Grammar mistake aside, I’m curious as to why they haven’t adopted either of those options, and a little disappointed that they’re sticking to the plain, uninformative Ripley. But I’ll keep my eyes peeled for another change, should one be coming.

We’ve already seen the “rose-inspired” stills of Lee Da-hae’s character, so now it’s her co-stars’ turns.

Park Yoo-chun, aka Micky Yoochun, is here in his sophomore drama effort playing a “warm, gentle” character. He admitted, “In my last drama [Sungkyunkwan Scandal], I realized that it’s extremely difficult to immerse myself completely in the character. But the time I spent worrying intensely about the character was really happy and enjoyable. I’m excited to be able to show a different side of myself.”

Kang Hye-jung, the mostly-film actress (Welcome to Dongmakgol, Girl Friends) whom I loved in the quirky though horribly underrated Flowers For My Life in 2007 (3%-5% ratings, eep), is here in her first drama after her marriage to Tablo and the birth of their first child. She said, “The whole time I was reading the script, I found the careless Hee-joo amusing, and even nodded at some of the things she did that are similar to me. Hee-joo has the ability to make people feel better, like a pick-me-up.”

Kim Seung-woo plays an ambitious hotelier, ten years after playing one in the Hallyu drama Hotelier (with Yonsama and Song Yoon-ah). He was born to a poor family and toughened up along the way to seeking his goal of being number 1. Because he succeeded in that, he believes he can control life perfectly — an idea this drama will surely disabuse him of, I bet.

Ripley is set in the economic and cultural fashion market (which is a description I don’t fully understand) and takes place in a 21st-century downtown hotel. The themes it plays on are work and love, success and failure, and hidden ambition — told in a “conventional melodrama” format. It premieres May 30.

Via Osen, BNT News

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ooohh the posters look so interesting! ^___^ and a bit eerie~ ^^

can't wait to see the drama!~ (:

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I think these are the Best posters ever in kdrama. cant think any drama which had this much interesting posters. like the concept of mask.

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I second that - extremely interesting posters. Lets see what the drama has to say for itself.

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Although the synopsis doesn't whip me in to a frenzy of excitement.

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The second portraits for Kang Hye Jung and Kim Seung Woo are photoshop fails, honestly. They both looked so unnatural against their background, in contrast to their first portraits.

And Miss Ripley needs to eat. Her sel-cas are a lil worrying, to say the least.

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That being said, I love the poster concept. Hopefully they will play that aspect of hiding behind masks really well. Looking forward to this drama since DB announced it. :D

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I think it's perfect for Kang Hye Jung, it's reflect her personality. That despite all the lies (symbolized by the mask people), she still have a strength to smile (she is sooo adorable in that still).

I agree for Kim Seung Woo though. He didn't look manipulative enough.

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haha agree with the last line xD

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pffffft
the REAL photoshop fail was lee da hae's neck in her selca. At least Kang Hye Jung and Kim Seung Woo are correctly proportioned

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The stills indeed looks interesting.....i wonder how will the drama be

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can't wait!! thanks for posting :)

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im first?

OMG!!!
i love the poster!!!

10asia said the four characters are the "schizophrenic" aspect
(weird...)

i can't wait to see it!!!
i wasnt planning on to, even though yoochun is my bias; the plot is kinda working for me...

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oh, i thought i was first when i didnt see anyone comments yet when i opened the post

anyways, i dont know who i want to root for, yoochun or seungwoo...
both are heartthrobs (hey im not going to deny obvious hotness in both men!)
aside from hallyu star vs dilf-actor/star, im looking at their characters and not their real-life personality:
free-spirited or (seemingly) cold-hearted?

also, i still cant see how yoochun is playing a 32 year-old!! no matter how baby-face it is played up...

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I don't think he is playing a 32 yr old. I have not seen any character description mentioning his character age. May be he's playing mid or late 20's.

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The posters actually make me dizzy.. :(

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kekekeke
me too

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i have this bizarre feeling that this drama won't deliver... the fabulously-looking stills and the real life story inspiring it are very dark and complex, but i think we are all setting ourselves up for something that won't be coming.

i see this being another typical (melo)drama set in a fast-paced white collar work environment. and i HIGHLY doubt that lee da hae's character will be a villainous criminal like the real-life character she is based on. the only twist i see this drama adding to the current drama landscape is that this will be a case of purposefully mistaken identity (like Lie to Me and Baby Faced Beauty where both tell white lies to get ahead) but without the comedy so much.

however, since everyone besides LDH is smiling in their character stills above...who knows.

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This drama confuses the hell out of me...one minute I think its going to be dark, intense and filled with mystery with the whole conspiracy of Mrs. Ripley and then they show us these, with all the characters (besides Lee Da Hae herself) smiling brightly..

I have a feeling I'll come out of this one thinking it could have been so much more....sorta like Cinderella Sister and Mary Stayed Out All Night

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Kang Hye Jung and Kim Seung Woo are only the 2 resons why i will watch this. Im really sorry for the fans but, I'm really not feeling Lee da Hae, she's the reason why CHuno is not too compeling for me to watch. And i still credit the succes of My Girl to the 2 lead guys. But i'm still hoping that i will be proven very very wrong (about her) here in Ripley.

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Not going to lie, totally watching this for Kang Hye-Jung and her quirky voice/facial expressions.

There's something so drawing about her (even though I feel like she plays a similar character in, well, everything).

If it gets too creepy though, I'm going to drop it. I dont know what direction they're taking it but I hate tense stilted dramas almost as much as I hate crazy daily dramas.

I loved Story of a Man, so if it's like that= PURE WIN!
If it's creepy like Hon...nope, not watching. lol :D

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Eek, I don't think they're going to go the Hon route.... Or I hope not. It's nice to see the love for Kang Hye-Jung here since I didn't know there were many people who liked her. She is quirky and all, but is it weird that for some reason I always thought she was really pretty? Maybe it is just because I loved the characters she has played and that colors the way I see her.

Alvina, have you seen the Happy Together episode where Tablo talks about how dramatic their fights (ergo, arguments) are? It's so funny. You get a glimpse of what she's like as a wife - so we don't get to see the real her, but we at least get a funny insight on a piece of who she is. ^^

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Ani, do you have a link to the happy together epi with Tablo in it??
i'm so curious to see it now.. PLEASE let me know if you do ^^

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oh MAN! Thanks SO much!~
sadly i won't be able to watch it right now.. TT TT

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kang hye jung looks so cute. she doesnt look like a mother at all. i think she can pass as a 20 years old girl. i do really LOVE her in Flowers of My Life, the drama was really underrated. I've watched Welcome To Dongmakgol, but i didnt remember seeing her in the movie.. I think it wasnt her.

anyway, the drama looks very promising and i love yoochun. but i dont know.. i just tried to avoid anything that come with LDH.

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I've always thought Kang Hye Jung is one of those blessed with eternally youthful looks. She could totally give Jang Nara a run for her money in that department.

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oh thanks for mentioning Flowers of my life. i have been racking my brain what drama kang hye jung was in.... she is a good actress, how come she has few dramas?

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Wow.. Lee da Hae needs to eat! pronto! I'm still hoping that this drama can bring her public image into positive range.

I think the only reason why I might want to watch this, is the controversial set-up in conjunction of Lee Da Hae's public image, and how the drama will play out. Full on evil, or forced-to-be-evil-due-to-a-slew-of-reasons? I hope they go for All Out Evil for Lee Da Hae. I'm sorta excited about this... hahaha if it's total evilness.

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I love the posters. I still have my reservations about Lee Da Hae. She hasn't been consistent for a long time. Since Mickey is here, I will do my utmost best to watch this!

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Wow I like the poster so artistic!

And Yuchun such a cutie Rawr, come to noona....

I like the drama because the eye candy yuchun it give some fresh air from the crowded full of Rom-com month

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Wow I like the poster so artistic!

And Yuchun such a cutie Rawr, come to noona....

I like the drama because the eye candy yuchun it gives some fresh air from the crowded full of Rom-com month.

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LOL
Yoochun and (occasionally) Jaejoong like older women ;)
as a Younger fan all i can say is WAEEEEEE?
;_;
Yoochun used to date Gahee of Afterschool who is like 31 (western age)

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Wait, he does? *evil noona squeal*

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Posters are awesome. Definitely upped the intrigue.

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I think I like the posters.

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I'm an easygoing mouse but I really must say I think they cast the wrong Mickey in this show. For one thing, I've cheesecakes more experience than that Micky dude. I've been around for more than 50 years....and counting. I've got an extra E in my name. And I love MIss Lee Da Hae to cheesy pieces. She's so pretty and graceful. I know I'm on the short side and my ears and feet are kinda big. But I have a heart big enough to protect her from all the cats of this world. I'm trying to speak in a deep manly growl, but this dratted voice of mine just keeps squeaking! Anyone know a good doc who can makeover my vocals? Appreciate it. Thanks. I'm real polite as you can see. I always remember to say thanks and thank you. My mama, Mrs Milfred Mouse, always said a true gentlemouse must always mind his manners.

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... Pardon?

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LOL. Still, you're both adorable - in your own cute ways. Hey, Micky without the 'e' has lured lots of k-drama fans into k-pop, and/or vice-versa(?), even if he's not as old nor as well-known as you. And I love your squeaky voice! Don't go under the knife. You won't be Mickey anymore without that...
Can we connive? I say we snatch the leads; you be with Lee Dahae and I with Park Yoochun. Whaddayasay?

I have a question: are you immortal or something? Your creator died ages ago and you're still around! Most mice would've been in animal heaven or something. I can't decide whether to go with 'awesome' or 'creepy'...

Okay, I'm just going nuts over nothing. Still hasn't made up my mind/feelings with this drama, nor do I have expectations yet. Maybe I should try an episode first before ... whatever.

Thanks for the updates, JB.

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total win!!!!

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LOL!!!

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Sorry Mr. Mouse, I don't think your the man... eerr.... mouse for this drama.

Plus, you're forgetting something... Minnie Mouse?

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She left me for a better mouse.

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Oh... poor you...

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love the posters! I won't be watching it since melodramas aren't my taste, but I wish them all good luck. And Lee Da Hae, eat something! With every drama, she seems to lose another 5-10 pounds. And why must she angle the camera to make herself look even thinner?

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wow intense and creepy a bit interesting the stills.. esp the one with masked people.. hmmm. i wanna see how this turns out though

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In that picture LDH looks so thin...i don't like it!

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I sure don't like it too. Her character in My Girl is her best look.

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yup...agree...

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These posters are refreshing. For some strange reason, even though it's a melodrama, I thought the posters/promos for this drama would be all cutesy like. I'm glad I was wrong. :-D

I love how Kang Hye-jung and Kim Seung-woo are smiling amongst the scary masked people in their promo shots. Looks weird. LOL.

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I love Kang Hye Jung, just... maybe not enough to sit through loads of melodrama. Sigh.

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lee dahae is so meh. but i can't help but be drawn to the storyline. hope it isn't butchered too badly.

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WHen i first saw the still i thought of a Pierrot (weird because one of JYJ's songs is called pierrot)
These stills have upped my expectations.
The posters are very unconventional and intriguing
I guess LDH is the "Pierrot"

Kang Hye Jung is so pretty
There is no doubt that LDH is extremely beautiful but i'm loving the quirky pretty vibe i get from KHJ. ^_^
Yoochun looks gorgeous!
All 4 leads are eyecandy

ANTICIPATING THIS!

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i love it^_^. can't wait

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Can LDH please gain some weight? She looks too frail. I thought she looks charming in My Girl but now.. Hmm is it cos Koreans prefer their stars to be extremely skinny?

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I kind of love these posters...everything from the dark tone to the people in masks and the symbolism with LDH's character being the only one holding a mask as well.....it's dark without being overtly morose and also not extremely stylistc...the character stills themselves are very typical but I kind of love Kang Hye Jang's goofy smile.....*sigh*...I have such a girlcrush on her

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LDH has a different face, again.

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i disagree.
She is skinnier though

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Disagree, she looks same to me. You must have seen her after very-very long time.

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I disagree
it's the liquify tool in photoshop

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YUUUUS BAABY! SPAAZZZZZ!!!!
Ohmygoodnessgracious, I'm not even gonna lie. I've been anticipating this for... Ever!
I love my baby Da Hae (: ! She looks gorgeous as always! I've missed her (x I couldn't watch Chuno because I wasn't very fond of the storyline :o
but this intrigues mee!
I can't wait.

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cool posters for sure.
I'm trusting KSW and Kang Hye-jung's judgment and hoping that they made a good choice with this drama.

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The more i look at these posters the more i think whoever came up with this concept is GENIUS
Hands down some of the best posters for a Kdrama EVER!

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Agree! these are the best posters

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yup agree!! the first time I see a Kdrama poster that just capture your mind... I love how they use the mask here... can't wait for the drama Yay

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seriously sick of these comments saying LDH needs to eat. just because she looks a little thinner does not mean she is in dire need of food.

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Don't agree. She looks exceptional skinny. I wouldn't wonder if she don't get get her monthly bleeding.
And her face looks so different.

She never was the healthiest but at the moment I'm asking myself if she really can get through the stress of filming a drama.

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Totally disagree, her condition is not that bad as u r thinking. she looks thin though.

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KSW is sooo hot and cute as one. Too bad he is only geting supporting roles recently. I want have him back in leading.

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though I like yoochun because of Sungkyunkwan Scandal and I USED to like Lee da hae. I'm gonna pass this drama. I always remember Lee Da Hae's insult to us Filipinos.

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move on!!! i'm filipino and im not butthurt over a freaking joke!!!

too much FILIPINO PRIDE huh??

what a pity!!!

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Agree! Some people are too proud. Stereotypes of foreigners are common in every country.

Otherwise I would be deep hurt when someone reduce my country to Oktoberfest, Bavaria and Nazi. Especially the last one since nowhere other in Europe Nazi symbols are serious law contravention or Nazis aren't part of respected goverment. But we accept that as part of our history and make fun of the Bavarians :D.

So I think all "pride hurt" people should grow up. When did they the same about foreigners too? We all aren't angels.

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i agree! When i first read this comment i thought it was such a downer..ppl should have some sense of humor!

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cant cant cant wait for ripley to start!!! love yoochun <3 love lee dae hee <3
lee dae hee is definitely one of my favorite korean actress!

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I'm curious about this drama. It's not going to be the typical romance drama, but more like a serious drama? I'm guessing so since it's based on a real incident? If that's the case, it'd be a departure from the norm. Interesting.

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Spazz over Micky!!! Hehehe I loved Sungkyunkwan Scandal, so I'm excited to see how he does in Ripley! ^_^

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The most interesting poster kdrama so far...mysterious!..Cant wait for 30th May.Everybody will start watching this if Ripley turns out well ...so whoever say "no" to this even b4 d drama starts....Never say and judge too fast...i have faith in Micky and LDH!

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oooh intriguing posters!

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honestly, i only care about yoochun...

but if the story and the character's not engaging enough, i'll gladly skip this drama. after all, even my jaejoong-bias can't make me watch his so-twisting-but-no-solid-plot japanese drama...

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thanks jb,

The two ladies so, so pretty !,

yoochun should change his hairstyle, dont suit him at all,

the masks, remind me of bad guy.

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The only thing that seems interesting about this drama is that "Miss Ripley" is the only character among the main four holding onto a mask... Other than that, this drama is going to the backboard for me. Sorry.

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Kang Hye Jung - the only reason I'm looking forward to watch this drama.

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i just realised that kang hye jung has a strong resemblance to lee da hae. both of them can really pass as sisters

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agree..is it me or kang hye jung and lee da hae really look alike?

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Excuse me, but this is an insult to kang hye jung!

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this is just too awesome, i can't wait!!!!!!!

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The talented Mr Ripley US movie was a damn good movie with a solid talented casts.
I dont get this Ripley drama and it's title and what the heck it is about.

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My boy Chunnie looks soooo cute!!!!!

♥♥♥♥♥

Chunnie noona loves you!!!

Interesting posters.... LDH is the only character holding a mask.

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miss kiasu is here, where is my darling swt.

Btw, love everything shown in here. My both Micky/Mickey are here too.

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