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Warrior Baek Dong-soo’s first poster

The first official poster is out for upcoming fusion action sageuk Warrior Baek Dong-soo, a show about which I am being cautious, but optimistic. Because while some of its stills verge on looking cheesy, others are much more interesting, visually and thematically.

Plus! It stars two young rising stars, Ji Chang-wook as the good guy and dastardly assassin Yoo Seung-ho as his rival, with both of them being equally matched in their mastery of swordsmanship. They trained together in childhood, but somehow went their separate ways, with Dong-soo becoming one of the king’s guard and Yeo-woon turning to the dark side as a member of a shadowy organization plotting to kill the king. I just love this kind of conflict; let’s hope the drama can deliver on the tension built right in to the premise.

True, I’m on the fence about the poster above, because its composition is completely awkward and ill-devised — all those blades make me think they’re all about to stab each other, ha — but something about it reminds me of Jeon Woo Chi, which is a very good thing. Although it’s clear that Jeon Woo Chi is far superior, sort of like Baek Dong-soo‘s cooler, more confident older brother. But Little Bro might have potential — maybe, possibly? — or, he might get stuck being the dorky wannabe. We’ll have to see on that.

Below, we have two of the veterans: perennial badass Choi Min-soo (Father’s House, Legend) and Baker King dad Jeon Gwang-ryul. In the stills below that, we also have the two female leads, played by Yoon So-yi (Hero, Goodbye Solo) and Shin Hyun-bin, who recently won the New Actress award at the Baeksang awards for He’s On Duty.

Warrior Baek Dong-soo is a Monday-Tuesday SBS drama, meaning it’ll replace Lie To Me come July 4. And with the end of the May Madness lineup, it’s not long before the July craze gets going; it’ll air opposite Miss Ripley and the Eric/Han Ye-seul spy comedy Myung-wol the Spy. Eek! How to decide?

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do u j watch sageuk ?

which one is ur fve.?

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Maybe Hong Gil Dong or Sungkyunkwan..?

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I think Iljimae or The Return of Iljimae is one of JB's favorite. A fusion sageuk of a mythical Korean Robin Hood type hero. I like fusion sageuk but not as much as the traditional? legends which is based more on histrical events and is less fairytale-ish.

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Check out javabeans and girlfriday's drama ratings! There's tons (:

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OMB!!!!!
SUNGKYUNKWAN SCANDAL AND
QUEEN SEONDEOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cast:LEE YO WON in it from 49 days! along with
Uhm Tae Woong (Dr. Champ),
Nam Ji Hyun as young queen seon deok (WIll is snow for christmas),
Lee Hyun Woo as young Um Tae Woon (God of Study),
YOO SEUNG HO as young king (the guy from THIS new drama warrior baek dong soo),
Park Ye Jin as queen seon deok's sis
KIM NAM KIL as guy who loves queen seon deok but later raises a coup (BAD GUY i mean the show, but yeah he is here)
GO HYUN JUNG as the one and only, the great and magnificent,..... MI SHIL (lol)
and more

My FAV PARTS WERE QUEEN SEON DEOK AND MISHIL 's BATTLE OF THE BRAINS/ STRATEGIES!!!!!

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The latest sageuk watched was The Duo and it was excellent. You can see full episodes on dramafever.

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definitely Dae Jang geum.. hahahaha

and of course Sung kyun kwan scandal :D oh moon jae shin

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my first thought was that it was reminiscent of haeshin (emperor of the sea)'s plotline.

and then i realised, oh right sageuks are always based on such a plotline.

the actors really do interest me, but the shots less so. i tend to judge sageuks on the richness of the costumes and the set i think, which hasn't done me wrong in the past. not saying that i judge a drama by what it looks like, but it tends to be a good mark of how much is invested in the drama.

fingers crossed.

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This is weird but I tend to judge sageuks by who translates them. I always believed I had a pretty good grasp of the English language until I stumbled upon subtitles by Mister X. Now I think I'm some kind of ignoramus because I could've sworn he's just inventing some of those words. I mean, what the hell is a "varlet"?

Seriously though, "Mister X" does have a radar for good series/sageuks and a good subbing team does tend to get me interested in historical dramas. Am I expecting to much of a fusion sageuk? But Choi Min Soo's in it, dude . . .

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i don't know if i'm going to watch this one ,
i'm not into this genre but it sure looks promising =))

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I'm in the mood for sageuk...will be watching this...at least check out the first few epis...thankfully it's July, when RL is much less hectic and I'd be done with most of the May mayhems...LOL

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Call me crazy (Hey! Quiet down back there!) but doesnt that top pic with JCW look like Lee Min Ho?

Or maybe I just have LMH on my mind. All the time. Hmmm.

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nah.. youre just thinking of LMH all the time Cynthia, lol... just like me lol :D

on sageuk, i like dae jang geum, SS and POTW...

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You're right. ***sigh***
Our LMH has taken up permanent space in my head - and now that I've seen the ep. 9 previews, my lust/anxiety quotient is getting all mixed up...

I am looking forward to this sageuk. Haven't watched one since SS. My first one sageuk was Emperor of the Sea. How totally horrified was I when everyone (except for lovely Su Ae & baby) was slaughtered - and not in a good way, either?! I mean, how many arrows does it take to kill Song Il Guk? **sniff**

You must excuse me now. I have to get back to worrying about LMH....

:) :)

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really, I thought so too!

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will the drama madness never stop?!?! (not that i really mean to complain... its AWESOME how many great dramas there are right now). thank you javabeans and girlfriday for all your amazing recaps. take your time in deciding. whatever you choose, i'm sure we'll all be happy with :)

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Wow...there's an awful lot of weaponry in that first poster...

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Also...WOOT!

MANE OF GLORY! MANE OF GLORY!! YAY!

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Second that WHOOT!!
:)

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I'm a fan of history (historical dramas and films) and Sageuk brought me to K-drama land so this is a treat for me.
I'm currently watching Gwanggaeto the Great and although there is no English subs I still enjoy it. I'm waiting for King Geunchogo to be over so KBS can air Gwanggaeto here in the States, hopefully with English subs.

Im not digging the main poster eeeesssh too many swords, I hope that means there will be a lot of actions and less politic. I love the veterent and child actors for this drama. I'm not familiar with the lead actors except for
Yoo Seung-ho.

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Hmmm....the poster does need some work. I hope the drama is more artistic in its delivery. The English scanlation of the manhwa was started since week and since I'm always interested in the original work I'll be reading that too. I'm hoping this drama delivers because right now I'm feeling for another sageuk.

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Would you just look at that cast!? Salivates.

Still a bit put off by the fact I was lured into this drama following Nam Ji-hyun and now she's just some small, insignificant character who doesn't even have a spot on the poster. We waz conned!

Though that poster... erm, could be better. Yeah, that's kinda a compliment: Could. Be. Better.

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Good. I am a sageuk lover.

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I am so hoping this show pulls a City Hunter and its crappy poster is actually an indicator of an awesome drama.

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Yuuuup, me too. :-)

Whoever designed this poster should go back to art school. The composition of the figures is awful and the colors are even worse. Bad, bad, bad ...

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I am so there for this one!
Kdrama land needs a good saeguk drama back on air!

Too many guns, bring back the swords and long hair cuts. Smexy!

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*sageuk

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What?
No flaming arrows? :)

I like the guy in the upper right hand corner
of the first photograph. The one with his jacket
open to display (what looks like to me) pitchfork
tines???????

I never met a K-historical drama that I didn't like,
so I hope that this one will be successful and great.
Otherwise, I be forced to just watch the sets and
the embroidered costumes. And the flaming arrows :)

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i like these two rising stars & am sure looking f/ward to watching it! they're both promising actors & cute/hsome! yeyyy thnx JB

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oh my dude.. i hate the arrangement of the first poster. o_0'

if it weren't for the leading men, i think i'd look away, but i'll give this a shot. i have a feeling i won't stick to it, but it deserves a shot at least.

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Wow, I really love this poster because it seem very awesome, ofc! This poster is already pulling me to become VERY curious to watch this drama soon, heh! ^_____^

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SBS needs to release the poster they have of Ji Chang Wook showing lots of skin. ;) Hehe, it's been in all the interviews they've done so far.

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there had been just a few sageuks that caught my attention:
1. Dae Jang Geum
2. Seon Dook
3. Sungkyunkwan
4. Jumong (but sucked at some parts)
5. Return of Iljimae (our Scheduler)

i still have to watch hong gil dong

i just hope this one is going to be good.

(really wished bummie was cast here)

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***sigh***

Our cutie-pie Bummie....

I guess I realized the part wasn't his when he went ahead and chopped his Mane of Glory for that dumb doughnut CF.
:(

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OMG, watch Hong Gil Dong. That drama made me fall in love with Jang Geun Suk *drool* he rocks the manscara and guyliner and that "mane of glory" *faint*

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You guys should do recaps for the better series after seeing the first two eps. Then maybe a weecap of the other series like you guys are doing for Lie To Me?

I'm interested in this and the drama starring han ye seul. I hope they are both good ^^

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Hmm not much Korean dramas to watch in July I guess except for Warrior Baek Dong Soo and You've Fallen For Me.

BUT there are a lot of really awesome Jdoramas this July. Or live action for mangas like:

Ouran Host Club
IS
Hanakimi S2
Arakawa Under Bridge
Ikemen desu ne

and Skip Beat taiwanese version with Donghae and Siwon of SUJU.

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OMG! Yoo Seungho looks so mature now! Is he getting taller? My little brother is now a man! Yoo Seungho fighting!

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Um, is it just me, or is the way she's drawing the bow weird? I've practiced shooting bow and arrow, and I've never seen anyone hold it that way D:

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I'll forgive her since its look like she's just posing but you are absolutely right. Her elbow is way up high and the arrow is facing down. In other word she doesnt freaking know how to use it....yet?.

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I took an archery trainning class last summer and loved it. I cant wait to do it again next week.

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Decide?

I'm planning to watch both new shows since I never got into Miss Ripley anyways.

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