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Ripley’s leads shoot their first scene together

Another contender for May Madness & Mayhem: Battle for Viewers’ Hearts is upon us. (I’ll rename it in June. I just need thirty days to come up with something.) Ripley has released stills of its lead actors Lee Da-hae and Micky Yoochun shooting their first scene together. (This time it’s him. I checked. Or… possibly his evil twin. Drat!)

Lee Da-hae plays Jang Miri, who is loosely based on Shin Jeong-ah, a now infamous professor who faked her academic credentials to climb the social ladder. Her character is described as a femme fatale, which is quite broad, but we can expect her to be a dark heroine, who “tells a lie that changes her life.” And then has to perpetuate that lie, which is always the problem with lying, isn’t it?

Micky Yoochun plays Yutaka, a Korean-Japanese hotel chaebol son. Hm. Yunno, on paper, this drama sounds EXACTLY the same as Lie to Me. Hotel chaebol son, heroine who tells a really big lie, then romantic entanglements ensue. Is Lie to Me just Ripley plus comedy? Or will Ripley be Lie to Me minus the fun?

To her credit, Miri doesn’t know that Yutaka is a gazillionaire’s son when they first meet, in this scene. But she reportedly tells an eensy weensy lie by mistake, which begets another lie, and another, and another, eventually snowballing into a massive avalanche of fraud that she can’t undo. Interesting. Yutaka falls in love with her (early on, pre-avalanche), which sounds like it might pose a tiny problem for him. Or yunno… be the source of his tragic demise. Life Lesson: First comes kissing, then comes background check, verified by a third party, followed by a waiting period of ninety days… and THEN comes love.

Ripley premieres Monday May 30 on MBC, following The Duo. If you’re making brackets, it’s up against Lie to Me and Baby-Faced Beauty. Place your bets!

Via Osen

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My vote is for "Lie to Me."

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same here...Lie To Me!!!!;D

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Same. I root for Lie To Me. :DD

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Shouldn't you at least wait to watch the trailer or one episode before judging or vote ? Just saying ~

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Lie to Me, for sure!!!!

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LIE TO ME!!!!

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definitely LIE TO ME!

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U Lie to Me, I don't trust u. U r definitely will watch this rite? I know what is on your mind now, but u can't express it... LOL

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it does sound similar to Lie to Me
but the combo of YEH and KJH makes the other one somehow more appealing to me :|

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LIE TO ME! LIE TO ME! (^_^)

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Nothing quite says romance and true love like an extensive background check!! :)

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ohh yeah that'll definitely get you the lady. LOLS

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We live in a scary world these days.

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looks good drama i like micky not her by the way wat"s CHAEBOL means can some one tell me plzzzzzzzz,,,,,thank you

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It means super rich

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Specifically in Korea, it means a member of a powerful/influential/wealthy business family - I guess the closest English translation would be 'tycoon'.

Learn this word, because it describes one and a half thousand kdrama male leads ... :)

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"Learn this word, because it describes one and a half thousand kdrama male leads … "
Exactly! LOl!

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Pretty much.
Because leads can be described only in relation to that:
"He's a chaebol."
"At least he's not a chaebol."
"We know he's rich, but not as rich as a chaebol."
"His grandfather's a chaebol."

There is another version:
"OK, he's a chaebol, but is is Junpyo rich?"

Kdramaland has approx 347 of them. A rolling total in real life? 22.

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did kdrama really hv 347 of them? LOL

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i just can't get over how much plastic surgery she's done. i can't look at the same face by the same name... BUT my vote is "Lie to Me" too, the actors seem more promising and i love kang ji hwan!

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huh? I think she still looks the same from My Girl, only much thinner?

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Eh? I saw her in 2006's My Girl and 2010's Chuno and she looks exactly the same here as she did then. Maybe a little thinner, as helterskelter said, but the same face.

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agree with first poster. she looks slightly differennt. cheeks are a bit more, might i say, plumped. something is diff with her cheekbones. she was a lot cuter in My Girl. *disappointed face

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i saw her pic in when she she won the Ms. Chunhyang competition way way back (cant remember what year)...she looked sooooo differnet back then.. her jaws were more prominent, her eyes were smaller...maybe you can google that pic..

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If you want to see her previous look back when she hasn't gone under the knife, here you go I give you the link. Prepares your heart.
http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/05/lee-da-haes-old-pageant-photos/

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My girl was in 2005 that was 6 years ago... of course her face has changed. She was 21 when that drama was filmed... now she's 27. It would be weirder if her face hadn't changed...

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Do we really have to do the 3rd party verification? And how do you explain the waiting period to each other without dampening the romance of mystery?
There is a movie called Amazon Women on the moon that features a credit/reference check pre-date. It's more frightening than funny though.

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I wouldn't mind the third party verification and the waiting period IF, and only IF, there's more kissing involved (preferably by Chunie!)

:)

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Linda, I like the way your mind works.

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Great minds think alike :)

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can we have a male lead who's NOT a chaebol?

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How about both of them poor? Oh forgot Que Sera. Gonna have to think of something better.

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Best Love...he's a celebrity

M3....oh god..he was so NOT a chaebol.

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ck1Oz,

What is M3? Was it good? Who starred in it?

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I think she's talking about Mary Stayed out all Night also known as Marry me Mary (M3).

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but Kim Jae Wook's character was...according to the Kdrama Rule it has to be either the lead or the second...but at least one in absolutely necessary

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Mary stayed out all night had a good OST.
My Bus is seared in my brain cos' it was so funny when JB commented on it.

The drama itself..ppl stayed for JGS,KDW and MGY...and then wailed at their lost brain cells.

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Of the ones I've seen, besides Que será será:
What's up Fox?
Really, Really Like you
City Hall
Green Rose
Summer Scent
Take Care of the Young Lady
18 vs 29
Dr. Kkang
Time between Dog and Wolf
The Scale of Providence
Phoenix
Lovers
Robbers
Soulmate
The World They Live in
Pasta
You're Beautiful
Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy
Who are you?
Crime Squad
Manny
Midas
49 Days!!!

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See how most dramas in this list didn't do so well rating-wise... this is why a lot of dramas have a chaebol male lead in them. People love chaebol male leads.. and I'm in the minority who don't find them very attractive.

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Story of a man
Sassy girl Chun Hyang
Witch Yoo Hee
Beethoven virus
A Man Called God
Athena
Iris
Lovers

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On Air. <3 MY PYH. T.T

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while the guy wasn't a chaebol in chun hyang is social status was way better than hers. that show drives me crazy by the way. he completely ruined that girl's life. I would've moved on sooo fast and completely kicked him out when he came over and said he wanted to play "attic cat" and high school loves rarely live up to the hype. all of mine are ditherers or otherwise encumbered ( family way).

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If we're going to define chaebol as someone who's slightly richer, then we're not going anywhere. O_O

I think the point is, we're listing dramas where the rich-poor discrepancy isn't used as the main conflict. And Chun Hyang falls under that category. DCGH is actually based on the lead guy's confusion regarding who he really loves.

I think they should rename DGCH to "Idiocy and Prejudice", because by the time Mong Ryong realized who he likes, he's messed up so badly that the girl doesn't believe him anymore.

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DR. CHAMP! that one also had the second lead get the girl although there wasn't a true second lead. Giant ( although he becomes a chaebol in the end but she came to him when he was on the run even!) and many more satisfying dramas.

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OMG IT'S YOOCHUN. OMG IT'S YOOCHUN. OMG IT'S YOOCHUN. OMG IT'S YOOOCHUN.

*I die*

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Love love love!!!

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Yoochun I love you!!!!!!!

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anything for micky yoochun!!!! i'd die tooooo!!!

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What's up with Micky's Eddy Munster haircut?

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He looks better wearing those funny hats in S...Scandal!

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yeah, i don;t like the hair cut too. It's like Bong Woo ri's hair in Can you hear my heart. I so like the drama but eveytime i see her with that apple-style haircut, i just grimace. I just hope they plan to change it. Or maybe just put a hairpin in it so that i can see her face clearly!

Back to Micky, hopefully he plan to change his hair style too. Korean and Japanese guys have cool hair styles.

I'm so glad that Jang Hyuk change his in Midas =)

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I'll probably be watching both Lie to Me and Baby-Faced Beauty (and Best Love and Romance Town...) ... but this one seems infinitely more boring for some reason. Probably because I'm not the biggest fan of either lead. I loved Lee Dae Hee in My Girl, but I haven't really seen anything that entertaining from her since, so... and I've only seen one episode of Sungkungkwan Scandal and Mickey Yoochun kind of bored me to be honest... <_<

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Sungkyunkwan*

One day I'll get that right.

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you took words from my mouth..xD i have the same situation with LDH and Chun even though i love the second (as an idol)

i will keep an eye on all dramas and if they catch my attention then i will be watching even though i have exams xD

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LOL I spelt both their names wrong. This is what I get for staying awake for too long. Or maybe it's just a showcase of my disinterest? Hmm.

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You should keep up with Sungkyungkwan Scandal. Micky Yoochun and the drama gets better and more addicting as it progresses. (Well, minus the last episode I heard. I didn't watch that episode because I heard that it wasn't good).

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really?! I really enjoyed the ending. For sure it was hurried but it was fun.

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I agree to that... you should never miss Sungkyunkwan, one of the best K-drama ever, ending was good, entire drama was superb!!! and I love Micky Yoochun there, but I don't think it Ms Ripley could match with Lie to Me and LDH isn't that good... we'll just have to wait and see...

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im gonna need a schedule to watch all these dramas lol :D excited though, beginning of a good summer!!!

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If a rumors between Lee Da Hae and Kang Ji Wan turns out to be true, I can't imagine what's going to happen to both Girlfriday and Javabean, knowing how much they 'LOVE' LEE DA HAE and their LOVEEEEEEEEE for Kang Ji Wan.

http://asianfanatics.net/forum/topic/695933-agency-denies-lee-da-hae-kang-ji-hwan-dating/

he he, must be fun readin their comments.

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just want to let you know that dating rumour is from 2009.

we're 2011 now.
and it was denied

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After Seo taji and Lee Ji Ah, anything is possible in Korea.
Anyway I just found it when I googled Lee Da Hae Ripley, I don't know Lee Da Hae and Kang Ji Wan are good friend.

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isnt Lee Da Hae has so many (too much, i think) rumors that she's dating with x, y, z, ü, ö, etc?..

woohoo, every year there'll come up another rumors about her. and every year her face will change. wait, is there any correlation with that two?

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It's a little disheartening to see the response towards Ripley so far. People seem to quick to judge it right away. Okay, so maybe the premise of the plot is something we've seen a lot of times and maybe the actress hasn't done as well as people hope for and the actor is green (although I'd say he was red -- as in red hot! lol, sorry). But I still thing people should look towards it with an open mind instead of dismissing it right away as lesser fare than Lie to Me or Baby Faced Beauty. We're all entitled to our opinions and preferences but I think that if we start letting our cynicism affect our openess towards dramas then the whole experience may be tarnished.

Lol, sorry for the rant. I'm just sayin' let's always keep our hopes for each drama that airs and not judge too quickly beforehand...

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looks like u are still new to this blog. You enter the wrong house.

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@kiasu

people are entitled to their opinions same as you are
but please stop spreading all this negativity if you don't like the actors.

if you don't like LDH or Yoochun then don't read this article and don't comment it's as simple as that

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I totally agree with you. It's like me not liking city hall at first because the description didn't pull me in, the first episode was slow and then loving it when I gave it a chance. I think we should all just reserve our judgments for episode 3. But I also understand why people are reacting this way, I've never experienced the 'drama-rush" I've seen most of the popular dramas after they've aired but I'm starting a to feel a bit whelmed and I can't decide which to watch as they air and which to watch later.

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It's funny how you say reserve our judgement for episode 3, which is something I usually do. If the drama is new and I decide to watch it from episode 1, than I either make myself stick around to see if I get hooked (that's if I'm not hooked from the get-go), or I just drop the drama altogether and jump back in to see if things have improved when a couple more episodes have aired. If the drama is already fully subbed, I normally skip the first few episodes (because seriously, kdramas do enough flashbacks and have enough plot summaries to give you an idea of who's who in the drama) and see if the third, fourth, sometimes even the middle episode, is sooooo good that I want to stick around. Now for Ripley, it's one of those dramas that I know I don't want to watch just because I'm not in the mood for serious stuff. BUT, if down the road I do give it a try and think "Wow, this isn't bad" than I graciously admit I was wrong and have a full-on marathon to catch up. XD

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yes. that's true, and i agree with you that one shouldn't judge a drama before one's seen it.

but there are so many dramas coming out this season, and we each have only so much time. it's impossible to watch them all -- particularly if they're in the same brackets. i have nothing against Ripley; given what i've seen so far, though, it just isn't the one, given limited time, i'd be watching, unless the others really let me down.

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I totally agree with you. I will be watching all the dramas that are mentioned but I usually give it like 3 or 4 episodes, see which one I will be anticipating, even watching it in raw. If the drama is just ok, a recap will satisfy me...but if it will be like 49 days which I am watching right now.....(can't wait for the sun to set so it will be evening...and go to bed and wake up so early because it is finally KANGGGGGG ahhhhh day, Wed...:)))) then I will be more than happy. 49 days will be ending soon so I need 1 or 2 of these coming dramas to be great so the widrawal symptoms will not be bad.

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Don't talking about kang ahhh going to the great big k-drama in the sky!!! I think I'll be able to relive it a little longer because on tv it's only up to episode 7 and 8 this week but one day that will be episode 19 and 20 and I couldn't bear it!!! That drama is soo good.

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kang ahhhhhhh, oh yes, tonight i will see my kang ahhhhhhh

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I agree with you girl. :)

And I don't get this rush to choose which drama to watch.

WATCH ALL OF THEM!

(Or at least, choose the ones you like best, watch them now, and save the other ones for the "dry season")

As for me, I could hardly care. I don't really know how to speak korean so I'll only be able to watch all of them a month after they start.

I'll settle for the recaps here since they're quite accurate (and sometimes WAAAAAAAAAY better than the actual dramas).

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OMG a girl after my own heart!! I do the same, I watch them all, and read the recaps.

Yeah... I don't have a life :)

I also don't care about the ratings or other people's reviews. I form my own opinions.

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"Yeah… I don’t have a life :)"

I'm assuming you're a noona too. Because we don't have school to distract us from ogling MYM... I mean, watching meaningful, unique-plot kdramas.

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mary and linda, you are wise. I bow to you.

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i also agree :)
i think people are also letting their dislike of LDH get in the way...who knows, even the worst people can turn out the best work if they want to.

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Was her chuno character so unpleasant? I really liked her in my girl and her robbers performance was okay. That show had many good parts.

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my vote's for Lie to Me -- even though the summaries for that and this are basically the same. the stills released for Lie to Me were infinitely more exciting.

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I'm voting for Lie to me :) but I might watch both....

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while Lie to me will be cracktastick somehow I bet they won't develop the plot as much as melo will do - their bet is their leads chemistry and hijinks

Lee Da Hae as swindler? in a serious matter? Chuno level serious with a very swindled Lee Sun Jun? I want to see this before Lie to me.
My bet is that in Ripley the focus will be swindling +way of doing it and angst while in Lie to me the focus will be the marriage between the main leads (MSOAN? hope not) and the fun derived from it :D

I don't find Micky attractive( even more with horrific haircut) but he is worth watching (not too good not too bad but I like his bubbling style of acting) while Kang Ji Hwan looks for millions but I can't watch him acting ( I try Coffee House but stop at ep 10) I cringe as much as in HGD - he ain't for me no matter how good he looks ( for me he looks even better than my fav No Min WOo - but he has another type of appeal - I watch NMW even raw if his role is worthy - Mrs Town, RRR - but Midas? /roll eyes)

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My bets are on lie to me 100%...love kang ji hwan

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me too!!!! but i also love Micky Yoochun for his Sun-joon role in Sungkyunkwan!!! And Yoochun is freakin cute in these photos!!!!!! :D

But Kang Ji Hwan is beyond HOT!!!!!!! :D

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I will just flip a coin. I'm working and taking classes WAhhh!!! T_T

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so wait they are the leads here...so Kim Seung Woo wont be lead??......hmmmm....idk about you guys but I'm already rooting for the second leads...lol.......i mean if it's between Yoochun and Kim Seung Woo and Lee Da Hae and Kang Hye Joong, I already know where my heart lies
ok all kidding aside...this seems like a complex and heavy story and hopefull we wil get some awesome characterization with everyone getting equal weight
idk if i'll be watching it yet...but I'm willing to keep an eye open and see how reviews fair

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Hooray for weighty dramas with complex characters and narrative arcs!!! I'll be looking forward to seeing these as much as they may appear in the drama given that it is, after all, a Kdrama. lol.

If all the off the above fail, then I'll just be happy to be gazing at the Lovely Man-god, Park Yoochun.
It's a win-win situation! hahaha

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girlfriday: maybe you should just name this Battle of the viewer hearts or Battle of KDramas

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I actually like the sound of Ripley's premise better than Lie to Me better. I'm hoping it's going to be dark and sordid, to offset all the Rom-Coms out there. Even though I don't particularly like either leads, I'm drawn to the story to see how they'll make us root for the heroine.

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Agree! I find the Ripley story more interesting than Lie to Me but I like YEH and I hate weepy dramas so we'll see how it goes! :)

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My bet is on baby faced beauty~ It's so cute <3

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I agree! Though I haven't seen the first episode yet... Too busy.
I'm excited for the recap though :D

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Me too!
Baby faced beauty so cute!
For me... 1) Baby faced beauty
2) Ripley
3) Lie to Me

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1) Ripley
2) LTM and BFB tie

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I dunno...

I keep getting My Girl flashbacks lol :D

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You know what? Whatever. Forget sleeping and studying for all those finals coming up. I'm gonna force my mom to call in sick for me and then lock myself up in my room to watch kdrama all day long. Yup. THat's a plan. >:D

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CONGRATS on finding pics of Yoochun and not his evil twin xD

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How can you be so sure it isn't?

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CONGRATS on finding pics of Yoochun and not his evil twin xD!!!

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Lie to ME!!!

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The last time there was an onslaught of high-potential, media garnering dramas was when Prosecutor Princess, Personal Taste, and Cinderella's Sister all came out at proximately the same time. (I believe Oh! My Lady was also airing at the same time.) I was disappointed by all three. (ESPECIALLY Cinderella's Sister. The premise had soooooo much potential!!! That drama was a waste of Moon Geunyoung and Seo Woo's talent.) So....I know better this time around not to get my hopes TOO high. Though I do find Daniel Choi endearing in Baby Faced Beauty, and I adore Jang Nara. Also, the Lie to Me preview practically sizzled with frisson and romantic tension. And I desperately want Ripley to be successful because I really want JYJ to be able to overcome all of the obstacles and unfair restrictions they're up against. And let's not talk about how excited I am for Best Love >_<!!

Lee Dahae has never been in an unsuccessful drama. So that gives me some hope that this drama will be successful. But I'm kind of nervous about Micky's acting. And Kim Seungwoo and Kang Hyejung are good actors, but they aren't exactly the most buzz-worthy actors of the moment. I really can't see Kim Seungwoo with Lee Dahae either. But then again, this was supposedly a huge national scandal, so many people may be interested by this drama's unique premise. On the other hand, I'm wary of how catastrophic Lee Dahae's lies will turn out to be. Everyone watching this drama will think at one point, "why doesn't she just tell the truth and come clean??? That would halt this train wreck!!" I have a feeling this drama is going to have some rather ridiculous plot lines.....This drama will just pile on the drama, which will probably be good for ratings unless it's just really badly done....I don't know...I'm not a huge fan of depressing dramas.....

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Lee Da Hae's Hello Miss was unsuccessful. It was a terrible drama and ratings were not good.

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Oh i forgot..."Robbers' sucked even more than Hello Miss and the ratings were really low.

My girl and maybe Green Rose are her only successful dramas which she truly deserved credit for. Chuno wasnt a success because of her, people watched that drama more for the top male stars and because it's a Sageuk.

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I liked Robbers, kind of predictable, but cute.

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Me too... I liked it.

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So is this vaguely based on the life on Shin Jeong-ah? LDH's character is just influenced around the life of a woman who committed fraud but the drama isn't going to be Shin Jeong-ah's life story right?
The story sounds like a melodrama. A girl falls in love with a guy she can't be with, a whole buncha lies, the heartache, etc.

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Yep just influenced. If it was all about her it would be a hard to end the story properly

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man im the only one not interested in lie to me.....
i cant wait for ripley though

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no your not ... I'm not interested in lie to me

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GF,

What about Jungle June?

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i can imagine them together now
gosh yoochun looks amazing +_+

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Yoochun was offered BOTH Ripley and LIE TO ME by PD's
and had to choose between YEH and LDH
I dont think any newbie would give up the chance to act alongside Yoon Eun Hye unless the the other drama was also really good

i love YEH and KJH but i also love yoochun and yes I ACTUALLY LIKE LeeDahae *gasp* and i will be watching BOTH DRAMAS.

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You got it all wrong. Yoochun wasn't offered Lie To Me. He wasn't even in contention for it. The only candidates that were given the script were Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Kang Ji Hwan.

Yoon Eun Hye on the other hand was offered Lie To Me, Maids and Best Love but she chose Lie To Me because she made a promise to Verdi Media that she will do their next project since the previous project with them fell through (Love Song) cause of Park Yong Ha's suicide.

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That article was actually referring to Maids. Remember the media release a lot of articles saying that YooChun and YEH were going to pair up for Suspiscious Maids now Romance Town? Well it turns out that they did offer Suspiscious Maids to YEH but she rejected it for Lie to Me.

So the magazing got it all wrong.

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@Beehive, it was not speculation, the producers of Maids commented that they wanted to pair YEH and Yoochun for Maids, but both actors rejected the offer)

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^^ how do you know that?
Wasnt it cleared that Maids was just speculation?
i saw an article on that
I'll try to find it

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That's what I'm saying Maids was just speculation. The staff tweeted that they didnt even off it to Yoochun...but now that magazine just wants to write juicy news that Micky had to choose between Yoon Eun Hye and Lee Da Hae. It's juicy entertainment.

But it's a fact that Lie To Me wasnt offered to Yoochun. Only to Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Kang Ji Hwan.

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I dont know whether its just speculation
anyway i dont really care either way.
I find the conflict centered around the scandal fascinating

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"After a long time struggling between “Yoon Eun Hye” and “Lee Da Hae”, Mr. Park finally choose the latter, and he will have to show his acting along with the seniors. Maybe because of his aristocrat aura that writers want to set up an image of “chaebol”, “master”, “noble man”, or any other words that that we can see on him.

First time when I saw the casting list, I was scared. Except Park Yuchun, no one in the three leading actor/actresses are amateur. I can’t help but feel that towards works, this rookie guy is brave. Normal people, who have already had a good start, will pick up an easy-to-do drama with popular taste, so that they can protect their popularity. In contrast to those people chasing popularity, he chose to learn the real skills that will last long enough for him to perform in this area."

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That article was actually referring to Maids. Remember the media release a lot of articles saying that YooChun and YEH were going to pair up for Suspiscious Maids now Romance Town? Well it turns out that they did offer Suspiscious Maids to YEH but she rejected it for Lie to Me.

So the magazine got it all wrong.

And comedy is not easy to do which is why many actors and actresses are afraid to do them. Many romantic comedies have flopped because the actor or actress didnt have the skill to move the audience.

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^^ how do you know that?
Wasnt it cleared that Maids was just speculation?
i saw an article on that
I’ll try to find it

Also Your opinion on comedies is subjective.
I kinda get the feeling you dont really like Yoochun honestly
Dont jump on me for it its just a vibe
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http://jyj3.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/news-110223-‘maid’-pd-“yeon-eun-hye-and-park-yoochun’s-casts-it’s-groundless-”/
"Maid’ PD “Yeon Eun Hye and Park Yoochun’s Casts? It’s groundless.”"
"The director of ‘Maid’ Hwang Ee-kyeong PD through phonecall with Star News said, “There’s no evidence about Yoon Eun Hye and Park Yoochun as the potential casts.” and “It’s groundless rumor.”

Hwang PD later continued, “It’s true we have considered whether Yoon Eun Hye and Park Yoochun could be coupling together for the drama, but in the end we think that the coupling is not possible.”

Respective agency of Yoon Eun Hye and Park Yoochun both also denied the issue about their artists to star ‘Maid’ drama.

Agency official of Yoon Eun Hye said, “It’s just simply untrue,” while Park Yoochun’s agency official too, stated “It’s groundless issue.” as he dismissed the rumor"

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Wait why would you say that I dont like Yoochun? Wow you are the one jumping with accusations.

I dont have any reason to dislike him. I am just stating my opinion and just because you dont like it you shouldnt immediately accuse one like that.

done, I dont want this to get any bigger so it will be my last reply.

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^^
apologies

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Park Shi Hoo!!!! *sobs*

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I forget this little fact.

Let see if he made the right choices.
So far he made an interesting decision by doing SKKS and choose Ripley than Lie To Me.

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No..

Actually..Here's what most media reported...

YEH was offered Maids, Best Love...
She was considering these along with Lie To Me..
When news was leaked...

At the time there was a rumor that Yoochun was offered Maids...Then the production said...

It's true that it was offered to YEH but it was not offered to Yoo Chun....and YEH confirmed she was offered the role for Maids...

For Best Love...
YEH said she was considering it..
And production said there is no decisions made...and several actors are being considered...

So, if we believe the rumors...
It was Romance Town for Yoo Chun...but the production said he wasn't offered the role...

Lie to me male leads were for older men..

It was lee seo jin indeed ...park shi woo was also a candidate..

Yoo Chun was too young to play the role..

But..

Hong Sisters did send scripts to YEH for Ripley..

So YEH and Yoo Chun could have worked together..

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oh god..i didn't mean hong sisters...sorry..

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i meant...romance town 'maids' did have a chance with yeh and yoo chun ..if the rumors are true.

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LIE TO ME :D

Although I'm tempted to watch this drama because of Yoochun :D

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I wonder how close this will be to the Shin Jeong-ah story.

Lee Da Hae + Lies + Hero who is a hotel chaebol heir--> wouldn't this be like a non-comedic version of My Girl?

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I'll decide after I see the first 3 episodes :D

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I WANT to watch Ripley because of Micky, but...the fact that Lee Da Hae's character is based off of Shin Jeong Ah and the Ripley reference really makes me uneasy. It feels like this is gonna have a lottttttt of slow, draggy, melodramatic, depressing moments. That, and Lee Da Hae is in it. She did okay in My Girl, and that's it, really (okay, she had other successful projects as well, but...). Her credibility as an actress after dropping those other projects kinda...went downhill?

Baby-Faced Beauty (the name still sounds odd to me) is kinda appealing in the fresh, breezy way. That, and Daniel Choi. Otherwise, I have some feeling it'll kind of end up like...say....Oh! My Lady? =/ Light and breezy...but boring and gets dragging around the middle. And the description of the second female lead reminds me of the second female lead in My Princess. Annoying, fake, and irritating. Like I wish she would just shut up and disappear from the drama or something. Or didn't exist. D;

Lie to Me looks cute, but I'm dreading the slow, draggy, melodramatic part that shall (inevitably) hit around the middle of the series. It's Yoon Eun Hye, and I expect a lot of crying and angst between her and the male lead due to their lies...and I'm expecting to be confused about why things end up being such a big deal.

Yeah...I think I'll go with Best Love. If anything, the Hong Sisters have been pretty consistent in giving enjoyable romantic comedies. Even better is that I probably won't care for the second leads this time around either. Yep. I'm all for the main couple now....although the main guy COULD lose the 'stache... Just sayin'...

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While I do realize that most dramas have their share of draggy angst and crying and "ohmygawd we can't be together because of this stupid reason/misunderstanding," I find some harder to digest than others. Such as how in My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, I cried alongside the main lead. In Full House, on the other hand...I barely got through it... D;

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Story with evil protagonist must have rational background for its lead. Only with that we can feel sympathy toward him/her. We can fully understand why he becomes evil.
I can recall some good dramas with evil protagonist and they all have great background story for their leads, like revenge (the devil), childhood memories (matsuyama kenichi's zeni geba), or sudden great power (death note).
But if LDH's reason to lie is just because "she tells an eensy weensy lie by mistake, which begets another lie, and another, and another, eventually snowballing into a massive avalanche of fraud that she can’t undo". I can't say that i'm interested. I'm sure I'll spent my time continuously shouting "Why don't You just tell them the truth??!!!" if I decide to watch this.

*p.s: sorry my bad english

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Well,I love LDH in MyGirl was lovable. I actually liked her back then. I dunno 'bout now,coz I haven't watch Robbers n Chuno. I hope Ripley give her a chance to be a better actress n yes, am gonna watch this show, coz I want 2 give it a try. Who knows if I'm get hooked by this drama?? Tho most of d reason I watch it 4 YooChun oppa. But hey, who knows LDH could bring this drama to a different level??

And I'm rooting 4 Lie To Me , Baby Face Beauty, Romance Town and You've Fallen 4 Me. Wew.

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Bets all on Lie To Me!

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i love micky but I don't see the chemistry b/w him and lee da hae. My bet's on lie to me!! I'm excited to see their sizzling chemistry

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I think I like Lee Da Hae lol I have seen her in My Girl n Sweet 18.. She is a good actress.

I haven't seen Mickey's other drama SKKS but I think the story can be interesting if done right.. AND I really want to see him on screenthis time to show support for JYJ :) I feel a little sad that it's going against all the other May craziness and the hyped dramas.

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But what I want to know is... which one will be chosen for recaps? Baby Faced Beauty aired Monday and last night and I've been wondering if it will show up here. Too many dramas and not enough time means only one or two will be the "chosen ones" lol.

I'm not impressed yet by Baby Faced Beauty. The supporting characters are blah :( And so far Jang Na Ra is doing nothing for me. Daniel Choi is the only bright spot. Here's hoping for better on episode 3!

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SIIIIIGGGGGGGGH!!!!!!!!! There's the smile I've missed :)

My heart skipped a bit because of these stills. Forget about everything else.... I'm in fangirl mode right now!

OMG OMG OMG OMG

Hi Chunie, noona missed you ♥♥♥♥

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Micky you're so fine.I love him to bits so will watch it.
However Lie To Me...the trailers are so good.
I totally forgot about Romance Town.I sorta remember about Bare Face Beauty.

Are we going to have an article listing all the shower scenes GF?It's going to be a Looo....oooong article right with so many dramas :-)

Keeping my fingers cross.Micky...shower scene.I've turned into a Trina987.

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yes
Yoochun wet a la CSW in city hall...swching!

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In terms os ratings I think Ripley has a huge advantage and I think it's going to win...

1. because it's the only non romantic comedy series airing on Mon-Tuesday so every person who is not into romcom will definitely watch Ripley.

2. Yoochun is in this so all his fans will tune in to this and those who are into kpop. Yoochun and LDH will cater to the younger audience, while Kang Hye jeong and Kim Seung Woo are very popular with the ajummas. Perfect ratings magnet.

3. Koreans are suckers for true stories and Shin Jeong-Ah who the story is based of wrote a novel and became a bestseller, so the interest in this is very highcause those who bought her book, will definitely check this drama out.

Baby faced Beauty is doing really bad in ratings which leaves it a race between Lie To Me & Ripley. Although Yoon Eun Hye is a ratings magnet, Kang Ji Hwan is not judging from all of his projects, so I dont think Yoon Eun Hye's ratings power will be enough to win the ratings game. And most older generations are more conservative , most of them aren't really into romcoms. Ajummas are the boss and they have the remote control.

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In terms os ratings I think Ripley has a huge advantage and I think it's going to win...

1. because it's the only non romantic comedy series airing on Mon-Tuesday so every person who is not into romcom will definitely watch Ripley.

2. Yoochun is in this so all his fans will tune in to this and those who are into kpop. Yoochun and LDH will cater to the younger audience, while Kang Hye jeong and Kim Seung Woo are very popular with the ajummas. Perfect ratings combination.

3. Koreans are suckers for true stories and Shin Jeong-Ah who the story is based of wrote a novel and became a bestseller, so the interest in this is very highcause those who bought her book, will definitely check this drama out.

Baby faced Beauty is doing really bad in ratings which leaves it a race between Lie To Me & Ripley. Although Yoon Eun Hye is a ratings magnet, Kang Ji Hwan is not judging from all of his projects, so I dont think Yoon Eun Hye's ratings power will be enough to win the ratings game. And most older generations are more conservative , most of them aren't really into romcoms. Ajummas have the remote control.

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@ Rating,
You are wrong if you think only people who are into kpop will watch Ripley to support Yoochun and Lie to Me will attract the ahjumas! Through SKKS (it officailly launched his acting career) has garnered Yoochun an army of ahjuma fans in SKorea. These ahjuma fans are also into kpop because of him. They are so vocal they pressurised KBS into allowing his group JYJ to sing at the KBS award show!
I am one such Singaporean ahjuma and others worldwide who was introduced to him and JYJ because of SKKS! So all of us, especially the Scandelers, are already waiting for this drama with glee!

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Gladys ssi Ahjumma power! But I think ahjummas like romcoms too. Especialy Kdrama style we love to see people falling in love even if the couple breaking apart is hard on us. I think I'm a bit different from other people because lately I don't want too much reality in my tv watching life I want fantasy. Scandals and thrillers make me a little queasy.

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My vote is on Lie to Me!!! Actually both Lie to Me and Baby Face Beauty have an advantage which is they start airing first, compared to Ripley which only be aired about a month later...so....most probably Lie To Me should be the no.1 drama in that timeslot unless they mess up towards the middle, which i hope doesn't happen coz i'm so looking forward to it!!!

Heheheh ^ ^

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Haha....

Ripley = Lie to Me without the fun
I'm Into You (or whatever its title is now) = Dream High without the fun

Looking forward to seeing them all though :) (Hooray for no sleep!)

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Okay, so we will have a month before Ripley's comes out. That should give me ample time to decide whether to ditch the other 2.

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