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Myung-wol the Spy heads overseas for shoots

More stills are out of rom-com Myung-wol the Spy, which is looking like it just may be the perfect fluffy summer romance. (I hope, at least.)

And for some reason, the stills of Eric in particular make me giggle, though there’s nothing intrinsically funny about it. I just always enjoy when actors play versions of themselves that have similarities to their real selves, but are skewed just enough to be an obvious twist on real life. (See: Choi Ji-woo playing a glamorous ditz in A Star’s Lover, or Choi Siwon as a top star known for lousy acting in Oh My Lady, or everyone in Best Love.)

In Myung-wol the Spy, he plays a singer-actor Hallyu star, who seems to have a penchant for sharp suits and a flashy stage persona. And while I, like a lot of you, am not the biggest fan of his newly dyed hair, I guess we’ll just have to chalk it up to verisimilitude: I mean, what k-pop singer actually sports — gasp! — a natural hair color?

Some of these stills come from the drama’s recent overseas shoot, which took place at Singapore’s Sands resort hotel. The shoot included the drama’s four main leads, which, aside from Eric playing Kang-woo, includes Han Ye-seul in the title role of North Korean spy Myung-wol, as well as her spy boss/partner Choi Ryu (Lee Jin-wook), and the woman in a one-sided love with Kang-woo (along with half the country, I’d bet), In-ah, played by Jang Hee-jin.

The Singapore scenes involve Kang-woo’s overseas concert tour, during which he becomes entangled with the two spies for the first time. The shot of Han Ye-seul on the motorcycle was also filmed in Singapore, wherein she skillfully follows Kang-woo as he’s being driven in a taxi.

By the way, Eric has a song on the drama’s soundtrack, an uptempo track titled “Hands Up” that is performed in the drama by Kang-woo. Eric explained that the song features music and lyrics he wrote himself, and will be accompanied by “flashy choreography and performance to suit a character who’s a Hallyu star.” I’ve no doubt he’s up to the task, since he’s got over a decade of experience performing to huge crowds as part of Shinhwa. The man’s got moves.

Myung-wol the Spy replaces the 20-episode Monday-Tuesday drama Baby-Faced Beauty, and premieres on July 11. Fun fun.

Via No Cut News, TV Report

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FIRST!!!

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(Sorry, never done that before, so I couldn't resist)

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Sigh...are we still doing the 1st thing?

Don't people get tired of it?

So...I heard Eric bought 800 Burger King and McD fries for his 800 fans who turned up for the concert in Singapore.

I would VOLUNTEER just to see him!!! Yes I would.

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I can't take it.

Who here is from Singapore and how come none of us knew on the OT!!!!!

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I’m from singapore.. and yep.. he WAS HERE!!!!! my friend and i SAW HIM!!!!

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Oh man....see me turn GREEN? Can you see????

He always looked so sexy.Was her????? 'ck dying here of ENVY'

I tell you when Lee Dong Wook and Kim Sun Ah comes for filming in Australia-I am going to make it a point to stalk!!

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so envious... why do'nt they ever film in hk/london?!?!! these are moments when i wished i lived in seoul. man... the number of hours i'd spend stalking! (sorry to sound creepy...)

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Hi I'm from Au too. Would love to stalk them too. LOL!!

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wow, Siggy is just so near, i could have gone there so fast! I'm from the Philippines, so near.

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Hi ck10z!! I am from Singapore and I have NO idea whatsoever that they were coming here!!

Wow, Izzie!! Hi there, my dear Moony Loony Noona!! How are you dearie? Long time no chat!! I have just been overwhelmed with work and life that I just didn't have any time to drop by Dramabeans in so long...

You are from Singapore?? How come I never knew?

And you and your friend saw them? How wonderful for you! ;)

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KDL!!! sis, the one above isn't me. (Good thing I opened this thread and saw you responding to the other izzie.)

How are you? This is the first time I saw you here at DB for a long time.

By the way, I'm still at the same rock as where samgetang is. :)

- Your Moony Loony sistah. :)

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My dearest Izzie!!! ;)

Thank you so much reading this post and my post or else I will never know it is not you with the screen-name i LOVE so much!! ;)

To me you are the ONE and ONLY 'Izzie'! ;)

I missed you and the other Moony Loony Sistahs so much but couldnt find the time to drop by esp because not following the dramas recently and too swamped with work and life...arrrgghhh...

How are u dear Izzie? I have not got in touch with samgetang recently either...have you dearie? Wonder how our other Moony Loony Sistahs are doing... ;)

I am soooo following City Hunter because of Lee Min Ho and the storyline...what about you dear? If you are, then we can chat over at the Javabeans' and Girlfriday's recaps on it then...

really hope to resume chatting with you, dearest Izzie, along with the other Moony Loony Sistahs! ;)

Missed you soooo much!! ;)

****Lots of HUGS AND LOVE!! ***

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"To me you are the ONE and ONLY ‘Izzie’! "

Aw... *hugs!* :) Fortunately, there's no other KDL appearances here other than yours. :) And no other KDL for your Moony Loony Noonas, of course!

Samgetang and I are chatting in the Best Love threads and are quite active in the OTs as well. We miss you a lot, sistah!

I haven't seen sumee or pastmidnite recently. Though, I'd love to hear from them as well. Things went silent after the Moon left the mainstream, I guess. I think its his gravitational pull that gathers us here. :D

Me, I'm doing just fine. I've been dealing with piles of work too, so I'm only able to watch one drama, which is Best Love - although I continue to download other May dramas for later viewing.

I've been hearing good feedback re: City Hunter too, so I really intend to catch up, esp. now that I'm going on a one-week vacation. :) I'll try to keep in touch as much as I can. I really miss our discussions and banters.

It's so good to see you again. :)

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Me too! I'm from Singapore and I only knew about this YESTERDAY. Heard Han Ye Seul filmed at Orchard Road--ahh if only I went shopping that day..

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Ha, I only found out when I read the Life! section of the papers today. :( Although my friend saw Lee Byung-hun at the airport last week (I think!).

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Fans had to stay from 10am to 5pm. Some stayed till 10pm, like me. Others who took the fancams you see on youtube (The Marina Bay Sands Hotel ones), they stayed till 1 am! All for free. Do you still want to volunteer?

Mostly waiting, standing and screaming involved under the sweltering heat of Singapore.

I saw people come from Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, just to volunteer for this.

Oh, and he ordered set meals for us, not only burgers. There was a coke, choice of onion rings or fries and a choice of chicken burger and beef burger.

I'm not sure if there were 800 people though, it seemed like 500 people max.

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I was at the concert filming....and OMG>>>I DIDN"T KNOW THAT THE BURGER I ATE WAS BOUGHT BY THE MAN HIMSELF!!!!!!! ;;;;;;;;;; Oh my Oppa!! Yeah, I didn't approve of his orange hair either. But it was cool because we saw him perform that song quite a few times.

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Yes, indeed, fun fun! I can't wait!

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love everything about this except the idea that North Korea would want to kidnap a hallyu star. Can someone explain that to me?

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I'm just happy to see Lee Jin Wook again.. After that show, Powerful Opponents,... I really find him charming (despite playing a teenage rebellious character in an almost 30 yr old body..with a smug grin as the President's son..) He was my beginning of the Second Lead Syndrome...*sigh

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Lee Jin Wook's stage character name is Choi Ryu? ha ha ha ha .. Can't get over with the Choi syndrome yet. Poor little waggy. He'll be in the back seat 2nd lead till he shows himself he is worthy to become a 1st lead. Hard to get but need to try harder.
I wonder what has happened to one his endless love harping foxy mother in law Ruthlene. This is the time for her to give full support to her boy and yet ............ he he he..

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I'm from singapore.. and yep.. he WAS HERE!!!!! my friend and i SAW HIM!!!!

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Omo it's izzie again!

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YY. The one above is a different izzie. I am the izzie you know. (Passcode: I didn't kill Grandpa.)

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Wow, Izzie!! Hi there, my dear Moony Loony Noona!! How are you dearie? Long time no chat!! How's life?

I have just been overwhelmed with work and life that I just didn’t have any time to drop by Dramabeans in so long…

You are from Singapore?? How come I never knew?

And you and your friend saw them? How wonderful for you! ;)

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Hi KDL! :) Please read my response to your prior comment. :) Missed ya, btw.

Really, I'm a bit concerned about this handle multiplicity thing. How do my friends know that it isn't the friend they know when it's the same handle syntax they're reading?

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Hi izzie aka Chief Suspect in Grandpa Case No.007777. Yes, happened to me too....another YY suddenly surfaced. Freaked me out and everyone was reacting to her post thinking she was me.

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Well I guess now that gives a new development to the Grandpa Case No.007777. :) (I told you it wasn't me.)

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Dearest Izzie!! Thanks so much for your reply...kindly read my reply above as well... :)

Missed you so much as well! ;)

Yeah, i wonder how your screen-name can be used by another person...

I hope no one else has used screen-name cos since I have not dropped by DB in so long, I hoped none of my Moony Loony Sistahs have been posting comments to the person using the same screen-name and found that I havent replied to them...arrrggghhh...

have you met another person using the screen-name as mine and you've posted comments and waited for my replies? I really hope not cos I certainly do not want to keep my dearest Moony Loony Sistahs waiting for replies from me that never came...arrrggghhh...

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The set-up sounds fun and I really like HYS and beta male characters so I'll wait for this. Thanks for the update!

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Oh, this looks good. I cannot wait!

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This time I hope this drama better be broadcasted!! Speaking of broadcast, javabeans, did you read about the news saying UEE's Birdie Buddy will finally get a broadcasting date (August) on TVn :D?

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I saw Jang Hee Jin filming outside Ion Orchard last Friday afternoon, got photos to prove it!

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"I mean, what k-pop singer actually sports — gasp! — a natural hair color?"

Well ain't that the truth! I almost always prefer the natural color. I am not big on men with perms for that matter either. I must say though, G-Dragon is a little cutie with his sticking up goofy blonde hair!

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I can't wait for this drama to air just so I could watch Eric's beta male character. He mostly comes off as cool and collected in TV shows so it would be nice to see him be dorky and funny. It's only mid-June so I'm glad I have Best Love and Baby-Faced Beauty to keep me busy.

Ok, what comes next is just incoherent fangirling not drama-related but still involves Eric. Ahhhh I wish 2011 would hurry up and end so I (and all Shinhwa fans the world over) can finally see all six of them together. I know I won't get to see them live but just reading about them again would make me happy.

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So happy to know this drama's producers chose to come to my tiny island-home to shoot scenes for the drama!!! As a born and bred Singaporean, I am now more interested to watch the drama... ;)

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*squeals* I wish I knew why I was so excited about this drama. Hehe. I'll miss BFB but I'm pinning my hopes on this one being love at first 'watch'.

XD

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Lucky!

Just wondering on how long they'll be in Singapore for.

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They left on June the 15th.

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It looks fun! Imma watch this show. Eric to me has this boyish charms on his person. I remembered seeing him in the X-Man show (the Lovers episode) sparring up against Yoon Eun-hye. He was darn cute/hot in that show.

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He is (Eric) one of the stars that looks great with that hair color.. loved it =) very classy look at the pics with suit ^__^

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If this has even half the fun of CH it should be ok. never heard of the lead myself but seems he has a good following of fan girls, so that should also help. Long as they keep away from taking the drama too seriously, really they should tie the producer of Man of God in a chair and make him watch every episode of CH, to see how you can have a..well reasonable action drama and still have humour.

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LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO AMEN!!! I think many PD/Writers should take classes from CH and BL production team...

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I heard they will be in singapore for a week or so. The local newspapers reported that. heh.

I'm amazed that the pictures they took are so fantastic. Totally put singapore in a new light. XD I'm loving it.

They took the orchard road (han ye seul in motorbike).
Marina bay sands.. clark quay.. and which hotel was that? MBS too?

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Yeah it's MBS. I recognize the decor.

Heard the turnout for them re: Eric was huge. Not sure if it was chaotic - I've lost my taste for idol-stalking. Comes with age, unfortunately.

Han Ye Seul looks gorgeous as usual! Hope the drama is a light but fun drama - I will need something to replace BL when it's done...

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800 fans turned out I hear.
Plus the concert filming ended at like 2am.

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Han Ye Seul has sticks for legs! She has the skinniest legs I have seen... ever!

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Han Ye Seul :p

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Eriiiiiiic.. Sorry cant hep my self.
Love him 10 year ago love him now. And oh ya..he still got the move.. Dying to watch it..

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Forgive me for saying this but:

1. MINE!

and

2. Kyaaaaaaaaahhhh!

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Me loves a man that can move ♥

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Sounds like it could be really funny adventure.
I will just guess they want to kidnap star to get him to help them do something maybe, or one of star's fans?
There is so much room to write many kinds of funny situations that it would be hard to try to guess them all.

Who is the writer?
Hope they are great.

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I know a lot of people like Eric and dislike Han Ye-seul, but I actually like HYS (maybe because of my fondness of Fantasy Couple??). I can't wait to see what she does in this drama.

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Kim Eun-yeong-I and Kim Jeong-ah
Anyone know much about them?

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he looks like phoenix wright from the first picture LOL

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OMG!! They're in Singapore??? Are they still here?? I wish i had known. I'd totally have gone on leave just to stalk them..

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nope...i they departed yesterday! :)

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Will I sound stupid if I said that my interest level has just rockected from -10 to 100? Just because...it's Singapore!

Seems like Sands hotel is really garnering attention through star power.

They were recently featured in a handphone ad (with tie-in promotions even) starring legendary SMAP.

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I'm Singaporean too and I didn't know they are filming here! Marina Bay Sands looks really grand, though.

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i jus so happen to see them at mbs while staying there.. n saw them go up n down around mbs.. i dont really like eric thou, all the other actors were ok with us taking their pics n even smiled nicely but eric's people were jumping n saying no pic plus he smokes so kind of ruin the image..

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His people might have stopped him from taking pics just because of shedule and time constraints. I hate to think he is a total meanie to his fans so I'm just going to let myself believe that is the case!

Still can't get past that fugly hair color though...

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Does it help that he personally bought burgers, fries and drinks for all the fans that turned up at the event? :)

Guess since he's generally 'mobbed' most of the time, the pic thing can't be helped, but fans that have met him all say he's a sweetheart.

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haha..maybe because i'm a fan of him, so i'm bias..
but, we, fans of eric know, he's someone that cant express himself very well in front of other...he looks very quite in front of others..he's only being crazy with his 4D character with people he close to,example, the members of shinhwa....with i love to death XDDD

but, he express his concern towards his fan in different way thou...he brought us meals..which usually fans do that to their idol, not vise versa...and some of them were given taxi fare to go back too =))))

and, we know he smoke..so... hahaha..see?i'm a total bias! lol

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I don't mind the smoking thing since I used to be a smoker myself. Seems like most Korean actors are smokers you just don't know since they don't do it on tv. Watching some of the older dramas it is shocking to see just how much the actors used to smoke onscreen!

I read about the burger thing. Nice gesture!
I am actually quite impressed when I read about things like that or when fan clubs donate meals etc for the cast and crews of dramas. Makes you feel somewhat close to your favorite celeb by helping out like that. :)

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I spy sbs bus:/ Im gonna watch this ep just so tt cld see how mbs looks like frm the inside. Pathtic life i have man. Less than 30mins train ride some more TT_TT

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My friends were extra in the showcase scenes. It was shoot on last Saturday.

More on this:
http://www.soompi.com/news/eric-unveils-new-song-gives-out-1000-burgers-at-the-set-of-spy-myung-wol

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Eric is so sexy when he acts so detached and aloof like that *O*

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How badass does Han Ye-Seul look in her first still? Haha!

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I feel like this is going to be one hot summer!!! Eric is back and I can't wait to see him being his dorky/goofy self.... :D I'm not really digging the hair color, but it might my grown on me....

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don't like han yeseul's hair.

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Love Han Ye Seul! Love her in Fantasy Couple! Very beautiful.

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<3 Eric singing and dancing.

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yaaaaaaa!!!! welcome to Singapore!!!!!!

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the hair.......:(

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I don't care if he is playing a Hallyu star, the hair just makes him look way too cheesy. He looks like a 30-something year old trying to pretend he is in his early 20s with that color and cut. UGH. I seriously hope they don't continue that look for the duration.

In these pics his hair looks darker and a LOT better.
http://nimg.nate.com/orgImg/mk/2011/06/04/20110604_1307170478.jpg

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i agree..his darker hair looks better..hopefully, it wont last.

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OMG.. so sweet of eric to pay meal for his fan!!!!
gotta lov him more~~~

oh how i wish they could redye his hair back ~~~ i really don't like the colour.. it's him comeback drama i want him to look the best!!!

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AAHHHHHH SO EXCITED!! Red hair or not, he is still looking mighty fine!

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Eric oppa!!!! Haha, as a fan of Shinhwa, we've seen all the hideous hair colors. :P This isn't so bad. Can't wait for Eric in this role, it's hilarious.XD

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LOLOL True! But I still hate this particular hair colour. I really hope it won't last... T^T

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im soooooooo looking fwd to this ..luv YeSeul and Eric

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im so excited! love han ye seul ♥

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At first I liked it but then it gets so sad. I mean it could have ended shortly but it just kept on going. and i think that's one of the reasons i decided not 2 watch this movie anymore. but the actors and actresses did a good job. thank you for working hard to bring us this drama.

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